E. Asian Languages & Cultures (EALC)

EALC Class Schedule

Courses

EALC 114   Introduction to East Asian Art   credit: 4 Hours.

Same as ARTH 114. See ARTH 114.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 120   East Asian Civilizations   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 120. See HIST 120.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 122   History East Asian Religions   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to East Asian religious traditions; emphasizes the ideas of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in China and their historical interactions. Same as REL 122.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 130   The Chinese Language   credit: 3 Hours.

An introduction to the sociolinguistic study of the Chinese language. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. This course does not fulfill the campus foreign language requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

EALC 132   Zen   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REL 132. See REL 132.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 220   Traditional China   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 220. See HIST 220.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 221   Modern China   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 221. See HIST 221.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 222   Chinese Thght Confucius to Mao   credit: 3 Hours.

Examination of China's principal philosophical, religious, and political schools of thought - such as Confucianism, Taoism, Zen Buddhism, and Maoism - as ways of understanding one of the world's major civilizations; the period of the classical philosophers, the glory years of empire, and the troubled era of Western contact receive approximately equal attention. Same as HIST 222 and REL 224.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 226   Premodern Japanese History   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 226. See HIST 226.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 227   Modern Japanese History   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as HIST 227. See HIST 227.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 240   Chinese Civilization   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the historical development of Chinese civilization. Emphasis will be on broad themes and the connections among cultural values, social institutions, political structures, and contacts with outsiders. Visual and literary evidence will be stressed.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 250   Intro to Japanese Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Topical introduction to Japanese cultural and aesthetic life with attention to cultural and aesthetic patterns as they are reflected in literature, language, and the arts.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

EALC 275   Masterpieces of East Asian Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Study of major works in the literary traditions of China and Japan, including haiku, noh, Tale of Genji, kabuki, Tang poetry, Ming theater, and the colloquial tale. Same as CWL 275. No knowledge of Chinese or Japanese language required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 276   Asian Film Genres   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as CWL 276 and ENGL 276. See ENGL 276.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 285   Intro to Korea Through Film   credit: 3 Hours.

Course uses film, literary, and ethnographic works to explore the impact of Post-Colonial (1945-present) socioeconomic and cultural transformation on the personal and collective South Korean experience. Same as ANTH 285.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 287   Introduction to Buddhism   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REL 287. See REL 287.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 288   Contemporary East Asia   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to aspects of daily life in East Asia in relation to local and extra-local political and economic structures and transformations. Same as ANTH 287.

EALC 305   Japan Lit in Translation I   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of Japanese literature from earliest times to 1600; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation. Same as CWL 311.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 306   Japan Lit in Translation II   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of Japanese literature from 1600 to recent times; readings in prose, poetry, and drama in English translation; and lectures and papers. Same as CWL 312.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 307   Classical Chinese Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys Chinese literary works from the classical tradition (history, philosophy, poetry, literary criticism) with attention to intellectual and artistic values. Same as CWL 307. No knowledge of Chinese is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 308   Chinese Popular Lit   credit: 3 Hours.

Surveys Chinese popular literary works written in the vernacular language (short story, novel, and drama), with attention to cultural and artistic values. Same as CWL 308. No knowledge of Chinese is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Literature and the Arts
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 333   Language in Japanese Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines aspects of language use in contemporary Japanese society, including cross-cultural communication, social/regional variations, and problems surrounding linguistic/ethnic minorities in Japanese society. Prerequisite: Completion of JAPN 202 or equivalent.

EALC 361   Women in East Asia   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary inquiry into the cultural and social patterns that have shaped women's lives in China, Japan, and Korea. Same as GWS 361.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

EALC 365   Contemporary Korean Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces contemporary Korean society: the twentieth century struggle of Korea for an individual identity; the Korean road to modernization and its significance for the United States and the developing world. Same as SOC 365.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences

EALC 367   History of Korea   credit: 3 Hours.

Historical examination of the Korean experience, from the earliest times to the present day: basic political, social, economic patterns; examination of the cultural and intellectual tradition; Korea's historical role in Asia; the Korean colonial experience; Korea in the modern world. Same as HIST 325.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
UIUC: Hist&Philosoph Perspect
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures

EALC 390   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Directed readings in the languages and literatures of East Asia. The area selected depends on the student's interest. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 391   Honors Tutorial   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Tutorial in the civilizations of East Asia. The country and discipline depend on student interests. All students submit a substantial paper. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 398   Colloquium in EALC   credit: 3 Hours.

See online schedule for current topics. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 12 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

EALC 411   The Chinese Novel   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading and analysis of representative pieces of Chinese fiction from the fourth century B.C. to 1900 with emphasis on the development of Chinese fiction, its place in the literary tradition, and its role in society. Same as CWL 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 412   Mod Chinese Lit in Translation   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Reading and analysis of representative selections from Chinese literature since the May 4 Movement (early 20th century), with special attention to the relationship between literature and ideology in twentieth-century China. Same as CWL 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. No knowledge of Chinese is required.

