Current Courses

For a complete list of departmental course offerings, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.

FALL 2019:

Chinese(CHI)

CHI 101. First-year Chinese II. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to develop students’ elementary Chinese communication skills in simple daily life contexts. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are given equal weight, with emphasis on listening and speaking skills in class. 
CRN 84373, M-F, 10:00-10:50, CARS 107; Instructor: Staff

CHI 153. Second-year Chinese I. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to develop students’ Chinese communication skills in a wide range of daily life contexts, including some work scenarios. Students will gain a basic appreciation of cultural differences. P – CHI 102 or equivalent.
Section A: CRN 84374, M-F, 10:00-10:50, CARS 014; Instructor: Staff
Section B: CRN 88032, M-F, 12:00-12:50, CARS 014; Instructor: Staff

CHI 220. Third-year Chinese I. (3 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to enhance students’ Chinese communication skills, with emphasis on accuracy and fluency on various topics at more abstract levels. Students will deepen their understanding of cultural differences. P – CHI-201.
CRN 85330, M-W-F, 11:00-11:50, CARS 107, Instructor: Staff

CHI 231. Fourth-year Chinese I. (3 h)
Continuation of CHI 230, with emphasis on comprehending and producing more complex and sophisticated Chinese. Students will develop an advanced understanding of cultural differences. P – CHI 230 or POI.
CRN 97082, W, 1:00-1:50, CARS 027A, Instructor: Staff

CHI 296. Chinese across the Curriculum. (1 h)
Coursework in Chinese completed as an adjunct to specially-designated courses throughout the college curriculum. P-POI.
CRN 91416, MW, 2:00-2:50, CARS 014, Instructor: Y. Shi


East Asian Languages and Cultures (EAL; Taught in English)

EAL 219. Major Works of Japanese Literature. (3 h)
A study of major works of Japanese literature from the eighth century to the present, this course examines epic and lyric poetry, novels, drama, travelogues, and satrical pieces chosen both for their central place in the canon and for their insights into Japanese history and culture. (CD,D)
CRN 91457, TR, 2:00-3:15, CARS 107, Instructor: Staff

EAL 221. Themes in Chinese Literature. (3 h)
Examines selected themes in Chinese fiction and poetry with an emphasis on the modern and early modern periods. (CD, D)
CRN 94009, TR, 2:00-3:15, CARS 014, Instructor: Staff
CRN 96319, TR, 3:30-4:45, CARS 014, Instructor: Staff

EAL 252. Chinese Cinemas. (3 h)
Provides a thorough examination of Chinese cinemas from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, paying special attention to film’s aesthetic responses to historical catastrophe, political upheaval, and social transformation. Examining film’s concerns with the narration of history raises further questions regarding national and cultural identity, popular culture and cinematic form, gender and sexuality, exile and diaspora, and revolutionary aesthetics. (CD)
CRN 93552, TR, 12:30-1:45, CARS 107, Instructor: A. Rodekohr

EAL 270. Contemporary Japanese Culture. (3 h)
Selected topics in Japanese literature, pop culture, film, animation, and other forms. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (CD)
CRN 93554, TR, 3:30-4:45, CARS 107, Instructor: Staff

EAL 375. Senior Research Seminar. (3 h)
Capstone research project required of graduating majors. P-CHI 296 or JPN 296 and EAL 275.
CRN 87437, TR, 9:30-10:45, CARS 027A, A. Rodekohr

Japanese (JPN)

JPN 101. First-year Japanese I. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence designed to help students develop their ability to communicate in Japanese at the elementary level. Focuses on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Section A: CRN 84376, M-F, 10:00-10:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings
Section B: CRN 94930, M-F, 12:00-12:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings

JPN 153. Second-year Japanese I. (5 h)
Two-semester sequence at the intermediate level. Continues to focus on developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Expands students’ ability to communicate with a broader range of vocabulary and grammar. P – JPN 102 or equivalent.
Section A: CRN 84377, M-F, 11:00-11:50, CARS 016, Instructor: N. Okura
Section B: CRN 95525, M-F, 1:00-1:50, CARS 016, Instructor: N. Okura

JPN 220. Third-year Japanese I. (3 h)
Two semester sequence at the advanced level. Integrates conversation, discussion, presentation, reading, and writing skills with emphasis on written and audiovisual sources. P – JPN 201 or POI.
CRN 85336, M-W-F 2:00-2:50, CARS 016, Instructor: Y. Rallings

JPN 296. Japanese across the Curriculum. (1 h)
Coursework in Japanese done as an adjunct to specially-designated courses throughout the college curriculum. P-POI.
CRN 90831, TBA, TBA, Instructor: Rallings

 

EALC AFFILIATE COURSES:

ART (ART)

ART 104. Topics in World Art – The Arts of Asia. (3 h)
An examination of the visual arts in selected world cultures, with discussions of techniques, styles, broader cultural contexts, and confrontations with varying traditions. Topics may include one or more of the following: the arts of China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Islamic cultures, or the indigenous cultures of the Americas. (CD, D)
CRN 95955, TR 2:00-3:15, SFAC 102, Instructor: D. Luo


HISTORY (HST)

HST 348. Samurai and Geisha: Fact, Film, and Fiction. (3 h)
Focuses on two well-known groups in Japanese history, the samurai (warriors) and geisha (entertainers). By analyzing historical studies and primary sources, as well as works of fiction and films about samurai and geisha, the course considers how Japanese and Western historians, novelists, and filmmakers have portrayed the two groups and by implication Japan and its history in the modern period. (CD)
CRN 96918, TR 9:30-10:45, TRIB A103, Instructor: R. Hellyer


RELIGION (REL)

REL 329. Chinese Medicine. (3 h)
An interdiscipllinary exploration and analysis of Chinese medicine, its fundamental theories, and its range of health-oriented and religious applications. (CD)
CRN 96956, WF 2:00-3:15, WING 209, Instructor: S. Arthur

REL 381. Zen Buddhism. (3 h)
Examines the origins and development of Zen Buddhism from China (Ch’an) to Japan and contemporary America. Attention is given to Zen doctrine and practice in the context of the broader Buddhist tradition. (CD)
CRN 96889, TR 11:00-12:15, WING 210, Instructor: J. Ford

 

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