aSIAN STUDIES COURSES: FALL 2014

ASST 109: East Asian Civilization: Ancient China
Description: An introduction to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, and religions from earliest times to c. 1500. Same as HIST 109. Past, and World Cultures course.
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Elif Akcetin
1.) CRN: 36219, MW, 11:00 - 11:50am
2.) CRN: 36220, F, 11:00 - 11:50am
3.) CRN: 36936, F, 12:00 - 12:50pm

ASST 209: Advanced Chinese Language and Culture
Description: Chinese culture as reflected in language communication, daily life, and creative works. Intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing at the intermediate-advanced level. Same as CHIN 209. Taught in a mix of English and Mandarin Chinese with more use of Mandarin Chinese over the semester. All assignments are to be completed in Chinese. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHIN 104; or placement test score or AP score equivalent to completion of CHIN 104; or instructor's approval. World Cultures course.
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Duosi Meng, Xuehua Xiang
CRN: 37489, MWF, 12:00 - 12:50pm

ASST 219: Art and Architecture of East Asia
Description: Survey of the historic and contemporary art and architecture of China, Korea and Japan, as well as the architecture and art of Asian Diasporas. Same as AH 219. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: TBA
CRN: 32681, TR, 12:30 - 1:45pm

ASST 275: History of South Asia
Description:
History of South Asia to 1857. Past and World Cultures course.
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Maria Ritzema
1.) CRN: 26393, MW, 2:00 - 2:50pm, 2BH 304
2.) CRN: 36949, F, 1:00 - 1:50pm, 2BSB  219
3.) CRN: 36950, F, 2:00 - 2:50pm, 2BSB 365

ASST 471: Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
Description: Selected topics in the art and architecture of Asia. Same as AH471. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of Asian art and/or architecture or consent of the instructor.
Credit Hours: 3 (undergraduate) or 4 (graduate)
Instructor: TBA
1.) CRN: 28930, Undergraduate, R, 3:30-6:15pm, 2HH 303
2.) CRN: 28931, Graduate, R, 3:30-6:15pm, 2HH 303

ASST 473: Topics in East Asian History: History and Memory in East Asia, 1895-2008
Description: This course will explore how the history of Japanese colonialism and Pacific War has been remembered and projected in contemporary China, Japan, and South Korea by the ruling elites, social groups and individuals. how do nation-states use the past to legitimize themselves? How are sites of collective memory created and why do they become embedded with emotional and political significance? Why are memories contested? And, most importantly, how do individuals remember traumatic events amidst the broader politics of memory? We will examine in depth the memory of the Nanjing massacre, Hiroshima, sexual slavery among others.
Credit Hours: 3 (undergraduate) or 4 (graduate)
Instructor: Elif Akcetin
1.) CRN: 36226, Undergraduate, M, 3:00 - 5:45pm, 2LH 205
2.) CRN: 36372, Graduate, M, 3:00 - 5:45pm, 2LH 205

Asian Studies Courses:  Fall 2013

ASST 109  East Asian Civilization:  Ancient China.  Same as HIST 109. Past, and World Cultures course.  E. Akcetin, MWF 2 - 2:50, BH 317

ASST 270  Topics in Asian Cultures and Societies.  Global Bollywood. Same as ASAM 290 33870. This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of the popular Bollywood cinema in India and its diaspora.  S. Malik, W 3 - 5:45, SH 303

ASST 272  China Since 1911.   Twentieth-century China from 1911 to the present, including warfare; areas of intellectual inquiry; changes in government, family, and the role of women. Past, and World Cultures course.  Same as HIST 272. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor.  L. Hostetler, TR 2 - 3:15, BH 309. 

ASST 275  History of South Asia.  Same as HIST 275. Past, and World Cultures course.  R. Mantena, TR 2 - 3:15, BH 304.

ASST 473  Topics in East Asian History.  History and Memory in East Asia. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of East Asian history or consent of the instructor.   W 4 - 6:45, LH 101

ASST 479  Culture and Colonialism in South Asia.  Same as ANTH 479, and HIST 479.  M. Liechty, TR 9:30 - 10:45, LH 304

Asian Studies Course Descriptions


109 East Asian Civilization: Ancient China
3 hours. An introduction to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, and religions from earliest times to c. 1500. Same as HIST 109. Past, and World Cultures course.

270 Topics in Asian Cultures and Societies
3 hours. An exploration of a specific theme that will introduce in comparative context the major countries in Asia. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite(s):Sophomore standing or above; or consent of the instructor. World Cultures course.

272 China Since 1911
3 hours. Twentieth-century China from 1911 to the present, including warfare; areas of intellectual inquiry; changes in government, family, and the role of women. Same as HIST 272. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Past, and World Cultures course.

275 History of South Asia
3 hours. An outline of South Asian history from the earliest times to the present, in regional and global contexts. Same as HIST 275. Past, and World Cultures course.

473 Topics in East Asian History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as HIST 473. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term.Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of East Asian history or consent of the instructor.

479 Culture and Colonialism in South Asia
3 OR 4 hours. Examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the 18th century to 1947. Same as ANTH 479, and HIST 479. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.