Spring 2018 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.
4597.01H 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.

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

8193 Individual Studies 1-9
Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

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.
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Individual investigation of East Asian cultures, languages, and literatures.
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.
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.
7897 Introduction to Graduate-level East Asian Studies 3
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

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.
4193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
4383 The Chinese Language and Its Script 3
Examination of the Chinese script, covering its origin, classification, composition, and development, as well as such topics as standardization, script reform, romanization, and internet language; taught in English.
4402 Chinese Fiction in Translation 3
Novels and short stories from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
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.
5105.51 Selected Readings in Scholarly Texts I 3
Academic writings in the humanities and social sciences by modern Chinese scholars in both the wenyan and baihua styles.
5106.51 Selected Readings in Scholarly Texts II 3
Continuation of 5105.51.
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.
7465 Literature in Socialist/Postsocialist China 3
Introduction to the literature, film, and culture of China after 1949.
8500 Chinese Bibliography and Research Methods 3
An introduction to bibliographies and reference works in the Chinese humanities; general and specific problems for research.
8897 Departmental Seminar 1-3
Seminar in Chinese literature, linguistics or pedagogy; topic varies. -- Linguistics theme for Spring 2018: Chinese Language and Gender 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.
2452 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation 3
Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation.
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 Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
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.
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.
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.

Economics

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.
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.
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. 
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.
8999 Research in Geography: Dissertation 1

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.
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.
3375 Mongol World Empire: Central Eurasia, 1000-1500 3
This course will address the social, cultural, and political history of medieval Central Eurasia, focusing on the Mongol Empire and its legacy.
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.
3405 Contemporary China 1921-2000 3
History of Contemporary China from 1921 to 2000; emphasis on Communist Party, state and society (politics, military affairs, economics, social structure, and culture).
3411 Gender and Sexuality in China 3
Introduction to gender and sexuality in China, including Confucian gender ideology, changes in marriage, family, sexual morality, and work from pre-modern to modern period. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
4650 Readings in World/Global/Transnational History 3
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.
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 Asian Art 3
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times. Prereq: Honors standing.
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: "Envisioning the Nation: Modern and Contemporary Art in East Asia" 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.
4820 The Arts of Japan 3
Major trends in the visual arts of Japan, from prehistory through the 19th century.
5816 Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods (1279-1644) 3
This course will examine the major trends in Chinese painting under the Mongol, Ming, and Manchu dynasties of China, a time of major developments domestically, including the critical ascendance of literati painting, and waves of significant international engagement, including art associated with the Mongol empire, the maritime explorations of Ming fleets, and the robust relationships between art- loving 17th and 18th century emperors and peoples of both China’s border areas and across the seas.  Open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
8999 Research in History of Art 1-3
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
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.
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.
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.
5702 Research on Organized Violence 3
Introduces students to the process of independent research through an in-depth examination of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
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: 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.
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.

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.
2194 Group Studies 1-3
Groups of students are given an opportunity to pursue special topics not otherwise offered.

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.
4597.02 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.
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.
7837 Political Sociology 3
Selected topics in political sociology.
 

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