Autumn 2019 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 3
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 1
This interdisciplinary course is a combination of student explorations of scholarly work in East Asia and subjects in these cultures. Readings and presentations on the impact of STEM in agriculture and environment on the cultures in East Asia.

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

3302 Translating Literatures and Cultures 3
Introduction to issues and problems inherent to translating literatures and cultures.
3302E Honors
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.
3223 The Buddhist Tradition 3
History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations.
4200 Topics in East Asian Culture 3
In-depth exploration of a theme, issue, or question in East Asian culture broadly conceived. Topics vary.
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.
7700 Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level 1-3
Principles and practices of teaching an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American institutions.
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

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.
4383 The Chinese Language and Its Script 3
Examination of the Chinese script, covering its origin, classification, composition, and development, as well as such topics as standardization, script reform, romanization, and internet language; taught in English.
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
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.
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.
6452 History of Chinese Literature II 3
Chinese literature from the Five Dynasties to the Qing; poetry, prose, drama, and the rise of vernacular writings. Taught in English. Partial texts in Chinese optional.
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.
7382 Chinese Phonology 3
The phonetics and phonology of modern (Mandarin) Chinese; study of other Chinese dialects for comparative purposes.
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.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies.
4400 Japanese Film and Visual Media 3
An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries.
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.
5316 Japanese Language: Structure, Culture and Communication II 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 fo the Japanese language.
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.
7386 Japanese Pragmatics 3
Introduction to pragmatic aspects of the Japanese language.
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

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

4130 World Economic Development in Historical Perspective 3
A survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century, emphasizing Europe, Asia and Africa.

Education: Teaching and Learning

8620 Foreign Language Teacher Education 3
Deals with foreign and second language teacher education program designs with a focus on goals, objectives, programming, and accreditation models. It is designed for those who are majoring in either TESOL or foreign language education.

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.
3701 Making of the Modern World 3
The geographies of modernity and their formation: the world market, the global polity, diasporas and constructing difference, colonialism, the transformation of nature, Eurocentricity, post-modernity.
3901H Global Climate and Environmental Change 3
Examines both natural and social factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future.
5193 Individual Studies in Geography 1-15
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
5503 Urban China: Space, Place, and Urban Transformation 3
Examines geography of China's urban transformations since 1911. Topics include: politics of urban design, political economy of land development, place-making projects, suburbanization, and consumption and spectacle. 
7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
8999 Dissertation Research 
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
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 (offered online)
Introduction to societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the East Asian geographical and cultural unit.
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.
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).
3411 Gender and Sexuality in China 3 (hybrid course)
Introduction to gender and sexuality in China, including Confucian gender ideology, changes in marriage, family, sexual morality, and work from pre-modern to modern period. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
3425 History of Japan Before 1800 3
History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.
3426 History of Modern Japan 3
Japanese history since 1800: politics, economics, intellectual change, foreign relations. International scientific, technological and cultural interaction, World War II, Japanese contributions to global culture featured.
3575 The Korean War 3
This course will show how the often overlooked Korean War proved to be a critical moment in modern world history. Rooted in themes in Asian and American history from before the 20th century, this course places the Korean War conflict within a longer framework of East Asian struggles against western influence and within a broader international context.
3580 The Vietnam War 3
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
4193.01 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.
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.
4999H Honors
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.
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 3
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times.
2003H Honors
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
4820 The Arts of Japan 3
Major trends in the visual arts of Japan, from prehistory through the 19th century.
4825 Arts of Japan, from Modernism to Manga 3
Students will 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 and social contexts, including the American Occupation, Japan’s Cold War era, 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. The class will follow a rough chronological order while allowing the linkages between past and present to be examined, rather than obscured. No past experience in Japanese studies or art history required.
5816 Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods (1279-1644) 3
A survey of Chinese painting from the Yuan and Ming periods, with emphasis on style, subject matter, and cultural context.
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

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.
1169.04 Martial Arts Forms: Karate I 1 
Introduction to the fundamental forms and techniques of Karate.
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.

Law

7124 International Dispute Resolution 3
7712 International Law 3

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

2211 Medieval Kyoto: Portraits and Landscapes 3
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

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.

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.
4998 Undergraduate Research in Sociology 1-9
Undergraduate research or creative activities in variable topics.
7735 Sociology of Gender 3
An examination of current theory and research on the sociology of gender through extensive readings.
8999 Research for Dissertation 3-16
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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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