Courses

Fall 2018

Begins on: 
August 15, 2018

SASIAN - Introduction to the Civilization of Early India

SASIAN 1A
ETCH3108
TTh 1230 - 1:59P
4
23595
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.

Section     Course
Units RoomDay Start EndInstructor
101CIV MED & MOD INDIADIS4.00WHLR220W12:0012:59The Staff
103CIV MED & MOD INDIADIS4.00VLSB2066W2:002:59The Staff

 

SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition)

SASIAN R5A
EVAN5
MWF 2-2:59P
4
23631
The Staff

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.

 

SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition)

SASIAN R5A
EVAN39
MWF 3-3:59P
4
23632
The Staff

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.

 

SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition)

SASIAN R5A
EVAN55
TTh 11-12:29P
4
25407
The Staff

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.

SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition)

SASIAN R5A
DWIN279
MWF 10-10:59P
4
30637
The Staff

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.

SASIAN - Religion in Modern India

SASIAN 128
DWIN130
TTh 11-12:29P
4
30578
Paramasivan, Vasudha

This course considers the co-option, reinterpretation and dissemination of sacred texts and religious practices in various political and cultural projects in India during the colonial and post-colonial periods. Students will be introduced to religious “reform” movements, cross-cultural debates during the colonial period, and how the concept of a secular state in post-Independence India has shaped and continues to shape religious practice and public policy. Important themes include transformations in the role of women, debates around caste and “untouchability”, and religious conversions. Although the emphasis is on Hindu traditions, attention will also be given to other Indian traditions such as Islam, Christianity and Buddhism.

 

SASIAN - Hindu Mythology

SASIAN 140
BIRG50
MWF 11-11:59P
4
24127
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.

 

SASIAN - Tibetan Buddhism

SASIAN C214
DWIN288
Th 2-5:00P
4
32148
Dalton, Jacob

General Description:  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.

Fall 2018:   This year's seminar will examine the formation of Buddhist traditions in Tibet from the tenth through twentieth centuries. After a preliminary review of the kinds of sources that are available to the Tibetan religious historian, class discussions will focus on a range of mechanisms for establishing authority, from polemical writings to lineage formation, visionary encounters and biography, to temple construction, sacred geography, and warfare. The readings will procede chronologically, and each student will be expected to pick, in consultation with the instructor, a week (or two, depending on enrollment) in which s/he will present on that week’s readings. Prerequisites: C114 ("Tibetan Buddhism"); or consent of instructor.

 

SASIAN - Indian Buddhist Texts

SASIAN C215
DWIN288
W 3-6P
4
30580
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.

SEASIAN - Introduction to the Civilization of South East Asia

SEASIAN 10A
DWIN88
TTh 2-3:29P
4
23777
Edwards, Penelope

Readings, lectures, and discussion of the culture and civilization of Southeast Asia. Mainland Southeast Asia: Covers the modern-day nations of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, etc., with special emphasis on the impact of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Discussion Sections

SectionDay/TimeRoomInstructorClass #
101Th 4-4:59PDWIN83The Staff23774
102F 2-2:59PDWIN87The Staff23775

 

SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition)

SSEASN R5A
EVAN72
MWF 11-11:59P
4
23580
The Staff

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.

SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition)

SSEASN R5A
EVAN7
MWF 1-1:59P
4
23969
The Staff

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.

SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition)

SSEASN R5A
DWIN204
TTh 930-10:59P
4
25406
The Staff

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.

SSEASN - Freshman Seminar

SSEASN 24
DWIN83
M 4-5:59
25954
The Staff

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.

 

SSEASN - Introduction to Buddhism

SSEASN C52
BIRG50
MWF 1-1:59P
4
24201
Sharf, Robert

Discussion Sections

SectionDay/TimeRoomInstructorClass #
101Tu 10-10:59ABARR174The Staff24202
102Tu 12-12:59PBARR54The Staff24203
103Tu 1-1:59PDWIN263The Staff24204
104W 10-10:59ABARR174The Staff24205
105W 12-12:59PHAVI321The Staff24206
106W 11-11:59ADWIN263The Staff24207

 

SSEASN - Sophomore Seminar - Contemporary Southeast Asian Society and Culture Through Film

