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Asian and Asian American Studies

Courses - AST Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

306I. Traditional Asia (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary examination of traditional civilizations of Asia. This team-taught course focuses on two Asian civilizations, examining topics related to Asian cultures to illustrate the richness and diversity of Asia.
Not open to students with credit in Asian Studies 300I.

307I. Modern Asia (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Emphasis on development of Asia since the 18th century and its role in the modern world; some attention to the experience of Asians in the U.S. Continuity and change, reform and revolution in culture, politics and the economy will be included.
Not open to students with credit in Asian Studies 301I.

310. United States and Asia (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Examines themes including key religious, social and political movements, patterns of migrations, transnational cultural productions, and Asian-U.S. global economic relations since 1945.

320. Asia in Fiction and Film (3)

Focuses on Asian-Western interactions and particularly on Asian-Western perspectives of these interactions as manifested in film and works of fiction. Focus on China, Japan and/or India; consideration given to Asian experience in America.

334. Introduction to East Asian Literatures and Cultures (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Comprehensive introduction to the comparative study of East Asian cultures through the reading of representative selections from the literatures of China, Korea, and Japan in historical context. Focus is on the modern period.
Same course as CWL 334. Not open for credit to students with credit in CWL 334.

336. Introduction to Southeast Asian Literatures and Cultures (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Survey of the traditional and modern literatures and cultures of Southeast Asia with a focus on the modern period.
Not open for credit to student with credit in CWL 336.

393. Japan's Heritage (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Cultural heritage of Japanese civilization emphasizing history, philosophy, religion, literature and fine arts from prehistory to the present.
Letter grade only (A-F).

406A. Asian Women: East and Northeast Asia (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of the histories of women in China, Japan and Korea from prehistory to the present. Major themes include women's contributions to social, cultural and political change, and the complex relationship between feminism and nationalism in the modern period.
Same course as HIST 406A and WGSS 406A. Not open for credit to student with credit in HIST 406A, W/ST 406A or WGSS 406A.

406B. Asian Women: South and Southeast Asia (3)

Emphasis on modern period; exploration of complexitites of women's roles in multicultural, multilingual societies in South and Southeast Asia, including gender as continuing site of contention in nationalist discourse.
Same courses as HIST 406B and WGSS 406B. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 406B, W/ST 406B or WGSS 406B. Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Selected Topics in Asian Studies (3)

Topics of special interest in Asian Studies selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

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

Prerequisites: Consent of 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.

495I. China Heritage (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses; upper-division standing.
Cultural heritage explored through history, philosophy, religion and science, side by side with the fine arts; seen as the totality of a people's humanistic experience. (Lecture, discussion and film)
(Lecture, discussion, film.)

499. 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. Letter grade only (A-F).