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East Asian Languages at the University of Kansas

Through our Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, KU offers five languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, and Uyghur. Languages are supported by a variety of interdisciplinary courses ranging from literature and art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, business, and economics, to name but a few. KU students from all majors and professional schools are encouraged to explore East Asian studies. 

Chinese

In a few short weeks, CHIN 104: Elementary Chinese language students know their four tones and can speak beautifully about basic topics of daily life. Learning characters, the challenging but fun aspect of Chinese, starts slowly the first year, then accelerates the second and third years of study. Advanced-level students from KU can read newspapers and contemporary fiction by the time they graduate; graduating majors are fluent in Chinese.

Japanese

Often considered the "Gateway to the East," Japan is a center for commerce, trade, education, and culture in East Asia. KU alums with Japanese language skills have followed career paths such as acting for Japanese television, banking in Tokyo, and working as a legal expert for Microsoft, as well as many who pursued graduate work in Japanese culture and history. Beyond the practical advantages, studying Japanese possesses its own intrinsic rewards: learning one of the world's most complex languages exercises the mind in unique ways. Japanese language students are never bored!

Korean

Although Korean has been a spoken language for several thousand years, the development of its phonetic alphabet in 1446, hangul, made it the easiest East Asian language to master. Today Korean is the 11th most spoken language in the world. More than half of Korean's vocabulary can be traced to Chinese, and the structure and grammar are similar to Japanese. KU is the only institution in Kansas that teaches intermediate and advanced Korean language courses.

Tibetan

Tibetan is spoken by six million people along the Tibetan Plateau, "the rooftop of the world," which spans parts of China, Bhutan, Nepal, and northern India. Tibetan is the language of the most extensive corpus of Buddhist texts in the world, of which only a fraction have been translated into other languages. Learning Tibetan can enhance the educational experience for students of religion, philosophy, eastern medicine, political science, and traditional arts.

Uyghur

Living at the cultural crossroads of Central Asia, mostly in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China, the traditionally Muslim Uyghurs have a rich body of literature, arts, music, and dance. Today, Uyghur is geopolitically strategic as the region shares a border with Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Central Asian Turkic republics, Russia, and Mongolia.


Placement Exams

If you have learned East Asian languages elsewhere, you should take an on-line placement exam prior to your arrival on campus. To take the exam, simply follow this link to the testing page, and access it with your KU ID (guest log-in options also available).  There is no fee for this test, and it may be taken at any time of the year. If you enter with less that the two-year minimum requirement, you may take courses to remedy the deficiency, but they will not count toward the degree. The appropriate Undergraduate Advisor will help decide what courses to take. By graduation, all students must have at least third-year level language proficiency (Chinese 504-508, Japanese 504-508, or Korean 504-508). Students in the Language and Literature concentrations must also take the equivalent of fourth-year language and for student in Chinese, classical Chinese.

Please consult our "Placement and Proficiency" section for more information.

Undergraduate Programs

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Department offers a full program of instruction in the languages, literatures, and cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.

These areas of East Asia represent three of the oldest continuous civilizations in the world. Japan and mainland China are the world’s largest economies, after the United States. South Korea and Taiwan are key U.S. trading partners. The economic and political relationship between the U.S. and East Asia will be among the most important for the U.S. in the 21st century.

With an EALC B.A. or minor, students can pursue a range of careers in business, government, education, or nonprofit organizations or continue on to graduate study in East Asian languages and literatures. Some students choose an EALC major or minor to connect with their heritages or to fulfill personal interests.

Courses for Non-majors

Courses available to non-language specialists are listed under East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) courses».

EALC also offers elementary and intermediate language courses in Tibetan (TIB 101TIB 102TIB 201,TIB 202) and Uyghur (UYGR 101UYGR 102UYGR 201UYGR 202). Tibetan and Uyghur language studies can be used to fulfill the CLAS second language requirement necessary to complete the B.A. degree.

Placement Tests

If you have learned East Asian languages elsewhere, you should take an on-line placement exam prior to your arrival on campus. To take the exam, simply follow this link to the testing page, and access it with your KU ID (guest log-in options also available). If you enter with less that the two-year minimum requirement, you may take courses to remedy the deficiency, but they will not count toward the degree. The appropriate Undergraduate Advisor will help decide what courses to take. By graduation, all students must have at least third-year level language proficiency (Chinese 504-508, Japanese 504-508, or Korean 504-508). Students in the Language and Literature concentrations must also take the equivalent of fourth-year language and for student in Chinese, classical Chinese.

More information on placement and proficiency in East Asian languages

 

Retroactive Credit

Students with no prior college or university Chinese, Japanese, or Korean course credit are eligible for retroactive credit according to this formula:

  • Students with 2 or 3 years of high school study who enroll in second-semester Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CHIN 108JPN 108, KOR 108) and earn grades of C or higher may receive 2 hours of retroactive credit.
  • Students with 3 or 4 years of high school study who enroll in third-semester Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CHIN 204JPN 204KOR 204) and earn grades of C or higher may receive 5 hours of retroactive credit.
  • Students with 4 years of high school study who enroll in fourth-semester Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CHIN 208JPN 208, KOR 208) and earn grades of C or higher may receive 7 hours of retroactive credit.

 

Thesis Master's Degree in East Asian Languages & Cultures

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Kansas is the only department in Kansas offering a regular program of instruction in the languages, literatures, and cultures of East Asia.  Students in the Master's Degree program in EALC study under close supervision with nationally known scholars of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.  The graduate program trains students who will devote themselves to becoming effective links between the Far East and the United States.

Students concentrate in Chinese, Japanese, or East Asian Cultures, usually entering the program with at least two years of college-level language. The program typically takes two years to complete, including the defense of a required Master's thesis.  Further details regarding pre-requisites and requirements for degree may be found on our M.A. Degree page.

The department also offers a joint J.D./M.A. degree in cooperation with the KU School of Law.

Resources

EALC Graduate Student Handbook [PDF]

List of Master's Thesis Titles from EALC Graduates [PDF]

KU Office of Graduate Studies »

KU College Office of Graduate Affairs »

Departmental & Thesis Advising

During the first year of coursework, students choose a faculty member to be the advisor that will direct their thesis research and eventually serve as the thesis committee chair.  The thesis advisor may be a faculty member in another department who is a specialist in East Asian Studies.

All M.A. students in the department will also work closely with the department Director of Graduate Studies, Keith McMahon, who will advise on the selection of coursework in the chosen degree track, make recommendations on choosing and generally developing the thesis topic, conducting research and writing the thesis. 

Directed Readings Courses

Directed Readings courses are designed for students who have exhausted all relevant, regular course offerings in a particular subject area and have a project to propose for independent study. A Directed Readings course is one in which a faculty member supervises a student's independent study project, typically the topic of the student's Master's thesis.

Mentoring for Graduate Teaching Assistants

GTAs teaching language sequence courses receive close mentoring designed to provide support for the teaching assistant and raise the quality of instruction in the department.  Language instruction GTAs in the department may be required to enroll each semester in a 1 hour practicum course in their target language;

  • EALC 701 Practicum in Teaching Chinese
  • EALC 702 Practicum in Teaching Japanese
  • EALC 703 Practicum in Teaching Korean

The faculty mentor leading the course will work closely with the GTA on applicable second language acquisition theories and principles of foreign language pedagogy and focus on enhancing teaching methodologies, instructional techniques, and development of pedagogical materials.

