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Courses by Region – GLOBE Major, Sub-requirement C.


Africa

AAA S 105 (EARTH 105) (GN;IL) Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change (3) Significant natural features of Africa as related to human endeavor; case studies include the Nile, climate change, natural resources.

AAA S 110 (GS;IL) Introduction to Contemporary Africa (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.

AAA S 150 (GH;IL) Africa in Cinema (3) The study of the image of Africa as seen in fiction and non-fictional feature length films, ethnographic and documentary films.

AAA S 191 (HIST 191) (GH;IL) Early African History (3) Explores important economic and cultural transformations in the making of early African empires from 1 MBC to 1750.

AAA S 192 (HIST 192) (GH;IL) Modern African History (3) Impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence.

AAA S 202 (WMNST 202) (GS;IL) Gender Dynamics in Africa (3) Critical analysis of multidisciplinary research on relations between men and women in Africa and critique of Western feminist theories.

AAA S 211 (HIST 211) (GH;US;IL) The Emergence and Evolution of the Black Diaspora in the Atlantic World (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

AAA S 335 (ART H 335) (GA;IL) African Art (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.

AAA S 404 (IL) Eastern and Central African Societies (3) Cultural and historical studies of Eastern and Central Africa employing a multidisciplinary approach.

AAA S 415 (HIST 415) (US;IL) Race, Gender, and Politics in the United States and South Africa (3) This thematic course will compare key issues, figures, and events in the historical development of the United States and South Africa.

AAA S 434 (PL SC 434) (IL) War and Development in Africa (3) This course will examine the relationship between war and development in sub-Saharan Africa in the post colonial era.

AAA S 443 (PL SC 443) (IL) Ethnic Conflict in Africa (3) This course explores the various causes and impacts of ethnic conflicts in the African context.

AAA S 454 (PL SC 454) (IL) Government and Politics of Africa (3) Contemporary African Politics, institutions, and ideologies; patterns of change, social forces, and nation building in selected African states.

AAA S 464 (PL SC 464) (IL) Globalization, Extractive Industries, and Conflict in Africa (3) Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of extractive industries in Africa.

ANTH 447 (IL) Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3) Ethnographic survey of peoples and cultures of Africa.

ART H 130 (GA;US;IL) African, Oceanic, and Native American Art (3) A selective overview of the history of African, Oceanic, and Native American art.

ARAB 110 (GH;IL) Arab Language, Cultures, and Current Topics (3) Fourth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: study of cultures through authentic discourse, texts, film; development of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills.

ARAB 165 (HIST 165, RL ST 165) (IL) Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3) Islamic history, culture, and religious life c.600-1500 C.E.

ARAB 401 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures I (3) Fifth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

ARAB 402 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures II (3) Sixth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

ART H 301 (GA;IL) Egyptian and Mesopotamian Art (3) Art of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Mesopotamia, and neighboring civilizations.

ART H 330 (GA;IL) Islamic Architecture and Art (3) Survey of the art and architecture of Islamic lands from the late seventh century until the eighteenth century.

ART H 335 (AAA S 335) (GA;IL) African Art (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.

CAMS 002 (GH;IL) Literature of the Ancient Near East (3) Reading and study of literary works from the Ancient Near East, especially from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.

CAMS 044 (RL ST 044) (GH;IL) Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Mythology (3) Survey of major ancient Mediterranean myths, gods, and goddesses in their cultural contexts; influence on later cultures.

CAMS 105 (GH;IL) History of the Ancient Near East (3) History of the Ancient Near East from the end of the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period.

CAMS 405 (IL) Law & Economy in the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the legal and economic texts and institutions in the Ancient Near East.

CAMS 470 (IL) Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the languages and cultures that populated the Ancient Near East.

CMLIT 003 (GH;IL) Introduction to African Literatures (3) Comparative analysis of drama, essay, novel, poetry, and stories from traditional oral forms to contemporary expressions of African literary styles.

CMLIT 422 (IL) African Drama (3) Traditional and popular drama forms; modern anglophone and francophone drama; nationalism and social criticism in contemporary African drama.

CMLIT 423 (IL) African Novel (3) From traditional oral narratives to modern autobiographical, historical, satirical, sociological, and allegorical forms; novelist as social critic.

FR 458 (IL) African Literature of French Expression (3) Genesis of Franco-African literature in the 1930s; phases of the negritude movement; colonial and national literature. 

