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Asian Studies Courses by Semester 

The following course listings are tentative. For the most updated version, please see the university class schedule.

 

The following course list includes classes offered over the course of the past two years, and is updated one to two times per year. Classes shown here are not guaranteed to be offered during the time you spend here at the U, and are subject to change.

CHINA

ARTH 3020 Arts of China
ARTH 3060 Visual & Material Cultures of Buddhism 
ARTH 4020 Chinese Painting
ARTH 4030 Art & Religion Along the Silk Road
ARTH 4060 Art & Politics in Modern China 
ARTH 4095 Seminar in Chinese Art
BUS 3840 Contemporary Chinese Society 
BUS 3840 Geography of China
CHIN 3010 Third-year Mandarin Chinese I
CHIN 3020 Third-year Mandarin Chinese II
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 (needs pre-approval)
CHIN 5280 Structure of Chinese: Syntax
CHIN 5281 Structure of Chinese: Phonetics
ECON 5420 China & the Global Economy (IR)
ECON 5430 Asian Economic History & Development (IR) 
(Prerequisite:  ECON 2010 and 2020)
ECON 5530 Principles of Economic Development
ENGL 3780 Global Transnational Literature
GEOG 3640 Geography of China & Asia 
GEOG 3680

China and Russia: Geopolitical Relations, Past and Present

HIST 3500 Pre-modern China 
HIST 3510 Modern China
HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics
(needs pre-approval)
HIST 4860 Environmental History of China
HIST 4865 Women in Asia 
PHIL 3620 Religions of China & Japan
PHIL 3640 World Religions (HF, IR)
PHIL 4140 Classical Chinese Philosophy
PHIL 5150 Topics Classical Chinese Philosophy
POLS 3450 Politics in China
POLS 5480 International Relations of East Asia (IR)
(Prerequisites: POLS 2100 OR POLS 2200)
POLS 5680 Chinese Foreign Policy (IR)
(Recommended Prerequisites: POLS 2100 OR POLS 2200)
SOC 4439 Contemporary Chinese Society
SOC 4674 Global Health 
THEA 3210 Tai-Chi Yoga Movement 

JAPAN

ARCH 4200 Japanese Architecture (Permission of Professor)
ARTH 3030 Arts of Japan 
ARTH 3060 Visual & Material Cultures of Buddhism 
ECON 5430 Asian Economic History & Development (IR)
(Prerequisite:  ECON 2010 and 2020)
ENGL 3780 Global Transnational Literature (IR)
FILM 3170 Japanese Anime
GNDR 4765 Gender & War
HIST 3520 Pre-modern Japan
HIST 3530 Modern Japan
HIST 3570 History of Korea
HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics
(needs pre-approval)
HIST 4765 The Vietnam War
JAPAN 3040 Third-year Japanese
JAPAN 3060 Third-year Japanese
JAPAN 3220 Japanese Linguistics: Language & Society
JAPAN 3330 Third-year Conversational Japanese
JAPAN 3410 Teaching Japanese as a Second Language
JAPAN 3510 Commercial Japanese I
JAPAN 3520 Commercial Japanese II
JAPAN 3710 Intensive Business Japanese: Intermediate
JAPAN 4330 Adv. Conversation Japanese
JAPAN 4520 Intensive Business Japanese: Advanced
JAPAN 4540 Japanese Pop Culture 
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 Lit. Tradition
JAPAN 4630 Japanese Women’s Literature
JAPAN 4660 The Fiction & Poetry of Japan Today
JAPAN 4670 The Fiction & Poetry of Japan Today
JAPAN 4680 Modern Japanese Lit in Translation
JAPAN 4690 Classical Lit in Translation
JAPAN 4710 Classical Japanese
JAPAN 4900 Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
JAPAN 5290 Structure of Japanese: Syntax
JAPAN 5291 Japanese Linguistics: Language & Society
PHIL 3620 Religions of China & Japan
PHIL 3640 World Religions (HF, IR)
POLS 3460 Government & Politics of Japan
POLS 5480 International Relations of East Asia (IR)
(Prerequisite: POLS 2100 OR POLS 2200)
SOC 4438 Japanese Society
SOC 4674 Global Health
THEA 3001 Zen, The Art of Eastern Theatre (FF)

 

KOREA 

COMM 3770 Cross-Cultural Documentary (IR) 
COMM 3775 Korean Media & Culture
ENGL 3750 Asian American Literature
ENGL 3780 Global Transnational Literature 
ENGL 5830 Studies in Asian-American Literature
GNDR 4765 Gender & War
HIST 3570 History of Korea
HIST 4780 The Korean War (IR)
KOREA 3060 Third-year Korean I
KOREA 3070 Third-year Korean II
KOREA 3100  Korean Culture Through Literature & Film
KOREA 3200 Korean for Professional & Formal Interactions
KOREA 3300 Korean Written Communication
KOREA 3700 Communication through K-Drama
KOREA 4900 Special Topics (needs pre-approval)
POLS 5480 International Relations through East Asia (IR)

