Courses - Spring 2021

ASIAN 1106 FWS: The Great Epic of India

The great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, is one of the principal monuments of world literature. This vast, enthralling, and powerful tale of intra-familial war and world historical decline (of which the famous Bhagavad Gita forms but a small part) transformed the religious and literary consciousness of India, and exercised a broad impact throughout South and Southeast Asia. This course will introduce students to this remarkable text and the literary tradition it inaugurated, through selected readings from the epic itself, along with samples of later renditions of its narrative (including contemporary theatrical, TV, and comic book versions).

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Lawrence McCrea (ljm223)
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ASIAN 1111 FWS: Literature, Culture, Religion

This First-Year Writing Seminar is about Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture and provides the opportunity to write extensively about these issues.  Topics vary by section.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Bruno Shirley (bms297)
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ASIAN 1193 A Global History of Love

By posing seemingly simple questions such as what is love and who has the right to love, this introductory-level lecture course surveys how love has been experienced and expressed from the pre-modern period to the present. Through case studies of familial and conjugal love in Africa, Asia, the US, Europe, and South and Latin America, the course will examine the debates about and enactment's of what constitutes the appropriate way to show love and affection in different cultures and historical contexts. Among the themes we will explore are questions of sexuality, marriage, kinship, and gender rights. A final unit will examine these themes through modern technologies such as the Internet, scientific advances in medicine, and a growing awareness that who and how we love is anything but simple or universal.

Distribution: (HA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Durba Ghosh (dg256)
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ASIAN 2212 Introduction to China

Interdisciplinary introduction to Chinese culture especially designed for students not majoring in Asian Studies. Explores literature, history, religion, and art, and other aspects of China's rich and diverse heritage, from earliest times to the present.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Suyoung Son (ss994)
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ASIAN 2218 Introduction to Korea

This course provides a chronological survey of Korean culture and history from ancient times to the present. We will examine major historical time periods and cultural forms of the Korean peninsula, with a focus on the Chosŏn Dynasty (1392-1910) and the twentieth century. The course is designed to give students an overview of the transformations of Korean civilization in the context of the East Asian cultural sphere and globalization. We will engage with a wide range of texts and various media across time periods, including films, primary historical sources in translation, literature, and music videos. Key themes and topics of the course include the formation of South and North Korea's identities, the rise of Neo-Confucianism, Japanese colonization and postcolonialism, the construction and performance of gender, the Korean War and postwar reconstruction, environmental degradation, and developments in popular culture.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ivanna Yi (isy4)
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ASIAN 2247 Controversy and Debate in Islam

Whether it is politics, society, the law, sexuality, popular culture or minorities' rights, the media are saturated with news on Islam. This course introduces topical issues in Islam as a religious, historical, cultural and political phenomenon. We will discuss this religion's manifold interpretations and investigate its multiple manifestations across the globe, giving special attention to Asia (from Iran to China, Indonesia, Afghanistan, India, Thailand, etc.). Key themes include religious devotion, the arts, Islamic law, gender, statehood, jihad, and sectarianism. No previous knowledge of Islam is required as the course covers the fundamentals of Islam as a religious system as well as a historical phenomenon.

Distribution: (HA-AS, ALC-AS, GLC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Chiara Formichi (cf398)
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ASIAN 2250 Introduction to Asian Religions

This course will explore religious traditions in South Asia (Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka) and East Asia (China, Japan, and Korea) including Hinduism, Buddhism (South Asian and East Asian), Sikhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shintō. We will also encounter a wide range of religious expressions, including myth, ritual, pilgrimage, mysticism, meditation, and other spiritual technologies.

Distribution: (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Daniel Boucher (djb38)
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ASIAN 2259 Music in and of East Asia

This course explores the breadth of music found in present day China, Japan, and Korea--from indigenous musical traditions, through adaptations of Western art music, up to the latest popular styles--as well as the presence of traditional East Asian musics outside East Asia, including right here at Cornell. In both cases, music offers a lens for examining the myriad social and cultural forces that shape it, and that are shaped by it. The course's academic focus on critical reading and listening, written assignments, and discussion is complemented by opportunities to engage directly with music, whether attending concerts or participating in workshops with student-led ensembles.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Christopher Miller (cjm299)
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ASIAN 2260 Japanese Pop Culture

Japanese pop culture—anime, manga, video games, music and more—has been a major phenomenon with massive worldwide popularity for the last three decades. In this course, we will explore a wide range of Japanese pop cultural forms, exploring the interactions between different media, Japanese pop culture as global pop culture, and a variety of modes of analyzing visual and audio materials. We will also see how pop cultural works themselves, in their content and form, engage with questions of gender, technology, fandom, nation, and the environment. No prior knowledge of Japanese language, culture, or history required. All readings and screenings will be available in English or with English subtitles.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Andrew Campana (ac2794)
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ASIAN 2279 Chinese Mythology

Students will study Chinese myths from the earliest times. Focus will be on understanding how people have used myth to create and convey meaning, on examining the form Chinese myths take, and on considering how they are related to religion, literature, historical accounts, and intellectual trends.

Distribution: (LA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Robin McNeal (rm253)
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ASIAN 2286 Transformations in Twentieth Century China

The twentieth century was a time of unprecedented change in China as the country's ancient imperial system collapsed and a new modern order began to emerge. This course will explore the myriad transformations that occurred during this remarkable century of revolution and renewal. Among the major changes that we will focus on are the fall of the Qing dynasty, the intellectual awakening of May Fourth, the rise of the Nationalist party-state, and key events of the Communist era, such as the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong and the capitalist reforms of Deng Xiaoping. The class will encourage historical reflection on China's engagement with the modern world in order to better understand the complex reality of China today.

Distribution: (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: John Barwick (jsb435)
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ASIAN 2293 Making of an Empire in China

The Great Qing (1644-1911), a multi-ethnic empire that conquered China proper from the northeastern borderlands, expanded into central Asia, Mongolia, and Tibet, and consolidated the China-based empire's control over its southwestern frontiers. An heir to both Chinese and Inner Asian traditions, the Qing empire laid the foundation for the modern Chinese nation-state. In this course, students will focus on the political, legal, social, cultural, and intellectual aspects of China's long eighteenth century. Students will also locate the early modern Chinese empire in a regional and global context, examining its power influence in Korea and Southeast Asia, and its encounters and interactions with Western and Japanese imperialist powers. These encounters and interactions contributed to the domestic turmoil and foreign invasions that eventually led to the demise of China's imperial tradition. But they also gave rise to new forces that would shape the fate of modern China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From Spring 2021 onward, this course fulfills the pre-1800 requirement for History Major

Distribution: (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yue Du (yd367)
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ASIAN 3304 China's Next Economy

This course provides students with an analytical framework to understand China's ongoing economic transformation. The courses goals include: 1) to familiarize students with different perspectives on China's economic development and future prospects; 2) to provide a close working knowledge of the evolving current situation, with a focus on internal variation within China—telling different Chinese stories, not one "China story"—and particularly emphasizing urbanization and the goal of shifting from manufacturing and export-led to services and domestic-led economy; and 3) to give students hands-on experience using Chinese economic data in the context of a brief research note. Each week will connect to current events and debates, with students writing three blog posts over the course of the semester to bring academic research and social scientific analysis to bear upon policy-relevant questions and developments.

Distribution: (SBA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jeremy Wallace (jlw397)
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ASIAN 3313 South Asian Poetry and Narrative: From Ghazals to Film

This course covers the major literary movements in the literary landscape of the region such as the Progressive Writer's movement and regional modernisms. It also explores the impact of British colonialism on the culture and the politics of South Asia. The course encourages thinking across boundaries of literatures, cultures, and histories. This course covers a range of topics and diverse genres: from Ghazal, a prominent poetic expression, to fictional representation of the two partitions (1947 and 1971) and its aftermath to theatrical retelling of the Indian mythology.

Distribution: (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Asiya Zahoor (az277)
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ASIAN 3324 Modern and Contemporary Korean Literature

This course examines major writers, works, and developments in modern Korean literature from the early twentieth century to the present. Beginning with the cultural transition from the end of the Chosŏn dynasy to the Japanese colonial period, we will cover Korean writers and literary production under the Japanese empire, Liberation, the Korean War, postwar industrialization and democratization. We will consider how social issues such as class, gender, sexuality, race, migration, and the environment factor into literary constructions of the self, community, and nation. The course integrates creative writing workshops to illuminate the process of literary composition and deepen analytical engagement. Theoretical frameworks are provided with which to interpret Korean literature in a transnational and global context, including (post)colonial criticism, feminist criticism, and ecocriticism. Readings for the course will be in English or in English translation and no prior knowledge of Korea is required.

Distribution: (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ivanna Yi (isy4)
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ASIAN 3334 Southeast Asian Politics

This course will give students the historical background and theoretical tools to understand the politics of Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse and fascinating regions. The first part of the course traces Southeast Asia's political development from the colonial period to the present day, examining common themes such as decolonization, state building, war and insurgency, ethnic relations, democratization, economic development, and nationalism. The second part of the course focuses on key issues in contemporary Southeast Asian politics, including political culture, representation and mass politics, globalization, regional politics, and civil violence. Our course will concentrate primarily but not exclusively on the six largest countries in the region-Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam-using the comparative method to understand variation across time, across countries, and within countries.

Distribution: (HA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Thomas Pepinsky (tp253)
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ASIAN 3368 Imagining India, Home and Diaspora

A modern country and an ancient civilization, India has been imagined through the ages in many different ways. This introductory course focuses on the 20th and 21st centuries, drawing on films (Bollywood and Hollywood), TV shows, music, novels, and political thought. Readings from Gandhi, Ambedkar, Tagore, Kipling, Forster, Premchand, Senapati, Manto, Ananthamurthy and Roy as well as such diasporic writers as Rushdie, Lahiri, and Naipaul.

Distribution: (LA-AS, GLC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Satya Mohanty (spm5)
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ASIAN 3374 Gendering Enlightenment: Attitudes toward Women in Buddhist Traditions

Women have from the beginning been integral members of Buddhist traditions. But their voices have often been silenced by male clergy. This course will explore ways in which images of women and the feminine have been manipulated within normative literature to serve a variety of ends. We will also look at the lives of real Buddhist women in premodern and contemporary times as we think about the complex ways women have made space for their own interests.

