EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES 150g.Syllabus.FALL.2010

EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES 150g.Syllabus.FALL.2010 - EAST ASIAN...

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EAST ASIAN STUDIES CENTER 150g EAST ASIAN SOCIETIES FALL 2010 Instructor: Stanley Rosen Class Time: Lecture: 2-3:50 p.m. , Tuesday and Thursday (THH 201) Discussion Sections : 10:00 a.m. , Monday (VKC 211); 10:00 a.m. , Tuesday (VKC 207); 10:00 a.m. , Wednesday (VKC 211); 10:00 a.m. , Thursday (VKC 207); 11:00 a.m. , Wednesday (VKC 211); 11:00 a.m. , Thursday (SOS B47); 1:00 p.m. , Tuesday (THH B10); 1:00 p.m. Wednesday (VKC 201); 1:00 p.m. , Thursday (THH B10); 11:00 a.m., Friday (VKC 211). Office and Office hours : Rosen : at the East Asian Studies Center (823 W. 34 th . St., between the United University Church and the Religious Center), Tuesday, 1:00-1:50 and 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Thursday, 1:00-1:50. However, I am always available by appointment and usually in the office in the afternoons. Phone: 740-6661; e-mail: rosen@usc.edu . Teaching Assistants : Qinghua Li ( qinghual@usc.edu ); Lindsey Ramon ( lramon@usc.edu ); Jessica Egyud ( egyud@usc.edu ); Carolyn Lee ( leecarol@usc.edu ); Yuko Konno ( konno@usc.edu ). The TA Office is in VKC B42G (basement level); office hours will be announced in class. Discussion sections will NOT be held the first week of class; they will begin during the second week. Final Examination: Thursday, December 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in THH 201 . A. COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed as an introduction to the politics, culture, society and economics of East Asia. The “countries” and “territories” that will be covered – some to a greater extent than others – will be China (mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong), Japan, and Korea (North and South). As you can see from the sub-designations, this is a region of some complexity and controversy. It includes the currently divided countries of China and Korea. The course will be taught somewhat differently than is often the case. There will be more emphasis on varied methodologies, including multi-media resources, as a means of understanding. What this means, more simply, is that the course will use 1
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feature films, documentary videos, and the products of American and East Asian popular culture, as well as the more standard books and lectures, to introduce the similarities and differences among these countries. Those who participate and seem relatively knowledgeable should not be surprised to find their final grade in the course enhanced. This will be one way I can get to know who you are and determine your grade for “participation”. After more decades of teaching than I want to remember, including large general education courses, I have found a high correlation between high grades and those who sit near the front and participate in class discussion. As you will see below, twenty percent of the course grade is based on such factors as active participation in lecture and discussion sections, which includes quizzes and presentations during the sections taught by your teaching assistant. To avoid later misunderstanding, it is important to realize at the outset that
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