Course Schedules & Directories

 

Courses Taught in Arabic
دورات اللغة العربية

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
ARAB
1010
Beginning Arabic 1
Introduces students to speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the standard means of communication in the Arab world. This course is proficiency-based. All activities within the course are aimed at placing the student in the context of the native-speaking environment from the very beginning.
5
ARAB
1020
Beginning Arabic 2
Continuation of ARAB 1010. Prereq., ARAB 1010 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
ARAB
2110
Intermediate Arabic 1
Proficiency-based course emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Covers a variety of topics. Students give classroom presentations and write short essays in Arabic. Speaking ability is assessed through an oral proficiency interview. Prereq., ARAB 1020 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Approved for GT-AH4. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: foreign language.
5
ARAB
2120
Intermediate Arabic 2
Continuation of ARAB 2110. Prereq., ARAB 2110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
ARAB
3110
Advanced Arabic 1
Designed to train students further in the four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening/comprehension) at an advanced level. Enables students to acquire a better and broader understanding of Arabic culture and texts drawn from various genres of Arabic letters. Prereq., ARAB 2120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly ARAB 3010.
3
ARAB
3120
Advanced Arabic 2
Continuation of ARAB 3110. Continues training in the four language skills (writing, speaking, reading, listening/comprehension) at an advanced level. Enables students to acquire a better and broader understanding of Arabic culture and texts drawn from various genres of Arabic letters.. Prereq., ARAB 3010 or ARAB 3110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly ARAB 3020.
3
ARAB
4200
Advanced Readings in Arabic
Develops student proficiency and communication in modern standard Arabic at the advanced (4th year) level.  Emphasis placed on developing reading comprehension, speaking, and writing skills.  Prereq., ARAB 3120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
3
ARAB
4250
Arabic Media
Designed to provide students with advanced Arabic language skills for use in the media. By negotiating authentic materials in Arabic, students will gain a perspective on global issues in the Arab and Islamic world and will attain a better awareness of Arab and Islamic culture. Prereq., three years of Arabic or equivalent (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
3
ARAB
4840
Independent Study
Departmental approval required. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
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Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
ARAB
1011
Introduction to Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Provides an interdisciplinary overview of the cultures of the Arabic-speaking peoples of Southwest Asia and North Africa from the rise of Islam in the 7th century to the present. Readings include historical, religious, literary and cultural texts from both the medieval and modern eras. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
3
ARAB
2231
The World of Classical Arabic Literature
Surveys Arabic literature from the sixth through the eighteenth centuries. It offers an introduction to Arabic literature, namely prose and poetry, through its key texts as well as the range of themes and techniques found in this literature, and it lays the groundwork for contextualizing the literature in the framework of other literary traditions. Taught in English.
3
ARAB
2320
The Muslim World, 600-1250
Focusing on the history of the Muslim World in the age of the caliphates, this course takes an interdisciplinary, comparative approach to the development of Islamicate society, focusing on social structure, politics, economics and religion. Students will use primary and secondary sources to write a research paper, and make in-class presentations to cultivate critical thinking, research and writing skills. Same as RLST 2320. Taught in English.
3
ARAB
3230
Islamic Culture and the Iberian Peninsula
Examines Islamic, especially Arab, culture and history as it relates to the Iberian Peninsula from 92 Ah/711 Ce to the present. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: historical context.
3
ARAB
3231
In the Footsteps of Travelers: Travel Writing in Arabic Literature
Offers an excursion into the role and significance of travel and travel writing in Arabic literature in translation. We will read and discuss a range of literary works written by, about and for travelers. More broadly, this course will offer an opportunity for undergraduates to expand their understanding of literature and the arts. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
ARAB
3241
Art in Islamic Cultures
Offers an overview of art in Islamic cultures. We will read and discuss a range of literary texts and images in order to understand these cultures. This course offers an opportunity for undergraduates to expand their understanding of literature and art history. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
ARAB
3330
The Arabic Novel
Focusing on the origins and development of the novel genre in the Arabic tradition, this course examines both the aesthetic qualities of the genre as an artistic form and the ways that it has depicted and intervened in the modern social, political, and cultural upheavals that have shaped the Arab world in the 20th century. Authors include Najib Mahfuz, Abd al Rahman Munif, Hanan al-Shaykh, and Ghassan Kanafani. Taught in English.
3
ARAB
3340
Representing Islam
Explores the cultural politics of representations of the Arab and Islamic worlds both with an emphasis on literary representations of the Islamic world in travel narratives and novels from both the West and the Arab world. Examines historical, anthropological, and visual texts to consider how Islam has been narrated in colonial European imaginings about the Islamic world as well as contemporary representations. Taught in English.
3
ARAB
3350
Narrating the City: Literary Mappings of the Urban Landscape
Examines literary narratives primarily from the Arabic tradition through focusing on the relationship of literature to the development and transformations of cities and urban spaces in the modern period. Begins with readings of 19th century European narratives that chronicle the changing space of the modern city followed by urban narratives from the Arabic literary tradition in order to comparatively examine how "universal" processes of modernization, development, and globalization in the modern world have been narrated. Writers include Mahfouz, Munif, al-Takarli, al-Aswani, Celik, Abu Lughod. Taught in English.
3
ARAB
3410
Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East
Examines the issues of gender and sexuality in the modern Middle East and North Africa from the colonial period to the present, focusing on how feminist movements, Arab women's writing, and constructions of gender and sexuality have been shaped by local, national and international factors. Same as WMST 3410. Taught in English.
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Courses Taught in Chinese
用中文授課的課程

