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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Studies


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Asian Studies.

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ASIAN 428 / POLSCI 428 / PHIL 428 / SOC 426. China's Evolution Under Communism.

Section 001 Politics and Development in China.

Instructor(s): Mary Gallager (metg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/polsci/428/001.nsf

See Political Science 428.001.

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ASIAN 473 / KOREAN 473 / HISTORY 473. Modern Korea.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Henry H Em

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Korean 473.001.

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ASIAN 480 / BUDDHST 480 / PHIL 457 / RELIGION 480. Topics in Buddhism.

Section 001 Theories and Practices of Buddhist Meditation.

Instructor(s): Luis O. Gomez (lgomez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Asian Studies 230. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2001/fall/buddhst/480/001.nsf

See Buddhist Studies 480.001.

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ASIAN 491. Topics in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Historical Perspectives on Japanese Architecture and Space. Meets with History 590.001. Mini-course (5 weeks) 10/15, 10/17, 10/22, 10/24, 10/29, 10/31, 11/5, 11/7, 11/12, 11/14. (Drop/Add deadline=October 19).

Instructor(s): Jordan Sand

Prerequisites: (1).

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course surveys Japanese history from ancient to modern times through thematic studies of architecture and city design. Japanese architecture has provided a key point of reference for modern architects around the world. Recent reinterpretations of native tradition by Japanese architects have been equally influential in the field of postmodern design. Historical study reveals that Japanese architecture comprises not one, but many traditions, each of which evolved in interaction with changes in the social and political environment. We will use close contextual analyses of particular sites and spaces to move beyond the cultural generalizations, and see "tradition" in its complexity.

Topics will include Shinto shrines and the imperial state, the cult of tea and teahouse aesthetics, vernacular dwellings, the spatial semiotics of Edo-Tokyo, and Japanese design in the context of nineteenth-century Orientalism.

A substantial amount of our material for study will be visual, and the work of the course will demand a lot of hard looking (as well as a little experimentation in building).

Prerequisites: No previous knowledge of either Japan or architecture is required.

Requirements and Grading: The course requirements consist of one 10-15 page analytic paper and participation in class discussions. Papers should discuss either one of the additional readings or a particular building, artwork, or other object, in relation to its historical context. There will also be two or three short quizzes and visual exercises.

Performance will be weighted as follows: Paper50%, Discussion30%,Exercises20%

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ASIAN 492. Topics in S&SEA Studies.

Section 001 A Society Through Celluloid: Tamil Cinema and its audience

Instructor(s): Theodore Baskaran

Prerequisites: (1-3). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Directed readings or research in consultation with a member of the Asian Studies faculty.

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ASIAN 600. Seminar in Japanese Studies.

Section 001 Meiji Jpn Through Mat&Vis Cult. Meets with Psychology 808.010.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIAN 798. MA Essay SSEA Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Center MA Students. Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Master's Essay is a substantial research paper reflecting interdisciplinary training and the ability to use Western language literature and SSEA language sources. The thesis is usually undertaken in the last term of the degree program, under the supervision of two Center faculty. Students in the joint degree programs should refer to the appropriate sections in the handbook for additional requirements specific to their program.

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ASIAN 799. Master's Essay in Japanese Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Master's student in Asian Studies. Graduate Standing. (1-6).

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students electing the thesis track must complete the Master's Essay. The Master's Essay is a substantial research paper reflecting interdisciplinary training and the ability to use Western language literature and Japanese language sources. The thesis is usually undertaken in the last term of the degree program, under the supervision of two Center faculty. Students in the joint degree programs should refer to the appropriate sections in the CJS handbook for additional requirements specific to their program.

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