Chinese

CHIN 101 Elementary Conversational Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 100. Prerequisite: CHIN 100 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 102 Beginning Chinese I
Taught mainly in the summer, this course covers about 75% of the material in CHIN 104, upon which this course is modeled. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 104 Elementary Chinese I
Three hours of lecture and three hours of spoken drill each week. An introduction to spoken and written modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). Not open to students with native ability in Mandarin or Chinese dialect. Students who have any previous knowledge of Chinese must take a placement exam before enrolling in Chinese classes at K.U. Consult Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures for details. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 106 Elementary Chinese for Advanced Beginners
This course is designed for students who have already acquired some elementary Chinese language abilities (in high school or from family), but cannot be placed in CHIN 108, Elementary Chinese II. The course focuses on perfecting listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and prepares students for CHIN 108. For admission to the class, students must take the EALC Chinese placement exam, be interviewed by designated instructors, and approved. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 108 Elementary Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 104. Prerequisite: CHIN 101, CHIN 104, or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pan, Yue
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 51065
LEC Li, Yan
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4014 - LAWRENCE
5 55046
LBN Sun, Feifei
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4014 - LAWRENCE
5 51066
LBN Sun, Feifei
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
5 55048
LBN Li, Yingjie
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4019 - LAWRENCE
5 51067
CHIN 148 Intensive Elementary Chinese
An accelerated one semester course in elementary Chinese, covering the material of CHIN 104 and CHIN 108. Classes meet for two hours of lecture and one hour of drill daily. Emphasis on spoken language with grammar and readings in selected texts. No prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 177 FIrst Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Chinese. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 204 Intermediate Chinese I
Continuation of CHIN 108. Three hours of lecture and three hours of spoken drill. Prerequisite: CHIN 108 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 206 Intermediate Chinese Conversation
Practice in speaking, presentation of prepared talks, and guided discussions. This course is primarily used to award transfer credit and does not fulfill any portion of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: CHIN 204 or equivalent. FLD.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 208 Intermediate Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 204. Prerequisite: CHIN 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lou, Haining
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 59579
LBN Gao, Junfu
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
5 59580
LBN Wang, Yurou
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 59581
CHIN 251 Reading and Writing Chinese I
Designed for those who speak modern standard (Mandarin) Chinese but lack reading and writing skills. Focuses on acquiring knowledge of the Chinese writing system and preparing students for possible entry into advanced courses in Chinese, e.g. CHIN 504 (Advanced Modern Chinese I), or, after appropriate testing, for possible exemption from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. Students should take the online Chinese placement exam and consult with the Chinese Language Program Coordinator. Enrollment by permission of the Chinese Language Program Coordinator only. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 252 Reading and Writing Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 251. Prerequisite: CHIN 251 or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 290 Accelerated Chinese
Instruction in reading and writing Chinese for students who already possess a degree of oral/aural proficiency. This course will prepare students for enrollment in CHIN 504, Advanced Modern Chinese I. No prerequisites. Consent of instructor required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 342 Introduction to Classical Chinese
An introduction to Classical Chinese through detailed analysis of short original passages from a variety of early Chinese texts. Students gain a foundation in the grammar and vocabulary of Classical Chinese, preparing them for CHIN 544. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional requirements for students taking the 500 level. Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Chinese characters (e.g. from CHIN 108 or JPN 108) and consent of the instructor, or CHIN 208 or JPN 208. Not open to students who have completed CHIN 542. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 386 Advanced Chinese Conversation
Guided discussions designed to increase fluency and further improve pronunciation. Prerequisite: CHIN 504 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 498 Directed Readings in Chinese
Readings in Chinese on a subject selected by a student with the advice and direction of the instructor. Individual meetings and reports. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60753
CHIN 504 Advanced Modern Chinese I
Five hours of class and two of drill. Readings in selected modern Chinese literary texts and discussion in Chinese of recordings of stories and dramas. Prerequisite: CHIN 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 508 Advanced Modern Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 504. Prerequisite: CHIN 504 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McMahon, Keith
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
5 51068
LBN Li, Yingjie
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM ST 338A - LAWRENCE
5 51069
CHIN 512 Advanced Chinese I
Readings in modern Chinese texts on a variety of subjects and discussion in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 218 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 513 Advanced Chinese II
Continuation of CHIN 512. Prerequisite: CHIN 512 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 542 Introduction to Classical Chinese
An introduction to Classical Chinese through detailed analysis of short original passages from a variety of early Chinese texts. Students gain a foundation in the grammar and vocabulary of Classical Chinese, preparing them for CHIN 544. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional requirements for students taking CHIN 542. Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of Chinese characters (e.g. from CHIN 108 or JPN 108) and consent of instructor, or CHIN 208 or JPN 208. Not open to students who have completed CHIN 342. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 544 Readings in Classical Chinese: _____
Classical Chinese is the language of the most famous works of Chinese philosophy and most Chinese literature before the twentieth century. The course introduces readings from a specific philosophical school or literary genre, for example: Confucian Philosophical Texts, Daoist Philosophical Texts, Poetry, Ming/Qing fiction, etc. Prerequisite: CHIN 342 or CHIN 542 or consent of the instructor. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 562 Modern Chinese Texts I
Readings and interpretation of varied modern Chinese texts. Continued study of the language in the form of oral discussion and written reports. Prerequisite: CHIN 504 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 564 Modern Chinese Texts II
A continuation of CHIN 562 with materials of increasing difficulty. Prerequisite: CHIN 562. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Li, Yan
MW 11:45-01:00 PM WES 2106 - LAWRENCE
3 56924
CHIN 580 Introduction to Chinese Research Materials
An introduction to basic reference works in Chinese and Western languages, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, concordances, and bibliographies. Library organization and research methods will also be discussed. (Five week course.) Prerequisite: CHIN 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 598 Readings in: _____
Students will read selections from materials on a given topic or topics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: CHIN 564 or permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Pan, Yue
F 01:00-03:30 PM WES 4014 - LAWRENCE
3 57663
IND McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 61724
CHIN 690 Seminar in Chinese Texts
Varying topics with varying prerequisites. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CHIN 801 Directed Readings and Research in Chinese
Advanced language training for the study of Chinese sources in the humanities or social science field of the student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Li, Yan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57213
RSH McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51070
CHIN 880 Advanced Chinese Research Materials
A detailed examination of various Chinese language reference works and research materials. Emphasis will be placed on the use of different types of reference works to carry out research strategies. Prerequisite: CHIN 504 or equivalent and CHIN 580. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Classes Offered

