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 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 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 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 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.