Bengali (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: BANGLA 1A (Fall), 1B [#26525] (Spring)
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.

Buddhist Thought in India

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN C113 [also listed as BUDDSTD C113] [CCN #25540]
Units: 4
Instructors: Alexander von Rospatt
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

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…

Burmese (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: BURMESE 100A [#31628] (Fall), 100B [#30351] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Kenneth Wong
Times and Locations:

FALL: WTh 4-6 pm, F 4-5 pm
DWIN183, DWIN246

SPRING: MWF 10-12 pm
remote/online

Intermediate Burmese 100A and 100B introduce students to progressively difficult authentic text and multimedia, comprising excerpts from contemporary short stories and poetry, news reports, song lyrics, and TV adverts.

Filipino (Advanced) 101 A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: FILIPN 101A [#24866] (Fall), FILIPN 101B [#25044] (Spring)
Units: 3
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

FALL:
TTh 11 am-12:30 pm
EVAN4

SPRING:
TTh 11-12:30 pm
remote/online

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 (Intermediate) 100 A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: FILIPN 100A (Fall), FILIPN 100B (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Karen Llagas
Times and Locations:

FALL:

[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 (Introductory) 1 A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: FILIPN 1A (Fall), FILIPN 1B (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban, Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

FALL:

Aban, C. [CNN #21848]: MTWThF 11-12 pm, DWIN179

Aban, C. [CNN #21849]: MTWThF 12-1 pm, DWIN189

Barrios-Leblanc, M. [CNN #21850]: TTh 12:30-2 pm, F 12-2 pm, DWIN235, VLSB2030

SPRING:

Aban, C. [CCN #22192]: MTuWThF 11-12 pm, remote/online

Aban, C. [CCN: #22193]: MTuWThF 12-1 pm, remote/online

Aban, C. [CCN: #25839]: MTuWThF 1-2 pm, remote/online

Filipino 1A is the first semester in the Introductory Filipino two-semester series (Filipino 1A and 1B). This is a beginners’ class with emphasis on the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course uses the functional approach in learning a language. At the…

Filipino Online (Introductory) W1X, W1Y

Category: Languages
Course #: FILIPN W1X [CNN #24145] (Fall), FILIPN W1Y [CCN #22194] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Joi Barrios-LeBlanc
Times and Locations:

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

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

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 (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: HINDI 100A [CCN# 26483] (Fall), HINDI 100B [CCN #25525] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:
FALL:
MTW 1-2 pm, Th 1-2 pm
CORY285, EVAN55
SPRING:
MTuW 11-12 pm, remote/online

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 (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: HINDI 1A [CCN #25678] (Fall), 1B [CCN #25524] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
Times and Locations:

FALL: MTWThF 11-12 pm, DWIN187

SPRING: MTWThF 9-10 am, remote/online

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:

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

CCN #23982: TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

CCN #23983: TuTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

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

CCN #25928: 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…

Indonesian 232: Readings in Modern Indonesian and Malaysian Literature

Category:
Course #: INDONES 232 [CCN #31586]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

F 3-6 pm, remote/online

Introduction to Hinduism

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 110 [CCN #31587]
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

MWF 8-9 am, remote/online

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,…

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…

Punjabi (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: PUNJABI 100A (Fall) and B [CCN #23959] (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Upkar K. Ubhi
Times and Locations:

SPRING: TTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

These two semesters focus on reading, writing and speaking Punjabi more fluently in formal and informal contexts. Selected readings vary every semester. These form the starting point to stimulate students’ own writings which include a long interview with a Punjabi elder from the wider community….

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 (Intermediate): Sastraic (Scientific Sanskrit) 101B

Category:
Course #: SANSKR 101B [CCN #26531]
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 12-2 pm, remote/online

Sanskrit: Literature 200A

Category: Languages
Course #: SANSKR 200A [CCN #23497] (Fall), [CCN #31090] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:

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

SPRING: TuTh 9-11 am, remote/online

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

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.