East Asian Languages & Cultures

EALC 105 Asian Religions
A basic introduction to religion in India, China, and Japan with emphasis upon religions that affect the modern period. Not open to students who have taken REL 108/EALC 108. (Same as REL 106.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lindsey, William
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM SMI 100 - LAWRENCE
3 62253
EALC 108 Asian Religions, Honors
A basic introduction to religion in India, China, and Japan, with emphasis upon religions that affect the modern period. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. Not open to students who have taken REL 106/EALC 105. (Same as REL 108.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 121 Introduction to Contemporary China
An overview of contemporary Chinese culture and society since the economic reforms and opening up launched in 1978, through the study of changes in politics, the economy, society, culture and everyday life in China. The course is taught in English. No prior knowledge of Chinese language is required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 130 Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia
A survey of the commonly held ideas about the beginning of the world, the role of gods and spirits in daily life, and the celebrations and rituals proper to each season of the year. The purpose of the course is to present the traditional world view of the peoples of East Asia. (Same as ANTH 293, REL 130.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Williams, Crispin
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 69051
EALC 131 Myth, Legend, and Folk Beliefs in East Asia, Honors
A survey of the commonly held ideas about the beginning of the world, the role of gods and spirits in daily life, and the celebrations and rituals proper to each season of the year. The purpose of the course is to present the world view of the ordinary peoples of East Asia in contrast to their more sophisticated systems of philosophy that are better known to the Western world. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 142 Ethics in Chinese Philosophy
How can ethical codes help us lead a better life? What principles of government will ensure an ordered and harmonious society? What responsibilities do we have to others and to the natural world? Thinkers in early China asked these questions and came to a variety of different conclusions, ranging from a goal of spontaneous harmony, to a rigid law-and-order ethic. Their ideas are still relevant today and in this course we will both survey these different ethical perspectives and also apply them to contemporary social, political, and environmental issues. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in East Asian Languages and Cultures. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 198 Studies in: _____
Special purpose subject in East Asia and contiguous regions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 231 Introduction to: _____
Topics are various aspects of Chinese and Japanese cultures. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 298 Studies in: _____
Special purpose subject in East Asia and contiguous regions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 301 Cultural Traditions of China, Inner Asia, and Tibet
This course acquaints the student with the broad outlines of the traditional cultures and literatures of China and the contiguous regions of Inner Asia and Tibet. Course materials include translations and discussions of oral tales, epics, poetry, novels, and biography, which explore the interaction between these regions and cultures as well as their continuities and disparities. The course is most appropriate for students with no background in Asian culture. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 302 Cultural Traditions of Japan and Korea
A wide-ranging examination of the similarities and difference between Japanese and Korean culture through folklore, literature, film, and other texts. Format: Lecture and discussion. Designed for students with no background in Asian culture. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 310 The Chinese Novel
Reading and analysis of the form and types of Chinese novel, its beginnings and development to the present day. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 312 Japan's Literary Legacy
A survey of the major works of Japan's long literary heritage. Readings from such classics as the Tale of Genji, the world's first novel, No drama, and poetry will acquaint the student with one of the world's great literary traditions. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 712.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 314 Traditional Chinese Literature in Translation
A general survey of representative literary works of major genres in traditional China. Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions in English. A knowledge of Chinese is not required. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 714.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 315 Survey of Japanese Film
This course surveys the major developments in and critical approaches to twentieth-century Japanese film. Focusing mostly on narrative films, the course introduces students to basic methodological issues in Japanese film history, especially questions of narrative, genre, stardom, and authorship. We examine Japanese cinema as an institution located within specific contexts focusing on the ways in which this institution shapes gender, race, class, ethnic and national identities. This course examines how patterns of distribution, exhibition, and reception have influenced film aesthetics and film style over the last century. Through secondary readings, lectures, and discussions students critically examine how Japanese cinema as an institution both responds to and intervenes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Japan. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as FMS 315.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Baskett, Michael
W 06:30-10:00 PM CAPF 2011 - LAWRENCE
3 68092
EALC 316 Modern Japanese Film and Fiction
A survey of major works of fiction and film in modern Japan. Topics include the social and spiritual challenges of modernization, urbanization, and the issues of race and national identity. Works by Akutagawa, Kawabata, Kurosawa, Ogai, Ozu, Soseki and Tanizaki and others are covered. Lectures, discussion, readings, and films in English. Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. This course is offered at the 300 and the 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 716. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 317 Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation: 1945-Present
A survey of major literary works of Japan's post-war and contemporary eras. Topics include life during and after the war, the experience of the atomic bomb, and the postmodern landscape. Works by Dazai, Mishima, Oe, Abe, Murakami, and others will be covered. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 717. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerbert, Elaine
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 66200
EALC 318 Modern Chinese Fiction and Film
A general survey of important Chinese fiction and film of the 20th century. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English. Knowledge of Chinese is not required. Not open to students with credit in EALC 518. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels with additional assignments at the 500-level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 319 Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film
A general survey of important Chinese fiction and film from the late 20th century to the present. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English. A knowledge of Chinese is not required. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 519.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Xiao, Hui
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 61066
EALC 320 Modern East Asia: Multiple Perspectives
A survey of the major political changes in China, Japan, Korea and Tibet in the 20th century. Students will learn about the changes that swept through East Asia as it rapidly modernized via documentary films and lectures and will study the impact of these changes on individuals by reading autobiographies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 325 Minorities in Japan
This course offers a sociological and historical exploration of Japan's minorities: the Ainu, Okinawans, Burakumin, and Zainichi Koreans who are often excluded from narratives of Japanese history. Exclusion of the minority issue not only overlooks the existence of minority populations in Japan but also contributes to misconceptions of Japan as a homogeneous country. The course objective is to challenge the conventional master narrative of racial and cultural homogeneity. We shed light on Japan's minorities, their historical experiences, current struggles, and future challenges. This course is taught at the 300 and 600-levels with additional assignments required at the 600-level. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mizumura, Ayako
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
3 65113
EALC 328 The Body in Japan
The course examines historical and cultural concepts of the body in Japan and then focuses upon the pivotal events of the last half-century as experienced through the body. Students are introduced to a wide range of extreme bodily experiences: the regimented body of wartime, the body irradiated by the atomic bomb, the body of malnutrition and national humiliation, possessed bodies, licentious bodies, creating life through the body, the aged body, self-immolation of the body, nurturing the body, beautifying the body, and others. The primary sources of investigation and discussion are novels written after the war, films, anthropological writings, and popular culture. All readings are in English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 330 Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
An examination of Chinese literature and culture from earliest times to the modern period. Not open to students who have taken EALC 530. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels with additional assignments at the 500-level. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McMahon, Keith
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 68001
EALC 331 Studies In: _____
Topics in the Chinese and Japanese cultures. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yan, Weitian
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65590
LEC Yan, Weitian
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68827
EALC 332 Asian Literature in Translation: _____
Introduction to Asian culture and society through close reading and analysis of important works of Asian literature. Themes and issues to be focused upon will vary (e.g., traditional or modern literature of China, Japan, or Korea, and special topics of interest). Lecture and discussion format. Knowledge of Asian languages is not required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 333 Asian Literature in Translation, Honors: _____
Introduction to Asian culture and society through close reading and analysis of important works of Asian literature. Themes and issues to be focused upon will vary (e.g., traditional or modern literature of China, Japan, or Korea, and special topics of interest). Lecture and discussion format. Knowledge of Asian languages is not required. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerbert, Elaine
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 66201
EALC 340 Structure of Chinese
A detailed study of the phonological and grammatical structure of Chinese and the interactions between language and culture. Depending on student interest, a unit on the pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language may also be included. Primarily for students who want a linguistic knowledge of the language rather than a practical command of it. Students taking the course at the 500 level will have more work required of them. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 345 Chinese Cinema
This course surveys representative Chinese films since the 1980s and their global reception. The most recent formalistic, industrial, and institutional developments of Chinese cinema are examined. Students view films, do secondary readings, and learn theories and methodologies of film studies. Lectures and class discussions also cover the socio-historical context of contemporary Chinese filmmaking. This course is taught at the 300 and 500-levels with additional assignments required at the 500-level. Prerequisite: Junior status, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit in EALC 545. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 350 Contemporary Japan
An exploration of the Japanese way of life, self-concepts, and world view through lecture, discussion, reading, and field trips to businesses, community organizations, and cultural sites. Offered only during the Summer Institute in Hiratsuka, Japan. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 361 Colonial Korea
This course examines the history, society, and culture of Korea from the end of Choson dynasty through the Colonial period (1910-1945) in its East Asian and global context. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, literature, and film. Not open to students with credit in EALC 561. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 362 Post-Colonial Korea
This course examines the history, society, and culture of South Korea from the time of its liberation from Japan in 1945 to the present in its East Asian and global context. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, literature, and film. Prerequisite: EALC 361 or EALC 561, or permission of the instructor. Not open to student with credit in EALC 562. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 363 Gendered Modernity in East Asia
This course explores rapidly changing gender relationships and the sense of being "modern" in East Asia by examining marriage and family systems, work, education, consumer culture, and geopolitics. The class seeks to understand how uneven state control over men and women shapes desires, practices, and norms and how men and women act upon such forces. Avoiding biological or social determinism, this course treats gender as an analytical category and examines how modern nation-states and global geopolitics are constituted and operated. (Same as ANTH 363 and WGSS 363.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 365 Japanese People through Films
Japanese people's culture and society through an extensive examination of both documentary and feature films. Readings from social science fields and literature will be used--the former to supply a theoretical framework for the study of Japanese people and the latter to further the inquiry into the individual sentiment motivating actions. (Same as ANTH 365.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 368 The Peoples of China
An analysis of the cultural origin, diversity, and unity of the peoples of China. Emphasis on historical development, social structure, cultural continuity and change, and ethics. (Same as ANTH 368.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 370 Chinese Folk Belief
A survey of the beliefs of the ordinary Chinese people throughout the centuries with regard to myths, the other world, festivals, and the gods. Prerequisite: A course dealing with China. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 380 Popular Cultures of East Asia
This course examines the contemporary popular cultures of Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan, with particular emphasis on relations between East Asia and North America. Students study the issue of globalization and how the transnational flow of commodities and culture affects local societies and individual identities. They learn to identify, describe, and analyze the cross-cultural content of popular cultural artifacts and modes of expression relating to East Asia. To this end, they explore in detail such subjects as: fashion, foodways, cinema, manga, soap operas, and punk rock. Not open to students who have taken EALC 580. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yun, Kyoim
Xiao, Hui
W 02:30-05:00 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 66205
EALC 410 The Culture of Play in Japan
This course examines the phenomenon and manifestations of play in Japanese culture. Topics include but are not confined to: the philosophy of play, the semiotics of play, the places of play, the role of laughter, play in Japanese religion, simulation and performance, and play and competition. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 411 The Culture of Play in Japan, Honors
This course examines the phenomenon and manifestations of play in Japanese culture. Topics include but are not confined to: the philosophy of play, the semiotics of play, the places of play, the role of laughter, play in Japanese religion, simulation and performance, and play and competition. Prerequisite: Membership in the University Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 412 Visual and Literary Culture in Modern Japan
This course examines the interconnections between the evolution of modern Japanese literature and vision technologies such as painting, panoramas, magic lanterns, stereoscopes, photography, motion pictures, television, and computers. The course provides an overview of modern Japanese literature from the perspectives of the visual culture in which that literature was conceived. The course considers such authors as Higuchi, Soseki, Ogai, Shimazaki, Akutagawa, Tanizaki, Yokomitsu, Kawabata, and Abe. Not open to students who have completed EALC 612. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 413 Asian Media Studies
This course examines new and emerging media in East Asia and how the media industries of East Asia function. Using recent scholarship and industry data on contemporary cyberculture, music studies, and television industries of East Asia we examine how such factors as globalization, post-colonialism, censorship, emerging technology, and national media legislation affect regional and transnational media industries in Japan, South Korea, and Mainland China/Taiwan/Hong Kong. (Same as FMS 413.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 415 Ancient China
A survey of ancient Chinese culture to the Qin period. Major archaeological discoveries and the literary tradition are taken as the primary evidence through which a number of topics are introduced (for example: environment, food, writing, art, thought, ritual). A knowledge of Chinese is not required. The course is offered at the 400 and 600 levels, with additional assignments at the 600 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 615. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 418 Sexual Politics in Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
This course uses myth, literature, history, biography, and other documents to discuss sexual politics in China from ca 1500 B.C.E. to the end of the last dynasty in 1911. Topics include: emperors, empresses, and consorts, polygamy, prostitution, love, yin and yang cosmology, the art of the bedchamber, women's literature, and erotic literature. Recommended: A course in East Asian studies. Not open to students who have taken EALC 618. This course is taught at the 400 and 600 levels with additional assignments at the 600-level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 420 Daily Life in China From the Opium War to 1911
This course examines everyday life in China from the mid-19th century to the end of the last dynasty in 1911. The focus is on living conditions, social customs, and gender relations of people of all social levels, from emperors and empresses to servants, prostitutes, and concubines. Other topics include: the culture of drugs in the form of opium smoking, including how opium served as a key point of contact between China and the Euro-west; sexual culture, especially in the form of the history of prostitution and gender roles and values in China on the verge of modernity; interactions in daily life between Chinese and Westerners in China; and the experience of China's last imperial rulers. These topics are weighed against the backdrop of the decline of China's last dynasty and the concurrent impact of modernity in the form of social, political and technological change, especially as effected by the intrusion of the Euro-west. Not open to students with credit in EALC 620. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 431 Studies in: _____
Topics in the Chinese and Japanese traditions. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 488 Senior Seminar in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Open to seniors majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures or by consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 498 Directed Readings in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Readings in English on an East Asian subject, selected by a student with the advice and direction of the instructor. Individual meetings and reports. Prerequisite: ECIV 104 or ECIV 304 and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51247
IND Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51249
IND Li, Yan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 56922
IND McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 51248
EALC 499 Honors Thesis
Required of all students working for a degree with honors. May be repeated for a total of nine semester hours. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51250
IND Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51251
IND Kennedy, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55960
IND Li, Yan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 56923
IND Lindsey, William
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 63552
IND McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 51252
IND Yun, Kyoim
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 59670
EALC 508 Religion in China
Survey of religious thought and practice in China from the Shang to the People's Republic. (Same as REL 508.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 509 Religion in Japan
Survey of religious thought and practice in Japan from the Jomon period to the present. (Same as REL 509.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 510 Education in Japan
An investigation of the relationship between education and Japanese national and cultural identity as expressed in conceptions of childhood: philosophical and political positions underlying curricular and administrative policies, teachers' training, and pedagogical styles; the interface between education, "work," and the economy in general; and the theme of "internationalization," (kokusaika). The course is taught in English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 518 Modern Chinese Fiction & Film
A general survey of important Chinese fiction and film of the 20th century. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English. Knowledge of Chinese is not required. Not open to students with credit in EALC 318. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels with additional assignments at the 500-level. Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian studies course such as ECIV 104 or ECIV 304 or EALC 105; or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 519 Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film
A general survey of important Chinese fiction and film from the late 20th century to the present. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English. A knowledge of Chinese is not required. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels with additional assignments at the 500-level. Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian studies course such as ECIV 104 or ECIV 304 or EALC 105; or consent of instructor. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 319.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Xiao, Hui
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4037 - LAWRENCE
3 61068
EALC 520 Entrepreneurship in East Asia
An intensive examination of the history and current status of entrepreneurship in China, Japan, and other nations in East Asia. This course investigates the role of entrepreneurs in Asian economic development from the nineteenth century to the present, as well as the relation between entrepreneurship and Asian cultural traditions. The opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in East Asia today are also considered. (Same as HIST 640.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 527 Asian Theatre and Performance
A survey of traditional and modern theatre and performance in Asia, with greatest attention given to India, China, and Japan. A study of plays, dramatic genres, history, conventions of play production, and acting styles and other performance forms. (Same as THR 527). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 530 Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
An examination of Chinese literature and culture from earliest times to the modern period. This course is taught at the 300 and 500 levels with additional assignments at the 500-level. Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian studies course, such as ECIV 104 or ECIV 304 or EALC 105; or consent of the instructor. Not open to students with credit in EALC 330. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McMahon, Keith
MW 03:00-04:15 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 68002
EALC 541 Asian Film
Seminar on various national film cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Representative films are studied from formal, stylistic, and socio-historic perspectives. Addresses the 12 impact of key cultural, economic, and political issues on each film industry. Class discussion, reports, and individual research papers. The course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. (Same as FMS 541.) Prerequisite: Junior status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 543 Contemporary Japanese Film
Seminar on the major developments in the contemporary (1980-present) Japanese film industry examining how filmmaking practices and film criticism have been influenced by such issues as transnationalism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and new media. We survey recent industrial and stylistic trends as well as key critical debates. Class discussion, reports, and individual research papers. The course is offered at the 500 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as FMS 543.) Prerequisite: Junior status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 545 Chinese Cinema
This course surveys representative Chinese films since the 1980s and their global reception. The most recent formalistic, industrial, and institutional developments of Chinese cinema are examined. Students view films, do secondary readings, and learn theories and methodologies of film studies. Lectures and class discussions also cover the socio-historical context of contemporary Chinese filmmaking. This course is taught at the 300 and 500-levels with additional assignments required at the 500-level. Prerequisite: Junior status, or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit in EALC 345. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 555 Buddhists and Buddhism in China
A reading and media-rich survey of institutional, ritual, literary, educational, and exegetical practices that have shaped the lives of Buddhists in China, past and present. Alterities within the Buddhist tradition, and interactions with other religious options, are considered. (Same as REL 555.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 561 Colonial Korea
This course examines the history, society, and culture of Korea from the end of the Choson dynasty through the colonial period (1920-1945) in its East Asian and global context. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, literature and film. Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian studies course, such as ECIV 104 or ECIV 304, or EALC 105; or consent of instructor. There are additional readings and more extensive writing assignments than in EALC 361. Not open to students with credit in EALC 361. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 562 Post-Colonial Korea
This course examines the history, society, and culture of South Korea from the time of its liberation from Japan in 1945 to the present in its East Asian and global context. The course uses a multi-disciplinary approach, including history, anthropology, literature, and film. Prerequisite: EALC 361 or EALC 561, or permission of the instructor. There are additional readings and more extensive writing assignments than in EALC 362. Not open to students with credit in EALC 362. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 563 Cultural History of Korea
