Asian Studies Courses

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The following course list includes all options for this minor. The typical offerings listed for each course are estimates and subject to change. Work with your advisor when scheduling your classes each semester.

  • ART 274 Survey of Asian Art

    Prerequisite: ENG 110. General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).

    A survey of the art objects and the cultures which produced them, primarily those of India, China, and Japan.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ART 374 Art of India

    Prerequisite: ART 274.

    Survey of the major art and architecture monuments of India and the cultural context from which they were produced.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Mandarin Chinese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101.

    Continuation of CHI 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 102.

    Continuation of CHI 102 with emphasis on reading, conversation, and an introduction to Chinese history and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201.

    Continuation of CHI 201 with emphasis on reading, conversation, history, and culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 345 Asian Economies

    This course addresses the rise to significance of the Asia-Pacific region in the world economy. This region of the world is typified by a delicate balance between governments and business interests, which accounts for their diverse development trajectories. This course will study how these countries have transformed themselves from peasant societies into industrial powerhouses and how they have continued to achieve growth rates several times higher than the advanced nations of the West over a period of time.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 362 Non-European World Literature

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Literature from all areas (except literature of England, Western Europe, and the United States). May be repeated to a total of 6 hours if topic is different. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 305 Selected World Regions

    An in-depth study of selected regions of the world. Examples: Tropical Areas, Arid Regions, Polar Regions, Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Surveys geology, landforms, soil, vegetation, climate, settlement, population, economic activities and the cultural landscape. The course will be devoted to a single region that can vary from semester to semester. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 380 East Asian Civilization I

    A comparative historical treatment of China and Japan from earliest times to 1600.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • HST 381 East Asian Civilization II

    A comparative historical treatment of China and Japan from 1600 to the present.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • HST 571 China in the Twentieth Century

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    An intensive study of the transformation of China from a Confucian, Feudal state to a Communist world power. May be taught concurrently with HST 671. Cannot receive credit for both HST 671 and HST 571.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    Essentials of grammar through aural-oral practice, dictation, reading and writing. Course conducted in Japanese as far as practicable.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    Continuation of JPN 101.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    Continuation of JPN 102 with increased emphasis on reading.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    Introduction to Japanese literature; analysis of its subjects, forms and ideals.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LLT 215 Asian Cultural Studies

    A survey of Asian civilization, touching on history, literature, language, art, religion, philosophy, and culture. Course may focus on either China or Japan. May be repeated once with changed content.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PHI 314 Asian Philosophy

    This course compares and evaluates the major philosophies of the Eastern world. It treats selected topics from Indian, Chinese, and Japanese philosophies and examines the basic ideas that underlie the religious and moral viewpoints of these traditions.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLS 545 Asian Politics

    Prerequisite: PLS 101.

    Recommended Prerequisite: 50 hours. A comparative study of the political and economic systems of contemporary Asia with emphasis on Japan, Korea, mainland China and Taiwan. Ideologies and strategies pursued by selected Asian governments are covered. Includes an assessment of contemporary economic, political and security issues in the region. America's economic, political and strategic ties with the region are also explored. May be taught concurrently with PLS 645. Cannot receive credit for both PLS 645 and PLS 545.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • REL 355 Buddhism

    Recommended Prerequisite: REL 210. A broad survey of the diverse patterns and expressions of Buddhist life throughout history. Studies will examine the beliefs, practices, and values that have existed among adherents of Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhism. Course materials will be drawn from Asian and Western cultures.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • REL 357 Religions of China and Japan

    Recommended Prerequisite: REL 210. An historical survey of the major religions from East Asia, with particular emphasis given to their doctrines, practices, and institutions. The course will focus on Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shinto. Some consideration will also be given to Korean religious traditions, religion in contemporary East Asia, and popular religious traditions. Important themes include cultural adaptation and religious competition in East Asian religious history.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • REL 360 Hinduism

    Recommended Prerequisite: REL 210. An historical and thematic survey of the religions of India from the Vedic period to the present day.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings