Autumn 2015 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

AEDECON 4597.01 - 0010   Food, Population, and the Environment
Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries.

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

BUSMHR 2000 - 0010   Introduction to International Business
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.

Business Administration: Management Sciences

BUSMGT 4237 - 0010   International Operations Management
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.

Comparative Studies

COMPSTD 7193 - 0020   Individual Studies
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
COMPSTD 7999 - 0010   Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis
Research for Master's thesis.
COMPSTD 8998 - 0010   Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination
Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
COMPSTD 8999 - 0230   Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation
Research for dissertation.
COMPSTD 7193 - 0010   Individual Studies
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
COMPSTD 7999 - 0010   Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis
Research for Master's thesis.
COMPSTD 8998 - 0010   Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination
Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
COMPSTD 8999 - 0010   Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation
Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL 1231 - 0100   East Asian Humanities
Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations.
EALL 5477 - 0100   Performance Traditions in Contemporary East Asia
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.
EALL 7700 - 0100   Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level
Principles and practices of designing instruction and assessing performances in an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American academic institutions. Concurrent registration in 7703 and 7704 recommended.
EALL 7701 - 0100   Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages
Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.
EALL 8701 - 0100   Teaching East Asian Languages at the College Level
Techniques of teaching college-level East Asian languages; effective use of teaching, testing, and laboratory materials; observation of a variety of language classes.
EALL 8870 - 0100   Research Presentations in East Asian Languages and Literatures
Research presentations and discussions of specific problems in East Asian languages and literatures.

Chinese

CHINESE 2283 - 0100   Chinese Calligraphy
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.
CHINESE 2451 - 0100   Chinese Literature in Translation
Representative masterpieces of pre-modern Chinese literature in English translation, including poetry, prose, fiction, and/or drama.
CHINESE 4193 - 0100   Individual Studies
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
CHINESE 4406 - 0100   China Pop: Contemporary Popular Culture and Media in Greater China
Introduces students to contemporary popular culture and media from Greater China, encouraging independent research and critical discussion of topics covered.
CHINESE 4998 - 0100   Undergraduate Research Project
Focused research toward completion of an original project.
CHINESE 4999 - 0100   Undergraduate Research Thesis
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
CHINESE 5380 - 0100  Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
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.
CHINESE 5387 - 0100  Bilingualism in the Chinese Contexts
Introduction to the sociolinguistic study of bilingualism (including multilingualism) and the qualitative study of biculturalism involving Chinese language and culture. Topics to be covered include lexical borrowing and innovations, code switching, bilingual education, bilingualism in (new) media, language acquisition, language attitudes, language maintenance and loss.
CHINESE 5474 - 0100   Chinese Opera
Introduction to Chinese opera as traditional culture, dramatic literature, and performing art; selected opera scripts and stage performances from Beijing opera, Kunqu, and regional operas; illustrated discussions of various aspects of the theater.
CHINESE 5490 - 0100   Chinese Translation Workshop
Investigation of problems and techniques of translating Chinese into English.
CHINESE 6193 - 0100   Individual Studies
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language study.
CHINESE 6998 - 0100   Research in Chinese: Project
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis.
CHINESE 6999 - 0100   Research in Chinese: Thesis
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis.
CHINESE 7671.51 - 0100   Familiarity with Domain Resources and Research
Level five Chinese. Individualize research with mentor. Development of research topic. Chinese only.
CHINESE 8998 - 0200   Research in Chinese: Project
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional dissertation.
CHINESE 8999 - 0100   Research in Chinese: Dissertation
Research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Japanese

JAPANSE 2231 - 0100   Elements of Japanese Culture
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.
JAPANSE 2451 - 0100   Japanese Literature in Translation
Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose. Taught in English.
JAPANSE 2452 - 0100   Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation.
JAPANSE 4193 - 0100   Individual Studies
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
JAPANSE 4998 - 0100   Undergraduate Research Project
Focused research toward completion of an original project.
JAPANSE 4999 - 0100   Undergraduate Research Thesis
Research presentations and discussions of specific problems in East Asian languages and literatures.
JAPANSE 5380 - 0100   Japanese Linguistics
Examination of the phonology, syntax, and lexicon of the Japanese language.
JAPANSE 5400 - 0100   Performance Traditions of Japan
Introduction to performance traditions of Japan; explores selected performing arts in their cultural contexts and examines patterns of emergence in modern times.
JAPANSE 5454 - 0100   Japanese Literature: Classical Period
Survey of Japanese literature from the eighth to the twelfth century: myths, court poetry, tales, fiction, diaries, and miscellanies.
JAPANSE 6193 - 0100   Individual Studies
Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
JAPANSE 6998 - 0100   Research in Japanese: Project
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis.
JAPANSE 6999 - 0100   Research in Japanese: Thesis
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis.
JAPANSE 8897 - 0100  Seminar in Japanese
JAPANSE 8998 - 0100   Research in Japanese: Project
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional dissertation.
JAPANSE 8999 - 0100   Research in Japanese: Dissertation
Research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Korean

KOREAN 2231 - 0100   Elements of Korean Culture
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.
KOREAN 4193 - 0100   Individual Studies
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Korean studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
KOREAN 4999 - 0100   Undergraduate Research Thesis
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
KOREAN 5256 - 0   Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics and Society
Interdisciplinary Korean studies course in the areas of social science, bridging Korean history, politics, gender, religion, philosophy, education, intercultural communication and international relations, etc. Taught in English.
KOREAN 5405 - 0100   Korean Dramatic Tradition
Major works in the Korean dramatic tradition from ancient to contemporary eras. Includes historical and performative discourse, dramatic reading and enactment. Taught bilingually, sometimes in English and sometimes in Korean.
KOREAN 5453 - 0100   Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts
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.

