Course Schedule

Course Term
Course Attributes
Fall 2023
CHN

CHN 515 – Advanced Modern Chinese

Study of advanced modern (Mandarin) Chinese through readings in social science texts for non-native speakers. Native speakers may not take this course. Graduate-level requirements include more translations and additional reading.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 20

CHN 596G – Modern Chinese Literature

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
6 / 12
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 12
EAS

EAS 544 – East Asia & Global Capitalism
Writing Emphasis Course

This course explores the Weberian thesis on the relation between culture and capitalist economy by investigating East Asia and its connection with global capitalism. Special attention will be paid to the formation of the dominating East Asian intellectual and religious traditions such as Confucianism and Buddhism and their impact on business ethics and practices in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Reading of translations of primary texts and case studies of East Asian entrepreneurs will be emphasized.

To be able to make enlightened judgments about the depth and scope of East Asian thought and capitalist culture, we need to situate the current subject in the global context. As conceived in this course, the following topics will be covered with greater emphasis:

1. The formation of global capitalism and the role of East Asia
2. Life and thought of influential East Asian thinkers
3. Impact of their thoughts on East Asian business culture
4. Cultural and ethical aspects of East Asian economy and business.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Oct 12 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
17 / 30
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 17 / 30

EAS 550 – Graduate Readings in Theories and Methods for the Study of Religion
Cross Listed

The course provides graduate training in the theories and methods of religious studies and guides students in contextualizing their own work within this discourse. It is an opportunity to learn how religion became an object of study, to explore the approaches of key theorists, and to assess the efficacy of these approaches. Controversies surrounding ritual, canon, culture, power, translation, and "experience" will inform our conversations. Students will develop a more nuanced understanding of the relationship of religious studies and area studies, in terms of historical and continuously-evolving dynamics. Finally, this course challenges students to evaluate the broader role of religious studies in the humanities and to set goals for their professional contributions to this discourse.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
6 / 18
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 6 / 18

EAS 579 – Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
Cross Listed

This class is intended to prepare students to teach a second/foreign language. It will provide students with the essential foundations in language teaching methodology and theory, pedagogical grammar, curriculum and materials development, classroom management, and formal and informal assessment techniques. In addition, students will gain practical knowledge through video practicum components, which allow them to watch and reflect on actual classroom teaching. Students will complete this program with the pedagogical knowledge and practical understanding necessary to be confident and effective language teachers.

Section
001
Days
We
Time
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Status
Open
Enrollment
16 / 25
  • Days: We
  • Time: 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 25
Section
002
Days
We
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
8 / 15
  • Days: We
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 8 / 15

EAS 584 – History of East Asian Buddhism

Buddhism in China, Korea and Japan with emphasis on the relationship between East Asian Buddhist thought and practice and the various historical contexts in which they emerged. Graduate-level requirements include assigned readings in primary Chinese or Japanese sources and in modern Chinese and/or Japanese secondary sources, together with a research paper based in part on such sources.

Section
101
Days
Time
Date
Aug 21 - Oct 11
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
13 / 25
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Oct 11
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 13 / 25

EAS 596C – Special Topics in East Asian Studies

he development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 25

EAS 596J – Second Language Acquisition Research
Cross Listed

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Status
Closed
Enrollment
9 / 20
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 9 / 20
JPN

JPN 511 – Introduction to Japanese Linguistics
Cross Listed

Phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of the Japanese language. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and a class presentation based on that paper.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 10
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 10

JPN 521 – Advanced Practice in Japanese Language

Reading and discussion in Japanese of a variety of advanced-level materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and poetry. Graduate requirements include extra readings and an extra translation project.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
7 / 25
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 7 / 25

JPN 525A – Anthropology of Japan: Images and Realities
Cross Listed

This course explores Japanese society employing anthropological methods. Topics include politics, social structure, gender, sociolinguistics, education, religion, and popular culture. The main theme of this course is to learn how to distinguish between images and realities. Graduate-level requirements include fulfilling the assignments in the syllabus and writing longer papers. Graduate students meet with the instructor six times for additional instruction and may be asked to conduct a lecture.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Status
Open
Enrollment
21 / 23
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 21 / 23

JPN 536 – Japanese Sociolinguistics
Cross Listed

Introduction to Japanese sociolinguistics: questionnaire studies, variation analysis, ethnography of communication, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, and language and social interaction. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and may include extra readings and an additional weekly meeting when the class is convened with JPN 436.

Section
001
Days
MoWe
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
11 / 25
  • Days: MoWe
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 11 / 25

JPN 562C – The History of Modern Japan, Meiji to the Present
Cross Listed

This course offers students an in-depth look at the history and historiography of Modern Japan (1868-Present), with a special emphasis on the relationship between empire and everyday life in Japan's modern experience. The course is divided into four chronological units spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and students will have the opportunity to crowdsource their reading materials from a list of recommended and representative books within each unit. Class discussions will provide an overview of the latest English-language scholarship on Japan's modernity to familiarize advanced undergraduates and graduate students with the styles of research and interpretation that inform our understanding of history today.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Aug 21 - Dec 6
Status
Open
Enrollment
16 / 25
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 16 / 25
Spring 2024
CHN

