EALC Courses

EALC 114 - Introduction to East Asian Art

Same as ARTH 114. See ARTH 114.

EALC 120 - East Asian Civilizations

Same as HIST 120. See HIST 120.

EALC 122 - History East Asian Religions

Introduction to East Asian religious traditions; emphasizes the ideas of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in China and their historical interactions. Same as REL 122.

EALC 130 - The Chinese Language

An introduction to the sociolinguistic study of the Chinese language. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. This course does not fulfill the campus foreign language requirement.

EALC 132 - Zen

Same as REL 132. See REL 132.

EALC 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

May be repeated.

EALC 220 - Traditional China

Same as HIST 220. See HIST 220.

EALC 221 - Modern China

Same as HIST 221. See HIST 221.

EALC 222 - Chinese Thght Confucius to Mao

Examination of China's principal philosophical, religious, and political schools of thought - such as Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Maoism - as ways of understanding one of the world's major civilizations; the period of the classical philosophers, the glory years of empire, and the troubled era of Western contact receive approximately equal attention. Same as HIST 222 and REL 224.

EALC 226 - Premodern Japanese History

Same as HIST 226. See HIST 226.

EALC 227 - Modern Japanese History

Same as HIST 227. See HIST 227.

EALC 240 - Chinese Civilization

Introduction to the historical development of Chinese civilization. Emphasis will be on broad themes and the connections among cultural values, social institutions, political structures, and contacts with outsiders. Visual and literary evidence will be stressed.

EALC 250 - Intro to Japanese Culture

Topical introduction to Japanese cultural and aesthetic life with attention to cultural and aesthetic patterns as they are reflected in literature, language, and the arts.

EALC 275 - Masterpieces of East Asian Lit

Study of major works in the literary traditions of China and Japan, including haiku, noh, Tale of Genji, kabuki, Tang poetry, Ming theater, and the colloquial tale. Same as CWL 275. No knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language required.

EALC 276 - Asian Film Genres

Same as CWL 276 and ENGL 276. See ENGL 276.

EALC 285 - Intro to Korea Through Film

Course uses film, literary, and ethnographic works to explore the impact of Post-Colonial (1945-present) socioeconomic and cultural transformation on the personal and collective South Korean experience. Same as ANTH 285.

EALC 287 - Introduction to Buddhism

Same as REL 287. See REL 287.

EALC 288 - Contemporary East Asia

Introduction to aspects of daily life in East Asia in relation to local and extra-local political and economic structures and transformations. Same as ANTH 287.

EALC 305 - Japan Lit in Translation I

Survey of Japanese literature from earliest times to 1600; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation. Same as CWL 311.

EALC 306 - Japan Lit in Translation II

Survey of Japanese literature from 1600 to recent times; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation; and lectures and papers. Same as CWL 312.

EALC 307 - Classical Chinese Lit

Surveys Chinese literary works from the classical tradition (history, philosophy, poetry, literary criticism) with attention to intellectual and artistic values. Same as CWL 307. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 308 - Chinese Popular Lit

Surveys Chinese popular literary works written in the vernacular language (short story, novel, and drama), with attention to cultural and artistic values. Same as CWL 308. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 333 - Language in Japanese Society

Examines aspects of language use in contemporary Japanese society, including cross-cultural communication, social/regional variations, and problems surrounding linguistic/ethnic minorities in Japanese society. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN 202 or equivalent.

EALC 343 - Gov & Pol of China

Same as PS 343. See PS 343.

EALC 361 - Women in East Asia

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the cultural and social patterns that have shaped women's lives in China, Japan, and Korea. Same as GWS 361.

EALC 365 - Contemporary Korean Society

Introduces contemporary Korean society: the twentieth century struggle of Korea for an individual identity; the Korean road to modernization and its significance for the United States and the developing world. Same as SOC 365.

EALC 367 - History of Korea

Historical examination of the Korean experience, from the earliest times to the present day: basic political, social, economic patterns; examination of the cultural and intellectual tradition; Korea's historical role in Asia; the Korean colonial experience; Korea in the modern world. Same as HIST 325.

EALC 390 - Individual Study

Directed readings in the languages and literatures of East Asia. The area selected depends on the student's interest. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 391 - Honors Tutorial

Tutorial in the civilizations of East Asia. The country and discipline depend on student interests. All students submit a substantial paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 398 - Colloquium in EALC

See online schedule for current topics. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

EALC 402 - Ways of Seeing in Edo Japan

Same as ARTH 402. See ARTH 402.

EALC 403 - Word and Image in Chinese Art

Same as ARTH 403. See ARTH 403.

EALC 411 - The Chinese Novel

Reading and analysis of representative pieces of Chinese fiction from the fourth century B.C. to 1900 with emphasis on the development of Chinese fiction, its place in the literary tradition, and its role in society. Same as CWL 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 412 - Mod Chinese Lit in Translation

Reading and analysis of representative selections from Chinese literature since the May 4 Movement (early 20th century), with special attention to the relationship between literature and ideology in twentieth-century China. Same as CWL 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 413 - Premodern Chinese Drama

Survey of Chinese drama from the 12th century through the early 20th century. Students will read major works of Chinese drama in English translation, as well as works on stagecraft, performance styles, the social functions of drama and the social role of actors. Videotaped contemporary performances of traditional drama will be viewed. Same as CWL 416 and THEA 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EALC 415 - Mod Japan Lit in Translation

Critical study of selected 20th century writers with an emphasis on cultural background, world view, human relationships, aesthetic theories, Japanese and Western traditions, and universal literary issues. Same as CWL 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Requires no knowledge of Japanese; readings and films. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 420 - China Under the Qing Dynasty

Same as HIST 420. See HIST 420.

