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Recommended Area Studies Courses

All students studying at the University of Utah during the duration of the FLAS award must take at least one area studies course per semester. For FLAS purposes, an area studies course includes a minimum of 25% of its content on Asian topics. Many of the courses on this list count towards Asian Studies, International Studies, or language majors and minors.

The University also offers a variety of FLAS-eligible graduate courses. They are available through many departments, including independent study and cross-listed courses. Please contact the FLAS coordinator (flas@utah.edu), for more information.

The following list is not comprehensive. If you would like to take a course that is not on this list, please contact the FLAS coordinator (flas@utah.edu) for approval.

 

China

ARTH 3020 Arts of China

ARTH 3060 Visual and Material Cultures of Buddhism

ARTH 4020 Chinese Painting

ARTH 4030 Art and Religion Along the Silk Road

ARTH 4060 Art and Politics in Modern China

CHIN 3010 Third-year Mandarin Chinese

CHIN 3060 Introduction to Written Chinese

CHIN 3390 Chinese Calligraphy

CHIN 3410 Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

CHIN 3510 Business Chinese

CHIN 4550 Patterns of Traditional Chinese Culture

CHIN 4560 Problems of a Modernizing China

CHIN 4610 Chinese Narrative Literature (CW)

CHIN 4620 Literature of the Middle Period

CHIN 4710 Classical Chinese

CHIN 4720 Classical Chinese

CHIN 4900 Special Topics

CHIN 5280 Structure of Chinese: Syntax

CHIN 5281 Structure of Chinese: Phonetics

ECON 5420 China and the Global Economy

ECON 5430 Asian Economic History and Development

ECON 5530 Principles of Economic Development

GEOG 3640 Geography of China and Asia (also listed as BUS 3141)

HIST 3500 Pre-modern China

HIST 3510 Modern China

HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics

HIST 4865 Race and Gender in Colonial Asia

PHIL 3620 Religions of China and Japan

PHIL 3640 World Religions

PHIL 4140 Classical Chinese Philosophy

POLS 3450 Politics in China

POLS 5480 International Relations of East Asia

POLS 5680 Chinese Foreign Policy

SOC 4439 Contemporary Chinese Society (also listed as BUS 3172)

SOC 4674 Global Health

THEA 3210 Tai-Chi Yoga Movement

 

Japan

ARCH 4200 Japanese Architecture

ARTH 3030 Arts of Japan

ARTH 3060 Visual and Material Cultures of Buddhism

ECON 5430 Asian Economic History and Development

HIST 3520 Pre-modern Japan

HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics

HIST 4765 The Vietnam War

JAPAN 3040/3060 Third-year Japanese

JAPAN 3220 Japanese Linguistics: Language and Society

JAPAN 3330 Third-year Conversational Japanese

JAPAN 3410 Teaching Japanese as a Second Language

JAPAN 3510/3520 Commercial Japanese

JAPAN 3710/4520 Intensive Business Japanese

JAPAN 4550 Japanese Civilization

JAPAN 4560 Newspaper Japanese

JAPAN 4610 Survey of Japanese Lit: Modern Period

JAPAN 4620 Survey of Japanese Lit: Heritage of Japanese Literary Tradition

JAPAN 4630 Japanese Women’s Literature

JAPAN 4660/4670 The Fiction and Poetry of Japan Today

JAPAN 4680 Modern Japanese Lit in Translation

JAPAN 4690 Classical Lit in Translation

JAPAN 4710 Classical Japanese

JAPAN 5290 Structure of Japanese: Syntax

JAPAN 5291 Japanese Linguistics: Language and Society

PHIL 3620 Religions of China and Japan

PHIL 3640 World Religions

POLS 5480 International Relations of East Asia

SOC 4438 Japanese Society

SOC 4674 Global Health

THEA 3001 Zen, The Art of Eastern Theatre

 

Korea

COMM 3000 Korean Media & Culture

KOREA 3060/3070 Third-year Grammar

KOREA 3100 Korean Culture Through Literature

KOREA 4900 Special Topics

HIST 3570 History of Korea

HIST 4780 The Korean War

 

Southeast Asia

HIST 3580 Pre-Modern Southeast Asia

HIST 3590 Modern Southeast Asia

HIST 4260 French Colonial Empire

HIST 4765 The Vietnam War

HIST 4865 Race and Gender in Colonial Asia

ARTH 3060 Visual and Material Cultures of Buddhism

ECON 5430 Asian Economic History and Development

ECON 5530 Principles of Economic Development

SW 3720/OC TH 4720 Immigration and Resettlement

BUS 3233 The Global Indian Ocean

 

South/Central Asia

BUS 3233 The Global Indian Ocean

BUS 3940 India & Globalization in the Business World

ENGL 5810 The Novel in India

FILM 3250 Indian Cinema and Beyond

HINDI 4610 South Asian Literature and Culture

HINDI 4620 Popular Culture of South Asia

HIST 3550 India: Empire and Religion

HIST 3560 Modern India

HIST 3565 Mughals to Modernity

HIST 4400 Intro to Islam

HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics

HIST 4865 Race and Gender in Colonial Asia

HIST 4620 Women in the History of Islam

HIST 4855 Environmental History of India

MID-E 3880 Oil in the Middle East & Central Asia

 

Russia

CLCS 4900 Banned Books of the Soviet Era

HIST 3160 Soviet Union

RUSS 3040/3060 Third year Russian

RUSS 3550 Russia under the Czars

RUSS 3560 Soviet Culture

RUSS 4900 Russian Cinema

 

Asian Pacific

ANTH 3151 Peoples of the Pacific

ANTH 4960 Tongan Culture and Island Environment: Study Abroad in the Kingdom of Tonga

ARTH 3070 Arts of the Transpacific

 

Middle East

ANTH 2035 Religiosity in the Middle East & US

ANTH 3131 Peoples & Cultures of the Middle East

ANTH 3328 Anthropological Archaeology Ancient Near East

ANTH 3329 Anthropological Archaeology Ancient Egypt

ECON 5400 Middle East Economic History

MID E 4780 Economics of Middle East & North Africa

GEOG 3650 Geography of the Middle East

HIST 1450 Middle East Civilization: Islam Origins & Empires, 600-1800

HIST 1460 Middle East Civilization: Modern Period

HIST 3392 Islamic Spain

HIST 3398 The History of the Middle East

POLS 3420 Islam & Politics

POLS 3440 Comparative Politics of the Middle East

POLS 5085 Islam & Democracy

Last Updated: 10/20/17