6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Afro-American and African Studies | Anthropology | Archaeology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern
Asian Studies | Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Cognitive Science | Comparative Literature
Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Course Descriptions

The following courses are primarily in the Asian field, but related courses are also included.

ASPR 497 - (3) (S)
Asian Studies Senior Thesis

South Asia

AMTR 301 - (3) (IR)
Men and Women of Asia and the Middle East

AMEL 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

ANTH 109 - (3) (Y)
Colloquia for First-Year Students

The Hindu world study of reincarnation.

ANTH 222 - (3) (Y)
Buddhist Civilization

ANTH 233 - (3) (IR)
Cults and Prophets

ANTH 234 - (3) (O)
Anthropology of Birth and Death

ANTH 239 - (3) (SS)
Consciousness

ANTH 260 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Indian Civilization

ANTH 325 - (3) (E)
Anthropological Perspectives on the Third World

ANTH 329 - (3) (Y)
Food, Society and Culture

ANTH 331 - (3) (IR)
Biography and Society

ANTH 361 - (3) (O)
Contemporary Hindu World Views

ANTH 522 - (3) (Y)
Economic Anthropology

ANTH 529 - (3) (Y)
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

"Buddhism and Society;" "Buddhist Monasticism: Social Change in Modern India;" and "Ethnography in South Asia."

ANTH 539 - (3) (O)
Selected Topics in Symbolic Anthropology

"Comparative Science and Technology Policy "

ANTH 561 - (3) (Y)
Selected Topics in Ethnology of South Asia

ANTH 599 - (3) (Y)
Selected Topics in Theory

"Comparative Legal Cultures;" and "South Asia Seminar."

ARTH 261 - (3) (IR)
Buddhist Art

ARTH 491 - (3) (S)
Seminar in Asian Art

AR H 585 - (3) (O)
World Buddhist Architecture

EVSC 205 - (3) (E)
Climates of Hunger

EVSC 462 - (3) (Y)
Land Use Management

EVSC 560 - (3) (Y)
Land Use Policies

GFCP 101 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Comparative Politics

GFCP 424 - (3) (IR)
The Gandhis in Politics

GFCP 561 - (3) (Y)
Politics of South Asia I

GFCP 562 - (3) (SI)
Politics of South Asia II

GFCP 567 - (3) (O)
Comparative Science and Technology Policy

GFIR 375 - (3) (E)
South Asia in World Affairs

GFIR 575 - (3) (O)
South Asia in World Affairs I

GFIR 576 - (3) (IR)
South Asia in World Affairs II

GFIR 595 - (3) (S)
Selected Problems in International Relations

HIND 101, 102 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Hindi-Urdu

HIND 201, 202 - (4) (Y)
Intermediate Hindi

HIND 301, 302 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Hindi

HIND 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Hindi

HISA 100 - (3) (IR)
First Year Seminar on South Asia

HISA 201 - (3) (O)
History and Civilization of Classical India

HISA 202 - (3) (O)
History and Civilization of Medieval India

HISA 203 - (3) (Y)
History and Civilization of Modern India

HISA 301 - (3) (E)
History of Muslim India

HISA 302 - (3) (O)
India From Akbar to Victoria

HISA 303 - (3) (Y)
Modern India: From Colonialism to Democracy

HISA 311 - (3) (IR)
Social and Political Movements in Twentieth Century India

HISA 502 - (3) (E)
Historiography of Early Modern India

HISA 510 - (3) (IR)
Economic History of India

HIST 100, 102 - (3) (Y)
Introductory Seminar

"The Indian Cinema;" Pakistan: Islamic Front;" "Pakistan and Afganistan;" "Orientalism and India;" and "British India: Fact and Fiction."

