Courses

Spring 2020

Begins on: 
January 14, 2020

Introduction to Bengali

BANGLA 1B
DWIN210
MW 12-2pm, F 12-1pm
5
31070
Staff

Students will be expected to acquire knowledge of the basic grammar of Bengali, such that they learn to read simple graded texts and to speak at the "low intermediate" level by the end of the year.

Introduction to Burmese

BURMESE 1B
BLC
WTh 4-6pm, F 4-5pm
5
31071
Wong, Kenneth

This introductory course in modern Burmese is a sequel to Burmese 1A, and aims to build upon the core competencies in the Burmese spoken language and writing system acquired in 1A. The course is designed to further develop student proficiency in reading and writing Burmese script, and in holding conversation. Instruction will include foundational vocabulary, grammar, spoken and aural comprehension, and basic proficiency in written expression.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1B
DWIN130
MTWThF 11-12pm
5
19750
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

A systematic introduction to the grammar, sentence patterns, and essential vocabulary of modern standard Filipino. Emphasis is placed on extensive practice in idiomatic Filipino conversation, with additional practice in reading and writing Filipino.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1B
DWIN106
MTWThF 12-1pm
5
19751
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

A systematic introduction to the grammar, sentence patterns, and essential vocabulary of modern standard Filipino. Emphasis is placed on extensive practice in idiomatic Filipino conversation, with additional practice in reading and writing Filipino.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1B
DWIN106
MTWThF 1-2pm
5
24210
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

A systematic introduction to the grammar, sentence patterns, and essential vocabulary of modern standard Filipino. Emphasis is placed on extensive practice in idiomatic Filipino conversation, with additional practice in reading and writing Filipino.

Introduction to Filipino Online

FILIPN W1Y
MW 4-5:30pm, F 2-3:30pm
5
19752
Barrios, Joi

Five hours of lecture per week online in synchronous time. Prerequisites: None.

Do you know the words nanay (mother), tatay (father), sinigang (sour soup), masarap (delicious), and kawawa (poor you)? Would you like to better communicate with your grandparents who speak Filipino and only have a limited knowledge of English? You may be a heritage learner, or a person who has a proficiency in or a cultural connection to the language he/she is studying. Filipino 1X WBL is an elementary Filipino class designed for heritage learners. It is the first course in the elementary Filipino for Heritage Learners sequence (Filipino 1X and Filipino 1Y). This course builds on the students’ passive vocabulary to harness four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The functional-situational approach in learning a language is used in this class. 

Intermediate Filipino

FILIPN 100B
F DWIN205, TTh VLSB2030
F 12-2pm, TTh 12:30-2 pm
5
19753
Llagas, Karen

The goal of this course is to enable students to increase their proficiency in Filipino to at least the intermediate-high level of the national ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. While speaking and listening comprehension will be stressed, training in reading and writing Filipino will be an integral part of instruction. Films and video/audio materials will supplement written texts.

Intermediate Filipino Online

FILIPN W100B
MW 4-5:30pm, F 4-6pm
5
19754
Llagas, Karen

Second half of the intermediate class series with emphasis on four skills in the effective use of Filipino: describing people, places, and feelings; narrating a story or incident; defining and explaining; and reasoning. Vocabulary is expanded through dialogues and authentic texts. At the end of the class, students should have a firm grasp of grammatical structures, write short texts, and converse with fluency. Combines real-time meetings using Adobe Connect and online learning.

Advanced Filipino

FILIPN 101B
KROE115
TTh 11-12:30pm
3
22926
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria

Students read and discuss essays on language, literature, and Phillippine society, and literary texts. Topics include language and the nation; poetry and discourse; language and ideology; and "pananalinghaga" (tropes/metaphors) in understanding society. The students choose whether they would like to go on a creative (poetry, fiction) or a research track (essay).

Introductory Hindi

HIN-URD 1B
DWIN B37
MTWThF 11-12pm
5
23667
Melnikova, Nora

Hindi writing systems. Survey of grammar. Graded exercises and readings drawn from Hindi literature, leading to mastery of grammatical structures and essential vocabulary and achievement of basic reading and writing competence.

Introductory Indonesian

INDONES 1B
MW BARR151, F DWIN229
MW 10-12pm, F 10-11am
5
23670
Lunde, Ninik K

Survey of grammar, graded exercises, and readings drawn from Indonesian texts, leading to a mastery of basic language patterns, essential vocabulary, and to achievement of basic reading, writing, and conversational competence. Emphasis on developing communicative skills.

Intermediate Indonesian

INDONES 100B
MW DWIN205, F DWIN247
MW 12-2pm, F 12-1pm
5
23671
Lunde, Ninik K

Readings in Indonesian texts, including newspapers, journals, and literature exploring a variety of styles. Systematic study of grammatical and lexical problems arising from these readings. Advanced exercises in composition, oral and written communicative skills, and cultural competence.

Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Tradition

INDONES 210B
DWIN225
W 3-6pm
4
32330
Tiwon, Sylvia C

Language instruction is generally conducted on the notion of legibility and a semblance of transparency.  Yet, ambiguity, concealment, imitative malfunction, and even outright dissemblance are all ingredients involved in the discursive act and contribute to the richness of a language.  Irony, parody and humor often present some of the greatest obstacles to comprehension:  is there a "grammar" of irony (or parody, sarcasm, even humor) that would help us overcome this obstacle?

This semester focuses on reading Indonesian texts.  We will develop a set of methods and tools to help us read, analyze and interpret a variety of texts in Indonesian and/or Malay.  We will approach the text as a link between author and audience against the broader social, cultural and political environment.  

Readings: we will begin with a selection of essays in contemporary Indonesian including material from journals like Tempo, and the newsmedia (print, online).  We will look at how arguments are formed, what assumptions are made, and discuss local techniques of persuasion and what happens when persuasion begins to break down.

Introductory Khmer

KHMER 1B
DWIN B34
MTWThF 2-3pm
5
20109
Smith, Francis J

Students complete their study of everyday standard Khmer to a "survival" level. While the memorization of vocabulary and common personal exchanges practiced in 1A will make up the majority of material studied, students will have some opportunity to learn to improvise and talk about personal work and research interests in Khmer. Topics include transportation and directions, the world of work, religion, health, and conducting daily life in Cambodia. Students learn to read simple authentic texts such as folk tales, personal letters, forms, and roadside signs. Students continue their study of culturally appropriate behavior in the context of Khmer culture, including notions of "saving face" and maintaining social harmony, and how these are expressed in both spoken language and in one's actions.

Intermediate Khmer

KHMER 100B
DWIN B34
MW 4-5:30pm, TTh 4-5pm
5
20110
Smith, Francis J

Students learn to read roadside signs, scholarly articles, and an entire Khmer novel. Topics include current events in Cambodia, Cambodian history and politics, and a basic overview of traditional Khmer literature. Much of this study will be accomplished by working on projects in groups with other students. One such project will involve the preparation and performance of a play based on sections of the modern Khmer novel students read in this course. All students will design and carry out an independent research project on the topic of their choice (which will account for 30% of the final grade), and present their research at the end of the second semester to an audience of their peers, entirely in Khmer.

Introductory Punjabi

PUNJABI 1B
TTh DWIN262, F EVAN41
Lec TTh 9:30-11am, Lab F 10-12pm
5
21619 (LEC), 22118 (LAB)
Ubhi, Upkar Kaur

Gurmukhi script. Survey of grammar. Graded exercises, leading to a mastery of basic language patterns, essential vocabulary, and achievement of basic reading and writing skills.