Geography

GEOG 2750 - 0010   World Regional Geography
An examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions; defined primarily at the continental scale. Examines regions in global context.
GEOG 3597.01 - 20   World Urbanization
An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.
GEOG 5601 - 10   Foucault, Power, Governance
Governance and society from a geographic perspective using Foucault's governmentality framework.
GEOG 7193 - 0010   Individual Studies in Geography
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.

History

HISTORY 1681 - 010   World History to 1500
Comparative survey of the world's major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500.
HISTORY 1682 - 010   World History from 1500 to the Present
Survey of the human community, with an emphasis on its increasing global integration, from the first European voyages of exploration through the present.
HISTORY 2375 - 010   Islamic Central Asia
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.
HISTORY 2401 - 0010   History of East Asia in the Pre-Modern Era
Introduction to societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the East Asian geographical and cultural unit.
HISTORY 2402 - 010   History of East Asia in the Modern Era
Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.
HISTORY 3404 - 010   Modern China 1750-1949
History of Modern China, circa 1750 to 1949; emphasis on state and society (politics, military affairs, economics, social structure, and culture).
HISTORY 3580 - 0010   The Vietnam War
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
HISTORY 3435 - 010 History of Early Modern Korea
This course examines the development of Korea from ancient times through the turn of the 20th century. 
HISTORY 4400 - 010   Readings in Chinese History
Advanced readings on selected topics in Chinese History.
HISTORY 4430 - 010   Research Seminar in Japanese History
Advanced research and writing on selected topics in Japanese History.
HISTORY 6999 - 010   Master's Thesis Research
Research for Master's thesis.
HISTORY 7193.01 - 010   Independent Study in History
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
HISTORY 7193.02 - 010   Independent Study in History
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
HISTORY 7405 - 010   Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies
The origins, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including East Asian Studies relationship with other intellectual disciplines.
HISTORY 8410 - 010   Chinese History Research Methodology
Introduction to sources and methods in Chinese historical research (pre-modern and modern periods).
HISTORY 8999 - 010   Dissertation Research
Research for dissertation.

History of Art

HISTART 2003 - 0050   Asian Art
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times.
HISTART 2901 - 0010   Introduction to World Cinema
Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
HISTART 3901 - 0090   World Cinema Today
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.
HISTART 4001 - 0011   Writing Seminar in History of Art
Training in writing a variety of assignments commonly undertaken by art historians.
HISTART 4810 - 10   The Arts of China
An overview of the visual arts of China and their cultural context from prehistoric times to the modern era.
HISTART 8811 - 0040   Studies in Chinese Art
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Chinese art.
HISTART 8999 - 0050   Dissertation Research in History of Art
Research for dissertation purposes only.

International Studies

INTSTDS 2050 - 0010   Introduction to China and Japan
Multidisciplinary survey of contemporary Asian civilizations: their geographical and racial backgrounds, historical and cultural heritages, social organizations, economic and political problems and international relations.
INTSTDS 2500 - 0020   Introduction to Development Studies
Examines theories of political economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism and contemporary issues in international economic development.
INTSTDS 3850 - 0010   Introduction to Globalization
Analysis of globalization in its various aspects, economic, political, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability.
INTSTDS 4195 - 0010   Selected Problems in International Studies
Class discussions, with several guest speakers, informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
INTSTDS 4535 - 0010   International Economic Development
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.
INTSTDS 4597.01 - 0020   Food, Population, and the Environment
Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries.
INTSTDS 4701 - 0010   The Development and Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Offers students an overview of the issues relating to atomic, biological, and chemical weapons, commonly referred to as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
INTSTDS 4850 - 0010   Understanding the Global Information Society
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.
INTSTDS 5051 - 0010   East Asia in the Post-Cold War Era: Issues in Regional Security & Economic Development
Become familiar with and to analyze East Asian regional security and economic issues in the post-Cold War era. Looking at the region as an international subsystem, the course  focuses on the regional level and examines its global consequences.
INTSTDS 5702 - 0010   Research on Organized Violence
Introduces students to the process of independent research through an in-depth examination of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

MEDREN 2211 - 0010   Medieval Kyoto: Portraits and Landscapes
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

MUSIC 2250 - 0010   Music Cultures of the World
A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.

Philosophy

PHILOS 2120 - 0010   Asian Philosophies
A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
PHILOS 8193 - 0010   Individual Studies
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.
PHILOS 8200 - 0010   Seminar in History of Philosophy
Seminar in History of Philosophy.
PHILOS 8999 - 0010   Dissertation Research in Philosophy
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Political Science

POLITSC 1300 - 0010   Global Politics
Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.
POLITSC 4230 - 0010   Chinese Political System
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.
POLITSC 4597.01 - 0010   International Cooperation and Conflict
An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.
POLITSC 4597.02 - 0010   Political Problems of the Contemporary World
Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.
POLITSC 8783 - 0020   Research in International Politics
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.

Public Health

PUBHLTH 6000 - 0100   Introduction to Global Health
Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.

Sociology

SOCIOL 3597.01 - 0001   World Problems in Global Context
Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies - non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized - with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.
SOCIOL 3597.02 - 0010   World Population Problems
General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries.
SOCIOL 6193 - 0001   Individual Studies
Individual Studies.  Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
SOCIOL 6999 - 0005   Research for Thesis
Research for thesis purposes only. Au and Sp Semesters Repeatable. This course is graded S/U.
SOCIOL 7735 - 0001   Sociology of Gender
An examination of current theory and research on the sociology of gender through extensive readings.

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