Area Studies Courses

The below list is a complete list of OSU East Asian area studies courses offered on the semester system, inaugurated in Summer 2012.

For courses offered during the current and upcoming semesters, please see our list of classes by term or the University Registrar's Master Schedule of Classes.

*The below courses have at least 25% of their content focused on East Asia.

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

2580 Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food 3
Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.
4539 China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization 3
An introductory survey course of economic reforms and globalization in China with emphasis on economic and social transformation, and its integration into the global economy.
4597.01 Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment 3
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.

Agricultural Systems Management

5786 Environmental Issues in East Asia
Interdisciplinary students from STEM and social science disciplines learn about and discuss environmental issues emerging in East Asia. Pollution, endangered species, population, sustainability and a range of other environmental issues are presented from a foundation in ecological principles. 

Arts and Sciences

1137 Freshman Seminar 1
Affords first-year students opportunities for contact with faculty in small group settings; introduction to academic areas, research, and frontier areas of scholarly pursuit.

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

2000 Introduction to International Business 1.5
Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business.
4023 International Negotiations 3
How to effectively negotiate and make deals in cross-cultural contexts.
7013 China and Its Global Business Implications 1.5
Introduction to the historical, economic, cultural, social and geopolitical circumstances of China's rise, and its global business repercussions.
7242 International Negotiations and Deal Making 1.5
How to effectively negotiate and make deals in cross-cultural contexts.

Business Administration: Management Sciences

4237 International Operations Management 3
Current influences, practices and standards for structural and infrastructural decision making across national boundaries. Explores complexity of managing geographically dispersed operations with relationships between multiple entities.
7231 Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management 1.5
Addresses techniques of managing the flow of materials in manufacturing; emphasis on overall structure of manufacturing planning and control, and how manufacturing decisions relate to other functional areas.
7266 MBOE Leading Operations 3
The explicit link between problem solving and lean activities such as policy management, standardized work, visual management, human resources management and "go see" (gemba) activities are explained.

Comparative Studies

2370 Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.
2370H Honors
3604 Women in East Asian and Asian American Literature 3
Critical analysis of East Asian and Asian-American women's experience, examining gender and sexual differences in the distribution of political power and discourse.
3604H Honors
3673 The Buddhist Tradition 3
History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia; emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations. 2270 (270) recommended.
5871 The Japanese Religious Tradition 3
A survey of the Japanese tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, New-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present.
7193 Individual Studies 1-9
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
7888 Interdepartmental Studies in Humanities 1-3
Two or more departments present colloquia on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.
7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
8805 Seminar in Literature in Global Context 3
Discussion of literary texts, cultural-political documents, and theoretical discourses in global contexts.
8896 Seminar in East Asian Philosophy 3
Seminar focusing on a particular thinker, school of philosophy, or set of texts from the East Asian philosophical tradition. Topics vary.
8998 Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination 1-12
Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
8999 Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation 1-12
Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

1231 East Asian Humanities 3
Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations.
3223 The Buddhist Tradition 3
History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations.
3241 Thought in China, Japan, and Korea 3
The shaping of three cultures; readings in the major traditional schools of thought in China, Japan, and Korea and their impact on society.
3299H East Asian Thought in the Western Imagination 3
Examination of the impact of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism on a number of Western disciplines, including religion, philosophy, literature, politics, and science.
3446 Asian American Film 3
Introduction to Asian American cinema from the 1960s to the present, including documentaries, feature films, and experimental films.
3457 East Asian Folklore 3
Diverse folk traditions in China, Korea, and Japan; relevant theory; song, narrative, epic, dance, ritual, material culture, tourism; emphasis on local and ethnic cultures.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in East Asian studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
4194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in East Asian studies. Varying topics.
4407 Early Asian Cinema 3
The cinema of China, Japan, and Korea before 1950.
5310 Strategies for Performance-Oriented Language Learning: Practicum 3
An overview of language-learning strategies and practice in applying them to learning of East Asian languages.
5475 Women Writers, Culture and Society in East Asia 3
Close examination of representative works of major women writers from China, Japan, and Korea in the cultural and ideological context of each country.
5477 Performance Traditions in Contemporary East Asia 3
Introduction to the panorama of oral and orally-connected performance traditions of East Asia. Explores local traditions of professional storytelling, epic, folksongs, dance or drama.
5797 Study at a Foreign Institution 3-9
An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work.
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Individual investigation of East Asian cultures, languages, and literatures.
6194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in East Asian studies. Varying topics.
6383 Scripts of East Asia 3
A critical survey of writing systems that use Chinese characters, popular and scholarly myths about them, and their impact on the history of ideas.
7700 Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level 1-3
Principles and practices of teaching an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American institutions.
7701 Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages 3
Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.
7702 Materials Preparation for East Asian Languages 3
Preparation of materials for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; emphasis on the special problems faced by English-speaking students in learning these languages.
7703 Presentation of East Asian Languages and Cultures: College Level 1-2
Preparation and presentation of curriculum and syllabus for East Asian language program at the college level.
7704 Teaching Practicum in East Asian Languages: College Level 1-5
Training as a classroom teacher through practice teaching to college students and the observation of classes taught by trainees and master teachers.
7705 Seminar in the Learning of East Asian Languages and Cultures 3
Critical analysis and discussion of insights and theories from various disciplines relevant to the pedagogy of East Asian languages and cultures.
7710 Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: High School Level 1
Principles and practices of teaching an East Asian language as a foreign language in American high schools.
7897 Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies 3
We explore the origin, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including its relationship to other intellectual disciplines.
8701 Teaching East Asian Languages at the College Level 3
Methods and techniques of teaching college-level East Asian languages; selection and preparation of teaching, testing, and laboratory materials; observation of a variety of language classes.
8870 Research Presentations in East Asian Languages and Literatures 1-3
Research presentations and discussions of specific problems in East Asian languages and literatures.
8896 Seminar in East Asian Philosophy 3
Seminar focusing on a particular thinker, school of philosophy, or set of texts from the East Asian philosophical tradition. Topics vary.

