Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

ANS 302D • Intro To Korean Cul And Hist

31790 • Oh, Youjeong
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM CLA 1.106
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Introduction to Korea's history, culture, and civilization from antiquity to the present.  Asian Studies 301M (Topic 10) and 302D may not both be counted.


ANS 340 • Topics In Asian Religions

31810 • Hyne-Sutherland, Amy
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM GAR 1.134
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ANS 361 • Anthropol Of The Himalayas

31850 • Hindman, Heather
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CLA 0.122
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Big Asian Histories

31825 • Oppenheim, Robert
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 210
(also listed as HIS 364G)
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Biomedicine, Ethics, & Cul

31852 • Traphagan, John
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM WCH 1.120
(also listed as ANT 324L, R S 373M)
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Health-care professionals, bio-medical researchers, patients, and families in all societies are increasingly faced with ethical issues that arise because of new medical technologies and because of alternative approaches to health and illness. This course focuses on ethical questions such as allocation of medical resources, stem cell research and cloning, organ transplantation, abortion, human experimentation, prolonging life and the right to die, suicide, euthanasia, and the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses such as Alzheimer disease, AIDS, and mental disorders.

This course explores these topics from a global perspective, emphasizing how cultural values and ethical systems define moral issues and inform decision-making about medical care. We will consider ethical theories that have been used in the West to consider medical practice, and compare these with approaches in non-Western cultures such as Japan and India. The course emphasizes the use of case studies to explore issues in medical ethics and to develop the ability to apply ethical theories in ways sensitive to variations in cultural values. 

Students in this course engage in discussion and debate about difficult moral issues and it is likely that members of the class will have different, and sometimes profoundly conflicting, ideas about what is right and wrong. You should feel free to express and support your position; this is an important component of the class. 

 


ANS 361 • Indian Republic 1947-Pres

31828 • Guha, Sumit
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM GAR 2.112
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Intl Rels Of E/Stheast Asia

31845 • Maclachlan, Patricia
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM CLA 0.112
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Mughal India In Hist/Memory

31855 • Talbot, Cynthia
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM GAR 3.116
(also listed as HIS 350L)
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Music Of India

31840 • Slawek, Stephen
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MRH 2.604
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Rights & The State: S Asia

31860 • Newberg, Paula
Meets T 3:30PM-6:30PM CBA 4.340
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • State Build In China/Taiwan

31830 • Lu, Xiaobo
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM SZB 370
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 361 • Urban Experiences In East Asia

31835 • Oh, Youjeong
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.202
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Selected topics in south and east Asian anthropology, economics, history, geography, government, art, music, and philosophy.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Asian Studies 320 and 361 may not both be counted unless the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 362 • Research In Asian Studies

31865
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Individual instruction for Asian studies majors and nonmajors. Discussion, research, and the writing of papers about various general and specialized Asian subjects.  Prerequisite: Six semester hours of coursework in Asian studies and
written consent of instructor on form obtained from the undergraduate adviser.


ANS 372 • Chinese Film And Literature

31885 • Chang, Sung
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM CAL 21
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Decoding Cla Chinese Poetry

31890 • Lai, Chiu
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.204
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Gender & Sexuality In Japan

31895 • Stalker, Nancy
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:30PM GAR 0.120
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Hindu Law

31870 • Davis, Donald
Meets W 2:00PM-5:00PM PAR 310
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Qing China: Hist/Fict/Fant

31875 • Eisenman, Iris
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM MEZ 1.120
(also listed as HIS 364G)
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Suicide In Japanese Fiction

31900 • Cather, Kirsten
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 2.102
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Taiwan: Coloniality/Postcol

31905 • Tsai, Chien
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.210
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May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history.  Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.


ANS 372 • Yoga As Philos And Practice

31880 • Phillips, Stephen
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM WAG 308
(also listed as PHL 356, R S 341G)
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This course surveys the origins of yogic practices in early Indian civilization and traces the development of Yoga philosophies through the Upanishads, BHAGAVAD GITA, YOGA-SUTRA, Buddhist, Jaina, and tantric texts, as well as works of neo-Vedanta. We shall try to identify a set of claims common to all classical advocates of yoga. We shall look at both classical and modern defenses and criticisms, especially of alleged metaphysical and psychological underpinnings of the practices. No previous background in Indian philosophy is necessary, but students with no previous course work in philosophy or in psychology should contact the instructor.