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Asian Studies (ASIA)

ASIA 003 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 003) Introduction to the Religions of the East (3) Religious experience, thought, patterns of worship, morals, and institutions in relation to culture in Eastern religions.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 004 (GH;IL) (CMLIT 004) Introduction to Asian Literatures (3) Comparative interpretations of narrative, drama, lyric, and other writings from East Asia and other regions, viewed as world literature.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

ASIA 083S (GH;IL) Asian Studies First Year Seminar (3) The meaning and advantages of a Liberal Arts education in context of a specific discipline.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

ASIA 100 (GH;IL) What is Asia? (3) An introduction to the history, literatures, politics, and cultures of Asia.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

ASIA 103 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 103) Introduction to Hinduism (3) Historical development of Hinduism to the present.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 104 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 104) Introduction to Buddhism (3) A general survey of the basic doctrine, practice, and historical development of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 120Y (GH;IL) South Asia: A Literary History (3) The course traces the cultural history of South Asia by studying its literary tradition from ancient to modern times.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ASIA 171 (GH;IL) (HIST 171) Introduction to South Asian History 2: Early Modern to Contemporary (3) An introduction to South Asian history from early modern to contemporary times.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 172 (GH;IL) (HIST 172, JAPNS 172) Survey of Japanese Civilization (3) Survey of social, institutional, cultural, and religious developments from ancient times to the present.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

ASIA 174 (GH;IL) (HIST 174) The History of Traditional East Asia (3) Comparative cultural, institutional, and social history of traditional China and Japan to their contact with the industrialized West.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

ASIA 175 (GH;IL) (HIST 175) The History of Modern East Asia (3) Survey of modern East Asian history and civilizations, from the nineteenth century to roughly the present day.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

ASIA 177 (GH;IL) (HIST 177) The Rise of Modern Southeast Asia (3) Study of Southeast Asia from the rise of early empires to the present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ASIA 181 (IL) (RL ST 181) Introduction to the Religions of China and Japan (3) A survey of the history, philosophy, and cultural impact of the major Far Eastern religions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Shinto.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 182 (GH;IL) (HIST 182) Asian Trade: Economy, Industrialization and Capitalism in Asia (3) An historical overview of economy, industrialization, globalization and capitalism in Asia from the 16th century to present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ASIA 183 (GH;IL) (HIST 183) Gender, Family, and Society in East Asia (3) Investigates the history of gender, family, love, and sex in East Asia.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ASIA 184 (GH;IL) (HIST 184) Society and Culture in the Pacific War (3) Examines the role of society and culture in the Pacific War's causes, contexts, realities, and aftermath.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ASIA 185 (GH;IL) (HIST 185) Asian Pop: The History of Popular Culture in Asia (3) A history of popular culture from the early modern period to the present.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ASIA 186 (IL) (HIST 186) The Silk Roads (3) A survey of the Silk Roads and maritime routes connecting premodern Europe and Asia, and the cultures that flourished along them.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

ASIA 187 (HIST 187) Global Taiwan (3) This course examines the historical, cultural, and ethnic dimensions of Taiwan over several centuries to the present day.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ASIA 188 (GH;IL) (HIST 188) Tibet: People, Places and Spaces (3) This course examines the historical, cultural, and ethnic dimensions of Tibet from the seventh century to the present.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

ASIA 189 (GH;IL) (HIST 189) Illicit Asia: An Alternative Introduction to Asia (3) A historical introduction to unlawful, illegitmate and forbidden ideas, goods, people and places in modern Asia.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

ASIA 197 Special topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 200 (GH;IL) What Are Asian Languages? (3) Introduction to the interrelated notions of language, interaction, and culture centering on regions and languages covered in Asian Studies.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

ASIA 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 300H Honors Thesis (3) Individual projects involving research, reading, and writing; preparation of a thesis in Asian Studies.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: Participation in the Schreyer Honors College  

ASIA 315 (GA;IL) (ART H 315) Architecture and Art of South and Southeast Asia (3) Survey of the architecture/art of South/Southeast Asia (emphasis on India) from the Bronze Age to a globalizing present.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

ASIA 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

ASIA 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 404 (IL) (CMLIT 404) Topics in Asian Literature (3) Selected works from the major poetry, fiction, and drama of such countries as India, China, Japan.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: 3 credits in literature or related field appropriate to this course  

ASIA 404Y (IL) (CMLIT 404Y) Topics in Asian Literature (3) Selected works from the major poetry, fiction, and drama of such countries as India, China, Japan, taught with focus on written analysis and interpretation.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

ASIA 405 Seminar in Asian Studies (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced seminar in Asian Studies
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: ASIA 100  

ASIA 405Y (IL) Seminar in Asian Studies (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) An advanced, writing-focused seminar in Asian Studies.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: ASIA 100  

ASIA 424 (IL) (CMLIT 424, KOR 424) Transnational Korean Literature (3) Exploration of seminal Korean texts, including poetry, fiction, autobiography, and criticism, from the early twentieth century to the contemporary era.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ASIA 425 (IL) (KOR 425, CMLIT 425) Global Korean Cinema (3) Exploration of Korean cinema from the early twentieth century to the present, with an emphasis on its global/local dynamics.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ASIA 440 (IL) (ART H 440) Monuments of Asia (3-9 per semester/maximum of 9) An exploration of major Asian sites and monuments through a focus on their historical and cultural significance.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: ART H 100 orART H 120 orART H 315 orART H 320 orART H 330  

ASIA 463 (IL) (PL SC 463) Government and Politics of China (3) This course will present an overview of modern Chinese politics since 1949.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: PL SC 003, PL SC 014, PL SC 022 orASIA 100  

ASIA 465Y (IL) (PL SC 465Y) Democratization in Asia (3) A course which identifies components of democracy, such as definitions, measures, datasets, and the democratization process.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: PL SC 003 orASIA 100  

ASIA 469 (IL) (PL SC 469) Government and Politics of South Asia (3) This course offers an overview of the politics of modern South Asia with specific focus on Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: PL SC 003, PL SC 014, PL SC 022 orASIA 100  

ASIA 474 (HIST 474, JAPNS 426) Early Modern Japan (3) Japanese history from 1580-1880.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174, JAPNS 120 orJAPNS 121  

ASIA 475Y (IL) (HIST 475Y) The Making and Emergence of Modern India (3) India's transition to social, economic, and political modernity through the experience of British colonial rule and the nationalist struggle.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 010, HIST 011, HIST 172, HIST 175, HIST 176, HIST 181 orHIST 191  

ASIA 476 (IL) (HIST 476) Technology & Society in Modern Asia (3) Role of technology in modernization, national identity, and foreign relations of an Asian country from 19th century to present day.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: ASIA 100, HIST 172, HIST 173, HIST 174, HIST 175, HIST 176, HIST 183, HIST 184, HIST 188  

ASIA 480 (IL) (HIST 480) Japan in the Age of Warriors (3) An overview of Japan from the 10th to 17th century, a period of political decentralization, cultural efflorescence, and social change.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

ASIA 481 (IL) (HIST 481) Modern Japan Since 1800 (3) The transformation of Japan from a relatively isolated, agricultural nation into a highly industrialized world power.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 172, HIST 174 orHIST 175  

ASIA 482 (CHNS 424, HIST 482) Confucius and the Great Books of Early China (3) This course familiarizes students with the critical texts and intellectual cultures of Warring States and early imperial China.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: fifth semester standing  

ASIA 483 (IL) (HIST 483) Middle China (3) The social, political, and cultural issues and developments from the 8th to 16th century.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 174  

ASIA 484Y (IL) (HIST 484Y) History of Chinese Thought (3) A study of the dynamic historical development of Chinese thought with its diverse expressions from antiquity to the present.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 174 orHIST 175  

ASIA 485Y (IL) (HIST 485Y) China's Last Empire: The Qing Dynasty, 1644-1911 (3) China from 1644 founding of Qing dynasty to 1911 fall; Chinese society and institutions, imperialism and China's internal diversity.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 175 orHIST 300H  

ASIA 486 (IL) (HIST 486) China in Revolution (3) China from 1900 to the present; nationalism, cultural change; development of communism.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: HIST 175 orHIST 300H  

ASIA 489 (IL) (HIST 489, PL SC 486) International Culture in East Asia (3) Study of the role of culture in East Asian regional and East-West international relations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: any one of the following:HIST 172, HIST 174, HIST 175, HIST 480, HIST 481, HIST 483, HIST 484, HIST 485, HIST 486  

ASIA 493 (IL) (HIST 493) Japan in the World (3) Study of Japan's foreign relations and position in the international community from the early 19th century to the present.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ASIA 100, HIST 172, HIST 175 orHIST 481  

ASIA 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

ASIA 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

ASIA 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2010
 

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