College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
International Studies

Asia

AN 329 - Japanese Popular Culture
This course will examine Japanese popular culture, including comics (manga), fashion magazines, feature films, anime, music, sports, and even children's games, to understand the social pervasiveness and cultural force of the mediums. While focusing on Japan, the course will introduce students to critical theoretical perspectives about popular culture that can be applied more broadly.

FL 320 - Chinese Civilization
An overview of Chinese civilization from the early dynasties through the present. This course is taught in English and does not count toward the language requirement.

RL - 353 Buddhism
Introduction to the basic concepts, philosophies and practices of Buddhism in South Asia and East Asia from antiquity to the present.