Courses

Course title:Development and Transition in Southeast Asia
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Human Geography and Regional Development
Course code:KSG / ASEAN
Credits:6
Semester:Summer
Level of study:Bc.
Format of study:Lecture 1 [Hours/Week], Seminar 1 [Hours/Week]
Name of the lecturer:Mgr. Lukáš Laš, Ph.D. (G)
Language:English
ISCED F broad:Social sciences, journalism and information
Annotation:This course is devoted to the explanation of factors behind economic and political transitions that co-produced patters of steady development and stability in the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The first aim is to give a brief though comprehensive introduction to Southeast Asian region with chronological and comparative insights. The second aim is to transfer the current knowledge about ASEAN on how the transition process can lead to successful development in once impoverished and divided region. ASEAN has become the most successful regional grouping in the world, next to the EU. Although limits of the Developing World echoes (environmental, social, political, security), ASEAN today is source of inspiration of how to achieve co-prosperity and peace in the most diverse world region. This course is designed for Bachelor and Master students, and also to PhD. students whose research interests are linked with ASEAN and East Asian studies. Theory stems on social and political geography, international relations, security, development, and other. Students are invited to active involvement in interactive lectures with seminars. In the latter part of the course the student gradually presents his/her work results in presentation and final seminar paper. Next to empirical knowledge, the course helps to develop soft and academic reading and writing kills, a critical approach, work with maps. This course supplements courses KSG/JPGEA or KSG/DECHI, as well can be a substitute. The capacity is 12 students, the minimum number of students for running the course is 4.