Asian Studies (AST)

AST 2380  The Peoples and Culture of Asia  (3)  

An introduction to contemporary Asian economy, politics, and society.

AST 3305  Traditional China  (3)  
Cross-listed as HIS 3305  

See HIS 3305 for course information.

AST 3307  Japan  (3)  
Cross-listed as HIS 3307  

See HIS 3307 for course information.

AST 3314  Politics and Problems of Developing Countries  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSC 3314  

See PSC 3314 for course information.

AST 3315  Geography of East Asia  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing  

Geographical analysis of physical, cultural, economic, and political factors in East Asia, including land and resource usage, population changes, and economic development.

AST 3345  World Religions  (3)  
Cross-listed as REL 3345  

See REL 3345 for course information.

AST 3390  Special Studies and Projects  (3)  

Special studies and research projects in Asian studies; prior approval is required. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours credit.

AST 3V80  Special Topics in Asian Studies  (1-6)  

A study of special topics relating to Asia. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours credit.

AST 4305  Modern China  (3)  
Cross-listed as HIS 4305  

See HIS 4305 for course information.

AST 4310  Societies and Cultures of East Asia  (3)  
Cross-listed as ANT 4310  

See ANT 4310 for course information.

AST 4325  Asian International Relations  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSC 4325  

See PSC 4325 for course information.

AST 4335  Asian Economic Development  (3)  
Cross-listed as ECO 4335, INB 4335  

See ECO 4335 for course information.

AST 4338  Economic Systems of the World  (3)  
Cross-listed as ECO 4338, INB 4338  

See ECO 4338 for course information.

AST 4340  East Asian Philosophy  (3)  
Cross-listed as PHI 4340  

See PHI 4340 for course information.

AST 4346  Topics in Asian Religions  (3)  
Cross-listed as REL 4346  

See REL 4346 for course information.

AST 4350  Seminar in Asian Studies  (3)  

An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on appropriate topics in the field of Asian studies. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours.

AST 4362  Traditional Music and Culture in Asia  (3)  
Cross-listed as MUS 4362  

See MUS 4362 for course information.

AST 4364  The Governments and Politics of the Asia-Pacific Region  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSC 4364  

See PSC 4364 for course information.

AST 4366  Oriental Views of Art  (3)  
AST 4374  Governments and Politics of East Asia  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSC 4374  

See PSC 4374 for course information.

AST 4376  Asian Literature in Translation  (3)  
Cross-listed as MFL 4376  

Introduces major writers of Asia and their representative works. Course content varies. Readings may emphasize one national literature or survey the significant works in several literatures, stressing the genres and techniques specific to Asian cultures.

AST 4388  Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Upper-level standing or consent of instructor  

Contemporary China's social, cultural, political and economic changes, transformations, challenges since 1978, through an interdisciplinary approach.

AST 4390  Reading Course in Political Science  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Senior standing and the consent of the chairperson of the department  

A tutorial course designed for advanced study in political science.

AST 4V80  Contemporary Issues in Asian Studies  (1-3)  

Flexible credit options for the study of contemporary issues in Asian studies for upper-level and graduate students. With content changed, this course may be repeated once for a maximum of six semester hours; a maximum of three hours may be earned for graduate credit.