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Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Tibetan)

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to the study of languages and cultures in the geographic continuum from Eastern Europe through Eastern Asia. Our four concentrations are on the Russian Federation, the largest country spatially on the globe; China, the most populous country; Japan, the world's second-largest economy; and Korea, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. The region covered by REALC plays an increasingly critical role in global dynamics, and the department's goal is to prepare students for the complex realities of the twenty-first century. Departmental offerings bridge East and West, and include the study of the languages, linguistics, and cultures of the region; and the interrelationship of its literatures to the other arts, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences. We offer introductory through advanced classes in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language as well as an array of courses taught in English to address the interests of a broader student audience. While REALC courses focus on some of the oldest civilizations in the world, the department houses classroom facilities that are equipped with the latest technology. Instructors make use of a range of media such as real-time television broadcasts from abroad, the Internet, and videoconferencing. This enables REALC to host interactive exchange with students and scholars in Russia and East Asia. The department sponsors various exciting and challenging study abroad programs, and special internship opportunities both overseas and in the Atlanta area. A wide variety of films, guest speakers, and special cultural events accompany our course work. REALC participates in the interdepartmental Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) and the East Asian Studies Program (EASP), and also collaborates extensively with other departments and programs, including Linguistics, Comparative Literature, Art History, Film Studies, the Institute of Liberal Arts, Women's Studies, Theater, Music, History, and Religion. REALC courses are recommended for majors in the humanities as well as for students interested in developing a base upon which to understand international and global issues, Pacific Rim studies, and East-West relations. As dynamics become more internationalized and globalized, employers increasingly consider foreign language and experience of other cultures to be distinctive assets. REALC courses and programs offer structured, supportive opportunities for students to acquire such skills. Students with a background in Russian and East Asian languages and cultures go on to international careers, to graduate studies, or to programs in law, business, public health, or medicine. Because new courses continually are being added, please check the departmental website (www.realc.emory.edu) or call the department at 404.727.6427 for updated offerings. Also, students should contact the department for updated information about major and minor requirements and study abroad opportunities.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Cheryl Crowley
P9912238
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Randolph-Macon Women¿s College, 1985
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • PhD, Columbia University, 2000

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Japanese literature and visual culture
  • Japanese poetry of the eighteenth century
  • women¿s studies
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Yu Li
P9184388
Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • MA, Peking University, 2002
  • BA, Peking University, 2000

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • examining effects of English sentential intonation on learning Chinese tones
Core Faculty
Juliette Apkarian
P0001512
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971
  • MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1973
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Russian and East European Studies, Faculty

Academic Interests

  • interrelationships between literature and the visual arts
  • Russian modernism
  • twentieth-century Russian literature
  • national identity
Julia Bullock
P2870863
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1992
  • MA, University of California at Berkeley, 1997
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2004

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • modern Japanese literature, film, history, gender and postcolonial theories
  • popular culture
Rong Cai
P2975385
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Nanjing University, 1979
  • MA, Washington University, 1987
  • PhD, Washington University, 1995

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • twentieth-century Chinese literature
  • comparative literature
  • women's studies
  • film studies
Bumyong Choi
P1367372
Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, University of Hawaii, 2011
  • MA, Ohio State University, 2004
  • MA, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1998
  • BA, Yonsei University, Seoul, 1996

Department

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
Cheryl Crowley
P9912238
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Randolph-Macon Women¿s College, 1985
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • PhD, Columbia University, 2000

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Japanese literature and visual culture
  • Japanese poetry of the eighteenth century
  • women¿s studies
Mikhail Epstein
P7366976
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Cultural Theory and Russian Literatute

Education

  • BA, Moscow State University, 1972
  • PhD, Moscow State University, 1989

Department

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Russian literature
  • philosophy and religion of the nineteenth through twenty-first centures
  • Western and Russian postmodernism
  • new concepts in literary and cultural studies
  • interdisciplinary approaches
  • global culture
  • semiotics
Elena Glazov-Corrigan
P7163263
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Dalhousie University, 1977
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1979
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1980
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1989

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literary/ critical theory
  • twentieth-century Russian literature
  • Shakespeare and the English Renaissance
Wan-Li Ho
P6790303
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Tunghai University, 1978
  • MDiv, Taiwan Theological College, 1984
  • PhD, Temple University, 2001

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • Chinese language and religions
  • environmental theory
Sun-Chul Kim
P9346800
Assistant Professor

Department

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
Hong Li
P2726895
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Beijing Teacher's College, 1982
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 1993

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • linguistics
  • Chinese language pedagogy
Yu Li
P9184388
Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
  • MA, Peking University, 2002
  • BA, Peking University, 2000

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Linguistics, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • examining effects of English sentential intonation on learning Chinese tones
Vera Proskurina
P9761699
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • Ph.D, Moscow State University, 1989
  • BA/MA, Moscow State University, 1985

Department

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
Maria Sibau
P2072297
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, Harvard University,
  • MA, UCLA,
  • BA, Venice University,

Department

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
Noriko Takeda
P8494140
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • BA, Kansai University, 1985
  • MA, Georgia State University, 1998

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • East Asian Studies, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • Japanese language pedagogy

Courses

Russian and East Asian Studies 300-Level Courses
REALC 375: SpecTop:Russ/ E Asian Cultures
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the history and culture of Russia and East Asia. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Russian and East European Studies 100-Level Courses
REES 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fulfills GER freshman seminar requirement. Seminar will introduce students to special topics in Russian and East European studies with a cross-disciplinary approach.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Russian and East European Studies 200-Level Courses
REES 200: Intro to Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. This course is an introduction to Russian culture, society and history. As such, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to answering two fundamental questions that have animated Russians themselves for centuries: What is Russia? Where is Russia going? These issues are approached from a number of perspectives, including historical, cultural, political, legal, and artistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 200W: Intro to Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. This course is an introduction to Russian culture, society and history. As such, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to answering two fundamental questions that have animated Russians themselves for centuries: What is Russia? Where is Russia going? These issues are approached from a number of perspectives, including historical, cultural, political, legal, and artistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Russian and East European Studies 300-Level Courses
REES 328: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 328: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 328W: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 328W: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 375: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
REES 375W: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Russian and East European Studies 400-Level Courses
REES 490: Adv Sem: Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Required of Russian area studies majors. The interdisciplinary thesis must be approved by the Russian and East European Studies Committee and will be directed by a member of the faculty whose specialty lies in the field emphasized by the student's course of study.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 490W: Adv Sem: Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Required of Russian area studies majors. The interdisciplinary thesis must be approved by the Russian and East European Studies Committee and will be directed by a member of the faculty whose specialty lies in the field emphasized by the student's course of study.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 497R: Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Approval by department is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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Chinese 100-Level Courses
CHN 101: Elementary Chinese I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This is the first of two courses designed to introduce students to modern Mandarin Chinese. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Classes have an additional aim of introducing students to aspects of Chinese culture. By the end of the semester students are expected to (1) have a fairly good pronunciation, (2) recognize and write approximately 250-300 characters, and (3) carry out simple conversations about some of their daily activities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 102: Elementary Chinese II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course is the second semester of the two-semester Elementary Chinese course. It is designed for those who have taken CHN 101. The course aims at further developing fundamental language skills. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) will be emphasized and learned in communicative context. Students are expected to actively participate in class by engaging in interactive activities and reading and writing practices. Many aspects of everyday Chinese culture will be introduced through these activities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 103: Elem Chn: Heritage Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course is designed for students who already possess basic speaking skills of Mandarin Chinese but are not literate in Mandarin Chinese. It will focus on improving students\' reading and writing skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 105: Lang&Cultr Of Northwest China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying Chinese through an Emory-affiliated summer abroad program. In this course students learn practical Mandarin Chinese needed for living in China and practice their language skills in natural settings. Students are placed into different sections depending on their Chinese proficiency level. In addition to language instruction, a Chinese martial arts (wushu) master will provide instruction of martial arts twice a week to all who wish to participate.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
CHN 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Freshmen only to satisfy GER freshman seminar requirement. Please see website for updated offerings. Course topics have included Foreigners in Imperial China; Mind and Body in China; Shanghai: Lure of the Modern.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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Chinese 200-Level Courses
CHN 201: Intermediate Chinese I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course is designed to help students to reach intermediate level communicative skill both in spoken and written Chinese and to establish a solid base for more advanced language learning. By increasing students\' vocabulary and their knowledge of sentence patterns, the course focuses on speaking and writing in coherent and well-formed paragraphs. By the end of the semester students should be able to (1) carry out rather fluent conversations about daily activities, (2) write compositions of 300-500 characters on subjects of their daily life and personal experiences.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 202: Intermediate Chinese II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course provides intermediate-level training in spoken and written Chinese in cultural context, based on language skills developed in CHN 201. Attention is given to complex grammatical patterns, discourse characteristics, and discussions of cultural topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 203: Chinese for Heritge Speakrs II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course is designed for heritage speakers of Mandarin Chinese and is a continuation of CHN 103. The emphasis is on improving students\' reading and writing skills. It prepares students for further study at the advanced level.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 210R: Chinese Calligraphy
General Information
Credit Hours
1
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 210R: Chinese Calligraphy
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
75
CHN 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTVIS 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
EAS 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
Course Description

