Winter 2012 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

  • 535 - Economic Development Processes in Developing Countries U 5
    Study of major Third world problems using principles of development economics. Examines poverty, inequality, unemployment, population growth, resource use and rural development.
  • 539 - China's Economic Reforms and Globalization U G 5
    An introductory survey course of economic reforms and globalization in China with emphasis on economic and social transformation, and its integration into the global economy.
  • 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.
  • 597.01H - Honors 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.

Arts and Sciences

  • 138.03 - Freshman Seminar:
    Analyzing the Appeal of Manga Affords first-year students opportunities for contact with faculty in small group settings; introduction to academic areas, research, and frontier areas of scholarly pursuit.

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.

Management and Human Resources

  • 833 -The Rise of China and Its Global Business Implications G 4
    The course is intended to introduce students to the historical, economic, cultural, social and geopolitical circumstances of China's rise, and its global business repercussions.

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.
  • 651 - Topics in Comparative Studies: Framing the Other: China and the West U G 5
    Critical study of selected themes and topics in a comparative and cross-cultural perspective; emphasis on issues of method, critical theory, representation, power, knowledge, and authority.
  • 693 - Individual Studies U 1-10
    Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
  • 996 - Research in Comparative Studies: Candidacy Examination G 1-18
    Research in preparation for Ph.D. exams.
  • 998 - Research in Comparative Studies: Thesis G 1-18
    Research for master's thesis.
  • 999 - Research in Comparative Studies: Dissertation G 1-18
    Research for dissertation.

East Asian Languages and Literatures

EALL

  • 131 - East Asian Humanities U 5
    Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of Chin, Japan and Korea taught through readings, films, demonstrations and discussions.
  • 346 - Asian American Film U 5
    Introduction to Asian American film
  • 701 - Pedagogical Syntax for East Asian Languages U G 4
    Training in the presentation of grammar in East Asian language classes; special attention given to problems of translating linguistic studies into teachable units.
  • 702 - Materials Preparation for East Asian Languages U G 5
    Preparation of materials for teaching Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; emphasis on the special problems faced by English-speaking students in learning these languages.
  • 705 - Seminar in the Learning of East Asian Languages and Cultures U G 5
    Critical analysis and discussion of insights and theories from various disciplines relevant to the pedagogy of East Asian languages and cultures.

Chinese

  • 251 - Chinese Literature in Translation U 5
    Representative masterpieces from 3000 years of Chinese literature, fiction, drama, prose, and poetry in English translation.
  • 501 - Chinese Poetry in Translation U G 5
    Major movements and trends in modern and contemporary Chinese poetry from the late Qing dynasty to the present.
  • 503 - Modern Chinese Literature in Translation U G 5
    Chinese literature from the teens and twenties to the present day.
  • 580 - The Chinese Language: Description and Analysis U G 5
    Important elements of the Chinese language, its structure, dialects, writing system, as well as language use and planning; taught in English.
  • 651 - History of Chinese Literature I U G 5
    Chinese literature from antiquity to the end of Six Dynasties; various aspects of the classical tradition and new developments in the Age of Disunity.
  • 693 - Individual Studies U G 1-5
    Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in area studies and East Asian programs.
  • 694 - Group Studies U G 1-5
    Investigation of minor problems in Chinese language and literature.
  • 783H - Honors Research U 3-5
    A program of reading arranged for each student, with individual conferences, reports, and honors thesis.
  • 874 - Traditional Chinese Drama G 5
    A lecture and reading course in Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing drama

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.
  • 251 - Japanese Literature in Translation U 5
    Representative masterpieces from Japanese literature: fiction, drama, poetry, prose.
  • 501 - Japanese Literature in Critical Perspective U G 5
    Advanced survey in translation of masterpieces of Japanese literature and introduction to methods for the critical evaluation of the Japanese literary tradition.
  • 515 - Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication I U 5
    Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.
  • 641 - The Japanese Religious Tradition U G 5
    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.
  • 655 - Japanese Literature: Medieval and Edo Periods U G 5
    Survey of Japanese literature from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-nineteenth century: popular tales , poetry, drama, and the fiction of the merchant class.
  • 680 - Introduction to Japanese Linguistics U G 5
    An introduction to the phonology, syntax, and lexicon of the Japanese language
  • 693 - Individual Studies U G 1-5
    Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research.
  • 783H - Honors Research U 3-5
    A program of reading arranged for each student, with individual conferences, reports, and honor thesis.

