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Asian Languages and Literatures Minor

Asian Languages and Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 30
Asia is an increasingly important part of world politics, economics, and culture. The minor prepares students to interact with the people and cultures of Asia.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of Arabic, or Chinese, or Hindi-Urdu, or Japanese, or Korean, or Hmong. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
The ALL minor requires five courses. Students must elect a sub-plan based on their language of concentration. Two courses of the five courses must be at the intermediate level or higher in Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, or Korean. The name of the sub-plan is the same as the chosen language. The language courses must be in the same language and taken at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Students with advanced or native language ability may substitute ALL 3xxx-5xxx literature/culture courses in lieu of the minor language requirement; see departmental adviser for final consent. Students who do qualify to substitute the minor language requirement may obtain the minor with 15 credits. Three courses are required from Groups A and B. At least 2 courses must be from Group A. Courses from Group B are optional. All required coursework must be taken A-F, and students must earn a grade of C- or better. Students may earn a BA or a minor in Asian languages and literatures, but not both.
Minor Courses
Minors take at least 3 courses from Groups A and B. At least 2 of the 3 courses must be from Group A. Courses from Group B are optional.
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 9 - 13 credit(s) from the following:
Group A. Upper Division ALL Courses
Transfer or study abroad credit may NOT be used towards Group A.
Take 2 - 3 course(s) totaling 6 - 12 credit(s) from the following:
· ALL 3001 - Reading Asian Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3232W - "Short" Poetry in China and Japan [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3261W - Writing (in) East Asian Cultures: From Oracle Bones to Tattoos [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3334 - Voices from Ancient China: The Book of Songs and The Songs of the South [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3336 - Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature and Culture [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3337 - Contemporary Chinese Literature and Popular Culture [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3356W - Chinese Film [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan [AH, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3433W - Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation [LITR, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3436 - Postwar Japanese Literature in Translation (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3437 - The Japanese Novel [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3441W - Japanese Theater [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3456 - Japanese Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3458 - Japanese Animation [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3466 - Japanese Popular Culture in a Global Context (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3467 - Science Fiction, Empire, Japan (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3468 - Environment, Technology and Culture in Modern Japan [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3536 - Modern Korean Literature [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3556 - Korean Film [AH, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3576 - Language & Society of the Two Koreas (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3586 - Cold War Cultures in Korea (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3651 - Ghosts of India [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3832 - The Politics of Arabic Poetry [LITR, GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3856 - Palestinian Literature and Film [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3866 - Arab American Experiences (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3900 - Topics in Asian Literature (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3920 - Topics in Asian Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3xxx
· ALL 5261 - Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5276 - Liberalism and Its Critics: Global Perspectives (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5277 - Space and Modernity in Asia (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5351 - Chinese New Media (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5359 - Early Shanghai Film Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5436 - Literature by 20th-Century Japanese Women in Translation (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5446 - Kabuki: A Pop, Queer, and Classical Theater in Japan (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5486 - Images of "Japan" (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5866 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5900 - Topics in Asian Literature (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 5xxx
· LANG 3501 - Introduction to Korean Civilization (3.0 cr)
· LANG 3502 - Introduction to Korean History (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014V - Art of India [GP, AH, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3415W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ALL 3371 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0-4.0 cr)
or EAS 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 5479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3372 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3469 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000 (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3478 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or EAS 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3457 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3476 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture (4.0 cr)
· ALL 3671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or ALL 5671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3492 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3672 - Buddhism [GP] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3371 - Buddhism [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3637W - Modern Indian Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3637W - Modern Indian Literature [LITR, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3676 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3961 - Culture and Society of India [GP, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3771 - History of Southeast Asia [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3485 - History of Southeast Asia [GP] (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· ALL 3872 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
· CHN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
or JPN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
or KOR 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I (3.0 cr)
· CHN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
or JPN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
or KOR 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II (3.0 cr)
· Group B: Other Upper Division Courses
3-credit transfer or study abroad courses may count towards Group B. See departmental adviser or DUS for final approval.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) totaling 0 - 5 credit(s) from the following:
· ARAB 3811 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I (3.0 cr)
· ARAB 3812 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic II (3.0 cr)
· ARAB 3900 - Topics in Arabic (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3013 - Introduction to East Asian Art [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3211 - East Asia (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3212 - Producing India (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3477 - Samurai, Geisha, and How They Became Japanese (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East [GP] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3547 - The Ottoman Empire [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4465 - Democracy and Dictatorship in Southeast Asia [GP] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4473W - Chinese Politics [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 4477 - Struggles and Issues in the Middle East (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or RELS 3706W - Art of Islam [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3645 - Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3278 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present (3.0 cr)
· EAS 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or EAS 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or HIST 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
or EAS 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present [HIS, GP] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AAS 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans (3.0 cr)
or AAS 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3643 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3546 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3714 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
· GLOS 3969 - 20th Century India (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3489 - 20th Century India (3.0 cr)
· Upper-division language courses can only count towards Group B if they are not already counting towards a student's sub-plan.
