South and Southeast Asian Studies C145: Buddhism in Contemporary Society

Category: South and Southeast Asian
Course #: 27212
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 3:30-5

VLSB 2060

A study of the Buddhist tradition as it is found today in Asia. The course will focus on specific living traditions of East, South, and/or Southeast Asia. Themes to be addressed may include contemporary Buddhist ritual practices; funerary and mortuary customs; the relationship between Buddhism…

South Asian 1B: Introduction to the Civilization of Medieval and Modern India

Category: South Asian
Course #: 26057
Units: 4
Instructors: Rahul Parson
Times and Locations:

MWF 2-3

Dwinelle 219

This course offers a broad historical and cultural survey of the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent from the 12th century to Partition in 1947. Attention will be paid to the geography and ethnography of the region, its political history, and the religious, philosophical, literary, and…

South Asian 110: Introduction to Hinduism

Category: South Asian
Course #: 31401
Units: 4
Instructors: Rahul Parson
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11

Wheeler 124

The course will provide through lecture, discussion and course readings a comprehensive introduction to the major texts, doctrines, beliefs and practices of classical Hinduism from antiquity to modernity. Special emphasis will be placed on Vedic and Āgamic traditions and on the rise and development of…

Southeast Asian R5B: Under Western Eyes

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SEASIAN R5B
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

CCN #27409: MWF 1-2 pm, Dwinelle 263

CCN #31433: TuTh 9:30-11 am, Dwinelle 263

In this course, the student will read selections from the large body of scholarly texts that have been written about Southeast Asia. Expository and argumentative essays by premier scholars such as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Margaret Mead, Clifford Geertz, and Benedict Anderson will be examined….

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.

Contentious Politics and Southeast Asian Literature

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

This course looks into the dynamics of literature and politics in Vietnam and the Philippines by asking the following questions:  How have writers articulated their beliefs on colonialism, human rights, gender and class through poetry and fiction? When does ideology inform literary techniques?  How can…

Exploring the Short Story in the Philippines and Indonesia

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: SSEAN 39J
Units:

In both the Philippines and Indonesia, the short story is an important vehicle for artistic, emotional and socio-political expression and experimentation. This seminar will introduce students to some of the major contemporary themes, including romance, resistance, gender, and the challenges of modernization and the new…

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…

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 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…

India in the Writer’s Eye R5B

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SASIAN R5B
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

Kristina Anderson CCN #23981: MWF 1-2 pm, remote/online

Kashi Gomez CCN #25927: TuTh 3:30-5 pm, remote/online

CCN #26532: TuTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

This “Reading and Composition” course is taught in connection with the study of representations of India in great works of modern literature from around the world. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

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…

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…

Seminar in Tamil Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: TAMIL 210
Units:

Topics and readings vary.

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!”,…

Southeast Asian 10B: Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 10B [CCN #24000]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTH 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

Readings, lectures, and discussion of the culture and civilization of Southeast Asia. Insular Southeast Asia: Covers the modern-day nations of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Special emphasis on the arts and their social and political context, with discussions on the impact of the colonial experience…

Southeast Asian 188: Cinema of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 188 [CCN #33331]
Units: 4
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 Performing Arts

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

The course focuses on Southeast Asian Performance, specifically Indonesian dances, and Philippine theater and music.  Discussions shall be guided by the following questions:  How have geography, religion, social structures, customs, and beliefs shaped indigenous performing art forms?  How are performing traditions revitalized in contemporary times?…

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.

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…