Courses

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Godzilla and Fukushima: Japanese Environment in History and Films
AS.140.398 (01)

Japan is often described as “nature-loving,” and is considered to be one of world leaders in environmental protection policies. Yet current environmental successes come on the heels of numerous environmental disasters that plagued Japan in the past centuries. Juxtaposing Japanese environmental history and its reflection in popular media, the course will explore the intersection between technology, environment, and culture. Students are encouraged to enroll in AS.140.198, “Technology and Environment in Japanese Films and Anime” (1 credit) to attend movie screenings accompanying the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

Migrating to Opportunity? Economic Evidence from East Asia, the U.S. and the EU
AS.180.210 (01)

Increased mobility of people across national borders, whether by choice or by force, has become an integral part of the modern world. Using a comparative perspective and an applied economics approach, the course explores the economic and political determinants, and (likely) consequences of migration flows for East Asia, the US and the EU. Lectures, assignments and in class discussions, will be built around the following topics: i) migrants’ self-selection; ii) human capital investment decision-making; iii) remittance decisions and effects; iv) impacts on labor markets of both receiving and sending countries; and v) the economic benefits from immigration. Overall, the course will give students perspective on the why people choose or feel compelled to leave their countries, how receiving countries respond to migrants’ presence, and the key economic policy concerns that are influencing the shaping of immigration policy in East Asia, the US, and the EU.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Dore, Giovanna Maria Dora
  • Room: Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Early Modern China
AS.100.347 (01)

The history of China from the 16th to the late 19th centuries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/40
  • PosTag(s): HIST-ASIA, INST-NWHIST, INST-GLOBAL

Society & Social Change in 18th Century China
AS.100.422 (01)

What did Chinese local society look like under the Qing Empire, and how did it change over the early modern era?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Rowe, William T
  • Room: Gilman 308
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

History of Chinese Medicine
AS.140.346 (01)

Students will study the most recent anthropological, philosophical, and historical scholarship on medicine in traditional and modern Chinese society. They will approach the topic from several angles including medical pluralism, the range of healers, domestic and literate medicine, gender, emergence of new disciplines, public health and the history of disease. The course relies on secondary sources and primary sources in English translation. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hanson, Marta
  • Room: Gilman 186
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/19
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economic Growth and Development in East Asia
AS.192.225 (01)

The course offers an overview of the complexities of East Asia’s development experience from a variety of perspectives, and it is divided into three parts to allow students to develop expertise in one or more countries and/or policy arenas, while also cultivating a broad grasp of the region and the distinct challenges of “East Asia fast-paced, sustained economic growth.”. Part I considers the origins of Asian economic development, analyses the common economic variables behind the region’s success, looks at the East Asian financial crisis and its lessons and assesses whether or not East Asian countries have learned them. Part II will focus on the development experiences of individual countries, with an emphasis on the ASEAN economies, NIEs, Japan and China. Part III considers topics of special interest to Asia, including trends toward greater regional economic cooperation, both in the real and financial/monetary sectors, and issues related to poverty, migration, and inclusiveness.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Dore, Giovanna Maria Dora
  • Room: Croft Hall G02
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/30
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

China Under Revolution and Reform
AS.192.280 (01)

China is an emerging world power with a long history, a rich culture, and complex political struc-tures and processes. As a modern state, the People's Republic of China (PRC) continues to amaze and confound observers both inside and outside its borders. More than three decades after opening its doors to the outside world, China remains as important as it is misunderstood. This course is de-signed to provide you with a road map to help understand the fascinating world of Chinese politics and the contemporary Chinese state. The course presumes no prior knowledge of China.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: Mertha, Andrew C
  • Room: Ames 218
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/40
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP

Chinese Diaspora: Networks and Identity
AS.230.352 (01)

This course combines lecture and class discussion. It examines the history and historiography of Chinese overseas migration. Major issues include overseas Chinese as “merchants without empire,” Chinese exclusion acts in the age of mass migration, the “Chinese question” in postcolonial Southeast Asia, as well as the making and unmaking of Chinese identity in the current wave of globalization.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Kuo, Huei-Ying
  • Room: Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/18
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, INST-CP

