ASIA 1120 (3 credits) Religions of the East

An introduction to the study of the origins, ideas, practices, and evolution of Hinduism, Buddhism (including Zen), Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.

ASIA 1135 (3 credits) Introduction to East Asia (Japan)

Geographical, cultural and historical background of Japan. Ideological, social and political aspects of Japan's development placed in historical context.

ASIA 2115 (3 credits)  Japanese Society and Culture

A survey of modern Japanese life with special attention given to social organization and cultural patterns and behaviour. Topics include family, education, gender and ethnic relations, class and other inequalities, and the influence of globalization.