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Fall 2017 Courses | August 28-December 19, 2017

100 Level

  • ARI 101 Arabic First Year- First Semester (closed)
  • AS 101 Introduction to Asian Studies (closed)
  • AS 110/AMS 102 The Asian American Experience
  • AS 181/HIS 181 Asian Civilization I
  • AS 182/HIS 182 Asian Civilization II
  • CHI 101 First-Year Chinese
  • CHI 102 First-Year Chinese
  • CHI 104 Transitional First-Year Chinese
  • CHI 191 Beginning Chinese for Professionals
  • HIN 101 Intensive First-Year Hindu-Urdu (closed)
  • KOR 101 First-Year Korean (closed)
  • JPN 101 First-Year Japanese (closed)

200 Level

300 Level

  • AS 347 The Fantastical World of Japanese Anime
  • AS 369 / HIS 369 Korean History Up to 1800
  • AS 391/ HIS 391China and the World (closed)
  • AS 395 Topics in Asian Studies: Southeast Asia
  • CHI 301 Third-Year Chinese (closed)
  • CHI 341 Literary Chinese I (closed)
  • JPN 301 Third-Year Japanese (closed)
  • KOR 301 Third- Year Korean

400 Level

  • AS 496 Asian Studies Internship (closed)
  • CHI 401 Readings on Chinese Culture and Customs (closed)
  • HIS 482 Problems in Japanese History (closed)
  • JPN 401 Fourth-year Japanese
  • JPN 494 Senior Capstone Course
  • KOR 401 Advanced Korean Readings and Conversation

500 Level

  • LAI 544 Chinese Culture and Texts

700 Level

Spring 2018 Courses | January 29 – May 19, 2018

100 Level

200 Level

300 Level

  • AS 323 Gender in South Asian Literature
    • Curious about women and women’s issues in India? AS 323 will be an exciting introduction to gender in South Asian literature. We’ll be looking at texts stretching from the Mahabarata to modern Mumbai, and discussing how women’s issues have changed and evolved over India’s timeline. To achieve this, we will focus on a multimodal curriculum that allows women from numerous backgrounds to be heard in multiple ways, including poetry, autobiography and film. We will discuss pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial women’s voices, as well as how the Raj impacted female expression. But we’ll also look at the ways in which India’s women are working to achieve an egalitarian existence in a consistently patriarchal culture.
  • AS 393 Special Topics: Bollywood and Indian Cinema
    • “College di gate de is taraf hum life ko nachate hai … te duji taraf life humko nachati hai” – Rang de Basanti.
      In the film Rang De Basanti, Aamir Khan utters these lines, which can roughly be translated to “inside the gates of college, we make our lives dance to our tunes. Outside, life makes us dance to it’s own.” So while you’re here, why not learn about a film genre that not only has important lessons to give about life, but also has impressive song and dance breaks? This course is a chronological exploration of Hindi cinema, stretching from the 1940s to the present. From its flashy item numbers, to chocolate heroes starring in masala films, to arguing over the best playback singer, Bollywood films offer delights that no other genre can. But beneath its flashy exterior, Bollywood can also offer moral lessons for societal improvement, provide examples of changing class and familial dynamics, track the influence of the West on a traditionally South Asian art form, and have its finger perennially on India’s cultural pulse. In short, Bollywood can be all things to all people. What will it be for you?
  • AS 394 Special Topics: Doing Business in Asia
    • International business in the 21st century requires in-depth understanding of regions of the world due to increasingly complex and interdependent global environment. This course will examine the interconnections between culture, economic systems, social expectations, and business environment in Asian countries. The readings and case studies for this course will provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of business strategies, cross-cultural communication and management in the Asian context. This course is designed to challenge students to understand difference and to overcome stereotypes in thinking about the operation of business in different parts of the world.
  • AS 395 Special Topics: Korean Pop Culture
    • This course will explore the Korean Wave (한류/ 韓流 /Hallyu), the global popularity of contemporary South Korean popular culture. In the class, we will learn from a brief study of the origin and history of the Korean Wave to the specific features of popular culture in South Korea. No prior knowledge of Korean popular culture or Korean language is required.K-pop fans and whoever interested in Korean culture and language are welcome!
  • CHI 302 Third-Year Chinese
  • CHI 342 Literary Chinese II
  • KOR 302 Third-Year Korean
  • JPN 302 Third-Year Japanese
  • PSC 371 Middle Eastern Politics

400 Level

Graduate Level