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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.

306. Traditional Asia (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
An interdisciplinary examination of the traditional civilizations of Asia focusing on the transfer of culture and technology along the Spice Route, Silk and Tea Roads linking the region to the wider world prior to 1500 CE.
Not open to students with credit in Asian Studies 300I.

307. Modern Asia (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
An interdisciplinary examination of cultural change and globalization of Asia through the exchange of ideas, commodities, and technology since 1500 CE.
Not open to students with credit in Asian Studies 301I.

309. Asia and Globalization (3)

A comparative analysis of the political and economic systems of Asia, with a focus on East Asian sphere of influence and its contribution to globalization.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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. East Asian Fiction and Film (3)

Prerequisite: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
Introduces the historical background and cultural context of fiction and film in East Asia and how they reflect changes in individual and national identities since the twentieth century.
Letter grade only (A-F).

336. Southeast Asian Literature and Political Culture (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
This course introduces the historical background and political context of Southeast Asian modern literature during the twentieth century.
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).

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.

495. 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).


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