Fall 2014 Courses
ASIA 101—Explorations in Asia Studies
MWF 1:40-2:30pm Janet Fair
This course introduces the histories and cultures of East, Southeast, and South Asia from early modern times to the present.
CHIN 101—Chinese I
MWF 10:25-11:15am Hong Chen
MWF 11:30am-12:20pm Hong Chen
This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) for students with none or little prior experience in Chinese. This course introduces the four basic communicative skills in Chinese: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and emphasizes on conversation.
Outcome: Students will achieve active control of Chinese sound system and writing system. They will be able to understand and respond to greetings, as well as talk about family members, time, hobbies and friends. They will learn nearly 200 characters.
CHIN 103—Chinese III
MWF 1:40-2:30pm Hong Chen
CHIN103 builds on the knowledge and skills gained in CHIN 101-102. This course develops conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional contexts.
Outcome: Students will learn dialogues used in the contexts of dinning out, studying in library, asking directions, attending birthday party, seeing a doctor, and dating.
ENGL 315C—South Asian Literature since 1900
TuTh 11:30am-12:45pm Harveen Mann
FNAR 357—South Asian Visual Culture
MWF 11:30am-12:20pm Sarita Heer
HIST 209—East Asia Since 1500
TuTh 8:30-9:45am Mark Allee
TuTh 10:00-11:15am Mark Allee
TuTh 8:30-9:45am Elena Valussi (WTC)
TuTh 10:00-11:15am Elena Valussi (WTC)
HIST 296—Women in East Asia
TuTh 1:00-2:15pm Elena Valussi (WTC)
This course studies the lives of Asian women in China, Japan, and Korea from early modern times to the present by examining changing roles of women and how these changes have come about.
Outcome: Students will be able to explain how life reflects law in the political, social, economic and cultural history of Asian women; how imperialism and war have affected women; how women have effected change.
HIST 345—Reform & Revolution China 1800-1949
TuTh 1:00-2:15pm Mark Allee
HNDI 101—Hindi-Urdu I
MoWe 5:30-6:45pm Vijay Shah
HONR 209B—Encountering Asia
TuTh 1:00-2:15pm Kathleen Adams
TuTh 11:30am-12:45pm Tracy Pintchman
TuTh 2:30-3:45pm Michael Agliardo
JAPN 101—Japanese I
MWF 9:20-10:10am Janet Fair
This course introduces the four basic communicative skills in Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students gain knowledge of Japanese culture and ways of thinking which provide the context for communicating in Japanese. No previous knowledge of Japanese is required.
Outcome: Students will be able to understand and respond to greetings, introductions, and basic question about time, location, and directions and will be able to read and write hiragana and katakana, the two phonetic Japanese scripts as well as about 25 ideographic characters.
JAPN 103—Japanese III
MWF 12:35-1:25PM Heather Bowen-Struyk
Students will expand their knowledge of Japanese vocabulary, grammar, usage, and speech levels, using Japanese as a medium for learning Japanese
Outcome: Students will use written and spoken Japanese to ask for and express opinions, to ask for assistance, and to participate in a variety of written and verbal social routines.
LITR 245—Asian Masterpieces
Mo (2:45-4:25pm) We (2:45-3:35pm) Hong Chen
LITR 287—Topics in Asian Literature
MWF 1:40-2:30pm David Posner
SOCL 122—Race and Ethnic Relations
TuTh 2:30-3:45pm David Embrick
MWF 9:20-10:10am Staff
This course examines the development of cultural, society, and self-understanding by exploring the social construction of race in the United States. The course explores how social constructions of race affect interpersonal relations, laws, policies, and practices in various racial and ethnic communities.
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the conditions which have worsened racial tensions as well as how social movements have been successful at eradicating racially oppressive laws and working towards a just society.
SOCL 250—Inequality in Society
TuTh 2:30-3:45pm Judson Everitt
This course examines the manner in which contemporary society is divided by race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender, and the impact of social institutions on these divisions. An emphasis will be placed on income/wealth differences, status differences, class conflict and social conflict over time.
Outcome: Students will acquire a better understanding of social inequality and what can be done to make society more just.
SOWK 370—Ethnicity, Race and Culture
TuTh 10:00-11:15am Staff
This course examines economic, social, institutional and political forces that shape the experiences and life chances of persons within Asian, Latino, and Native American cultures. Social and economic justice in relation to diversity will be explored.
Students will understand the relevance of diversity to social work values and interventions.
THEO 282—Introduction to Hinduism
Th 4:15-6:45pm Yarina Liston
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Hindu scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Hinduism, the key Hindu concepts, terms, values, and religious practices, and the basic narratives and imagery of Hinduism.
THEO 295—Introduction to Islam
We 4:15-6:45pm Omer Mozaffar
We 7:00-9:30pm Omer Mozaffar
Mo 7:00-9:30pm Azam Nizamuddin
TuTh 1:00-2:15pm Marcia Hermansen
TuTh 2:30-3:45pm Marcia Hermansen
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Muslim scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Islam, the key Islamic concepts, terms, values, and religious practices, and the diversity within Islam.
THEO 297—Introduction to Buddhism
MWF 2:45-3:35pm Hugh Nicholson
Mo 4:15-6:45pm Staff
Tu 4:15-6:45pm Staff
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Buddhist scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Buddhism, including its different major branches, and the key Buddhist concepts, terms, values, and religious practices.
For a complete list of BEIJ and VIET courses, please visit their websites at: http://www.thebeijingcenter.org/programs/semester-abroad/academics/courses/fall-2014-2/