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Come join us at the Asian Studies Department and enroll in our courses for Fall 2021!
The Asian Studies Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be offering a wide range of courses so that you can learn about cultures, histories, and contemporary issues all throughout the region. With our renowned faculty sharing their expertise on East, Southeast, and South Asia, you are sure to enjoy these classes and learn a lot this upcoming semester.
Be sure to go through the registration checklist so that you can enroll with ease. Fall 2021 courses will begin on August 23rd and end on December 17th. Registration starts on April 12th.
Please check back soon for details of our Fall 2021 graduate courses.
For full details of all undergraduate and graduate courses, please check out the official course listing.
Fall 2021 Undergraduate Courses
ASAN 120: Climate Change in Asia.
Online synchronous; Prof. Abinales. (Examines the causes and impacts of, and responses to, climate change in Asia through interdisciplinary approaches: natural sciences, politics, economics, as well as legal, cultural, and creative/artistic dimensions.)
ASAN 202: Intro Asian Studies: South/Southeast Asia.
Online asynchronous; DH. Prof. Andaya. (Understanding South and Southeast Asia through multidisciplinary approaches. Examines the interrelationship of policies, economy, literature, religion, the arts, and history as the basis for such an understanding.)
ASAN 303: Bollywood Dance, Music & Film.
Online synchronous and Studio; DA. Prof. Bhatawadekar.
(Understanding South and Southeast Asia through multidisciplinary approaches. Examines the interrelationship of policies, economy, literature, religion, the arts, and history as the basis for such an understanding.)
ASAN 310: Studying Asia Culturally.
Online synchronous; DH. Prof. Stirr. (Multidisciplinary. Classics of literature, philosophy, and religion shaping Asian beliefs and values.)
ASAN 320C: Asia Past & Present: China.
In-person; DS; Prof. Harwit. (Multidisciplinary examination of major Asian countries; cultural, social, economic, and political lives of their peoples. (C) China.)
ASAN 320J: Asia Past & Present: Japan.
In-person; DS; Prof. Satsuma. (Multidisciplinary examination of major Asian countries; cultural, social, economic, and political lives of their peoples. (J) Japan.)
ASAN 324: Chado – The Way of Tea Practicum.
In-person; DA; Prof. Riley. (Actual practice of the tea ceremony as history and culture of Japan.)
ASAN 325D: Japanese Film: Art/Hist-Special Topics.
In-person; DH; Prof. TBA. (Study and analysis of Japanese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts. (D) Special Topics.)
ASAN 330: Chinese Film: Art & History.
Online asynchronous; DH, WI; Prof. Ning.
(Study and analysis of Chinese film; its history and relationship to cultural, social, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts.)
ASAN 406: Modern Philippines.
TBA and Online synchronous; DH, WI; Prof. Lanzona. (Survey of major developments from pre-colonial through Spanish and American colonial periods, the revolution, Japanese occupation, and post-war republic.)
ASAN 420: Korean Cinema.
Online synchronous; DH; Prof. Park.
(Develop an understanding of Korean culture and society through visual, narrative, and contextual analysis of Korean films. Topics include post-Korean War experience, compressed modernity, authoritarianism, and post-authoritarian transformation. Special attention to independent films.)
ASAN 422: Contested Issues Korea & Japan.
In-person; DH; Prof. Allen. (In-depth understanding of Korean-Japanese relations in the past and present by examining conflicting views and interpretations by Japanese, Korean, and Western scholars on important issues that divide the people of East Asia.)
ASAN 462: Contested Issues Contemporary Japan.
Online asynchronous; DS. WI; Prof. Govella. (Familiarizes students with public discourse in Japan by analyzing key current issues widely debated in the Japanese media and in public forums in light of their political, historical, cultural, social, and economic contexts. A-F only. Previous course work related to Japan or Asia will be helpful.)
ASAN 473: Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies – Visual Culture.
Online Asynchronous; DH; Prof. Yue. (Multi-disciplinary and historically located study of Chinese culture through the examination of literary/visual texts and critical essays from cultural studies.)
ASAN 484: Political Violence in Southeast Asia.
Online synchronous; DS, Prof. Abinales. (Why do Southeast Asian governments and political movements engage in mass killings? How do their perpetrators justify these atrocities? How do survivors deal with their trauma and get their voices heard?)
See the course listing for full details and information.
We look forward to seeing you this fall!