Course #: 30940
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…
Course #: 32897
Instructors: Kenneth Wong
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…
Course #: 21410
Instructors: Karen Llagas
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…
Course #: 23694
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
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…
Course #: 24133
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
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…
Course #: 26485
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
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….
Course #: 24129
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
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.
Course #: 24130
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
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.
Course #: 25442
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
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…
Course #: 21652
Instructors: Frank Smith
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…
Course #: 21644
Instructors: Frank Smith
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,…
Course #: 22771
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.
Course #: 22772
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…
Course #: 27212
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…
Course #: 26057
Instructors: Rahul Parson
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…
Course #: 31401
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…
Course #: 24371
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
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…
Course #: SEASIAN R5B
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….
Course #: 22932
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
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…
Course #: 26688
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…
Course #: BANGLA 1A
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.
Course #: SSEAN 39J
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…
Course #: 24145
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…
Course #: HIN-URD 221
The course will focus on Hindi literature from the pre-modern and the modern periods. Topics will vary from year to year.
Course #: SASIAN R5B
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.
Course #: SEASIAN 10B
This course is an introduction to the cultures, histories, and literatures of Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and East Timor, nations that comprise an area known traditionally as the Malay World. Grounding ourselves in the classical kingdoms of Southeast Asia through the coming of…
Course #: SANSKR 200B [CCN #23985]
Advanced readings in Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit ornate poetry with emphasis on the canons of poetic analysis of the Indian aesthetic tradition.
Course #: TAMIL 210
Topics and readings vary.
Course #: SASIAN C215 [CNN #25264]
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…
Course #: SSEASN 24
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!”,…
Course #: SEASIAN 10B [CCN #24000]
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…
Course #: 25699
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…
(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…