Courses

Spring 2023 Classroom Courses

ARTH 457 - Cultural Perspectives in Asian Art

Class # 5379-Section 0001, face-to-face
Thursday, 6-8:40 p.m.
Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 110
Catherine Raymond
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 15

Resilience and resistance in Southeast Asian art from past to present: The arts of Southeast Asia reflect centuries of conflicts, resilience and resistance inextricably linked with a great variety of religions and political tensions within and outside Southeast Asia. Inspired by their local history and tradition, contemporary artists in the region used either traditional themes or performance to express their resistance despite the resilience of the majority of the population facing violent repression. This class's topic will be elaborated through ways in which the countries of mainland and insular Southeast Asian culture and society and their artists have interacted in the past and respond today to the various political situations through varied modes of artistic creation and self-expression. This course explores how the knowledge of the past informs the present as it co-evolves in the complex expressions of the human condition in Southeast Asia today.

GEOG 382 - Geography of Disease and Health

Class # 7412-Section 0001, Online: Asynchronous
James Wilson
3 credit hours
Class capacity 40

Geographic dimensions of health in local and regional populations across the globe with a regional focus on Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Topics include disease ecology, infectious and chronic diseases, geographic mobility, biometeorology, nutrition, development and health, geographic disparities in health, healthcare resources and access, medical systems and ethnomedicine, concepts of health and place and therapeutic spaces. 

This course only satisfies SEAS minor requirements with approval from Professor Wilson, jwilson41@niu.edu.

HDFS 384 - Asian American Families

Class #3255-Section 0Y01, Hybrid: Online w/ face-to-face
Wednesday, 2-4:40 p.m.
Wirtz Hall 103B
Instructor TBA
3 credit hours
Class capacity 55

Analysis of Asian American families using theories, methods, and research findings. Emphasis on the process of immigration, family formation in the United States, family dynamics, family obligations and intergenerational relationship, interracial families, changing gender roles, marriage, identity formation, family and the life cycle and family strengths. Prerequisites: HDFS 284 or SOCI 170.

HIST 447 – History of Burma

Class #7066-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 256
Trude Jacobsen Gidaszewski
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 25

History and culture of Burma from prehistoric times to the present.

HIST 469 – The Vietnam War

Class #7068-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 474
Stanley Arnold
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 25

History of the American involvement in Vietnam between 1940 and 1975 that examines the evolving circumstances and policies leading to the American defeat.

ILAS 225 – Introduction to Asian American Studies

Day, time, location TBA
Jui-Ching Wang
3 credit hours

Examination of basic concepts and current issues in Asian American Studies. Topics include history, language, literature, arts, cultural studies, social movements and advocates, politics, education, gender equality and globalization.

JOUR 482 – International News Communications

Class #7505-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 252
Mohammad Semati
3 credit hours
Class capacity 25

Survey of the news media and international affairs; foreign correspondence and coverage; international news agencies; and country-by-country historical and societal study of foreign journalism. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

This course only satisfies SEAS Minor requirements if student chooses SEA-related projects.

MUSE 321 – Mixed Ensemble: Thai Ensemble

Class #5640-Section 0002, face-to-face
Tuesday, 2-40 p.m.
Music Building 102
Chamni Sripraram
1 credit hour
Combined section capacity 20

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. May be repeated. Students can enroll in more than one section in a term.

MUSE 370 – Gamelan

Class #5552-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, 5-70 p.m.
Music Building 102
Jui-Ching Wang, Alexander Yoffe
1 credit hour
Combined section capacity 20

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. Open to non-majors by special consent of the School of Music. May be repeated.

PHHE 351 - Elements of Environmental Health

Class #4637-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, 3:30-5:59 p.m.
McMurry Auditorium
Tomoyuki Shibata
3 credit hours
Class capacity 60

Analysis and control of current environmental health problems. Discussion of the effects of environmental factors on human health, and the organization and administration of environmental health programs. PrerequisitesPrerequisites: MATH 105 with a grade of C or better and MATH 104 with an S grade; or MATH 110 with a grade of C or better; or satisfactory performance on the Math Placement Examination. Class requirements: BIOS 213 or BIOS 313; and CHEM 110 or CHEM 210; or consent of school.

