Congratulations graduates in the Department of Asian Studies December Class of '22! It has been…
UH Manoa’s Summer 2021 courses are now available.
Join us this summer to explore Asian media cultures and more!
Summer courses at UH Manoa are offered through Outreach College. Anyone with the equivalent of a US high school diploma is eligible to apply to take them; you do not need to be a student at UH Manoa. Here is how to apply to Outreach College. Continuing students in the UH system do not need to apply for summer sessions.
In summer, all students pay in-state tuition. Scholarships and financial aid are also available. Registration starts March 9th. Here is the official course listing with all necessary registration information.
Summer Session I
ASAN 320Z Asia Past & Present: Media, Advertising, and Desire in East Asia. Online synchronous; DS; WI. Prof. Pat Patterson. 05/24-07/02
ASAN 464 K-pop & J-pop. Online synchronous; OC. Prof. Pat Patterson. 05/24-06/23. (Examines modern Japan and South Korea through popular music. Examines genres from early popular music, today’s K-pop and J-pop music).
ASAN 465 Anime, Manga, & Film. Online synchronous; OC. Prof. Jayson Chun. 05/24-06/23. (Focus on the world of Japanese anime, manga, and films. What can one learn about Japan from these products? Focus on issues of gender, national identity, and race).
ASAN 491Z(1) Topics in Asian Studies: Smuggling & Other Illicit Businesses in Asia. Online synchronous; DS. Prof. Jojo Abinales. (Students will examine the histories of the illicit sector and its contemporary features as they occur and play out in Asia – a production site of counterfeit goods, a complex network of routes where drugs, guns, human hostages, a conduit of “dirty money,” and a market for everything unlawful. Finally, the course introduces students to the “smugglers’ world,” looking at not only the actors involved but the communities and “ordinary folks” who work and live in this world).
Summer Session II
ASAN 310 Studying Asia Culturally. Online synchronous; DH; OC. Prof. Surojit Gupta. 07/06-08/13/ (Multidisciplinary look at classics of literature, philosophy, and religion shaping Asian beliefs and values. This is an Asian Studies major core course).
ASAN 312 Contemporary Asian Civilizations. Online synchronous; DS, OC. Prof. Surojit Gupta. 07/06-08/13. (Multidisciplinary examination of problems and issues affecting peoples and institutions of contemporary Asia: ethnic, language, religious, and cultural differences; population growth; public health; economic development; political and social change; environmental problems; etc. This is an Asian Studies major core course).
ASAN 464 Introduction to Contemporary Asian Cinema. Online synchronous; DS; OC. Prof. Surojit Gupta. 07/06-08/13. (Acquaint students with significant films from the major countries in Asia and how these films reflect and comment on profound social, political, and historical changes that have occurred in recent decades).
ASAN 491Z(2) Topics in Asian Studies: East Asian and Asian American Youth Digital Media Culture: Comics, Videos, Music and Games. Online synchronous; DS, WI. Profs. Jade Lum & Avree Ito-Fujita. (Examines the ties between East Asian and Asian American digital media such as comics, movies and TV shows, music, and video games to examine the dreams, fears, and aspirations of young Asians and Asian Americans).
ASAN 492 Women In Revolt. Online synchronous; DH. Prof. Buchanan. Cross-listed as History 492 and Women’s Studies 492. 07/06-08/13.
Please join us this summer!