ASIANLAN 165 - First Year Tibetan I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credit Exclusions:
Graduate students should elect BUDDHST 501.
May not be repeated for credit.
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In this course, students will learn how to speak, read, and write basic Tibetan. The course is designed to meet the needs of those with an interest in Tibet. It is also suitable for students who know nothing at all about Tibet and its place in the world but who want to meet the University of Michigan language requirement in a more adventurous way.

Students who intend to apply for the University of Michigan summer program in Tibet are strongly urged to do so. The Tibetan script is not difficult to learn, even though it looks very foreign, and will be used during the class. After an introduction to the script and pronunciation, the course goes step by step through the lessons of the Tourandre and Dorje's Manual of Standard Tibetan (Snowlion Publications). During this class, students also sing Tibetan songs and gain a basic knowledge of Tibetan culture and religion, and of the political complexities of modern Tibet.

Students will find Tibetan to be a very helpful language for further study in both East and South Asia. Those with a prior knowledge of Chinese or Sanskrit will find that this course fits in well with earlier learning. Grading is based on weekly homework and quizzes, a long midterm and final quiz, and on class attendance and participation.

ASIANLAN 165 - First Year Tibetan I
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001 (REC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Th 10:30AM - 12:00PM
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