MUSI 207 - (3) (E)
Music of World Cultures

RELB 210 - (3) (Y)
Buddhism

RELB 211 - (3) (O)
Buddhist Thought

RELB 212 - (3) (IR)
Buddhist Literature

RELB 245 - (3) (Y)
Zen Buddhism

RELB 249 - (3) (E)
Buddhist Yoga

RELB 251 - (3)
Religions of Tibet and the Himalayas

RELB 315 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Buddhist Studies

RELB 317 - (3) (E)
Buddhist Meditation

RELB 415 - (3) (Y)
Epistemology of India and Tibet

RELB 500, 501 - (4) (SS)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan I & II

RELB 502 - (3) (O)
Seminar in Tibetan Buddhism

RELB 526 - (3) (E)
Seminar in Tibetan Buddhism

RELB 535, 536 - (3) (E)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan III & IV

RELB 543, 544 - (3) (SI)
Sanskrit Religious Texts

RELB 546 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Mahayana Buddhism

RELB 547, 548 - (4) (O)
Literary and Spoken Tibetan V & VI

RELB 555 - (3) (IR)
Buddhist Philosophy

RELB 560 - (3) (SI)
Elementary Pali

RELB 561 - (3) (SI)
Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit

RELB 566 - (3) (SI)
Approaches to Buddhist Studies

RELB 599 - (3) (SS)
South Asian and Inner Asian Buddhist Bibliography

RELC 329 - (3) (Y)
Christianity and Islam

RELG 104 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions

RELG 308 - (3) (IR)
Creation Myths

RELG 575 - (3) (IR)
Myth and Ritual

RELH 209 - (3) (Y)
Hinduism

RELH 313 - (3) (SI)
Philosophy of Ghandi

RELH 314 - (3) (SI)
Modern Religious Movements in India

RELH 320 - (3) (E)
Hindu Mysticism

RELH 373 - (3) (IR)
Hindu Mythology

RELH 521 - (3) (E)
Seminar in the Bhagavadgita

RELH 533 - (3) (E)
Seminar in Sikhism

RELH 556 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in the Yoga Sutras

RELH 557 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Vedanta

RELH 558 - (3) (E)
Myth and Ritual in the Mahabharata

RELH 565 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Modern Hindu Thought

RELI 207 - (3) (Y)
Classical Islam

RELI 312 - (3) (O)
Sufism

RELI 367 - (3) (O)
Religion and Politics in Islam

SANS 501, 502 - (3) (Y)
Elementary Sanskrit

SOC 338 - (3) (O)
India and South Asia

URDU 201, 202 - (4) (Y)
Intermediate Urdu

URDU 493, 494 - (4) - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Urdu East Asia

East Asia

AMTR 301 - (3) (IR)
Men and Women of Asia and the Middle East

AMEL 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study

ANTH 363 - (3) (E)
Social Structure of China

ANTH 364 - (3) (E)
Ethnology of Southeast Asia

ANTH 365 - (3) (IR)
Overseas Chinese

ANTH 562 - (3) (IR)
Ethnology of East Asia

ANTH 563 - (3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Ethnology of East Asia

ANTH 565 - (3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Ethnology of Southeast Asia

AR H 585 - (3) (IR)
World Buddhist Architecture

ARTH 103 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to the Arts of East Asia

ARTH 261 - (3) (IR)
Buddhist Art From India to Japan

ARTH 262 - (3) (IR)
Asian Art

ARTH 361 - (3) (IR)
Chinese Painting of the Sung and Yuan Dynasties (960-1368)

ARTH 362 - (3) (IR)
Chinese Painting of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties (1368-1911)

ARTH 363 - (3) (IR)
Japanese Painting and Prints of the Memoyana and Edo Periods (1573-1867)

CHIN 101, 102 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Chinese

CHIN 180 - (3) (SI)
Chinese Calligraphy

CHIN 201, 202 - (4) (Y)
Intermediate Chinese

CHIN 301/501, 302/502 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Modern Chinese Literature

