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Southeast Asian Studies Library Resources: Classes

Southeast Asian Studies

Why should students focus on area studies?

As the world becomes more interconnected, employers are increasingly looking for college graduates with a broader knowledge of the world.

An undergraduate minor in Southeast Asian Studies is ideal for students pursuing careers in:

  • Accountancy
  • Art
  • Anthropology
  • Civil Service
  • Education
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Service
  • ...and may more

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies offers students:

  • Fellowship and scholarship opportunities
  • Language training in Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese
  • Research opportunities in a variety of disciplines
  • Leadership development opportunities through student organizations
  • Study Abroad and internship opportunities

Interested?  Contact the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at cseas@niu.edu or (815) 753-1771

 

Class Visits

Class visits and tours of the Southeast Asian Collection are available throughout the fall and spring semester.  This includes a detailed tour, a look at some rare materials in the collection, as well as a tutorial on how to find books and other materials in the collection.

To schedule a class visit and tour of the Southeast Asian Collection please contact Hao Phan at hphan@niu.edu or (815) 753-1809.

Southeast Asian Studies Courses for Undergraduates

List of Southeast Asian Studies Courses for Undergraduates offered at NIU

School of Art and Design

  • ARTH 370: Studies in Asian Art
  • ARTH 457: Topics in Art History: Asian Art

School of Music

  • MUHL 431: Music of Southeast Asia
  • MUSE 370: Gamelan

 School of Family Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

  • FCNS 384: Asian American Families

 Department of Anthropology

  • ANTH 302: Asian American Cultures
  • ANTH 304: Muslim Cultures in Anthropological Perspective
  • ANTH 310: The Archaeology of Oceania and Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 328: Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 363: Globalization and Corporate Cultures
  • ANTH 407: Peoples and Culture of Insular Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 408: Peoples and Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 421: Social Organization
  • ANTH 422: Gender and Southeast Asia
  • ANTH 426: Political Anthropology
  • ANTH 428: Ritual and Myth
  • ANTH 462: Collections Management
  • ANTH 491: Current Topics in Anthropology
  • ANTH 493: Anthropology Field School
  • ANTH 498: Independent Study in Anthropology

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • FLBU 103, 104: Beginning Burmese I, II
  • FLBU 203, 204: Intermediate Burmese I, II
  • FLCH 101, 102: Beginning Chinese I, II
  • FLCH 201, 202: Intermediate Chinese I, II
  • FLIN 103, 104: Beginning Indonesian I, II
  • FLIN 203, 204: Intermediate Indonesian I, II
  • FLIN 421: Introduction to Indonesian Literature
  • FLIS 481: Independent Study of Foreign Language
  • FLKH 103, 104: Beginning Khmer I, II
  • FLKH 203, 204: Intermediate Khmer I, II
  • FLST 281, 282: Beginning Vietnamese I, II
  • FLST 381, 382: Special Studies in Language I, II
  • FLST 481, 482: Special Topics in Literature I, II
  • FLST 483: Special Topics in Linguistics
  • FLTA 103, 104: Beginning Tagalog I, II
  • FLTA 203, 204: Intermediate Tagalog I, II
  • FLTH 103, 104: Beginning Thai I, II
  • FLTH 203, 204: Intermediate Thai I, II

Department of Geography

  • GEOG 338: Geography of Asia
  • GEOG 390: Topics in Geography
  • GEOG 408: Tropical Environmental Hazards
  • GEOG 491: Undergraduate Research in Geography
  • GEOG 498C: Seminar in Current Problems: Meteorology/Climatology

Department of History

  • HIST 342: History of Southeast Asia to ca. 1800
  • HIST 343: History of Southeast Asia since ca. 1800
  • HIST 346: Women in Asian History
  • HIST 387: History of Genocide
  • HIST 442: History of Buddhist Southeast Asia
  • HIST 443: History of Islamic Southeast Asia
  • HIST 446: History of Thailand
  • HIST 447: History of Burma
  • HIST 448: History of Indonesia
  • HIST 449: History of Malaysia and Singapore
  • HIST 469: The Vietnam War
  • HIST 470: America and Asia
  • HIST 475: The United States and Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
  • HIST 490J: Special Topics in History: Asia
  • HIST 493: Independent Study

Department of Communication

  • JOUR 482: International News Communications

Department of Political Science

  • POLS 362: Politics of Developing Areas
  • POLS 365: Origins of Political Order
  • POLS 371: Politics of Southeast Asia
  • POLS 376: Political Violence
  • POLS 384: Contemporary Foreign Policy
  • POLS 395: Contemporary Topics in Political Science
  • POLS 496: Independent Study in Political Science

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • SEAS 225: Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World
  • SEAS 490: Advanced Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies

Northern Illinois University

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Contact:
Hao Phan

Southeast Asia Curator

University Libraries

Nothern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL 60115

U.S.A.

Phone: 815-753-1809

Fax: 815-753-9803
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