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Major Concentration East Asian Studies (36 credits)

Offered by: East Asian Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Complementary Courses (36 credits)

36 credits selected as specified below.

Introduction to East Asian Culture

6 credits, two of the following courses:

  • EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Chinese culture. The course will also examine the changing representations of the Chinese cultural tradition in the West. Readings will include original sources in translation from the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural history.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Winter)

  • EAST 212 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to Japan which presents various aspects of Japanese literature, culture, history, religions, philosophy and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Adrienne Hurley (Fall)

  • EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Korean culture, including Korean literature, religions, philosophy, and socio-economic formations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Fall)

East Asian Language

6-9 credits of East Asian language courses selected from the list below.
Note: Admission to language courses is subject to placement tests.

  • EAST 220D1 First Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic structures of the standard Korean language. The aim of this course is to give students a basic knowledge of the Korean language. Special emphasis is put on handling everyday conversation, reading and writing short texts, and mastering basic grammar rules.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

    • Students must register for both EAST 220D1 and EAST 220D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 220D1 and EAST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 220D2 First Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 220D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim, Myunghee Kim (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 220D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 220D1 and EAST 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 230D1 First Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic structures of Mandarin Chinese, Pin-yin romanization and 750 characters for reading and writing. Emphasis on developing aural and oral skills through communication games and interaction activities. Animated films are used as part of teaching materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Students must register for both EAST 230D1 and EAST 230D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 230D1 and EAST 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 230D2 First Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 230D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 230D1 and EAST 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 240D1 First Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introduction to the basic grammar and sentence patterns of the Japanese language in both oral and written forms. In reading and writing skills students will be introduced to katakana, hiragana and kanji.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Fall)

