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ASIANLAN 101 — First Year Chinese I
Section 100, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 101 is an introductory course for students who do not understand or speak any Chinese. (If you speak Chinese, this is not the right course for you. Take the placement exam in the fall for ASIANLAN 104.) In this course, students are expected to achieve control of the sound system (especially the 4 tones), basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, daily conversations and writing characters. 374 characters will be introduced in this course. Students are required to perform skits in front of the class almost every week. A written quiz or test will be given every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a 5 credit course. Students have class one hour per day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are lectures; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are recitations. Students are required to register for both a lecture section and a recitation section. Attendance is taken every day.

NOTE: If students register for Monday and Wednesday lectures, then they have to register for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday recitations. If students register for the Tuesday and Thursday lectures, then they have to register for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recitations.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Native or near native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part I) — Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2)

Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed.

ASIANLAN 101 — First Year Chinese I
Section 101, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 101 is an introductory course for students who do not understand or speak any Chinese. (If you speak Chinese, this is not the right course for you. Take the placement exam in the fall for ASIANLAN 104.) In this course, students are expected to achieve control of the sound system (especially the 4 tones), basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, daily conversations and writing characters. 374 characters will be introduced in this course. Students are required to perform skits in front of the class almost every week. A written quiz or test will be given every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a 5 credit course. Students have class one hour per day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are lectures; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are recitations. Students are required to register for both a lecture section and a recitation section. Attendance is taken every day.

NOTE: If students register for Monday and Wednesday lectures, then they have to register for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday recitations. If students register for the Tuesday and Thursday lectures, then they have to register for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recitations.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Native or near native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part I) — Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2)

Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed.

ASIANLAN 101 — First Year Chinese I
Section 200, LEC

Instructor: Yang,Dongyan

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 101 is an introductory course for students who do not understand or speak any Chinese. (If you speak Chinese, this is not the right course for you. Take the placement exam in the fall for ASIANLAN 104.) In this course, students are expected to achieve control of the sound system (especially the 4 tones), basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, daily conversations and writing characters. 374 characters will be introduced in this course. Students are required to perform skits in front of the class almost every week. A written quiz or test will be given every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a 5 credit course. Students have class one hour per day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are lectures; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are recitations. Students are required to register for both a lecture section and a recitation section. Attendance is taken every day.

NOTE: If students register for Monday and Wednesday lectures, then they have to register for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday recitations. If students register for the Tuesday and Thursday lectures, then they have to register for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recitations.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Native or near native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part I) — Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2)

Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed.

ASIANLAN 101 — First Year Chinese I
Section 201, LEC

Instructor: Yang,Dongyan

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 101 is an introductory course for students who do not understand or speak any Chinese. (If you speak Chinese, this is not the right course for you. Take the placement exam in the fall for ASIANLAN 104.) In this course, students are expected to achieve control of the sound system (especially the 4 tones), basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, daily conversations and writing characters. 374 characters will be introduced in this course. Students are required to perform skits in front of the class almost every week. A written quiz or test will be given every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a 5 credit course. Students have class one hour per day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are lectures; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are recitations. Students are required to register for both a lecture section and a recitation section. Attendance is taken every day.

NOTE: If students register for Monday and Wednesday lectures, then they have to register for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday recitations. If students register for the Tuesday and Thursday lectures, then they have to register for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recitations.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Native or near native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part I) — Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2)

Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed.

ASIANLAN 101 — First Year Chinese I
Section 301, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 101 is an introductory course for students who do not understand or speak any Chinese. (If you speak Chinese, this is not the right course for you. Take the placement exam in the fall for ASIANLAN 104.) In this course, students are expected to achieve control of the sound system (especially the 4 tones), basic sentence patterns, aural comprehension, daily conversations and writing characters. 374 characters will be introduced in this course. Students are required to perform skits in front of the class almost every week. A written quiz or test will be given every Tuesday and Thursday. This is a 5 credit course. Students have class one hour per day. Tuesdays and Thursdays are lectures; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are recitations. Students are required to register for both a lecture section and a recitation section. Attendance is taken every day.

NOTE: If students register for Monday and Wednesday lectures, then they have to register for the Tuesday, Thursday and Friday recitations. If students register for the Tuesday and Thursday lectures, then they have to register for the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday recitations.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Native or near native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part I) — Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2)

Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed.

ASIANLAN 104 — Reading & Writing Chinese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 101, 102, 103.

This course, to be taught in Chinese, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. It serves as equivalence for ASIANLAN 101-102. Students meet four hours per week with a focus on reading and writing. Coursework will be graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, daily quizzes, periodic tests, and homework assignments. Students must have the permission of the instructor in order to register for this course. Most students will receive this permission via a placement test, which is held on the Friday before fall classes begin. For test information, please refer to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/chinese/.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 104 — Reading & Writing Chinese I
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 101, 102, 103.

This course, to be taught in Chinese, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. It serves as equivalence for ASIANLAN 101-102. Students meet four hours per week with a focus on reading and writing. Coursework will be graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, daily quizzes, periodic tests, and homework assignments. Students must have the permission of the instructor in order to register for this course. Most students will receive this permission via a placement test, which is held on the Friday before fall classes begin. For test information, please refer to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/chinese/.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 104 — Reading & Writing Chinese I
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Mao,Fengjun

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 101, 102, 103.