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· ARAB 3101 - Intermediate Arabic I (5.0 cr)
· ARAB 3102 - Intermediate Arabic II (5.0 cr)
· ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I (4.0 cr)
· ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II (4.0 cr)
· CHN 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3021 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3022 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3031 - Advanced Modern Chinese I (4.0 cr)
· CHN 3032 - Advanced Modern Chinese II (4.0 cr)
· CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I (4.0 cr)
· CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II (4.0 cr)
· CHN 5040 - Readings in Chinese Texts (3.0 cr)
· HMNG 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Hmong (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3021 - Intermediate Hmong I (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3022 - Intermediate Hmong II (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3031 - Advanced Hmong I (4.0 cr)
· HMNG 3032 - Advanced Hmong II (4.0 cr)
· HNUR 3021 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I (5.0 cr)
· HNUR 3022 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II (5.0 cr)
· HNUR 3031 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu I (4.0 cr)
· HNUR 3032 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu II (4.0 cr)
· JPN 3021 - Intermediate Japanese I (5.0 cr)
· JPN 3022 - Intermediate Japanese II (5.0 cr)
· JPN 3031 - Third Year Japanese I (4.0 cr)
· JPN 3032 - Third Year Japanese II (4.0 cr)
· JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I (4.0 cr)
· JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II (4.0 cr)
· JPN 5040 - Readings in Japanese Texts (3.0 cr)
· KOR 3021 - Intermediate Korean I (5.0 cr)
· KOR 3022 - Intermediate Korean II (5.0 cr)
· KOR 3031 - Third Year Korean I (4.0 cr)
· KOR 3032 - Third Year Korean II (4.0 cr)
· KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I (4.0 cr)
· KOR 5140 - Readings in Sino-Korean Texts (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Arabic
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
· ARAB 1101 - Beginning Arabic I (5.0 cr)
· ARAB 1102 - Beginning Arabic II (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ARAB 3101 - Intermediate Arabic I (5.0 cr)
· ARAB 3102 - Intermediate Arabic II (5.0 cr)
· ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I (4.0 cr)
· ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II (4.0 cr)
Chinese
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
CHN 1011 - Beginning Modern Chinese I (6.0 cr)
CHN 1012 - Beginning Modern Chinese II (6.0 cr)
or CHN 1015 - Accelerated Beginning Modern Chinese (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· CHN 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3021 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3022 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II (5.0 cr)
· CHN 3031 - Advanced Modern Chinese I (4.0 cr)
· CHN 3032 - Advanced Modern Chinese II (4.0 cr)
· CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I (4.0 cr)
· CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II (4.0 cr)
· CHN 5040 - Readings in Chinese Texts (3.0 cr)
Hindi-Urdu
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
· HNUR 1011 - Beginning Hindi-Urdu I (5.0 cr)
· HNUR 1012 - Beginning Hindi-Urdu II (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HNUR 3021 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I (5.0 cr)
· HNUR 3022 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II (5.0 cr)
· HNUR 3031 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu I (4.0 cr)
· HNUR 3032 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu II (4.0 cr)
Hmong
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
HMNG 1011 - Beginning Hmong I (5.0 cr)
HMNG 1012 - Beginning Hmong II (5.0 cr)
or HMNG 1015 - Accelerated Beginning Hmong (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HMNG 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Hmong (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3021 - Intermediate Hmong I (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3022 - Intermediate Hmong II (5.0 cr)
· HMNG 3031 - Advanced Hmong I (4.0 cr)
· HMNG 3032 - Advanced Hmong II (4.0 cr)
Japanese
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
· JPN 1011 - Beginning Japanese I (5.0 cr)
· JPN 1012 - Beginning Japanese II (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JPN 3021 - Intermediate Japanese I (5.0 cr)
· JPN 3022 - Intermediate Japanese II (5.0 cr)
· JPN 3031 - Third Year Japanese I (4.0 cr)
· JPN 3032 - Third Year Japanese II (4.0 cr)
· JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I (4.0 cr)
· JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II (4.0 cr)
· JPN 5040 - Readings in Japanese Texts (3.0 cr)
Korean
Prerequisite Courses
Take 0 - 2 course(s) totaling 0 - 10 credit(s) from the following:
· KOR 1011 - Beginning Korean I (5.0 cr)
· KOR 1012 - Beginning Korean II (5.0 cr)
Intermediate and Advanced Language Courses
These courses must be taken in residence at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus.
Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 7 or more credit(s) from the following:
· KOR 3021 - Intermediate Korean I (5.0 cr)
· KOR 3022 - Intermediate Korean II (5.0 cr)
· KOR 3031 - Third Year Korean I (4.0 cr)
· KOR 3032 - Third Year Korean II (4.0 cr)
· KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I (4.0 cr)
· KOR 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean II (4.0 cr)
· KOR 5140 - Readings in Sino-Korean Texts (3.0 cr)
 
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ALL 3001 - Reading Asian Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to primary Asian texts in translation. Emphasizes introducing/applying various methods of interpretation to a particular text in sequence. Close reading, methodological rigor. Practice, application.
ALL 3232W - "Short" Poetry in China and Japan (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Short poetic forms of China and Japan. Chinese quatrains and octets. Japanese tanka and haiku. Translations by modern poets. Texts in original languages (with provided glosses). Art of translation. Translators' conceptions of East Asian 'exoticism.'
ALL 3261W - Writing (in) East Asian Cultures: From Oracle Bones to Tattoos (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
History, materiality, practice of writing Chinese characters (hanzi/kanji/hanja) in cultural venues in East Asia, including contemporary society. Sites/practices where writing takes on high cultural value. Oracle bone writing, calligraphy, advertisements, tattooing. Identity construction, nationalism. prereq: One year in Chinese or Japanese or Korean language or similar exposure to East Asian writing systems
ALL 3265W - The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
How the strange/alien is constructed in premodern Chinese/Japanese literature. East Asian theories of the strange and their role in the classical tale, through the works of Pu Songling, Ueda Akinari, and others. Role of Buddhist cosmology/salvation in other works (e.g., Journey to the West, drama). prereq: Some coursework in East Asia recommended
ALL 3334 - Voices from Ancient China: The Book of Songs and The Songs of the South (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beginnings of Chinese culture in the songs, poems, and stories from two important classics, "The Book of Songs" and "Songs of the South." "Voices" from these early texts, including love songs, prayers to the ancestors, soldier complaints, and a poet's fantasies.
ALL 3336 - Revolution and Modernity in Chinese Literature and Culture (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to modern Chinese literature, visual culture, and critical thought from beginning of 20th century to end of Mao era. Examples of literature/culture, parallel readings of Chinese critical essays. Readings are in English translation.
ALL 3337 - Contemporary Chinese Literature and Popular Culture (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary Chinese literature, popular culture. End of Mao era to present. Creative results of China's "opening and reform." Commercialization and globalization of culture. Literature, visual culture, popular music.
ALL 3356W - Chinese Film (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Chinese cinema from China (PRC), Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Emphasizes discussion/comparison of global, social, economic, sexual, gender, psychological, and other themes as represented through film.
ALL 3361W - Maps, Pictures, and Writing in the Representation of Taiwan (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How visual/written media is used to form identity in representing people, places, history of Taiwan. Historical/contemporary contexts.
ALL 3433W - Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation (LITR, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Survey of texts in different genres, from 8th to early 19th centuries, with attention to issues such as "national" identity, gender/sexuality, authorship, popular culture. No knowledge of Japanese necessary.
ALL 3436 - Postwar Japanese Literature in Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of ideas/styles of recent Japanese literature. Writers include Dazai Osamu, Ibuse Masuji, Oe Kenzaburo, Mishima Yukio, and Yoshimoto Banana. All readings in English translation. prereq: Basic knowledge of modern Japanese history helpful, knowledge of Japanese language not required
ALL 3437 - The Japanese Novel (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of the principal authors of the period spanning Japan's opening to the West (1860s) to World War II. Writers include Natsume Soseki, Shiga Naoya, Kawabata Yasunari, Edogawa Rampo, Hayashi Fumiko, and Tanizaki Junichiro.
