Fall 2019

Begins on: 
August 21, 2019

Introduction to Bengali

BANGLA 1A
MW CORY285, F DWIN104
MWF 12:00-1:59P
5
33122
Paul, Abhijeet

This is a beginner's course for learning Bengali language - where students learn the fundamentals of the language, like alphabet, basic grammar, familiarity with sentence-structures, reading and understanding simple texts, and speaking the language to express their feelings to carry out simple conversations in Bengali.

Introduction to Burmese

BURMESE 1A
DWIN B-7
WTh 4:00-5:59P, F 4:00-4:59P
5
33267
Wong, Kenneth

Focuses primarily on Colloquial (or Spoken) Burmese, with some excursions into the Literary Style, usually reserved for written communication.

Lessons include the following:

  • Pose and respond to Yes-No questions.
  • Pose and respond to Who, What, Where, When, Why questions.
  • Read and write words in the Ah, Ee, U (Oo), Ay, Ae, Aw diacritic families.
  • Read and write words in the Un, In, Oh diacritic families.
  • Read and write words in the Ut, It, Et diacritic families.

You'll learn to speak in simulated conversations, where you get to be a shopkeeper in Bogyoke Market, a pilgrim on the way to Shwe Dagon, and a diner in a Mandalay restaurant.

You'll learn to read by studying fragments of poetry, passages from short stories, song lyrics, and political cartoons.

You'll learn to write by attempting your own poems, prose, song titles, and song lyrics.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1A
DWIN250
MTWThF 11:00-11:59A
5
21903
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

The Filipino 1A Beginners’ class emphasizes the four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The course uses the functional approach in learning a language.

The students focus on basic conversational skills in Filipino.  At the end of the course, they should be able to use Filipino in introduction, greetings and situations such as shopping, telling the time, counting, going to the market; and asking and giving directions.  They should also be able to use Filipino in: describing people, objects, and places.

The teacher shall use Filipino and English with the aid of pictures and other teaching materials.  However, English may be used in explaining grammar rules and discussing Philippine culture.  Classroom techniques shall include games, songs, pair- work, role- plays and writing exercises.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1A
DWIN263
MTWThF 12:00-12:59P
5
21904
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

The Filipino 1A Beginners’ class emphasizes the four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The course uses the functional approach in learning a language.

The students focus on basic conversational skills in Filipino.  At the end of the course, they should be able to use Filipino in introduction, greetings and situations such as shopping, telling the time, counting, going to the market; and asking and giving directions.  They should also be able to use Filipino in: describing people, objects, and places.

The teacher shall use Filipino and English with the aid of pictures and other teaching materials.  However, English may be used in explaining grammar rules and discussing Philippine culture.  Classroom techniques shall include games, songs, pair- work, role- plays and writing exercises.

Introduction to Filipino

FILIPN 1A
TTh EVAN71, F BARR54
TTh 12:30-1:59P, F 12:00-1:59P
5
21905
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria

The Filipino 1A Beginners’ class emphasizes the four basic skills:  listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The course uses the functional approach in learning a language.

The students focus on basic conversational skills in Filipino.  At the end of the course, they should be able to use Filipino in introduction, greetings and situations such as shopping, telling the time, counting, going to the market; and asking and giving directions.  They should also be able to use Filipino in: describing people, objects, and places.

The teacher shall use Filipino and English with the aid of pictures and other teaching materials.  However, English may be used in explaining grammar rules and discussing Philippine culture.  Classroom techniques shall include games, songs, pair- work, role- plays and writing exercises.

Introduction to Filipino Online

FILPN W1X
MW 4:00-5:29P, F 4:00-5:59P
5
24437
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria

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 100A
TTh DWIN89, F EVAN72
TTh 11:00-12:29P, F 10:00-11:59A
5
21885
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 W100A
MW 4:00-5:29P, F 4:00-5:59P
5
25568
Llagas, Karen

Five hours of lecture per week online in synchronous time.

Prerequisites: Completion of Filipino or Tagalog 1A or 1B or one year of Tagalog instruction, or placement test.

This is an intermediate class. The students shall learn four skills in the use of Filipino: paglalahad (explaining); paglalarawan (description); pagsasalaysay (narrating a story); and pangangatwiran (argumentation). Vocabulary is expanded through dialogues and essays.  Each lesson shall have three components: reading to increase vocabulary and study grammatical structures; doing a role-play; and writing a dialogue or a paragraph. Other techniques are games, songs, and pair work. At the end of the course, the students should be able to talk about themselves, their families and communities; narrate events and stories, give instructions and explanations, and express opinions.

Advanced Filipino

FILIPN 101A
DWIN206
TTh 11:00A-12:29P
3
25380
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

HINDI 1A
DWIN B37
MTWThF 10:00-10:59A
5
31079
Melnikova, Nora

This course emphasizes development of the full range of Hindi language skills: reading, listening, comprehension, the use of grammatical structures, and oral and written communication—through a variety of learning themes. Individual and small group activities, interactive work and multimedia-based activities reinforce language skills and provide the platform for adapting the curriculum to specific student learning goals. Use of graded exercises and readings drawn from Hindi literature, leads to the mastery of grammatical structures, essential vocabulary and achievement of basic reading and writing competence.

Intermediate Hindi

HINDI 100A
DWIN B37
Lec MTW 11:00-11:59A, Dis Th 11:00-11:59A
4
Lec 33181, Dis 33255
Melnikova, Nora

Prerequisites: 1A-1B or instructor's consent

Intermediate language course will focus on expanding all language skills (reading, writing, speaking), mastering grammar patterns and new vocabulary through authentic readings from classical and contemporary Hindi literature, epics, mythology and current events. This course acquaints students with representative readings from Hindi texts on pivotal cultural issues from a wide variety of sources, to enable them to acquire cultural competence in the language. Systematic training in advanced grammar and syntax, reinforced by exercises in composition, both oral and written will be integral part of the course. Special attention is given towards developing communication skills through audio/video, digital media and current events. Second year sequence requires completion of the first year course or consent of the instructor.

Readings in Modern Hindi

HINDI 101A
DWIN206
MWF 12:00-12:59P
3
32695
Melnikova, Nora

This course is designed for students who have already achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Hindi. Its objective is to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas. It introduces students to a variety of contemporary literary genres. Weekly readings and discussions will be on short stories, poems, and dramatic sketches from representative authors. These readings focus on various social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of Indian society. Students are encouraged to explore these issues in their written assignments as well as in their class discussions. Written assignments on themes suggested by the reading will be required. Students will also work on advanced grammar and special emphasis will be on vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax. There will be advanced exercises in composition. The class will be conducted entirely in Hindi and students will acquire language skills sufficient to approach literary texts on their own.

This course, conducted entirely in Hindi, is for students who have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing. Its objective is to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas and to acquire language skills sufficient to approach literary texts on their own. Students use written assignments and discussions to explore contemporary literary genres including short stories, poems, and dramatic sketches from representative authors, focusing on various social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of Indian society. Includes advanced grammar & composition with special emphasis on vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax. 

Introductory Indonesian

INDONES 1A
MW BARR118, F DWIN235
MW 10:00-11:59A, F 10-10:59A
5
31054
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 100A
MW DWIN104, F DWIN235
MW 12:00-1:59P, F 12:00-12:59P
5
31055
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.

Intermediate Indonesian

INDONES 100A
TTh EVAN4, F DWIN179
TTh 10:00-11:59A, F 11:00-11:59A
5
31056
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 210A
BARR78
W 3:00-5:59P
4
31027
Tiwon, Sylvia C

Political and Cultural interpretation of Indonesian/Malay texts

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 1A
B-34 Dwinelle
MTWThF 2:00-2:59P
5
22260
Smith, Francis J.

Provides a command of the basic structures of standard spoken Cambodian and tools for reading and writing elementary texts. Through use of computer-based materials, a textbook, and communicative practice, students gain a foundation in "survival" spoken Khmer. This involves memorization of question and answer exchanges in Khmer which students are likely to encounter in modern Cambodia. Topics include greetings, speaking to teachers and elders and discussing language learning, talking about family and personal history, and food. Students learn the Khmer alphabet and important sight-words and to read and write simple sentences on everyday topics. Intended for non-native speakers of Khmer with no oral or aural comprehension in the language. Students will also learn important basic behaviors and courtesies necessary for smooth interaction in Khmer society and culture.

Intermediate Khmer

KHMER 100A
B-34 Dwinelle
MTWTh 4:00-5:29P
5
22251
Smith, Francis J.

Non-native speakers who have completed Beginning Khmer will build spoken proficiency with emphasis on everyday "storytelling" and the expression of emotions, feelings, and opinions. Students will gain experience reading progressively difficult authentic Khmer texts, including folk tales and newspaper articles. Heritage speakers with family exposure to Khmer will be introduced to the writing system. They will quickly "catch up" with non-native classmates who have studied the writing system before. All students will study important patterns and structures in Khmer grammar and morphology, and gain a foundation in formal spoken Khmer, express opinions and positions, form arguments, and learn to discuss a variety of topics with educated Khmer speakers. These include Khmer religion, village culture, news, and advertising.

Advanced Khmer

KHMER 101A
B-34 Dwinelle
TTh 12:30-1:59P
3
24365
Smith, Francis J.

This course continues the themes and goals of 100B. Students will focus on the same broad topics covered in Intermediate Khmer--religion, traditional culture, and the language of public information (news and advertising)--but they will learn more advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures necessary for the discussion of these topics with educated native speakers, and read more advanced texts dealing with these topics than the Intermediate students. Additional material beyond the Intermediate curriculum includes reading and analyzing historical folk tales, learning to discuss the rice-farming cycle, and acquiring the tools to discuss research and "development" work in Cambodia at a sophisticated level.

Introductory Punjabi

PUNJABI 1A
Lec EVAN55, Dis BARR56
Lec TTh 9:30-10:59A, Dis F 10:00-11:59A
5
Lec 23672, Dis 24290
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 100A
Lec DWIN104, Dis MULF106
Lec TTh 11:00A-12:29P, Dis F 10:00-11:59A
5
Lec 23695, Dis 24291
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 100A
DWIN104
MWF 8:00-9:59A
5
23673
Goldman, Sally J

The focus of Sanskrit 100A is to introduce students to the Sanskrit language, with a goal of developing the skills necessary to read, write, and speak basic Sanskrit.  Students will learn to read and write in Devanagari. Students memorize  traditional verses for recitation in class, where emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation.  Homework is assigned weekly.  Attendance is required. There are two quizzes, two mid-term exams, and a final exam. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required for Sanskrit 100A.

Intermediate Sanskrit

SANSKR 101A
DWIN210
MF 12:00-1:59P
5
30955
Goldman, Sally J

Sanskrit Literature

SANSKR 200A
DWIN346B
MF 2:00-3:29P
4
23675
Goldman, Robert P

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 Early India

SASIAN 1A
WURS102
TTh 12:30-1:59P
4
23689
Von Rospatt, Alexander

This course offers a broad historical and cultural survey of the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent from the earliest period known to archaeology to the advent of Islam as a major cultural and political force around the 13th century CE. Attention will be paid to the geography and ethnography of the region, its political history, and to the religious, philosophical, literary, scientific, and artistic movements that have shaped it and contributed to its development as a unique, diverse, and fascinating world civilization. Lectures, readings, and class discussions will center on salient texts, broadly defined, that have characterized major cultural, religious, and political formations from the earliest antiquity to the late medieval period. This course is open to all interested students and is required for those majoring or minoring in South Asian Studies.

 

Discussion sections

Section 101 - CCN 23690 - W 12:00-12:59P - DWIN259

Section 102 - CCN 24185 - W 1:00-1:59P - ETCH3119

 

Discussion is led by Alex Ciolac

Great Books of India

SASIAN R5A
EVAN51
MWF 2:00-2:59P
4
23719
Um, Janet

Reading and composition based on 10 classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Great Books of India

SASIAN R5A
EVAN7
MWF 3:00-3:59P
4
23720
Anderson, Kristina

Reading and composition based on 10 classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Great Books of India

SASIAN R5A
EVAN47
TTh 11:00-12:29P
4
25039
Pillai, Sohini

Reading and composition based on 10 classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Great Books of India

SASIAN R5A
EVAN7
MWF 10:00-10:59A
4
25590
Ferreira, Nicole

Reading and composition based on 10 classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Great Books of India

SASIAN R5A
EVAN39
MWF 11:00-11:59A
4
33261
Thomas, Paul

Reading and composition based on 10 classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

Hindu Mythology

SASIAN 140
VLSB2060
MWF 11:00-11:59A
4
24143
Goldman, Robert P

In this course we will study literary and religious aspects of Hindu myths. Through the reading of primary sources in translation, the course covers the main divinities and many mythological themes of early Vedic as well as later Puranic literature. We will follow the development of mythology from the Rg Veda to the epics—The Mahabharata and the Ramayana—and up to the classical mythology of the Sanskrit Puranas.

Introduction to the Mughal Empire

SASIAN 146
CORY247
TTh 12:30-1:59P
4
32517
Faruqui, Munis D

This course is designed to provide a dual chronological and thematic approach to the study of one of the great empires in human civilization: the Mughal Empire. Although the bulk of this course will focus on the Mughal Empire during its heyday between the 1550s and the early 1700s, careful attention will be paid to the larger historical and geographical contexts that both enabled the emergence and, ultimately, decentralization of Mughal power. In so doing, this course will not only study South Asia’s complex history on its own terms but also examine the intricate web of political, economic and social links that connected South Asia to the rest of the world. Simultaneously, this course will also pay particular attention to a series of common misconceptions that dog the study of pre-modern Islamic polities. Among them: the supposedly lesser role played by women in politics; the dogmatic and central role of Islam in “Muslim” states; and the economic and political superiority of Western Europe. Crucial to these questions also is an examination of the historiography and historiographical traditions that have come to define contemporary understanding of the Mughal Empire.

Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts

SASIAN C215
DWIN288
W 3:00-5:59P
2-4
25569
Von Rospatt, Alexander

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 2:00-4:59P
2-4
32906
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.

Self, Representation, and Nation

SEASIAN R5A
DWIN262
TTh 9:30-10:59A
4
31270
Gutierrez, Kathleen

This course is devoted to a study of selected literary texts set in various regions of Southeast Asia. The readings will include works by foreign authors who lived and traveled in Southeast Asia and translations of works by Southeast Asian writers. These texts will be used to make comparisons and observations with which to characterize coloniality, nationalism, and postcoloniality.

Southeast Asian Mythology

SEASIAN 150
DWIN88
TTh 11:00A-12:29P
4
31028
Tiwon, Sylvia C

An introduction to the mythologies of Southeast Asia, providing a comparative overview of key myths. We will focus on indigenous narrative traditions encompassing myths of creation and origin, agricultural and maritime myths and practices, the founding of kingdoms, and indigenous geographies. We will further explore the role of myth in the contemporary world.

Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

SSEASN 39
DWIN204
T 9:00-10:59A
2
16723
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C

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.

Introduction to Buddhism

SSEASN C52
DWIN145
MWF 1:00-1:59P
4
24188
Sharf, Robert H.