This course, to be taught in Chinese, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. It serves as equivalence for ASIANLAN 101-102. Students meet four hours per week with a focus on reading and writing. Coursework will be graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, daily quizzes, periodic tests, and homework assignments. Students must have the permission of the instructor in order to register for this course. Most students will receive this permission via a placement test, which is held on the Friday before fall classes begin. For test information, please refer to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/chinese/.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 104 — Reading & Writing Chinese I
Section 004, REC

Instructor: Mao,Fengjun

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 101, 102, 103.

This course, to be taught in Chinese, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. It serves as equivalence for ASIANLAN 101-102. Students meet four hours per week with a focus on reading and writing. Coursework will be graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, daily quizzes, periodic tests, and homework assignments. Students must have the permission of the instructor in order to register for this course. Most students will receive this permission via a placement test, which is held on the Friday before fall classes begin. For test information, please refer to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/chinese/.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 111 — First Year Filipino I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Filipino I is a two-term sequence designed to give the student who has little or no knowledge of Filipino the necessary basis for learning to speak it and to have an acquaintance with the cultural context in which it functions. Filipino is particularly interesting in the way it has integrated the broad influences of both Spanish and English into its own syntactic and semantic systems. The oral approach is greatly emphasized in the classroom, using questions and answers and short dialogues to develop active use of the language in the most natural way possible. This is complemented by the use of taped lessons that accompany the textbook. Evaluation is based on frequent short quizzes, class performance, and a final examination. At the end of this course, the student should be able to handle brief exchanges in common social situations and to read and write simple dialogues and essays in Filipino. The text is Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational Approach by Teresita Ramos. Supplementary readings and video presentations will be provided when appropriate.

ASIANLAN 115 — First Year Hindi I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

The first year is the beginner's level Hindi (ASIANLAN 115) course. The aim of the course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills — speaking, listening, reading and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films and popular TV programs, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation.

Students with prior knowledge of Hindi are encouraged to take ASIANLAN 118: Reading and Writing Hindi. See the instructor for placement.

ASIANLAN 115 — First Year Hindi I
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Siddiqi,Mohammad Tahsin

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

The first year is the beginner's level Hindi (ASIANLAN 115) course. The aim of the course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills — speaking, listening, reading and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films and popular TV programs, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation.

Students with prior knowledge of Hindi are encouraged to take ASIANLAN 118: Reading and Writing Hindi. See the instructor for placement.

ASIANLAN 115 — First Year Hindi I
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Siddiqi,Mohammad Tahsin

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

The first year is the beginner's level Hindi (ASIANLAN 115) course. The aim of the course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills — speaking, listening, reading and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films and popular TV programs, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation.

Students with prior knowledge of Hindi are encouraged to take ASIANLAN 118: Reading and Writing Hindi. See the instructor for placement.

ASIANLAN 118 — Reading and Writing Hindi I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Siddiqi, Tahsin

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 115.

This course offers instruction in the Devanagari writing system and the elements of Hindi grammar for students who have some ability to speak and understand Hindi but who are unable to read or write it. Meeting four hours per week, it will cover the same material as ASIANLAN 115 (the first term of First Year Hindi, meeting four hours per week) but will do so without spending the same amount of time on training in pronunciation, comprehension, and other speaking and listening skills. After completing ASIANLAN 118, students will be able to continue their study of Hindi by enrolling in ASIANLAN 116, the second term of First Year Hindi, offered in the Winter Term. Please contact the Department if you feel this may be an appropriate class for you.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 121 — First Year Indonesian I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

FA 2007
Credits: 5

ASIANLAN 121-122 are an introduction to the speaking, reading, and writing of modern Indonesian. Students with previous experience with Indonesian or Malay should contact the department for placement into course. Indonesian is the national language of Indonesia, a country noted for its rich and deep cultural heritage as well as for its remarkable cultural diversity. With its 200 million speakers, Indonesian is the sixth most prevalently spoken of the world's languages. The relatively simple syntactic and grammatical structures that characterize Indonesian make it an accessible language for native speakers of English. The elementary course comprises a two-term sequence designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge of the Indonesian language. The course aims at the acquisition of the four basic language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing in modern Indonesian. The course emphasizes aural-oral exercises and practice and the learning of culture throughout the course. The text used is keyed to a set of tapes for use in the language lab and concentrates on practical knowledge of the language. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final project.

ASIANLAN 125 — First Year Japanese I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129.

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year's study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which are necessary for language competency. Recitation sessions are conducted in Japanese emphasizing speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speeds. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. It is expected that, by the end of the academic term, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar, reading and writing skills in Hiragana and Katakana, and will be able to recognize and produce approximately 58 Kanji in context.

Texts: Genki Vol.1, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 1998.

ASIANLAN 125 — First Year Japanese I
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129.

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year's study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which are necessary for language competency. Recitation sessions are conducted in Japanese emphasizing speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speeds. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. It is expected that, by the end of the academic term, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar, reading and writing skills in Hiragana and Katakana, and will be able to recognize and produce approximately 58 Kanji in context.

Texts: Genki Vol.1, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 1998.

ASIANLAN 125 — First Year Japanese I
Section 003, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129.

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year's study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which are necessary for language competency. Recitation sessions are conducted in Japanese emphasizing speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speeds. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. It is expected that, by the end of the academic term, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar, reading and writing skills in Hiragana and Katakana, and will be able to recognize and produce approximately 58 Kanji in context.

Texts: Genki Vol.1, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 1998.

ASIANLAN 125 — First Year Japanese I
Section 004, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129.

