Spring 2012 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

535 – Economic Development Processes in Developing Countries U 5
Study of major Third world problems using principles of development economics. Examines poverty, inequality, unemployment, population growth, resource use and rural development.

597.01 – Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 5
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.

597.01H – Honors Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 5
Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.

Business Administration

555 – Introduction to International Business U 4
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.

555H – Honors: Introduction to International Business U 4
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.

856 – Introduction to Multinational Business G 4
Introduction to the environment of international business and to the operations of the multinational firm, including an understanding of the dimensions of international trade and investment and their importance to the U.S. economy and business firms.

857 – International Business Policy and Strategy G 4
Comprehensive study of policy and strategy formulation of firms in an international context with simulated cross-cultural negotiations, and the development of an international strategy for a local firm.

Management Sciences

737 – International Operations Management U G 4
This course focuses on managing manufacturing and service operations across national boundaries to provide an organization with a competitive advantage.

Comparative Studies

270 – Introduction to Comparative Religion U 5
Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.

270H – Honors: Introduction to Comparative Religion U 5
Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.

651 – Topics in Comparative Studies: Framing the Other: China and the West U G 5
Critical study of selected themes and topics in a comparative and cross-cultural perspective; emphasis on issues of method, critical theory, representation, power, knowledge, and authority.

693 – Individual Studies U 1-10
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

792 – Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities U G 3-5
Two or more departments present colloquia on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.

996 – Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination G 1-18
Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.

998 – Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis G 1-18
Research for master's thesis.

999 – Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation G 1-18
Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

131 – East Asian Humanities U 5
Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of Chin, Japan and Korea taught through readings, films, demonstrations and discussions.

357 – East Asian Folklore U 5
Diverse folk traditions in China, Korea, and Japan; relevant theory; song, narrative, epic, dance, ritual, material culture, tourism; emphasis on local and ethnic cultures.

675 – Women Writers, Culture and Society in East Asia U G 5
Close examination of representative works of major women writers from China, Japan, and Korea in the cultural and ideological context of each country.

683 – Scripts of East Asia U G 5
A critical survey of writing systems that use Chinese characters, popular and scholarly myths about them, and their impact on the history of ideas.

693 – Individual Studies U G 1-5
Individual investigation of East Asian cultures, languages, and literatures.

701 – Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages U G 4
Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.

702 – Materials Preparation for East Asian Languages U G 5
Preparation of materials for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; emphasis on the special problems faced by English-speaking students in learning these languages.

797 – Introduction to Graduate Level East Asian Studies G 5
We explore the origin, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including its relationship to other intellectual disciplines.

Chinese

231 – Traditional Chinese Culture U 5
Chinese institutions, philosophical trends, religion, art, and literature prior to the 20the century.

232 – Modern Chinese Culture U 5
Modern Chinese culture as reflected in family life, language, literature, art, etc.

502 – Chinese Fiction in Translation U G 5
Novels and short stories from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

506 – Chinese Pop! Contemporary Pop Culture and Media in Greater China U G 5
Introduces students to contemporary popular culture and media from Greater China, encouraging independent research and critical discussion of topics covered.

615 – China's Perspectives on Chinese Civilization U G 5
Mainstream Chinese perspectives on major issues in Chinese civilization and major ways of developing and presenting viewpoints and arguments in discourse of Chinese civilization.

653 – Classical Chinese Literature in Modern China U G 5
Examines adaptations and uses of classical Chinese literature (novel, plays, poems, prose) in the modern Chinese-speaking world in order to better understand Chinese culture.

693 – Individual Studies U G 1-5
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in area studies and East Asian programs.

694 – Group Studies U G 1-5
Investigation of minor problems in Chinese language and literature.

783H – Honors Research U 3-5
A program of reading arranged for each student, with individual conferences, reports, and honors thesis.

879 – Seminar in Chinese Literature G 3-5
An intensive reading course in Chinese literature with a selected topic for each offering and research projects for individual students; topic to be announced.

889 – Seminar in Chinese Linguistics G 3-5
Topic for Spring 2012:   Chinese Dialect Research on Language Variation and Change

998 – Research in Chinese: Thesis G 1-18
Research for thesis purposes only.

999 – Research in Chinese: Dissertation G 1-18
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Japanese

231 – Elements of Japanese Culture U 5
A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times.

251 – Japanese Literature in Translation U 5
Representative masterpieces from Japanese literature: fiction, drama, poetry, prose.

252 – Modern Japanese Literature in Translation U 5
Modern Japanese literature from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation with emphasis on Tanizaki, Kawabata, and Mishima.

516 – Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication II U 5
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.

656 – Japanese Literature: Modern Period U G 5
Survey of Japanese poetry, fiction, and drama from the 19th century to the present.

681 – History of the Japanese Language U G 5
A survey of the development of the Japanese language from early times to the present.

693 – Individual Studies U G 1-5
Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research.

753 – Studies in Japanese Drama U G 5
History and texts of Japan's dramatic literature; no, kyogen, kowaka-mai, bunraku, kabuki, shinsei shimpa, shingeki, rakugo; topic varies.

783H – Honors Research U 3-5
A program of reading arranged for each student, with individual conferences, reports, and honor thesis.

887 – Topics and Problems in Japanese Linguistics G 3-5
A detailed investigation of specific problems in the phonological, syntactical, and lexical analysis of the Japanese language.
Topic:  Japanese Philosophies of Language: A study of different theories of language developed in Japan from ancient times up to the present.