This introduction to the study of Buddhism will consider materials drawn from various Buddhist traditions of Asia, from ancient times down to the present day. However, the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or systematic survey; rather than aiming at breadth, the course is designed around key themes such as ritual, image veneration, mysticism, meditation, and death. The overarching emphasis throughout the course will be on the hermeneutic difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Buddhism in particular. 

 

Discussions

Section 101 - CCN 24189 - T 9:00-9:59A - DWIN79

Section 102 - CCN 33070 - T 9:00-9:59A - BARR54

Section 103 - CCN 24190 - T 10:00-10:59A - GPBB107

Section 104 - CCN 33069 - T 12:00-12:59A - WHLR106

Section 105 - CCN 24191 - T 1:00-1:59P - WHLR120

Section 106 - CCN 24192 - W 9:00-9:59A - DWIN258

Section 107 - CCN 24193 - W 11:00-11:59A - DWIN242

Section 108 - CCN 24194 - W 12:00-12:59P - DWIN130

 

Discussions are led by GSIs.

Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

SSEASN 120
GPBB103
M 2:00-4:59P
4
33290
Kailasam, Vasugi

This course will examine the role of film, visual media and spectatorship practices in the construction and narration of modern South Asia. In particular, this course will interrogate how modern South Asia has been produced and represented in different visual aesthetic forms such as popular film, arthouse cinema, documentaries, the graphic novel and contemporary digital media spaces such as YouTube. The course will introduce visual and media theories that frame the South

Asian filmic and popular cultural forms, the intersections of South Asian visual media in the production of the ‘everyday’ in South Asia and the visual pleasures associated with these spectatorship practices.

Tantric Traditions

SSEASN C135
WHLR104
TTh 11:00A-12:29P
4
33292
Dalton, Jacob

Seminar in Buddhist Texts

SSEASN C220
DWIN288
M 2:00-4:59P
2-4
32905
Nattier, Jan

Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Studies

SSEASN 250
DWIN204
W 4:00-6:59P
1-4
26395
Faruqui, Munis D.

Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

SSEASN 294
DWIN225
M 2:00-4:59P
4
31461
Edwards, Penelope S. C.

Introductory Tamil

TAMIL 1A
W DWIN262, TTh DWIN189
W 10:00-11:59A, TTh 11:00A-12:29P
5
23900
Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy

This introductory level course focuses on progressive acquisition of language skills to communicate effectively in both written and spoken Tamil. It facilitates development of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing competence along with basic grammar.

Readings in Tamil

TAMIL 101A
Lec BARR78, Dis DWIN189
Lec TTh 2:00-3:29P, Dis W 1:00-1:59P
4
Lec 23964, Dis 23965
Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy

This course introduces students to a variety of literary styles. 101 A will consist of weekly readings and discussions of short stories, poems and dramatic sketches from representative authors. Short written assignments on themes suggested by the readings are required. Special attention is paid to matters of style and idioms. Completion of first year course (Tamil 1A & 1B) (or its equivalent)  is a prerequisite for this course.

Elementary Telugu

TELUGU 1A
TTh DWIN189, W DWIN262
TTh 12:30-1:59P, W 12:00-12:59P
4
24008
Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy

The focus of this course will be on systematic grammar, essential vocabulary, and conversations. The goal is to achieve basic reading, writing, and conversational competence as well as exposure to Telugu culture and traditions through language learning. Students will be able to read short stories by the end of this course with some facility.

 

Discussion

Section 101 - CCN 25284 - T 4:00-5:59P - DWIN225

Intermediate Thai

THAI 100A
DWIN210
MF 5:00-6:29P, W 5:00-6:59P
5
31523
Chowchuvech, Supatra

Course description

Intermediate Thai 100A continues to integrate cultural awareness into language education. In this semester, the emphasis shifts from the concrete to the abstract. Students will learn to read and write complex sentences in formal and informal essays and stories, and give opinions. To promote immersion in language and culture, students will be viewing a Thai film and discuss it throughout the semester.  .  Using Thai as language of instruction will gradually increase up to 70% towards the end of the semester. 

