ASIAN 235 - Introduction to the Study of Asian Cultures
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course combines lectures, discussion, visits to University collections, and interactive social networking exercises (wikis, annotations, folksonomies, blogs) for building the basic, critical vocabulary necessary to study Asian cultures in all their diversity. Rather than an exhaustive survey, students will be asked to engage with a range of exemplary cultural products (performances, objects, literary texts, films) from East, South and Southeast Asia that have traveled within Asia and beyond in order to make conceptual links between them. We assume that any serious engagement with Asian cultures in this era of globalization requires us to articulate their complex interconnectedness. The goal will be to develop a responsive, constantly-evolving conceptual map of Asia students can reliably draw on in the future when working with any facet of these cultures. Requirements: The majority of each student’s grade will be determined on a point system, earned by active participation in discussion, regular attendance at lectures and collection visits, and ongoing, meaningful contributions to the networking site for the course. (While minimum involvement in each category is necessary, students will have latitude in pursuing the topics and exercises that interest them most.) Instead of a final examination, students will be expected to turn in a portfolio of their best work to be graded qualitatively. All readings will be in English and no prior knowledge of any Asian language or culture is necessary. Likewise, students can expect to acquire any computer skills necessary for passing this course through class resources.

ASIAN 235 - Introduction to the Study of Asian Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23949
Open
53
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
23950
Open
11
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23951
Open
8
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23952
Open
12
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
26177
Open
11
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
26178
Open
11
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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