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EASIA101 Understanding East Asia Course Page

Description: Important aspects of pre-modern and modern East Asia from a broad interdisciplinary perspective.

EASIA201 Overview of the Chinese Language System Course Page

Description: Discussion of basic features of the Chinese language. Designed to be taken concurrently with CHINA 201 or 202. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 208. Prerequisite: CHINA 102 or consent of Department.

EASIA205 Language in Chinese Society Course Page

Description: Topics may include language and gender, identity, dialects. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 241. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and CHINA 102, or consent of Department.

EASIA211 Overview of the Japanese Language Course Page

Description: To be taken concurrently with JAPAN 201 or 202. Note: Not open to students with credit in or completing JAPAN 301. Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 241.

EASIA223 East Asian Religions Course Page

Description: Survey of the major religious traditions of China, Japan, and Korea.

EASIA224 Interculturalism and East Asian Music Course Page

Description: Survey of the major music traditions of China, Japan, and Korea through an exploration of Silk Road influences on Chinese music and Chinese musical influences on Japanese and Korean Music.

EASIA232 Overview of Chinese Culture Course Page

Description: Major trends in Chinese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 240. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

EASIA234 The Chinese Literati Course Page

Description: Literary and historical perspectives on the elite of pre-modern China. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

EASIA236 Modernity and Contemporary Chinese Civilization Course Page

Description: The development of modernity in modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, and/or Hong Kong and its influence on literature, cinema, visual culture and/or popular culture.

EASIA240 Overview of Japanese Culture Course Page

Description: Major trends in Japanese literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 240.

EASIA260 Popular Culture and Contemporary Japanese Society Course Page

Description: Cultural texts and social changes in contemporary Japan. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 or consent of Department.

EASIA270 Overview of Korean Culture Course Page

Description: Major trends in Korean literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression, from earliest times to the modern period. Note: Not open to students with credit in KOREA 240.

EASIA305 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Sound system, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 308. Prerequisites: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.

EASIA307 Chinese Psycholinguistics Course Page

Description: Issues and methods in Chinese language processing and spoken language comprehension. Prerequisite: LING 101 and CHINA 202, or consent of Department.

EASIA315 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 325. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 215 or LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202 or EASIA 211, or consent of Department.

EASIA316 Japanese Sociolinguistics Course Page

Description: Introduction to social and interactional aspects of the Japanese language. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 326. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 215 or LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202 or EASIA 211, or consent of Department.

EASIA323 Topics in East Asian Religions Course Page

Description: Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 223 or RELIG 240, or consent of Department.

EASIA331 Pre-modern Chinese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: From earliest times through the Qing Dynasty. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 321. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA333 Topics in Early and Medieval Chinese-Literature Course Page

Description: Readings in translation, with selected original language materials for advanced language students. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA336 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: Chinese literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA341 Pre-Modern Japanese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: From earliest times to the Tokugawa period. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 321. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA344 Tales of Two Japanese Cities Course Page

Description: Explores Japanese society through two of its most important cities: Kyoto and Tokyo. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 333. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA346 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: Selected works by prominent writers from 1868 to the present. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 322. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA351 Culture and Identity in Taiwan Course Page

Description: The relationship between culture and identity in Taiwan through the study of literature and film in translation. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 351. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA371 Pre-Modern Korean Literature in Translation Course Page

Description: From earliest times through the Joseon (Choson) Dynasty. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA375 Introduction to Korean Linguistics Course Page

Description: Sound system, parts of speech, basic sentence structure, writing system, and language change and variation. Prerequisite: LING 101 and KOREA 202, or consent of Department. Note: Not open to students with credit in KOREA 325.

EASIA405 Chinese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Chinese language. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 408. Prerequisite: CHINA 302 and EASIA 305, or consent of Department.

EASIA415 Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 425. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 315, EASIA 316, or EASIA 456, or consent of Department.

EASIA417 Practical Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Practical linguistic knowledge for effective learning of Japanese as a second language. Note: Not open to students with credit in JAPAN 427. Prerequisite: EASIA 315 and JAPAN 302, or consent of Department.

EASIA423 Advanced Studies in Japanese Religions Course Page

Description: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 223, EASIA 323, or RELIG 240, or consent of the Department.

EASIA425 Topics in East/West Critical Theory Course Page

Description: Readings in English of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: EASIA 101, or *3 in literary theory, or consent of Department.

EASIA427 Colonial and Post Colonial Culture in East Asia Course Page

Description: Colonialism, soft power and transnational connections in East Asia through the lens of cultural production. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA434 Readings in Classical Chinese Fiction Course Page

Description: Analytical readings of premodern fiction written in classical and/or early vernacular Chinese. May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level and CHINA 341, or consent of the Department.

EASIA436 Chinese Modernity: Literature and Film Course Page

Description: A cross-disciplinary study of literary and cinematic texts from modern China. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHINA 420. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA438 Topics in Chinese Studies Course Page

Description: Readings and class discussion will be primarily in Chinese. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level and CHINA 302, or consent of Department.

EASIA441 Topics in Japanese Literary History Course Page

Description: The major works of a particular period or aspect of Japanese literature. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA448 Topics in Japanese Studies Course Page

Description: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Not open to web registration. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA451 Topics in Taiwan Studies Course Page

Description: Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA455 Topics in Taiwan Literature Course Page

Description: Readings in Taiwan literature with emphasis on tradition, theme, and technique. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA456 Languages and Cultures of the Ryukyus Course Page

Description: Introduction to linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of the Ryukyus, a past independent kingdom with strong ties to China, more recently subsumed by Japan. Prerequisite: *3 from EASIA 215 or LING 101 and *3 from JAPAN 202 or EASIA 211, or consent of Department.

EASIA471 Topics in Korean Studies Course Page

Description: Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA472 Topics in Korean Literary History Course Page

Description: The major works of a particular period or aspect of Korean literature. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: EASIA 101 and *3 in EASIA at the senior level, or consent of Department.

EASIA480 Honors Seminar Course Page

Description: Note: Open to fourth year Honors students only.

EASIA490 Honors Thesis Course Page

Description: Note: Open to fourth year Honors students only.

EASIA507 Topics in Major Contemporary Currents in Literary and Cultural Theory Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of one relevant language other than English. Note: This course is equivalent to C LIT 507 and MLCS 507.

EASIA515 Japanese Linguistics Course Page

Description: Discussion of the major linguistic features of the Japanese language. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: advanced knowledge of Japanese language, a prior linguistics course, and consent of Department.

EASIA525 Topics in East/West Critical Theory Course Page

Description: Readings of East Asian and Euro-American philosophers and critics. Prerequisite: *3 in literary theory at the 400-level, or equivalent.

EASIA556 Languages and Cultures of the Ryukyus Course Page

Description: Introduction to linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of the Ryukyus, a past independent kingdom with strong ties to China, more recently subsumed by Japan. Prerequisite: JAPAN 301 or equivalent and consent of department.

EASIA575 East Asian Language Pedagogy Course Page

Description: Discussion and application of the theory and practice of teaching East Asian languages. Lectures in English. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

EASIA598 Topics in East Asian Research Course Page

Description: An inquiry into the diversity of disciplines used in the study of East Asian literatures and cultures. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.

EASIA599 Directed Reading in East Asian Studies Course Page

Description: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: Consent of Department.