Course Descriptions

Asian Studies Courses

ALC 205 Great Books of China and Japan (Humanistic Approaches core)
ALC 215 Stories of the Strange: From Fox Spirits to The Monkey King in Chinese Literature  (Humanistic Approaches core)
ALC 225 Visualized Fiction: Cinematic Adaptations of Traditional Chinese Literature
ALC 310 Death and Desire in Premodern Japanese Literature (Humanistic Approaches core)
ALC 320 Self and Society in Modern Japanese Literature (Humanistic Approaches core)
ALC 325 Chinese Cinema: Ideology and the Box Office
ALC 330 Writing the Margins in Contemporary Japanese Literature (Humanistic Approaches core)
ALC 345 Revenge and Retribution in Chinese Literature (Humanistic Approaches core)
ARTH 278 Survey of Asian Art (Fine Arts Approaches core)
ARTH 367 Chinese Art
ARTH 368 Japanese Art
ARTH 369 Twentieth-Century Chinese Art
ARTH 370 Buddhist Art
ARTH 371 East Asian Calligraphy
ASIA 344 Asia in Motion (Connections core)
ASIA 401 PacRim Orientation
ASIA 402 Innocents Abroad: A PacRim Preparation Course
ASIA 489 One-Semester Senior Thesis
ASIA 495 Independent Study
BUS 471 Business in Asia
BUS 474 Business in India and South Asia
CHIN 101/102 First Year Chinese
CHIN 201/202 Second Year Chinese
CHIN 216 Chinese Corner: Conversation (Activity course) 
CHIN 230 Grammar and Articulation
CHIN 250 Culture and Communication
CHIN 260 Situational Oral Expression
CHIN 301 Across the Strait: Cultures in China and Taiwan
CHIN 303 Greater China: Commerce and the Media
CHIN 305 From Bamboo Grove to Cyberspace: Chinese Literary Texts Now and Then
CHIN 307 Old and New China Through Film
CHIN 309 Phoenix Claws and Lion's Head: Food and Chinese Culture
CHIN 311 Chinese Thought: The Dao to Mao
CHIN 495 Independent Study
CONN 395 China and Latin America: A New Era of Transpacific Relations
ENGL 356 Bollywood Film
ENGL 361 South Asian Fiction
HIST 245 Chinese Civilization (Humanistic Approaches core)
HIST 248 History of Japan: 1600 to Present (Humanistic Approaches core)
HIST 343 Law, Society, and Justice in China
HIST 344 Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in China, 1800 to the Present
HIST 349 Women of East Asia
HUM 330 Tao and Landscape Art (Humanistic Approaches core)
INDO 101/102 Beginning Indonesian
IPE/SOAN 323 Tourism and the Global Order
IPE 333 Political Economy of Southeast Asia
IPE 350 The Political Economy of Gender and Sexuality in China (1949 - the Present)
IPE 355 Postcolonialism, Revolutions, and Global Capitalism: Feminist Inquiries from Asian Perspectives
IPE 388 Exploring the Chinese Economy
JAPN 101/102 First Year Japanese
JAPN 201/202 Second Year Japanese
JAPN 230 Kanji in Context
JAPN 250 Popular Culture and Society
JAPN 301/302 Third Year Japanese
JAPN 311 Communicative Japanese: The Harmony of Writing and Speaking
JAPN 325 Shibuya Scramble Crossing: Developing Listening Skill Through TV Drama
JAPN 360 Japanese through Fiction and Film
JAPN 380 Reading Modern Japanese Prose
JAPN 385 Not Lost in Translation: English to Japanese Translation
JAPN 495/496 Independent Study
PG 323 Asian Political Systems
PG 372 Japanese Political Economy
PG 378 Chinese Political Economy
PHIL 311 Classical Chinese Philosophy
REL 208 Yoga and the Ascetic Imperative
REL 231 Korean Religions and Cultures (Humanistic Approaches core)
REL 233 Japanese Religious Traditions (Humanistic Approaches core)
REL 234 Chinese Religious Traditions (Humanistic Approaches core)
REL 300 Japanimals: Power, Knowledge, and Spirituality at the Intersection of Species
REL 332 Buddhism
REL 333 Asian Women and Religion
REL 334 Vedic Religion Brahmanism
REL 335 Classical Hinduism
REL 336 Tantra and Alchemy
SOAN 225 Asian Medical Systems
SOAN 304 Gender and Sexuality in Japan
SOAN 312 Indonesia and Southeast Asia in Cultural Context
SOAN 335 Third World Perspectives
SOAN 380 Muslim Cultures and Communities
SOAN 416 Modern India and Diaspora