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Asia Program (ASIA)

Fall 2018 Spring 2019 


111 [DIVR] Asian Film 3 Asian film from a cultural perspective. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 111, ASIA 111, JAPANESE 111). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

111 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Asian Film 3 Asian film from a cultural perspective. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 111, ASIA 111, JAPANESE 111). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

120 Traditional Chinese Culture 3 Cultural development of China from early times through the golden age of Chinese civilization. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 120, ASIA 120, HUMANITY 120).

120 (Effective through Summer 2018) Traditional Chinese Culture 3 Cultural development of China from early times through the golden age of Chinese civilization. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 120, ASIA 120, HUMANITY 120).

121 [HUM] Modern Chinese Culture 3 An introduction to the culture of modern China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. All readings in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 121, ASIA 121). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

121 (Effective through Summer 2018) [HUM] Modern Chinese Culture 3 An introduction to the culture of modern China, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. All readings in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 121, ASIA 121). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

122 [DIVR] Traditional Japanese Culture 3 Traditional Japanese society and culture from ancient themes to the 19th century. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 120, ASIA 122).

122 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Traditional Japanese Culture 3 Traditional Japanese society and culture from ancient themes to the 19th century. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 120, ASIA 122).

123 [HUM] Modern Japanese Culture 3 Issues, trends, and forms of popular culture that define modern and contemporary Japanese life. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 123, ASIA 123).

123 (Effective through Summer 2018) [HUM] Modern Japanese Culture 3 Issues, trends, and forms of popular culture that define modern and contemporary Japanese life. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 123, ASIA 123).

131 [DIVR] Masterpieces of Asian Literature 3 Introduction to Asian literature. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 131, ASIA 131, HUMANITY 131, JAPANESE 131). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

131 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Masterpieces of Asian Literature 3 Introduction to Asian literature. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 131, ASIA 131, HUMANITY 131, JAPANESE 131). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

201 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

220 [DIVR] Global Issues, Regional Realities 3 Introduction to the themes and concepts involved in global studies. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as FOR LANG 220, ASIA 220).

220 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Global Issues, Regional Realities 3 Introduction to the themes and concepts involved in global studies. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as FOR LANG 220, ASIA 220).

270 [DIVR] India: History and Culture 3 Survey of South Asian history, societies and cultures - development of civilization and contemporary societies of India and South Asia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 270, ASIA 270).

271 [DIVR] Southeast Asian History: Vietnam to Indonesia 3 Historical introduction to Southeast Asian social, religious, political, economic and cultural institutions including Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, the Philippines and Indonesia. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 271, ASIA 271).

272 [DIVR] Introduction to Middle Eastern History 3 History of the Middle East from Muhammad to the present; political and religious development and the impact of empires. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 272, ASIA 272).

273 [DIVR] Foundations of Islamic Civilization 3 Islamic civilization presented through the main ideas, institutions and cultural forms; Golden Age of Islam and Muslim contributions to world civilizations. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 273, ASIA 273).

275 [DIVR] Introduction to East Asian Culture 3 Survey of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and others) history from 1766 BCE to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 275, ASIA 275).

280 [HUM] Islam in Theory and Practice 3 Fundamental principles of Islam, including the relation between faith and practice, and the social, economic, political, and judicial systems in Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 280, ASIA 280).

301 [DIVR] East Meets West 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 3 hours. Analytical themes to explore historical and contemporary interactions between U.S. and Asia in cultural, political, and economic dimensions. Taught as a multicultural symposium.

302 [M] Arts of Asia 3 Art and architecture of India, China and Japan within their historical, religious and cultural contexts. (Crosslisted course offered as FINE ART 302, ASIA 302).

303 Topics in Asian Studies V 1-2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Topics in Asian Studies. Typically offered Fall and Summer.

306 Cultures and Peoples of the Middle East 3 Contemporary Arab cultures in a historical perspective within the framework of Western-Middle Eastern relations. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 306, ASIA 306, HISTORY 306).

314 [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of India 3 Metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, aesthetic, social, and political views of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and their influence on Indian civilization. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 314, ASIA 314).

315 [HUM] [M] Philosophies and Religions of China and Japan 3 The philosophies and religions of China and Japan, and their metaphysical, epistemological, ethical, social, and political positions and views of God and gods. (Crosslisted course offered as PHIL 315, ASIA 315).