EALC 421 - Soc-Econ Hist Modern China

Same as HIST 422. See HIST 422.

EALC 425 - Chinese Poetry and Translation

A critical introduction to major Chinese poetic genres and an in depth examination of various translation strategies used in the translation of Chinese poetry. The poetry component acquaints students with essential aspects of Chinese language and poetry and thus enables them to evaluate the translated texts from the perspectives of both an insider and outsider. The translation component entails both the evaluation of existing translations and practice by the students. Same as TRST 430. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

EALC 426 - Early Modern Japan

Same as HIST 426. See HIST 426.

EALC 427 - Twentieth-Century Japan

Same as HIST 427. See HIST 427.

EALC 428 - Japan at War and Peace

Examination of the changing ways the Japanese have imagined war and peace in the twentieth century as documented in novels, memoirs, essays, plays, films, journalism, and other works. Same as CWL 428. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Graduate students taking this course for 4 hours credit will be expected to write the same papers as undergraduates. In addition, graduate students will be expected to produce a term paper that will be due at the time of the final exam. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 430 - Intro to East Asian Ling

Same as LING 430. See LING 430.

EALC 466 - Japanese Cinema

Same as MACS 466. See MACS 466.

EALC 469 - The Ethnography of Korea

Survey of the English-language anthropological study and representation of Korea, situating this literature topically, historically, theoretically, and methodologically. Same as ANTH 489. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or ANTH 230, or EALC 285 or EALC 365 or EALC 367, or consent of instructor.

EALC 475 - Discourse&Grammar in EA Langs

Examines how the regularities in language use that we think of as 'grammar' emerge from communicative needs in discourse. Focuses on analysis of grammatical phenomena in East Asian languages. Requires advanced knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LING 430; junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 476 - Classical Chinese Thought

Inquiry into the major schools of Chinese thought in the Classical Period through the Han (206 B.C. - A.D. 220): Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. Topics such as the concept of history, military thought and logic will be covered. Readings are in English. Same as CWL 478 and HIST 425. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One 200 or 300-level course on Chinese culture or consent of instructor.

EALC 484 - Buddhist Meditation

Same as REL 484. See REL 484.

EALC 488 - History of Chinese Buddhism

Survey of the history of Chinese Buddhism since its introduction; analysis of Buddhological trends and styles; and the sociocultural milieu of Chinese Buddhism and its place in the total history of ideas and lifestyles. Same as REL 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: REL 287 or consent of instructor.

EALC 490 - Individual Study

Supervised individualized study of a topic not covered by regular course offerings. The topic must be approved by the instructor. 3 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 495 - Topics in Asian Religions

Same as REL 495. See REL 495.

EALC 500 - Proseminar in EALC

Interdisciplinary introduction for first-term East Asian Languages and Cultures graduate students to western-language writings on East Asia that have been important to modern scholarship on the region. The proseminar will cover the three cultures of the region in an interdisciplinary fashion, focusing on the methods of various disciplines in their treatment of East Asia. Method refers both to the kinds of materials studies, and the theory and tools used in research.

EALC 501 - Seminar in Chinese Art

Same as ARTH 501. See ARTH 501.

EALC 520 - Problems in Chinese History

Same as HIST 520. See HIST 520.

EALC 521 - Seminar in Chinese Literature

Examination of Chinese literature from a variety of genres and historical periods intended to prepare students for independent work in literary criticism and analysis. Readings include both primary texts and important works of secondary scholarship. Students will produce a term paper based on independent research. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with approval.

EALC 522 - Seminar in Chinese History

Same as HIST 521. See HIST 521.

EALC 526 - Problems in Japanese History

Same as HIST 526. See HIST 526.

EALC 527 - Seminar in Japanese History

Same as HIST 527. See HIST 527.

EALC 531 - Seminar in Japanese Lit

Examination of Japanese literature from a variety of genres and historical periods designed to prepare advanced students for independent work in literary criticism and analysis. Texts in the vernacular are read and discussed from a variety of critical perspectives. Students produce a term paper based on current scholarship in the field of Japanese literary studies. May be repeated in same or subsequent terms as topics vary to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: A reading knowledge of Japanese.

EALC 550 - Seminar in EALC

Seminar on selected topics. Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 560 - East Asian Language Pedagogy

Course is for teachers of Japan, Chinese, or Korean language who wish to improve their teaching skills and learn more about second and foreign language acquisition specific to the East Asian Language context. Besides reviewing research on language teaching methodology and curriculum development, students will observe each other conduct practice classes and analyze videotapes of class sessions. Undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor and the Graduate College. Prerequisite: Native or near-native fluency in Japan, Chinese, or Korean.

EALC 567 - Popular Religion in East Asia

Same as REL 568. See REL 568.

EALC 584 - Theories in SLA

Same as CI 584, EPSY 563, FR 584, GER 584, ITAL 584, LING 584, PORT 584, and SPAN 584. See SPAN 584.

EALC 588 - Sem Second Lang Learn

Same as FR 588, GER 588, ITAL 588, LING 588, PORT 588, and SPAN 588. See SPAN 588.

EALC 590 - Individual Study and Research

Supervised individual investigation or study of a topic not covered by regular course offerings. The topic selected by the student and the proposed plan of study must be approved by the adviser and the instructor. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 599 - Thesis Research

Research and guidance in writing theses for advanced degrees. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the preliminary examinations.