Regional Specialization

Asia-Pacific (2018-2019 Academic Year)

  • REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION COURSES MAY NOT OVERLAP WITH YOUR MAJOR.
  • Students entering as freshman must take 3 courses, of which 2 are UPPER DIVISION courses (#100-199).
  • Students entering as transfers must take 2 UPPER DIVISION courses (#100-199).
  • Only ONE course can be taken P/NP.
  • Language courses may not count for both language requirement and regional specialization.
  • Students must take ALL courses from the SAME region.
  • See General Catalog for complete course descriptions and pre-requisites: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog
  • Students may overlap their Regional Specialization requirement with the Upper-Division Writing requirement. Please see Approved Courses for Upper-Division Writing [PDF] to determine which classes are eligible for overlap. 

(^) Must take at least TWO UPPER DIVISION courses to satisfy the Regional Specialization requirement
(#) Courses taught in native language, not English.
(*) May be used for Regional Specialization OR Fine Art requirement, NOT BOTH

Anthropology

Course Number

Course Title

ANAR 124 Archaeology of Asia
ANSC 111 The Chinese Heritage in Taiwan
ANSC 130 Hinduism
ANSC 136 Traditional Chinese Society
ANSC 137 Chinese Popular Religion
ANSC 165 Contemporary South Asia
ANSC 166 Film & Culture in Asia
ANSC 190GS Medicine & Healing in South Asia
ANSC 191GS Everyday Life in South Asia: Beyond the Cliches

Chinese Studies

Course Number

Course Title

#CHIN 100AN-M Third Year Chinese
#CHIN 100BN-M Third Year Chinese
#CHIN 100CN-M Third Year Chinese
#CHIN 160 Late Imperial & 20th Century Chinese Historical Texts
#CHIN 165A-B-C Business Chinese
#CHIN 169A Medical Chinese I
#CHIN 169B Medical Chinese II
#CHIN 182A-B-C Introduction to Classical Chinese
#CHIN 185A-B-C Readings in Chinese Culture & Society
#CHIN 186A-B-C Readings in Chinese Economics, Politics, & Trade
#CHIN 198 Dirte Grp Study in Chinese Studies (4)
#CHIN 199 Independent Study in Chinese Studies (4)

Communication

Course Number

Course Title

COMM 104D Comparative Media Systems: Asia
COMM 106C

Cultural Industries (CI): History Through Comics - Japan

Economics

Course Number

Course Title

ECON 163 The Japanese Economy
ECON 164 The Indian Economy
ECON 166 Economics of Southeast Asia

ECON 167

Economics of China

ECON 169

Economics of Korea

History

Course Number

Course Title

^HILD 10 East Asia: The Great Tradition
^HILD 11 East Asia & The West, 1279-1911
^HILD 12 Twentieth Century East Asia
HIEA 111 Japan: Twelfth to Mid-Nineteenth Centuries
HIEA 112 Japan: Mid-19th Century through U.S Occupation
HIEA 113 The 15-Year War in Asia and the Pacific
HIEA 114 Postwar Japan
HIEA 115 Social & Cultural History of 20th Century Japan
HIEA 116 Japan-US Relations
HIEA 117 Ghosts In Japan
HIEA 120 Classical Chinese Philosophy and Culture
HIEA 121 Medieval Chinese Culture and Society
HIEA 122 Late Imperial Chinese Culture and Society
HIEA 123 China under the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
HIEA 124 Life in Ming China (1369-1644)
HIEA 125 Women & Gender in East Asia
HIEA 126 The Silk Road in Chinese & Japanese History
HIEA 128 History of Material Culture in China
HIEA 129 Faces of the Chinese Past
HIEA 130 End of the Chinese Empire: 1800-1911
HIEA 131 China in War and Revolution, 1911-1949
HIEA 132 Mao’s China, 1949-1976
HIEA 133 Twentieth Century China: Cultural History
HIEA 134 Thought & Religion in China: Confucianism
HIEA 135 Thought & Religion in China: Buddhism
HIEA 136 Thought & Religion in China: Daoism
HIEA 137 Women and Family in Chinese History
HIEA 138 Women and the Chinese Revolution
HIEA 139GS An Introduction to Southeast Asia (circa 800-1900)
HIEA 140 China since 1978
HIEA 144 Topics in East Asian History
HIEA 150 Modern Korean 1800-1945
HIEA 151 The Two Koreas: 1945-Present
HIEA 152 History and Cultures of the Korean Diaspora
HIEA 153 Social & Cultural History of 20th Century Korea
HIEA 163 Cinema & Society in 20th Century China
HIEA 164 Seminar in Late Imperial Chinese History
HIEA 166 Creating Ming Histories
HIEA 168 Topics in Classical & Medieval Chinese History
HIEA 170 Love and Marriage in Chinese History
HIEA 171 Society and Culture in Premodern China
HIEA 180 Topics in Modern Korean History
HIEA 199 Independent Study in East Asian History
HISC 176 History of Medicine in East and Southeast Asia
HITO 114 History of Modern Vietnam