SSEASN 84
DWIN104
F 2-3:39P
23991
Barrios-Leblanc, Joi

What kind of films do you like?  How do you think can we study a country through its films? In this seminar,  we will examine contemporary Southeast Asian society and culture through the lens of contemporary Southeast Asian films, from Vietnam and the Philippines.  In discussions about the films in class we will seek to understand how these films mirror modern and traditional aspects of the societies in which they were produced.  We will also consider the films as examples of current world cinema and vehicles of storytelling.  In their three to four page papers for each section of the course, students will address the above broad issues (referencing class discussions when appropriate) in relation to their own experiences and opinions, focusing either on one film or comparing two or three from the same country.

SSEASN - Islam, Gender and the State in Southeast Asia

SSEASN 120
DWIN209
TTh 3:30-4:59P
4
25030
Tiwon, Sylvia

Islam has been a shaping force in many of the cultures and politics of Southeast Asia since the earliest days of global commerce predating Western colonialism. The Islamic Revival that has swept through the Islamic world since at least the 1970s, and the rise of the internet have brought important changes to this region, which includes Indonesia-- the nation with the world's largest Muslim population-- Malaysia, Brunei, the southern Philippines and southern Thailand, with important Muslim communities on the Southeast Asian mainland. This course offers a survey of the constructions, practices and contestations of gender against the background of trade, colonialism, and the current flows of cultural and financial capital through which bodies and subjectivities are articulated. Through texts including ethnographic writing, literature, film and political discourse, we will explore the interface of indigenous customary practice ('adat), universalisms, nationalisms, and social justice to look at femininities, masculinities, and diverse sexualities.

 

SSEASN - Wearing memory out: Fashioning gender and embodying resistance in Southeast Asia

SSEASN 250
DWIN204
M 2-4:59
4
24236
Edwards,Penelope

This graduate seminar will explore the body as a site for both the projection and performance of national, racial and gender identity, and as a vehicle for the internalization and embodiment of past experience. We will consider the role of fashion as both handmaiden to colonialism and capitalism, but also as an arena for expression and resistance. Our primary focus will be the female body as a locus of nation and the focus of racialization in the contexts of colonialism and migration. We will also examine discourses of masculinity and emasculation.  Against the notion of nation as abstraction, we will explore the embodiment of memory and identity through individual acts of performance and resistance on catwalk, stage and screen.  Our approach is multidisciplinary, combining scholarship on history, gender, literature, memory and visual culture with Southeast Asian fiction and cinema. Topics will include the censorship and silencing of the female voice and form; urban, cosmopolitan, and traveling identities.  Assessment will be by a series of short grade-pointed reflection papers and a final letter-graded, extended research essay.

BENGALI - Intermediate Bengali

BANGLA 101A
DWIN233
MW 12-1:59 & F 12-1P
32130
Basu, Amitabha
  • Introduction to different forms (e.g., formal and colloquial) of Bengali language, readings of simple to progressively complex texts in Bengali
  • Introduction to Bengali Literature
  • Grammar exercises, to enhance existing knowledge
  • Writing compositions
  • More speaking practices, Getting familiarized with dialogues and descriptions of simple real-life situations (e.g., asking directions, going shopping, arranging meetings etc.)
  • Simple to advanced translations from Bengali to English and English to Bengali, to enhance comprehension skill
  • Watch/analyze short movies to familiarize students with Bengali Culture

 

BURMESE - Introductory Burmese

BURMESE 1A
DWIN210
WTh 4-5:59P & F 4-4:59P
24379
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.

 

FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino

FILIPINO 1A
DWIN235
MTWThF 11-11:59P
21538
Aban, Cynthia

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.

 

FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino

FILIPINO 1A
DWIN262
MTWThF 12-12:59P
21539
Aban, Cynthia

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.

 

FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino

FILIPINO 1A
DWIN89
TTh 1230 - 1:59P & F 12-1:59P
21540
Barrios-Leblanc, Joi

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.

 

FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino Online

FILIPINO W1X
INTERNET
MW 4-5:29P & F 4-5:59P
24542
The Staff

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.

 

FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino

FILIPINO 100A
DWIN189 & DWIN134
TTh 1230 - 1:59P & F 12-1:59P
21517
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.

