University of Southern California

Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

East Asian Area Studies

Courses of Instruction

East Asian Studies (EASC)

The terms indicated are expected but are not guaranteed. For the courses offered during any given term, consult the Schedule of Classes.

EASC 150g East Asian Societies (4, FaSp) Main patterns of change in modern China, Japan, and Korea; historical framework and the insights of geography, economics, political science, and other disciplines.

EASC 160gm China and the World (4, FaSp) Advanced-level introduction to China and its relations with the wider world in historic and contemporary perspective.

EASC 360 Global East Asia (4, max 12, Sm) Summer study abroad program to China, Japan or Korea with a focus on globalization. ­Recommended preparation: two language and/or area studies courses related to country of study; recommended course list provided by EASC.

EASC 490x Directed Research (1–8, max 12, FaSpSm) Individual research and readings. Not available for graduate credit.

EASC 499 Special Topics (2–4, max 8, Irregular) Interdisciplinary examination of various areas of East Asian studies.

EASC 590 Directed Research (1–12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.

EASC 591 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4, max 8, Irregular) An examination of a broad topic in the study of China, Korea, or Japan. Guest speakers, student reports, papers. Readings in English and the appropriate Asian language(s).

EASC 592 Proseminar on Issues and Trends in Contemporary East Asia (4, 2 years, Fa) Introduction to graduate level study of policy issues and major trends in contemporary China, Japan, and Korea; contributions of various academic disciplines.

EASC 593x Understanding East Asia: An Introduction for Professional School ­Students (3, Sp) Historical, social, political and cultural survey of China, Japan and Korea with focus on topics of particular relevance for business practitioners and other professionals. Not available for degree credit to East Asian Area Studies degree candidates.

EASC 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSpSm) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC.

EASC 599 Special Topics (2–4, max 8, FaSpSm) Special topics in East Asian Area Studies.