Courses

CHI 1111 - Basic Chinese I

Description: Functional use of Chinese for students with no prior knowlege of Chinese. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Credit Hours: 6.0

CHI 1112 - Basic Chinese II

Description: Continuation of CHI 1111-Basic Chinese I New pronunciation system, PINYIN, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Prerequisites: CHI 1111
Credit Hours: 6.0

CHI 1113 - Business Chinese

Description: No Chinese language skill pre-requisite; cultural and linguistic combination; conduct in english; Mandarin Chinese and Pinyin system taught in class.
Credit Hours: 3.0

CHI 1121 - Intermediate Chinese I

Description: Review of Grammar and vocabulary. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, reading and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Credit Hours: 5.0

CHI 1122 - Intermediate Chinese II

Description: Review of grammar and vocabulary. New pronunciation system, PINYIN, readings and oral drills. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Credit Hours: 5.0

CHI 1131 - Advanced Chinese I

Description: Advanced communication skills including reading and discussing topics on current events. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Credit Hours: 3.0

CHI 1132 - Advanced Chinese II

Description: Advanced communication skills including reading and discussing topics on current events. Supplementary language laboratory work.
Credit Hours: 3.0

CHI 2143 - Chinese Culture

Description: Chinese culture and civilization from the beginning to the present. Conducted in English. Satisfies Diversity Requirement.
Credit Hours: 3.0

CHI 2144 - Chinese Film & Novel

Description: The history and development of Chinese fiction from its beginning to the present. Taught in English,Prerequisites:
Credit Hours: 3.0

CHI 3412 - Chinese Special Topics

Description: Advanced study of topics of special interest in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies. May be repeated for credit if topic changes. Taught in English.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 1040 - Themes Pre Mod World History

Description: Comparative exploration of at least three different pre-modern civilizations (pre-1750). Cultural contact and exchange; pre-modern economies, state formation; political institutions; and social structures; religion and culture; art, architecture and literature.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4315 - Intro to Hist of Chinese Civ

Description: A broad and basic introduction to Chinese society, culture, and history from its inception some three thousand years ago to eve of first significant Western European presence in China proper.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4320 - Modern East Asia

Description: The political, economic and social history of Modern East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) with an emphasis on the impact of the West, the Japanese Empire and the development of modern institutions.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4330 - China in 20th Century

Description: China during its republican and Communist periods.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4335 - Modern Japan

Description: The social and political history of modern Japan (1868- Present); its dramatic rise to world power status, the long road to WW II, the impact of Allied Occupation; themes of cooperation and conflict in state-society relations.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4350 - VietnamColonialism/War 1940-85

Description: The War in Vietnam in historical perspective from colonialism to the Cold War and national liberation.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4360 - History of Modern South Asia

Description: History of Indian subcontinent from late Mughal period through British Empire, culminating in independence and partition in 1947. Emphasis on knowledge, power and state formation; resistance, revolution, and nationalism; gender and the role of women; and post colonial legacies.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4365 - History of India & Pakistan

Description: History of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh in 20th century. Emphasis on struggle for freedom, challenges of post colonial period, regional conflict, democracy and development and contemporary issues facing the people today.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 4395 - Topics in Asian History

Description: Selected topics in Asian history of interest to faculty and students.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 8421 - China & Japan since WWII

Description: The politics of post war China and Japan in their cultural and economic interrelationships.
Credit Hours: 3.0

HIS 8425 - Modern Japan

Description: A colloquium on the major historiographical issues in the history of Japan since 1600, including the role of the Emperor, economic development, and the causes of World War II.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 1111 - Introductory Japanese I

Description: Functional use of Japanese for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese. Communication skills (speaking and listening), reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 6.0

JPN 1112 - Introductory Japanese II

Description: Functional use of Japanese for students with no prior knowledge of Japanese. Communication skills (speaking and listening), reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 6.0

JPN 1121 - Intermediate Japanese I

Description: Further practice of communication skills (speaking and listening), reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 5.0

JPN 1122 - Intermediate Japanese II

Description: Further practice of communication skills (speaking and listening), reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 5.0