CHIN 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Chinese

CHIN 581, 582 - (3) (Y)
Media Chinese

CHIN 585, 586 - (3) (Y)
Classical Chinese Literature

CHTR 321, 322 - (3) (Y)
Chinese Literature in Translation

GFCP 551 - (3) (Y)
Politics of China

GFCP 553 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Japan

GFCP 563 - (3) (Y)
The Politics of Vietnam

GFIR 571 - (3) (Y)
China in World Affairs

GFIR 572 - (3) (Y)
Japan in World Affairs

HIEA 201 - (3) (Y)
Chinese Culture and Institutions

HIEA 203 - (3) (IR)
Modern China: The Road to Revolution

HIEA 204 - (3) (IR)
Korean Culture and Institutions

HIEA 311 - (3) (IR)
The Traditional Chinese Order, Antiquity to Sixth Century A.D.

HIEA 312 - (3) (IR)
The Traditional Chinese Order, Seventh Century to Seventeenth Century

HIEA 314 - (3) (IR)
Political and Social Thought in Modern China

HIEA 321 - (3) (Y)
Japan's Economic Miracle

HIEA 322 - (3) (Y)
Japan's Political History

HIEA 331 - (3) (IR)
Peasants, Students, and Women: Social Movements in Twentieth Century China

JAPN 101, 102 - (4) (Y)
Elementary Japanese

JAPN 201, 202 - (4) (Y)
Intermediate Japanese

JAPN 301/501, 302/502 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

JAPN 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study in Japanese

JAPN 531 - (3) (Y)
A Cultural Understanding of U.S.-Japan Relations

JAPN 583, 584 - (3) (Y)
Topics in Japanese Literature

JPTR 321/521 - (3) (Y)
Tale of Genji: Love and Marriage Japanese Style

JPTR 322/522 - (3) (Y)
Women, Nature and Society in Modern Japanese Fiction

JPTR 581 - (3) (Y)
Women Writers in Classical Japan

RELB 245 - (3) (Y)
Zen

RELB 317 - (3) (Y)
Buddhist Meditation

RELB 525 - (3) (E)
Seminar in Japanese Buddhism

RELB 527 - (3) (O)
Seminar in Chinese Buddhism

RELG 104 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions

RELG 213 - (3) (O)
The Religions of China

RELG 316 - (3) (Y)
The Religions of Japan

RELG 503 - (3) (SI)
Readings in Chinese Religion

The Middle East, Southeast Asia and Others

AMTR 301 - (3) (IR)
Men and Women of Asia and the Middle East

AMEL 493, 494 - (1-3) (IR)
Independent Study

ANTH 222 - (3) (Y)
Buddhist Civilization

ANTH 233 - (3) (IR)
Cults and Prophets: Symbols of Social Change

ANTH 364 - (3) (E)
Ethnology of Southeast Asia

ANTH 369 - (3) (IR)
Sex, Gender, and Culture

ANTH 529 - (3) (Y)
Selected Topics in Social Anthropology

ANTH 539 - (3) (SI)
Selected Topics in Symbolic Anthropology

ANTH 558 - (3) (IR)
Ethnology of the Middle East

ANTH 559 - (3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Ethnology of the Middle East

ANTH 565 - (3) (IR)
Selected Topics in Ethnology of Southeast Asia

AR H 585 - (3) (O)
World Buddhist Architecture

ECON 451 - (3) (Y)
Economic Development

EVSC 465 - (3) (E)
Urban Spatial Systems

GFCP 101 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Comparative Politics

GFCP 506 - (3) (Y)
Political Development and Developmental Politics

GFIR 507 - (3) (Y)
Ideological Influences in International Relations

HISA 312 - (3) (IR)
History of Women in Asia

LNGS 325 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Linguistics

MUSI 207 - (3) (Y)
Music in World Cultures

RELG 104 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions

RELG 354 - (3) (Y)
Comparative Religious Ethics

RELG 517 - (3) (Y)
Seminar: The History of Religions

RELI 207 - (3) (Y)
Classical Islam

RELI 312 - (3) (O)
Sufism

RELI 367 - (3) (E)
Religion and Politics in Islam

RELI 540 - (3) (Y)
Seminar in Islamic Theology


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