Summer 2011 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

  • 597.01 - Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 5
    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

  • 555 - Introduction to International Business U 4
    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.

Comparative Studies

  • 270 - Introduction to Comparative Religion U 5
    Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.
  • 693 - Individual Studies U G 1-10
    Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

  • 293 - Individual Studies U 1-5
    Individual investigation of problems in East Asian cultures, languages, and literatures.
  • 697 - Study at a Foreign Institution u G 1-15
    An opportunity for students to study at a foreign institution and receive Ohio State credit for that work.
  • 704 - Teaching Practicum in East Asian Languages: College Level U G 3-7
    Training as a classroom teacher through practice teaching to college students and the observation of classes taught by trainees and master teachers.

Chinese

  • 293 - Individual Studies U 1-5
    Individual investigation of problems in Chinese culture, language, and literature.
  • 693 Individual Studies U G 1-5
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in area studies and East Asian programs.

Japanese

  • 231 - Elements of Japanese Culture U 5
    A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times.
  • 693 - Individual Studies U G 1-5
    Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research.
  • 694 - Interpreting in Professional Contexts U G 5
    (Taught in Japanese) An introduction to interpretation in professional contexts, including the principals of interpreting and the cultural aspects that affect communication and behavior. The course will offer the opportunity to develop interpreting skills in various fields.
  • 783H - Honors Research U G 3-5
    A program of reading arranged for each student, with individual conferences, reports, and honor thesis.

Education

Physical Activity and Educational Services

  • 169.16 - Marital Art Forms: T'ai Chi Ch'uan I U G 1
    An introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on an exploration of body/energy awareness.

Geography

  • 200 - World Regional Geography U G 5
    An examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions; defined primarily at the continental scale and classified by their level of development.
  • 597.01 - Issues of the Contemporary World: World Urbanization U G 5
    An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.

History

  • 181 - World History to 1500 U 5
    History of the human community to 1500, primary emphasis on history of civilizations, and secondary emphasis on patterns of regional and hemispheric integration.
  • 182 - World History, 1500 to Present U 5
    History of the human community from 1500 to the present, primary emphasis on processes of global integration, and secondary emphasis on comparative civilization.
  • 593 - Individual Studies U 1-5
    Individual study in some field of historical development; designed to allow the student ot work on a problem of particular interest.

History of Art

  • 213 - Asian Art U 5
    A survey of Far Eastern Art: India, China, and Japan.
  • 260 - Introduction to World Cinema U 5
    Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
  • 350 - World Cinema Today U 5
    An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.

International Studies

  • 501 - Understanding the Global Information Society U 5
    Changes in creating, accessing, and using information are happening within a global context and are driving forces in societies around the world. For more information, please review the online course syllabus at http://library.osu.edu/blogs/globalinfo/2011/04/29/summer-2011-2d-session-course-global-information-society/.
  • 597.01 - Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 5
    Problems related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these problems, especially in low-income countries.

Philosophy

  • 215 - Asian Philosophies U 5
    A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

Theatre

  • 597 - Issues of the Contemporary World: Censorship and Performance U G 5
    Exploration of issues of censorship of performance in both Western and Asian communities with particular attention to live performance.
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