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year's study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which are necessary for language competency. Recitation sessions are conducted in Japanese emphasizing speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speeds. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. It is expected that, by the end of the academic term, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar, reading and writing skills in Hiragana and Katakana, and will be able to recognize and produce approximately 58 Kanji in context.

Texts: Genki Vol.1, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 1998.

ASIANLAN 129 — Intensive Japanese I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sato,Tetsuya

FA 2007
Credits: 10

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 125, 126, or 127.

This course is designed for you to learn Novice (beginning)-level Japanese language in an intensive, semi-immersion setting. It is "intense" because we will study a normally two-semester amount of materials in one semester. It is "semi-immersion" in that in our classroom we constantly simulate authentic communicative interactions with speakers of Japanese, and will use the target language as much as possible while minimizing the use of English. Through extensive communication practice in classroom activities, we will work on developing all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing, using hiragana, katakana and 177 kanji) along with cultural understanding. You will learn to acquire a sentence-level command in limited topics around everyday life for college students. Most course-related activities are collaborative in nature. You are also required to attend minimum three hours of co-curricular activities, such as the Lunch Tables and Conversation Tables, per week. (No prior knowledge in Japanese is assumed; if you have studied Japanese before, the instructor's permission is required).

ASIANLAN 135 — First Year Korean I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Cho,Haewon

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 137.

ASIANLAN 135, the first of the two-term sequence (ASIANLAN 135 and ASIANLAN 136), is for those who have no or minimal proficiency in Korean. This course introduces the basic structures of Korean while focusing on the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class regularly meets five times per week — two hours of lecture and three hours of aural/oral practice — and daily attendance is expected. In addition, students are required to do additional hours of work for practice on their own. The checkpoints for evaluation include homework assignments, weekly quizzes, vocabulary quizzes, oral interviews, chapter tests, and final exam. Those who successfully complete the course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.

ASIANLAN 135 — First Year Korean I
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Ko,Insung

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 137.

ASIANLAN 135, the first of the two-term sequence (ASIANLAN 135 and ASIANLAN 136), is for those who have no or minimal proficiency in Korean. This course introduces the basic structures of Korean while focusing on the development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The class regularly meets five times per week — two hours of lecture and three hours of aural/oral practice — and daily attendance is expected. In addition, students are required to do additional hours of work for practice on their own. The checkpoints for evaluation include homework assignments, weekly quizzes, vocabulary quizzes, oral interviews, chapter tests, and final exam. Those who successfully complete the course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.

ASIANLAN 138 — Reading and Writing Korean I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Ko,Insung
Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 135, 136, or 137.

This course, the first of the two-term sequence (ASIANLAN 138 and ASIANLAN 238), is for students who were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or merely understand Korean, and students who have some speaking abilities of daily Korean but who know little of how to read and write in Korean. This course will cover regular ASIANLAN 135 and 136 course materials in one academic term. After completing ASIANLAN 138, students will be able to continue their study of Korean by enrolling in ASIANLAN 238 (Reading & Writing Korean II). While this course focuses on developing their comprehensive competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, more emphasis will be given to reading and writing Korean. This class meets five hours per week. Students with previous experience with Korean should contact the instructor for a placement into the course.

ASIANLAN 138 — Reading and Writing Korean I
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Ko,Insung
Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 135, 136, or 137.

This course, the first of the two-term sequence (ASIANLAN 138 and ASIANLAN 238), is for students who were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or merely understand Korean, and students who have some speaking abilities of daily Korean but who know little of how to read and write in Korean. This course will cover regular ASIANLAN 135 and 136 course materials in one academic term. After completing ASIANLAN 138, students will be able to continue their study of Korean by enrolling in ASIANLAN 238 (Reading & Writing Korean II). While this course focuses on developing their comprehensive competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, more emphasis will be given to reading and writing Korean. This class meets five hours per week. Students with previous experience with Korean should contact the instructor for a placement into the course.

ASIANLAN 145 — First Year Punjabi I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SSEA 371.

This course offers an introduction to spoken and written Punjabi. Those who have little or no previous knowledge of Punjabi (Gurmukhi) script will learn to read and write at the basic level. During this course students will use the communicative approach to develop the ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write Punjabi.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments, quizzes and tests.

ASIANLAN 155 — First Year Tamil I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamoorthy,Karunakaran

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 157.

Course (beginners' level) begins with an introduction to language, land, history, cultures, and traditions of Tamilnadu. The aim of this course is achieving proficiency in spoken comprehension, enable the student to acquire the major language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Standard text materials, course packs prepared by the instructor, as well as audio, video, and web-based materials are used with some emphasis on both spoken and written varieties of Tamil. Spoken materials emphasize speaking and listening in native contexts at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, intonation, style, etc. There will be opportunity to do exercises, assignments, spoken language practice, and language games. Students will also have the opportunity to do Group Work to develop their skill development particularly in reading the written variety of Tamil through writing, comprehension, class quizzes administered and conversational practice.

ASIANLAN 161 — First Year Thai I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

FA 2007
Credits: 5

This is the first of the two-term sequence of courses in which students will achieve control of the sound system (Thai has five tones), basic sentence pattern, aural comprehension, and basic daily conversation. Students will be exposed to the authentic character of the language from the first day of class. Not only will students be able to speak the beautiful language, but also will be able to read and write the beautiful and unique script. Daily written assignments will be given to reinforce what was covered in class that day. By the end of the first term, students will be able to read, converse, and write about selective topics. Upon successful completion of the second term, students will be able to conduct conversations dealing with several survival concerns — ordering food, shopping, visiting the post office, going to the doctor, banking, etc. Many facets of Thai cultures will also be part of the lessons. Grading will be based upon class attendance and participation, written homework, weekly quizzes, and a final exam.

