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Course offerings for Spring 2018.

You can read the course descriptions by clicking the course links below and/or in the university calendar.

100-level courses at a glance

Course number Course title
PAAS 100 Introduction to Pacific and Asian Studies  (outline)                       
PAAS 101 Text, Manipulation, Propaganda (outline)
PAAS 103 War and Peace in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 105 Pacific and Asia Today
PAAS 118 Intensive Beginner Modern Chinese I (formerly PAAS 110) (outline)
PAAS 120 Introduction to Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 121 Introduction to Indonesian-Malay II
PAAS 138 Intensive Beginner Japanese I (formerly PAAS 130) (outline)
PAAS 150 Premodern Chinese Culture
PAAS 151 Modern Chinese Culture (outline)
PAAS 152 Essentials of Chinese Civilisation (in Chinese)
PAAS 170 Premodern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 171 Modern Southeast Asian Cultures (outline)
PAAS 180 Premodern Japanese Culture (outline)
PAAS 181 Modern Japanese Culture (outline)

200-level courses at a glance

Course number Course title
PAAS 200 Introduction to Theories and Methods in Pacific and Asian Studies (outline)          
PAAS 202   Topics in Asian Cinema
PAAS 204/RS 200B  Introduction to Asian Religions
PAAS 205 Indigenous Peoples of the Indo-Pacific Region
PAAS 206 Comics and Graphic Novels in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 207 Ghosts and Spirits (outline)
PAAS 208 Family and Gender in the Pacific
PAAS 209 Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 212 Elementary Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages
PAAS 218 Intensive Beginner Chinese II (formerly PAAS 111)
PAAS 220 Intermediate Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 221 Intermediate Indonesian-Malay II
PAAS 235 Supplementary Japanese
PAAS 238 Intensive Beginner Japanese II (formerly PAAS 131) (outline)
PAAS 262 Introduction to Oceania 
PAAS 279/LING 261 Introduction to the Chinese Language and Linguistics
PAAS 280 A Taste of Japan (outline)
PAAS 299 Experiential Learning

300-level courses at a glance

Course number Course title
PAAS 300                 Social and Economic Change in the Pacific Region (outline)
PAAS 301 Social Theory and Analysis in Pacific and Asian Area Studies
PAAS 302 Literary and Cultural Theory in Pacific and Asian Languages and Literatures Studies (outline)
PAAS 303 Fieldwork Methods for the Study of Asia-Pacific Communities
PAAS 304 Asian Aesthetics and Poetics
PAAS 305 Religions of East Asia (outline)
PAAS 306 Tibetan Buddhism
PAAS 307 Globalization and Religion
PAAS 309 Human Rights and Cultural Expression in the Asia-Pacific Region
PAAS 318 Intermediate Chinese  (formerly PAAS 210 and 211) (outline)
PAAS 338 Intermediate Japanese (formerly PAAS 230) (outline)
PAAS 340 Integrative Intermediate Japanese (formerly PAAS 330)
PAAS 341 Advanced Readings in Japanese I (formerly PAAS 331)
PAAS 342 Advanced Readings in Japanese II (formerly PAAS 332)
PAAS 343 Advanced Comprehension and Conversation in Japanese (formerly PAAS 333)
PAAS 344 Advanced Composition in Japanese (formerly PAAS 334)
PAAS 345 Japanese through Popular Culture (formerly PAAS 336)
PAAS 351 Contemporary Chinese Society (outline)
PAAS 353 Survey of Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 354 Masterworks of Chinese Fiction
PAAS 355 Modern Chinese Literature and Society 1900-1949 in English
PAAS 356 The Literature of the People's Republic of China 1949 to the Present in English
PAAS 357 Chinese Cinema from Text to Screen
PAAS 358 Screening the Nation: Nationalism, Ideology, and Politics in Chinese Cinema
PAAS 363 The Buddhist Tradition I (outline)
PAAS 364 Indigenous Societies and Colonial Relations in Oceania
PAAS 370 Indonesian and Pacific Literature
PAAS 372 Southeast Asian Cinema
PAAS 373/THEA 328 The Theatre of Indonesia
PAAS 380 Japanese Economy, Politics and Culture
PAAS 385 Love and Sex in Japanese Culture
PAAS 386 Premodern Japanese Literature in Translation (outline)
PAAS 388 Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (outline)
PAAS 393 Humanism in Japanese Cinema to the 1960s (outline)
PAAS 394/THEA 312 Pre-modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 397 Field School in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 398 Asia-Pacific Experience Research Project
PAAS 399/LING 396 Sociolinguistic Issues in Japanese

