ANTH 3306 Cultural Diversity:
A cross-cultural comparison ofhuman behavior addressing the areas of family life, marriage, kinship, andritual. The course will also deal with the potential for misunderstandings thatarise in the context of cross-cultural interactions.
ASIA 3350 Special Topics in AsianStudies:
To accommodate special topicsofferings from various departments on a proposal by proposal basis. This isintended to offer a space for departments which don=talready have a regular course offering in the given area. Examples might include courses in Asian arttraditions, music, film, etc.
ENGL 3331 World Literature (when thefocus is Asia):
Study of a selected worldliterature and culture in translation.Topics and authors to be determined by professor.
ENGL 3317 Postcolonial Literature:
A study of literatures produced bywriters who come from countries with a history of colonialism.
ECON 4325 International Economics:
Principal theories of internationaltrade: foreign exchange markets, international capital flows, barriers totrade, international economic institutions, and the economics of regional tradeintegration.
HIST 2301 World History:
An analysis of the development ofsocieties in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the origins of mankindto 1500 CE.
HIST 2302 World History:
An analysis of the development ofsocieties in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from 1500 to the present,with an emphasis on their global interactions.
HIST 3324 The U.S. in Vietnam andSoutheast Asia:
American relations with Southeast Asia in thetwentieth century, focusing on the American acquisition and governance of thePhilippines, the American response to Asian nationalism during and after WorldWar II, and the war in Vietnam.
HIST 3338 History of Modern China:
Introduction to modern Chinese history from the late 18thcentury to the present. Topics include imperialism, modernization, the end ofthe Qing Dynasty, the republican period, warlordism, the war against Japan, theChinese Civil War, the establishment of the PRC, the turbulent Mao years, andfinally, the economic and social reforms under Deng Xiaoping.
HIST 3339 Pyramids and Prophets:
Examines the distinct series ofcircumstances that led to the development of civilization in the Ancient NearEast. [Director=snote: This course includes substantial attention to the history of the SilkRoad and trade with China]
HIST 3390 20th Century China viaFiction and Film:
In this course we will use selectedliterary and cinematic works, in context, to study China from the beginning ofthe 20th century to the present. Topics will include the fall of the Qingdynasty, warlords, the May Fourth Movement, the war against the Japanese, theCivil War, the many trials and tribulations under Mao Zedong, and China afterDeng Xiaoping’s economic and social reforms.
HIST 3390 Special Topics (when thefocus is Asia):
POLS 3360 International Relations:
The theory and practice ofinternational politics with particular attention to the forces and processescontributing to conflict and cooperation among global political structures andinstitutions.
POLS 3332 Political Geography:
The study of political phenomenaand the impact of decision-making in their special context.
POLS 3334 BPolitics in World Regions (when the regional focus is Asia):
POLS 4314 Women, Power and Politics:
Focuses on the distribution ofpower between women and men in society and the political implications of thatdistribution.
POLS 4348 Politics of DevelopingCountries:
The study of political culture,institutions, and processes of developing countries. Emphasis is placed on institution building,economic development, and ethnic conflict.
POLS 4364 International PoliticalEconomy:
An examination of the relationshipbetween international politics, national policies, and economics regardinginternational trade, investments, debt, monetary policy and oil.
POLS 4365 InternationalOrganizations:
Examines the development ofinternational organizations, such as NATO and the United Nations and considersthe legal and constitutional aspects of their creation. It also presents the tools to evaluate thesuccess of international organizations in the management of conflict and theadvancement of social, economic and political cooperation.
RS 3350 Special Topics in ReligiousStudies (when the focus is Asian religion):