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Courses in LSA II: SE Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS)
SEAS 450. Minicourse in Southeast Asian Studies
Junior, Senior, or graduate students. (1 - 2). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course covers various topics in Southeast Asian Studies. The topics will vary term to term. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes for the focus in any given term.

SEAS 452 / HISTORY 452. History of Late-Colonial Southeast Asia
(3; 2 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

This course focuses on late-colonialism in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Siam/Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma. One of the primary themes is the historical conflict between the societies of the region and the global community of "developed" nations. After looking at a sensitive and well-informed variety of historical sources, we also explore the area's political, social, and intellectual history. We also address student's interests in particular regions.

SEAS 453 / HISTORY 453. History of Post-Colonial Southeast Asia, 1942-2000
(3; 2 - 3 in the half-term). May not be repeated for credit.

This course focuses on the period of modernization since 1942 of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Siam/Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Burma. One of the primary themes is the historical conflict between the societies of the region and the global community of "developed" nations. After looking at a sensitive and well-informed variety of historical sources, we also explore the area's political, social, and intellectual history. We also address student's interests in particular regions.

SEAS 455. Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
Junior, Senior, graduate students. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course covers various topics in Southeast Asian Studies. The topics will vary term to term. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes for the focus in any given term.

SEAS 501. Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies
(3). May not be repeated for credit. F.

Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Southeast Asia. Presentation of geologic, ecological, social, political, cultural and language issues at the forefront of the study of Southeast Asia. Students prepare written critiques and a research/study proposal.

SEAS 502. MA Research Prospectus in Southeast Asian Studies
(1). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

Under the direction of the Associate Director of the Center, students will write a research proposal, in preparation for their MA Essay research project, that will describe the topic, methods, and provide a bibliography. The format may consist of individual and/or small group meetings, as well as independent study.

SEAS 655. Advanced Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
(1 - 3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course will cover in-depth topics in Southeast Asian studies at an advanced level. The topics will very term by term according to faculty and visiting scholar interests and expertise, as well as grant funding for specific topics areas. Topics could include politics, history, anthropology, religion, music, arts and culture, psychology, current affairs or any other aspect of the study of Southeast Asia. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes for the focus in any given term.

SEAS 698. Independent Study of Southeast Asia
Consent of instructor required. (1 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

An independent research or special project on Southeast Asia, designed to meet student needs not currently available through regularly scheduled courses. Projects must be designed by the student in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member, and should result in a significant piece of writing or final project.

SEAS 798. MA Essay in Southeast Asian Studies
Consent of instructor required. Center MA Students. Graduate standing. (1 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

The Master's Essay is a substantial research paper reflecting interdisciplinary training and the ability to use Western language literature and Southeast Asian language sources. The thesis is usually undertaken in the last term of the degree program, under the supervision of two Center faculty of record, one of whom will be the faculty of record. Students in the joint degree programs should refer to the appropriate sections in the handbook for additional requirements specific to their program.

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