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May 21, 2012

INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C)

HIN-URD 15
106 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 9:00-1:00P
10
48705
SIRASAO, P

Session C (8wk) 6/20 to 8/12

Intensive elementary Hindi-Urdu course is an introduction to the modern Hindi language and Hindi-speaking cultures. This 8 week intensive course emphasizes the development of full range of language skills—reading and writing using Devanagri script, grammar and vocabulary for oral and written communication. Spoken Urdu is also covered as part of the course. Group activities, interactive work and multimedia-based activities are used to reinforce language skills. Cultural awareness is a strong component of the curriculum.

Pranjali Sirasao has been teaching Hindi for last twelve years in USA and India. She has taught in UC Davis and is currently teaching in Stanford University. Her research interest involves second language acquisition theory and practices. She has been trained in NYU, New York in standards- based teaching methodologies. She is an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) certified OPI rater.  She has a major in Literature and is passionate about learning and teaching languages from the Indian sub-continent. Besides being fluent in English and Hindi, she is also well versed in various Indian languages like Marathi, Guajarati, Sanskrit, Urdu, Chhattisgarhi, Punjabi and Bhojpuri. She also has a diploma in German language.  Pranjali Sirasao actively volunteers in her community and is involved with a non-profit organization in India working towards education and development of underprivileged children.

 

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INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C)

HIN-URD 15
109 WHEELER
MTuWThF 2:00-3:00P
-
48710
SIRASAO, P

Session C (8wk) 6/20 to 8/12

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to modern standard Hindi. Topics covered include the Hindi (Devanagari) writing system, pronunciation, and acquisition of grammar and basic vocabulary through graded exercises and readings, with special emphasis on the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and also spoken Urdu).

Schedule of Classes: http://osoc.berkeley.edu/OSOC/osoc?p_term=SU&p_dept=hin-urd

GREAT BOOKS INDIA (Session A)

S ASIAN R5A
225 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 12:00-2:00P
4
83905
BANERJEE, R

Session A (1st 6wk) 5/21 to 6/29

The Great Books of India course introduces students to some of the texts that have become part of the South Asian literary canon, from the classical Sanskrit period to the modern era. Students will read canonical authors and texts that helped build the foundation for intellectual and cultural discussions in India and in the World, alongside less-translated but equally important works of literature and criticism. Throughout the course, students will improve their reading, analytical, and writing skills, necessary for future university work, and learn how to better incorporate orginal research into their own writing. Texts and topics covered by the course include the Pancatantra and Indian fables, the Bhagavad-Gita and introductions to Indic philosophical traditions, rasa theory and the plays of Kalidasa, medieval Tamil love poetry, diaries from the Moghul court, and Marxist writings and experiments with modernism.

Rita Banerjee is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. She is currently completing her dissertation on the aesthetic development, socio-political concerns, and local international scope of South Asian literary modernisms of the mid-20th century in languages such as Bengali, Hindi, and English. Her research interests include deconstructions of post-colonial theory and canonization, comparative South Asian literary modernisms and intellectual history, poetry as oral culture and poetry's relation to social consciousness, and the personal essay and hybrid texts as subversions of genre, identity, and narrative.

Textbooks

Bhagavad-Gita; Barbara Stoler Miller; Bantam Classics 1986; ISBN: 0553213652

The Recognition of Sakuntala; Kalidasa; ed. by W. J. Johnson; Oxford World Classics 2008; ISBN: 0199540608

Anandamath or The Sacred Brotherhood; Bankimcandra Chatterji; ed. by Julius Lipner; Oxford University Press 2005; ISBN: 0195178580

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INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session D)

S ASIAN R5B
211 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 8:00-10:00A
4
83915
GEORGE, M M

Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/5 to 8/12

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.

Textbooks

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh; Picador 2009; ISBN: 0312428596

Writing Analytically by Rosenwasser & Stephen; Wadsworth Publishing 2011; ISBN: 0495910082

Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur; Faber & Faber 2010; ISBN: 0571260640

Raag Darbari by Lal Shukla; Penguin 2003; ISBN: 0140116621

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga; Free Press 2008; ISBN: 1416562605

City of Djinns: Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple; Penguin 1993; ISBN: 0142001007

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HINDU MYTHOLOGY (Session D)

S ASIAN 140
203 WHEELER
MTW 12:00-2:00P and Th 12:00-1:00P
4
83920
GONZALEZ-REIMANN, L

Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/5 to 8/12

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 Rig Veda to the epics—The Mahabharata and the Ramayana—and up to the classical mythology of the Sanskrit Puranas.