This course introduces students to Chinese calligraphy in its artistic, cultural & historical contexts. Combining systematic hands-on practice w/ reading, writing, & research, it engages students in examining the aesthetic values, intellectual metaphors, & moral criteria that calligraphy embodies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 230: Descript'n & Analysis:Chn Lang
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 230: Descript'n & Analysis:Chn Lang
Course Description

The course aims to give students an overview of important elements of the Chinese language and its use. Students will gain an understanding of the long history of the language, as well as the phonological, semantic, and syntactic structures of modern Chinese. In addition, through discussions on language use in society, the course examines the cultural and social issues surrounding the Chinese language. Topics include its historical development, linguistic structures, dialects, writing system and calligraphy, and language use in society. The course is taught in English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
LING 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
Course Description

This course examines the manners and contexts in which the Chinese writing systems interface with other languages and cultures (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) and the cultural identities that the Chinese orthographic symbols come to represent at both personal and social levels in and beyond Asia.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 235W: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 235W: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
LING 235W: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
Course Description

This course examines the manners and contexts in which the Chinese writing systems interface with other languages and cultures (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) and the cultural identities that the Chinese orthographic symbols come to represent at both personal and social levels in and beyond Asia.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
JPN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
JPN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 271: Mod China In Film And Fiction
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 271: Mod China In Film And Fiction
Course Description

This course is an examination of twentieth-century Chinese society through cinematic productions and a critical reading of the writings of major Chinese writers in translation. Emphasis on self and society in a changing culture and the nature and function of literature in modern nation-building.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 271W: Mod China In Film And Fiction
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 271W: Mod China In Film And Fiction
Course Description

This course is an examination of twentieth-century Chinese society through cinematic productions and a critical reading of the writings of major Chinese writers in translation. Emphasis on self and society in a changing culture and the nature and function of literature in modern nation-building.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 272: Lit in Early & Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 272: Lit in Early & Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to Chinese literature from its beginnings through the end of the imperial era in 1911. Focusing on close readings of selected pieces in their literary and historical context, we will analyze representative works of individual eras, writers, and genres (in English translation) that occupy significant positions in the historical development of traditional Chinese literature. The aim of the course is to illustrate the beauty and diversity of classical Chinese literary voices and poetic sensibilities, and enable students to come to adequate terms with literary texts that were produced in an intellectual and cultural environment often portrayed as being worlds apart from our own.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 272W: Lit in Early & Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 272W: Lit in Early & Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to Chinese literature from its beginnings through the end of the imperial era in 1911. Focusing on close readings of selected pieces in their literary and historical context, we will analyze representative works of individual eras, writers, and genres (in English translation) that occupy significant positions in the historical development of traditional Chinese literature. The aim of the course is to illustrate the beauty and diversity of classical Chinese literary voices and poetic sensibilities, and enable students to come to adequate terms with literary texts that were produced in an intellectual and cultural environment often portrayed as being worlds apart from our own.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 273: The Heritage Of China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 273: The Heritage Of China
Course Description

This course is a general introduction to Chinese history, culture and literary tradition. It is designed to acquaint the students to ideas, institutions, aspects of life, literature and arts that are essential to an educated understanding of the Chinese world. This course will begin with discussions of individual topics including geography, philosophy, language, art, family and daily life. The course will then proceed to a chronological introduction to Chinese literary tradition, and will focus on the discussion of significant Chinese literary and historical texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips, OR group meetings
Chinese 300-Level Courses
CHN 301: Adv Chinese I: Oral/Writ Comm
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This is the first semester of Advanced Chinese. The course places emphasis on communicative function of the language where advanced reading, grammar and conversation are stressed. The contents of the textbook focus on the rapidly changing attitudes and values of modern China. Authentic reading materials are included in each lesson, such as newspaper articles, television, news broadcasts, short works of fiction, and some film. Students will learn to read both traditional and simplified characters.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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CHN 302: Adv Chinese II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In this course students will continue to develop their communicative skills in Chinese by engaging in reading, discussing, and writing about topics in contemporary Chinese society. They will also build fluency in formulating and creatively expressing their ideas in Chinese on the included topics. Furthermore, students will develop a more enriched understanding of the traditions and changes in Chinese culture and society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 302W: Adv Chinese II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In this course students will continue to develop their communicative skills in Chinese by engaging in reading, discussing, and writing about topics in contemporary Chinese society. They will also build fluency in formulating and creatively expressing their ideas in Chinese on the included topics. Furthermore, students will develop a more enriched understanding of the traditions and changes in Chinese culture and society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 303: Adv. Chn.for Heritage Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 303W: Adv. Chn.for Heritage Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 351: Business Chinese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is an introduction to basic written and oral communication skills for business and trade negotiations with Mainland China and Taiwan.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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CHN 359: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 359: Women and Religion in China
WGS 359: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 359W: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 359W: Women and Religion in China
WGS 359W: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
WGS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
WGS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 365: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 365: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the culture and literature of late imperial China. We will discuss a wide selection of literary works from the late 16th to 18th centuries as a prism to reflect on the broader intellectual, social, and cultural history of the period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 365W: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 365W: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the culture and literature of late imperial China. We will discuss a wide selection of literary works from the late 16th to 18th centuries as a prism to reflect on the broader intellectual, social, and cultural history of the period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 373: Confucian Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 374: Confucian Classics
REL 374: Confucian Classics
Course Description

For more than two thousand years, a small set of texts associated with Confucius (551-479 BC) and his disciples formed the core of the Chinese educational curriculum. As a store of knowledge shared by all educated men and women, Confucian Classics shaped Chinese literati culture from late antiquity to the early 20th century. The goal of this course is to illustrate the diversity of the literary and cultural practices that evolved around this unique body of writings. The course is roughly divided into two parts. First, we will attempt to establish a framework for understanding the textual history and changing significance of the Classics throughout the premodern era. Drawing on a broad selection of primary sources (to be read in English translation), we will then examine how the canonized ideas were refracted in literary, philosophical, religious, and political discourse.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 373W: Confucian Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 374W: Confucian Classics
REL 374W: Confucian Classics
Course Description

For more than two thousand years, a small set of texts associated with Confucius (551-479 BC) and his disciples formed the core of the Chinese educational curriculum. As a store of knowledge shared by all educated men and women, Confucian Classics shaped Chinese literati culture from late antiquity to the early 20th century. The goal of this course is to illustrate the diversity of the literary and cultural practices that evolved around this unique body of writings. The course is roughly divided into two parts. First, we will attempt to establish a framework for understanding the textual history and changing significance of the Classics throughout the premodern era. Drawing on a broad selection of primary sources (to be read in English translation), we will then examine how the canonized ideas were refracted in literary, philosophical, religious, and political discourse.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 375: Topics in Chinese Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of Chinese language, literature, thought or culture, alone or in conjunction with other literary or cultural trends. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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CHN 375W: Topics in Chinese Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of Chinese language, literature, thought or culture, alone or in conjunction with other literary or cultural trends. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 388: The Cultural Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 388: The Cultural Revolution
REL 388: The Cultural Revolution
Course Description

This course offers a general survey of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976), with foci on three main aspects: language, religion, and art. Students will study revolutionary media such as songs, films, and model plays, in addition to the visual and material culture of the period. Students will also stage a performance of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 388W: The Cultural Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 388W: The Cultural Revolution
REL 388W: The Cultural Revolution
Course Description

This course offers a general survey of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976), with foci on three main aspects: language, religion, and art. Students will study revolutionary media such as songs, films, and model plays, in addition to the visual and material culture of the period. Students will also stage a performance of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 394: Screening China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 394: Screening China
FILM 394: Screening China
Course Description

The course explores the history and development of Chinese cinema. It discusses "film in China" and "China in film" by focusing on the function of cinema and continual reconfigurations of time, space, gender, and history in Chinese films under different historical conditions since the early twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 394W: Screening China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 394W: Screening China
FILM 394W: Screening China
Course Description

The course explores the history and development of Chinese cinema. It discusses "film in China" and "China in film" by focusing on the function of cinema and continual reconfigurations of time, space, gender, and history in Chinese films under different historical conditions since the early twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 397R: Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. Permission only, discretion of instructor.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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Chinese 400-Level Courses
CHN 401: Adv Readings In Modern Chn I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Conducted in Chinese, this course focuses on readings and discussion of authentic reading material from a wide variety of writing styles, including social, political, journalistic texts as well as important works of modern Chinese literature. The goal of the course is to develop students\' ability to understand and use Chinese at a more advanced level and to introduce modern Chinese culture through readings and discussions. Students are required to prepare in advance, then read and discuss the material in Chinese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 401W: Adv Readings In Modern Chn I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Conducted in Chinese, this course focuses on readings and discussion of authentic reading material from a wide variety of writing styles, including social, political, journalistic texts as well as important works of modern Chinese literature. The goal of the course is to develop students\' ability to understand and use Chinese at a more advanced level and to introduce modern Chinese culture through readings and discussions. Students are required to prepare in advance, then read and discuss the material in Chinese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 402: Adv Readings In Modern Chn II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course focuses on readings and discussion of material from contemporary works of Chinese literature in conjunction with the movies that are based upon them; reading of Chinese newspapers and viewing TV programs. Class is conducted in Chinese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 402W: Adv Readings In Modern Chn II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. This course focuses on readings and discussion of material from contemporary works of Chinese literature in conjunction with the movies that are based upon them; reading of Chinese newspapers and viewing TV programs. Class is conducted in Chinese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 403: Intro to Classical Chinese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

For more than three thousand years, down to the early twentieth century, the vast majority of Chinese historical, philosophical, and literary texts were written in classical (or literary) Chinese (wenyan). Literature in Classical Chinese is an important part of cultural heritage of all humankind. This course is designed for students who have taken at least two years of Modern Chinese and are curious about the Chinese literary heritage. Students read selections of famous classical texts in their original language, such as Confucius¿ Analects, Laozi, early histories, and Tang poetry; and acquire basic knowledge of Classical Chinese grammar and lexicon.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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CHN 404: Contemporary Chinese Literatr
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 404: Contemporary Chinese Literatr
Course Description

This course is designed for those who have completed CHN 401 or the equivalent. The course materials are selected from post-Mao fiction in unabridged form to help students develop abilities to read literary works in the original. It exposes students to fictional writings in various styles and emphasizes strategies of extensive reading and vocabulary expansion beyond what usually appears in the media and other formal expository writings. Students will learn to appreciate the power of language in constructing meanings by doing close readings of literary pieces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
JPN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
Course Description

An advanced seminar probing key themes in the study of modern East Asia. Topics to be examined include the imperial legacies of China and Japan and their impact on the region, the phenomenology of East Asian fundamentalism, issues in comparative colonialism, the volatility of shared meanings of identity as well as reconstructions of national subjects in literature, popular culture, and the arts. This is required for East Asian Studies majors but is open to students in other disciplines.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 495A: Honors Chinese I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Permission only, discretion of instructor. See requirements for Honors Degree.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
CHN 495BW: Honors Chinese
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Permission only, discretion of instructor. See requirements for Honors Degree.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
CHN 496R: Chinese Language Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. Permission only, discretion of instructor. Provides students of Chinese an opportunity to use their Chinese language skills outside the classroom, exposing them to a variety of native speakers in a number of different situations. Students will be assigned to a number of tasks: interpreting at appointments with social workers, doctors, dentists, welfare workers, food and clothing banks and at job interviews, as well as assisting customers and doing Chinese word processing in Chinese travel agencies and other types of businesses. Students are advised to be flexible as different tasks may be assigned each day.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
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East Asian Studies 100-Level Courses
EAS 190: Freshmen Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring as needed. Focus on selected topics in East Asian studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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East Asian Studies 200-Level Courses
EAS 210R: Chinese Calligraphy
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 210R: Chinese Calligraphy
Course Description

No Course Description Available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
None
Weekly Contact Minutes
None
EAS 212: Asian Religious Traditions
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
HAP
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 212: Asian Religious Traditions
Course Description

Thematic study of at least two Asian religious traditions. Thematic emphasis may include relationships of text and context, pilgrimage, gender, epic performance, religious institutions, visual arts, or colonial and post-colonial identities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTVIS 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
CHN 215: Chinese Art, Culture and Society through Calligraphy
Course Description

This course introduces students to Chinese calligraphy in its artistic, cultural & historical contexts. Combining systematic hands-on practice w/ reading, writing, & research, it engages students in examining the aesthetic values, intellectual metaphors, & moral criteria that calligraphy embodies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
LING 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
Course Description

This course examines the manners and contexts in which the Chinese writing systems interface with other languages and cultures (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) and the cultural identities that the Chinese orthographic symbols come to represent at both personal and social levels in and beyond Asia.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 235: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 235W: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
LING 235W: Chinese Writing Systems in Asia
Course Description

This course examines the manners and contexts in which the Chinese writing systems interface with other languages and cultures (Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese) and the cultural identities that the Chinese orthographic symbols come to represent at both personal and social levels in and beyond Asia.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
JPN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
JPN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 260: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 260: East Asia, 1500 to the Present
Course Description

No Course Description Available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 270: Intro to Japanese Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 270: Intro to Japanese Culture
Course Description

This course explores various aspects of life and society in Japan, including writing, gender, memory and history, geography and the environment, aesthetics, and the formation of national identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 270W: Intro to Japanese Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 270W: Intro to Japanese Culture
Course Description

This course explores various aspects of life and society in Japan, including writing, gender, memory and history, geography and the environment, aesthetics, and the formation of national identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 271: Mod China In Film And Fiction
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 271: Mod China In Film And Fiction
Course Description

This course is an examination of twentieth-century Chinese society through cinematic productions and a critical reading of the writings of major Chinese writers in translation. Emphasis on self and society in a changing culture and the nature and function of literature in modern nation-building.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 271W: Mod China In Film And Fiction
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 271W: Mod China In Film And Fiction
Course Description

This course is an examination of twentieth-century Chinese society through cinematic productions and a critical reading of the writings of major Chinese writers in translation. Emphasis on self and society in a changing culture and the nature and function of literature in modern nation-building.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 272: Lit in Early & Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 272: Lit in Early & Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to Chinese literature from its beginnings through the end of the imperial era in 1911. Focusing on close readings of selected pieces in their literary and historical context, we will analyze representative works of individual eras, writers, and genres (in English translation) that occupy significant positions in the historical development of traditional Chinese literature. The aim of the course is to illustrate the beauty and diversity of classical Chinese literary voices and poetic sensibilities, and enable students to come to adequate terms with literary texts that were produced in an intellectual and cultural environment often portrayed as being worlds apart from our own.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 272W: Lit in Early & Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 272W: Lit in Early & Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to Chinese literature from its beginnings through the end of the imperial era in 1911. Focusing on close readings of selected pieces in their literary and historical context, we will analyze representative works of individual eras, writers, and genres (in English translation) that occupy significant positions in the historical development of traditional Chinese literature. The aim of the course is to illustrate the beauty and diversity of classical Chinese literary voices and poetic sensibilities, and enable students to come to adequate terms with literary texts that were produced in an intellectual and cultural environment often portrayed as being worlds apart from our own.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 273: The Heritage Of China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 273: The Heritage Of China
Course Description

This course is a general introduction to Chinese history, culture and literary tradition. It is designed to acquaint the students to ideas, institutions, aspects of life, literature and arts that are essential to an educated understanding of the Chinese world. This course will begin with discussions of individual topics including geography, philosophy, language, art, family and daily life. The course will then proceed to a chronological introduction to Chinese literary tradition, and will focus on the discussion of significant Chinese literary and historical texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips, OR group meetings
EAS 274: Foreigners in Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Far from being a closed empire encircled by an impenetrable Great Wall, China was always integrated in global circulations of goods, knowledge, and people. Foreigners were a constant presence in the Middle Kingdom throughout its history, even if they were not welcomed by everyone and at all times. In this seminar we will follow the trails and travails of men and women from Europe, Asia, and America, who fell prey to the lure of Cathay in their searches for riches, influence, employment, adventure, or spiritual gratification. Our aim is to explore not only the changing fortunes of individual travelers but also to examine the historical origins of many of the ideas that continue to shape our understanding of Chinese civilization.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ENVS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
JPN 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
Course Description

We examine the interaction between the human and natural world in Japanese cultural and scientific history by looking at maps, literature, scriptures, visual media, and current journalism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 276: Making of Modern Korea
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
KRN 270: Making of Modern Korea
Course Description

By drawing on a wide range of materials across various disciplines the course aims to provide a broad and coherent picture of the history of modern Korea since the late 19th century to the contemporary period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 277: Political Change in Korea
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
SOC 271: Political Change in Korea
KRN 271: Political Change in Korea
Course Description

This course explores the historical dynamics of political change in Korea since the establishment of the First Republic up to the current period, the may factors that shaped its political trajectory and democratization, and the key issues that have defined South Korean politics to this day.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
East Asian Studies 300-Level Courses
EAS 303: Reading Literature in Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 303: Reading Literature in Japanese
Course Description

This class helps students develop the skills necessary to read Japanese-language texts independently, without the aid of an instructor. Classroom assignments emphasize vocabulary building and kanji recognition, strategies for decoding complex sentence structures, understanding of the nuances of language and literary style, and the use of dictionaries and other reference materials. Students should come out of this class with a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which word choice and tone of expression affect the meaning and intent of the passages studied.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 317: East Asian Buddhism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REL 307: East Asian Buddhism
Course Description

The development of Buddhism in China and Japan, including examination of monasticism, ritual, ideas of Buddhahood, Zen, Pure Land, and Buddhist relations to the state and to other religions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 322: Politics Of Southeast Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 322: Politics Of Southeast Asia
Course Description

Suggested prerequisite: Political Science 110 or Political Science 120. Introduction to the contemporary politics of Southeast Asia. Specific focus on capitalist developing countries of the region - Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore. Approach is comparative, with focus on democratization, economic growth, and environmental issues.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 328: Politics Of Japan & East Asia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 328: Politics Of Japan & East Asia
Course Description

Suggested prerequisite: Political Science 110 or 120. Examines politics of contemporary Japan, with stress on political bases of Japanese economic growth and in comparison with other East Asian economic successes (e.g., Taiwan, South Korea).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 337: Religion Health and Healing
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ANT 337: Religion Health and Healing
Course Description

This class explores issues such as what makes for a healthy self or person, the role of religious practices and belief in healing, and the relationship of body and mind.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
EAS 359: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 359: Women and Religion in China
WGS 359: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 359W: Women and Religion in China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 359W: Women and Religion in China
WGS 359W: Women and Religion in China
Course Description

This course will examine what impacts the religious traditions of China, including Confucianism, Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism, have had upon shaping the social experiences, roles and images of women in twentieth century China and Taiwan. We will be exploring dimensions of the modern encounter between women and traditional Chinese traditions such as the construction of genders and the roles given them in the Chinese religions, and the images of the goddess and the symbolism of the female in art. We will also engage contemporary Chinese women's responses to the traditional representations of their spiritual, sexual and social roles in various women's social movements, as well as a new presentation of the female body in contemporary Chinese cinema.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
WGS 360: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
WGS 360W: Mod Chn Women In Film & Fict
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
WGS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
WGS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 362: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 362: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
Course Description

An examination of the image of the warrior in Japan through literature and its effect on many areas of Japanese culture, including philosophy, literary history, religion, music, and the visual arts. Emphasis is on the exploration of primary texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 362W: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 362W: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
Course Description

An examination of the image of the warrior in Japan through literature and its effect on many areas of Japanese culture, including philosophy, literary history, religion, music, and the visual arts. Emphasis is on the exploration of primary texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
JPN 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
Course Description

An exploration of the complex interactions between written texts and the visual arts in Japan from the classical era to the present. Discussion will include prose, poetry, printing, picture scrolls, calligraphy, woodblock prints, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
JPN 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
Course Description

An exploration of the complex interactions between written texts and the visual arts in Japan from the classical era to the present. Discussion will include prose, poetry, printing, picture scrolls, calligraphy, woodblock prints, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 364: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 372: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
Course Description

Surveys Japanese literature from the mid-19th century to the present. Introduces the nature and range of literary genres as they developed in the context of Japan\'s confrontation with modernity. The course opens for discussion issues in contemporary literary theory in order to understand aspects of Japanese literature and culture, such as gender, nationalism, intertextuality, Orientalism, and identity. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 364W: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 372W: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
Course Description

Surveys Japanese literature from the mid-19th century to the present. Introduces the nature and range of literary genres as they developed in the context of Japan\'s confrontation with modernity. The course opens for discussion issues in contemporary literary theory in order to understand aspects of Japanese literature and culture, such as gender, nationalism, intertextuality, Orientalism, and identity. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 365: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 365: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the culture and literature of late imperial China. We will discuss a wide selection of literary works from the late 16th to 18th centuries as a prism to reflect on the broader intellectual, social, and cultural history of the period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 365W: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 365W: Lit & Culture Late Imperial China
Course Description

This course offers an introduction to the culture and literature of late imperial China. We will discuss a wide selection of literary works from the late 16th to 18th centuries as a prism to reflect on the broader intellectual, social, and cultural history of the period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 366: Beyond Orientalism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 366: Beyond Orientalism
Course Description

This seminar examines the main tenets of Orientalism and exoticism in exploring the hybridization of cultural practices in musical, theatrical, and cinematographic genres from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 366W: Beyond Orientalism
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 366W: Beyond Orientalism
Course Description

This seminar examines the main tenets of Orientalism and exoticism in exploring the hybridization of cultural practices in musical, theatrical, and cinematographic genres from the eighteenth century to the present.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 367: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 360: Japanese Modern Women Writers
WGS 362: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 367W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 360W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
WGS 362W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 369: Chinese Music & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 372: Chinese Music & Culture
Course Description

Open to all students regardless of Chinese language ability, basic language skills will be taught. This course examines the historical, social, and individual aspects of Chinese musical cultures through the use of English and Chinese sources.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 369W: Chinese Music & Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 372W: Chinese Music & Culture
Course Description

Open to all students regardless of Chinese language ability, basic language skills will be taught. This course examines the historical, social, and individual aspects of Chinese musical cultures through the use of English and Chinese sources.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 371: East Asian Musical Cultures
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 371: East Asian Musical Cultures
Course Description

This course explores how music creates differences between countries in East Asia and, at the same time, ties them together to create a distinct East Asian identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 371W: East Asian Musical Cultures
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MUS 371W: East Asian Musical Cultures
Course Description

This course explores how music creates differences between countries in East Asia and, at the same time, ties them together to create a distinct East Asian identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 372: History Of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 372: History Of Modern Japan
Course Description

An introductory survey of modern Japan (1850-1950), covering the late Tokugawa shogunate, the creation of the Meiji state, and the rise and fall of the Japanese empire.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 374: Confucian Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 373: Confucian Classics
REL 374: Confucian Classics
Course Description

For more than two thousand years, a small set of texts associated with Confucius (551-479 BC) and his disciples formed the core of the Chinese educational curriculum. As a store of knowledge shared by all educated men and women, Confucian Classics shaped Chinese literati culture from late antiquity to the early 20th century. The goal of this course is to illustrate the diversity of the literary and cultural practices that evolved around this unique body of writings. The course is roughly divided into two parts. First, we will attempt to establish a framework for understanding the textual history and changing significance of the Classics throughout the premodern era. Drawing on a broad selection of primary sources (to be read in English translation), we will then examine how the canonized ideas were refracted in literary, philosophical, religious, and political discourse.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 374W: Confucian Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 373W: Confucian Classics
REL 374W: Confucian Classics
Course Description

For more than two thousand years, a small set of texts associated with Confucius (551-479 BC) and his disciples formed the core of the Chinese educational curriculum. As a store of knowledge shared by all educated men and women, Confucian Classics shaped Chinese literati culture from late antiquity to the early 20th century. The goal of this course is to illustrate the diversity of the literary and cultural practices that evolved around this unique body of writings. The course is roughly divided into two parts. First, we will attempt to establish a framework for understanding the textual history and changing significance of the Classics throughout the premodern era. Drawing on a broad selection of primary sources (to be read in English translation), we will then examine how the canonized ideas were refracted in literary, philosophical, religious, and political discourse.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 375: Contemp. Chinese Politics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
POLS 375: Contemp. Chinese Politics
Course Description

No Course Description Available.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 376: Science in China, 1600 - 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course reconstructs the encounter between Chinese natural studies and European science from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. After a brief survey of the state of natural studies in China, circa 1600, we will trace the interactions between Chinese and European learning in a wide array of disciplines, ranging from astronomy, mathematics, and medicine to physics and zoology. Situating our explorations in their intellectual, social, and cultural contexts, we will try to understand the forces that have shaped the formation of modern science in China and, more generally, the factors influencing the migration of ideas across cultures.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 376W: Science in China, 1600 - 1900
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course reconstructs the encounter between Chinese natural studies and European science from the early seventeenth to the late nineteenth centuries. After a brief survey of the state of natural studies in China, circa 1600, we will trace the interactions between Chinese and European learning in a wide array of disciplines, ranging from astronomy, mathematics, and medicine to physics and zoology. Situating our explorations in their intellectual, social, and cultural contexts, we will try to understand the forces that have shaped the formation of modern science in China and, more generally, the factors influencing the migration of ideas across cultures.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 377: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 374: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
Course Description

A survey of Japanese literature in translation from the 8th through the 21st centuries in which students both read representative works from various genres in the Japanese canon and write in those genres themselves. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 377W: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 374W: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
Course Description

A survey of Japanese literature in translation from the 8th through the 21st centuries in which students both read representative works from various genres in the Japanese canon and write in those genres themselves. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 378: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 378: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
Course Description

This course examines the way the postwar Japanese experience has been reflected (and constructed) through various types of popular media. Through film, television, magazine, newspapers, music, and manga, we will explore the various ways in which Japanese society has narrated its experiences of recovery and rebuilding after World War II, and the role these media sources have played in this reconstruction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 378W: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 378W: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
Course Description

This course examines the way the postwar Japanese experience has been reflected (and constructed) through various types of popular media. Through film, television, magazine, newspapers, music, and manga, we will explore the various ways in which Japanese society has narrated its experiences of recovery and rebuilding after World War II, and the role these media sources have played in this reconstruction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 379: History Of Modern China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 373: History Of Modern China
Course Description

China since the Opium War. Nineteenth-century dynastic decline, Western impact, and modernization efforts; Republican, Nationalist, and Communist revolutions of the twentieth century; and the development of the People's Republic of China since 1949.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 380: Social Movements, East & West
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
KRN 372: Social Movements, East & West
SOC 372: Social Movements, East & West
Course Description

This course examines social movements in the East and West from a comparative perspective. The goal is to better understand the varying cultural, historical and institutional contexts and dynamics through which social movements emerge, evolve and leave traces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 380W: Social Movements, East & West
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
KRN 372W: Social Movements, East & West
SOC 372W: Social Movements, East & West
Course Description

This course examines social movements in the East and West from a comparative perspective. The goal is to better understand the varying cultural, historical and institutional contexts and dynamics through which social movements emerge, evolve and leave traces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 385: Spec Top: East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Study of East Asian literature, history, society, thought, or culture, alone or in conjunction with other literary or cultural trends. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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EAS 386: Special Topics: Korean
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
KRN 386: Special Topics: Korean
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Korean culture and society. No knowledge of Korean is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 386W: Special Topics: Korean
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
KRN 386W: Special Topics: Korean
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Korean culture and society. No knowledge of Korean is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 388: The Cultural Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 388: The Cultural Revolution
REL 388: The Cultural Revolution
Course Description

This course offers a general survey of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976), with foci on three main aspects: language, religion, and art. Students will study revolutionary media such as songs, films, and model plays, in addition to the visual and material culture of the period. Students will also stage a performance of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 388W: The Cultural Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 388W: The Cultural Revolution
REL 388W: The Cultural Revolution
Course Description

This course offers a general survey of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1976), with foci on three main aspects: language, religion, and art. Students will study revolutionary media such as songs, films, and model plays, in addition to the visual and material culture of the period. Students will also stage a performance of Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 394: Screening China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 394: Screening China
FILM 394: Screening China
Course Description

The course explores the history and development of Chinese cinema. It discusses "film in China" and "China in film" by focusing on the function of cinema and continual reconfigurations of time, space, gender, and history in Chinese films under different historical conditions since the early twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 394W: Screening China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 394W: Screening China
FILM 394W: Screening China
Course Description

The course explores the history and development of Chinese cinema. It discusses "film in China" and "China in film" by focusing on the function of cinema and continual reconfigurations of time, space, gender, and history in Chinese films under different historical conditions since the early twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 397R: Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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East Asian Studies 400-Level Courses
EAS 404: Contemporary Chinese Literatr
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 404: Contemporary Chinese Literatr
Course Description

This course is designed for those who have completed CHN 401 or the equivalent. The course materials are selected from post-Mao fiction in unabridged form to help students develop abilities to read literary works in the original. It exposes students to fictional writings in various styles and emphasizes strategies of extensive reading and vocabulary expansion beyond what usually appears in the media and other formal expository writings. Students will learn to appreciate the power of language in constructing meanings by doing close readings of literary pieces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
JPN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
Course Description

An advanced seminar probing key themes in the study of modern East Asia. Topics to be examined include the imperial legacies of China and Japan and their impact on the region, the phenomenology of East Asian fundamentalism, issues in comparative colonialism, the volatility of shared meanings of identity as well as reconstructions of national subjects in literature, popular culture, and the arts. This is required for East Asian Studies majors but is open to students in other disciplines.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 451: Great Writers of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 451: Great Writers of Modern Japan
Course Description

This advanced seminar is devoted to intensive reading and discussion of fiction and essays by a single modern Japanese author who had clearly influenced contemporary Japanese culture, as well as earned international acclaim and recognition for his or her work.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 451W: Great Writers of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JPN 451W: Great Writers of Modern Japan
Course Description

This advanced seminar is devoted to intensive reading and discussion of fiction and essays by a single modern Japanese author who had clearly influenced contemporary Japanese culture, as well as earned international acclaim and recognition for his or her work.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 471: Tradition in Modern China
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This advanced seminar examines the multiple ways in which traditions have been attacked, defended, revised, and (re-)invented in twentieth-century China. Our aim is to disentangle the anxieties, interests, and rhetorical devices that have shaped modern Chinese answers to the question of historical continuity. In our explorations, we will scrutinize representations of the past in scholarly works, including histories of Chinese thought, science and literature, as well as in memories of historical events as reflected in historiography, film, fiction, music, monuments, and art.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 471W: Tradition in Modern China
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This advanced seminar examines the multiple ways in which traditions have been attacked, defended, revised, and (re-)invented in twentieth-century China. Our aim is to disentangle the anxieties, interests, and rhetorical devices that have shaped modern Chinese answers to the question of historical continuity. In our explorations, we will scrutinize representations of the past in scholarly works, including histories of Chinese thought, science and literature, as well as in memories of historical events as reflected in historiography, film, fiction, music, monuments, and art.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
EAS 495A: East Asian Studies Honors I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
EAS 495BW: East Asian Studies Honors II
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Permission of instructor required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
Japanese 100-Level Courses
JPN 101: Elementary Japanese I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. This course is designed to introduce students to the everyday language of Japan. Lessons will be organized around natural conversational topics, leading students from fundamental aspects of grammar to readings in simple texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
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JPN 102: Elementary Japanese II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of Japanese 101. Students will learn vocabulary, expressions, and sentence structures to become able to meet basic communication needs in Japanese. All four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) will be incorporated, and accurate and appropriate language use will be emphasized.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
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JPN 114: Element Studi Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying elementary Japanese through Emory-affiliated summer abroad intensive language programs. It is equivalent to JPN 101.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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JPN 115: Sty Abr: Elementary Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying elementary Japanese through Emory-affiliated summer abroad intensive language programs. It is equivalent to JPN 102.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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JPN 190: Fresh Sem: Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring as needed. Focus on special aspects of Japanese culture or language.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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Japanese 200-Level Courses
JPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Continuation of Japanese 102. This course aims to further develop language skills and increase familiarity with Japanese society. The emphasis is on accurate communication in Japanese, both spoken and written, that is appropriate to the given context.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
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JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of Japanese 201. This course is designed to complete the introduction and practice of basic grammar of Japanese. More authentic language material will be introduced.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
250
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JPN 214: Supervised Reading Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying intermediate Japanese through Emory-affiliated summer abroad intensive language programs. It is equivalent to JPN 201.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
JPN 215: Intermed Studi Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying intermediate Japanese through Emory-affiliated summer abroad intensive language programs. It is equivalent to JPN 202.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
JPN 232: Lang Usage in Japanese Society
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Japanese 201 or consent of instructor. Provides an in-depth knowledge of the Japanese language in relation to culture and society, focusing on Japanese modes of thinking that lie behind language usage. Taught in English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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JPN 234: Intro to Japanese Linguistics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
LING 234: Intro to Japanese Linguistics
Course Description

This course examines aspects of Japanese language from a linguistic perspective. It will introduce basic concepts in linguistics such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, using examples from Japanese language. It aims to provide opportunities to deepen the understanding of the Japanese language as well as to deepen the understanding of world languages by examining Japanese. This course should be of interest to students who are learning Japanese and are interested in the structural aspect of the language and to those who are interested in broadening their knowledge of different languages.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
EAS 250: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
EAS 250W: Intro to East Asian Studies
Course Description

An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to major topics in East Asian Studies as well as relevant methods and approaches. Themes of the course include East Asian history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the arts. The course also emphasizes the development of skills in writing, research, and critical thinking. This is a required course for East Asian Studies majors and minors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 270: Intro to Japanese Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 270: Intro to Japanese Culture
Course Description

This course explores various aspects of life and society in Japan, including writing, gender, memory and history, geography and the environment, aesthetics, and the formation of national identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 270W: Intro to Japanese Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 270W: Intro to Japanese Culture
Course Description

This course explores various aspects of life and society in Japan, including writing, gender, memory and history, geography and the environment, aesthetics, and the formation of national identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
ENVS 275: Nature and Culture in Japan
Course Description

We examine the interaction between the human and natural world in Japanese cultural and scientific history by looking at maps, literature, scriptures, visual media, and current journalism.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Japanese 300-Level Courses
JPN 301: Adv Conversation & Composition
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to develop fluency in spoken Japanese as well as enhance writing skills. Cross-cultural awareness will be emphasized and close attention will be paid to developing sophisticated expressions and nuances in the language.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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JPN 302: Adv Conv & Composition II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Japanese 301 or consent of instructor. This course provides opportunities for reading and discussion of authentic materials, as well as for learning how to write with systematic instruction on composition. Students will write essays on topics such as jibun-shi (autobiography).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 302W: Adv Conv & Composition II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Japanese 301 or consent of instructor. This course provides opportunities for reading and discussion of authentic materials, as well as for learning how to write with systematic instruction on composition. Students will write essays on topics such as jibun-shi (autobiography).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 303: Reading Literature in Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 303: Reading Literature in Japanese
Course Description

This class helps students develop the skills necessary to read Japanese-language texts independently, without the aid of an instructor. Classroom assignments emphasize vocabulary building and kanji recognition, strategies for decoding complex sentence structures, understanding of the nuances of language and literary style, and the use of dictionaries and other reference materials. Students should come out of this class with a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which word choice and tone of expression affect the meaning and intent of the passages studied.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 314R: Study Abroad - Language
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is exclusively for students studying advanced Japanese through Emory-affiliated summer abroad intensive language programs. It is equivalent to JPN 301.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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JPN 315R: Study Abroad - Non Language
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course designates any study abroad non-language course that does not have an Emory equivalent. Repeatable.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
JPN 316: Soc.Su/Sci/ Tech Study Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
JPN 360: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 367: Japanese Modern Women Writers
WGS 362: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 360W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 367W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
WGS 362W: Japanese Modern Women Writers
Course Description

Though Japanese women produced much of the great literature of the classical period (ca. 1000), literary production by women subsequently dwindled, to gain new life only in the modern era. This course familiarizes students with the multiplicity of the female voices that (re-)emerged in Japanese literature from the Meiji period (beginning 1868) to the late twentieth century. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
WGS 361: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
WGS 361W: Genji: Sensuality & Salvation
Course Description

This course will use the text of the Tale of Genji as a centerpoint from which to explore various issues in poetry, aesthetics, the visual arts, religion, history, politics, and gender in Japanese cultural history.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 362: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 362: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
Course Description

An examination of the image of the warrior in Japan through literature and its effect on many areas of Japanese culture, including philosophy, literary history, religion, music, and the visual arts. Emphasis is on the exploration of primary texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 362W: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 362W: Samurai,Shogun & Women Warrior
Course Description

An examination of the image of the warrior in Japan through literature and its effect on many areas of Japanese culture, including philosophy, literary history, religion, music, and the visual arts. Emphasis is on the exploration of primary texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
EAS 363: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
Course Description

An exploration of the complex interactions between written texts and the visual arts in Japan from the classical era to the present. Discussion will include prose, poetry, printing, picture scrolls, calligraphy, woodblock prints, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
EAS 363W: Lit & Visual Culture in Japan
Course Description

An exploration of the complex interactions between written texts and the visual arts in Japan from the classical era to the present. Discussion will include prose, poetry, printing, picture scrolls, calligraphy, woodblock prints, and film.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 372: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 364: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
Course Description

Surveys Japanese literature from the mid-19th century to the present. Introduces the nature and range of literary genres as they developed in the context of Japan\'s confrontation with modernity. The course opens for discussion issues in contemporary literary theory in order to understand aspects of Japanese literature and culture, such as gender, nationalism, intertextuality, Orientalism, and identity. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 372W: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 364W: Mod Jpn Lit In Engl Translatn
Course Description

Surveys Japanese literature from the mid-19th century to the present. Introduces the nature and range of literary genres as they developed in the context of Japan\'s confrontation with modernity. The course opens for discussion issues in contemporary literary theory in order to understand aspects of Japanese literature and culture, such as gender, nationalism, intertextuality, Orientalism, and identity. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 374: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 377: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
Course Description

A survey of Japanese literature in translation from the 8th through the 21st centuries in which students both read representative works from various genres in the Japanese canon and write in those genres themselves. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 374W: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 377W: Jpn Lit: Read & Wrt Classics
Course Description

A survey of Japanese literature in translation from the 8th through the 21st centuries in which students both read representative works from various genres in the Japanese canon and write in those genres themselves. Texts are in English translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 375: Topics in Jpn Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Japanese culture. No knowledge of Japanese is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 375W: Topics in Jpn Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Japanese culture. No knowledge of Japanese is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 378: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 378: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
Course Description

This course examines the way the postwar Japanese experience has been reflected (and constructed) through various types of popular media. Through film, television, magazine, newspapers, music, and manga, we will explore the various ways in which Japanese society has narrated its experiences of recovery and rebuilding after World War II, and the role these media sources have played in this reconstruction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 378W: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 378W: Postwar JPN Through Its Media
Course Description

This course examines the way the postwar Japanese experience has been reflected (and constructed) through various types of popular media. Through film, television, magazine, newspapers, music, and manga, we will explore the various ways in which Japanese society has narrated its experiences of recovery and rebuilding after World War II, and the role these media sources have played in this reconstruction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 397R: Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Approval by department is required. Variable credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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Japanese 400-Level Courses
JPN 401: Adv Lang & Cultural Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Japanese 302 or consent of instructor. Conducted in Japanese, the course focuses upon Japanese culture through readings and discussion of literary texts and materials from current periodicals and newspapers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 401W: Adv Lang & Cultural Studies I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Japanese 302 or consent of instructor. Conducted in Japanese, the course focuses upon Japanese culture through readings and discussion of literary texts and materials from current periodicals and newspapers.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 402: Adv Lang & Cultural Studies II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisites: Japanese 401 or consent of instructor. This course will provide exposure to business and technical Japanese. Students will practice formal styles of communication and read texts with technical orientation. In addition, basic skills of translation will be introduced. The course is conducted solely in Japanese.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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JPN 403: Adv Lang & Cultural Studies III
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students are encouraged to develop a sophisticated understanding of issues and topics current in contemporary Japanese life and to converse on these topics in both concrete and abstract terms with fluency and ease. They will learn Japanese styles of discussion and argument. A variety of short compositions and long-paper assignments will enable them to strengthen their expository writing skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 404: Adv Lang & Cultural Studies IV
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Students are encouraged to deepen their understanding of current events in Japan and their significance. Building on progress from the previous semester\'s class, they will practice and hone their skills in reading advanced materials and discussing them fluently and in translating texts from Japanese to English. Students also will be given regular writing assignments in which they reflect on and further explore the topics discussed in class.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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JPN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
CHN 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
EAS 450: Seminar in East Asian Studies
Course Description

An advanced seminar probing key themes in the study of modern East Asia. Topics to be examined include the imperial legacies of China and Japan and their impact on the region, the phenomenology of East Asian fundamentalism, issues in comparative colonialism, the volatility of shared meanings of identity as well as reconstructions of national subjects in literature, popular culture, and the arts. This is required for East Asian Studies majors but is open to students in other disciplines.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 451: Great Writers of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 451: Great Writers of Modern Japan
Course Description

This advanced seminar is devoted to intensive reading and discussion of fiction and essays by a single modern Japanese author who had clearly influenced contemporary Japanese culture, as well as earned international acclaim and recognition for his or her work.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 451W: Great Writers of Modern Japan
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 451W: Great Writers of Modern Japan
Course Description

This advanced seminar is devoted to intensive reading and discussion of fiction and essays by a single modern Japanese author who had clearly influenced contemporary Japanese culture, as well as earned international acclaim and recognition for his or her work.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 495A: Honors Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Contact the department for further information. Approval by department is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
JPN 495BW: Honors Japanese
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Contact the department for further information. Approval by department is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
JPN 496R: Japanese Language Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Approval by department is required. Variable credit.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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Korean 100-Level Courses
KRN 101: Elementary Korean I
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This is the first half of the Elementary Korean language course. It is designed for those who have very limited or no prior knowledge of Korean language. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
KRN 102: Elementary Korean II
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for those who have taken KRN 101 or have some knowledge of Korean. Basic communication skills, vocabulary,and grammar patterns will be covered.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Additional Course Plus Component
Computer conference with regular required participation
KRN 103: Elementary Korean for Heritage Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

KRN 103 is the accelerated elementary Korean language heritage students. It is designed for the Korean heritage learners who have some background in Korean language and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Korean 200-Level Courses
KRN 201: Intermediate Korean I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for those who have learned the basics of the Korean language and who want to improve their competence at a higher level. Complex sentences and grammar will be covered while the basics are reviewed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
KRN 202: Intermediate Korean II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed for those who have taken KRN 201 or have an equivalent level of proficiency. The course focuses on expanding conversational skills with an emphasis on Korean culture and society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
KRN 203: Intermediate Korean for Heritage Speakers
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Korean 203 is the accelerated intermediate Korean language course for Korean heritage students. It is designed for Korean heritage learners who have solid backgrounds in Korean language and culture.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
KRN 270: Making of Modern Korea
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 276: Making of Modern Korea
Course Description

By drawing on a wide range of materials across various disciplines the course aims to provide a broad and coherent picture of the history of modern Korea since the late 19th century to the contemporary period.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 271: Political Change in Korea
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 277: Political Change in Korea
SOC 271: Political Change in Korea
Course Description

This course explores the historical dynamics of political change in Korea since the establishment of the First Republic up to the current period, the may factors that shaped its political trajectory and democratization, and the key issues that have defined South Korean politics to this day.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Korean 300-Level Courses
KRN 301: Advanced Korean I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is designed to enable learners to achieve the advanced level of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar skills in Korean. Also, this course aims to help students understand various aspects of Korean culture and society. KRN 202, KRN 203, or instructor permission required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 302: Advanced Korean II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course, as a continuation of KRN 301, is designed to further develop advanced skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar in Korean. This course emphasizes reading and writing with advanced grammar, vocabulary and expressions. KRN 301 or instructor permission required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 305: Korean Proficiency Through TV Dramas
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Through the contextually rich texts of the dramas, and through frequent discussions and feedback sessions, this course will offer an opportunity to increase students' awareness about Korean culture, a crucial element in advancing their proficiency to the Low Advanced level.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
150 - 190
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
KRN 314R: Study Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Coursework in Korean Language completed on an Emory approved program abroad. Course enrollment and credit by permission only.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 315R: Study Abroad
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Coursework in English completed on an Emory approved program abroad. Course enrollment and credit by permission only.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
100
Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips
KRN 372: Social Movements, East & West
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 380: Social Movements, East & West
SOC 372: Social Movements, East & West
Course Description

This course examines social movements in the East and West from a comparative perspective. The goal is to better understand the varying cultural, historical and institutional contexts and dynamics through which social movements emerge, evolve and leave traces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 372W: Social Movements, East & West
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 380W: Social Movements, East & West
SOC 372W: Social Movements, East & West
Course Description

This course examines social movements in the East and West from a comparative perspective. The goal is to better understand the varying cultural, historical and institutional contexts and dynamics through which social movements emerge, evolve and leave traces.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
KRN 386: Special Topics: Korean
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 386: Special Topics: Korean
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Korean culture and society. No knowledge of Korean is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
KRN 386W: Special Topics: Korean
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
EAS 386W: Special Topics: Korean
Course Description

Fall or Spring. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to Korean culture and society. No knowledge of Korean is required. Topics to be announced each semester.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
KRN 396R: Korean Language Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Variable credit. Permission only, discretion of Instructor. Provide students of Korean an opportunity to use their Korean language skills outside the classroom, exposing them to a variety of native speakers in a number of different situations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Korean 400-Level Courses
KRN 401: Language and Culture of Korea I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In this course, a strong emphasis will be placed on the ability to produce and understand communications that are stylistically appropriate for professional and academic contexts as well as gaining further understanding of Korean culture and society.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Russian 100-Level Courses
RUSS 101: Elementary Russian I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Introduction to spoken and written language. Oral practice emphasized through multimedia exercises and drills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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RUSS 102: Elementary Russian II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Continuation of 101.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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RUSS 103: Russian: Advanced Beginners I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Designed for students with a Russian background who can speak but have difficulty reading and writing. It will help students develop and maintain writing, reading, and speaking skills at the academic level.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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RUSS 110: Intensive Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
8
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Credit, eight hours. Intensive first-year course. Covers two semesters of Russian. Emphasis on developing oral, written, reading, and comprehension skills.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
400
RUSS 190: Fresh Seminar: Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring as needed. Focus on special aspects of Russian culture or language.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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Russian 200-Level Courses
RUSS 200: Fund Of Russian For Readin
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall, spring, or summer. Credit, two to four semester hours. Prerequisite: none. Intended for graduate students and others who wish to concentrate on learning to read Russian.

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Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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RUSS 201: Inter Russ Conversatn/Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 102, 110, or consent of instructor. Focus on more advanced grammatical and syntactical constructions both in written and spoken Russian. Supplemented by multimedia exercises and materials.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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RUSS 202: Inter Composition/Conversation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: 201 or consent of instructor. Continuation of 201.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
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RUSS 203: Russian: Advanced Beginners II
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Designed for heritage speakers of Russian; it is sequel to RUSS 103. The emphasis is on improving students\' reading and writing skills. It prepares students for further study at the advanced level. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to take RUSS 301, 310, 311, 312, and 313.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
RUSS 270: Russian Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the diversity of Russian culture. Presented against a chronological sequence of Russian history, it covers Orthodoxy, iconography, literature, music, folk beliefs, and customs.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 270W: Russian Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. An interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the diversity of Russian culture. Presented against a chronological sequence of Russian history, it covers Orthodoxy, iconography, literature, music, folk beliefs, and customs.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 271: Literature of Imperial Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Survey of the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Russian literature presented against the background of historical, cultural, social, and political developments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 271W: Literature of Imperial Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Survey of the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Russian literature presented against the background of historical, cultural, social, and political developments.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 275: Russian Folklore
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. Designed as a one-semester course to introduce students to the major genres, methodology, and folk agricultural calendar, and the beliefs associated with it. This is a descriptive course, with the specialists and major collections introduced with each genre. The class will meet for three hours each week.

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Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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RUSS 276: The Vampire: Monster & Myth
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: None. Knowledge of Russian is not required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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RUSS 290: Supervised Reading and Writing
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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Russian 300-Level Courses
RUSS 301: Adv Oral/Written Comm I
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 202 or consent of instructor. Designed to help students reach a new level of fluency, focusing on vocabulary development and the more complex forms of literary and colloquial Russian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
RUSS 310R: Russ Poetry/Drama Original
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisites: Russian 202 or consent of the instructor. The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the rich tradition of Russian poetry and drama (nineteenth and twentieth century). This course is conducted for the most part in Russian and addresses such issues as the role of poetry and drama in Russian culture. The texts will be read in the original, but some background material may be read in English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Other on-line course component
RUSS 311: Fict & Nonfiction In Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Russian 202 or consent of instructor. Reading, viewing, and discussing selected materials from classical and contemporary literature, film, and current periodicals.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
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Other on-line course component
RUSS 312R: Studies in Individual Authors
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisites: Russian 202 or consent of instructor. The main goal of this course is to expand students\' literary vocabulary and develop further the ability to express themselves on both literary and everyday issues by means of the study of a particular Russian author in the original, i.e., Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy, Bulkagov, Pasternak, and more.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
RUSS 313R: Topics in Russian Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisites: Russian 202 or consent of instructor. The main goal of this course is to expand students\' Russian literary vocabulary and to develop further their ability to express themselves on both literary and everyday issues. This class will emphasize the varying stylistic patterns of different Russian writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and will seek to enhance students\' understanding of the cultural ambience of Russian literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Other on-line course component
RUSS 313RW: Topics in Russian Literature
General Information
Credit Hours
5
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisites: Russian 202 or consent of instructor. The main goal of this course is to expand students\' Russian literary vocabulary and to develop further their ability to express themselves on both literary and everyday issues. This class will emphasize the varying stylistic patterns of different Russian writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and will seek to enhance students\' understanding of the cultural ambience of Russian literature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 314: St. Petersburg Summer Program
General Information
Credit Hours
8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Summer. Credit, eight hours. Prerequisites: Russian 202 or equivalent, and approval of department. Intensive summer study of Russian language and culture in St. Petersburg, Russia. Practical language study, lectures, and tours. See chair of department for application procedure.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
Scheduled Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
Periodic field trips to the value of 2 credits
RUSS 315: Russian Through Film
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
RUSS 202: Inter Composition/Conversation
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course is designed to develop fluency in spoken Russian as well as enhance writing skills, vocabulary development, and reading and listening comprehension. Using Russian film as a basis for conversation provides students with a wealth of culture-based authentic materials.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
RUSS 320: Linguist Structure Of Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

In this course, students will develop skills in the command and use of grammatical categories in Russian through an understanding or relevant conceptual categories. Students will acquire conscious knowledge of the meaning so of the grammatical forms applied to discourse, i.e. to specific verbal situations, based no only on the underlying linguistic phenomena, but rather on the content of lingua-cultural situations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 350: Scientific Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will provide students with basic tools for comprehending the subject matter of Russian scientific texts. Emphasis will be placed on the ability to read and pronounce key terms, on recognizing sentence structures, and on cursory translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 351: Business Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: Russian 202 or equivalent. Introduction to basic oral and written communication skills for trade and business negotiations with Russian-speaking areas of the former Soviet Union.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 360: Dostoevsky In Eng Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. The novels of the most famous Russian writer and thinker, who deeply influenced world literature. Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and others. Topics for discussion include: Christianity and atheism, existentialism, the superman, the sources of evil, and freedom and suffering as moral categories.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 360W: Dostoevsky In Eng Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. The novels of the most famous Russian writer and thinker, who deeply influenced world literature. Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and others. Topics for discussion include: Christianity and atheism, existentialism, the superman, the sources of evil, and freedom and suffering as moral categories.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 361: Leo Tolstoy In Eng Translation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. The course examines the thought and art of one of Russia's most influential writers. In works such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Tolstoy offers insight into issues still fundamental to us today: the meaning of life and death, moral and social responsibility, and personal identity.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 372: Russia and the Age of Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. From tsarist days through the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has grappled with issues of imagination and identity. These issues find voice in Russian literature, which has moved radically along official and unofficial lines. The course focuses on a battle of realities in twentieth-century Russia, and it examines the powerful dynamics between art and politics. Films, slides, and music accompany texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 372W: Russia and the Age of Revolution
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. From tsarist days through the rise and fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has grappled with issues of imagination and identity. These issues find voice in Russian literature, which has moved radically along official and unofficial lines. The course focuses on a battle of realities in twentieth-century Russia, and it examines the powerful dynamics between art and politics. Films, slides, and music accompany texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 373: The Russian Avantgarde
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
ARTHIST 373: The Russian Avantgarde
FILM 375: The Russian Avantgarde
Course Description

Knowledge of Russian is not required. Introduction to interdisciplinary study of twentieth-century Russian literature and the visual arts, with focus upon issues of art and politics, time, space, and identity in symbolist, supermatist, constructivist, socialist realist, and post-Soviet "vision". In English.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture and Related Component
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Weekly Film Screenings, Gallery Talks or Special Assignments
RUSS 374: Shakespeare in Russian Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This class examines several paradigms for understanding Shakespeare's formidable influence in Russian culture: from Bloom's anxiety of influence to Eliot's claim that Shakespeare cannot be a poetic influence, to Pasternak's conception of the battle entailed in the transmission of tradition, and then to Mandelstam's vision of influence as a forceful impulse to speech or even a mating call. The plays in question will be carefully discussed in order to understand which of the themes will have the strongest impact and new life in a Russian culture and which are overlooked and downplayed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 374W: Shakespeare in Russian Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This class examines several paradigms for understanding Shakespeare's formidable influence in Russian culture: from Bloom's anxiety of influence to Eliot's claim that Shakespeare cannot be a poetic influence, to Pasternak's conception of the battle entailed in the transmission of tradition, and then to Mandelstam's vision of influence as a forceful impulse to speech or even a mating call. The plays in question will be carefully discussed in order to understand which of the themes will have the strongest impact and new life in a Russian culture and which are overlooked and downplayed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 375: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Study of Russian language, literature, or culture, alone or in conjunction with other literary or cultural trends. Topics to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 375W: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Study of Russian language, literature, or culture, alone or in conjunction with other literary or cultural trends. Topics to be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
REES 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 381: Jews In Russian Culture
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
JS 381: Jews In Russian Culture
Course Description

Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. This course explores Russian-Jewish intellectual dialogue in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through the most representative examples of cross-cultural writing, in fiction and nonfiction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Russian 400-Level Courses
RUSS 401: 19th C.Russian Lit.In Original
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 302 or consent of instructor. Short stories and poems of the classic Russian writers from Pushkin and Gogol to Dostoevsky and Chekhov. Social, moral, and aesthetic issues, individual differences in style, and linguistic features of the original Russian texts. Satisfies General Education Requirements, postfreshman writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 401W: 19th C.Russian Lit.In Original
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 302 or consent of instructor. Short stories and poems of the classic Russian writers from Pushkin and Gogol to Dostoevsky and Chekhov. Social, moral, and aesthetic issues, individual differences in style, and linguistic features of the original Russian texts. Satisfies General Education Requirements, postfreshman writing requirement.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 402: 20th C.Russian Lit.In Original
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Russian 401 or consent of instructor. An introduction to the major Russian literary movements, including symbolism, acmeism, futurism, socialist realism, and conceptualism, and to the short representative works of the greatest writers and poets of the twentieth century, such as Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and Brodsky.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 402W: 20th C.Russian Lit.In Original
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Russian 401 or consent of instructor. An introduction to the major Russian literary movements, including symbolism, acmeism, futurism, socialist realism, and conceptualism, and to the short representative works of the greatest writers and poets of the twentieth century, such as Nabokov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and Brodsky.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 403: 21st Century Russian Literature in Original
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This class will examine contemporary Russian writers in the original.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 411: Contemp.Readings & Translatn I
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course will focus on the practice and theory of translation. Works of poetry, prose, and newspaper articles will be our primary texts.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 412: Contemp Readings & Trans.II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Continued from RUSS 411. Focuses on practice and theory of translation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 414: Russian in the Media
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Reading and discussion of materials from current periodicals, newspapers, and television on history, politics, culture, and science. Advanced knowledge of Russian required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
RUSS 416: Political Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Prerequisite: Russian 415 or consent of instructor. Focus is on political Russian. Readings and discussion of materials from historical and current periodical literature as well as Russian television newscasts, with primary emphasis on current political developments within Russia and problems of Russian foreign policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
Film Screening with discussion
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
100 - 140
RUSS 420: Phil And Religion In Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian not required. Major trends of Russian thought: debate between Slavophiles and Westernizers; religious philosophy of Solovyov and Berdiaev; Soviet Marxism; Bakhtin¿s dialogic imagination; existentialism and structuralism; Euroasianism, and evolution of Orthodox thought.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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RUSS 475: Advanced Topics in Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 302 or equivalent. Focuses upon key texts and pivotal ideas in Russian thought. Students read the works in Russian and discuss the works in terms of language, style, and concepts, as well as historical, political, and societal dynamics. The course is conducted in Russian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 475W: Advanced Topics in Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HALW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Prerequisite: Russian 302 or equivalent. Focuses upon key texts and pivotal ideas in Russian thought. Students read the works in Russian and discuss the works in terms of language, style, and concepts, as well as historical, political, and societal dynamics. The course is conducted in Russian.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 481R: Senior Seminar in Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAL
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Our capstone seminar, conducted in Russian, designed for our advanced majors.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Other on-line course component
RUSS 485: West And Russian Postmodernism
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Prerequisite: none. Knowledge of Russian is not required. This course offers a comparative perspective on postmodernism in Western and Russian cultures, including a parallel examination of principal works in literature, art, and the humanities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Scheduled Related Component
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Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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RUSS 490R: Advanced Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course is designed to examine in depth a topic of major importance in the development of Russian culture. Although specific themes will vary from year to year, the approach will be interdisciplinary in nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 490RW: Advanced Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

The course is designed to examine in depth a topic of major importance in the development of Russian culture. Although specific themes will vary from year to year, the approach will be interdisciplinary in nature.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 495A: Honors Program In Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall. Open to eligible candidates in their senior year (contact department chair for requirements).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
RUSS 495BW: Honors Program In Russian
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Spring. Open to eligible candidates in their senior year (contact department chair for requirements).

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
RUSS 496R: Russian Language Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
2 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Credit, two to four hours per semester. Approval by department is required. Provides students an opportunity to use their Russian language skills outside the classroom in a variety of situations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
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RUSS 497R: Individual Directed Reading
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Credit, variable. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of eight hours. Approval by department is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Select Scheduled related component
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
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Additional Course Plus Component
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Honors Program

See “Honors Program” under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the department for further details.

In addition to the College requirements for eligibility, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in course work in REALC and demonstrate linguistic ability (to be determined by a reading exam) to conduct research in primary sources. Eligible students will select a thesis adviser approved by the department's honor adviser. To complete the Honors program in Chinese the student will enroll in a two-semester Honors course, CHN 495A and CHN 495B/WR, for eight credits. The fall semester will be spent exploring issues and research materials for the Honors thesis. In spring, upon approval of the thesis advisor, students will be expected to write the thesis. With the approval of the Honors advisor students are expected to enroll in a senior seminar course in either REALC or another appropriate department that would complement and support the thesis. Each thesis must be completed in the spring and defended before a committee consisting of the student's advisor, faculty member(s) from REALC and one faculty member from outside the department and approved by the Honors advisor

Outstanding students majoring in Japanese may apply to participate in the Honors Program. To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in their REALC course work. Eligible students will select a thesis advisor approved by the program's honors adviser. Honors students are required to enroll in a two-semester honors course, JPN 495A and JPN 495B/WR for eight credits. The fall semester
course helps students prepare to write their theses, which they complete in the spring semester. The thesis must be defended before a committee consisting of the student's advisor, faculty member(s) from REALC and one faculty member from outside the department as approved by the Honors Advisor.

Outstanding students majoring in Russian may apply to participate in the Honors Program. To be eligible, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average in their REALC course work. Eligible students will select a thesis adviser approved by the program's honors adviser. Honors students are required to enroll in a two-semester honors course, RUSS 495A and RUSS 495B/WR for eight credits. The fall semester
course helps students prepare to write their theses, which they complete in the spring semester. The thesis must be defended before a committee consisting of the student's adviser, faculty member(s) from REALC and one faculty member from outside the department as approved by the honors adviser.


For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

Emory-approved semester study abroad programs are available in Beijing, Shanghai, and Harbin, the People's Republic of China; and in Taipei, Taiwan, at Kansai Gaidai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, and the Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies in Japan; in Moscow, Voronezh, Yaroslavl', and Irkutsk, the Russian Federation; and at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Summer programs are available in Beijing, China; Tokyo, Hakodate and Kanazawa, Japan; and in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. Other study abroad options, including academic year programs, also are available. For updated information about study abroad, contact the department at 404.727.6427 or Emory's Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) 404.727.2711.

For more information, see Study Abroad.