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Asian Studies Course List

Courses on this list count toward the credit-hour requirements for the major and the minors within the Asian Studies Department. Their eligibility for specific requirements within the major and minors is indicated by the following codes:

  • Chinese Concentration = CC
  • Japan Concentration = JC
  • Korea Concentration = KC
  • South Asia Concentration = SA
  • Asian Perspectives = AP
  • Asian American/Asian Diaspora = AA
  • History Survey Course = HS
  • Humanities Course = HU
  • Social Science Course = SS

Any given course may be applied to only one category of requirement even if it may be eligible for more than one. Courses marked with an * require approval from the Asian Studies Department Chair or Director of Undergraduate Studies. Normally, up to 6 credit hours of courses taken in a study abroad program may be applied to the major and 3 credit hours can be applied to a minor with approval from the Asian Studies Department Chair or DUS. Additional study abroad course credit may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

Chinese Language  

CHIN 1011 - Basic Chinese (CC) CHIN 1012 - Basic Chinese (CC)
CHIN 1101 - Elementary Chinese I (CC) CHIN 1102 - Elementary Chinese II (CC)
CHIN 1231 - Calligraphy (CC, HU)  CHIN 2201 - Intermediate Chinese I (CC) 
CHIN 2202 - Intermediate Chinese II (CC) CHIN 2211 - Chinese for Heritage Learners I (CC)
CHIN 2212 - Chinese for Heritage Learners II (CC) CHIN 3301 - Advanced Chinese I (CC)
CHIN 3302 - Advanced Chinese II (CC) CHIN 3302W - Advanced Chinese II (CC) 
CHIN 3851 - Independent Study (CC)* CHIN 3852 - Independent Study (CC)*
CHIN 4001 - Fourth-year Conversational Chinese (CC) CHIN 4002 - Fourth-year Conversational Chinese (CC)
CHIN 4401 - Business Chinese I (CC)  CHIN 4402 - Business Chinese II (CC) 
CHIN 4403 - Readings in Modern Chinese Media (CC) CHIN 4404 - Readings in Modern Chinese Media (CC)

CHIN 4405 - Classical Chinese Literature and Philosophy (CC, HU)

CHIN 4406 - Readings in Modern Literary Chinese (CC, HU)

Hindi-Urdu Language 

HNUR 1101 - Elementary Hindi-Urdu I (SA) HNUR 1102 - Elementary Hindi-Urdu II (SA)
HNUR 2201 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I (SA)         
HNUR 2202 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II (SA)
HNUR 3301 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu I (SA) HNUR 3302 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu II(SA)
HNUR 3851 - Independent Study (SA)* HNUR 3852 - Independent Study (SA)*

Japanese Language

JAPN 1011 - Basic Japanese I (JC) JAPN 1012 - Basic Japanese II (JC)
JAPN 1013 - Practical Japanese Conversation (JC) JAPN 1101 - Elementary Japanese I (JC)
JAPN 1102 - Elementary Japanese II (JC) JAPN 1231 - Tadoku: Extensive Reading in Japanese (JC)
JAPN 2201 - Intermediate Japanese I (JC) JAPN 2202 - Intermediate Japanese II (JC)
JAPN 2232 - Japanese through Manga (JC) JAPN 2233 - Language through Japanese Food Culture (JC, HU)
JAPN 3301 - Advanced Japanese I (JC) JAPN 3302 - Advanced Japanese II (JC)
JAPN 3851 - Independent Study (JC)* JAPN 3852 - Independent Study (JC)*
JAPN 3891 - Special Topics in Advanced Japanese (JC)                          
 

Korean Language

KOR 1101 - Elementary Korean I (KC) KOR 1102 - Elementary Korean II (KC)
KOR 2201 - Intermediate Korean I (KC) KOR 2202 - Intermediate Korean II (KC)
KOR 3301 - Advanced Korean I (KC) KOR 3302 - Advanced Korean II (KC)
KOR 3851 - Independent Study (KC)             
KOR 3852 - Independent Study (KC

Sanskrit Language

SNSK 1101 - Elementary Sanskrit I (SA, AP) SNSK 1102 - Elementary Sanskrit II (SA, AP)
SNSK 2201 - Intermediate Sanskrit I (SA, AP) SNSK 2202 - Intermediate Sanskrit II (SA, AP)
SNSK 3201 - Advanced Sanskrit I (SA, AP)              
SNSK 3202 - Advanced Sanskrit II (SA, AP)