FR 471 (IL) Francophone Women in Literature and Culture (3) Women's issues in literatures and cultures of French-speaking countries in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. 

HIST 181 (GH;IL) Introduction to the Middle East (3) Origins of Islamic civilization; expansion of Islam; the Ottoman Empire; the Middle East since 1918. 

HIST 471Y (RL ST 471Y) (IL) Classical Islamic Civilization, 600-1258 (3) Pre-Islamic Arabia; Muhammad; Arab conquests; Islamic beliefs and institutions; literary, artistic, and scientific achievements; relations with Europe; breakdown of unity. 

HIST 473 (IL) The Contemporary Middle East (3) Political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century; Arab-Israeli conflict.  

HIST 479 (IL) History of Imperialism and Nationalism in Africa (3) Theories and types of imperialism; varied patterns of colonial administration; initial African responses; nationalism; decolonization and independence. 

INART 062 (GA;US;IL) West African and African American Arts: from the 1960s to the present (3) An introduction to West African and African American Arts from the 1960s to the present. 

J ST 005 (ANTH 010) Mediterranean Prehistory (3) Archaeology of the circum-Mediterranean area, from the Middle Pleistocene through the third millennium B.C., emphasizing the evolution of regional cultures.  

J ST 420 (ANTH 420) Archaeology of the Near East (3) Culture of the Near East and India from Paleolithic times through the Bronze Age.

RL ST 107 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to Islam (3) Community and message of the early movement; development of authoritative structures and traditions; proliferation of sects; theology and creeds; mysticism. 


Latin America and the Caribbean

AAA S 132 (SPAN 132) (IL) Afro-Hispanic Civilization (3) A general introduction to human and cultural elements of African origin in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries of Latin America.

AAA S 211 (HIST 211) (GH;US;IL) The Emergence and Evolution of the Black Diaspora in the Atlantic World (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe.

AAA S 250 (HIST 250) (GH;IL) Introduction to the Modern Caribbean (3) A survey course which, explores the historical evolution and emergency of the modern Caribbean.

AAA S 432 (HIST 432) (IL) Between Nation and Empire: The Caribbean in the 20th Century (3) An exploration of the political evolution of the Caribbean Region over the course of the 20th Century.

ANTH 008 (GS;IL) Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas (3) Comparative survey of the development of the pre-Columbian Latin American civilizations.

ANTH 442 (IL) Indians and Peasants of Mexico and Central America (3) Indian culture and society in Mexico and Central America.

CMLIT 005 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to Literatures of the Americas (3) Comparative interpretation of the oral and written literary traditions of North, Central, and South America.

CMLIT 109 (GH;US;IL) Native American Myths, Legends, and Literatures (3) Myths, legends, and literatures of Native American cultures.

CMLIT 405 (US;IL) Inter-American Literature (3) This course examines the development of literature in Canada, the United States, Spanish America, the Caribbean area, and Brazil.

FR 471 (IL) Francophone Women in Literature and Culture (3) Women's issues in literatures and cultures of French-speaking countries in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. 

HIST 178 (GH;IL) Latin-American History to 1820 (3) Conquest of the New World, development of colonial institutions, impact on native cultures, and origins of independence movements. 

HIST 179 (GH;IL) Latin-American History Since 1820 (3) Origin, political growth, international relations, and economic status of the Latin-American republics, with emphasis upon present-day conditions. 

HIST 467 (LTNST 467) (US;IL) Latin America and the United States (3) Historical development of policies of the United States with regard to Latin- American affairs from colonial times to the present.

HIST 468 (IL) Mexico and the Caribbean Nations in the Twentieth Century (3) Political, economic, and social development in Mexico and the Caribbean since 1900. Emphasis on Mexican, Guatemalan, and Cuban revolutions.  

SPAN 231 (GH;IL) Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature in English Translation (3) Emphasis on works and authors of international importance. Lectures, readings, and written work in English. 

 

Middle East

ANTH 060 (J ST 060, PL SC 060, SOC 060) (GS;IL) Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.

ARAB 110 (GH;IL) Arab Language, Cultures, and Current Topics (3) Fourth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: study of cultures through authentic discourse, texts, film; development of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills.

ARAB 165 (HIST 165, RL ST 165) (IL) Introduction to Islamic Civilization (3) Islamic history, culture, and religious life c.600-1500 C.E.

