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2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
ASTD 135 Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture (3)
(Formerly JAPN 105. Not open to students with substantial prior experience with Japanese language or culture; assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. Students with prior experience with the Japanese language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) A hands-on, project- based introduction to Japanese language and culture. The goal is to develop cultural competency and familiarity with the history, geography, and culture of Japan and to use basic language skills to function effectively and appropriately in everyday life in Japan. Students may receive credit for only one of the following: ASTD 135 or JAPN 105.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80967 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Brubaker, Yuko Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 155 Introduction to Korean Language and Culture (3)
(Not open to students with substantial prior experience with Korean language or culture; assumes no prior knowledge of Korean. Students with prior experience with the Korean language should take a placement test to assess appropriate level.) A hands-on, project-based introduction to Korean language and culture. The goal is to develop cultural competence in personal interactions; demonstrate knowledge of the history, geography, and culture of Korea; and use basic language skills to function effectively and appropriately in everyday activities in Korea. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 155 and KORN 105.
83492 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Gagum, Kyung Lee Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 284 Foundations of East Asian Civilization (3)
(Formerly HIST 284.) An interdisciplinary survey of the foundations of East Asian civilization from its beginnings to the 17th century. The goal is to analyze philosophical, religious, artistic, economic, and political aspects of the region's historical experience. Focus is on China, Korea, and Japan. Topics include East Asian belief systems (including Confucianism and Buddhism), the dynastic cycle, relations between steppe and agrarian societies, warrior and scholar-gentry cultures, technological change and economic development, and the role of class and gender in early East Asian society. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 150, ASTD 284, or HIST 284.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80428 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Jennings, John M Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 284 Foundations of East Asian Civilization (3)
(Formerly HIST 284.) An interdisciplinary survey of the foundations of East Asian civilization from its beginnings to the 17th century. The goal is to analyze philosophical, religious, artistic, economic, and political aspects of the region's historical experience. Focus is on China, Korea, and Japan. Topics include East Asian belief systems (including Confucianism and Buddhism), the dynastic cycle, relations between steppe and agrarian societies, warrior and scholar-gentry cultures, technological change and economic development, and the role of class and gender in early East Asian society. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 150, ASTD 284, or HIST 284.
84257 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Ko, Susan S. Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 284 Foundations of East Asian Civilization (3)
(Formerly HIST 284.) An interdisciplinary survey of the foundations of East Asian civilization from its beginnings to the 17th century. The goal is to analyze philosophical, religious, artistic, economic, and political aspects of the region's historical experience. Focus is on China, Korea, and Japan. Topics include East Asian belief systems (including Confucianism and Buddhism), the dynastic cycle, relations between steppe and agrarian societies, warrior and scholar-gentry cultures, technological change and economic development, and the role of class and gender in early East Asian society. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 150, ASTD 284, or HIST 284.
84258 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Thompson, Luke N Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 285 Introduction to Modern East Asia (3)
(Formerly HIST 285.) An interdisciplinary survey of East Asia from the late 17th century--beginning with Ming-Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and Choson Korea--to the present. The objective is to trace how transformations on global, regional, and local levels led to the development of the modern nation-states of East Asia and to examine how those developments affected the culture of the areas. Topics include the rise of imperialism and colonialism; cross-cultural interactions; and issues of gender, class, and ethnicity in East Asian culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 160, ASTD 285, or HIST 285.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80714 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Owen, David A Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 285 Introduction to Modern East Asia (3)
(Formerly HIST 285.) An interdisciplinary survey of East Asia from the late 17th century--beginning with Ming-Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and Choson Korea--to the present. The objective is to trace how transformations on global, regional, and local levels led to the development of the modern nation-states of East Asia and to examine how those developments affected the culture of the areas. Topics include the rise of imperialism and colonialism; cross-cultural interactions; and issues of gender, class, and ethnicity in East Asian culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 160, ASTD 285, or HIST 285.
83493 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Lynass, Kathryn R Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 285 Introduction to Modern East Asia (3)
(Formerly HIST 285.) An interdisciplinary survey of East Asia from the late 17th century--beginning with Ming-Qing China, Tokugawa Japan, and Choson Korea--to the present. The objective is to trace how transformations on global, regional, and local levels led to the development of the modern nation-states of East Asia and to examine how those developments affected the culture of the areas. Topics include the rise of imperialism and colonialism; cross-cultural interactions; and issues of gender, class, and ethnicity in East Asian culture. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ASTD 160, ASTD 285, or HIST 285.
87197 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Shirley, Steven B Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 370 Interpreting Contemporary China (3)
Prerequisite: Any writing class. Recommended: ASTD 285. A thematic study of contemporary China from political, economic, social, and foreign policy perspectives. The objective is to identify decision-making authorities, interpret major influences on the Chinese economy, appraise the impact of grass-roots social movements, and distinguish factors that drive China's foreign policy. Focus is on developing engagement strategies for various professional applications. Assignments require research, analysis, and a written policy or strategy recommendation (e.g., a policy paper or business strategy plan).
84501 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Brown, William B Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 485 Issues in East Asian Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: ASTD 284 (or ASTD 150) and ASTD 285 (or ASTD 160). A project-based interdisciplinary study of East Asia that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Discussion covers emerging issues and current scholarship in East Asian studies.
84259 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Egyed, Alice M Syllabus Course Materials
ASTD 485 Issues in East Asian Studies (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: ASTD 284 (or ASTD 150) and ASTD 285 (or ASTD 160). A project-based interdisciplinary study of East Asia that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Discussion covers emerging issues and current scholarship in East Asian studies.
86998 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Egyed, Alice M Syllabus Course Materials
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