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Fall 2022 registration begins on April 19th 2022

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive course schedule, including meeting times, course additions, cancellations, and room assignments, refer to the Banner Class Schedule on the Registrar’s website. For curriculum information, see the Undergraduate Full-Time Day Programs catalog.

Asian Studies Courses

Crosslisted as HIST 1150

Instructor: Michael Thornton

CRN: 12680

Days, Time: MWR 9:15-10:30 AM

NUPath: DD, IC

Description:  Key course in both the major and the minor. East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary introduction to the study of China, Korea, Japan, and adjacent regions from antiquity to the present, mainly through historical and literary texts.  Course is taught in English by staff from the History Department and is open to registered Northeastern University students.

Instructor: TBD

CRN: 19514

Days, Time: TF 1:35 – 3:13 PM

Description:

Class to be taught by new faculty hire.

Examines the impact of Asian immigrant communities on U.S. political, economic, social, and cultural life and their encounters with racial, political, and economic discrimination from the nineteenth century to the present.

Anthropology and Sociology Department Courses

Instructor: Eileen Otis

CRN: 20233

Days, Time: MR 11:45 AM – 1:25 PM

Description: 

China’s meteoric rise to become the second largest economy on the planet has been nothing short of astounding. This course tracks changes in society and economy brought about by this growth beginning with the socialist revolution that brought the Chinese Communist Party to leadership. The course will examine changes in family, gender relations, rural life, work and international relations. Drawing from engaging readings from scientists, political scientists, and anthropologists. Students will develop an understanding of the institutions and social dynamics of contemporary Chinese society. The aim of the course is to make China accessible to students in a world in which the nation’s influence is becoming increasingly important.

School of Architecture Courses

Instructor: Shuishan Yu

CRN: 35614

Days, Time: TF 8:00 – 9:40 AM

Description:

Covers the development of the built environment in China from prehistory to the nineteenth century. Emphasizes technological transformation, structural and stylistic evolvement, cultural exchange, and ideological engagement.

Culture Courses

Instructor: Jennifer Cullen

CRN:16072

Days, Time: TF 9:50 – 11:30 AM

Description:

Provides an introduction to Japanese popular culture through critical analysis of mass media such as film, television, comics, and animation. Investigates various social and cultural issues, such as gender, family, and education. Films and videos supplement readings. Conducted in English.

Economics Department Courses

Major Only Course

Instructor: Mohammad Alam

CRN: 19011

Days, Time: TF 1:35-3:15 PM

NUPath: SI

Description: Asia in Global Context Course (Major Only)

Covers ideological biases in economics; the extent of global disparities around 1800; evolution of global disparities since 1800; evolution of international integration and international trading and monetary regimes, 1800–2000; theories explaining global disparities: classical, neoclassical, Marxian, neo-Marxian, and structuralist; import-substituting industrialization: Latin America, Asia, and Africa; international debt crises: nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the new global regime; structural adjustment: GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and WTO (World Trade Organization); and socialist interlude: a socialist experience and transition to capitalism.

History Department Courses

Major Only Course

Instructor: Malcolm Purinton, Peter Fraunholtz

CRN: 12324, 11154

Days, Time: MWR 10:30 – 11:30 AM, Online

NUPath: DD, SI

Description: Examines the political, economic, social, and cultural relationship between the developed and developing world since the end of World War II. Topics include the Cold War, independence and national movements in developing countries, the globalization of the world economy, scientific and technological innovations, wealth and poverty, the eradication of some diseases and the spread of others, the fall of the Soviet Union, Middle East turmoil, and the enduring conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Instructor: TBD

CRN: 16456

Days, Time: TF, 11:45 AM – 1:25 PM

NUPath: IC, SI

Description: 

A history of Japan since 1850: development of capitalism, formation of the modern state, acquisition of empire, Japan’s emergence as a world economic power, and Japanese society today. No previous study of Japan is presumed

Instructor: Peter Fraunholtz

CRN:14868

Days, Time: Online

NUPath: DD, ER

Description: 

 Examines the Cold War, emphasizing how the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence intersected with decolonization and the rise of the “Third World.” Uses primary sources, monographs, and scholarly articles to trace the major events and developments of the Cold War—ideological differences between the capitalist and socialist systems, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Vietnam War—while also exploring how and why the Cold War came to pervade economic, cultural, and social relations globally. Examines how unexpected actors—Cuban doctors and Peace Corps volunteers—responded to and shaped superpower rivalry. Considers how the Cold War continues to shape the world today.

Philosophy and Religion Department Courses

Formally called Ethics: East and West

Instructor: Jung Lee

CRN: 19605

Days, Time: MW, 2:50 – 4:30 PM

NUPath: DD, ER

Description: 

Focuses on how traditions imagine the moral life in cross-cultural contexts. Topics may include ideals of human flourishing, notions of virtue and vice, and conceptions of self and community. Offers students an opportunity to learn methods of philosophical analysis and argumentation in cross-cultural contexts.

World Languages Center Courses

Instructor: Qinghong Cai, Vanessa Wei

CRN: 11134, 14845

Days, Time: MWR 10:30 – 11:35 AM, Online

Description: Designed for students who have very little or no prior knowledge of Chinese. Provides a lively introduction to basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Each lesson incorporates helpful information about daily life in China and the varied cultures within the world of Chinese speakers. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources. Focuses on Mandarin Chinese; students who wish to speak another dialect of Chinese should consult instructor for proper placement.

Instructor: Vanessa Wei, Qinghong Cai

CRN: 15983, 19817

Days, Time: MWR 10:30- 11:35 AM, 4:35 – 5:40 PM

Description: Continues CHNS 1101. Reviews and continues the study of grammar and basic language skills. Offers progressively more intensive practice in oral and written communication. Laboratory practice complements class work, enables students to work aloud at their own speed, reinforces their acquisition of essential structures, and acquaints them with a vast library of audio-visual resources.

Instructor: Qinghong Cai

CRN:10044

Days, Time: MWR 1:35 – 2:40 PM

Description:  Seeks to consolidate the foundation built in elementary Chinese courses. Offers students an opportunity to develop higher oral proficiency, as well as reading and writing skills. Requires students to perform various tasks, such as describing, comparing, and narrating, in culturally appropriate ways.

Instructor: Hua Dong

CRN:11754

Days, Time: MWR 9:15 – 10:20 AM

Description: Emphasizes vocabulary building and mastery of fine points of grammar through written compositions, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussions of material from everyday life to situate language learning in authentic contexts.

Instructor: Vanessa Wei

CRN: 12793

Days, Time: MWR 1:35 – 2:40 PM

Description: Stresses the fundamentals of Chinese to promote effective self-expression through speaking and writing and to explore the idiomatic aspects of the language. Through progressive class discussions and oral and written commentaries, students analyze a contemporary Chinese novel or a Chinese cultural reader, screenplay, or collection of short stories. The course strives, first, to help students read and comprehend modern Chinese writing with confidence and to be able to talk and write about it in good Chinese; and second, to provide preparation for advanced courses.

Instructor: Hua Dong

CRN: 14242

Days, Time: MWR 1:35 – 2:40 PM

Description: Continues CHNS 3101. Designed to enhance and reinforce the practical language and communication skills that students employ when they are abroad. Offers students an opportunity to participate in service-learning experiences.

Instructor: Hua Dong

CRN: 13155

Days, Time: MWR 11:45 AM – 1:25 PM

Description:

This upper-intermediate to advanced Chinese language course aims to improve students’ Chinese language proficiency and understanding of social realities in contemporary China as projected in the film. The films selected in the course not only exemplify the linguistic landscape of the Chinese language, but also reflect important sociopolitical, economic, cultural, and historical issues of a diverse and fast-changing country. It examines family relationships and dynamics under the broader social themes, such as ageism, ableism, idealism, class division, urban-rural divide, LGBTQ, generation gap, and cultural identity in the Chinese-speaking diaspora. The course combines visual and textual materials to provide the students with real, sociocultural, and linguistic situations to help them develop intercultural communicative competence as well as critical thinking in interpreting cultural practices.