Textbooks

Hindu Myths; O'Flaherty and Wendy D.; Penguin 1975; ISBN: 97801-40449-907

The Rig Veda; O'Flaherty and Wendy D.; Penguin 1981; ISBN: 97801-40449-891

Classical Hindu Mythology; C. Dimmit and J.A.B. van Buitenen; Temple University Press 1978; ISBN: 97808-77221-227

The Mahabharata: Abridged and Translated; John D. Smith; Penguin 2009; ISBN: 97801-40446-814

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INTENS INTRO FILIPINO (Session C)

FILIPN 15
210 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 10:00-2:00P
10
44600
ABAN, C

Session C (8wk) 6/18-8/10

This course provides the learner with essential vocabulary and study of sentence structures and grammar. Topics include everyday life, the use of language in negotiations in the community, language and culture, and the history of Tagalog/Pilipino/Filipino. Students read simple text and write short essays and creative pieces.

Textbooks

Tagalog for Beginners; Joi Barrios; Tuttle Publishing 2011; ISBN: 0804841268

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INTENS INTRO FILIPINO (Session C)

FILIPN 15
204 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 3:00-4:00P
-
44605
ABAN, C

Session C (8wk) 6/18-8/10

This course provides the learner with essential vocabulary and study of sentence structures and grammar. Topics include everyday life, the use of language in negotiations in the community, language and culture, and the history of Tagalog/Pilipino/Filipino. Students read simple text and write short essays and creative pieces.

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INTENS INTRO VIETNMS (Session C)

VIETNMS 15
123 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 11:00-3:00P
10
89900
TRAN, H

Session C (8wk) 6/18-8/10

This intensive course is designed using a combined approach between grammatical structure and functional instruction. Through intensive drills on basic phonology, grammar and vocabulary usages, working with both multi-media materials and inter-personal interaction during regular class meetings and lab hours, students will develop proficiency in all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

This intensive course is the equivalence of two regular semesters of Vietnamese for beginners (Viet 1A and 1B). By the end of the course, students will attain the same proficiency level equals to one full year study of introductory Vietnamese: being able to converse with confidence, read and write short texts of moderate difficulty on everyday topics. As a result, students will be linguistically self-sufficient when visiting the country, and ready to matriculate into Intermediate Vietnamese upon having completed this course.

Textbooks

Let's Speak Vietnamese - An Introduction to contemporary Vietnamese; Le Pham Thuy Kim & Nguyen Bich Thuan; Le & Nguyen Press 2007; ISBN: 0979601509

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INTENS INTRO VIETNMS (Session C)

VIETNMS 15
210 DWINELLE
MTuWThF 4:00-5:00P
-
89905
TRAN, H

Session C (8wk) 6/18-8/10

This intensive course is designed using a combined approach between grammatical structure and functional instruction. Through intensive drills on basic phonology, grammar and vocabulary usages, working with both multi-media materials and inter-personal interaction during regular class meetings and lab hours, students will develop proficiency in all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).

This intensive course is the equivalence of two regular semesters of Vietnamese for beginners (Viet 1A and 1B). By the end of the course, students will attain the same proficiency level equals to one full year study of introductory Vietnamese: being able to converse with confidence, read and write short texts of moderate difficulty on everyday topics. As a result, students will be linguistically self-sufficient when visiting the country, and ready to matriculate into Intermediate Vietnamese upon having completed this course.

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TOPICS IN S, SEASN STUDIES (Session A)

S,SEASN 120
89 DWINELLE
MTuW 4:00-6:00P
4
83605
BARRIOS-LEBLANC, M

Session A (1st 6wk) 5/21-6/29

Philippines: History, Literature, Performance

The course focuses on Philippine history through literature and performance during the indigenous or precolonial period (pre-16th century), the Spanish and American colonial periods, and contemporary times. This includes: traditional forms (rituals, poetry, songs, dances) that give insights to belief systems and economic, political and social life during the indigenous period; performance and literary forms that were instruments both of colonial conquest and anti-colonial movements; and theater and literature that participated in discourses on agrarian issues, labor, Martial law and militarism, gender rights, academic freedom, and human rights.


