ASIA-196
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Cinema & Literature in E.Asia 
03.00
Pucci,J 
 
 
MTH     02:30PM 03:45PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Cinema and Literature in East Asia (3) This course examines the two most relevant and important mediums in understanding the emergence of modern East Asia: cinema and literature. Through a collection of films and literature, students examine how Eastern Asian societies have engaged with the Western tradition and how they each, in their own way, have struggled and changed in the process of modernization. The course material focuses on the emergence of modern society, all the while remaining close to a range of historical and philosophical sources ranging from the philosophical novels of Kobo Abe to Edward Yang and Wu Nien-Jen's experiments in Taiwanese new wave in the 1990s. Students gain an enhanced understanding of the broad historical and cultural forces that have produced and continually affect modern East Asia.
ASIA-296
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Korean Culture in Global Cntxt 
03.00
Shin,H 
 
 
MTH     11:20AM 12:35PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Korean Culture in the Global Context (3) This course helps students develop a dynamic understanding of contemporary Korean culture focusing on popular culture in global contexts. The course explores the process of production, distribution, and consumption of the Korean pop culture, globally known as "Hallyu" (Korean Wave). Students reflect on their own cultural identity through the understanding of the counterculture and cultural hybridity by comparing and analyzing the authentic resources enjoyed by the Korean people. The course draws from a variety of topics related to contemporary Korean lifestyles and culture including K-pop music, films, literature, sports, and food.
OPEN
002
Intro to Asian Philosophy 
03.00
Park,J 
 
 
MTH     12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Introduction to Asian Philosophy (3) A thematic introduction to the Eastern philosophical tradition. Students read major classic and contemporary texts in Eastern philosophy on being, world, society, and ethics, and examine Eastern philosophers' views on the nature of self, personhood, politics, family, and gender; logics, religion, and cosmology. Meets with PHIL-211 001.
(Meets with PHIL 211 001)
OPEN
003
Stories of South Asia 
03.00
Pathak,S 
 
 
TF      12:55PM 02:10PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Stories of South Asia (3) This course examines mythmaking in South Asia, from epic poems to allegorical fables to parodic chronicles. The course situates the place of myths within sociohistorical contexts and discusses how their religious and secular ideologies continue to affect contemporary and political discussions in the region. Meets with RELG-245
(Meets with RELG 245 001)
ASIA-396
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Nakae Chomin and Modern Japan 
01.00
Park,J 
 
 
M       08:20PM 10:50PM  TBA  TBA    02/12/18 02/19/18
S 10:00AM 05:30PM TBA TBA 02/17/18 02/17/18
 
Nakae Chomin and Modern Japan (1) In this course students read A Discourse by Three Drunkards on Governments, a short text by Nakae Chomin (1847-1901), one of the influential intellectuals of modern Japan, and think about Japanese responses to Western social and political ideas and how they help us understand modern Japan. The course offers a venue to discuss different visions of society, values, and human relationships in the East and the West.
ASIA-490
Ind Research in Asian Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
CLOSED
001
Emergence of Feminism in Asia 
01.00-06.00
Pucci,J 
 
 
 
ASIA-491
Internship in Asian Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L 
 
 
 
ASIA-496
Selected Topics:Non-Recurring
OPEN
001
Senior Capstone in CRGC 
03.00
Cabello,T 
 
 
W       05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Senior Capstone in Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies (3) This seminar serves as the capstone course for the various programs that comprise Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies (CRGC). Building on previous coursework, students conduct original research in their area of study with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity, culminating in a final thesis or project, with opportunities to share ideas, receive feedback from peers and faculty, and work collaboratively. Meets with AMST-496 001 AWST-496 001 WGSS-496 006.
(Meets with AMST 496 001 AWST 496 001 WGSS 496 006)
OPEN
002
Derrida and Buddhism 
03.00
Park,J 
 
 
TH      05:30PM 08:00PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Derrida and Buddhism (3) This course compares Derrida's philosophy and Buddhism by first examining the fundamental structure and philosophy of Deconstruction and Buddhism. It then examines the influence of philosophical paradigm on our decision making, judging, and social institutions, and finally deals with life. Meets with PHIL-412 001 and PHIL-612 001.
(Meets with PHIL 412 001 PHIL 612 001)
OPEN
003
Hinduism 
03.00
Pathak,S 
 
 
TF      04:05PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Hinduism (3) This course focuses on four phases in the development of Hinduism. Central to the study of each phase are close readings of selections from its main mythological and philosophical texts, which are considered in light of lived religious practices. Meets with RELG-473 001 and RELG-673 001.
(Meets with RELG 473 001 RELG 673 001)
WAIT-1
004
Gender in E.Asian Vis Culture 
03.00
Peng,Y 
 
 
TF      02:30PM 03:45PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Gender in East Asian Visual Culture (3) This course explores men's construction of modern masculinity and women's contestation against Confucian patriarchy in the visual fields in East Asia, with an emphasis on China, in the first half of the twentieth century. Painting, photography, film and illustrations in magazines are the main media examined. The course focuses on the representation and visual consumption of the male and female body to decode how gender acquired its modern definitions in East Asian societies through artistic creations. Meets with ARTH-496 001 ARTH-696 001.
(Meets with ARTH 496 001 ARTH 696 001)
OPEN
005
Chinese Politics 
03.00
Lu,J 
 
 
W       02:30PM 05:20PM  TBA  TBA    01/16/18 05/08/18
 
Chinese Politics (3) This course is an introduction to the evolution and change in modern Chinese politics since the Opium War in the 1840s. In addition to comprehensive introductions on various significant events in modern Chinese politics, the course pays close attention to how transformed social structures, institutions, and even political culture have shaped the political development in modern China. Meets with GOVT-432 001.
(Meets with GOVT 432 001)
ASIA-691
Internship in Asian Studies
Permission: instructor and program director.
OPEN
001
 
01.00-06.00
Weis,L