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The Academic Program
       

Fall 2014 East Asian Courses

Note: Always consult your advisor to be sure a specific course meets program requirments.

Areas of Study:

Anthropology / History of Art and Architecture / Architectural History / Chinese / Chinese Literature in Translation / Commerce / East Asian Languages, Literature, and Cultures / East Asian Studies / Education / Environmental Science / History / Japanese / Japanese Literature in Translation / Korean / Korean in Translation / Politics / Religious Studies / Tibetan


Anthropology

ANTH 3590-001 Social and Cultural Anthropology: Death and Dying
3 Credits, Gertrude Fraser
TuTh 11:00am - 12:15pm
Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.

ANTH 3590-002 Social and Cultural Anthropology: Human Time and Space

3 Credits, Frederick Damen

MoWe 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.

 

ANTH 3630 / 7630 Chinese Family and Religion

3 Credits, John Shepherd, TuTh 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Analyzes various features of traditional Chinese social organization as it existed in the late imperial period. Includes the late imperial state; Chinese family and marriage; lineages; ancestor worship; popular religion; village social structure; regional systems; and rebellion.

 

ANTH 7590-001 Topics in Social and Cultural Anthropology: Reading Ethnographies

3 Credits, Ravindra Khare, Th 3:30pm-6:00pm

Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.

 

ANTH 7590-002 Social and Cultural Anthropology: Human Time and Space

3 Credits, Frederick Damen

MoWe 5:00pm - 6:15pm

Topics to be announced prior to each semester, dealing with social and cultural anthropology.

History of Art and Architecture

ARAH 5585 Topics in the Art of East, South, and Southeast Asia: Art and Religion Silk Road
3 credits, Dorothy Wong Tu 6pm-8:30pm

This seminar examines topics from the art forms (textiles, ceramics, glass, gold and silverware, sculptures, mural paintings), trade objects (including horses, religious art) to religions (Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaenism, Nestorian Christianity, Islam) that flourished along the Silk Road between the first and fourteenth centuries CE. Special attention will be paid to important sites such as Turfan (midway between Iran and China), Dunhuang (a major Buddhist cave-temple site), Chang’an (capital of Han and Tang China), Shōsoin (imperial treasure house in Nara, Japan). During the course, we will also examine and evaluate currently available digital resources.

 

ARAH 7580 Research Problems in the Architecture of East, South, and Southeast Asia

3 credits, Instructor TBA, Class Meeting Time TBA

Architectural History

ARH 3601/7601 East Meets West
3 Credits,Yunsheng Huang, Mo 9:00am-11:30am
Studies cultural exchanges in the architecture between East and West, emphasizing master architects such as F.L. Wright and L. Kahn.

Chinese

CHIN 1010 Elementary Chinese
4 Credits, MoTuWThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 1:00pm-1:50pm, 2:00pm-2:50pm
Instructors: Ran Zhao, Wenyi Chu, Shu-Chen Chen
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese. No prerequisites. This course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: none.

CHIN 1060 Accelerated Elementary Chinese
4 Credits, Ran Zhao, MoTuWThFr12:00pm-12:50pm
Specifically intended for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve control of the Chinese sound system (the 4 tones and Pinyin) and basic components of Chinese characters; (b) be able to write 400-500 characters, (c) express themselves clearly in written form on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary, (d) improve their basic reading skills (including learning to use a Chinese dictionary).

CHIN 2010 Intermediate Chinese
4 Credits, MoTuWThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 1:00pm-1:50pm
Instructors: Shu-Chen Chen, Miao-Fen Tseng
Builds on the foundations acquired in CHIN 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

CHIN 3020/5020 Readings in Modern Chinese
3 Credits, Wenyi Chu, MoWeFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 1:00pm-1:50pm
These courses are the continuation of Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 202). They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

CHIN 3025: Language House Conversation
1 Credits, Ran Zhao
Day/Time TBA
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission..

CHIN 4010/7010 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese
3 Credits, Hsin-Hsin Liang, MWTh 10:00-10:50 AM, 11:00-11:50 AM
The goal of these courses is to help students understand journalistic essays and some literature pieces through systematic study of sentence patterns and formal writing styles. In addition students are introduced to the culture of contemporary China in CHIN 4010 and the changes in Chinese thought during the past 90 years in CHIN 4020, 7020. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

CHIN 4830/5830 Introduction to Classical Chinese Prose
3 Credits, Anne Kinney, TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese prose. Requisite: Consent of Instructor

CHIN 4993/8993: Independent Study in Chinese
1-3 credits

CHIN 5810 Media Chinese I
3 Credits, Hsin-Hsin Liang, MoWeFr 1:00pm-1:50pm

Studies electronic and print media in Chinese, emphasizing current events as reported in the Chinese speaking world, to further develop oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

Chinese in Translation:

CHTR 3010/5010: Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature
3 credits, Instructor TBA, MoWe 2:00pm-3:15 PM
Study of the literary heritage of China. Examines the major genres through selected readings of representative authors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement.