Chinese

2231 Traditional Chinese Culture 3
Chinese institutions, philosophical trends, religion, literature, and visual and performing arts prior to the 20th century.
2232 Modern Chinese Culture 3
Modern Chinese culture as reflected in family life, language, literature, art, and film viewed from the perspective of modern Chinese history.
2283 Chinese Calligraphy 3
Techniques of writing Chinese characters with a brush; practice in different styles from oracle bone to grass; introduction to its importance in the Chinese culture, and its relationship with Chinese philosophy, poetry, and painting.
2451 Chinese Literature in Translation 3
Representative masterpieces of pre-modern Chinese literature in English translation, including poetry, prose, fiction, and/or drama.
2797.01 Study Abroad in China 3
The China Gateway Study Abroad Program introduces the dynamic nature of an important segment of contemporary Chinese culture by combining the themes of Ethnic Diversity and the Environment in Southwest China. The tandem themes are designed to allow students to experience a diverse and dynamic mix of ethnic, rural, and urban cultures in a historic and geographically varied region of China.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
4194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Chinese studies. Varying topics.
4380 The Chinese Language 3
Important elements of the Chinese language -- its structure, dialects, writing system -- as well as history of the language, language acquisition, language planning, and language use in society; taught in English.
4381 The Chinese Language and Its History 3
Examination of the history and development of the Chinese language over the millennia; topics include language change (sound changes, lexical changes), dialect formation, and language reform; taught in English.
4383 The Chinese Language and Its Script 3
Examination of the Chinese script, covering its origin, classification, composition, and development, as well as such topics as standardization, script reform, romanization, and internet language; taught in English.
4401 Chinese Poetry in Translation 3
Major genres of Chinese poetry from 600 B.C. to the 13th century A.D.
4402 Chinese Fiction in Translation 3
Novels and short stories from the Ming and Qing Dynasties
4403 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 3
Chinese literature from the teens and twenties to the present day.
4404 Chinese Drama 3
Representative works of Chinese drama in translation, taught with a focus either on premodern drama or on modern drama, depending on the instructor's area of interest and expertise.
4405 China in Chinese Film 3
An overview of Chinese cinema, with a focus on how film represents issues of nationhood, national identity, and national trauma.
4406 China Pop! Contemporary Pop Culture and Media in Greater China 3
Introduces students to contemporary popular culture and media from Greater China, encouraging independent research and critical discussion of topics covered.
4407 Eco-literature in China 3
Addresses changing conceptions of the environment in China as expressed in oral and written literature.
4998 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Focused research toward completion of an original project.
4998H Honors
4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
4999H Honors
5105 Selected Readings in Scholarly Texts I 3
Academic writings in the humanities and social sciences by modern Chinese scholars in both the wenyan and baihua styles.
5106 Selected Readings in Scholarly Texts II 3
Continuation of 5105.
5194 Undergraduate/Graduate Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Chinese studies designed for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
5389 Topics on the Chinese Language 3
Exploration of topics and issues concerning the Chinese language -- language and society, language and politics, language and gender, language and identity, bilingualism, languages of China, etc.; taught in English.
5400 Performance Traditions of China 3
Introduction to the panorama of oral and orally-related performance traditions of China; explores local traditions of professional storytelling, epic singing, folksongs, and local drama.
5411 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Literature 3
Reading of selections in classical Chinese literature, poetry, prose, fiction, etc. Taught in Chinese.
5474 Chinese Opera 3
An introduction to Chinese (Peking) opera as dramatic literature and performing art; study of selected plays and illustrated discussions of various aspects of the theatre.
5490 Chinese Translation Workshop 1-4
Investigation of problems and techniques of translating Chinese into English.
5798 Study Tour
Specific content, location, quarter(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary; contact department office for details.
5798.01 Domestic 3-21
5798.02 Foreign 8-24
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
6194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Chinese studies. Varying topics.