South and Southeast Asian 250: Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Graduate Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 250
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio, Munis D. Faruqui, Penny Edwards
Times and Locations:

CCN #27109: W 4-7 pm, remote/online

CCN #31327: W 4-7 pm, remote/online

CCN #31328: F 2-5 pm, remote/online

CCN #31582: F 3-6 pm, remote/online

CCN #31583: W 3-6 pm, remote/online

CCN #31584: M 3-6 pm, remote/online

South and Southeast Asian 39: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: SSEASN 39
Units: 2
Times and Locations:

CCN #17332: Tu 9-11 am, remote/online

CCN #17333: F 10-12 pm, remote/online

CCN #17334: Tu 10-12 pm, remote/online

South and Southeast Asian Studies 120: Topics in South and Southeast Asian Studies

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 120 [CCN #31077]
Units: 4
Instructors: Penny Edwards
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…

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
Instructors: Mark Blum
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 118: Gender and Sexualities in South Asian Literature and Film

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 118 [CCN #31051]
Units: 4

South Asian 124: Modern Indian Literature

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 124 [CCN #26941]
Units: 4
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam
Times and Locations:

TuTh 11-12:30 pm, remote/online

This course aims to introduce the vernacular and the Anglophone literary landscapes of South Asia by providing an overview of the role and growth of modern literature in India. This course examines the different socio-cultural, political and historical contexts in the production and reception of…

South Asian 130: Film, Visual Media and Spectatorship Practices in Modern South Asia

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 130 [CCN #32822]
Units: 4
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam
Times and Locations:

MWF 11-12 pm, remote/online

South Asian 136: Framing Tamil Worlds: Histories, Cultures and Identities

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN 136 [CCN #26949]
Units: 4
Instructors: Vasugi Kailasam
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: SASIAN C140 [CNN #31091]
Units: 4
Instructors: Robert P. Goldman
Times and Locations:
TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

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 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 C154: Death, Dreams, and Visions in Tibetan Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN C154 [CCN #27081]
Units: 4
Instructors: Jacob Dalton
Times and Locations:

TuTh 9:30-11 am, remote/online

Tibetan Buddhists view the moment of death as a rare opportunity for transformation. This course examines how Tibetans have used death and dying in the path to enlightenment. Readings will address how Tibetan funerary rituals work to assist the dying toward this end, and how…

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 148: Philippines: History, Literature, and Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: SSEASN 148 [CCN #31087]
Units: 4
Instructors: Lisandro Claudio
Times and Locations:

TuTh 2-3:30 pm, remote/online

This course is a cultural history of modern Philippines, from the birth of the nation in the nineteenth century to the present. It outlines the major events in Philippine history through cultural texts that reflect the salient attitudes and ideas of key periods. Not only…

Southeast Asian R5B: Under Western Eyes

Category: Reading and Composition
Course #: SSEAN R5B [CCN #25529]
Units: 4
Instructors: Staff
Times and Locations:

MWF 9-10 am, 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.

Telugu (Elementary) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: TELUGU 1A [CCN #23789] (Fall), 1B [CCN #24246] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Bharathy Sankara Rajulu
Times and Locations:
FALL: TTh 12:30-2 pm, W 12-1pm, DWIN233, BARR78
SPRING: TuTh 12:30-2 pm, remote/online

This elementary level course focuses on progressive acquisition of language skills to communicate effectively in Telugu. 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 (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…

Tibetan Buddhism

Category: Buddhism
Course #: SASIAN C114
Units: 4
Times and Locations:

TuTh 3:30-5 pm, remote/online

This course is a broad introduction to the history, doctrine, and culture of the Buddhism of Tibet. We will begin with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century and move on to the evolution of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan…

Urdu (Intermediate) 100A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: URD 100A [CCN #25623] (Fall), 100B [CCN #25531] (Spring)
Units: 4
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:
FALL: MWF 11-12pm, DWIN189
SPRING: MWF 9-10 am, remote/online

Introduces various types of written and spoken Urdu; vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax; and conversation. Reading of selected fiction and nonfiction in modern Urdu, including fables, short stories, and poetry. Exercises in grammar, conversation, and composition.

Urdu (Introductory) 1A-B

Category: Languages
Course #: URD 1A [CCN #25622] (Fall), [CCN #25530] 1B (Spring)
Units: 5
Instructors: Gregory Maxwell Bruce
Times and Locations:
FALL: MTWThF 10-11 am, DWIN189
SPRING: MTWThF 10-11 am, remote/online

The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. Conventional teaching materials may be supplemented by popular songs and clips from contemporary Indian cinema.

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…