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Asian Studies

ASIA 100 (3.00)

Introduction to Asian Studies

This course introduces students to the field of Asian Studies. Topics such as the concept of Asia, the historiography of the study of Asia (how Asia has been viewed in academic scholarship and popular culture), the debate about 'Asian values' and contemporary Asian culture will be explored. Guest speakers will introduce the study of Asia from the perspective of their particular disciplines, such as economics, music, history, gender and women's studies, visual arts, and literature.
   Course ID: 100491
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

ASIA 300 (3.00)

Topics in Asian Studies

Topics vary, depending on the instructor. Repeatable for credit
   Course ID: 100607
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Art and Power in Japan, 1600 to the Present, Early Chinese Poetry & Prose, Arts of Japan, Sex and Terror in Modern Japanese Literature, Gender in Modern South Asia, Classics of Japanese Literature, Past and Present, Japanese Performance Arts, Korean Politics and International Relations, A Tale of 2 Koreas: Korean Perceptions of the Past

ASIA 329 (3.00)

Early and Medieval Chinese Literature

This course is an introduction to important works of the classical literary tradition of China from the Zhou Dynasty (1045-221 BCE) through the Northern Song dynasty (976-1127 CE). In a chronological survey of the important writers of the early and medieval periods, the course tackles some fundamental questions of the Chinese literary tradition, including the meanings of the word that came to mean literary writing, wen, and the place of wen in traditional Chinese culture; which genres of writing became the most prominent in the early tradition, and why; and the ways in which the scope of Chinese literature broaden and changed. The course is taught in English, with no knowledge of Chinese language required. Recommended Course Preparation: MLL 301 or ASIA 100 or HIST 103 (any one of these three)
   Course ID: 101870
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 329

ASIA 399 (1.00 - 3.00)

Internship in Asian Studies

Field work related to Asian Studies. Course requires permission of the Program Director. To receive that permission the student must complete the Asian Studies Program Internship Contract Form and have it signed by the Asian Studies Program Director. Internships are open only to juniors and seniors.
   Course ID: 100608
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

ASIA 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Asian Studies

Note: Open to junior/senior Asian Studies majors with special study projects and at least a B average in Asian Studies. In extraordinary circumstances, exceptions may be made with permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 101760
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Chinese

CHIN 101 (4.00)

Elementary Chinese I

An introduction to Chinese language and culture. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and basic speaking skills. The Pinyin phonetic system of Mandarin Chinese is studied. Chinese characters also are introduced.
   Course ID: 052786
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

CHIN 102 (4.00)

Elementary Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 101.
   Course ID: 052788
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 101 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Chinese I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills, with an increased emphasis on reading ability and cultural knowledge.
   Course ID: 052790
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 102 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 201.
   Course ID: 052792
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in the Chinese Language and Culture

   Course ID: 052794
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study, Lecture

CHIN 301 (3.00)

Advanced Chinese I

Readings in Chinese television and radio plays, newspapers, business and fiction, with conversation and composition. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 with grade of C or better or equivalent, or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 052795
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN 202 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHIN 302 (3.00)

Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 301, with focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing. Readings in literature, science and business. Recommended Preparation: CHIN 301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
   Course ID: 052796
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

CHIN 309 (3.00)

Business Chinese

A course designed for students who wish to study business or who wish to become acquainted with the language of business in China. This course introduces business terminology and concepts particular to China, as well as essential tools for researching company stocks and the import and export trade.
   Course ID: 052797
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

CHIN 315 (3.00)

Introduction to Literary Chinese

This course introduces students to literary Chinese, a rich written language that has evolved over the past 2500 years. Through reading, translation, analysis, and homework, you will learn to read some foundational texts of the Chinese tradition, using literary Chinese, modern Chinese, and English. All students must be prepared to translate into modern Chinese and English on a regular basis in class and to acquire the vocabulary of grammatical analysis in modern Chinese.
   Course ID: 101847
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN 202 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHIN 319 (3.00)

Chinese Translation

Instruction and practice in translating from Chinese into English. Students work with various written materials covering many fields. Recommended Preparation: CHIN 301 or equivalent
   Course ID: 052798
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Chinese Translation

Japanese

JPNS 101 (4.00)

Elementary Japanese I

An introduction to Japanese language and culture. Comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized. Hiragana writing and reading introduced and used extensively throughout the course.
   Course ID: 055042
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

JPNS 102 (4.00)

