East Asian Studies

Fall

ART 420 - Asian Art
CHI 101 - Elementary Chinese I
CHI 201 - Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 301 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese I
CHI 321 - Ancient Chinese Culture
CHI 351 - Practical Chinese
CHI 399 - Independent Reading
EAS 201 - East Asia and the Contemporary World (Gen. Ed. World Perspectives)
EAS 399 - Independent Studies
HST 333 - Survey of Modern Chinese History
HST 342 - History of East Asian Religions (Gen. Ed. Issues/Themes)
JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese I
JPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I
JPN 399 - Independent Reading
PHI 210 - Eastern Philosophy (Gen. Ed. World Perspectives)
PLS 283 - Chinese Politics and US-China Relations (Gen. Ed. World Perspectives)

Winter

CHI 102 - Elementary Chinese II
CHI 202 - Intermediate Chinese II (Gen. Ed. World Perspectives)
CHI 302 - Advanced Intermediate Chinese II
CHI 322 - Classical Chinese Culture
CHI 341 - Introduction to Classic Chinese
CHI 399 - Independent Reading
CHS 495 - Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies (Capstone)
EAS 399 - Independent Studies
HST 341 - A History of East Asia since 1800
HST 342 - History of East Asian Religions (Gen. Ed. Issues/Themes)
JPN 102 - Elementary Japanese II
JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II (Gen. Ed. World Perspective)
JPN 399 - Independent Readings
PHI 210 - Eastern Philosophy (Gen. Ed. World Perspectives)
PHI 306 - Eastern Great Philosophers
EAS 380 - Japanese Culture (also listed as JPN 380 and ANT 330)

Course Descriptions

ART 420 This course will survey the visual arts of India, China, and Japan, focusing on the relationship between visual form and cultural ideology. Three credits. Offered fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: Art221 and ARE222, or junior or senior status. 

CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I. An introduction to the language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Four credits. Offered fall semester.

CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II. Continuation of 101. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 101. Four credits. Offered winter semester.

CHI 180 Special Topics in Chinese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I. Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 102. Four credits. Offered fall semester.

CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II. Continuation of 201. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 201. Four credits. Offered winter semester. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives.

CHI 280 Special Topics in Chinese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

CHI 321 Ancient Chinese Culture. Explores the beautiful and rich lifestyle of ancient China through arts, music, and literature in translation. Covers archaic times (twelfth century B.C. through post-Han dynasty (fifth century A.D.). Three credits. Offered fall semester on demand.

CHI 322 Classical Chinese Culture. Explores the beautiful and rich lifestyle of classical China through art, music, and literature in translation. Covers the Sui-Tang (sixth century A.D.) through the Qing dynasty (nineteenth century). Three credits. Offered winter semester on demand.

CHI 351 Practical Chinese. Learning a language from a textbook is only the beginning of the journey to becoming proficient in that language. This course will explore the practical uses of Mandarin Chinese in such areas as different forms of mass media, advertising, non-fiction reference materials, packaging, entertainment, music, and the Internet. Prerequisite: CHI 202. Three credits. Offered fall semester.

CHI 380 Special Topics in Chinese. Three credits. Offered on sufficient demand.

CHI 399 Independent Reading. One to four credits. Offered fall and winter semesters.

CHI 480 Special Topics in Chinese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

CHS 495 Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies (Capstone). Gives students the opportunity to integrate the diverse dimensions of Chinese Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Through active reading, discussion, and production of a thesis, students will review Chinese literature and culture, historical and political trajectories, philosophical thoughts, the challenges of development and modernity, and major contemporary issues. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission from instructor. Three credits. Offered winter semester.

EAS 380 Special Topics in East Asian Studies. A study of special topics not regularly covered in the curriculum. Expectations of this course approximate those in other 100- to 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when the content varies. Variable credit.

EAS 201 East Asia in the Contemporary World. Prepares students for encountering East Asia in various ways. Introduces East Asian cultures, political and economic systems, international relationships, recent developments, traditional customs and behavior patterns, differences between regions, and historical roots of some contemporary situations. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Three credits. Offered fall semester.

EAS 301 Masterpieces of East Asian Literature. Explores the literary masterpieces of China and Japan. Students will sample representative genres, such as poetry, dramas, novels, and short stories, from various periods that introduce the East Asian ways of thinking and living, namely, Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist, and Shinto. Prerequisite: 201 or junior standing. Three credits. Offered winter semester of odd-numbered years.

EAS 399 Independent Studies. Before registering, students must arrange for supervision by an East Asian studies faculty member and submit a contract (available from the EAS coordinator) specifying the topic and scope of the study. Ordinarily, no more than three credits of EAS 399 may count toward the minor. Instructor approval required prior to registration. One to three credits. Offered every semester.

GPY 354 Geography of Asia. Introduction to the physical and cultural geography of Asia: The Indian subcontinent, China, the Koreas, Japan, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. Prerequisite: GPY 235 or consent of instructor. Three credits. Offered fall semester of even-numbered years.

HST 333 Survey of Modern Chinese History. Introduction to modern Chinese history from the late Ching [Qing] Dynasty to the present. Particular emphasis will be on China’s two revolutions in 1911 and 1949 and the rise of Communism. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Three credits. Offered fall semester, odd-numbered years.

HST 340 A History of East Asia to 1800. Introduces major themes of the history of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam) from prehistory to 1800. Explores cultural interactions among East Asian countries as well as their indigenous cultural traits. Some basic skills, such as critical reading and writing, will also be practiced. Three credits. Offered in odd numbered years.

HST 341 A History of East Asia since 1800. Introduces major themes of history of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam), from 1800 to the present. Explores socio-political interactions with the West as well as the changing identities of East Asia in the modern world. Also involves basic skills, such as critical reading and writing. Three credits. Offered winter semester, even-numbered years.

HST 342 History of East Asian Religions. Introduces the major East Asian religious traditions and their modern developments through historical perspectives; also explores religious interactions among East Asian countries as well as their indigenous traits. Readings include primary materials and interpretative secondary scholarship. Prerequisite: Completion of Historical Perspectives Foundation or junior standing. Fulfills one of the Issues/Themes. Three credits. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years.

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I. An introduction to the language with emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Four credits. Offered fall semester.

JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II. Continuation of 101. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 101. Four credits. Offered winter semester.

JPN 180 Special Topics in Japanese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I. Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 102. Four credits. Offered fall semester.

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II. Continuation of 201. Prerequisite: C (not C-) or better in 201. Four credits. Offered winter semester. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives.

JPN 280 Special Topics in Japanese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

JPN 380 Special Topics in Japanese. Three credits. Offered on sufficient demand.

JPN 399 Independent Reading. One to four credits. Offered fall and winter semesters.

JPN 480 Special Topics in Japanese. Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Variable credit. Offered on sufficient demand.

PHI 210 Eastern Philosophy. Because the world is getting smaller, the scope of our knowledge and vision must expand. This course introduces students to major philosophies of the East, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, through the study of classic texts. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Three credits. Offered fall and winter semesters.

PHI 306 Eastern Great Philosophers. A study of one or several Eastern great philosophers, such as Lao Zi, Chuang Zi, Confucius, Mencius, The Buddha, Nagarjuna, Zhu Xi, Wang Yangming. Focus will be on the philosophers’ writings, but attention also will be given to context and tradition. Prerequisite: Prior work in philosophy or permission of instructor. Three credits. Offered Winter semester.

PLS 283 Chinese Politics and US-China Relations A historical and thematic survey of Chinese politics by examining the patterns and dynamics of its political, economic, and social developments, as well as its interaction with the United States. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Three credits. Offered fall semester.

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