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CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Conversational Chinese I Listed as 039:001 This is an introductory course for modern Chinese. It focuses on the communicative survival skills of the spoken language covering a variety of tasks such as discussing oneself, family, daily activities, interests, personal preferences, food, shopping, travel and lodging. Class instruction emphasizes situational activities and performance. Conversational Chinese II Listed as 039:002 This course is a continuation of 039:001. It provides an introduction to modern Chinese focusing on communication survival skills. The focus is on speaking and listening. First Year Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:008 and a duplicate of 039:115 The purpose of this course is to lay groundwork for the study of modern Chinese. The course provides instruction in all four language skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. While the learning of sentence patterns is a major component of the course, efforts are made to help students handle simple tasks such as discussing daily routines, asking for and giving simple directions, shopping, talking on the phone, and reading and writing notes and letters. Activities designed for the course include both deductive and inductive lectures on grammatical constructions and cultural conventions as they relate to the language, and intensive drills on sounds and tones, vocabulary, sentence patterns, and traditional and simplified characters in meaningful contexts. Both pedagogically prepared texts and authentic materials are used in this course. For the reading and writing tracks, emphasis is placed on the acquisition of character recurring components in order to systematically improve students' Chinese orthographic awareness. A daily grading system is employed. First Year Chinese: Second Semester Listed as 039:009. Continuation of 039:008 Second Year Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:010 Continuation of 39:009, which is prerequisite; focus on all skills. Offered fall semesters. This course helps students expand from their base in first year Chinese (or its equivalent) to continue to develop their four skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in first year Chinese are repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage. Similarly, while many of the linguistic tasks students will learn to handle are similar to those of first year Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. In this course students are required to comprehend and produce paragraph-level Chinese. Rigorous practice of spoken and written Chinese in complex communicative activities is conducted. Students will also do intensive reading of expository writings on a variety of cultural topics. A daily grading system will be employed. This means that student's performance will be assessed every day, rather than by mid- terms and finals. Second Year Chinese: Second Semester Listed as 039:011 and a duplicate 039:118 This course is a continuation of 039:010. Students expand from their base in the first semester of Second-Year Chinese (or its equivalent) to continue to develop their skills of aurally understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Many of the grammatical constructions introduced in First-Year Chinese are repeated in this course with increasing sophistication in terms of style and usage. Similarly, while many of the linguistic tasks students learn to handle are similar to those of First-Year Chinese, the level of language required to carry out these tasks is more advanced. Rigorous practice of spoken and written Chinese in complex communicative activities is conducted. Students complete intensive reading of expository writings on a variety of cultural topics. A daily grading system is employed. Each student's performance is assessed every day, rather than by midterms and final exams. Approved GE: Foreign Language. This course is part of a possible sequence of courses approved for GE: Foreign Language. Third Year Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:105, a duplicate of 39:008. Graduate standing required. This course is part of a possible sequence of courses approved for GE: Foreign Language. Third Year Chinese: Second Semester Listed as 039:106 Continuation of 039:105. Fourth Year Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:128 In this course, reading is used as an integrated skill for other skills. Students read rigorously both literary and nonliterary texts on a wide range of topics related to current events, social sciences, history, and literature. Elaborate discussions on the reading materials are conducted regularly in order to help students develop the skills necessary to accomplish abstract reasoning in addition to being able to narrate and describe. There is a weekly writing assignment based on materials covered in class. Fifth Year Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:165, Repeatable: May be taken 3 times. This course is designed to help students to continue to improve their modern Chinese skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing; and to develop the skill to read authentic texts related to topics of student interest. For general modern Chinese proficiency improvement, students read rigorously both literary and nonliterary texts on a wide range of topics related to current events, social sciences, and the humanities. Discussions of the reading materials are conducted regularly to develop students' skills in modern Chinese at a professional level. There is a biweekly writing assignment based on materials covered in class. Fifth Year Chinese: Second Semester Listed as 039:166 Continuation of 039:165. Business Chinese Listed as 039:130 Skill development in communication with Chinese counterparts; focus on oral bargaining, authentic materials (invoices, price lists, business letters, etc.). Prerequisite: 039:011. Offered in spring semesters. Chinese Historical Phonology Listed as 039:139, same as: 103:139 This course introduces the phonology of Mandarin and the other major Chinese dialect groups and proceeds to a detailed reconstruction of the sound system of Middle and Old Chinese. If time allows, possible relationships between Chinese and other language families will be explored. There will be a final examination. Classical Chinese: First Semester Listed as 039:108 This course covers the written language of the late Zhou period. The focus is on grammatical analysis and exact translation. Readings are from the Zhanguoce. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health Classical Chinese: Second Semester Listed as 039:109 Continuation of 039:108. Beginning Chinese for Grad Student I Listed as 039:115 Sound system of Mandarin Chinese, basic sentence patterns; aural understanding, speaking, reading, writing, same content as 039:008. Graduate standing required, Offered fall semesters. Beginning Chinese for Grad Students II Listed as 039:116 Continuation of 039:115; same content as 039:009. Graduate standing required, offered spring semesters, prerequisite 039:008. Beginning Chinese for Grad Students III Listed as 039:117 Continuation of 039:116; same content as 039:010. Graduate standing required, offered fall semesters, prerequisite 039:009. Beginning Chinese for Grad Students IV Listed as 039:118 Continuation of 039:117; same content as 039:010. Graduate standing required, offered spring semesters, prerequisite 039:010. Chinese Literature Poetry Listed as 039:141, same as 48:141. Readings in classical and modern Chinese poetry in English translation. Translation Workshop: Original Language Listed as 048:260 in Cinema and Comparative Literature, same as 08W:260, 181:260 Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health Section 1 - Original Language This workshop focuses on the practical aspects of literary translation as well as on the theoretical and critical issues related to this act. The core of the class is student presentations of translations- in-progress, which will engender discussion and critique and serve as the basis for the exploration of theoretical questions and practical strategies in approaching translation. Students also may read articles on theoretical issues in translation and examine our own assumptions and personal stances and the ways these might affect and inform our translation practices. The class provides students not only the opportunity to hone their skills as translators, but also a forum in which to explore issues of language and literariness and a host of other fascinating questions that arise during the complex process of translation. Requirements include a good command both of English and of another language (college-level skills are desirable). Students also are asked to bring to the class an open-minded, respectful, and supportive attitude and a willingness to share ideas. In all, this graduate workshop provides students with the opportunity to receive extensive feedback from the instructor and from other students on the translation into English of published literary works in languages other than English. Students enrolled in the CCL translation program often use this course as a forum for completing and/or editing the required MFA thesis in translation. Students from other departments and disciplines are also welcome, if they wish to work on their own translation into English of a previously published novel, a collection of poems, or short stories. Students are asked to periodically provide copies of a chapter, a story, or a few poems for the class to discuss. There are no exams. Section 2 - Interactive If you like the poetry of Tomaz Salamun, then you may love the International Writing Program's (IWP) Translation Workshop, which pairs off writers from abroad with writer-translators from the University of Iowa to create new works of poetry and fiction in English. Salamun is one of scores of poets and writers to profit from collaborating with members of the Workshop, whose own works have been profoundly shaped by their encounters with IWP writers. The Translation Workshop meets on Friday afternoons. Students don't need to be fluent in another language to participate, they only need to be excited by the prospect of working closely with another writer. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics Listed as 039:144, same as: 103:144 Reading in Chinese Literature Listed as 039:171 This course is designed for advanced modern Chinese learners to further improve their Chinese reading and writing proficiency through literary texts. Readings include excerpts from novels, more poems as well as non-fiction writings besides short stories written by contemporary Chinese writers. Discussions of the reading materials are conducted regularly. Requirements include four response essays, an oral presentation, one mid-term and one final. The course is conducted in Chinese. Modern Chinese Writers Listed as 039:180. The course covers readings of fictions by modern Chinese authors in English translations. Chinese Literature: Prose Listed as 039:142 Readings in Chinese prose, primarily fiction, from third century B. C. to 1900 A. D. in English translation. Seminar: Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema Listed as 039:244 Roles played by cinematic icons and topologies in the discourse of modernity in China. May be repeated. East Meets West: A Cross-Cultural Course Listed as 039:192, same as 048:192 Overview of cross-cultural perceptions in modern period based on films, literary, and philosophical texts from and East and West. Seminar in Chinese fiction Listed as 039:240. Readings and discussions of novels, novelettes from 16th to 18th century (Ming and Qing periods. Prerequisite: ability to read original Chinese text. Second Language Classroom Reading Listed as 039:177 Same as: 07E:183, 07S:183 Teach Chinese as a Foreign Language II: Curriculum/Methodology/Assessment Listed as 039:203. The course covers multi-levels of major Chinese textbooks, curricular organizational schemes, existing language programs, communicative language instruction; development of supplementary materials for a University Chinese course. The objectives of the course will be fourfold: (1) to familiarize students with various curricular organizational schemes and existing language programs. Selected articles and materials will be assigned as bases for discussion of those schemes and programs; (2) to introduce students to some of the major Chinese language textbooks and tests at a number of levels; Brief (10-15 minutes) oral critiques of two of those materials will be required; (3) to familiarize students with both teacher-guided and student- centered classroom instruction and the roles that each type of instruction plays in different curricular organizational schemes and language programs. A three-week teaching practicum is required in which students demonstrate effective use of both teacher-guided and student-centered teaching methodologies, with emphasis on the latter types; (4) to give students an opportunity to develop materials for the UI Chinese Language Program. Individual Chinese for Advanced Students Listed as 039:215 An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health Principles of Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages Listed as 039:234:001; Same as: 009:234, 013:221, 041:234 This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of current thinking about the teaching and learning of foreign languages through consideration of both practice and theory. The major approaches to foreign language teaching are discussed with particular emphasis on approaches that focus on communicative language learning and