Autumn 2020 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
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.
8193 Individual Studies
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.
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.
7702 Materials Preparation for East Asian Languages 3
Preparation of materials for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; emphasis on the special problems faced by English-speaking students in learning these languages.
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.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
4380 The Chinese Language 3
Important elements of the Chinese language -- its structure, dialects, writing system -- as well as history of the language, language acquisition, language planning, and language use in society; 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.
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 project.
5380 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 3
Investigation of the phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and writing system of the Chinese language.
5381 History of the Chinese Language 3
An investigation of the relations between modern Chinese and its earlier stages; ancient and archaic Chinese.
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.
6451 History of Chinese Literature I 3
Chinese literature from antiquity to the end of Tang dynasty; various aspects of the classical tradition and new developments in the Age of Disunity. 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.
8897 Departmental Seminar 1-3
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.
4194 Group Studies 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies. Varying topics.
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.
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
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.
7387 Japanese Language Processing 3
Discussion of various studies on Japanese first and second language processing.
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.

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.
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.
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.
5402 Land Use Geography 3
Causes and consequences of recent regional and national land-use changes; urban decentralization, suburbanization of jobs and people; changing relationships between economic activity and the environment.
5802 Globalization and Environment 3
Transnational dimensions of changes to the natural environment; ways that global economic activity, international institutions, and global environmentalism contribute to environmental problems and solutions.
7193 Individual Studies in Geography 1
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
8999 Dissertation Research 
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
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.
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).
3425 History of Japan Before 1800 3
History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.
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.
4410 Research Seminar in Chinese History 3
Research course in pre-modern, modern, or contemporary Chinese history for History majors with topics changing regularly to fit faculty and student interests.
4430 Research Seminar in Japanese History 3
Research course in pre-modern, modern, or contemporary Japanese history for History majors; topics change regularly to fit faculty and student interests.
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 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
6193.02 Independent Study in History 1-6
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
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.
7350 Studies in Islamic History: The Ottoman Provinces 3
Graduate reading seminar on a topic in Islamic history, stressing topical coverage and/or historiography.
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.
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 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
4810 The Arts of China 3
An overview of the visual arts of China and their cultural context from prehistoric times to the modern era.
8193 Individual Studies 1-3
Advanced study for students in specialized programs.
8811 Studies in Chinese Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Chinese art.

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.
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.
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.

Law

7124 International Dispute Resolution 3

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.
8200 Seminar in History of Philosophy 1-4
Seminar in History of Philosophy.

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.
4231 China: State and Society 3
The 21st-century rise of China and its effects on Chinese politics and society.
8783 Research in International Politics 3
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.
8999 Dissertation Research in Political Science 1-12

Public Health

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

Religious Studies

3673 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.

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.
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.
8999 Research for Dissertation 3-16
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective 3
Investigates gender and sexuality in transnational and cross-cultural perspective.


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