School of Languages and Cultures Asian StudiesCollege of Liberal Arts

Asian Studies Courses

Fall 2022

CHNS 101 Chinese Level I
(4 credits; five hrs/wk M-F 9:30 and 10:30)
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese.
Insstructor: Li Wei, Yue Li

CHNS 102D Chinese Level II
(4 credits; only distance available)
A continuation of the study of elementary Mandarin. Students will complete study of basic syntactical patterns. Character recognition will be built to 500.
Instructor: Chien-Min Kuo

CHNS 201  Chinese Level III
(4 credits; five hrs/wk M-F 10:30 and 11:30)
A course in intermediate Mandarin, with integrated spoken and written tracks emphasizing the cultural contexts of usage. Mastery of more advanced syntactic patterns, with enriched vocabulary. Character recognition built to 800. Introduction to Chinese dictionaries.
Instructor: Chi-Ying A. Wang

CHNS 241 Introduction to the Study of Chinese Literature
(3 credits; three hours/week TTH 12:00-1:15)
An introductory class on the reading and discussing of Chinese literary texts, classical and modern, readings are in Chinese and English. At least 3 years study of Chinese recommended.
Instructor: Daniel Hsieh

CHNS 281 Special Topics: Introduction to the Chinese Food Culture 
(3 credits; three hrs/wk MWF 2:30)
Selected topics on Chinese food history, production, preparation, festivals, as well as food in literature, film, business and folk beliefs. Discussion will also include civilization and food as cultural diplomacy. Lectures in English.
Instructor: Ai Jen Wann

CHNS 285 Chinese Calligraphy
(1 credit; one hr/wk W 4:30-6:20)
Principles and techniques of writing Chinese characters. The aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy, its function as an art form, and its role in Chinese culture. Emphasis on training and practice in calligraphic writing. Conducted in English.
Instructor: Ai-Jen Wann

CHNS 301 Chinese Level V
(3 credits; three hrs/wk MWF 1:30)
Continued development of Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization from a variety of sources, e.g., newspapers, magazines, television, recent literature, etc.
Instructor: Hongjian W. Route

CHNS 313 Reading and Writing Practice
(3 credits; three hrs/wk TTh 1:30-2:45)
Concentration on further development of reading and writing abilities for students with conversational proficiency, using materials primarily from modern social and cultural studies, including annotated literary texts. Conducted in Chinese.
Instructor: Chi-Ying A. Wang

CHNS 401 Chinese Level VII
(3 credits; three hrs/wk MWF 2:30-3:20)
Continued development of Mandarin Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis will be upon modern, everyday language and culture (with some introduction to traditional culture) using various sources such as textbooks, newspapers, and literary works.
Instructor: Hongjian W. Route

CHNS 490 Special Topic Chinese Language

CHNS 594H Tang Dynasty Poetry
(3 credits; three hrs/wk TTh 1:30-2:45)
A survey of Tang poetry. All primary sources will be read in Chinese. Students must be competent in reading classical Chinese.
Instructor: Daniel Hsieh

HIST 240 East Asia and its Historic Tradition
(3 credits; MWF 3:30)
Survey of the great historic traditions of China, Japan, and Korea from earliest times to approximately 1600, with special attention to state formation, society, intellectual, philosophical, and religious developments, and the visual, musical, and literary arts.
Instructor: Huiying Chen

JPNS 101 Japanese Levei I
(4 credits; MWF 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Distance also available)
A basic study of standard Japanese. Students will be introduced to spoken and written forms of the language from the beginning. Language form and use are equally emphasized. Relevant cultural aspects. Hiragana, Katakana, and 85 Kanji.
Instructor: Sayuri Ogiuchi

JPNS 102 Japanese Level II
(4 credits; distance only)
A continuation of the study of elementary Japanese. Task-oriented activities will be incorporated to encourage language use as well as pattern practice for linguistic accuracy. Relevant cultural aspects will be introduced. 120 Kanji.
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 201 Japanese Level III
(4 credits; MWF 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30)
A study of intermediate Japanese. Occasional use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice are used to facilitate learning of the spoken and written language. 110 Kanji.
Instructor: Marina Ishii

