FALL 2018 glas COURSES

 Course Instructor/Time/CRN Course Description
GLAS 100
Introduction to Global Asian Studies 
Instructor: Mark Chiang

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. World Cultures course.

GLAS 105 Asian and/or Asian American Studies Seminar  Instructor: Karen Su 

F 11:00-11:50 am
CRN 40127

R 12:30-1:20 pm
CRN 40128

F 10:00-10:50 pm
CRN 40130

W 3:00-3:50
CRN 40131

Topic: Asian American Identities, Cultures & Communities

This 1-credit seminar is designed for incoming new first-year and transfer students. The weekly seminar is an integral part of the Asian American Mentor Program which eases the transition of new students to college and to UIC. To enroll in GLAS 105, first fill out the on-line application here: go.uic.edu/aamp.

The seminar focuses on:
  • Cultural identity, community issues, Asian American history, pop culture and media stereotypes, family expectations, and more
  • College life, study tips, and campus resources for personal and academic success
  • Exclusive access to tutoring in writing, math (including statistics), and chemistry
  • Connecting with peer mentors and other new students to build community

GLAS 109/HIST 109
East Asian Civilization: Ancient China

Instructor: Huiying Chen

MWF 9:00-9:50
CRN 42275 & 42276
This course is an introduction to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, and religions from earliest times to 1500.  
GLAS 120/ SOC 120 Introduction to Asian American Studies
Instructor: Lorenzo Perillo

TR 11:00-12:15 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. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

GLAS 219/
AH 219 
Art and Architecture of East Asia

Instructor: Catherine Becker

TR 12:30-1:45 pm
CRN 42522
CRN 42523 (Honors)

Survey of the historic and contemporary art and architecture of China, Korea and Japan, as well as the architecture and art of Asian Diasporas. Course Information: Same as AH 219. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

GLAS 223
Global Hip-Hop and Asian Diasporas

Instructor: Lorenzo Perillo

TR 2:00-3:15 pm
CRN 42361

This course uses a unique hybrid format of lectures, discussions and dance workshops in order to offer students a deeper engagement with hip-hop and Asian diasporas.  This course introduces critical thinking and critical creativity as ways of knowing hip-hop dance through written texts, recorded music and dance performances of various setting in Asia and the diaspora.  Performances serve as principle texts for description, interpretation and analysis—approaches to dance with broader applications to studies of arts and culture.


GLAS 275/ HIST 275
History of South Asia to 1857

Instructor: Manamee Guha

MWF 3:00-3:50 pm
CRN 40032 & 40033
This course covers South Asian history from the earliest times to 1857, in regional and global contexts.
GLAS 290
Special Topics in Asian American Studies

Instructor: Anna Guevarra

M 3:00-5:30 pm
CRN 42572 

Topic: Asian Markets, Corporations and Social Justice

What do Hello Kitty, Nike and 7-11 have in common?  Learn about the commodification of Asia, capital accumulation, and everyday forms of resistance.

GLAS 290 Special Topics in Asian American Studies
Instructor: Nadine Naber

MW 3:00-4:15 pm
CRN 40126


Topic: Introduction to Arab American Studies

This course will provide an overview of themes in the field of Arab American Studies: immigration and racism; family, gender, and sexuality; socio-economic class; religious affiliations; arts and cultures; and politics and political activism. This is an interactive thought-provoking course including groups discussions and creative projects. Students will engage with interdisciplinary materials from social media and film to anthropological, historical, sociological, cultural and literary texts.


GLAS 290/ GWS 294 Special Topics in Asian American Studies
Instructor: Gayatri Reddy

MW 4:30-5:45 pm
CRN 40135

Topic: Afro-Asian Connections:  A Radical History

Tracing the history of the "darker nations" through a feminist lens – as a decolonial, political and utopian project – this course explores the radical possibilities of transnational alliances and long history of cross-racial solidarities between Asia and Africa.

GLAS 471/ AH 471
Topics in Asian Art and Architecture

Instructor: Catherine Becker

T 6:30-9:00 pm
CRN 40019 (Undergraduate)
CRN 40020 (Graduate)


Topic: Monuments, Memorials, and Museums: Case Studies in Cultural Heritage Production in Modern and Contemporary South Asia

How has cultural heritage been defined and produced in South Asia? Should we understand this concept as inherently modern and transnational or might looking at long histories of specific sites reveal the deeper roots and distinctly local manifestations of this concept? This seminar will explore general scholarship that has shaped our understanding of the concept of "cultural heritage” alongside case studies drawn from across South Asia. Topics to be considered include the institutional agencies involved in heritage, such the formation of the Archaeological Survey of India, the founding of national and regional museums, the creation of art schools and handicraft boards, and the emergence of tourism agencies.  We will also examine sites of heritage production, such as international communities in Bodhgaya, the creation of a “Sacred City” in Anuradhapura, and the on-going debates around the Taj Mahal’s place within Indian history.  This seminar will also analyze the creation of spectacular new imagery, such as sound and light shows at historic monuments, memorials to political leaders, and religious theme parks. Prior knowledge of South Asian art history is desirable but not required; all highly motivated students are welcome!

GLAS 479/ ANTH 479/ HIST 479
Culture and Colonialism in South Asia

Instructor: Mark Liechty

TR 9:30-10:45 am
CRN 42022 (Undergraduate)

CRN 42023 (Graduate)

This course examines the emergence of colonial cultures of domination and resistance on the Indian subcontinent from the 18th century to 1947.
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global Asian Studies Course Descriptions

100 Introduction to Global Asian Studies. 3 hours.

Introduction to the study of Asia as well as transoceanic and transnational Asian diasporas, emphasizing the study of Asian histories, languages, cultures, and politics, Asian American histories and cultures. World Cultures course.

105
Asian and/or Asian American Studies Seminar. 1 hour.

A seminar on an area of current interest in the field of Asian and/or Asian American studies. Topics may vary. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as ASAM 105.

109
East Asian Civilization: Ancient China. 3 hours.

An introduction to Chinese civilization, including history, philosophy, and religions from earliest times to c. 1500. Course Information: Same as HIST 109.

Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture-Discussion. Past course, and World Cultures course.

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.
219

Art and Architecture of East Asia. 3 hours.
Survey of the historic and contemporary art and architecture of China, Korea and Japan, as well as the architecture and art of Asian Diasporas. Course Information: Same as AH 219. Creative Arts course, and World Cultures course.

223
Global Hip-hop and Asian Diasporas. 3 hours.

Introduction to Hip-hop across Asian and Asian American communities through diasporic, transnational, comparative, and performance perspectives. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in GLAS 100. Creative Arts 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.

290 Special Topics in Asian American Studies. 1-3 hours.

Study of a specific intermediate topic in Asian American studies. May be repeated if content does not duplicate previous coursework. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary. Previously listed as ASAM 290.

471
Topics in Asian Art and Architecture. 3 or 4 hours.

Selected topics in the art and architecture of Asia. Course Information: 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.

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. Course Information: Same as ANTH 479 and HIST 479. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.