Course Description for (FC) Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
(FC) Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia
This course acquaints the student with some of the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia including foragers, farmers and urban populations. It examines prehistory of the region, the development of complex state societies, and the impact of world religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam) as well as European colonialism. It examines a number of key contemporary social and economic issues in the region, including deforestation, agrarian transformation, religious revitalization, and the changing status of women.