Literature and the World
AS.300.344 (01)

This course interrogates how modern literature not simply reflects the world but functions as world-making power. What is a world? How do we conceive of, live in, and change it? What if there are multiple worlds? How are literature and other aesthetic forms crucial to tackling these questions? We will survey literary and philosophical texts in a comparative setting, engaging examples from both Europe and East Asia. All readings are in English. Open to graduate students.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Hashimoto, Satoru
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Technology and Environment in Japanese Films and Anime
AS.140.198 (01)

In the course of the semester we will watch Japanese films and animation that touch upon topics of technology and environment. The list of screenings includes several blockbusters, classics in film studies, and documentaries. The course is a companion course to 140.398 “Godzilla and Fukushima,” but is also open to anyone interested. Students who do not take 140.398 will be required to write a short review paper by the end of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 6:00PM - 8:30PM Screenings
  • Instructor: Frumer, Yulia
  • Room: Gilman 50
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/50
  • PosTag(s): ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MAJOR

China in Imagination
AS.300.410 (01)

What is China? This question has gained new relevance amid the nation’s recent rise as a global power. We survey how China was imagined, represented, and conceptualized in literature, film, and philosophical writings from mainland China, overseas Chinese communities, East Asia, and the West from the late nineteenth century to the present. Through exploring this complex history, we aim to understand China and the contemporary world in a diversified, historically self-reflective way. Topics of discussion include, but not limited to, representation, identity, form, allegory, exile, diaspora, modernism, translation, world history, and universality. All readings are in English; all films subtitled in English.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Hashimoto, Satoru
  • Room: Gilman 208
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

First Year Chinese II
AS.373.116 (02)

Introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese. Goals: mastery of elements of pronunciation and control of basic vocabulary of 800-900 words and most basic grammatical patterns. Students work first with Pin-Yin system, then with simplified version of written Chinese characters. Continuation of AS.373.115. Note: Student with existing demonstrable skills in spoken Chinese should take AS.373.111-112. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.115 or permission required.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Yang, Shuyi, Zhao, Nan
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Senior Thesis Seminar: East Asian Studies
AS.310.432 (01)

This course is the continuation of Senior Thesis Course AS.360.431 for students completing their thesis in the East Asian Studies program.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 12:30PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
  • Room: Mergenthaler 244
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Chinese Politics and Society
AS.310.230 (01)

This introductory course will familiarize students with the major dynamics of political and social change in contemporary China since 1949. The course will be divided chronologically into four main topics: 1. The contested processes of nation-state making in modern China before 1949; 2. The making of the socialist system during the Mao Years and its dismantling since 1978; 3. The Reform Era transformation to a market economy with Chinese characteristics; 4. The dynamic relationships among the state, market and society since the new millennium. Students will explore how scholars have explained major political and social changes with reference to individual and collective rationalities, specific organizational and institutional arrangements, and specific strategic and cultural mechanisms of Chinese political and social habits.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 4:00PM - 6:30PM
  • Instructor: He, Gaochao
  • Room: Maryland 109
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Development and Social Change in Rural China
AS.310.340 (01)

This course will survey the major issues of development and social change in rural China since 1950s. These issues will be addressed in chronological order. They include land ownership and land grabbing, organization of rural economic, political, and social life, rural elections and village governance, development strategies, urban-rural relationship in resource allocation, rural modernization strategies in regard to irrigation, clean drinking water, electricity supply, hard paved road, education and rural medical service, women’s rights and family life, rural consumption, and etc. This course will prepare students, both empirically and analytically, to understand what happened in rural China from 1949 to the present, and how we can engage in policy and theoretical discussions based on what we learn.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: He, Gaochao
  • Room: Krieger 180
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST, INST-CP

First Year Classical Chinese: Philosophers, Poets and Fantasists: An Introduction to Chinese Literature in the Original Classical Texts
AS.310.316 (01)

