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Minor in Korea Studies

[Conversion table: JSIS course numbers in effect through Sum 2012]

The following are approved introductory Asian civilization courses for the Asia minors in the Jackson School: JSIS A 207; JSIS 203; JSIS A/HSTAS 212 (Korea); JSIS A/HSTAS 241 (Japan); JSIS A 242 (Japan); JSIS A/HSTAS 221 (Southeast Asia); HSTAS 201 (India), HSTAS 202 (India); HSTAS 211 (China).


30 credits, to include the following:

  1. JSIS A/HSTAS 212 and one additional introductory Asian civilization course from those listed above (10 credits)
  2. 20 credits of electives, 15 of which must be taken at the UW, to include:
    a. 10 credits chosen from the list of core courses*
    b. 5 credits chosen from the list of core courses or the list of electives*
    c. 5 additional credits in Korean language beyond second-year level, or in upper-division transfer courses on Korea, or from the lists of core and electives*

  3. Minimum grade of 2.0 required in each course applied toward the minor.

Elective Lists

*Korea Core Courses
JSIS A/ANTH 448 Modern Korean Society (5)
HSTAS 481 History of Traditional Korea (5)
HSTAS 482 History of Modern Korea (5)
JSIS A 405/ANTH 449 Social Change in East Asia (5)
*Korea Elective Courses  
All approved upper-division+ East Asia courses. Current courses include:
JSIS A 370 Han Chinese Society and Culture (5)
JSIS A 399 Study Abroad: East Asian Studies (1-5, max. 15)
JSIS A 406 China's Environment (5)
JSIS A 423 History of Modern Japan (5)
JSIS A 428 Perspectives on East Asia for Teachers (3, max. 6)
JSIS A 431 Demographic Issues in Asia (3-5) I&S
JSIS A 435 Japanese Government and Politics (5)
JSIS A 436 Political Parties in Japan and East Asia (5)
JSIS A 437 International Relations of Japan [formerly SISEA 487] (5)
JSIS A 439 Politics of Divided Korea (5)
JSIS A 424 The Emergence of Postwar Japan (5)
SISEA 441 (not offered) Economic and Social History of Japan to 1900 (5)
JSIS A 473 Political Economy of Postwar Japan (5)
JSIS A 443 Class and Culture in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 403 Politics of Representation in Modern China (5)
JSIS A 404 Religion in China (5)
JSIS A 448 Modern Korean Society (5)
JSIS A 408 Government and Politics of China (5)
JSIS A 454 History of Modern China (5)
JSIS A 456 Topics in Chinese Social History (5)
JSIS A 459 United States-China Relations (5)
JSIS A 460 Cities in China: Past and Present (5)
JSIS A 467 China and Globalization (5)
JSIS A 453 China's Economic Reforms: Integration Into World Economy (5)
JSIS A 469 Law, Development, and Transition in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 470 Minority Peoples of China (5)
JSIS A 474 Civil Society in Japan and East Asia (5)
JSIS A 475 Japanese Society (5)
JSIS A 478 Readings in the Social Sciences in Japanese (3-5, 3-5)
JSIS A 471 New Orders in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 472 Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies in East Asia (5)
JSIS A 478 Japanese Business and Technology (5)
JSIS A 487 Japanese Trade Politics (5)
JSIS A 437 International Relations of Japan (5)
JSIS 484 Special Topics E Asia (1-5, max. 15)
ECON 494 Economy of Japan (5)
+JSIS A 213 Korean Peninsula and World Politics (5) also allowed

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African Studies Program
University of Washington
326 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Joel Ngugi / Chair
Associate Professor, School of Law

Mary Kay Gugerty/Adjunct Director
Associate Professor, Evans School of Public Affairs

Erin Murphy/Program Assistant
Autumn Quarter Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 9-12, or by appt.
206.616.0998 office
206.685.0668 fax

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