ASIA - Asian Studies (ASIA)

ASIA 285 Directed Studies

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected fields of Asian Studies not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of director of Asian Studies.

ASIA 289 Special Topics in…

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in Asian studies. May be repeated for credit.

ASIA 306/SOCI 306 Society and Population of Modern China

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Major trends and current topics in social and demographic aspects of the society of modern China, including Taiwan.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: SOCI 306/ASIA 306.

ASIA 325/SOCI 325 International Business Behavior

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theoretical models and practical protocols/behavior demands to conduct business and to work in France, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico and other countries; discussion of national character, managerial and negotiating styles.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: SOCI 325/ASIA 325.

ASIA 329/SOCI 329 Pacific Rim Business Behavior

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theoretical models of Asian cultures and practical protocol/etiquette related to business and work in China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, and other Pacific Rim nations; discussions of national character, managerial behavior and values.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: SOCI 329/ASIA 329.

ASIA 330 Modern Mediterranean World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Critical examination of Mediterranean history; colonialism, industrialization, and other trans-national phenomena linking Africa, Asia, and Europe; social and political movements, migration, intellectual trends.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

ASIA 335/ANTH 335 Cultures of Central Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of anthropological research in Central Asia: ecological adaptations; colonialism and post-colonialism; ethnic politics and ethnic conflict; religion and identity; gender and family; globalization and modernization.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ANTH 335/ASIA 335.

ASIA 349/HIST 349 The Vietnam War/The American War

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Vietnam's relations with the West; French colonialism; origins and development of Vietnamese nationalism; Cold War and American involvement; wartime societies in North and South Vietnam; expansion of the war to Cambodia and Laos; anti-war movements in the United States; reasons for the American defeat; consequences and lessons of the war.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 349/ASIA 349.

ASIA 350/HIST 350 World War II in Asia and the Pacific

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Origins and development of Japanese imperialism; Japan's expansion into East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific; wartime societies; collaboration and resistance; effects of the war in the United States on Japanese-Americans; outcomes of the war; remembrance of the war.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 350/ASIA 350.

ASIA 351/HIST 351 Traditional East Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History and culture of China and Japan from earliest times to the coming of the West; impact of Confucianism and Buddhism; development of social, political and economic systems.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 351/ASIA 351.

ASIA 352/HIST 352 Modern East Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Impact of the West on traditional China and Japan; the response through modernization; rise of nationalism and formation of modern nation states.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 352/ASIA 352.

ASIA 354/HIST 354 Imperial China

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of imperial China from the earliest dynasties through the mid19th century, including major political events, the structure of Chinese government, economic development, philosophies and religion, wars and military and culture and daily life.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 354/ASIA 354.

ASIA 355/HIST 355 Modern China

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

History of China from the coming of the West to the present; social, economic and political changes which have taken place during that period.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 355/ASIA 355.

ASIA 356/HIST 356 Twentieth Century Japan

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrialization and modernization of Japan; its rise from an isolated nation to a major world power and economic giant.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 356/ASIA 356.

ASIA 358/HIST 358 Chinese Cultural History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Examination of Chinese culture and its evolution over the last 4,000 years; customs, art, literature, festivals, folklore, religion, architecture, medicine, and everyday life.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: HIST 358/ASIA 358.

ASIA 360/ANTH 350 Archaeology of the Old World

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of archaeology and prehistory of Europe, Africa and Asia from the evolution of the hominids to the development of agriculture and the rise of civilization.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: ANTH 350/ASIA 360.

ASIA 365/POLS 365 Asian Governments and Politics

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Contemporary political systems of Asia, political institutions, actors and processes.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: POLS 365/ASIA 365.

ASIA 401 Slavery in World History

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Comparative history of human slavery; slavery in the Ancient World, Asia, Africa; varieties of modern slavery in the New World since 1500; abolition of slavery and continuing forms of human bondage in the contemporary world.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: AFST 401 and HIST 401.

ASIA 463 Gender in Asia

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Gender dynamics in Asia; changes in gender roles; women's movements; women and the economy; women and politics; men's and women's private lives.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.
Cross Listing: SOCI 463 and WGST 463.

ASIA 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Selected fields of Asian Studies not covered in depth by other courses. Reports and extensive reading required. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of director of Asian Studies.

ASIA 489 Special Topics in…

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in Asian Studies. May be repeated for credit.

ASIA 491 Research

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member in Asian Studies. May be repeated 3 times for credit.
Prerequisites: 6 credits of ASIA; junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.