Expanding Asian Studies at Florida Atlantic University

Expanding Asian Studies at Florida Atlantic University

FAU received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to build up Asian Studies at FAU for two years, 2010-2012. Asian Studies at FAU includes East Asia, South Asia and West Asia, or the Middle East.   Grant funds supported faculty grants to prepare new curricular offerings in Asian Studies, add more Chinese language courses and begin an Arabic language program, and develop faculty expertise in Asian Studies.   A final third year of the grant in 2012-2013 will use carryover funding to support Chinese language instruction and certificate enhancement activities.

Asian Studies Certificate                                   [click here] http://fau.edu/asia/

New Courses Developed in 2010-2012           

Beginning Chinese Language and Culture I
Beginning Chinese Language and Culture II
Intermediate Chinese I and II                                                   
Beginning Arabic Language and Culture I
Beginning Arabic Language and Culture II
Intermediate Arabic I and II
Introduction to Asian Studies
Honors Islam in Asian Cultures
Voices from the Middle East and North Africa: Francophone Muslim Women in Literature and Film
Asia in Western Literature and Film
Indian Cinema
Gandhi and Hitler: (Non-) Violence in History
Government and Politics of Central Asia and the Transcaucasus
Asian Medical Systems

Faculty Research Grants in 2010-2012

Prof. M. Gurses, (Political Science): “Democratization through Mediation: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-War Iraq”

Prof. J. J. Choi, (Social Work): “An Ethnographic Qualitative Research for Developing a Culturally Competent Restorative Justice Practice Framework for East Asians and East Asian Americans”

Prof. E. Hanne, (History): “Navigating Hegemony: The Mazayadids of Hilla”

Prof. N. Zhang, (Sociology): “Gender and State Formation in Socialist China: Women’s Organizations as an Institutional Actor inside the State”

Prof. A. Sanchez-Samper, (Music): “Anthropological Field Recordings of Nepalese music and ambient sounds of the Nepalese Countryside”

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