ASIAN 235 - Introduction to Asian Studies
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other Course Info:
Taught in English.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

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.

Course Requirements:

Lecture Attendance; Discussion Participation (includes one presentation); Weekly Reading Journals; Quizzes (three total; one in-class, two take-homes); Final Paper Pre-assignments (preparation for final paper); Final Paper; Extra Credit lectures, films, and performances (optional)

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures in addition to 1-hour discussion section weekly

Schedule

ASIAN 235 - Introduction to Asian Studies
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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22439
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
22440
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
23386
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
27580
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
33825
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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