Joi Barrios, currently a Lecturer with the South and Southeast Asian Studies Department, was Associate Professor of Philippine Literature at the University of the Philippines (UP), until 2010.  She is the author/editor/co-editor of nineteen books, among them:  the poetry collection Flowers in Water: Poems of Love and Revolt (Anvil, 2010); her research, From the Theater Wings: Grounding and Flight of Women Playwrights (UP Press, 2005); the textbook Tagalog for Beginners (Tuttle, 2011), and the anthology Savage Stage (Ma-Yi Theater Company, 2006). She has won several awards in the Philippines, among them, The TOWNS (The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service), 2004, and the Weaver of History Centennial Award (given to 100 Filipino women for contributions to the 20th century on the occasion of 100 years of Philippine Independence), 1998.

Textbooks

Philippine Literature: A History and Anthology (English Edition) by Bienvenido and Nograles-Lumbera; Anvil Publishing 2005; ISBN: 9712715078

Noli Me Tangere by Rizal & Locsin; University of Hawaii Press 1997; ISBN: 0824819179

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TOPICS IN S, SEASN STUDIES (Session D)

S,SEASN 120
175 DWINELLE
MTuW 2:00-4:00P
4
83610
KERR, S M

Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/2-8/10

Buddhism and Modernity in South and Southeast Asia

This course will focus on key moments of Buddhism's perennial revitalization and reformulation in the service of competing colonial and national, rationalist and romantic ideals in modern India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma, between the mid-nineteen and late twentieth centuries. These moments include the rediscovery of a lost Buddhist past in British India and the orientalist fervor that ensued in the service of the colonial project; the cooperative re-envisioning of Buddhism as a rational, text-oriented, and scientific creed that served as a rallying point for both nationalist resistance as well as burgeoning universalist tendencies in colonial Sri Lanka; the state-sponsored reform and resurrection of early textual ideals of itinerancy, asceticism, and the pursuit of sanctity in the return to the forest and the quest for authenticity in early twentieth century Thailand; and the rupture of traditional boundaries between lay and monastic domains of action with the birth of both the lay meditation movement as well as Buddhist resistance movements in twentieth century Burma. These moments will be probed via a combination of both primary and secondary sources in an attempt to illuminate and come to an understanding of the themes that emerge in our investigation of them. 

                                      

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Dept/Crssort icon Sec Title Instructor Days/Times Location CCN
FILIPN 15 1 INTENS INTRO FILIPINO (Session C) ABAN, C MTuWThF 10:00-2:00P 210 DWINELLE 44600
FILIPN 15 101 INTENS INTRO FILIPINO (Session C) ABAN, C MTuWThF 3:00-4:00P 204 DWINELLE 44605
HIN-URD 15 1 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C) SIRASAO, P MTuWThF 9:00-1:00P 106 DWINELLE 48705
HIN-URD 15 101 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C) SIRASAO, P MTuWThF 2:00-3:00P 109 WHEELER 48710
S ASIAN R5A 1 GREAT BOOKS INDIA (Session A) BANERJEE, R MTuWThF 12:00-2:00P 225 DWINELLE 83905
S ASIAN R5B 2 INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session D) GEORGE, M M MTuWThF 8:00-10:00A 211 DWINELLE 83915
S ASIAN 140 1 HINDU MYTHOLOGY (Session D) GONZALEZ-REIMANN, L MTW 12:00-2:00P
and Th 12:00-1:00P
203 WHEELER 83920
S,SEASN 120 1 TOPICS IN S, SEASN STUDIES (Session A) BARRIOS-LEBLANC, M MTuW 4:00-6:00P 89 DWINELLE 83605
S,SEASN 120 2 TOPICS IN S, SEASN STUDIES (Session D) KERR, S M MTuW 2:00-4:00P 175 DWINELLE 83610
VIETNMS 15 1 INTENS INTRO VIETNMS (Session C) TRAN, H MTuWThF 11:00-3:00P 123 DWINELLE 89900
VIETNMS 15 101 INTENS INTRO VIETNMS (Session C) TRAN, H MTuWThF 4:00-5:00P 210 DWINELLE 89905