ASIA 1800. Asian Civilizations (3). Fall, Spring. This is a core course for all Asian Studies majors and minors. Provides general knowledge of Asia relative to historical, cultural, social, economic, and political developments of selected countries in East, South, or Southeast Asia. Credit allowed for only one of ASIA 1800, HIST 1800. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general education) social sciences and international perspective requirements.
ASIA 3000. Peace and Cultural Legacies in the Nuclear Age (3). Spring. This is an interdisciplinary course on peace and cultural legacies in the nuclear age, with emphasis on how Asians and Americans have lived under the threat of nuclear war. It will examine the impact of nuclear bombings, their threats on peace, and the cultural history of the nuclear arms race and peace movements in the context of Asian and American philosophy, science, politics, art, literature, and education.
ASIA 3100. Hiroshima and Beyond (3). Summer. This course will undertake an intensive field study in Hiroshima, Japan on the human and material consequences of the atomic bombings and the subsequent history of nuclear politics and culture. The students will witness the aftermath of a nuclear attack in a historical context and study the means of achieving world peace. No prerequisites, but students who have taken ASIA 3000 will be given priority to enrollment. Students must assume the expense of round trip airfare to Japan.
ASIA 4700. Special Topics in Asian Studies (3). On demand. In-depth exploration of issues related to Asian literature, culture, politics, history, religion, business and area studies to meet curriculum needs and student requests both on campus and in a study abroad setting. May be repeated up to 12 hours if topics differ.
ASIA 4800. Senior Project in Asian Studies (3). Fall, Spring. Capstone course for all Asian Studies majors. Meets a requirement for Asian Studies majors to develop specialized knowledge of an Asian country and its people by completing an individualized project with an Asian Studies faculty. Prerequisite: Asian Studies majors and minors, or the consent of the instructor.
ASIA 4890. Internship (3-12). Fall, Spring. Designed to help Asian Studies majors and minors develop practical knowledge of an Asian country and its people. Students must complete a work and study project in Asia or at an Asia related organization elsewhere. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or CHIN 1020, or consent of instructor. May be repeated.