CHN 510B – The Anthropology of Contemporary China
Cross Listed

The course introduces students to the anthropological literature on contemporary China. It examines various social and cultural aspects of everyday life such as family, body, sexuality, consumption, citizenship, urbanization, and property ownership. Graduate-level requirements include an extra meeting per week; extra readings; longer and research papers with minimum source requirements.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
4 / 30
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 12:30 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 30

CHN 517 – Advanced Modern Chinese

Study of advanced modern (Mandarin) Chinese through readings in modern literature. for non-native speakers. Native speakers may not take this course. Graduate-level requirements include more translations and additional reading.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 20

CHN 549 – Foundations of the Chinese Literary Tradition: Song to Qing

This course is an introduction to the the major themes and genres of Chinese literature from the Song (960-1279) to the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Primary readings will be in Chinese, though translations will be available.
Secondary readings will be in English. The course is intended to be an opportunity for advanced language learners to use their skills to read and translate premodern literature, and for graduate students to gain an understanding of major trends in the study of premodern Chinese literature.

Section
001
Days
We
Time
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 25
  • Days: We
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 25

CHN 565 – Chinese/English Translation: Theory and Practice

Introduction to the theory and practice of English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translations including study of the role of translation in China-West encounters and learning the craft of translation. Graduate-level requirements include much longer and more difficult assignments.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
4 / 17
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 17
EAS

EAS 502 – East Asian Buddhism in Regional Perspective

Buddhism in China, Korea and Japan with emphasis on the relationship between East Asian Buddhist thought and practice and the various historical contexts in which they emerged. Graduate-level requirements include assigned readings in primary Chinese or Japanese sources and in modern Chinese and/or Japanese secondary sources, together with a research paper based in part on such sources.

Section
001
Days
Mo
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
8 / 16
  • Days: Mo
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 16

EAS 577 – Qualitative Research in Applied Linguistics: East Asia and Beyond
Cross Listed

This course introduces its students to the theories, principles and techniques underlying qualitative research and its application in applied linguistic research. Students apply the data collection and analysis tools and conduct their own qualitative projects during the semester . We begin by exploring the epistemology of qualitative research. The focus is on principles in designing a qualitative research project, such as constructing the research relationship, choosing among different approaches, and situating events in context . We then move to discuss how these theoretical positions are realized in practice through examining common data collection and analysis methods. In the final part, the students present their own projects and reflect on how qualitative methods can contribute to their understanding of specific issues in applied linguistics. Throughout the semester, we also engage in reading and critique of representative qualitative research in applied linguistics- within and beyond the East Asian context.

Section
001
Days
Th
Time
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
9 / 20
  • Days: Th
  • Time: 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 20

EAS 593 – Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

Section
002
Days
Time
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
unassigned
Status
Closed
Enrollment
0 / 0
  • +
  • Section: 002
  • Instructor: unassigned
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 0 / 0

EAS 595A – Graduate Colloquium

The exchange of scholarly information and/or secondary research, usually in a small group setting. Instruction often includes lectures by several different persons. Research projects may or may not be required of course registrants.

Section
001
Days
Fr
Time
01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
8 / 10
  • Days: Fr
  • Time: 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 8 / 10

EAS 596C – Special Topics in East Asian Studies

he development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting. The scope of work shall consist of research by course registrants, with the exchange of the results of such research through discussion, reports, and/or papers.

Section
001
Days
Mo
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Status
Open
Enrollment
9 / 20
  • Days: Mo
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 9 / 20
JPN

JPN 512 – Advanced Japanese Linguistics
Cross Listed

Advanced readings in Japanese and English on specific topics in Japanese linguistics. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial term paper and a class presentation based on that paper.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
2 / 15
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 2 / 15

JPN 522 – Advanced Practice in Japanese

Reading and discussion in Japanese of a variety of advanced-level materials, including newspaper articles, short stories, and poetry. Graduate-level requirements include extra readings and extra translation project.

Section
001
Days
TuTh
Time
02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Open
Enrollment
5 / 20
  • Days: TuTh
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 5 / 20

JPN 586 – History of Japanese Religions: Medieval
Cross Listed

Selective survey of the history of religions in Japan from the 11th century through the 16th. Topics covered may include the medieval worldview; apocalyptic thought and related practices; Pure Land Buddhism; Zen; and proselytization and religious competition in medieval Japan. Graduate-level requirements include oral presentations and longer, more in-depth papers.

Section
001
Days
We
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Jan 10 - May 1
Instructor
Status
Closed
Enrollment
15 / 15
  • Days: We
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Jan 10 - May 1
  • Status: Closed
  • Enrollment: 15 / 15
KOR

KOR 596K – Special Topics in Korean Studies

This course is designed to examine different topics in Korean studies, including the politics of modern Korea, late capitalism and social changes, new media and society, inter-Asia cultural flows and cosmopolitanism, youth culture, gender and sexuality, and beyond. Under this same course title, each year will focus on one of the listed topics. Students will be able to explore a variety of significant issues in Korean studies in relation to their own research agenda through this course. Graduate-level requirements necessitate more in-depth reading, thinking, and writing than an undergraduate level course.

Section
001
Days
Fr
Time
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Date
Mar 11 - May 1
Instructor
unassigned
Status
Open
Enrollment
4 / 20
  • +
  • Section: 001
  • Instructor: unassigned
  • Days: Fr
  • Time: 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
  • Dates: Mar 11 - May 1
  • Status: Open
  • Enrollment: 4 / 20