For Questions and Advisement, please contact:

Theodore F. Cook

Professor of History

Asian Studies Program Director

Atrium 229

cookt@wpunj.edu

or

Haruko Taya Cook

Instructor, Asian Studies Advisor

Languages & Cultures Department

Japanese Language Program Coordinator

Atrium 231

cookh@wpunj.edu
ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM OFFERINGS

SPRING 2014

 

ASIAN STUDIES COURSES (with the ASN designation)

 

ASN 2010 Exploring Asia: Introduction to Asian Studies

This multi-disciplinary course introduces students to the geography, history, culture, society, economics, and politics of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The foundation for the Asian Studies program, the course is taken at the beginning of the course of study. This course is taught collectively by participating Asian Studies faculty members. (Portal to Asian Studies Major and Minor) (Cross-listed: ANTH 2030)

 

10061 ASN-2010-01 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASIAN STUDIES  MW 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Geoffrey Pope UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-List ANTH 2030-01.

 

12964 ASN-2010-02 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASN STUDIES  TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Ming Jian & Balmurli Natrajan UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  Cross-List ANTH 2030-02.\

 

ASN 2270 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

A comparative study of the principal past and present Eastern religions and of religious feelings and experience.  (Cross-listed: PHIL 2270) Prerequisite: PHIL 1100

10630 ASN-2270-01 EASTERN PHIL & RELIGION MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Christopher D. Kelly Cross-list PHIL-2270-01 UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 
ASN 2580 Asian American Experience

An introduction to the histories of Americans of Asian ancestry from the late eighteenth century to the recent past, this course focuses on the experiences of peoples from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. It explores patterns and similarities in experience, while also addressing differences stemming from nationality, class, gender, and colonial and postcolonial relationships to the United States. Within a broad chronological framework, the course approaches the Asian American experience thematically. Topics will include: the impact of U. S. imperialism on Asian migration; the significance of Asian labor in the development of the American West; anti-Asian movements and exclusion; community formation and ethnic identity; stereotypical images of Asian-Americans, from the Yellow Peril to the Model Minority; urban and suburban experiences; interaction with other ethnicities and social movements; and the forging of a pan-Asian movement in the 1960's. (Cross-listed: :HIST 2580)

11532 ASN-2580-80 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE  Keyone Yu Cross-list HIST-2580-80 UCC-4 Diversity&Justice & Distance Learning Fee

 

ASN 2700 East Asian Civilization

This course is a survey of East Asian civilization from its formative age to the present. The course focuses on the cultural heritage of East Asia, including Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, and the diverse paths taken by three East Asian societies, China, Japan, and Korea, in their efforts to build modern nations. Special attention is given to interaction between the three societies that gave rise to a strong cultural bond in East Asia. (Asian Studies East Asia Core and desogmated Portal for ASN) (Cross-list HIST 2700).

 

12829 ASN-2700-60 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION W 4:15 pm-6:50 pm Yingcong Dai UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  Cross-list HIST-2700-60

 

10730 ASN-2700-80 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION ONLINE Jonathan Bone UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-list HIST-2700-80

ASN 3010 Contemporary Japanese Culture

This course examines contemporary Japanese culture and society. Drawing upon a contemporary cultural studies approach, it covers a variety of topics, such as Japanese family and social organizations, religion, basic cultural values, attitudes, and perceptions. Like many countries, Japan has been changing drastically in the past few decades. The course, therefore, invites students to look at the Japan of today from the basis of a general, traditional understanding of the country. (Cross-listed: JPAN 3010)

10817 ASN-3010-60 CONTEMPORARY JAPAN CULTURE T 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hideo Watanabe Cross-list JPAN 3010-60 General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-list JPAN-2700-60

 

ASN 3020 Japanese Literature & Film in Translation

This course examines Japanese literature and film as world literature and global cinema. Through the study of major works we will seek to understand why Japan’s aesthetics, literary themes, and popular expressions have become integral to global culture today. We will trace the multiple cultural influences flowing to and from Japan, asking what has changed and what has continued over the centuries. Drawing upon novels, drama, poetry, and movies— ranging from classics like The Tale of Genji, Nobel-winning authors, and manga superstars to the "new classics" on celluloid and animé—the course traces the movement of Japanese literature from isolation on the edge of Asia to a position of cultural centrality in today's world, while we examine the works on their merits. (Cross-Listed with JPAN 3020)

