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 2016

 

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. (Asian Studies Core) (Cross-listed: ANTH 2030)

Portal to Asian Studies Major and Minor, therefore open to all, even before completing UCC 1-4

CRN 10059ASN-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-listed: ANTH 2030-01)

 

CRN 12013 ASN-2010-02 EXPLORING ASIA; INTRO TO ASIAN STUDIES  TR 9:30 am-10:15 am Ming Jian   UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western (Cross-listed: ANTH 2030-02)

 

ASN 2270 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

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

CRN 10545 ASN-2270-01 EASTERN PHIL & RELIGION MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Marie Friquegnon UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western(Cross-listed: PHIL 2270-01)

 
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)

CRN 11227 ASN-2580-80 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE  Keyone Yu UCC-4 Diversity & Justice (Cross-listed: HIST 2580-80)

 

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.(Cross-list HIST 2700). (Asian Studies East Asia Core)

CRN 12905 ASN-2700-01 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION T 4:15 pm-6:50 pm Yingcong Dai UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: HIST 2700-01).


CRN 10622 ASN-2700-80 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION ONLINE Jonathan Bone UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed; HIST 2700-80).

 

ASN 2800 Civilizations of South Asia

A thematic introduction to the continuities and variations in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent that examines the concept of civilization, including ideas of the past, forms of authority and resistance, the interaction of religious traditions, the colonial encounter, and the rise of competing nationalisms. (Cross-listed: HIST 2800). (Asian Studies South Asia Core)  

CRN 12969 ASN-2800-80 CIVILIZATIONS OF SOUTH ASIA  ONLINE Madhuri Mukherjee UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed; HIST 2800-80).

 

ASN 3020 Japanese Literature and Film in Translation

This course fosters an understanding of major works?of Japanese literature and cinema, both traditional and contemporary. Drawing upon novels, drama, poetry, and film— ranging from classics like Rashômon to animé—    it examines how these geCRNes reflect Japanese ethics, aesthetics  and expression during the shift from a feudal social and political system less than two centuries ago to the industrial and technological superpower of today. We will ask what has changed, what has continued, and we will even try to understand why Japan’s popular culture has become integral to the world today. All readings will be in English. (Cross-listed: JPAN 3020, ENG 3080)

CRN 11931 ASN 3020-01 JAPANESE LIT&FILM IN TRANSL TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook  UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive (Cross-listed: JPAN 3020-01, ENG 3080-01)

 

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 will 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 will also look at contemporary Chinese popular culture including arts, film, television, and music. These subjects will be studied through both written and visual documentation. (Taught in English.) (Cross-listed: CHIN 3020)

CRN 12014 ASN 3060 80 CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE   ONLINE  Ming Jian UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and UCC-Technology Intensive (Cross-listed: CHIN 3020-80)

 

ASN 3160 Daily Life in Japan

Examining Japanese life through direct experience and classroom study in Japan and/or the United States, this course explores home, community, religion, business practices, education, and the arts, possibly augmented by on-site visits and interaction with visitors specializing in Japan's regional cultures, dance, song, calligraphy, cuisine, and other elements of contemporary Japan.

CRN 13064 ASN-3160-60 DAILY LIFE IN JAPAN T 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Hideo Watanabe    Non-Western (Cross-listed: JPAN 3160-60 and ANTH 3160-60)

 

ASN 3360 Politics of Asia

Asia includes the world's two most populous countries and some of its most dynamic economies. This course examines the politics of Asia, within a comparative perspective. Divergent colonial legacies, ideologies, and cultural traditions will be examined. The course will focus on Asia’s post-Cold War developments, particularly the challenge posed by the emergence of India and China and their role in shaping international discourse on democracy, development, global finance, climate change, environment, security, international law and human rights.

CRN PENDING ASN 3360-01 POLITICS OF ASIA  TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Maya Chadda UCC-6 Global Awareness and Non-Western (Cross-listed with POL 3360-01)

 

ASN 3500 Buddhist Philosophy

This course examines various philosophies within the Buddhist tradition, such as the atomists, the idealists, and the schools that claim that ultimate reality is beyond the scope of words. The role of meditation and morality in relation to these schools is also discussed. The course introduces students to Buddhist philosophy as it evolved in India, China, Korea, Japan, and Tibet. The course ends with an examination of contemporary Buddhism. (Cross-list: PHIL 3500)

CRN 12315 ASN-3500-01 BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY R 4:15 pm -6:50 pm Marie Friquegnon Non-Western (Cross-listed: PHIL 3500)

 

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) Prerequisite: (ENG 1500 AND ENG 2000) OR ASN 2010.

