Asian Studies Courses

Explore topics in Asian studies

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

    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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • CHI 101 Elementary Chinese I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Chinese. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 105 - Foreign Language I.
  • CHI 102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330SpringLANG 106 - Foreign Language II.
  • CHI 201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • CHI 202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in CHI 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Chinese. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Chinese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • ENG 362 Non-European World Literature

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

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

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330Upon demandLITR 200 - World Literature.
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • HST 380 Premodern East Asia

    A comparative historical treatment of the countries of East Asia--China, Japan, and Korea--from earliest times to 1600.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • HST 381 Modern East Asia

    A comparative historical treatment of the countries of East Asia--China, Japan, and Korea--from 1600 to the present.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I

    This course is the first part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students acquire Novice Mid-level proficiency in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes and begin to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330FallLANG 105 - Foreign Language I.
  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 101.

    This course is the second part of the introductory sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice Mid-level proficiency and acquire Novice High-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offeredCORE 42 (MOTR) equivalent
    330SpringLANG 106 - Foreign Language II.
  • JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 102.

    This course is the first part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Novice High-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Low-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall
  • JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in JPN 201.

    This course is the second part of the intermediate sequence in Japanese. Students reinforce Intermediate Low-Level proficiency and acquire Intermediate Mid-level competence in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communicative modes while continuing to explore the cultural perspectives, products, and practices of Japanese-speaking peoples.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Spring
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • 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 hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand