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Asian Studies - Graduate Certificate 1

ASIAN STUDIES - GRADUATECERTIFICATEThe Center for Asian Studies is pleased to offer the graduate certificatein Asian studies.The certificate is available to all graduate studentsand post-BA students in the professional schools currently enrolledat CU Boulder, and to non-degree-seeking ACCESS students with abachelor's degree. It enables students with intellectual or professionalinterest in Asia who are not focused primarily on Asia within their owndegree program to acquire an official credential indicating that they haveexpertise in some aspect of Asian knowledge or practice.

For more information, visit the Center for Asian Studies' Asian StudiesGraduate Certificate ( webpage.

RequirementsHow to Apply

Write to the Certificate Director ( Upon acceptance, meet with the Certificate Director to approve a plan

for coursework and meeting the language requirement Upon completion, submit transcript to the Center for Asian Studies

for review by the Certificate Director and Steering Committee

Course RequirementsStudents must complete 12 credit hours of approved graduate courseswith a grade of B or higher, 3 credits of which may be in an approvedundergraduate course, and 9 credits of which must be at or above the5000 level.

Specialization allowed in East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia,Southeast Asia or West Asia/Middle East.

2 courses in a single discipline or department. 2 courses from outside of that discipline or department. Thematic courses that have at least 50% Asia content may also

be counted, dependent on approval by the Certificate Director andCommittee.

Up to 3 credits may be taken as independent study on an Asia-relatedtopic at the 5000 level or higher with approval from the CertificateDirector.

9 credits must be at or above the 5000 level. Two years' college-level proficiency in an Asian language relevant to

specialization (does not count toward the certificate credit hours).

Note: Students may take 3 credits of independent study on an Asia-related topic at the 5000 level or higher with a CASFaculty Affiliate fromoutside of their home department; students may not take both a theoryclass and an independent study for the certificate.

Approved Undergraduate Courses at 3000 or 4000 levelThese courses must be outside the student's home department.

Code Title CreditHours

AnthropologyANTH4020 Explorations in Anthropology (Islam;

Ethnography of Southeast Asia; GlobalCultures: Islam; Global Islams)

ANTH4050 Anthropology of Jews and Judaism(Cultures of Israel and Palestine)

ANTH4180 Anthropological Perspectives:Contemporary Issues (Nepal and theHimalayas)

ANTH4690 Anthropology of TibetANTH4750 Culture and Society in South AsiaANTH4760 Ethnography of Southeast Asia and

IndonesiaArt & Art History

ARTH3619 The Arts of ChinaARTH3629 The Arts of JapanARTH3929 Special Topics in Art History (Asian Art:

Gods, Kings, and Power; Art in AsianReligions)

ARTH4169 Topics in Ancient and Classical Art andArchaeology (Persian Empire)

ARTH4269 Art and Archaeology of the Ancient NearEast

ARTH4919 Capstone Seminar: Topics in Art History(Contemporary Asian Art; China!;Contemporary Art in the Middle East;Contemporary Art of the Himalayas)

ARTH4929 Special Topics in Art History (Art ofBuddhism; Politics/Propaganda Asian Art;Art of the Himalayas/Tibet)

Asian Languages & CivilizationsARAB3230 Islamic Culture and the Iberian PeninsulaARAB3231 In the Footsteps of Travelers: Travel Writing

in Arabic LitARAB3241 Art in Islamic CulturesARAB3330 The Arabic NovelARAB3340 Representing IslamARAB3350 Narrating the City: Literary Mappings of the

Urban LandscapeARAB3410 Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern

Middle EastARAB4250 Arabic MediaCHIN3200 Adv Wrtg Topics on Chinese & Japanese

Literature and CivilizationCHIN3311 The Dao and the World in Medieval ChinaCHIN3321 Culture and Literature of Ancient ChinaCHIN3331 Culture and Literature of Late Imperial

ChinaCHIN3334 Chinese Narrative TraditionCHIN3341 Literature and Popular Culture in Modern

ChinaCHIN3342 Literary Culture in Contemporary ChinaCHIN3351 Reality and Dream in Traditional Chinese

LiteratureCHIN3361 Women and the Supernatural in Chinese

LiteratureCHIN3371 Topics in Chinese FilmCHIN4210 Introduction to Classical ChineseCHIN4220 Readings in Classical Chinese

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CHIN4300 Open Topics: Readings in ChineseLiterature

CHIN4750 DaoismHIND3400 Special TopicsHIND3441 Screening India: A History of Bollywood

CinemaHIND3651 Living Indian Epics: The Ramayana and

the Mahabharata in the Modern PoliticalImagination

HIND3661 South Asian Diasporas: Imagining HomeAbroad

HIND3811 The Power of the Word: Subversive andCensored 20th Century Indo-PakistaniLiterature

HIND3831 The Many Faces of Krishna in South AsiaLiterature and Culture

HIND3851 Devotional Literature in South AsiaJPNS3200 Adv Wrtg Topics on Chinese & Japanese

Literature and CivilizationJPNS3331 Business JapaneseJPNS3511 From Rebellion to Calamity: Contemp

Japanese Lit in TranslJPNS3811 Love, Death, and Desire: Classical Japanese

Literature in TranslationJPNS3821 Monsters, Monks, and Mayhem: Medieval

Japanese Literature in TranslationJPNS3831 The Floating World of Play and Passion:

Early Modern Japanese Literature inTranslation

JPNS3841 Tradition and Transgression: ModernJapanese Literature in Translation

JPNS3851 Studies in Japanese Popular CultureJPNS3861 Imagining the Samurai in Japanese

Literature and CultureJPNS3871 Horror and the Macabre in Japanese

Literature, Film, CultureJPNS3881 Environment, Nature and Disaster in

Japanese Literature and CultureJPNS3891 Travel/Travel Writing in Japanese Literature

and CultureJPNS4050 Japanese Sociolinguistics: Japanese

Language and SocietyJPNS4110 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese 1JPNS4120 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese 2JPNS4150 Japanese to English Translation: Theory

and PracticeJPNS4210 Contemporary Japanese 1: Current IssuesJPNS4300 Open Topics: Readings in JapaneseJPNS4310 Classical Japanese 1JPNS4320 Classical Japanese 2JPNS4400 Critical Theory and Japanese Literature and

CultureKREN3841 Modern Korean Literature in English

TranslationAsian Studies

ASIA3300 Sex and Gender in Asian Film andLiterature

ASIA4300 Open Topics in Asian Literature and CultureASIA4500 Urban Asia: Tradition, Modernity,

ChallengesASIA4830 Senior Seminar in Asian StudiesASIA4840 Independent Study

Cinema StudiesCINE4023 Topics in International Cinema

(Contemporary Asian Cinema)Classics

CLAS4169 Topics in Ancient and Classical Art andArchaeology (Persian Empire)

CLAS4269 Art and Archaeology of the Ancient NearEast

College of EngineeringHUEN3843 Special Topics (China through the Eyes of

the West)Economics

ECON4534 Chinese Economic History in ComparativePerspective

EducationEDUC4800 Special Topics (Asia)

Environmental DesignENVD4364 Special Topics: History and Historiography

of Environmental Design (DushanbeTeahouse Restoration)

Ethnic StudiesETHN3015 Asian Pacific American Communities

GeographyGEOG3822 Geography of ChinaGEOG3832 Geographies of South AsiaGEOG4762 Geographies of Political Islam: Empire,

Terror and RevolutionGEOG4822 Environment and Development in China

HistoryHIST3109 Seminar in Asian HistoryHIST3628 Seminar in Recent Chinese HistoryHIST3718 Seminar in Japanese HistoryHIST4020 Topics in Comparative History (British

Empire India 1760-1947; Modernity in Chinaand Japan)

HIST4109 World War II in Asia and the PacificHIST4166 The Vietnam War in Politics and CultureHIST4328 The Modern Middle East, 1600 to the

PresentHIST4329 Islam in the Modern World: Revivalism,

Modernism, and Fundamentalism,1800-2001

HIST4338 History of Modern Israel/PalestineHIST4339 Borderlands of the British EmpireHIST4348 Topics in Jewish History (Jews Under Islam

or Tel Aviv: Urban History and Culture)HIST4349 Decolonization of the British Empire

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HIST4378 History of Modern Jewish-MuslimRelations

HIST4528 Islam in South and Southeast Asia (1000 tothe Present)

HIST4538 History of Modern IndiaHIST4548 Women in Modern IndiaHIST4558 Buddha to Gandhi: A History of Indian

NonviolenceHIST4618 Early Modern China: From Genghis Khan to

the Opium WarHIST4619 Women in East Asian HistoryHIST4628 Modern China: Collapse of Imperial

Brilliance, 1644-1949HIST4638 Contemporary China: Radicalism and

Reform, 1949 to PresentHIST4648 Inventing Chinese Modernity, 1800 to

PresentHIST4658 China and Islam from the 7th Century to

the 20th CenturyHIST4688 Window on Modern ChinaHIST4718 Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Japanese

HistoryHIST4728 Modern Japanese HistoryHIST4738 History of Early Modern Japan (1590-1868)HIST4758 The History of Postwar Japan, 1945 to


HUMN3093 Topics in Humanities (Representing Islam;The Arabic Novel; Narrating the City)

HUMN3321 Culture and Literature of Ancient ChinaHUMN3341 Literature and Popular Culture in Modern

ChinaHUMN3811 Love, Death, and Desire: Classical Japanese

Literature in TranslationHUMN3841 Tradition and Transgression: Modern

Japanese Literature in TranslationHUMN4100 Writing th


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