Autumn 2016 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

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. 

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.

Comparative Studies

7193 Individual Studies 1-9
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

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.

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.

2284 Tea Culture in East Asia 3
Approaches tea from multiple perspectives, including but not limited to, history, geography, agriculture, commerce, health, nutrition, arts and crafts, folklore, and transmission of everyday cultural practices.

6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Individual investigation of East Asian cultures, languages, and literatures.

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.

Chinese

2231 Traditional Chinese Culture 3
Chinese institutions, philosophical trends, religion, literature, and visual and performing arts prior to the 20th century.

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.

4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

7386 Chinese Semantics 3
Introduction to the semantic description and analysis of the Chinese language, including related topics such as Chinese pragmatics and syntax-semantics interface.

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.

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.

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.

4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.

5380 Japanese Linguistics 3
Examination of the phonology, syntax, and lexicon fo the Japanese language.

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.

6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research.

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.

7388 Japanese Language Acquisition 3
Survey of Japanese language acquisition studies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

5601 Geographies of Governmentalities 3
Governance and society from a geographic perspective using Foucault’s governmentality framework.

5700 Geography of Development 3
Political economy of development; development theory; the historical geography of capitalist development; and contemporary development practices and strategies.

7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.

8998 Thesis Research 1

History

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.

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.

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.

3425 History of Japan Before 1800 3
History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.

3580 The Vietnam War 3
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.

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.

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.

8400 Seminar in East Asian History 1-6
8400 is a research seminar in East Asian history; the topics for this course change regularly. Topic for Fall 2016: “Reading and Writing in Chinese; The Evolution of Chinese Print Culture, 1800-2000.” “Chinese print culture” encompasses a very broad swath of media including books, journals, newspapers, ephemera, photographs, reprinted artwork and images. Each of these media provides exciting opportunities but also challenges to the historian and cultural theorist. Open to graduate students from any department (History, Art History, DEALL, etc.) or the East Asian MA program with appropriate background.  Reading ability in Chinese desirable but not required.  Prior knowledge of Chinese history/studies strongly recommended.  If you lack such knowledge but are interested in taking this class, please contact the professor in advance at reed.434@osu.edu.  Students are strongly encouraged to use summer break to explore the library and online databases to identify possible topics and sources.

8999 Thesis Research 1-12
Research for dissertation.

History of Art

2003 Asian Art 3
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times.

2003H Asian Art 3

2901 Introduction to World Cinema 3
Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Music

2250 Music Cultures of the World 3
A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.

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.

8193 Individual Studies 1-9
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.

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.

4597.01H Honors
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.

8783 Research in International Politics 3
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.

Public Health

6000
Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.
Prereq: Open to Grad students with registration priority for students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Global Health specialization. Not open to students with credit for 600.

Religious Studies

3673  The Buddhist Tradition  3
Introduction to Buddhism offers a survey of Buddhist beliefs, practices, and cultures. The Buddhist tradition has its roots in India but it has flowered across the world; this course traces the development of Buddhism from its beginnings as a counter-cultural movement in northeast India, through its travels into Tibet, Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, and America. Covering a range of living traditions—including the Thai forest tradition, Tibetan Mahāyāna, tantric Buddhism, Zen, and Pure Land—we will focus on how Buddhist philosophy is put into practice in daily life, exploring Buddhist monasticism along with a variety of Buddhist arts, from the everyday (calligraphy, cooking, martial arts) to the esoteric (tattooing, ritual healing, self-mummification). The course attempts to grapple with basic Buddhist questions about life and death, while encouraging a diversity of answers and approaches.

Sociology

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.

Theatre

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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