EALC 413   Premodern Chinese Drama   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of Chinese drama from the 12th century through the early 20th century. Students will read major works of Chinese drama in English translation, as well as works on stagecraft, performance styles, the social functions of drama and the social role of actors. Videotaped contemporary performances of traditional drama will be viewed. Same as CWL 416 and THEA 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

EALC 415   Mod Japan Lit in Translation   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Critical study of selected 20th century writers with an emphasis on cultural background, world view, human relationships, aesthetic theories, Japanese and Western traditions, and universal literary issues. Same as CWL 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 2 or 4 graduate hours. Requires no knowledge of Japanese; readings and films. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 425   Chinese Poetry and Translation   credit: 3 Hours.

A critical introduction to major Chinese poetic genres and an in depth examination of various translation strategies used in the translation of Chinese poetry. The poetry component acquaints students with essential aspects of Chinese language and poetry and thus enables them to evaluate the translated texts from the perspectives of both an insider and outsider. The translation component entails both the evaluation of existing translations and practice by the students. Same as TRST 430. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours.

EALC 428   Japan at War and Peace   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examination of the changing ways the Japanese have imagined war and peace in the twentieth century as documented in novels, memoirs, essays, plays, films, journalism, and other works. Same as CWL 428. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Graduate students taking this course for 4 hours credit will be expected to write the same papers as undergraduates. In addition, graduate students will be expected to produce a term paper that will be due at the time of the final exam. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 469   The Ethnography of Korea   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the English-language anthropological study and representation of Korea, situating this literature topically, historically, theoretically, and methodologically. Same as ANTH 489. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ANTH 103 or ANTH 230, or EALC 285 or EALC 365 or EALC 367, or consent of instructor.

EALC 475   Discourse&Grammar in EA Langs   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines how the regularities in language use that we think of as 'grammar' emerge from communicative needs in discourse. Focuses on analysis of grammatical phenomena in East Asian languages. Requires advanced knowledge of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: LING 430; junior standing or consent of instructor.

EALC 476   Classical Chinese Thought   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Inquiry into the major schools of Chinese thought in the Classical Period through the Han (206 B.C. - A.D. 220): Confucianism, Taoism and Legalism. Topics such as the concept of history, military thought and logic will be covered. Readings are in English. Same as CWL 478 and HIST 425. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One 200 or 300-level course on Chinese culture or consent of instructor.

EALC 488   History of Chinese Buddhism   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the history of Chinese Buddhism since its introduction; analysis of Buddhological trends and styles; and the sociocultural milieu of Chinese Buddhism and its place in the total history of ideas and lifestyles. Same as REL 488. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: REL 287 or consent of instructor.

EALC 490   Individual Study   credit: 2 to 12 Hours.

Supervised individualized study of a topic not covered by regular course offerings. The topic must be approved by the instructor. 3 to 12 undergraduate hours. 2 to 12 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 500   Proseminar in EALC   credit: 4 Hours.

Interdisciplinary introduction for first-term East Asian Languages and Cultures graduate students to western-language writings on East Asia that have been important to modern scholarship on the region. The proseminar will cover the three cultures of the region in an interdisciplinary fashion, focusing on the methods of various disciplines in their treatment of East Asia. Method refers both to the kinds of materials studies, and the theory and tools used in research.

EALC 521   Seminar in Chinese Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

Examination of Chinese literature from a variety of genres and historical periods intended to prepare students for independent work in literary criticism and analysis. Readings include both primary texts and important works of secondary scholarship. Students will produce a term paper based on independent research. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with approval.

EALC 531   Seminar in Japanese Lit   credit: 4 Hours.

Examination of Japanese literature from a variety of genres and historical periods designed to prepare advanced students for independent work in literary criticism and analysis. Texts in the vernacular are read and discussed from a variety of critical perspectives. Students produce a term paper based on current scholarship in the field of Japanese literary studies. May be repeated in same or subsequent terms as topics vary to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: A reading knowledge of Japanese.

EALC 550   Seminar in EALC   credit: 4 Hours.

Seminar on selected topics. Topic varies with instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 560   East Asian Language Pedagogy   credit: 4 Hours.

Course is for teachers of Japan, Chinese, or Korean language who wish to improve their teaching skills and learn more about second and foreign language acquisition specific to the East Asian Language context. Besides reviewing research on language teaching methodology and curriculum development, students will observe each other conduct practice classes and analyze videotapes of class sessions. Undergraduates may enroll with consent of instructor and the Graduate College. Prerequisite: Native or near-native fluency in Japan, Chinese, or Korean.

EALC 590   Individual Study and Research   credit: 2 to 12 Hours.

Supervised individual investigation or study of a topic not covered by regular course offerings. The topic selected by the student and the proposed plan of study must be approved by the adviser and the instructor. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

EALC 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Research and guidance in writing theses for advanced degrees. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the preliminary examinations.