teaching. In addition, research on second language acquisition is discussed along with its application to the classroom teaching of foreign languages. Note that this course is not designed as a lecture course; student input is both welcome and expected. The course is open to graduate students in the departments of German, French and Italian, Russian, and Asian languages, as well as other interested students. MA Thesis Listed as 039:291 An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE Elementary Japanese: Review Listed as 39J:011 This course is designed for students with previous study of Japanese. Students should know all of the syllabaries prior to taking this course. Review of material presented in 39J:010. Prerequisite: Japanese language study. First Year Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:010 This course aims at continuous development of the four basic skills of communication. While reviewing the basic grammar, expressions, and characters covered in first-year Japanese, this course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language. The goal is to establish the ability to be able to communicate everyday needs in common conversational situations and the ability to read and write simple memos, letters, and essays. First Year Japanese: Second Semester Listed as 39J:012 Continuation of 39J:010 focusing on development of four basic skills of communication. Second Year Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:101, a duplicate of 39J:117 Prerequisite 39J:012 or equivalent as demonstrated in written and oral examinations. GE: foreign language. Offered fall semesters. This course aims at continuous development of the four basic skills of communication. While reviewing the basic grammar, expressions, and characters covered in the First Year Japanese, the course helps students expand their structural as well as sociolinguistic knowledge of the language. Our goal is to establish the ability to be able to communicate everyday needs in common conversational situations and the ability to read and write simple memos, letters, and essays. Approved for GE: Foreign Language. This course is part of a possible sequence of courses approved for GE: Foreign Language. Second Year Japanese: Second Semester Listed as 39J:102 Continuation of 39J:101, which is a prerequisite; same content as 39J:118. Open only to undergraduates. Offered spring in semesters. GE: Foreign language Third Year Japanese: Conversation I Listed as 39J:105 This course covers modern Japanese with focus on speaking and listening. It provides the development of functional ability to understand and speak Japanese. Objectives of the course are to learn how to ask and answer with ease questions dealing with the topics of everyday living, to acquire a broader, basic, practical vocabulary, and to gain practice in discussing matters of everyday concerns. Grades are determined by preparation of and participation in assignments, oral expressions, quizzes, and exams. Students are urged to take this course concurrently with 39J:107 (Third Year Japanese: Reading and Writing I). Third Year Japanese: Conversation II Listed as 39J:106 Continuation of 39J:105, which is a prerequisite. Offered in spring semesters. Third Year Japanese: Reading & Writing I Listed as 39J:107 This course covers modern Japanese and is designed to develop reading and writing skills in Japanese. The main goals are to develop the ability to read more authentic materials, expand student knowledge of Japanese culture and people, and to develop the ability to express ideas and opinions in Japanese. During the semester, students become more familiar with modern technology such as electronic mail, Japanese word processor, the Internet, and other language programs available through the use of computers. Requirements include homework assignments, frequent kanji quizzes, speed-reading exercises, quizzes, and exams. Students are urged to take this course concurrently with 39J:105 (Third Year Japanese: Conversation I). Third Year Japanese: Reading & Writing II Listed as 39J:108 Continuation of 39J:107 which is a prerequisite. Offered in spring semesters. Classical Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:119 The course focuses on grammar, reading in classical Japanese. Consent of instructor required. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisite: 39J:106 Classical Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:120 Continuation of 39J:119 which is a prerequisite. Offered in spring semesters. Fourth Year Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:121 This course covers modern Japanese with an emphasis on communication skills. Focus is on the development of effective communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to various authentic materials (newspaper articles, videos, essays) and computer-aided communication (World Wide Web, e-mail). Grades are based on class performance, quizzes, exams, oral presentations, and a project. Repeatable: May be taken 3 times. Fourth Year Japanese: Second Semester Listed as 39J:122 This course is a continuation of 39J:121. The focus is on the development of effective communication skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to various authentic materials (newspaper articles, videos, essays) and computer-aided communication (World Wide Web, e-mail). Grades are based on class performance, quizzes, tests, oral presentations, and a project. Fifth Year Japanese: First Semester Listed as 39J:131 Improvement of Japanese for academic and professional purposes. Offered fall semesters. May be repeated; prerequisite:39J:121 or consent of instructor. Fifth Year Japanese: Second Semester Listed as 39J:132 Continuation of 39J:131. Offered spring semesters. May be repeated. Beginning Japanese for Graduate Students I Listed as 39J:115 Modern Japanese, same content as 39J:010 Beginning Japanese for Graduate Students II Listed as 39J:116 Continuation of 39J:115, same content as 39J:012 Beginning Japanese for Graduate Students III Listed as 39J:117 Continuation of 39J:116, same content as 39J:101 Beginning Japanese for Graduate Students IV Listed as 39J:118 Continuation of 39J:117, same content as 39J:102 Language in Japanese Society Listed as 39J:103 The course covers aspects of the Japanese language that reflect culture, social structures of Japan; communication styles and strategies, cross-cultural communication, language in media, metaphors. Introduction to Japanese Linguistics Listed as 39J:124 Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics; enhanced understanding of basic structural features of the Japanese language. Prerequisite: 39J:010, 011, 012. Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation Listed as 39J:130 This is a workshop in translation from Japanese to English, with emphasis on literary translation, issues in the theory and practice of translation, and special features of Japanese as a source language for translation. Grading: Offered on S-F basis only for undergraduates; instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation Listed as 39J:142; same as: 048:142 Theme: Japanarchy A Japanese woman was executed for thinking about killing the emperor in 1911. In the 1970s, another Japanese woman led a "terrorist army" dedicated to global revolution and the abolition of Japan's imperial house. In the late 1990s, yet another Japanese woman took up the subjects of violence and the emperor, but with a very different political sensibility. She gained notoriety as a punk rock singer who defended the sanctity of the emperor and advocated the "re-militarization" of contemporary Japan. All of these women have inspired curiosity, admiration, and loathing for their positions on the perennially contentious question as to what extent Japan is or should be a hierarchical society. This survey course critically examines images of Japan as an "authoritarian" and "hierarchical" society through the study of literary texts and films. The required material covers the period from 1890 to the present and includes fictional works by major authors, epistolary writings by anarchists, and controversial works by recent writers, artists, and filmmakers. Prior study or knowledge of Japanese or Japanese literature is not required. All of the course readings will be in English, and film and television programs will be subtitled. Written Assignments: Students will be required to submit weekly response papers (1-3 pages) on assigned topics and make one in-class presentation. There will be one in-class midterm and a take-home final exam. Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation Listed as 39J:143 Post-economic miracle. Japan's rise to G7 member state status has often been explained in terms of the strength of the "Japanese family" and how this model is extended to inform relationships in the workplace. While discussions of Japanese "family values" contribute to predictable and comforting views of cultural identity and national achievement, they fail to address the diverse realities of those whose families do not conform to the highly touted model of middle class success. In this course, we will explore a wide variety of postwar representations of Japanese family experience. The fiction, poetry, films, and TV shows we study will allow us to think beyond the limits of stereotypes and ideals so that we can better understand the many changing meanings of "family" in Japan from 1945 to the present. We will also look at what the "Japanese family" means to several Japanese American writers, as well as to a group of elderly Korean women. Prior study of Japanese literature or knowledge of Japanese is not necessary. All readings will be in English, and film and television programs will be subtitled. Written Assignments: There will be one short assignment or in-class quiz each week in addition to an essay (5-7 pages) or project (determined in consultation with the instructor) due at the end of the semester. There will be one in-class midterm and a take-home final exam. Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature Listed as 39J:144. The course covers authors such as Soseki, Ogai, Kafu, Tanizaki, Abe, Oe and their major works in English translation. The Tale of Genji Listed as 39J:145; same as: 048:144 Closing reading in English of Murasaki Shikibu’s Tale of Genji ; literary and social contexts; later reception. Warriors Dreams Listed as 39J:146; same as: 048:147 This course focuses on images of the warrior in traditional Japanese literature (in English translation) from poetry of the 8th century to romances of the 19th century. No knowledge of Japanese is required. East Meets West: A Cross-Cultural Course Listed as 039:192, same as 048:192 The course is an overview of cross-cultural perceptions in modern period based on films, literary, and philosophical texts from and East and West. Japanese Linguistics Listed as 39J:200 This course introduces various aspects of the languages of Japan, focusing on the structure of the Japanese language that will be useful in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. The course begins with a brief introduction of the Ainu language and proceeds to a general overview of the Japanese language: genetic affiliation, history, phonetics & phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. Discussion will then turn to grammatical structures that are characteristics of Japanese and may be problematic to students of Japanese. The primary objective of the course is to gain a general understanding of the Japanese language beyond the prescriptive grammar and to be able to analyze selected structures consulting grammar references written by linguists. Prerequisite: Introductory course in general linguistics. Second Language Acquisition Research/Theory I Listed as 39J:201; same as: 009:237, 035:201, 039:200, 164:201 This course is an overview of, and introduction to, theories about how people acquire (or don't acquire) second and later languages. A primary focus is on understanding the various perspectives (e.g., linguistic, psychological, sociological) that have been brought to bear on this question and on evaluating various current theories. A second focus is on the various paradigms (e.g., experimental designs, case studies, discourse analysis) used in second language acquisition research, with the goal of enabling students to read the relevant literature critically and intelligently. Students develop their own second language acquisition research project and prepare and defend a detailed proposal. Students who then take 164:202 carry out their project and write a full research report. The course is taught in English. Japanese as Foreign Language: Practical Applications Listed as 39J:202. This course is an introduction to methods of foreign language teaching with a special emphasis on Japanese. The first half of this course focuses on both theoretical and practical issues on curriculum development, syllabus design, factors related to classroom language acquisition. The latter half of this course deals with class management, material development, and assessment. Grades are based on class performance, assignments, the midterm and a final project. This is a required course for a M.A. in Asian Languages and Literature and the teacher certification in Japanese. Instructional methodology, curriculum and material design; hands on experience. Prerequisite: 39J:122 or consent of instructor. Individual Japanese for Advanced Students Listed as 39J:215 An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Principles of Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages Listed as 039:234; same as: 009:234, 013:221, 041:234 This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of