Intermediate Punjabi

PUNJABI 100B
TTh DWIN 233, F DWIN210
TTh 11-12:30pm, F 10-12pm
5
21620 (LEC), 22119 (LAB)
Ubhi, Upkar Kaur

Focus on reading, writing and speaking Punjabi more fluently in formal and informal contexts. Selected readings vary every semester. These form the starting point to stimulate students' own writings which include a long interview with a Punjabi elder from the wider community. These may be recorded in the students' own voices and form a contribution to the ongoing "Punjabi Voices" project. Review of grammar provided as needed in addition to the introduction of more complex grammatical structures. Grading based on performance in class and final presentation, weekly quizzes, two midterms, and a final.

Elementary Sanskrit

SANSKR 100B
DWIN189
MWF 8-10am
5
21659
Goldman, Sally J

Elements of Sanskrit grammar and practice in reading Sanskrit texts.

Intermediate Sanskrit

SANSKR 101B
DWIN225
MF 12-2pm
5
31080
Goldman, Sally J

Introduces students to the itihasa/puraic traditions and related commentarial style of Sanskrit. An extended passage from Valmiki's Ramayaada, Vyasa's Mahabharata, or one of the Mahapuradas is normally read with commentary, if available. The development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Additionally, students are introduced to the use of hard copy and web-based resources. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are also introduced to the current scholarship on epic literature. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class for recitation. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. Submission of an annotated translation project, assigned in class, is required.

Sanskrit Literature

SANSKR 200B
DWIN346B
MF 2-3:30
4
21660
Goldman, Robert

Advanced readings in Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit ornate poetry with emphasis on the canons of poetic analysis of the Indian aesthetic tradition.

Introduction to the Civilization of Medieval and Modern India

SASIAN 1B
BARR60
Th 11-12:30pm
4
21652
Faruqui, Munis D

This course offers a broad historical and cultural survey of the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent from the 12th century to partition of India in 1947. Attention will be paid to the geography and ethnography of the region, its political history, and the religious, philosophical, literary, and artistic movements that have shaped it and contributed to its development as a unique place. 

Discussions (taught by Nicole Ferreira)

101- Th 5-6 pm in DWIN83

102- Th 4-5 pm in DWIN255

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R5B
DWIN105
MWF 1-2pm
4
21655
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R5B
DWIN105
TTh 12:30-4pm
4
21656
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R1B
CORY285
TTh 11-12:30pm
4
21657
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R5B
DWIN106
MWF 3-4pm
4
24372
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R5B
DWIN106
TTh 3:30-5pm
4
24373
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye

SASIAN R5B
DWIN255
MWF 9-10am
4
31081
GSI

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Thought in India

SASIAN C113
WURS102
TTh 9:30-11am
4
23700
Hanner, Oren

Discussion Sections

101 - Th 12-1pm in DWIN259. CCN 24156

102 - F 11-12pm in WHLR104, CCN 24173

103 - F 12-1pm in WHLR124. CCN 31953

Modern Indian Literature

SASIAN 124
DWIN182
TTh 8-9:30am
4
32592
Kailasam, Vasugi

Lecture and discussion of 19th and 20th century Indian literature through English translations and original works in English. Interpretation of Indian society and culture through literature.

Framing Tamil Worlds: Histories, Cultures, and Identities

SASIAN 136
GPBB103
TTh 2-3:30pm
4
32631
Kailasam, Vasugi

Tamil is a Dravidian language that is spoken by approximately 77 million speakers around the world. Used as the official language in Sri Lanka and Singapore, Tamil's classical status makes it an exciting language through which diverse modes of ethnic linguistics and linguistic belonging can be studied in South Asia. This course is meant to study global Tamil societies through the interdisciplinary lenses of literary and cultural studies. Through a variety of literary, visual, cultural texts that span from the Sangam ages to the contemporary moments, this course will introduce students to the histories, growth, and formation of Tamil societies within different national contexts such as India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar and diasporic spaces.

