ASIA 055: Indian Classical Dance
2 credits - CRN 43518
Introduction to the history and practice of Bharatanatyam, a classical dance style of India. Understanding basic footwork, hand gestures, and body movements, and how they are combined to convey emotion, meaning, and imagery. Traditional repertoire, music, terminology, and the spectator's experience of the dance. Course fee of $270.
ASIA 061: East Asian International Relations
4 credits - CRN 44597
Introduction to East Asian international relations, with emphasis on post-1945 period: historical background of Asian international system; Cold War conflicts; China's rise and regional responses; Japan's changing international role; the two Koreas; ASEAN and Asian regionalism; U.S. and Russian policies; current and future issues.
ASIA 075: Chinese Civilization
4 credits - CRN 43212
The development of traditional Chinese thought, beliefs, technology, and institutions from a historical perspective.
ASIA 096: Understanding Hong Kong
4 credits - CRN 43249
This course introduces Hong Kong, from it's history as a vibrant British colony to its current status as a bustling territory mediating between China and the world. The learning objectives and outcomes consist not only of a knowledge of Hong Kong's significance for global commerce and culture but also of the ability to analyze primary and secondary sources as well as to conduct independent research. Course materials, which include wartime stories and autobiographical novellas, romantic comedies and martial arts films, are all available in English.