CHTR 4559 New Course in Chinese in Translation: Sunzi and the Art of War
3 Credits, Instructor TBA, Tu 3:30pm-6:00pm

Commerce:

TBA

East Asian Languages, Literature, and Cultures:

EALC 3559 / 5559: New Course in East Asian Literatures and Cultures: Sutra in Words and Images
1-4 credits, Instructor TBA, We2:00PM - 4:30PM
A new course in the subject of East Asian languages, literature, and cultures.

EALC 4998: Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis I
3 Credits, Michiko Wilson, Class Meeting Time TBA
The first part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures.

East Asian Studies

EAST 4993 Independent Study

1-3 Credits, Instructor TBA, Class Meeting Time TBA

Independent study in special field under the direction of a faculty member in East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

 

EAST 4998: Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis I
3 Credits, Instructor TBA, Class Meeting Time TBA

The first part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies.

 

Education - Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

 

EDLF 4605 / 7605 Anthropology of Education

3 Credits, Diane M. Hoffman, Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm

Anthropology's unique contribution to the study of human life centers around the concept of culture and the methodology of ethnography. In the course of the semester, we will examine the relationship between culture and education and the ways in which the study and understanding of education can be enhanced by attention to culture. Using cases drawn from studies of learning and schooling in cultures around the world as well as among minority cultures and societies in the United States , students will be challenged to begin to see education through cultural comparative frames of reference.

Environmental Science

EVSC 4100 Management of Forest Ecosystems

3 Credits, Herman Shugart, TuTh 12:30pm-1:45pm (lecture), Fr 2:00pm-6:00pm or We 2:00pm-6:00pm (Lab)

An ecosystem course which treats the ecology of forests and consequences of forest processes in natural and managed systems. The class emphasizes the "pattern and process" concept that is the central theme in modern vegetation sciences at increasing scales: from form and function of leaves and other parts of trees through population, community and landscape ecology to the role of forests in the global climate and carbon-cycling. Pre-requisites: EVSC 3200, 3400, or 3500 recommended.

 

History:

HIEA 1501 - 001 (Seminar): Introductory Seminar in East Asian History: Culture and Society: Imperial China
3 credits, Cong Zhang, Tu 1:00pm-3:30pm
Introduces the study of history intended for first- or second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history. Fulfills the Historical Studies / Non-Western Perspectives / SWR requirements.

HIEA 1501 - 002 (Seminar): Introductory Seminar in East Asian History: Disasters in Modern Japanese History
3 credits, Robert Stolz, Mo 6:00pm-8:30pm
Tu 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Introduces the study of history intended for first- or second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history. Fulfills the Historical Studies / Non-Western Perspectives / SWR requirements.

HIEA 2301 Modern China
3 credits, Bradly Reed, MoWe 1:00pm-1:50pm, Discussion section required
Studies the transformation of Chinese politics, society, institutions, culture and foreign relations from the Opium War. through the post-Mao Reform Era. Emphasizes the fluid relationship between tradition and transformation and the ways in which this relationship continues to shape the lives of the Chinese people.

HIEA 2072 Modern Japanese Culture and Politics

3 credits, Robert Stolz, MoWe 2:00pm-2:50pm, Discussion section required

An introduction to the politics, culture, and ideologies of modern Japan from roughly 1800 to the present. We will pay special attention to the interplay between Japan's simultaneous participation in global modernity and its assertion of a unique culture as a way to explore the rise of the nation-state as a historically specific form.


HIEA 3111 China to the Tenth Century

3 credits, Cong Zhang, TuTh 9:30am-10:45am

Surveys the social, political and economic organization of traditional Chinese society, traditional Chinese foreign policy, and major literary, artistic, and intellectual movements.

HIEA 3559 New Course in East Asian History: Historical China and the World
3 credits, Xiaoyuan Liu, TuTh2:00-3:15pm

HIEA 4501 Seminar in East Asian History: Shanghai

3 credits, Bradly Reed, We 6:00pm-8:30pm

A small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.

