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Asian Studies Program

 

Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt

The Asian Studies Program is Vanderbilt's home for inquiry into Asian languages and literatures. We are also Vanderbilt's center of interdisciplinary research on the cultures of Asia, with program faculty in Chinese religion and Southeast Asian literature; and affiliated faculty in the departments of History, History of Art, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Our faculty's research and teaching areas include East/Central Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and Tibet), South Asia (including India, Bangladesh, and Nepal) and Southeast Asia (particularly Vietnam).

Our students range from those with heritage interest in Asian languages and history to those completely new to Asian Studies. We offer a major and minor in Asian Studies and minors in Chinese Language and Culture and Japanese Language and Culture.

Our course offerings are often used to fulfill the International (INT), Humanities and Creative Arts (HCA), or Perspectives (P) requirements in AXLE. Our language courses may also be used to fulfill the College of Arts and Science language requirement. A complete list of Asian Studies approved courses can be found here.

 

ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM APPROVED COURSES- FALL 2014

 

ASIAN STUDIES (ASIA)
213W  Media Monsters in Japan
294A    Special Topics: Chinese Medical History – NEW COURSE
 
CHINESE (CHIN)
201      Elementary Chinese
211      Intermediate Chinese
225      Chinese for Heritage Learners
231      Calligraphy
241      Advanced Chinese
253      Classical Literature and Philosophy
255      Business Chinese

HISTORY (HIST)
105      East Asia Since 1800
108      Premodern Japan
211B    Religion and Politics in South Asia
288D    Images of India
 
HISTORY OF ART (HART)
120      Arts of East Asia
245W Art of Buddhist Relic and Reliquary
 
MEDICINE, HEALTH, & SOCIETY (MHS)
231      Chinese Society and Medicine
 
JAPANESE (JAPN)
200B    Basic Japanese
201      Elementary Japanese
211      Intermediate Japanese
241      Advanced Japanese

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PSCI)
216      The Chinese Political System
 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (RLST)
113      Introduction to Islam
135      Religions in China
244      Buddhist Traditions
247      Daoist Tradition
264      Foundations of Hindu Traditions
269      Sacred Space in the Tibetan World
274      Japanese Mythology  - NEW COURSE
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