ALL 3441W - Japanese Theater (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Japanese performance traditions. Emphasizes noh, kabuki, and bunraku in their literary/cultural contexts. Relationship between these pre-modern traditions and modern theatrical forms (e.g., Takarazuka Revue).
ALL 3456 - Japanese Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Themes, stylistics, and genres of Japanese cinema through work of classic directors (Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu) and more recent filmmakers (Itami, Morita). Focuses on representations of femininity/masculinity.
ALL 3458 - Japanese Animation (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course takes up the technologies, genres, and themes of Japanese animation. By examining the works of important directors alongside media theories and other related writings, the course will cover not only the major genres and recurrent themes of anime, but also the cultural and critical contexts for apprehending anime.
ALL 3466 - Japanese Popular Culture in a Global Context
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What happens when one nation's popular culture begins to permeate others. Japanimation, manga, fashion, and music. Relationship of popular culture to nation(alism), ethnicity, gender, and identity. Effects of popular culture on consumers, socialization. Ways that consumption affects us personally.
ALL 3467 - Science Fiction, Empire, Japan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Premised on its historical position as a non-Western colonial empire, this course takes up Japan as a focal point for examining the relations between science fiction and imperialism. Discussions center on the colonial underpinnings of Japanese science fiction and how particular motifs (future war, time travel, posthuman bodies) critically interrogate this history.
ALL 3468 - Environment, Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Read/view historical, literary, visual texts to discover guiding ideas about nature, environment, technology use in Japan. No prior knowledge of Japan is necessary.
ALL 3536 - Modern Korean Literature (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern Korean literature in English translation from the colonial period until the 1990s. Read literary texts critically, using genre categories, theories of narrative voice, different understandings of modern literary subjectivity, and historical contextualization.
ALL 3556 - Korean Film (AH, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Korean film from the Japanese colonial period to the present day, with a particular emphasis on the last two decades.
ALL 3576 - Language & Society of the Two Koreas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed to offer an introduction and contrastive analysis of the language and society of the two Koreas; the Republic of Korea (better known as South Korea) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea). This course will introduce the growing divide of the past 70 years between North and South Korea in the areas of language, society, and culture.
ALL 3586 - Cold War Cultures in Korea
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
In this course we will analyze the Cold War (1945-1989) not only as an era in geopolitics, but also as a historical period marked by specific cultural and artistic forms. We focus on the Korean peninsula, looking closely at the literary and film cultures of both South Korea and North Korea. We discuss how the global conflict between U.S.-centered and Soviet-centered societies affected the politics, culture, and geography of Korea between 1945 and 1989, treating the division of Korea as an exemplary case extending from the origins of the Cold War to the present. We span the Cold War divide to compare the culture and politics of the South and the North through various cultural forms, including anti-communist and socialist realist films, biography and autobiography, fiction, and political discourse. We also discuss the legacy of the Cold War in contemporary culture and in the continued existence of two states on the Korean peninsula. The primary purpose is to be able to analyze post-1945 Korean cultures in both their locality and as significant aspects of the global Cold War era.
ALL 3651 - Ghosts of India (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Writers, filmmakers, and other creative art practitioners from almost every corner of this living world use the figure of the ghost to address questions of ethics, justice, violence, and repression. This course focuses on India's modern ghosts as well as ghosts and spirits from classical Indian literature. In every sphere of our lives, public and private, we are chased by various ghosts that often appear in forms of memory, remembrance, nostalgia, and forgetfulness. Ghosts scare us, enchant us, and capture our imagination. Our intellectual engagement will consist of theorizations around the figure of the ghost and its various conceptual offshoots (hauntology, specter, the uncanny, etc.) as encountered through literary and filmic texts. The course will also connect these ghostly tales with issues of nationalism, gender, communal and ethnic violence, and capitalism.
ALL 3673 - Survey of India: Languages, Literature, and Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey course of Indian languages and literatures that explores the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives. Diachronic analysis of the languages of India in relation to some structural features will be also investigated. This course will also provide an overview of literatures of several main South Asian languages with a focus on Hindi - Urdu literatures. We will address the origin of Hindi-Urdu literatures, periodization, and naming of each period. We will also examine the important writers and their representative work, along with the literary trends and influences of each period, including political, social, and cultural situations which helped to shape the writers and their work. Among the representative literary works in Hindi-Urdu, some have been made into films.
ALL 3832 - The Politics of Arabic Poetry (LITR, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course engages with Arabic poetry in its socio-political context. How have Arab poets from the pre-Islamic era till the present time used their verse as a tool to affirm the structure of their society, or to struggle with it? What roles did Arabic poetry play at the Abbasid imperial courts? How does Arabic poetry participate in the constitution and promulgation or subversion of political ideologies? And what presence has it had in Arab peoples' struggles for independence or reform, historically and today as part of the Arab Spring?
ALL 3856 - Palestinian Literature and Film (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course examines modern literature and film of the Palestinian people both for artistic significance and interactions with the broader historical and political situations confronted by Palestinians. We will ask how cultural production, namely literature and film, interacts with, responds to, and even anticipates historical and political events. At the same time, we will problematize a strictly historicist and political reading of literary and cinematic texts, which reduces such artistic works to mere sociological documents, overlooking their creative and artistic achievements. Ultimately, this leads us to a number of questions: what is the relationship between history/politics and art? Can artistic texts transcend the historical and political contexts in which they are produced? How has artistic production functioned within the context of Palestinian statelessness, exile, and anti-colonial struggle? All texts covered in the course will be in English translation, however those able to read texts in the original Arabic are encouraged to do so.
ALL 3866 - Arab American Experiences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02528
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Arab diasporic experiences in the West, and in America in particular, have been mediated by popular depictions of "the Arab" as violent terrorist, oppressor of/oppressed woman, religious fanatic, and myriad other negative stereotypes, heightened since September 11, 2001. How do Arabs in America, especially youth, navigate the superimposition of these images upon them? How do they relate to the multiple locations of "home" between the West and the Arab world? To what extent are they perpetually "out of place," and what strategies have they developed to navigate their liminal and often marginalized social position? Through the examination of memoirs, novels, film, music, and even food, this course will use Arab American cultural production as a lens through which to explore these questions.
