Current Courses

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

FALL 2016:

CHINESE (CHI)

101. First-year Chinese I. (2 sections) (5h) Emphasizes the development of listening and speaking skills in Mandarin. Introduces the writing system and basic sentence patterns.
Section A: CRN 84373, M-F, 10:00-10:50, CARS 016; Instructor: F. Hu
Section B: CRN 84372, M-F, 1:00-1:50, CARS 014; Instructor: F. Hu

153. Second-year Chinese I. (2 sections) (5h) Study in grammar, reading, conversation, and composition. P—CHI 102 or equivalent. 

Section A: CRN 84374, M-F, 11:00-11:50, CARS 014; Instructor: F. Li
Section B: CRN 88032, M-F, 1:00-1:50, CARS 014; Instructor: F. Li

220. Third-year Chinese I. (3h) Integrates speaking, reading, and writing skills with emphasis on written and audiovisual source. P—CHI 201 or POI.
CRN 85330, M-W-F, 2:00-2:50, CARS 014, Instructor: F. Hu

231. Fourth-year Chinese I. (3h) Continuation of CHI 230, with emphasis on advanced reading and writing. P—CHI 230 or POI. 

CRN 85331, M-W-F, 2:00-2:50, CARS 107, Instructor: F. Li

296. Chinese Across the Curriculum. (1h) Coursework in Chinese done as an adjunct to specially designated courses throughout the college curriculum. P—POI.
CRN 91416, TBA, TBA, CARS TBA, Y. Staff


EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES (EAL)

219. Major Work of Japanese Literature. (3h) A study of major works of Japanese literature from the eighth century to the present, this course examines epic and lyric poetry, novels, drama, travelogues, and satirical pieces chosen both for their central place in the canon and for their insights into Japanese history and culture. (CD, D)
CRN 91457, TR, 2:00-3:15, CARS 107, N. Albertson

221. Themes in Chinese Literature. (3h) Examines selected themes in Chinese fiction and poetry with an emphasis on the modern and early modern periods Also listed as HMN 221 CRN 94010. (CD, D)
CRN 94009, MWF, 12:00-12:50, CARS 107, Instructor: Q. Ye

252. Chinese Cinemas. (3h) Provides a thorough examination of Chinese cinemas from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, paying special attention to film’s aesthetic responses to historical catastrophe, political upheaval, and social transformation. Examining film’s concerns with the narration of history raises further questions regarding national and cultural identity, popular culture and cinematic form, gender and sexuality, exile and diaspora, and revolutionary aesthetics. Also listed as HMN 252 (CRN 93557). (CD)
CRN 93552, TR, 12:30-1:45, CARS 107, A. Rodekohr

270. Contemporary Japanese Culture. (3h) Selected topics in Japanese literature, pop culture, film, animation, and other forms. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. P—POI. Also listed as HMN 270 (CRN 98558). (CD)
CRN 93554, TR, 3:30-4:45, CARS 014, N. Albertson

271. Mass Culture in Modern China. (3h) Begins with an inquiry into the critical concept of mass and popular culture by looking at newspapers, posters, literature, film, and music, and tracing their sociopolitical, aesthetic, and affective impact on modern China. Also listed as HMN 271 (CRN 93748). (CD)
CRN 93555, TR, 11:00-12:15, CARS 102, A. Rodekohr

290. Chinese Cultural Odyssey. (3h) This course aims to provide a general survey and discussion of Chinese culture and history from ancient times to the present focusing on gender, literature, art, philosophy, and China’s interactions with the world.
CRN 94086, MWF, 3:00-3:50, CARS 107, Q. Ye

375. Senior Research Seminar. (3h) Capstone research project required of graduating majors. P—CHI 296 or JPN 296 and EAL 275.
CRN 87437, TR, 9:30-10:45, CARS 027A, Instructor: A. Rodekohr


JAPANESE (JPN)

101. First-year Japanese I. (5h) Emphasizes the development of listening and speaking skills. Introduction to the writing systems. Basic sentence patterns covered. 

