UMD GVPT 409C - Syllabus (6 pages)

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Gvpt 409c - Seminar in International Relations and World Politics:Middle Eastern Politics
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GVPT 409C fall 2007 Seminar in International Relations and World Politics East Asia Tydings 1118 Wednesdays 3 30 6 15 PM Scott Kastner Tydings 3114L skastner gvpt umd edu 301 405 9710 Office hours Wednesdays 1 30 2 30 or by appointment This course will survey several topics relating to the international politics of East Asia The course will cover both security related issues such as tensions on the Korean Peninsula and across the Taiwan Strait and prospects for peace in the region more generally and political economy issues such as regional institutions and responses to the Asian Financial Crisis REQUIREMENTS Students are expected to attend class regularly having done the assigned readings in advance Considerable time will be spent in class each week discussing the readings Grades will be based on the following 2 papers each 5 6 pages long on topics given in advance by the instructor Each paper will count 25 toward the final grade Papers will be graded based on the quality of the writing as well as the content As an alternative to these two papers students will also have the option of completing a single research paper 15 20 pages in length on a topic approved in advance by the instructor Students choosing this option must have an approved topic prior to the due date of the first paper the research paper would then be due on the date of the second paper and would count 50 toward the final grade A short in class test This will count 15 toward the final grade A final exam This will count 20 toward the final grade to be given on the scheduled date of the final exam Class participation 15 of final grade Students are expected to attend class regularly having done the reading and participate in course discussions Students wishing to challenge a grade must do so within 1 week of the day the assignment is handed back Challenges must be made in writing with a clear argument explaining the reasons for the challenge In these cases the entire assignment will be graded again



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