Loyola University Chicago

Asian Studies

Spring 2019 Courses

Sections:

MWF 8:15-9:05 - LSC

MWF 9:20-10:10 - LSC

MWF 10:25-11:15 - LSC

MWF 11:30-12:20   LSC

TuTh 8:30-9:45 LSC

TuTh 10-11:15 LSC

This course is a study of cultural diversity on a global scale, and provides a comparative perspective on the investigation of humans as cultural and social beings. 

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the historic and contemporary relationships between cultures and societies, and to understand how cultures change over time.

TTH 11:30-12:45 - LSC

This course explores the culturally diverse region of Southeast Asia, including the peoples of Indonesia, Phillipines, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. Considers historical dynamics, religious orientations, gender and ethnic relations, nation-building and its ramifications for indigenous peoples, and expressive arts (architecture, carving, film, literature and media). Also addresses the lives of Southeast Asian refugees and migrants in the USA.

Schedule:

TuTh 1-2:15 - WTC

 

This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) for students with none or little prior experience in Chinese. This course introduces the four basic communicative skills in Chinese: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and emphasizes on conversation. 
Outcome: Students will achieve active control of Chinese sound system and writing system. They will be able to understand and respond to greetings, as well as talk about family members, time, hobbies and friends. They will learn nearly 200 characters.

Schedule:

MWF 9:20-10:10 - LSC

TuTh 2:30-3:45  WTC

 

Prerequisite:  CHIN 101
CHIN 102 is a continuation of CHIN 101. Students will expand their knowledge of Chinese characters, vocabulary and grammar, improve their skills on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and learn more cultural knowledge.
Outcome: Students will be able to make appointments, talk about Chinese learning experience, school life, shopping, weather and transportation. Aside from dialogues, they will also read a short dairy and a letter. They will learn some 200 new characters.

Schedule:

MWF 11:30-12:20  LSC

 

Prerequisite: CHIN 102d
CHIN103 builds on the knowledge and skills gained in CHIN 101-102. This course develops conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional contexts.
Outcome: Students will learn dialogues used in the contexts of dinning out, studying in library, asking directions, attending birthday party, seeing a doctor, and dating.

Schedule:

MWF 1:40-2:30  LSC

Prerequisite:  CHIN 103
Chinese 104 is the continuation of Chinese 103. This course further extends student's knowledge of Chinese vocabulary and grammar, and improves their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 
Outcome:  Students will learn expressions in the contexts of renting an apartment, mailing a letter and traveling in both mainland China and Taiwan, talking about hometown and sports, and checking in at the airport.

Schedule:

MWF 8:15-9:05 - WTC

MWF 9:20-10:10 - WTC

MWF 9:20-10:10 - LSC

MWF 10:25-11:30 - WTC

MWF 2:45-3:35

Requirement: HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, or HIST 104 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students with a declared major or minor in History.
This course explores the roles and contributions of China, Japan, and Korea from the sixteenth century to the present tracing such themes as nationalism, capitalism, socialism, imperialism, war, peace, race, and gender struggles. 
Outcome: Students will demonstrate an ability to evaluate and explain the forces of historical continuity and change; understand the relationships among historical events, cultures and social forces; analyze and discuss the significance of primary and secondary sources.

Schedule:

MWF 12:35-1:25 LSC

MWF 1:40-2:30 LSC

TTH 1:00-2:15 LSC

Requirement: HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, or HIST 104 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later. No requirement for students with a declared major or minor in History.
The course will introduce the historical development of Islamic civilization and the formation of Muslim social and political institutions from the 7th century to the present. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the historical development and diversity of Islamic beliefs, practices, and institutions in varied regional contexts and historical periods.

T 2:30-5:00 LSC

Colonization and Decolonization in South Asia, 1600-1947

MWF 10:25-11:15 LSC

Description:This course explores China's attempt to adjust to the complex transformations in its economy, society, politics and intellectual life initiated during the early modern period and transfigured into crisis proportions by unchecked demographic growth. These challenges were heightened and made more acute by the often hostile encounter with first the West and then Japan through the end of World War II.

