Fall 2017 glas COURSES

 Course Instructor/Time/CRN Course Description
GLAS 100
Introduction to Global Asian Studies 
Instructor: Michael Jin
TR 9:30-10:45 am
CRN 40132

This course examines various historical, cultural, and political representations of Asia, Asian America, and Asians in the world. Students will explore how peoples and ideas from Asia and across transoceanic and transnational diasporas have influenced a globalized world and continue to inform our contemporary understanding of Asia and Asian America. The course also examines how historical issues such as colonialism, war, global capitalism, and migration have shaped the experiences and representations of Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and peoples in Asian diasporas. 
GLAS 105 Asian and/or Asian American Studies Seminar  Instructor: Karen Su 

T 3:30-4:20 pm
CRN 40130

W 1:00-1:50 pm
CRN 40131

R 12:30-1:20 pm
CRN 40128

F 11:00-11:50 am
CRN 40127
Topic: Asian American Identities, Cultures, and Communities.
This seminar is part of the Asian American Mentor Program, a unique program designed to support new first-year or transfer students in their first semester at UIC.* The weekly seminar focuses on Asian American identities, cultures, and communities. We will critically examine historical events, the media, popular culture, and personal narratives to study how social, academic, personal, and community issues impact Asian Americans, while paying attention to distinctions between Asian American and Pacific Islander identities and issues. In addition, students will be introduced to college life and campus resources to ease the transition to UIC. 
*To apply for the Asian American Mentor Program, please visit http://go.uic.edu/aamp.
GLAS 120 Introduction to Asian American Studies
Instructor: Corinne Kodama

TR 12:30-1:45 pm
CRN 40123/40124

This course provides students with a survey of major concepts, methods, and debates in the study of Asian American studies. Students will also gain an introduction to the histories, community institutions, and contemporary issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 
GLAS 125
Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Asia
Instructor: Catherine Becker

TR 12:30-1:45 pm
CRN 41026 
Using cross-cultural case studies, this course introduces students to some of the major artistic methods, monuments, and themes associated with Asian art and architecture.
GLAS 210 Asian American Histories
Instructor: Michael Jin

TR 2:00-3:15 pm
CRN 40905
Critical examination of the histories and representations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and the U.S. sphere of influence since the nineteenth century. We will critically scrutinize and challenge the conventional understanding of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders solely as communities of immigrants and their descendants within the United States. Our topics include race relations, migration, war, colonialism, indigenous sovereignty, assimilation, gender ideology, social movements, multiracial identity, family and community life, and cultural representations in diverse AAPI experiences across racial, ethnic, and national boundaries. Rather than focusing exclusively on the historical narratives of selected Asian American ethnic groups, we will examine how race, gender, class, sexuality, and other historical issues have shaped the formation of complex and diverse identities and representations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in national, cross-racial, transnational, and diasporic contexts. 
GLAS 224
Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
Instructor: Mitch Hendrickson

TR 9:30-10:45 am
CRN 41509/41510 
An introduction to the archaeological study of Southeast Asian cultures from the first peoples to the rise of early states.  
GLAS 230 Cultural Politics of Asian American Food Instructor:Anna Guevarra

M 3:00-5:45 pm
CRN 40125
Using food as a storyteller to capture the heterogeneity and depth of Asian American’s lived experiences, this interdisciplinary course examines issues of Asian American identity and community formations as they are produced at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality and are inextricably linked to global and transnational dynamics. In this course, we turn to food to narrate stories about diaspora, home, empire, memory, and history, as we grapple with the relations of power and structural forces that shape the social inequalities and inform Asian American lives. 
GLAS 231 Introduction to Chinese Politics
Instructor: Yue Zhang

TR 3:30-4:45pm
CRN 40034 
Main issues of contemporary Chinese politics and social change; the decline of the last imperial dynasty; the republican era; the rise of communism and China under the rule of Mao Zedong; and the reform period (post-1978).
GLAS 250 Critical Issues in Community Engagement
Instructor: Radha Modi

MWR 2:00-2:50 pm
CRN 40906
Recommended preparation: GLAS/SOC 120 or GLAS 100. A cross-disciplinary and critical examination of community engagement, activism, and social justice in the context of Asian America.
GLAS 271 Late Imperial China
Instructor: Laura Hostetler

MWF 10:00-10:50 am
CRN 40081/40082

MW 10:00-10:50 am
F 11:00-11:50 am
CRN 40081/40083
A detailed survey of China's late imperial period, covering a broad range of issues from state institutions and elite power, to popular culture and peasant revolt.
GLAS 275 History of South Asia to 1857 Instructor: Rama Mantena

T 11:00-12:15 pm
CRN 40032/40033
South Asian history from the earliest times to 1857, in regional and global contexts. 

GLAS 279
South Asian Cultures and Societies
 
Instructor: Gayatri Reddy

M 3:30 - 6:15 pm
CRN 40022
Survey of the people and cultures of South Asian Cultures; emphasis on social structure, religion, and recent cultural changes.
GLAS 328 Asian American Literature 
Instructor: Mark Chiang

MWF 10:00-10:50
CRN 40027 
Historical development of Asian American literature. It will identify specific cultural and political issues that have shaped the broad range and diverse ethnic interests of that writing. 
GLAS 437 The Indian Ocean World: Contact, Commerce, Culture
Instructor: Mark Liechty

TR 9:30-10:45 am
CRN 40895 
The movement of people, goods, religious movements and ideas, throughout the Indian Ocean region from earliest times to the colonial era. 
GLAS 471 Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
Instructor: Catherine Becker

TR 500-7:45 pm
CRN 40019 (undergrad) or 40020 (grad)

 
Selected topics in the art and architecture of Asia.














Fall 2017 GLAS Program Information
Fall 2017 Courses and Minor Requirements

global Asian Studies Course Descriptions

100 Introduction to Global Asian Studies
3 hours. World Cultures course.
105 Asian and/or Asian American Studies Seminar
1 hour. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as ASAM 105.
120 Intro Asian American Studies
3 hours. Same as SOC 120. Previously listed as ASAM 125. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.
125 Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Asia
3 hours. Same as AH 125. Field trip required at a nominal fee. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.
210
Asian American Histories
3 hours. Previously listed as ASAM 210. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.
 224  Archaeology of Mainland Southeast Asia
3 hours. Same as ANTH 224. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or ANTH 102; or consent of the instructor. 
230
Cultural Politics of Asian American Food
3 hours. Previously listed as ASAM 230. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: GLAS 120. Individual and Society course, and US Society course.
231   Introduction to Chinese Politics
3 hours. Same as POLS 231. Prerequisite(s): POLS 130; or consent of the instructor. World Cultures course.
250 Critical Issues in Community Engagement
 
3 hours.  Previously listed as ASAM 275. Prerequisite(s): GLAS 120. Individual and Society course, and US Society course
271
Late Imperial China
3 hours. Same as HIST 271. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture. Past course, and World Cultures course.
275 History of South Asia to 1857
3 hours.  Same as HIST 275. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Discussion. Past course, and World Cultures course.
279  South Asian Cultures and Societies
3 hours. Same as ANTH 279. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course.
328
Asian American Literature
3 hours.  Same as ENGL 328. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and Grade of C or better in ENGL 243. Recommended background: ENGL 123.
437  The Indian Ocean World: Contact, Commerce, Culture
3 hours. Same as ANTH 436 and HIST 437.
471
Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
3 hours. Same as AH 471. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of Asian art and/or architecture or consent of the instructor.
495
Independent Study (1-4 hours)

May be repeated. Previously listed as ASAM 495. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.