ARAB 401 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures I (3) Fifth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

ARAB 402 (IL) Advanced Language & Cultures II (3) Sixth-semester Modern Standard Arabic: reading more complex texts, films, further development of conversation, composition skills, Arab cultures, current issues.

ART H 301 (GA;IL) Egyptian and Mesopotamian Art (3) Art of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Mesopotamia, and neighboring civilizations.

ART H 330 (GA;IL) Islamic Architecture and Art (3) Survey of the art and architecture of Islamic lands from the late seventh century until the eighteenth century.

ART H 452 (IL) Byzantine Art (3) Monumental and minor arts of Byzantium and related areas from the reign of Justinian to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople.

CAMS 002 (GH;IL) Literature of the Ancient Near East (3) Reading and study of literary works from the Ancient Near East, especially from Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt.

CAMS 005 (HIST 005) (GH;IL) Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations (3) Survey of the history and cultures of ancient Mediterranean civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syro-Levant, Anatolia, Greece, and Rome.

CAMS 010 (GH;IL) Mesopotamian Civilization (3) Cultural, technological, literary, political, and economic achievements of peoples who occupied the region of Mesopotamia (4,000-331 B.C.E.), in historical context.

CAMS 012 (J ST 012, RL ST 012) (GH;IL) Lands of the Bible (3) Textual and archaeological evidence for the lands, cities, and peoples associated with the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures.

CAMS 044 (RL ST 044) (GH;IL) Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian Mythology (3) Survey of major ancient Mediterranean myths, gods, and goddesses in their cultural contexts; influence on later cultures.

CAMS 090 (J ST 090, RL ST 090) (GH;IL) Archaeology of Jerusalem: Past and Present (3) Archaeology and history of Jerusalem from earliest times (c. 3000 BCE) to the present.

CAMS 102 (HIST 102, J ST 102, RL ST 102) (GH;IL) Canaan and Israel in Antiquity (3) Political, social, and intellectual history of the land of Canaan/Israel in the Biblical era: Late Bronze and Iron Ages.

CAMS 105 (GH;IL) History of the Ancient Near East (3) History of the Ancient Near East from the end of the Neolithic to the Hellenistic period.

CAMS 134 (J ST 134, RL ST 134) (GH;IL) Archaeology of Biblical Israel (3) Archaeology of Biblical Israel from 1200 B.C.E. to c. 640 C.E.; relationship between archaeological and textual evidence.

CAMS 405 (IL) Law & Economy in the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the legal and economic texts and institutions in the Ancient Near East.

CAMS 470 (IL) Languages and Cultures of the Ancient Near East (3) This course is an overview of the languages and cultures that populated the Ancient Near East.

CMLIT 003 (GH;IL) Introduction to African Literatures (3) Comparative analysis of drama, essay, novel, poetry, and stories from traditional oral forms to contemporary expressions of African literary styles.

CMLIT 422 (IL) African Drama (3) Traditional and popular drama forms; modern anglophone and francophone drama; nationalism and social criticism in contemporary African drama.

CMLIT 423 (IL) African Novel (3) From traditional oral narratives to modern autobiographical, historical, satirical, sociological, and allegorical forms; novelist as social critic.

FR 458 (IL) African Literature of French Expression (3) Genesis of Franco-African literature in the 1930s; phases of the negritude movement; colonial and national literature. 

FR 471 (IL) Francophone Women in Literature and Culture (3) Women's issues in literatures and cultures of French-speaking countries in Europe, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and Quebec. 

HIST 105 (GH;IL) The Byzantine Empire (3) Development of Byzantine civilization from the decline of the Roman Empire to the fall of Constantinople. 

HIST 181 (GH;IL) Introduction to the Middle East (3) Origins of Islamic civilization; expansion of Islam; the Ottoman Empire; the Middle East since 1918. 

HIST 401 (J ST 401) (IL) Ancient Technologies and Socio-cultural History in the Ancient Levant (3) Social and intellectual development in the Ancient Levant as they affected and were affected by technological development. 

HIST 471Y (RL ST 471Y) (IL) Classical Islamic Civilization, 600-1258 (3) Pre-Islamic Arabia; Muhammad; Arab conquests; Islamic beliefs and institutions; literary, artistic, and scientific achievements; relations with Europe; breakdown of unity. 

