MELANG 450 - Introductory Central Asian Language I
Section: 001 Elementary Uzbek I
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Languages (MELANG)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course develops students’ ability to speak, listen, read, and write at a basic level in the Central Asian language of their choice. Repeatable for different languages. The goal is to provide students with a basic knowledge of Central Asian languages — such as Uzbek, Kazakh, Uyghur, Pashto, or Tajik — as they are spoken and written today, along with exposure to the associated culture of Central Asia. The spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language as reflected in newspapers and journals will be emphasized throughout. This course will stress extensive practice in conversation, listening, reading, and writing, and English will be kept to a minimum.

Course Requirements:

Regular written and oral exercises, quizzes, and midterm/final exams with written and oral components. No term papers or research exams.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates interested in developing their linguistic skills. AAPTIS 119 will meet together with AAPTIS 519 for graduate students preparing for fieldwork in Central Asia.

Class Format:

Four to five hours per week in recitation format (Indiana sometimes designs courses to include one extra hour for undergraduates); in-class language instruction including grammatical explanations, cultural instruction, conversation practice, reading skills, and writing exercises.

MELANG 450 - Introductory Central Asian Language I
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Note: This course DOES NOT meet on Michigan Time. It will start promptly at 8:30am. The course is conducted via live video-conferencing with The Ohio State University. The class schedule will follow OSU, with the first class being Tuesday, August 22, 2017. For more information, contact Douglas Northrop at .
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