Spring 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHIN 102-01 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including grammar, reading, and writing using both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin romanization, pronunciation, and conversational skills.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 102-02 Elementary Chinese
Instructor: Rae Yang
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including grammar, reading, and writing using both traditional and simplified characters, pinyin romanization, pronunciation, and conversational skills.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   STERN 12
CHIN 212-01 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Chaoying Liu, Junjie Luo
Course Description:
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 211 or the equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   ALTHSE 206
CHIN 212-02 Intermediate Chinese
Instructor: Chaoying Liu, Junjie Luo
Course Description:
An enhancement of the oral and written skills of elementary language study. In addition, students will learn to use dictionaries to translate original literary works. Extra conversational work will be included, geared to understanding and participating in Chinese culture. Prerequisite: 211 or the equivalent.
1030:MTWRF   ALTHSE 206
CHIN 232-01 Advanced Chinese
Instructor: Chaoying Liu
Course Description:
Advanced reading, writing, speaking, and understanding of the Chinese language for students who have completed Chinese 212. This course aims to enhance the students' understanding of Chinese culture and introduce them to issues in contemporary China through reading and discussion. Prerequisite: 231 or the equivalent
1130:MWF   STERN 7
CHIN 362-01 Advanced Chinese II
Instructor: Chaoying Liu
Course Description:
Reading of selected literary works by modern Chinese writers and articles from Chinese newspapers and magazines. These courses involve more sophisticated conversation and composition on important social, political, and economics issues in China. Prerequisite: 361 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   STERN 7
CHIN 380-01 Chinese Literature in the Original
Instructor: Rae Yang
Course Description:
The course covers a selected topic or selected topics, such as Chinese literature, culture, politics, economy, education, ethnicity, law, and history. It analyzes the readings with focuses on both the topic(s) and the language. It advances students' speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in specific subjects while broadening their background and native knowledge in these areas too. It can be taken more that once when the topics are different. Prerequisite: 362 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.
1500:MR   STERN 12
Courses Offered in EASN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
EASN 204-01 East Asian Cinema
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-02. Pending faculty approval.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 109
EASN 206-01 East Asia: China and Japan
Instructor: Hilary Smith
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 120-01. An introduction to the classical order in China and Japan followed by a consideration of the impact of Western intervention and internal change from the 18th century to the present. Special emphasis on the interaction between China and Japan in this period.
0900:TR   DENNY 104
EASN 206-02 Japanese Society and Culture
Instructor: Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 245-02.This course is an introduction to the society and culture of modern Japan. We will examine such major social institutions in Japan as families, communities, workplaces, and belief systems. The impact of modernity on these institutions, the evolving relationship between roles, and popular culture will also be covered.
1030:TR   DENNY 304
EASN 206-03 Asian Urban Ecology
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-06. Asian cities are among the most economically productive in the world, and also number some of the most polluted and environmentally challenged urban centers on the planet. Further complicating this picture is the fact that many Asian cities are also on the cutting edge of policies associated with ecological modernization, the effort to balance and manage competing economic and environmental interests and values. This course will examine a range of Asian cities, including, for example, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul, and a range of issues like resource management, urban sprawl and congestion, environmental protection, green space and urban design, biodiversity and environmental justice with a view to better understanding the evolving interdependence among political, economic, social and natural systems in urban Asia.
1330:TR   EASTC 300
EASN 206-04 Environmental Degradation of the Yellow River, China
Instructor: Kelin Zhuang
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 311-03 and ERSC 311-01. Yellow River, central of the rise of Chinese civilization, is the most turbid river in the modern world; however, its water was clear 1000 years ago. What has happened to this river? This interdisciplinary introductory-level course focuses on the environmental degradation in the Yellow River beginning 5000 years ago. The course is aimed at both science and non-science students alike. There are no prerequisites. Topics covered will include 1) Climate change in the Yellow River drainage basin since the Holocene, including a brief temperature and drought history since the Neolithic Age; 2) The impacts of deforestation and human reclamation on Yellow River and its significance to fluvial and sediment discharge; 3) Frequent river course shifts and their relationship to environmental degradation and human activities; 4) Fluvial and sediment budget and sedimentation in the lower reaches and offshore area; and 5) The socio-economic impacts of the historical river course shifts and their significance to regional sustainability development.
0900:TR   BOSLER 307
EASN 490-01 Senior Research
Instructor: David Strand
Course Description:
Leading to a senior thesis and jointly supervised by at least two faculty in the program.
1330:W   LIBRY E. ASIAN
EASN 500-01 Topics in Japanese Sociolinguistics
Instructor: Akiko Meguro
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in JPNS
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
JPNS 102-01 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Chie Tokuyama, Peter Bates
Course Description:
These courses establish the basic language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. These courses also provide students with a brief overview of Japanese culture.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
0930:MTWRF   WESTC 1
JPNS 102-02 Elementary Japanese
Instructor: Chie Tokuyama, Peter Bates
Course Description:
These courses establish the basic language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. These courses also provide students with a brief overview of Japanese culture.Prerequisite: 101 or permission of instructor
1030:MTWRF   WESTC 1
JPNS 212-01 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Chie Tokuyama
Course Description:
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 211 or permission of the instructor.
0930:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 212-02 Intermediate Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro, Chie Tokuyama
Course Description:
The aim of this course is the mastery of the basic structure of Japanese language and communicative skills. The student will have an opportunity to get to know more of Japanese culture. Prerequisite: 211 or permission of the instructor.
1030:MTWRF   STERN 7
JPNS 232-01 Advanced Japanese
Instructor: Chie Tokuyama
Course Description:
The emphasis in this course is placed on enhancing the students' fluency and acquiring increasingly creative skills through composition, oral presentation and discussion. Prerequisite: 231 or permission of the instructor.
1230:MWF   STERN 12
JPNS 362-01 Advanced Japanese II
Instructor: Akiko Meguro
Course Description:
The emphasis in this course is placed on polishing and refining the students' language skills. Emphasis is placed on covering more sophisticated materials such as newspapers, magazine articles, film and literature. Prerequisite: 361 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TF   STERN 12
JPNS 500-01 Advanced Research and Translation in Japanese 2
Instructor: Peter Bates
Course Description:
 
JPNS 500-02 Advanced Research and Translation in Japanese
Instructor: Akiko Meguro
Course Description: