International Relations of Asia (AsiaIR) Specialization

International Relations of Asia (AsiaIR) Specialization

Students concentrating in China Studies, Japan Studies, Korea Studies, South Asia Studies, or Southeast Asia Studies 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 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 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 2018-2019 AsiaIR Course Listing - SAIS Washington
 
Fall 2018

SA.750.702 (01)     Chinese Foreign Policy
SA.750.729 (01)     The Turbulent Triangle: Taiwan, China and the United States
SA.755.710 (01)     Asian Energy Security
SA.755.729 (01)     US Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific
SA.760.702 (01)     Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
SA.765.708 (01)     The Korean Peninsula at the Intersection of US and Chinese Interests
SA.770.731 (01)     Introduction to Economic Growth and Development of Southeast Asia
SA.790.727 (01)     India's Challenges and the Future of a Sixth of Humanity
SA.790.820 (01)     Security Challenges and Military Modernization in South Asia

 
Spring 2019

SA.755.732 (01)     Asian Maritime Interests and Strategies
SA.755.735 (01)     Political Risk in Asia
SA.760.707 (01)     Public Diplomacy and US-Japan Cooperation
SA.790.724 (01)     Comparative Political & Economic Development in South Asia
SA.750.706 (01)     China & Intl 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.755.720 (01)     Asia in International Finance
SA.760.749 (01)     US-Japan Relations in Global Context
SA.770.712 (01)     International Relations of Southeast Asia
 

 Academic Year 2018-2019 AsiaIR Course Listing - SAIS Europe

Fall 2018

SA.660.761 (20)     East Asian Security Issues

 
Spring 2019

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.

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