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Courses - AST Lower Division

190. Introduction to Eastern Ways of Thinking (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
Explores how reasoning in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism compares with traditional Western concepts of logic.

200. Popular Culture in East Asia (3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or its equivalent.
Introduction to popular culture in East Asia (such as television dramas, music, films, and comics) and how it is shaped by, reflects, and in turn shapes broader social, cultural, political, and economic processes in Asia and the wider world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

290. Selected Topics in Asian Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of special interest in Asian Studies selected for intensive study.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

299. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special research interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

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