POLS 376 – Political Violence

Class #5683-Section 0Y01, online: synchronous
Monday, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Kikue Hamayotsu
3 credit hours
Class capacity 35

Introduction to theories of political conflict, political opposition, and methods of concluding violent conflicts, including war. Recommended: At least sophomore standing.

POLS 384 - Contemporary Foreign Policy

Class #7361-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday 2-3:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall 280
Aarjen Glas
3 credit hours
Class capacity 40

Examination of contemporary foreign policy, with emphasis on the determinants, objectives, and strategies of selected states and regions. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Recommended POLS 285. Prerequisites: At least a sophomore standing.

This course only satisfies SEAS minor requirements with approval from Professor Glas, aglas@niu.edu

SEAS 225 - Southeast Asia: Crossroads of The World

8-week, 2nd Session: March 20-May 12, 2022
Online: Synchronous
HONORS section available
Tuesday, Thursday, 6-8:40 p.m.
Kanjana Thepboriruk
3 credit hours

Interdisciplinary introduction to the varied cultures of Southeast Asia focused on the general theme of unity within diversity. Examination of the linkage of Southeast Asian art, music, dance, literature, and architecture with other segments of the Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and animistic societies of the region.

ARTH  657 - Cultural Perspectives in Asian Art

Class #5380-Section 0001, face-to-face
Thursday, 6-8:40 p.m.
Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 110
Catherine Raymond
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 15

Resilience and Resistance in Southeast Asian Art from Past to Present

The arts of Southeast Asia reflect centuries of conflicts, resilience and resistance inextricably linked with a great variety of religions and political tensions within and outside Southeast Asia. Inspired by their local history and tradition, contemporary artists in the region used either traditional themes or performance to express their resistance despite the resilience of the majority of the population facing violent repression. This class’s topic will be elaborated through ways in which the countries of mainland and insular Southeast Asian culture and society and their artists have interacted in the past and respond today to the various political situations through varied modes of artistic creation and self-expression. This course explores how the knowledge of the past informs the present as it co-evolves in the complex expressions of the human condition in Southeast Asia today.

HIST 547 – History of Burma

Class #7071-Section 00P1, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, 3:30-4:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 256
Trude Jacobsen Gidaszewski
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 25

History and culture of Burma from prehistoric times to the present.

HIST 569 – The Vietnam War

Class #7073-Section 00P1, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 474
Stanley Arnold
3 credit hours
Combined section capacity 25

History of the American involvement in Vietnam between 1940 and 1975 that examines the evolving circumstances and policies leading to the American defeat.

MUHL  634 - Seminar in Music History and Literature: Music of Thailand

Class #7248-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday, 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Location TBD
Chamni Sripraram
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Research and analysis in selected areas of music history and literature. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: Consent of school.

MUSE 621 – Mixed Ensemble: Thai Ensemble

Class #5639-Section 0002, face-to-face
Tuesday, 2-40 p.m.
Music Building 102
Chamni Sripraram
1 credit hour
Combined section capacity 20

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. May be repeated.  Students can enroll in more than one section in a term.

MUSE 670 – Gamelan

Class #5669-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, 5-7 p.m.
Music Building 102
Jui-Ching Wang, Alexander Yoffe
1 credit hour
Combined section capacity 20

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. Open to non-majors by special consent of the School of Music. May be repeated.

POLS 667 - Seminar in Political Development

Class #7369-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, 3:30-6:10 p.m.
DuSable Hall 212
Kikue Hamayotsu
3 credit hours
Class capacity 12

Reading seminar devoted to a comprehensive survey of the literature on the problems of political development and social modernization in the developing nations.

This course only satisfies SEAS Graduate Certificate requirements with approval from Professor Hamayotsu, khamayotsu@niu.edu

POLS 690 - Political Science Research

Class #6546-Section P003
Day, Time, Location TBA
Kikue Hamayotsu
1-3 credit hours
Class capacity 3

Supervised research training in planning, design, execution, and analysis of political science research. Required of all graduate students in political science. Master's students may use a maximum of 9 semester hours toward degree completion. Doctoral students may use a maximum of 39 semester hours toward degree completion. S/U grading. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

This course only satisfies SEAS Graduate Certificate requirements with approval from Professor Hamayotsu, khamayotsu@niu.edu

SEAS 625 - Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Class #5938-Section 0001, face-to-face
Thursday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Founders Memorial Library 202
Micah Morton
3 credit hours
Class capacity 30

Interdisciplinary introduction to the varied nations and cultures of Southeast Asia at the advanced level. Taking a ¿great books¿ approach, the course reviews classics in the field by setting them in contrast to recent important books that extend or challenge these classic approaches. Covers history, politics, anthropology, gender concepts, religion and art.