JPN 1131 - Advanced Japanese I

Description: Advanced practice of communication skills - oral, speech and discussion skills, reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 1132 - Advanced Japanese II

Description: Advanced practice of communication skills - oral, speech and discussion skills, reading and writing skills. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 1133 - Advanced Japanese III

Description: Advanced practice of communication skills including reading, discussing topics on current events and speech. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 1134 - Advanced Japanese IV

Description: Advanced practice of communication skills including reading, discussing topics on current events and speech. Supplementary practice with computer.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 2100 - Japanese Lit Eng Trans

Description: The masterpieces of Japanese literature with a component on women writers. Fulfills cultural diversity requirement. Fulfills core requirements for advanced literature. Conducted in English, writing enriched.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 2102 - Japanese Film

Description: Introduction to Japanese film to those who are interested in but not necessarily exposed to Asian culture and language. Fulfills requirements for writing enriched, Diversity 3, and minor in Japanese.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 2143 - Japanese Animation

Description: Explores how anime is a refection of Japanese society, art & culture. Introduction to rich & varied world of Japanese animated films by considering anime as medium, art, culture, & industry. Introduction to history, theory, aesthetics & cultural aspects of anime, with emphasis on 'the art of communication' with the medium. Fulfills requirement for Japanese minor.  Conducted in English.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 2144 - Japanese Culinary Culture

Description: General introduction to Japanese culinary culture, relationship to Japanese society & culture in general, & historical & cultural reasons it has developed as it has. Familiarizes students with historical & modern Japanese cuisine. Discusses historical, geographical & religious background as well as foreign influences. Fulfills requirement for Japanese minor. Conducted in English.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 2215 - Women in Asia

Description: Current interdisciplinary feminist scholarship on Asian women dealing with current status of Asian women and the various factors that shaped it. Fulfills requirements for writing enriched, Diversity 2, Women's Studies, and minor in Japanese.
Credit Hours: 3.0

JPN 5900 - JPN: Independent Study

Description: Supervised study, activity or research. May be taken more than once. Prior approval of chair and instructor.
Credit Hours: 3.0

PHI 2920 - Asian Philosophies

Description: Sources of Eastern philosophies; aspects of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and/or Sufism.
Credit Hours: 3.0

PSC 4200 - South Asia

Description: The historical development of India and Pakistan; their contemporary problems and conduct of foreign relations with the great powers.
Credit Hours: 3.0

PSC 4500 - Contemp East Asian Politics

Description: The politics, history, economic development and security of the Asia/Pacific region; focus on Japan and China.
Credit Hours: 3.0

PSC 5850 - East Asia's Political Economy

Description: Themes include interactions between markets and capitalist systems, political regimes, financial sector liberalization, trade, entrepreneurship, and regionalism. Special focus on the conditions leading to the region's recent financial crises.
Credit Hours: 3.0

PSC 8850 - S Asian Political Instit

Description: Political institutions and theories governing the relations of the state and citizens in ancient, medieval, and modern India-Pakistan.
Credit Hours: 3.0

THL 5270 - Rel in India & S E Asia

Description: The doctrinal and social history of the religious traditions of India and Southeast Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Sikhism; the role of these religious in con- temporary Indian and Southeast Asian societies.
Prerequisites: HON 1825 or THL 1050 or HON 1003 or HON 1053 or THL 1051 or HON 1827 or THL 1051
Credit Hours: 3.0

THL 5280 - Rel in China & Japan

Description: The doctrinal and social history of the religious traditions of East Asia: Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Buddhism; popular religion and state cults; the role of these religions in contemporary Asian societies.
Prerequisites: HON 1825 or THL 1050 or HON 1003 or HON 1053 or THL 1051 or HON 1827 or HON 1827
Credit Hours: 3.0

THL 5285 - Buddhist Tradition

Description: The doctrinal and social history of Buddhism: its origins in India, its current forms in Central, East and Southeast Asia; the role of Buddhism in contemporary Asian societies.
Prerequisites: THL 1050 or HON 1825 or HON 1003 or HON 1053 or THL 1051 or HON 1827 or THL 1051
Credit Hours: 3.0

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