12771 ASN 3020-01 JAPANESE LIT&FILM IN TRANSL TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook  UCC-6 Global Awareness and UCC-Writing Intensive and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-list JPAN-3020-01

 

ASN 3060 Chinese Popular Culture

This course examines the Chinese culture made and consumed by ordinary Chinese people, and analyzes how some of the critical Chinese ideological, political, social, and cultural factors are shaped in popular culture. We discuss popular belief systems, popular religions and religious activities, domestic and communal rituals and customs, various forms of popular performance, folk literature, and material culture. We also look at contemporary Chinese popular culture including arts, film, television, and music. These subjects are studied through both written and visual documentation. Taught in English. (Cross-listed with CHIN 3020)

12965 ASN-3060-80 CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE ONLINE Ming Jian   Distance Learning Fee and UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and UCC-Technology Intensive Cross-List CHIN-3020-80

 

ASN 3310 The Geography of Asia

This course provides a sound understanding of the changing geography of Asia and the region's position within the global economy. Emphasis is placed on a geographical analysis of the region's physical features, natural resources, cultural patterns, population, politics, and economic development potential and problems. (Cross-listed: GEO 3310)

11595 ASN-3310-01 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA MW 3:30 pm-4:45 pm Ben Liu  Non-Western

 

ASN 3380 Media in Asia

A case study approach to an in-depth analysis of theories and issues relating to media globalization, regionalization, localization, national development, and international relations in Asia. (Cross-listed: COMM 3380)

13351 ASN-3380-01 MEDIA IN ASIA T 9:30 am – 12:10 pm   Casey Lum    Non-Western

 

ASN 3530 Modern Indian Literature

An examination of the significant works of literature of India, from the colonial period to the present. Course may focus on modern or contemporary authors, including the Indian Diaspora, and will offer an opportunity to examine these works within their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Authors may include Ahmed Ali, Premchand, R. K. Narayan, Rabindranath Tagore, Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, and Arundhati Roy. (Cross-listed: ENG 3530)

13179 ASN-3530-60 MODERN INDIAN LITERATURE M 5:00 pm-7:30 pm  Rajender Kaur Non-Western Cross-List ENG 3530-60

 

 

ASN 3760 Life/Writings of Indigenous Women

This course is designed to expose students to the richness of the culture and literatures of women from indigenous communities, and the systematic opression that they have been/are subject to due to race, caste, gender, and class. The communities include Native American, Australian Aborigine, and Dalit women from India. The traditional and historic status of these women in relation to their social, economic, and political status today is discussed. These silenced voices of women are presented and analyzed in the forms of individual stories, memoirs, songs, poetry, and fiction of the women from these three communities. Significant texts in translated literary forms and works are used as primary sources. This course involves reading literary works and dealing with them via lecture, class discussions, small group discussions, and writing about significant aspects of the literatures. (Cross-listed: ENG 3760/WGS 3760)

13182 ASN-3760-80 LIFE/WRITINGS INDIGENOUS WOMEN ONLINE Helen Dedes Distance Learning Fee Cross-List WGS 3760-80 

 

ASN 3910 Population and Development in Asia

This course introduces students to an overview of (1) the population growth and population problems in major Asian countries, such as China and India; (2) the relationship between population and socioeconomic development; and (3) the relationship between Asian development and the world (Non-Western course). (Cross-listed: SOC 3910)
13355 ASN-3910-80 POPULATION&DEVELOPMNT IN ASIA ONLINE Tiande Wang  Distance Learning Fee and UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

ASN 4800 Asian Studies Senior Seminar: WWII-Pacific

This senior capstone course allows students to conduct in depth research and writing on Asia. Seminar topics vary according to the discipline of the Asian Studies faculty member teaching the particular seminar. (Capstone for Asian Studies Major) (Cross-listed with other 4000-level courses approved for Asian studies major)

12888 ASN-4800-01 ASIAN STUDIES SENIOR SEMINAR  TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Theodore F Cook Capstone Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive. Cross-listed this semester with HIST 4610-01.

