ASIAN 235 - Introduction to Asian Studies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course offers an introduction to Asian studies, the interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding Asia through its complex and dynamic cultures, past and present. By learning about the history, religion, literature, politics, and popular culture of Asia, students will begin to see beyond commonplace perspectives and generalizations, gaining the skills to think in critical and informed ways about Asia and its place in the world. Students will learn to foreground Asian voices and perspectives in the study of Asian cultures, and they will reflect on the ways in which issues such as colonization, nation-building, and gender shape contemporary Asia and its many representations. Through this course, students will be introduced to current research in the field of Asian studies, and they will carry out a small independent research project.

Intended Audience:

Students from all departments and backgrounds are welcome to take this course. No prior knowledge of Asian language or culture is required.

ASIAN 235 - Introduction to Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Available through course website
Dear Students, Welcome to Asian 235! I have received a few emails from students about textbooks. For this class, all required reading and viewing materials will be available for free through the course website. So, you will not need to purchase additional books or course materials beyond what is already provided. Enjoy the rest of your summers, and I look forward to meeting you all on September 5th! Best wishes, Professor Wilcox
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