Courses

Fall 2022 Classroom Courses

ANTH 333 - The Art of Living and Dying: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Class # 7455-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

DuSable Hall 240

Micah Morton

This course is meant to disrupt the silence around the D-word by exploring the broader human experience of death and dying in a comparative, cross-cultural perspective. We will explore the diverse ways humans respond to their immortality, mourn their dead, and imagine the afterlife. As we talk about death, however, we inevitably find ourselves talking about life or the art of living. As a result, we will explore the human life cycle "from the cradle to the grave” as it has been variably understood, marked, and celebrated by different societies the world over.

Students taking course for SEAS Minor should contact Professor Morton prior to start of term.

ANTH 422 - Gender in Southeast Asia

Class # 7448-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday – 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

DuSable Hall 256

Judy Ledgerwood

Detailed analysis of conceptions of gender across Southeast Asia. Review of theoretical approaches in gender studies and ethnographic material from the region.

ARTH 370 - Studies in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asian Art

Class # 2889-Section 0001, face-to-face

Tuesday – 6 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

Jack Arends Visual Art Bldg 110

Catherine Raymond

The general objective of this course is to introduce the ancient culture of India and its influence in Southeast Asia through the lens of the arts. Organized around a chronological and thematic framework (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Animism, etc.), this course is a survey of the cultural contexts of visual arts traditions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. ARTH 370C satisfies PLUS (Society and Culture) and has been certified as "Writing Infused.”

HDFS 384 - Asian American Families

Class # 5101-Section 0Y01, Online: Asynchronous

No specific meeting time/place: asynchronous

Florensia Surjadi

Analysis of Asian American families using theories, methods, and research findings. Emphasis on the process of immigration, family formation in the United States, family dynamics, family obligations and intergenerational relationship, interracial families, changing gender roles, marriage, identity formation, family and the life cycle, and family strengths. PRQ: HDFS 284 or SOCI 170.

HIST 480 - Spies, Lies, and Secret Wars: CIA in the World

Honors: Class # 7574-Section 00H1, face-to-face

Tuesday, 3 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.

DuSable Hall 276

Eric Jones

Involvement of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with various peoples, governments and events around the globe.

MUSE 321 - Mixed Ensemble (Thai Music Ensemble)

Class # 7472-Section 0002, face-to-face

Tuesday - 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Music Building 102/103

Chamni Sripraram

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. May be repeated. Students can enroll in more than one section in a term.

MUSE 370 - Gamelan Ensemble

Class # 7499-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Music Building 102

Alexander Yoffe, Jui-Ching Wang

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. Open to non-majors by special consent of the School of Music. May be repeated.

PHHE 351 - Elements of Environmental Health

Class # 1364-Section 0001, face-to-face

Honors: Class # 7686-Section 00H1, face-to-face

Tuesday – 3:30 to 5:59 p.m.

McMurry Auditorium

Tomoyuki Shibata

Analysis and control of current environmental health problems. Discussion of the effects of environmental factors on human health, and the organization and administration of environmental health programs. PRQ: MATH 105 with a grade of C or better and MATH 104 with an S grade; or MATH 110 with a grade of C or better; or satisfactory performance on the Math Placement Examination. CRQ: BIOS 213 or BIOS 313; and CHEM 110 or CHEM 210; or consent of school.

POLS 285 – Introduction to International Relations

Class # 4645-Section 0001, online asynchronous

No specific meeting time

Aarie Glas

Theories, models, and concepts commonly used to explain international relations with an emphasis on the use of these constructs to analyze contemporary international problems and issues.

This course only satisfies SEAS Minor requirements with approval from Professor Glas, aglas@niu.edu and a SEA focus on coursework.

POLS 378 – Political Islam

Class # 5451-Section 0001, online synchronous

Monday, Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 12:15 pm

Kikue Hamayotsu

Analysis of various political and social phenomena in predominantly-Muslim nations including Islamic movements, religious parties, Islam and democracy, Islamic courts and laws, women’s rights, religious radicalism and violence.

Graduate section pending; please contact Professor Hamayotsu for course information.

POLS 395 (Contemporary topics in politics – Ethnicity, Religion and Global Politics)

Class # 6939-Section 0001, online synchronous

Monday, Wednesday – 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Kikue Hamayotsu

Graduate section pending; please contact Professor Hamayotsu for course information.

SEAS 225 – Southeast Asia: Crossroads of World

Class # 2942-Section 0001, face-to-face

Honors: Class # 3643-Section 00H1, face-to-face

Tuesday, Thursday – 12:30 p.m.to 1:45 p.m.

DuSable Hall 422

Eric Jones

Interdisciplinary introduction to the varied cultures of Southeast Asia focused on the general theme of unity within diversity. Examination of the linkage of Southeast Asian art, music, dance, literature, and architecture with other segments of the Buddhist, Islamic, Christian, and animistic societies of the region.

