UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Asian Studies


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Asian Studies: ANS

180C, 280C, 380C. Conference Course in Asian Studies.
Supervised individual study of selected problems in Asian studies. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

381. Topics in Chinese Culture and Society.
Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese culture and society. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 381, 387, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 19: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics) and 381 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Confucian Texts.

Topic 3: Daoist Texts.
Asian Studies 380T (Topic 44: Daoist Texts) and 381 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

383. Topics in Japanese Culture and Society.
Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese culture and society. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 383, 387, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Japan.
Same as History 382N (Topic 3: Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Japan). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Intellectual and Cultural History of Japan), 383 (Topic 1), History 381 (Topic: Intellectual and Cultural History of Modern Japan).

Topic 2: Japan since 1945.
A survey of political, social, and cultural change from 1945 to 1980.

Topic 3: Japanese Culture and Identity.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Japanese Culture and Identity), 383 (Topic 3), Japanese 380 (Topic: Japanese Culture and Identity).

Topic 4: Japanese Politics.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 20: Japanese Politics). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

384. Topics in South Asian Culture and Society.
Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 384, 387, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Buddhist Studies: The Indian Monastery.
Asian Studies 384 (Topic 1) and 387 (Topic: Buddhist Studies: The Indian Monastery) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Communalism in Colonial India.
Same as History 382N (Topic 4: Communalism in Colonial India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Communalism in Colonial India), 384 (Topic 2), History 381 (Topic: Communalism in Colonial India).

Topic 3: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 17: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia). Asian Studies 380T (Topic 24: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia) and 384 (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 4: Historiography in Premodern India.
Same as History 382N (Topic 5: Historiography in Premodern India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Historiography in Premodern India), 384 (Topic 4), History 381 (Topic: Historiography in Premodern India).

Topic 5: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India.
Same as History 382N (Topic 1: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India), 384 (Topic 5), History 388K (Topic: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India).

Topic 6: South Asian Diaspora.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic: South Asian Diaspora), 380T (Topic: South Asian Diaspora), 384 (Topic 5).

385. Topics in Chinese Language and Literature.
Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese language and literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 385, 387, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Chinese Film and Literature.
Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Chinese Film and Literature) and 385 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Contemporary Chinese Literature.
Asian Studies 380T (Topic 28: Contemporary Chinese Literature) and 385 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Modern Chinese Literature.
Asian Studies 380T (Topic 54: Modern Chinese Literature) and 385 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: The Dream of the Red Chamber.
The novel Hong Lou Meng (The Dream of the Red Chamber). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: The Novel Hong Lou Meng [The Dream of the Red Chamber]), 380T (Topic 64: The Dream of the Red Chamber), 385 (Topic 4).

386. Topics in Japanese Language and Literature.
Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese language and literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 386, 387, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Fantasy and Reality in Modern Japanese Literature.
Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Fantasy and Reality in Modern Japanese Literature) and 386 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 9: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 380T (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature), 380T (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 386 (Topic 2), Japanese 380 (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature), 384 (Topic 3: Modern Japanese Literature).

388. Topics in South Asian Language and Literature.
Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian language and literature. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 387, 388, 389, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

390. Topics in Asian Studies.
Study of various Asian studies-related topics that do not focus on any single geographic region. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 387, 389, 390, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Archaeology of Buddhism.
Asian Studies 387 (Topic: Archaeology of Buddhism) and 390 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Authoritarian Political Systems.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 7: Authoritarian Political Systems). Comparative study of authoritarian and totalitarian patterns of government, past and present, Western and non-Western; special emphasis on Communist and Fascist systems. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 34: Authoritarian Regimes), 380T (Topic: Authoritarianism), 390 (Topic 2), Government 390L (Topic: Authoritarianism), 390L (Topic: Authoritarian Regimes). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 3: Environment and Development in Asia.
Same as Geography 383C (Topic 1: Environment and Development in Asia). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 48: Environment and Development in Asia), 380T (Topic: Seminar in Environment and Development), 390 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing in geography or a related social science.

Topic 4: Families and Education in Three Cultures.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Families and Education in Three Cultures), 390 (Topic 4), Educational Psychology 381M (Topic 6: Families and Education in Three Cultures). Additional prerequisite: Twelve semester hours of upper-division education or behavioral science, and consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Ritual, Politics, and Power.
Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 31: Ritual, Politics, and Power). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Ritual, Politics, and Power) and 390 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

391. Asia and the World.
Study of various subjects with Asian studies-related content. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 387, 389, 391, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Comparative Ethnic Conflict.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 21: Comparative Ethnic Conflict). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Comparative Ethnic Conflict) and 391 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 2: Development Communication.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 17: Development Communication) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 34: Development Communication). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 58: Development Communication), 380T (Topic: National Development and Social Change), 391 (Topic 2), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Radio-Television-Film 387D (Topic: Development Communication), 387D (Topic: National Development and Social Change). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 3: European Imperialism: British Empire.
Same as History 380L (Topic 1: European Imperialism: British Empire) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 12: European Imperialism: British Empire). Study of the British empire in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Asian Studies 380T (Topic 25: European Imperialism: British Empire) and 391 (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism.
Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism). Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism) and 391 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Ideology and Social Change.
Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 10: Ideology and Social Change). Asian Studies 380T (Topic 7: Ideology and Social Change) and 391 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Topic 6: International Business Fellows Seminar.
Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8: International Business Fellows Seminar); Middle Eastern Studies 380; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380S (Topic 2: International Business Fellows Seminar), 391 (Topic 6), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Post-Soviet and East European Studies 380.

Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies.
Same as History 382N (Topic 2: Women in Islamic Societies) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 35: Women in Islamic Societies). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Women in Islamic Societies), 391 (Topic 7), History 388K (Topic: Women in Islamic Societies).

394. Tools and Methods in Asian Research.
Study of the major research tools and methods used in current Asian scholarship. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 387, 389, 394, Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 391, 395, Sanskrit 382, 384, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Methods in the Study of Religion.
Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 33: Methods in the Study of Religion). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Methods in the Study of Religion), 394 (Topic 1), Sanskrit 384 (Topic: Methods in the Study of Religion).

Topic 2: Study of China: Tools and Methods.

Topic 3: Study of India: Tools and Methods.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Study of India: Tools and Methods), 394 (Topic 3), Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 395 (Topic: Study of India: Tools and Methods).

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Asian Studies 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

398T. Supervised Teaching in Asian Studies.
Teaching under the close supervision of a faculty member; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultation, and reports throughout the teaching period. Asian Studies 398T and Oriental and African Languages and Literatures 398T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Asian Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Chinese: CHI

381. Conference Course in Chinese Language and Culture.
Supervised individual study in Chinese language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384. Topics in Chinese Language and Culture.
Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese language or culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Chinese 380 and 384 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Chinese Film and Literature.
Chinese 380 (Topic: Chinese Film and Literature) and 384 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Confucian Texts.
Chinese 380 (Topic 9: Confucian Texts) and 384 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Contemporary Chinese Literature.
Chinese 380 (Topic 16: Contemporary Chinese Literature) and 384 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Daoist Texts.
Chinese 380 (Topic 10: Daoist Texts) and 384 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

Topic 5: Modern Chinese Literature.
Chinese 380 (Topic 15: Modern Chinese Literature) and 384 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Topic 6: The Dream of the Red Chamber.
The novel Hong Lou Meng (The Dream of the Red Chamber). Only one of the following may be counted: Chinese 380 (Topic: The Novel Hong Lou Meng [The Dream of the Red Chamber]), 380 (Topic 7: The Dream of the Red Chamber), 384 (Topic 6).

Topic 7: Readings in Chinese Journals.
Chinese 380 (Topic 3: Readings in Journals) and 384 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.

Hindi: HIN

381. Conference Course in Hindi Language and Culture.
Supervised individual study in Hindi language or culture. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384. Topics in Hindi Language and Culture.
Study of various aspects and periods of Hindi language and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Hindi 380 and 384 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation I.
Only one of the following may be counted: Hindi 380 (Topic: Advanced Hindi Readings), 380 (Topic: Advanced Hindi Readings I), 380 (Topic: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation), 384 (Topic 1).

Topic 2: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation II.
Hindi 380 (Topic: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation II) and 384 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Hindi 384 (Topic 1).

Topic 3: Readings in Hindi-Urdu.
Only one of the following may be counted: Hindi 380 (Topic: Advanced Graduate Readings in Hindi-Urdu), 380 (Topic: Advanced Hindi Readings), 380 (Topic: Advanced Readings in Hindi-Urdu), 380 (Topic: Graduate Readings in Hindi and Urdu), 384 (Topic 3).

Japanese: JPN

381. Conference Course in Japanese Language and Culture.
Supervised individual study in Japanese language or culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384. Topics in Japanese Language and Culture.
Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese language and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Japanese 380 and 384 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Japanese or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Classical Japanese.
Japanese 380 (Topic 1: Classical Japanese) and 384 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Fantasy and Reality in Modern Japanese Literature.
Japanese 380 (Topic: Fantasy and Reality in Modern Japanese Literature) and 384 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

Topic 3: Modern Japanese Literature.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature), 380T (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 386 (Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature), Japanese 361 (Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 380 (Topic: Modern Japanese Literature), 384 (Topic 3).

Malayalam: MAL

381. Conference Course in Malayalam Language and Culture.
Supervised individual study in Malayalam language or culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384. Topics in Malayalam Language and Culture.
Study of various aspects and periods of Malayalam language and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Malayalam 380 and 384 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam or consent of instructor.

Sanskrit: SAN

381. Conference Course in Sanskrit Language and Culture.
Supervised individual study in Sanskrit language or culture. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

384S. Topics in Sanskrit Language and Culture.
Study of various aspects and periods of Sanskrit language and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Only one of the following may be counted unless the topics vary: Asian Studies 380S, 380T, 387, 389, Sanskrit 380, 382, 383, 384S, 385. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Sanskrit 507.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Sanskrit.
Only one of the following may be counted: Sanskrit 328 (Topic: Third-Year Sanskrit), 380 (Topic 6: Advanced Readings in Sanskrit), 384 (Topic 1).

Topic 2: Readings in Classical Sanskrit Prose and Literature.
Only one of the following may be counted: Sanskrit 330 (Topic: Readings in Classical Prose and Literature), 330 (Topic: Readings in Classical Sanskrit Prose and Literature), 380 (Topic 5: Readings in Classical Sanskrit Prose and Literature), 384 (Topic 2).



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