 

HIEA 4511 Colloquium in East Asian: Chinese External Relations

3 credits, Xiaoyuan Liu, Fr 1:00pm-3:30pm

A small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.


HIEA 4993: Independent Study in East Asia
1-3 credits, Bradly Reed

HIEA 5559 : New Course in East Asian History: China's Borderlands
3 credits, STAFF
Mo 3:30-6:00pm

Japanese

JAPN 1010 First Year Japanese
4 Credits, MoTuWeThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm, 2:00pm-2:50pm
Instructors: Eric Wallace Maceyko and Tomoko Marshall
Introduces the basic speech patterns and grammatical units, including casual, daily spoken style, and the polite speech used in formal occasions. Emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading. Writing hiragana, katakana, and 200 kanji are also introduced.

JAPN 2020 Second Year Japanese
4 Credits, Mieko Kawai, MoTuWeThFr 10:00am-10:50am, 11:00am-11:50am, 12:00pm-12:50pm
Continuation of Elementary Japanese introducing more complex sentence patterns, idioms, and vocabulary to prepare students for an intermediate-level communication. Reinforces spoken Japanese skills with writing and reading exercises, and 250 kanji are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.

JAPN 3010/5010 Third Year Japanese I
3 Credits, Tomomi Marshall, TuTh 9:30AM - 10:45AM, 11:00AM - 12:15PM
Emphasizes comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Various topics on current Japanese culture and society are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

JAPN 3015 - 001 (Lecture): Language House Conversation
1 credit, Tomomi Marshal
Day/Time TBA
For students residing in the Japanese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

JAPN 3100: Supplemental Reading in Japanese I
3 Credits, Tomoko Marshall, Mo 10:00am-10:50am
The first in a two-part sequence, to be taken in conjunction with JAPN 3010. Students will acquire college-level reading and writing skills through engagement with articles and essays written by Japanese for the Japanese public.

JAPN 5559 New Course in Japanese: Literary Translation
3 credits, Michiko Wilson, TuTh 2:00-3:15 PM

Japanese in Translation:

JPTR 3010/5010: Survey of Traditional Japanese Literature
3 credits, Gustav Heldt, TuTh 2:00pm-3:45pm
This course provides an introduction to Japanese literature from earliest times through to the nineteenth century. We will read selections from representative texts and genres, including myth, poetry, prose fiction, memoir literature, drama, and works of criticism. No knowledge of Japanese culture or language is required.

JPTR 3210/5210 The Tale of Genji

3 credits, Gustav Heldt, We 2:00pm-4:30pm

This course is devoted to an in-depth examination of Japan's most renowned work of literature and the world's first novel. Prior exposure to Japanese literature is encouraged but not required.

 

JPTR 3390/5390 Japanese Writers Speak Their Minds

3 credits, Michiko Wilson, We3:30pm-6:00pm

A literary and socio-histocial examination of Japanese men's and women's fiction and essays as a primer to Japan's conflicted socio-cultural-gender history in light of the country's complex psychological relationship to the West.

 

JPTR 3559/5559 New Course in Japanese in Translation: Religion in Japanese Pop Culture

3 Credits, Instructor TBA, TuTh 5:00pm-6:15pm

Korean:

KOR 1010 Elementary Korean I
4 Credits, Junghee Kim
MTuWThF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, 12:00-12:50 PM
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Korean. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed.

KOR 2020 Intermediate Korean I
4 Credits, Instructor TBA, MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM, 11:00-11:50 AM

Builds on the foundations acquired in KOR 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: KOR 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).

 

KOR 3010 Advanced Korean I
3 Credits, Instructor TBA, TuTh 12:30PM-1:45PM

A continuation of Intermediate Korean. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern Korea. Prerequisite: KOR 2020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).

KOR 3015 Language House Conversation
1 credit, Instructor TBA, Class Meeting Time TBA
For students residing in the Korean group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.

KOR 4020 Advanced Readings in Kodern Korean II
3 Credits, Junghee Kim, TuTh 9:30am-10:45am
This course is the second in a two-course sequence offering students the opportunity to develop advanced reading proficiency in modern Korean language through advanced reading material, mostly from authentic writings in various genres and styles, such as newspaper editorials, columns, essays, T.V. news clips, short stories, and other expository and literary writings. Prerequisites: KOR 4010 or instructor permission

KOR 4993: Independent Study in Korean
1-3 credits

Korean in Translation:

TBA

Politics - Comparative Politics

PLCP 3610 Chinese Politics

3 Credits, Brantly Womack, MoWe 11:00am-11:50am, Discussion Section Required

General introduction to Chinese politics in its societal context. Conveys a concrete appreciation of China's societal reality and how it interacts with the political system. Covers China's changing role in Asia and the world. Prerequisite: Some background in comparative politics and/or the history of China.

