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Culture Studies

CLTR 1506 – Introduction to Chinese Pop Culture

Professor: Benjamin Shaffer CRN: 18876 Days, Time: ONLINE Pre-requisites: N/A Description:
Provides a comprehensive examination of modern Chinese popular culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From film to literature, from music to theater, this course probes popular culture as it has manifested itself and traces its sociopolitical, aesthetic, and effective impact on modern China, with special attention to negotiations between the elite and the popular discourses.

CLTR 1700 – Introduction to Japanese Pop Culture

Professor: Jennifer Cullen CRN: 10667 Days, Time: TF, 9:50 AM – 11:30 AM Pre-requisites: N/A 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.

Asian Studies

ASNS 1150 – East Asian Studies

Professor: Thomas Haven (Sec 01), Phillip Thai (Sec 03) CRN: 18113 Days, Time: MWR, 1:35 PM – 2:40 PM Pre-requisites: N/A Description:
Seeks to provide an understanding of the constituent characteristics that originally linked East Asia as a region and the nature of the transformations that have occurred in the region over the last two thousand years. Concentrates on China and Japan, and addresses Korea and Vietnam where possible. Also seeks to provide students with effective interdisciplinary analytical skills as well as historical, ethical, cultural diversity, and aesthetic perspectives. ASNS 1150 and HIST 1150 are cross-listed.

ASNS 2245 – The Asian American Experience

Professor: Somy Kim CRN: 16941 Days, Time: MWR, 10:30 AM – 11:35 AM Pre-requisites: N/A Description:
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.

ASNS 3482 – East Asian Politics

Professor: Daniel Aldrich CRN: 18858 Days, Time: MWR, 9:15 AM – 10:20 AM Pre-requisites: ASNS 1150 or POLS 1155, C grade or above Description:
Examines the politics of East Asian societies as they cope with a variety of challenges. Focuses on economic development, environment, energy, and security in Japan, China, and the Koreas.