This course examines the cultural history of Korea in periods prior to the 19th Century. Special attention is given to varying constructions of cultural value, heritage, and identity, together with the historically specific factors that engendered them. (Same as HIST 590.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 564 Modern Korean Culture and Society
This course examines the history, society, values, and political economy of Korea in its East Asian and global context. The course uses multi-disciplinary approaches, including those of history, anthropology, literature and film. Prerequisite: An introductory course in East Asian studies, or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 565 Popular Images in Japanese Culture, Literatures, and Films
The course examines recurring themes and images in Japanese culture through films, literary works, and anthropological and other social science literature. These themes and images are studied in the contexts of both modern and traditional cultures. Although the popular deviates from the orthodox, nevertheless, the energy and pervasiveness of these offspring enforce and sustain "proper" cultural values. As a result of exploration of both highways and backroads of cultural expression, a holistic picture of Japanese ethos will emerge. (Same as ANTH 565. ) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 567 Japanese Ghosts and Demons
An investigation of deeply rooted Japanese beliefs about intimate relationships among humans, animals, and nature - beliefs which help to explain the mysterious and to lend order to the world. Anthropological works, selections from Japanese literature, historical documents, artworks, and films will be used to examine supernatural themes. (Same as ANTH 567.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 570 The Structure of Japanese
A detailed study of the phonological and grammatical structure of Japanese and the use of the language in social/cultural contexts. Primarily for students who want a linguistic knowledge of the language rather than a practical command of it. (Same as LING 570.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Minai, Utako
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM BL 108 - LAWRENCE
3 69057
EALC 572 The Structure of Chinese
A detailed study of the phonological and grammatical structure of Chinese and the interactions between language and culture. Depending on student interests, a unit on the pedagogy of teaching Chinese as a foreign language may also be included. Primarily for students who want a linguistic knowledge of the language rather than a practical command of it. (Same as LING 572.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 575 Love, Sexuality and Gender in Japanese Literature
An examination of Japanese attitudes toward love, sexuality, and gender differences as revealed in literature from the tenth century to the present. Discussion format. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 578 Gender and Society in Modern China
This course examines gender politics and social institutions in modern China by examining important literary works and films from the Republican era (1911-1949), the Maoist era (1949-1976), and the post-Mao era (1976-present). Secondary readings are also supplied. All the readings are in English. No knowledge of Chinese is required. Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian studies course such as ECIV 104. ECIV 304, or EALC 105; or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 580 Popular Cultures of East Asia
This course examines the contemporary popular cultures of Korea, Japan, China, and Taiwan, with particular emphasis on relations between East Asia and North America. Students study the issue of globalization and how the transnational flow of commodities and culture affects local societies and individual identities. They learn to identify, describe, and analyze the cross-cultural content of popular cultural artifacts and modes of expression relating to East Asia. To this end, they explore in detail such subjects as: fashion, foodways, cinema, manga, soap operas, and punk rock. More extensive writing requirements than 380. Not open to students who have taken EALC 380. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yun, Kyoim
Xiao, Hui
W 02:30-05:00 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 66206
EALC 583 Imperial China
An intensive survey of China's traditional civilization and its history, with emphasis on the last centuries of imperial rule under the Sung, Yuan, Ming, and Ch'ing dynasties (to 1850). (Same as HIST 583.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 584 Modern China
An intensive survey of China's history from the early 19th century to the present. Key topics include the decline of the traditional system, the rise of communism, the Maoist era, and the tensions of change and control in the 1980s and 1990s. (Same as HIST 584.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 585 Reform in Contemporary China
Examines the epochal changes that have occurred in China from Deng Xiaoping's rise to power in 1978 to the present. Includes a focus on the historical background of the revolutionary period before examining the political and economic changes that spawned the 1989 "prodemocracy" movement at Tiananmen. The course includes an analysis of the events of the 1990s focusing on U.S.-China political and economic relations and the destabilizing effects of inflation, infrastructural reform, political and economic decentralization, and leadership succession. A previous course on China is helpful, but not mandatory. (Same as POLS 668.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 587 Age of Shoguns: Early Modern Japan
Early modern Japan (16th to 19th century) examines the history, culture, and patterns of life during an era of rigid social control but artistic brilliance. After an historical overview of the period, students will explore topics including the social structure, travel, religion, thought, and the formation of traditional cultural forms such as Kabuki theater. (Same as HIST 587.) Prerequisite: An earlier course in history or east Asian languages and cultures, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 588 Japan, 1853-1945
This course provides an intensive survey of Japanese history from the arrival of Commodore Perry through the Pacific War. Social, economic, and political themes will be emphasized. Among the topics covered will be the Meiji Restoration, industrialization, Japanese imperialism, Taisho democracy, and wartime mobilization. (Same as HIST 588.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 589 Japan Since 1945
This course provides an overview of Japanese history from the end of World War II to the present day. Among the topics covered will be the Allied Occupation, postwar politics and social change, the economic "miracle," popular culture, women and the family, crime and punishment, the educational system, and Japan's place in the world. (Same as HIST 589.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 590 Topics in East Asian Languages and Cultures: _____
Specific topical courses will be offered every year covering a number of disciplines. Credit, description, and prerequisites will vary. Note: May be repeated for credit up to the stated limit. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 591 Topics in East Asian Languages and Cultures: _____
Specific topical courses will be offered every year covering a number of disciplines. Credit, descriptions, and prerequisites will vary. Note: May be repeated for credit up to the stated limit. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 593 Modern Korea
This course will examine selected topics in Modern Korean history in the 19th and 20th centuries, with special emphasis on Korea's connections to China and Japan. (Same as HIST 593.) Prerequisite: A college-level course in East Asian history or culture, or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 596 Defining Japan: Marginalized Groups and the Construction of National Identity
This course investigates the construction of national identity in modern Japan by examining the historical experiences of groups marginalized by mainstream society. We will explore the pressures of conformity, the pervasiveness of social ostracism and the surprising diversity in Japanese society. Among the groups discussed will be indigenous peoples (the Ainu, Okinawans), the Korean minority, the outcast class (burakumin), the sick and disabled, the Yakuza, and political activists. (Same as HIST 596.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 597 Japanese Theater History
This course examines the historical development and characteristics of Japanese theater, with special attention to traditional theater and the genres of noh, kyogen, and kabuki in particular, tracing their origins in the pre-modern era and their continued performance today. To gain an understanding of the historical and artistic setting of these arts, lectures and readings will consider broader issues such as performance and ritual in religion and daily life, gender and representation, and folk theater. A portion of this class will include practical studies of theatrical forms including noh dance and kabuki music (shamisen). (Same as HIST 597.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 598 History and Structure of the Japanese Language
The historical development of Japanese. Study of Japanese phonology, morphology and syntax, using the techniques of descriptive linguistics and generative grammar. Prerequisite: An introductory course in linguistics or one year of Japanese. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 600 Biography of a City: _____
This interdisciplinary, team-taught course surveys the artistic, intellectual, and historical development of some of the great cities of the world, such as Kyoto or Tokyo. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 610 Minorities in Japan
This course offers a sociological and historical exploration of Japan's minorities: the Ainu, Okinawans, Burakumin, and Zainichi Koreans who are often excluded from narratives of Japanese history. Exclusion of the minority issue not only overlooks the existence of minority populations in Japan but also contributes to misconceptions of Japan as a homogeneous country. The course objective is to challenge the conventional master narrative of racial and cultural homogeneity. We shed light on Japan's minorities, their historical experiences, current struggles, and future challenges. This course is taught at the 300 and 600-levels, with additional assignments required at the 600-level. (Same as CEAS 610.) Prerequisite: An introductory East Asian Studies course or consent of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mizumura, Ayako
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
3 65114
EALC 612 Visual and Literary Culture in Modern Japan
This course examines the interconnections between the evolution of modern Japanese literature and vision technologies such as painting, panoramas, magic lanterns, stereoscopes, photography, motion pictures, television, and computers. The course provides an overview of modern Japanese literature from the perspectives of the visual culture in which that literature was conceived. The course considers such authors as Higuchi, Soseki, Ogai, Shimazaki, Akutagawa, Tanizaki, Yokomitsu, Kawabata, and Abe. There will be additional assignments for students in 612. Not open to students who have completed EALC 412. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 615 Ancient China
A survey of ancient Chinese culture to the Qin period. Major archaeological discoveries and the literary tradition will be taken as the primary evidence through which a number of topics are introduced (for example: environment, food, writing, art, thought, ritual). A knowledge of Chinese is not required. The course is offered at the 400 and 600 levels, with additional assignments at the 600 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 415. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 618 Sexual Politics in Chinese Literature and Culture: Premodern Times
This course uses myth, literature, history, biography, and other documents to discuss sexual politics in China from ca 1500 B.C.E. to the end of the last dynasty in 1911. Topics include: emperors, empresses, and consorts, polygamy, prostitution, love, yin and yang cosmology, the art of the bedchamber, women's literature, and erotic literature. Prerequisite: A course in East Asian studies. Not open to students who have taken EALC 418. This course is taught at the 400 and 600 levels with additional assignments at the 600-level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 620 Daily Life in China from the Opium War to 1911
This course examines everyday life in China from the mid-19th century to the end of the last dynasty in 1911. The focus is on living conditions, social customs, and gender relations of people of all social levels, from emperors and empresses to servants, prostitutes, and concubines. Other topics include: the culture of drugs in the form of opium smoking, including how opium served as a key point of contact between China and the Euro-west; sexual culture, especially in the form of the history of prostitution and gender roles and values in China on the verge of modernity; interactions in daily life between Chinese and Westerners in China; and the experience of China's last imperial rulers. These topics are weighted against the backdrop of the decline of China's last dynasty and the concurrent impact of Modernity in the form of social,political, and technological change, especially as effected by the intrusion of the Euro-west. Not open to students with credit in EALC 420. Prerequisite: An upper-level course on China or East Asia or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 636 Women in Japanese Literature
An examination of women as subjects, readers, and writers of Japanese literature. Topics may include images and stereotypes of women in Japanese literature; feminist readings of this literature; female culture; and the psychodynamics of female creativity. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 642 Chinese Thought
A survey of the principal modes of Chinese thought from their origins through the imperial period. Not open to students with credit in EALC 132. (Same as HWC 524 and PHIL 506.) Prerequisite: Eastern civilizations course or a course in Asian history or a distribution course in philosophy. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 646 Chinese Law
The history and development of civil and criminal law in China from its beginnings until the present. The course will be taught both by lectures and by discussion of cases. A section of the course will concern modern Chinese law. Prerequisite: A course on China, or general background in law or business. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 649 Doing Business With China: Law and Policy
A study of the issues involved in doing business with China. The current Chinese political and economic context will be examined, followed by a study of the Chinese legal system and Chinese economic law and regulation. Relevant U.S. law will also be considered. Prerequisite: A course on China, or general background in law or business. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 656 Government and Politics of East Asia
A comparative examination of the contemporary political institutions, processes and ideas of China, Japan, and Korea. (Same as POLS 656.) Prerequisite: Junior level or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 666 Political Economy of East Asia
This course provides basic understanding of fiscal, monetarist, and trade policies; how governments in East Asia use them to pursue growth; the extent to which these governments follow or controvert economics to pursue growth; and how the performances of economies in East Asia relate to the US and global economies. (Same as POLS 666.) Prerequisite: POLS 150. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 676 International Relations of Asia
An intensive study of the problems of ideological conflict, diplomatic relations, strategic arrangements, economic cooperation, and cultural exchange in East and Southeast Asia with special emphasis upon the roles of major world powers. (Same as POLS 676.) Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 678 Chinese Foreign Policy
In-depth examination of China's changing policies toward other countries with special emphasis on policy-making process, negotiating behavior, military strategy, economic relations, and cultural diplomacy. (Same as GIST 678 and POLS 678.) Prerequisite: Sophomore level or consent of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kennedy, John
MW 12:30-01:45 PM FR 214 - LAWRENCE
3 65482
EALC 700 Introduction to East Asian Studies
Required of all M.A. students in the Department regardless of concentration. Introduction to resources in East Asian languages and literature. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 701 Practicum in Teaching Chinese
This course is required every semester for graduate teaching assistants in the Chinese language program in EALC. The course will cover applicable second language acquisition theories and principles of foreign language pedagogy and focus on teaching methodologies, instructional techniques, and development of pedagogical materials specific to the Chinese classroom. This class will be conducted in a seminar format. Prerequisite: Teaching appointment in the East Asian Languages and Cultures department. SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 702 Practicum in Teaching Japanese
This course is required every semester for graduate teaching assistants in the Japanese language program in East Asian Languages and Cultures. The course will cover applicable second language acquisition theories and principles of foreign language pedagogy and focus on teaching methodologies, instructional techniques, and development of pedagogical materials specific to the, Japanese language classroom. This class will be conducted in a seminar format. Prerequisite: Teaching appointment in the East Asian Languages and Cultures department. SEM.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Mitsugi, Sanako
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 60792
EALC 703 Practicum in Teaching Korean
This course is required every semester for graduate teaching assistants in the Korean language program in East Asian Languages and Cultures. The course will cover applicable second language acquisition theories and principles of foreign language pedagogy and focus on teaching methodologies, instructional techniques, and development of pedagogical materials specific to the Korean language classroom. This class will be conducted in a seminar format. Prerequisite: Teaching appointment in the East Asian Languages and Cultures department. SEM.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
SEM Lee, Ji Yeon
F 02:00-02:50 PM WES 2106 - LAWRENCE
1 60793
EALC 704 Contemporary East Asia
This graduate seminar explores rapidly changing societies in contemporary East Asia, particularly China, Japan, and Korea. The course provides a critical overview of East Asia and its diversity and complexity using cross-cultural perspectives and interdisciplinary social science approaches, and situates East Asian societies in the context of globalization. (Same as CEAS 704.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 712 Readings in Traditional Japanese Literature
A survey of Japanese literature from earliest times to 1868. Students will study the major writers in each genre, with special emphasis on an individual research topic. A knowledge of Japanese is not required. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 312.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 714 Readings in Traditional Chinese Literature
A general survey of representative literary works of major genres in traditional China. Lectures, assigned readings, and discussions in English. A knowledge of Chinese is not required. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 314.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 715 Survey of Japanese Film
This course surveys the major developments in patterns of distribution, exhibition, and reception and their influence on film aesthetics in twentieth century Japanese film. Through secondary readings, lectures, and discussions students will examine how Japanese cinema as an institution responds to and intervenes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Japan. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as FMS 715.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Baskett, Michael
W 06:30-10:00 PM CAPF 2011 - LAWRENCE
3 68091
EALC 716 Fiction and Film in Japan
A survey of major works of fiction and film in modern Japan. Topics include the social and spiritual challenges of modernization, urbanization, and the issues of race and national identity. Works by Akutagawa, Kawabata, Kurosawa, Ogai, Ozu, Soseki and Tanizaki and others will be covered. Lectures, discussion, readings, and films in English. Knowledge of Japanese language is not required. This course is offered at the 300 and the 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not open to students who have completed EALC 316. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 717 Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation: 1945-Present
A survey of major literary works of Japan's post-war and contemporary eras. Topics include life during and after the war, the experience of the atomic bomb, and the postmodern landscape. The course is offered at the 300 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. An individual research project in an area of the student's special interest will be required. Not open to students who have completed EALC 317. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerbert, Elaine
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 66202
EALC 718 Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
A general survey of the important writers of the 20th century and their works. Lectures, readings, and discussions in English. A knowledge of Chinese is not required. (Not open to students with credit in EALC 318.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 728 The Body in Japan
The course examines historical and cultural concepts of the body in Japan and then focuses upon the pivotal events of the last half-century as experienced through the body. Students will be introduced to a wide range of extreme bodily experiences: the regimented body of wartime, the body irradiated by the atomic bomb, the body of malnutrition and national humiliation, possessed bodies, licentious bodies, creating life through the body, the aged body, self-immolation of the body, nurturing the body, beautifying the body, and others. The primary sources of investigation and discussion will be novels written after the war, films, anthropological writings, and popular culture. All readings will be in English. This course is offered at the 300 and the 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Prerequisite: Upper division or graduate status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 732 Seminar in Eastern Religious Thought: _____
Analysis of the religious thought of selected thinkers of India, China, and/or Japan, traditional and modern. May be taken more than once if subject matter varies sufficiently. (Same as REL 762.) Prerequisite: REL 507, REL 508, REL 509, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 733 Seminar in Eastern Religious Texts: _____
Analysis of a selected religious text or texts from India, China, or Japan, in translation. May be taken more than once if subject matter varies sufficiently. (Same as REL 733.) Prerequisite: REL 507, REL 508, REL 509, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 743 Contemporary Japanese Film
Seminar on the major developments in the contemporary (1980-present) Japanese film industry examining how filmmaking practices and film criticism have been influenced by such issues as transnationalism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, postmodernism, and new media. We will survey recent industrial and stylistic trends as well as key critical debates. Class includes discussion, reports, and individual research papers. This course is offered at the 500 and 700 levels, with additional assignments at the 700 level. (Same as FMS 743.) SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 747 East Asian History and Culture for Teachers
An advanced survey of the history, culture, and contemporary affairs of , China, Japan and Korea, specifically designed for K-12 educators who wish to incorporate East Asian topics into their classroom teaching. Pedagogical methods and resources for the study of East Asia will be emphasized. Topics covered will address relevant benchmarks in the state curricular standards in social studies, themes from the Advanced Placement world history examination, and the national standards in world history. (Same as HIST 747.) Prerequisite: Approval of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 762 Readings in Japanese Religion
A high-level introduction to the traditional religions of Japan, with special emphasis on Japanese Buddhism. Texts to be used will include translations of original documents as well as secondary studies. Those students who have competence in Japanese will be required to do some readings in that language, but a knowledge of the language is not a prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 764 Modern Korean Culture and Society
An examination of the history, society, values, and political economy of Korea in its East Asian and global context. The course will use a multi-disciplinary approach, including history, ethnography, fiction and film. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 776 Seminar in Religion and Society in Asia: _____
Analysis of selected Asian religions and their relationships to selected Asian societies. May be taken more than once if subject matter varies sufficiently. (Same as REL 776.) Prerequisite: REL 507, REL 508, REL 509, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 790 Topics in East Asian Languages and Cultures: _____
Special topical courses covering a number of disciplines. Credit descriptions and prerequisites will vary. NOTE: May be repeated for up to 12 total credits. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 801 Directed Readings
Designed to meet the needs of advanced students whose study in East Asian studies cannot be met with regular courses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 51253
RSH Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 51254
RSH McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 51255
RSH Rath, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 54336
RSH Williams, Crispin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-5 65058
RSH Xiao, Hui
APPT- STUDY STDY - ABROAD
1-5 59488
EALC 841 Asian Film
Seminar on various national film cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Representative films are studied from formal, stylistic, and socio-historic perspectives. Addresses the impact of key cultural, economic and political issues on each film industry. Class includes discussion, reports, and individual research papers. This course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800 level. (Same as FMS 841.) SEM.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 888 Contemporary China Studies
This course will review and analyze the current literature on China's social and political development, including a wide range of topics within political science. There is a rich body of literature within each topic such as civil society in China, legal reform, political culture, nationalism, gender issues, ethnicity, political behavior, elections, economic development, and inequality. This course will introduce key literature within each topic focusing on the debates among China scholars as well as how these debates fit in the general field of political science. (Same as GIST 888 and POLS 888.) Prerequisite: POLS 668 or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EALC 899 Thesis
An inquiry into the source material upon a specific subject. THE.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Chi, Tailan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 57651
THE Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 51256
THE Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 51257
THE Greene, J.
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 54965
THE Kennedy, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 59064
THE McMahon, Keith
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 51258
THE Mitsugi, Sanako
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 60482
THE Stevenson, Daniel
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 55972
THE Williams, Crispin
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65059
THE Xiao, Hui
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 58330
THE Yun, Kyoim
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 57043

