ASN - Asian Studies
ASN 1700 History of Pre-Modern East Asia Cr. 3
From antiquity to the late seventeenth century; emphasis on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in China, Japan, and Korea. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 1700
ASN 1710 (HS) History of Modern East Asia Cr. 3
From beginning of nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on political, social, economic developments in China, Japan and Korea. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 1710
ASN 2800 Culture Studies in Japan (Homestay and Study Abroad Tour) Cr. 3
Survey of Japanese culture taught in English. Introduction of family and group organization, customs, pop culture (fashion/music/films), aspects of daily lives (thought/religion/arts/society), and a brief modern history. Also, survival language practice. Offered Spring/Summer.
Equivalent: JPN 2800
ASN 3770 Politics of East Asia Cr. 4
Survey of five major polities in East Asia: China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and (more briefly) North Korea. Why some of them have undergone democratization and others have not; how political factors have affected their recent economic performance; what explains conflicts and cooperation among them, and what security implications they hold for the United States. Offered Biannually.
Equivalent: PS 3770
ASN 3840 China and the World Cr. 4
History of China as it has interacted with the world over the last two thousand years. Focus on global flow of trade goods, ideas and ideologies, religions and people. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Yearly.
Equivalent: HIS 3840
ASN 5825 Readings in the History of Modern China Cr. 4
From the rise of the last dynasty in the early seventeenth century to the present. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 5825
ASN 5855 Readings in History of Pre-Modern Japan Cr. 4
Japanese history from its mythical origins to early nineteenth century; political, economic, social, cultural developments. Offered Biannually.
Equivalent: HIS 5855
ASN 5865 Modern Japan Cr. 4
Japanese history from the early nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on political, economic, and social developments. Offered Yearly.
Equivalent: HIS 5865
ASN 5875 Gender in Modern East Asia Cr. 4
History of gender in China, Japan, and Korea, with topics to include Confucianism, the state's role in gender construction, nationalism, imperialism, marriage, family, labor, sexuality, and feminism. Offered Biannually.
ASN 5993 (WI) Writing Intensive Course in Asian Studies Cr. 0
Disciplined writing assignments under the direction of a faculty member. Must be selected in conjunction with a designated corequisite. Satisfies the University General Education Writing Intensive Course in the Major requirement. Required for all majors. Offered Every Term.