Asian Studies Course List

This is the Master List of all courses approved for the area studies component of the East Asian Languages and Area Studies major and the Asian Studies minor. The credit value of each class is listed in parentheses. Note that many of these courses are offered by other departments. For the most detailed and recent information relating to those courses, you should contact that department. Click on the department name to visit their website.

High level language courses with a major Asian Studies component may be accepted toward these requirements, but this is strictly on a case-by-case basis.

Anthropology 01:070


01:070:244 Anthropology of South Asia (3)

01:070:246 Anthropology of Southeast Asia (3)

01:070:248 Anthropology of China (3)

01:070:318 Reading Ethnographic Writing (3)
(when the topic is focused on Asia, as "Gender in Asia" offered Fall 2001)

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Art 01:082


01:082:109 East Asian Art (3)

01:082:321 Art of Early China (3)

01:082:322 Survey of Japanese Art (3)

01:082:323 Buddhist Art of Asia (3)

01:082:324 Japanese Painting (3)

01:082:325 Chinese Painting (3)

01:082:326 Chinese Sculpture (3)

01:082:480 Buddhist Cave Temples of China (3)

01:082:481 Seminar on Buddhist Religion and Art of China (3)

01:082:483 From Text to Image in Japanese Art (3)

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Asian Studies 01:098


01:098:241 East Asian Civilizations: Premodern Era (3)

01:098:242 East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (3)

01:098:245 Global East Asia (3)

01:098:262 Asian American Experience: Identity and Ethnicity (3)

01:098:322 Selected Interdisciplinary Topics in East Asia (3)

01:098:444 Seminar on East Asian Societies (3)

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Chinese 01:165


01:165:111 Chinese Calligraphy I (2)

01:165:112 Chinese Calligraphy II (2)

01:165:125 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)

01:165:210 Characteristics of the Chinese Language (3)

01:165:220 Chinese Classics and Thought: Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism (3)

01:165:241 Chinese Literature in Translation I: Prose and Poetry (3)

01:165:242 Chinese Literature in Translation II: Popular Fiction and Drama (3)

01:165:262 The Chinese Cinema (3)

01:165:264 Chinese Drama and Performing Arts (3)

01:165:310 20th Century Chinese Literature (3)

01:165:341 Major Traditions in Chinese Thought (3)

01:165:342 Major Traditions in Chinese Thought (3)

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Comparative Literature 01:195


01:195:243 Introduction to the Literature of India (3)

01:195:329 Modern Japanese Novel and the West (3)

01:195:331 The Novel, East and West (3)

01:195:332 Love, Honor, and Suicide in Japanese Literature (3)

01:195:333 Modern Writers and East Asia (3)

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East Asian Languages and Area Studies 01:214


01:214:241 East Asian Civilizations: Premodern Era (3)

01:214:242 East Asian Civilizations: Modern Era (3)

01:214:310 Writing and Literacy in East Asia (3)

01:214:338 Religious Themes in East Asian Literature (3)

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Economics 01:220


01:220:358 Economics of Japan (3)

01:220:359 Economics of Asia (3)

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Geography 01:450


01:450:341 South Asia and the Middle East (3)

01:450:342 East Asia (3)

11:559:308 Chinese Environment: Elements in Landscape Evolution and Change (3)

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History: General/Comparative 01:506


01:506:363 Imperialism (3)

01:506:365 The Emergence of the Third World (3)

01:506:366 Asia and Africa in the Postcolonial Era (3)

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History: African, Asian, and Latin American 01:508


01:508:235 Business and Society in Historical and Contemporary India (3)

01:508:240 Classical Asia (3)

01:508:242 Modern East Asia (3)

01:508:244 China and the United States (3)

01:508:330 History of Indian Civilization (3)

01:508:340 Late Imperial Chinese Culture and Society (3)

01:508:341 Chinese Renaissance, 1000 to 1400 C.E. (3)

01:508:342 China, 1800 to the Present (3)

01:508:344 China's Socialist Revolution (3)

01:508:346 Women in Chinese History (3)

01:508:348 Chinese Intellectual History

01:508:350 Traditional Japan (3)

01:508:352 Japan's Rise to World Power (3)

01:508:391:07 Special Topics: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asia (3)

01:508:391:10 Chinese History Through Film and Fiction (3)

01:508:392 Historical Studies (3)
(when the topic is focused on Asia, as "Philippines & the U.S." offered Spring 2001)

01:508:442 China's Foreign Relations (3)

01:508:450 Society and Culture in Japan (3)

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Japanese 01:565


01:565:241 Premodern Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

01:565:242 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (3)

01:565:250 Langugage and Society in Japan (3)

01:565:315 Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb (3)

01:565:317 Love, Honor, and Suicide in Japanese Literature (3)

01:565:320 The Samurai Tradition in Japanese Literature and Film (3)

01:565:350 Japanese Film (3)

01:565:360 Japanese Women Writers (3)

01:565:370 Community and Difference in Japanese Literature and Film (3)

01:565:380 Contemporary Japanese Literature and Film (3)

01:565:460 Seminar on Japanese Film (3)

01:565:475 The Tale of Genji as World Literature (3)

01:565:483 From Text to Image in Japanese Art (3)

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Korean 01:574


01:574:210 Introduction to Korean Culture (3)

01:574:220 Korean Literature in Translation I (3)

01:574:221 Korean Literature in Translation II (3)

01:574:230 Introduction to Korean Cinema and Cinematic Language (3)

01:574:250 Korean Language in Culture and Society (3)

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Philosophy 01:730


01:730:368 Hindu Philosophy (3)

01:730:470 Buddhist Philosophy (3)

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Political Science 01:790

01:790:353 Government and Politics of Southeast Asia (3)

01:790:354 Southeast Asia in World Affairs (3)

01:790:386 Political Change in China (3)

01:790:454 Political Development of Asia (3)

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Religion 01:840

01:840:204 Hindu Scriptures (3)

01:840:205 Buddhist Scriptures (3)

01:840:211 Religions of the Eastern World (3)

01:840:321 Women in Eastern Religion (3)

01:840:322 Hinduism (3)

01:840:323 Buddhism (3)

01:840:324 Chinese Religions (3)

01:840:335 Buddhist Meditation Traditions (3)

01:840:338 Religious Themes in East Asian Literature (3)

01:840:350 Women in Eastern Religions (3)

01:840:411 Historical Studies in Eastern Religion (3)

01:840:481 Seminar on Buddhist Religion and Art of China (3)

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