Bengali 101A: Intermediate Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: 31417
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm
F 1-2 pm

Students are expected to be able to read, with the aid of a dictionary, modern Bengali literature, and speak at a “high-intermediate” level by the end of the year. There will be viewing of Bengali videos at a mutually agreed upon time and in class…

Burmese 100A: Intermediate Burmese

Category: Languages
Course #: 32897
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

W 4-6, B7 Dwinelle;

Th 4-6, B7 Dwinelle;

F 4-5, B7 Dwinelle

Kenneth Wong teaches intermediate Burmese using excerpts from short stories by Ma Sandar, essays by Ludu Daw Amar, contemporary poems, pop song lyrics, and YouTube clips. Students learn to read, write, and talk about familiar topics, ranging from memorable trips and meals to daily routines…

Filipino 100A Section 1: Intermediate Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 24178
Units: 5
Instructors: Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 262 Dwinelle

W 10 am-12 pm, 89 Dwinelle

 

 

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 #: 23615
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 104 Wheeler

Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites. Two years of Filipino/Tagalog or consent of instructor. The class focuses on developing the following: reading skills for texts containing abstract vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and complex sentences; listening skills for authentic texts; and writing skills in exposition and…

Hindi 1A: Introductory Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 23990
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Koa
Times and Locations:

TR 11-12:30 Dwinelle B3

F 11-12:30 Dwinelle B37

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 100A: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 25636
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Koa
Times and Locations:
TuTh 9:30-11

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 101A: Readings in Modern Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 26271
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Koa
Times and Locations:
MW 9:30-11

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…

Indonesian 1A: Introductory Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 23986
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 10 am-12 pm, 115 Social Sciences
F 10 am-11 am, 115 Social Sciences

Indonesian 1A introduces students to elementary Indonesian conversation and develops reading and writing commensurate with the students’ abilities. This class provides  students with the skills to express words and phrases such as greeting people, leave taking, talking about oneself or family, indicating time, asking and…

Indonesian 100A Section 1: Intermediate Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 23987
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm 214 Haviland
F 12-1 pm 214 Haviland

This course provides readings in Indonesian textbooks, newspapers, journals, and literature. This class provides students with the skills needed to use Indonesian adequately in familiar situations and to communicate general messages. Students will be expected to be more skilled to speak Indonesian with sufficient structural…

Khmer 100A: Intermediate Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21701
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

MTuWTh 4-5:30 pm

This class is for students who can already speak and understand “survival” or “home Khmer.” No previous knowledge of written Khmer is required for the course. Students will learn the basics of reading and writing as well as formal speaking. Topics covered include folk tales,…

Indonesian 210A: Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Traditions

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 25442
Units: 4
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
Times and Locations:

W 3-6 pm, 206 Dwinelle

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…

Khmer 1A: Introductory Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21707
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:
MTuWThF 2-3 pm

This class is for students with no previous speaking ability in Khmer, and is the first part of a two-semester sequence, along with Khmer 1B. Students will learn “survival” speaking, reading, and writing skills in Khmer, and also become familiar with and learn how to…

Punjabi 1A: Introductory Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 22789
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11 am, 2066 VLSB

LAB (#23134) F 10am – 12pm, 104 Wheeler

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.

Sanskrit 100A: Elementary Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: 22790
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MWF 8-10 am, 233 Dwinelle

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 200A: Sanskrit Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 32882
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MF 1-2:30pm

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

South Asian R5A Section 1: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 22814
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:
MWF 11am-12pm
279 Dwinelle

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…

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23093
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MWF 11 am-12 pm
2060 VLSB

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 and Southeast Asian C52: Introduction to the Study of Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 23084
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 10-11, 145 Dwinelle

Section 101 (#23085) W 11-12pm, 104 Social Sciences Building
Section 102 (#24228): W 12-1pm, 2038 Valley Life Sciences
Section 103 (#23086): W 1-2pm, 251 Dwinelle
Section 104 (#24227): Th 10-11am, tbd
Section 105 (#23087): Th 11-12pm, 87 Evans
Section 106 (#23088): Th 12-1pm, 83 Dwinelle
Section 107 (#26961): Th 1-2pm, 102 Wheeler
Section 108 (#26962): F 9-10am, 87 Dwinelle

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…

Telugu 1A: Elementary Telugu

Category: Languages
Course #: 23017
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2 pm, 233 Dwinelle

W 12-1 pm, 214 Haviland

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.

Tamil 1A: Introductory Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 22939
Units: 5
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

T  11:00 – 12:29 pm

W 10:00 – 11.59 am

R 11:00 – 12:29 pm

This course focuses on progressive acquisition of language skills to communicate effectively in  Tamil. It facilitates development of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing competence along  with basic grammar. By the end of the course, students will be able to Communicate at a basic level of…

Thai 100A: Intermediate Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 26688
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 5-6:30 pm, W 5-7 pm

106 Dwinelle

This course continues to integrate cultural awareness into language education. The emphasis shifts from the concrete to the abstract. Students will begin to read and write compound sentences, formal essays, and letters. Students will have the opportunity to practice conversation with native speakers. Students will…

Bengali 1A: Introductory Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: BANGLA 1A
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MW 12-2 pm

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.

Filipino W1X: Introductory Filipino for Heritage Learners online

Category: Languages
Course #: 24145
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MW 4-5:30pm, F 4-6pm

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…

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 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.

Introduction to the Civilization of Early India

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 1A [CNN #23509]
Units: 4
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…

RELIGION IN MODERN INDIA

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 128
Units:

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 are introduced to religious “reform” movements and cross-cultural debates during the colonial period. We also examine…

South Asian C215: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SASIAN C215 [CNN #25264]
Units: 4
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…

Southeast Asia by Mail

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 24
Units:

This course explores Southeast Asia through letters – actual and fictional, poetic and political, prosaic and musical. We will consider the form and function of letters, and their use as historical sources, private expression, and literary genre. In the age of tweets and “hey professor!”,…

Tamil 101A: Readings in Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 25304
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

M 11:00 – 11:59 am

W 1:00 – 1:59 pm

F 11:00 – 12:59 pm

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…

Thai 101A: Advanced Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 25699
Units: 3
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am-12:30pm

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY

Course Focus: Contemporary Thai Politics THIS COURSE IS BEING TAUGHT REMOTELY IN FALL 2021 Instructor: Thiti Jamkajornkeiat, GSI Thai 101A Fall 2021 is designed to prepare students for research in or on Thailand by developing advanced reading comprehension and competency in oral and written expression…

Thai 1A: Introductory Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 32850
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
M 5-7pm
TuTh 5-6:30pm

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 1A Section 1: Introductory Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 22944
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11 am-12pm

233 Dwinelle

An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, designed for novice learner without any experience with the language. The first semester emphasizes phonetic concepts, syllable formations and tonal distinctions along with simple sentence structures in everyday topics. Class activities focus on reading and writing skills,…

Vietnamese 100A: Intermediate Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 23046
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 1-2pm

206 Dwinelle

An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, designed for novice learner without any experience with the language. The first semester emphasizes phonetic concepts, syllable formations and tonal distinctions along with simple sentence structures in everyday topics. Class activities focus on reading and writing skills,…