Seminar in Asian Studies (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Advanced seminar in Asian Studies
ASIA 405 Seminar in Asian Studies (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
This seminar focuses on advanced topics in the field of Asian Studies and is intended to function as a senior capstone course for majors, as well as an upper-level, research-intensive course for any student seeking to gain in-depth knowledge of a specific issue relevant to Asian culture.
The course will have very different focuses in different semesters, depending on the research expertise of the instructing professor. (Potential topics might include, for instance, an examination of human rights policy in Asia, an exploration of maritime empires in the premodern period, an historical archeology of the Islamicization of western Asia, a literary investigation of vernacular literatures, or an art historical examination of urbanization and the built environment in major Asian cities.)
Regardless of focus, extensive topic-specific readings will be required, and the goal of the course will be to help students develop and polish advanced research skills in Asian Studies.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.