Spring 2021 Area Studies Courses

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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

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

7999 Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
8193 Individual Studies
8872 Seminar in Religious Studies 3
Explores relationships between religious institutions and practices and other areas, including politics, gender and sexuality, technology, popular culture; 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.
3405 Introducing East Asia through Martial Arts Cinema 3
Examines martial arts films of East Asia, focusing on their social & cultural functions. Draws upon the philosophical, cultural and historical background to depict this unique genre of imagination. Analyzes the aspiration for personal freedom and social justice and the longing for heroes amidst losing battles for liberty in authoritarian societies.
5383 Scripts of East Asia 3
A critical survey of writing systems that use Chinese characters, popular and scholarly myths about them, and their impact on the history of ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
4402 Chinese Fiction in Translation 3
Novels and short stories from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
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.
5380 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 3
Investigation of the phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and writing system of the Chinese language.
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.
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.
7466 Lu Xun 3
Readings in the essays, prose poetry, and fiction of Lu Xun.
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.
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.
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 1-3
Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies designed for a mix of undergraduate and graduate students.
5316 Japanese Language: Structure, Culture and Communication II 3
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.
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.
7384 Japanese Syntax 3
Survey of the grammatical structures of Japanese; presentation of syntactic rules.
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.
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.
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.
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

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.

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.
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.
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 Dissertation Research 
Research for dissertation purposes only.

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.
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.
3376 The Silk Road: Commerce and Culture in Eurasia 200 BCE-1498 CE
A study of the commercial and cultural relations among Chinese, Indian, Iranian, and Roman/Islamic civilizations.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
8811 Studies in Chinese Art 4
Topic: "The 1930s: The Golden Age of Modern China's Art and Visual Culture." The course will focus on the 1930s, considered by some observers to have been the golden age of China’s modern art and visual culture, a period during which Chinese artists of cosmopolitan orientation defined modernity and their tradition against the complex background of China’s history. A key issue for modern Chinese art that was fully on display in this brief era is the degree to which Chinese artists chose to adopt Western conventions and the extent to which they rejected them. Equally legitimate positions have been taken by artists whose work actively opposes the legacy of the past and by those who pursued innovations based upon their particular understanding of the Chinese tradition. Through examining art works in different media, including oil painting, traditional ink painting, woodblock prints, graphic design, calendar posters, cartoons and comics, photography, and film, along with theoretical writing, bibliographical and institutional data, and other documentary materials, we will investigate the most compelling of the multiple realities that Chinese artists constructed for themselves.
8999 Research in History of Art 1-3
Research for dissertation purposes only.

International Studies

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
"Comparative Epidemics" (class number: 35054): To be taught by Dr. Amy Welling Gregg, the course explores epidemics in the 19th-century, 20th-century, and the 21st-century in East Asia, Africa, and the United States. It examines the historic and modern approaches to epidemics and the various ways in which Public Health systems dealt with the crises. The readings are compiled from various disciplines to broaden students understanding from a historical, socio-political, and economic standpoint. Furthermore, the course focuses on how the "social" impacts the medical, economic, and government response to epidemics.
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..
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

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

7109 International Business Arbitration 3

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.

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.

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.

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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