Autumn 2018 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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 and discussion 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

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.
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
5105.51 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.
5106.51 Selected Readings in Scholarly Texts II 3
Continuation of 5105.51.
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.
5383 The Chinese Writing System 3
Origin, classification, composition, and development of the Chinese writing system; exploration of related topics such as language reform, reading and processing of Chinese characters.

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.
5490 Chinese Translation Workshop 1-4
Investigation of problems and techniques of translating Chinese into English.
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
4988 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.
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.

Kinesiology: Sport, Fitness, and Health Program

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.
1169.06 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.
1169.09 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.

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.
7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
8999 Dissertation 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
6193.01 Independent Study in History I
6193.02 Independent Study in History II
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.
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.
7425 Studies in Japanese History 3
An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.
8999 Dissertation 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.
3901 World Cinema Today 3
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.
4825 From Modernism to Manga: Modern and Contemporary Art in Japan 3
Explore the arts of Japan from 1868-present, covering a wide range of materials, including sculpture, performance art, photography, contemporary painting, and manga. We will discuss historical & social contexts and the burst of the economic bubble in the 1990s. We will address issues such as gender and representations of the body, the cult of cuteness, and the dynamics of nationalism since 1945.
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.
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.
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 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..
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.
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

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.
7206 Comparative Political Institutions 3
Study of state building process, regime types, and contemporary governmental institutions from a broad cross-national perspective.

Public Health

6000 Introduction to Global Health 3
Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.

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.

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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