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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Asian Studies

Soonwoong Kim, Professor, Economics, Faculty Coordinator
Christine Wolf, Advisor, GAR 111, (414) 229-6925, cawolf@uwm.edu (Last names A-L)
Aparna Datey, Advisor, GAR 113, (414) 229-3042, datey@uwm.edu (Last names M-Z)

The Certificate in Asian Studies is open to all students seeking a bachelor‰s degree from UWM, to those who previously received a bachelor‰s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to people who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject area. To be admitted to the university as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements. Students completing the certificate not in conjunction with a degree are not eligible for financial aid.

The certificate can be completed in two ways, one that includes language study and another that does not:

  • General Asian Studies Certificate (18 credits)
  • Asian Studies Certificate with language focus (30 credits)

Language study, however, greatly deepens the student‰s knowledge and capacities in Asian studies, and so the distinction is meaningful. Both forms of this certificate are designed for students majoring in any field in the University who wish to complement their majors with an additional concentration in Asian studies. The Asian Studies Certificate with a language focus is not open to students majoring or minoring in Chinese or Japanese at UWM.

Students enrolling in the Asian Studies Certificate Program are required to earn a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be completed at UWM. Of the 18 credits, at least 12 credits must be taken in courses in the College of Letters & Science, and 6 of those must be at the upper level (numbered 300 and above). Of the required credits, at least 9 must be at the 300 level or above, of which 6 credits must be non-language courses. Courses counting for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.7 or above in all courses counting toward the certificate. A maximum of 6 credits in a combination of approved independent study and/or relevant Asian-focused courses from other schools and colleges may count toward the requirements of the program. All students are required to complete an exit survey before the certificate is awarded.

To earn either the general Asian Studies Certificate (18 credits) or the Asian Studies Certificate with a language focus (30 credits), the following are required:

One of the following gateway courses (3 cr.):

ARTHIST 105

Asian Art and Architecture (HU)

 

ECON 193

First-Year Seminar: “Economics of Asia” (SS) and other appropriate subtitles

GEOG 213

Geography of Asia (SS)

 

HIST 175

East Asian Civilization to 1600 (HU)

 

HIST 176

East Asian Civilization Since 1600 (HU)

 

PHILOS 204

Introduction to Asian Religions

 

Elective credits from the approved list (15 cr.):

• A minimum of 6 credits must be upper-level (numbered 300 or above) non-language courses;
• An additional 9 credits of approved electives, at least 3 of which must be at the 300 level or above.

To earn the certificate with a language focus, in addition to satisfying all of the above requirements, students must complete a minimum of 12 credits in a single Asian language. The Asian Studies certificate with a language focus is open to students in any major or minor, with the exception of students majoring or minoring in Chinese or Japanese at UWM.

Interested students should contact the program advisor as soon as they decide to pursue the Asian Studies certificate. The advisor‰s function is to help the student design a program of study from among the available courses and to guide the student in completing that program.

The following courses have been approved for the Certificate in Asian Studies:

ANTHRO 326

Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

3

ARTHIST 105

Asian Art and Architecture (If not selected above)

3

ARTHIST 308

Film Styles: “Asian Cinema and Spiritual Practices”; “Meaning in Chinese Art”; and other approved subtitles

3

ARTHIST 382

Chinese Art and Architecture

3

ARTHIST 383

Japanese Art and Architecture

3

ARTHIST 480

Chinese Painting

3

ARTHIST 481

Topics in Chinese Art: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

CHINESE 101

First Semester Chinese

5

CHINESE 102

Second Semester Chinese

5

CHINESE 150

Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture

3

CHINESE 200

Chinese Calligraphy

3

CHINESE 201

Third Semester Chinese

3

CHINESE 202

Fourth Semester Chinese

5

CHINESE 301

Fifth Semester Chinese

3

CHINESE 302

Sixth Semester Chinese

3

CHINESE 320

Contemporary Chinese Societies Through Film

3

CHINESE 401

Seventh Semester Chinese

3

CHINESE 402

Eighth Semester Chinese

3

CHINESE 441 (310)