Asian Studies 

ASIA 1001 - Commons iSeminar: Cultures of India & Japan (AP, HU)       
ASIA 1111 - First-Year Writing Seminar (as appropriate)*
ASIA 1201 - Writing Southeast Asia (AP, HU) ASIA 1680 - Inside China (CC, SS)
ASIA 1682 - Chinese Culture through Tai Chi& Qi Gong (CC) ASIA 1780 - Health and Well-being at the Margins of Indian Society (SA)
ASIA 1881W - The Body in Modern Japanese Culture (JC, SS) .                                          
ASIA 2100W - Fashioning the Self: Coming of Age and Asian Modernities (AP, HU)
ASIA 2210W - Hollywood Hanoi (AP, HU) ASIA 2220 - Violence and Media in Southeast Asia (AP, HU)
ASIA 2302 - Popular Culture of South Asia (SA, HU) ASIA 2303 - Classical India in the Modern World (SA, HU)
ASIA 2304 - The Bhagavad Gita (SA, HU) ASIA 2306 - Environment & Development in South Asia (SA, SS, AP)
ASIA 2307 - Transnational South Asia (SA, SS, AP) ASIA 2308 - Narratives of Disaster & Apocalypse (AP)
ASIA 2411 - Cultural History of Korea (KC, AP, HS) ASIA 2412 - Global Korean Cinema (KC, AP, HU)
ASIA 2413 - History of Modern Korea (KC, AP, HS) ASIA 2414 - Food and Family in Korean Pop Culture (KC, AP, HU)
ASIA 2415W - Blood, Sweat, and Tears in Korean Literature (KC, HU) ASIA 2416 - The Korean War through Film & Fiction (KC, HU)
ASIA 2511 - Popular Culture in Modern Japan (JC, HU) ASIA 2512 - Explorations of Japanese Animation (JC, HU)
ASIA 2513W - Media Monsters in Contemporary Japan (JC, HU) ASIA 2514W - Contemporary Japan in Film & Fiction (JC, HU)
ASIA 2605 - Romancing the Nation in Modern Chinese Literature (CC, HU) ASIA 2606 - Martial Tradition in Chinese Literature (CC, HU)
ASIA 2607 - Self and Society in Pre-modern Chinese Literature (CC, HU) ASIA 2608 - Chinese Drama: 13th to 20th Centuries (CC, HU)
ASIA 2609W - Writing and Gender in Traditional China (CC, HU) ASIA 2610 - Overseas Encounters (AP, HU)
ASIA 2620 - Chinese Culture through Calligraphy (CC, HU) ASIA 2630 - Chinese Medicine (CC, SS)
ASIA 3151 - The Third World and Literature (AP, HU) ASIA 3155 - Blackness and the Asian Century (AP, HU)
ASIA 3633 - Self-Cultivation in Ancient China (CC, HU) ASIA 3851 - Independent Study (as appropriate)*
ASIA 3852 - Independent Study (as appropriate)*  ASIA 3891 - Special Topics (as appropriate)*
ASIA 3892 - Special Topics (as appropriate)* ASIA 3980 - Junior Honors Readings (as appropriate)*
ASIA 4998 - Honors Research (as appropriate)* ASIA 4999 - Honors Research (as appropriate)*

Asian American Studies 

ASAM 2101 - Asian American History until 1924 (AA, AP)                                       
ASAM 2102 - Asian American History, 1924 to the Present (AA, AP)
ASAM 2106 - Sociology of Asian America (AA, AP) ASAM 2107 - Social Movements in Asia and Asian America (AA, AP)
ASAM 3101 - Southeast Asian Americans (AA, AP) ASAM 3102 - Cold War Asian America (AA, AP)
ASAM 3106 - Race and the Environment in Asian America (AA, AP) ASAM 3107 - Science, Technology, and the Body in Global Asia (AA, AP)

Cinema and Media Arts

CMA 3892 - Special Topics in the Study of Film (as appropriate)*                                                                                                                                               

English

ENGL 1210W - Prose Fiction: Forms and Techniques (as appropriate)*                          
ENGL 1260W - Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis  (as appropriate)*
ENGL 2319W -  World Literature, Modern (as appropriate)*   ENGL 3662 - Asian American Literature (AP, HU)*
ENGL 3670W - Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature (as appropriate)*                                       