Advanced Thai

THAI 101A
DWIN B34
TTh 10:50A-12:15P
3
26591
Chowchuvech, Supatra

Introductory Urdu

URDU 1A
DWIN263
MTWThF 10:00-10:59A
5
30983
Bruce, Gregory M

The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. Conventional teaching materials may be supplemented by popular songs and clips from contemporary Indian cinema.

Intermediate Urdu

URDU 101A
EVAN35
MWF 11:00-11:59A
4
30985
Bruce, Gregory M

Introduces various types of written and spoken Urdu; vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax; and conversation. Reading of selected fiction and nonfiction in modern Urdu, including fables, short stories, and poetry. Exercises in grammar, conversation, and composition.

Advanced Urdu

URDU 101A
DWIN104
TTh 12:30-1:59P
3
33075
Bruce, Gregory M

Reading of Urdu prose and poetry in a variety of literary and scholarly styles; composition. Topics in advanced grammar; designed to improve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students will be expected to converse in a clearly participatory fashion, initiate, sustain, and bring to closure a wide variety of communicative tasks using diverse language strategies.

Introductory Vietnamese

VIETNMS 1A
EVAN31
MTWThF 11:00-11:59A
5
23905
Tran, Hanh

An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, including intensive drill on basic phonology and grammar. The first semester emphasizes phonetic concepts, syllable formations and tonal distinctions along with simple sentence structures in everyday topics. By the end of the second semester, students should be able to function successfully in ordinary Vietnamese conversation and read simple texts of moderate difficulty.

Introductory Vietnamese

VIETNMS 1A
EVAN55
MTWThF 12:00-12:59P
5
23906
Tran, Hanh

An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, including intensive drill on basic phonology and grammar. The first semester emphasizes phonetic concepts, syllable formations and tonal distinctions along with simple sentence structures in everyday topics. By the end of the second semester, students should be able to function successfully in ordinary Vietnamese conversation and read simple texts of moderate difficulty.

Intermediate Vietnamese

VIETNMS 100A
EVAN72
MTWThF 1:00-1:59P
5
24099
Tran, Hanh

A second-year course in Vietnamese vocabulary and syntax with intensive drills on short colloquial expressions and auditory recognition of speech patterns. First semester course stresses phraseology, sentence building, rules of composition and development of students' communicative skills. By the end of the second semester students will learn to write and present short essays on more abstract topics and will have a cursory introduction to Vietnamese literature and sample readings from contemporary Vietnamese writers.

Advanced Vietnamese

VIETNMS 101A
DWIN211
TTh 2:00-3:29P
3
23867
Nguyen, Cam N

This course is designed for students who have already achieved an intermediate degree of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing modern Vietnamese. Objective: to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas and provide an introduction to the literature and culture of Vietnam by reading Vietnamese language texts. Readings will vary from semester to semester and will include novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from the classical, colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary periods. Topics to be addressed in class are the nature of the Sino-Vietnamese classical tradition; cultural legacies of French colonialism; the regional character of literary and cultural production; the emergence of a distinctive Vietnamese modernity, and the history of Vietnamese gender norms and relations. Regular attendance and participation in classroom activities is mandatory and no English will be spoken in class.

Modern Jainism: An Exploration in Self-Improvement (Decal)

SSEASN 98A
M 6:30-8:30P
2
33407
Saagar Sanghavi

This course aims to expose students to the philosophy and practices of a Jain way of life, with an emphasis on both cultural and religious aspects. The class sections will cover basic concepts in Jainism expanding from Ahimsa (non-violence) to Anekantavada (cultural relativism). All students will experience Jain ideologies that can be incorporated within their own lives, from seeking forgiveness from one’s peers to addressing personal ethical dilemmas