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
CHIN
1010
Beginning Chinese 1
Introduces modern Chinese (Mandarin), developing all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and communicative strategies. Students learn both traditional full-form characters and the principles for converting them into simplified characters. Credit not granted for this course and CHIN 1150.
5
CHIN
1020
Beginning Chinese 2
Continuation of CHIN 1010. Prereq., CHIN 1010 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
5
CHIN
2110
Intermediate Chinese 1
Emphasizes reading, speaking, and writing modern Chinese, including continued study of both full-form and simplified characters. Introduces dictionaries and principles of character formation. Prereq., CHIN 1020 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Credit not granted for this course and CHIN 2150. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: foreign language.
5
CHIN
2120
Intermediate Chinese 2
Continuation of CHIN 2110. Prereq., CHIN 2110 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Credit not granted for this course and 2150.
5
CHIN
3110
Advanced Chinese 1
Surveys a variety of authentic-language materials, including films, plays, newspaper articles, essays, and short stories. Emphasizes proficiency-oriented approach to reading, writing, and oral communication. Prereq., CHIN 2120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
5
CHIN
3120
Advanced Chinese 2
Continuation of CHIN 3110. Prereq., CHIN 3110 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
5
CHIN
4110
Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese 1
Surveys a wide variety of 20th- and 21st-century texts that are of recognized literary or cultural importance. Focuses on translation, including discussion of content and style. Prereq., CHIN 3120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
3
CHIN
4120
Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese 2
Continuation of CHIN 4110. Prereq., CHIN 4110 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
3
CHIN
4210
Introduction to Classical Chinese
Introduces the classical language based on texts from the pre-Han and Han periods. Stresses precise knowledge of grammatical principles and exactitude in translation---the basis for all further work in classical Chinese. Prereq., CHIN 2120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
3
CHIN
4220
Readings in Classical Chinese
Close reading of selected texts of ancient and medieval literature. Readings in both prose and poetry. Emphasizes a disciplined, philological approach to the texts, with proper attention to diction, tone, and nuance. Prereq., CHIN 4210 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
3
CHIN
4300
Open Topics: Readings in Chinese Literature
Studies selected texts on a particular topic taught by regular or visiting faculty. Topics change each term. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., junior standing or instructor consent. 
3
CHIN
4750
Daoism
Detailed examination of scriptures, liturgies, precept codes, and hagiographies of Daoism, China's indigenous organized religion. Focusing on origins and development, ethical teachings, ritual activities and world view. Topics include the relationship of Daoism to popular religion, practice of alchemy and self-cultivation, beliefs concerning death and afterlife, and structure of the Daoist pantheon. Prereq., RLST 3800 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Same as CHIN 5750 and RLST 4750.
3
CHIN
4900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
1-3
CHIN
4950
Honors Thesis
(no description)
3
CHIN
4980
Practical Issues in Chinese Language Pedagogy
Focuses on practical issues in Chinese language pedagogy for students who will serve as teaching assistants in Chinese language courses. Examines the connection between theory and practice as well as practical methods for teaching Chinese. Equips students with basic Chinese linguistic knowledge. Discusses the use of Communicative Approach in teaching Chinese as a second language. Prereq., CHIN 4120 or equivalent (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Same as CHIN 5980.
1
CHIN
5010
Sinological Methods
Provides training in research methods for graduate work in Sinology. Regular exercises require students to use standard bibliographic sources and tools, such as leishu, congshu, specialized dictionaries, dynastic histories, geographical treatises, gazetteers, and private historiography. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5030
Readings in Pre-modern Chinese Literary Theory
Introduces the field of pre-modern Chinese literary theory and its relevance in Chinese intellectual history. Based on the close reading of primary sources, i.e. typically on selected core texts of Chinese literary thought, as well as on the reading of secondary literature. Texts and topics vary from year to year. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5120
History of Literature through the Ninth Century
Surveys, with readings in primary and secondary sources, major landmarks in various areas of ancient and medieval literature. Focuses on the classic and most influential works of the Zhou through Tang dynasties. Gives attention to matters of historical fact and actuality as well as to textual and interpretive history. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5130
History of Chinese Literature from the Tenth to the Nineteenth Century
Survey of Chinese literature from the tenth to the nineteenth century, with readings in primary and secondary sources.  Focuses on the major literary works, genres, figures, and movements of the Song through the Qing dynasties.
3
CHIN
5210
Ancient Prose
Studies selected pre-imperial and Han prose texts important in their own time and for the influence they exercised on the later development of Chinese literary history. Focuses on works such as the Lun yu, Mengzi, Zhuangzi, Huainanzi, Shiji, Hanshu, and Lunheng. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq.,CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5220
Ancient Poetry
Studies selected pre-imperial and Han poetic works important in their own time and for the influence they exercised on the later development of Chinese literary history. Focuses on the Shijing and the Chu ci, as well as the fu and shi of Han writers. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5230
History of Early Chinese Thought
Introduces early Chinese philosophy, mostly "Masters' Literature" of the 5th--1st c. BCE, which is foundational for all later Chinese philosophy and political thought. Close reading of primary sources will be combined with an introduction to secondary scholarship in English and modern Chinese, both articles on individual texts/philosophers and comprehensive histories of early Chinese philosophy. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5280
Topics in Ancient Literature
Examines a specific problem or issue in ancient Chinese literature, e.g., early views of language's relationship to reality, or the commentary tradition and the emergence of allegorical and metaphysical approaches to interpreting texts. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5410
Medieval Prose
Studies works of early medieval (ca. 200-600 AD) and/or late medieval (600-900 AD) prose that played important role in development of Chinese literature. Writers and topics vary, ranging from surveys of specific genre, literary essays, proto-fiction, or historical writings, to focused studies of major figures Liu Zhiji, Han Yu, or Liu Zongyuan. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5420
Medieval Poetry
Studies works of early medieval (ca. 200-600 AD) poetry . Writers and topics vary ranging from surveys of specific genre, shi or fu, or shared subject such as religious or commenmorative verse, or specific periods, to focused studies of particular major figures Cao Zhi, Tao Qian, Li Bo, or Du Fu. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5430
Medieval Thought and Religion
Studies selected works of early medieval (ca. 200-600 AD) and/or late medieval (600-900 AD) religious importance. Selections vary from fundamental texts of both literary and religious value, Daoist and Buddhist canons, the Huangting jing, Zhen gao, Miaofa lianhua jing, and Tan jing, particular topics of social or cultural importance, character assessment, arcane learning, or methods of commentary. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5480
Topics in Medieval Literature
Examines a specific problem or issue in medieval literature, e.g., the role of encyclopedias and anthologies in literary training, or the place and forms of literary composition at the imperial court. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.  Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5610
Early Modern Prose
Studies Song, Ming, and Qing prose texts selected for their inherent literary merit and for their significance in the Chinese literary tradition. Typically focuses on works by major authors such as Ouyang Xiu, Su Shi, and Yuan Hongdao. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5620
Early Modern Poetry
Studies Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing poetry. Stresses major figures, stylistic variations, various poetry schools, new directions in shi verse, and the rise and development of ci. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5630
Early Modern Fiction
Explores selected vernacular and classical fiction of the Ming and Qing periods. Normally focuses on long novels such as Xiyou ji, Sanguo yanyi, Shuihu zhuan, Jin Ping Mei, as well as short stories by Feng Menglong and Ling Mengchu. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5680