 

FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino

FILIPINO 100A
DWIN106 & DWIN189
TTh 2-3:29P & F 2-3:59P
21518
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.

FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino Online

FILIPINO W100A
INTERNET
MW 4-5:29P & F 4-5:59P
30579
Llagas, Karen

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.

FILIPINO - Advanced Filipino

FILIPINO 101A
KROE115
TTh 11-12:29P
25973
Barrios-Leblanc, Joi

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).

HINDI - Introductory Hindi

HINURD 1A
DWIN130
MTWThF 10-10:59A
21751
Staff

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.

 

HINDI - Introductory Hindi

HINURD 1A
DWIN183
MTWThF 11-11:59P
21752
Staff

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.

 

HINDI - Intermediate Hindi

HINURD 100A
DWIN246
MWF 12-12:59P
21665
Staff

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.

Discussion Sections

SectionDay/TimeRoomInstructorClass #
101W 1-:59PHAVI321Staff25009

 

HINDI - Readings in Modern Hindi

HINURD 101A
DWIN104
TTh 11-12:29P
21693
Jain, Usha

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.

 

HINDI - Hindi Literature

HINURD 221
DWIN104
Tu 2-4:59P
30573
Paramasivan, Vasudha

The course will focus on Hindi literature from the pre-modern and the modern periods. Topics will vary from year to year. Students will be expected to write a 25-30 page research paper.

 

INDONESIAN - Introductory Indonesian

MALAYI 1A
DWIN246 & EVAN2
MW 10-11:59A & F 10-10:59A
22259
Lunde, Ninik

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.

INDONESIAN - Intermediate Indonesian

MALAYI 100A
DWIN130
MW 12-1:59 & F 12-1P
22185
Lunde, Ninik

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.

 

INDONESIAN - Intermediate Indonesian

MALAYI 100A
BARR 54 & DWIN 106
TTH 10-12 & Fri 11-12
22186
Lunde, Ninik

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.

 

KHMER - Introductory Khmer

KHMER 1A
DWIN B-34
MTWThF 2-2:59P
21984
Smith, Frank

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.

KHMER - Intermediate Khmer

KHMER 100A
DWINB34
MTWThF 4-5P
21975
Smith, Frank

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.

KHMER - Advanced Khmer

KHMER 101A
BARR78
TTh 1230 - 1:59P
24437
Smith, Frank

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.

 

MALAYSIAN - Seminar in Malaysian Letters

MALAYI 210A
DWIN204
W 3-5:59P
22260
Tiwon, Sylvia

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.

 

PUNJABI - Introductory Punjabi

PUNJABI 1A
DWIN262 & EVAN39
TTh 930-10:59A & F 10-11:59A
23576
Ubhi, Upkar

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.

PUNJABI - Intermediate Punjabi

PUNJABI 100A
Evans 65 & BARR180
TTh 11A-12:29P & F 10-11:59A
23601
Ubhi, Upkar

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.

SANSKRIT - Introductory Sanskrit

SANSKR 100A
DWIN104
MWF 8-9:59A
23577
Goldman, Sally

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.

SANSKRIT - Intermediate Sanskrit

SANSKR 101B
DWIN104
MF 12-1:59P
30574
Goldman, Sally

Sanskrit 100B is a continuation of Sanskrit 100A, further developing the skills necessary to read, write, and speak basic Sanskrit. All written and reading material is 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 mid-term exams, a final exam, and a translation project. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 100A or equivalent.

 

SANSKRIT - Sanskrit Literature

SANSKR 200A
DWIN346B
MF 2-3:29P
25487
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.

TAMIL - Introductory Tamil

TAMIL 1A
DWIN134 & DWIN106
TTh 11-12:29P & W 10-11:59A
23832
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.

TAMIL - Readings in Tamil

TAMIL 101A
DWIN233
TTh 2-3:29P & W 1-1:59P
23901
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.

 

TAMIL - Literature Seminar

TAMIL 210A
DWIN104
W 2-4:59P
30638
Clare, Jennifer

TELUGU - Elementary Telugu

TELUGU 1A
DWIN206 & EVAN6
TTh 1230 - 1:59P & Tu 4-5:59P
23950
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.