Distribution: (CA-AS, SCD-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Daniel Boucher (djb38)
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ASIAN 3375 Humanities Scholars Research Methods

This course explores the practice, theory, and methodology of humanities research, critical analysis, and communication through writing and oral presentation. We will study the work and impact of humanists (scholars of literature, history, theory, art, visual studies, film, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies), who pose big questions about the human condition. By reading and analyzing their scholarship—critiquing them and engaging their ideas—we will craft our own methods and voices. Students will refine their research methods (library research, note taking, organizing material, bibliographies, citation methods, proposals, outlines, etc.) and design their own independent research project. Students enrolled in this seminar will have the opportunity to participate in the Humanities Scholars Program.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Durba Ghosh (dg256)
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ASIAN 3382 Art of South Asia, 1200 - Present

This course surveys the art and architecture of South Asia since 1200 CE. We cover major developments over the last eight centuries, including the architecture of the Sultanate Period, Vijaynagar, painting and architecture in the Deccan and South India, Mughal art and architecture, and Rajput painting. We look at British period colonial art and architecture, the rise of nationalism and modernism in Indian art and the circulation of vernacular images, including posters and bazaar prints in the twentieth century. The recent globalization of South Asian contemporary art is also examined. Artistic movements are situated with reference to social, economic, and political developments.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Iftikhar Dadi (mid1)
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ASIAN 4401 Asian Studies Honors Course

Supervised reading and research on the problem selected for honors work.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Anne Blackburn (amb242)
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ASIAN 4402 Asian Studies Honors: Senior Essay

The student, under faculty direction, prepares an honors essay.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Anne Blackburn (amb242)
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ASIAN 4404 Supervised Reading

Intensive reading under the direction of a member of the staff.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Anne Blackburn (amb242)
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ASIAN 4406 Media Theory and Japan

In this seminar we will be exploring media theory in relation to Japan: how media has been thought about, written about, and created within Japan, and how media theorists from across the world have used "Japan" and its cultural products as a key element in their thinking. We will investigate media in Japan in relation to language, nation, gender, technology, disability, the environment, and more, and will both examine and produce creative works (film, poetry, visual art, sound, programming) as a form of critical practice. No Japanese language knowledge required, as all the core readings will be in English; some Japanese-language supplemental readings will be available for graduate students with sufficient language ability.

Distribution: (CA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Andrew Campana (ac2794)
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ASIAN 4426 Narrating Choson Korea: History and Memory

This course will explore the culture and society of Choson Korea (1392—1897) through a variety of historical, literary, and visual representations. Following the major political, social, and cultural transformations that shaped Choson Korea, such as Confucianism and the introduction of the patriarchy; changes to relationships among family, class, and gender; the Hideyoshi invasion and the collapse of the Ming dynasty; and the flourishing of commerce and foreign trade, we will examine a variety of discursive practices for constructing individual and collective identities and analyze how these identities changed over time in relation to shifting historical conditions in Choson Korea.

Distribution: (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Suyoung Son (ss994)
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ASIAN 4454 The Rise of China and Change in World Politics

The rise of China is one of the most important and defining themes in changing world politics. This seminar course is intended for students to examine major issues and topics concerning the rise of China against the backdrop of paradigmatic change in world politics from a historical and theoretical perspective, and to engage in the academic discourse and policy debate about dynamics of China's rise and its implications for world politics, and vice versa, how evolving world politics inform and influence the process of China's rise – namely, mutual constitution of rising China and the changing world.

Distribution: (SBA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Xu Xin (xx12)
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ASIAN 4473 Modern Chinese Art

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the Japanese, Chinese artists had to redefine their roles as well as their visions. This turmoil bore witness to a vibrant beginning in modern Chinese art. Interactions between the Chinese themselves, and Chinese interactions with foreigners in the major cities of Shanghai and Beijing, fostered new directions in Chinese art and helped shape western visions of Chinese art history. Issues covered include: Chinese debates on western influence--their theoretical foundations and rationales; New visions for the future of Chinese art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Pluralistic approaches and arguments on "Chinese identity" in the modern era; Collecting art and the vision of history; The identity of traditional literati painters in the modern era-their roles, artworks, and deeds; Foreigners in China-the formation of major European collections of Chinese art, and the formation of "Chinese art history" in the West.

Distribution: (HA-AS, ALC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: An-Yi Pan (ap76)
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ASIAN 4475 China and Asian Security

This course focuses primarily on China's evolving role in both Asia and world politics. While China may not necessarily be the sole determinant of the type of security order that will prevail in Asia, it has a profound influence on the region and potentially on the global order as well. To gain an understanding of security issues in Asia today, the seminar attempts to come to terms with the evolving nature of China's foreign policy and national security strategies. The course then concentrates on the most influential academic work on China's foreign relations and national security policies that has been published since the end of the Cold War.  

Distribution: (SBA-AS, GLC-AS, SSC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jessica Weiss (jcw335)
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ASIAN 4478 China Imagined: The Historical and Global Origins of the Chinese Nation

As China, with its "China Dream," rises in power on the global stage, what "China" means to its inhabitants and outsiders has become an issue increasingly relevant to business, international relations, and cultural exchange, and a topic that draws intensive attention from historians and social scientists. This course brings together undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in shifting meanings embedded in the concept of "China," either as part of their research agenda, or as a useful lens for comparative analysis. Focus will be on how China as an Empire/ a Nation was conceptualized by different people in different periods and in different contexts, and on the reality and representation of China as political, cultural, racial, and geographical entities.