Burmese

FLBU 104 - Beginning Burmese II

Class #1781-Section 0001
Hybrid
Monday, Wednesday, 11-11:50 a.m. (online: synchronous)
Tuesday, Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (face-to-face: DuSable Hall 212)
Tharaphi Than
5 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Continuation of FLBU 103. Prerequisites: FLBU 103 or consent of department.

FLBU 204 – Intermediate Burmese II

Class #1782-Section 0001
Online: Synchronous
Tharaphi Than
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Burmese culture and civilization through a variety of media. Prerequisites: FLBU 203 or consent of department.

FLBU 400 – Special Topics in Burmese Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class #3120-Section 0001
Online: Synchronous
Tharaphi Than
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Indonesian

FLIN 104 – Beginning Indonesian II

Class #1798-Section 0001
Hybrid
Monday, Wednesday, Noon-12:50 p.m. (Online: Synchronous)
Tuesday, Thursday – Noon-1:15 p.m. (Face-to-face: DuSable Hall 400)
Rahmi Aoyama
5 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Continuation of FLIN 103. Prerequisites: FLIN 103 or consent of department.

FLIN 204 - Intermediate Indonesian II

Class #1799-Section 0001
Face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, 10-11:15 a.m.
DuSable Hall 256
Rahmi Aoyama
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Indonesian culture and civilization through a variety of media. Prerequisites: FLIN 203 or consent of department.

FLIN 300 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class #3000-Section 00P1
Online: Asynchronous
Rahmi Aoyama
3 credit hours
Class capacity 10

Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

FLIN 400 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class #3460 -Section 00P1
Online: Asynchronous
Rahmi Aoyama
3 credit hours
Class capacity 10

Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

Khmer

FLKH 104 - Beginning Khmer II

Class #2825-Section 0001
Online: Synchronous
Monday-Friday, 2-2:50 p.m.
Kheang Leang
5 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Continuation of FLKH 103. Prerequisites: FLKH 103 or consent of department.

FLKH 204 - Intermediate Khmer II

Class #2826-Section 0001
Online: Synchronous
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11-11:50 am
Kheang Leang
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Cambodian culture and civilization through a variety of media. Prerequisites: FLKH 203 or consent of department.

Tagalog

FLTA 104 - Beginning Tagalog II

Class #1872-Section 0001
Face-to-face
Monday-Friday, 2-2:50 p.m.
DuSable Hall 400
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
5 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Continuation of FLTA 103. Prerequisites: FLTA 103 or consent of department.

FLTA 204 - Intermediate Tagalog II

Class #1874-Section 0001
Face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-1:50 p.m.
Reavis Hall 202
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
3 credit hours
Class capacity 10

Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Philippine culture and civilization through a variety of media. Prerequisites: FLTA 203 or consent of department.


Thai

FLTH 104 - Beginning Thai II

Class #1875-Section 0001
Face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, 10-10:50 a.m.

DuSable Hall 280
Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Reavis Hall 205
Kanjana Thepboriruk

5 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Continuation of FLTH 103. Prerequisites: FLTH 103 or consent of department.

FLTH 204 - Intermediate Thai II

Class #1877-Section 0001
Face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11-11:50 a.m.
DuSable Hall 252
Kanjana Thepboriruk
3 credit hours
Class capacity 20

Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Thai culture and civilization through a variety of media. Prerequisites: FLTH 203 or consent of department.

FLTH 400 – Special Topics in Thai Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class #3850-Section 0001
Online: Asynchronous
Kanjana Thepboriruk
3 credit hours
Class capacity 5

Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

FLTH 500 – Special Topics in Thai Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class #4742-Section 0001
Online: Asynchronous
Kanjana Thepboriruk
3 credit hours
Class capacity 5

Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. Prerequisites: Consent of department.

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