Bengali 101A: Intermediate Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: 31602
Units: 5
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm, F 1-2 pm
DWIN225, DWIN104

This course introduces students to both the formal and colloquial forms of Bengali, through a combination of reading, writing, speaking, and grammar exercises. Students will also become better acquainted with Bengali culture, as they begin to read Bengali literature and view short films.

Bengali 1A: Introductory Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: BANGLA 1A (Fall)
Units: 5
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
Times and Locations:

MW 12-2 pm
remote/online

This is a beginner’s course for learning Bengali language. The students learn the fundamentals of the language, including the alphabet and basic grammar. They acquire familiarity with common sentence structures, the ability to read and understand simple texts, and the ability to express their feelings.

Camouflaging the Chimera: African American Voices and Visions of the Vietnam War

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 39
Units:

This new, interdisciplinary seminar invites you to explore African American voices and visions of the Vietnam war through oral history, music, fiction, poetry, cinema and other primary sources.

Filipino 100A: Intermediate Filipino

Category: Languages
Units: 5
Instructors: Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

[CCN #21833] TTh 11 am-12:30 pm, F 10am -12 pm, DWIN89, EVAN55

[CCN #21832] TTh 12:30-2 pm, F 12-2 pm, DWIN262, EVAN45

SPRING:

[CCN #22195] TTh 12:30-2 pm, F 12-2 pm, remote/online

 

 

This is an intermediate class with emphasis on the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course uses the functional-situational approach in learning a language.The students will learn four necessary skills in the effective use of Filipino: paglalahad (defining and explaining); paglalarawan (describing…

Filipino 101A: Advanced Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 24866
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

TTh 11 am-12:30 pm
EVAN4

Have you successfully completed Intermediate Filipino)? Are you a heritage learner who may have left the Philippines during middle school or high school? Are you looking to be able to enhance reading and writing skills in Filipino? The class focuses on developing the following: reading…

Great Books of India (R5A)

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SASIAN R5A
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:
[CNN #24992] MWF 10-11 am, DWIN279
[CNN #26509] MWF 11am-12 pm, EVAN39
[CNN #31642] MWF 12-1 pm, DWIN279
[CNN #23533] MWF 2-3 pm, DWIN89
[CNN #24619] MWF 4-5 pm, DWIN262

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.

Hindi (Readings in Modern Hindi) 101A

Category: Languages
Course #: HINDI 101A [CNN# 26225]
Units: 3
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
TTh 2-3:30pm, DWIN206

This course is designed for students who have already acquired upper-intermediate or higher level of Hindi. Its objective is to move students toward a greater level of proficiency in all language skills and introduce them to a variety of contemporary literary genres. Weekly readings, class…

Hindi 100A: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 26483
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MTW 1-2 pm, Th 1-2 pm
CORY285, EVAN55

In Hindi 100A, you will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You will learn to deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where Hindi is spoken….

Hindi 1A: Introductory Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 25678
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:

MTWThF 11-12 pm, DWIN187

In Introductory Hindi, you will learn to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You will learn to communicate simply and discuss routine tasks requiring  simple and direct…

Hindi Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: HIN-URD 221
Units:

The course will focus on Hindi literature from the pre-modern and the modern periods. Topics will vary from year to year.

Indonesian (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: INDONES 100A [CCN #25660] (Fall), INDONES 100B [CCN #25527] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
FALL: MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm, VLSB2030, DWIN254
SPRING: MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm, remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: INDONES 1A [CCN #25659] (Fall), 1B [CCN #25526] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
FALL: MW 12-2 pm, F 10am-11am, VLSB2038, DWIN254
SPRING: MW 10-12 pm, F 10-11 am, remote/online

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 210A-B: Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Traditions

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: INDONES 210A (Fall) and B [CCN #26844] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
Times and Locations:

W 3-6 pm

remote/online

This seminar focuses on reading Indonesian texts from a variety of perspectives.  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…

Introduction to the Civilization of Early India

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 1A [CNN #23509]
Units: 4
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt
Times and Locations:
TTh 12:30-2 pm, BARR170

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…

Introduction to the Civilizations of Southeast Asia: Power, Performance and Identity

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 10A [CCN #23641]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TTh 12:30-2 pm, DWIN189

This Gateway course introduces the culture and history of mainland Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) with an emphasis on Southeast Asian voices.   Our themes for 2020 are identity, power, and performance. From royal courts and temples to modern screen and stage; theatre…

Introduction to the Study of Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SSEASN C52 [CNN #23945]
Units: 4
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt
Times and Locations:
MWF 1-2 pm, DWIN145

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…

Khmer (Intermediate) 100 A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: KHMER 100A [CCN #22175] (Fall), 100B [CCN #22503] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

FALL: MTWTh 4-5:30 pm

SPRING: MW 4-5:30 pm, TuTh 4-5 pm, remote/online

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…

Khmer (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: KHMER 1A [CCN #22184] (Fall), 1B [CCN #22502] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:
FALL: MTWThF 2-3 pm, DWIN106
SPRING: MTWThF 2-3 pm, remote/online

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…

Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 294 or 394
Units:

Introduction to the principal, historical, and contemporary methods for study of the literatures, languages, religions, cultures, and peoples of South and Southeast Asia. Discussion of the disciplinary formations of Orientalism, philology, anthropology, comparative religions, gender studies, and history. Topics and readings change year to year….

