Bengali 101A: Intermediate Bengali

Category: Languages
Course #: 30940
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MW 12-2 pm, 51 Evans
F 1-2 pm, 55 Evans

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…

Burmese 100A: Intermediate Burmese

Category: Languages
Course #: 32897
Units: 5
Instructors: Kenneth Wong
Times and Locations:
W 4-6, B7 Dwinelle; Th 4-6, B7 Dwinelle; F 4-5, B7 Dwinelle

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…

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….

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 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,…

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.

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 and Southeast Asian Studies C145: Buddhism in Contemporary Society

Category: Buddhism
Course #: 27212
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TuTh 3:30-5, VLSB 2060. Instructor: Mark Blum 27213; Section 101. W 9-10, Hearst Gym 242 27214; Section 102. W 11-12, VLSB 2038 27215; Section 103. W 1-2, Hearst Gym 245 27216; Section 104. W 2-3, Hearst Gym 245

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 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 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 Discussion Sections: 26058; Section 101. Tu 3-4, Dwinelle 251 26059; Section 102. W 1-2, Hearst Field Annex B1

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 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…

South Asian C113: Buddhist Thought in India

Category: South Asian
Course #: 32258
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
TuTh 12:30-2 224 Wheeler Instructor: Jed Forman

This course is an advanced introduction to the major teachings of Indian Buddhism and their philosophical elaborations. We will cover the core tenets attributed to the Buddha, and the later doctrinal and scholastic developments that turned Buddhism into one of the principal philosophical traditions of…

South Asian 142: India’s Great Epics

Category: South Asian
Course #: 27294
Units: 4
Times and Locations:
MWF 11-12 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…

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 229 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….

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…

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.

Filipino W1X: Introductory Filipino for Heritage Learners online

Category: Languages
Course #: 24145
Units: 5
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…

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.

Pakistan: An Introduction

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 147
Units:

Sanskrit: Literature 200B

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SANSKR 200B [CCN #23985]
Units: 4
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 Buddhism and Buddhist Texts

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SSEASN C220
Units:

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 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…

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…