Courses

Spring 2022 Classroom Courses

ANTH 407 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

Class # 6588-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday – 2 to 3:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall 440
Micah Morton

Introduction to the social and cultural diversity of Southeast Asia. Emphasis on the area's geography, history, kinship and social organization, religious beliefs, ethnic diversity, and contemporary problems.

ARTH 294 - Introduction to the Arts of Asia

Class # 1808-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday – 6 to 8:40 p.m.
Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 102
Catherine Raymond

Exploration of philosophical, religious, imperial and secular cultural developments in the traditional arts of South, Southeast and East Asia. PRQ: ANTH 220.

ARTH 457 - Topics in Asian Art

Class # 6563-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday – 6 to 8:40 p.m.
Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 102
Catherine Raymond

Specialized topics selected for in-depth study of media, imagery, artistic traditions or genres in Asian art will be announced. May be repeated. Multiple enrollments are allowed in the same semester.

HDFS 384 - Asian American Families

Class # 3604-Section 0001, face-to-face
Wednesday – 2 to 4:40 p.m.
Wirtz Hall 220
Florensia Surjadi

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. PRQ: HDFS 284 or SOCI 170.

HIST 342 - History of Southeast Asia to Ca. 1800

Class # 6148-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. 
DuSable Hall 228
Trude Jacobsen

Development of severeal Southeast Asian civilizations from the earliest known history through the end of the 18th century. Emphasis on the old Indonesian kingdoms and the states of the Mekong River valley with attention given to the cultural influences associated with Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. 

Note: Graduate students are welcome to register for this course with SEAS 590 (Class # 7543-Section 0001) Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

ILAS 290 - Introduction to Asian American Studies: A Transdisciplinary Inquiry

Class # 7709-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday - 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
DuSable 254
Jui-Ching Wang

MUHL 431 - Music of Southeast Asia

Class # 6704-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Music Building 101 
Jui-Ching Wang

Study of the history, philosophy, religion, and performance practices of Southeast Asian music traditions with emphasis on their cultural significances and the global connections as exemplified by contemporary music trends of selected Southeast Asian countries.

MUSE 321 – Mixed Ensemble (Thai Music Ensemble)

Class # 6836-Section 0002, face to face
Tuesday – 2 to 4 p.m.
Music Building 102
Chamni Sripraram

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 Ensemble

Class # 6743-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday – 5 to 7 p.m.
Music Building 102
Alexander Yoffe, Jui-Ching Wang

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 376 – Political Violence

Class # 6887-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday – 2 to 3:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall 461
Kikue Hamayotsu

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

SEAS 225 – Southeast Asia: Crossroads of World

Class # 2964–Section 0003, face-to-face
Honors: Class # 3255–Section 00H4, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday – 12:30-1:45 p.m.
DuSable Hall 140
Eric Jones

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.

 

ANTH 507 - Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia

Class # 6589-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday – 2 to 3:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall 440
Micah Morton

Introduction to the social and cultural diversity of Southeast Asia. Emphasis on the area's geography, history, kinship and social organization, religious beliefs, ethnic diversity, and contemporary problems.

ARTH  657 - Topics in Asian Art

Class # 6564, Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday – 6 to 8:45 p.m.
Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 102
Catherine Raymond

In-depth research on specific artists, media, imagery, artistic genres or problems in the history of art. Topics will be announced. May be repeated. Multiple enrollments are allowed in the same semester.

MUHL 531 - Music of Southeast Asia

Class # 6705-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday, Thursday – 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.
Music Building 101 
Jui-Ching Wang

Study of the history, philosophy, religion, and performance practices of Southeast Asian music traditions with emphasis on their cultural significances and the global connections as exemplified by contemporary music trends of selected Southeast Asian countries.

MUSE 621 – Mixed Ensemble (Thai Music Ensemble)

Class # 6835-Section 0002, face-to-face
Tuesday – 2 to 4 p.m.
Music Building 102
Chamni Sripraram

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 semester hours.

MUSE 670 – Gamelan Ensemble

Class # 6865-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday – 5 to 7 p.m.
Music Building 102
Alexander Yoffe, Jui-Ching Wang

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 to a maxiumum of 12 semester hours.

20 student cap (undergraduate and graduate combined)

POLS 664  Politics of Identity: Ethnicity, Religion and Conflict

Course # 7243-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday – 3:30 to 6:10 p.m. 
DuSable Hall 464
Kikue Hamayotsu

Analysis of the various sources and forms of identity politics across the world with special reference to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe as well as the U.S. Focuses on issues such as nationalism, ethnic and sectarian violence, culture and democracy, political Islam, ethnic/religious minorities, and religious movements and parties.

SEAS 590  Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies: History of Southeast Asia to Ca. 1800

Course # 7543-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday, Wednesday – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. 
DuSable Hall 228
Trude Jacobsen

Development of several Southeast Asian civilizations from the earliest known history through the end of the 18th century. Emphasis on the old Indonesian kingdoms and the states of the Mekong River valley with attention given to the cultural influences associated with Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.

SEAS 625  Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Course # 7169-Section 0001, face-to-face
Tuesday – 6:00 to 8:45 p.m. 
DuSable Hall 148
Eric Jones

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 of Southeast Asian studies 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 # 1820-Section 0001, hybrid)

Monday, Wednesday – 11 to 11:50 a.m. (synchronous online)
Tuesday, Thursday – 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (face-to-face) – Reavis 302
Maw Maw Tun
Continuation of FLBU 103. PRQ: FLBU 103 or consent of department.
20 student capacity

FLBU 204 – Intermediate Burmese II (Class # 1821-Section 0001, asynchronous online)

No specific meeting time
Tharaphi Than
Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Study of Burmese culture and civilization through a variety of media. PRQ: FLBU 203 or consent to department. 
20 student capacity

FLBU 400 – Special Topics in Burmese Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (Class # 3438-Section 0001, asynchronous online)

No specific meeting time
Tharaphi Than
Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. PRQ: Consent of department.
20 student capacity

Indonesian

FLIN 104 – Beginning Indonesian II (Class # 1838-Section 0001, hybrid)

Monday, Wednesday – 12 to 12:50 p.m. - Online, synchronous
Tuesday, Thursday – 12 to 1:15 p.m. - DuSable Hall 400
Rahmi Aoyama
Continuation of FLIN 103. PRQ: FLIN 103 or consent of deparment
50 student capacity

FLIN 204 - Intermediate Indonesian II (Class # 1839-Section 0001, hybrid)

Monday – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. - Online, synchronous
Wednesday – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., DuSable Hall 348
Rahmi Aoyama
Continuation of developing skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Study of Indonesian culture and civilization through a variety of media. PRQ: FLIN 203 or consent of department.
20 student capacity

FLIN 300 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (Class # 3299-Section 00P1, hybrid)

Tuesday – 10 to 11:15 a.m. - Online, synchronous
Wednesday - 10 to 11:15 a.m. - DuSable Hall 464

Rahmi Aoyama
Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. PRQ: Consent of department.
10 student capacity

FLIN 400 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (Class # 3883-Section 00P1, hybrid)

Tuesday – 2 to 3:15 p.m. - Online, synchronous
Thursday - 2 to 3:15 p.m. - DuSable Hall 464

Rahmi Aoyama
Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. PRQ: Consent of department.
10 student capacity

Khmer

FLKH 104 - Beginning Khmer II (Class # 3059-Section 0001, online sychronous)

Monday-Friday – 2 to 2:50 p.m.
Kheang Leang
Continuation of FLKH 103. PRQ: FLKH 103 or consent of department.
20 student capacity

FLKH 204 - Intermediate Khmer II (Class # 3060-Section 0001, online synchronous)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 to 11:50 a.m.
Kheang Leang
Continuation of developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Cambodian culture and civilization through a variety of media. PRQ: FLKH 104 or consent of department.
20 student capacity

Tagalog

FLTA 104 - Beginning Tagalog II (Class # 1919-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Monday-Friday – 2 to 2:50 p.m.
DuSable Hall 248
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
Continuation of FLTA 103. PRQ: FLTA 103 or consent of department.
20 student capacity

FLTA 204 - Intermediate Tagalog II (Class # 1916-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 1 to 1:50 p.m.
DuSable Hall 474
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
Further developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Study of Philippine culture and civilization through a variety of media.  PRQ: FLTA 204 or consent of department.
10 student capacity

Thai

FLTH 104 - Beginning Thai II (Class # 1918-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Monday, Wednesday – 10 to 10:50 a.m., DuSable Hall 480
Tuesday, Thursday – 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., DuSable Hall 268
Kanjana Thepboriruk
Developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
20 student capacity

FLTH 204 - Intermediate Thai I (Class # 1920-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11-11:50 am, DuSable Hall 456
Kanjana Thepboriruk
Further developing skills in listening, speaking and writing. Study of Thai culture and civilization through a variety of media. PRQ: FLTH 203 or consent of department.
10 student capacity

FLTH 400 – Special Topics in Thai Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (Class # 4378-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Time, dates, place to be determined
Kanjana Thepboriruk
Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. PRQ: Consent of department.
5 student capacity

FLTH 500 – Special Topics in Thai Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture (Class # 5746-Section 0001, face-to-face)

Time, dates, place to be determined
Kanjana Thepboriruk
Topics announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 semester hours when topic varies. PRQ: Consent of department.
5 student capacity

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