    • Students must register for both EAST 240D1 and EAST 240D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 240D1 and EAST 240D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 240D2 First Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 240D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 240D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 240D1 and EAST 240D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The aim of this course is to give students a fluent speaking ability in daily conversation, advanced grammar knowledge, improved reading and writing skills. Special emphasis is put on the efficient use of grammar, enrichment of vocabulary, and mastering useful expressions encountered in everyday life.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 220 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both EAST 320D1 and EAST 320D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 320D1 and EAST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 320D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 320D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 320D1 and EAST 320D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The same communicative approach as in EAST 230 is used to develop aural and oral skills on daily topics. In addition to textbooks, Chinese films on videotapes will be incorporated as teaching materials.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 230 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
    • Students must register for both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 330D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 330D1 and EAST 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of the study of oral and written Japanese.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 240 or equivalent or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
    • Students must register for both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese (4.5 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 340D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 340D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 340D1 and EAST 340D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 420 Third Level Korean 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : grammar, enhancing written and oral comprehension and improving writing and speaking skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 420D1/D2.
  • EAST 421 Third Level Korean 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced grammar, enhancing written and oral comprehension and improving writing and speaking skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 420 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 420D1/D2.
  • EAST 430D1 Third Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A communicative approach will be used to provide students with skills to communicate in various situations, express their ideas and feelings, and discuss various aspects of culture and life in China and in Canada. Teaching materials include Chinese movies on videotape and slides depicting Chinese life and culture.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 430D2 Third Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 430D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 430D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 430D1 and EAST 430D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 440D1 Third Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : More advanced study of the Japanese language. Emphasis will be placed on reading.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 340 or equivalent or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 440D2 Third Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 440D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 440D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 440D1 and EAST 440D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 520 Fourth Level Korean 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of EAST 421 (Third Level Korean 2) with more emphasis on writing and reading skills.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 421 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 520D1/D2.
  • EAST 521 Fourth Level Korean 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of EAST 520. The main focus and the course organization remain the same with more advanced content.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 520 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking EAST 520D1/D2.
  • EAST 530D1 Fourth Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Development of skills required to conduct academic discussions in oral as well as in written forms. Teaching materials include original texts from Chinese newspapers, Chinese literature and videos.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 430 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both EAST 530D1 and EAST 530D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 530D1 and EAST 530D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • EAST 530D1 and EAST 530D2 together are equivalent to EAST 530
  • EAST 530D2 Fourth Level Chinese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 530D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 530D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 530D1 and EAST 530D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • EAST 530D1 and EAST 530D2 together are equivalent to EAST 530
  • EAST 533 Classical Chinese 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to the grammar and syntax of classical Chinese. Readings are selected from well-known Confucian and Taoist classics, and philosophical and historical writings from premodern China.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EAST 433.
  • EAST 534 Classical Chinese 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Continuation of EAST 533 at a more advanced level.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth Dean (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 330 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EAST 434.
  • EAST 535 Chinese for Business 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course aims to provide advanced students of Chinese with training in the terminology and syntax necessary for business communications. Topics will include many different aspects of business negotiations, such as price negotiation, methods of payment, etc.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 430 or equivalent or permission of instructor
  • EAST 537D1 China Today Through Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A course to develop practical translation skills and understanding of contemporary China, focusing on Sino-Canadian and multi-lateral political, cultural and trade issues. Interpretive skills will be enhanced through translation exercises and discussion in class. Course materials include original documents and videos from the business communications and other fields.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): students with native or near native proficiency may register directly, other students require permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EAST 437
    • Students must register for both EAST 537D1 and EAST 537D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 537D1 and EAST 537D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 537D2 China Today Through Translation (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 537D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 537D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 537D1 and EAST 537D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 540D1 Fourth Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced study of Japanese, with emphasis on reading Japanese newspapers. Classes will be conducted entirely in Japanese.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Fall)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 440 or equivalent or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 540D2 Fourth Level Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : See EAST 540D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yasuko Senoo (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 540D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EAST 540D1 and EAST 540D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • EAST 543 Classical Japanese 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The course will offer an introduction to the grammar and syntax of classical Japanese. Readings of well-known pre-modern writings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 440 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 544 Classical Japanese 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The grammar and syntax of classical Japanese. Readings in well-known writings of pre-modern Japan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 543 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 547 Advanced Translation in Japanese (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Translation of Japanese texts into English or French. Materials will be selected from a variety of prose genres ranging from fiction to journalistic writing.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Adrienne Hurley (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 440 or equivalent or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required

East Asian Literature, Culture and Society

21-24 credits of courses in East Asian Literature, Culture and Society selected from the list below. At least 6 credits must be taken at the 400 or 500 level.

East Asian Studies (EAST)

  • EAST 215 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introductory survey of some of the major developments in the visual arts of Japan, China, and Korea. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of artistic traditions in East Asia and the intersections among these traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 215.
  • EAST 303 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 304 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 305 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tomoko Ikeda (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 306 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gavin Walker, Tomoko Ikeda (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 308 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 313 Current Topics: Korean Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required.
  • EAST 314 Current Topics: Korean Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 350 Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Gender and sexuality in modern and/or premodern Chinese literature with emphasis on representation of gender relations, notions of masculinity and femininity, morality and sexuality. Readings from fiction, drama, poetry, and/or other genres are approached from a variety of critical perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Readings in English translation.
  • EAST 351 Women Writers of China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of fiction, drama, and poetry by women writers in imperial, modern, and/or contemporary China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies program
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.
  • EAST 352 Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will examine traditional and/or modern genres of Chinese literature with a focus on different forms of Chinese and Western literary analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211.
  • EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Development of Chinese film in the 20th century, with an emphasis on both critical approaches to film as well as film history.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211.
  • EAST 354 Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Visions of the end of the world in Medieval Chinese Buddhist and Taoist literature will be contrasted with Western apocalyptic materials. The course will trace the development of Buddhism and Taoism in China, focusing on millennarian movements, soteriology, public worship, and ritual.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth Dean (Fall)

