Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

AS.310.592 - Summer Internship

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Rowe, William T
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open

AS.310.501 - Independent Study - East Asia

Students carry out an independent research project involving East Asia.

Credits: 1.00 - 3.00
Instructor: Rowe, William T
Term: Summer 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required

AS.190.442 - Civil Society

This course explores classic and contemporary debates on the concept of civil society and critically examines its analytical value in light of recent developments. Topics include the relationship between civil society, the state, and markets, the role of civil society in development and democratization, social capital, and global civil society. This course is open to graduate students from any discipline. Advanced undergraduate students must obtain permission from the instructor and are expected to keep up with graduate students during class discussions.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Chung, Erin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:00PM - 6:50PM
Status: Open

AS.140.146 - History of Public Health in East Asia

This course examines the history of disease, epidemics, and public health responses in East Asia from the 17th-20th centuries. This public health history emphasizes the interactions, connections, and comparisons among China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Hanson, Marta
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.190.315 - Asian American Politics

This course examines issues of political identity, political incorporation, and political participation of Asian Americans. Themes include Asian American panethnicity, the struggle for immigration and citizenship, Asian American electoral politics, political activism and resistance since the 1960s, and the impact of Asian Americans on the politics of race and ethnicity in the United States.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Chung, Erin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 2:00PM - 4:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.100.243 - China: Neolithic to Song

This class offers a broad overview of changes in China from Neolithic times through the Song Dynasty (roughly from 5000 BCE through the 13th century CE) and will include discussion of art, material culture, and literature as well as politics and society. Close readings of primary sources in discussion sections and extensive use of visual material in lectures will help students gain firsthand perspective on the materials covered. Not open to students who have previously taken AS.100.208. Cross listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.100.423 - Multiethnic Japan

An advanced undergraduate seminar on the intertwined histories of race, ethnicity, and empire in Japan and its former colonies from the early twentieth century to the present.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kim, Hayang
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.228 - Colonialism in Asia and Its Contested Legacies

This course surveys the impacts of colonialism in East and Southeast Asia. Special attention will be paid to the social and economic development in British Singapore and Hong Kong as well as Japanese Korea and Taiwan. Topics include free-trade imperialism, colonial modernity, anticolonial movements, pan-Asianism, and post-war U.S. hegemony.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kuo, Huei-Ying
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.230.351 - Capitalism, Development and Resistance in South Korea

This course examines the trajectory of capitalist development in South Korea (hereafter, Korea) in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries. We will examine debates around the political economy of development in Korea as well as class formation and social and labor protest. This course is designed to help students explore the dynamics of capitalist development and workers’ movements in Korea as a case of late development in the global South. The course also draws on theoretical perspectives and methodological tools from comparative and world-historical sociology to better understand the Korean case.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Kang, Minhyoung
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.140.176 - Public Health in East Asia Through Films & Documentaries

This course uses contemporary films and documentaries to address issues in public health in East Asia, past & present. Topics covered include medicine in turn-of-the-twentieth century Japan and China, revolutionary medicine, STDS, mental illness, HIV/AIDs in China, industrial pollution, the politics of universal health care insurance, and pandemics in East Asia.

Credits: 1.00
Instructor: Hanson, Marta
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 6:30PM - 9:00PM Screenings
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.100.243 - China: Neolithic to Song

This class offers a broad overview of changes in China from Neolithic times through the Song Dynasty (roughly from 5000 BCE through the 13th century CE) and will include discussion of art, material culture, and literature as well as politics and society. Close readings of primary sources in discussion sections and extensive use of visual material in lectures will help students gain firsthand perspective on the materials covered. Not open to students who have previously taken AS.100.208. Cross listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 11:00AM - 11:50AM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.070.359 - Korean War

This course takes the Korean War as a site to both explore: 1) contemporary historical and political transformations in East Asia and globally and 2) the ways in which violence, catastrophic loss, and separation are woven into everyday life. It will explore the Korean War through film, fiction, historiography, and draw on comparative materials in anthropology

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Han, Clara
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open

AS.310.201 - Freshman Seminar: Korean History through Film and Literature

In this course, students will engage with select topics in Korean history from premodern and modern times and examine how the past has been represented through various forms of film and literature. This will be combined with readings of academic articles to allow students to gauge the distance between scholarship and cultural expressions of history. Through this, students will be introduced to the highly contested and often polarizing nature of Korean history and the competition surrounding historical memory.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:30PM - 6:50PM
Status: Open

AS.310.106 - Introduction to Korean History and Culture

This course offers a comprehensive overview of Korean history and culture from ancient times to the modern era. Through primary, secondary, and audio-visual sources, students will become familiar not only with the overall contours of the entirety of Korean history, but also with its cultural and religious legacy. The course combines lectures and class discussions.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Open

AS.373.115 - First Year Chinese

This course is designed primarily for students who have no prior exposure to Chinese. The objective of the course is to help students build a solid foundation of the four basic skills---listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an interactive and communicative learning environment. The emphasis is on correct pronunciation, accurate tones and mastery of basic grammatical structures. Note: Students with existing demonstrable skills in spoken Chinese should take AS.373.111-112. No Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory. Students may choose to attend either lecture at 12pm or 3pm on TTh. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Staff, Zhao, Nan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.315 - Third Year Chinese

This two-semester course consolidates and further expands students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and further develops reading ability through work with textbook material and selected modern essays and short stories. Class discussions will be in Chinese insofar as feasible and written assignments will be given. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.211 - Second Year Heritage Chinese

This course is designed for students who finished AS.373.112 with C+ and above (or equivalent). Students in this course possess native-like abilities in comprehension and speaking. The course focuses on reading and writing. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.310.431 - Senior Thesis Seminar: East Asian Studies

Students may earn honors in the East Asian Studies major by maintaining a 3.7 average in the major and completing a senior thesis by taking the year-long AS.310.431 & AS.310.432 Senior Thesis Seminar: East Asian Studies. Students are required to secure the mentorship of an adviser among the EAS faculty before asking for permission to enroll in the course.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Approval Required

AS.310.302 - Human Rights in China and U.S. Policy: Advocacy Opportunities and Challenges

This interactive seminar will explore domestic human rights issues in China and U.S. policy toward China on human rights. In addition to learning about the broader landscape of human rights issues and related challenges in China, students will select a specific human rights issue to focus on during the course. As a practice-oriented seminar, students will develop advocacy skills that will enable them to effectively “make the case” for why the Administration and Congress should press China on the topic they’ve selected.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Status: Open

AS.378.215 - Second Year Japanese

Training in spoken and written language, increasing their knowledge of more complex patterns. At completion, students will have a working knowledge of about 250 Kanji. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.115 and AS.378.116 or equivalent.

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.491 - 5th Year Chinese

Fifth Year Chinese is designed for students who finished fourth year regular or third year heritage Chinese course at JHU or its equivalent and wish to achieve a higher advanced proficiency level in Chinese. The goal of the course is to help students further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills cohesively and to enhance students’ understanding of Chinese culture and society through language learning.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Zhao, Nan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Open

AS.310.402 - Labor Politics in China

This course explores the transformation of labor relations in China over the past century. It will cover the origins of the labor movement, the changes brought about by the 1949 Revolution, the industrial battles of the Cultural Revolution, the traumatic restructuring of state-owned enterprises over the past two decades, the rise of private enterprise and export-oriented industry, the conditions faced by migrant workers today, and recent developments in industrial relations and labor conflict. The course is designed for upper division undergraduates and graduate students. Cross-listed with Sociology and International Studies (CP).

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Andreas, Joel
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open

AS.373.415 - Fourth Year Chinese

This course is designed for students who finished AS.373.316 with a C+ or above (or equivalent). Readings in modern Chinese prose, including outstanding examples of literature, newspaper articles, etc. Students are supposed to be able to understand most of the readings with the aid of a dictionary, so that class discussion is not focused primarily on detailed explanation of grammar. Discussion, to be conducted in Chinese, will concentrate on the cultural significance of the readings' content. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Status: Open

AS.378.115 - First Year Japanese

This course is designed for students who have no background or previous knowledge in Japanese. The course consists of lectures on Tuesday/Thursday and conversation classes on Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as familiarity with aspects of Japanese culture. By the end of the year, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar items, reading and writing skills, and a recognition and production of approximately 150 kanji in context. Knowledge of grammar will be expanded significantly in AS.373.215. No Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory. Student may choose to attend either lecture at 10:30 am or 12 pm on TTh. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki, Katagiri, Satoko
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Open

AS.378.315 - Third Year Japanese

Emphasis shifts toward reading, while development of oral-aural skills also continues apace. The course presents graded readings in expository prose and requires students to expand their knowledge of Kanji, grammar, and both spoken and written vocabulary. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Status: Open

AS.310.301 - Documentary Photography in a Changing China

This course aims to inspire students to explore the impacts, meanings, and explanations of social transformation in contemporary China, via the lens of documentary photography. The photographic images of selective topics will include the products of photojournalism and documentary photography, and several documentary films, by both Chinese and non-Chinese photographers. While one picture is worth thousand words, one picture may also provoke countless interpretations. Students are strongly encouraged to read broadly about different aspects of social transformations in contemporary China, and to select and curate their own subjects of photo images. The spirit of comparative study of documentary photography of China and other parts of world will be strongly encouraged. Active class participation is imperative. A small exhibition on the campus will be organized by the Spring semester. The course is designed for upper division undergraduates. Cross-listed with Sociology and International Studies (CP).