Distribution: (HA-AS, GLC-AS, HST-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yue Du (yd367)
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ASIAN 4480 Projects of Modernity in Asia

Idea(l)s of modernity across the Global South have been largely rooted in Euro-American projections of "civilization", and "civilizational" projects. The colonial worldview in which only Western(ized) experiences could be modern is foundational to the multifarious ways in which scholarship and nation-builders have engaged with progress, whether aspiring to it, rejecting it, or appropriating it. In this seminar we explore how imperial authorities, nationalists, and scholars/intellectuals have interfaced with idea(l)s of progress and modernity in Asia, reading works ("one book a week") grounded in multiple disciplines and cultural settings. Core themes will include: health and hygiene, consumption, technology, gender, piety and devotion, imperialism and race, and nationalism.

Distribution: (CA-AS, GLC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Chiara Formichi (cf398)
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ASIAN 5505 Methodology of Asian Language Learning and Teaching

This course presents theories of language teaching and learning, and shows how they apply to Asian language course structure, classroom instruction, and assessment techniques.  Students will observe classes taught by experienced teachers, discuss language learning theory and practice, and design and implement their own class activities. 

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Stephanie Divo (sah36)
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ASIAN 6606 Media Theory and Japan

In this seminar we will be exploring media theory in relation to Japan: how media has been thought about, written about, and created within Japan, and how media theorists from across the world have used "Japan" and its cultural products as a key element in their thinking. We will investigate media in Japan in relation to language, nation, gender, technology, disability, the environment, and more, and will both examine and produce creative works (film, poetry, visual art, sound, programming) as a form of critical practice. No Japanese language knowledge required, as all the core readings will be in English; some Japanese-language supplemental readings will be available for graduate students with sufficient language ability.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Andrew Campana (ac2794)
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ASIAN 6613 Southeast Asian Bibliography and Research Methods

Covers practical bibliographical skills and research methods necessary to accomplish quality research in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.  During the semester we will explore resources available at the Cornell University Libraries, those provided through Library subscription, and resources available elsewhere.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Gregory Green (ghg4)
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ASIAN 6673 Modern Chinese Art

China, a cultural giant of East Asia, made a passive entrance into modernity. With the advent of Western and American colonialism and imperialism, coupled with recent successes in westernization by the Japanese, Chinese artists had to redefine their roles as well as their visions. This turmoil bore witness to a vibrant beginning in modern Chinese art. Interactions between the Chinese themselves, and Chinese interactions with foreigners in the major cities of Shanghai and Beijing, fostered new directions in Chinese art and helped shape western visions of Chinese art history. Issues covered include: Chinese debates on western influence--their theoretical foundations and rationales; New visions for the future of Chinese art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Pluralistic approaches and arguments on "Chinese identity" in the modern era; Collecting art and the vision of history; The identity of traditional literati painters in the modern era-their roles, artworks, and deeds; Foreigners in China-the formation of major European collections of Chinese art, and the formation of "Chinese art history" in the West.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: An-Yi Pan (ap76)
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ASIAN 6678 Projects of Modernity in Asia

Idea(l)s of modernity across the Global South have been largely rooted in Euro-American projections of "civilization", and "civilizational" projects. The colonial worldview in which only Western(ized) experiences could be modern is foundational to the multifarious ways in which scholarship and nation-builders have engaged with progress, whether aspiring to it, rejecting it, or appropriating it. In this seminar we explore how imperial authorities, nationalists, and scholars/intellectuals have interfaced with idea(l)s of progress and modernity in Asia, reading works ("one book a week") grounded in multiple disciplines and cultural settings. Core themes will include: health and hygiene, consumption, technology, gender, piety and devotion, imperialism and race, and nationalism.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Chiara Formichi (cf398)
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ASIAN 6679 China Imagined: The Historical and Global Origins of the Chinese Nation

As China, with its "China Dream," rises in power on the global stage, what "China" means to its inhabitants and outsiders has become an issue increasingly relevant to business, international relations, and cultural exchange, and a topic that draws intensive attention from historians and social scientists. This course brings together undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in shifting meanings embedded in the concept of "China," either as part of their research agenda, or as a useful lens for comparative analysis. Focus will be on how China as an Empire/ a Nation was conceptualized by different people in different periods and in different contexts, and on the reality and representation of China as political, cultural, racial, and geographical entities.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Yue Du (yd367)
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ASIAN 7704 Directed Research

Guided independent study for graduate students.

Academic Career: GR Instructor: Anne Blackburn (amb242)
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BENGL 1122 Elementary Bengali II

Enables students to read and comprehend basic Bengali texts as well as speak and write in the language.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Razima Chowdhury (rc856)
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BENGL 2202 Intermediate Bengali II

Continuing focus on reading, writing, and conversational skills, this course is designed to advance students' oral competence and enhance comprehension skills through reading, conversations, and listening.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Razima Chowdhury (rc856)
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BENGL 3302 Advanced Bengali II

Continuing instruction in Bengali at the advanced level focusing on conversation, interview, and discussion skills.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Razima Chowdhury (rc856)
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BURM 1122 Elementary Burmese (Myanmar) II

The skills learned in the first semester are reinforced and expanded in this course. The focus is on building up confidence in speaking and understanding spoken Burmese that you will need if you visit the country. Significant practical skills are learned along with essential information on some customs and traditions of Burmese culture. Knowledge and understanding of grammar is also an important part of the course.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yu Yu Khaing (yk696)
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BURM 2202 Intermediate Burmese (Myanmar) II

Continuing instruction in Burmese at the higher intermediate level with a focus on improving oral expression, reading and interpretation of written texts, and further development of listening skills using language learning materials based on authentic audio-video clips.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yu Yu Khaing (yk696)
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BURM 3302 Advanced Burmese (Myanmar) II

All materials used in the course are authentic Burmese stories, current event reports, radio plays, etc. The particular materials used in any given year may vary depending on the proficiency level of the students. For students who are involved in Burma/Myanmar related research, their projects may also become part of the course.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yu Yu Khaing (yk696)
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BURM 3310 Advanced Reading in Burmese (Myanmar) II

This course will further advance the student's reading skills. Burmese texts of advanced-level complexity will be read, analyzed, and translated to English. A certain amount of discussion in Burmese and English is also part of the course, but the primary objective is to learn to read and understand the typical texts that appear on websites about current events, cultural trends, news from around the world, as well as short literary works by contemporary authors, especially those that reflect the country's history, geography, and ethnic diversity. Heritage speakers of Burmese as well as students who are learning Burmese as a foreign language are welcome.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Yu Yu Khaing (yk696)
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CHIN 1102 Beginning Mandarin II

For beginners only, providing a thorough grounding in conversational and reading skills. Students with any previous background or training in the language will need to take the Mandarin Placement Test to determine which Chinese course will best suit their needs.  

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Stephanie Divo (sah36)
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CHIN 1110 Beginning Chinese Reading and Writing for Students of Chinese Heritage II

Continuation of CHIN 1109. Intended primarily for students whose family language is Mandarin but have had little or no formal training. The focus is on characters, reading comprehension, composition, grammar, standard pronunciation, cultural aspects, and current events in the Chinese speaking community.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Fangfang Li (fl223)
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CHIN 1122 Beginning Mandarin for Professional Students II

A continuation of  CHIN 1121. This course helps students develop basic skills in Mandarin Chinese, at a moderate pace. For complete beginners only.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Stephanie Divo (sah36)
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CHIN 1124 Beginning Mandarin for Professional Students IV

A continuation of  CHIN 1123 . This course helps students develop basic skills in Mandarin Chinese, at a moderate pace. For non-heritage learners only. 

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Stephanie Divo (sah36)
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CHIN 2202 Intermediate Mandarin II

Continuing instruction in written and spoken Chinese with particular emphasis on consolidating basic conversational skills and improving reading confidence and ability.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Felicia Teng (qt11)
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CHIN 2210 Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing for Students of Chinese Heritage II

If your long-time goal is to move past the intermediate Chinese learning plateau and gain ability to participate fully in the Chinese-speaking world, this course will be the next great step you need to take.  This course uses authentic articles from the Chinese version of New York Times and focuses on how to read effectively and write clearly through 1) learning both semi-formal and formal vocabulary, modern idiomatic expressions, advanced sentence structures and the major features that characterize the advanced Chinese; 2) exploring together with your classmates the different aspects of Chinese culture or events that interest you by listening to the Chinese version of TED talk; 3) completing a book or a magazine in Chinese as the group project that documents student learning that takes place during the semester.  This course helps students further solidify the foundation for their Chinese study for the next level which is advanced level as well as enhance their awareness and overall competence for cross-cultural communications.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Su George (wsg3)
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CHIN 3302 High Intermediate Mandarin II

Continuing instruction in spoken and written Chinese Mandarin via authentic multimedia materials. 

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Fangfang Li (fl223)
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CHIN 3316 Mandarin Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC)

This 1-credit optional course aims to expand the students' vocabulary, and advance their speaking and reading skills as well as enhance their knowledge and deepen their cultural understanding by attaching to non-language courses throughout the University.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Gloria Xiong (yx423)
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CHIN 3352 High Intermediate Mandarin II: CAPS in Beijing

Equivalent to CHIN 3302. Continuing instruction in spoken Chinese and in various genres and styles of written Chinese.

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CHIN 4412 Advanced Mandarin II

Reading, discussion, and composition at advanced levels.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Felicia Teng (qt11)
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CHIN 4454 High Advanced Mandarin II: CAPS in Beijing

This course is designed for students who have satisfactorily finished CHIN 4427 or the equivalent.  The focus of the course is on formal Chinese, and the main aim of this course is to help students achieve an advanced level of Chinese performance, so that they may combine Chinese with their work in their majors.  The course material will be formal Chinese writings by native speakers, mostly for native speakers, related to students' majors and fields of interest.  In addition, classical Chinese will also be introduced through readngs as a means to enhance students' understanding of the language.

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CHLIT 2214 Introduction to Classical Chinese II

Students read from early Classical Chinese texts and learn to use advanced sources for solving textual problems.

