International Relations of Asia (AsiaIR) Specialization

Asian Studies Overview
International Relations of Asia (AsiaIR) Specialization

Asian Studies students have the option of pursuing a specialization in the International Relations of Asia (AsiaIR). AsiaIR offers students a way to focus on Asia as a whole and on the international relationships and trends that are increasingly knitting the region together. In AsiaIR, students will take courses on region-wide subjects while also meeting the course and language requirements of one of the five Asian Studies regional concentrations. Students specializing in AsiaIR are encouraged to participate in the Asian Studies student conference.

AsiaIR SPECIALIZATION
Students electing to pursue an AsiaIR specialization must fulfill the requirements of one of the following concentrations:

Generally, these concentrations require students to complete 6 courses: 4 courses from their primary area (China, Japan, South Asia, or Southeast Asia) and 2 courses from the other Asia areas. The exception to this is Korea Studies, which requires students to take 3 courses from their primary area (Korea), 1 course from China Studies, 1 course from Japan Studies and 1 course from any non-Korea Asia area.

To earn the Asia IR specialization, students must be complete a minimum of 8 courses between the concentration and specialization. Of these 8 courses, students must complete at least 4 courses relevant to the international relations of Asia from the AsiaIR course listing. Additionally, students must complete Theories of International Relations as one of the Core requirements for the MA degree.

China Studies, Korea Studies, and Japan Studies concentrators are encouraged to take additional courses on the international relations of Asia and South and Southeast Asia to complement their courses on Northeast Asia.

South Asia Studies and Southeast Asia Studies concentrators are encouraged to take additional courses on the international relations of Asia and Northeast Asia to complement their courses on South and/or Southeast Asia.


Academic Year 2017-2018 AsiaIR Course Listing - Washington, DC
 
Fall 2017

SA.750.702 (01)        Chinese Foreign Policy
SA.750.729 (01)        Taiwan and Cross-Strait Relations
SA.755.710 (01)        Asian Energy Security
SA.755.729 (01)        US Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
SA.755.730 (01)        Asian Geopolitics and Political Economy
SA.770.731 (01)        Economic Growth and Development of Southeast Asia

 
Spring 2018

SA.750.706 (01)        China and International Organizations: Perspectives on China and Global Governance
SA.750.717 (01)         U.S.-China Relations
SA.750.735 (01)        China’s National Security Perspectives
SA.750.744 (01)        China’s Growing Global Economic Influence
SA.755.720 (01)        Asia in International Finance
SA.755.752 (01)        The Construction of Northeast Asia: Japan, China and Eurasian Continental Integration
SA.760.705 (01)        The US, Japan, and China in Global Affairs
SA.760.749 (01)        US-Japan Relations in Global Context
SA.765.708 (01)        US Foreign Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula
SA.770.712 (01)        International Relations of Southeast Asia

 
Academic Year 2017-2018 AsiaIR Course Listing - Bologna Center

Fall 2017

SA.660.761 (20)       East Asian Security Issues

 
Spring 2018

SA.320.729 (20)       Asian Economic Development
 

For questions regarding AsiaIR or to seek approval for any SAIS course not appearing on this list that they believe may fulfill the AsiaIR requirements, please contact saisadvising@jhu.edu.

Previous AsiaIR requirements can be found HERE.

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