Asian Studies Courses
ADVISE: ESL 184 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 186 or readiness for college-level English
This introductory course examines historical development and cultural aspects of East Asian calligraphy. Course emphasizes Chinese Hanzi characters, but also includes the Japanese Kana syllabary, and the Korean Han'gul alphabet. Includes analysis of their relation with East Asian philosophy, religion, literature, and arts.
ADVISE: ESL 186 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
This course explores religious and cultural traditions and socio-cultural issues in East Asia, India, and Southeast Asia. The course examines ethnic diversity, cultural differences, family structures, marriage systems, colonization, and social inequality as well as their socio-political backgrounds and historical roots through classic and contemporary Asian and Asian-themed film.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
An overview of the history and styles of Japanese comics (manga) and animation (anime), and the role they play in Japanese and American cultures both as artistic forms of expression and as representations of social and political issues.