Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Summer 2005



Course Number

DIPL 4601/6601

Course Description

This course has the following objectives : 1) To provide an historical context and factual basis for understanding U.S.-China relations; 2) To familiarize students with the patterns and dynamics of contemporary Chinese politics since 1949; 3) To examine the domestic sources of U.S.-China relations; 4) To explore the specific policy issues that create conflict, or foster cooperation, between the two nations; and 5) To provide the students the opportunity to write concise, policy-oriented analyses and defend such analyses in the rocky policy process in both the United States and in China.