6380 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 3
Investigation of the phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and writing system of the Chinese language.
6381 History of the Chinese Language 3
An investigation of the relations between modern Chinese and its earlier stages; ancient and archaic Chinese.
6383 The Chinese Writing System 3
Origin, classification, composition, and development of the Chinese writing system; and exploration of related topics such as language reform, reading and processing of Chinese characters, etc.
6451 History of Chinese Literature I 3
Chinese literature from antiquity to the end of Tang dynasty; various aspects of the classical tradition and new developments in the Age of Disunity. Taught in English. Partial texts in Chinese optional.
6452 History of Chinese Literature II 3
Chinese literature from the Five Dynasties to the Qing; poetry, prose, drama, and the rise of vernacular writings. Taught in English. Partial texts in Chinese optional.
6453 Classical Chinese Literature in Modern China 3
Examines adaptations and uses of classical Chinese literature (novels, plays, poems, prose) in the modern Chinese-speaking world.
6490 Chinese Translation Workshop 1-4
Investigations of problems and techniques of translating Chinese into English and English into Chinese; practice of translation of selected passages; individual assignments and group discussion.
6998 Research in Chinese Project 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis.
6999 Research in Chinese: Thesis 1-3
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis.
7382 Chinese Phonology 3
The phonetics and phonology of modern (Mandarin) Chinese; study of other Chinese dialects for comparative purposes.
7384 Chinese Syntax 3
The syntactic structure of modern (Mandarin) Chinese; related topics such as syntax-semantics interface.
7385 Modern Chinese Dialects 3
Investigation of the linguistic structure of major Chinese dialects from a cross-dialectal, comparative approach; related topics in multilingualism, language planning, language contact, code-switching, vernacular literacy and dialect-writing.
7461 Modern Chinese Poetry 3
Lecture and readings covering major poets since 1900.
7462 Modern Chinese Prose 3
Studies of various types of prose literature from 1900 to the present.
7463 Modern Chinese Fiction 3
Introduction to the history of Chinese fiction from the late Qing to 1949.
7464 Modern Chinese Drama 3
Lectures on and readings in works by major 20th and 21st century playwrights including Hong Shen and Cao Yu.
7465 Literature in Socialist/Postsocialist China 3
Introduction to the literature, film, and culture of China after 1949.
7466 Lu Xun 3
Readings in the essays, prose poetry, and fiction of Lu Xun.
7467 Taiwan Literature 3
Introduction to the literature of Taiwan from 1900 to the present.
7468 Chinese Film 3
Examination of Chinese film history from its beginnings to the present.
7470 Ethnic Literature and Culture in China 3
Examines poetry, prose, and other cultural expressions related to ethnic minority groups in China.
7671.51 Familiarity with Domain Resources and Research 5
Individualized research with mentor. Development of research topic. Chinese only.
7672.51 Domain Research and Presentation of a Project 5
Individualized research with mentor. Development of research project. Chinese only.
8382 Studies in Chinese Historical Phonology 3
Critical study of the rhyming dictionaries, the reconstruction of the phonology of old Chinese and its relation to modern Chinese dialects, etc.
8384 Studies in Chinese Historical Syntax 3
Problems of Chinese historical syntax; grammatical structures of classical Chinese; syntactic rules found in selected texts from various ancient writings.
8471 Traditional Chinese Poetry 3
Lectures and readings from ancient odes and songs and the later shi and ci poetry.
8472 Traditional Chinese Fiction 3
Lectures on, readings in, and analysis of classical and vernacular fiction.
8473 Traditional Chinese Drama 3
Lectures on, readings in, and analysis of in Yuan, Ming, and Ch’ing drama and/or song traditions.
8474 Traditional Chinese Prose 3
Lectures on, readings in and analysis of various types of prose.
8475 Chinese Literary Criticism 3
The historical development of Chinese literary theories and literary thought, with concentration on major critics.
8500 Chinese Bibliography and Research Methods 3
An introduction to bibliographies and reference works in the Chinese humanities; general and specific problems for research
8889 Interdepartmental Seminar 3
Two or more departments present seminars on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.
8897 Departmental Seminar 1-3
Seminar in Chinese literature, linguistics or pedagogy; topic varies.
8998 Research in Chinese: Project 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional dissertation.
8999 Research in Chinese: Dissertation 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Japanese