ALL 3900 - Topics in Asian Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ALL 3920 - Topics in Asian Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ALL 5261 - Work of Translation: Theory, Function, and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [Native or near-native] speaker of English, advanced speaker/reader of at least one other [classical or vernacular] language
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Issues surrounding translation. Theories of representation. Ideological work. Readings/discussion of both historical/contemporary writing on translation. Actual translation tasks. prereq: [Native or near-native] speaker of English, advanced speaker/reader of at least one other [classical or vernacular] language
ALL 5276 - Liberalism and Its Critics: Global Perspectives
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Survey of liberal political thought and various critics of it that arose in extreme left/right political perspectives, including those in colonial contexts and within non-Western religious formations, especially Hindu and Muslim.
ALL 5277 - Space and Modernity in Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines methods, vocabularies, and theories necessary to articulate new spatial approaches to modern Asian cultural texts, including literature, films, and urban spaces. Special focus on Soja, Lefebvre, Winichakul, Henry, Ai, Zhang, and Furuhata.
ALL 5351 - Chinese New Media
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course explores new media and intermediality from specific moments in the history of modern China. The new visuality of the late Qing Dynasty offers examples of how new forms of visual culture became both reflexive and constitutive of modernity. Later, silent cinema of the Republican era both drew upon and defined itself against existing Chinese dramatic forms, particularly opera. In the 1930s, the arrival of sound in cinema provided a space for phonographic modernity to be expressed through film. In the People’s Republic, the productive interplay between traditional art forms and cinema entered a new era, culminating in the cinematic adaptations of the “model plays” of the Cultural Revolution. Finally, recent years have seen the explosive growth of digital cinema, computer animation, internet culture, and gaming communities.
ALL 5359 - Early Shanghai Film Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Shanghai film culture, from earliest extant films of 1920s to end of Republican Era in 1949. Influences on early Chinese film, from traditional Chinese drama to contemporary Hollywood productions. Effects of leftist politics on commercial cinema. Chinese star system, material film culture.
ALL 5436 - Literature by 20th-Century Japanese Women in Translation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Literary/historical exploration of selected works by Japanese women writers in variety of genres. All literary texts read in English.
ALL 5446 - Kabuki: A Pop, Queer, and Classical Theater in Japan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Kabuki, an all-male theater of "song (ka)/dance (bu)/acting (ki)" that came into being in the 17th century, still boasts popularity in Japan. This course explores kabuki in several contexts: historical, theatrical, literary, and theoretical. It aims to historicize this performing art in its four-hundred-year dynamic trajectory against the static understanding that it is a national, high culture. No less importantly, we inquire into theoretical implications of subject matter, such as citationality, gender construction, and the like. Furthermore, this course attends to what is usually marginalized and overlooked in kabuki historiography: koshibai (unlicensed small troupes of kabuki); onna yakusha (women kabuki actors who mastered the acting techniques established by male kabuki actors--including the technique of female impersonation). Open to anyone with an interest, no previous knowledge of Japanese studies, theater studies, or Japanese is required. All of the readings will be available in English. Audio-visual materials will be used whenever available and appropriate.
ALL 5486 - Images of "Japan"
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course examines non-Japanese texts that deploy the imagination of "Japan" in their narratives. Discussions will take up such focal points as: ethnographic cinema, the politics of travel and translation, the intersections of race and gender, the cultural politics of alternate histories, and the ramifications of techno-orientalist discourse.
ALL 5866 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Arabic Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of modern Arabic literature’s key role in the articulation, construction, and subversion of gendered subjectivities. Explores the construction of masculine and feminine subjectivities, as well as the blurring of the dichotomy between the two. Also explores how homoerotic desire is presented in modern Arabic novels. Engages the complex interplay between the gender politics of literary texts, and the broader historical and political contexts from which they emerge. All texts covered in this course will be in English translation, however those able to read texts in the original Arabic are encouraged to do so.
ALL 5900 - Topics in Asian Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ALL 5920 - Topics in Asian Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
LANG 3501 - Introduction to Korean Civilization
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
CourseShare course hosted by the University of Michigan Received via video conferencing. Email the CLA Language Center at elsie@umn.edu for more information.
LANG 3502 - Introduction to Korean History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
CourseShare course hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Received via video conferencing. Email the CLA Language Center at elsie@umn.edu for more information.
ALL 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014V - Art of India (GP, AH, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ARTH 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
RELS 3415W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
ALL 3371 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
EAS 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
HIST 3479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, their modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of some major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of the models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
HIST 5479 - History of Chinese Cities and Urban Life
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00548
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to traditional Chinese cities, their modern transformation. Ideal city plan in Confucian classics compared with physical layout of some major cities. Models about Chinese cities, influence of the models on our understanding of Chinese history/society.
ALL 3372 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01593
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Marriage/family life, foot binding, cult of women's chastity. Women in nationalist/communist revolutions. Gender relations in post-socialist China. Effect of ideologies (Confucianism, nationalism, socialism) on women/family life. Differences between ideology and social practice.
HIST 3469 - History of Women and Family in China, 1600-2000
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01593
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Marriage/family life, foot binding, cult of women's chastity. Women in nationalist/communist revolutions. Gender relations in post-socialist China. Effect of ideologies (Confucianism, nationalism, socialism) on women/family life. Differences between ideology/social practice.
ALL 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to religious traditions of imperial China (Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, "popular" religion), their relation to society. Role of gender. Conceptualizing relations with the divine. Ritual and its goals. Position of religious specialists such as monks and Daoist priests. Primary/secondary readings.
HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477 - ALL 3373/Hist 3466
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Varieties of religious experience in imperial China. Religion as lived practices. Textual traditions. Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, relations among them. Western missionary enterprise in China.
RELS 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and popular religion; their relation to society. Role of gender. Conceptualizing relations with the divine. Ritual and its goals. Position of monks/Daoist priests. Readings.
ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504 - ALL 3377/RelS 3377
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
ALL 3478 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00604
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Japan's development as industrial/imperial power after Meiji Restoration of 1868. Political developments in Taisho years. Militarization/mobilization for war in 1930s. Japan's war with China, Pacific War with US. American Occupation. Postwar economic recovery, high growth. Changing political/popular culture of 1980s, '90s.
EAS 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00604 - EAS 3471/Hist 3471
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Japan's early development as industrial/imperial power after Meiji Restoration of 1868. Political developments in Taisho years: social, cultural, economic trends that supported them. Militarization/mobilization for war in 1930s. Japan's war with China, Pacific War with the United States. American occupation. Postwar economic recovery, high growth. Changing political/popular culture of 1980s, '90s.
