Summer 2012 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

  • 4597.01 - Problems and Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 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 U 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.

Comparative Studies

  • 8998 - Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination G 1-12
    Research in preparation for PhD exams.
  • 8999 - Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation G 1-12
    Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

  • 4193 - Individual Studies U 1-3
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in East Asian studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
  • 4194 - Group Studies U 1-3
    Group investigation of issues in East Asian studies. Varying topics.
  • 7700 - Learning East Asian Languages in Cross-Cultural Contexts: College Level 1-3
    Principles and practices of teaching an East Asian language as a foreign language at post-secondary level American institutions.
  • 7703 - Presentation of East Asian Languages and Cultures: College Level 1-2
    Preparation and presentation of curriculum and syllabus for East Asian language program at the college level.
  • 7704 - Teaching Practicum in East Asian Languages: College Level 1-5
    Training as a classroom teacher through practice teaching to college students and the observation of classes taught by trainees and master teachers.

Chinese

  • 4193 - Individual Studies U G 1-3
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
  • 4194 - Group Studies U G 1-3
    Group investigation of issues in Chinese studies. Varying topics.

Japanese

  • 4193 - Individual Studies U G 1-3
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
  • 4194 - Group Studies U G 1-3
    Group investigation of issues in Japanese studies. Varying topics.

Economics

  • 4130 - World Economic Development in Historical Perspective U G 3
    A survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century, emphasizing Europe, Asia, and Africa.
  • 5650 - International Commodity Flows: Theory and Policy U G 3
    Comparative advantage and the gains from trade; tariffs and other trade restrictions; economic effects of protective policies; U.S. commercial policies; regional economic integration.

Education

Physical Activity and Educational Services

  • 1169.09 - Martial Arts Forms: T'ai Chi Ch'uan I U 1
    An introduction to T;ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on an exploration of body/energy awareness.

Geography

  • 2750 - World Regional Geography U 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.
  • 3597.01 - World Urbanization U 3
    An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.

History

  • 1681 - World History to 1500 U 3
    Comparative survey of the world's major civilizations and their interconnections from the beginnings of human civilization through 1500
  • 1682 - World History, 1500 to Present U 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 U 3
    Introduction to the transformation of societies and cultures of modern China, Korea, and Japan from the 17th century to the present.

History of Art

  • 2901 - Introduction to World Cinema U 3
    Chronological survey of the most influential and recognized film artists and film movements of the world.
  • 3901 - World Cinema Today U 3
    An introduction to the art of international cinema today, including its forms and varied content.

International Studies

  • 4597.01 - Problems & Policies in World Population, Food, and Environment U 3
    This course addresses population growth and the challenges it poses. In particular, the challenge of providing everyone with an adequate diet while simultaneously conserving the natural resources on which agriculture and other economic activities depend.

Music

  • 2250 - Music Cultures of the World U 3
    A survey of musical cultures outside the Western European tradition of the fine arts.

Philosophy

  • 2120 - Asian Philosophies U 3
    A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

Political Science

  • 1300 - Global Politics U 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 - Issues of the Contemporary World: Political Problems of the Contemporary World U 3
    Critical political problems of industrialized and developing societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.

Sociology

  • 3597.01 - World Problems in Global Context U 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 U 3
    Exploration of censorship in live performance in both Western and Asian and the ways such practice links to governmental public policy or to pressure groups.
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