Dept/Crs Sec Titlesort icon Instructor Days/Times Location CCN
FILIPN 101A 1 Advanced Filipino Barrios-Leblanc, Maria TTh 11:00A-12:29P DWIN206 25380
KHMER 101A 1 Advanced Khmer Smith, Francis J. TTh 12:30-1:59P B-34 Dwinelle 24365
THAI 101A 1 Advanced Thai Chowchuvech, Supatra TTh 10:50A-12:15P DWIN B34 26591
URDU 101A 1 Advanced Urdu Bruce, Gregory M TTh 12:30-1:59P DWIN104 33075
VIETNMS 101A 1 Advanced Vietnamese Nguyen, Cam N TTh 2:00-3:29P DWIN211 23867
SANSKR 100A 1 Elementary Sanskrit Goldman, Sally J MWF 8:00-9:59A DWIN104 23673
TELUGU 1A 1 Elementary Telugu Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy TTh 12:30-1:59P, W 12:00-12:59P TTh DWIN189, W DWIN262 24008
SSEASN 120 1 Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia Kailasam, Vasugi M 2:00-4:59P GPBB103 33290
SSEASN 39 1 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar
Aban, Cynthia Agnes C
Barrios-Leblanc, Maria
Llagas, Karen
T 9:00-10:59A DWIN204 16723
SASIAN R5A 1 Great Books of India Um, Janet MWF 2:00-2:59P EVAN51 23719
SASIAN R5A 2 Great Books of India Anderson, Kristina MWF 3:00-3:59P EVAN7 23720
SASIAN R5A 3 Great Books of India Pillai, Sohini TTh 11:00-12:29P EVAN47 25039
SASIAN R5A 4 Great Books of India Ferreira, Nicole MWF 10:00-10:59A EVAN7 25590
SASIAN R5A 5 Great Books of India Thomas, Paul MWF 11:00-11:59A EVAN39 33261
SASIAN 140 1 Hindu Mythology Goldman, Robert P MWF 11:00-11:59A VLSB2060 24143
FILIPN 100A 2 Intermediate Filipino Llagas, Karen TTh 11:00-12:29P, F 10:00-11:59A TTh DWIN89, F EVAN72 21885
FILIPN W100A 1 Intermediate Filipino Online Llagas, Karen MW 4:00-5:29P, F 4:00-5:59P 25568
HINDI 100A 2 Intermediate Hindi Melnikova, Nora Lec MTW 11:00-11:59A, Dis Th 11:00-11:59A DWIN B37 Lec 33181, Dis 33255
INDONES 100A 1 Intermediate Indonesian Lunde, Ninik K MW 12:00-1:59P, F 12:00-12:59P MW DWIN104, F DWIN235 31055
INDONES 100A 2 Intermediate Indonesian Lunde, Ninik K TTh 10:00-11:59A, F 11:00-11:59A TTh EVAN4, F DWIN179 31056
KHMER 100A 1 Intermediate Khmer Smith, Francis J. MTWTh 4:00-5:29P B-34 Dwinelle 22251
PUNJABI 100A 1 Intermediate Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar Kaur Lec TTh 11:00A-12:29P, Dis F 10:00-11:59A Lec DWIN104, Dis MULF106 Lec 23695, Dis 24291
SANSKR 101A 1 Intermediate Sanskrit Goldman, Sally J MF 12:00-1:59P DWIN210 30955
THAI 100A 1 Intermediate Thai Chowchuvech, Supatra MF 5:00-6:29P, W 5:00-6:59P DWIN210 31523
URDU 101A 1 Intermediate Urdu Bruce, Gregory M MWF 11:00-11:59A EVAN35 30985
VIETNMS 100A 1 Intermediate Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 1:00-1:59P EVAN72 24099
BANGLA 1A 1 Introduction to Bengali Paul, Abhijeet MWF 12:00-1:59P MW CORY285, F DWIN104 33122
SSEASN C52 1 Introduction to Buddhism Sharf, Robert H. MWF 1:00-1:59P DWIN145 24188
BURMESE 1A 1 Introduction to Burmese Wong, Kenneth WTh 4:00-5:59P, F 4:00-4:59P DWIN B-7 33267
