Asian Studies (ASIANSTD)

Courses

ASIANSTD 111   INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS (GH)   3 Units

An introduction to the major religious traditions in the cultural areas of South, Southeast, and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
CROSS-LISTED: RELIGST 111 AND ASIANSTD 111

ASIANSTD 130   EAST ASIAN TRADITION (GH)   3 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 130 AND ASIANSTD 130

ASIANSTD 131   EAST ASIA SINCE 1800 (GH)   3 Units

A survey of China and Japan in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries centering on the process of modernization in both of these countries.
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 131 AND ASIANSTD 131

ASIANSTD 210   INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN STUDIES (GI)   3 Units

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 Units

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.
CROSS-LISTED: RELIGST 232 AND ASIANSTD 232

ASIANSTD 303   ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (GH)   3 Units

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
CROSS-LISTED: RELIGST 303 AND ASIANSTD 303

ASIANSTD 323   ASIAN LITERATURES (GH)   3 Units

This course is an introduction to the literary and cultural tradition of three Asian civilizations: China, India, and Japan. Students will read a selection of classical and modern works from various genres in the three national literatures. The literary texts will be discussed in their cultural and historical contexts.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 101 AND ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 161 AND ENGLISH 162 OR ENGLISH 105.
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 323 / ASIANSTD 323

ASIANSTD 333   JAPANESE LITERATURE   3 Units

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 105 OR ENGLISH 162
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 333 AND ASIANSTD 333

ASIANSTD 347   GENDER AND FAMILY IN JAPAN   3 Units

This course will examine forms of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, and family in contemporary Japan, and their historical development. Students will learn how gender, sexuality, and family are historically and socially constructed, how they are recreated through social interaction, how power inequalities are embedded in gender and family relations, how these inequalities impact individuals (and vice versa).
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF SOCIOLGY OR 3 UNITS OF ANTHROPOLOGY OR WOMENST 100 OR JAPANESE 101 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ASIANSTD 350   CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE SOCIETY   3 Units

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
CROSS-LISTED: ASIANSTD 350 AND ANTHROPL 350

ASIANSTD 358   CONTEMPORARY CHINESE SOCIETY   3 Units

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.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS SOCIOLOGY OR ASIANSTD 210 OR GEOGRPY 364 OR HISTRY 385 OR POLISCI 472
CROSS-LISTED: SOCIOLGY 358 AND ASIANSTD 358

ASIANSTD 361   GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA (GS)   3 Units

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 Phillipines.
PREREQ: GENED 140 OR GEOGRPY 230 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: GEOGRPY 361 AND ASIANSTD 361

ASIANSTD 364   GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA (GS)   3 Units

A study of contemporary and historical interrelationships between the natural envirnoment 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 GEOGRPY 230 OR JUNIOR STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: GEOGRPY 365 AND ASIANSTD 364

ASIANSTD 385   MODERN CHINA   3 Units

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
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 385 AND ASIANSTD 385

ASIANSTD 386   MODERN JAPAN   3 Units

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
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 386 AND ASIANSTD 386

ASIANSTD 460   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF ASIA   3 Units

A comparative study of the political structures, institutions, and processes of the nations of Asia.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 460 AND ASIANSTD 460

ASIANSTD 472   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN CHINA   3 Units

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
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 472 AND ASIANSTD 472

ASIANSTD 480   GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF JAPAN   3 Units

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 stuctures and processes, foreign affairs and political economy.
PREREQ: 3 UNITS OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
CROSS-LISTED: POLISCI 480 AND ASIANSTD 480

ASIANSTD 488   TOPICS IN JAPANESE STUDIES   Repeatable   3 Units

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/SENIOR STATUS OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

ASIANSTD 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques. Repeatable

ASIANSTD 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

ASIANSTD 492   FIELD STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

ASIANSTD 493   INTERNSHIP IN JAPANESE CULTURE   Repeatable   3-12 Units

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.
PREREQ: SOPHMORE STANDING AND COMM 424 (FORMERLY SPEECH 424) OR JAPANESE 101 AND CONSENT OF ASIAN STUDIES COORDINATOR

ASIANSTD 494   SEMINAR   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. 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 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

ASIANSTD 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-18 Units

Variable topics.

ASIANSTD 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

ASIANSTD 498R   INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARC   Repeatable   1-3 Units

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

ASIANSTD 499   SENIOR THESIS   3 Units

Individual research under the supervision of a member of the faculty.