Current Courses

For a complete list of departmental course offerings, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.

SPRING 2019:


CHI 102. First-year Chinese II. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to develop students’ elementary Chinese communication skills in simple daily life contexts. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are given equal weight, with emphasis on listening and speaking skills in class. P-CHI 101 or equivalent. 
CRN 13618, M-F, 11:00-11:50, CARS 016; Instructor: R. Wang

CHI 201. Second-year Chinese II. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to develop students’ Chinese communication skills in a wide range of daily life contexts, including some work scenarios. Students will gain a basic appreciation of cultural differences. P – CHI 153 or equivalent.
Section A: CRN 13420, M-F, 3:00-3:50, CARS 016; Instructor: Y. Wang
Section B: CRN 13421, M-F, 2:00-2:50, CARS 016; Instructor: Y. Wang

CHI 230. Third-year Chinese II. (3 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to enhance students’ Chinese communication skills, with emphasis on accuracy and fluency on various topics at more abstract levels. Students will deepen their understanding of cultural differences. P – CHI 220 or POI. Section A: CRN 11065, M-W-F, 11:00-11:50, CARS 014, Instructor: Q. Yu
Section B: CRN 24943, M-W-F, 1:00-1:50, CARS 014, Instructor: Q. Yu

CHI 255. Business Chinese. (3 h)
Communicating in Mandarin Chinese for business purposes. This course will prepare students to start a job search and build partnerships in Chinese-speaking areas, with emphasis on developing advanced intercultural communicative capability. P – CHI 230 or POI.
CRN 14213, MW, 2:00-3:15, CARS 014, Instructor: Q. Yu

East Asian Languages and Cultures (EAL; Taught in English)

EAL 222. Traditional Chinese Literature. (3 h)
Surveys the history of the traditional Chinese fictional narrative across a variety of genres and forms such as the classical anecdote, folktale, verrnacular story, dramas, and novel. (CD, D)
CRN 24944, TR, 9:30-10:45, CARS 107, Instructor: A. Rodekohr

EAL 231. Early 20th-century Chinese Modernism. (3 h)
An interdisciplinary exploration of Chinese modernist experiments in literature, art, architecture, and graphic desgin in the first half of the 20th century. (CD)
CRN 22940, TR, 11:00-12:15, CARS 015, Instructor: Y. Shi

EAL 253. Japanese Film: Themes and Methods. (3 h)
Explores themes, artistic vissions, and techniques in a variety of film genres, from historical dramas to contemporary comedies and from realism to fantasy and science fiction. Special focus is given to the films’ historical and political context. Directors include Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, and Miyazaki. (CD)
CRN 20751, TR, 3:30-4:45, CARS 107, Instructor: H. Lai

EAL 275. Survey of East Asian Cultures. (3 h)
Explores the cultural and historical connections among China, Japan, and Korea. (CD)
CRN 16902, TR, 2:00-3:15, CARS 014, Y. Shi

EAL 285. Contemporary East Asian Cinema. (3 h)
Examines the depiction of the cultural landscape of contemporary East Asia and the development of a transnational imaginary in recent works of Chinese, Japanese, and South Korean film. Directors include Wong Kar-Wai, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Park Chan-Wook and many others. (CD)
CRN 24949, TR, 12:30-1:45, CARS 107, Instructor: A. Rodekohr

Japanese (JPN)

JPN 102. First-year Japanese II. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to help students develop their ability to communicate in Japanese at the elementary level. Focuses on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. P – JPN 101 or equivalent.
Section A: CRN 13423, M-F, 9:00-9:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings, H. Lai, K. Ueda
Section B: CRN 24166, M-F, 12:00-12:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings, H. Lai, K. Ueda

JPN 201. Second-year Japanese II. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence at the intermediate level. Continues to focus on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expands students’ ability to communicate witha broader range of vocabulary and grammar. P – JPN 153 or equivalent. 
Section A: CRN 13721, M-F 10:00-10:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Takata-Rallings, K. Ueda
Section C: CRN 25162, M-F 2:00-2:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Takata-Rallings, K. Ueda

JPN 230. Third-year Japanese II. (3 h)
Two semester sequence at the advanced level. Integrates conversation, discussion, presentation, reading, and writing skills with emphasis on written and audiovisual sources. P – JPN 220 or equivalent.
CRN 12015, M-W-F 2:00-2:50, CARS 107, Instructor: N. Okura

JPN 231. Fourth-year Japanese I. (3 h)
Advanced readings, discussion, presentations, and writing practice on topics in Japanese culture and society, using authentic stories, poetry, films, songs, websites, and other multimedia sources. P – JPN 230 or equivalent.
CRN 24955, M-W-F 12:00-12:50, CARS 014, Instructor: N. Okura

Art (ART)

ART 104. Topics in World Art – The Arts of Asia. (3 h)
An examination of the visual arts in selected world cultures, with discussions of techniques, styles, broader cultural contexts, and confrontations with varying traditions. Topics may include one or more of the following: the arts of China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Islamic cultures, or the indigenous cultures of the Americas. (CD, D)
CRN 25057, TR 9:30-10:45, SFAC 102, Instructor: D. Luo

ART 286. Topics in Art and Architectural History – Japanese Art & Architecture. (3 h)
Variable topics in art and architectural history, such as historical periods, geographic regions, or specific media. Course can be repeated if topic differs. (D)
CRN 25047, TR 12:30-1:45, SFAC 102, Instructor: D. Luo

History (HST)

HST 245. Modern China since 1850. (3 h)
Study of modern China from 1850 to the present, focusing on the major political, economic, and cultural transformations occuring in China during this period within the context of modernization, imperialism and (semi) colonialism, world wars and civil wars, revolution and reform, and the ongoing processes of globalization. (CD)
CRN 24852, MW 2:00-3:15, TRIB A103, Instructor: Q. Zhang

HST 247. Japan since 1600. (3 h)
A survey of Japan in the modern world. Topics include political and cultural revolution, state and empire-building, economic “miracles”, social transformations, military conflicts, and intellectual dilemmas. (CD)
CRN 24853, TR 2:00-3:15, TRIB A103, Instructor: R. Hellyer

Philosophy (PHI)

PHI 235. Main Streams of Chinese Philosophy. (3 h)
Survey of the main streams of Chinese philosophical thought from their ancient beginnings to their development and influcence on one another in later eras.
CRN 24915, TR 11:00-12:15, TRIB A307, Instructor: Win-Chiat Lee

Politics (POL)

POL 248. Chinese Politics. (3 h)
A survey of the political institutions and processes in China (People’s Republic of China and Republic of China). Emphasis on group conflict, elites, ideology, as well as current policy changes in the process of modernization.
CRN 24655, TR 11:00-12:15, KRBY 102, Instructor: Wei-chin Lee

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