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Fall Courses 2014

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ASIA 100 – Introduction to Asian Studies – MW 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Dr. Anna Shields – ENGR 023

ASIA 300-01 – Art and Power in Japan TTH 10-11:15 a.m. – Dr. Julie Oakes Math & Psych Building Room 106

The aim of this course is to view art and architecture as instrumental to change in pre-modern and modern Japan.  We begin the course in the Tokugawa period (1600-1868), where the samurai government used its temple and mausoleum construction to stake a claim to the ideological and literal landscape.  We witness similar manipulations of visual culture in the Meiji period (1868-1912), where treasure photography and the creation of museums drove the transformation of religious icons into “art” or bijutsu (a word actually created in the 1870s).  The course will conclude by looking more broadly at the political potency of aesthetics and material culture in the 20th century, as can be found in the Japanese folkcraft (mingei) movement, the post-war avant-garde movement, and in memorials to war such as Yasukuni Shrine and the Hiroshima Peace Park.

ASIA 300-02 (ART 329) – City and Cinema in South Asia Wednesday 9:30 – Noon – Dr. Preminda Jacob – Fine Arts 466

This course will survey South Asian visual culture of the post-colonial period (the 1950s to the present) with a focus on the subjects of the city and cinema. We will study how the city as a locus of culture, commerce, religion and politics is represented in entertainment or ‘Bollywood’ cinema. Conversely, we will examine select examples of visual cultural forms, derived from the cinema, that pervade the urban public sphere. Examples include street murals and commercial signage, haute couture, wedding festivities and even the addition of new deities to the Hindu pantheon. Upon completing the course you will have acquired a general knowledge of modern and contemporary South Asian visual culture. In addition, you will have become acquainted with culturally specific terms such as “caste” and how it impinges on the arts, especially with regard to access, the acquisition of skills and labor relations. This is a seminar style course in which students will be expected to complete readings and viewings and engage in discussions. Prior course work on South Asia is welcome but not a pre-requisite.

ASIA 399 – Internship – Contact Dr. Contstantine Vaporis vaporis@umbc.edu

ASIA 400 – Special Projects in Asian Studies – Contact Dr. Constantine Vaporis vaporis@umbc.edu

CHIN 101 – Elementary Chinese 1 (4)

Lecture MW 9 – 10:15 – Sondheim 112 – Instructor: Yu Hao

Discussion Th 10-10:50 – Sondheim 108 – Instructor: Yu Hao

Lecture MW – 2:30-3:45 – Physics 107 – Instructor: Chengcheng Zhou

Discussion Th 11:30 – 12:20 -  Sherman 219 – Instructor Chengcheng Zhou

CHIN 201 – Intermediate Chinese 1 (4)

Discussion – Th 10-10:50 – Info Technology 239 – Instructor: Chengcheng Zhou

Lecture – MW 9-10:15 – Math Psych 010 – Instructor: Chengcheng Zhou

Discussion – Th 11:30 -12:20 – Sondheim 103 – Instructor: Yu Hao

Lecture – MW 2:30 – 3:45 – Sherman 207 – Instructor: Yu Hao

CHIN 300 – Special Project in Chinese – Independent Study

Contact Dr. William Brown wbrown@umbc.edu

CHIN 301 – Advanced Chinese I (3)

Lecture – TuTh – 10-11:15 – Physics 107 – Instructor: Dr. William Brown

CHIN 309 – Business Chinese (3)

Lecture – TuTh – 11:30 – 12:45 – Physics 107 – Instructor: Dr. William Brown

ECON 382 – Asian Economic History (3) (Culture, Writing Intensive)

TuTh 4-5:15 – Fine Arts 215 – Instructor: Dr. David Mitch

GWST 342 – Gender in Modern South Asia

TuTh 11:30 -12:45 – Sondheim 202 – Instructor: Rahul Gairola

HIND 101 - Introduction to Hindi

M-W 1-2:15 – Sondheim 202 – Instructor:  Dr. Uma Saini

HIST 103/103Y – East Asian Civilization

MWF – 10-10:50 – ITE 104 – Instructor: Dr. Julie Oakes

HIST 478 History of China, 1644-1912

MW – 1-2:15 - Sherman 015 – Instructor: Dr. Julie Oakes

JPNS 101- Elementary Japanese 1 (4)

Lecture MW 4:00-5:15 – Information Technology 104 – Instructor: TBD

Lecture MW 5:30 – 6:45 – Sondheim 114 – Instructor: TBD

Discussion Th 4:00-4:50 – Information Technology 231 – Instructor – TBD

Discussion Th – 5:00-5:50 – Sherman 219 – Instructor – TBD

JPNS 201 – Intermediate Japanese 1 (4)

Lecture MWF – 10:00-10:50 – Sondheim 208 – Instructor: Tomoko Hoogenboom

Discussion M 1:00-1:50 – Sherman 013 – Instructor:  Tomoko Hoogenboom

JPNS 301 – Continuing Japanese 1 (3)

MWF 11-11:50 – Sondheim 111 – Instructor:  Tomoko Hoogenboom

KORE 101 – Elementary Korean (4)

Lecture TuTh 8:30-9:45 – Sondheim 113, Instructor:  Yeon Krippes

Lecture TuTh 11:30-12:45 – Sherman 006 – Instructor:  Yeon Krippes

Discussion W – 1:00-1:50 – Sherman 013 – Instructor: Youngja Kim

Discussion M 10-10:50 – Sondheim 110 – Instructor: Youngja Kim

KORE 201 – Intermediate Korean 1 (4)

Lecture TuTh 10:00-11:15 – Sherman 220 – Instructor: Yeon Krippes

Lecture TuTh 1:00-2:15 – Sherman 220 – Instructor: Yeon Krippes

Discussion M – 9-9:50 – Sherman 006 – Instructor:  Youngja Kim

Discussion W 2:00-2:50 – Sherman 210 – Instructor: Younja Kim

KORE 301: Advanced Korean 1 (3)

Lecture TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 – Physics 101 – Instructor:  Kyung-Eun Yoon

KORE 309 – Business Korean (3)

Lecture TuTh 10-11:15 – Math & Psychology 105 – Instructor: Kyung-Eun Yoon

MLL 311 – Introduction to Korean Culture (3)(Culture)

TuTh 2:30-3:45 – Sondheim 203 – Instructor: Kyung-Eun Yoon

MLL 322 – Gender in Modern South Asia

TuTh 11:30-12:45 – Sondheim 202 – Instructor:  Rahul Gairola

MLL 333 – Japanese Food Culture

TuTh 8:30-9:45 –  Sondheim 203 – Instructor:  Tomoko Hoogenboom

MUSC 230: Musics of the World (3)(AH, Culture)

TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 – FA 172 – Instructor: Gina Beck

PHIL 334 – Asian Philosophy (3)

TuTH 4-5:15 – Math & Psychology 008 – Instructor: TBD