Topics in Early Modern Literature
Examines a specific problem or issue in early modern literature (e.g., the relationships among religion, folklore, and early fiction; the issue of genre and traditional fiction); the role of elite versus popular cultures in the composition of fiction; or the relationship of the state and censorship and the southern philosophical schools to the publication of fiction. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq.,CHIN 4220 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5750
Daoism
Detailed examination of scriptures, liturgies, precept codes, and hagiographies of Daoism, China's indigenous organized religion. Focusing on origins and development, ethical teachings, ritual activities and world view. Topics include the relationship of Daoism to popular religion, practice of alchemy and self-cultivation, beliefs concerning death and afterlife, and structure of the Daoist pantheon. Same as CHIN 4750 and RLST 5750. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5810
Modern Literature
Examines selected texts in various genres of Chinese literature from the May Fourth period (beginning 1917) to the establishment of the People's Republic of China (1949). Focuses on major and influential works produced in this fertile period of experimentation with Western, modernist types of literature. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5820
Contemporary Literature
Examines selected texts in various genres of Chinese literature from 1949 (the establishment of the People's Republic of China) to the present. Focuses on major works from the very different literary worlds of Taiwan and mainland China. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5830
History of Chinese Film
Examines the development of narrative film in China from the early twentieth century to today, covering the major periods, styles, and themes developed in Chinese cinema. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5880
Topics in 20th Century Literature
Examines a specific problem or issue in 20th century literature, e.g., feminist fiction in China, modernism in fiction and poetry, or the role of literary criticism in modern literature. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5890
Topics in Chinese Film
Examines a specific problem or issue in Chinese film, e.g. 5th generation filmmakers, early film, genre (martial arts, melodrama, Hong Kong action, etc.), Taiwan New Cinema, Hollywood crossover. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., CHIN 4120 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
CHIN
5900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-3
CHIN
5980
Practical Issues in Chinese Language Pedagogy
Focuses on practical issues in Chinese language pedagogy for students who will serve as teaching assistants in Chinese language courses. Examines the connection between theory and practice as well as practical methods for teaching Chinese. Equips students with basic Chinese linguistic knowledge. Discusses the use of Communicative Approach in teaching Chinese as a second language. Prereq., CHIN 4120 or equivalent (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Same as CHIN 4980. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1
CHIN
6900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-6
CHIN
6940
Master's Degree Candidate 1
CHIN
6950
Master's Thesis 1-6
CHIN
8990
Doctoral Dissertation
All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section.
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Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
CHIN
1012
Introduction to Chinese Civilization
An interdisciplinary introduction from ancient to modern times. Arts, literature, politics, social relations, religion, and material culture are studied in terms of significant themes and ideas pertaining to the civilization of China. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Taught in English.
4
CHIN
1051
Masterpieces of Chinese Literature in Translation
Surveys Chinese thought and culture through close reading and discussion of selected masterworks of Chinese literature in translation. Texts include significant works of poetry, fiction, and drama, as well as philosophical and historical writings from various eras. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
CHIN
2441
Film and the Dynamics of Chinese Culture
Through studying a group of Chinese films in light of modern Chinese history and literature, students examine a series of cultural dilemmas and issues in 20th century China and develop skills in analyzing literary and filmic texts. Approved for GT-AH2. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts. Taught in English.
3
CHIN
3200
Adv Wrtg Topics on Chinese & Japanese Literature and Civilization
Provides an introduction to the academic study of Chinese and Japanese literature and culture with a focus on writing skills in English through a survey of standard academic writing conventions. Review and assessment of selected textual materials, class presentation, critique, and revision. Recommended for Chinese and Japanese majors and minors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. CHIN 3200 and JPNS 3200 are the same course. Taught in English.
3
CHIN
3311 
The Dao and the World in Medieval China
An interdisciplinary examination of role of Daoist and Buddhist philosophical and religious concepts and images in medieval Chinese civilization, including literature and the arts. Focuses on the personal aspects of this period of religious and intellectual ferment, tracing the representation of these ideas in Chinese poetry, prose, painting and the plastic arts as well as their role in philosophical and religious speculation. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012 or CHIN 1051.
3
CHIN
3321
Culture and Literature of Ancient China
Focuses on the religious, cultural, philosophical, and literary aspects of ancient Chinese civilization (1500 B.C.-A.D. 200). Special attention is paid to foundational works that influenced later developments in Chinese culture. All readings are in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012 or CHIN 1051. Same as HUMN 3321.
3
CHIN
3331
Culture and Literature of Late Imperial China
The late imperial period was marked by growth of great metropolitan areas, expanded urban entertainments, and an extensive popular culture. Focuses on the literature and artifacts of this urban culture as well as the hegemonic culture of the state and of traditional social codes and their literary manifestations. Also considers growing contacts with the West and the transition to the modern period. All readings are in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012 or 1051.
3
CHIN
3334
Chinese Narrative Tradition
Examines the major works of Chinese narrative tradition from the fourth to the nineteenth century. Emphasizes the reading and analysis of selected texts and understanding of the cultural and social contexts of text production and circulation. Text selections vary from year to year. All readings are in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012.
3
CHIN
3341
Literature and Popular Culture in Modern China
Surveys 20th century Chinese literature and popular culture against the historical background of rebellion, revolution, and reform. Emphasizes close and critical reading skills and an understanding of how aesthetic texts reflect and critically engage with historical and cultural experiences. Assignments include novels, essays, short stories, poems, plays, songs, films, and scholarly articles. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012 or 1051. Same as HUMN 3341. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
CHIN
3342
Literary Culture in Contemporary China
Surveys the late 20th century Chinese and Taiwanese literature and popular culture against the historical background Market Reform in China and the lifting of Martial Law in Taiwan. Emphasizes close and critical reading skills and an understanding of how aesthetic texts critically engage within historical and cultural experiences. Assignments include novels, essays, short stories, poems, plays, songs, films, and scholarly articles. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1012 or 1051.
3
CHIN
3351
Reality and Dream in Traditional Chinese Literature
Explores the role of dreams in pre-modern Chinese literature from the beginnings in the 2nd millennium B.C.E. to the 19th century. The source texts will range from religious, philosophical, medical and historical writings to poetry to various genres of fictional prose and drama. Taught in English. Prereq., junior standing or instructor consent. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
CHIN
3361
Women and the Supernatural in Chinese Literature
Explores the relationship between the worlds of women and the supernatural in Chinese literature, from ancient to modern times. Focuses on selected significant works of classical and vernacular fiction, religious texts, and poetry. Taught in English. Prereq., junior standing or instructor consent.
3
CHIN
3371
Topics in Chinese Film
Offers in-depth, critical analysis of key issues in Chinese culture as represented in Chinese film. Focuses on various topics, such as specific directors, regions, representation of gender in Chinese film, historical periods, etc. Varies from year to year. Requires no knowledge of Chinese. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours on different topics. Prereq., junior standing or instructor consent. Recommended prereq., CHIN 1051, 2441.
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Courses Taught in Farsi
کلاس به زبان فارسی است

