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Chinese
Language and Linguistics Courses
  • EALC-C 101-102 Elementary Chinese I-II (2-2 cr.)
  • EALC-C 201-202 Second-Year Chinese I-II (2-2 cr.)
  • EALC-C 533-534 Third-Year Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-C 543-544 Fourth-Year Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: A grade of C or higher in C534 or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on advanced reading skills.
  • EALC-C 451-452 Advanced Classical Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-C 506-507 Literary Chinese I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-C 550 Chinese Writing and Rhetoric (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C544 or consent of the instructor. Practice in reading, writing, and speaking through analysis of modern prose and literary texts. Examination of how the Chinese frame discourse, so students may develop their ability to present ideas with precise diction, in appropriate registers, in extended discourse.  Offered through Nanjing University for Graduate Flagship Program students, and occasionally on the IUB campus.
  • EALC-C 506-507 Literary Chinese I-II (3 cr.)
  • EALC- 520 Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in C544 or consent of the instructor. Survey of issues in Chinese linguistics. Topics include phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and selected psychological aspects of Chinese.
Language Pedagogy
  • EALC-C 525 Teaching Chinese as a Foreign/Second Language (3 cr.) Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in acquiring knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Taught in a seminar-practicum format, the course examines the contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Active participation in the class is mandatory.
  • EALC-C 527 Practicum in Chinese Language Pedagogy (2-3 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Supervised application of language pedagogy. In an actual classroom students will apply the theories, paradigms, and approaches to language learning they have studied. Practicum experience developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-C 535 Chinese Curriculum and Material Design (3 cr.) For students interested in exploring the theories, issues, and principles of language curriculum design and acquiring practical experience of applying various syllabus frameworks to design sample Chinese materials. Emphasis on developing students’ ability to analyze and synthesize factors contributing to an effective language learning program.
  • EALC-C 598 Pedagogy Project (1-4 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Demonstration of pedagogical understanding and skills. The project may take either of two forms: empirical study of pedagogical issues or significant materials development (e.g., set of course materials, course Web site, multimedia learning modules, testing instruments). Developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Literature Courses
  • EALC-C 505 Topics in Chinese Studies (1-4 cr.) Graduate colloquium on aspects of Chinese literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Chinese.  Graduate Flagship Program sections offered through Nanjing University. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated when topic varies. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 521-522 Readings in Chinese Literature III (3-3 cr.) Readings and discussions of works in Chinese literature of different genres: poetry, prose, and drama. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 557 Chinese in Humanities (3 cr.) P: grade of B or better in C544 (C402) or equivalent proficiency. Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic tests in humanities disciplines. Emphasis on interpreting, analyzing, and presenting Chinese cultural concepts, artifacts, and events from a global perspective for an authentic purpose and within a performance assessment framework.
  • EALC-C 558-559 Readings in Chinese Literary Criticism III (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 561-562 Readings in Chinese Social and Political Texts I-II (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 567 Chinese in Social Sciences (3 cr.) P: grade of B or better in C544 (C402) or equivalent proficiency. Advanced language practice associated with authentic academic texts in social science disciplines. Emphasis on interpreting, analyzing, and presenting Chinese cultural concepts, practices, and events, from a global perspective for an authentic purpose and within a performance assessment framework.
  • EALC-C 571-572 Readings in Chinese Philosophical Texts III (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 581-582 Readings in Chinese Historical Texts III (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
Seminars and Research Methods Courses
  • EALC-C 511 Basic Reference Works in Chinese Studies (3 cr.) P: C507 or consent of instructor. Instruction in reading and using basic general reference tools for all aspects of Chinese studies.
  • EALC-C 600 Seminar in Chinese Studies (3-4 cr.) Graduate seminar on aspects of Chinese literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Chinese. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-C 651 Seminar in Traditional Chinese Literature (4 cr.)
  • EALC-C 671 Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature (4 cr.)
  • EALC-C 681 Seminar in Chinese Thought (4 cr.)
Special Research
  • EALC-E 595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) Intended for advanced students. May be repeated with consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-C 701 M.A. Thesis (arr. cr.) This course is eligible for a deferred credit.
  • EALC-C 801 Ph.D. Thesis (arr. cr.)
  • EALC-G 901 Advanced Research (arr. cr.)
  • EALC-C 596 Flagship Overseas Study (arr. cr.) P: Satisfactory completion of EALC C557 and/or C567. Advanced language and culture study in an approved Language Flagship program in China. Arrangements for credit made in advance in consultation with the Chinese Flagship director. This course is designed to (1) review and solidify what students have learned in Chinese language at an advanced level; (2) deepen their understanding and mastery of domain-specific knowledge and skills; (3) develop abilities to interact with and interpret the needs of native speakers; and (4) cultivate independent study, self-assessment, and presentational skills. This course may be taken the summer before the capstone experience and repeated in each of the capstone semesters.
