About this Guide
This Class Guide compliments the basic research materials suggested in the Southeast Asian Studies Research Guide.
It can be used in conjunction with Research Tips for Literature Review in SE Asian Studies.
Political scientists generally use the Chicago style format for footnotes/endnotes and bibliography. This one page guide provides examples for the most common type of sources. See the Citations and Writing page for more guides and information.
Learning goals. Academic inquiry is constituted by ongoing dialogues between evidence and ideas. This class requires students to an active and responsible role to play in that dialogue – as researchers and as citizens.
More specifically, this class seeks to foster in students:
An understanding of Southeast Asian politics from the point of view of Southeast Asian authors, activists, citizens, residents, etc.
Awareness of the diversity of perspectives, agendas, and interests behind the presentation of “information” about power and politics.
Critical thinking through textual, visual, and interview data analysis.
For citations of sources, use the Chicago style in footnotes (no parentheticals, no endnotes, no bibliography). Two helpful guides to Chicago style are available at: