Spring 2015 Area Studies Courses

Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics

2580 – Feast of Famine: The Global Business of Food U 3Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed.
4539 – China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization U 3. 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.
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.
4597.01H – Honors Agricultural Systems Management

Agricultural Systems Management

5786 – Environmental Issues in East Asia U G 3. STEM students will study emerging, interdisciplinary environmental issues in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong, such as air and water pollution, waste management, habitat destruction, exotic species, and energy.

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.
7010 – Advanced Topics in Multinational Business 3. Examination of topics in international business, including the role of  cultural and political system, trade, and FDI, and multinational enterprise.

Business Administration


Management and Human Resources

2370 – Introduction to comparative Religion 3. Introduction to the academic study of religion through the comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, ect.) and smaller communities.
2370H Honors
5871 The Japanese Religious Tradition 3 - A survey of the Japanese religious tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E to the present.
7193 Individual Studies 1-9 - Designed to give able students an opportunity to pursue special studies not otherwise offered.
7999 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 U 3
Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations. 
Introduction to Asian American cinema from the 1960s to the present, including documentaries, feature films, and experimental films.
7702 – Materials Preparation for East Asian Languages G 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 G 3
Critical analysis of insights and theories from various disciplines relevant to the pedagogy of East Asian languages and cultures.
 
Chinese
4193 – Individual Studies 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses. 
4194– Groups Studies 1-3
4383 – The Chinese Language and Its Script 3
An examination of the Chinese script covering its origin, classification, and development, as well as such topics as standardization, script reform, romanization, and internet language; taught in English.
4403 – Modern Chinese Literature in Translation U 3
Chinese fiction and/or drama from the late 19th century to the present.
4404 – Chinese Drama U 3
Chinese fiction and/or drama from the late 19th century to the present. Taught in English.
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. Taught in English, no Chinese required.
5383 – The Chinese Writing System U 3
Origin, classification, composition, and development of the Chinese writing system; exploration of related topics such as language reform, reading, and processing of Chinese characters.
5490– Chinese Translation Workshop 3
Investigation of problems and techniques of translating Chinese into English.
6193 – Individual Studies G 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Chinese studies. Not a substitute for regular language courses. 
6193 – History of Chinese Literature I 3
Chinese literature from antiquity to the end of the Tang dynasty; various aspects of the classical tradition and new developments in the Age of Disunity. Taught in English. Partial texts in Chinese optional.
6998 – Research in Chinese Project G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis. 
6999 – Research in Chinese: Thesis G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis. 
8998 – Research in Chinese: Project G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional dissertation. 
8999 – Research in Chinese: Dissertation G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
 
