Associate Professors—Arnoff, Steier, Thandeka, Wong
Assistant Professors—Banerjee, Yao
Lecturers—Cahill, Epstein, Kobayashi, Kuo, Yamaguchi
Students who select this minor will find that it is designed to permit them to focus on the multi-faceted character of one of the major civilizations of Asia, while not losing the opportunity to grasp the interrelationships in Asia and between Asians and other areas of the world. The thrust of the minor is interdisciplinary. Not only are students asked to take courses from three of the broad areas of knowledge; i.e., the humanities, language and literature; the human sciences, international business and history; and the performing arts and art history, but they are also introduced to the majestic sweep of matters Asian through the three required core courses which feature the story of Asia in its breathtaking variety. From traditional Asia through Asia in transitional times to contemporary Asia, no major area of knowledge nor time period is left untouched. Students are asked to analyze, synthesize, empathize, and otherwise, make sense of the Asian experience. The fact that faculty from more than thirteen of the academic departments and programs of the university are involved in this program testifies to its scope and possibilities for depth.
This minor is an appropriate companion to a wide variety of majors in the university. The availability of the Asian Area Studies Minor can serve to give greater guidance through the perplexing path of elective courses and programs beyond the major, whether a student is focusing her/his major attention on the arts, humanities, the social sciences, education, literature, business, journalism, creative writing, foreign languages, intercultural communication, etc.
ASIAN AREA STUDIES MINOR
Students interested in this minor should see one of the Asian Studies faculty to choose the courses most appropriate to their area of interest. One of the strengths of this program is the possibility for tailoring it to the individual student's needs. NOTE: Not more than nine
units may be transferred from other campuses; no more than six units can be taken on a CR/NC basis.
The Asian Area Studies Minor consists of a core curriculum of three courses which contain material and perspectives which reach across the normal disciplinary divisions of the university, plus fifteen or sixteen units of upper division courses taken from the following list, on advisement.
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Course Disciplines listing in the Announcement of Courses section).
Core Curriculum Units ANTH/HIST 391 Traditional Asia 3 HIST/IR 392/GEOG 573 Asia in Transition 3 HIST/IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia 3 Total for core 9 Elective Courses Students must take six units from Group I: Humanities and Literature; six or seven units from Group II: Human Sciences and History; and three units from Group III: Performing Arts and Art History. Group I: Humanities and Literature 6 CHIN 401 Traditional Chinese Culture CHIN 402 Contemporary Chinese Culture CHIN 513 Modern Chinese Literature CHIN 521 Twentieth Century Fiction CHIN 580 Topics in Chinese Language and Literature (all topic courses) HUM 366 India's Gandhi HUM 375 Biography of a City (topic courses: Beijing, Tokyo, and Kyoto) HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture: East/West HUM 530 Chinese Civilization JAPN 401 Topics in Japanese Culture (all topic courses) JAPN 510 Modern Japanese Literature JAPN 560 Modern Japanese Fiction JAPN 590 Topics in Japanese Literature (all topic courses) JAPN 600 Topics in Japanese Culture and Literature in English PHIL 502 World Religions PHIL 510 Far Eastern Philosophy and Religion (all topic courses) Group II: The Human Sciences, International Business, and History 6-7 ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography (topic course: Peoples and Cultures of the Far East) ANTH 481 Asian Pre-history GEOG 507 Japan and California GEOG 570 Regional Studies (topic course: Pacific Basin) HIST 113 Asian Civilizations HIST 570 History of Traditional China HIST 571 History of Modern China HIST 578 History of Japan HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives HH 383 Chinese Perspectives in Holistic Health HH 420 Chinese Body-Mind Energetics (4) HH 510 Chinese Perspectives of Stress Management HH 530 Herbal and Nutritional Principles in Chinese Healing IBUS 379 U.S.-Japan Business Relations IBUS 592 Doing Business in China IR 325 Chinese Foreign Policy IR 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4) PLSI 404 Politics of China (4) Group III: Performing Arts and Art History 3 ART/HUM 205 Asian Art History JAPN 200 Art of Japanese Writing and Calligraphy JAPN 550 Modern Japanese Drama HUM 540 Styles of Chinese Cultural Expression MUS 530 Music of the Middle East, Far East, and Sub-continental India MUS 531 Music of the Pacific Basin KIN 106 Elementary Aikido (1) KIN 142 Elementary Judo (1) KIN 242 Intermediate/Advanced Judo (1) KIN 145 Elementary Karate (1) KIN 245 Intermediate/Advanced Karate (1) KIN 148 Kung Fu: Elementary Chin-Na (1) KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1) KIN 275 Intermediate/Advanced Tai-Chi Chuan (1) Total for minor 24-25
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