current thinking about the teaching and learning of foreign languages through consideration of both practice and theory. The major approaches to foreign language teaching are discussed with particular emphasis on approaches that focus on communicative language learning and teaching. In addition, research on second language acquisition is discussed along with its application to the classroom teaching of foreign languages. Note that this course is not designed as a lecture course; student input is both welcome and expected. The course is open to graduate students in the departments of German, French and Italian, Russian, and Asian languages, as well as other interested students. Analysis of Japanese Discourse Listed as 39J:240 Methodological frameworks for analyzing discourse, linguistic structures examined in actual context of their use. Reading in Modern Japanese Listed as 39J:251 Readings in modern Japanese. May be repeated, consent of instructor required. Readings in Japanese Literary Texts Listed as 39J:252 Readings, translation of classical or modern works. May be repeated, consent of instructor required. Prerequisite 39J:251. Second Language Acquisition of Japanese Listed as 39J:258. No detailed description is provided. MA Thesis Listed as 039:291 An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health KOREAN First Year Korean: First Semester Listed as 039:040 This course is an introduction to the language and culture of Korea. The skills of speaking, understanding, reading, and writing are practiced. Drills on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary are an integral part of the course. Emphasis is on providing students with a background in the structure of the language. Requirements include homework assignments, a midterm, frequent quizzes, and a final exam. First Year Korean: Second Semester Listed as 039:041 Continuation of 039:040. Second Year Korean: First Semester Listed as 039:042 This is an intermediate Korean course. Students develop skills in reading and writing sentences, and also learn social and cultural aspects of the language. Chinese characters are introduced. Grades are based on homework assignments, frequent quizzes, and exams. Second Year Korean: Second Semester Listed as 039:043 Continuation of 039:042. EAST ASIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY Japanese Society and Culture Listed as 113:125 in Anthropology, same as: 39J:125 This course will examine Japanese society and culture from an anthropological perspective. It will address such topics as religious tradition, linguistic patterns, social organization and conflict, human ecology, identity formation and manipulation, educational and political systems, business ethos, and Japan's position and role within a global context. Japan has a very long history, and its society and culture are products of an ongoing developmental process. Accordingly, a historical dimension has been built into the course. This is important not just in recognizing how past events and conditions influence life in the present, but also in considering how present needs and attitudes result in reconfiguring the past. The course will reconsider, for example, the conventional image of the Japanese as a homogeneous society whose culture is firmly rooted in the traditional rice-cultivating villages of a bygone era. Several alternative examples will be presented in challenging this image, drawing in particular from the Ainu and Okinawan cultures. Asian Art and Culture Listed as 01H:016 in Art and Art History; same as: 039:016 Major Asian art works in many media and forms in their cultural and historical contexts, presented chronologically within each of three parts: India, then China, then Japan. Students are introduced to the cultural distinctions of these different yet related civilizations of Asia through the visual arts. The chronological structure highlights historical processes and provides perspectives on continuity and change. The wide variety of materials and methods demands interdisciplinary approaches. The course will have two lectures each week, conducted by the professor, plus one weekly discussion section led by a TA. The entire class will meet together for the lectures, but will be divided into sections of approximately 22 students each for the discussions. Texts include Craven, Indian Art; Tregear, Chinese Art; Stanley-Baker, Japanese Art. Selected supplementary material will be on reserve in the Art Library. Grades will be based on three exams (India; China; Japan ;), brief written exercises assigned in discussion sections, and attendance and participation. Approved GE: Foreign Civilization and Culture or Historical Perspectives or Fine Arts Introduction to the Art of China Listed as 01H:031 in Art and Art History; same as 039:028 This is an introductory-level, chronologically structured course on selected visual arts of China and their historical and cultural contexts. Topics include painting, ceramics, sculpture, architecture, metals, calligraphy, and others, including aspects of their styles, techniques, archeology, documentation, and criticism, as pertinent. Requirements include a midterm, a final exam, and a short written paper. The text is Sullivan's The Arts of China. Introduction to the Art of Japan Listed as 01H:033 in Art and Art History; same as: 39J:033 The course is intended primarily for undergraduates. Chronological (Neolithic to Recent) survey of the visual arts of Japan in their historical and cultural contexts will be covered. Class meetings include discussion and lectures conducted by the instructor and based on readings and other assignments. Slides, films, and other visual materials used extensively. Mid-term and final examinations; one or two written exercises will be required. Other materials will be available in the Art Library and on the Web. Chinese Art and Culture Listed as 01H:119 in Art and Art History The course is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students. Selective treatment of Chinese visual arts in historical and cultural context will be covered. The plan for Fall 2004 is to concentrate on Chinese painting and printmaking, 10th through 20th centuries, with special emphasis on (1) Song and Yuan periods (10th through 14th centuries) and (2) developments in the last 150 years (late Qing dynasty and "Modern" periods). Class meetings include discussion and lectures conducted by the instructor and based on readings and other assignments. Slides, films, and other visual materials used extensively. Mid-term and final examinations; a small number of written exercises. Chinese Painting I Listed as 01H:120 in Art and Art History, same as 039:120 The course focuses on early Chinese painting from fourth century B. C. through 13th century A. D.; figure style, emergence of landscape. Chinese Painting II Listed as 01H:121 in Art and Art