Spring 2020 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.

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.
7010 Advanced Topics in Multinational Business 1.5
Examination of topics in international business, including the role of cultural and political systems, trade and FDI, and multinational enterprise.  

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.
2284 Tea Culture in East Asia 3
Approaches tea from multiple perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, geography, agriculture, commerce, health, nutrition, arts and crafts, folklore, and transmission of everyday cultural practices.
3223 The Buddhist Tradition 3
History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations. 
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.
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.

Chinese

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.
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.
4407 Eco-literature in China 3
Addresses changing conceptions of the environment in China as expressed in oral and written literature.
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, etc.; taught in English.
5474 Chinese Opera 3
An introduction to Chinese (Peking) opera as dramatic literature and performing art; study of selected plays and illustrated discussions of various aspects of the theatre.
6193 Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
7385 Modern Chinese Dialects 3
Investigation of the linguistic structure of major Chinese dialects from a cross-dialectal, comparative approach; related topics in multilingualism, language planning, language contact, code-switching, vernacular literacy and dialect-writing.
7463 Modern Chinese Fiction 3
Introduction to the history of Chinese fiction from the late Qing to 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.
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.
4998H Honors
4999 Undergraduate Research Thesis 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis.
5194 Undergraduate/Graduate Group Studies 3
Theme for Spring 2020: "Professional Japanese Interpretation." Introduces the theories and techniques of interpreting and provides rigorous hands-on training on simultaneous and consecutive Japanese interpretation to advanced-level Japanese learners.
5271 The Japanese Religious Tradition 3
A survey of the Japanese tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present.
5316 Japanese Language: Structure, Culture and Communication II 3
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of 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.
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.
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.
5453 Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts 3
Advanced study of Korean language and literature in cross-cultural context, by introducing selected narrative, drama, poetry, and critical essays in Korean. Includes literary translation.

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.
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
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.
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.
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.
8999 Research in Geography: Dissertation 1

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.
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 *Hybrid Format*
This course surveys early modern Chinese history, roughly 14th-18th century. During this period, many countries were going through drastic transformations in this phase of globalization. The Chinese empire helped shape and was shaped by these transformations. It went through two dynastic changes, during which the ruling house changed between Chinese and non-Chinese ones, with the latter governing China as part of a Eurasian, multi-ethnic empire. We will think about how dynamics of globalization intersected with the traditional political institutions, society, culture, socio-economics, and religion in these centuries. We will examine a few important themes in depth to explore some of the historical processes mentioned above. 
3410 Studies 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.
3411 Gender and Sexuality in China 3 *Hybrid Format*
This class introduces students to historical developments in gender and sexuality in Chinese history (ancient period to 1950s). Through a few central topics, we will look into a cluster of interlocking questions: gendered aspects of the political system; changes and continuities in the Confucian gender system; the intersection of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, and class; meanings of liberation, oppression, victim, and agency; the politics of writing women’s history in transcultural and global contexts; the discourse of and about Chinese masculinity; gender and science, etc. We will also think about how our own gender politics and temporal location shape our reading of the history of Chinese women, as well as how a gendered approach changes the way we examine historical evidence and interpret historical events.
3570 World War II 3
Study of the causes, conduct, and consequences of World War II.
3575 The Korean War 3
This course will show how the often overlooked Korean War proved to be a critical moment in modern world history. Rooted in themes in Asian and American history from before the 20th century, this course places the Korean War conflict within a longer framework of East Asian struggles against western influence and within a broader international context.
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.
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
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 3
The origins, development and current state of East Asian Area Studies in the U.S., including EAS’s relationship with other intellectual disciplines.
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.
4798.02 Arts of Japan *Education Abroad*
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.
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.
8821 Studies in Japanese Art 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Japanese art.
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.
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.
5703 Thinking and Writing: A Practicum for Intelligence Analysis 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.
1169.07 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.

Law

7230 International Business Transactions 3
7236 International Trade 3

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

2120 Asian Philosophies 3
A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
8200 Seminar in History of Philosophy 1-4
Seminar in History of Philosophy.

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.
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.
4998 Undergraduate Research in Sociology 1-9
Undergraduate research or creative activities in variable topics.
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.
8999 Research for Dissertation 3-16
Research for dissertation purposes only.

Theatre

3597 Issues of the Contemporary World: Censorship and Performance 3
Exploration of censorship in live performance in both Western and non-Western communities and the ways such practice links to governmental public policy or to pressure groups.
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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