Distribution: (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Robin McNeal (rm253)
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CHLIT 4422 Directed Study

Students choose a faculty member to oversee this independent study. The student and the faculty member work together to develop course content.

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CHLIT 6622 Advanced Directed Reading

Students choose a faculty member to oversee this independent study. The student and the faculty member work together to develop class readings.

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HINDI 1102 Elementary Hindi II

Designed for students who have either completed one semester of Hindi at Cornell or demonstrate same level of competency in Hindi. The main focus of this course is to reinforce and build students language acquisition in the four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing)  of the Hindi language by utilizing tools of basic grammar, vocabulary, cultural points and other oral and written activities. By the end of this course, students are able to communicate in basic everyday Hindi, and perform all the hands-on tasks and functions necessary to survive in India and/or similar context.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Sujata Singh (ss596)
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HINDI 2202 Intermediate Hindi II

HINDI 2202 is the continuation of HINDI 2201. The main emphasis in this course is to reinforce  the linguistic functions learned in HINDI 2201, and to build comparatively more complex functions suitable for intermediate level in Hindi. Students' competence in all four language skills will be improved in order to perform higher level tasks and function.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Sujata Singh (ss596)
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HINDI 2204 Intermediate Hindi Reading and Writing for Heritage Students II

Throughout this course sequence all aspects of language learning are practiced; listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Video materials are used and the emphasis is on the conversational aspect of the language.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Sujata Singh (ss596)
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HINDI 3302 Advanced Hindi II

This is a continuation of HINDI 3301. Selected readings in modern Hindi literature. Continued work on fluency in speaking Hindi on an advanced level. There will be a combination of different reading materials from literature, journals, newspapers, and many social, entertainment, and political magazines in Hindi. Discussions will be based on those readings and articles, hence giving opportunities to express views and opinions in a fluent and effective manner.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Sujata Singh (ss596)
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INDO 1122 Elementary Indonesian II

Gives a thorough grounding in basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jolanda Pandin (jmp244)
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INDO 2202 Intermediate Indonesian II

Develops all four skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jolanda Pandin (jmp244)
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INDO 3302 Advanced Indonesian II

Practical language course on an advanced level in which students read and discuss selected materials on issues of their academic interests, write essays, and make oral presentations.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Jolanda Pandin (jmp244)
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JAPAN 1102 Elementary Japanese II

Gives a thorough grounding in all four language skills-speaking, listening, reading, and writing-at the beginning level. The lecture provides explanation, analysis, and cultural background. Sections are conducted entirely in Japanese.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Misako Chapman (mc698)
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JAPAN 2202 Intermediate Japanese II

This course provides widely applicable language proficiency as an integrated Japanese course, which develops all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) at the post-elementary level.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Naomi Larson (nn17)
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JAPAN 3302 High Intermediate Japanese II

For students who have learned basic Japanese skills and would like to develop higher skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Misako Suzuki (ms449)
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JAPAN 4402 Advanced Japanese II

Develops reading, writing and oral communication skills at the advanced level.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Sahoko Ichikawa (si24)
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JPLIT 6625 Directed Readings

Students choose a faculty member to oversee this independent study. The student and the faculty member work together to develop class readings.

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JPLIT 6628 Advanced Directed Readings
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KHMER 1122 Elementary Khmer II

Gives a thorough grounding in speaking and reading.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hannah Phan (hp23)
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KHMER 2202 Intermediate Khmer II

Continuing instruction in spoken and written Khmer. Intermediate level of reading Khmer.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hannah Phan (hp23)
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KHMER 3302 Advanced Khmer II

Continuing instruction in spoken and written Khmer; emphasis on enlarging vocabulary, increasing reading speed, and reading various genres and styles of prose.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hannah Phan (hp23)
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KOREA 1102 Elementary Korean II

Continuation of KOREA 1101 .  Designed to help students acquire the 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of the Korean language and to become familiar with its culture. Basic knowledge of Korean grammar, vocabulary, expressions and cultural points will be given during the lecture. The students will then have an opportunity to practice the learned knowledge in sections. The goal of this course is to refine their survival skills in Korean. By the end of the semester, students will be able to exchange in simple conversations with native Koreans about the subjects that are familiar to them: school life, family and friends, traffic and transportation, vacation plans, food and restaurant, hobbies, etc.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Meejeong Song (ms296)
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KOREA 1110 Elementary Korean Reading and Writing II

Continuation of KOREA 1109. Focuses on communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing by introducing a wide range of linguistic resources. Students will command daily conversation in different cultural contexts and develop an ability to summarize and reflect on literary texts and films both in oral and written modes. Students will be able to create a discourse regarding topics such as birthday, campus life, family, shopping and hobbies. Also, students will write and revise their own work regularly to improve linguistic accuracy and reduce error production.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hankyul Kim (hk783)
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KOREA 2202 Intermediate Korean II

Continuation of KOREA 2201 .  The course helps students develop further communicative competence by understanding and producing complex linguistic structures and pragmatically appropriate expressions in cultural contexts. Students will use linguistic tools to describe and express their stance, justification, attitudes, evaluation and complex clausal relations. Students will command a lengthy discourse regarding various topics such as holidays, marriage, birthday, cultural differences, doctor-patient talk and job interview.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hankyul Kim (hk783)
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KOREA 2210 Intermediate Korean Reading and Writing II