  • EAST 356 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Examination of modern Chinese art and visual culture from the 1920's to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of the artistic avant-garde in the 20th century and its relation to socialist and post-socialist mass culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 356.
  • EAST 361 Japanese Animation & New Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Animation and new media in Japan, with an emphasis on postwar developments.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EAST 214.
  • EAST 362 Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will study the development of film in Japan during the 20th century with a particular focus on the analysis of film form, genres and history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yuriko Furuhata (Fall)

  • EAST 364 Mass Culture and Postwar Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course addresses a number of analytic approaches to mass culture in order to examine the culture industry of post-war Japan. Emphasis on narrative strategies in popular or consumer fiction and on the problems of marginalized writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any introductory course in literature or cultural studies, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Social and cultural history of sexuality in Japan. Possible topics include pre-modern sexuality and relations to court, religion and anthropology; pre-modern sex and gender relations; modern sexuality and gender identities; sexuality and the rise of science; relation to nationalism; feminism and queer movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 385 Society and Community in Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will analyze topics in colonial and contemporary Korean life with a focus on the social institutions of family, school and workplace.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Exploration of the Chinese family in history both as an institution - in its religious, legal, economic, political aspects - and as a lived reality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or HIST 208 or HIST 218 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking HIST 344.
  • EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected genres, themes and issues in Chinese literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level course in any literature.
  • EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in Chinese film.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EAST 353, a 300-level film studies course, or permission of the instructor.
  • EAST 456 Chinese Drama and Popular Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will examine the regional background of popular culture in Late Imperial China, focusing on the development of distinct traditions of regional drama. The levels of texts and audiences and the social and ritual contexts of theatrical performance in pre-modern China will also be considered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 457 Brushwork in Chinese Painting (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The seminar takes an in-depth look at the function and meaning of the brushwork in traditional Chinese painting. Analysis of paintings will be combined to close readings of theoretical texts in translation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey Moser (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: At least one EAST or ARTH course or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 457.
  • EAST 461 Inventing Modern Japanese Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An examination of the modern Japanese novel as a form which both affirms and resists the form of the European novel. Readings explore the particular problems of the Japanese novel in the context of modernization, westernization, and colonialism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any course in literature or cultural studies above the introductory level, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 462 Japan in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course introduces theories of cultural interaction, interpellation, and intertexuality in order to reconsider Japanese modes of reception and selection of Chinese texts and technologies. Readings range from early Japanese to 20th century texts. Readings in translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Drawing on theoretical approaches from a variety of media studies, including cinema, performance and performativity, and elsewhere, this course looks at cultural production in premodern and modern Japan. Topics to be addressed range from calligraphy and writing, to theatre, and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Topics in the study of Japanese cinema.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yuriko Furuhata (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EAST 214, EAST 362 or permission of the instructor.
  • EAST 491 Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course in language or literature.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Tomoko Ikeda (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 492 Tutorial: East Asian Languages and Literatures 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course in language or literature.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tomoko Ikeda (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 493 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 494 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 501 Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 502 Advanced Topics in Japanese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 503 Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese culture and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jennie H Chang (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 504 Advanced Topics in Chinese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese culture and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey Moser (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 515 Seminar: Beyond Orientalism (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Examines the cultural stakes and ethical implications of applying Western European models of understanding to East Asian societies. Provides background on interdisciplinary debates around "otherness", "cultural appropriation", and "postcolonialism", focusing on their history within East Asian Studies and their impact on that field's methodological assumptions, self-definition, and institutional practices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): any EAST course at the 300 level or above or permission of instructor
  • EAST 550 Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of major themes and genres of classical Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the Yuan dynasty (14th century), with emphasis on critical analysis of text and context. Readings of poems in the original.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 433 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 551 Technologies of Self in Early China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Readings on self-cultivation drawn from Confucian, Legalist, and Taoist philosophic texts of early China (5th-2nd centuries B.C.) in translation will be compared with historical and archaeological materials on the evolving construction of the "individual'' in Chinese social structure, military organization, political and ritual codes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): One advanced course in EAST or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 559 Advanced Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature. The content of the course may vary from year to year, ranging from contemporary to modern to pre-modern literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): one advanced course in EAST or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 562 Japanese Literary Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course examines Japanese theories of literary production and practice with an emphasis on 20th century thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Any course in EAST above the 200 level and at least a year of an East Asian Language, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 563 Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course explores theories and usage of ideograms and images in Asian texts, both modern and premodern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 320 or EAST 330 or EAST 340 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 564 Structures of Modernity: Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course explores relations between some of the principal sites which structure the experience of "modernity" in Japan (and elsewhere) - from bodies and cities, to the urban context in general. Along with general approaches (e.g. the idea of everyday life; questions of time), specific topics may include speed, music, architecture, crime, etc.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Yuriko Furuhata (Winter)

