Academic Catalog

ASN - Asian Studies

ASN 1700 East Asia to the 1700s Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Social Inquiry

From antiquity to the 1700s; emphasis on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in China, Japan, and Korea, and the nature and impact of their interactions. Offered Intermittently.

Equivalent: HIS 1700

ASN 1710 History of Modern East Asia Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Global Learning Inquiry, Historical Studies, Social Inquiry

From beginning of nineteenth century to the present; emphasis on political, social and economic developments in China, Japan and Korea. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: HIS 1710

ASN 2500 Introduction to Asian American Studies Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Diversity Equity Incl Inquiry

This course will provide an overview of the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans and Asian migrants in the United States. We will examine major themes, including race and racism, exclusion and assimilation, ethnic and pan-ethnic identities and communities, intersectionality and comparative racialization, as well as activism and social movements. We will analyze these themes within the broad dynamics of empires, wars, globalizations, migrations, and the making of the U.S. as a nation-state and a global power. Offered Yearly.

Equivalent: TED 2500

ASN 2800 Culture Studies in Japan (Homestay and Study Abroad Tour) Cr. 3

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Cultural Inquiry

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.

Prerequisites: JPN 1010 with a minimum grade of D-

Equivalent: JPN 2800

ASN 3870 History of Japanese Pop Culture Cr. 3

Explores the history of Japanese pop culture and its global spread, with both an emphasis on historical influences, intended messages, and appeal in Japan and around the world, and examination of manga, anime, video games, sports, fashion, literature, music, film, and food. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: HIS 3870

ASN 3995 Special Topics in East Asian Studies Cr. 3

Special topics in Asian Studies language, literature, or culture. Offered Yearly.

Repeatable for 6 Credits

ASN 5000 Space and Everyday Life in Chinese Literature and Film Cr. 3

This course explores spaces and everyday practices within these spaces represented in Chinese literature, film, as well as art. We will primarily focus on everyday life from early modern China through modern times, discussing the interactions among spaces, practices of daily life, and literary as well as cinematic representations. A knowledge of modern Chinese is not required. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: CHI 5000

ASN 5825 Readings in the History of Modern China Cr. 4

From early 1600s to the present; political, economic, and social changes. Offered Every Other Year.

Equivalent: HIS 5825

ASN 5855 Pre-Modern Japan Cr. 4

Japanese history from its mythical origins to early nineteenth century; political, economic, social, cultural developments. Offered Every Other Year.

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 Every Other Year.

Equivalent: GSW 5875, HIS 5875

ASN 5993 Writing Intensive Course in Asian Studies Cr. 0

Satisfies General Education Requirement: Writing Intensive Competency

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.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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