Approved List of Related East Asian Content Courses

This is the list of related East Asian content courses eligible for inclusion in an East Asian Studies major.  Please note that while this list is regularly updated, there may be other courses that will satisfy the requirement, particularly "Topics" courses, which have variable content.  If you have questions or wish to ask about specific courses, please contact the Associate Chair, Undergraduate.

Please note that not every course on the list below is offered in a single term or year. For current course offerings, please consult Bear Tracks. Further information on all these courses can be found in Bear Tracks or the University of Alberta Calendar.


ANTHR 287 Topics in Asian Anthropology
ANTHR 321 Religions of China in Practice

Art History

ART H 214 Art in China
ART H 215 China Art Now
ART H 315 Chinese Urban Art and Design Now 
ART H 412 Topics in Asian Art


ECON 211 Chinese Economic Development
ECON 410 Pacific Rim Economic Development

Film Studies

FS 369 - Asian Film
FS 412 - Topics in Film Studies (when topic of course is Asia-related)


HIST 280 East Asia to 1500
HIST 281 East Asia from 1500
HIST 285 China and the West
HIST 287 The Chinese in Canada and Canadians in China
HIST 383 The Civilization and Culture of Early China 
HIST 384 History of Chinese Philosophy
HIST 385 Modern China
HIST 390 Imperial China from circa 600 to 1911 
HIST 481 Topics in Chinese History
HIST 482 Topics in Modern East Asian History
HIST 483 Topics in the History of Chinese Thought 

Political Science

POL S 375 Politics of East Asia
POL S 475 Politics of China and Japan

Religious Studies

RELIG 240 Introduction to Buddhism
RELIG 343 Zen/Ch'an Buddhism
RELIG 442 Advanced Studies in Buddhism

Please confirm course availability with departments prior to the beginning of term, as changes to courses can occur after the preparation of this guide.