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.

Attribute(s): NUpath Difference/Diversity, NUpath Interpreting Culture


ASNS 1246. World War II in the Pacific. (4 Hours)

Studies World War II, the most devastating war in history, which began in Asia and had a great long-term impact there. Using historical and literary texts, examines the causes, decisive battles, and lingering significance of the conflict on both sides of the Pacific.

Attribute(s): NUpath Difference/Diversity, NUpath Societies/Institutions


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 3422. Topics in Chinese Studies. (4 Hours)

Covers special topics in Chinese studies. May be repeated without limit.


ASNS 3482. East Asian Politics. (4 Hours)

Examines the politics of East Asian societies as they cope with a variety of challenges. Focuses on economic development, environment, energy, and security in Japan, China, and the Koreas.

Prerequisite(s): ASNS 1150 with a minimum grade of C or POLS 1155 with a minimum grade of C


ASNS 3485. China: Governance and Foreign Policy. (4 Hours)

Focuses on China’s political system and the major issues confronted: leadership recruitment and succession, economic policies and development, class and class struggle, political culture and socialization, human rights, civil society, the media, and both internal and external security concerns. Examines how ideology, development, culture, and the pursuit of China’s national interest affect governance.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 1155 with a minimum grade of D-


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.

Attribute(s): NUpath Capstone Experience, NUpath Writing Intensive


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.