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Undergraduate Asian Studies

2020 Spring Term

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3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS

Asian Studies 111

An introduction to the major religious traditions in the cultural areas of South, Southeast, and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.


3 Units

EAST ASIAN TRADITION

Asian Studies 130

An introduction to the intellectual, social, and political traditions of China and Japan up to about 1800. The course will analyze the Confucian tradition, Chinese administrative systems, and the dynastic cycle. Japanese cultural and political development will also be discussed.


3 Units

EAST ASIA SINCE 1800

Asian Studies 131

A survey of China, Korea and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in these countries.


3 Units

BUDDHISM: THE MIDDLE WAY

Asian Studies 232

This course introduces the wide range of Buddhist ideas and practices that have developed in Asia. It considers the social context in which Buddhism developed, the philosophical bases of all Buddhist schools, the development of the Mahayana, Buddhist Tantra, and Buddhist practices in South, Southeast and East Asia.


3 Units

CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

Asian Studies 350

This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. the course examines following areas, (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region), and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.


3 Units

MODERN JAPAN

Asian Studies 386

A discussion of Japan's emergence into the modern world centering on the Japanese transformation from a secluded feudal nation to a powerful industrialized state.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARC

Asian Studies 498R

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.

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