ASIANLAN 165 — First Year Tibetan I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: Graduate students should elect BUDDHST 501.

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 171 — First Year Urdu I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This is an introduction to the Urdu Language and the Nastaliq script. Urdu shares its grammar with Hindi but differs in vocabulary and script. It is one of the major languages of South Asia. The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. There will be a special focus on learning the script and basic grammar in this semester. Grading will be based on attendance, class participation, written homework assignments, dictations, and quizzes/tests. No prior knowledge of Urdu is expected.

ASIANLAN 175 — First Year Vietnamese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

FA 2007
Credits: 5

ASIANLAN 175-176 is the introductory course sequence in reading, listening, speaking, and writing the only language of more than 74 million speakers, from the South to the utmost northern part of Vietnam. This country now adopts the free market economy and needs foreign capital and know-how. With the normalization of U.S.-Vietnamese relations, a knowledge of the Vietnamese language and culture will be a crucial asset in enabling one to participate in many opportunities. This first half of the two-term sequence course is designed to accommodate students with no knowledge of the Vietnamese language, as well those with some knowledge who want to develop the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and to improve their knowledge in Vietnamese history and culture. The format will be as follows: four class hours a week will be focused on the aural-oral approach in reading, dialoguing, translating, and responding to the content of the texts using a question-and-answer format. One class hour a week will be devoted to quizzes and tests. In addition, there will be written assignments and works in the language lab. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to communicate in Vietnamese, and classes will be largely conducted in Vietnamese to develop the students' ability to acquire sufficient automaticity and fluency in spoken Vietnamese. Students will be graded on classroom performance, class attendance, homework assignments, and a final examination.

ASIANLAN 185 — First Year Bengali I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Bengali is one of the major languages in India and is the national language of Bangladesh. This course concentrates on developing skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Bengali in elementary level. This course is designed both for scholars who want to do research on Bengal and for those who want to gain proficiency in elementary Bengali for communication purposes. Evaluation will be based on classroom performance, homework assignments, projects, tests and final examination.

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ASIANLAN 201 — Second Year Chinese I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Grande,Laura Ann Smith

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 203.

Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Students electing ASIANLAN 201 should have mastered the language material in Integrated Chinese Level 1. The goals of ASIANLAN 201 are to help students: (a) improve their spoken and aural proficiency; (b) achieve a solid reading level with the roughly 500 new vocabulary entries introduced over ten lessons; and (c) learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing lectures, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and tests. An underlying theme of the course is that, insofar as language is a systematic reflection of culture, understanding the link between language and culture can make the language easier — and more fascinating — to learn. The text for the course is Integrated Chinese Level II (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1997).

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 102 or 103

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 201 — Second Year Chinese I
Section 006, LEC

Instructor: Zhuang,Huaping

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 203.

Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Students electing ASIANLAN 201 should have mastered the language material in Integrated Chinese Level 1. The goals of ASIANLAN 201 are to help students: (a) improve their spoken and aural proficiency; (b) achieve a solid reading level with the roughly 500 new vocabulary entries introduced over ten lessons; and (c) learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing lectures, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and tests. An underlying theme of the course is that, insofar as language is a systematic reflection of culture, understanding the link between language and culture can make the language easier — and more fascinating — to learn. The text for the course is Integrated Chinese Level II (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1997).

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 102 or 103

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 201 — Second Year Chinese I
Section 010, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 203.

Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

Students electing ASIANLAN 201 should have mastered the language material in Integrated Chinese Level 1. The goals of ASIANLAN 201 are to help students: (a) improve their spoken and aural proficiency; (b) achieve a solid reading level with the roughly 500 new vocabulary entries introduced over ten lessons; and (c) learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing lectures, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and tests. An underlying theme of the course is that, insofar as language is a systematic reflection of culture, understanding the link between language and culture can make the language easier — and more fascinating — to learn. The text for the course is Integrated Chinese Level II (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1997).

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 102 or 103

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 205 — Mandarin Pronunciation
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Other: Theme

This course, designed as a supplement to core Chinese courses and offered both Fall and Winter terms, gives students at varying proficiency levels the opportunity to fine-tune their production of standard Chinese consonants, vowels, and tones. By learning principles of Mandarin syllable structure and articulation, students will learn how to recognize and correct their own pronunciation/tone errors. Rigorous in-class drills and regular mini-quizzes, as well as several oral assignments (recordings submitted on-line), will build students' competence from word- to phrase- to discourse-level accuracy. A semester-initial assessment will identify each student's needs (so that the course can be customized accordingly) while a semester-final evaluation will assess each student's progress. Knowledge of Pinyin Romanization is presumed.

Note: This is strictly a pronunciation course; students aiming to improve their overall proficiency should consider core courses or, to strengthen conversational fluency, ASIANLAN 305 and ASIANLAN 306. Native speakers of Cantonese with advanced literacy should opt for ASIANLAN 307 (which targets pronunciation problems unique to Cantonese speakers and presumes no knowledge of Pinyin) or ASIANLAN 308 (which focuses on Mandarin conversational fluency).