ANTH 522 - Gender in Southeast Asia

Class # 7448-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday – 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

DuSable Hall 256

Judy Ledgerwood

Detailed analysis of conceptions of gender across Southeast Asia. Review of theoretical approaches in gender studies and ethnographic material from the region.

ARTH 570 - Studies in Asian Art: South and Southeast Asian Art

Class # 2890-Section 0001, face-to-face

Tuesday – 6 p.m. to 8:40 pm

Jack Arends Vis Art Bldg 110

Catherine Raymond

The general objective of this course is to introduce you to the ancient culture of India and its influence in Southeast Asia through the lens of the arts. Organized around a chronological and thematic framework (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Animism, etc.), this course is a survey of the cultural contexts of visual arts traditions of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. ARTH 370C satisfies PLUS (Society and Culture) and has been certified as "Writing Infused.”

Graduate students interested in taking this course cannot register through MyNIU; they must contact Professor Catherine Raymond (craymond@niu.edu) who will facilitate enrollment through the Art History Department.

MUSE 621 – Mixed Ensemble (Thai Music Ensemble)

Class # 7523-Section 0002, face-to-face

Tuesday – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Music Building 102/103

Chamni Sripraram

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. May be repeated. Students can enroll in more than one section in a term.

MUSE 670 – Gamelan Ensemble

Class # 7541-Section 0001-Component LEC, face-to-face

Monday – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Music Building 102

Alexander Yoffe, Jui-Ching Wang

Ensemble performance. Participation for credit in more than one ensemble during the same semester permitted. Open to non-majors by special consent of the School of Music. May be repeated.

Burmese
FLBU 103 - Beginning Burmese I

Class # 1922-Section 0001, hybrid

Monday, Wednesday – 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (synchronous online)
Tuesday, Thursday – 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (face-to-face)

DuSable Hall 256
Tharaphi Than
20 student capacity

FLBU 203 – Intermediate Burmese I

Class # 1923-Section 0Y01, online asynchronous

No specific meeting time
Tharaphi Than
20 student capacity

FLBU 300 – Special Topics in Burmese Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class # 3662-Section 0Y01, online asynchronous

No specific meeting time
Tharaphi Than
20 student capacity

Indonesian
FLIN 103 – Beginning Indonesian I

Class # 1940-Section 0001, hybrid

Monday, Wednesday – 12 to 12:50 p.m. (synchronous online)

Tuesday, Thursday – 12 to 1:15 p.m. (face-to-face)

DuSable Hall 268
Rahmi Aoyama
20 student capacity

FLIN 203 - Intermediate Indonesian I

Class # 1941-Section 0001, hybrid

Monday – 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (synchronous online)

Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (face-to-face)

DuSable Hall 268
Rahmi Aoyama
20 student capacity

FLIN 300 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class # 4587-Section 0001, online asynchronous)

No specific meeting time

Rahmi Aoyama
15 student capacity

FLIN 400 - Special Topics in Indonesian Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class # 3444-Section 0001, online asynchronous

No specific meeting time

Rahmi Aoyama

15 student capacity

Khmer
FLKH 103 - Beginning Khmer I

Class # 3066-Section 0Y01, online synchronous

Monday to Friday – 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Kheang Leang
20 student capacity

FLKH 203 - Intermediate Khmer I

Class # 3067-Section 0Y01, online synchronous

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 a.m.to 11:50 a.m.

Kheang Leang
20 student capacity

Lao
FLST 181 – Beginning Lao I

Class # 6359-Section 0002, online synchronous

Monday, Wednesday – 5 p.m. to 7:15 pm

Samlong Inthaly

20 student capacity

FLST 281 – Intermediate Lao I

Class # 6058-Section 0001, online synchronous

Tuesday, Thursday – 5 p.m. to 7:15 pm

Samlong Inthaly

20 student capacity

Tagalog
FLTA 103 - Beginning Tagalog I

Class # 1986-Section 0001, face-to-face
Monday through Friday – 2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

DuSable Hall 268
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
20 student capacity

FLTA 203 - Intermediate Tagalog I

Class # 1987-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.

DuSable Hall 406
Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail
10 student capacity

Thai
FLTH 103 - Beginning Thai I

Class # 1988-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday – 10 to 10:50 p.m., DuSable Hall 280
Tuesday, Thursday – 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., DuSable Hall 246
Kanjana Thepboriruk
20 student capacity

FLTH 204 - Intermediate Thai I

Class # 1989-Section 0001, face-to-face

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 11 to 11:50 a.m.

DuSable Hall 406
Kanjana Thepboriruk
10 student capacity

FLTH 400 – Special Topics in Thai Language, Literature, Linguistics or Culture

Class # 5882-Section 0001, online asynchronous

No specific meeting times

Kanjana Thepboriruk
20 student capacity

Not-for-Credit Free Courses

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815-753-1771
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