South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 27211
Units: 2
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:
Th 2-5
Dwinelle 288

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. Students are…

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
Units: 5
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
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.

Burmese 1A: Introductory Burmese

Category: Languages
Course #: BURMESE 1A
Units: 5
Instructors: Kenneth Wong
Times and Locations:

#31233 WTh 4-6 pm EVAN39, F 4-5 PM DWIN262

The first semester (1A) focuses primarily on Colloquial (or Spoken) Burmese, with some excursions into the Literary Style, usually reserved for written communication. Students learn to speak in simulated conversations: as a shopkeeper in Bogyoke Market, a pilgrim on the way to Shwe Dagon, or…

Filipino 100A: Intermediate Filipino

Category: Languages
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

[CCN #21628] TTh 12:30-2 pm DWIN89, F 12-2 pm, DWIN258

[CCN #21629] TTh 11 AM-12:30 pm EVAN39, F 10 am-12 pm DWIN89

[CCN #31079] MW 5-6:30 pm VLSB2032, F 4-6 pm DWIN189

 

 

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 #: 24278
Units: 3
Times and Locations:

TTh 11 am-12:30 pm
SOCS581

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 100A: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 31145
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TWTh 10-11 am, VLSB2032

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 #: 25103
Units: 3
Times and Locations:
TTh 2-3:30pm, BARK110

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 1A: Introductory Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 24814
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MTWThF 11-12 pm, VLSB2032

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…

Indonesian 100A: Intermediate Indonesian – 001

Category: Languages
Course #: 24811
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 PM, F 12-1 PM
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY.

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 1A: Introductory Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 24810
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MW 10am-12pm, F 10am-11am
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY.

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: Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Traditions

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 30171
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

W 3-6 pm DWIN189

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
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 Mughal Empire

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 146
Units:

This course is designed to provide a dual chronological and thematic approach to the study of one of the great empires in human civilization: the Mughal Empire. Although the bulk of this course will focus on the Mughal Empire during its heyday between the 1550s…

Khmer 100A: Intermediate Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21924
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MTWTh 4-5 pm

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 1A: Introductory Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21932
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MTWThF 2-3 pm

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…

Punjabi 1A: Introductory Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 23148
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

Th 9:30-11 am VLSB2038

LAB (#23590) F 10am – 12pm WHLR102

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 #: 23149
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MWF 8-10 am HAVI214

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 #: 23151
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MF 2-3:30pm DWIN346B

DIS (#24096)

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

Seminar in Buddhism and Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SSEASN C220
Units:

South and Southeast Asian C52: Introduction to the Study of Buddhism

Category: South and Southeast Asian
Course #: 23524
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MWF 1-2pm HMMB390
DIS 102 (#25200) Tu 10-11am WHLR24
DIS 103 (#23526) Tu 12-1pm DWIN205
DIS 104 (#25199) Tu 1-2pm DWIN283
DIS 106 (#23528) W 10-11am DWIN250

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…

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23504
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MWF 11am-12pm VLSB2040

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
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 R5A-001: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 23181
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:
MWF 9-10am DWIN262

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…

Southeast Asian 150: Southeast Asian Mythology

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 30170
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am-12:30pm HILD B56

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 101A: Readings in Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 31149
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30pm AAPB115

DIS (#31150) W 1-2pm REQGA

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…

Tamil 1A: Introductory Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 23319
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am-12:30pm EVAN71, W 10AM-12PM DWIN209

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.

Tantric Traditions

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN 135 [CNN #26524]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TTh 11am-12:30 pm, BARR104

The emergence of the tantras in seventh and eighth-century India marked a watershed for religious practice throughout Asia. These esoteric scriptures introduced complex new ritual technologies that transformed the religious traditions of India, from Brahmanism to Jainism and Buddhism, as well as those of Southeast…

Telugu 1A: Elementary Telugu

Category: Languages
Course #: 23412
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2pm DWIN204

LAB (#24214) W 12-1pm DWIN283

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 100A: Intermediate Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 33642
Units: 5
Instructors: Nuchinun Kluaythong
Times and Locations:

M 5-7PM, WF 5-6:30PM

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT REMOTELY

THIS COURSE IS BEING TAUGHT REMOTELY IN FALL 2021 Intermediate Thai 100A continues to integrate cultural awareness into language education. In Fall 2021, we will emphasize the shift from the concrete to the abstract in Thai language and culture. Students will continue learning how to…

Thai 101A: Advanced Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 25699
Units: 3
Instructors: Thiti Jamkajornkeiat
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
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

(click through for enrollment links) While Berkeley is not offering introductory Thai in Fall 2021, UCLA is offering Introductory Thai remotely. Cal students can take the course via UC Simultaneous Enrollment (application). The fees are included in your Cal tuition and there is no additional cost. The…

Vietnamese 100A: Intermediate Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 23475
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 1-2pm AAPB115

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…

Vietnamese 101A: Advanced Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 23289
Units: 3
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30pm DWIN247

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 1A: Introductory Vietnamese – 001

Category: Languages
Course #: 23324
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11am-12pm SOCS78

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…