India's Great Epics

SASIAN 142
VLSB2040
MWF 11-12pm
4
23357
Goldman, Robert P

The course entails substantial selected readings from the great Sanskirt epic poems--the Mahabharata and the Ramayana in translation, selected readings from the corpus of secondary literature on Indian epic studies as well as lectures on salient issues in both. Discussion will focus on a variety of historical and theoretical approaches to the study of the poems and their extraordinary influence on Indian culture. Readings will be supplemented with selected showings of popular cinematic and television versions of the epics.

Indian Buddhist Texts

SASIAN C215
DWIN288
W 3-6pm
2-4
23058
Von Rospatt, Alex

This seminar is dedicated to reading Vinaya materials in the Sanskrit original. It also serves to introduce to the study of the Vinaya more broadly, and will include the reading of pertinent secondary literature. Our principal source will be the Vinayavastu of the Mūlasarvāstivādins, and in particular the Adhikaraṇavastu, which deals with procedural and legal matters. Time permitting, we may also turn to the śīla chapter of the Bodhisattvabhūmi and read matching passages treating the bodhisattva precepts.

Tibetan Buddhist Texts

SASIAN C224
DWIN288
T 2-5pm
2-4
23236
Dalton, Jacob

This course provides a place for graduate-level seminars in Tibetan Buddhism that rely primarily on secondary sources and Tibetan texts in translation. Content will vary between semesters but will typically focus on a particular theme. Themes will be chosen according to student interests, with an eye toward introducing students to the breadth of available western scholarship on Tibet, from classics in the field to the latest publications.

Reading and Composition- Under Western Eyes

SEASIAN R5B
BARR78
TTh 9:30-11am
4
23675
GSI

In this course, the student will read selections from the large body of scholarly texts that have been written about Southeast Asia. Expository and argumentative essays by premier scholars such as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Margaret Mead, Clifford Geertz, and Benedict Anderson will be examined. Discussions will cover a broad range of theoretical issues including power, gender, and space. This course satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.


Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia

SEASIAN 10B
DWIN219
TTh 11-12:30
4
21677
Tiwon, Sylvia C

Readings, lectures, and discussion of the culture and civilization of Southeast Asia. Insular Southeast Asia: Covers the modern-day nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Special emphasis on the arts and their social and political context, with discussions on the impact of the colonial experience and the question of modernization vs. tradition.

 Discussions (taught by Katie Bruhn)

101- Th 5-6pm in KROE115

102- Th 3-4pm in VLSB2070

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

SSEASN 39
EVAN45
T 9-11am
2
17143
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria

The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

SSEASN 39
BARR50
F 10-12pm
2
17144
Llagas, Karen

The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

SSEASN 39
DWIN 211
F 2-4pm
2
17145
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria

The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

Buddhism in Contemporary Society

SSEASN C145
LATI120
TTh 12:30-2pm
4
23237
Von Rospatt, Alex

Discussion Sections

101 - W 10-11am in REQGA. CCN 

102 - W 11-12pm in REQGA. CCN 

103 - W 12

Dept/Crssort icon Sec Title Instructor Days/Times Location CCN
BANGLA 1B 001 Introduction to Bengali Staff MW 12-2pm, F 12-1pm DWIN210 31070
BURMESE 1B 001 Introduction to Burmese Wong, Kenneth WTh 4-6pm, F 4-5pm BLC 31071
FILIPN 1B 001 Introduction to Filipino Aban, Cynthia Agnes C MTWThF 11-12pm DWIN130 19750
FILIPN 1B 002 Introduction to Filipino Aban, Cynthia Agnes C MTWThF 12-1pm DWIN106 19751
FILIPN 1B 003 Introduction to Filipino Aban, Cynthia Agnes C MTWThF 1-2pm DWIN106 24210
FILIPN W1Y 001 Introduction to Filipino Online Barrios, Joi MW 4-5:30pm, F 2-3:30pm 19752
FILIPN 100B 001 Intermediate Filipino Llagas, Karen F 12-2pm, TTh 12:30-2 pm F DWIN205, TTh VLSB2030 19753
FILIPN W100B 001 Intermediate Filipino Online Llagas, Karen MW 4-5:30pm, F 4-6pm 19754
FILIPN 101B 001 Advanced Filipino Barrios-Leblanc, Maria TTh 11-12:30pm KROE115 22926
HIN-URD 1B 001 Introductory Hindi Melnikova, Nora MTWThF 11-12pm DWIN B37 23667
INDONES 1B 001 Introductory Indonesian Lunde, Ninik K MW 10-12pm, F 10-11am MW BARR151, F DWIN229 23670
INDONES 100B 23671 Intermediate Indonesian Lunde, Ninik K MW 12-2pm, F 12-1pm MW DWIN205, F DWIN247 23671
INDONES 210B 001 Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Tradition Tiwon, Sylvia C W 3-6pm DWIN225 32330
KHMER 1B 001 Introductory Khmer Smith, Francis J MTWThF 2-3pm DWIN B34 20109
KHMER 100B 001 Intermediate Khmer Smith, Francis J MW 4-5:30pm, TTh 4-5pm DWIN B34 20110
PUNJABI 1B 001 Introductory Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar Kaur Lec TTh 9:30-11am, Lab F 10-12pm TTh DWIN262, F EVAN41 21619 (LEC), 22118 (LAB)
PUNJABI 100B Intermediate Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar Kaur TTh 11-12:30pm, F 10-12pm TTh DWIN 233, F DWIN210 21620 (LEC), 22119 (LAB)
SANSKR 100B Elementary Sanskrit Goldman, Sally J MWF 8-10am DWIN189 21659
SANSKR 101B Intermediate Sanskrit Goldman, Sally J MF 12-2pm DWIN225 31080
SANSKR 200B Sanskrit Literature Goldman, Robert MF 2-3:30 DWIN346B 21660
SASIAN 1B Introduction to the Civilization of Medieval and Modern India Faruqui, Munis D Th 11-12:30pm BARR60 21652
SASIAN R5B Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI MWF 1-2pm DWIN105 21655
SASIAN R5B 002 Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI TTh 12:30-4pm DWIN105 21656
SASIAN R1B 003 Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI TTh 11-12:30pm CORY285 21657
SASIAN R5B 004 Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI MWF 3-4pm DWIN106 24372
SASIAN R5B 005 Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI TTh 3:30-5pm DWIN106 24373
SASIAN R5B 006 Reading and Composition- India in the Writer's Eye GSI MWF 9-10am DWIN255 31081
SASIAN C113 001 Thought in India Hanner, Oren TTh 9:30-11am WURS102 23700
SASIAN 124 Modern Indian Literature Kailasam, Vasugi TTh 8-9:30am DWIN182 32592
SASIAN 136 Framing Tamil Worlds: Histories, Cultures, and Identities Kailasam, Vasugi TTh 2-3:30pm GPBB103 32631
SASIAN 142 India's Great Epics Goldman, Robert P MWF 11-12pm VLSB2040 23357
SASIAN C215 Indian Buddhist Texts Von Rospatt, Alex W 3-6pm DWIN288 23058
SASIAN C224 Tibetan Buddhist Texts Dalton, Jacob T 2-5pm DWIN288 23236
SEASIAN R5B Reading and Composition- Under Western Eyes GSI TTh 9:30-11am BARR78 23675
SEASIAN 10B 001 Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia Tiwon, Sylvia C TTh 11-12:30 DWIN219 21677
SSEASN 39 001 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C
Lunde, Ninik K
T 9-11am EVAN45 17143
SSEASN 39 002 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar
Llagas, Karen
Tiwon, Sylvia C
F 10-12pm BARR50 17144
SSEASN 39 003 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria
Tran, Hanh
F 2-4pm DWIN 211 17145
SSEASN C145 Buddhism in Contemporary Society Von Rospatt, Alex TTh 12:30-2pm LATI120 23237