CRN 13052 ASN-3530-01 MODERN INDIAN LITERATURE TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Rajender Kaur (Cross-listed:   ENG 3530-01)

 

ASN 3700 Traditional China

The foundations of Chinese civilization.  Analyses China’s religions, philosophies, government, economics, family and society, and attempts to bring into focus those aspects of Chinese civilization that have a direct bearing on our understanding of the Chinese today. Prerequisite: HIST 101  (Cross-listed: ASN 3700)

CRN PENDING (Cross-listed with HIST 3700-01)

 

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)
CRN 12251 ASN-3910-80 POPULATION&DEVELOPMNT IN ASIA ONLINE Tiande Wang  UCC-6 Global Awareness General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: SOC 3910-80)

 

ASN 4800 Asian Studies Senior Seminar: World War II in the Pacific (This term's Topic)

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)

CRN 12621 ASN-4800-01 ASIAN STUDIES SENIOR SEMINAR  TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Theodore F Cook Capstone Course Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive. (Cross-listed this semester with HIST 4610-01 Colloquium: WWII in the Pacific)

 

 

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.

CRN 11284  CHIN-1100-01 BASIC CHINESE I TR 9:30 am-10:45 am A 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

CRN 11314  CHIN-1110-01 BASIC CHINESE II MW 9:30 am-10:45 am A 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.

CRN 13243  CHIN-2100-01 INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I  TR 2:00 pm- 3:15 pm  A Staff

 

CHIN 3020 Popular Chinese Culture

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. Deals with popular belief systems, popular religions and religious activities, domestic and communal rituals and customs, various forms of popular performance, folk literature, and material culture. Also considers contemporary Chinese popular culture including arts, film, television, and music. These subjects will be studied through both written and visual documentation. Taught in English. (Cross-listed: ASN 3060)

CRN 12011 CHIN 3020 80  CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE  ONLINE Ming Jian UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective & Non-Western and Technology Intensive (Cross-listed: ASN 3060-80)

 

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.

CRN 11313 JPAN-1100-01 BASIC JAPANESE I MW 11:00 am-12:15 am Kyoko Akitaya Hincapié General Education and World Language

 

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

CRN 11943JPAN-1110-01 BASIC JAPANESE II MW 12:30 pm-1:45 am Hideo Watanabe General Education and World Language

CRN 12672  JPAN-1110-02 BASIC JAPANESE II TR 9:30 am-10:45 am Haruko Taya Cook General Education and World Language

CRN 13071   JPAN-1110-60 BASIC JAPANESE II MW 5:30 pm-6:45 pm Mariko Narasaki General Education and World Language

 

JPAN 1150 Supplementary Japanese I: Grammar

A one-credit course that concentrates on consolidating and further developing basic skills in pronunciation, basic reading, writing, conversation, and grammar. This will be achieved chiefly through supplementary learning materials as well as drills and practice.

CRN 12015 JPAN-1150-01 SUPP JAPANESE I: GRAMMAR  M 12:30 pm-1:45 am Mariko Narasaki (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 2100 or equivalent

CRN 11175  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 activities, involving a variety of topics regarding Japan, aim as well to deepen students' understanding of Japanese culture and behavior.  Prerequisite: JPAN 2110 or permission.

CRN 10700  JPAN-2210-01 JAPANESE CONVERSATION  TR 9:30 am-10:45 am Reiko Kawahara General Ed Elective

 

JPAN 2230 Advanced Japanese II

This course is the continuation of 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.