 


 

 

ASIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

 

(For University Language Requirement, Asian Studies Major and Minor Tracks and the Chinese and Japanese Language Concentration and Teacher Preparation Programs)

 

CHINESE

CHIN 1100 Basic Chinese I*

Provides students a basic understanding of Chinese pronunciation, grammar, and knowledge of some Chinese characters and basic vocabulary. Emphasis is on aural comprehension and elementary speaking of standard Chinese.

11609  CHIN-1100-01 BASIC CHINESE I MW 9:30 am-10:45 am STAFF

 
CHIN 1110 Basic Chinese II*

A continuation of Basic Chinese I. Equal attention given to speaking, reading, and writing. Writing consists of exercises in calligraphy and translation of simple sentences. Students are taught how to use a Chinese-English dictionary. Prerequisite: CHIN 110 or equivalency

11663 CHIN-1110-01 BASIC CHINESE II TR 02:00 pm- 3:15 pm STAFF


CHIN 2100 Intermediate Chinese I*

Following continued training in fluent and accurate speech, students learn new vocabulary, and more complicated sentences. Stress is on the understanding of sentence patterns, which serve as a foundation for further study.

12073 CHIN-2100-01 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I MW 3:30 pm- 4:45 pm Ming Jian

 

CHIN 3020 Chinese Popular Culture

This course examines the Chinese culture made and consumed by ordinary Chinese people, and analyzes how some of the critical Chinese ideological, political, social, and cultural factors are shaped in popular culture. We discuss popular belief systems, popular religions and religious activities, domestic and communal rituals and customs, various forms of popular performance, folk literature, and material culture. We also look at contemporary Chinese popular culture including arts, film, television, and music. These subjects are studied through both written and visual documentation. Taught in English. (Cross-listed with ASN 3060)

12962 CHIN-3020-80 CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE ONLINE Ming Jian   Distance Learning Fee and UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and UCC-Technology Intensive Cross-List ASN-3060-80

 

CHIN 3140 Teaching Chinese Grammar

This course introduces students to linguistic concepts necessary for teaching Chinese to non-native and heritage students. This course aims to build on students' grammatical knowledge of the language and focuses on language pedagogy and the application of grammar in the classroom. Taught in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2210

12183  CHIN-3140-60 TEACHING CHINESE GRAMMAR M 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm STAFF

 

CHIN 4000 Seminar in Chinese Literature and Culture

This seminar is designed to expand students’ knowledge of Chinese literature and culture through reading and discussion of major works in Chinese. It delves into major trends and issues, secondary scholarship, and research methodology in the field. The seminar requires students to read critically and to analyze and write about texts of Chinese literature and culture using both traditional Chinese research methods and Western critical approaches. This course is required of all majors who will seek teacher certification. Asian Studies Chinese Language Capstoned. May be used to fulfill the ASN480 Senior Seminar requirement. Taught in Chinese.

11272  CHIN-4000-60 SEMINAR CHINESE LIT & CULTURE T 7:00 pm- 9:40 pm Ming Jian  Capstone in Chinese Language Concentration.

 

JAPANESE

JPAN 1100 Basic Japanese I*

Begins with an introduction to the Japanese sound system and to the romanization used in the textbook. Students are taught simple Japanese sentences with vocabulary introduced in a natural context and introduced to the hiragana and katakana syllabaries. Equal attention is given to listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

11659  JPAN-1100-01 BASIC JAPANESE I MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Kyoko Akitaya-Hincapié

 

JPAN 1110 Basic Japanese II*

A more in-depth study of the Japanese sound system and the romanization used in the textbook. Students are taught more challenging vocabulary and sentence structure. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are studied as well. Equal attention is given to speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. Prerequisite: JPAN 110 or equivalency

11660  JPAN-1110-01 BASIC JAPANESE II TR 9:30 am-10:45 am Haruko Taya Cook

12803  JPAN-1110-02 BASIC JAPANESE II MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Hideo Watanabe

 

JPAN 1150 Supplementary Japanese I: Grammar

A one-credit course that concentrates on consolidating and further developing basic skills in grammar for communication. This will be achieved chiefly through supplementary learning materials and practice using Japanese in everyday situations.