THAI - Introductory Thai

THAI 1A
DWIN189
MF 5-6:29P & W 5-6:59P
23948
Chowchuvech, Supatra

This is an introductory course designed for students who have little or no knowledge of Thai language, either spoken or written. The emphasis of this course is on verbal skills and conversation. Students will be introduced to the language through conversation practice on common themes that they will likely encounter in everyday life, along with vocabulary and  grammar  around such themes. Phonetic transcription system will be relied on while students are being  introduced to the Thai alphabets and syllable construction rules. The class is enhanced with audio visual accompaniment, songs,  video, role play, occasional field trips. The material and class discussion is designed to expose students to the world of the Thais.

Heritage students who speak Thai well and are familiar with Thai alphabet must meet with instructor  for  evaluation for possible placement in Thai 1B, a beginner course, in the spring semester.

 

THAI - Intermediate Thai

THAI 100A
TBA
MTWTh 7:45-8:45P & F 8-8:59P
26070
Chowchuvech, Supatra

A continuation of Intermediate Thai 100A. Students will learn to read longer and more abstract writing, advertisements from newspapers, and articles from magazines and webpage. The class will cover expressions, figures of speech, higher level grammar, and hierarchical pronouns. Writing will move from descriptive to expository. To increase verbal skills and cultural education, students will watch karaoke, TV advertisements, and films. Students will also have regular intensive conversation practice and in-class presentation. The language of instruction will be in Thai approximately 50% to 70% of the time. By the end of the semester, the average student should have acquired a level of literacy equivalent to 5th to 6th grade in Thai schools.

URDU - Introductory Urdu

HINURD 2A
DWIN189
MTWThF 10-10:59A
21719
Bruce, Gregory Max

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.

URDU - Intermediate Urdu

HINURD 103A
DWIN104
MWF 11-11:59A
21662
Bruce, Gregory Max

ntroduces 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.

 

URDU - Advanced Urdu

HINURD 104A
DWIN104
TTh 1230 - 1:59P
25111
Bruce, Gregory Max

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.

VIETNAMESE - Introductory Vietnamese

VIETNMS 1A
DWIN262
MTWThF 11-11:59A
23837
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.

 

VIETNAMESE - Introductory Vietnamese

VIETNMS 1A
DWIN263
MTWThF 12-12:59P
23838
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.

 

VIETNAMESE - Intermediate Vietnamese

VIETNMS 100A
DWIN262
MTWThF 1-1:59P
24059
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.

VIETNAMESE - Advanced Vietnamese

VIETNMS 101A
DWIN225
TTh 2-3:29P
23791
Nguyen, Cam

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.

SSEASN - Sufism in the Premodern Islamic World

SSEASN 250
Barrows 115
Wednesday 4-7pm
4
32820
Munis Faruqui

Drawing on a broad cross-section of theoretical and methodological perspectives this course will interrogate key contemporary works that engage the Sufi experience in the period before 1750. We will read works by Shahab Ahmed, Nile Green, Carl Ernst, Richard Eaton, Kathryn Babayan, Huseyin Yilmaz, Azfar Moin, Vincent Cornell, Aditya Behl, Shahzad Bashir, Kishwar Rizvi, and Ahmet Karamustafa.

SSEASN: Peaky Blinders Freshman Seminar

SSEASN 24
211 Dwinelle
Th 5:00-6:00P
1
32951
Edwards, Penny

This new freshman seminar considers the epic gangster series, Peaky Blinders, as an exemplar of convention breaking and history making. Set in Birmingham, England, from 1919, Peaky Blinders demonstrates the power of story in its vivid depiction of the smoldering aftermath of a war that lingers long after Armistice day. Key topics include shell-shock (PTSD), Anglo Irish conflict, moralities, loyalties, vernaculars, Romany Gypsy, Chinese, Jewish, Italian, style/fashion, magic and beliefs, urban sub-cultures, oral history and organized crime.  

Class Prep includes Season One of Peaky Blinders, and additional set historical texts and multimedia materials. Weekly discussions will consider thematic threads, character development, plot lines, settings and script alongside history. Assessment/assignments will include  one oral presentation, one facilitation of a class discussion, one final in-class performance,  and short weekly posts.

