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Graduate Course List

All seminars may be repeated for a total of six (6) units, provided the seminar topic is different. Directed Studies Readings and Research may not exceed a total of six (6) units: A/ST 698 (thesis) must be taken for a minimum of four and a maximum of six units for those taking the thesis option.

Graduate course descriptions are found in the departmental listings in which they are offered. Graduate courses applicable for the degree (only when the focus is on Asia) are: AH 566, 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, *596, *597; A/ST 544, 551, 592, 610, 695, 697, 698; ANTH 516, 517, 519, 597, 697; ART 611; ASAM 595; CHIN 530A,B,C, 551, 590, 592; CWL 503, 522, 548, 550; ECON 690; GEOG 650, 697; HIST 505, 509, 510(G), 682, 695, 697; JAPN 551, 562, 581, 592, 695, 697; PHIL 697; POSC 590, 599, 600, 610, 670, 697; R/ST 646, *690, *697.

Asian American Studies – ASAM Courses

Graduate Level

595./495. Seminar in Asian American Studies (3)

Selected topics in Asian American Studies. Area and topics of emphasis will vary from year to year.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

599. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special research interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

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Asian Studies – A/ST Courses

Graduate Level

544. Religions of Japan (3)

The transmission of continental civilization to Japan; Shinto, Buddhism and Tokugawa Neo-Confucianism; Genroku culture; and the New Religions. Emphasis on original texts in translations.
Not open for credit to students with credit in R/ST 344. Letter grade only (A-F).

551. Hinduism (3)

Survey of ancient, classical and medieval Hinduism. Emphasis on analysis of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the various paths of Yoga.
Not open for credit to students with credit in R/ST 351. Letter grade only (A-F).

592./492. Proseminar in Asian Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor.
Introduction to research methods. Intensive study of selected conceptual and theoretical issues in Asian Studies or Asian American Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

610. Seminar in Asian Studies (3)

Selected topics in Asian Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year. Open to graduate students of Asian Studies. Graduate students in other disciplines may enroll with consent of instructor.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Directed Readings (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor.
Readings in Asian Studies on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate advisor.
Research in Asian Studies on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (2-6)

Prerequisite: Consent of the graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in Asian studies.

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Chinese Studies – CHIN Courses

Graduate Level

510./410. Chinese Information Processing (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent. May be waived with instructor’s consent.
Introduction to the fundamentals of Chinese web design, including word-processing, HTML, layout, and user interaction.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Undergraduates register in CHIN 410; Graduates register in CHIN 510.

530A./430A. Classical Chinese Fiction (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of traditional Chinese fiction, ranging from major works of fiction from the Six Dynasties (317-588) through the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430A; graduates register in CHIN 530A. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

530B./430B. Classical Chinese Drama (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of Yuan (1279-1368) and Ming (1368-1644) drama, ranging from major works of Northern Drama (Zaju) and Southern Drama (Nanxi) to Peking Opera (Jingxi).
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430B; graduates register in CHIN 530B. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

530C./430C. Classical Chinese Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.
Study and examination of traditional Chinese poetry, ranging from major poetic works form antiquit to Qin Dynasty (1644-1911). Textual analysis and literary interpretational are emphasize..
Undergraduates register in CHIN 430A; Graduates register in CHIN 530A. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Chinese Culture and Tradition (3)

Prerequisite: One China-related course in Asian Studies or History and CHIN 302 (Advanced Chinese) or equivalent proficiency.
Designed as a capstone language class. Class instruction is conducted in Mandarin. Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; graduates register in CHIN 551.
Undergraduates register in CHIN 451; Graduates register in CHIN 551.

561./461. The Structure of Modern Chinese Language (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 301 or equivalent or by consent of instructor.
The Chinese language viewed in its linguistic context, synchronically and diachronically. Introduction to descriptive grammar of modern standard Chinese, the rise of written vernacular, dialect variations and sociolinguistic issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Contrastive Analysis of Chinese and English (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 302 or equivalent. Designed for students who plan to teach the Chinese language or do research in Chinese linguistics. Comparison of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Chinese. Analysis of common errors in learning Chinese. Letter grade only (A-F).

571./471. Chinese Literature and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 451, or minimum of 3 years of Chinese study, or consent of instructor.
This course will enhance students’ proficiency in Chinese through reading Chinese literature and culture-related topics with in-depth examination of representative works from linguistic, literary, textual, and intertextual perspectives.
Letter grade only (A-F).