Eastern Civilization

ECIV 104 Eastern Civilizations
This course acquaints the student with the broad outlines of the traditional cultures and literatures of East Asia, and explores the interaction between these regions and cultures as well as their continuities and disparities. Course materials include translations and discussions of original sources. The course is most appropriate for students with no background in Asian culture. Does not complete major requirement. Not open to students with credit in ECIV 304. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Clements, Jacob
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65571
LEC Clements, Jacob
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65637
ECIV 105 Eastern Civilizations Honors
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the broad outlines of the traditional cultures and literatures of East Asia. By reading translations of original source materials, the student is able to see the interaction among the various cultures as well as their essential continuity. The course is most appropriate for students without any background in Asian culture. Offered for students with superior academic records. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ECIV 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Eastern Civilization. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

ECIV 304 Eastern Civilizations
This course acquaints the student with the broad outlines of the traditional cultures and literatures of East Asia, and explores the interaction between these regions and cultures as well as their continuities and disparities. Course materials include translations and discussions of original sources. The course is most appropriate for students with no background in Asian culture. Not open to students with credit in ECIV 104. If majoring in EALC and have completed ECIV 104, see major advisor about completing the ECIV 304 major requirement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Childs, Maggie
TuTh 02:30-03:45 PM WES 4011 - LAWRENCE
3 64599
ECIV 305 Eastern Civilizations Honors
An introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the broad outlines of the traditional cultures and literatures of East Asia. By reading translations of original source materials, the student is able to see the interaction among the various cultures as well as their essential continuity. The course is most appropriate for students without any background in Asian culture. Similar to ECIV 304, but reading and writing assignments reflect the fact that this is an honors course. Open only to students in the University Honors Program or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Hindi

