Course Offerings - Catalog 2011-12

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East Asian Studies

Interdisciplinary Program

A minor in East Asian Studies is under development. In anticipation of its approval, the following, intended core course was offered spring term 2011.

EAS 210 Introduction to East Asian Studies
An introduction to the histories, cultures, politics and arts of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia. Students gain a refined geographic and historical knowledge of these regions as well as become familiar with the many different disciplinary approaches to the study of them. Emphasis is placed on class discussion and analytical writing which will strengthen students’ abilities to think critically about topics including religion, philosophy, the arts, technological development, business, historical change, politics, language development, and ethnic, national and interregional identities.