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JSIS A 101 Israel: Dynamic Society and Global Flashpoint (5) I&S
Introduces the people, institutions, and culture of Israel is the context of larger global forces. Examines domestic, regional, and international elements, both historically and in the contemporary period, that have shaped Israel's culture, politics, and special role in world affairs. Topics include nationalism, ethnicity, politics, religion, film, literature, and culture. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 150.
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JSIS A 110 Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization (5) VLPA/I&S
Introduction to Russian culture and history from pre-Christian times to the present, as seen through literary texts, music, film, visual art, and historical works. All lectures and written materials in English. No prior knowledge of Russian necessary. Offered: jointly with RUSS 110.
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JSIS A 121 Introduction to Human Rights in Latin America (5) I&S, DIV Godoy
Overview of human rights issues and how they have evolved in recent Latin American history, from the military dictatorships of the authoritarian period to contemporary challenges faced in the region's democracies.
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JSIS A 202 Introduction to South Asian History, 1500 - present (5) I&S
The Islamic impact, British conquest, and contemporary India. Emphasis on the rise of nationalism, social organization, and contemporary life and history. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 202.
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JSIS A 205 Filipino Histories (5) I&S
Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 205.
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JSIS A 206 Contemporary India and Pakistan (5) I&S Dhavan, Kale
Interdisciplinary introduction to the field of South Asian Studies. Overview of the topographic, social, and linguistic geography and history of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Examines politics, economy, social structure, religion, cultural production and the arts, popular culture, and transnationalism.
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JSIS A 207 Asian Civilizations: Traditions (5) VLPA/I&S Porter
Interdisciplinary introduction to the civilizations of Asia, particularly those of India, China, Japan, and Korea. Explores the religion, philosophy, literature, art, and social and political thought of these civilizations from ancient times to the 17th century.
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JSIS A 210 Introduction to Islamic Civilization (5) VLPA/I&S
Major developments in Islamic civilization from advent of Islam in seventh century to present. Islamic history, law, theology, and mysticism, as well as the politics, cultures, and literatures of the various Islamic societies. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 210.
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JSIS A 212 History of Korean Civilization (5) I&S
From earliest times to the present. Development of Korean society and culture in terms of government organization, social and economic change, literature, and art. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 212.
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JSIS A 213 The Korean Peninsula and World Politics (5) I&S Ha
Introduces Korean politics, economics, society, and international relations. Overviews the development in politics, economy, and society since the late nineteenth century. Addresses the evolution of Korea in the international society by comparing Korea experience with that of China and Japan. Offered: jointly with POL S 213.
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JSIS A 215 Introduction to the Modern Middle East (5) I&S
Major social and political trends in the Middle East during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Basic principles of Islam and its diversity, changing balance of power during the early modern period; European colonialism and withdrawal; pan-Arabism, nationalism, feminism and religious resurgence. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 213.
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JSIS A 220 Introduction to East European Studies (5) I&S Felak
Introduction to the history of post-1945 Eastern Europe focusing on political, economic, social, cultural, and diplomatic issues. Countries surveyed include Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Yugoslavia. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 220.
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JSIS A 221 History of Southeast Asia (5) I&S, DIV
Surveys Southeast Asian civilizations at the outset of Western colonial rule; the colonial impact on the traditional societies of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines; nineteenth- and twentieth-century nationalist and revolutionary movements; emergence of Southeast Asia as a region in the modern world. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 221.
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JSIS A 224 Culture and Media Forms (5) VLPA/I&S
Explores French, Francophone, and European culture in history through a focus on varied and evolving media forms: manuscripts, printed books, digital media, visual forms, etc. Taught in English. Offered: jointly with FRENCH 224.
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JSIS A 236 Development and Challenge in Greater China (5) I&S Chan
Studies the geography of development processes, patterns, and problems in "Greater China": mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Covers physical geography, history, and economic and political systems, with major focus on geographical issues in China's development: agriculture, population, industry and trade, and relations with Hong Kong and Taiwan. Offered: jointly with GEOG 236.
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JSIS A 241 Japanese Civilization (5) I&S
Japan's civilization, including its origins, government, literature, economic institutions, material culture, social organization, and religions, in relation to the development of Japan as a society and nation. Cannot be taken for credit if SISEA 341 previously taken. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 241.
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JSIS A 242 Introduction to Contemporary Japan (5) I&S R. Pekkanen
Interdisciplinary social science introduction to various aspects of contemporary Japan, such as its politics, economics, and society. Designed to be taken either as a first course on Japan for majors or as a single-course introduction to Japan., suitable for non-majors. No prior background on Japan is necessary.
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JSIS A 244 Imperialism and Anti-Colonialism in Asia (5) I&S, DIV
Introduction to Western imperialism expansion, conquest, and colonial rule in Asia; the anti-colonial, nationalist resistances they engendered; and the resultant cultural, political, economic, and intellectual transformations in Asian societies. Covers post-1800 violence, racial hierarchies, human rights abuses, post-colonial memories, persistent strategies of domination, and structural inequities. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 244.
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JSIS A 245 Human Rights in Asia (5) I&S, DIV Callahan, Giebel
Introduction to recent and ongoing human rights issues in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Focuses on how human rights politics have played out in domestic political arenas. Provides exposure to views/insights into the historical context in which human rights claims, abuses, and debates arise. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 245.
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JSIS A 260 Fashion, Nation, and Culture (5) VLPA/I&S Gaylard
Introduction to Italian culture focusing on fashion and manners from the late Middle Ages to today. Explores common assumptions about nation, gender, clothes, make-up, and manners, through literary and visual analysis. In English. Offered: jointly with ART H 260/ITAL 260; W.
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JSIS A 265 The Viet Nam Wars (5) I&S Giebel
Recent Vietnamese history and struggles for independence and national unification vis-a-vis French colonialism, Japanese occupation, American intervention, and internal divisions. Covers historical roots and contemporary contexts of revolution and war, objectives and motivations of participants, and the enormous human costs. Emphasizes socio-cultural changes and wars' legacies. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 265.
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JSIS A 270 Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest (5) I&S, DIV C. COTE, D. MILLION
Examines indigenous societies on the Pacific Northwest's western slope, from southeast Alaska to California, including social structures and relations, subsistence strategies, belief systems, and changes over time, both before and after non-Natives' arrival. Offered: jointly with AIS 270.
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JSIS A 280 Indigenous Encounters: Politics, Culture, and Representation in Latin America (5) I&S Garcia
Explores the cultural and political transformations advanced by indigenous groups and their advocates in Latin America. Examines the concept of indigeneity, the cultural politics of indigenous mobilization, and the challenges of political economic models based on resource extraction and dispossession. Offered: jointly with CHID 280.
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JSIS A 301 Europe Today (5) I&S Ingebritsen, Lang
A multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary Europe focusing on social, political, cultural, and economic change, with special reference to developments in the countries of the European Union, Scandinavia, and those in Eastern Europe in the post-Soviet era. Offered: A.
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JSIS A 302 The Politics and Cultures of Europe (5) I&S Lang
Builds upon themes and topics introduced in JSIS A 301. Provides rigorous and specialized investigation of European political institutions, societies, and cultures in the modern era. Prerequisite: JSIS A 301.
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JSIS A 303 Divided Lands/Divided Lives: An Environmental History of South Asia (5)
Focuses on the mobilization of South Asian tribal, peasant, and ethnic communities around ecological issues to secure social equity in the colonial and post-colonial period. Examines how the complex interactions of states and peoples have changed the ways in which nature itself is conceptualized. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 303.
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JSIS A 315 Southeast Asian Civilization: Buddhist and Vietnamese (5) I&S C. KEYES
Civilizations of Theravada Buddhist societies in Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos and in Vietnamese societies of Southeast Asia. Culture of tribal peoples who live on peripheries of these societies. Cultural transformations consequent upon the war in Indochina and resettlement of Indochinese refugees in United States. Offered: jointly with ANTH 315.
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JSIS A 316 Modern South Asia (5) I&S
Twentieth-century history and society of Indian subcontinent. Topics include nationalism, rural and urban life, popular culture, gender, and environmental politics. Offered: jointly with ANTH 316.
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JSIS A 320 Greek History: 7000 BC to Present (5) I&S
History of Greece from its Neolithic village origins to the present. Examines the different forms of one of the most resilient cultures in the human story. Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 320.
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JSIS A 321 Government and Politics of Canada (5) I&S
Critical analysis of parliamentary institutions, political parties, and the federal system in Canada. Offered: jointly with POL S 341.
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JSIS A 322 International Political Economy of Latin America (5) I&S V. MENALDO
Exploration of politics underlying Latin America's economic development. Topics covered include import-substituting industrialization, mercantilism, the debt crisis, neoliberalism, market integration, and poverty. Review of major theoretical perspectives such as modernization theory, dependency, and the new political economy. Offered: jointly with POL S 322.
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JSIS A 324 Human Rights in Latin America (5) I&S, DIV A. GODOY
Overview of human rights issues and their recent evolution in Latin American history; military dictatorships; contemporary challenges in the region's democracies. Human rights concerns in relation to broader sociopolitical context. Recommended: knowledge of modern Latin American history. Offered: jointly with LSJ 322.
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JSIS A 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5) I&S P. RAMAMURTHY
Covers issues of social change, economic development, and identity politics in contemporary India studied through environmental and women's movements. Includes critiques of development and conflicts over forests, dams, women's rights, religious community, ethnicity, and citizenship. Offered: jointly with ANTH 339/GWSS 339.
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JSIS A 340 Government and Politics of South Asia (5) I&S
Comparison of problems of national integration and political development in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Offered: jointly with POL S 340.
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JSIS A 341 Political Violence and the Post-Colonial State in South Asia (5) I&S, DIV
Examines theoretical approaches to the analysis of collective, state, and anti-state violence in post-colonial South Asia through the study of specific cases of political violence in modern India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Offered: jointly with ANTH 341.
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JSIS A 342 Government and Politics of Latin America (5) I&S
Analysis of the political dynamics of change in Latin America comparing various national approaches to the political problems of modernization, economic development, and social change. Offered: jointly with POL S 342.
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JSIS A 343 Politics and Change in Southeast Asia (5) I&S
Government and politics in the countries of Southeast Asia, with attention given to the nature of the social and economic environments that condition them. Offered: jointly with POL S 343.
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JSIS A 344 The Baltic States and Scandinavia (5) I&S
Survey of the cultures and history of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania from the Viking Age to the present, with particular attention to Baltic-Scandinavian contacts. Offered: jointly with SCAND 344.
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JSIS A 345 Baltic Cultures (5) VLPA/I&S
Cultures and peoples of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Baltic literature, music, art, and film in social and historical context. Traditional contacts with Scandinavia and Central and East Europe. Offered: jointly with SCAND 345.
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JSIS A 346 Alternative Routes to Modernity (5) I&S
Routes to modernity followed by non-Western societies between 1600 and 1900. Historical experiences of non-Western societies seen in the context of European history and of development theory. Emphasizes primary sources and techniques for posing theoretical questions of historical data. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 348.
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JSIS A 348 European Union as Global Actor (5) I&S
Surveys the European Union's evolution as a global actor and emergence as a potential superpower with increasingly unified foreign and defense policies. Covers institutions and interests that have driven this process; specific examples of European Union global engagement; and the potential implications for U.S. foreign policy. Offered: jointly with POL S 348.
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JSIS A 351 Scandinavia, the European Union, and Global Climate Change (5) I&S
Reviews the history of climate change, the role of Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius in defining greenhouse effects, Scandinavian policy response, and the role of the European Union in global climate change. Offered: jointly with SCAND 351; WSp.
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JSIS A 355 Social Change in Latin America (5) I&S
Explores cultures, identities, political economy, and popular mobilization in Latin America. Examines relations of power and production between social classes and ethnic groups, as well as ideologies and intellectual movements. Offered: jointly with SOC 355.
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JSIS A 356 Canadian Society (5) I&S
Origins to the present in its North American setting; political development, cultural evolution, and emergence of multinationalism; economic base; arts and literature; problems of the environment; Canadian foreign relations.
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JSIS A 360 Contemporary Spain (5) VLPA/I&S Raneda
Social, political, and cultural developments in Spain since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975. Extensive use of Spanish Web sites. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301, SPAN 302, SPAN 303, SPAN 310, SPAN 314, SPAN 315, SPAN 316, or SPAN 330. Offered: jointly with SPAN 360.
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JSIS A 364 Modern Greece: 1821 to the Present (5) I&S
Politics and society of Greece from War of Independence to the present. Emergence and development of the Greek state; Greece in the world wars; civil war and post-war politics; military dictatorship; transition to democracy; recent developments. No prior study of Greece assumed. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 364.
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JSIS A 367 Southeast Asian Activism and Social Engagement (5) I&S Rafael
Investigates how Southeast Asian activism is tied to the histories of political struggle within Southeast Asia and to questions of diasporic Asian American identity. Engages in group research projects exploring the meaning of social activism within local communities. Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 367.
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JSIS A 370 Han Chinese Society and Culture (5) I&S S. HARRELL
Themes in the society and culture of the Han Chinese people. Concepts of self; personal interaction; family, gender, and marriage; communities and the state; religion and ritual; class, social categories, and social mobility; culturalism, nationalism, and patriotism. Offered: jointly with ANTH 370.
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JSIS A 375 History of Canada (5) I&S
General survey and analysis of political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of Canadian history from the foundation of New France to present; Canadian-American relations, the rise of Quebec nationalism, and the development of the Canadian West. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 377.
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JSIS A 376 Violence, Myth, and Memory (5) VLPA/I&S, DIV Benitez, Sears
Explores how images and ideas of power, violence, and global modernity circulate in films and novels, memories and discourses about U.S. relations with Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Topics include foundational myths, colonial and post-colonial encounters, historiography and narrative, and nationalist and ethnic identity formations. Offered: jointly with C LIT 376.
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JSIS A 379 Turkic Peoples of Central Asia (3) I&S
History of the Turkic peoples, AD 552 to present. Emphasis on current status of Turkic peoples in Central Asia. Geographical distribution, demographic data, reactions and adaptations to changes resulting from the 1917 revolution. Turkic viewpoint on past and present developments. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 375.
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JSIS A 401 Asia and the World (5) I&S Bachman
Overview of major issues and developments in the interactions of Northeast and Southeast Asia and he world. Topics include economic development and integration, sources of instability, and historical patterns of relations. Particular focus on major current issues related to the region. Prerequisite: JSIS 201, JSIS 202.
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JSIS A 402 The Middle East in the Modern World (5) I&S Kasaba
Economic, political, and cultural ties between the Middle East and the modern world between the eighteenth century and the present. Particular attention to the transformation of societies, formation of modern states, the relationship between Islam and democracy, and gender and society in the Middle East.
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JSIS A 403 Politics of Representation in Modern China (5) I&S A. ANAGNOST
Focuses on issues of representation and power in twentieth century China. Combines substantive information on modern Chinese society and culture with recent debates in social theory and the politics of representation. Major themes include Chinese nationalism, body politics, popular culture, and everyday practice. Offered: jointly with ANTH 444.
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JSIS A 404 Religion in China (5) I&S Tokuno
Covers major doctrinal and practical themes and patterns and their historical developments in Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and popular religion; their mutual interactions and influences as well as the relationship between the state and religion. Recommended: China or Asia related course(s) in the social sciences, history, or literature.
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JSIS A 405 Social Transformation of Modern East Asia (5) I&S Sorensen
Comparative study of social change in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam since 1945. Concentration on small-scale social units in rural and urban areas under both communist and capitalist political systems. Recommended: two history or anthropology of East Asia courses. Offered: jointly with ANTH 449.
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JSIS A 406 China's Environment (5) I&S S. HARRELL
Analysis of contemporary environmental problems in China, including population, food, water supply, pollution, biodiversity, and environmental activism. Combines natural science and social science perspectives. Prerequisite: either ANTH 210, ENVIR 201, JSIS 200, JSIS 201, or JSIS 202. Offered: jointly with ANTH 406.
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JSIS A 407 Global Futures in East Asia (5) I&S A. ANAGNOST
Explores interlinked modernity projects in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and how the education of youth figures in projects of national development and international economic competition. Recommended: prior courses in socio-cultural anthropology and East Asian studies. Offered: jointly with ANTH 407; AWSpS.
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JSIS A 408 Government and Politics of China (5) I&S S. WHITING
Post-1949 government and politics, with emphasis on problems of political change in modern China. Offered: jointly with POL S 442.
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JSIS A 412 South Asian Social Structure (5) I&S
Examines caste, class, and community in modern India. Transitions from colonial typology to analysis of social change, diversity, stability, and caste hierarchy in rural society. Current debates on class and community in Indian society, rural and urban, explored through themes of identity, structure, and mobility. Prerequisite: one 200-level ANTH course. Offered: jointly with ANTH 412.
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JSIS A 413 African Studies Seminar (5, max. 15) I&S
Interdisciplinary seminar focusing upon one particular aspect of the African continent. Emphasis may be humanistic, social scientific, or historical. African Studies faculty and visiting scholars lecture on areas of their own expertise.
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JSIS A 416 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (5) I&S
Explores the history of NATO since 1949. Case studies include German unification; evolving security relationship between NATO, the USSR, and its successor states; process of NATO enlargement; emergence of human rights as a priority in NATO"s security interactions with non-member states; and NATO's role in ethno-nationalist-religious conflicts in the Balkans.
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JSIS A 417 Political Economy of India (5) I&S
Analysis of relationships among processes of economic change, political institutions, and structures of political power in contemporary India. Includes contrasting approaches to Indian economic development, land reform, radical and agrarian political movements, and role of foreign aid. Offered: jointly with POL S 417.
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JSIS A 418 Eastern Europe: the Political Economy of the Region (5) I&S Poznanski
Focus on the classical command-type economy and the most recent economic and political transition in Eastern Europe. Analysis of current institutional reform, privatization, and trade relations.
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JSIS A 419 Southeast Asian Knowledge and the Politics of Information (5) I&S Henchy
Overview of information resources in and about Southeast Asia, including evaluation of those sources within various theoretical articulations (scholastic, cultural, and political). Pedagogical implications of the life cycle of information; critique of these implications from various theoretical and cultural viewpoints.
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JSIS A 420 Post-Soviet Security (5) I&S Radnitz
Examines security issues in Eurasia, emphasizing human over international security. Focuses on problems stemming from the collapse of the Soviet Union, covering topics such as weak states, civil wars, nationalism, corruption, and authoritarianism. Includes Russia's relations with former Soviet republics and U.S.-Russian relations.
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JSIS A 422 First Nations Filmmaking in Canada (5) VLPA Cote
Examines First Nations video production in Canada; how film is utilized as a medium for addressing issues significant to First Nations. First Nations filmmakers "decolonize" the screen by providing real and positive images of First Nations people that correspond to their cultural and social experiences. Offered: jointly with AIS 465.