Japanese
2231 – Elements of Japanese Culture U 3
A survey of literature, art, religion, philosophy, film, and social institutions of the Japanese people from the earliest to the most recent times. Taught in English. 
2451 – Japanese Literature in Translation U 3
Representative masterpieces from Japan's literary tradition: fiction, poetry, drama, prose. Taught in English. 
2452 – Modern Japanese Literature in Translation U 3
Modern Japanese literature and media from late 19th century Western influences to contemporary writers; selected readings in English translation. 
4193 – Individual Studies U 1-3
Directed study to meet individual research needs of students in Japanese studies. 
4400 – Japanese Film and Visual Media U 3
An overview of Japanese cinema and visual media, with a focus on genre: canonical and popular works of anime, yakuza film, historical/samurai film, comedies, and documentaries. Taught in English.
4998 – Undergraduate Research Project U 3
Focused research toward completion of an original project. 
4998H - Honors 3
4999 – Undergraduate Research Thesis U 3
Focused research toward completion of an original thesis. 
5271 - The Japanese Religious Tradition 3
A survey of the Japanese religious tradition, including, Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present.
5315 – Japanese Language: Structure, Culture and Communication I 3
Critical and comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Japanese language.
5316 – Japanese Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication II U G 3
Continuation of 5315. 
5380 – Japanese Linguistics U G 3
Examination of the phonology, syntax, and lexicon of the Japanese language.
5454 – Japanese Literature: Classical Period U G 3
Survey of Japanese literature from the eighth to twelfth century: myths, court poetry, tales, fiction, diaries, and miscellanies.
 6193 – Individual Studies G 1-3
Requires the use of Japanese sources and the completion of a paper reflecting the student's research. Not a substitute for regular language courses.
6998 – Research in Japanese: Project G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of a project other than a conventional MA thesis.
6999 – Research in Japanese: Thesis G 1-3
Research leading to the completion of an MA thesis.
7384 – Japanese Syntax G 3
Discussion of the grammatical structures of Japanese; presentation of syntactic rules.
7451 – Studies in Japanese Poetry G 3
Critical studies in Japanese poetry; survey of poetic forms, techniques, and aesthetics; conventration on a specific collection, poet, or coterie; topic varies.
8477 – Topics and Problems in Japanese Literature G 3
Readings in the major genres of Japanese literature with emphasis on analysis and critical evaluation. Varying topics. 
8889 – Interdepartmental Seminar G 3
Two or more departments present seminars on subjects of mutual interest; topics to be announced. For Spring 2015, this seminar will focus on Edo period mathematics, wasan.
8897 – Seminar in Japanese Literature 1-3
Seminar in Chinese literature, linguistics, or pedagogy; topic varies. 
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
2451 – Korean Literature in Translation U 3
A close examination of masterpieces in Korean literature across genres for students with no previous academic training in Korean literature. All readings and discussions in English; college-level English reading and writing required.
5315– Korean Language: Structure, Culture, and Communication U 1-3
A comprehensive survey of structural, cultural, and communicative aspects of the Korean language. Taught in English.
5400 – Performance Traditions in Korea U G 3
Cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exploration of cultural expressiveness in the context of Korean performance traditions; includes guided research, field work, ethnography and performance workshop.
5453 – Readings in Korean Literary and Classical Texts U G 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 U 3
A survey of economic development from the middle ages through the 20th century, emphasizing Europe, Asia and Africa.
 

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 state. Examines regions in global context.
2750H - Honors
3597.01 – World Urbanization U 3
An examination of the geographic aspects of the urbanization process in the world's major regions; interrelationships between urbanization and economic development.
5193– Individual Studies in Geography G1-5
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics.
7193– Individual Studies in Geography G 1-5
Independent studies on selected Geography related topics. 
8601– Seminar: Theory of Political Geography G 3
The development of theory in the political geography and its application to selected problems.
8999– Research in Geography: Dissertation
Research for dissertation purposes only.
 

History

2401 – History of East Asia in the Pre-Modern Era U 3
Introduction to societies and cultures of pre-modern China, Korea, and Japan; the East Asian geographical and cultural unit. 
2402 – History of Early Modern China: 14th-18th Century U 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 U 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 U 3
Introduction to political, social, cultural, and economic developments from 14th to 18th century, mainly the Ming and early Qing dynasty.
3405 – Contemporary China 1921-2000 U 3
History of Contemporary China from 1921 to 2000; emphasis on Communist Party, state and society (politics, military affairs, economics, social structure, and culture).
4193.01 – Individual Studies U 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 U 1-6
Individual study in some field of historical development; designed to allow the student to work on a problem of particular interest. 
4400 – Readings in Chinese History U 3
Advanced readings on selected topics in Chinese History. 
4425 - Readings in Japanese History U 3
Advanced readings on selected Japanese History.
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 Undergraduate Research Thesis 1-6
6193.01 - Independent Study History 1-5
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
6193.02 - Independent Study History 1-5
The investigation of particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies ..
6999 - Master's Thesis Research 1-12
Research for Master's thesis.
7193.01 - Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of a particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies.
7193.02 - Individual Studies 1-6
The investigation of a particular problems in various fields of history through graduate-level individual studies. 
7350 – Studies in Islamic History – The Ottoman Provinces G 3
Graduate reading seminar focusing on the provinces of the Ottoman period between roughly 1500 and 1850. Many topics will be examined, including provincial administration, the rise of local notables, trade, and social and religious life. The course includes an important comparative component: both comparison among provinces in different regions of the Ottoman Empire (notably the Balkans, Anatolia, and the Arab provinces) and comparison between the provinces of the Ottoman Empire and those of contemporary landed Eurasian empires (notably the Habsburg, Russia, and Ming/Qing Chinese empires).
7405 – Introduction to Graduate Level EA Studies G 3.
7425 - Studies in Japanese History 3
An intensive study, through reading and discussion, of major issues and recent scholarship in Japanese history.
8999 – Dissertation Research G 1-12
Research for dissertation.
 

