All of these courses will provide an excellent introduction to incoming students to the field of Asian Studies:
ASIAN 100: Gateway to Asia: Revolutionary Asia (3 credits) Offers a comparative and interdisciplinary introduction to multiple cultures of Asia. The course will be taught by Professor Tyrell Haberkorn. Level/Breadth: E, H
ASIAN 120: The Art And Science Of Human Flourishing (3 credits) Explore perspectives related to human flourishing from the sciences and humanities; investigate themes such as transformation, resilience, compassion, diversity, gratitude, community; expand self-awareness, enhanced social connectivity, and ability to change; formulate a sense of what it means to lead a flourishing life that sustains meaningful and fulfilling engagement with studies, relationships, community, and career. This course will be taught by Professor John Dunne. Level/Breadth: E/H/Z
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LITTRANS 231: Manga (3 credits) Surveys the manga (Japanese comicbook) from precursors in premodern woodblock-printed booklets to contemporary manifestations in subgenres like gekiga, mecha, shonen, and shojo. Draws on critical writings on literature, popular culture, and visual culture. Japanese language proficiency is not required. This course is taught by Professor Adam Kern. Level/Breadth: E/H
ASIAN 236: Asia Enchanted: Ghosts, Gods and Monsters (3 credits) Explores how different cultures in Asia conceive of and relate to the monstrous, ghostly, and divine, both in the past and in the contemporary world. These themes are approached from a range of different disciplinary perspectives, including religious studies, literature, anthropology, and history. The course will be taught by Professor Charo D’Etcheverry. Level/Breadth: E, H, Com B
ASIAN 244: Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines (4 credits) As an introduction to Southeast Asia, covers the ethnic, cultural, religious, and political histories of the region from the classical states period to the present, with an emphasis on colonialism, nationalism, decolonization, and the emergence of modern political and social systems into the 21st century, including an exposure to region’s contemporary literature. This course is taught by Dr. Mike Cullinane. Level/Breadth: E, H, Z
ASIAN 274: Religion in South Asia (3 credits) Introductory survey of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Sikhism, etc., and an examination of the cultural, historical, ritual, and philosophical foundations of South Asian religion. This course is taught by Professor Anthony Cerulli. Level/Breadth: E, H