Autumn 2021 Area Studies Courses

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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.
4597.01H Honors

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.

Comparative Studies / Religious 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.
3405 Introducing East Asia through Martial Arts Cinema 3
Examines martial arts films of East Asia, focusing on their social & cultural functions. Draws upon the philosophical, cultural and historical background to depict this unique genre of imagination. Analyzes the aspiration for personal freedom and social justice and the longing for heroes amidst losing battles for liberty in authoritarian societies.
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

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.
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.
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, lexicon, and writing system of the Chinese language.
5383 The Chinese Writing System 3
Origin, classification, composition, and development of the Chinese writing system; and exploration of related topics such as language reform, reading and processing of Chinese characters, etc.
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.
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.
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 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.
7388 Japanese Language Acquisition 3
Survey of Japanese language acquisition studies.
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.

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.

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.
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
Introduction to societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the East Asian geographical and cultural unit.
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.
3570 World War II 3
Study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War II.
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.
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.
4675 Research Seminar in World/Global/Transnational History 3
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.
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.
8400 Seminar in East Asian History 1-6
8400 is a research seminar in East Asian history; the topics for this course change regularly.
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.
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
4005 An Introduction to Artistic Media & Techniques of Asia 3

This course introduces students to the major media and techniques used in Asia throughout history. We will examine the process and techniques involved in the production of Bamboo, Ceramics, Drawing, Epigraphy, Ivory, Lacquer, Mandalas, Metals, Painting, Paper, Prints, Silk, Stone, Textiles, and Wood. Lectures and coursework will center around understanding the media and techniques of these art forms and analyzing the relationship between materials and meaning. The course will also involve the study of the limitations of some of these media and the approaches to conservation.
4820 The Arts of Japan 3
Major trends in the visual arts of Japan, from prehistory through the 19th century.
5002 Topics: Asian and Non-Western Art 3
Topics to be announced.
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

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: Comparative Epidemics 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.
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.
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.
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.
1169.07 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.

Law

7124 International Dispute Resolution 3
7712 International Law 3
7814 International Intellectual Property 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.

Political Science

4231 China: State and Society 3
The 21st-century rise of China and its effects on Chinese politics and society.
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.

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.
7837 Political Sociology 3
Selected topics in political sociology.


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