Dept/Crs Sec Title Instructor Days/Times Location CCNsort icon
FILIPINO 100A 001 FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino Llagas, Karen TTh 1230 - 1:59P & F 12-1:59P DWIN189 & DWIN134 21517
FILIPINO 100A 002 FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino Llagas, Karen TTh 2-3:29P & F 2-3:59P DWIN106 & DWIN189 21518
FILIPINO 1A 001 FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino Aban, Cynthia MTWThF 11-11:59P DWIN235 21538
FILIPINO 1A 002 FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino Aban, Cynthia MTWThF 12-12:59P DWIN262 21539
FILIPINO 1A 003 FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino Barrios-Leblanc, Joi TTh 1230 - 1:59P & F 12-1:59P DWIN89 21540
HINURD 103A 001 URDU - Intermediate Urdu Bruce, Gregory Max MWF 11-11:59A DWIN104 21662
HINURD 100A 001 HINDI - Intermediate Hindi Staff MWF 12-12:59P DWIN246 21665
HINURD 101A 001 HINDI - Readings in Modern Hindi Jain, Usha TTh 11-12:29P DWIN104 21693
HINURD 2A 001 URDU - Introductory Urdu Bruce, Gregory Max MTWThF 10-10:59A DWIN189 21719
HINURD 1A 001 HINDI - Introductory Hindi Staff MTWThF 10-10:59A DWIN130 21751
HINURD 1A 002 HINDI - Introductory Hindi Staff MTWThF 11-11:59P DWIN183 21752
KHMER 100A 001 KHMER - Intermediate Khmer Smith, Frank MTWThF 4-5P DWINB34 21975
KHMER 1A 001 KHMER - Introductory Khmer Smith, Frank MTWThF 2-2:59P DWIN B-34 21984
MALAYI 100A 001 INDONESIAN - Intermediate Indonesian Lunde, Ninik MW 12-1:59 & F 12-1P DWIN130 22185
MALAYI 100A 002 INDONESIAN - Intermediate Indonesian Lunde, Ninik TTH 10-12 & Fri 11-12 BARR 54 & DWIN 106 22186
MALAYI 1A 001 INDONESIAN - Introductory Indonesian Lunde, Ninik MW 10-11:59A & F 10-10:59A DWIN246 & EVAN2 22259
MALAYI 210A 001 MALAYSIAN - Seminar in Malaysian Letters Tiwon, Sylvia W 3-5:59P DWIN204 22260
PUNJABI 1A 001 PUNJABI - Introductory Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar TTh 930-10:59A & F 10-11:59A DWIN262 & EVAN39 23576
SANSKR 100A 001 SANSKRIT - Introductory Sanskrit Goldman, Sally MWF 8-9:59A DWIN104 23577
SSEASN R5A 001 SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff MWF 11-11:59P EVAN72 23580
SASIAN 1A 001 SASIAN - Introduction to the Civilization of Early India Von Rospatt, Alexander TTh 1230 - 1:59P ETCH3108 23595
PUNJABI 100A 001 PUNJABI - Intermediate Punjabi Ubhi, Upkar TTh 11A-12:29P & F 10-11:59A Evans 65 & BARR180 23601
SASIAN R5A 001 SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff MWF 2-2:59P EVAN5 23631
SASIAN R5A 002 SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff MWF 3-3:59P EVAN39 23632
SEASIAN 10A 001 SEASIAN - Introduction to the Civilization of South East Asia Edwards, Penelope TTh 2-3:29P DWIN88 23777
VIETNMS 101A 001 VIETNAMESE - Advanced Vietnamese Nguyen, Cam TTh 2-3:29P DWIN225 23791
TAMIL 1A 001 TAMIL - Introductory Tamil Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy TTh 11-12:29P & W 10-11:59A DWIN134 & DWIN106 23832
VIETNMS 1A 001 VIETNAMESE - Introductory Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 11-11:59A DWIN262 23837
VIETNMS 1A 002 VIETNAMESE - Introductory Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 12-12:59P DWIN263 23838