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JSIS A 423 History of Modern Japan (5) I&S
Political, social, economic, and cultural development of Japan from the late Tokugawa period to the present with special emphasis on the cultural impact of the West. Recommended: JSIS A 242. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 423.
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JSIS A 424 The Emergence of Postwar Japan (5) I&S Pyle
The making of modern Japan; World War II and surrender; American occupation; postoccupation rebuilding; emergence as an industrial power. Recommended: JSIS A 242. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 424.
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JSIS A 425 European Media Systems (5) I&S
Examines media systems in selected countries in Europe and policy issues that link (or divide) members of the European Union and other major media producers. Media studied in context of the contemporary economic, social, political, and cultural milieu in which they operate. Offered: jointly with COM 425.
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JSIS A 426 First Nations Government and Politics in Canada (5) I&S Cote
Focuses on First Nations government and politics in Canada. Examines development of First Nations political governing structures with an introduction to the values, perspectives, concepts, and principles in Native political cultures. Explores federal Indian policy in context of First Nations strategies to become self-governing. Offered: jointly with AIS 461.
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JSIS A 427 Anthropology of the Post-Soviet States (5) I&S L. BILANIUK
Analysis of Soviet and post-Soviet culture and identity. Historical transformations in Soviet approaches to ethnicity and nationality; contemporary processes of nation building and interethnic conflict. Examination of culture through the intersection of social ritual, government policies, language, economic practices, and daily life. Regional focus varies. Offered: jointly with ANTH 425.
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JSIS A 429 Eco-Capitalism (5) I&S Ingebritsen
Explores the idea of environmentalism and sustainability across societies. Compares and contrasts how prominent authors in the field assess the risks and opportunities of human effects on climate and ecology. Questions explored include: will ecological solutions be critical to the revival of the global economy? Why do place such as Europe adapt more readily to environmental challenges? Offered: jointly with SCAND 479.
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JSIS A 430 Security Affairs of Russia and Eurasia (5) I&S Jones
Surveys history of Soviet military and Soviet empire from 1917 to 1985, breakup of the USSR during 1985 to 1991, and the emergence of new security issues among those Eurasian states that formally constituted the national components of the USSR and its communist military allies.
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JSIS A 431 Demographic Issues in Asia (3-5) I&S Hirschman, Lavely
Contemporary Asian countries face a number of issues with demographic components, including environmental and resource issues, ethnic rivalries, international migration, and public health. Addresses a set of these issues by focusing on the demography of one or more countries in Asia. Offered: jointly with SOC 434.
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JSIS A 433 Paris: Architecture and Urbanism (3/5) VLPA/I&S
Spans the architectural history of Paris, from its Gallic, pre-Roman origins in the second century BCE through the work of twenty-first century architects. Focuses on changing patterns of the physical fabric of the city and its buildings, as seen within the context of the broader political, social, economic, and cultural history. Offered: jointly with ARCH 458/ART H 494.
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JSIS A 434 International Relations of South Asia (5) I&S
Interrelationships of domestic, interstate, and extraregional forces and their effects upon the resolution or expansion of interstate conflicts in South Asia. Offered: jointly with POL S 434.
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JSIS A 435 Japanese Government and Politics (5) I&S
Government and politics of Japan with emphasis on the period since 1945. Recommended: JSIS A 242. Offered: jointly with POL S 435.
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JSIS A 436 Political Parties in Japan and East Asia (5) I&S R. Pekkanen
Focus on political parties in Japan. Combines theoretical readings on political parties with intensive study of Japanese political parties. Recommended: either JSIS A 242, JSIS A/POL S 435, or JSIS A 424/HSTAS 424. Offered: jointly with POL S 429.
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JSIS A 437 International Relations of Japan (5) I&S S. Pekkanen
Comprehensive examination of Japan's international relations. Covers issues such as trade, security, environment, aid, and human rights. Investigates Japan's participation in international organizations, including the UN, World Bank, IMF, and WTO. Examines Japan's relations with the United States, the European Union, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and other regions. Recommended: JSIS A 242. Offered: jointly with POL S 424.
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JSIS A 438 Social and Political Geographies of South Asia (5) I&S
Introduces the social and political geographies of South Asia through reference to agrarian change in India. Outlines key concepts related to the reproduction of inequality in the region, particularly theories of caste, class, gender, and religious communalism, and examines the mechanisms through which these inequalities are reproduced in South Asia. Offered: jointly with GEOG 436.
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JSIS A 439 Politics of Divided Korea (5) I&S
Governments, politics, and economy of South and North Korea, the inter-Korea relations, and the two Koreas' relationship with the major powers - especially the United States - with emphasis on the post-cold war period. Offered: jointly with POL S 439.
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JSIS A 441 Quebecois Literature (5) VLPA
Readings of novels, plays, and occasionally, poetry. Special attention paid to how Quebecois authors represent in their works the complex socio-political reality of their culture. Conducted in French. French majors required to read and write in French; all others may read and write in English. Prerequisite: FRENCH 303; either FRENCH 304, FRENCH 305, FRENCH 306, or FRENCH 307. Offered: jointly with FRENCH 441.
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JSIS A 442 War and Occupation in Northern Europe: History, Fiction, and Memoir (5) VLPA/I&S
The study of literary representations (fiction, memoirs, and personal narratives) dealing with World War II and the occupation of the Nordic and Baltic countries. Offered: jointly with SCAND 445.
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JSIS A 443 Medieval Russia: 850-1700 (5) I&S
Development of Russia from earliest times to the reign of Peter the Great. Offered: jointly with HSTAM 443.
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JSIS A 444 Imperial Russia: 1700-1900 (5) I&S
Development of Russia from Peter the Great to Nicholas II. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 444.
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JSIS A 445 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union (5) I&S
Russia and the USSR from Nicholas II to the present. Offered: jointly with HSTEU 445.
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JSIS A 447 Literature and Society in Southeast Asia (5, max. 10) VLPA/I&S C. LOWE
Focus on either Vietnam or Thailand. Provides students with opportunity to explore how those living in Southeast Asia have reflected on the radical social changes their societies have undergone through novels, short stories, and poetry. Prerequisite: either one 200-level ANTH course or LING 203. Offered: jointly with ANTH 445.
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JSIS A 448 Modern Korean Society (5) I&S Sorensen
Social organization and values of twentieth-century Korea. Changes in family and kinship, gender relations, rural society, urban life, education, and industrial organization since 1900. Differences between North and South Korea since 1945. Recommended: HSTAS 212/JSIS A 212. Offered: jointly with ANTH 448.
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JSIS A 449 Anthropology of Modern Japan (5) I&S
Examines the problem of modernity in Japan since the late nineteenth century, with emphasis on contemporary Japan. Critically addresses previous anthropological work concerning patterns of Japanese "culture." Particular focus on the influence of modern forms of power, media, and exchange in the construction of present-day Japan. Offered: jointly with ANTH 443.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 449

JSIS A 452 Global Asia (5) I&S S. WELLAND
Explores how Asia has been constructed through transnational interactions such as imperialism, anti-colonialism, tourism, diaspora, and global capitalism. Topics include the cultural construction of similarity and difference, politics of representation, and political economy of global circulations of people and things. Prerequisite: one 200-level ANTH course. Offered: jointly with ANTH 442/GWSS 446; W.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 452

JSIS A 454 History of Modern China (5) I&S
Social, cultural, political, economic, and intellectual transformations and continuities in China from the end of the imperial period to the present. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 454.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 454

JSIS A 455 Baltic States Since 1991 (5) I&S
Intensive interdisciplinary survey of social, political, and economic developments in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania since 1991. Offered: jointly with SCAND 455.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 455

JSIS A 456 Topics in Chinese Social History (5) I&S
Surveys major issues and approaches to the study of the role of the Chinese people in China's historical development. Historical focus of course varies with instructor. Recommended: either HSTAS 211, HSTAS 452, HSTAS 453, or HSTAS/JSIS A 454. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 456.
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JSIS A 457 Current Issues in the Arab Media (5, max. 15) VLPA/I&S Hamd
Critical discussions on the dominant issues confronting the Arab world today. Examines Arab societies as they face the challenges of contemporary globalism. Emphasizes language proficiency and cultural competence. Taught in Arabic. Recommended: third-year Arabic. Offered: AWSp.
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JSIS A 458 Israel: Politics and Society (5) I&S, DIV Migdal
Examines how parts of the mosaic of Israel's ethnic groups and religions have interacted over time to create today's society. Focus on politics, especially interaction of the state with the mosaic society. The religious divide; the Jewish ethnic divide; Palestinians in Israel; war and its effect on Israel; the long road to peace.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 458

JSIS A 459 United States-China Relations (5) I&S Bachman
Surveys the history of United States-China relations and examines the evolution of bilateral relations, particularly since 1949. Focus on the period since 1972 and the major issues as they have evolved since that time, including trade, human rights, security, and Taiwan. Offered: jointly with POL S 419.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 459

JSIS A 460 Cities in China: Past and Present (5) I&S Dong
Economic, political, social, and cultural functions of the city in modern Chinese history. Changes in China's urban system. The city as cultural center and focus of literary and cinematic representation. Attention to architecture, commerce, urbanization, the role of capital cities in the power of the state. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 460.
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JSIS A 461 Ramayana in Comparative Perspective (5) VLPA Pauwels
Examines and compares different versions (mainly South Asian) of the Ramayana, including the widely popular television version. Focuses on some famous and controversial passages, with special attention to gender issues. Incorporates background readings from the most recent research. Offered: jointly with ASIAN 494.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 461

JSIS A 462 Islam, Mysticism, Politics and Performance in Indonesian Culture (5) VLPA/I&S
Examines how Indonesia, the world's fourth most-populous country, with the largest Islamic population, weaves together local practices and influences from India and Persia. Offers ways of understanding modern Indonesian performing arts, religion, and polities. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 466.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 462

JSIS A 463 Topics in Southeast Asian History and Society (5) I&S
Introduces major issues within the history and culture of one country of Southeast Asia. Content varies. Topics may include religion, economics, colonialism, perspectives on gender, labor history, literatures, popular culture, and performing arts. Focuses on a different Southeast Asian country each time offered.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 463

JSIS A 464 Contemporary Society in the People's Republic of China (5) I&S Lavely
Separate development of rural and urban social institutions in the People's Republic of China since 1949 from a sociological perspective. Family and marriage, social control, educational institutions. Dilemmas of contemporary China and reasons for institutional change. Offered: jointly with SOC 464.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 464

JSIS A 465 International Humanitarian Law (5) I&S Lorenz
Investigates International Humanitarian Law (sometimes called the Law of Armed Conflict), the field concerned with rules developed by civilized nations to protect the victims of armed conflict, including the Geneva Conventions. Case studies include the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as developments in Afghanistan and Iraq.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 465

JSIS A 466 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies (5) I&S Ha
Approaches Korean politics, political economy, and society from a comparative perspective. Examples of major comparative questions based on Korean case include democratization, strong state dynamics, civil society, and impact of globalization. Offered: jointly with POL S 480.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 466

JSIS A 467 China's Rise and Its Global Implications (5) I&S Bachman
Examines the consequences of China's dramatic rise - three decades of very high rates of economic growth - on China and on the World. Fundamental concerns are how China's rise is changing the institutions and practices of the world order, and whether China is increasingly socialized into global norms. Prerequisite: JSIS 202.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 467

JSIS A 470 Minority Peoples of China (5) I&S, DIV S. HARRELL
Interaction between China and the peoples of its periphery, including inner Asia, Tibet, northern mainland Southeast Asia, and aboriginal peoples of Taiwan. Emphasis on ethnicity, ethnic group consciousness, and role of the Chinese state. Prerequisite: one 200-level ANTH course; LING 203; either ANTH 370/JSIS A 370 or HSTAS 454. Offered: jointly with ANTH 470.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 470

JSIS A 471 New Orders in East Asia (5) I&S Pyle
Rise and fall of successive international systems in East Asia over the past 150 years: Sino-centric, imperialist, Washington Treaty system, Japan's East Asian order, Yalta system, cold-war system. Post-cold-war search for a new order. Special attention to triangular relations among the United States, China, and Japan. Recommended: JSIS A 242.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 471

JSIS A 472 Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies in East Asia (5) I&S Anchordoguy
Role of state and technological change in economic development. Analyzes state and corporate technology policies historically. Basic technology concepts, institutions, and policies in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Examines sources of Asia's rise in world of technology and explores whether conditions for its success will continue. Recommended: one JSIS course. Offered: jointly with I BUS 461.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 472

JSIS A 473 Political Economy of Postwar Japan (5) I&S Anchordoguy
Political and economic problems of Japan since 1945. Utility of competing theoretical approaches to analysis of government and economy of Japan. Policy-making processes and effects of policies adopted. Some knowledge of postwar Japan desirable. Recommended: JSIS A 242.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 473

JSIS A 474 Civil Society in Japan and East Asia (5) I&S R. Pekkanen
Examines a wide range of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) nonprofits, and voluntary groups under the unifying rubric of civil society. Theoretical introduction to civil society and ideas of social capital. Investigates general aspects of civil society, focusing on its specific characteristics in Japan and other parts of Asia. Recommended: JSIS A 242.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 474

JSIS A 475 Japanese Society (5) I&S
Discusses rapidly changing Japanese society and history of its unique aspects. Readings and lectures in sociology, anthropology, economics, and politics; emphasis on Japanese search for cultural identity and prevalent interpretations of Japanese society and behavior. Recommended: JSIS A 242.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 475

JSIS A 477 Readings on Political Economy of Japan and Northeast Asia (5) Anchordoguy
Analyzes major Political Economy issues in Japan, Korea, and China, such as the state's role in industrial development, trade and investment in Asia, trade and security relations with the United States, and Asian models of capitalism.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 477

JSIS A 478 Japanese Business and Technology (5) I&S Anchordoguy
Examination of Japan's postwar enterprise system in its historical context. Topics include corporate and financial structure, production and distribution, trade and investment policies, government-business relations, system of innovation, technological developments, prospects for the future. Offered: jointly with I BUS 462.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 478

JSIS A 479 Contemporary Central Asian Politics (5) I&S Radnitz
Examines the politics of contemporary post-Soviet Central Asia. Analyzes issues relevant to the region in comparative perspective, including democratization, religion, terrorism, civil society, economic reform, ethnic identity, and international influences. Uses theory to shed light on current policy debates. Offered: jointly with POL S 479.
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JSIS A 480 Kierkegaard and Decadence in European Literature (5) VLPA
Reading and discussion of core texts by Soren Kierkegaard, as well as a consideration of the relationship between Kierkegaardian thought and the literary practice of various writers of Scandinavian and European decadence. Offered: jointly with SCAND 480.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 480

JSIS A 481 August Strindberg and European Cultural History (5) VLPA/I&S
Examines the work of Swedish dramatist, novelist, and painter August Strindberg, in the context of European literary movements and history of ideas from 1880 to 1912, and Strindberg's influence on twentieth-century drama and film. Offered: jointly with SCAND 481.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 481

JSIS A 482 Knut Hamsun and Early European Modernism (5) VLPA
Reading and discussion of significant novels by Knut Hamsun, whose oeuvre is considered in the context of works by other European modernist writers. Offered: jointly with SCAND 482.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 482

JSIS A 483 Technology and Culture in the Making of Contemporary Empires (5) I&S Benitez, Rodriguez-Sliva
Explores struggles shaping organization of US empire in the early twentieth century, focusing on sites where empire's material, cultural, and ideological boundaries were drawn and contested. Includes race, gender and class as colonial formation; technologies of imperial governance such as public health, citizenship, and territory. Offered: jointly with HSTCMP 483.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 483

JSIS A 485 Culture, Politics, and Violence in Latin America (5) I&S, DIV Garcia
Examines notions of "otherness" and the power to label as central to understanding inequality, human rights, and social struggle. Uses academic texts, films, documentaries, historical fiction, plays, and testimonials to interrogate the complexities of violence and social justice in Latin America, one of the most unequal regions in the world. Offered: jointly with CHID 487.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 485

JSIS A 486 Photography and Cultural Studies in Latin America (5) VLPA/I&S Steele
Interdisciplinary exploration of the connections between visual anthropology (ethnography through photography and film), documentary and art photography, and colonial and post-colonial discourse in Latin America during the twentieth century. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 322. Offered: jointly with SPAN 486.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 486

JSIS A 487 Japanese Trade Politics (5) I&S R. Pekkanen
Survey of Japan's foreign trade diplomacy. Examines evolution of Japan's trade patterns in exports and foreign direct investment with key partners. Covers institutional and legal frameworks of Japan's trade relations, such as bilateral fora, regional options including free trade agreements, and multilateral venues such as the WTO. Recommended: either JSIS A 437 or POL S 424. Offered: jointly with POL S 418.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 487

JSIS A 489 The Mexico-U.S. Border in Literature and Film (5) VLPA/I&S Steele
Analysis of the Mexico-U.S. Border region in literature and film of the 1990s and early 2000s. Includes migration, tourism, NGOs, globalization, transnational commerce, multiculturalism, and politics of gender, sexuality, and race. Prerequisite: either SPAN 303 or SPAN 316; SPAN 321. Offered: jointly with SPAN 489.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 489

JSIS A 491 Methodologies in Near Eastern Studies (5)
Investigates prevalent approaches through a survey of scholarship on Near and Middle Eastern civilizations across time periods, cultures, and communities. Examines discourses developed on polytheistic and monotheistic religions, imperial and nationalist social systems, and ideological frameworks, such as Orientalism. Offered: jointly with NEAR E 491.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 491

JSIS A 492 Latin American Studies Seminar (5, max. 15) I&S
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 492

JSIS A 494 Senior Seminar (5) I&S
Introduction to research into European topics and to the analysis of problems.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 494

JSIS A 495 Thesis Seminar (5) I&S
Writing and discussion of senior thesis. Offered: Sp.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 495

JSIS A 498 Seminar: Canadian Problems (5) I&S
Major issues pertaining to Canadian society, government, and economic development.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 498

JSIS A 504 Bibliography and Research Methods (5)
Introduction to bibliographic and other scholarly resources in field; development of research techniques. Some use of relevant language required. Required of all first-year MAIS students. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 504

