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 (Fall)
Units: 5
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
Times and Locations:

MW 12-2 pm
remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: BURMESE 1A, 1B (Fall, Spring)
Units:
Instructors: Kenneth Wong

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 #21833] TTh 11 am-12:30 pm, F 10am -12 pm, DWIN89, EVAN55

[CCN #21832] TTh 12:30-2 pm, F 12-2 pm, DWIN262, EVAN45

SPRING:

[CCN #22195] TTh 12:30-2 pm, F 12-2 pm, remote/online

 

 

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 #: 24866
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

TTh 11 am-12:30 pm
EVAN4

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 W1X: Introductory Filipino for Heritage Learners online

Category: Languages
Course #: 24145
Units: 5
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

MW 4-5:30pm, F 4-6pm

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…

Hindi 100A: Intermediate Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 26483
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MTW 1-2 pm, Th 1-2 pm
CORY285, EVAN55

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 #: 25678
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:

MTWThF 11-12 pm, DWIN187

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 (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: INDONES 100A [CCN #25660] (Fall), INDONES 100B [CCN #25527] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
FALL: MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm, VLSB2030, DWIN254
SPRING: MW 12-2 pm, F 12-1 pm, remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: INDONES 1A [CCN #25659] (Fall), 1B [CCN #25526] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Ninik Lunde
Times and Locations:
FALL: MW 12-2 pm, F 10am-11am, VLSB2038, DWIN254
SPRING: MW 10-12 pm, F 10-11 am, remote/online

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-B: Seminar in Malay Letters and Oral Traditions

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: INDONES 210A (Fall) and B [CCN #26844] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
Times and Locations:

W 3-6 pm

remote/online

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 (Intermediate) 100 A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: KHMER 100A [CCN #22175] (Fall), 100B [CCN #22503] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:

FALL: MTWTh 4-5:30 pm

SPRING: MW 4-5:30 pm, TuTh 4-5 pm, remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: KHMER 1A [CCN #22184] (Fall), 1B [CCN #22502] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Frank Smith
Times and Locations:
FALL: MTWThF 2-3 pm, DWIN106
SPRING: MTWThF 2-3 pm, remote/online

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…

Mainland Southeast Asian Literature

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 129
Units:

Readings and lectures focus on Thailand, Vietnam and Burma; Cambodian and Laotian materials as available. After brief attention to the influence of oral tradition, classical poetry, and dance drama, emphasis will be on modern novels, short stories, film, and television in their cultural/historical context.

Methods in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 294 or 394
Units:

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….

Punjabi (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: PUNJABI 1A [CCN #23494] (Fall), 1B [CCN #23958] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Upkar K. Ubhi
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 9:30-11am, F 10am-12 pm, DWIN262, DWIN134
SPRING: TTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

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 (Elementary) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: Sanskrit 100A [CCN #23495] (Fall), 100B [CCN #23984] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Times and Locations:
FALL: MWF 8-10am, DWIN104
SPRING: MWF 8-10 am, remote/online

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 101A (Intermediate): Epic and Puracic Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: SANSKR 101A [CCN: 33367]
Units: 5
Instructors: Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Times and Locations:

MF 12-2 pm, remote/online

Introduces students to the itihasa/puraic traditions and related commentarial style of Sanskrit. An extended passage from Valmiki’s Ramayaada, Vyasa’s Mahabharata, or one of the Mahapuradas is normally read with commentary, if available. The development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Additionally,…

Sanskrit: Literature 200B

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SANSKR 200B [CCN #23985]
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:

SPRING: MF 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

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

Seminar in Tamil Literature

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: TAMIL 210
Units:
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam

Topics and readings vary.

South and Southeast Asian Studies C145: Buddhism in Contemporary Society

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN C145 [CCN #25282] ALSO UNDER BUDDSTD C128, EALANG C128
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

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 142: India’s Great Epics

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 142 [CCN #25375]
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12 pm, remote/online

The course entails substantial selected readings from the great Sanskirt epic poems–the Mahabharata and the Ramayana in translation, selected readings from the corpus of secondary literature on Indian epic studies as well as lectures on salient issues in both. Discussion will focus on a variety…

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

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 1B [CCN #23978]
Units: 4
Instructors: Munis D. Faruqui
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

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

South Asian C215: Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SASIAN C215 [CNN #25264]
Units: 4
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt
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 C224: Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SASIAN C224 [CNN #25281] ALSO UNDER BUDDSTD C224, TIBETAN C224
Units: 4
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:

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…

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

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN 10B [CCN #24000]
Units: 4
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon
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 R5B: Under Western Eyes

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

Sophia Warshall CCN #25529: MWF 9-10 am, remote/online

Melissa Carlson CCN #33561: TuTh 3:30-5 pm, remote/online

Anne Greenwood CCN #33566: TuTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

Megan Hewitt CCN #33567: TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

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….

Tamil (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: TAMIL 1A [CNN #23685] (Fall), 1B [CCN #24245] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 11am-12:30 pm, W 10am-12 pm, DWIN262, EVAN47
SPRING: TTh 11-12:30 pm, W 10-12 pm, remote/online

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 (Advanced) 101A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 101A [CCN #31643] (Fall), 101B [CCN #25814] (Spring)
Units: 3
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech
Times and Locations:

FALL: TTh 8:50-10:15am

SPRING: TuTh 11-12:15 pm, remote/online

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 (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 100A, 100B (Fall, Spring)
Units:
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech

Students will learn to read longer and more abstract writing, advertisements from newspapers, and articles from magazines and webpage. The class will cover expressions, figures of speech, higher level grammar, and hierarchical pronouns. Writing will move from descriptive to expository. To increase verbal skills and…

Thai (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: THAI 1A [CCN #32835] (Fall), 1B [CCN #30352] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Supatra Chowchuvech
Times and Locations:
FALL: MWF 5-7pm, DWIN104
SPRING: M 5 pm – 7:00 pm, W 6:30 pm – 8:00pm, F 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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…

The Indonesian Connection: The Dutch East Indies in a Postcolonial Perspective

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SEASIAN C164
Units:
Instructors: Sylvia Tiwon

This course focuses on literature and film about the Dutch colonial history of Indonesia, the former Dutch East Indies. We will cover five novels – all of them landmarks in Dutch literature (in English translation) – in their historical and cultural context. After a general…

Vietnamese (Advanced) 101A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: VIETNMS 101A [CCN #] (Fall), 101B [CCN #24303] (Spring)
Units: 3
Instructors: Cam Nguyen
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 2-3:30pm, DWIN233
SPRING: TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

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 (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: VIETNMS 100A [CNN #23870] (Fall), 100B [CCN #24302] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:
FALL: MTWThF 1-2pm, DWIN206
SPRING: MTWThF 1-2 pm, remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: VIETNMS 1A-B
Units: 5
Instructors: Hanh Tran
Times and Locations:
FALL:
[CCN #23690] MTWThF 11am-12 pm, DWIN183
[CCN #23691] MTWThF 12-1pm, DWIN106
SPRING:
[CCN #24301] MTWThF 12-1 pm, remote/online

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…