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DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All students taking language courses in this department for the first time must take a regularly scheduled placement test in the appropriate language; those with no background must come to the department office for a brief interview. A grade of C or better in the prerequisite courses is required for continuation.

EALL 140 Introduction to Chinese Language and Culture (3) Provides students with interesting perspectives on and some general knowledge of Chinese language, literature, and culture. DH

EALL 271 Japanese Literature in Translation-Traditional (3) Survey of all major forms from the earliest era to mid-19th century. DL

EALL 272 Japanese Literature in Translation-Modern (3) Survey from mid-19th century to present; emphasis on fiction. DL

EALL 273 Survey of Japanese Literature-KIC (3) Survey of traditional and modern Japanese literature in translation, covering all major genres. Only offered at Konan University in Japan. Not open to students with 271 or 272. DL

EALL 281 Korean Literature in Translation-Traditional (3) Survey of Korean literature from earliest times with emphasis on development and cultural context; all readings in English translation. Students write essays about the readings. DL

EALL 282 Korean Literature in Translation-Modern (3) Survey of 20th-century Korean literature with emphasis on development and cultural context; all readings in English translation. Students write essays about the readings. DL

EALL 325 (Alpha) Japanese Film: Art and History (3) Study and analysis of Japanese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. (B) 1900-1960; (C) 1960-present; (D) special topics. Pre: upper division standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 325) DH

EALL 330 Chinese Film: Art and History (3) Study and analysis of Chinese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. Pre: ASAN 201 and 202, or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 330) DH

EALL 360 Literary Traditions of East Asia (3) Selected works of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature in English; relationships and parallels. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL

EALL 361 Chinese Literature: Ancient (3) Survey of all major genres from antiquity until the ninth century. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL

EALL 362 Chinese Literature: Pre-modern (3) Survey of all major genres from the ninth into the 20th-century. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL

EALL 363 (Alpha) 20th-Century Chinese Literature and Culture (3) Survey of 20th-century Chinese literature in translation. Includes a variety of genres from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: (B) 1919-1949; (C) 1949-present. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL

EALL 364 20th-Century Chinese Women Writers (3) A survey and critical examination of contemporary Chinese women writers from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Traces a genealogy of women's writing from the early 1920s up until now through novels, poetry, drama, and film. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 364 and WS 346) DL

EALL 365 (Alpha) Traditional Chinese Fiction in Translation (3) Survey of pre-modern Chinese fiction in translation. (B) short story; (C) novel. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. DL

EALL 366 The City in Modern Chinese Literature and Visual Arts (3) Study of the fictional and visual representations of the city in the changing contexts of Chinese modernization from the late imperial age to the beginning of the 21st century. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. (Once a year) DH

EALL 371 (Alpha) Traditional Japanese Literature (3) Reading and analysis of English translations of selected important works in the classical tradition. No knowledge of Japanese required: (B) prose fiction and literary miscellany; (C) drama and poetry. DL

EALL 372 (Alpha) Modern Japanese Literature (3) Reading and analysis of English translations of selected important works in modern Japanese literature. No knowledge of Japanese required: (B) fiction; (C) poetry, drama, and criticism. DL

EALL 375 Topics in Japanese Cultural Studies (3) Multi-disciplinary and historically located study of Japanese culture through the examination of literary and visual texts. Specific topics will depend upon the term. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. (Alt. years)

EALL 384 Modern Korean Women Writers and Culture (3) Study of fiction by modern Korean women writers in the changing context of Korean culture. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or higher.

EALL 472 East-West Cultural Encounters (3) Critical examination of encounters between Western and East Asian cultures across time. In addition to literary texts, the course may use sources from other media, and focus on a specific era, region, or genre. Pre: an EALL course at 200 level or above; or a DH or DL course at 200 level or above; or consent. DL

EALL 473 Chinese Diaspora and Visual Culture (3) Examines films focusing on the social relationships and cultural practices of the Chinese diaspora, i.e. Chinese communities living outside China (e.g. Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe). Weekly film discussions in class, readings on visual culture, media studies, and film criticism. Course material will also include theater productions, art exhibitions, and other visual material depending on availability. Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course. (Cross-listed as ASAN 473) DH

EALL 474 Transnational Chinese Popular Culture (3) Survey of contemporary Chinese popular entertainment forms that are produced and appreciated transnationally. Examples include martial arts genres, kung fu films, commercial novels, ballroom dancing, karaoke culture, music videos and rock music. Material will be selected based upon availability and readings will include critical essays from the fields of popular culture, media studies, and literary criticism. Pre: any 300- or 400-level DL or DH course. (Cross-listed as ASAN 474) DH

EALL 476 Perspectives on Chinese Cinema (3) Introduction to Chinese cinema studies, with emphasis on the theoretical and critical approaches to Chinese film. Pre: one DH or DL course, or consent. (Once a year)

EALL 491 Senior Colloquium in East Asian Literature (3) Comparative perspectives; some works studied in the original. Pre: third-level East Asian language. DL

EALL 492 (Alpha) Study of East Asian Languages (V) Less commonly taught languages of East Asia: (B) Manchu; (C) Mongolian. Recommended: previous experience in history, linguistics, or languages. Repeatable one time. Pre: consent.

EALL 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1)

EALL 601 Current Issues in East Asian Language Pedagogy (3) Survey on East Asian language pedagogy designed to develop students' familiarity with and facility in addressing the major issues, initiatives, and innovations in the field. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

EALL 602 Introduction to East Asian Linguistics (3) Introduction to cross-linguistic comparison of the writing systems, dialects, history, phonology, morphology, and syntax of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Pre: CHN 451 and 452, or JPN 451, or KOR 451 and 452; or consent. (Once a year)

EALL 603 (Alpha) Bibliographical and Research Methods (3) Traditional and modern references and other library materials basic to research in all areas of East Asian studies: (C) Chinese; (J) Japanese; (K) Korean. Pre: CHN 402 for (C); JPN 407 (alpha) for (J); KOR 402 for (K).

EALL 611 20th Century Literary and Cultural Studies: Modernity and Revolution (3) Critical scholarship in Chinese literature and cultural studies, broadly defined to include the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and others. Reading knowledge of Chinese desirable but not required. Repeatable one time with consent. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as ASAN 612)

EALL 691 Introduction to Classical Tibetan (3) Introduction to Classical Tibetan grammar and vocabulary with emphasis on the earliest Tibetan texts; reading and analysis of pre-classical, classical and postclassical texts.

EALL 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only. Pre: consent.

EALL 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

EALL 735 Seminar in Comparative East Asian Literature (3) Comparison of authors, modes, topics, and genres in poetry and prose; theoretical and practical criticism. Pre: consent.

EALL 750 Seminar in Comparison of East Asian Languages (3) Comparison of lexicon, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc., of two or more East Asian languages, contact influence on them. Pre: CHN 451, CHN 452, or JPN 451; or consent.

EALL 800 Dissertation Research (1) Repeatable unlimited times.