Asian Studies Courses

Below is the list of approved courses for the Certificate in Asian Studies.  Not all courses are offered in any given year.  Other courses may be applied to the certificate with the permission of the Director of BUCSA.

Please note that some of these classes may not count toward an MA degree in International Relations. In order for a class to count toward both the IR MA degree and the Asian Studies certificate, the class must be accepted by both the IR Department and the BU Center for the Study of Asia.  Naturally, all graduate level IR classes are accepted toward the MA degree.  Additionally, any class listed as satisfying a core or track area will be accepted toward the MA (see here for listings).  Students may petition the IR Director of Graduate Studies to request to have other classes count toward the MA degree.

CAS AH 530 Chinese and Japanese Calligraphy: History, Theory, and Practice
CAS AH 532 Japanese Print Culture
GRS AH 726 Colloquium in Japanese Art

CAS AN 505 Asian Development: The Case of Women
CAS AN 563/IR 563 Public Relations and Politics Across Cultures
CAS AN 573 The Ethnography of China and Taiwan
GRS AN 706 Comparative Family Systems in Asia
GRS AN 718 Southeast Asia: Tradition and Development

CAS AR 560 Civilizations of Central South Asia
GRS AR 790 The Archaeology of Southeast Asia
GRS AR 795 Politics, Nationalism, and Archaeology

GRS  EC 721 Topics in Development Economics

CAS HI 549 Nationalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
CAS HI 589 Nature’s Past: Histories of Environment and Society
GRS HI 690 History of International Relations Since 1945
GRS HI 890 Modern Chinese History

CAS IR 506 India: An Emerging World Power
CAS IR 520/PO 562 The State and Public Purpose in Asia
CAS IR 527/PO 527 Political Economy of China
CAS IR 570/PO 569 Politics and Social Change in Postwar Japan
CAS IR 577/PO 578 Foreign Policy of the People’s Republic of China
CAS IR 579/PO 579 Japan in International Politics
CAS IR 582 Taiwan: Politics and Transformation
CAS IR 585/PO 558 Problems and Issues in Post-Mao China
CAS IR 586 Islam in South Asia Politics
GRS IR 758/PO 785 Comparative Political Economy of China and India
GRS IR 764/PO 764 Seminar on China in the Contemporary World
GRS IR 765/PO 759 Japanese Political Economy
GRS IR 788/PO 789 International Relations of Asia-Pacific

GRS PH 647 Asian Philosophy

GRS RN 643 Islam in a Global Perspective
GRS RN 660 Daoist Religion
GRS RN 662 Chinese Medicine
GRS RN 675/AN 775 Culture, Society and Religion in South Asia
GRS RN 687/AN 784 Anthropology of Religion
GRS RN 688/AN 726 Oral Tradition as Verbal Art
GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion

CFA MU 559 World Music and Culture

GMS MA 720 World Religions and Healing

GSM IM 834 Competing in China
GSM IM 842 Bus Asia-Pacific
GSM IM 845 Asian Field Seminar
GSM IM 853 India Field Seminar

LAW JD 875 Human Rights: Institutions and Authorities

MET AD 667 Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development
MET AD 753 International Commerce: Pacific Basin and East Asia
MET ML 634 Culture and Cuisine: Asia

SED IE 593 Child Labor, Children’s Rights and Education

SPH IH 790 Leading Organizations to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals for Health
SPH IH 885 Global Trade, Intellectual Property and Public Health

STH TS 837 Comparative Religious Ethics
STH TS 846/TM846 Comparative and Historical Study of the Interaction of Religion and Society in East Asia
STH TS 862 Global Ethics in Cultural Contexts

STH TT 815 The Confucian Way
STH TT 838/TX 852 Religious Thought East and West: Maimonides in Comparative Perspective
STH TT 945 Spirituality, Medicine and Health

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