Asian Studies - Course of Study

See Asian Studies course descriptions from our catalog for more information 

Asian Studies

AN 301 Independent Study
AN 310 Asian Studies Seminar


CO 241 Communication and Culture: East and West


EC 120 Environmental Economics
EC 230 Comparative Economic Systems: Asian Economies
EC 235 Economic Development of Third World Nations


EN 118/CI 250 Modern China Through Fiction and Film
EN 119/CI 252 The City and Modern China


HI 279 China to the 1800s
HI 285 Modern China: 1800 to Present
HI 286 Rise of Modern Japan: 1800 to Present
HI 366 Gender, Culture, and Representation: Women in China and Japan, 1600 to Present
HI 367 East Asia in 20th-Century American Wars

Modern Languages and Literatures

CI 110-111 Elementary Chinese
CI 210-211 Intermediate Chinese
CI 220 Advanced Chinese
CI 253 China and the West: Stories of Encounter
JA 110-111 Elementary Japanese
JA 210-211 Intermediate Japanese


PH 240 Introduction to Asian Philosophies
PH 241 Confucianism
PH 242 Philosophical Daoism and Zen Buddhism


PO 145 Asian Politics

Religious Studies

RS 101 Exploring Religion: Asian Religions
RS 280 Hinduism
RS 285 Buddhism
RS 287 Buddhist Thought in India
RS 289 Tantrism
RS 388 Buddhist Spirituality

Visual and Performing Arts

AH 14 Art of Asia
AH 102 Art of East Asia
FTM 206/CI 251 New Chinese Cinema
TA 122 Asian Theatre

AN 301 Independent Study

Students undertake an individualized program of study in consultation with a director from the Asian studies faculty. Three credits.

AN 310 Asian Studies Seminar

This seminar examines selected topics concerning Asia. Students register for AN 310, but the course is taught in conjunction with another 100-300 level courses from a rotation of the course offerings listed above. Consult the Asian Studies director to identify the conjoined course for a given semester. The seminar concentrates on topics within the parameters of the conjoined course syllabus but adds research emphasis. Students registered for AN 310 must complete a research project, to include 300-level research in addition to the regular research requirements of the conjoined course, and a 25-50 page term paper in substitution of some portion of the conjoined course requirements, as determined by the instructor. For juniors and seniors only. Three credits.


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