Courses

ART


ART 311/511. Topics in the Theory and History of Art: East Asian Topics
Cr. 1-4. An investigation of major periods or developments in the visual arts. Included may be historical topics such as medieval or non-Western art history, the history of art theory or such topics as aesthetics or color theory. Field trip. May be repeated for credit provided topics are different. This course may be used to fulfill the Fine Arts/Fine Arts-Literature component of the General Education Requirements.

CHINESE AND JAPANESE STUDIES


EAST 109. Intensive Elementary Chinese.
Cr. 5. An intensive introduction to the reading, writing, and grammar of the Chinese Language. Must be taken concurrently with EAST 110.

EAST 110. Intensive Elementary Chinese: Conversation.
Cr. 5. An intensive course in basic Chinese conversation. Must be taken concurrently with EAST 109.

EAST 115. Chinese Art and Music.
Cr. 3. An introduction to the Art and Music of China with a focus on Chinese history and culture.

EAST 209. Intensive Intermediate Chinese.
Cr. 5. An intensive course in the reading, writing, and grammar of the Chinese language. Must be taken concurrently with EAST 210.

EAST 210. Intensive Intermediate Chinese: Conversation.
Cr. 5. An intensive course in Chinese conversation. Must be taken concurrently with EAST 209.

EAST 390. Topics in East Asian Culture.
Cr. 3. A study of particular topics related to issues in East Asian culture. Topics include Human and Divine in China, Work and Contemplation in Buddhism and Christianity, and Health and Healing: East and West. One topic is generally offered once a year and is generally cross-listed with CC 325.

EAST 395. Chinese Culture and Civilization.
Cr. 3. An interdisciplinary study of key aspects of Chinese culture and civilization. Taught in English. This course will satisfy the Fine Arts/ Fine Arts Literature and Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements. Offered only in China.

EAST 493. East Asian Senior Seminar.
Cr. 3. Research in the basic cultural themes of East Asia and their impact on the world today. Prerequisite: consent of the Chair of the Committee.

EAST 495. Supervised Reading and Research.
Cr. 1-3. Prerequisite: consent of the Chair of the Committee.

EAST 497. Honors Work in Chinese and Japanese Studies.
Cr. 3. See Honors Work, page 52.

EAST 498. Honors Candidacy in Chinese and Japanese Studies.
Cr. 3. See Honors Work, page 52.

COMMUNICATION


COMM 390. Topics and Projects: East Asian Topics
Cr. 1-3. Individual or group. Specific topics or projects based on special interests of students and faculty. Topics and projects vary from one semester to another. Prerequisites: consent of the Chair of the Department.  

ECONOMICS


ECON 390. Topics in Economics: East Asian Topics
Cr. 3. A course in which a special topic in economics is given intensive study. The topic varies from year to year. Prerequisites: ECON 221 and 222. Recommended for senior students.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES


FLC 101. Beginning Chinese I.
Cr. 4. Basic elements of modern Chinese (Mandarin), including the four tones, sentence structure and some Chinese characters. May not be taken by students who have taken language study courses in China.

FLC 102. Beginning Chinese II.
Cr. 4. Continuation of FLC 101. Prerequisite: FLC 101 or equivalent.

FLC 203. Intermediate Chinese I.
Cr. 4. Development of FLC 101 and 102, focusing on speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing. Emphasis on drills and discussion of readings. Introduction of simplified characters and cursive script. Continuously increasing use of Chinese in class. Prerequisite: FLC 102 or permission of the instructor.

FLC 204. Intermediate Chinese II.
Cr. 4. Continuation of FLC 203, emphasizing development of speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing. Includes readings from a variety of sources including contemporary Chinese short stories, lectures, and newspapers. Class sessions conducted in Chinese as much as possible. Prerequisite: FLC 203 or permission of the instructor.

FLJ 101. Beginning Japanese I.
Cr. 4. An introduction to the basic grammar of Japanese.

FLJ 102. Beginning Japanese II.
Cr. 4. A continuation of FLJ 101. Prerequisite: FLJ 101 or equivalent.

FLJ 203. Intermediate Japanese I.
Cr. 4. Reading, writing, and discussion in Japanese on the intermediate level, with a review of Japanese grammar. Prerequisite: FLJ 102 or equivalent.

FLJ 204. Intermediate Japanese II.
Cr. 4. A continuation of FLJ 203. Prerequisite: FLJ 203 or equivalent.

FLJ 250. Topics in Japanese Literature and the Fine Arts.
Cr. 3. Study of selected works of Japanese literature in English translation and of their correlates in the visual arts and/or music. No knowledge of Japanese required.