TAMIL 101A 001 TAMIL - Readings in Tamil Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy TTh 2-3:29P & W 1-1:59P DWIN233 23901
THAI 1A 001 THAI - Introductory Thai Chowchuvech, Supatra MF 5-6:29P & W 5-6:59P DWIN189 23948
TELUGU 1A 001 TELUGU - Elementary Telugu Sankara Rajulu, Bharathy TTh 1230 - 1:59P & Tu 4-5:59P DWIN206 & EVAN6 23950
SSEASN R5A 002 SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff MWF 1-1:59P EVAN7 23969
SSEASN 84 001 SSEASN - Sophomore Seminar - Contemporary Southeast Asian Society and Culture Through Film Barrios-Leblanc, Joi F 2-3:39P DWIN104 23991
VIETNMS 100A 001 VIETNAMESE - Intermediate Vietnamese Tran, Hanh MTWThF 1-1:59P DWIN262 24059
SASIAN 140 001 SASIAN - Hindu Mythology Goldman, Robert P MWF 11-11:59P BIRG50 24127
SSEASN C52 001 SSEASN - Introduction to Buddhism Sharf, Robert MWF 1-1:59P BIRG50 24201
SSEASN 250 001 SSEASN - Wearing memory out: Fashioning gender and embodying resistance in Southeast Asia Edwards,Penelope M 2-4:59 DWIN204 24236
BURMESE 1A 001 BURMESE - Introductory Burmese Wong, Kenneth WTh 4-5:59P & F 4-4:59P DWIN210 24379
KHMER 101A 001 KHMER - Advanced Khmer Smith, Frank TTh 1230 - 1:59P BARR78 24437
FILIPINO W1X 001 FILIPINO - Introductory Filipino Online The Staff MW 4-5:29P & F 4-5:59P INTERNET 24542
SSEASN 120 001 SSEASN - Islam, Gender and the State in Southeast Asia Tiwon, Sylvia TTh 3:30-4:59P DWIN209 25030
HINURD 104A 001 URDU - Advanced Urdu Bruce, Gregory Max TTh 1230 - 1:59P DWIN104 25111
SSEASN R5A 004 SSEASN - Self, Representation, and Nation (Southeast Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff TTh 930-10:59P DWIN204 25406
SASIAN R5A 003 SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff TTh 11-12:29P EVAN55 25407
SANSKR 200A 001 SANSKRIT - Sanskrit Literature Goldman, Robert P MF 2-3:29P DWIN346B 25487
SSEASN 24 001 SSEASN - Freshman Seminar The Staff M 4-5:59 DWIN83 25954
FILIPINO 101A 001 FILIPINO - Advanced Filipino Barrios-Leblanc, Joi TTh 11-12:29P KROE115 25973
THAI 100A 001 THAI - Intermediate Thai Chowchuvech, Supatra MTWTh 7:45-8:45P & F 8-8:59P TBA 26070
HINURD 221 001 HINDI - Hindi Literature Paramasivan, Vasudha Tu 2-4:59P DWIN104 30573
SANSKR 101B 001 SANSKRIT - Intermediate Sanskrit Goldman, Sally MF 12-1:59P DWIN104 30574
SASIAN 128 001 SASIAN - Religion in Modern India Paramasivan, Vasudha TTh 11-12:29P DWIN130 30578
FILIPINO W100A 001 FILIPINO - Intermediate Filipino Online Llagas, Karen MW 4-5:29P & F 4-5:59P INTERNET 30579
SASIAN C215 001 SASIAN - Indian Buddhist Texts Von Rospatt, Alexander W 3-6P DWIN288 30580
SASIAN R5A 004 SASIAN - Great Books of India (South Asian Reading and Composition) The Staff MWF 10-10:59P DWIN279 30637
TAMIL 210A 001 TAMIL - Literature Seminar Clare, Jennifer W 2-4:59P DWIN104 30638
BANGLA 101A 001 BENGALI - Intermediate Bengali Basu, Amitabha MW 12-1:59 & F 12-1P DWIN233 32130
SASIAN C214 001 SASIAN - Tibetan Buddhism Dalton, Jacob Th 2-5:00P DWIN288 32148
SSEASN 250 002 SSEASN - Sufism in the Premodern Islamic World Munis Faruqui Wednesday 4-7pm Barrows 115 32820
SSEASN 24 002 SSEASN: Peaky Blinders Freshman Seminar Edwards, Penny Th 5:00-6:00P 211 Dwinelle 32951