History of Art

2003 – Asian Art U 3
Art of Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times. 
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.
4001 – Writing Seminar in History of Art U 3
Training in writing a variety of assignments commonly undertaken by art historians.
4810– The Arts of China U G 3
An overview of the visual arts in China and their cultural context from prehistoric times to the modern era.
4820 - The Arts of Japan 3
Major trends in the visual arts of Japan, form prehistory through the 19th century.
5816 – Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods U G 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 G 4
Advanced study and specialized research in the history of Japanese art.
8999 – Research in History of Art  G 1-3
Research for dissertation purposes only. 
 

International Studies

2050 – Introduction to China and Japan U 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 U 3*
Examines theories of political economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism and contemporary issues in international economic development. 
2500H – Honors
4195– Selected Problems in International Studies U 3*
Class discussions, with several guest speakers, informal conferences, and a reading and research program arranged to meet the special needs of those enrolled.
4250– Comparative Communism: China and Russia U 3
Seeks to understand the different trajectories of the world's two great communist powers of the 20th century, China and the Soviet Union.
4253 - Central Asia in World Affairs   3
Survey of a region of the world in a key geo-strategic position between Russia, China, Southern Asia, and the Middle East with extensive natural resources that make its economic and political development important to the world's major powers.
4539 – China’s Economic Reforms and Globalization U 3
An introductory survey course of economic reforms and globalization in China with emphasis on the country's economic and social transformation, and its integration into the global economy.
4701 – The Development & Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction U 3 (25% EA)
Includes discussions on the historical development and use of WMDs in Japan in WWII, current proliferation efforts in North Korea and China, and security efforts to halt WMD development throughout the world. 
5703– Writing About the Intelligence Community 3
Students will practice writing about 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 U 3
Introductory skills and knowledge essential in throwing techniques and mat work of Judo.
1169.04– Martial Arts Forms: Karate I U 3
Introduction to the fundamental forms and techniques of Karate.
1169.07– Martial Arts Forms: Tae Kwon Do I U 3
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 U 3
An introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan with emphasis on the exploration of body/energy awareness.
1169.10– Martial Arts Forms: T'ai Chi Ch'uan II U 3
Intermediate forms and techniques of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and experience in joint hands operation as well as in combat T'ai Chi Ch'uan.
 

Music

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

Near Eastern Languages & Cultures (NELC)

5204– Culture and Politics in Central Asia G U 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 U 3
A survey including at least three of the following major philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism. 
8193 – Individual Studies G 1-9*
Doctoral students may register for individual study in areas not normally covered by courses. 
8999 – Dissertation Research in Philosophy G 1-9
Research for dissertation purposes only.
 

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. 
4597.01 – International Cooperation and Conflict U 3*
An examination of the relationships industrialized countries have with each other and developing nations; focus on potential for cooperation and conflict. 
4597.02 – 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. 
7205 - Democratic Transitions
Theoretical examination of the dynamics of the transition from authoritarian to democratic regimes, with special attention to southern Europe, China, and South America.
8783 – Research in International Politics U 3*
Research seminar on various topics in international politics.
8999 – Dissertation Research in Political Science G 1-12
Research for dissertation purposes only.
 

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.
4889 – Undergraduate Research in Sociology 1-9
Undergraduate research or creative activities in variable topics.
6193 – Individual Studies G 1-9*
Individual studies 
6999 – Research for Thesis G 1-12
Research for thesis purposes only. 
8999 – Research for Dissertation G 3-16
Research for dissertation purposes only.
 

Theatre

3597 – Issues of the Contemporary World: Censorship and Performance U 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.
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