12967 JPAN-1150-01 SUPP JAPANESE I: GRAMMAR  W 9:30 am-10:10 am Mayumi Kawakami (1-credit course)

 

JPAN 2110 Intermediate Japanese II*

A continuation of Intermediate Japanese I. Further increases a student’s knowledge of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, idioms, and characters, building on the previously acquired foundation in Japanese. Prerequisite: JPAN 210 or equivalent

11468  JPAN-2110-01 INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II  TR 11:00 am -12:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook

 

JPAN 2210 Japanese Conversation

This course develops students' speaking and aural comprehension abilities in Japanese. It deals with various aspects of spoken Japanese and integrates them into multi-purpose, oral communication skills. Main activities lead towards the development of speaking and listening skills sufficient to handle daily conversation. Other activities include the consideration of pronunciation and intonation, discussion, speech, interpretative reading, story telling, and dictation. These activites, involving a variety of topics regarding Japan, aim as well to deepen students' understanding of Japanese culture and behavior.

10826  JPAN-2210-01 JAPANESE CONVERSATION  TR 9:30 am-10:45 am Reiko Kawahara

 

JPAN 2230 Advanced Japanese II

This course is the continuation of JPAN 2220 - Advanced Japanese I. It further develops a broad competency of the four skills: speaking, aural comprehension, reading, and writing, with an increased emphasis on the development of the functional abilities in authentic situations at a level substantially higher that that of JPAN 2210. It fosters the development of vocabulary and an in-depth understanding of Japanese grammar through role play, conversation, and reading and writing exercises. These activities, involving a variety of topics regarding Japan, aim as well to deepen students' understanding of Japanese culture and society.

11347  JPAN-2230-01  ADVANCED JAPANESE II MW 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Hideo Watanabe

 

JPAN 3010 Contemporary Japanese Culture

This course examines contemporary Japanese culture and society. Drawing upon a contemporary cultural studies approach, it covers a variety of topics, such as Japanese family and social organizations. (Cross-listed with ASN 3010.)

 10827  JPAN-3010-60 CONTEMPORARY JAPN CULTURE T 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Hideo Watanabe  Cross-list ASN-3010-60 General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

JPAN 3020 Japanese Literature & Film in Translation

This course examines Japanese literature and film as world literature and global cinema. Through the study of major works we will seek to understand why Japan’s aesthetics, literary themes, and popular expressions have become integral to global culture today. We will trace the multiple cultural influences flowing to and from Japan, asking what has changed and what has continued over the centuries. Drawing upon novels, drama, poetry, and movies— ranging from classics like The Tale of Genji, Nobel-winning authors, and manga superstars to the "new classics" on celluloid and animé—the course traces the movement of Japanese literature from isolation on the edge of Asia to a position of cultural centrality in today's world, while we examine the works on their merits. (Cross-Listed with ASN 3020)

12769 JPAN 3020-01 JAPANESE LIT&FILM IN TRANSL TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook  UCC-6 Global Awareness and UCC-Writing Intensive and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-list JPAN-3020-01

 

JPAN 3110 Japanese Advanced Tutorial II

This course is a continuation of JPAN 3100 and is intended for students who are interested in developing knowledge of Japanese at an advanced level. It focuses on improving the learners' Japanese skills to Advanced-Mid level as specified in the ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Proficiency Guidelines. Within this framework, instruction aims at integrating listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing skills in order to help the learners communicate meaningfully, effectively, and creatively in the Japanese language.

11668  JPAN-3110-01 JAPANESE ADV TUTORIAL II  MW 11:00 am- 12:15 pm  Kyoko Akitaya-Hincapié

 

 

HINDI (No courses this Spring—Please contact ASN Director)

 

 

KOREAN

KORE 1100 Basic Korean I*

Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Korean. Introduction to Korean, including elements of grammar and vocabulary in a natural context. Equal attention is given to listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, and writing.

