Bengali 1A: Introductory Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: BANGLA 1A (Fall)
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
Instructors: Karen Llagas
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
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
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…

Filipino 1A: Introductory Filipino

Category: Languages
Units: 5
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban, Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

Aban, C. [CNN #21636]: MTWThF 11-12 pm, SOCS54

Aban, C. [CNN #21637]: MTWThF 12-1 pm, SOCS174

Barrios-Leblanc, M. [CNN #21638]: TTh 12:30-2 pm CHEIC335, F 12-2 pm DWIN106

Barrios-Leblanc, M. [CNN #31078]: MW 5-6 pm AAPB115, F 4-6 pm DWIN130

Filipino 1A is the first semester in the Introductory Filipino two-semester series (Filipino 1A and 1B). This is a beginners’ class with emphasis on the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course uses the functional approach in learning a language. At the…

Hindi 100A: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 31145
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
TWTh 10-11 am, VLSB2032
LAB (#31146) F 10-11 AM, DWIN88

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
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
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
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 PM SOCS581, F 12-1 PM DWIN247

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 100A: Intermediate Indonesian – 002

Category: Languages
Course #: 24812
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:

Th 10 pm-12 pm DWIN106, F 11 am-12 pm REQGA

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
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm CHEIC335, F 10am-11am, REQGA

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
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
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…

Khmer 100A: Intermediate Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21924
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
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 101A: Advanced Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 23632
Units: 3
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2 pm

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…

Khmer 1A: Introductory Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21932
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
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 100A: Intermediate Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 23163
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30pm DWIN206

LAB (#23591) F 2-4pm DWIN247

These two semesters 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….

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
Instructors: Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
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 101B: Intermediate Sastraic (Scientific Sanskrit)

Category: Languages
Course #: 31117
Units: 5
Instructors: Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Times and Locations:

MF 12-2 pm HAVI214

Introduces students to Sanskrit sastra and related commentary. Reading selections are generally taken from either the grammatical (vyakaraada), literary critical )alakarasatra) or the philosophical (darsana) tradition, including such works as Mahabhaya, Tarkasagraha, Kavyadarsa, etc. Reading skills and familiarity with resources – hard copy and web-based…

Sanskrit 200A: Sanskrit Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 23151
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
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.

South and Southeast Asian 250 Sec 1: Chinese Interactions with Early to Modern Southeast Asia

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 26691
Units: 4
Instructors: Penny Edwards
Times and Locations:

M 3-6pm DWIN189

This multi-disciplinary graduate seminar introduces key sources and scholarship on Chinese interactions with, Chinese migrations to, and Chinese influences in, Southeast Asia. Module One: Early Encounters (Weeks 1-3) explores China’s early relations with Southeast Asia, Chinese historiography on Funan, Zhenla and Angkor, and critiques some…

South and Southeast Asian 250 Sec 2: City Texts: Urban Imaginaries in post-liberalization Hindi Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 32336
Units: 4
Instructors: Rahul Parson
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30pm BARK110

1-4 units

Literature plays a crucial role in representing and imagining the city, providing acute observations on urban life and social processes (David Harvey). Novels, in particular, explore urban desires and motivations in relation to social forms, institutions, and conventions. The class will read excerpts from recent…

South and Southeast Asian 294: Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 31983
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
Times and Locations:

W 3-6pm

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….

South and Southeast Asian 375: Methods and Problems in Teaching South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 31230
Units: 3
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
Times and Locations:
W 3-6 pm, DWIN210

This course prepares graduate students to teach R&C and gateway courses, consolidating skills and developing confidence in the classroom. The course will give students practical experience in creating and adapting materials for use in the classroom, while consolidating their understanding of the basic principles of…

South and Southeast Asian 39 Sec 1: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: 16725
Units: 2
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban, Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

Tu 9-11am DWIN211

Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester…

South and Southeast Asian 39 Sec 2: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: 16726
Units: 2
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc, Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

Th 9-11am DWIN211

Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester…

South and Southeast Asian C142: Psychoanalytic Theory, Asian Texts

Category: South Asian
Course #: 32826
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am-12:30pm DWIN242

Through the prism of psychoanalytical theories, early and contemporary, this course explores a variety of pre-modern and modern East Asian texts—literary, artistic, religious, and theoretical. We will be asking both how these theories enrich our reading of the texts, and how the texts enrich our…

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

Category: Buddhism
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 124: Modern Indian Literature

Category: South Asian
Course #: 30162
Units: 4
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam
Times and Locations:

MWF 3-4pm DWIN179

DIS 101 (#32938)

This course aims to introduce the vernacular and the Anglophone literary landscapes of South Asia by providing an overview of the role and growth of modern literature in India. This course examines the different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in the production and reception of…

South Asian 130: Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

Category: South Asian
Course #: 30161
Units: 4
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12 pm VLSB2038

This course will examine the role of film, visual media and spectatorship practices in the construction and narration of modern South Asia. In particular, this course will interrogate how modern South Asia has been produced and represented in different visual aesthetic forms such as popular…

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23504
Units: 4
Instructors: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
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 1A: Introduction to the Civilization of Early India

Category: South Asian
Course #: 23158
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2pm WHLR222

DIS 101 (#23159) Tu 3-4pm LATI105

DIS 102 (#23522) W 1-2pm WHLR120

This course offers a broad historical, political, ethnographical and 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. Lectures, readings,…

South Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 25164
Units: 4
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:
Tu DWIN288

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…

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…

South Asian R5A-002: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 24063
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 12-1pm DWIN189

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 R5A-003: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 24372
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 2-3pm DWIN89

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 R5A-004: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 25231
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11am DWIN89

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
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
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…

Southeast Asian 167: Contemporary Popular Cultures of the Philippines

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 32184
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30pm SOCS151

Southeast Asian 175: Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 30981
Units: 4
Instructors: Penny Edwards
Times and Locations:

TuTh 3:30-5pm VLSB2062

This seminar will explore the cultural, economic, social, political and religious history of th​e Chinese diaspora in 19​ to 21​ century Southeast Asia. Our focus is the shifting contexts of migration, representation and strategies of cultural identification/survival. We will explore colonial and nationalist projects, both…

Southeast Asian R5A – 001: Self, Representation, and Nation

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 24851
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 1-2pm DWIN279

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…

Southeast Asian R5A – 002: Self, Representation, and Nation

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 26743
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11am DWIN134

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…

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.

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 101A: Advanced Thai

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

TuTh 11am-12:30pm DWIN89

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 1A: Introductory Thai

Category: Languages
Course #: 26029
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 1-2pm DWIN130

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…

Urdu 100A: Intermediate Urdu

Category: Languages
Course #: 24797
Units: 4
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:

MWF 11am-12pm DWIN262

Introduces 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 101A: Advanced Urdu

Category: Languages
Course #: 25201
Units: 3
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:
TTh 12:30-2pm, DWIN104

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…

Urdu 1A: Introductory Urdu

Category: Languages
Course #: 24796
Units: 5
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 10-11am DWIN262

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.

Vietnamese 100A: Intermediate Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 23475
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
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
Instructors: Cam Nguyen
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
Instructors: Hanh Tran
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…

Vietnamese 1A: Introductory Vietnamese – 002

Category: Languages
Course #: 23325
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 12-1pm SOCS54

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…