|【經歷】||Division of American and European Studies,|
|Institute of International Relations, |
Political Science, the Purdue University.
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This course aims at introducing students the political development of the Third World, including impact of colonial history, ethnic and cultural conflicts, authoritarian rule by the military, revolutions and civil wars, economic development, democratization and electoral politics, and influence of globalization. In addition to the basic understanding of general knowledge on the Third World (Asia, Africa and Latin America), the main purpose of this course is to enable students to have a deeper appreciation of the problems and challenges faced by these countries.
Jeffrey Haynes, Third World Politics: A Concise Introduction. Blackwell, 1996.
|1.||Vicky Randall and Robin Theobald, Political Change and Underdevelopment: A Critical Introduction to Third World Politics, 2nd Edition. Duke University Press, 1998. |
|2.||Ted C. Lewellen, Dependency and Development: An Introduction to the Third World. Bergin & Garvey, 1995. |
|3.||Mark Kesselman, Introduction to Third World Politics. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.|
This class is comprised of both lecture and discussion. Students are expected to participate in class discussion. This is considered to be an integral part of the learning process and will be weighed in the final grade. A student should try to finish the reading assignment before each class, take notes during the class, and review the materials after the class on his/her own. The medium of communication in this course is English. Textbooks, lecture, examinations, report and class discussion will all be conducted in English. If you do not feel comfortable with this format, you should re-consider whether this course truly meet your needs.
|1.||Introduction - Defining the Third World|
|2.||State and Society |
|4.||Civil War and Revolution|
|6.||Economic Development |
|7.||Religion, Ethnicity and Identity |
|8.||Human Rights |
|9.||Women and Power |
Both objective and short essay questions will be used in the midterm and final examinations (in English). Objective questions include multiple choice, true and false, matching and fill in the blank.
In the Third World country report, which should be written and typed in English as well, a student is required to find out the following relevant information:
1) Name of the Country, English & Chinese (both Mainland and Taiwan usage)
2) Name of the People
3) Colonial Power (if any)
4) Name of the Country during Colonial Time (if any)
5) Date of Independence
6) Capital, English & Chinese (both Mainland and Taiwan usage)
7) Official Language(s)
8) National System (centralized or federal)
9) Political System (presidential, parliamentary, semi-presidential)
10) Political Parties
11) Head of State and Head of Government
12) Electoral System (presidential and parliamentary)
13) Result of Most Recent Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
14) Next Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
15) Occurrence of Military Coup
18) Human Development Index (including life expectancy, literacy rate and purchasing power parity)
19) Major Ethnic Groups
20) Major Religions
The map test requires a student to identify the countries of the Third World and place them in seven different regions: Caribbean Islands and Central America, Central Asia and Trans-Caucasus, East and Southeast Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Pacific Islands, South America, and South Asia