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2015-2016 Catalog

INDS 135 Thailand and Myanmar: Challenges of Development

The southeast Asian countries of Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) have developed very differently, despite the fact that they share a similar climate, natural resource endowment, and religion. Students seek to understand these differences through firsthand experience in both countries—approximately two weeks in Thailand and one week in Myanmar. Issues discussed include imperialism, political development, economic planning, and grassroots capacity building.