2231 Elements of Japanese Culture 3
A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, film, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times.
2451 Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose.
2452 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies.
4194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies. Varying topics.
4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media 3
An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries.
4401 Japanese Literature and Film in Critical Perspective 3
Advanced survey in translation of masterpieces of Japanese literature and introduction to methods for the critical evaluation of the Japanese literary tradition.
4998 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Focused research toward completion of an original project.
4998H Honors
4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
4999H Honors
5121 Kanbun 3
Introduces the basics of grammar of classical Japanese kanbun texts.
5194 Undergraduate/Graduate Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies designed for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
5271 The Japanese Religious Tradition 3
A survey of the Japanese tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present.
5311.51 Self-Monitoring Skill Development in Performance-Oriented Language Learning: Individualized 1-3
Develop self-monitoring skills as a way to enhance skill learning, especially in the context of intensive language study.
5380 Japanese Linguistics 3
Examination of the phonology, syntax, and lexicon fo the Japanese language.
5400 Performance Traditions of Japan 3
Introduction to performance traditions of Japan; explores selected performance genres in their cultural contexts and examines patterns of mergence in modern times.
5454 Japanese Literature: Classical Period 3
Survey of Japanese literature from the eighth to themed-fourteenth century: myths, court poetry, tales, fiction, diaries, and miscellanies
5455 Japanese Literature: Medieval and Edo Periods 3
Survey of Japanese literature from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-nineteenth century: popular tales , poetry, drama, and the fiction of the merchant class.
5456 Japanese Literature: Modern Period 3
Survey of Japanese poetry, fiction, and drama from the 19th century to the present.
5798 Study Tour
Specific content, location, quarter(s) of offering, and prerequisites vary.
5798.01 Domestic 3-21
5798.02 Foreign 8-21
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research.
6194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies. Varying topics.
6381 History of the Japanese Language 3
A survey of the development of the Japanese language from early times to the present.
6998 Research in Japanese: Project 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis.
6999 Research in Japanese: Thesis 1-3
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis.
7382 Japanese Phonology 3
An analysis of the phonological structure of present-day Japanese with a critical examination of traditional and contemporary works on Japanese phonology.
7384 Japanese Syntax 3
Survey of the grammatical structures of Japanese; presentation of syntactic rules.
7386 Japanese Pragmatics 3
Introduction to pragmatic aspects of the Japanese language.
7387 Japanese Language Processing 3
Discussion of various studies on Japanese first and second language processing.
7388 Japanese Language Acquisition 3
Survey of Japanese language acquisition studies.
7451 Studies in Japanese Poetry 3
Critical studies in Japanese poetry; survey of poetic forms, techniques, and aesthetics; concentration on a specific collection, poet, or coterie; topic varies.
7452 Studies in Japanese Prose Literature 3
History and critical study of myths, early tales, diaries and chronicles, setsuwa, miscellanies. Medieval tales, Edo fiction, or the modern novel; topic varies.
7453 Studies in Japanese Drama 3
History and texts of Japan’s dramatic literature; no, kyogen, kowaka-mai, bunraku, kabuki, shinsei shimpa, shingeki, rakugo; topic varies.
7454 War Tales in the Japanese Tradition 1-3
Introduction to texts and narrative traditions of selected war tales from medieval Japan. Intertextual relations with later genres of performance also explored. Content variable.
7455 Tale of Genji 3
Analysis of the 11th-century Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), focusing on various aspects of its interpretation and its reception.
8387 Topics and Problems in Japanese Linguistics 3
A detailed investigation of specific problems in the phonological, syntactical, and lexical analysis of the Japanese language.
8470 Perspectives on Modern Japanese Stylistics 3
Overview of the development of modern Japanese literary stylistics from the 19th-century to the present.
8477 Topics and Problems in Japanese Literature 3
Readings in the major genres of Japanese literature with emphasis on analysis and critical evaluation.
8500 Japanese Bibliography and Research Methods 3
Problems and procedures in the use of Japanese bibliographies and other reference materials.
8889 Interdepartmental Seminar 3
Two or more departments present seminars on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.
8897 Departmental Seminar 1-3
Seminar in Japanese literature, linguistics, or pedagogy; topics vary.
8998 Research in Japanese: Project 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional dissertation.
8999 Research in Japanese: Dissertation 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Korean