CRN 84376, M-F, 1:00-1:50, CARS 019, Instructor: Y. Rallings


153. Second-year Japanese I. (5h) Study in grammar, reading, conversation, and composition. P—JPN 102 or equivalent. 

CRN 84377, M-F 11:00-11:50, CARS 107, Instructor: Y. Rallings

220. Third-year Japanese I. (3h) Integrates speaking, reading, and writing skills with emphasis on written and audiovisual. P—JPN 201 or POI. 

CRN 85336, M-W-F 2:00-2:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings

296. Japanese Across the Curriculum. (1h) Coursework in Japanese done as an adjunct to specially designated courses throughout the college curriculum. P—POI.
CRN 90831, TBA, CARS 027A, Y. Rallings


EAST ASIAN STUDIES ELECTIVES GROUP ONE HUMANITIES (HMN)

252. Chinese Cinemas. (3h) Provides a thorough examination of Chinese cinemas from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, paying special attention to film’s aesthetic responses to historical catastrophe, political upheaval, and social transformation. Examining film’s concerns with the narration of history raises further questions regarding national and cultural identity, popular culture and cinematic form, gender and sexuality, exile and diaspora, and revolutionary aesthetics. Also listed as EAL 252 (CRN 93552). (CD) 
CRN 93557, TR, 12:30-1:45, CARS 107, A. Rodekohr

270. Contemporary Japanese Culture. (3h) Selected topics in Japanese literature, pop culture, film, animation, and other forms. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. P—POI. Also listed as EAL 270 (CRN 93554). (CD) 
CRN 98558, TR, 3:30-4:45, CARS 014, N. Albertson

271. Mass Culture in Modern China. (3h) Begins with an inquiry into the critical concept of mass and popular culture by looking at newspapers, posters, literature, film, and music, and tracing their sociopolitical, aesthetic, and affective impact on modern China. Also listed as EAL 271 (CRN 93555). (CD) 
CRN 93748, TR, 11:00-12:15, CARS 102, A. Rodekohr


EAST ASIAN STUDIES ELECTIVES GROUP TWO: ART, PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

REL 329. Chinese Medicine. (3h) An interdisciplinary exploration and analysis of Chinese medicine, its fundamental theories, and its range of health-oriented and religious applications. (CD)
CRN 93460, TR, 12:30-1:45, WING 210, S. Arthur

REL 361. Topics in Buddhism. (3h) Variable topics in Buddhist history, thought, and/or practice. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. (CD)
CRN 93416, TR, 11:00-12:15, WING 206, J. Ford


EAST ASIAN STUDIES ELECTIVES GROUP THREE: SOCIAL SCIENCES

POL 248. Chinese Politics. (3h) Surveys the political institutions and processes in China (People’s Republic of China and Republic of China). Emphasizes group conflict, elites, ideology, as well as current policy changes in the process of modernization.
CRN 93379, TR, 2:00-3:15, KRBY 109, W. Lee


EAST ASIAN STUDIES ELECTIVES GROUP FOUR: HISTORY

HST 247. Japan since 1600. (3h) 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 93469, TR, 9:30-10:45, TRIB A103, R. Hellyer

HST 311W. Special Topics: Economy and Society in Post-Mao China. (3h)
The turn from Mao to the Market in 1978 has resulted in a Chinese miracle that at once excites and baffles the world.  The unfolding of a series of reforms that began that year has resulted in unprecedented economic growth and radical social transformation.  Just exactly what this growth and transformation entail for the people of the People’s Republic, both men and women, across different geographical regions, ethnic groups, and social classes?  In this course we will delve into this question by juxtaposing a close reading of official pronouncements and scholarly studies of post-Mao China with a perusal of oral histories, personal memoirs, documentary films, music, art, blog posts, and other forms of social media.   All required readings are in English.
CRN 93473, WF, 12:30-1:45, TRIB B117, Q. Zhang

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