Spring 2017: UMass Amherst Courses


AFRO AMERICAN STUDIES 236: History of the Civil Rights Movement (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: MoWe 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Robert Williams


ART HISTORY 190B: Art and Visual Culture of East Asia (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 12:20PM - 1:10PM
  • Instructor: Christine Ho


ART HISTORY 355: Chinese Painting (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWe 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Christine Ho


ASIAN STUDIES 197C: Beginning Korean II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr10:10AM - 11:00AM or 11:15AM - 12:05PM
  • Instructor: Chan Young Park


ASIAN STUDIES 297C: Intermediate Korean II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 9:05AM - 9:55AM
  • Instructor: Hyongrae Kim


ASIAN STUDIES 491A: Senior Seminar (Required Certificate Course)

  • Time: TBA
  • Instructor: C.N. Le
  • Description: This is one of the two required courses that all Certificate students must eventually take. In this course, students will consult with the Program Director to design and conduct a semester-long "capstone" project that integrates the material and knowledge from all Certificate courses they've taken, along with their own academic interests and personal lived experiences. Meeting times will be arranged individually with the Program Director. Usually students take this course after they've completed most or all of their other Certificate courses.


ASIAN STUDIES 497K: Business Korean (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 4:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Chan Young Park


CHINESE 110: Non-Intensive Elementrary Chinese I (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MWF 10:10AM - 11:00AM, MWF 1:25PM - 2:15PM, or MWF 11:15AM - 12:05PM
  • Instructor: Yi Feng


CHINESE 150: Peoples & Languages of China (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Zhongwei Shen


CHINESE 197Q: Late Imperial Chinese Literature and Culture (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Elena Chiu


CHINESE 241: Contemporary Chinese Literature (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Enhua Zhang


CHINESE 246: Intensive Elementary Chinese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM or TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Yi Feng


CHINESE 247: Intro to Elementary Chinese II: Reading & Writing (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Yi Feng


CHINESE 285: Language Suite Conversation (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TBA
  • Instructor: Ping Geng


CHINESE 327: Intensive Intermediate Chinese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM or TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Yu Liu


CHINESE 391G: Junior Year Writing Seminar (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Mo 2:30PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: TBA


CHINESE 394PI: Chinese Popular Culture (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Enhua Zhang


CHINESE 427: Advanced Modern Chinese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 1:25PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Yu Liu


CHINESE 432: Media Chinese (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Zhijun Wang


COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 141: Good & Evil, East & West (Asian or Asian American Studies)

  • Time and Location: TuTh 8:30AM - 9:45AM, TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM, MoWeFr 10:10AM - 11:00AM, TuTh 8:30AM - 9:45AM, or MoWeFr 11:15AM - 12:05PM
  • Instructor: TBA


ECONOMICS 144H: Political Economy of Racism (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Lisa Saunders


ECONOMICS 397MI: City, Industry, and Labor in Modern India, 1750-1950 (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TBA
  • Instructor: TBA


EDUCATION 229: International Education (Asian or Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 8:30AM - 9:45AM
  • Instructor: Cristine Smith


EDUCATION 377: Introduction to Multicultural Education (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: Mo 12:20PM - 2:50PM
  • Instructor: Kathleen Lazdowski


EDUCATION 392B: Racism Global Context (Asian or Asian American Studies)

  • Time: SaSu 9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Oscar Collins and Ximena Zuniga


ENGLISH 117: Ethnic American Literature (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 10:10AM - 11:00AM or 11:15AM - 12:05PM
  • Instructor: TBA


ENGLISH 205: Introduction to Post-Colonial Studies (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Clingman


ENGLISH 298C: World Cinema (Asian Studies)

  • Time: We 6:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Instructor: Kirby Farrell


HISTORY 115: China, 1600 to Present (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWe 1:25PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Platt


HISTORY 131: Middle East History II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Joshua Georgy


HISTORY 253: Asian-Pacific American History, 1850-Present (Asian Studies or Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Richard Chu
  • Description: This is an introductory survey course on the history of Asian Pacific Americans (A/P/A) within the broader historical context of imperialism in the Asia-Pacific region. We will compare and contrast the historical experiences of specific groups of the A/P/A community; namely, those of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian (Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong), Asian Indian, and Pacific Islander descent.


HISTORY 297E: Immigration & Migration in U.S. History, 1877-Present (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TBA
  • Instructor: TBA


HISTORY 346: Twentieth-Century China (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Sigrid Schmalzer


HISTORY 347: Traditional Japan (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Garrett Washington


HISTORY 394TI: Mongol and Turkish Empires (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 10:10AM - 11:00AM
  • Instructor: Anne Broadbridge


HISTORY 397REH: Race, Sex, and Empire: Britain and India (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Tu 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Priyanka Srivastava


HISTORY 491J: History of Modern China (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Th 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Sigrid Schmalzer


HISTORY 493F: Empire and Nation (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Th 2:30PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Priyanka Srivastava


JAPANESE 110: Non-Intensive Elementary Japanese I (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MWF 10:10AM - 11:00AM, MWF 11:15AM - 12:05PM, or MWF 12:20PM - 1:10PM
  • Instructor: Yuki Yoshimura


JAPANESE 143: Literature Classical & Medieval (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Doris Bargen


JAPANESE 197L: Manga/Anime (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Mo 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Instructor: TBA


JAPANESE 197N: Asian Homosexualities in Film & Literature (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 4:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Miller


JAPANESE 246: Intensive Elementary Japanese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM or TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Mako Koyama


JAPANESE 285: Language Suite Conversation (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TBA
  • Instructor: Yuko Takahashi


JAPANESE 297G: Extensive Japanese Readign I (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Mo 4:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Sharon Domier and Yuki Yoshimura


JAPANESE 297K: Beginning Kanji (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Tu 4:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Forrest


JAPANESE 327: Intensive Intermediate Japanese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Yasuko Shiomi


JAPANESE 391T: Tokyo Through Literature & Film (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Amanda Seaman


JAPANESE 397E: Japan Through Its Afflictions (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: Amanda Seaman


JAPANESE 397K: Intermediate Kanji (Asian Studies)

  • Time: We 4:00PM - 5:15PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Forrest


JAPANESE 492C: Edo Pictorial Fiction (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 5:30PM - 6:45PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Forrest


JAPANESE 494RI: Communicating in Japanese (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Reiko Sono


JAPANESE 497C: Readings in Modern Japanese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Stephen Forrest


JAPANESE 497D: Contemporary Japanese II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 1:25PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: Yasuko Shiomi


JAPANESE 497G: Extensive Japanese Reading II (Asian Studies)

  • Time: Mo 4:00PM - 4:50PM
  • Instructor: Sharon Domier and Yuki Yoshimura


LEGAL STUDIES 393LG: Law & Global Migration (Asian Studies or Asian American Studies)

  • Time: MoWe 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Leila Kawar


POLITICAL SCIENCE 393R: Islamic Political Thought (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: Yasmeen Daifallah


PUBLIC POLICY 190A: Water, Oil, and Blood: The Middle East in Global Policy (Asian Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM
  • Instructor: David Mednicoff


SOCIOLOGY 245: Race and Society (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
  • Instructor: TBA


SOCIOLOGY 290G: Sociology of Globalization and Inequality (Asian Studies or Asian American Studies)

  • Time: MoWeFr 1:25PM - 2:15PM
  • Instructor: C.N. Le
  • Description: This course introduces students to sociological theory, concepts, methods, and results of systematic and critical inquiry into the issue of globalization, with a particular emphasis on its effects on the U.S. Using readings, class discussions, films & videos, and student-designed projects, the course explores themes and issues such as theories of globalization; the global economy; political globalization; globalization and culture; environmental sustainability; local-global linkages; civil society, human rights, and social movements opposed to globalization; globalization and gender/race/ethnicity; international migration; and emerging global inequalities.


THEATER 130: Contemporary Playwrights of Color (Asian American Studies)

  • Time: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM or 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • Instructor: Wanda Bayeza or Gaven Trinidad




Courses at other Five College Campuses

Please search the Five College Course Catalog for possible courses taught at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, and/or Smith College related to Asia or Asian Americans and then contact Prof. C.N. Le at to confirm that it counts toward the UMass Amherst Asian/Asian American Studies Certificate.


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