Autumn 2017 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. 

7786 Introduction to Graduate-Level East Asian Studies

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.

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.

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.

8872 Seminar in Religious Studies 3
Explores relationships between religious institutions and practices and other areas, including politics, gender and sexuality, technology, popular culture; 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.

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

7705 Seminar in the Learning of East Asian Languages and Cultures 3
Critical analysis of insights and theories from various disciplines relevant to the pedagogy of East Asian languages and cultures.

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.

4403 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation 3
Chinese literature from the teens and twenties to the present day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8897 Departmental Seminar 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.

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.

5315 Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication I 3
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.

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

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.

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.

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
"Making Places in Seoul: History of Urbanism and Development:" Characterized by an ever-increasing population, rampant pollution and jam-packed traffic, Seoul has been regarded as a stereotypical postcolonial East Asian megalopolis. Despite the newly found status as a "second-tier" global city, it has not entirely wiped away the chaotic, ugly and unattractive image of the old for residents and visitors alike. Lately, however, small yet meaningful changes are emerging in Seoul. With little or no emotional attachment to the grand, flashy urban monuments the national and the city governments have built, young artists and creative cultural entrepreneurs move around different places in the city looking for meanings, aesthetics and feelings. Rundown buildings and crooked alleyways are rediscovered and rehabilitated. Often deplored as 'gentrification,' the ongoing urban changes in Seoul prove to be much more significant and complex than what they seem at the first blush. Mainly focusing on five districts in Seoul (Jongno, Gangnam, Dongdaemun, Yongsan, and Mapo), this course will explore how they have come to represent different facets of Seoul's urban culture in the past as well as the present. We will see the birth of modern life going back to the colonial period, the reconstruction of the city from the utter destruction of the Korean War, the breakneck speed of urban development in the era of rapid economic growth, and the rise of the new urbanism around the beginning of the new millenium.

5315 Korean Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication 3
A comprehensive survey of structural, cultural and communicative aspects of the Korean language. Taught in English.

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.

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: 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 Foucault, Power, Governance 3
Governance and society from a geographic perspective using Foucault’s governmentality framework.

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

8999 Research in Geography: Dissertation 3

History

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.

3193.01 Individual Studies 3

3193.02 Individual Studies 3

3376 The Silk Road: Commerce and Culture in Eurasia 200 BCE-1498 CE 3
A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.

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).

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

4193.01 Individual Studies 3

4193.02 Individual Studies 3

4650 Readings in World/Global/Transnational History 3

4675 Research Seminar in World/Global/Transnational History 3

4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis

4999H Honors: Undergraduate Research Thesis

6999 Master’s Thesis Research 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.

6193.01 Independent Study in History 3

6193.02 Independent Study in History 3

6999 Master's Thesis Research 3

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 3
Taught by Dr. Charles Kim at University of Wisconsin and shared via videoconference technology with The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan
"Historiography of Modern Korea:" This seminar explores major trends and issues in the historiography of modern Korea, paying close attention to interactions between culture, intellectuals, politics, and social change, as well as the ways in which Korea has fit into regional and global patterns. The focus for the first part of the semester will be the colonial era, and for the second, the postliberation era. Working chronologically and thematically, students will read a mix of influential earlier studies and important recent works. Students will write weekly response papers and a historiographic essay. The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a strong foundation for future research and teaching on modern Korea.

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.

3605H History of Photography 3
This course will focus on "East-West Photography." This course will begin with the emergence of photography and will examine the medium’s pivotal role in shaping relations between Asia and the West. We will explore early portraiture, architectural sites, colonial tourism, popular culture, family photographs, and contemporary art photography. No previous experience in Asian art or photography required.

3901 World Cinema Today 3
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.

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.

5002 Topics in Asian and Non-Western Art 3
This offering will focus on "Japanese postwar film." In this course, we will consider how Japanese filmmakers contributed to – and were affected by - the fraught political environment of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.  We will explore themes such as trauma and war memory, gender and nationhood, American hegemony and the Cold War, the culture of high economic growth in the 1960s, political protest, and the bubble economy and its aftermath.

8811 Studies in Chinese Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Chinese 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.

4534 Comparative Challenges to Economic Development: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China 3
An introductory survey course of issues shaping economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and China, such as: population growth, agricultural development, industrialization, trade, structural adjustment, and environmental issues.

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.

4597.01 Food, Population, and the 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.

4701 The Development and Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction 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.

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.

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.

4597.02 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.

Public Health

6000 Introduction to Global Health 3
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.

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.

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