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 211 — Second Year Filipino I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Filipino II is the second level of the 2-year sequence of Filipino at the University of Michigan.

This course is designed to increase the student's proficiency in reading, speaking, understanding and writing Filipino for communicative and academic purposes. The textbook, Intermediate Tagalog, Developing Cultural Awareness Through Language by Teresita Tamos and Rosalina Morales, introduces them to the symbiotic relationship between language use and cultural understanding. Their linguistic skill and knowledge of Filipino culture will be further developed through exposure to Filipino movies, authentic reading materials, hand-on experiences in communication and community interactions. By the end of the year, students should have acquired sufficient competence to participate in social conversations, write letters and brief essays, and, with the aid of a dictionary, read newspapers and other authentic materials. Prerequisite: Filipino I level, assessed through a Placement examination or passing the course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 112

ASIANLAN 215 — Second Year Hindi I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 217.

This course is designed to extend the knowledge of the students who can already read, write basic Hindi and have basic knowledge of Hindi grammar. In this course students will get an opportunity to learn more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills. Special attention will be given to developing communication skills in both spoken and written language.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments, quizzes and tests.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 116, 117, or 118

ASIANLAN 215 — Second Year Hindi I
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 217.

This course is designed to extend the knowledge of the students who can already read, write basic Hindi and have basic knowledge of Hindi grammar. In this course students will get an opportunity to learn more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills. Special attention will be given to developing communication skills in both spoken and written language.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, class participation, assignments, quizzes and tests.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 116, 117, or 118

ASIANLAN 221 — Second Year Indonesian I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

FA 2007
Credits: 4

ASIANLAN 221-222 is a two-term sequence aimed at increasing the student's proficiency in the four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing in modern Indonesian. Although increasing emphasis is given to the development of reading and writing skills, listening and speaking constitute an integral part of the course which is conducted entirely in Indonesian. Vocabulary building and instruction in matters of cross-cultural sensitivity are of great importance. Supplementary materials introduce the student to reading modern Indonesian literature. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final project. Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 122. Students with previous experience with Indonesian or Malay should contact the instructor for placement into the course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 122

ASIANLAN 225 — Second Year Japanese I
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 227 or 229.

Further training is given in all four language skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) for students who have acquired basic language proficiency. The aim of the oral component is to provide the student with the speaking and comprehension skills necessary to function effectively in more advanced practical situations in a Japanese-speaking environment. In the reading and writing component, emphasis is on reading elementary texts, developing an expository style, and writing short answers/essays in response to questions about these texts. Approximately 110 Kanji are covered. Discussions on the social and cultural use of language are provided through various video tapes. Students are required to attend five hours of class per week: two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. Recitation sessions emphasize speaking/reading in Japanese at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, accent, and appropriate body language and are conducted entirely in Japanese. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are reserved for lectures.

Text: Genki Vol.2, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2000.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 126, 127 or 129.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 225 — Second Year Japanese I
Section 002, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 227 or 229.

Further training is given in all four language skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) for students who have acquired basic language proficiency. The aim of the oral component is to provide the student with the speaking and comprehension skills necessary to function effectively in more advanced practical situations in a Japanese-speaking environment. In the reading and writing component, emphasis is on reading elementary texts, developing an expository style, and writing short answers/essays in response to questions about these texts. Approximately 110 Kanji are covered. Discussions on the social and cultural use of language are provided through various video tapes. Students are required to attend five hours of class per week: two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. Recitation sessions emphasize speaking/reading in Japanese at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, accent, and appropriate body language and are conducted entirely in Japanese. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are reserved for lectures.

Text: Genki Vol.2, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2000.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 126, 127 or 129.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 235 — Second Year Korean I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook

FA 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 237 or 238.

ASIANLAN 235 is the first of the two-term sequence of Second-Year Korean (ASIANLAN 235 and 236). Students will consolidate knowledge of basic grammar and extend the range of grammar and vocabulary acquired in First-Year Korean. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are equally emphasized in this course in order to develop well-balanced functional proficiency in Korean. Through skits, compositions, homework, simulations of real situations and contexts, students will have ample opportunities to develop communication skills in writing and speaking that are grammatically accurate and socio-linguistically appropriate.

Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 136. Students with previous experience with Korean should contact the instructor for a placement into the course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 136 or 137

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 251 — Second Year Sanskrit I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Deshpande,Madhav

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This course builds upon the grammar of Sanskrit learned in the two terms of the first year. We continue learning the grammar of Sanskrit further and also begin to read stories from Sanskrit folktales like Panchatantra and epics like the Mahabharata. We continue with the practice of reading and writing Sanskrit using the newly learned grammar and vocabulary. This class is then continued into the second term for 2nd Year Sanskrit.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 152.

ASIANLAN 255 — Second Year Tamil I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamoorthy,Karunakaran

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 257.

Second year Tamil is a continuation of the beginner's level course. Students with prior knowledge may also join the course (see the instructor for placement). This course is designed to further develop skills in speaking, reading, and comprehension. Emphasis is given to the communicative skill development both in the written and spoken varieties of Tamil. That is, the use of the language in various socio-cultural contexts. Standard text books, reference materials such as course packs, audio materials, video and web-based lessons, CD-ROMs, etc., are used. Students will be encouraged to do spoken conversions, construct their own conversations and narratives, individually and in groups. There will also be several oral presentations. Emphasis will be given to the language use aspect: Particularly through vocabulary control and building, contextual usages, language of news papers and media, and discourse formation both written and spoken.