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 569 Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese literature. The content of the course may vary from year to year from contemporary to modern to pre-modern literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one advanced course in EAST or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 582 Japanese Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Studies in Japanese culture and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Anthropology (ANTH)

  • ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : 20th and 21st century Chinese economic, social and cultural changes and continuities. Topics include rural development, revolution and reform policies, gender and households, family planning, minorities, urbanization, and human rights.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or East Asian Studies Honours/Major, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 331 Prehistory of East Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative study of prehistoric hunting and gathering cultures in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and Eastern Siberia; origins and dispersal of food production; cultural processes leading to the rise of literate civilizations in certain regions of East Asia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 500 Chinese Diversity and Diaspora (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Explores ethnic diversity within mainland China, as well as the diversity of Chinese cultures of diaspora, living outside the mainland, often as minorities subject to other dominant cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restrictions: Reserved for U3 Anthropology undergraduate students or graduate students, any other students by permission of instructor.
    • Enrolment Limit: 25 students.

Economics (ECON)

  • ECON 335 The Japanese Economy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The first part of the course covers the economic institutions in, changing structure of, and public policies employed by the Japanese economy. The second part probes the economic "logic" of the Japanese capitalist system, explores its relationship to the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter, and makes comparisons with the American economy.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John C Kurien (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • ECON 411 Economic Development: A World Area (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An advanced course in the economic development of a pre-designated underdeveloped country or a group of countries.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John C Kurien (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 230 or ECON 250 and one semester of economic development

Geography (GEOG)

  • GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Examines the geographical dimensions of development policy, specifically the relationships between the process of development and human-induced environmental change. Focuses on environmental sustainability, struggles over resource control, population and poverty, and levels of governance (the role of the state, non-governmental organizations, and local communities).

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or permission of instructor

History (HIST)

  • HIST 208 Introduction to East Asian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of East Asian civilization from earliest times to 1600, with emphasis on China and Japan, including social, intellectual, and economic developments as well as political history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): HIST 208 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 218 Modern East Asian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of China and Japan from the seventeenth century to the present, including modernization, nationalism, and the interaction of the two countries.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lorenz Luthi (Winter)