FLJ 251. Introduction to Japanese Literature.
Cr. 3. Readings of representative works of Japanese literature in English. No knowledge of Japanese required. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

FLJ 305. Advanced Japanese I.
Cr. 4. Continuation of FLJ 204. Introduction of extended prose readings. Simple conversation and composition in everyday Japanese. Prerequisite: FLJ 204 or equivalent.

FLJ 306. Advanced Japanese II.
Cr. 4. Continuation of FLJ 305. Emphasis on syntax of prose texts; review of grammar. Conversation in everyday Japanese. Composition in the expository style. Prerequisite: FLJ 305 or equivalent.

FLJ 495. Supervised Reading and Research in Japanese.
Cr. 1-4. Intended for students capable of doing independent study in Japanese language, civilization, and literature. Research paper required. Prerequisite: consent of the Chair of the Department. 

GEOGRAPHY


GEO 301. Regional Geography: Asia
Cr. 3. A geographic interpretation of the environmental, cultural, political, and economic patterns of one of the world's major regions, Asia. May be repeated for credit when the regional offering is different. Certain regional offerings may satisfy the Global Diversity component of the General Education Requirements. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of the Chair.

HISTORY


HIST 240. Introduction to East Asian Culture.
Cr. 3. An exploration of the main political, social, and cultural values in traditional China and Japan and of the ways that they flourish today. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

HIST 341. Revolution and Its Roots: The Making of Modern China.
Cr. 3. A study of the decline of traditional civilization resulting from domestic crises and foreign pressures, and the search for a new orthodoxy in the Chinese revolution. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

HIST 390. Topics in History: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 3. A study that covers a particular, large subject in history (e.g., a period or a field), selected according to student interest and instructor choice. This course may be repeated for credit if the selected subjects are different. Although history majors may take any number of these courses, they may include no more than two in a thirty-hour major.

HIST 492. Reading and Discussion Seminars: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 2-3. Full- or half-semester courses cover a variety of subject areas with subtitles and content dependent on student interest and instructor choice. In recent years these have included Slavery in the Americas, History of the American South, American Environmentalism, Pearl Harbor, American Immigration History and Cuban Revolution. This course may be repeated for credit if topics are different. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or consent of the Chair of the Department. 

MUSIC


MUS 421. Pro-Seminar in Music: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 2-3. An intensive study of a limited area in the history or theory of music. This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of the Chair of the Department.

PHILOSOPHY


PHIL 220. Non-Western Philosophy.
Cr. 3. An introduction to some major philosophical themes in non-Western thought. Emphasis is upon the analysis of primary texts. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. This course fulfills the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of the instructor.

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 290. Philosophical Topics: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 3. A study of a focused philosophical theme or issue. This course may be repeated for credit if the topics are different. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLS 335. Politics of Developing States.
Cr. 3. A study of the governments and political problems of selected newly independent, underdeveloped states. Areas given in a semester vary across Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the Far East. Prerequisite: POLS 130 or consent of the Chair of the Department. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

POLS 490. Seminar in Political Science: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 2-3. These are full or half semester courses covering a variety of subject areas, with subtitles and content dependent on instructor choice and student interest. For East Asian topics, the course is listed as POLS 490, Politics in East Asia. The course examines the contemporary political systems of China and Japan.

THEATRE


THTR 334. Theatre of the Non-Western World: Asia.
Cr. 3. Survey of the traditional theatre and drama of Asia and Africa. Prerequisite: junior standing or approval of the Chair of the Department. Offered in the spring semester of even-numbered years. This course may be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

THEOLOGY


THEO 360. Topics in the History of Religions: East Asian Topics.
Cr. 3. A study of a selected topics, such as families of Abraham, south Asian religions, Latin American religions, religions of pre-Christian Europe, and history of the study of religion. May be repeated for credit if the topics are different.

THEO 363. Religions of China and Japan.
Cr. 3. A study of the religious worldview of China and Japan, seen both in the traditional popular religious practices and in the organized religions of Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Shinto. Special attention is given to the expressions of religion in art and to the role of religion in modern China and Japan. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

THEO 364. The Buddhist Tradition.
Cr. 3. A study of the origins of Buddhism in India, its expansion into and influence on the cultures of Southeast Asia, its special adaptations in China and Japan, and the Buddhist presence in the United States today. Attention is given to the varieties of Buddhist teaching and practice. May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.

THEO 366. Religion in Japanese Culture.
Cr. 3 A study of religion in Japanese culture by focusing on Zen Buddhism and its influence in Japanese culture, especially in traditional arts like poetry, drama painting, calligraphy, architecture, flowers, and gardening, with special emphasis on chanoyu (the tea ceremony). May be used to fulfill the Global Cultures and Perspectives component of the General Education Requirements.