Korean

  • 251 - Korean Literature in Translation U 5
    A close examination of masterpieces in Korean literature across different genres.
  • 656 - Interdisciplinary Topics in Korean Politics and Society U G 5
    Interdisciplinary Korean studies course in the areas of social science bridging Korean history, politics, gender, religion, philosophy, education, intercultural communication and international relations among others.
  • 753 - Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts U G 5
    Advanced study of Korean language and literature in cross-cultural context, by introducing selected narrative, drama, poetry and critical essays in Korean.

Economics

  • 508 - Comparative Economic Systems U G 5
    Principles and institutions for economic decision making under capitalism, socialism, communism, and mixed systems; comparison of selected countries.
  • 515 - World Economic Development in Historical Perspective I U G 5
    First course in a survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century.
  • 665 - International Commodity Flows: Theory and Policy U G 5
    Comparative advantage and the gains from trade; tariffs and other trade restrictions; economic effects of protective policies; U.S. commercial policies; regional economic integration.
  • 666 - Financial Aspects of International Trade U G 5
    International payments and receipts; foreign exchange markets; balance-of-payments adjustment under different monetary systems; macroeconomic policy; international monetary reforms; foreign investments; multinational corporations.

Education

Physical Activity and Educational Services

  • 169.01 - Aikido U 1
    An introduction to a harmonizing martial art, designed to increase physical and mental centeredness; to improve grace, balance, awareness, and general movement abilities; to aid in self defense.
  • 169.04 - Judo I U 1
    Introductory skills and knowledge essential in throwing techniques and mat work of Judo.
  • 169.05 - Judo II U 2
    Intermediate skills and techniques of Judo as well as an introduction to the skills involved in competitive Judo.
  • 169.07 - Karate I U 1
    Introduction to the fundamental forms and techniques of Karate.
  • 169.08 - Karate II U 2
    The refinement of basic forms and techniques and the introduction of advanced forms; more emphasis on free fighting.
  • 169.10 - Shuai Chiao I U 1
    Introduction to the various forms and techniques of Shuai Chiao-Chinese wrestling, a combination of Karate and Judo.
  • 169.13 - Tae Kwon Do I U 1
    Beginning course in the Korean martial art form; includes etiquette, basic blocking, thrusting and kicking techniques, and self defense.
  • 169.16 - T'ai Chi Ch'uan U 1
    An introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on an exploration of body/energy awareness.

Geography

  • 200 - World Regional Geography U 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.
  • 410H - Global Climate and Environmental Change U 5
    Examines both natural and social factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future.
  • 597.01 - Issues of the Contemporary World: World Urbanization U 5
    An examination of geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.

History

  • 141 - History of East Asia in the Pre-modern Era U 5
    Introduction to the societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the countries that make up the geographical and cultural unit of East Asia.
  • 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.
  • 343 - Islamic Central Asia U 5
    Introductory survey of the political, cultural, religious, and economic history of islamic central Asian from the eighth-century Arab conquests to the nineteenth-century Russian colonial era.
  • 545.02 - China in the Early Modern Era: The Ming and Qing Dynasties U G 5
    The major topics in Ming and Qing history.
  • 545.03 - Modern China, 1800-1949 U G 5
    History of modern China, organized around the twin themes of non-Chinese attempts to challenge or undermine China's autonomy and Chinese responses to those efforts, partly to achieve wealth and power for this nation. For this reason, emphasis is placed on political and military developments, although attention is also given to social, economic, and intellectual ones.
  • 593 - Individual Studies U 1-5
    Individual study in some field of historical development; designed to allow the student to work on a problem of particular interest.
  • 597 - Critical Issues of the 20th-Century World U 5
    Contemporary global problems in historical perspectives; war and threat of war; intercontinental, racial, ideological, and economic conflicts; the search for a new world order.
  • 791 - Topics in History G 1-5
    The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through individual studies.
  • 796 - Studies in Japanese History U G 5
    An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.
  • 798 - Studies in Chinese History U G 5
    An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Chinese history.
  • 850 - Seminar in History G 1-5
    Research topic to be announced.
  • 898 - Master's Thesis G 1-10
    Research for master's thesis.
  • 999 - Research in History G 1-18
    Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