Elementary Japanese II

Continuation of JPNS 101. Emphasis on extending skills in spoken Japanese within the context of real-life situations. Reading and writing skills also addressed along with the introduction of Katakana.
   Course ID: 055044
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 201 (4.00)

Elementary Japanese III

The concluding semester of the elementary language sequence. Emphasis on developing communicative language skills and formal knowledge of grammar in listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing. Kanji characters incorporated in addition to Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries.
   Course ID: 055046
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed JPNS 102 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Japanese I

The introductory semester of the intermediate Japanese language sequence. Greater emphasis on formal knowledge of grammar and reading and writing skills. Extension of communicative language skills in social situations. Further development of knowledge of Japanese culture and society.
   Course ID: 055048
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in the Japanese Language and Culture

   Course ID: 055050
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

JPNS 301 (3.00)

Continuing Japanese I

This is the first of a two-course sequence for Continuing Japanese. Continuing Japanese I follows JPNS 202. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as socio-cultural issues and current events in modern Japan are emphasized. In addition to regular oral practice based on the textbooks for structure patterns and drills, there is an increasing emphasis on socially acceptable polite adult language. The course will include such activities as formal presentations, readings and writing assignments as well as kanji practice.
   Course ID: 101765
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS202 with a C or better and/or equivalent

JPNS 302 (3.00)

Continuing Japanese II

This is the second Continuing Japanese (II) language course and follows JPNS 301. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as socio-cultural issues and current events in modern Japan are emphasized. In addition to regular oral practice based on the textbooks for structure patterns and drills, this course has an increasing emphasis on socially acceptable polite adult language. The course will include such activities as formal presentations, readings and writing assignments as well as kanji practice.
   Course ID: 101766
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 301 with the grade of C or higher and/or equivalent.

Korean

KORE 101 (4.00)

Elementary Korean I

An introduction to Korean language and culture through a communicative approach. Language is learned in a thematic context based on real-life situations. Students will be introduced to the Korean alphabet, grammatical aspects and commonly used phrases in communicative situations. Aspects of everyday life, work and leisure activities and customs and traditions will also be introduced.
   Course ID: 055051
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

KORE 102 (4.00)

Elementary Korean II

This course is the continuation of KORE 101. More advanced grammatical concepts will be introduced. Emphasis is on intensive vocabulary building and the development of more complex speaking and writing skills within the context of real life situations. Cultural aspects will include an introduction to Korean business culture and Korea's position in the world community.
   Course ID: 055053
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Korean.

KORE 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Korean I

This course is the continuation of the 101-102 sequence. Emphasis is on the communicative aspect. Students will not only use everyday spoken Korean, but will also be introduced to formal interaction in the language. Advanced grammar and short essay writing will also be stressed. In addition, students will be introduced to aspects of Korean culture in greater detail and will begin to read short authentic texts (literary and non-literary).
   Course ID: 055055
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 102 with C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Korean.

KORE 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Korean II

This course is the continuation of KORE 201. The course emphasizes advanced grammar instruction and vocabulary building and will focus on developing more complex speaking and writing skills. More complex authentic texts will be introduced to provide a deeper understanding of Korean culture from an intercultural perspective.
   Course ID: 055057
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Korean

KORE 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Korean Language

Intensive individualized program of study in Korean language in an area determined by the student's particular needs. Note: Credits earned in KORE 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLLI major, minor or certificate of Korean studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLLI. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit. Recommended Course Preparation: KORE 201 or KORE 202.
   Course ID: 100678
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

KORE 301 (3.00)

Advanced Korean I

An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing.
   Course ID: 100205
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 202 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 302 (3.00)

Advanced Korean II

An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing.
   Course ID: 100259
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 309 (3.00)

Business Korean

A further advanced Korean language course that emphasizes advanced oral skills in formal situations and specialized vocabulary used in a wide range of Korean business. Korean business etiquette and Korean customs and culture will also be taught. The course will include such activities as oral practices including formal presentations, intensive reading and expository writing.
   Course ID: 100260
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 310 (3.00)

Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context

An advanced Korean language course that deals with the content of Korean linguistics in relation to the culture and society. It will help students understand how language, culture, and society are interrelated. More specifically, students will study how the Korean language reflects and affects the culture and society by learning the history of the language, cultural terms, and other sociolinguistic aspects. This course will also help students extend their listening comprehension, speaking, and writing skills in Korean. Students will be trained not only to understand lectures, but also to participate in discussions and write short papers in Korean.
   Course ID: 100314
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or better.