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
FRSI
1010
Beginning Farsi 1
Provides a grounding in basic Persian Farsi grammar. The morphological and phonological nuances of the language will be introduced, along with Persian culture. Basic conversation is reinforced on a daily basis with strong emphasis and reiteration upon the homework and covered grammar.
5
FRSI
1020
Beginning Farsi 2
Continuation of FRSI 1010. Completes the presentation of basic structures of Farsi. Continued acquisition of vocabulary and practice of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Class conducted largely in Farsi. The second half of the course will introduce authentic texts of Persian prose literature. Some poetry may be included. Prereq., FRSI 1010 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
FRSI
2110
Intermediate Farsi 1
Provides an intensive introduction to cultural and literary texts of Iran, along with an introduction of the grammatical and rhetorical complexities of Persian prose and poetry. Students continue to develop speaking, listening, and writing skills through activities based on the readings. Prereq., FRSI 1020 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: foreign language. Formerly FRSI 2010.
4
FRSI
2120
Intermediate Farsi 2
Continuation of FRSI 2110. Incorporates more readings in Persian literature, both poetry and prose, and cultural readings. Students continue developing speaking, listening and writing skills based on the readings. Prereq., FRSI 2110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly FRSI 2020.
4
FRSI
3110
Advanced Farsi 1
An intensive introduction to both Persian philology and the contemporary novel. Textual analysis of texts ranging from complex to very complex will enable the students to gain a strong grounding in Persian literary texts. Students continue developing speaking, listening, and writing skills through activities based on the readings. Prereq., FRSI 2120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly FRSI 3010.
3
FRSI
3120
Advanced Farsi 2
This course is the continuation of FRSI 3110. The focus will be on textual analysis and discussion of authentic texts in a wide variety of genres and a wide range of topics. Students continue developing speaking and listening skills through activities based on the readings and develop the ability to write short papers (3-5 pages) in Farsi. Prereq., FRSI 3110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly FRSI 3120.
3
FRSI
4900
Independent Study (1-4)
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
1-4

Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
FRSI
1011
Introduction to Persian Civilization
An introduction to the history, literature and art of Iranian (Persian) civilization with a focus on the social and cultural aspects of contemporary Iran. Taught in English.
3

 

Courses Taught in Hindi/Urdu
हिंदी पढ़ाई जाती है  |  اردو پڑھائی جاتی ہے 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
HIND
1010
Beginning Hindi 1
Provides a thorough introduction to the modern Hindi language, emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. This course is proficiency-based. Activities aim to place the student in the context of the native-speaking environment from the very beginning. Students will be provided with opportunities to participate in local South Asian cultural events. Credit not granted for this course and ASIA 1420. Formerly HNDI 1010.
5
HIND
1020
Beginning Hindi 2
Continuation of HIND 1010. Provides a thorough introduction to the modern Hindi language, emphasizing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Proficiency-based course aims to place the student in the context of the native-speaking environment from the beginning of the course. Provides opportunities to participate in local South Asian cultural activities and events. Prereq., HIND 1010 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly HNDI 1020.
5
HIND
2110
Intermediate Hindi 1
Emphasizes speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and culturally appropriate language use. Credit not granted for this course and ASIA 2420. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: foreign language. Prereq., HIND 1020 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly HIND 2010.
5
HIND
2120
Intermediate Hindi 2
Continuation of HIND 2110. Enhances students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and culturally appropriate language use. Prereq., HIND 2110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly HIND 2020.
5
HIND
3110
Advanced Hindi 1
Emphasizes speaking, listening and conversational fluently in Hindi, with a focus on cultural appropriate expression and practical knowledge. Prereq., HIND 2120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly HIND 3010.
3
HIND
3120
Advanced Hindi 2
Continuation of HIND 3110. Emphasizes reading, listening, and speaking fluency in Hindi-Urdu, with a focus on literary, cinematic and cultural themes in modern and contemporary Hindi-Urdu media and culture. Thematic focus of the course may change each semester. An effort will be made to encourage students to put their language skills into literary and cultural context. Prereq., HIND 3110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent. Formerly HIND 3020.
3
HIND
3400
Special Topics
Topics in Hindi. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. No prerequisites.
3
HIND
4900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
1-3

Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
HIND
1011
Introduction to South Asian Civilizations
Survey of traditional and modern world views and experiences of people on the Indian subcontinent through literature and film, beginning with the Ramayana and including medieval tales, modern novels, and feature films. Formerly HNDI 1011. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Taught in English.
3
HIND
3441
Screening India: A History of Bollywood Cinema
Provides a critical overview of one of the world's largest and most beloved film industries, the popular Hindi cinema produced in Bombay (Mumbai) and consumed around the world under the label "Bollywood". Focus on the post-Independence era to the present, with introduction to key films, directors, stars, genres, formal techniques, and themes, as well as critical analyses of these and other topics. Formerly HNDI 2441. Taught in English.
3
HIND
3651
Living Indian Epics: The Ramayana and the Mahabharata in the Modern Political Imagination (3)
Explores the Ramayana and Mahabharata, two fundamental mythological pillars of Indian society, through literature, comic books, film, television, and political rhetoric as a means of examining major issues of religion, gender, popular culture, and social politics in contemporary India. Taught in English.
3
HIND
3661
South Asian Diasporas: Imagining Home Abroad
Examines fundamental questions of home, nation, identity, ethnicity, and foreignness in the context of the enormous South Asian diaspora. By means of literature, ethnography, and film, the various connotations of diaspora will be explored along with the cultural productions of members of the South Asian diaspora (both Indian and Pakistani). Taught in English.
3
HIND
3811
The Power of the Word: Subversive and Censored 20th Century Indo-Pakistani Literature
Provides an overview of a selection of writings by important 20th century Indo-Pakistani authors, which will permit students to get acquainted with Indian literature. Provides insight into the experience of social and political events in the 20th century and the reaction of the government to the critical analysis and portrayal of these events. Taught in English. Formerly HNDI 3811. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
3
HIND
3831
The Many Faces of Krishna in South Asia Literature and Culture
Using both textual and visual sources, the multiple facets of Krishna in Indian religious experience will be explored through poetry and prose, painting and sculpture, music, dance, and drama. Formerly HNDI 3831. Taught in English.
3
HIND
3851
Devotional LIterature in South Asia
Focuses on the medieval and modern periods (1200-present), and the languages of North India and Pakistan (Hindi, Urdu, Panjabi). Students engage with English translations of works by Tulsidas, Surdas, Kabir, Mirabai, Nanak, Khusrau, Ghalib, Anis and Iqbal. Recurring themes include issues of authorship and interpretation; religious and aesthetic encounter; and the legacy of these traditions in modern South Asian society and literature. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3

 