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open

AS.373.111 - First Year Heritage Chinese

This course is designed for students who were raised in an environment in which Chinese is spoken by parents or guardians at home and for those who are familiar with the language and possess native-like abilities in comprehension and speaking. The course therefore focuses on reading and writing (including the correct use of grammar). Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Zhao, Nan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
Status: Open

AS.373.215 - Second Year Chinese

Consolidation of the foundation that students have laid in their first year of study and continued drill and practice in the spoken language, with continued expansion of reading and writing vocabulary and sentence patterns. Students will work with both simplified and traditional characters. Note: Students who have native-like abilities in comprehension and speaking should take AS.373.211-212. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Chen, Aiguo, Yin, Lu
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.115 - First Year Chinese

This course is designed primarily for students who have no prior exposure to Chinese. The objective of the course is to help students build a solid foundation of the four basic skills---listening, speaking, reading, and writing in an interactive and communicative learning environment. The emphasis is on correct pronunciation, accurate tones and mastery of basic grammatical structures. Note: Students with existing demonstrable skills in spoken Chinese should take AS.373.111-112. No Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory. Students may choose to attend either lecture at 12pm or 3pm on TTh. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Staff, Zhao, Nan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.313 - Third Year Heritage Chinese

This course is designed for those who have already taken AS.373.212 or equivalent. Students need to have native-level fluency in speaking and understanding Chinese. The course focuses on reading and writing. In addition to the textbooks, downloaded articles on current affairs may also be introduced on a regular basis. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Yin, Lu
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open

AS.378.415 - Fourth Year Japanese

By using four skills in participatory activities (reading, writing, presentation, and discussion), students will develop reading skills in modern Japanese and deepen and enhance their knowledge on Kanji and Japanese culture. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.315 and AS.378.316 or equivalent.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Katagiri, Satoko
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Open

AS.380.301 - Third Year Korean

Emphasizes reading literacy in classic and modern Korean prose, from easy essays to difficult short stories. Vocabulary refinement and native-like grasp of grammar explored. Project due on Korean culture. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.380.201 - Second Year Korean

Aims for improving oral proficiency and confident control of grammar with vocabulary building and correct spelling intended. Reading materials of Korean people, places, and societies will enhance cultural understanding and awareness. Project due on Korean cities. Existing demonstrable skills in spoken Korean preferred.

Credits: 4.00
Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, TTh 10:30AM - 11:20AM
Status: Open

AS.373.315 - Third Year Chinese

This two-semester course consolidates and further expands students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and further develops reading ability through work with textbook material and selected modern essays and short stories. Class discussions will be in Chinese insofar as feasible and written assignments will be given. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
Status: Open

AS.373.215 - Second Year Chinese

Consolidation of the foundation that students have laid in their first year of study and continued drill and practice in the spoken language, with continued expansion of reading and writing vocabulary and sentence patterns. Students will work with both simplified and traditional characters. Note: Students who have native-like abilities in comprehension and speaking should take AS.373.211-212. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Chen, Aiguo, Yin, Lu
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open

AS.380.101 - First Year Korean

Introduces the Korean alphabet, hangeul. Covers basic elements of the Korean language, high-frequency words and phrases, including cultural aspects. Focuses on oral fluency reaching Limited Proficiency where one can handle simple daily conversations. No Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, TTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM
Status: Open

AS.310.305 - Southeast Asia and US Security

This survey course is designed to introduce students to Southeast Asia -- the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plus Australia and New Zealand. Southeast Asia is an integral part of the broader region of East Asia and a geographic bridge to the Indian subcontinent (South Asia). Southeast Asia has been one of the great success stories in the saga of modernization and development of post-colonial Afro-Asia over the last six decades. Its resulting economic importance is matched by its strategic significance given the presence of imbedded jihadist networks and the emergence of China as a regional great power and aspirant superpower. Nevertheless, the region has been largely overlooked by senior foreign policy and defense officials in Washington. This course will equip students to fill that void by examining the region from the perspective of national security strategy -- broadly understood in its multiple dimensions. Students will be challenged to formulate some element of a viable U.S. national security strategy for the region.

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Ott, Marvin C
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Status: Waitlist Only

AS.378.115 - First Year Japanese

This course is designed for students who have no background or previous knowledge in Japanese. The course consists of lectures on Tuesday/Thursday and conversation classes on Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as familiarity with aspects of Japanese culture. By the end of the year, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar items, reading and writing skills, and a recognition and production of approximately 150 kanji in context. Knowledge of grammar will be expanded significantly in AS.373.215. No Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory. Student may choose to attend either lecture at 10:30 am or 12 pm on TTh. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki, Katagiri, Satoko
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:20AM, MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
Status: Open

AS.378.215 - Second Year Japanese

Training in spoken and written language, increasing their knowledge of more complex patterns. At completion, students will have a working knowledge of about 250 Kanji. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.115 and AS.378.116 or equivalent.

Credits: 4.50
Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 10:30AM - 11:20AM
Status: Open

AS.373.111 - First Year Heritage Chinese

This course is designed for students who were raised in an environment in which Chinese is spoken by parents or guardians at home and for those who are familiar with the language and possess native-like abilities in comprehension and speaking. The course therefore focuses on reading and writing (including the correct use of grammar). Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

Credits: 3.00
Instructor: Zhao, Nan
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: MWF 1:30PM - 2:20PM
Status: Open