Service-Learning is an organic component of the course, in which students discuss films regularly with Chinese seniors at a community organization to develop cross-cultural communication skills and critical awareness and analysis of different perspectives. The course is conducted in Chinese.

Instructor: Rei Inouye, Kumiko Tsuji, TBD

CRN:10060, 10059, 11298, 10261

Days, Time: T 1:35 – 3:15 PM, MWR 9:15- – 10:20 AM, 10:30 – 11:35 AM, 1:35-2:40 PM

Description: Introduces basic grammar, sentence patterns, and vocabulary of Japanese with emphasis on spoken Japanese. Includes an introduction to the hiragana and katakana syllabaries in the written component. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Japanese.

Instructor: TBD

CRN: 12032, 12986

Days, Time: MWR 9:15-10:20 AM, 10:30 – 11:35 AM

Description: Continues JPNS 1101. Emphasizes the development of oral skills; secondary emphasis is on reading. Offers students the opportunity to learn basic grammatical patterns, expand vocabulary, and improve communication skills in modern Japanese. Includes the introduction to kanji characters in the written component.

Instructor: Rei Inouye

CRN: 10058

Days, Time: MWR 1:35 – 2:40 PM

Description: Emphasizes further vocabulary building. Offers students an opportunity to master the fine points of grammar through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Japanese materials.

Instructor: Kumiko Tsuji

CRN: 31620 !!

Days, Time: TRF 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Description: Builds on JPNS 2101 and focuses on further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through written composition, prepared oral reports, and reading and discussion from contemporary Japanese materials.

Instructor: Kumiko Tsuji

CRN: 11793

Days, Time: F 1:35 – 3:15 PM

Description: Continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge.

Instructor: TBD

CRN: 16878

Days, Time: T 9:50 – 11:30 AM

Description: Builds on JPNS 3101 and continues further development of vocabulary. Offers students an opportunity to continue to master grammar and conversation through advanced reading, composition, grammar review, and listening skills. Whenever possible, offers students an opportunity to engage in local community activities to enhance communication skills and cultural knowledge.

Instructor: Kumiko Tsuji

CRN: 15127

Days, Time: Online

Description: 

This course helps students improve their language skills through creative storytelling activities. Students are able to engage in various activities involving telling their own stories, crafting short stories for silent movies and paintings, and creating a narrative advertisement that conveys its message through storytelling. Additionally, written, oral, drawing, and digital forms of storytelling are explored. Critiquing other students’ works also constitutes an essential component of the course. This course is taught fully online. Prerequisite: JPNS2102/2302 or interview.

Courses by Requirement

  • ASNS 1150: East Asian Studies
  • HIST 2211: The World Since 1945
  • ECON 3290: History of the Global Economy
  • CHNS 1101: Elementary Chinese 1
  • CHNS 1102: Elementary Chinese 2
  • CHNS 2101: Intermediate Chinese 1
  • CHNS 2102: Intermediate Chinese 2
  • CHNS 3101: Advanced Chinese 1
  • CHNS 3102: Advanced Chinses 2
  • CHNS 3800: Chinese Culture Through Film
  • JPNS 1101: Elementary Japanese 1
  • JPNS 1102: Elementary Japanese 2
  • JPNS 2101: Intermediate Japanese 1
  • JPNS 2102: Intermediate Japanese 2
  • JPNS 3101: Advanced Japanese 1
  • JPNS 3102: Advanced Japanese 2
  • JPNS 3800: Storytelling in Japanese
  • ASNS 2245: The Asian American Experience
  • ANTH 4580: Chinese Society and Culture
  • ARCH 2320: Modern Chinese Architecture
  • CLTR 1700: Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture
  • HIST 2351: Modern Japan
  • HIST 3330: The Global Cold War
  • PHIL 1130: Comparative Ethics