Asian Studies (ASIANST)

Courses

ASIANST 10 Introduction to Asia 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed to interest students in Asian cultures early in their undergraduate studies. Topics such as trade, social and political formations, religions, food, and expressive culture that have been important in history as well as in contemporary times in East, South, and Southeast Asia will serve as unifying themes. Comparative thinking across regions of Asia and the perspectives of multiple disciplines will be brought to bear on the
themes.
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ASIANST 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Group discussion, research and reporting on selected topics.

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ASIANST 150 Special Topics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced research in current issues or regions of Asian studies. The course will focus on specific areas or topics with appropriate comparative material included. Topics change each semester.

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ASIANST H195A Senior Honors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised readings or field research on a significant problem in Asian Studies, collection and analysis of research materials, and the preparation of an honors dissertation in close consultation with two members of the faculty.

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ASIANST H195B Senior Honors 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised readings or field research on a significant problem in Asian Studies, collection and analysis of research materials, and the preparation of an honors dissertation in close consultation with two members of the faculty.

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ASIANST 197 Field Studies 2 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
Supervised experience relevant to specific aspects of Asian studies in off-campus locations. Regular individual meetings with faculty sponsor and written reports required.

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ASIANST 198 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Directed group study of special topics approved by the chair of the Group in Asian Studies.

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ASIANST 199 Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Directed individual study on topics approved by the chair of the Group in Asian Studies.

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ASIANST 201 Asian Studies Proseminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course is required of all first-year graduate students and supervised by a regular faculty member. The seminar will familiarize students with faculty, their Asian interests, research methods, and the courses they teach. It consists of presentations by faculty on their past, present, and future research.

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ASIANST 298 Directed Group Study 2 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Group study of selected topics that vary from term to term.

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ASIANST 299 Independent Study 1 - 7 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Directed reading in subject matter not covered in scheduled seminar offerings.

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