CANCELLED — Hindi 15: Intensive Elementary Hindi

Category: Languages
Course #: 15430
Units:
Instructors: Nora Melnikova
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Session C: June 21-August 13

M-F 10am – 2pm

Remote/online

10 UNITS

A comprehensive introduction to modern standard Hindi. The Hindi (Devanagari) writing system; pronunciation; acquisition of grammar and basic vocabulary through graded exercises and readings; special emphasis on the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and spoken Urdu).

South Asian 140: Hindu Mythology

Category: South Asian
Course #: 15560
Units: 4
Instructors: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
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Session D: July 6-August 13

MTW 5-7 pm, Th 5-6pm

Remote/online

Literary and religious aspects of Hindu myths. Reading of selected mythological texts in translation.

South Asian R5B: India in the Writer’s Eye

Category: South Asian
Course #: 15431
Units: 4
Instructors: Omar Qashoa
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Session A: May 24-July 2

MTWTh 4:30-7pm

Remote/online

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

Southeast Asian 10A: Introduction to the Civilizations of Southeast Asia

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 15833
Units: 4
Instructors: Rebekah Linh Collins
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Session D: July 6 – August 13

MTuW 11am – 1:30pm

Remote/online

Readings, lectures, and discussion of the culture and civilization of Southeast Asia. Mainland Southeast Asia: Covers the modern-day nations of Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, etc., with special emphasis on the impact of Hinduism and Buddhism.

Southeast Asian 148: Philippines: History, Literature, Performance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 14109
Units: 4
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Session A: May 24-July 2

MWF 11:30am – 2pm

Remote/online

The course focuses on Philippine history through literature and performance. Among the texts to be discussed are: traditional forms (rituals, poetry, songs, dances) that give insights to belief systems and economic, political, and social life during the indigenous or precolonial period; performance and literary forms…

Southeast Asian 152: Filipino Mythology

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 14227
Units: 4
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban
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Session A: May 24-July 2

M-F 4-6 pm

Remote/online

We will be reading Philippine myths, legends, indigenous poetry and epics. This includes traditional narrative forms such as the alamat (legends) and the kuwentong-bayan (folktales) and poetic forms such as the ambahan, diona, and tanaga. Among the questions the course explores are: How can we…

Southeast Asian 154: Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 15269
Units: 6
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban
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Session D: July 6-August 13

MW 4-7:30 pm

Remote/online

Virtual Study Abroad: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/summerabroad/manilla-virtual The course brings students on a research trip to the Philippines to learn through interviews and interactions with Filipino people, selected lectures by the Philippines’ leading scholars and interactive activities with the Philippines’ artists and writers.

Southeast Asian 160: Philippine Cultural Politics

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 14110
Units: 4
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Session A: May 24-July 2

MWF 9-11:30 am

Remote/online

Can a song inspire a revolution? The course focuses on literary, visual, and performance texts that participated in political discourses in the Philippines. What strategies did the writers and artists employ? How did writers and artists face issues of censorship and persecution? How did social…

Southeast Asian 162: Philippine Cuisine Narratives: Sinigang Stories

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 15526
Units: 4
Instructors: Cynthia “Chat” Aban
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Session A: May 24-July 2

TuTh 1-4 pm

Remote/online

Have you tasted sinigang, lumpia, adobo, or for the adventurous, even balut? This seminar course focuses on Philippine cuisine and literary works that use Filipino food as inspiration, theme, or metaphor. Each class uses a particular dish, cooking method, or Filipino ingredient as a starting…

Southeast Asian 170: Narratives of Vietnam and Vietnamese Diaspora

Category: Southeast Asian
Course #: 15525
Units: 4
Instructors: Rebekah Linh Collins
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Session E: July 26-August 13

M-Th 3-5:30 pm

Remote/online

Together we will read and view a variety of stories—told primarily in the form of prose fiction, poetry, essays, films and other visual art—by Vietnamese and overseas Vietnamese writers and artists who explore the consequences of colonialism, war, migration and resettlement for individuals, families and…