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Graduate Offerings

I. Courses in Asian Studies

A/ST 524. Principles of Asian Health Sciences (3) F, S
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Presents the philosophical, historical, clinical and scholarly qualities of Asian health sciences to promote health, prevent disease and treat illness. Comparisons are made with selected Asian and western health care systems and individual health practices. Traditional grading only. (Same course as HSC 524./424).

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A/ST 543. Religions of China (3) F, S
Ancient Chinese religious thought; penetration of Indian Buddhism and Ch’an (Zen); popular religion and the religion of the scholar-official. Emphasis will be on original texts in translations. Not open to students with credit in R/ST 343.

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A/ST 544. Religions of Japan (3) F, S
The transmission of continental civilization to Japan; shinto, Buddhism and Tokugawa Neo-Confucianism; Genrokuculture; and the New Religions. Emphasis on original texts in translations. Not open to students with credit in R/ST 344.

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A/ST 551. Hinduism (3) F, S
Survey of ancient, classical and medieval Hinduism. Emphasis on analysis of Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the various paths of Yoga. Not open to students with credit in R/ST 351.

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A/ST 592. Proseminar in Asian Studies (3) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Introduction to research methods; intensive study of selected conceptual and theoretical problems in Asian or Asian American Studies. Area and discipline of emphasis will vary from year to year. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

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A/ST 610. Seminar in Asian Studies (3) F, S
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 for a maximum of six units.

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A/ST 695. Directed Readings (1-3) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor. Readings in Asian Studies on an individual basis.

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A/ST 697. Directed Research (1-3) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor. Research in Asian Studies on an individual basis.

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A/ST 698. Thesis (2-6) F, S
Prerequisite: Consent of the Graduate Advisor. Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in Asian studies.

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II. Courses in cooperating departments (when the focus is Asia)

ANTH 516. Urban Anthropology (3) F, S
Comparative analysis of development and role of urban centers in ancient and modern cultures; interrelationships of urban and rural populations; patterns of similarity and difference in urbanism of contrasting cultures; implications for a multi-national world.

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ANTH 517. Applied Anthropology (3) F
Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and upper division standing or graduate standing or permission of the instructor. Applications of anthropological theory, knowledge and skills to problems related to community development, education, medicine and public health with special reference to cross-cultural problems.

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ANTH 519. Concepts and Theories of Ethnic Identity (3) F, S
Prerequisites: ANTH 120 and upper-division/graduate standing or permission of the instructor. An examination of concepts and theories of ethnic identity and acculturation/assimilation, as well as the causes of ethnic conflict and the means of its resolution. Traditional grading only.

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ANTH 570. Linguistic Field Methods (4) F, S
This course introduces the student to the practical study of unfamiliar languages. Through the help of a native speaker of a non-European language, the student will learn how to write down the sounds of the language and how to determine the structure of the language. Prerequisite: an introductory linguistics course. (Lecture-activity 5 hours.)

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ANTH 597. Directed Readings in Anthropology (1-3) F, S
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing and consent of instructor. Selected topics in anthropology will be studied in depth. A written report will be prepared.

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ANTH 697. Directed Research (1-3) F, S
Prerequisite: Consent of department. Research in anthropology on an individual basis.

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ART 598V. Buddhist Art of India and S.E. Asia (3) F
The formation and development of Buddhist art in Indian and its subsequent metamorphoses in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia will be examined. Traditional grading only.

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ART 598W. Hindu and Islamic Art of India (3) S
The formation and development of Hindu art in India and the genesis as well as transformation of Islamic art of India compared to pan-Islamic characteristics will be examined. Traditional grading only.

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ART 598X. Early Chinese Art (3) F
The formation and development of Chinese art from the third millennium to the 10th century A.D. Traditional grading only.

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ART 598Y. Later Chinese Art (3) S
Development of Chinese art from the 11th century A.D. through the culmination of the tradition and its transformation in the 20th century will be explored. Traditional grading only.

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ART 598Z. Japanese Art (3) F
The characteristics of Japanese art from 10,000 B.C. to the present will be examined and the development and transformation of native styles studied in relation to influences from Buddhist, Chinese, Korean and Western art, respectively. Traditional grading only.

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ART 611. Seminar in Art History (3) F, S
Prerequisite: Graduate student in Art History or consent of instructor. Directed individual research and group discussion concerning a topic in art history. Limited to 6 units in one semester; may be repeated for a maximum of 9 units.