We will read arguments, anecdotes and stories, beginning with the philosophers of the ancient period, including the imaginative paradigms of the Daoist writer Zhuangzi, and continue with the strange writings allied with shamanism and goddess-worship. We will continue with the fantastical writers of the medieval world and finish with anecdotes of the strange from the Ming and Qing. Because this is a language as well as a literature class, in addition to literary content and social history as background, we will emphasize grammar and vocabulary. Class preparation will require language exercises, translations, readings in English and there will be a final translation/research paper.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Cass, Victoria B
  • Room: Mergenthaler 266
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The History and Culture of North Korea
AS.310.323 (01)

This is a seminar that investigates the history and culture of North Korea. Course materials include scholarly articles, political tracts, biographies, movies, as well as works of fiction. For the final project, students will write an extended research paper on a topic of their choice.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room: Greenhouse 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-GLOBAL

The Religions of Korea
AS.310.222 (01)

This course offers an overview of the religions of Korea, both indigenous and foreign, old and new. Attention will be paid to the history of these religions, their impact on society, as well as their teachings and objectives. Students will engage with various forms of secondary as well as primary sources including scriptures, sermons, and religious tracts.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Kim, Nuri
  • Room: Mattin Center 160
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/19
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-GLOBAL, INST-NWHIST

Second Year Heritage Chinese II
AS.373.212 (01)

For students who have significant previously-acquired ability to understand and speak Modern Standard Chinese. Course focuses on reading and writing. Teaching materials are the same as used in AS.373.115-116; however, both traditional and simplified versions of written Chinese characters are used. Continuation of AS.373.211. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.211 or permission required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
  • Room: Krieger 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Chinese II
AS.373.116 (01)

Introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese. Goals: mastery of elements of pronunciation and control of basic vocabulary of 800-900 words and most basic grammatical patterns. Students work first with Pin-Yin system, then with simplified version of written Chinese characters. Continuation of AS.373.115. Note: Student with existing demonstrable skills in spoken Chinese should take AS.373.111-112. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.115 or permission required.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Yang, Shuyi, Zhao, Nan
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Chinese II
AS.373.116 (03)

Introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese. Goals: mastery of elements of pronunciation and control of basic vocabulary of 800-900 words and most basic grammatical patterns. Students work first with Pin-Yin system, then with simplified version of written Chinese characters. Continuation of AS.373.115. Note: Student with existing demonstrable skills in spoken Chinese should take AS.373.111-112. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.115 or permission required.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Yang, Shuyi, Zhao, Nan
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Heritage Chinese II
AS.373.112 (01)

For students who have significant previously-acquired ability to understand and speak Modern Standard Chinese. Course focuses on reading and writing. Teaching materials are the same as used in AS.373.115-116; however, both traditional and simplified versions of written Chinese characters are used. Lab required. Continuation of AS.373.111. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.111 or permission required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Zhao, Nan
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fourth Year Japanese II
AS.378.416 (01)

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. Lab required. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.415

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Katagiri, Satoko
  • Room: Krieger 517
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Japanese II
AS.378.116 (03)

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 fall term, 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 60 kanji in context. Knowledge of grammar will be expanded significantly in 2nd year Japanese. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.115

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki, Katagiri, Satoko
  • Room: Maryland 309
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Japanese II
AS.378.216 (02)

Continuation of Beginning Japanese and Intermediate Japanese I. Training in spoken and written language, increasing students' knowledge of more complex patterns. At completion, students will have a working knowledge of about 250 Kanji. Lab required. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.215 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MTWThF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
  • Room: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Japanese II
AS.378.116 (01)

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 fall term, 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 60 kanji in context. Knowledge of grammar will be expanded significantly in 2nd year Japanese. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.115

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki, Katagiri, Satoko
  • Room: Maryland 309
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third Year Japanese II
AS.378.316 (01)

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. Lab required. Continuation of AS.378.315. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.315 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
  • Room: Gilman 381
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third Year Chinese II
AS.373.316 (02)

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. Continuation of AS.373.315. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.315 or permission required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
  • Room: Krieger 504
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third Year Heritage Chinese II
AS.373.314 (01)

This course is a continuation of AS.373.313. 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 included on a regular basis. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.313 or Permission Required. Lab required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Yu, Chao
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Heritage Chinese II
AS.373.112 (02)

