Burmese 1A: Introductory Burmese

Category: Languages
Course #: 25865
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

W 4-6 pm, 279 Dwinelle

Th 4-6 pm, 235 Dwinelle

F 4-5 pm, 263 Dwinelle

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 1A Section 1: Introductory Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 30941
Units: 5
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11 am-12 pm

250 Dwinelle

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…

Filipino 100A Section 1: Intermediate Filipino

Category: Languages
Course #: 21410
Units: 5
Instructors: Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 89 Dwinelle

W 10 am-12 pm, 220 Wheeler

 

 

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 #: 23694
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 75 Evans

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 #: 24133
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11 am-12 pm

130 Dwinelle

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 Section 2: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 26485
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
MWF 10-11 am
2030 VLSB

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 #: 30945
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
TuTh 2-3:30 pm
250 Dwinelle

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 #: 24129
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 10 am-12 pm, 4 Evans
F 10 am-11 am, 2070 VLSB

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 100A Section 1: Intermediate Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 24130
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm
54 Social Sciences Building

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 Section 2: Intermediate Indonesian

Category: Languages
Course #: 24131
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:

TuTh 10 am-12 pm, 6 Evans

F 11 am-12 pm, 75 Evans

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 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 #: 21652
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…

Khmer 100A: Intermediate Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 21644
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,…

Khmer 101A: Advanced Khmer

Category: Languages
Course #: 23207
Units: 3
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

TuTh 12:30-2 pm

This class is for students who are already familiar with the basics of written Khmer, and can express themselves in informal and some formal spoken Khmer. Students should be able to write basic narratives about their lives and describe various aspects of Khmer culture, and…

Punjabi 1A: Introductory Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 22771
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11 am, 2030 VLSB

LAB (#23170) F 10am – 12pm, 72 Evans

Instructor: Sukhdeep Sembi

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.

Punjabi 100A: Intermediate Punjabi

Category: Languages
Course #: 22785
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, 206 Dwinelle

LAB (#23171) F 2-4pm, 104 Wheeler

Instructor: Sukhdeep Sembi

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….

Sanskrit 100A: Elementary Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: 22772
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MWF 8-10 am, 214 Haviland

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…

South Asian R5A Section 1: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 22802
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:
MWF 9-10 am
31 Evans

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 Section 2: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 30935
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 12-1 pm

47 Evans

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 Section 3: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 30936
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 2-3 pm

41 Evans

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 Section 4: Great Books of India

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 30937
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 3-4 pm

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 Asian C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: 24371
Units: 2
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:
Tu 2-5 pm
288 Dwinelle

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…

Southeast Asian R5A Section 1: Self, Representation, and Nation

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 24160
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 1-2 pm

279 Dwinelle

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 Section 2: Self, Representation, and Nation

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: 25292
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 3-4 pm

61 Evans

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 167: Contemporary Popular Cultures of the Philippines

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 26047
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm

234 Dwinelle

This course is an overview of Philippine culture from the mid-twentieth century until present, with an emphasis on film, pop music, television, popular journalism, and food cultures. It examines the evolution of Philippine culture in light of broadcast and digital media.

South and Southeast Asian 39 Section 1: Filipino Spirituality: Influences of Catholicism, Islam, and Indigenous Beliefs in Philippine Art and Literature

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: 30951
Units: 2
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban, Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

Tu 9-11 am

47 Evans

Have you ever wondered why the homes of Filipino families in the United States display religious statues or celebrate Christmas and Lent in a different way from other Christians? Have you read Filipino poems, stories, songs, and festivals that focus on or mention Babaylan spritual…

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

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 23112
Units: 4
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm

Section 101 (#23113) Th 2-3 pm, 104 Social Sciences Building
Section 102 (#24406): Th 3-4 pm, 185 Social Sciences Building
Section 103 (#23114): Th 4-5 pm, 175 Social Sciences Building
Section 104 (#24405): F 12-1 pm, 55 Evans
Section 105 (#23115): F 1-2 pm, 9 Evans
Section 106 (#23116): F 2-3 pm, 9 Evans

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…

Tamil 1A: Introductory Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 22932
Units: 5
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm, 4 Evans

W 10 am-12 pm, 75 Evans

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…

Tamil 101A: Readings in Tamil

Category: Languages
Course #: 25829
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:

M 11 am-12 pm, 75 Evans

F 11 am-1 pm, 4 Evans

Section 101 (#25830): W 1-2 pm, 115 Anthro/Art Practice Building

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 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.

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.

Sanskrit 101B: Intermediate Sastraic (Scientific Sanskrit)

Category: Languages
Course #: 31117
Units: 5
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
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
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
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
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 C142: Psychoanalytic Theory, Asian Texts

Category: South and Southeast 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 Asian 124: Modern Indian Literature

Category: South Asian
Course #: 30162
Units: 4
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
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 C144: Islam in South Asian

Category: South Asian
Course #: 33579
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11am – 12:30pm
60 Social Sciences Building

Cross-listed with History 100F Section 3. The aim of this course on the culture and history of Muslim communities and institutions in South Asia is to introduce students to the broad historical currents of the expansion of Islam in the Indian subcontinent, the nature of…

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…

Southeast Asian 175: Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 30981
Units: 4
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…

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
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…

Urdu 1A: Introductory Urdu

Category: Languages
Course #: 24115
Units: 5
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 10-11 am

189 Dwinelle

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 100A: Intermediate Urdu

Category: Languages
Course #: 24116
Units: 4
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:

MWF 11 am-12 pm

189 Dwinelle

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 #: 24407
Units: 3
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:
TuTh 11 am-12:30 pm
104 Dwinelle

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…

Vietnamese 1A Section 1: Introductory Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 22397
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 11 am-12 pm

233 Dwinelle

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 Section 2: Introductory Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 22938
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 12-1 pm

106 Dwinelle

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 100A: Intermediate Vietnamese

Category: Languages
Course #: 23067
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:

MTuWThF 1-2 pm

206 Dwinelle

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: Vietnamese Literature

Category: Languages
Course #: 22903
Units: 3
Instructors: Cam Nguyen
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm

54 Social Sciences Building

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…