13019  KORE-1100-01 BASIC KOREAN I  TR 02:00 pm-03:15 pm Keumsil Kim-Yoon

 

KORE 1110 Basic Korean II*

Continuation of Basic Korean I. Designed to increase knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and idioms, it provides

the necessary basic foundation for further study in students’ individual areas of study. Equal attention is given to listening comprehension, oral skills, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: KORE 110 or equivalency

11299  KORE-1110-01 BASIC KOREAN II  TR 9:30 am-10:45 am A Staff

 

KORE 2110 Intermediate Korean II*

A continuation of Intermediate Korean I. Reinforcement of Korean grammar and review of functional grammar. Exposure to the subtleties of verbal strategies. Guided discussion on a variety of topics in contempoarary Korean life and society. Guided reading of Korean newspaper/magazine articles and short stories. Guided writing of short essays.

11300  KORE-2110-01 INTERMEDIATE KOREAN II  TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm A Staff

 


 

OTHER ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM COURSES

 

ART HISTORY 

None this Semester

 

ART STUDIO

ARTS 4232 Advanced Chinese Ink Painting

Emphasizes the creative aspect of Chinese art. This course applies Chinese artistic theories in artistic practice; it is not a Chinese art history course. Particular emphasis is placed on painting materials and techniques, as well as learning how to appreciate Chinese painting and its characteristics. This course enables students to view a unique Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements from a different cultural tradition into their own artistic articulation and elaboration. Prerequisites: ARTS 2990 AND ARTS 3230

1316 ARTS 4230-01 ADVANCED CHINESE INK PAINTING  MW 02:00 - 04:30 pm Zhiyuan Cong

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 2010 Exploring Asia: Introduction to Asian Studies

This multi-disciplinary course introduces students to the geography, history, culture, society, economics, and politics of India, China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. The foundation for the Asian Studies program, the course is taken at the beginning of the course of study. This course is taught collectively by participating Asian Studies faculty members. (Portal to Asian Studies Major and Minor) (Cross-listed: ANTH 2030)

13155 ANTH-2010-01 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASIAN STUDIES  MW 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Geoffrey Pope UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-List ASN 2010-01.

 

13353 ANTH-2010-02 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASIAN STUDIES TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Ming Jian & Balmurli Natrajan UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-List ASN 2010-01.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

COMM 3380 Media in Asia

A case study approach to an in-depth analysis of theories and issues relating to media globalization, regionalization, localization, national development, and international relations in Asia. (Cross-listed: COMM 3380)

12897 COMM-3380-01 MEDIA IN ASIA T 9:30 am – 12:10 pm   Casey Lum    Non-Western

 

ENGLISH

ENG 3530 Modern Indian Literature

An examination of the significant works of literature of India, from the colonial period to the present. Course may focus on modern or contemporary authors, including the Indian Diaspora, and will offer an opportunity to examine these works within their historical, social, and cultural contexts. Authors may include Ahmed Ali, Premchand, R. K. Narayan, Rabindranath Tagore, Salman Rushdie, Anita Desai, and Arundhati Roy. (Cross-listed: ASN 3530)

12987 ENG-3530-60 MODERN INDIAN LITERATURE M 5:00 pm-7:30 pm  Rajender Kaur Non-Western Cross-List ASN 3530-60

 

GEOGRAPHY

GEOG 3310 The Geography of Asia

This course provides a sound understanding of the changing geography of Asia and the region's position within the global economy. Emphasis is placed on a geographical analysis of the region's physical features, natural resources, cultural patterns, population, politics, and economic development potential and problems. (Cross-listed: ASN 3310)

11250 GEOG-3310-01 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA MW 3:30 pm-4:45 pm Ben Liu  Non-Western

 

HISTORY

HIST 2580 Asian American Experience

An introduction to the histories of Americans of Asian ancestry from the late eighteenth century to the recent past, this course focuses on the experiences of peoples from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. It explores patterns and similarities in experience, while also addressing differences stemming from nationality, class, gender, and colonial and postcolonial relationships to the United States. Within a broad chronological framework, the course approaches the Asian American experience thematically. Topics will include: the impact of U. S. imperialism on Asian migration; the significance of Asian labor in the development of the American West; anti-Asian movements and exclusion; community formation and ethnic identity; stereotypical images of Asian-Americans, from the Yellow Peril to the Model Minority; urban and suburban experiences; interaction with other ethnicities and social movements; and the forging of a pan-Asian movement in the 1960's. (Cross-listed:: ASN 2580)