    • Winter
  • HIST 308 Formation of Chinese Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of the multiple sources of the Chinese imperial system from the period of the neolithic culture interaction sphere to the fall of the Han dynasty in 220 C.E. Special attention is paid to socio-economic developments as well as to the evolution of philosophy, ideology, and social practice. The sequel to this course is HIST 358.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-308D
  • HIST 318 Modern Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the cultural, social, political, and economic history of modern Japan, from the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the present day, encompassing the formation of the modern Japanese nation-state, war and reconstruction, and the period of high growth to the recessionary 1990s. Major themes of the place of Japan in modern East Asia, the history of colonialism, the formation of capitalism, and postwar Japan under US hegemony, will be discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gavin Walker (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-318D or 101-293A
  • HIST 328 The Qing Empire (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Explores the origins and crises faced by China's final dynasty. Topics include Manchu conquest and identity, questions of empire and expansion, central and provincial government, the place of women in Qing China, encounters with Europe and the Americas, the Opium Wars, the Taiping Rebellion, and Boxer uprising.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 337 Modern Japanese Intellectual History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of modern Japanese intellectual history, focusing on the formation of modern Japanese social and historical thought. Texts of major thinkers in Japanese social, political, and economic history will be examined along with the development of social thought in the long 20th century. Topics include racism, gender, labour, colonialism, postcolonialism, sexuality, nationalism, pan-Asianism, and more.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): HIST 218 or HIST 318 or with permission of instructor.
  • HIST 338 Twentieth-Century China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines 20th Century China from the fall of the Qing, through Republican China, the emergence of communism, war with Japan, revolution and civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and later economic reforms.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 348 China: Science-Medicine-Technology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to traditional Chinese ideas about human beings and their relationship with heaven and earth. Special emphasis on the history of medicine and the body, alchemy, geomancy and divination techniques, agriculture and sericulture, astronomy, and engineering and their relation to changing social and cultural formations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 or HIST 218 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 358 China's Middle Empires (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Developments of China's middle empires, ca. 600-1300 CE. Studies changing international relations, rapid commercialization, religious developments, the rise of the civil service examination system, and ensuing social change.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 359 Japanese Empire to 1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the history and culture of the Japanese Empire, with a focus on the history of the development of imperialism in the Asia-Pacific region and on the Asian continent. Topics will include the history of Japanese colonialism in China, Manchuria, Korea, Taiwan, and the South Pacific, the intellectual culture of empire, conceptions of colonizer and colonized, and the relations between imperialism and Japanese economic development.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-294B or 101-318D
    • Prerequisite(s): HIST 218 or permission of instuctor.
  • HIST 439 History of Women in China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course examines the changing roles of women in traditional and modern China. Topics include political, social, and legal status, sexuality and medicine, religion and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: a previous course in Chinese history
  • HIST 441 Topics: Culture and Ritual in China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of selected aspects of the cultural and intellectual life of China. Topics vary from year to year, but include the history of popular religion, Chinese science and medicine, the esoteric arts including divination practices, law, and the influence of ideas in the production of Chinese culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 and HIST 218 and permission of instructor
  • HIST 442 Asian Diaspora: Chinese Overseas (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The contexts and causes of Chinese emigration; historical patterns of migration; Overseas Chinese communities on five continents, with emphasis on Southeast Asia and North America; alienation and identity in Chinatown; relations between the Overseas Chinese and China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: One previous course in Chinese or Asian history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 443 Topics: Modern Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An intensive study of selected aspects related to the history of modern Japan.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 218 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 352.
  • HIST 445 Late Imperial China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the social and economic history of Late Imperial China, focusing on the Ming and early to mid Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1800), and current interpretations thereof. Was this a discrete period in Chinese history? If so, why.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 or HIST 218
  • HIST 485D1 Seminar in Japanese History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Particular attention will be paid to Japanese responses to the impact of Western culture from the sixteenth century, and to aspects of Japanese intellectual history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 or HIST 218 or consent of instructor
    • Students must register for both HIST 485D1 and HIST 485D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 485D1 and HIST 485D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 485D2 Seminar in Japanese History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 485D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 485D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 485D1 and HIST 485D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 497D1 Topics in Chinese History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A research seminar on aspects of Chinese history from early time to the present, with emphasis on social history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 208 and HIST 218 and a 300-level course in Chinese History or permission of instructor
    • Students must register for both HIST 497D1 and HIST 497D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 497D1 and HIST 497D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 497D2 Topics in Chinese History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 497D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 497D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 497D1 and HIST 497D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 581 The Art of War in China (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A study of the historical development of military theory and practice from earliest times to 1911 from a variety of perspectives, technological, scientific, social, and cultural.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): at least two 300-level or above courses in East Asian history, or permission of instructor

Management (ORGB)

  • ORGB 380 Cross Cultural Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Management (Desautels Faculty of Management)

