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ASIA 388: Buddhist, Brahamanical and Jain Philosophers in Interaction
ASIA 360A: Modern Iran through Literature and the Arts

ASIA 360A: Modern Iran through Literature and the Arts

More than ever before, Iran is in the media these days mostly for political reasons. If you are eager to learn more about Iran and Iranians, beyond one-dimensional political perspectives and through a variety of outlooks, including Iranian culture, literature, film, and the arts, then this is the course. The course has no prerequisites; the […]

Featured Course: ASIA 330 (Islam in South Asia)

Featured Course: ASIA 330 (Islam in South Asia)

South Asia — encompassing the nation-states of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh — contains the largest Muslim population of any region of the world.  Emphasizing the diversity of the Muslim experience in South Asia, this course examines how this population came into existence and developed over time. In this course,we will explore a number of areas, including […]

Featured Course: Documenting Punjabi Canada (ASIA 475)

Featured Course: Documenting Punjabi Canada (ASIA 475)

ASIA 475 explores the history of the Punjabi Canadian community through traditional text-based methods and oral history collection (in English or Punjabi). This allows students to discover Punjabi Canada, while simultaneously promoting the documentation and dissemination of its history.

Featured Courses For W18

Featured Courses For W18

School year starting and you are still not content with your timetable? It is still not too late try a different class! From Chinese films to Japanese literature, Sikh history to Chan Buddhism, check out our large variety of courses that still have available seats!

ASIA 378: Philosophical Wisdom of Early India

ASIA 378: Philosophical Wisdom of Early India

Epistemological and ontological thought from the Vedic period to the period of the rise of philo¬sophical schools or systems. Philosophy in the Mahābhārata, Gītā; early Buddhist and Jain views on knowledge and reality; views on language.

ASIA 570A 011: Popular Culture Theory

ASIA 570A 011: Popular Culture Theory

Instructors: Sharalyn Orbaugh and Bruce Fulton Time and place: TBA This graduate level seminar explores theories and methods in the study of popular culture, with particular attention to popular culture phenomena originating in or moving through Asia. Questions addressed in the course include: -What do we mean by “popular” and what do we mean by […]

ASIA 490A: Partition of India in Film and Narrative

ASIA 490A: Partition of India in Film and Narrative

  This course will cover: Communities and families torn apart 10 – 12 million people displaced The loss of innumerable lives The birth of two new nations a tragedy beyond imagination

HINU 102: Introductory Hindi-Urdu

HINU 102: Introductory Hindi-Urdu

Spoken Hindi and Urdu, and written Hindi.

ASIA 346: Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Period
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