998 – Research in Japanese: Thesis G 1-18
Research for thesis purposes only.

999 – Research in Japanese: Dissertation G 1-18
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Korean

600 – Performance Traditions of Korea U G 5
Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exploration of cultural expressiveness in the context of Korean performance traditions; includes guided research, field work, and performance workshop.

753 – Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts U G 5
Advanced study of Korean language and literature in cross-cultural context, by introducing selected narrative, drama, poetry and critical essays in Korean.

Economics

515 – World Economic Development in Historical Perspective I U G 5
First course in a survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century.

615 – Economic Transitions in the 20th Century U G 5
Surveys major themes in transitioning economies in the 20th century; focus on planned economies and developing economies as they integrate into world economy.

665 – International Commodity Flows: Theory and Policy U G 5
Comparative advantage and the gains from trade; tariffs and other trade restrictions; economic effects of protective policies; U.S. commercial policies; regional economic integration.

672 – Economic Analysis of Japanese Firms and Markets U G 5
Applications of economic analysis to Japanese industrial organization including the firm's internal incentive structure, labor markets, and financial institutions.

Education

Physical Activity and Educational Services

169.01 – Aikido U 1
An introduction to a harmonizing martial art, designed to increase physical and mental centeredness; to improve grace, balance, awareness, and general movement abilities; to aid in self defense.

169.05 – Judo II I U 2
Intermediate skills and techniques of Judo as well as an introduction to the skills involved in competitive Judo.

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

169.10 – Shuai Chiao I U 1
Introduction to the various forms and techniques of Shuai Chiao-Chinese wrestling, a combination of Karate and Judo.

169.13 – Tae Kwon Do I U 1
Beginning course in the Korean martial art form; includes etiquette, basic blocking, thrusting and kicking techniques, and self defense.

169.14 – Martial Arts Forms: Tae Kwon Do II U 2
Continuation of Tae Kwon Di I, refinement of technique and form; introduction of intermediate forms and skills, breaking, and conditioning techniques.

169.16 – T'ai Chi Ch'uan U 1
An introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on an exploration of body/energy awareness.

Geography

200 – World Regional Geography U 5
An examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions; defined primarily at the continental scale and classified by their level of development.

410H – Global Climate and Environmental Change U 5
Examines both natural and social factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future.

History

142 – History of East Asia in the Modern Era U 5
Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.

181 – World History to 1500 U 5
History of the human community to 1500, primary emphasis on history of civilizations, and secondary emphasis on patterns of regional and hemispheric integration.

182 – World History, 1500 to Present U 5
History of the human community from 1500 to the present, primary emphasis on processes of global integration, and secondary emphasis on comparative civilization.

307 – World War II U 5
Survey of the causes, conduct and consequences of the Second World War.

546 – Topics in Chinese History U G 5
Selected thematic topics in Chinese history.

548.01 – History of Japan before 1800 U G 5
History of Japan to 19th century; emphasis on religion, politics, economic development, social structure and culture.

548.02 – Modern Japan U G 5
Political, social, and intellectual history of Japan from the beginning of the Meiji Period (1868) to the present.

593 – Individual Studies U 1-5
Individual study in some field of historical development; designed to allow the student to work on a problem of particular interest.

598 – Senior Seminar U G 5
Topics vary.

791 – Topics in History G 1-5
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through individual studies.

798 – Studies in Chinese History U G 5
Research topic to be announced.

850 – Seminar in History G 1-5
Research topic to be announced.

898 – Master's Thesis G 1-10
Research for master's thesis.

999 – Research in History G 1-18
Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

History of Art

213 – Asian Art U 5
A survey of Far Eastern Art: India, China, and Japan.

260 – Introduction to World Cinema U 5
Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.

350 – World Cinema Today U 5
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.

678.01 – Chinese Art: Painting to 1368 U G 5
A survey of Chinese painting from the Han period through the Yuan dynasty, with emphasis on style, subject matter, and cultural context.

International Studies

215 – Introduction to Development Studies U 5
Introduction to the contemporary field of development studies through examination of the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

235 – Introduction to China and Japan U 5
Interdepartmental survey of contemporary Asian civilization; geographic and racial background, historical and cultural heritage, social organizations, economic and political problems, and international relations.

535 – Economic Development Processes in Developing Countries U 5
Study of major Third World problems using principles of development economics; examines poverty, inequality, unemployment, population growth, resource use and rural development.

555 – The Development and Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction U G 5
Offers students an overview of the issues relating to atomic, biological, and chemical weapons, commonly referred to as weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

Philosophy

215 – Asian Philosophies U 5
A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

993 – Individual Studies G 2-15
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.

999 – Research in Philosophy G 1-18
Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

Political Science

145 – Global Politics U 5
Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

145H – Honors: Global Politics U 5
Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.

597.02 – Issues of the Contemporary World: Political Problems of the Contemporary World U 5
Critical political problems of industrialized and Third World societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

999 – Research in Political Science G 1-18
Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

Sociology

597.01 – Issues of the Contemporary World: Contemporary World Societies: Social Institutions and Social Change U 5
Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies-non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized-with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change. [Instructor is listed as Staff]

Theatre

597 – Issues of the Contemporary World: Censorship and Performance U 5
Exploration of issues of censorship of performance in both Western and Asian communities with particular attention to live performance.

Women's Studies

305 – Gender, Culture and Power in International Perspective U 5
Investigates gender cross-culturally, especially in the non-Western world, in relation to traditional culture, colonialism, nationalism and global economy.

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