JSIS A 506 Study of Southeast Asia (5) Lowe
Focuses on questioning what it means to create knowledge about the region.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 506

JSIS A 508 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia I (5)
Examines key themes and debates about the development of South Asian cultural and political formations. Examines how different scholarly disciplines, particularly those in the humanities, have approved and analyzed the past in South Asia.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 508

JSIS A 509 Interdisciplinary Study of South Asia II (5) Kale
Examination of key themes and debates about the development of South Asian cultural and political formations. Examines how different scholarly disciplines, particularly those in the social sciences, analyze political transitions, social change, and cultural transformations in South Asia through the twentieth century. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 509

JSIS A 510 South Asian Studies Research Design Seminar (5) Robinson
Interdisciplinary seminar for graduate students in which research and writing on individual research topics are critically developed. Designed to provide each student with an opportunity to synthesize his or her studies on South Asia. Prerequisite: JSIS A 508; JSIS A 509 or permission of graduate program coordinator.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 510

JSIS A 512 Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Certificate Capstone (1)
Includes the preparation and presentation of the student portfolio required for the Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies certificate. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 512

JSIS A 513 Capstone Portfolio (1)
Includes the preparation and presentation of the student portfolio required for the South Asia Certificate.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 513

JSIS A 514 Thesis Seminar I (2-) Mikkelsen
Review of research techniques: preparation for drafting master's thesis. Required of all first-year MAIS students. Offered: Sp.
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JSIS A 515 Thesis Seminar II (-2) Mikkelsen
Seminar to complete draft of master's thesis. Some use of relevant language required. Required of all second-year MAIS students. Offered: W.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 515

JSIS A 516 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (5)
Explores the history of NATO since 1949. Case studies include German unification; evolving security relationship between NATO, the USSR, and its successor states; process of NATO enlargement; emergence of human rights as a priority in NATO's security interactions with non-member states; and NATO's role in ethno-nationalist-religious conflicts in the Balkans.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 516

JSIS A 519 Southeast Asian Knowledge and the Politics of Information (5) VLPA/I&S Henchy
Reviews information resources in and about Southeast Asia, including evaluating those sources within various theoretical articulations (scholastic, cultural, and political). Covers the pedagogical implications of the life cycle of information; and critique of these implications from various theoretical and cultural viewpoints.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 519

JSIS A 520 Post-Soviet Security (5) Radnitz
Examines security issues in Eurasia, emphasizing human over international security. Focuses on problems stemming from the collapse of the Soviet Union, covering topics such as weak states, civil wars, nationalism, corruption, and authoritarianism. Includes Russia's relations with former Soviet republics and U.S.-Russian relations.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 520

JSIS A 521 Seminar: Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of China (5-) Bachman, Dong, Guy
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JSIS A 522 Seminar: Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of China (-5) Bachman, Dong, Guy
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JSIS A 526 The Security of China (5) Bachman
Examines how the Chinese state conceptualizes its national security interests and how it pursues strategies designed to achieve those interests. Topics include use of force, military modernization, civil-military relations, and defense industrialization. Offered: jointly with POL S 526.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 526

JSIS A 529 Eco-Capitalism (5) Ingebritsen
Explores the idea of environmentalism and sustainability across societies. Compares and contrasts how prominent authors in the field assess the risks and opportunities of human effects on climate and ecology. Questions explored include: will ecological solutions be critical to the revival of the global economy? Why do place such as Europe adapt more readily to environmental challenges? Offered: jointly with SCAND 579.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 529

JSIS A 531 Social Movements in Contemporary India (5) P. RAMAMURTHY
Covers issues of social change, economic development, and identity politics in contemporary India studied through environmental and women's movements. Includes critiques of development and conflicts over forests, dams, women's rights, religious community, ethnicity, and citizenship. Offered: jointly with ANTH 539/GWSS 539.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 531

JSIS A 532 The Chinese Political System (5) S. WHITING
Examination of key approaches, interpretations, and secondary literature in the study of contemporary Chinese politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 532.
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JSIS A 534 Indonesian Histories, Oral Traditions, and Archives (5)
Explores the inscription of Indonesian histories and stories. Focuses on oral traditions, oral testimonies, and archives. Investigates how oral and written testimonies enter historical archives. Explores theoretical work on literary and performance traditions as they relate to nationalism and Islam in Indonesia. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 534.
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JSIS A 535 International Relations of Modern China (5)
Foreign policy of the People's Republic of China: historical antecedents; domestic and international systemic determinants; and Chinese policies toward major states, regions, and issues. Prerequisite: a course on contemporary Chinese politics or history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with POL S 535.
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JSIS A 536 Political Parties in Japan and East Asia (5) R. Pekkanen
Focus on political parties in Japan. Combines theoretical readings on political parties with intensive study of Japanese political parties. Recommended: either JSIS A 242, JSIS A 423, JSIS A 424, or JSIS A 473.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 536

JSIS A 537 International Relations in Japan (5) S. Pekkanen
Comprehensive examination of Japan's international relations. Covers issues such as trade, security, environment, aid, and human rights. Investigates Japan's participation in international organizations, including the UN, World Bank, IMF, and WTO. Examines Japan's relations with the United States, the European Union, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and other regions. Not open to students who have taken JSIS A 437.
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JSIS A 540 Japanese Law (4)
Basic institutions and processes of the Japanese legal system. Historical development and traditional role of law, reception of Western law, and cultural and structural factors that influence the function of law and legal institutions. Offered: jointly with LAW B 540.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 540

JSIS A 541 Chinese Law (4)
Introduction to the institutions and processes of the Chinese legal system. Focuses on the contemporary system and its role in relation to political, economic, and social developments. Examines legal aspects governing foreign trade and investment in China. Offered: jointly with LAW B 541.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 541

JSIS A 543 Japan, the United States, and New Orders in Asia (5) Pyle
Seeks historical understanding of establishment of new order in contemporary East Asia. Analyzes the imperialist, Washington conference, and cold war systems and explores the present post-cold war search for a new order. Prerequisite: one course in modern Japanese history, political economy, or political science.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 543

JSIS A 544 Reading Seminar on Middle East Studies (2)
Middle Eastern historiography, Islamic law, Islamic theology, relations between the Middle East and the world economy, political structures, social movements in the Middle East. Credit/no-credit only.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 544