History, same as 039:121 The course focuses on landscape of 14th through 18th century, with sources in earlier periods. Japanese Painting Listed as 01H:006 in Art and Art History No detailed description. Japanese Art and Culture Listed as 01H:122 in Art and Art History, same as 39J:156 The course focuses on art and architecture of Japan and their relation to philosophies such as Shintoism, Buddhism, and Zen. Themes in Asian Art History: The Asian Potter Listed as 01H:124 in Art and Art History, same as 039:131 This is a pro-seminar-style course on the ceramics of China, Korea, and Japan. The chronological structure examines historical and cultural contexts and developments, with considerable emphasis on techniques, styles, documentation, criticism, and other aspects of ceramics as a visual art. Brief quizzes and short written exercises supplant exams, but a longer written paper, class presentation, or other project (to be agreed on by each individual participant in consultation with the instructor) is a major determinant in the final grade. Topics in Asian History: U.S.-East Asian Relations Listed as 16W:178; same as 039:175 This course examines relations of the United States and China, Japan, and Korea from the early 19th until the late 20th century. This was a period of far-reaching changes in these four societies, including the development of modern state structures, industrialization, and social and cultural upheavals, and the interactions between these countries have been significant influences. The main purpose of this course is to give you the opportunity to acquire a good understanding of the history of these relations and how they affected these four societies. In addition to historical analyses, we will study such documents as treaties and policy papers. Coursework includes quizzes, a midterm and a final examination, and an analysis of a treaty between the United States and China, Japan, or Korea. Repeatable: May be taken 2 times. Civilizations of Asia: China Listed as 016:005 in History; same as 039:055 This course provides an introductory survey of Chinese history and civilization from its origins to the present day. Students explore Confucian philosophy, Buddhism and Daoism, art and literature, the writing system and calligraphy, the imperial political system, family and women, foreign encroachments, 20th-century revolutions, and Chinese society today. Readings include history, fiction translated from Chinese, and biography. No previous knowledge of China (or of Chinese) is required. Although the primary course format is lecture, students work on writing and discussion skills. Approved GE: Foreign Civilization and Culture or Historical Perspectives Modern China 1600s to 1920s Listed as:16W:196 in History, same as 039:154 This survey of modern Chinese history begins with the decline of the Ming dynasty and the conquest of China by Manchus in the 1600s, followed by the glorious years of the Qing (Manchu) dynasty in the 1700s. In the 1800s, social problems brought huge internal rebellions. Western encroachments weakened China further, ending the dynasty in 1912. The new government of the Republic of China was accompanied by efforts to create a new culture and by new political parties. The course ends with the rise to power of the Nationalist Party and its bloody split with the Communists in the 1920s. Readings include translations of original sources. No previous knowledge of China is necessary. Approved GE: Foreign Civilization and Culture History of Modern China since 1927 Listed as: 16W:198 in History, same as 039:196 This course is a survey of twentieth-century Chinese history, beginning with to coming to power of the Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek in 1927. We will study Nationalist rule and Japanese invasion in the 1930s; the rise of the Communist Party and the establishment of the People’s Republic under Mao Zedong in 1949; the sweeping changes of the early Communist era; Maoist radicalism and the Cultural Revolution; the reforms of Deng Xiaoping; and the situation in China (and Taiwan) today. The course logically follows 16W:196/39:154, but that course is not required as a prerequisite, and no previous knowledge of China is needed. Colloquium for History Majors: The Communist Revolution in China 1937-49 Listed as 16W:051 in History This colloquium is to help History majors develop their skills at historical thinking, reading, research, and writing. We will discuss and ponder the writing of history, its methods and goals, how written history differs from the past as experience, the distinction between primary and secondary sources, and different styles of historical writing. We will read and analyze historical articles, books, and primary sources. You will have the experience of doing research using primary historical materials, and of writing a long paper based on it, having the paper read and critiqued by others, and rewriting it. You will also practice other kinds of writing: short reactions to readings, a book report, and suggestions for improvements on colleagues’ research papers. We will work on these skills while learning about the revolution which brought Mao Zedong's Communist Party to power in 1949 and its background in the Japanese invasion of China in 1937, and the civil war with the ruling Nationalist Party under Chiang Kai-shek. No previous knowledge about China is expected. I Civilizations of Asia: Japan Listed as 016:006 in History, same as 039:056 This is an overview of Japanese political, social, economic, and cultural history from the emergence of Japanese civilization until the last half of the 20th century. There are many continuities and breaks in this long history. We will look at how major political and social institutions, such as the emperor and court, the samurai, religion, arts, and family structure developed and changed. Coursework includes two short papers, a midterm and a final examination. Japan - Age of the Samurai Listed 16W:172 in History, same as 39J:172 This course examines Japanese history in the age of the Samurai, beginning with the rise of the warrior ruling class in the 12th century and concluding with the overthrow of the Tokugawa Bakufu in 1867. This is not a military history, but rather a history of social, political, and cultural developments during Japan's long feudal period, when the warrior class ruled Japan. The course makes extensive use of Japanese feature films. Requirements include quizzes, two short papers, a midterm, and a final exam. Modern Japan Listed as 16W:173; same as: 39J:173 The course covers the period from the early nineteenth until the end of the twentieth century, a period when Japanese society changed enormously. We will examine such topics as the end of feudal society, the establish of the institutions of a modern nation-state after 1868, rapid industrialization and social