Japanese Studies

Course Number

Course Title

#^JAPN 20B Second Year Japanese
#^JAPN 20C Second Year Japanese
#JAPN 130A-B-C Third Year Japanese
#JAPN 135A-B-C Japanese for Professional Purposes
#JAPN 140A-B-C Fourth Year Japanese
#JAPN 150A-B-C Advanced Japanese

Linguistics

Course Number

Course Title

#LIHL 112F-W-P Filipino for Filipino Speakers
#LIHL 114F-W-P Beginning Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
#LIHL 115F-W-P Korean for Korean Speakers
#LIHL 119F-W-P Hindi for Hindi Speakers
#LIHL 124F-W-P Intermediate Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
#LIHL 132F-W-P Advanced Filipino for Filipino Speakers
#LIHL 134F-W-P Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers
#LIHL 135F-W-P Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers
#LIHL 139F-W-P Advanced Hindi for Hindi Speakers

Literature

Course Number

Course Title

#LTCH 101 Readings in Contemporary Chinese Literature
LTEA 100A Classical Chinese Poetry in Translation
LTEA 100B Modern Chinese Poetry in Translation
LTEA 100C Contemporary Chinese Poetry in Translation
LTEA 110A Classical Chinese Fiction in Translation
LTEA 110B Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
LTEA 110C Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Translation
*LTEA 120A Chinese Films
*LTEA 120B Taiwan Films
*LTEA 120C Hong Kong Films
LTEA 132 Later Japanese Literature in Translation
*LTEA 138 Japanese Films
LTEA 140 Modern Korean Literature in Translation from Colonial Period
LTEA 141 Modern Korean Literature in Translation from 1945—Present
*LTEA 142 Korean Film, Literature, and Popular Culture
LTEA 143 Gender and Sexuality in Korean Lit. & Culture
LTEA 144 Korean American Literature/Korean Diaspora
LTEA 151 Readings in Tagalog Literature and Culture I
LTEA 152A Topics in Filipino Literature and Culture (19th Century—World War II)
LTEA 152B Topics in Filipino Literature and Culture (World War II—Present)
#^LTKO 2B-C Intermediate Korean
#^LTKO 3 Advanced Korean
#LTKO 100 Adv. Readings/Korean Lit. & Culture
#LTKO 149 Readings in Koran Language History and Structure
^LTWL 4C Film & Fiction in 20th Century Societies - Asia
LTWL 135 The Buddhist Imaginary
LTWL 136 Socially Engaged Buddhism
LTWL 168 Death & Desire in India

Political Science

Course Number

Course Title

POLI 113A East Asian Thought in Comparative Perspective
POLI 113B Chinese & Japanese Political Thought I
POLI 113C Chinese & Japanese Political Thought II
POLI 130B Politics in the People’s Republic of China
POLI 131C The Chinese Revolution
POLI 132 Political Development and Modern China
POLI 133A Japanese Politics: A Developmental Perspective
POLI 133D Political Institutions of East Asian Countries
POLI 133G Postwar US-Japan Relations
POLI 133J Korean Politics

Sociology

Course Number

Course Title

SOCI 123 Japanese Culture Inside/Out: A Transnational Perspective
SOCI 188G Chinese Society

Theatre & Dance

Course Number

Course Title

*TDMV 144 Asian Dance

Third World Studies

Course Number

Course Title

^TWS 23 Third World Literature (Chinese)
^TWS 26 Third World Literature (Indian Subcontinent)

Visual Arts

Course Number

Course Title

^*VIS 21B Introduction to Asian Art
*VIS 105D Art Forms and Chinese Calligraphy
*VIS 105E Chinese Calligraphy as Installation
*VIS 114GS Arts and Visual Culture in China
*VIS 126K Oceanic Art
*VIS 127A Contemporary Arts in South Korea
*VIS 127B Arts of China
*VIS 127C Arts of Modern China
*VIS 127D Early Chinese Painting
*VIS 127E Later Chinese Painting
*VIS 127F Japanese Buddhist Art
*VIS 127GS Issues in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
*VIS 127 I Architecture & Urbanism of Korea
*VIS 127N 20th Century Art in China & Japan
*VIS 127P Arts of Japan
*VIS 127Q Japanese Painting & Prints
*VIS 128E Topics in Art History of Asia
*VIS 129E Seminar in Art History of Asia
Last Updated: 10/23/18