320 [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

320 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] [M] Issues in East Asian Ethics 3 Philosophical foundations of ethical thought in East Asia; informed responses to modern ethical dilemmas. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as JAPANESE 320, ASIA 320, CHINESE 320, HUMANITY 320). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

321 [M] Gender and Love in East Asian Culture 3 The theme of gender with respect to love, courage, self-sacrifice, and vulnerability in traditional Chinese and Japanese literature and culture. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 321, ASIA 321, JAPANESE 321).

321 (Effective through Summer 2018) [M] Gender and Love in East Asian Culture 3 The theme of gender with respect to love, courage, self-sacrifice, and vulnerability in traditional Chinese and Japanese literature and culture. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 321, ASIA 321, JAPANESE 321).

322 [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).

322 (Effective through Summer 2018) [DIVR] Ecology in East Asian Cultures 3 Major ecological issues in East Asia through cultural representations, and analysis of their implications to the U.S. (Crosslisted course offered as ASIA 322, CHINESE 322, HUMANITY 322, JAPANESE 322).

330 [M] The Art of War 3 (2-2) The philosophy behind war, military strategy and its consequences and representation in literature and film from East Asia. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 330, ASIA 330). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

330 (Effective through Summer 2018) [M] The Art of War 3 (2-2) The philosophy behind war, military strategy and its consequences and representation in literature and film from East Asia. Taught in English. (Crosslisted course offered as CHINESE 330, ASIA 330). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

370 History of Ancient and Medieval India 3 Historical development to 1500 CE of states, religions, caste society, gender customs and social ecology in India. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 370, ASIA 370).

373 [HUM] Chinese Civilization 3 Growth of Chinese civilization from the Bronze Age to the present. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 373, ASIA 373).

374 [HUM] Japanese Civilization 3 Overview of Japanese history from the Stone Age to the present, including political, social, economic, and cultural history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 374, ASIA 374).

387 World War II in Asia and the Pacific 3 Imperial rivalries in Asia; Japanese militarism; military, ideological and social aspects of the war; the atomic bomb; memory of the war. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 387, ASIA 387).

472 [M] The Middle East Since World War I 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Developments in the Middle East since World War I including nationalism, fundamentalism, and revolution. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 472, ASIA 472). Credit not granted for more than one of HISTORY 472/572 and ASIA 472. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

473 The Middle East and the West 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. East-west tensions in the context of historical relations between the Middle East and West Europe since the rise of Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 473, ASIA 473).

473 (Effective through Spring 2018) The Middle East and the West 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. East-west tensions in the context of historical relations between the Middle East and West Europe since the rise of Islam. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 473, ASIA 473).

474 [CAPS] Modern South Asia: Community and Conflict 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Historical transformation of communities and communal conflicts in modern South ASIA from 1500 to present; themes: caste, religion, geography, environment and economy. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 474, ASIA 474).

475 The People's Republic of China, 1949 to Present 3 The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People's Republic of China. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 475, ASIA 475, POL S 475).

475 (Effective through Fall 2018) Mao to Deng: The People's Republic of China, 1949 - Present 3 The major political, social, economic and cultural developments during the People's Republic of China. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 475, ASIA 475, POL S 475).

476 [M] Revolutionary China, 1800 to Present 3 Continuity and change in the political, social, cultural and economic experience of China since 1800. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 476, ASIA 476, POL S 476).

477 [DIVR] [M] Modern Japanese History 3 Examination of political, socioeconomic and cultural changes and the international crises in modern Japan since the 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 477, ASIA 477). Credit not granted for both HISTORY 477 and HISTORY 577. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

478 [M] The Two Koreas in the Modern World 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Korean history, society, and culture with an emphasis on the two Koreas' standing within the global order. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 478, ASIA 478.) Typically offered Odd Years - Spring.

479 [SSCI] History of East Asian Economic Development Since 1945 3 The historical relationships between politics and economics in East Asian since 1945. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 479, ASIA 479).

483 [CAPS] Medicine, Science, and Technology in World History 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. The emergence of modern technological society with emphasis on scientific development and exchange among world civilizations across history. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 483 and ASIA 483).

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

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