History 

HIST 1050 - East Asia since 1800 (AP, SS, HS)                                                  
HIST 1060 - Premodern China (CC, SS, HS)                                         
HIST 1070 - China from Empire to the People’s Republic (CC, SS, HS) HIST 1080 - Premodern Japan (JC, SS, HS)
HIST 1090 - Modern Japan (JC, SS, HS) HIST 1111 - First-Year Writing Seminar (as appropriate)*
HIST 1160 - Modern South Asia (SA, SS, HS) HIST 1161 - India Before Europe (SA, SS, HS)
HIST 1162 - The East India Company, 1600-1858 (SA, SS) HIST 1881 - The Body in Modern Japanese Culture (JC, HU)
HIST 1882W - Japan Through Historical Fiction (JC, HU) HIST 2100 - Politics and Catastrophe in Modern China  (CC, SS)
HIST 2105 - Chinese Thought (CC, HU) HIST 2106 - A Global History of Tea (AP, SS)
HIST 2107 - Chinese Economic History (CC, SS) HIST 2110 - Crisis Simulation in East Asia (AP, SS)
HIST 2111 - China and the United States: Intertwined Histories (AP, CC, SS) HIST 2115 - Play and Pleasure in Early Modern Japan (JC, HU)
HIST 2119 - The Pacific War in Cinematic Memory (JC, HU) HIST 2120 - Japan's War and Postwar, 1931-1989 (JC, SS)
HIST 2140 - The Mughal World (SA, SS) HIST 2150 - India and the Indian Ocean (SA, AP, SS)
HIST 3090 - Tokyo: History and Image (JC, SS) HIST 3112W - China and the World (CC, AP, SS)
HIST 3220W - Images of India (SA, HU)  

History of Art and Architecture

HART 1200 - Arts of East Asia (AP, HU)                                                 
HART 1205 - Arts of South and Southeast Asia (SA, AP, HU)
HART 1210W - Art and Ritual in Asia (AP, HU) HART 1220 - History of Asian Architecture (AP, HU)
HART 2100 - Architecture and the Mapping of Empire in Asia (AP, HU)
HART 2110 - Arts of China (CC, HU)
HART 2120 - Arts of Korea (KC, HU) HART 2130 - Arts of Japan (JC, HU)
HART 2150 - East Asian Architecture and Gardens (AP, HU) HART 2170 - Religion and Politics in South and Southeast Asian Art (SA, AP, HU)
HART 2175 - Modern and Contemporary Indian Architecture (AP, HU)                                     
HART 2815 - Digital Heritage, Methods, and Practice: The Chinese Temple (CC, HU)
HART 3112 - The Arts of China during the Liao-Song Period (CC, HU) HART 3140 - Healing and Art in East Asia. (AP, HU)
HART 3164W - Art of Buddhist Relic and Reliquary (AP, HU) HART 3172 - Himalayan Art: Art of the Divine Abode (AP, HU)
HART 3174 - The South Asian Temple (SA, AP, HU)  

Human and Organizational Development 

HODI 3260 - Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Development, Reform, and Innovation (AP, SS)                                                                                                                                                                                       

Medicine, Health, and Society

MHS 2310 - Chinese Society and Medicine (CC, SS)                                                                                                                    

Political Science

PSCI 2216 - The Chinese Political System (CC, SS) PSCI 3894 - Selected Topics in Comparative Politics (as appropriate)*
PSCI 3895 - Selected Topics in International Politics (as appropriate)*                
 

Religious Studies

RLST 1111 - First-Year Seminar (as appropriate)* RLST 1010 - Encountering Religious Diversity (AP, HU)                             
RLST 1500 - Introduction to Islam (AP, HU) RLST 1637 - Religions of Tibet and the Himalayas (SA, AP, HU)
RLST 1700 - Religions in China (CC, HU) RLST 1710 - Religions of Japan (JC, HU)
RLST 2134 - Asian and Asian American Religions in the United States (AP) RLST 2644 - Buddhist Traditions (AP, HU)
RLST 2664 - Foundations of Hindu Traditions (SA, AP, HU) RLST 3561 - Islam in South Asia (SA, HU)
RLST 3650 - Classical Philosophies of India (HU) RLST 3669 - Sacred Space in the Tibetan World (AP, HU)
RLST 3670W - Buddhism and the State (AP, HU) RLST 3747 - Daoist Tradition (AP, HU)
RLST 3749 - Zen Buddhism (AP, HU) RLST 3753 - East Asian Buddhism (AP, HU)
RLST 3775 - Chinese Religions through Stories (CC, HU) RLST 4665 - Mythologies and Epics of South Asia (SA, AP, HU)
RLST 4666 - Devotional Traditions of South Asia: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh (SA, AP, HU) RLST 4774 - Japanese Mythology (JC, HU)