EALL Courses

EALL 1231 - East Asian Humanities

3 credit hours

Introduction to the contemporary and traditional cultures of China, Korea, and Japan taught through readings, films, and demonstrations.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 131. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

EALL 2284 - Tea Culture in East Asia

3 credit hours

Approaches tea from multiple perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, geography, agriculture, commerce, health, nutrition, arts and crafts, folklore, and transmission of everyday cultural practices. Classes include lectures, discussion, and a laboratory of preparation and tasting of a variety of tea.

GE cultures and ideas course.

EALL 3223 - The Buddhist Tradition

3 credit hours

History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations. RelStds 2370 recommended.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 323, CompStd 3673 (323), or RelStds 3673 (323). Cross-listed in RelStds 3673.

EALL 3299H - East Asian Thought in the Western Imagination

3 credit hours

Examination of the impact of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism on a number of Western disciplines, including religion, philosophy, literature, politics, and science.

Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 399H.

EALL 3446 - Asian American Film

3 credit hours

Introduction to Asian American cinema from the 1960s to the present, including documentaries, feature films, and experimental films.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 346. GE VPA course.

EALL 5310 - Strategies for Performance-Oriented Language Learning: Practicum

3 credit hours

An overview of language-learning strategies and practice in applying them to learning of East Asian languages.

Prereq: Chinese 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1102.51; or Japanese 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1102.51; or Korean 1102.01, 1102.02, or 4 credits of 1102.51; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.

EALL 5383 - Scripts of East Asia

3 credit hours

A critical survey of writing systems that use Chinese characters, popular and scholarly myths about them, and their impact on the history of ideas.

Prereq: Soph standing in Chinese, Japanse, or Korean, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 683.

EALL 5475 - Women Writers, Culture and Society in East Asia

3 credit hours

Close examination of representative works of major women writers from China, Japan, and Korea in the cultural and ideological context of each country. No knowledge of East Asian languages is required. All reading materials are in English.

Prereq: Chinese 2231, 2232, Japanse 2231, or Korean 2231, or at least one literature course at the college level, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 675.

EALL 5477 - Performance Traditions in Contemporary East Asia

3 credit hours

Introduction to the panorama of oral and orally-connected performance traditions of East Asia. Explores local traditions of professional storytelling, epic, folksongs, dance, or drama.

Prereq: 1231, Chinese 2231, 2232, 2451, 2452, Japanse 2231, 2451, 2452, Korean 2231, or 2451, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 677.

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