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Asia-Canada Courses

ASC 101 - Introduction to Asia-Canada Studies I (3)

An introductory course on Asia-Canada interactions. It will survey various issues, both historical and contemporary, including those involving Asian-Canadians. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

ASC 102 - Introduction to Asia-Canada Studies II (3)

An introductory course on Asian civilizations in three areas: East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. A survey course, it is designed to cover multiple dimensions of people's lives and history in Asia. Breadth-Humanities. Breadth-Humanities.

ASC 200 - Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3)

An introduction to historical and cultural perspectives on China. Topics covered will include different aspects of traditional Chinese civilization with a view to understanding contemporary Chinese society. Prerequisite: 15 units. Breadth-Humanities.

ASC 201 - Introduction to Japanese Civilization (3)

An introduction to historical and cultural perspectives covering the basic aspects of Japan: geography, history, culture, politics, economy, etc. Prerequisite: 15 units. Equivalent Courses: JAPN250. Breadth-Humanities.

ASC 202 - Studies in Asian Cultures (3)

An introduction to East, Southeast or South Asian art, literature, history or philosophy. The emphasis will be on the cultural importance of the themes covered and on their relationship to contemporary societies. Prerequisite: 15 units.

ASC 205 - Special Topics: Field Studies in Chinese Culture (3)

This course is part of the core courses offered in the China Field School covering topics on various aspects of Chinese culture and society, from Chinese medicine, martial arts, painting and calligraphy, etc. to contemporary life and local history in the area. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for GS 201 or 251 may not take this course for further credit.

ASC 300 - Asians and North Americans in Public Discourse (3)

A cross-cultural examination of the ways we perceive and represent each other in public discourse, including literature, news media, cinema, and other education and entertainment media. Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one lower division ASC course.

ASC 301 - Asia-Canada Identities: Experiences and Perspectives (3)

This course will explore the experience of Asian immigrants and their children, focusing in particular on social and cultural aspects. Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one lower division ASC course.

ASC 302 - Selected Topics in Chinese Studies (3)

Content will vary according to interests of faculty and students but will involve China-related study within one or more of the social science or humanities disciplines. Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one lower division ASC course. Recommended: ASC 200.

ASC 303 - Selected Topics in Japanese Studies (3)

Content will vary according to interests of faculty and students but will involve Japanese-related study within one or more of the social science or humanities disciplines. Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one lower division ASC course. Recommended: ASC 201.

ASC 400 - Selected Topics in Asia-Canada Studies (3)

Prerequisite: 45 units including at least one lower division ASC course.

ASC 401 - Directed Studies (3)

Individual study. Prerequisite: ASC 101 or 102, one ASC 300-level course, and permission of the Program Director.