CRN 11094  JPAN-2230-01  ADVANCED JAPANESE II MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Hideo Watanabe General Ed Elective

 

JPAN 3020 Japanese Literature and Film in Translation

This course fosters an understanding of major works?of Japanese literature and cinema, both traditional and contemporary. Drawing upon novels, drama, poetry, and film— ranging from classics like Rashômon to animé—,   it examines how these genres reflect Japanese ethics, aesthetics  and expression during the shift from a feudal social and political system less than two centuries ago to the industrial and technological superpower of today. We will ask what has changed, what has continued, and we will even try to understand why Japan’s popular culture has become integral to the world today. All readings will be in English. (Cross-listed: ASN 3020, ENG 3080)

CRN 11930 JPAN 3020-01 JAPANESE LIT&FILM IN TRANSL TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook  UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive (Cross-listed: ASN 3020-01, ENG 3080-01)

 

JPAN 3160 Daily Life in Japan

Examining Japanese life through direct experience and classroom study in Japan and/or the United States, this course explores home, community, religion, business practices, education, and the arts, possibly augmented by on-site visits and interaction with visitors specializing in Japan's regional cultures, dance, song, calligraphy, cuisine, and other elements of contemporary Japan.

CRN 13065 JPAN 3160-60 DAILY LIFE IN JAPAN T 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Hideo Watanabe    Non-Western (Cross-listed: ASN 3160-60 and ANTH 3160-60)

 

HINDI

HNDI 111 Basic Hindi II*

The second semester of a basic course in the Hindi language. Continues to build on the fundamental skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding Hindi, the third most spoken language in the world. Students are also introduced to the rich and diverse culture of South Asia. Prerequisite: HNDI 110 or equivalency

CRN 12317  HNDI-1110-01  BASIC HINDI II  TR 3:30 pm-04:45 pm  A Staff  World Language

 

 

KOREAN

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

CRN 11056  KORE-1110-01 BASIC KOREAN II  MW 11:00 am-12:15 pm  A Staff

OTHER ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM COURSES

 

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 2030 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. (Asian Studies Core) (Cross-listed: ASN 2010)

Portal to Asian Studies Major and Minor, therefore open to all, even before completing UCC 1-4

CRN 12119ANTH-2030-01 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASN STUDIES  MW 2:00 pm-3:15 pm Geoffrey G Pope UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: ASN 2010-01)

CRN 13100 ANTH-2030-02 EXPLORING ASIA: INTRO TO ASN STUDIES  9:30 am-10:45 am Ming Jian UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: ASN 2010-02)

 

ANTH 3160 Daily Life in Japan

Examining Japanese life through direct experience and classroom study in Japan and/or the United States, this course explores home, community, religion, business practices, education, and the arts, possibly augmented by on-site visits and interaction with visitors specializing in Japan's regional cultures, dance, song, calligraphy, cuisine, and other elements of contemporary Japan.

CRN 13101ANTH 3160-60 DAILY LIFE IN JAPAN T 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Hideo Watanabe    Non-Western (Cross-listed: ASN 3160-60 and JPAN 3160-60)

 

ART HISTORY

None this Semester

 

ART STUDIO

ARTS 3230 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.

CRN 13205 ARTS-3230-01 CHINESE INK PAINTING  TR 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Zhiyuan Cong  

 

ARTS 4230 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.

CRN 13208 ARTS-4230-01 ADVANCED CHINESE INK PAINTING  TR 2:00 pm-4:30 pm Zhiyuan Cong  

 

COMMUNICATIONS

None this Semester

 

 

ENGLISH

ENG 3080 Japanese Literature and Film in Translation

This course fosters an understanding of major works?of Japanese literature and cinema, both traditional and contemporary. Drawing upon novels, drama, poetry, and film— ranging from classics like Rashômon to animé—    it examines how these genres reflect Japanese ethics, aesthetics  and expression during the shift from a feudal social and political system less than two centuries ago to the industrial and technological superpower of today. We will ask what has changed, what has continued, and we will even try to understand why Japan’s popular culture has become integral to the world today. All readings will be in English. (Cross-listed: ASN 3020, JPAN 3020)

CRN 12592 ENG 3020-01 JAPANESE LIT&FILM IN TRANSL TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Haruko Taya Cook  UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western and Writing Intensive (Cross-listed: ASN 3020-01, JPAN 3020-01)

 

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: ENG 3530) Prerequisite: (ENG 1500 AND ENG 2000) OR ASN 2010.

CRN 12990 ENG-3530-01 MODERN INDIAN LITERATURE TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Rajender Kaur (Cross-listed:  ASN 3530-01)

 

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: HIST 2580)

CRN 12008 HIST-2580-80 ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE ONLINE  Keyone Yu UCC-4 Diversity & Justice (Cross-listed: ASN 2580-80)

 

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.(Cross-list HIST 2700). (Asian Studies East Asian Studies Core)

CRN 12651 HIST-2700-60 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION  T 4:15-6:50 Yingcong Dai UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: ASN 2700-60).