HIST 3471 - Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present (1868-2000) (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00604 - ALL 3471/EAS 3471/Hist 3471
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Japan's early development as industrial/imperial power after Meiji Restoration of 1868. Political developments in Taisho years: social, cultural, economic trends that supported them. Militarization/mobilization for war in 1930s. Japan's war with China, Pacific War with the United States. American Occupation. Postwar economic recovery, high growth. Changing political/popular culture of 1980s, '90s.
ALL 3457 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01065 - ALL 3457/HIST 3476
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
War-related issues in Japan. Animation films, comics from 1940s to 1990s. Mobilization of culture for WWII. Conflict between constitutional pacifism/national security. Japan's role in cold war/post-cold war worlds.
HIST 3476 - War and Peace in Japan Through Popular Culture
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01065
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
War-related issues in Japan. Animation films, comics from 1940s to 1990s. Mobilization of culture for WWII. Conflict between constitutional pacifism and national security. Japan's role in cold war and post-cold war worlds.
ALL 3671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
ALL 5671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
HIST 3492 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
RELS 3671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
RELS 5671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
ALL 3672 - Buddhism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00682
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Historical and contemporary account of the Buddhist religion in Asia/world in terms of its rise, development, various schools, practices, philosophical concepts, and ethics. Current trends in the modern faith and the rise of "socially engaged" Buddhism.
RELS 3371 - Buddhism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00682
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Historical and contemporary account of the Buddhist religion in Asia/world in terms of its rise, development, various schools, practices, philosophical concepts, and ethics. Current trends in the modern faith and the rise of "socially engaged" Buddhism.
ALL 3637W - Modern Indian Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02324
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of 20th century literature from South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. All readings in English. Focuses on colonialism, post-colonialism, power, and representation.
GLOS 3637W - Modern Indian Literature (LITR, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02324
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of 20th century literature from South Asian countries, including India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. All readings in English. Focuses on colonialism, post-colonialism, power, and representation.
ALL 3676 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00465 - ALL 3676/Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Contemporary society/culture in South Asia from anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship, and politics; religion; ethnicity; and Indian diaspora.
ANTH 3023 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary society and culture in South Asia from an anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship and politics; religion; ethnicity; and the Indian diaspora.
GLOS 3961 - Culture and Society of India (GP, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Anth 3023/GloS 3961
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Contemporary society and culture in South Asia from an anthropological perspective with reference to nationalism; postcolonial identities; media and public culture; gender, kinship and politics; religion; ethnicity; and the Indian diaspora.
ALL 3771 - History of Southeast Asia (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01935
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origins of civilization/indigenous states. impact of world religions and Western colonialism on gender, social, political, and economic structures. Nationalism. Establishment of Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
HIST 3485 - History of Southeast Asia (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origins of civilization/indigenous states. impact of world religions and Western colonialism on gender, social, political, and economic structures. Nationalism. Establishment of Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
ALL 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00546
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam, faith, practices, sectarian splintering. Expansion outside original home to status of world religion. Institutions. Status in Asia, Europe, Americas. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arab/Hum/RelA 3036/Hist 3493
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam, faith, practices, sectarian splintering. Expansion outside original home to status of world religion. Institutions. Status in Asia, Europe, and Americas. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00546
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam. Faith, practices, sectarian splintering, expansion outside original home to status of world religion, institutions, status in world societies. Asia, Europe, Americas.
ALL 3872 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02081
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Past/present state of cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great. Decline with opening of sea routes.
HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02081
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Past/present state of the cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great and declined with opening of sea routes.
CHN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
JPN 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
KOR 5211 - Introductory Classical Chinese I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02103 - Chn 5211/Jpn 5211/Kor 5211
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: Two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
CHN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or its equivalent or instr consent
JPN 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
KOR 5212 - Introductory Classical Chinese II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02104 - Chn 5212/Jpn 5212/Kor 5212
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Reading excerpts from canonical Chinese texts. Transnational nature of Classical Chinese/its importance in study of East Asian cultures. Taught in English. prereq: 5211 and two years of an East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) or equivalent or instr consent
ARAB 3811 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course is designed for students of Arabic who have taken a minimum of two semesters of Modern Standard Arabic (ARAB 1101 and 1102), or the equivalent thereof as determined by a placement test. The course provides training in the fundamentals of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, one of the most widely-spoken and widely-understood Arabic vernaculars. Students practice the expression and comprehension of communicative needs in a variety of daily-life, informal situations. In addition, they are acquainted with a range of authentic cultural materials (film, TV broadcasts, songs) in Egyptian Arabic. The course relies heavily on oral practice and class periods are designed to be interactive. This course is open to non-native speakers and non-heritage learners of Arabic only. It cannot be taken in lieu of ARAB 3101 or ARAB 3102 to fulfill the CLA second language requirement; it can, however, be taken concurrently with these classes. Credit will not be granted if student has already taken ARAB 3900 Fall 2015, Summer 2016
ARAB 3812 - Egyptian Colloquial Arabic II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
As the continuation of ARAB 3811 Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I, this course focuses on further developing oral expression and comprehension skills in Egyptian Arabic. By practicing the target language, students explore important elements of Egyptian culture and history and engage with a dynamic cross-section of authentic media and cultural material including film, television, news, and music. The course relies heavily on oral practice and class periods are designed to be interactive. Textbooks used are Samia Louis' Kallimni 'Arabi and Kallimni 'Arabi Aktar. The course is designed for students of Arabic who have completed Egyptian Colloquial Arabic I, or the equivalent thereof, as determined by a placement test. This course is open to non-native speakers and non-heritage learners of Arabic only. As a 3-credit course, it cannot be taken in lieu of ARAB 3101 or ARAB 3102 to fulfill the CLA second language requirement. It can, however, be taken concurrently with these classes. Credit will not be granted if student has already taken ARAB 3900 Spring 2016, Summer 2016
ARAB 3900 - Topics in Arabic
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in course guide.
ARTH 3013 - Introduction to East Asian Art (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ArtH 3013/EAS 3013
Typically offered: Every Fall
A selective examination of works of art produced in China, Korea and Japan from the neolithic era to modern times. Nearly every major type of object and all major styles are represented.
GEOG 3211 - East Asia
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3211/3215/5211/5215
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Physical and human geography of Japan, mainland China and Taiwan, North and South Korea; population pressure, economic and urban development, and international relations.
GEOG 3212 - Producing India
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Colonial rule, anti-/post-colonial nationalisms. State, modernization, domestic/international conflicts. Development planning. Rural/urban transformations, emerging ecologies. Population, poverty, migrations. Media, post-colonial politics. Contested imaginations of "India."
