Autumn 2013 Area Studies Courses

Business Administration

Management and Human Resources

  • 2000 – Introduction to International Business U 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.

Comparative Studies

  • 2370 – Introduction to Comparative Religion U 3
    Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.
  • 2370H – Honors Introduction to Comparative Religion U 3
  • 7193 – Individual Studies G 1-9
    Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
  • 7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis G 1-12
    Research for Master's thesis.
  • 8998 Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination G 1-12
    Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
  • 8999 Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation G 1-12
    Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

  • 1231 – East Asian Humanities U 3
    Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations.  
  • 7701 – Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages G 3
    Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.
  • 8701 – Teaching East Asian Languages at the College Level G 3
    Techniques of teaching college-level East Asia languages; effective use of teaching, testing, and laboratory materials; observation of a variety of language classes.

Chinese

  • 2232 – Modern Chinese Culture U G 3
    Modern Chinese culture as reflected in family life, language, literature, art, and film viewed from the perspective of modern Chinese history. Taught in English.
  • 2451 – Chinese Literature in Translation U G 3
    Representative masterpieces of pre-modern Chinese literature in English translation, including poetry, prose, fiction, and/or drama.
  • 4193 – Individual Studies 1-3
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
  • 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.
  • 4402 – Chinese Fiction in Translation 3
    Novels and short stories from the Ming and Qing Dynasties
  • 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.
  • 4998 – Undergraduate Research Project 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original project.
  • 4998H – Honors Undergraduate Research Project 3
  • 4999 – Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
  • 4999H – Honors Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
  • 5380 – Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 3
    Investigation of the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, and writing system of the Chinese language; and exploration of some topics relating language to cognition, society and gender
  • 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.
  • 6193 – Individual Studies 1-3
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
  • 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.
  • 7385 – Chinese Dialects 3
    Investigation of the linguistic structures 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.
  • 7467 – Taiwan Literature 3
    Introduction to the literature of Taiwan from 1900 to the present.
  • 7617 – Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Media 3
    Level six Chinese. Developing familiarity with major contemporary Chinese media and the ability to analyze chosen topics from a specific medium. Chinese only.
  • 7655 – Language in China 3
    Level six Chinese. Language issues in China, including language variation, writing systems, minority languages, and Chinese language issues in the information age. Chinese only.
  • 7660 – Interpersonal Relations and Professional Networking 3
    Level six Chinese. Exploration of assumptions and expectations motivating behaviors in Chinese and American cultures when developing interpersonal relations and professional networks.
  • 7671.51 – Familiarity with Domain Resources and Research 5
    Level five Chinese. Individualize research with mentor. Development of research topic. Chinese only.
  • 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 U G 3
    A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, film, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times. Taught in English.
  • 2451 – Japanese Literature in Translation U G 3
    Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose. Taught in English.
  • 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.
  • 4998 – Undergraduate Research Project 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original project.
  • 4999 – Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
  • 5380 – Japanese Linguistics U (#32758) G (#32759) 3
    The aim of this course is twofold. First, the course will expose students to an oerview of Japanese language - its history, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. The material covered is intended for those interested in Japanese language, linguistics, literature and pedagogy. Second, the course will instruct students on argumentation and the steps for writing a research paper. This will be accomplished primarily by the instructor assisting each student in writing a research paper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8897 – Seminar in Japanese Literature 1-3
    Seminar in Chinese literature, linguistics, or pedagogy; topic varies.
  • 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 U G 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. Taught in English.
  • 4998 – Undergraduate Research Project 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original project.
  • 4999 – Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
    Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
  • 5405 – Korean Drama in Translation 3
    Major works in the Korean dramatic tradition from ancient to contemporary eras. Includes dramatic reading and performative enactment.

Economics

  • 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.

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.
  • 4194 Group Studies in Geography: Geography of East Asia U 1-3
    This course focuses on economic and political events of China, North/South Koreas, and Japan. We will explore the ideas and forces that have produced East Asia as a region, locate major geographic features of the region and discuss their significance, examine major changes and debates taking place in East Asia today, and investigate the specificity of each country in East Asia and their interconnectivity.
  • 5193 – Individual Studies in Geography 1-9
    Special studies on topics directly related to Geography.
  • 5602 – Urban Political Geography 3
    The changing politics of space in cities: class, neighborhood, and workplace in the industrial and the post-industrial city.
  • 7193 – Individual Studies in Geography 1-9
    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.
  • 8999 – Research in Geography: Dissertation 3
    Research for dissertation purposes only.

History

  • 1681 – World History to 1500 U 3
    Comparative survey of the world's major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500.
  • 1682 – World History, 1500 to Present U 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 U 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.
  • 4193.01 – Individual Studies 1-6
  • 4193.02 – Individual Studies 1-6
    Individual study in some field of historical development; designed to allow the student to work on a problem of particular interest.
  • 4999 – Undergraduate Research Thesis 1-6
    Informal conferences to allow full scope to the initiative of the student; a special topic is assigned and results are tested by papers and special examinations.
  • 6193.01 – Independent Study in History 1-6
  • 6193.02 – Independent Study in History 1-6
    The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
  • 6999 – Master’s Thesis Research 1-12
    Research for Master's thesis.
  • 7193.01 – Independent Study in History 1-6
  • 7193.02 – Independent Study in History 1-6
    The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
  • 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.
  • 8999 – Dissertation Research 1-12
    Research for dissertation.

History of Art

  • 2003 – Asian Art U 3
    Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times.
  • 2901 – Introduction to World Cinema U 3
    Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
  • 4810 – The Arts of China U 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 U 3
    Modern Chinese art (late 19th century to today) with emphasis on artists, artworks, and their social, artistic, institutional, and theoretical contexts.
  • 5002 – Art of Prehistoric and Buddhist Korea G 3
  • 8811 – Picturing Utopia: Art of the People's Republic of China, 1949-1989 G 4
    This seminar will examine the art and visual culture of the Mao and early post-Mao period and the interpretive frameworks through which they have been understood.  Our goal will be to identify and begin to solve some of the many unanswered questions they present.  Students of art history and East Asian Studies are particularly welcome, but those with interests in such fields as art education, the mass media, and politics may also contribute.  The class will require discussion of weekly readings and presentation of a research paper.
  • 8999 – Dissertation Research in History of Art 1-3
    Research for dissertation purposes only.

International Studies

  • 2050 – Introduction to China and Japan U 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Music

  • 2250 – Music Cultures of the World U 3
    A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

Philosophy

  • 2120 – Asian Philosophies U 3
    A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
  • 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 U 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.
  • 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.
  • 4597.02 – 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.
  • 8999 – Dissertation Research in Political Science 1-12
    Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
  • 6193 – Individual Studies G 1-9
    Individual studies.
  • 6999 – Research for Thesis G 1-12
    Research for thesis purposes only.
  • 7837 – Political Sociology G 3
    Selected topics in political sociology.
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