Continuation of KOREA 2209.  Designed for Korean heritage students who can understand and speak Korean, but especially need to refine their reading and writing skills. Students will acquire concrete knowledge of grammar to use in everyday conversation, and will minimize their spelling errors in writing, through frequent discussion and composition about Korean culture, society and history. They will become confident in reading paragraph-length readings in Korean, be able to write their reflections on the passages that they have read, and speak with ease when participating in the classroom discussions. Various projects will enhance students' overall linguistic and cultural competence.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Meejeong Song (ms296)
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KOREA 3302 High Intermediate Korean II

Continuation of KOREA 3301. Students will continue to refine their high-intermediate language skills. Authentic published materials and documentary video-clips will be introduced in order for students to be exposed to an advanced level of Korean. Students will discuss and write an essay on topics regarding Seoul, South Korea and North Korea, housing in Korea, customs and superstition of Korea, Korean folk tales and proverbs, Korean culture of community, and Korea during the Japanese colonial period. Students are given the opportunity to do research on Korean culture and society following an academic research format and give an oral presentation in class.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hankyul Kim (hk783)
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KOREA 3316 Korean Foreign Language Across the Curriculum (FLAC)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Eun A Jo (ej253)
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KOREA 4402 Advanced Korean II

Continuation of KOREA 4401. Designed for students to acquire advanced language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) through Content-Based Instruction and Project-Based Language Learning. Students will gain profound knowledge in various fields on Korea through discussion and composition: Current issues in Korean society, Korean people's thoughts and mind, tradition, history and culture. In the first half of the semester, students will learn professional vocabulary and expressions from the textbook to be able to discuss various topics on Korean society. In the second half of the semester, students will watch various Korean TV documentary programs to discuss about and read the contemporary novel chapter by chapter to analyze. Students will gain confidence in the academic level of discussions and compositions.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Meejeong Song (ms296)
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NEPAL 1100 Elements of Nepali Language and Culture

The course will introduce basic Nepali language and elements of Nepalese culture to anyone who is interested in the subject matter, e.g. those planning to travel to Nepal, those having a desire to know about Nepalese culture, or those having the goal to excel in Nepalese language skills in the future.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hom Acharya (hpa8)
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NEPAL 1102 Elementary Nepali II

Intended for beginners. The emphasis is on basic grammar, speaking, and comprehension skills, using culturally appropriate materials and texts. Devanagari script for reading and writing is also introduced.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hom Acharya (hpa8)
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NEPAL 2202 Intermediate Nepali Conversation II

Intermediate instruction in spoken grammar and verbal comprehension skills, with special attention to developing technical vocabularies and other verbal skills appropriate to students' professional fields.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hom Acharya (hpa8)
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NEPAL 2204 Intermediate Nepali Composition II

Systematic review of written grammar and reading comprehension, with special attention to the technical vocabularies, necessary writing skills, and published materials typical of advanced students' professional fields.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hom Acharya (hpa8)
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NEPAL 3302 Advanced Nepali II

Reading of advanced texts, together with advanced drill on the spoken language.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hom Acharya (hpa8)
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PUNJB 1122 Elementary Punjabi II

This course introduces students to Punjabi, a major language of northern India and Pakistan. Beginning with the study of the Gurmukhi script, the course offers an intensive study of the speaking, reading, and writing of the language.  This is approached through the theme-based syllabus, a discussion in small groups and paired activities on the cultural background of Punjab and Punjabi culture.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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PUNJB 2202 Intermediate Punjabi II

Further develops students' skills in Punjabi, a major language of northern India and Pakistan. Continuing with the study of the Gurmukhi script, the course offers an intensive study of the speaking, reading, and writing of the language.  This is approached through the theme-based syllabus, a discussion in small groups and paired activities on the cultural background of Punjab and Punjabi culture.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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SANSK 1132 Elementary Sanskrit II

An introduction to the essentials of Sanskrit grammar. Designed to enable the student to read classical and epic Sanskrit as soon as possible.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Todd Clary (tcc24)
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SANSK 2252 Intermediate Sanskrit II

Readings from Sanskrit dramas and literary commentary.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Patrick Cummins (ptc46)
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SANSK 3302 Advanced Sanskrit II

Selected readings in Sanskrit literary and philosophical texts.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Lawrence McCrea (ljm223)
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SINHA 1122 Elementary Sinhala II

Semi-intensive introduction to colloquial Sinhala, intended for beginners. A thorough grounding is given in all the language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Bandara Herath (mph82)
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SINHA 2202 Intermediate Sinhala II

This course further develops student competence in colloquial Sinhala, attending to all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. In addition, this course prepares students for the transition to literary Sinhala.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Bandara Herath (mph82)
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SINHA 4400 Literary Sinhala II

This one-semester course further develops students' comprehension of written Literary Sinhala, using sample materials from a variety of genres prepared by the instructor, as well as excerpts from texts relevant to graduate student research (when appropriate).

