HIS-354   History of Southeast Asia 3 credits

Southeast Asia is one of the world's most culturally diverse regions, home to Buddhist, Muslim, Confucian, and Christian civilizations. It boasts ancient monuments of surpassing grandeur and complexity, and today it boasts some of the world's fastest-growing economies. This course offers an introduction to Southeast Asian history starting from the earliest civilizations, continuing through the colonial conquests, and ending with the various struggles for independence. No prior knowledge of Southeast Asia is required.