Punjabi (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: PUNJABI 1A [CCN #23494] (Fall), 1B [CCN #23958] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Upkar K. Ubhi
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 9:30-11am, F 10am-12 pm, DWIN262, DWIN134
SPRING: TTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

In this introductory year, students will be introduced to Gurmukhi script, and a survey of Punjabi grammar. Graded exercises are designed to lead to a mastery of basic language patterns, essential vocabulary, and the achievement of basic reading and writing skills.

RELIGION IN MEDIEVAL INDIA

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 123
Units:
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt

Focusing on the period between 600 and 1600 C.E., this course examines major developments within popular Hinduism, the growth and spread of Islam (Sufism) and the emergence of Sikhism on the Indian subcontinent. Course material includes extracts from theological and philosophical literature, poetry, autobiographical and…

Sanskrit (Elementary) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: Sanskrit 100A [CCN #23495] (Fall), 100B [CCN #23984] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Times and Locations:
FALL: MWF 8-10am, DWIN104
SPRING: MWF 8-10 am, remote/online

Sanskrit 100A, followed by 100B, introduces students to Sanskrit grammar, with the goal of developing the skills necessary to speak and read basic, simple Sanskrit texts. Sanskrit 100A covers lessons 1–12 of the Devavāṇīpraveśikā [Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman, 2019], including, the…

Sanskrit: Literature 200A

Category: Languages
Course #: SANSKR 200A [CCN #23497] (Fall), [CCN #31090] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:

FALL: MF 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

SPRING: TuTh 9-11 am, remote/online

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

Self, Representation, and Nation (R5A)

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SEASIAN R5A [CCN #25801]
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:
MWF 1-2 pm, DWIN189

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…

Seminar in Tamil Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: TAMIL 210
Units:
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam

Topics and readings vary.

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN C140 [CNN #31091]
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:
TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

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…

South Asian C215: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SASIAN C215 [CNN #25264]
Units: 4
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt
Times and Locations:
W 3-6 pm, remote/online

This graduate seminar focuses on reading a wide spectrum of Indian Buddhist texts in the Sanskrit (or Pali) original introducing the students to different genres, and different aspects of Indian Buddhism. The students taking the course for two units (rather than four) will be expected…

South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SASIAN C224 [CNN #25281] ALSO UNDER BUDDSTD C224, TIBETAN C224
Units: 4
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:

This seminar provides an introduction to a broad range of Tibetan Buddhist texts, including chronicles and histories, biographical literature, doctrinal treatises, canonical texts, ritual manuals, pilgrimage guides, and liturgical texts. It is intended for graduate students interested in premodern Tibet from any perspective. This course…

Southeast Asian 188: Cinema of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 188 [CCN #33331]
Units: 4
Instructors: Penny Edwards
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This Upper Division, seminar-style class introduces students to the modern history and politics of Southeast Asia, from the 1940s to the 2010s, through the lens of cinema and the frame of memory. From American B-Movies to Japanese anti-war features, media monarchs to Indie film-makers, spectral…

Southeast Asian Mythology

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 150
Units:
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon

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…

Tamil (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: TAMIL 1A [CNN #23685] (Fall), 1B [CCN #24245] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 11am-12:30 pm, W 10am-12 pm, DWIN262, EVAN47
SPRING: TTh 11-12:30 pm, W 10-12 pm, remote/online

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) 101A

Category: Languages
Course #: TAMIL 101A
Units:
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu

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…

Telugu (Elementary) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: TELUGU 1A [CCN #23789] (Fall), 1B [CCN #24246] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 12:30-2 pm, W 12-1pm, DWIN233, BARR78
SPRING: TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

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

Thai (Advanced) 101A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 101A [CCN #31643] (Fall), 101B [CCN #25814] (Spring)
Units: 3
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech
Times and Locations:

FALL: TTh 8:50-10:15am

SPRING: TuTh 11-12:15 pm, remote/online

Thai 101A is a fifth-semester Thai course, taught through teleconferencing  from University of Wisconsin, Madison. The course is designed to enhance the students’ competence in reading and writing Thai.  The students will be reading texts from The Thai Cultural Reader, newspapers, news from internet, selected…

Thai (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 100A, 100B (Fall, Spring)
Units:
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech

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…

Thai (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 1A [CCN #32835] (Fall), 1B [CCN #30352] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech
Times and Locations:
FALL: MWF 5-7pm, DWIN104
SPRING: M 5 pm – 7:00 pm, W 6:30 pm – 8:00pm, F 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This course is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Thai language. The focus of Thai 1A is to build vocabulary and develop the ability to speak with correct pronunciation through basic conversation in day-to-day settings. Students will be introduced to…

Vietnamese (Advanced) 101A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: VIETNMS 101A [CCN #] (Fall), 101B [CCN #24303] (Spring)
Units: 3
Instructors: Cam Nguyen
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 2-3:30pm, DWIN233
SPRING: TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

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…

Vietnamese (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: VIETNMS 100A [CNN #23870] (Fall), 100B [CCN #24302] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:
FALL: MTWThF 1-2pm, DWIN206
SPRING: MTWThF 1-2 pm, remote/online

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…