400-level courses at a glance

Course number Course title
PAAS 400 Advanced Research Seminar
PAAS 403 Capitalist Economy and the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 404 Asian Horror Cinema
PAAS 406 Ideology and Cultural Conflict in the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 409 Globalization, Cosmopolitanism and Asian-Pacific Cultures
PAAS 410 Advanced Mandarin for Native Speakers of Chinese
PAAS 411 Directed Readings in Chinese Language
PAAS 412 Understanding Chinese Media (formerly PAAS 310)
PAAS 413 Effective Communication in Chinese (formerly PAAS 311) (outline)
PAAS 418 Classical Chinese Prose (formerly PAAS 312)
PAAS 420 Chinese Narrative
PAAS 430 Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature
PAAS 432 Directed Readings in Japanese
PAAS 451 Asian Mega-Cities and Urban Regions (outline)
PAAS 455 Authors in Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 456 Thematic Study of Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 457 Authors in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 458 Themes in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 459 Directed Readings in Chinese Linguistics
PAAS 464 Topics in Studies of Australasia 2015-16. The Global Positions of Indigenous Peoples 
PAAS 465 Seminar on Oceania
PAAS 466 Redistribution, Reciprocity and Commodity Relations in Pacific Societies
PAAS 467 Seminar on Indonesia
PAAS 480 Seminar on Japan
PAAS 484 Identity in Animated Japanese Cinema (outline)
PAAS 485 Seminar in Japanese Language, Literature and Culture
PAAS 486/THEA 412 Modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 487 Trends in Japanese Cinema, 1960 to Present (outline)
PAAS 488 Japanese Fantasy
PAAS 493 Seminar in Buddhism in English
PAAS 494 Special Topics in Translating Asian Languages
PAAS 495 Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies (outline)
PAAS 496 Directed Studies in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 497 Special Topics in Asian Languages (outline)
PAAS 499                     Honours Thesis

Course lists organised by region.

100-level courses

PAAS 100  Introduction to Pacific and Asian Studies  (outline)
PAAS 101  Text, Manipulation, Propaganda (outline)
PAAS 103  War and Peace in Asia and the Pacific
PAAS 105  Pacific and Asia Today

200-level courses

PAAS 200  Introduction to Theories and Methods in Pacific and Asian Studies (outline)
PAAS 202  Topics in Asian Cinema
PAAS 203  Imagining the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 204 / RS 200B  Introduction to Asian Religions
PAAS 205  Indigenous Peoples of the Indo-Pacific Region
PAAS 206  Comics and Graphic Novels in Asia and the Pacific

PAAS 207  Ghosts and Spirits (outline)
PAAS 208  Family and Gender in the Pacific
PAAS 209  Introductory Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 299  Experiential Learning

300-level courses

PAAS 300  Social and Economic Change in the Pacific Region (outline)
PAAS 301  Social Theory and Analysis in Pacific and Asian Area Studies
PAAS 302  Literary and Cultural Theory in Pacific and Asian Languages and Literatures Studies (outline)
PAAS 303  Fieldwork Methods for the Study of Asia-Pacific Communities
PAAS 304  Asian Aesthetics and Poetics
PAAS 305  Religions of East Asia (outline)
PAAS 306  Tibetan Buddhism
PAAS 307  Globalization and Religion
PAAS 309  Human Rights and Cultural Expression in the Asia-Pacific Region
PAAS 363  The Buddhist Tradition I (outline)
PAAS 397  Field School in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 398  Asia-Pacific Experience Research Project

400-level courses

PAAS 400  Advanced Research Seminar
PAAS 401  Seminar on Culture in Asia and the Pacific 
PAAS 403  Capitalist Economy and the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 404  Asian Horror Cinema
PAAS 406  Ideology and Cultural Conflict in the Asia-Pacific
PAAS 409  Globalization, Cosmopolitanism and Asian-Pacific Cultures
PAAS 451  Asian Mega-Cities and Urban Regions (outline)
PAAS 493  Seminar in Buddhism in English
PAAS 494  Special Topics in Translating Asian Languages
PAAS 495  Special Topics in Pacific and Asian Studies (outline)
PAAS 496  Directed Studies in Pacific and Asian Studies
PAAS 497  Special Topics in Asian Languages (outline)
PAAS 499  Honours Thesis

