Spring 2017 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.
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.

Arts and Sciences

1137.08 Freshman Seminar 1: Looking at the Modern Buddha 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.
1137.27  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.
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..
7700 Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level  3
Principles and practices of designing instruction and assessing performances in an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American academic institutions.
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.
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

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.
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.
4404 Chinese Drama 3
Representative works of Chinese drama in translation, taught with a focus either on premodern drama or on modern drama, depending on the instructor's area of interest and expertise.
4405 China in Chinese Film 3
An overview of Chinese cinema, with a focus on how film represents issues of nationhood, national identity, and national trauma.
5381 History of the Chinese Language 3
Investigation of the history of the Chinese language from its early stages to modern forms.
5389 Topics on the Chinese Language 3
Exploration of topics and issues concerning the Chinese language -- language and society, language and politics, language and gender, language and identity, bilingualism, languages of China.
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 the Tang dynasty; various aspects of the classical tradition and new developments in the Age of Disunity.
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.
7463 Modern Chinese Fiction 3
Introduction to the history of Chinese fiction from the late Qing to 1949.
8897 Departmental Seminar: The Materiality of Early Modern Literary Culture in China and Beyond 3
Drawing on the  “history of the book,” material culture studies, art history, and literary studies, this interdisciplinary course examines current issues in the scholarship on the rise, diffusion, and consumption of early modern literary forms in China from the Yuan period through modern times. We will pay particular attention to the circulation of so-called vernacular genres (novels, stories, plays, etc), but other texts in Chinese and texts in other Asian languages will also be considered in accordance with student interests. Our primary focus will be to develop an appreciation and understanding of the broader cultural significance of the materiality of early modern literary artifacts. To that end, we will pursue a number of interrelated questions: (1) What did early modern books look like and what were their constituent parts in print and manuscript traditions? (2) What were the relevant terms of bibliography and associated bodies of knowledge? (3) How was the materiality of texts significant (manuscript vs. print; paratexts; illustrations vs. plain text, artifacts vs. art, regional publishing vs. empire-wide integration)? (4) How did gender, social status, literacy, and ethnicity inflect the materiality of texts? (5) How did texts written in Chinese compare with texts circulated in other languages in China during periods of dynastic multilingualism (Yuan & Qing dynasties)? (6) What happened to the materiality of texts in Chinese when they travelled abroad (East Asia, Europe, US)? (7) How were early modern literary texts reconstituted when they were republished in modern Chinese contexts? In short, the course aims to familiarize students with cutting-edge scholarship on print culture in Chinese Studies, while also offering a forum for each student to pursue research relevant to their own area of specialization.
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.
2255 Postwar Culture in Germany and Japan 3
This course will examine postwar culture in Germany and Japan, looking at films, theoretical texts, memoirs, manifestos, and literary works, subjecting our material to cross-cultural analysis that should deepen as our basis for comparison expands.Team-taught with faculty in German.
2451 Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose.
2452 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers.
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
5316 Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication II 3
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.
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..
7453 Studies in Japanese Drama 3
History and texts of Japan's dramatic literature; noh, kyogen, bunraku, kabuki, shingeki; topic varies.
8387 Topics and Problems in Japanese Linguistics 3
A detailed investigation of specific problems in the phonological, syntactical, and/or lexical analysis 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. .
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Korean studies.
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.

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
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.
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

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 3
A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.
3410 Studies in Chinese History: History of Chinese Religion 3
Topics and issues in any period of Chinese history contingent on interests of faculty and students; usually this course emphasizes readings and discussions.
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.
3580 The Vietnam War 3
Study of the background, causes, conduct, and consequences of the Vietnam War, 1945-1975.
4400 Readings in Chinese History: Gender and Sexuality 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.
4430 Research Seminar in Japanese History 3
Advanced research and writing on selected topics in Japanese History.
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.
7405 Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies 1
The origins, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including East Asian Studies relationship with other intellectual disciplines.
7411 Studies in Modern and/or Contemporary Chinese History 3
Intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in modern and/or contemporary Chinese history.
8999 Dissertation Research 1-12
Research for dissertation.

History of Art

2003 The Art and Visual Culture of East Asia 3
Art of East 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.
3605H History of Photography 3
This course will begin with the emergence of photography and will provide a thematic overview and critical introduction to the main debates and achievements in the history of photography.
3901 World Cinema Today 3
An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.
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.

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.
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.
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..
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.

Kinesiology

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.
1169.06 Martial Arts Forms: Shuai Chiao 1
Introduction to the various forms and techniques of Shuai Chiao-Chinese wrestling, a combination of Karate and 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.
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.

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.
4597.02H Political Problems of the Contemporary World 3
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.
 

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