For students who have significant previously-acquired ability to understand and speak Modern Standard Chinese. Course focuses on reading and writing. Teaching materials are the same as used in AS.373.115-116; however, both traditional and simplified versions of written Chinese characters are used. Lab required. Continuation of AS.373.111. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.111 or permission required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Zhao, Nan
  • Room: Gilman 77
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Chinese II
AS.373.216 (02)

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. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.215 or Permission Required. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo, Yu, Chao
  • Room: Hodson 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/14
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third Year Chinese II
AS.373.316 (01)

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. Continuation of AS.373.315. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.315 or permission required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo
  • Room: Krieger 304
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Chinese II
AS.373.216 (03)

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. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.215 or Permission Required. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM, TTh 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo, Yu, Chao
  • Room: Hodson 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Japanese II
AS.378.116 (02)

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 fall term, 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 60 kanji in context. Knowledge of grammar will be expanded significantly in 2nd year Japanese. May not be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.115

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki, Katagiri, Satoko
  • Room: Maryland 309
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Chinese II
AS.373.216 (01)

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. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.215 or Permission Required. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, TTh 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Chen, Aiguo, Yu, Chao
  • Room: Gilman 313
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Japanese II
AS.378.216 (01)

Continuation of Beginning Japanese and Intermediate Japanese I. Training in spoken and written language, increasing students' knowledge of more complex patterns. At completion, students will have a working knowledge of about 250 Kanji. Lab required. Recommended Course Background: AS.378.215 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 11:00AM - 11:50AM, TTh 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Nakao, Makiko Pennington
  • Room: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Fourth Year Chinese II
AS.373.416 (01)

Continuation of AS.373.415. Readings in modern Chinese prose, including outstanding examples of literature, newspaper articles, etc. Students should understand most of the readings with the aid of a dictionary, so that class discussion need not focus primarily on detailed explanations of grammar. Discussion, to be conducted in Chinese, will concentrate on the cultural significance of the readings' content. Recommended Course Background: AS.373.415 or Permission Required. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Yang, Shuyi
  • Room: Gilman 10
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Grammar and Readings in Japanese Studies
AS.378.493 (01)

This course is designed for graduate students (in East Asian Studies, Public Health, History of Medicine, History,etc.) and undergraduate students with a strong interest in developing a thorough knowledge of Japanese grammar from both linguistic and cultural perspectives in depth well beyond regular language courses in order to advance reading and comprehension of materials written in Japanese without use of a dictionary. We first review the primary components of Japanese grammar, such as tense, aspect, particles, conditionals, passive and causative, etc., followed by readings of articles demonstrating particular grammatical items. Specific strategies and techniques are also introduced, followed by practice. Class materials include a broad spectrum of native materials, including novels, newspapers, scholarly articles, essays, and historical papers. A diverse range of articles and essays are selected by students to introduce and enforce various ways of reading Japanese effectively. 2 credits. Pass-fail grade option only.

  • Credits: 2.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Johnson, Mayumi Yuki
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

First Year Korean II
AS.380.102 (01)

Focuses on improving speaking fluency to Limited Proficiency so that one can handle simple daily conversations with confidence. It provides basic high-frequency structures and covers Korean holidays. Continuation of AS.380.101. Recommended Course Background: AS.380.101 or permission required.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MTWThF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
  • Room: Bloomberg 274
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Second Year Korean II
AS.380.202 (01)

Aims for improving writing skills with correct spelling. Reading materials of Korean people, places, and societies will enhance cultural understanding and awareness, including discussion on family tree. Continuation of AS.380.201. Recommended Course Background: AS.380.201 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 4.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 10:00AM - 10:50AM, TTh 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
  • Room: Bloomberg 172
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Third Year Korean II
AS.380.302 (01)

Emphasizes reading literacy in classic and modern Korean prose. By reading Korean newspapers and professional articles in one’s major, it enables one to be well-versed and truly literate. Continuation of AS.380.301. Cross-listed with East Asian Studies Prerequisite: AS.380.301 or equivalent.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MWF 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Lee, Soo Yun
  • Room: Krieger 306
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/16
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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AS.373.316 (01)Third Year Chinese IIMWF 12:00PM - 12:50PMChen, AiguoKrieger 304
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