  • EALC-C 599 Flagship Overseas Internship (3 cr.) P: Satisfactory completion of EALC C557 and/or C567, and project approval by the Chinese Flagship director. Selected career-related work in a cooperating institution or business. Evaluation by faculty supervisor and employer. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on, real-world experience in a work setting that will allow them to (1) use and integrate their domain knowledge and advanced Chinese skills; (2) deepen their understanding of the culture and systems of a Chinese work environment; (3) identify and develop the competence needed to accomplish professional tasks; and (4) collect data and information needed to complete an MA project. At the completion of the internship, students will be ready to analyze and synthesize their work experience which will help advance their China-related careers in the future. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Japanese
Language and Linguistics Courses
  • EALC-J 101-102 Elementary Japanese I-II (2-2 cr.)
  • EALC-J 201-202 Second-Year Japanese I-II (2-2 cr.)
  • EALC-J 533-534 Third-Year Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 543-544 Fourth-Year Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: A grade of C or better in J534 or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on advanced reading skills.
  • EALC-J 506-507 Literary Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.) P: Grade of C or better in J534 or equivalent proficiency. A basic outline of the varieties of written Japanese known collectively as bungotai or “literary Japanese.” Initial emphasis on reading and close rhetorical and grammatical analysis of genres from the 10th through 15th centuries, with later attention to other periods and texts.
  • EALC-J 520 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (3 cr.) Linguistic phenomena in Japanese from the descriptive and comparative points of view. Development of linguistic problem-solving skills, including consideration of sociological issues.
  • EALC-J 580 Japanese for Sinologists (3 cr.) P: A grade of B or better in J202 or equivalent proficiency. Introduction to Japanese scholarship on China. Emphasis on grammatical structures and stylistic conventions. Can be repeated with different content up to two times for up to nine credits.
  • EALC-J 581-582 Modern Academic and Professional Japanese I-II (3-3 cr.)
Language Pedagogy Courses
  • EALC-J 525 Teaching Japanese as a Foreign/Second Language (3 cr.) Designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students who have an interest in acquiring knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Taught in a seminar-practicum format, the course examines the contemporary paradigms of foreign language instruction, identifies critical issues in language pedagogy, and explores various techniques of teaching the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). Active participation in the class is mandatory.
  • EALC-J 527 Practicum in Japanese Language Pedagogy (2-3 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Supervised application of language pedagogy. In an actual classroom, students will apply the theories, paradigms, and approaches to language learning they have studied. Practicum experience developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-J 598 Pedagogy Project (1-4 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Demonstration of pedagogical understanding and skills. The project may take either of two forms: empirical study of pedagogical issues or significant materials development (e.g., set of course materials, course Web site, multimedia learning modules, testing instruments). Developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
Literature Courses
  • EALC-J 505 Topics in Japanese Studies (1-4 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies. Graduate colloquium on aspects of Japanese literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Japanese.
  • EALC-J 521 Readings in Traditional Japanese Literature (3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies. Examination of major authors, works, genres, and criticism.
  • EALC-J 522 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature (3 cr.) Examination of major authors, works, genres, and criticism. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 531-532 Readings in Japanese Social and Political Texts I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-J 541-542 Readings in Japanese Historical Texts I-II (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 551-552 Readings in Japanese Literary Criticism I-II (3-3 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
Special Research
  • EALC-E 496 Foreign Study (East Asian Exchange Programs) (arr. cr.)
  • EALC-E 595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Intended for advanced students. May be repeated with consent of the Director for Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-J 701 M.A. Thesis (arr. cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit.
  • EALC-J 801 Ph.D. Thesis (arr. cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit.
  • EALC-G 901 Advanced Research (arr. cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit.
Seminars and Research Methods Courses
  • EALC-J 511 Research Methods in Japanese Studies (3 cr.) Basic reference works in Japanese and Western languages, methods, and tools of research.
  • EALC-J 600 Seminar in Japanese Studies (3-4 cr.) Graduate seminar on aspects of Japanese literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Japanese. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 641 Seminar in Premodern Japanese History (4 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 642 Seminar in Modern Japanese History (4 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 651 Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature (4 cr.) Seminar in modern Japanese literature and criticism. The topic will vary depending on the year the course is offered. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 653 Seminar in Traditional Japanese Literature (4 cr.) Seminar in pre-modern Japanese literature and criticism. The topic will vary depending on the year the course is offered. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-J 681 Seminar in Japanese Thought (4 cr.)
Korean
  • EALC-K 101-102 Elementary Korean I-II (2-2 cr.)
  • EALC-K 201-202 Second-Year Korean I-II (2-2 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-K 301 Third-Year Korean I (3 cr.) P: A grade of C or better in K202 or equivalent proficiency. Primarily designed to develop and enhance students’ reading ability through a variety of written materials; considerable emphasis on writing and conversational skills. Some 200 Chinese characters that are frequently used in Korean newspapers may be taught.