Pre-requisite: ASIANLAN 156 I Year Tamil or equivalent prior knowledge acquired in Tamil elsewhere. OR see the Instructor for placement /consent of the Instructor.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 156 or 157

ASIANLAN 261 — Second Year Thai I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This course continues and extends the four skills students developed in ASIANLAN 161-162. Reading and discussion as well as written assignments from authentic materials will be covered. Also, discussions on topics interesting to students will be covered in order to increase speaking fluency. Class is conducted largely in Thai. Students are required to actively participate in class.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 162

ASIANLAN 265 — Second Year Tibetan I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Students taking ASIANLAN 265 have taken ASIANLAN 165 and 166 or equivalent. They have a basic vocabulary of about 400 words and are able to read Tibetan and engage in basic conversation. With rare exceptions, students who have only studied Tibetan language while attending the University of Michigan summer in Tibet course will not be able to demonstrate the knowledge necessary to directly enter this level course. Such students are strongly advised to take ASIANLAN 165 and 166.

The goal of ASIANLAN 265 is to improve aural comprehension and speaking ability, and reading skill. It continues going step by step through the lessons of the Tourandre and Dorje's Manual of Standard Tibetan (Snowlion Publications). Students learn to sing along with Tibetan video songs where the singers have pronunciation accents that differ from the Standard dialect. The readings and dialogues are intended to deepen knowledge of Tibetan culture and religion, and to allow students to make sense of Tibet as it is encountered in its diaspora and in China. The course will consist of more complex constructions and set passages for reading and comprehension. These passages will form the basis for in-class discussion and conversation. Grading is based on weekly homework and quizzes, a long midterm and final quiz, and on class attendance and participation.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 166

ASIANLAN 271 — Second Year Urdu I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This is a continuing proficiency based course which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. We will focus on expanding vocabulary, mastering more complex grammatical structures, and acquiring idiomatic expressions. The course is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of spoken and written Urdu and who wish to develop the four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Activities will be conducted in Urdu. Grading will be based on attendance, participation, written assignments, and quizzes/tests.

Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 172 or admission by placement testing.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 172

ASIANLAN 275 — Second Year Vietnamese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This course is a continuation of First Year Vietnamese (ASIANLAN 175-176). It is designed for the students who have some knowledge of spoken and written Vietnamese and who wish to develop the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) learned in the two-term Beginning Vietnamese course. The format will be as follows: four class hours a week will be focused on the aural-oral approach in reading, dialoguing, translating, and answering questions on the content of the texts. In addition, there will be homework assignments and quizzes or tests. Throughout the course, the students will be encouraged to communicate in Vietnamese, and classes will be largely conducted in Vietnamese. Course grades will be based on classroom performance, class attendance, weekly assignments, and a final examination.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 176

ASIANLAN 285 — Second Year Bengali I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Second Year Bengali is a continuation of First Year Bengali. Students who have prior knowledge of elementary Bengali can join the course. The course concentrates equally on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so at the end of the course the learner is supposed to have gained proficiency in Bengali language and culture in such a way that he/she will have the skills to communicate with native speakers with ease and will have sufficient reading skills to comprehend modern literary texts. Evaluation will be based on classroom performance, homework assignments, projects, tests, and final examinations.

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Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 186 or permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 301 — Third Year Chinese I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Liu,Wei

FA 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Theme

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 303 or 304.

This course, designed for students who have completed two years of Chinese study, is the start of a transition from narrative style to written style. It continues with a balanced requirement in all the four basic skills — listening, speaking, reading and writing. The class meets five hours per week. The textbook, A New Chinese Course Book II, covers 12 aspects of contemporary Chinese society and culture, and enhances cultural awareness in terms of language training. Student work is evaluated on the basis of daily attendance, exercises, homework, oral and writing tests, and term project. The class is conducted mainly in Chinese. Native or near-native speakers of Chinese who want to improve their reading and writing skills should take ASIANLAN 304, Reading and Writing Chinese III.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

ASIANLAN 304 — Reading and Writing Chinese III
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Liu,Wei

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

This course is designed for students of Chinese with native or near-native oral performance. The emphasis of training is in reading and writing although oral activities remain part of the course requirement. The textbook, China Scene: An Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course, carries authentic articles reflecting various aspects of life in contemporary China. Students will be exposed to advanced-level language structures, expressive styles, and cultural knowledge relevant to selected topics. It is expected that, assisted by web searches for up-to-date information as well as classroom discussions, students will build their vocabulary and sentence patterns from each lesson, and learn to recognize and use a variety of linguistic registers in both their oral and writing practice. For many of the students who have completed ASIANLAN 104 and 204, a more appropriate course will be ASIANLAN 301.

Advisory Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 204

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 204. Conducted solely in Chinese.

ASIANLAN 305 — Advanced Spoken Chinese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

FA 2007
Credits: 2
Other: Theme

This course, designed as a spoken supplement to post-second-year Chinese core courses, is intended to help non-native-speaking students strengthen their oral/aural competence. Students will have two hours a week to talk, talk, and talk. Class sessions are structured around semi-weekly themes, with one day devoted to theme introduction/discussion, and two days devoted to student presentations and question/answer exchanges. Evaluation is based on oral assignments (recordings submitted online), presentations, and in-class participation. Native or near-native speakers of Mandarin cannot earn credit for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

ASIANLAN 307 — Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Chen,Qinghai

FA 2007
Credits: 2

This course is specifically designed to help Cantonese-speaking students who have advanced Chinese reading and writing skills but lack oral Mandarin (Putonghua) competence. Classroom activities, based on intensive pinyin drills, exclusively consist of guided oral practice and corrections. Native Cantonese speakers without an advanced level in reading and writing are encouraged to attend Chinese core courses or, if qualified, ASIANLAN 305.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 302

ASIANLAN 325 — Third Year Japanese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Emori,Shoko

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327.

