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ASAN 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)
Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.
ASAN 600 Asian Studies Seminar: Scope and Methods (3)
Scope of Asian studies as a field; contributions of major disciplines to study of Asia; resources and methods of research; preparation of research proposal. (C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: graduate standing.
ASAN 608 Politics and Development: China (3)
Political economy of market transformation in China; developmental context of human resource, cultural tradition, ideology, policy issues of agriculture industry transfer, decentralization, dualism, market reform in urbanization, social service, foreign investment, and Greater China. Pre: one of POLS 341, ASAN 484, POLS 484, ASAN 600, ASAN 635, or PLAN 635; or consent. (Cross-listed as POL 645C)
ASAN 611 Comparative Muslim Societies in Asia (3)
This course will compare Muslim societies and cultures in Asia with each other and with the so-called "core" Middle Eastern Muslim societies. Pre: 600 or consent.
ASAN 618 Contemporary China: Development and Policy (3)
Selected topics on contemporary China. Center for Chinese Studies has details of current offering. May be repeated with permission of instructor. Pre: HIST 311 or HIST 312, or consent.
ASAN 620 Problems/Issues of Contemporary Asia (3)
Analysis from multidisciplinary perspective: rural development, urbanization, international relations, ethnicity, religion, language, etc. Pre: 312 or consent.
ASAN 624 Culture and Colonialism (3)
Analysis of theories and debates (cultural studies, feminist writings, post-colonial issues). Case studies of the transformation and creation of "traditional" cultures under colonialism. Pre: 310 or 312, or consent.
ASAN 626 Capitalism in Contemporary Asia (3)
Historically grounded theoretical examination of capitalism in 20th-century Asia; multidisciplinary approach to fundamental change in political and economic structures and institutions, prospects for the future. Pre: 600 or 625, or consent.
ASAN 627 Ethnic Nationalism in Asia (3)
Contemporary theories of ethnic and cultural nationalism from perspective of Asia. Issues of nation-state, power hierarchies, modernity, and identity in contemporary societies. Pre: 310 (or concurrent) or 312 (or concurrent), or consent.
ASAN 636 Culture and Urban Form in Asia (3)
Cultural and historical impact on urban form, contention of tradition and modernity in urban space, spatial expression of state and society, perception and utilization of urban design, evolution of urban form in selected Asian capitals. Pre: 312, PLAN 310, or PLAN 600. (Cross-listed as PLAN 636 and ARCH 687)
ASAN 651 East Asia Now (3)
Views East Asia as an interactive region. Examines common historical and cultural, economic, and political themes including various experiences with the West. Focus upon present state of the region. A-F only. Pre: 310,312 or consent.
ASAN 652 Contemporary Japanese Studies Seminar (3)
Selected human and physical fea-tures that represent economic, social, and politi-cal life. Pre: consent. (Crosslisted as GEOG 652)
ASAN 694 Topics in Buddhist Studies (3)
Seminar on selected topics in Buddhist studies. Pre: PHIL 360, PHIL 406, REL 475, or REL 490; or consent.
ASAN 699 Directed Research (V)
Individual problems and research. Pre: consent.
ASAN 700 Thesis Research (V)
ASAN 705 Asian Research Materials and Methods (3)
Bibliography, reference tools, and research methods in sources on Asia in Western and Asian languages. Discussion of published and archival repositories. (Crosslisted as HIST 705 and LIS 705)
ASAN 750 (Alpha) Research Seminar in Asian Studies (3)
(C) China; (I) South Asia; (J) Japan; (K) Korea; (P) Philippines; (S) Southeast Asia. Pre: 600 or consent.