JPNS 202 Japanese Level IV
(4 credits; distance only)
A continuation of intermediate Japanese. Active use of authentic materials for listening and reading practice. Task-oriented exercises, communicative activities, and pattern practice for learning of the spoken and written language. 150 Kanji.
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 280 Introduction to Modern Japanese Civilization
(3 credits; MWF 10:30)
A survey of modern Japanese culture. Various aspects are covered, such as geography, economy, society, the political system, family, education, traditional arts, business, and language. Current issues will be discussed in a timely manner. Lectures in English.
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 301 Japanese Level V
(3 credits; MWF 8:30 and 4:30)
Continued development of Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials dealing primarily with everyday life and civilization in Japan from a variety of sources (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV, recent literature, etc.). Conducted primarily in Japanese.
Instructor: Masaki Minobe

JPNS 313 Intermediate Reading in Japanese I
(3 credits; MWF 4:30)
This course provides students with further study in reading Japanese at the intermediate level. The course also reviews and introduces 500 basic kanji.
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 330 Japanese Cinema
(3 credits; TTh 4:30)
A survey of the development of Japanese cinema after World War II. The class focuses on the viewing and discussion of the films and examines a variety of directors with different styles and thematic messages.
Instructor: Pedro Bassoe

JPNS 341 Japanese Literarure I: Modern Japanese Literature
(3 credits; MWF 4:30)
Selected reading of poetry, drama, and fiction of modern Japanese literature. Students will read and discuss major authors and texts and will write critical essays on literary topics. Conducted largely in Japanese.
Instructor: Pedro Bassoe

JPNS 361 Elementary Surey of Japanese Linguistics
(3 credits; TTh 1:30-2:45)
This course surveys all areas of Japanese Linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, focusing on systematizing fragmentary knowledge students are assumed to have acquired through Japanese language courses.
Instructor: Kazumi Hatasa

JPNS 401 Japanese Level VII
(3 credits; MWF 4:30)
Advanced work on the development of Japanese speaking, reading, and writing abilities, focusing on materials dealing with culture and the arts of Japan. Conducted mostly in Japanese.
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 490F Oral Communication in Japanese
(3 credits; TTh 12:00-1:15)
Instructor: TBD

JPNS 490G Japanese Translation
(3 credits; TTh 9:00-10-15)
Instructor: Atsushi Fukada

JPNS 521 Teaching Japanese
(3 credits; TTh 1:30-2:45)
Instructor: Colleen Neary-Sundquist

KOR 101 Korean Level I
(3 credits; MWF 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30)
This course is the first half of the Elementary Korean language sequence. It is designed for those who have no prior (or very limited) knowledge of Korean. Lecture will introduce new material and explain conversational patterns considering grammatical, lexical, and pragmatic aspects of Korean. Some class meetings will be conducted entirely in Korean. Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. In addition, students will be exposed to everyday life contexts (e.g., language use, culture, etc.) likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society.
Instructor: TBD

KOR 201 Korean Level III
(3 credits; MWF 10:30 and 11:30)
This course is the first half of the intermediate Korean language sequence. The main purpose of this course is to expand on the study of the Korean language and culture, and develop an Intermediate Low proficiency level. Some class meetings are conducted entirely in Korean. Students practice reading and listening comprehension, grammar, vocabulary building, and conversations that require a variety of styles, pragmatic considerations, and knowledge of Korean cultural topics. Skills for simple narration and written report will be enhanced. Students rely on authentic materials for introduction of Korean culture and authentic language usage.
Instructor: TBD

KOR 301 Korean Level V
(3 credits; MWF 8:30)
This course aims to help students develop their language skills in four areas-speaking, listening, reading, and writing- in Korean at the advanced level. It covers grammar and vocabulary, reading comprehension, fluency, conversation manners, and public speaking. Emphasis will be on the appropriate use of Korean in a variety of situations including schools, companies, and formal/informal meetings. This course also enables students to understand Korean culture and history and to develop cross-cultural insights by comparing Korean society with US society. Korean history, image of Korea, and current social trends in Korea will be discussed for a solid understanding of Korean culture in which Korean language is embedded.
Instructor: TBD

KOR 380 Introduction to Korean Culture
(3 credits; TTh 10:30- 11:45)
This course will be offered as a variable-title course focusing on traditional, historical, social, and political themes of Korea.
Instructor: TBD

SOC 369 Religion and Chinese Society
(3 credits; TTh 4:30-4:45)
This course provides an overview of various religions in contemporary China, examines religiosity at the micro, meso and macro levels, and discusses the mutual impacts between religion and social, cultural and political life in Chinese societies.

Instructor: Fenggang Yang






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