100-level courses

PAAS 118  Intensive Beginner Chinese I (formerly PAAS 110) (outline)
PAAS 150  Premodern Chinese Culture
PAAS 151  Modern Chinese Culture (outline)
PAAS 152  Essentials of Chinese Civilisation (in Chinese)

200-level courses

PAAS 212  Elementary Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages
PAAS 218  Intensive Beginner Chinese II (formerly PAAS 111)
PAAS 250  Engendering China
PAAS 279/LING 261  Introduction to the Chinese Language and Linguistics

300-level courses

PAAS 313  Intermediate Mandarin for Speakers of Other Chinese Languages
PAAS 318  Intermediate Chinese  (formerly PAAS 210 and 211) (outline)
PAAS 350  Chinese Economy, Politics and Culture
PAAS 351  Contemporary Chinese Society (outline
PAAS 353  Survey of Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 354  Masterworks of Chinese Fiction
PAAS 355  Modern Chinese Literature and Society 1900-1949 in English
PAAS 356  The Literature of the People's Republic of China 1949 to the Present in English
PAAS 357  Chinese Cinema from Text to Screen
PAAS 358  Screening the Nation: Nationalism, Ideology, and Politics in Chinese Cinema

400-level courses

PAAS 410  Advanced Mandarin for Native Speakers of Chinese
PAAS 411  Directed Readings in Chinese Language
PAAS 412  Understanding Chinese Media (formerly PAAS 310)

PAAS 413  Effective Communication in Chinese (formerly PAAS 311) (outline)
PAAS 418  Classical Chinese Prose (formerly PAAS 312)
PAAS 420  Chinese Narrative
PAAS 450  Seminar on Social Issues in China
PAAS 455  Authors in Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 456  Thematic Study of Contemporary Chinese Literature in Translation
PAAS 457  Authors in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 458  Themes in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 459  Directed Readings in Chinese Linguistics

100-level courses

PAAS 138  Intensive Beginner Japanese I (formerly PAAS 130) (outline)
PAAS 180  Premodern Japanese Culture (outline)
PAAS 181  Modern Japanese Culture (outline)

200-level courses

PAAS 235  Supplementary Japanese
PAAS 238  Intensive Beginner Japanese II (formerly PAAS 131) (outline)
PAAS 280  A Taste of Japan (outline)

300-level courses

PAAS 338  Intermediate Japanese (formerly PAAS 230) (outline)
PAAS 340  Integrative Intermediate Japanese (formerly PAAS 330)
PAAS 341  Advanced Readings in Japanese I (formerly PAAS 331)
PAAS 342  Advanced Readings in Japanese II (formerly PAAS 332)
PAAS 343  Advanced Comprehension and Conversation in Japanese (formerly PAAS 333)
PAAS 344  Advanced Composition in Japanese (formerly PAAS 334)
PAAS 345  Japanese through Popular Culture (formerly PAAS 336)
PAAS 380  Japanese Economy, Politics and Culture
PAAS 385  Love and Sex in Japanese Culture
PAAS 386  Premodern Japanese Literature in Translation (outline)
PAAS 388  Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (outline)
PAAS 393  Humanism in Japanese Cinema to the 1960s (outline)
PAAS 394/THEA 312 Pre-modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 399/LING 396 Sociolinguistic Issues in Japanese

400-level courses

PAAS 430  Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature
PAAS 432  Directed Readings in Japanese
PAAS 480  Seminar on Japan
PAAS 484  Identity in Animated Japanese Cinema (outline)
PAAS 485  Seminar in Japanese Language, Literature and Culture
PAAS 486/THEA 412  Modern Japanese Theatre
PAAS 487  Trends in Japanese Cinema, 1960 to Present (outline)
PAAS 488  Japanese Fantasy

100-level courses

PAAS 120  Introduction to Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 121  Introduction to Indonesian-Malay II
PAAS 170  Premodern Southeast Asian Cultures
PAAS 171  Modern Southeast Asian Cultures (outline)

200-level courses

PAAS 220  Intermediate Indonesian-Malay I
PAAS 221  Intermediate Indonesian-Malay II

300-level courses

PAAS 370  Indonesian and Pacific Literature
PAAS 372  Southeast Asian Cinema
PAAS 373/THEA 328  The Theatre of Indonesia

400-level courses

PAAS 467  Seminar on Indonesia