This course of three one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an intermediate level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. Developing reading skills is one of the focuses of this course.

The textbook consists of main texts, pre and post activities, conversation and grammar practices, cultural video clips, kanji practice sheets, etc. A variety of topics from traditional to current aspects of Japan are introduced in the text, and approximately 600 kanji are covered. Various kinds of project such as skit and individual speech presentations and short writings are assigned throughout the semester.

Text: The third year Japanese Textbook (from early-intermediate to post-intermediate) Original textbook by University of Michigan Japanese Language Program: Kuroshio shuppan, to be published in 2009.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226, 227, or 229.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 325 — Third Year Japanese I
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Oka,Mayumi

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327.

This course of three one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an intermediate level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. Developing reading skills is one of the focuses of this course.

The textbook consists of main texts, pre and post activities, conversation and grammar practices, cultural video clips, kanji practice sheets, etc. A variety of topics from traditional to current aspects of Japan are introduced in the text, and approximately 600 kanji are covered. Various kinds of project such as skit and individual speech presentations and short writings are assigned throughout the semester.

Text: The third year Japanese Textbook (from early-intermediate to post-intermediate) Original textbook by University of Michigan Japanese Language Program: Kuroshio shuppan, to be published in 2009.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226, 227, or 229.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 325 — Third Year Japanese I
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Kondo,Junko

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327.

This course of three one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an intermediate level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. Developing reading skills is one of the focuses of this course.

The textbook consists of main texts, pre and post activities, conversation and grammar practices, cultural video clips, kanji practice sheets, etc. A variety of topics from traditional to current aspects of Japan are introduced in the text, and approximately 600 kanji are covered. Various kinds of project such as skit and individual speech presentations and short writings are assigned throughout the semester.

Text: The third year Japanese Textbook (from early-intermediate to post-intermediate) Original textbook by University of Michigan Japanese Language Program: Kuroshio shuppan, to be published in 2009.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226, 227, or 229.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 325 — Third Year Japanese I
Section 004, REC

Instructor: Kondo,Junko

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327.

This course of three one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an intermediate level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. Developing reading skills is one of the focuses of this course.

The textbook consists of main texts, pre and post activities, conversation and grammar practices, cultural video clips, kanji practice sheets, etc. A variety of topics from traditional to current aspects of Japan are introduced in the text, and approximately 600 kanji are covered. Various kinds of project such as skit and individual speech presentations and short writings are assigned throughout the semester.

Text: The third year Japanese Textbook (from early-intermediate to post-intermediate) Original textbook by University of Michigan Japanese Language Program: Kuroshio shuppan, to be published in 2009.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226, 227, or 229.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 325 — Third Year Japanese I
Section 005, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327.

This course of three one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an intermediate level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. Developing reading skills is one of the focuses of this course.

The textbook consists of main texts, pre and post activities, conversation and grammar practices, cultural video clips, kanji practice sheets, etc. A variety of topics from traditional to current aspects of Japan are introduced in the text, and approximately 600 kanji are covered. Various kinds of project such as skit and individual speech presentations and short writings are assigned throughout the semester.

Text: The third year Japanese Textbook (from early-intermediate to post-intermediate) Original textbook by University of Michigan Japanese Language Program: Kuroshio shuppan, to be published in 2009.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226, 227, or 229.

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 335 — Third Year Korean I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Cho,Haewon

FA 2007
Credits: 4

This is the first course in the third year. The goals of this course are to help students continue to build the four language skills — reading, listening, speaking, and writing — at the advanced intermediate level. In this course, students:

  • review and strengthen their grasp of some basic areas of grammar,
  • build their active and passive vocabulary through class activities and readings,
  • improve their speaking ability by regular participation in small-group discussions, skits, and presentations in class,
  • expand reading and vocabulary skills through Hanja and extra authentic materials,
  • improve their writing by regular homework assignments and essays, and
  • work with video tapes, DVDs, CDs, and sites on the web appropriate to the cultural themes covered in class.

Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 236. Students with previous experience with Korean should contact the instructor for placement into the course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 236 or 237

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

ASIANLAN 401 — Fourth Year Chinese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Chen,Qinghai

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

This course, the first part of the fourth-year Chinese language core course, is intended to help students with three years of Chinese studies to further develop their language ability in modern Chinese. All aspects of the language — listening, speaking, reading and writing — are emphasized by way of carefully selected texts and meticulously developed exercises in the textbook Advanced Chinese: Intention, Strategy, and Communication. Through various forms of language practice, students are expected not only to read original materials with less reliance on a dictionary and at a faster speed, but also to improve their productive skills, oral and written, at the discourse and rhetorical levels. Another objective of the course is to enhance students' cultural awareness. Classes are conducted in Chinese. Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, homework, tests, and exams. Native speaking Chinese students interested in improving their comprehensive foundation in the language can also benefit from this course. Non-native speaking students in this course are encouraged (but not required) to take ASIANLAN 305, Advanced Spoken Chinese I, simultaneously.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 302, 303, or 304