Business Chinese

3

COMPLIT 230

Literature and Society: “Land Society: Chinese Literature Before the 20th Century” and other appropriate subtitles

3

COMPLIT 360

Seminar in Literature and Cultural Experience: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

COMPLIT 362

Transnational Asian Cinemas: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

COMPLIT 363

Chinese Literature in the Global Context: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

ECON 193

First-Year Seminar: “Economics of Asia” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles
(if not selected above)

3

ECON 351

Introduction to International Economic Relations

3

ECON 353

Economic Development

3

ENGLISH 316

World Cinema: “Hong Kong Cinema” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

3

ENGLISH 507

Studies in Literature 1900 to the Present: “Representations of Self in Japanese and Western Literature” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

3

FLL 109 (Linguis 163)

First Semester Lao Literacy

3

FLL 110 (Linguis 164)

Second Semester Lao Literacy

3

FLL 299

Ad Hoc: “Language and Culture of Laos” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

1-6

GEOG 213

Geography of Asia (if not selected above)

3

GEOG 443

Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography (with appropriate Asian emphasis)

3

GEOG 470

Geography of South Asia

3

HIST 175

East Asian Civilization to 1600 (if not selected above)

3

HIST 176

East Asian Civilization Since 1600 (if not selected above)

3

HIST 286

The Korean War

3

HIST 287

The Vietnam War

3

HIST 370

Topics in the History of Religious Thought: “Introduction to Buddhist Thought” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

3

HIST 376

History of Ancient China: Earliest Times to 220 A.D.

3

HIST 377

Modern China

3

HIST 378

Revolution in China

3

HIST 382

Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800

3

HIST 394

History of Japan to 1600

3

HIST 395

History of Japan Since 1600

3

HIST 398

Honors Seminar: “Political Crisis in Ancient China” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

3

HONORS 200

Honors Seminar: “The Shaping of the Modern Mind” subtitle and other appropriate subtitles

3H

INTL ST 550

Senior Seminar in International Studies: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

JAPAN 101

First Semester Japanese

5

JAPAN 102

Second Semester Japanese

5

JAPAN 110

Japanese Popular Culture

3

JAPAN 200

Japanese Culture and Its Effect on Language

3

JAPAN 201

Third Semester Japanese

5

JAPAN 202

Fourth Semester Japanese

5

JAPAN 220

Introduction to Japanese Food Studies

 

JAPAN 301

Fifth Semester Japanese

3

JAPAN 302

Sixth Semester Japanese

3

JAPAN 321

Analyzing Hollywood-Japan Film Remakes

3

JAPAN 330

Japanese Language and Culture

3

JAPAN 331

Reading Japanese Short Stories

3

JAPAN 361

Translating Japanese Media

3

JAPAN 401

Seventh Semester Japanese

3

JAPAN 402

Eighth Semester Japanese

3

JAPAN403 (416)

Introduction to Translation: Japanese to English

3

JAPAN 441

Business Japanese I

3

KOREAN 101

First Semester Korean

5

KOREAN 102

Second Semester Korean

5

KOREAN 201

Third Semester Korean

5

KOREAN 202

Fourth Semester Korean

5

PHILOS 204

Introduction to Asian Religions (if not selected above)

3

PHILOS 475

Special Topics in Indian Religious Thought: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

POL SCI 341

Politics and Markets in Pacific-Rim Countries: (with appropriate subtitle)

3

POL SCI 343(244)

Asian International Relations

3

SOCIOL 325

Social Change

3

Exit Survey
All students are required to complete an exit survey upon completion of their required coursework. The survey allows certificate students to reflect on their experiences while providing important information to help improve the program.

The exit survey is conducted online for a limited period of time during the fall and spring semesters. Students who are about to complete or have finished all coursework should contact Tracy Buss (tbuss@uwm.edu) concerning the exit survey.

Please note: The exit survey is a program requirement. Failure to complete the survey prior to graduation will delay processing of the graduation clearance.



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