Undergraduate Asian Studies
2015 Spring Term
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EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)
Asian Studies 131
A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.
INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES (GI)
Asian Studies 210
The course introduces students to the multi-disciplinary field of Asian Studies and provides a foundation for the further study of Asia. It surveys social, economic, and political issues and religious-philosophical influences and literary-artistic traditions of the world region. the issues discussed and range of countries examined may vary by semester.
ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (GH)
Asian Studies 303
A study of selected texts and religious thought from India, China, and Japan in relation to their impact on personal spiritual development and cultural integration.
CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY
Asian Studies 358
This course is an overview of post-Mao Chinese society. It focuses on the institutional, demographic, cultural, economic, and political transformation in China since 1978. Included are changes in rural and urban social life, mass migration, changing family and gender relations, social and economic inequalities, ethnic and regional diversity, and rising social tensions.
Asian Studies 385
An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.
TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES
Asian Studies 488
An intensive study of selected topics in Japanese Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for this course. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree (for different topics only).
Asian Studies 491
Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.
INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE
Asian Studies 493
To understand Japanese culture, students participate in an approved, supervised work experience in Japan for one month or more, or in an approved Japanese-intensive work setting in the U.S. over two months. Cultural awareness training is required prior to the internship, and both written and oral reports are required afterward.
Asian Studies 497
Asian Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.