Outcome: Students will be able to describe and assess the numerous evolutionary and revolutionary strategies for change during the period in China under discussion.

MW - 12:35-1:50 - WTC

Description: This course presents Chinese modern History through the lens of feature films and documentaries. Through a chronological approach, it focuses on the period from the Opium Wars to the present. It discusses political struggles, economic shifts, the encounter with Western Imperialism, the birth of Communist China, the shift to a market economy; it focuses on issues of war, gender, society, rural versus urban, and the environment. Acquire a non-Western Historical perspective; understand diversity in the World; be conversant in modern Chinese History; connect those notions to the historical development of the West; understand film theory and practice.

TuTh 10:00-11:15 - LSC

Prerequisite: Completion of HONR 101, HONR D101, HONR 102, and HONR D102. Restricted to students in the Honors Program.

This course will introduce students to various regions in Asia and some of the fundamental components of Asian civilizations as they have evolved historically and persist in the modern world.  Regions might include East, South and Southeast Asia. 

Outcomes:  Students will learn different methods of interpreting cultural, economic, political, and social forces, and their impact on human behavior.  They will become aware of variations in human identities and values, ideas of justice, and shared understandings in unfamiliar cultures.

Schedule:

TTH 2:30-3:45 - LSC

This course introduces the four basic communicative skills in Japanese: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students gain knowledge of Japanese culture and ways of thinking which provide the context for communicating in Japanese.  No previous knowledge of Japanese is required.
Outcome: Students will be able to understand and respond to greetings, introductions, and basic question about time, location, and directions and will be able to read and write hiragana and katakana, the two phonetic Japanese scripts as well as about 25 ideographic characters.

Schedule:

MWF 10:25-11:15 -LSC

MWF 11:30-12:30 - LSC

Prerequisite:  JAPN 101

Students will build on the skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing gained in JAPN 101. 

Outcome: Students will be able to introduce themselves and others, discuss daily life, and read and write simple paragraph length compositions with the aid of vocabulary lists.

Schedule:

TuTh 11:30-12:45  LSC

Prerequisite:  JAPN 102
Students will expand their knowledge of Japanese vocabulary, grammar, usage, and speech levels, using Japanese as a medium for learning Japanese
Outcome: Students will use written and spoken Japanese to ask for and express opinions, to ask for assistance, and to participate in a variety of written and verbal social routines.

TTH – 10:00 – 11:15 am - LSC

Prerequisite:  JAPN 103
This course extends students¿ knowledge of Japanese grammar, vocabulary, verbal routines, and cultural patterns.  Students will read and respond in Japanese to short works of fiction and non-fiction. 

Outcome: Students will converse in Japanese for extended periods, and be able to decode and create many written items from daily life such as application forms, catalogs, and recipes.

Schedule:

TuTh 10:00-11:15 LSC

Composition and conversation

Schedule:

MWF 12:35-1:25      LSC

MWF 10:25-11:15    LSC - Writing Intensive

Mon 4:30-7              LSC - Writing Intensive

Wed 4:30-7              LSC - Writing Intensive

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 
This course will study masterpieces of Asian literature in a variety of literary genres in their cultural context. 
Outcomes: Students will gain a significant understanding of how Asian literary works reflect their Asian cultural context.

MWF 10:25-11:15 - LSC

Requirement: UCLR 100 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of English, Department of Classical Studies, or Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. 

This course will study literary masterpieces, in translation, of a selected culture or nation. 

Outcome: Students will gain an appreciation of the literary masterpieces of another culture or nation

Schedule:

TuTh 2:30-3:45         LSC

Requirement: ANTH 100, PLSC 102, PSYC 100 or SOCL 101 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012 or those with a declared major or minor in the Department of Anthropology, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Economics, Department of Psychology, Department of  Political Science, the Department of  Sociology, Human Services or the School of Nursing.