HIST 472 (IL) The Ottoman Empire and Other Muslim States (3) Turkish and Mongol invasions; Mamluks; Ottoman expansion and institutions; Safavid Persia; disintegration and reform; emergence of modern Turkey and Iran. 

HIST 473 (IL) The Contemporary Middle East (3) Political, economic, and social changes in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab countries in the twentieth century; Arab-Israeli conflict. 

J ST 004 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 004, RL ST 004) Jewish and Christian Foundations (3) Introduction to the perspectives, patterns of worship, morality, historical roots, and institutions of the Judaeo-Christian traditions; their relationship to culture.  

J ST 005 (ANTH 010) Mediterranean Prehistory (3) Archaeology of the circum-Mediterranean area, from the Middle Pleistocene through the third millennium B.C., emphasizing the evolution of regional cultures.  

J ST 010 (GH;IL) (HEBR 010) Jewish Civilization (3) Life of the Jewish people from biblical times; emphasizing cultural, religious, and institutional developments.  

J ST 012 (GH;IL) (CAMS 012, RL ST 012) Lands of the Bible (3) Textual and archaeological evidence for the lands, cities, and peoples associated with the Hebrew Bible and Christian scriptures.   

J ST 060 (GS;IL) (ANTH 060, PL SC 060, SOC 060) Society and Cultures in Modern Israel (3) An introduction to the society and cultures of the State of Israel from 1948 to the present.  

J ST 070 (GH;IL) (CAMS 070, RL ST 070) Prophecy: The Near East Then and Now (3) Prophecy in the ancient Near East, the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions, and today.    

J ST 090 (GH;IL) (CAMS 090, RL ST 090) Archaeology of Jerusalem: Past and Present (3) Archaeology and history of Jerusalem from earliest times (c. 3000 BCE) to the present.

 J ST 102 (GH;IL) (CAMS 102, HIST 102, RL ST 102) Canaan and Israel in Antiquity (3) Political, social, and intellectual history of the land of Canaan/Israel in the Biblical era: Late Bronze and Iron Ages.

J ST 110 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 110, RL ST 110) Hebrew Bible: Old Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of ancient Israel.

J ST 111 (GH;IL) (CAMS 111, RL ST 111) Early Judaism (3) Religious thought, practices, and parties in the Second Temple period; the emergence of rabbinic Judaism. 
Effective: Summer 2005  

J ST 114 (GH;US;IL) (RL ST 114) Modern Judaism (3) Trends in Jewish life and thought since the French revolution; Judaism's responses to the challenge of modernity.  

J ST 118 (US;IL) (HIST 118) Modern Jewish History: 1492 to Present (3) Jewish social and political history from 1492 to the present.   

J ST 120 (GH) (CAMS 120, RL ST 120) New Testament (3) Introduction to the history, literature, and religion of early Christianity in the Jewish-Hellenistic setting. 
 
J ST 124 (GH;US;IL) (CAMS 124, RL ST 124) Early and Medieval Christianity (3) Analysis in cultural context of selected thinkers, ideas, and movements in Christianity from the second through the fifteenth century.

J ST 133 (GH) (CAMS 133, RL ST 133) Archaeology of the Levant and Ancient Israel (3) Archaeology of the Levant and Ancient Israel to c. 1000 B.C.E.; relationship between archaeological and textual evidence.

 J ST 134 (GH;IL) (CAMS 134, RL ST 134) Archaeology of Biblical Israel (3) Archaeology of Biblical Israel from 1200 B.C.E. to c. 640 C.E.; relationship between archaeological and textual evidence.  

J ST 170 (RL ST 170) Death and Afterlife in the Biblical Era (3) Changing concepts of death and the afterlife in the Jewish and Christian traditions c. 1500 B.C.E.-300 C.E. 

J ST 401 (IL) (HIST 401) Ancient Technologies and Socio-cultural History in the Ancient Levant (3) Social and intellectual development in the Ancient Levant as they affected and were affected by technological development.  

J ST 410 (US;IL) (HIST 410, RL ST 410) Jews in the Medieval World (3) Trends in medieval Jewish society under Islam and Western Christendom. 
Effective: Spring 2006  

J ST 416 (HIST 416) Zionist History 1890-1948 (3) History of Zionist thought and politics to the foundation of Israel 1948.   