JSIS A 545 Reading Seminar on Middle East Studies (2)
Middle Eastern historiography, Islamic law, Islamic theology, relations between the Middle East and the world economy, political structures, social movements in the Middle East. Credit/no-credit only.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 545

JSIS A 546 Reading Seminar on Middle East Studies (2)
Middle Eastern historiography, Islamic law, Islamic theology, relations between the Middle East and the world economy, political structures, social movements in the Middle East. Credit/no-credit only.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 546

JSIS A 548 National Security of Japan (5) S. Pekkanen
Focuses on the changing landscape of Japan's national security concerns-the actors, institutions, and circumstances that have brought issues of defense and rivalry to the center stage of Japanese politics. Topics include nationalism, militarization, pacifism, United States-Japan security alliance, Sino-Japanese competition, constitutional revision, collective defense, and spy satellites.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 548

JSIS A 551 International Relations of Northeast Asia (5) Hellmann
Comprehensive survey of contemporary international relations of Northeast Asia with emphasis on Russia, Japan, China, and the United States. Multidisciplinary approach placing contemporary problems in historical context, drawing on modern social science theories. Connections between defense and economics are examined. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with POL S 539.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 551

JSIS A 552 Industrialization and International Relations (5) Ha
Examines internal-external linkage with a focus on industrialization and international relations. Comparative perspective on the question of how industrialization shapes distinctive international perspectives in terms of perception, strategies, and foreign policy behaviors. Countries covered: South Korea, Japan, Prussia, the Soviet Union, and China. Offered: jointly with POL S 560.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 552

JSIS A 555 Introduction to Japanese Studies (3-6, max. 6) Anchordoguy
Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Japan, with emphasis on historical development. Required seminar for first-year graduate students.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 555

JSIS A 560 Seminar in Turkish Studies (2, max. 12)
Recent research and writings focused on the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. Credit /no credit only. Credit/no-credit only.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 560

JSIS A 563 Approaches to East European Politics (3-5)
Selected concepts and methodologies useful for the analysis of politics and social structure in the socialist countries of east-central and southeastern Europe. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with POL S 537.
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JSIS A 566 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies (5) Ha
Approaches Korean politics, political economy, and society from a comparative perspective. Examples of major comparative questions based on Korean case include democratization, strong state dynamics, civil society, and impact of globalization. Offered: jointly with POL S 580.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 566

JSIS A 573 Political Economy of Post War Japan (5) Anchordoguy
Political and economic problems of Japan since 1945. Utility of competing theoretical approaches to analysis of government and economy of Japan. Policy-making processes and effects of policies adopted. Recommended: some knowledge of postwar Japan.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 573

JSIS A 574 Civil Society in Japan and East Asia (5) R. Pekkanen
Examines a wide range of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), nonprofits, and voluntary groups under the unifying rubric of civil society. Theoretical introduction to civil society and ideas of social capital. Investigates general aspects of civil society, focusing on its specific characteristics in Japan and other parts of Asia. Not open to students who have taken JSIS A 474.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 574

JSIS A 575 Seminar on Japanese Society (5)
Interdisciplinary seminar with class-led discussions on readings from anthropology, history, sociology, and nondiscipline-specific articles on Japanese society. Prerequisite: background on Japan. Not open to students who have taken JSIS A 475.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 575

JSIS A 576 Modern Chinese History (5)
Introduction to the major English-language literature on modern Chinese history and to the major historiographical issues of the period. Prerequisite: HSTAS 454 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 579.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 576

JSIS A 577 Readings on Political Economy of Japan and Northeast Asia (5) Anchordoguy
Analysis of major issues in Japan and also in Korea and China, such as the state's role in industrial development, trade and investment in Asia, trade and security relations with the U.S., and Asian models of capitalism.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 577

JSIS A 578 Japanese Business and Technology (5) Anchordoguy
Examination of Japan's postwar enterprise system in its historical context. Topics include corporate and financial structure, production and distribution, trade and investment policies, government-business relations, system of innovation, technological developments, prospects for the future. Offered: jointly with I BUS 562.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 578

JSIS A 579 Contemporary Central Asian Politics (5) Radnitz
Examines the politics of contemporary post-Soviet Central Asia. Analyzes issues relevant to the region in comparative perspective, including democratization, religion, terrorism, civil society, economic reform, ethnic identity, and international influences. Uses theory to shed light on current policy debates. Offered: jointly with POL S 579.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 579

JSIS A 580 Field Course in Southeast Asian History (5)
Introduces major English-language works on Southeast Asian history and to the major historiographical issues of the era. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 530.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 580

JSIS A 581 Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies in East Asia (5) Anchordoguy
Role of state and technological change in economic development. Analyzes state and corporate policies historically. Technology concepts, institutions, and policies in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Examines sources of Asia's rise in world of technology and explores conditions for its successful continuation. Recommended: one JSIS course. Offered: jointly with I BUS 561.
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JSIS A 582 Seminar in Southeast Asian History (5)
Selected topics in Southeast Asian history and historiography. Includes preparation for theses and doctoral dissertations on Southeast Asian History. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 532.
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JSIS A 584 Survey of Korean Society (5) Sorensen
Introduction to the social and political institutions of North and South Korea with an opportunity to master the most important literature on modern Korea. Focuses on the twentieth century with the major emphasis on the post-1945 period. Offered: A.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 584

JSIS A 585 Research Seminar: Modern Korea (6) Ha
Advanced instruction in problems and methods of research in Korean history. Foreign language not required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 585

JSIS A 586 Islam, Mysticism, Politics, and Performance in Indonesia (5)
Examines how Indonesia, the world's fourth most-populous country, with the largest Islamic population, weaves together local practices and influence from India and Persia. Offers ways of understanding modern Indonesian performing arts, religion, and politics. Offered: jointly with HSTAS 566.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 586

JSIS A 587 Japanese Trade Politics (5) S. Pekkanen
Survey of Japan's foreign trade diplomacy. Examines evolution of Japan's trade patterns in exports and foreign direct investment with key partners. Covers institutional and legal frameworks of Japan's trade relations, such as bilateral fora, regional options including free trade agreements, and multilateral venues such as the WTO. Not open to students who have taken JSIS A 487.
View course details in MyPlan: JSIS A 587