  • EALC-K 302 Third-Year Korean II (3 cr.) P: A grade of C or better in K301 or equivalent proficiency. Primarily designed to develop and enhance students’ reading ability through a variety of written materials; considerable emphasis on writing and conversational skills. Some 200 Chinese characters that are frequently used in Korean newspapers may be taught.
  • EALC-K 431-432 Readings in Modern Korean Literature I-II (3-3 cr.)
  • EALC-K 501-502 Fourth-Year Korean I-II (3-3 cr.) P: A grade of C or better in EALC K302 or equivalent proficiency. Emphasis on advanced reading skills, featuring authentic writings such as newspaper editorials, essays, movie scenarios, and television news.
  • EALC-K 505 Topics in Korean Studies (1-4 cr.) Graduate colloquium on aspects of Korean literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Korean. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-K 527 Practicum in Korean Language Pedagogy (2-3 cr.) Supervised application of language pedagogy. In an actual classroom, students will apply the theories, paradigms, and approaches to language learning they have studied. Practicum experience developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-K 598 Pedagogy Project (1-4 cr.) Demonstration of pedagogical understanding and skills. The project may take either of two forms: empirical study of pedagogical issues or significant materials development (e.g., set of course materials, course Web site, multimedia learning modules, testing instruments). Developed in consultation with the advisor, with approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-K 600 Seminar in Korean Studies (3-4 cr.) Graduate seminar on aspects of Korean literature, thought, or society. Topics will vary. A substantial portion of course work and readings will be in Korean. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
Culture and Area Courses
  • EALC-E 394 Business and Public Policy in Japan (3 cr.)
  • EALC-E 496 Foreign Study (East Asian Exchange Programs) (arr. cr.)
  • EALC-E 505 Topics in East Asian Studies (1.5-4 cr.) With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-E 526 Computer-Enhanced East Asian Language Learning (3 cr.) P: Basic computer literacy. An examination of research and findings on the effectiveness of technology in language-skill development, and an exploration of the use of computer technology in foreign language learning, to equip students with concepts and tools to improve language studies.
  • EALC-E 533 Studies in Chinese Cinema (3 cr.) Critical and historical perspectives on Chinese cinema from the 1930s to the 1990s, including Taiwan and Hong Kong. Lectures and readings on the silent era, melodrama, musical, minority film, adaptation, the fifth generation, ideology, sexuality, urban cinema, and women’s cinema.
  • EALC-E 554 Society and Education in Japan (3 cr.) Survey of social change in Japan with a focus on educational institutions, patterns of learning, educational thought, and the spread of literacy.
  • EALC-E 574 Early Chinese Philosophy (3 cr.) Origins of Chinese philosophical tradition in the classical schools of Confucianism, Taoism, Mohism, and Legalism. Explores contrasting agendas of early Chinese and Western traditions.
  • EALC-E 590 Contemporary Chinese Politics (3 cr.) In-depth introduction to the scholarly study of Chinese politics. Important topics include elites, institutions, political culture, ideology, policy making, protest, and center-local relations. Attention paid to issues of research methodology and primary resources.
  • EALC-E 592 Political Economy of East Asia (3 cr.) Examines the relationship between political circumstances and economic development through the experience of East Asia since World War II. Particular attention is given to the question of the state’s role in promoting growth. Comparisons of countries throughout East Asia are combined with transnational and international perspectives.
  • EALC-E 593 China‚Äôs Political Economy (3 cr.) Examination of China’s development trajectory, the policy process, the political activism of marginalized groups and the emerging middle class, and signs that economic change is alternatively promoting democratization, political decay, or the entrenchment of the Communist Party. Historic and comparative perspectives ranging from case studies to macro analyses will be used.
  • EALC-E 595 Individual Readings (1-6 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. Repeatable with consent of graduate advisor.
  • EALC-E 596 Readings in Pedagogy (1-3 cr.) Individualized readings in contemporary paradigms, critical issues, and techniques of teaching Asian languages. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
  • EALC-E 597 M.A. Essay (1-4 cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit. A capstone project recommended only for students pursuing a terminal M.A.; the essay is intended to strengthen and demonstrate control over the variety of scholarly skills learned through graduate course work, rather than to demonstrate potential to undertake doctoral work. Developed in consultation with the student’s advisor with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies.
  • EALC-E 600 Seminar in East Asian Studies (4 cr.) Studies in history, social sciences, and culture. Topics vary by semester depending on student needs and interests. With consent of the Director of Graduate Studies, may be repeated for no more than 12 hours of credit when topic varies.
  • EALC-E 604 Seminar in East Asian Studies Scholarship (4 cr.)
  • EALC-E 700 M.A. Thesis (arr. cr.) This course is eligible for deferred credit.

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