transformation, the acquisition of a modern colonial empire, Japan's brief career as a military rival of the Great Powers, Japan's devastating defeat in the Second World War and the political, socio-economic and cultural changes in the second half of the twentieth century. Coursework includes quizzes and short writing assignments, a midterm and a final examination, and a longer paper on assigned readings. Readings Japanese History Listed as 016:294; same as: 39J:257 The purpose of this course is to introduce students to recently published English-language scholarship on selected topics in modern Japanese history. The timeframe is flexible but most readings will be in the period 1840-1960. The course is intended to serve the needs of graduate students who wish to do a second or outside field in modern Japan, but anyone with a serious interest in Japanese history is welcome to enroll. Some college level course work on Japan is desirable but not absolutely necessary. Students without college level course work should speak to me before enrolling. The course will divide into pre and post-spring break sessions. Up to spring break we will meet to discuss weekly readings and students will write short critiques. After spring break, students will pursue individual reading projects consistent with their needs. Individual projects can take a variety of forms, ranging from research papers to annotated bibliographies. Students may register for 3 or 4 semester hours, depending on the scope of the individual project. Students interested in enrolling are encouraged to call or email me before the start of the spring semester. The reading list is flexible and I try to accommodate students’ interests. Finally, we anticipate visits to campus of several distinguished Japan scholars. Their lectures and specially organized workshops will be integrated into the syllabus. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health Japan-US Relations Listed as 16W:175 in History; same as 39J:175 Since Commodore Perry landed in Japan in 1853, the United States has influenced the course of Japanese history, and Japan has also played an important part in American national life. This course covers relations between Japan and the United States 20th centuries, with an emphasis on diplomatic and military as well and cultural and economic interactions. Course materials include historical texts, fiction and film. Graded work included class participation (attendance and active participation is expected of all students), in-class and other writing assignments, including a longer paper, and a midterm and a final examination. Issues: Vietnam War in Historical Perspective Listed as 016:011 in History This course examines the historical conditions of conflict in Vietnam that existed prior to the American intervention, and then moves on to consider the intervention itself. Topics include peasant economy and social structure, French colonial rule, Cold War politics at home and abroad, U.S. sponsored nation-building and counter insurgency, Communist social and military strategies, American soldiers and the war, and the war and American society. Students are urged to contact the Department of History for descriptions of the topics dealt with in each section offered. These topics also are posted on the web site, http://www.uiowa.edu/~history, when they become available. Vietnam War on Film Listed as 16W:183 This course examines Vietnamese history from the mid-19th century to the defeat of American power in 1975, and aspects of 20th-century U.S. diplomatic and political history that shaped America's confrontation with the Vietnamese revolution. The course also deals with a series of films that address American attitudes about military conflict, politics, and social change, as well as the U.S. war in Vietnam. What, if anything, do these films say about the horrific military conflict that devastated Southeast Asia? What do these films say about 20th-century American civilization and a Hollywood film industry that has been one of the most dynamic and influential forces in contemporary culture? Approved GE: None Prerequisites: (4 s.h. option) history major with junior or senior standing Law in Asia in Transition Listed as 091:304 in Law Focuses on the development and reform of law and legal institutions in selected Asian countries, including Vietnam, China and India. Topics of discussion will include the changing role of socialist constitutions; law and the regulation of civil society nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, grassroots organizations and the state; the reform of courts, prosecutorial institutions and legal process; the transformation of the legal profession; the struggle for the authority of law and against corruption in socialist transitional states; law in the service of globalization and the case of export labor; and foreign models and foreign donor support in Asian legal reform. Students will write a research paper due in December Government and Politics of the Far East Listed as 030:143 in Political Science; same as 039:178 This course examines the two major Asian political systems, the People's Republic of China and Japan. Students explore three general themes: historical, cultural, and socioeconomic bases of politics; the functions of key government institutions; and the dynamics of political process. The goal is to understand how and why political life is organized as it is in the two political systems. Requirements include a midterm, a final exam, and two short papers. Chinese Foreign Policy Listed as 030:163 in Political Science This course introduces major topics in the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China from its founding in 1949 to the present. It will explore a number of important events, including China’s entry into the Korean War in 1950, the Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s, rapprochement between China and the United States in the 1970s, tensions with Taiwan in the 1990s, and China’s recent accession to the World Trade Organization. The underlying goals are two-fold. First, the course challenges students to investigate multiple accounts of events with a critical mind in order to come up with the most compelling version of the truth. Second, by considering competing explanations for these important turning points, students will have an opportunity to understand and assess some of the major theoretical approaches to the study of international relations. Voluntary Organizations & Politics Comparative Perspectives Listed as 030:173 in Political Science Though they have existed for centuries, voluntary organizations have recently become a central focus of political study and public debate. The boundaries of this category are rather diffuse, including what are called non-government organizations (NGOs), some kinds of non-profit organizations, “civil