FILIPN 1A 1 Introduction to Filipino Aban, Cynthia Agnes C MTWThF 11:00-11:59A DWIN250 21903
FILIPN 1A 2 Introduction to Filipino Aban, Cynthia Agnes C MTWThF 12:00-12:59P DWIN263 21904
FILIPN 1A 3 Introduction to Filipino Barrios-Leblanc, Maria TTh 12:30-1:59P, F 12:00-1:59P TTh EVAN71, F BARR54 21905
FILPN W1X 1 Introduction to Filipino Online Barrios-Leblanc, Maria MW 4:00-5:29P, F 4:00-5:59P 24437
SASIAN 1A 1 Introduction to the Civilization of Early India Von Rospatt, Alexander TTh 12:30-1:59P WURS102 23689
SASIAN 146 1 Introduction to the Mughal Empire Faruqui, Munis D TTh 12:30-1:59P CORY247 32517
HINDI 1A 1 Introductory Hindi Melnikova, Nora MTWThF 10:00-10:59A DWIN B37 31079
INDONES 1A 1 Introductory Indonesian Lunde, Ninik K MW 10:00-11:59A, F 10-10:59A MW BARR118, F DWIN235 31054
KHMER 1A 1 Introductory Khmer Smith, Francis J. MTWThF 2:00-2:59P B-34 Dwinelle 22260
PUNJABI 1A 1 Introductory Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar Kaur Lec TTh 9:30-10:59A, Dis F 10:00-11:59A Lec EVAN55, Dis BARR56 Lec 23672, Dis 24290
TAMIL 1A 1 Introductory Tamil Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy W 10:00-11:59A, TTh 11:00A-12:29P W DWIN262, TTh DWIN189 23900
URDU 1A 1 Introductory Urdu Bruce, Gregory M MTWThF 10:00-10:59A DWIN263 30983
VIETNMS 1A 1 Introductory Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 11:00-11:59A EVAN31 23905
VIETNMS 1A 2 Introductory Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 12:00-12:59P EVAN55 23906
SSEASN 294 1 Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies Edwards, Penelope S. C. M 2:00-4:59P DWIN225 31461
SSEASN 98A 1 Modern Jainism: An Exploration in Self-Improvement (Decal)
Saagar Sanghavi
Khushi Malde
M 6:30-8:30P 33407
SASIAN C215 Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts Von Rospatt, Alexander W 3:00-5:59P DWIN288 25569
HINDI 101A 1 Readings in Modern Hindi Melnikova, Nora MWF 12:00-12:59P DWIN206 32695
TAMIL 101A 1 Readings in Tamil Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy Lec TTh 2:00-3:29P, Dis W 1:00-1:59P Lec BARR78, Dis DWIN189 Lec 23964, Dis 23965
SANSKR 200A 1 Sanskrit Literature Goldman, Robert P MF 2:00-3:29P DWIN346B 23675
SEASIAN R5A 1 Self, Representation, and Nation Gutierrez, Kathleen TTh 9:30-10:59A DWIN262 31270
SSEASN C220 1 Seminar in Buddhist Texts Nattier, Jan M 2:00-4:59P DWIN288 32905
INDONES 210A 1 Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Tradition Tiwon, Sylvia C W 3:00-5:59P BARR78 31027
SSEASN 250 1 Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Studies Faruqui, Munis D. W 4:00-6:59P DWIN204 26395
SEASIAN 150 1 Southeast Asian Mythology Tiwon, Sylvia C TTh 11:00A-12:29P DWIN88 31028
SSEASN C135 1 Tantric Traditions Dalton, Jacob TTh 11:00A-12:29P WHLR104 33292
SASIAN C224 1 Tibetan Buddhist Texts Dalton, Jacob T 2:00-4:59P DWIN288 32906