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Courses - AST Graduate Level

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, AH 567, AH 568, AH 569, AH 570, AH 571, AH *596, AH *597; A/ST 544, A/ST 592, A/ST 610, A/ST 695, A/ST 697, A/ST 698; ANTH 516, ANTH 517, ANTH 519, ANTH 597, ANTH 697; ART 611; ASAM 595; CHIN 530A,B,C, CHIN 551, CHIN 590, CHIN 592; CWL 503, CWL 522, CWL 548, CWL 550; ECON 690; GEOG 650, GEOG 697; HIST 505, HIST 509, HIST 510(G), HIST 682, HIST 695, HIST 697; JAPN 551, JAPN 562, JAPN 581, JAPN 592, JAPN 695, JAPN 697; PHIL 697; POSC 590, POSC 599, POSC 600, POSC 610, POSC 670, POSC 697; R/ST 646, R/ST *690, R/ST *697.

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).

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. 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 (3)

Prerequisites: A/ST 592 or A/ST 610, or consent of graduate advisor and faculty member supervising the readings.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special interest in Asian Studies.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters.

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 (3)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy, consent of graduate advisor and faculty member supervising the thesis.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis in Asian Studies.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units with same topic in different semesters.


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