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Bandara Herath (mph82)
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TAG 1100 Elements of Tagalog-Filipino Language and Culture

The course will introduce very basic functional uses of Tagalog/Filipino language and elements of Filipino culture to interested students like heritage learners and those who are planning to travel briefly to the Philippines to participate in a short project or study abroad program in the country.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Maria Theresa Savella (mts12)
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TAG 1122 Elementary Tagalog-Filipino II

Gives a thorough grounding in basic speaking and listening skills with an introduction to reading and writing.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Maria Theresa Savella (mts12)
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TAG 2202 Intermediate Tagalog-Filipino II

Develops all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Maria Theresa Savella (mts12)
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TAG 3302 Advanced Tagalog-Filipino II

Continuing instruction on conversational skills but with emphasis on reading and writing. Selected core readings in contemporary Tagalog literature are used, but students, in consultation with the instructor, may select some of the class materials.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Maria Theresa Savella (mts12)
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TAMIL 1122 Elementary Tamil II

Introduces students to the basic grammatical and syntactical skills required to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. Of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in that region of the world. Introduces students to the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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THAI 1122 Elementary Thai II

This beginning level course provides a solid grounding in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with an emphasis on reading and writing. The aim is to enable learners to continue the process of thinking in Thai and learning to converse and "get around" in certain basic situations in daily life with an additional of basic literacy skill.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ngampit Jagacinski (nj13)
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THAI 2202 Intermediate Thai II

Continues to develop and comprehensively extends the four language skills acquired at the Elementary level (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ngampit Jagacinski (nj13)
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THAI 2204 Intermediate Thai Composition and Conversation II

Develops conversational skill along with reading and writing skills at a High Intermediate level.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ngampit Jagacinski (nj13)
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THAI 3302 Advanced Thai II

Develops advanced speaking skill with emphasis on selected readings in Thai from various fields, for example, History, Anthropology, Government, Economics, Agriculture, as well as other professional schools.  The readings are supplemented with visual materials such as video clips and films.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ngampit Jagacinski (nj13)
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THAI 3304 Thai Literature II

Reading of significant novels, short stories, and poetry written since 1850 and other classical works.

Distribution: (CA-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Ngampit Jagacinski (nj13)
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TIBET 1112 Elementary Modern Tibetan II

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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TIBET 1122 Elementary Classical Tibetan II

Introduces students to the grammar of Classical Literary Tibetan as found in Indian treatises translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan, as well as indigenous Tibetan philosophical works. The course progresses through a sequence of the basic rudiments of the language, including an introduction to the script and its romanization, pronunciation (central Lhasan dialect), normative dictionary order, and the basic categories of grammar. Following these preliminaries, students proceed to guided readings in Tibetan literature designed to introduce them to the formal approach of Tibetan lexical semantics with an emphasis on the role of verbs in determining argument realization options. Over the duration of the course, students encounter new vocabulary (and associated Buddhist concept hierarchies) and increasingly complex sentence structures. This course thus provides a solid foundation for the later exploration of other genres of literature and styles of composition.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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TIBET 2202 Intermediate Classical Tibetan II

This two-semester class is designed to assist students who already have the equivalent of at least two-years of Tibetan language study. The course is intended to build on this foundation so that students gain greater proficiency in reading a variety of classical Tibetan writing styles and genres, including (especially in the second semester) texts relevant to their research.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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TIBET 2212 Intermediate Modern Tibetan II

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who has completed the first-year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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TIBET 3312 Advanced Modern Tibetan II

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who has completed the second-year course. The course develops students' reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Angelika Kraemer (ak2573)
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URDU 1125 Introduction to Urdu Script

This class is an introductory class for beginners. This course will teach students how to listen, speak, read and write Urdu through vocabulary, grammar, oral and written activities, with an emphasis on reading and writing basic Urdu. The course begins by introducing the alphabet and their combinations. In addition to learning the script we will also introduce the basic knowledge and background on Urdu culture.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Naaz Rizvi (nfr8)
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URDU 2226 Intermediate Urdu Reading and Writing II

This course is designed to develop competence in Urdu reading and writing for students with a first-year knowledge of Hindi and knowledge of Urdu script. The goal of this course is to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities in Urdu. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to read articles, write short stories and translate Urdu writings. This course may be taken concurrently with Intermediate Hindi.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Naaz Rizvi (nfr8)
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VIET 1100 Elements of Vietnamese Language and Culture

This course is designed for anyone wishing to gain some basic Vietnamese language skills and learn various elements of Vietnamese culture. Those who are planning to take short trips to Vietnam will find this course particularly useful.  Due to the flip classroom nature of the course, it is intended for sophomores and up.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Thuy Tranviet (tdt5)
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VIET 1122 Elementary Vietnamese II

This course gives a thorough grounding in basic speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Vietnamese.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Thuy Tranviet (tdt5)
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VIET 2202 Intermediate Vietnamese II

Continuing instruction in spoken  and written Vietnamese with special emphasis on expanding vocabulary and  reading ability.

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Thuy Tranviet (tdt5)
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VIET 3302 Advanced Vietnamese II

Continuing instruction in spoken and written Vietnamese. The course emphasizes on enlarging vocabulary and increasing reading speed by reading various genres and styles of prose. 

Academic Career: UG Instructor: Thuy Tranviet (tdt5)
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