MELANG 505 - Intermediate Central Asian Language I
Section: 001 Intermediate Uzbek I
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Languages (MELANG)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credit Exclusions:
Students may not repeat the same language at the same level.
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
MELANG 451 (or NESLANG 451 or ASIANLAN 120), with a minimum grade of C- or better.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

This new two-semester sequence develops students’ ability to speak, listen, read, and write at an intermediate level in the Central Asian language of their choice. The same course number may be used for any appropriate language at the first-year level. Each course will be offered according to student demand, and currently instruction will be delivered via CIC by using distance learning from Indiana University. Its aim is to provide students with an intermediate 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. The goal is to enable students to read simple texts and carry on basic conversations with native speakers.

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 who want to develop the linguistic skills to continue their studies. AAPTIS 249 will meet together with AAPTIS 549 for students preparing for fieldwork in Central Asia.

Class Format:

Three to five hours per week depending on CIC structure, in recitation format (some courses include one extra hour for undergraduates); in-class language instruction including grammatical explanations, cultural instruction, conversation practice, reading skills, and writing exercises.

MELANG 505 - Intermediate Central Asian Language I
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Note: This course DOES NOT meet on Michigan Time. It will start promptly at 10:00am. 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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