2231 Elements of Korean Culture 3
A survey of the religion, history, customs, performing arts, fine arts, literature, and social institutions of the Korean people from the earliest era to the present.
2451 Korean Literature in Translation 3
A close examination of masterpieces in Korean literature across genres for students with no previous academic training in Korean literature.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Korean studies.
4194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Korean studies. Varying topics.
4988 Undergraduate Research Project 3
Focused research toward completion of an original project.
4998H Honors
4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
4999H Honors
5256 Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics and Society 3
Interdisciplinary Korean studies course in the areas of social science, bridging Korean history, politics, gender, religion, philosophy, education, intercultural communication and international relations, etc.
5315 Korean Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication 3
A comprehensive survey of structural, cultural and communicative aspects of the Korean language. Taught in English.
5380 Korean Linguistics 3
Examination of the phonology, syntax, lexicon, and writing system of the Korean language; some topics related to language use and acquisition.
5400 Performance Traditions of Korea 3
Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exploration of cultural expressiveness in the context of Korean performance traditions; includes guided research, field work, and performance workshop.
5405 Korean Drama in Translation 3
Major works in the Korean dramatic tradition from ancient to contemporary eras. Includes dramatic reading and performative enactment.
5453 Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts 3
Advanced study of Korean language and literature in cross-cultural context, by introducing selected narrative, drama, poetry, and critical essays in Korean. Includes literary translation.
5455 Interdisciplinary Courses in Korean Art, Music, Film and Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary course in the history and criticism of Korean art, music, theatre, martial art, healing art and film with reference to their implications to humanity.
6445 Studies in Korean-American Literature 3
Critical study of Korean-American literature and literary genres of the twentieth century, with particular attention to historical, social and cultural contexts.
6454 Korean Literary Traditions 3
Analysis of the development of Korean literary traditions and their significance in the cultural and intellectual evolution of Korean society and its people.

Economics

4508 Comparative Economic Systems 3
Principles and institutions for economic decision making under capitalism, socialism, communism, and mixed systems; comparison of selected countries.
5150 Economic Transitions in the 20th Century 4
General survey of economic aspects of developing economies. Transitions from central planning to markets and from underdevelopment to industrialization in the twentieth century are emphasized.
5650 International Commodity Flows: Theory and Policy 3- 4
Comparative advantage and the gains from trade; tariffs and other trade restrictions; economic effects of protective policies; U.S. commercial policies; regional economic integration.
5660 Financial Aspects of International Trade 3 -4
International payments and receipts; foreign exchange markets; balance-of-payments adjustment under different monetary systems; macroeconomic policy; international monetary reforms; foreign investments; multinational corporations.
5720 Comparative Institutional Analysis of Firms and Markets 3
Applications of economic analysis to industrial organizations including the firm's internal incentive structure, labor markets, and financial institutions, of major market economies such as U.S., and Japan from comparative perspectives.
7193 Individual Studies 1-4
Supervised and individually designed readings in economics for postqualifier students in economics or graduate students in noneconomic graduate programs.
8193 Individual Studies 1-4
Supervised and individually specialized studies for PhD students who have finished regular course work in their economics PhD program. Letter grade option available only with approval of economics director of graduate studies.
8999 Dissertation Research 1-3
Dissertation research in economics.

Education: Physical Activity and Educational Services

1169.01 Martial Arts Forms: Aikido 1
Introduction to a harmonizing martial art, designed to increase physical and mental centeredness; to improve grace, balance, awareness, and general movement abilities; to aid in self defense.
1169.02 Martial Arts Forms: Judo I 1
Introductory skills and knowledge essential in throwing techniques and mat work of Judo.
1169.03 Martial Arts Forms: Judo II 1
Intermediate skills and techniques of Judo as well as an introduction to the skills involved in competitive Judo.
1169.04 Martial Arts Forms: Karate I 1
Introduction to the fundamental forms and techniques of Karate.
1169.05 Martial Arts Forms: Karate II 1
The refinement of basic forms and techniques and the introduction of advanced forms; more emphasis on free fighting.
1169.06 Martial Arts Forms: Shuai Chiao 1
Introduction to the various forms and techniques of Shuai Chiao-Chinese wrestling, a combination of Karate and Judo.
1169.07 Martial Arts Forms: Tae Kwon Do I 1
Beginning course in the Korean martial art form; includes etiquette, basic blocking, thrusting and kicking techniques, and self defense.
1169.08 Martial Arts Forms: Tae Kwon Do II 1
Continuation of Tae Kwon Do I, refinement of technique and form; introduction of intermediate forms and skills and conditioning techniques.
1169.09 Martial Arts Forms: T’ai Chi Ch’uan I 1
An introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on an exploration of body/energy awareness.
1169.10 Martial Arts Forms: T’ai Chi Ch’uan II 1
Intermediate forms and techniques of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and experience in joint hands operation as well as in combat T'ai Chi Ch'uan.

Education: Teaching and Learning

7803 Teaching World Cultures and Global Issues 3
Prepares teachers to use online resources from Africa, East Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Slavic and Eastern Europe to teach diverse cultures, history, and global issues.