Courses Taught in Japanese
日本語で教えコース

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
JPNS
1010
Beginning Japanese 1
Provides a thorough introduction to modern Japanese, emphasizing speaking, listening, reading, and writing in a cultural context.
5
JPNS
1020
Beginning Japanese 2
Continuation of JPNS 1010. Prereq., JPNS 1010 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
JPNS
2110
Intermediate Japanese 1
Continued study of oral and written modern Japanese in a cultural context. Prereq., JPNS 1020 or equivalent (min grade C) or instructor consent. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum:  foreign language.
5
JPNS
2120
Intermediate Japanese 2
Continuation of JPNS 2110. Prereq., JPNS 2110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
JPNS
3110
Advanced Japanese 1
Enhances student competence and performance in Japanese language in a holistic and integrative manner. Prereq., JPNS 2120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
JPNS
3120
Advanced Japanese 2
Continuation of JPNS 3110. Enhances student competence and performance in Japanese language in a holistic and integrative manner. Prereq., JPNS 3110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
JPNS
3331
Business Japanese
Designed to teach Japanese with emphasis on using Japanese for professional purposes. The course aims to foster the skills and the knowledge of effective cross-cultural and interpersonal communication in Japanese and to develop intercultural competence in business contexts. Prereq., JPNS 2120 (min grade C) or instructor consent. Recommended prereq., JPNS 3110.
3
JPNS
4030
Japanese Syntax
Deals with syntactic phenomena from five areas of Japanese grammar that cause the most difficulty for learners. Their characteristics are explored in forms and discoursal functions that go beyond the explanations in basic, prescriptive grammars of Japanese. Prereq., JPNS 3120 or 4120 (min grade C), or instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4050
Japanese Sociolinguistics: Japanese Language and Society
Issues of Japanese sociolinguistics in areas such as speech varieties, language behaviors and attitudes, linguistic contact and change and language policy. Incorporating critical perspectives of sociolinguistics into analyses of Japanese literature and Japanese language education. Same as JPNS 5050. Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of JPNS 3110 (minimum grade C).
3
JPNS
4070
Second Language Acquisition of Japanese
Studies language acquisition theories and research on Japanese as a second language (JSL). Covers the issues in JSL from linguistic, cognitive, and sociolinguistic perspectives: orthography, grammar, phonology, and vocabulary in the contexts of teaching and learning JSL. Prereq., instructor consent. Same as JPNS 5070.
3
JPNS
4080
Kanji in Japanese Orthography
Covers the issues in kanji research from historical, sociolinguistic, linguistic, cognitive perspective and vocabulary acquisition theories in the context of teaching and learning the Japanese language. Same as JPNS 5080.
3
JPNS
4110
Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese 1
Surveys a variety of material written in modern Japanese, including texts from literature, the social sciences, religion, and cultural history. Emphasizes content and style. Texts and selections vary from year to year. Prereq. JPNS 3120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4120
Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese 2
Continuation of JPNS 4110. Texts and selections vary from year to year. Prereq., JPNS 4110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4150
Japanese to English Translation: Theory and Practice
Introduction to a range of translation tasks and approaches, as well as to professional translation practices, ethics, methods and resources.  Emphasis is on application, through translation of representative texts from Japanese into English in the fields of social science, humanities and the arts, journalism, and commerce.  Recommended prereq., JPNS 3110.
3
JPNS
4210
Contemporary Japanese 1: Current Issues
Offers intensive review of Japanese language skills beyond the first eight semesters, and cultivates further proficiency. Readings will be selected from a wide range of contemporary writings that reflect and represent issues in Japanese as well as global communities. The course emphasizes all skills: reading, listening, writing, speaking, and translation. Instructional technology is extensively integrated into the curriculum. Prereq., JPNS 4120 (min grade C) or instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4300
Open Topics: Readings in Japanese
Examines selected texts on a particular topic taught by regular or visiting faculty. Topics change each term. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4310
Classical Japanese 1
Introduces reference tools for reading classical Japanese, and grammar, vocabulary, and use of scripts in premodern Japanese, focusing on the 10th century Taketori Monogatari and the 13th century Hojoki. Prereq., JPNS 3110 (min grade C) or instructor consent. Recommended prereqs., JPNS 3120, 3811, 3821.
3
JPNS
4320
Classical Japanese 2
Continuation of JPNS 4310. Surveys changes in Japanese literary language from the Nara (eighth century) to Meiji (late 19th century) periods. Attention given to changes in grammar, vocabulary, and use of scripts in premodern Japanese. Introduces representative works of classical Japanese literature of all periods. Prereq., JPNS 4310 (min grade C) or instructor consent.
3
JPNS
4900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
1-3
JPNS
4950
Honors Thesis 3
JPNS
4980
Practical Issues in Japanese Language Pedagogy
Focuses on practical issues in Japanese language pedagogy for students who will serve as teaching assistants in Japanese language class. Examines the connection between theory and practice as well as practical methods for teaching Japanese. Discusses how to teach Japanese as a second language in a communicative approach and how to assess student language learning. Prereq., JPNS 4120 or equivalent (min grade C) or instructor consent. JPNS 4980 and 5980 are the same course.
1