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.
  • 669 - The Art of Newar Buddhism U G 5
    A study of the art of the Newar Buddhist community of Nepal and its contribution to the rest of north Asia.
  • 677.02 - Chinese Art: Buddhist U G 5
    Examination of the Buddhist arts of China; with emphasis on religious expression and content.
  • 770 Studies in Buddhist Art: Cosmology and Art in East Asian Buddhism U G 3-5
    Introduction to research in Buddhist art and iconography.

International Studies

  • 215 - Introduction to Development Studies U 5
    Introduction to the contemporary field of development studies through examination of the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
  • 356 - Introduction to Globalization U 5
    Analysis of globalization in all its aspects, economic, political, cultural, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability.
  • 501 - Selected Problems in International Studies: Understanding the global information system U G 5
    Changes in creating, accessing, and using information are happening within a global context and are driving forces in societies around the world. This course introduces students to critical thinking about the knowledge creation process in its global and societal contexts. We will examine issues, trends, tensions, policies, theories, and practices related to the varying ways information is used and knowledge is produced in different societies, the impact of communication technologies, the divides that affect individuals and societies, access to knowledge, and the emerging commons of globally distributed information and knowledge.
  • 530 - Comparative Communism: China and Russia U G 5
    Seeks to understand the different trajectories of the world's two great communist powers of the 20th century; China and Russia.
  • 539 - China's Economic Reforms and Globalization U G 5
    An introductory survey course of economic reforms and globalization in China with emphasis on economic and social transformation, and its integration into the global economy.
  • 597.01 - Issues of the Contemporary World: Problems and Policies in the 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.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • 211 - Medieval Kyoto: Portraits and Landscapes U 5
    Exploration of cultural, political and economic life in Kyoto, Japan from ca. 900-1467 with emphasis on role of imperial court and rising warrior class.

Near East Languages and Cultures

  • 644 - Culture and Politics in Central Asia U G 5
    Why does Central Asia give us insight into macro-trends in the world after 9/11 and the Cold War? We will look at Central Asia after Soviet-Russian and under Chinese rule, its rapid modernization, experience under communism, changing role of women, the state creation of ethnicity, distinctiveness of its Islam, and recent post-Soviet social and political phenomena and the emergence of neighbor China.

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.
  • 993 - Individual Studies G 2-15
    Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses.
  • 999 - Research in Philosophy G 1-18
    Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

Political Science

  • 145 - Global Politics U 5
    Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations and key issues, including security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment.
  • 537 - Government and Politics of China U G 5
    A study of the contemporary political process of Communist China; considerable time will be spent on an analysis of recent political change in China and the process of revolution.
  • 597.02 - Issues of the Contemporary World: Political Problems of the Contemporary World U 5
    Critical political problems of industrialized and Third World societies, including governmental legitimacy, conflict and violence, social welfare, equality, and economic development.
  • 635 - Government and Politics in Japan U G 5
    The government and politics of Japan, with special emphasis being given to the impact of cultural and social patterns on the processes of government with imported political institutions.
  • 783H - Honors Research U 3-5
  • 793.01 - Individual Studies: International Politics G 1-5
    Individual studies in political science; student work is evaluated by papers and/or special examinations.
  • 846 - Research in International Politics G 3-5
    Research seminar in international politics.
  • 999 - Research in Political Science G 1-18
    Research for thesis or dissertation purposes only.

Sociology

  • 597.01 - Issues of the Contemporary World: Contemporary World Societies: Social Institutions and Social Change U 5
    Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies-non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized-with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change.
  • 597.02 - Issues of the Contemporary World: World Population Problems U 5
    General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries.

Theatre

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

Women's Studies

  • 305 - Gender, Culture and Power in International Perspective U 5
    Investigates gender cross-culturally, especially in the non-Western world, in relation to traditional culture, colonialism, nationalism and global economy.
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