HIST 3477 - Samurai, Geisha, and How They Became Japanese
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
How samurai, geisha, and Zen Buddhism came to be considered as the quintessential Japanese tradition in 20th century. Modernity, nationalism, orientalism, international politics, globalization.
HIST 3505 - Survey of the Modern Middle East (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00661
Typically offered: Every Fall
Political history of Middle East in modern era. Socio-economic/intellectual issues. Decline of Ottoman Empire. Imperialism. Nationalism, rise/development of states. Political Islam.
HIST 3507 - History of Modern Egypt
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Main political events. Underlying social, economic, and intellectual issues. Impact of Egypt on region. Developments in Egypt compared with those of other leading Arab states.
HIST 3509 - Approaches to the Study of the Middle East
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Intensive reading/discussion course. Ways in which historians/social scientists have studied Middle East. Problems they have encountered. Paradigms, issues, and debates in Middle Eastern Studies.
HIST 3547 - The Ottoman Empire (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arab/Hist 3547
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of Islam's most successful empire, from its founding circa 1300 to its demise in 1923. Lands, institutions, peoples, historical legacy.
POL 4465 - Democracy and Dictatorship in Southeast Asia (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02436
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Southeast Asia's increasingly important role in global political/economic affairs. U.S. involvement in region. Progress toward and resistance to democratic political systems. Economic development.
POL 4473W - Chinese Politics (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00286
Typically offered: Every Fall
Focuses on fundamental conflicts in Chinese society; the democracy movement, human rights, class divisions, gender struggles, environmental issues, and capitalist vs. socialist development strategies. Secondary topics include Chinese foreign relations and domestic and foreign political issues in Taiwan.
POL 4477 - Struggles and Issues in the Middle East
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Turkey, Iran, Israel, and selected Arab states. Domestic politics of religious/secular, ethnic, economic, environmental, and other policy/identity issues. Regional politics of water access, Israeli/Palestinian/Arab world relationships, oil and the Persian/Arabian Gulf, and human rights. prereq: 1054 or 3051 or non-pol sci grad or instr consent
ARTH 3015W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
RELS 3706W - Art of Islam (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01322
Typically offered: Every Fall
Architecture, painting, and other arts from Islam's origins to the 20th century. Cultural and political settings as well as themes that unify the diverse artistic styles of Islamic art will be considered.
GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3145/GloS 3645
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of Islam in Arabian Peninsula, its spread to Asia and Africa. Islamic civilization, influence on Europe before rise of capitalism. Rise of Capitalist Europe, colonization of Islamic World Islamic resurgence and post-colonial world. State-society and development. Culture/conflict in Moslem societies. Gender and Islam. Islamic World and the West. Moslems in North America and Europe. Case studies.
GLOS 3645 - Islamic World (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3145/GloS 3645
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of Islam in Arabian Peninsula, its spread to Asia and Africa. Islamic civilization, influence on Europe before rise of capitalism. Rise of Capitalist Europe, colonization of Islamic World Islamic resurgence and post-colonial World. State-society and development. Culture/conflict in Moslem societies. Gender and Islam. Islamic World and the West. Moslems in North America and Europe. Case studies.
GLOS 3278 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02091 - GloS 3278/Hist 3478/Hist 5478
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.
HIST 3478 - Tigers and Dragons: The Rise of the East Asian Economies, 1930-Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02091 - GloS 3278/Hist 3478/Hist 5478
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Rise of East Asian Economies, 1930-Present.
EAS 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00603
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comparative survey of early history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam; early Chinese thought; diffusion of Confucianism, Buddhism, and other values throughout East Asia; political and social history of region to 1600.
HIST 3461 - Introduction to East Asia I: The Imperial Age
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: EAS/Hist 3461
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comparative survey of early history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Early Chinese thought. Diffusion of Confucianism, Buddhism, and other values throughout East Asia. Political and social history of region to 1600.
HIST 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00602
Typically offered: Every Spring
How Asian states, societies, economies, and cultures linked with one another and with European powers. How period's historical effects still resonate. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, and Indochina.
EAS 3462 - From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia From 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00602 - ALL 3462/EAS 3462/Hist 3462
Typically offered: Every Spring
How Asian states, societies, economies, and cultures linked with one another and with European powers. How period's historical effects still resonate. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, and Indochina.
HIST 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00602
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How Asian states, societies, economies, cultures linked with one another/European powers. Historical effects. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, Indochina.
EAS 3462H - Honors: From Subjects to Citizens: The History of East Asia from 1500 to the Present (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00602 - EAS 3462/EAS 3462HHist 3462/HI
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How Asian states, societies, economies, cultures linked with one another/European powers. Historical effects. Covers India, China, Japan, Korea, Indochina.
AAS 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02422 - AAS 3483/Hist 3483
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Hmong interaction with lowland Southeast Asian states (Laos, Vietnam) and Western colonial powers (French, American) since 19th century. Changes to religious, social, political, and gender institutions. Aspirations for political autonomy.
HIST 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02422 - AAS 3483//ALL 3776/Hist 3483
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Hmong interaction with lowland Southeast Asian states (Laos, Vietnam) and Western colonial powers (French, American) since 19th century. Changes to religious, social, political, and gender institutions. Aspirations for political autonomy.
HIST 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02097
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Socio-economic, political, gender, cultural/religious changes in Hmong American community during last three decades. How Hmong are racialized in American society. Impact to first/second generations.
AAS 3486 - Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming Americans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02097 - AAS 3486/Hist 3486
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Socio-economic, political, gender, cultural/religious changes in Hmong American community during last three decades. How Hmong are racialized in American society. Impact to first/second generations.
HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513/RelS 3721/RelS 5721
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
GLOS 3643 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CAS/MELC 3533/GloS 3643
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined fundamental differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors that have contributed and continue to contribute to tension, anxiety, and hatred between the Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
HIST 3546 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00779
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined fundamental differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors in tension, anxiety, and hatred between Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
RELS 3714 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00779
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors in tension, anxiety, and hatred between Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
GLOS 3969 - 20th Century India
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02007
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
India under British hegemony in 1914 through Mahatma Gandhi/nationalist movement. World War II. British departure, creation of India/Pakistan. Nehru. Indira, Rajiv Gandhi.
HIST 3489 - 20th Century India
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02007 - Hist 3489/GloS 3969
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
India under British hegemony in 1914 through Mahatma Gandhi and his nationalist movement; World War II; the British departure; creation of India and Pakistan; Nehru; Indira and Rajiv Gandhi.