    Overview

    Organizational Behaviour : Addresses dilemmas and opportunities that managers experience in international, multicultural environments. Development of conceptual knowledge and behavioural skills (e.g. bridging skills, communication, tolerance of ambiguity, cognitive complexity) relevant to the interaction of different cultures in business and organizational settings, using several methods including research, case studies and experiential learning.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Chantal Westgate (Fall) Matissa Hollister (Winter)

Political Science (POLI)

  • POLI 349 Foreign Policy: Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An overview of the foreign policies of two rising powers - China and India - in addition to Japan, covering the historical evolution, goals and determinants of their foreign policies, interactions with the rest of Asia and the world, and efforts at institutionalised cooperation in South and East Asia.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: POLI 243 or 244, or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: The field is International Politics.

Religious Studies (RELG)

  • RELG 253 Religions of East Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Harmony with nature, society, and cosmos to be explored through the religions of the Far East (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Shinto).

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: G Hori (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the language of Classical Tibetan, specifically Tibetan script and basic grammar.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
  • RELG 265 Introductory Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A continuation of the introduction to the language of Classical Tibetan, specifically Tibetan script and basic grammar.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 264
  • RELG 339 Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Religious perspectives on the body, gender and sexual activity in Buddhist cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies Minor program
    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 or permission of the instructor
  • RELG 344 Mahayana Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Investigation of Mahayana schools of thought based on reading of key sutras and commentarial literature.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lara E Braitstein (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: RELG 252 or RELG 253.
  • RELG 352 Japanese Religions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of early Shinto mythology, Shinto-Buddhist syncretism, Neo-Confucianism and its influence upon the resurgence of Shinto during the Tokugawa period, folk religion and the New Religions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: G Hori (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 253 or permission of instructor
  • RELG 354 Chinese Religions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course studies the Confucian classics, philosophical and religious Taoism, and Neo-Confucianism and also examines the syncresis between the Chinese religions and Indian Buddhism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
  • RELG 364 Intermediate Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Advanced Tibetan grammar, and translation of selected Tibetan texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 265 or permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 365 Intermediate Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Continuation of advanced Tibetan grammar and translation of selected Tibetan texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 364 or permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 442 Pure Land Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The concept of Buddha Countries and Pure Lands in Buddhism, the Western Pure Land of Amida (Jodokyo) and its basic scriptures, the Chinese Buddhist schools, the introduction to Japan and the foundation of the Pure Land school by Honen, the Pure Land School of Shinran and its development, and the other Pure Land related schools.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: G Hori (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 and RELG 253, or RELG 342 or RELG 344, or permission of instructor
  • RELG 443 Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The development of esoteric Buddhism in India and Tibet; its Chinese formation and introduction to Japan; Kukai, Shingonshu and Tendai esotericism; the Tachikawa traditions of sexual esotericism; Mandal, iconography and liturgy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: RELG 252 and RELG 253, or RELG 342, or RELG 344
  • RELG 451 Zen: Maxims and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Through the reading of such key Zen writings as The Platform Sutra and selections from Zen Masters Chinul of Korea and Dôgen of Japan, an attempt will be made to relate Zen anecdote to meditational practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: RELG 252, RELG 342 or RELG 344, or permission of instructor
  • RELG 452 East Asian Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of East Asian Buddhism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 253 or RELG 344
  • RELG 464 Advanced Tibetan 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Translation of specially selected Tibetan texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RELG 365 or permission of instructor.
  • RELG 465 Advanced Tibetan 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Continuation of translation of specially selected Tibetan texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RELG 464 or permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 549 Japanese Buddhist Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Major figures of the Kyoto School of Buddhist philosophy (Nishida, Tanabe, Nishitani), emphasizing their intellectual debts to both modern European philosophy (Hegel, Neitzsche, Heidegger) and Mahayana Buddhism (Zen and Pure Land Buddhism).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: RELG 344, or RELG 451, or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Taught in alternate years.
Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)