J ST 420 (ANTH 420) Archaeology of the Near East (3) Culture of the Near East and India from Paleolithic times through the Bronze Age.

RL ST 107 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to Islam (3) Community and message of the early movement; development of authoritative structures and traditions; proliferation of sects; theology and creeds; mysticism. 

 

Eastern Europe and Slavic Cultures

ART H 420 (IL) Russian Architecture (3) Russian architecture from the first Orthodox churches of the late tenth century to the end of the Soviet Union.

GEOG 435H (IL) Global Change and Sustainability - Bulgaria (3) Sustainability in the context of climate change, global socioeconomic change and regional transformation in Bulgaria; embedded foreign fieldwork (honors). 

HIST 141 (GH;IL) Medieval and Modern Russia (3) Introductory survey, including political, social, economic, and cultural development of Kievan, Muscovite, and Imperial Russia. 

HIST 430 (IL) Eastern Europe in Modern Times (3) Influence of geography, economic conditions, and nationalism upon the Eastern European and Balkan peoples; Pan-Slavism, conflicting interests of the great powers. 

HIST 433 (IL) Imperial Russia, 1700-1917 (3) Enlightened absolutism, mercantilism, westernization; economic progress, liberal reforms, and revolutionary movement; major intellectual and cultural trends; Russia as great power. 

RUS 083S (GH;US;IL) First-Year Seminar in Russian (3) Russia's cultural past and present.

RUS 100 (GH;IL) Russian Culture and Civilization (3) The Russian people from the tenth century to present times; their literature, arts, music, science, and philosophy. In English. 

RUS 110 (GH;IL) Russian Folklore (3) Study of byliny, lyrical and historical songs, folktales, drama, ceremonial poetry, chants, charms, proverbs, and mythology of Russia. In English. 

RUS 120 (GH;IL) Theatrical Arts of Russia (3) Survey of Russian dramatic literature, including plays, operas, ballets, and cinema. In English. 

RUS 130 (WMNST 130) (IL) Women in Russian Literature (3) Survey of Russian and Soviet women characters and writers from the Medieval Period to the present (in English). 

RUS 141Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1800-1870 (3) Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, the critics, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy. Writing assignments will serve as a major way of exploring subject matter. 

 

Asia and the Pacific

ANTH 241 (IL) Peoples and Cultures of Highland New Guinea (3) History, ecology, social, economic, religious, and political systems of the aboriginal peoples and cultures of highland New Guinea.

ARCH 312 Critical Postcolonial and Contemporary Perspectives in South Asian Architecture (3) This course will examine critical postcolonial and contemporary architectural issues in South Asia in the context of cultural globalization today.

ARCH 317 Theory of Modern Japanese Architecture (3) Introduction to the development of modern Japanese architecture from the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the present day.

ART H 120 (GA;IL) Asian Art and Architecture (3) A selective overview of the art and architecture of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.

ART H 320 (GA;IL) Chinese Art (3) A general survey of the great periods of Chinese art from the Shang dynasty until the modern period.

ART H 340 (GA;IL) Japanese Art (3) This course will examine the art and architecture of Japan, its relationship to Chinese art, and its influence on European art.

CHNS 120 (GH;IL) Introduction to Chinese Literature and Culture (3) Chinese cultural productions, classical through contemporary; literature and film; changing cultural settings in multiple Chinese-speaking locations. Taught in English.

CHNS 121 (GH;IL) Introduction to Chinese Film (3) Chinese cultural productions, classical through contemporary; literature and film; changing cultural settings in multiple Chinese-speaking locations. Taught in English.

CHNS 452 (IL) Contemporary China: Culture and Trends (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Survey of aspects of the contemporary Chinese-speaking world. Includes readings from Chinese newspapers, magazines, and fiction. Topics may vary each semester.

CHNS 453 (IL) Chinese Film (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected films and directors representing various aspects of Chinese culture and cinema. Topics may vary each semester. Taught in Chinese.

CHNS 454 (IL) Introduction to Classical Chinese (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Basic patterns and structures of Classical Chinese to the first millennium B.C. to the 19th century.

CHNS 455 (IL) Masterpieces of Traditional Chinese Literature (3) Survey of traditional Chinese literature, including poetry, historical narratives, philosophical texts, and drama and novel.