ARAB 3101 - Intermediate Arabic I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01561
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced grammar/conversational practice. Reading Arabic texts.
ARAB 3102 - Intermediate Arabic II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01635 - Arab 3102/Arab 4122
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Advanced grammar, analyses of readings, oral comprehension. prereq: 3101 or instr consent
ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced readings in classical/modern Arabic. Compositions based on texts. prereq: [3102, successful completion of the Arabic language proficiency exam] or instr consent
ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings of Arabic texts. Writing compositions based on texts. Continuation of 5101.
CHN 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01913
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of CHN 1015. Mandarin Chinese course designed primarily for students with oral/aural skills but with little or no exposure to reading and writing. Also for speakers of other Chinese dialects and others with prior experience. Concentration on reading, writing, and standard pronunciation. Equivalent to two semesters, Chinese 3021-3022. Upon completion, student may enter Advanced Modern Chinese, Chinese 3031. prereq: 1012 or 1015; oral/aural skills or speaker of other Chinese dialect recommended
CHN 3021 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 3021/Chn 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern standard Chinese skills developed further through conversations, writing, reading. prereq: 1012 or 1015 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 3022 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 3022/Chn 4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern standard Chinese skills developed further through conversation/reading. prereq: 3021
CHN 3031 - Advanced Modern Chinese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01204 - CHN 3031/CHN 4007
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/analysis of 20th-century texts. prereq: 3022 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 3032 - Advanced Modern Chinese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01205 - CHN 3032/CHN 4008
Prerequisites: 3031 or equiv or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading/analysis of 20th-century texts. prereq: 3031 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings' reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
CHN 5040 - Readings in Chinese Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students read authentic materials of various types to increase reading/speaking ability. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 4042 or equiv or instr consent
HMNG 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Hmong
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00834 - Hmng 3016/Hmng 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of grammar/usage, continued practice in reading/writing. Expanded introduction to Hmong literature/formal writing. Selected topics in Hmong culture. prereq: [1011 and 1012] or 1015 or instr consent
HMNG 3021 - Intermediate Hmong I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00732
Typically offered: Every Fall
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Grammar review/elaboration. Authentic texts, cultural readings, basic compositions, oral presentations.
HMNG 3022 - Intermediate Hmong II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00733
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3021. Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Grammar review/elaboration. Authentic texts, cultural readings, basic compositions, oral presentations.
HMNG 3031 - Advanced Hmong I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01706 - Hmng 3031/Hmng 4004
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Complex vocabularies, sentence structures from Hmong newspapers, magazine, folktales, folk songs, novels, poetry, proverbs, riddles. Concepts/terms from social/ritual settings. Idioms, slang, classifiers. prereq: 3022 or equiv or instr consent
HMNG 3032 - Advanced Hmong II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01707
Prerequisites: 3031 or equiv or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Complex vocabularies, sentence structures from Hmong newspapers, magazine, folktales, folk songs, novels, poetry, proverbs, riddles. Concepts /terms from social/ritual settings. Idioms, slang, classifiers. prereq: 3031 or equiv or instr consent
HNUR 3021 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01742 - HnUr 3101/HnUr 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, writing, speaking, listening skills. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 1012 or instr consent
HNUR 3022 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01743 - HnUr 3102/HnUr 4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading, writing, speaking, listening skills. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 3021 or instr consent
HNUR 3031 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01897 - HnUr 3131/HnUr 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi/Urdu beyond intermediate level. prereq: 3022 or instr consent
HNUR 3032 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01898 - HnUr 3132/HnUr 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi/Urdu beyond intermediate level. prereq: 3031 or instr consent
JPN 3021 - Intermediate Japanese I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 3021/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intermediate speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. prereq: 1012 or instr consent
JPN 3022 - Intermediate Japanese II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 3022/4004
Prerequisites: 3021 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. prereq: 3021 or instr consent
JPN 3031 - Third Year Japanese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01206 - JPN 3031/JPN 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. prereq: 3022 or instr consent
JPN 3032 - Third Year Japanese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01207 - JPN 3032/JPN 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. prereq: 3031 or instr consent
JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4041 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Typical assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
JPN 5040 - Readings in Japanese Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students read authentic materials of various types to increase reading and speaking ability. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 4042 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 3021 - Intermediate Korean I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 3021/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing at intermediate level in modern colloquial Korean. Simple narration/written reports. Some basic Chinese characters may be introduced. prereq: 1012
KOR 3022 - Intermediate Korean II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 3022/4004
Prerequisites: 3021
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at intermediate level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration/written reports. Introduction of additional basic Chinese characters. prereq: 3021
KOR 3031 - Third Year Korean I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01208 - Kor 3031/Kor 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing at advanced level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters introduced. prereq: 3022
KOR 3032 - Third Year Korean II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01209 - Kor 3032/Kor 4006
Prerequisites: 3031
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at advanced level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters introduced. prereq: 3031
KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Content/task-based course. Study vocabulary/read novels, journals, selections from Korean history/arts. Writing summaries, reports, simple reaction papers. prereq: 3032 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 5140 - Readings in Sino-Korean Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sino-Korean vocabulary/characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Students conduct research projects based on specialized readings in their own fields of study. prereq: 3032 or equiv or instr consent
ARAB 1101 - Beginning Arabic I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01562
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Oral practice, reading, comprehension, basic grammar.
ARAB 1102 - Beginning Arabic II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01634 - Arab 1102/Arab 4102
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Comprehension, oral practice, reading of standard Arabic. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
ARAB 3101 - Intermediate Arabic I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01561
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced grammar/conversational practice. Reading Arabic texts.
ARAB 3102 - Intermediate Arabic II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01635 - Arab 3102/Arab 4122
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Advanced grammar, analyses of readings, oral comprehension. prereq: 3101 or instr consent
ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced readings in classical/modern Arabic. Compositions based on texts. prereq: [3102, successful completion of the Arabic language proficiency exam] or instr consent
ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings of Arabic texts. Writing compositions based on texts. Continuation of 5101.
CHN 1011 - Beginning Modern Chinese I
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 1011/Chn 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Speaking/reading modern standard Chinese through structured practice.