Geography

2750 World Regional Geography 3
An examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions; defined primarily at the continental scale. Examines regions in global context.
2750H Honors
3597.01 World Urbanization 3
An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.
5194 Group Studies in Geography 1
Special studies on topics directly related to Geography.
5402 Land Use Geography 3
Causes and consequences of recent regional and national land-use changes; urban decentralization, suburbanization of jobs and people; changing relationships between economic activity and the environment.
5601 Geographies of Governmentalities 3
Governance and society from a geographic perspective using Foucault’s governmentality framework.
5602 Urban Political Geography 3
The changing politics of space in cities: class, neighborhood, and workplace in the industrial and the post-industrial city.
5700 Geography of Development 3
Political economy of development; development theory; the historical geography of capitalist development; and contemporary development practices and strategies.
5802 Globalization and Environment 3
Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions.
7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
8503 Seminar in Urban Geography’ Third World Urbanization 3
The development of theory in urban geography and its application to selected problems in third world urbanization.
8602 Problems in Political Geography 3
The development of theory in political geography and its application to selected problems.
8800 Seminar in Environment and Society 3
The development of theory in environment and society and its application to selected problems.
8998 Thesis Research 1

History

1681 World History to 1500 3
Comparative survey of the world's major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500.
1682 World History from 1500 to Present 3
Survey of the human community, with an emphasis on its increasing global integration, from the first European voyages of exploration through the present.
2375 Islamic Central Asia 3
Introductory survey of the political, cultural, religious, and economic history of Islamic central Asia from the eighth-century Arab conquests to the nineteenth-century Russian colonial era.
2401 History of East Asia in the Pre-Modern Era 3
Introduction to societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the East Asian geographical and cultural unit.
2402 History of East Asia in the Modern Era 3
Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.
3375 Mongol World Empire: Central Eurasia, 1000-1500 3
This course will address the social, cultural, and political history of medieval Central Eurasia, focusing on the Mongol Empire and its legacy.
3376 The Silk Road: Commerce and Culture in Eurasia 200 BCE-1498 CE
A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.
3401 Foundations of Chinese Civilization 3
Cross-era comparative development of thoughts, beliefs, culture, economy, and political system through the Tang (618-907) that shaped China's later history and role in East Asia.
3402 Chinese Empire, 10th – 14th Centuries 3
Study of Chinese society and state, its interaction with the outside world, and developments in philosophy, arts and literature in the Song and Yuan dynasties. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
3403 History of Early Modern China, 14th – 18th Century 3
Introduction to political, social, cultural, and economic developments from 14th to 18th century, mainly the Ming and early Qing dynasty.
3404 Modern China 1750-1949 3
History of Modern China, circa 1750 to 1949; emphasis on state and society (politics, military affairs, economics, social structure, and culture).
3405 Contemporary China 1921-2000 3
History of Contemporary China from 1921 to 2000; emphasis on Communist Party, state and society (politics, military affairs, economics, social structure, and culture).
3410 Studies in Chinese History 3
Topics and issues in any period of Chinese history contingent on interests of faculty and students; usually this course emphasizes readings and discussions.
3411 Gender and Sexuality in China 3
Introduction to gender and sexuality in China, including Confucian gender ideology, changes in marriage, family, sexual morality, and work from pre-modern to modern period. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
3425 History of Japan Before 1800 3
History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.
3426 History of Modern Japan 3
Japanese history since 1800: politics, economics, intellectual change, foreign relations. International scientific, technological and cultural interaction, World War II, Japanese contributions to global culture featured.
3435 History of Early Modern Korea 3
Examines the development of Korea from ancient times through the turn of the 20th century. Sometimes this course is taught in a distance-only format.
3436 History of Modern Korea 3
Modern Korean History, with focus on the legacy of colonialism, the Korean War, the impact of the Cold War, divided Korea, the growth of competing national ideologies and economic systems, and the recent military crises.
3580 The Vietnam War 3
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
3715 Explorations of Science, Technology and the Environment in East Asia 3
Case studies in the Development of Science, Technology and Environmental Change in the East Asian context, pre-modern to modern times.
4400 Readings in Chinese History 3
Topics and issues in any period of Chinese history contingent on interests of faculty and students; usually this course emphasizes readings and discussions.
4400E
4400H
4410 Research Seminar in Chinese History 3
Research course in pre-modern, modern, or contemporary Chinese history for History majors with topics changing regularly to fit faculty and student interests.
4410E
4410H
4425 Readings in Japanese History 3
Reading/discussion course in pre-modern, modern, or contemporary Japanese history for History majors; topics changing to fit faculty and student interests.
4425E
4425H
4430 Research in Japanese History 3
Research course in pre-modern, modern, or contemporary Japanese history for History majors; topics change regularly to fit faculty and student interests.
4430E
4430H
4650 Readings in World/Global/Transnational History 3
4675 Research Seminar in World/Global/Transnational History 3

