International And Area Studies

ASIANSTD 130 EAST ASIAN TRADITION
GH
3 u

An introduction to the intellectual, social, and political traditions of China and Japan up to about 1800. The course will analyze the Confucian tradition, Chinese administrative systems, and the dynastic cycle. Japanese cultural and political development will also be discussed.

Unreq: HISTRY 130

ASIANSTD 131 EAST ASIA SINCE 1800
GH
3 u

A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.

Unreq: HISTRY 131

ASIANSTD 210 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES
GI
3 u

The course introduces students to the multi-disciplinary field of Asian Studies and provides a foundation for the further study of Asia. It surveys social, economic, and political issues and religious-philosophical influences and literary-artistic traditions of the world region. the issues discussed and range of countries examined may vary by semester.

Prereq:GENED 120 or GENED 130 or GENED 140.

ASIANSTD 232 BUDDHISM: THE MIDDLE WAY
GH
3 u

This course introduces the wide range of Buddhist ideas and practices that have developed in Asia. It considers the social context in which Buddhism developed, the philosophical bases of all Buddhist schools, the development of the Mahayana, Buddhist Tantra, and Buddhist practices in South, Southeast and East Asia.

Unreq: RELIGST 232

ASIANSTD 303 EASTERN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT
GH
3 u

A study of selected texts and religious thought from India, China, and Japan in relation to their impact on personal spiritual development and cultural integration.

Prereq:Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

Unreq: RELIGST 303

ASIANSTD 333 JAPANESE LITERATURE

3 u

This course surveys Japanese literature, providing study of classical literature and how this past is reconsidered by modern writers. Group projects will include study of key issues in Japanese cultural history, such as folktales, garden, tea and verse aesthetics, court, samurai and merchant culture, and international contact and war.

Prereq:ENGLISH 102 or ENGLISH 162 or ENGLISH 105.

ASIANSTD 350/550 CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY

3 u

This course examines contemporary Japanese society. It includes a study of social institutions, processes, and culture of Japan. The course examines following areas, (a) culture (beliefs, customs, social identity); (b) social institutions (family, religion, education, work, media); (c) societal processes (socialization, deviance, urbanization); (d) inequalities (gender, income, race-ethnic, region), and (e) the politics, economy, and international position of Japan.

Coreq: Concurrent or prior completion of a course on East Asia or an East Asian language, or consent of instructor.

ASIANSTD 358 CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY

3 u

This course is an overview of post-Mao Chinese society. It focuses on the institutional, demographic, cultural, economic, and political transformation in China since 1978. Included are changes in rural and urban social life, mass migration, changing family and gender relations, social and economic inequalities, ethnic and regional diversity, and rising social tensions.

Unreq: SOCIOLGY 358

Prereq: 3 units of Sociology or ASIANSTD 210 or GEOGRPY 364 or HISTRY 385 or POLISCI 472

ASIANSTD 361 GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
GS
3 u

A study of contemporary and historical interrelationships between the natural environment and the economic, political and cultural activities in South and Southeast Asia. Countries studied include: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Prereq:GENED 140 or GEOGRPY 230 or consent of instructor.

Unreq: GEOGRPY 361.

ASIANSTD 364 GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA
GS
3 u

A study of contemporary and historical interrelationships between the natural environment and economic, political and cultural activities in East Asia. Countries studied include: China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, and North and South Korea.

Prereq:GENED 140 or GEOGRAPHY 230 or Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Unreq: GEOGRPY 364.

ASIANSTD 385 MODERN CHINA

3 u

An examination of violent socio-political upheavals in China beginning with the White Lotus Rebellion and culminating with the Communist Revolution.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

Unreq: HISTRY 385

ASIANSTD 386 MODERN JAPAN

3 u

A discussion of Japan's emergence into the modern world centering on the Japanese transformation from a secluded feudal nation to a powerful industrialized state.

Prereq: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

Unreq: HISTRY 386

ASIANSTD 460 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA

3 u

A comparative study of the political structures, institutions, and processes of the nations of Asia.

Prereq:3 units of political science.

Unreq: POLISCI 460.

ASIANSTD 472 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF CHINA

3 u

This course exposes students to the breadth of Chinese government and politics. It briefly overviews the traditional Chinese system, its breakdown, and the rise of communism. It also overviews a more detailed treatment of the characteristics and major events of the communist era.

Prereq:3 units of political science.

Unreq: POLISCI 472.

ASIANSTD 480 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF JAPAN

3 u

This course will present a historic and thematic overview of political development in contemporary Japan. It consists of analysis of japanese postwar politics, government decision-making structures and processes, foreign affairs and political economy.

Prereq:3 units of political science.

Unreq: POLISCI 480.

ASIANSTD 488 TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES

3 u

An intensive study of selected topics in Japanese Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for this course. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree (for different topics only).

Prereq:Junior standing and consent of instructor.

ASIANSTD 491 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

ASIANSTD 493 INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE
Repeatable
3-12 u

To understand Japanese culture, students participate in an approved, supervised work experience in Japan for one month or more, or in an approved Japanese-intensive work setting in the U.S. over two months. Cultural awareness training is required prior to the internship, and both written and oral reports are required afterward.

ASIANSTD 494 SEMINAR
Repeatable
1-3 u

Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

ASIANSTD 496 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

ASIANSTD 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-18 u

ASIANSTD 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

ASIANSTD 498R INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

INTRNAR 101 ORIENTATION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR

3 u

Orientation to the International Studies Major helps students make informed choices about their emphasis in the major and international travel opportunities. It introduces them to the career options available to majors upon graduation. Students will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of graduating majors, program alumni, and faculty.

INTRNAR 260 INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
GI
3 u

This course offers a broad interdisciplinary tour of contemporary Latin America, drawing ideas from history, art, anthropology, political science and literature. The three main themes of the course are the historical roots of Latin America’s cultural identities, the importance of modern social movements in confronting persistent inequalities, and the way immigration has shaped the region.

INTRNAR 348 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

3 u

The course will explore theoretical perspectives as well as the expanding roles of international organizations in the context of global politics. Since the end of the Cold War, the United Nations and other regional organizations have played an enhanced role in global governance. It will, therefore, provide an overview of the United Nations system, a number of regional ogranizations, and their contributions to the maintenance of international peace and security.

Prereq:3 units in political science.

Unreq: POLISCI 348.

INTRNAR 488 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

3 u

An intensive study of selected topics in International Studies. Subject matter will vary depending on the department and faculty member responsible for the course. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree (for different topics only).

Prereq:Consent of instructor.

INTRNAR 491 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

INTRNAR 494 SEMINAR

1-3 u

An intensive study of selected topics in international studies that supplements the curriculum. Subject matter may vary depending on the needs and desires of the participants.

Repeatable two times for a maximum of 6 units in major/degree.

Prereq: Consent of instructor.

INTRNAR 496 SPECIAL STUDIES
Repeatable
1-3 u

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INTRNAR 497 EXCHANGE STUDY
Repeatable
1-12 u

INTRNAR 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.

Prereq: Consent of instructor and program director.



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