CHN 1012 - Beginning Modern Chinese II
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 1012/Chn 4002
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Speaking/reading modern standard Chinese through structured practice. prereq: 1011 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 1015 - Accelerated Beginning Modern Chinese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01912 - Chn 1015/Chn 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, writing, standard pronunciation. Meets with 4005. prereq: Oral/aural skills or speaker of other Chinese dialect recommended
CHN 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01913
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of CHN 1015. Mandarin Chinese course designed primarily for students with oral/aural skills but with little or no exposure to reading and writing. Also for speakers of other Chinese dialects and others with prior experience. Concentration on reading, writing, and standard pronunciation. Equivalent to two semesters, Chinese 3021-3022. Upon completion, student may enter Advanced Modern Chinese, Chinese 3031. prereq: 1012 or 1015; oral/aural skills or speaker of other Chinese dialect recommended
CHN 3021 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 3021/Chn 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern standard Chinese skills developed further through conversations, writing, reading. prereq: 1012 or 1015 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 3022 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Chn 3022/Chn 4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern standard Chinese skills developed further through conversation/reading. prereq: 3021
CHN 3031 - Advanced Modern Chinese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01204 - CHN 3031/CHN 4007
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading/analysis of 20th-century texts. prereq: 3022 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 3032 - Advanced Modern Chinese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01205 - CHN 3032/CHN 4008
Prerequisites: 3031 or equiv or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading/analysis of 20th-century texts. prereq: 3031 or equiv or instr consent
CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings' reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
CHN 5040 - Readings in Chinese Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students read authentic materials of various types to increase reading/speaking ability. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 4042 or equiv or instr consent
HNUR 1011 - Beginning Hindi-Urdu I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01709 - HnUr 1101/HnUr 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Development of communicative competence.
HNUR 1012 - Beginning Hindi-Urdu II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Development of communicative competence. prereq: 1011 or instr consent
HNUR 3021 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01742 - HnUr 3101/HnUr 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading, writing, speaking, listening skills. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 1012 or instr consent
HNUR 3022 - Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01743 - HnUr 3102/HnUr 4004
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading, writing, speaking, listening skills. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 3021 or instr consent
HNUR 3031 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01897 - HnUr 3131/HnUr 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi/Urdu beyond intermediate level. prereq: 3022 or instr consent
HNUR 3032 - Advanced Hindi-Urdu II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01898 - HnUr 3132/HnUr 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi/Urdu beyond intermediate level. prereq: 3031 or instr consent
HMNG 1011 - Beginning Hmong I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00730
Typically offered: Every Fall
Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills. Emphasizes development of communicative competence.
HMNG 1012 - Beginning Hmong II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00731
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1011. Listening, speaking, reading, writing skills. Development of communicative competence.
HMNG 1015 - Accelerated Beginning Hmong
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Hmng 1015/Hmng 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Review of grammar/usage, practice in reading/writing. Introduction to Hmong literature and formal writing. Topics in Hmong culture. prereq: Ability in basic spoken Hmong
HMNG 3016 - Accelerated Intermediate Hmong
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00834 - Hmng 3016/Hmng 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Review of grammar/usage, continued practice in reading/writing. Expanded introduction to Hmong literature/formal writing. Selected topics in Hmong culture. prereq: [1011 and 1012] or 1015 or instr consent
HMNG 3021 - Intermediate Hmong I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00732
Typically offered: Every Fall
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Grammar review/elaboration. Authentic texts, cultural readings, basic compositions, oral presentations.
HMNG 3022 - Intermediate Hmong II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00733
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 3021. Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Grammar review/elaboration. Authentic texts, cultural readings, basic compositions, oral presentations.
HMNG 3031 - Advanced Hmong I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01706 - Hmng 3031/Hmng 4004
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Complex vocabularies, sentence structures from Hmong newspapers, magazine, folktales, folk songs, novels, poetry, proverbs, riddles. Concepts/terms from social/ritual settings. Idioms, slang, classifiers. prereq: 3022 or equiv or instr consent
HMNG 3032 - Advanced Hmong II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01707
Prerequisites: 3031 or equiv or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Complex vocabularies, sentence structures from Hmong newspapers, magazine, folktales, folk songs, novels, poetry, proverbs, riddles. Concepts /terms from social/ritual settings. Idioms, slang, classifiers. prereq: 3031 or equiv or instr consent
JPN 1011 - Beginning Japanese I
Credits: 5.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 1011/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to speaking, reading, writing Japanese.
JPN 1012 - Beginning Japanese II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 1012/4002
Prerequisites: 1011
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Introduction to speaking, reading, writing Japanese. prereq: 1011
JPN 3021 - Intermediate Japanese I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 3021/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intermediate speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. prereq: 1012 or instr consent
JPN 3022 - Intermediate Japanese II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Jpn 3022/4004
Prerequisites: 3021 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. prereq: 3021 or instr consent
JPN 3031 - Third Year Japanese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01206 - JPN 3031/JPN 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. prereq: 3022 or instr consent
JPN 3032 - Third Year Japanese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01207 - JPN 3032/JPN 4006
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. prereq: 3031 or instr consent
JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4041 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Typical assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
JPN 5040 - Readings in Japanese Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students read authentic materials of various types to increase reading and speaking ability. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: 4042 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 1011 - Beginning Korean I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 1011/4001
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic grammatical structure, vocabulary, expressions of modern colloquial Korean. Introduces Korean writing system.
KOR 1012 - Beginning Korean II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 1012/4002
Prerequisites: 1011
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic grammatical structure, vocabulary, expressions of modern colloquial Korean. prereq: 1011
KOR 3021 - Intermediate Korean I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 3021/4003
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing at intermediate level in modern colloquial Korean. Simple narration/written reports. Some basic Chinese characters may be introduced. prereq: 1012
KOR 3022 - Intermediate Korean II
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Kor 3022/4004
Prerequisites: 3021
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at intermediate level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration/written reports. Introduction of additional basic Chinese characters. prereq: 3021
KOR 3031 - Third Year Korean I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01208 - Kor 3031/Kor 4005
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing at advanced level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters introduced. prereq: 3022
KOR 3032 - Third Year Korean II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01209 - Kor 3032/Kor 4006
Prerequisites: 3031
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at advanced level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters introduced. prereq: 3031
KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Content/task-based course. Study vocabulary/read novels, journals, selections from Korean history/arts. Writing summaries, reports, simple reaction papers. prereq: 3032 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 4041 or equiv or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Content/task-based course. Study vocabulary/read novels, journals, selections from Korean history/arts. Writing summaries, reports, simple reaction papers. prereq: 4041 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 5140 - Readings in Sino-Korean Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sino-Korean vocabulary/characters necessary for advanced and superior level of knowledge in Korean. Students conduct research projects based on specialized readings in their own fields of study. prereq: 3032 or equiv or instr consent