5400 Special Topics in Chinese History 3
Advanced course in Chinese History. Topics Vary.
5425 Special Topics in Japanese History 3
Advanced course in Japanese History. Topics Vary.
6999 Master’s Thesis Research 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
7193.01 Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
7193.02 Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
7400 East Asia and the Pre-Modern World 1-6
Role of East Asia in the early modern world system, examining the changing relationships between East Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the European and New World Empires.
7401 East Asia and the Modern/Contemporary World 1-6
East Asia in modern and contemporary contexts: comparison of/interactions between China, Japan, and Korea; also with Europe, Southeast and Central Asia and the US.
7405 Introduction to Graduate-Level East Asian Studies 3
The origins, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including EAS’s relationship with other intellectual disciplines.
7410 Studies in Pre-Modern Chinese History 3
Intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in pre-modern Chinese history.
7411 Studies in Modern and/or Contemporary Chinese History 3
Intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in modern and/or contemporary Chinese history.
7425 Studies in Japanese History 3
An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.
8400 Seminar in East Asian History 1-6
Research topic to be announced. Seminar in East Asian History I. This course is Progress (‘P’) graded. Credit will be awarded upon completion of Seminar in East Asian History II 8XXX. Comment: This implies 8400 will be a two-semester course, which is a wrong assumption based on what was decided in GSC this year.
8410 Chinese History Research Methodology 1-6
Introduction to sources and methods in Chinese historical research (pre-modern and modern periods).
8999 Thesis Research 1-12
Research for dissertation.

History of Art

2003 Asian Art 3
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times.
2901 Introduction to World Cinema 3
Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
3605 History of Photography 3
3901 World Cinema Today 3
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.
4001 Writing Seminar in History of Art 3
4701 An Introduction to Buddhist Art and Iconography 3
Examines how Buddhist art conveys the ideal of human perfection as the ultimate attainment of Buddhist practice in all regions of Asia.
4810 The Arts of China 3
An overview of the visual arts of China and their cultural context from prehistoric times to the modern era.
4815 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art 3
Modern Chinese art (late 19th century to today) with emphasis on artists, artworks, and their social, artistic, institutional, and theoretical contexts.
4820 The Arts of Japan 3
Major trends in the visual arts of Japan, from prehistory through the 19th century.
5002 Topics: Asian and Non-Western Art 3
Topics to be announced.
5701 Buddhist Art: Theory and History 3
Analyzes Buddhism and its bearing on the art of India, Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan.
5720 Art of Central Asia 3
Analyzes the cross currents of style and iconography that constitute the pre-Muslim art of Central Asia.
5723 Art of Nepal and Tibet 3
Studies and analyzes the major aspects of style, iconography and historical sequence as found in the arts of Nepal and Tibet.
5727 The Art of Newar Buddhism 3
A study of the art of the Newar Buddhist community of Nepal and its contributions to the rest of north Asia.
5812 Chinese: Buddhist 3
Examination of the Buddhist arts of China; with emphasis on religious expression and content.
5815 The Lyrics Journey: Chinese Painting of the Tang and Song Periods (618-1279) 3
A survey of Chinese painting from the Tang and Song Periods (618-1279), with emphasis on style, subject matter, and cultural context.
5816 Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods (1279-1644) 3
A survey of Chinese painting from the Yuan and Ming periods, with emphasis on style, subject matter, and cultural context.
5821 Japanese Art: Proto-Historic and Buddhist 3
Selected topics in the history of Japanese art of the Proto-Historic period in relation to the Buddhist religion.
5822 Japanese Art: Painting and Prints 3
Selected topics in the history of Japanese pictorial art and related subjects.
6801 Introduction to Graduate-Level East Asian Studies 3
Exploration of the origin, development and current state of East Asian Area studies in the U.S., including its relationship to the state and other intellectual disciplines.
8193 Individual Studies 1-3
Advanced study for students in specialized programs.
8701 Studies in Buddhist Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in Buddhist art and iconography.
8721 Studies in Inner Asian Art 4
Introduction to research in Central Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese and Chinese art, its influence on other areas and the influencing factors on it.
8811 Studies in Chinese Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Chinese art.
8821 Studies in Japanese Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Japanese art.
8999 Research in History of Art 1-3
Research for dissertation purposes only.

