After WWII, the European colonial empires fell apart. Asian countries became independent and many significantly developed their economies. Today, more than half of the world’s economy in is the Pacific Basin. In this online course, we will focus on ten Asian countries with the largest economies and populations, in order to familiarize you with the development of their politics, economics and society. In each case, we will briefly cover pre-20th century matters, and then look at politics, policies and economics up to the present. Two common themes are that these countries had long, serious debates about modernization and that they pushed through and experienced enormous changes.
The Internet allows students to take a course at home using a personal computer. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have a computer with Internet access. Depending on the online course, students may be required to log in at a specific day and time or at anytime. Students taking an online course should always contact their instructor after registration or prior to the first day of class to get detailed information regarding the course.
Minimum Computer Hardware/Software Requirements:
It is also required that you obtain a UH Email account. Please go to the following URL for more information: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/563