society,” and other concepts. In poor and rich countries alike, voluntary organizations are seen by some as enhancing development and democracy by providing services, calling attention to problems, stimulating civic engagement, demanding government accountability, and increasing “social capital.” Acting internationally, non-state organizations have influenced major actors such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the World Bank. This course critically explores the politics of the voluntary sector in all its manifestations and in a diverse set of countries. Asian Studies Listed as 039:199 Grading: Offered on S-F basis only for undergraduates; instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health. Repeatable: Up to a total of 15 s.h. An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Living Religions of the East Listed as 032:004 in Religious Studies; same as 039:064 This course provides a survey of the salient religious ideas and practices of India, China, Tibet, Japan, and Southeast Asia. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and other unclassified religions of Asia. Materials used are readings and videos. The classes will consist of lectures, videos of varying length, and discussion sections. Attendance is mandatory, as the lectures will include information not in the readings. Approved GE: Foreign Civilization and Culture or Historical Perspectives Introduction to Buddhism Listed as 032:006 in Religious Studies; same as: 039:006 The aim of this course is to acquaint students with the main ideas and practices of Buddhism as they developed in Asian history. Course material is arranged chronologically, covering the origins of Buddhism, the formulation of its early teachings, the Mahayana revival, and later elaborations in the East Asian context. Readings include both modern secondary works and selected primary texts in translation. Grades are based on in-class exams, perhaps some short written assignments, and class participation. No prior study of Buddhism is required or expected. The course provides critical background for understanding the traditional cultures of India, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan; it fulfills the Asian religions foundation requirement for the Religion major. Asian Humanities: Japan Listed as 032:007 in Religious Studies; same as 039:020 This course is an introduction to Japanese culture from early times to the modern period as presented in literature as well as drama, architecture, landscaping, tea practices, and the visual arts. Reading assignments will include translations of selected Japanese literary and dramatic works as well as background readings in cultural history. Visual presentations (videos, slides, etc.) will be used in class whenever possible. Requirements for the course in addition to the readings will include in-class examinations and one or two short written assignments. No prerequisites. Religion in Japan Listed as 032:116 in Religious Studies; same as 39J:109 This course introduces students to the principle ideas and practices of Japanese religion presented in the context of their historical development. Topics range from popular religious phenomena to the teachings of great Buddhist thinkers. Course format is lecture and discussion. Asian Religious Traditions Listed as 032:202 in Religious Studies This course is an introduction to the fundamental ideas and practices of the major religious traditions of Asia. It is required of all graduate students in Religious Studies. Chinese Religions Listed as 032:010 in Religious Studies; same as: 039:007 This course is a general survey of Chinese religions. It will focus on Chinese traditional religious beliefs and practices, both among the elite and the general population, and will also address recent developments in mainland China and Taiwan, as well as Chinese religions in the West. In the course we will discuss the religious ideas of Confucianism, Daoism, and aspects of Buddhism, and we will also examine ancestor worship, cults of deities, and practices such as spirit possession, faith healing, and ghost marriages. Topics in Asian Religions: Reading Buddhist Scripture Listed as 032:170 in Religious Studies In this course participants will explore some of the major doctrinal and philosophical movements within Buddhism through reading a selection of Buddhist scriptures translated from the Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese and Tibetan. The course will also address issues such the classification of Buddhist scriptures, scriptural authority, translation and its problems, and the role of commentary. Finally, the notions of “scripture” and “canon” in religious studies will be discussed and the applicability and usefulness of these terms in the case of Buddhism debated. Asian Religions Colloquium: Asian traditions of monasticism. Listed as 032:208 in Religious Studies In this colloquium we are going to address broad issues in Asian monasticism, from historical, doctrinal, political and anthropological perspectives. Although the most important Asian monastic traditions which will form the core of the course are Buddhist, we will also address Hindu, Jain and Daoist traditions of monasticism. Furthermore, we will look at traditions of Christian monasticism in order to try to establish a comparative framework. Seminar: Religion and Society Listed as 032:231 in Religious Studies The topic of the seminar is confraternities and lay religious groups. By reading and discussing secondary scholarship during the first several weeks of the seminar we will seek to identify the defining characteristics, social roles, and cultural significance of confraternities across a range of contexts. We will delve into confraternity scholarship on Europe as well as the growing body of literature on Latin American and East Asian lay groups. Themes of interest may include the role of confraternities in the development of charitable activities, death practices, art production, lay- clerical relations, and pilgrimages, among others. Seminar participants will be expected to do research on a related topic in their own field of interest and to share their findings with the class before submitting a final paper. Graduate students from all areas of concentration are welcome. Readings in Asian Religions Listed as 032:265 in Religious Studies An instructor number and approval are required for registration in this course. Contact the instructor (or designated individual) for the instructor number, which you enter as the section number when you register. At the same time you should make the required semester hours, time, and place arrangements. Grading: Instructor has the option of using S-U grades for Graduate College, School of Management, and graduate students in the College of Public Health
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