575./475, Reading of Chinese Communist Documents (3)

Prerequisites: CHIN 451 or consent of instructor.
Advanced Chinese language course designed to develop students’ ability to understand and analyze the newspaper editorials, documents of the Chinese Communist Party and government and works of its leaders in original Chinese text.

581./481. Principles and Practice of Teaching Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 461/561 or consent of instructor.
Designed for students planning to become Chinese language teachers, Single Subject Credential program students or graduate students in Asian Studies or Linguistics. Prepares the student to be a Chinese teacher at all levels. Lectures, discussions, class observation and teaching preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585./485. Masterpieces from China (3)

Prerequisites: Instructor’s consent.
Reading of major works from China in Chinese. Selected writings represents different periods of Chinese history, thoughts,and literary tradition. Course conducted in Chinese.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Undergraduates register in CHIN 485; Graduate register in CHIN 585.

590./490. Special Topics in Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Undergraduates register in CHIN 490; Graduates register in CHIN 590.

592./492. Senior Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: One China-related course in Asian Studies or History and CHIN 302 (Advanced Chinese) or equivalent proficiency.
Introduction to research methods and study of conceptual and theoretical Chinese issues.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Undergraduates register in CHIN 492; Graduates register in CHIN 592.

599./499. Directed Studies in Chinese (1-3 units)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Independent study under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

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Japanese – JAPN Courses

Graduate Level

521./421. Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or consent of instructor.
Readings from a selection of contemporary materials including literary works, magazines, newspapers, instructional and technical materials.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Technical Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 421 or equivalent.
Development of receptive and productive skills using authenthic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others that will be selected according to students’ interest.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 422; graduates register in JAPN 522. (Lecture) Letter grade only (A-F).

551./451. Japanese Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduction and exploration of characteristic features of Japanese civilization and culture through studying selected topics and themes in fields such as arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Conducted in Japanese.
Letter grade only (A-F).

561./461. The Structure of the Japanese Language (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalents as determined by the instructor. .
Introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of modern Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302 and JAPN312, or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
Contrastive analysis of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Japanese. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

563./463. Acquisition of Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language: Theory and Practice (3)

Prerequisites: LING 101 or 170, or JAPN 461; and JAPN 302 or Placement Test.
Theoretical and practical background of language acquisition of Japanese as a second/foreign language. Aims at building knowledge of current research and its pedagogical implications. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

581./481. Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese (3)

Prerequisites: JAPN 302, 312, 350, and at least one 400-level course, or equivalents as determined by the instructor.
Introduces Japanese language pedagogy in the U.S. with principles of second language acquisition, and explore linguistic/pedagogical/sociocultural issues. Conducted in Japanese with some readings in English.
Letter grade only (A-F).

592./492. Japanese Internship (3-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in Japanese.
Field work in Japanese under joint direction of activity sponsor and faculty.
Undergraduates register in JAPN 492; graduates register in JAPN 592. Credit/No Credit grading only.

695. Directed Readings (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Readings in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor.
Research in Japanese on an individual basis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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Courses in cooperating departments (when the focus is on Asia)
ANTH 516 Urban Anthropology
ANTH 517 Applied Anthropology
ANTH 519 Concepts and Theories of Ethnic Identity
ANTH 522 Community Research Practicum
ANTH 570 Linguistic Field Methods
ANTH 597 Directed Readings in Anthropology
ANTH 697 Directed Research in Anthropology
ART 598V Buddhist Art of India and Southeast Asia
ART 598W Hindu and Islamic Art of India
ART 598X Early Chinese Art
ART 598Y Later Chinese Art
ART 598Z Japanese Art
ART 611 Seminar in Art History
C/LT 522 Comparative Studies
C/LT 550 Topics in Comparative Literature
ECON 571 International Economics
ECON 572 International Trade and Finance
ECON 690 Seminar in Economics
GEOG 650 Seminar in Cultural Geography
GEOG 697 Directed Research
HIST 510G The Literature of History (Asian)
HIST 682 Seminars in Asian History
HSC 524 Principles of Asian Health Sciences
JAPN 521 Selected Readings/Writing in Japanese
JAPN 522 Technical Japanese
JAPN 551 Japanese Civilization
JAPN 561 Structure of Japanese Language
JAPN 562 Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese
JAPN 571 Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature
JAPN 581 Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese
JAPN 592 Japanese Internship
JAPN 695 Directed Readings
JAPN 697 Directed Research
LING 580 Linguistic Field Methods
PHIL 697 Directed Research
POSC 600 Seminar in International Politics
POSC 610 Seminar in Comparative Government

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