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C/LT 522. Cooperative Studies (3) F, S
Prerequisite: One course in literature or consent of instructor. Interrelationship of two or more disciplines, with emphasis on reciprocal influences and borrowing of materials during various literary periods. The class will feature a different interdisciplinary study each semester to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units with different topics.

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C/LT 550. Topics in Comparative Literature (3) S
Prerequisite: C/LT 501 or consent of instructor. Special studies of movements, figures and relationships in world literature; or between world literature and other disciplines. Topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of nine units with different topics.

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ECON 571. International Economics (3) F
Prerequisites: ECON 310 and 311, or consent of the instructor. International trade and exchange rate theory. Types of trade control: tariffs, quotas, exchange manipulation, monopolies. Basic U.S. and European commercial policies since 1930.

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ECON 572. International Trade and Finance (3) S
Prerequisites: ECON 310 and 311, or consent of instructor. Pure theory of trade. Consequences of balance of payments dis-equilibrium for national income and prices. Tariffs, customs, unions and theory of commercial policy. Foreign exchange market and international financial institutions.

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ECON 690. Seminar in Economics (3) F, S
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Seminar on topics of current interest in economics. May be repeated for a maximum of six units with different topics.

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GEOG 650. Seminar in Cultural Geography (3) F
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Systematic investigation of human occupancy in its varied environmental and regional settings. May be repeated once with consent of department advisor.

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GEOG 697. Directed Research (1-3) F, S
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Research in geography supervised on an individual basis.

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JAPN 521. Selected Readings/ Writing in Japanese (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or consent of instructor. Undergraduates register in JAPN 421; graduates register in JAPN 521. Lecture. Readings from a selection of contemporary written materials including literary works, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reports, instructional and technical explanatory materials. May be repeated under different topics to a total of 9 units.

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JAPN 522. Technical Japanese (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 421 or equivalent. Undergraduates register in JAPN 422; graduates register in JAPN 522. Lecture. Development of receptive and productive skills using a variety of authentic materials drawn from business, humanities, sciences, and others. The course materials will be selected according to particular areas of students’ interest. Traditional grading only.

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JAPN 551. Japanese Civilization (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalent. Undergraduates register in JAPN 451; graduates register in JAPN 551. Lecture. 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.

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JAPN 561. The Structure of the Japanese Language (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalent. Undergraduates register in JAPN 461; graduates register in JAPN 561. Lecture. Introduction to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse of modern Japanese. Traditional grading only.

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JAPN 562. Contrastive Analysis of English and Japanese (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalent. Undergraduates register in JAPN 462; graduates register in JAPN 562. Lecture. Contrastive analysis of phonological, morphological, syntactic and discourse aspects of English and Japanese. Traditional grading only.

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JAPN 571. Readings in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302 or equivalent. Undergraduates register in JAPN 471; graduates register in JAPN 571. Lecture. Readings of representative works of modern and contemporary Japanese literature including short stories, novellas, diaries, memoirs, poetry, and excerpts from novels and plays. Traditional grading only.

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JAPN 581. Principles and Practice of Teaching Japanese (3) F, S
Prerequisites: JAPN 302, 312, 350, and at least one 400 level course, or equivalents. The course will introduce Japanese language teaching and learning in the U.S., focusing on application of principles of second language acquisition and exploration of linguistical, pedagogical, sociocultural issues relevant to teaching Japanese. Traditional grading only. Undergraduates register in JAPN 481; graduates register in JAPN 581.

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JAPN 592. Japanese Internship (3-6) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor; completion of a minimum of 15 upper division units required for the major in Japanese. Undergraduates register in JAPN 492; graduates register in JAPN 592. Credit/No Credit grading only.

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JAPN 695. Directed Readings (1-3) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor. Readings in Japanese on an individual basis. Traditional grading only.

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JAPN 697. Directed Research (1-3) F, S
Prerequisites: Consent of Graduate Advisor. Research in Japanese on an individual basis. Traditional grading only.

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POSC 600. Seminar in International Politics (3) F, S
Seminar is designed to examine in depth various aspects of International Politics, such as the role of power, multiple dimensions of national interest, collective security, world peace, nationalism, and imperialism. Different themes selected for a given seminar become the subject of discussion and exchange of ideas in every session. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

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POSC 610. Seminar in Comparative Government (3) F, S
Intensive study of the political institutions and policies of selected foreign governments. Emphasis on political parties and contemporary governmental policy. May be repeated for a maximum of six units.

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