CRN  10826 ASN-2700-80 EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION ONLINE Jonathan Bone UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed; ASN 2700-80).

 

HIST 3690 Imagining War: World War I

This course will develop students’ appreciation and understanding of the literary and historical context of war and challenge them to explore a variety of issues (gender, social class, pacifism, nationalism, the Home Front) through reading, writing, and discussion of literary and historical texts. These texts may vary by genre, historical period, or country of origin, and may include primary sources, memoir, poetry, fiction, film, media, and the visual arts. The goal of the course is to explore a single war from the 20th or 21st century. This term it is World War I. This is a writing intensive course.

CRN 12667 HIST 3690-60 IMAGINING WAR W 5:00 pm-7:40 pm Theodore F Cook History Major European courses and Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive. (Cross-listed; ENG 3690-60).

HIST 3700 Traditional China  

The foundations of Chinese civilization.  Analyses China’s religions, philosophies, government, economics, family and society, and attempts to bring into focus those aspects of Chinese civilization that have a direct bearing on our understanding of the Chinese today. Prerequisite: HIST 101  (Cross-listed: ASN 3700)

CRN 13311 HIST 3700-01 TRADITIONAL CHINA TR 11:00 am-12:15 Yingcong Dai General Ed Elective and History Major Pre 1800 courses and Non-Western (Cross-listed with ASN 3700-01)

 

HIST 4610 Colloquium: WWII-Pacific

This course is a seminar course in which a different topic is explored in depth each year.  This year the topic is World War II in the Pacific--A collaborative investigation of the nature of the  War as viewed by historians, veterans, and the general public, both during the war and since. We will cover the war's military history, looking at most of the fronts  and analyze factors that contributed to making WW2 the signature event of the 20th Century.  Topics include the origins of this Global War and the political, military, economic, scientific, and social transformations and legacies that transformed the world.

CRN 129614 HIST 4610-80 COLLOQUIUM: WWII-PACIFIC  TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm Theodore F Cook  Capstone Course and Non-Western and UCC-Writing Intensive. (Cross-listed with ASN 4800-80 Senior Seminar in Asian Studies: WWII-Pacific)

 

 

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 2270 Eastern Philosophy and Religion

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

CRN 10541 PHIL-2270-01 EASTERN PHIL & RELIGION MW 9:30 am-10:45 am Marie Friquegnon UCC-6 Global Awareness and General Ed Elective and Non-Western(Cross-listed: ASN 2270-01)

 

PHIL 3500 Buddhist Philosophy

This course examines various philosophies within the Buddhist tradition, such as the atomists, the idealists, and the schools that claim that ultimate reality is beyond the scope of words. The role of meditation and morality iCRNelation to these schools is also discussed. The course introduces students to Buddhist philosophy as it evolved in India, China, Korea, Japan, and Tibet. The course ends with an examination of contemporary Buddhism. (Cross-list: PHIL 3500)

CRN 12310 PHIL-3500-60 BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY T 4:15 pm -6:50 pm Marie Friquegnon Non-Western (Cross-listed: ASN 3500-01)

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POL 3360 Politics of Asia

Asia includes the world's two most populous countries and some of its most dynamic economies. This course examines the politics of Asia, within a comparative perspective. Divergent colonial legacies, ideologies, and cultural traditions will be examined. The course will focus on Asia’s post-Cold War developments, particularly the challenge posed by the emergence of India and China and their role in shaping international discourse on democracy, development, global finance, climate change, environment, security, international law and human rights.

CRN 13092 POL 3360-01 POLITICS OF ASIA  TR 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Maya Chadda UCC-6 Global Awareness and Non-Western (Cross-listed with ASN 3360-01)

 

 

SOCIOLOGY

SOC 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)
CRN 11939 SOC 3910-80 POPULATION&DEVELOPMNT IN ASIA ONLINE Gabe Wang  UCC-6 Global Awareness General Ed Elective and Non-Western  (Cross-listed: ASN 3910-80)

 

WOMEN’S AND GENDER STUDIES

None this Semester