 

PLCP 5610 Politics of China

3 Credits, Brantly Womack, Tu 7:00pm-9:30pm

Studies the structure and process of the Chinese political system, emphasizing political culture, socio-economic development, and political socialization. Prerequisite: Some background in comparative politics and/or history of China.

 

Religion - Buddhism

RELB 2100: Buddhism
3 Credits, Karen Lang, Lecture: TuTh 11:00am -12:15pm, Discussion Section Required
The goal of courses in religious studies is to promote sensitivity to religious ideas, personalities, and institutions. Such courses are not intended to persuade you toward or away from any particular religious tradition. This course is an introduction to Buddhism, beginning with its origins in India, its spread throughout Asia to the West. The course will examine the historical and cultural contexts in which Buddhist beliefs and practices developed and are still developing. We will explore a wide variety of sources to understand the many ways in which Buddhists speak about the Buddha, what he and his followers say about karma and rebirth, the practice of meditation and the pursuit of enlightenment. We will also examine the views of contemporary Buddhist teachers and on the challenges Buddhism faces in the modern world.

RELB 2770 Daoism

3 credits, William Hudson, TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm

Studies Daoist philosophy and religion within the context of Chinese society and history.

 

RELB 3190 Buddhist Nirvana
3 credits, Karen Lang, Tu 3:30-6pm

This seminar will examine what Buddhists mean when they talk about Nirvana and the path to enlightenment. We'll begin with how the concept of Nirvana develops in the culture in which Sakyamuni Buddha lived and taught, explore how different forms of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, Japan, and in the west developed new ideas about what Nirvana is and how it can be experienced. We'll read classic sutras on the topic, as well as books and essays by Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, other contemporary Zen masters, and western Buddhist practitioners and scholars.

RELB 3408: Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy
3 Credits, John Campbell, MoWe 3:30pm-4:45pm
Tibet possesses one of the great Buddhist philosophical traditions in the world. Tibetan Buddhist thinkers composed comprehensive and philosophically rigorous works on human growth according to classical Buddhism, works that surveyed ethics, meditation practice, the nature of personal identity, and enlightenment itself. In this seminar we will read and discuss famous Tibetan overviews of Buddhist philosophy. Pre-Requisites: One prior course in religion or philosophy recommended

RELB 3559 New Course in Buddhism: Sutra in Words and Images

3 Credits, Instructor TBA, We 2:00pm-4:30pm

 

RELB 5470 Literary Tibetan V

3 Credits, Instructor TBA, TuTh 12:30pm-1:45pm

 

RELB 5520 Seminar in Daoism

3 Credits, Clarke Hudson, TuTh 2:00pm-3:15pm

Topics on the history, scripture, thought, and practice of religious Daoism, with an emphasis on the formative period (2nd-10th c.).

RELB 5559-001 New Course in Buddhism: Buddhist Meditation
3 Credits, Kurtis Schaeffer, Wo 3:30-6:00pm

RELB 5559-001 New Course in Buddhism: Sutra Words and Images
3 Credits, Instructor TBA, We 2:00pm-4:30pm

RELB 5800 Literary Tibetan VII

3 Credits, Instructor TBA, TuTh 12:30pm-1:45pm

Examines the Yogachara-Svatantrika system as presented in Jang-kya's Presentation of Tenets, oral debate, and exercises in spoken Tibetan. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, 5470, 5480 or equivalent.

RELB 8230 Advanced Literary and Spoken Tibetan
3 Credits, David Germano, Class Meeting Time TBA
Examines selected topics and techniques of Tibetan education.

RELB 8559: New Course in Buddhism: Advanced Pali

1-4 Credits, Karen Lang, Class Meeting Time TBA

Advanced readings in poetry, psychology, or philosophy.

Tibetan:

TBTN 1010/8010: Elementary Tibetan I
4 Credits, Tsetan Nepali, MoTuWeThFr 9:00AM - 9:50AM
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format.

TBTN 2010/8011: Intermediate Tibetan I
4 Credits, Tsetan Nepali, MoTuWeThFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills.

TBTN 3010/8012 Advanced Modern Tibetan I
3 Credits, Tsetan Nepali, MoWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II.

TBTN 3030/8030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
3 Credits, Tsetan Nepali
MoWeFr 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II.