International Studies

2050 Introduction to China and Japan 3
Multidisciplinary survey of contemporary Asian civilizations: their geographical and racial backgrounds, historical and cultural heritages, social organizations, economic and political problems and international relations.
2500 Introduction to Development Studies 3
Examines theories of political economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism and contemporary issues in international economic development.
2500H Honors
2580 Feast or Famine: the Global Business of Food 3
Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.
3850 Introduction to Globalization 3
Analysis of globalization in its various aspects, economic, political, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability.
4195 Selected Problems in International Studies 3
Class discussions, with several guest speakers, informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
4195H Honors
4250 Comparative Communism: China and Russia (50% EA) 3
Examines the different trajectories of the world’s two great communist powers of the 20th century through lectures, textbook readings, articles, films, and case studies.
4535 International Economic Development (25% EA) 3
Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets and public policy on development.
4539 China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization 3
Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the causes of poverty and inequality. Analyze the impacts of human capital formation, markets and public policy on development.
4597.01 Problems & Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment (25%EA) 3
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries..
4597.01H Honors
4701 The Development & Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction (25% EA) 3
Includes discussions on the historical development and use of WMDs in Japan in WWII, current proliferation efforts in North Korea and China, and security efforts to halt WMD development throughout the world.
4850 Understanding the Global Information Society (25% EA) 3
Invites students to think critically about the global networks that are shaping the new knowledge creation & sharing processes. To monitor news, investigate web resources & gather information for assignments, report & case study analysis.
5050 Two Koreas: Political Economy of Regional Rivalry 3
Taught by a Korea-focused lecturer or by EASC post-doctoral researchers whose foci are on China, Japan, and/or Korea.
5051 East Asia in the Post Cold War Era: Issues in Regional Security & Economic Development 3
Taught by a Korea-focused lecturer or by EASC post-doctoral researchers whose foci are on China, Japan, and/or Korea.
5195 Selected Problems in International Studies 3
Class Discussions, with several guest speakers , informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
5195H
5701 Intelligence & National Security in a Changing World 3
An in-depth look at US intelligence practices, effectiveness & impact on policymaking; examines the role of secret activities in a democracy; delves heavily into current events from an intelligence perspective; looks at new intelligence challenges.
5701E
5702 Research on Organized Violence 3
Introduces students to the process of independent research through an in-depth examination of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
5703 Writing About the Intelligence Community 3
Students will practice writing forms regularly used by the US intelligence community. Designed to provide high-level US policymakers with both raw information & detailed analysis on international events. Requires extensive research.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2211 Medieval Kyoto: Portraits and Landscapes 3
Exploration of cultural, political and economic life in Kyoto, Japan from ca. 900-1467 with emphasis on role of imperial court and rising warrior class. Taught in English.

Music

2250 Music Cultures of the World 3
A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.
7787 Chinese Music 3
History theory and practices of Chinese music culture with special reference to the socio-cultural conditions of their development.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

5204 Culture and Politics in Central Asia 3
Comparative study of cultural legacy and change, including religious and secular life and civil society development, in relation to political trends in Central Asia.

Philosophy

2120 Asian Philosophies 3
A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
2194 Group Studies 1-3
Groups of students are given an opportunity to pursue special topics not otherwise offered.
8193 Individual Studies 1-9
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.
8200 Seminar in History of Philosophy 1-4
Seminar in History of Philosophy.
8999 Dissertation Research in Philosophy 1-9
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Political Science

1300 Global Politics 3
Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.
1300H Honors
4230 Chinese Political System 3
A study of the contemporary political process of Communist China; considerable time will be spent on an analysis of recent political change in China and the process of revolution.
4231 China: State and Society 3
The 21st-century rise of China and its effects on Chinese politics and society.
4235 Japanese Politics 3
The government and politics of Japan, with special emphasis being given to the impact of cultural and social patterns on the processes of government with imported political institutions.
4597.01 International Cooperation and Conflict 3
An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.
4597.01H Honors
4597.02 Political Problems of the Contemporary World 3
Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.
4597.02E
4597.02H
4892 Topics in Comparative Politics 3
Selected topics in comparative politics; topics vary by section and instructor.
7206 Comparative Political Institutions 3
Study of state building process, regime types, and contemporary governmental institutions from a broad cross-national perspective.
7230 Chinese Politics 3
A seminar for the purpose of reading advanced scholarly materials on contemporary Chinese politics.
7999 Research In Political Science 3
Research for thesis purposes only.
8200 Research in Comparative Politics Variable
8783 Research in International Politics 3
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.

Public Health
6000

Sociology

2382 Sociology of Asian American Life U 3
Introduction to Asian American life with attention to this group's social history, present status, and racial-ethnic relations.
3597.01 World Problems in Global Context 3
Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.
3597.02 World Population Problems 3
General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries.
6193 Individual Studies 1 - 9
Individual Studies. Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
6999 Research for Thesis 1 – 12
Research for thesis purposes only. Au and Sp Semesters Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
7711 Sociology of Work 3
A survey of selected topics in sociology of workplace relations; control, administration, leadership, and occupations; theoretical approaches to the study of workplace relations.
7735 Sociology of Gender 3
An examination of current theory and research on the sociology of gender through extensive readings.
7837 Political Sociology 3
Selected topics in political sociology.
7884.11 Seminar in Sociology: Labor Markets/ Economy and Society 3
Topics in labor market and economy selected to give the advanced student opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

Threatre

5771.06 International Theatre and Performance 3
Advanced study of a focused international theatre history topic such as African, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian theatre, theatre masks, puppets, Irish diaspora.


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