JPNS
5010

Bibliography and Research Methods
Introduces research materials on Japan in Japanese and Western languages, including bibliographic tools, style sheets, and library resources. Overview of secondary sources and publication outlets/methods of disseminating research. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5020
Methods of Teaching Japanese
Surveys pedagogical theory and methods for the teaching of Japanese as a second language, including issues of presentation, interaction, and evaluation.  Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5050
Japanese Sociolinguistics: Japanese Language and Society
Issues of Japanese sociolinguistics in areas such as speech varieties, language behaviors and attitudes, linguistic contact and change and language policy. Incorporating critical perspectives of sociolinguistics into analyses of Japanese literature and Japanese language education. Same as JPNS 4050. Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
3
JPNS
5070
Second Language Acquisition of Japanese
Same as JPNS 4070. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5080
Kanji in Japanese Orthography
Same as JPNS 4080. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5150
Japanese Literary Translation
Explores theories and practice of translation of literary texts as applied to Japanese-English translation; strategies for handling a variety of texts; and professional standards and ethics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5210
Classical Prose Literature
Examines selected prose works and authors from the Classical, or Heian, period (784-1185). Texts may include selections from diaries, tale literature, and zuihitsu such as Izumi Shikibu Nikki, Genji Monogatari, and Makura no Soshi. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., two semesters of classical Japanese language (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5220
Waka, Renga, and Haiku
Studies the three most important poetic forms in Japanese literary history. Emphasizes the reading and analysis of selected texts and authors that best represent these genres. Readings include selections from the first eight imperial poetry anthologies (hachidaishu), famous renga sequences (Minase Sangin Hyakuin, for example), and the haiku of Basho. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., two semesters of classical Japanese language (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5280
Topics in Classical Japanese Literature
Studies a specific problem or issue in classical (eighth through twelfth century) Japanese literature, e.g., the development of specifically Japanese theories of literature or the concept of genre in the Japanese tradition. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-3
JPNS
5310
Advanced Classical Japanese 1
Focuses on stylistic, grammatical, and orthographic variations in texts of the classical, medieval, and early modern eras. Prereq., JPNS 4310 (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5320
Advanced Classical Japanese 2
Advanced analysis of stylistic, grammatical, and orthographic variations in texts of the classical, medieval, and early modern eras, including kanbun and hentaigana; translation and explication of texts. Prereq., JPNS 5310,formerly JPNS 5160, (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5410
Medieval Prose Literature
Focuses on selected prose works and authors from the medieval, or Kamakura and Muromachi periods (1185-1600). Texts may include selections from a variety of war tales, histories, courtly fiction, diaries, memoirs, short prose narratives (otogi-zoshi), Noh plays, and Buddhist literature such as Heike Monogatari, Towazugatari, Izayoi Nikki, Tsurezuregusa, and Shasekishu. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., two semesters of classical Japanese language (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5420
Japanese Buddhism and Literature
Studies selected works from the Japanese literary tradition in which Buddhism plays a significant thematic role. Focuses on texts such as the Nihon Ryoiki, Buddhist poetry (Shakkyo-Ka) from the imperial poetry anthologies, Heike Monogatari, Hojoki, thepoetry of Saigyo and Basho, and selected Noh plays. Texts and selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., two semesters of classical Japanese language (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5480
Topics in Medieval Literature
Focuses on a specific problem or issue in medieval literature, e.g., the spread of literary composition beyond the court. Topics vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-3
JPNS
5610
Japanese Dramatic Literature
Examines major writers and texts of the no, kyogen, kabuki, and bunraku theaters, including the plays and critical writings of such authors as Kannami Kiyotsugu, Zeami Motokiyo, Konparu Zenchiku, and Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Texts and secondary readings vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., two semesters of classical Japanese language (min grade C) or instructor consent. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5620
Early Modern Japanese Literature and Culture
Examines the literature, arts, drama and culture of Japan's early modern period in the original language, as well as secondary scholarship and methodologies for pursuing work on early modern materials. Genres covered include kana-zoshi, uklyo-zoshi, dangibon, yomihon, sharebon, kibyoshi, ninjobon, kokkelbon, gokan, halkai, senryo, kyoka, joruri, kabuki, and literary thought. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5810
Modern Japanese Literature
Studies selected texts in Japanese literature from the Meiji Restoration (1868) to the end of the Pacific War. Surveys various literary genres, emphasizing the development of the modern novel as an aspect of Japan's response to Western cultural forms. The unique cultural politics of each of the periods (Meiji, Taisho, and Showa) are illuminated through the filter of both canonical and more marginalized texts. Specific selections vary from year to year. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5820
Contemporary Japanese Literature
Covers developments in Japanese prose fiction, from the end of the Pacific War in 1945 to the present. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5830
Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Thought and Culture
Examines central issues in Japanese culture and society since the Meiji Restoration (1868) through selected readings of the works of major writers in the fields of literature, anthropology, feminism, political science, and religion, among others. Provides a broad context for cultural studies in modern and contemporary Japan by positioning the most important commentators within their historical and social situations. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
3
JPNS
5900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-3
JPNS
5920
Topics in Modern Literature and Culture
Close study of a specific problem or issue in modern or contemporary literature or culture: e.g., transwar literary nationalism. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours, provided the topics vary.  Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-3

JPNS
5980

Practical Issues in Japanese Language Pedagogy
Focuses on practical issues in Japanese language pedagogy for students who will serve as teaching assistants in Japanese language class. Examines the connection between theory and practice as well as practical methods for teaching Japanese. Discusses how to teach Japanese as a second language in a communicative approach and how to assess student language learning. Prereq., JPNS 4120 or equivalent (min. grade C) or instructor consent. JPNS 4980 and 5980 are the same course. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1
JPNS
6900
Japanese Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Restricted to Graduate Students.
1-6
JPNS
6940
Japanese Master's Degree Candidate 1
JPNS
6950
Japanese Master's Thesis 1-6
JPNS
8990
Doctoral Dissertation
All doctoral students must register for no fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section.
1-10

Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
JPNS
1012
Introduction to Japanese Civilization
An interdisciplinary introduction from ancient to modern times. Arts, literature, politics, social relations, religion, and material culture are studied in terms of significant themes and ideas pertaining to the civilization of Japan. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Taught in English.
4
JPNS
1051
Masterpieces of Japanese Literature in Translation
Surveys Japanese thought and culture through careful reading and discussion of selected masterworks of Japanese literature in translation. Texts include significant works of poetry, fiction, drama, diaries, and essays, from ancient times to the present. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
JPNS
2441
Japanese Culture through Film and Anime
Examines 20th century Japanese culture through cinematic and animated films. Studies films by Ozu, Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and contemporary animators Tezuka, Miyazaki, and Kon Satoshi. Considers cultural issues raised in film and anime in light of modern Japanese history and literature. Requires no knowledge of Japanese.
3
JPNS
2811
Heroes and the Supernatural: Word and Image in Old Japan
Examines the fusion of literary and visual arts in twelfth- to nineteenth-century Japan, focusing on illustrated handscrolls and narrative paintings. Students will explore tales of monsters, samurai, fantastic journeys to other worlds, anthropomorphic animals, and the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors of contemporary Japanese comics. This course seeks to analyze visual-literary texts in their historical contexts as both literature and art. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
3200
Adv Wrtg Topics on Chinese & Japanese Literature and Civilization
Provides an introduction to the academic study of Chinese and Japanese literature and culture with a focus on writing skills in English through a survey of standard academic writing conventions. Review and assessment of selected textual materials, class presentation, critique, and revision. Recommended for Chinese and Japanese majors and minors. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication. CHIN 3200 and JPNS 3200 are the same course. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
3511
From Rebellion to Calamity: Contemp Japanese Literature in Translation
Explores post-1945 Japanese literature through close reading of prose fiction (including SF, mystery, horror, e-novel and cell-phone novel genres), poetry, visual narratives (manga) and critical essays. Texts will be considered in historical and cultural contexts, with attention to their relationship to traditional arts and global trends. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
3811
Love, Death, and Desire: Classical Japanese Literature in Translation
Surveys the major works and authors of classical Japanese literature, both poetry and prose, from the earliest historical records and literary anthologies through the Heian period (784-1185). Taught in English. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051. Same as HUMN 3811.
3
JPNS
3821
Monsters, Monks, and Mayhem: Medieval Japanese Literature in Translation
Surveys the major works and authors of medieval Japanese (poetry, prose, and drama) from the Kamakura and Muromachi periods (1185--1600). Taught in English. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051.
3
JPNS
3831
The Floating World of Play and Passion: Early Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Surveys the major works, authors, and genres of literature from the Tokugawa through Meiji periods in their historical and cultural contexts. Attention is given to various approaches of literary analysis and interpretation. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051.
3
JPNS
3841
Tradition and Transgression: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Surveys the major works, authors, and genres of literature from the late Meiji period and 20th century in their historical and cultural contexts. Attention is given to various approaches of literary analysis and interpretation. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051. Same as HUMN 3841.
3
JPNS
3851
Studies in Japanese Popular Culture
Introduces aspects of Japanese popular culture from the early 1990s economic collapse until the present through a variety of artisitic mediums including manga, anime, literature, live-action cinema, video gaming, music, and the visual arts. Taught in English. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors).
3
JPNS
3861
Imagining the Samurai in Japanese Literature and Culture
Explores the rich history of the imagination of the samurai in Japan, across multiple genres of fiction, poetry, drama, visual art, and cinema, from earliest times to the present.  Attention is given to the varied meanings the image of the samurai has held at different historical moments, and to contrasts between the representations of the realities of samurai life.  Taught in English.
3
JPNS
3871
Horror and the Macabre in Japanese Literature, Film, Culture
Explores Japanese horror texts from both the pre-modern and modern eras in a variety of genres, including the monogatari, kaidan, kabuki, contemporary horror fiction, film and anime. Texts will be considered in historical and cultural context with attention being given to interactions with and within popular culture. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
3881
Environment, Nature and Disaster in Japanese Literature and Culture
Explores the significance of the environment, nature and disaster in Japanese literature and culture through readings in a variety of genres, including fiction, essay, poetry, sci-fi, film and anime. Attention will also be given to environmental/ecological issues, such as conservation, pollution, biodiversity and industrial development. Taught in English. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: literature and the arts.
3
JPNS
3891
Travel and Travel Writing in Japanese Literature and Culture
Explores selected Japanese literary and cultural texts that treat travel and travel writing, including short and long fiction, poetry, memoir, nonfiction, biography, and travel commentary. Taught in English. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051.
3
JPNS
4311
Japanese Colonial and Transnational Literature
Explores the development of Japanese and colonial identities in literature produced in and about Japan's colonies during the first half of the 20th century. We will read works written during and about the Japanese empire by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Okinawan and Taiwanese writers looking at the different representations of empire. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
4321
Fantasy and Sci-Fi in Japanese Literature, Film and Culture
Explores the development of Japanese science fiction and fantasy literature produced in the past century. We will read works written by writers such as Abe Kobo, Hoshi Shin'ichi, Kurahashi Yumiko, Ueda Sayuri and Project Ito. Taught in English.
3
JPNS
4400
Critical Theory and Japanese Literature and Culture
Examines Japanese literary and cultural texts through the lens of specific theoretical paradigms as developed by Japanese and non-Japanese thinkers and academicians. Recommended prereq., JPNS 1051. Taught in English.
3

 

Courses Taught in Korean
한국어로 가르치는 과목들

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
KREN
1010
Beginning Korean 1
Trains students in elementary conversational and writing skills and provides grounding in the basic idiomatic and syntactical features of Korean, through lectures, drills, and language laboratory sessions based on set dialogues and readings.
5
KREN
1020
Beginning Korean 2
Continuation of KREN 1010. Prereq., KREN 1010 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
5
KREN
2110
Intermediate Korean 1
Extends the conversational and written skills acquired at the elementary level. Although emphasis remains on spoken Korean, readings are increased, elementary writing skills are introduced gradually, and some Sino Korean characters are taught. Prereq., KREN 1020 (min. grade C) or instructor consent. Meets MAPS and approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: foreign language.
5
KREN
2120
Intermediate Korean 2
Continuation of KREN 2110. Prereq., KREN 2110 (min. grade C) or instructor consent.
5
KREN
3110
Advanced Korean 1
Promotes an advanced level of speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on contemporary business Korean language as reflected in various Korean media such as newspapers, magazines, and television. The goal is to acquire Korean language skills at a level that allows students to conduct business activities. Prereq., KREN 2120 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
KREN
3120
Advanced Korean 2
This second semester of Korean offers advanced level speaking and writing. Focuses on understanding contemporary Korean languages as reflected in various communication media, such as print, TV, and films to help students understand Korean in a variety of contexts. Prereq., KREN 3110 (min. grade C), or instructor consent.
5
KREN
4900
Independent Study
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
1-6

Courses Taught in English
 

Course
Code
Title &
Description
Credit
Hours
KREN
1011
Introduction to Korean Civilization
Introduces the history of Korean culture within the context of political, social, and economic history. Covers the old Choson dynasty to present day Korea. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity. Taught in English.
3
KREN
2441
Film and Korean Culture
Introduces Korean/South Korean cinema from colonial period to the contemporary including old Korean black and white films, the earliest talkie films and contemporary art films. Considers cinema as a window to see the tumultuous and diverse culture of modern Korea. Taught in English. No prior knowledge of Korea, Korean film or film art is required.
3
KREN
3841
Modern Korean Literature in English Translation
Surveys masterpieces of modern Korean literature written by significant Korean/Korean American authors in English. Provides various literary and theoretical frameworks to understand Korean literature within the context of Asian global culture. Covers from colonial period to the present. Taught in English. No prior knowledge of Korea or Korean literature is required.
3