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 #: 27294
Instructors: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
Hearst Mining 390
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. Readings will be supplemented with selected…
Course #: 27211
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
CCN #27409: MWF 1-2 pm, Dwinelle 263
CCN #31433: TuTh 9:30-11 am, Dwinelle 263
CCN #33002: TuTh 9:30-11, 106 Wheeler; Rebekah Linh Collins
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 #: 31602
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
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.
Course #: BANGLA 1A
Instructors: Abhijeet Paul
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.
[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…
Course #: 24278
TTh 11 am-12:30 pm
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…
Course #: 24145
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…
Course #: 31145
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 #: 24814
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…
Course #: SASIAN R5B
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.
Course #: 24811
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 #: 24810
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 #: 30171
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…
Course #: 21924
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…
Course #: 21932
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…
Course #: SEASIAN 129
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.
Course #: 23148
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.
Course #: 23149
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…
Course #: SANSKR 101A [CCN: 33367]
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,…
Course #: SANSKR 200B [CCN #23985]
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.
Course #: TAMIL 210
Topics and readings vary.
Course #: 31983
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….
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 #: SEASIAN 10B [CCN #24000]
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…
Course #: 23319
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
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.
Course #: 33642
Instructors: Nuchinun Kluaythong
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…
Course #: 25699
Instructors: Thiti Jamkajornkeiat
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…
(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…
Course #: SEASIAN C164
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…