12955 HIST-2580-80 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE  Keyone Yu  Cross-list ASN-2580-80 UCC-4 Diversity&Justice & Distance Learning Fee

 

HIST 2700 East Asian Civilization

This course is a survey of East Asian civilization from its formative age to the present. The course focuses on the cultural heritage of East Asia, including Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, and the diverse paths taken by three East Asian societies, China, Japan, and Korea, in their efforts to build modern nations. Special attention is given to interaction between the three societies that gave rise to a strong cultural bond in East Asia. (Portal to East Asia Track) (Cross-list ASN 2700\).

12609 HIST-2700-60 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION W 4:15 pm-6:50 pm Yingcong Dai  UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  Cross-list HIST-2700-60

 

10978 HIST-2700-80 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION ONLINE Jonathan Bone UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western Cross-list HIST-2700-80

 

HIST 3580 Russia in Asia

This course surveys Russia's conquest and incorporation of greater Siberia (including Pacific-rim territories) from 1550 to the present. For nearly half a millennium Russia has been attempting to extend itself eastward into northeast Asia - by force, especially at first, but also by more subtle means. However, the results defy easy categorization. Thus, Siberia is ideally suited to the study of contested frontiers, and to exploring the impact of expansion into Asia on the society and political-economic system behind them. Prerequisite: HIST 1010

12617 HIST 3580-01 RUSSIA IN ASIA MW 11:00 am-12:15 pm Jonathan Bone General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

HIST 3710 Modern China

China's response to the impact of the West with particular attention to the difficulties with which China adjusts itself to a modern, fast-changing world, and the developments that led to communism. Prerequisite: HIST 1010

112619 HIST 3710-01 MODERN CHINA TR 09:30 am-10:45 am Yingcong Dai General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

HIST 4610 Colloquium: WWII in the Pacific and Asia

This course examines the key critical methods of historical research and writing in the East Asian environment. Each semester will focus on a specific theme.  This Year's Topic is World War II in the Pacific.

12886 HIST 4610-01 COLLOQUIUM: WWII-PACIFIC TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Theodore F Cook Non-Western  Capstone Course and UCC-Writing Intensive  (Cross-listed: ASN 4800-01)

 

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 2270 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

A comparative study of the principal past and present Eastern religions and of religious feelings and experience.  Cross-listed: ASN 2270) Prerequisite: PHIL 1100

10718  PHIL- 2270- 01 EASTERN PHIL & RELIGION MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Christopher D. Kelly Cross-list ASN-2270-01 UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 3910 Sociology of Population and Development in Asia

This course introduces students to an overview of (1) the population growth and population problems in major Asian countries, such as China and India; (2) the relationship between population and socioeconomic development; and (3) the relationship between Asian development and the world (Non-Western course). (Cross-listed: ASN 3910)
12785 SOC-3910-80 POPULATION&DEVELOPMNT IN ASIA ONLINE Tiande Wang  Distance Learning Fee and UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western

 

 

WOMEN AND GENDER STUDIES

WGS 3760 Life/Writings of Indigenous Women

This course is designed to expose students to the richness of the culture and literatures of women from indigenous communities, and the systematic oppression that they have been/are subject to due to race, caste, gender, and class. The communities include Native American, Australian Aborigine, and Dalit women from India. The traditional and historic status of these women in relation to their social, economic, and political status today is discussed. These silenced voices of women are presented and analyzed in the forms of individual stories, memoirs, songs, poetry, and fiction of the women from these three communities. Significant texts in translated literary forms and works are used as primary sources. This course involves reading literary works and dealing with them via lecture, class discussions, small group discussions, and writing about significant aspects of the literatures. (Cross-listed: WGS 3760)

11534 ASN-3760-80 LIFE/WRITINGS INDIGENOUS WOMEN ONLINE Helen Dedes Distance Learning Fee Cross-List WGS 3760-80