CMLIT 004 (GH;IL) Introduction to Asian Literatures (3) Comparative interpretations of narrative, drama, lyric, and other writings from East Asia and other regions, viewed as world literature.

CMLIT 111 (GH;IL) Introduction to Literatures of India (3) Narrative, lyric, religious, oral, and dramatic literature, as well as film from India studied in translation from a global perspective.

CMLIT 404 (IL) Literary Modes of Asia (3) Selected works from the major poetry, fiction, and drama of such countries as India, China, Japan.

HIST 172 (IL) Survey of Japanese Civilization (3) Survey of social, institutional, cultural, and religious developments from ancient times to the present. 

HIST 173 (GH;IL) Vietnam in War and Peace (3) Rise of nationalism and communism; origins of conflict; United States involvement; impact on postwar regional and international politics; contemporary Vietnam. 

HIST 174 (GH;IL) The History of Traditional East Asia (3) Comparative cultural, institutional, and social history of traditional China and Japan to their contact with the industrialized West. 

HIST 175 (GH;IL) The History of Modern East Asia (3) Comparative survey of the internal developments and external relations of China and Japan since their contact with the industrialized West. 

HIST 176 (GH;IL) Survey of Indian History (3) Survey of cultural, institutional, and political history from ancient times to the present. 

HIST 475Y (IL) The Making and Emergence of Modern India (3) India's transition to social, economic, and political modernity through the experience of British colonial rule and the nationalist struggle. 

HIST 480 (IL) Medieval Japan (3) An overview of Japan between 1150-1550, a period of political decentralization, cultural efflorescence, and social change. 

HIST 481 (IL) Modern Japan Since 1800 (3) The transformation of Japan from a pre-modern, isolated, and agricultural nation into a highly industrialized world power. 

HIST 483 (IL) Chinese Society and Culture to 1800 (3) The social, political, and cultural issues and developments from ancient to the late-imperial times. 

HIST 484Y (IL) History of Chinese Thought (3) A study of the dynamic historical development of Chinese thought with its diverse expressions from antiquity to the present. 

HIST 485Y (IL) Nineteenth-Century China (3) Ch'ing society and institutions; "opening" to the west; imperialism; domestic upheaval and its effect upon Chinese society; reform movements. 

HIST 486 (IL) Twentieth-Century China (3) China from the Republican Revolution of 1911 to the present; nationalism, cultural change; development of communism. 

JAPNS 120 (GH;IL) Japanese Literature in Its Cultural Context (3) Japanese literature and film from classical through contemporary times, with attention to changing cultural settings. 

JAPNS 121 (GH;IL) Japanese Film (3) Description needed. 

JAPNS 452 (IL) Contemporary Japan: Cultures, Lifestyles, Trends (3-6) Survey of aspects of modern Japanese society; includes readings from Japanese newspapers, magazines, and fiction; topics may vary each semester. 

JAPNS 453 (IL) Japanese Film (3-6) Selected films and directors representing various aspects of Japanese culture and cinema; topics may vary each semester. 

JAPNS 454 (IL) Japanese Literature (3-6) Selected works from important Japanese texts representing genres such as autobiography, poetry, fiction, and drama; topics may vary each semester. 

PHIL 007 (GH;IL) Asian Philosophy (3) Introduction to philosophical, moral, and aesthetic teachings of Asian traditions such as Hinduism, Buddhism (including Zen), Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism. 

PHIL 439 (IL) Asian Philosophies and Issues (3) Exploration of the traditions, problems, and authors of one or more of the philosophical systems of Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, and Confucianism. 

RL ST 003 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to the Religions of the East (3) Religious experience, thought, patterns of worship, morals, and institutions in relation to culture in Eastern religions.

RL ST 103 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to Hinduism (3) Historical development of Hinduism to the present. 

RL ST 104 (GH;US;IL) Introduction to Buddhism (3) A general survey of the basic doctrine, practice, and historical development of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism. 

RL ST 181 (IL) Introduction to the Religions of China and Japan (3) A survey of the history, philosophy, and cultural impact of the major Far Eastern religions: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Shinto. 

RL ST 481 (IL) Religion and Japanese Culture (3) A study of the impact of the traditional religions, Shinto and Buddhism, on the intellectual and cultural history of Japan. 

THEA 406 (IL) Theatre in Asia (3) A survey of major theatre forms and traditions in Asia.