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Global Asia Courses

GA 101 - Introduction to Global Asia (3)

Introduces developments in Asia from a comparative and transregional perspective, focusing on economic interactions, cultural influences, as well as migrations. Surveys various issues, both historical and contemporary, including those involving diasporic Asian communities. Students with credit for ASC 101 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

GA 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. Students with credit for ASC 200 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

GA 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. Students with credit for ASC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

GA 202 - Studies in Asian Cultures (3)

An introduction to the culture of one or more Asian regions. The emphasis will be on the cultural importance of the themes covered and on their relationship to contemporary societies. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for ASC 202 may not take this course for further credit.

GA 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. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for GS 201 or 251 may not take this course for further credit.

GA 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. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for ASC 300 may not take this course for further credit.

GA 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. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for ASC 301 may not take this course for further credit.

GA 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. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Recommended: GA (or ASC 200).

GA 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. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units. Recommended: GA (or ASC) 201.

GA 400 - Selected Topics in Global Asia (3)

Content will vary according to interests of faculty and students but will involve Global-Asia-related study within one or more of the social science or humanities disciplines. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units.

GA 401 - Directed Studies (3)

Individual study. This course may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units.