Summer 2013

Begins on: 
May 28, 2013

GREAT BOOKS INDIA

S ASIAN R5A
54 Barrows
MTWThF 12-2P
4
84105
Packman, M

This course is offered during Session A -- May 28 to July 3.

Reading and composition based on 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.

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INDIA WRITERS EYE

S ASIAN R5B
54 Barrows
MTWThF 8-10A
4
84110
Packman, M

This course is offered during Session D -- July 8 to August 16.

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.

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HINDU MYTHOLOGY

S ASIAN 140
229 Dwinelle
MTuW 12-2P and Th 12-1P
4
84115
Gonzalez-Reimann, L

This course is offered during Session A -- May 28 to July 3.

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.

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Textbooks

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

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

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

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

TOPICS S,SEASN

S,SEASN 120
179 Dwinelle
MTuW 4-6P
4
83805
Barrios-LeBlanc, M

This course is offered during Session A -- May 28 to June 3

Philippines: History, Literature, Performance

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TOPICS S,SEASN

Canceled
S,SEASN 120
83 Dwinelle
MTuW 2-4P
4
Cancelled
Paul, A

This course is offered during Session D -- July 8 to August 16

Senses of Asian cinema: genre, gender, community

In this course, we shall indulge in the senses of Asian cinema. There are many genres to choose
from: auteur, fantasy, kitsch, gangster, political, indie, etc. Paying close attention to genre
is important because each genre treats the particulars of story, character, time, place, body,
love, food, dress, sexuality, gender, violence, and one’s sense of belonging to the community in
remarkable ways. We shall also be aware of the concrete and ephemeral contexts and actions
in each frame as well as in the film as a whole. It is expected that each viewing will offer diverse
points of view, and each film will challenge our sense of the real in unexpected ways. The larger goal of the course is to help students experience diversity in Asian cinema, which challenges the myth of homogeneous ‘Asian values’—popular in business and commercial presses—and help us critically rethink the individual’s place in gendered, sexualized, hyperurbanized, conflicted, and violent postcolonial worlds. Each filmmaker shows how individuals fight to fit in their natural or imagined communities in a variety of ways. Where possible, we shall watch filmmakers at work via youtube videos and other social media. We shall also have partial screenings of Japanese, Korean, European, and Russian cinema. The idea is to get a sense of how Asian cinema relates to and deviates from cinema outside Asia. We shall read selections from critical film theory, postcolonial film criticism, psychoanalysis, new media, etc. A typical reading list includes Trinh Minh-ha, Gayatri Spivak, Ritwik Ghatak, Satyajit Ray, Ravi Vasudevan, Kaja Silverman, and several others.

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FILIPN

Canceled
FILIPN 15
228 Dwinelle
MTWThF 1-5P
10
Cancelled
Aban, C C

This course is offered during Session C -- June 24 to August 16.

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 cultur,; and the history of Tagalog/Pilipino/Filipino. Students read simple texts and write short essays/creative pieces.

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Textbook

Tagalog for Beginners by Joi Barrios, Tuttle Publishing, ISBN: 0804841268

INTENS ELEM HIN-URD

Canceled
HIN-URD 15
109 Dwinelle
MTWThF 9-1P
10
Cancelled
The Staff

This course if offered during Session C -- June 24 to August 16.

A comprehensive introduction to modern standard Hindi. The Hindi (Devanagari) writing system; pronunciation; acquisition of grammar and basic vocabulary through graded exercises and readings; special emphasis on the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and spoken Urdu).

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VIETNMS

Canceled
VIETNMS 15
123 Dwinelle
MTWThF 11-3P
10
Cancelled
Tran, H

This course is offered during Session C -- June 24 to August 16.

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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Textbook

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

RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA

S ASIAN 127
254 Dwinelle
MTuWTh 12-2P
4
84113
Little, L

Religion in Early India

This class traces the origins and interactions of the belief systems of ancient India up until the rise of the Gupta Empire (circa 320-550 CE). From a study of artifacts of the Indus Valley Civilization to the Vedic and Upanisadic period, this class provides an in-depth introduction to early Jain and Buddhist thought, as well as an examination of the emergence of theistic Hinduism in the Mahabharata, and the transformative influence of the Indo-Greeks and the Kusanas. It pays particular emphasis on tracing the origins of modern Hindu deities and their sectarian antecedents. But in addition to a study of myth, ritual and the ancient artifacts that embody cultural life, this course also keeps pace with the philosophical innovations of the Upanisads, shramanic doctrine, early Samkhya and Patanjali’s systematization of Yoga.

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Dept/Crssort icon Sec Title Instructor Days/Times Location CCN
FILIPN 15 1 FILIPN Aban, C C MTWThF 1-5P 228 Dwinelle Cancelled
HIN-URD 15 1 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD The Staff MTWThF 9-1P 109 Dwinelle Cancelled
S ASIAN R5A 1 GREAT BOOKS INDIA Packman, M MTWThF 12-2P 54 Barrows 84105
S ASIAN R5B 1 INDIA WRITERS EYE Packman, M MTWThF 8-10A 54 Barrows 84110
S ASIAN 140 1 HINDU MYTHOLOGY Gonzalez-Reimann, L MTuW 12-2P
and Th 12-1P
229 Dwinelle 84115
S ASIAN 127 1 RELIGION IN EARLY INDIA Little, L MTuWTh 12-2P 254 Dwinelle 84113
S,SEASN 120 1 TOPICS S,SEASN Barrios-LeBlanc, M MTuW 4-6P 179 Dwinelle 83805
S,SEASN 120 2 TOPICS S,SEASN Paul, A MTuW 2-4P 83 Dwinelle Cancelled
VIETNMS 15 1 VIETNMS Tran, H MTWThF 11-3P 123 Dwinelle Cancelled