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Asian History

Course Number:
Social 9, Social 10, World History
Grad Standard(s):
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This course will involve group discussion, independent learning, and presentations. It is imperative you read assigned readings to be able to participate in classroom discussions. Topics to be covered in class:

Geography of Southeast Asia (11 countries: Indonesia, East Timor, Brunei, Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand)
History of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Religions- Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Shamanism and Animism
Khmer Rouge
Vietnam War/Secret War
Hmong experience
Current issues in Southeast Asia

At the end of the course, students will be able to describe the geography and locate places of Southeast Asia, understand the precolonial and colonial history of the Southeast Asia, and explain the Southeast Asian religions of Buddhism, Hinduism, Shamanism and Animism. Students will also be able to examine the issues of the Vietnam War and Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and how that affected the people of Southeast Asia and Hmong, understand the Hmong experience in Laos and America, and current issues in Southeast Asia.

Documents associated with the class:

Intro. Notes