 

SOUTHEAST ASIA

ARTH 3060 Visual & Material Cultures of Buddhism 
BUS 3940 The Global Indian Ocean
ECON 5430 Asian Economic History & Development (IR)
(Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020)
ECON 5530 Principles of Economic Development 
(Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020)
ENGL 3750 Asian American Literature 
ENGL 3780 Global Transnational Literature
ENGL 5830 Studies in Asian-American Literature
GNDR 4765 Gender & War
HIST 3580 Pre-Modern Southeast Asia
HIST 3590 Modern Southeast Asia
HIST 4230 Global Islam
HIST 4260 French Colonial Empire
HIST 4765 The Vietnam War
HIST 4865 Women in Asia
VIET 3010 Third Year Vietnamese
VIET 3020 Conversation and Reading
SOC 3741 Migrants & Communities (IR)
SOC 4674 Global Health 
SW 3720 Immigration & Resettlement
(also OC TH 4720)

 

SOUTH/CENTRAL ASIA

ARCH 3215 Islamic Achitecture in Global
ARTH 3060 Arts of Buddhism
BUS 3233 The Global Indian Ocean
BUS 3930 Global Indian Ocean
BUS 3940 India & Globalization in the Business World
CLCS 3900 Hinduism & Islam
ENGL 3780 Global/Transnational Literature
ENGL 5810 The Novel in India
FILM 3250 Indian Cinema & Beyond
FILM 3905 Himalayan Film in Nepal (Study Abroad)
HINDI 3710 Hinduism & Islam
HINDI 4610 South Asian Literature & Culture
HINDI 4620 Popular Culture of South Asia
HINDI 4650 Cultural Exchanges of South Asia & Iran
(also PERS 4640)
HIST 3555 Medieval India
HIST 3550 India: Empire & Religion
HIST 3560 Modern India 
HIST 3565 Mughals to Modernity
HIST 4400 Intro to Islam (IR)
HIST 4510 Asian Social History/Special Topics
(needs pre-approval)
HIST 4530 Women in Asia 
HIST 4620 Women in the History of Islam
HIST 4850 India in the World (IR)
HIST 4855 Environmental History of India
HIST 4865 Race & Gender in Colonial Asia
MID E 3880 Religion & Fashion in the Middle East
MID E 4158 Trends in Modern Islam
PHIL 3640 World Religions (HF, IR)
SOC 3741 Migrants & Communities (IR)
SOC 4674 Global Health (IR)

RUSSIA

CLCS 4900 Banned Books of the Soviet Era
GEOG 3680

China and Russia: Geopolitical Relations, Past and Present

HIST 3160 Soviet Union
HIST 3210 Age of Total War
RUSS 3040 Third Year Russian I
RUSS 3060 Third Year Russian II
RUSS 3550 Russia Under the Czars
RUSS 3560 Soviet Culture
RUSS 3580 Russia and Asia
RUSS 4610 4th Year Russian: Cinema
RUSS 4620 4th Year Russian: Literature
RUSS 4710 19th Century Russian Literature
RUSS 4720 20th Century Russian Literature
RUSS 4900 Special Topics

ASIAN PACIFIC

Exploring Sustainability in the Pacific Islands ​
ANTH 3151 Peoples of the Pacific (IR)
ANTH 4960 Tongan Culture & Island Environment:
Study Abroad
ARTH 3070 Arts of the Transpacific:
Diaspora & Asian Pacific American Visual Culture
ETHNC 2580 Asian Pacific American Experience (DV, BF)
ETHNC 2590 Pacific Islander American Experience (DV, HF)
ETHNC 3590 Pacific Islander Health Disparities
ETHNC 3940 History of the Pacific Islands
ETHNC 3990 Pacific Islander Literature 
GNDR 4765 Gender & War
HIST 3910 History of the Pacific Islands
HIST 4200 History of Hawaii
POLS 3510 Politics & Governments of the Pacific Rim Nations
PRT 5620 Exploring Sustainability in the Pacific Islands: Study Abroad in Fiji
SOC 3111 Research Methods
SOC 3112 Social Statistics (QI)
ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics (BF)
ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics (BF)
POLS 3001 Political Analysis (QI) 
POLS 3002 Quantitative Approaches to Int'l Relations (QI)
GEOG 3020 Geographical Analysis (QI)
GEOG 3140 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
HIST 3100 The Historian's Craft 
HIST 4990 Research Seminar (CW)
LING 5810 L2 Methodology
LING 5813 Practicum

 

Last Updated: 11/29/18