This course examines the development of cultural, society, and self-understanding by exploring the social construction of race in the United States. The course explores how social constructions of race affect interpersonal relations, laws, policies, and practices in various racial and ethnic communities.
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the conditions which have worsened racial tensions as well as how social movements have been successful at eradicating racially oppressive laws and working towards a just society.

Schedule:

MWF 11:30-12:20    LSC

This course examines the manner in which contemporary society is divided by race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender, and the impact of social institutions on these divisions. An emphasis will be placed on income/wealth differences, status differences, class conflict and social conflict over time. 
Outcome: Students will acquire a better understanding of social inequality and what can be done to make society more just.

Schedule:

Mon 11:30-2         WTC

Wed 11:30-2         WTC

Wed 7-9:30pm      WTC

SOWK 370-010 - Off Campus, time TBD

Expanding our awareness of the various systems of oppression and privilege that contribute to our self-awareness and self-concept as well as our perceptions of others (macro).

Social work students will understand the concepts of privilege, oppression and social justice in their work with all diverse populations.

Schedule:

MWF 12:35-1:25 - LSC

MWF 1:40-2:30 - LSC

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.
This course provides an introduction to Hinduism. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Hindu scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Hinduism, the key Hindu concepts,terms, values, and religious practices, and the basic narratives and imagery of Hinduism.

Schedule:

MWF 9:20-10:10    LSC

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.
This course will provide an introduction to Islam. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Muslim scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Islam, the key Islamic concepts, terms, values, and religious practices, and the diversity within Islam.

Schedule:

TTH 10:00-11:15 - LSC

TTH 2:30-3:45 - LSC

Also, two sections being taught online: THEO 297-003 and THEO 297-004

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.
This course provides an introduction to Buddhism. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Buddhist scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Buddhism, including its different major branches, and the key Buddhist concepts,terms, values, and religious practices.

Schedule:

Mon 7-9:30pm     Corboy 322

Tue 7-9:30pm      Corboy 522

Wed 4:15-6:45    Mundelein 403

Requirement: THEO 100 or THEO 107 for students admitted to Loyola University for Fall 2012 or later.  No requirement for students admitted to Loyola prior to Fall 2012.
This course provides an introduction to Buddhism. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the most important Buddhist scriptures, the general outline of the historical evolution of Buddhism, including its different major branches, and the key Buddhist concepts,terms, values, and religious practices.

Schedule:

MWF 9:20-10:10 LSC

MWF 10:25-11:15 LSC

MWF 12:35-1:25 - LSC

An introductory survey of selected teachings, institutions, and practices of the great religious traditions of South Asia and East Asia placed in historical context. 
Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the central texts, beliefs, ethical understandings, and practices of at least three Asian religions.

ASIA 297-B02: Topic: Engaging China: Yunnan

CHIN 101-B01: Chinese I

CHIN 102-B01: Chinese II

CHIN 103-B01 – Chinese III

CHIN 104-B01 – Chinese IV

CHIN 341-B01: Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese

COMM 301-B01 – Discovering China Through Filim

FNAR 358-B01 – Chinese Art and Culture

HIST 208Z-B01 – Modern Chinese History

LITR 245-B01: Asian Masterpieces

PHIL 192-B01: Chinese Ethics and Values

THEO 167-B01: Religions in China

THEO 169-B01: Taoism

THTR 130-B1E: Introduction to Martial Arts

UNIV 302-B01E: Ricci Seminar Beijing

ASIA 381-01V – Student Life Assistant Practicum

HIST 208V-V01 – Southeast Asia Since 1858

HONR 209C – Encountering Asia

LITR 245-V01: Asian Masterpieces: Vietnamese Literature in Translation

PLSC 362V: Culture, Politics and Development in Contemporary Vietnam

SOCL 264-01V – Contemporary Vietnam: Class, Family, and Gender

SOCL 264-02VE – Contemporary Vietnam: Class, Family, and Gender

THEO 299-V01 – Religions of Asia

VIET 101-V01 – Vietnamese I

VIET 111-V01 – Intensive Vietnamese I and II

SOCL 122 – Race and Ethnic Relations