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Asian and Asian American Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Asian Studies - A/ST Courses

Asian Studies (A/ST)


LOWER DIVISION


190. The Tao Primer of Basic Reasoning (3)
Prerequisites/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or its equivalent.
Natural language of Tao aphorisms used for informal and formal types of reasoning; learning Yin and Yang basic analytic steps; applying Tao principles and processes of reasoning to contemporary, common-place, and intercultural issues and problems logically and practically.

290. Special Topics in Asian Studies (3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of special interest in Asian Studies selected for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

299. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special research interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION


General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

300I. Traditional Asia (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary examination of traditional civilizations of Asia. This team-taught course focuses on two Asian civilizations, normally China and India, and may periodically focus on Japan. Course examines topics related to Asian cultures to illustrate the richness and diversity of Asia.

301I. Modern Asia (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Emphasis on development of Asia since the 18th century and its role in the modern world; some attention to the experience of Asians in the U.S. Continuity and change, reform and revolution in culture, politics and the economy will be included.

310. United States and Asia (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Focusing on the post-1945 period, this course will examine four main areas: (1) key religious, social and political patterns in Asia; (2) cross-cultural images of Asia and America; (3) Asian-U.S. global economic relations; and (4) Asian-U.S. strategic and political relationships.

320. Asia in Fiction and Film (3)
Focuses on Asian-Western interactions and particularly on Asian-Western perspectives of these interactions as manifested in film and works of fiction. Focus on China, Japan and/or India; consideration given to Asian experience in America.

334. Introduction to East Asian Literatures and Cultures (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Comprehensive introduction to the comparative study of East Asian cultures through the reading of representative selections from the literatures of China, Korea, and Japan in historical context. Focus is on the modern period.
Same course as CWL 334.

336. Introduction to Southeast Asian Literatures and Cultures (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
Survey of the traditional and modern literatures and cultures of Southeast Asia with a focus on the modern period.
Same course as CWL 336.

393. Japan’s Heritage (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Cultural heritage of Japanese civilization emphasizing history, philosophy, religion, literature and fine arts from prehistory to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F).

406A. Asian Women: East and Northeast Asia (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division status.
Exploration of the histories of women in China, Japan and Korea from prehistory to the present. Major themes include women's contributions to social, cultural and political change, and the complex relationship between feminism and nationalism in the modern period.
Same courses as HIST 406A and W/ST 406A.

406B. Asian Women: South and Southeast Asia (3)
Emphasis on modern period; exploration of complexitites of women’s roles in multicultural, multilingual societies in South and Southeast Asia, including gender as continuing site of contention in nationalist discourse.
Same courses as HIST 406B and W/ST 406B. Letter grade only (A-F).

*490. Special Topics in Asian Studies (3)
Topics of special interest in Asian Studies selected for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics .
B. China in Transition
D. Filipino Language, Literature and Culture

492./592. Proseminar in Asian Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Introduction to research methods. Intensive study of selected conceptual and theoretical issues in Asian Studies or Asian American Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

495I. China Heritage (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the G.E. Foundation, one or more Exploration courses; upper-division standing.
Cultural heritage explored through history, philosophy, religion and science, side by side with the fine arts; seen as the totality of a people's humanistic experience. (Lecture, discussion and film)
(Lecture, discussion, film.)

499. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special research interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

544. Religions of Japan (3)
The transmission of continental civilization to Japan; Shinto, Buddhism and Tokugawa Neo-Confucianism; Genroku culture; and the New Religions. Emphasis on original texts in translations.
Not open for credit to students with credit in R/ST 344. Letter grade only (A-F).

551. Hinduism (3)
Survey of ancient, classical and medieval Hinduism. Emphasis on analysis of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the various paths of Yoga.
Not open for credit to students with credit in R/ST 351. Letter grade only (A-F).

592./492. Proseminar in Asian Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
Introduction to research methods. Intensive study of selected conceptual and theoretical issues in Asian Studies or Asian American Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

610. Seminar in Asian Studies (3)
Selected topics in Asian Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year. Open to graduate students of Asian Studies. Graduate students in other disciplines may enroll with consent of instructor.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Directed Readings (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Readings in Asian Studies on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Research in Asian Studies on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (2-6)
Prerequisite: Consent of the Graduate Advisor.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in Asian studies.