Japanese

JPN 100 Beginning Japanese I
An introduction to Japanese. Familiarity with the basic structural patterns of the language through conversation is stressed. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries are introduced and a few characters are learned. Usually offered as part of a Summer Study Abroad Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 101 Beginning Japanese II
Continuation of JPN 100. Available to students who took JPN 100 as part of the Summer Study Abroad Program. Not available for credit for students who have previously completed JPN 104. Prerequisite: JPN 100 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 104 Elementary Japanese I
Three hours of lecture, three hours of drill per week. Acquisition of basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Not available for credit for students who have previously completed JPN 101. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 108 Elementary Japanese II
Continuation of JPN 104. Prerequisite: JPN 101, JPN 104, or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Childs, Maggie
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 65133
LEC Childs, Maggie
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 65134
LBN Jardon, Annette
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
5 65135
LBN Jardon, Annette
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
5 65136
LBN Wang, Tingting
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
5 65137
LBN Wang, Tingting
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
5 68204
JPN 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Japanese. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 204 Intermediate Japanese I
Three hours of lecture, three hours of drill. Prerequisite: JPN 108 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 206 Intermediate Japanese Conversation
Enhancement of conversational ability at the intermediate level. Used primarily to accommodate transfer credits. Prerequisite: JPN 204 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 208 Intermediate Japanese II
Continuation of JPN 204. Prerequisite: JPN 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mitsugi, Sanako
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4033 - LAWRENCE
5 60618
LBN Daldorph, Misae
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
5 60619
LBN Shiomi, Masanori
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
5 60620
LBN Shiomi, Masanori
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM WES 1015 - LAWRENCE
5 62728
JPN 226 Japanese in Context - Intermediate
Supervised and individualized study and practice of language skills through direct experience in interviews and guided practical applications in various public settings in Japan. Some conventional classroom instruction in grammar included. Offered only during the Summer Institute in Hiratsuka, Japan. Prerequisite: Two semesters or the equivalent of Japanese language study. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 233 Special Skills in Japanese: _____
Instruction in special skills in Japanese, such as pronunciation, recognition of Chinese characters, comprehension of broadcast media, etc. at the freshman/sophomore level. Course work must be arranged through the office of KU Study Abroad and approved by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 306 Advanced Japanese Conversation I
Intensive practice of communicative skills at the advanced level. Prerequisite: JPN 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 310 Advanced Japanese Conversation II
Continuation of JPN 306. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Mizumura, Ayako
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
2 68211
JPN 326 Japanese in Context - Advanced
Supervised and individualized study and practice of language skills through direct experience in interviews and guided practical applications in various public settings in Japan. Some conventional classroom instruction in grammar and usage. Offered only during the Summer Institute in Hiratsuka, Japan. Prerequisite: Four semesters or the equivalent of Japanese language study. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 333 Special Skills in Japanese: _____
Instruction in special skills in Japanese, such as pronunciation, recognition of Chinese characters, comprehension of broadcast media, etc. at the junior/senior level. Course work must be arranged through the office of KU Study Abroad and approved by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 386 Advanced Japanese Conversation III
Instruction in discussion in formal contexts and speech making. Prerequisite: JPN 504 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 498 Directed Readings in Japanese
Readings in Japanese on a subject selected by a student with the advice and direction of the instructor. Individual meetings and reports. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 52135
IND Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 52136
IND Mitsugi, Sanako
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60483
JPN 504 Advanced Modern Japanese I
Readings in selected modern Japanese texts on various topics: history, education, language, society, business, and literature. Meets three hours per week. Prerequisite: JPN 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 508 Advanced Modern Japanese II
Continuation of JPN 504. Prerequisite: JPN 504 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Gerbert, Elaine
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 52137
JPN 509 Business Japanese
Study of Japanese language especially appropriate to business situations. Although the course emphasizes developing conversational ability, the primary focus is on strengthening reading and writing in the specialized area. The course includes discussion of non-verbal aspects of Japanese business practices as well. Prerequisite: The first semester of third-year Japanese or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 542 Introduction to Classical Japanese I
Introductory grammar and readings in classical Japanese texts. Prerequisite: JPN 508. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 544 Introduction to Classical Japanese II
Continued readings of classical Japanese texts, on the intermediate and advanced level. Introduction to the elements of kambun (Sino-Japanese) and sorobun (epistolary) styles. Prerequisite: JPN 542 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 562 Modern Japanese Texts I
Readings and interpretation of modern Japanese texts from various fields. Continued study of the language in the form of oral discussion and written reports. Prerequisite: JPN 508. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 564 Modern Japanese Texts II
A continuation of JPN 562. Prerequisite: JPN 562 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 569 Advanced Business Japanese
This course strengthens reading and writing skills and continues developing conversational ability. It assumes a higher level of competency in Japanese than JPN 509 and includes both verbal and non-verbal aspects of Japanese business practices. Prerequisite: Completion of third-year Japanese or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 598 Readings in: _____
Students will read selections from materials on a given topic or topics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: JPN 564 or permission of instructor. IND.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

JPN 690 Seminar in: _____
Varying topics with varying prerequisites. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ito, Michiko
Mitsugi, Sanako
MW 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
3 68527
JPN 801 Directed Readings and Research in Japanese
Advanced language training for the study of Japanese sources in the humanities or social science field of the student. Prerequisite: JPN 564 or consent of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Childs, Maggie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 52138
RSH Gerbert, Elaine
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 52139
RSH Mitsugi, Sanako
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 60655
RSH Rath, Eric
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 57643
JPN 880 Advanced Japanese Research Materials
A detailed examination of various Japanese language reference works and research materials. Emphasis will be placed on the use of different types of reference works to carry out research strategies. Prerequisite: JPN 508 or equivalent and JPN 580. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

Korean

KOR 104 Elementary Korean I
Five hours of class and two hours of drill in the spoken language each week. Grammar and readings in selected texts. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

KOR 108 Elementary Korean II
Continuation of KOR 104. Prerequisite: KOR 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Yun, Kyoim
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 4041 - LAWRENCE
5 52143
LBN Yoon, Jeongwon
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM SUM 514 - LAWRENCE
5 52145
LBN Yoon, Jeongwon
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 4014 - LAWRENCE
5 52144
LBN
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
5 65152
KOR 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Korean. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

KOR 204 Intermediate Korean I
Five hours of class and two hours of spoken drill. Readings in selected texts in modern Korean. Prerequisite: KOR 108 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

KOR 208 Intermediate Korean II
Continuation of KOR 204. Prerequisite: KOR 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lee, Ji Yeon
TuTh 09:30-10:45 AM WES 4074 - LAWRENCE
5 52146
LBN Yoon, Yeaseul
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
5 52147
LBN Yoon, Yeaseul
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
5 63612
KOR 498 Directed Readings in Korean
Readings in Korean on a subject selected by a student with the advice and direction of the instructor. Individual meetings and reports. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Lee, Ji Yeon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-4 59754
KOR 504 Advanced Modern Korean I
Readings in and discussion of selected modern Korean texts on various topics: history, literature, society, and language. Prerequisite: KOR 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

KOR 508 Advanced Modern Korean II
Readings and analysis of modern or contemporary texts from various fields. Includes oral discussion and written essays. Prerequisite: KOR 504 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lee, Ji Yeon
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 4074 - LAWRENCE
F 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4074 - LAWRENCE
4 56724
KOR 562 Modern Korean Texts I
Readings and analysis of modern or contemporary texts from various fields. Includes oral discussion and written essays. Prerequisite: KOR 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

KOR 564 Modern Korean Texts II
Continuation of KOR 562. Reading and analysis of modern or contemporary texts from various fields. Includes oral discussion and written essays. Prerequisite: KOR 562 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lee, Ji Yeon
MW 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1046 - LAWRENCE
2 67882

Mongolian

MONG 101 Elementary Mongolian I
The first semester of Elementary Mongolian is designed to give the student basic communicative competency, including pronunciation and intonation, structure, and syntax. Effective oral and written communication is stressed. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
Tu 01:00-03:30 PM BA 1 - LAWRENCE
3 68598
MONG 102 Elementary Mongolian II
A continuation of Elementary Mongolian I. Prerequisite: Elementary Mongolian I or the equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
Tu 01:00-03:30 PM BA 1 - LAWRENCE
3 68598
MONG 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Mongolian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Alexander, Shawn
Tu 01:00-03:30 PM BA 1 - LAWRENCE
3 68598

Tibetan

TIB 101 Elementary Tibetan I
An introduction to the Tibetan language in both its literary and colloquial forms according to the Central Tibetan dialects. Four semesters of 3-credit Tibetan language courses fulfill the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TIB 102 Elementary Tibetan II
A continuation of TIB 101. Prerequisite: TIB 101 or equivalent. Four semesters of 3 credit Tibetan language courses fulfill the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lhunpo, Champa
MW 04:00-05:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 56990
TIB 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Tibetan. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TIB 201 Intermediate Tibetan I
Continuation of TIB 102. Prerequisite: TIB 102 or equivalent. Four semesters of 3-credit Tibetan language courses fulfill the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TIB 202 Intermediate Tibetan II
Continuation of TIB 201. Prerequisite: TIB 201 or equivalent. Four semesters of 3-credit Tibetan language courses fulfill the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lhunpo, Champa
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 58723

Uyghur

UYGR 101 Elementary Uyghur I
Uyghur is an important Central Asian Turkic language spoken by nine million people in China. The first semester is designed to give the student basic communicative competency, including pronunciation and intonation, structure, and syntax. Effective oral and written communication is stressed. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UYGR 102 Elementary Uyghur II
Continuation of UYGR 101. Prerequisite: UYGR 101 or the equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
MW 03:45-05:00 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
3 62334
UYGR 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Uyghur. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UYGR 201 Intermediate Uyghur I
Continuation of UYGR 102. Prerequisite: UYGR 102 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UYGR 202 Intermediate Uyghur II
Continuation of UYGR 201. Prerequisite: UYGR 201 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC
MW 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
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