Undergraduate Asian Studies
2020 Spring Term
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARC
Asian Studies 498R
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable.