Asian Studies (ASNS)

ASNS 1150. East Asian Studies. 4 Hours.

Seeks to provide an understanding of the constituent characteristics that originally linked East Asia as a region and the nature of the transformations that have occurred in the region over the last two thousand years. Concentrates on China and Japan, and addresses Korea and Vietnam where possible. Also seeks to provide students with effective interdisciplinary analytical skills as well as historical, ethical, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives. ASNS 1150 and HIST 1150 are cross-listed.

ASNS 1160. Introduction to South Asian Studies. 4 Hours.

Takes a multidisciplinary approach in exploring the formation of contemporary South Asia, with a focus on Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Examines the history of the region, from dawn of the colonial era to present times, seeking to understand the roots of the region’s social, cultural, and political development. .

ASNS 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

ASNS 2245. The Asian-American Experience. 4 Hours.

Examines the impact of Asian immigrant communities on U.S. political, economic, social, and cultural life and their encounters with racial, political, and economic discrimination from the nineteenth century to the present.

ASNS 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

ASNS 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

ASNS 4900. Asian Studies Capstone Directed Study. 4 Hours.

Offers independent intensive reading and writing on key interdisciplinary issues in Asian studies under the direction of faculty members in Asian studies on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor.

ASNS 4920. Asian Studies Capstone Seminar. 4 Hours.

Offers advanced reading, research, and writing on a major topic of broad interdisciplinary significance in Asian studies, such as pan-Asianism; medicine and disease in Asia; Asian interactions with the West; orientalism, anticolonialism, and nationalism in modern Asia; gender transformations and women’s movements in Asia; modern thought in East and South Asia.

ASNS 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

ASNS 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity for special readings and research in asian studies. May be repeated without limit.