SEAS 455 - Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Environmental Crises in Southeast Asia: Past and Present
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS)
Department: LSA II: SE Asian Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior, Senior, graduate students.
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This class explores the environment as a subject of the Humanities. In engaging with current environmental debates that have strongly influenced by scientists and policy makers, this course foregrounds the role of culture and history. Besides taxing issues such as democracy, human rights, trade, economic growth, and regional cooperation, developmental assessments of Southeast Asia have slowly included the study of the environment. But environmental crisis is not merely a developmental problem. To tackle the deep roots of environmental crises, this course introduces you to heated regional issues, ranging from resources conflicts on the Mekong and in the South China Sea to natural disasters like tsunami, earthquakes, coastal flooding, and disease. It further offers you a historical perspective into the protracted impact of environmental changes from the region’s early history to the twenty-first century.


SEAS 455 - Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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