Spring 2016 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

2580 Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food 3
Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.
4539 China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization 3
An introductory survey course of economic reforms and globalization in China with emphasis on economic and social transformation, and its integration into the global economy.
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. 

Arts and Sciences

1137 Freshman Seminar 1
Affords first-year students opportunities for contact with faculty in small group settings; introduction to academic areas, research, and frontier areas of scholarly pursuit.

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.
7888 Interdepartmental Studies in Humanities 1-3
Two or more departments present colloquia on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced.
7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
8896 Seminar in East Asian Philosophy 3
Seminar focusing on a particular thinker, school of philosophy, or set of texts from the East Asian philosophical tradition. Topics vary.
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.
7701 Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages 3
Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.
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.
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.
8870 Research Presentations in East Asian Languages and Literatures 1-3
Research presentations and discussions of specific problems in East Asian languages and literatures.

Chinese

2231 Traditional Chinese Culture 3
Chinese institutions, philosophical trends, religion, literature, and visual and performing arts prior to the 20th century.
2232 Modern Chinese Culture 3
Modern Chinese culture as reflected in family life, language, literature, art, and film viewed from the perspective of modern Chinese history.
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.
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.
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.
7468 Chinese Film 3
Examination of Chinese film history from its beginnings to the present.
8500 Chinese Bibliography and Research Methods 3
An introduction to bibliographies and reference works in the Chinese humanities; general and specific problems for research
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.
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.
4998H Honors
4999 Undergraduate Thesis Research 2-4
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.
8500 Japanese Bibliography and Research Methods 3
Problems and procedures in the use of Japanese bibliographies and other reference materials.
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. .
5380 Korean Linguistics 3
Examination of the phonology, syntax, lexicon, and writing system of the Korean language; some topics related to language use and acquisition.
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.
5455 Interdisciplinary Courses in Korean Art, Music, Film and Theatre 3
Interdisciplinary course in the history and criticism of Korean art, music, theatre, martial art, healing art and film with reference to their implications to humanity.

Economics

5720 Comparative Institutional Analysis of Firms and Markets 3
Applications of economic analysis to industrial organizations including the firm's internal incentive structure, labor markets, and financial institutions, of major market economies such as U.S. and Japan from comparative perspectives.

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.
2750H Honors
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.
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.
5700 Geography of Development 3
Political economy of development; development theory; the historical geography of capitalist development; and contemporary development practices and strategies.
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.

History

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.
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.
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.
3436 History of Modern Korea 3
Modern Korean History, with focus on the legacy of colonialism, the Korean War, the impact of the Cold War, divided Korea, the growth of competing national ideologies and economic systems, and the recent military crises.
3580 The Vietnam War 3
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
3715 Explorations of Science, Technology and the Environment in East Asia 3
Case studies in the Development of Science, Technology and Environmental Change in the East Asian context, pre-modern to modern times.
4400 Readings 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.
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.
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.
4815 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art 3
Modern Chinese art (late 19th century to today) with emphasis on artists, artworks, and their social, artistic, institutional, and theoretical contexts.
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.

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.
2580 Feast or Famine: the Global Business of Food 3
Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.
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 3
Class discussions, with several guest speakers, informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
4250 Comparative Communism: China and Russia (50% EA) 3
Examines the different trajectories of the world’s two great communist powers of the 20th century through lectures, textbook readings, articles, films, and case studies.
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.
4539 China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization 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..
4597.01H Honors
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.
5050 Two Koreas: Political Economy of Regional Rivalry 3
Taught by a Korea-focused lecturer or by EASC post-doctoral researchers whose foci are on China, Japan, and/or Korea.
5195 Selected Problems in International Studies 3
Class Discussions, with several guest speakers , informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
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
5703 Writing About the Intelligence Community 3
Students will practice writing forms regularly used by the US intelligence community. Designed to provide high-level US policymakers with both raw information & detailed analysis on international events. Requires extensive research.

Kinesiology

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.
1169.05 Martial Arts Forms: Karate II 1 
The refinement of basic forms and techniques and the introduction of advanced forms; more emphasis on free fighting.
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.
1169.08 Martial Arts Forms: Tae Kwon Do II 1 
Continuation of Tae Kwon Do I, refinement of technique and form; introduction of intermediate forms and skills and conditioning techniques.
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.

Music

2250 Music Cultures of the World 3
A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

5204 Culture and Politics in Central Asia 3
Comparative study of cultural legacy and change, including religious and secular life and civil society development, in relation to political trends in Central Asia.

Philosophy

8193 Individual Studies 1-9
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.
8200 Seminar in History of Philosophy 1-4
Seminar in History of Philosophy.
8999 Dissertation Research in Philosophy 1-9
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
4597.01 International Cooperation and Conflict 3
An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict.
4597.02 Political Problems of the Contemporary World 3
Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.
8783 Research in International Politics 3
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.

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.
7711 Sociology of Work 3
A survey of selected topics in sociology of workplace relations; control, administration, leadership, and occupations; theoretical approaches to the study of workplace relations..
7884.11 Seminar in Sociology: Labor Markets/ Economy and Society 3
Topics in labor market and economy selected to give the advanced student opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

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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