ASIANLAN 404 — Reading and Writing Chinese IV
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

This course is designed for native-speaking Chinese students who have acquired a relatively high level of language competence (typically through years of regular education in a Chinese speaking country or area) and want to further improve their abilities in modern Chinese. It may also be taken as the continuation of ASIANLAN 304, Reading and Writing Chinese III. Requirements include both accuracy and speed in reading and writing in a variety of subjects and genres as well as an individually designed term project. Emphasis is placed on actual language use rather than linguistic knowledge. Instruction and discussion are conducted in Chinese. Assessment is based on attendance, participation, and quality of work. Non-native speaking students with exceptional comprehensive Chinese proficiency may also be accepted into this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 304

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIAN,ASIANLAN 304 or equivalent

ASIANLAN 405 — Chinese for Professions I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Mao,Fengjun

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Theme

The course focuses on language study with regard to China's fast-changing economic situation and business environment. Through intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing in business contexts, students will not only acquire vocabulary, phrases and sentence patterns commonly used in contemporary Chinese business communications, but also become familiar with China's current business practices and trends. Materials cover 25 topics in seven units, namely, open door policy, development of finance, marketing, management, foreign trade, pillar industries, and hot topics. Activities and assignments around these topics are designed to facilitate actual language use in the real business world as well as further studies for this special purpose. Classes are conducted in Chinese. This course is intended to form a series with ASIANLAN 406, Chinese for the Professions II, which is task-based and computer-oriented with an emphasis on "learning by doing," usually offered in the winter academic term.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 302, 303, or 304

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 302, 303, or 304 or equivalent

ASIANLAN 409 — Literary Chinese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Rolston,David Lee

FA 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Theme

For more than three thousand years, down to the early 20th century, the vast majority of Chinese texts were written in Literary Chinese (wenyan). For a considerable period of history, Literary Chinese also served as the international written language for the countries of East Asia. Wenyan literature is an important part of the cultural heritage of all humankind.

Although after the May Fourth Movement (Wu-si yundong) of the early twentieth century, baihua or colloquial-style language replaced wenyan as the literary norm, wenyan expressions and constructions are still frequently encountered in written and even spoken Chinese, and it is difficult to go far beyond the basic level in modern Chinese without some knowledge of wenyan. The purpose of the course sequence 'Literary Chinese I — II' (ASIANLAN 409-410) is to help students gain access to this heritage.

In Literary Chinese I, our goal is to build a foundation in the grammatical structures, basic vocabulary, and rhetorical patterns of Literary Chinese, all of which are significantly different from those of modern Chinese. Completion of second-year Chinese (ASIANLAN 202 or 203) or the equivalent is a prerequisite for the course. Both English and Chinese may be used in class, and the use of Chinese is encouraged; generally, oral translations may be done into either English or modern Chinese. Some written assignments will require Chinese-English translation, however.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

ASIANLAN 411 — Advanced Filipino I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Filipino I is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Filipino or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

All four skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing — will continue to be emphasized. More authentic cultural materials, written and audiovisual, will be introduced in the class for cultural lessons as well as for discussion and writing using advanced grammar constructions. Class visits by native Filipino speakers will also give students a chance to interact with a variety of speakers of Filipino.
Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 212 or consent of the instructor.

ASIANLAN 417 — Advanced Hindi I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Hindi I is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Hindi or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in class at either the third or fourth year level.

The course will introduce students to authentic literary texts (short stories, essays, poems, satirical writing etc.) and discourse structures mostly of Modern Standard Hindi and occasionally of medieval Hindi. The course will also focus on the idiomatic structures, patterns, and uses of Hindi in a broad variety of registers, styles, and genres, especially the language and cultural content of contemporary (post globalization) Hindi films, popular television shows, and online print media. The course will help students acquire knowledge of some of the most productive processes of word formation in Hindi, and special vocabulary items related to various aspects of culture.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, quizzes, oral presentations, individual and group class projects. Students are required to master the use of Unicode Hindi keyboard in order to post some of their written assignments on Ctools and class blog sites. Students repeating this course will be required to lead a small group project (on a wide range of topics and in diverse formats) approved by the instructor.

Students are expected to have mastered the basic grammatical structures of Hindi before enrolling into this class. Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 216 or 117 or 118 or consent of the instructor.

ASIANLAN 419 — Advanced Indonesian I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Indonesian I is for students who have successfully completed at least the four-term sequence of Indonesian language instruction at U of M, or who can demonstrate through a placement or a proficiency exam with the instructor that they have attained an equivalent level of proficiency. Students who have already taken third year may take the class. Students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

Moving through a variety of topical materials, the course aims at further development and refinement of the students' proficiency in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing ) in modern Indonesian. The course work is designed to improve the students' command of basic grammatical structures as well as to build advanced vocabulary. With its socio-cultural orientation, the class is designed to increase the students' familiarity with the important sociolinguistic aspects of Indonesian language use and production. The texts used for the course stress active use of a practical vocabulary for both formal and informal language situations. The materials selected are meant to further the students' knowledge of modern Indonesian literary and political culture.

Fluent Indonesian or Malay speakers who select this class will have an opportunity to learn more about the literature and cultures of Indonesia through the class readings, writing assignments, and discussions. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, essay assignments, and a final project.
Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 222 or consent of the instructor.

ASIANLAN 423 — Javanese I
Section 001, REC

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Intended to introduce the student to the Javanese language. It emphasizes vocabulary building, simple conversation, correct pronunciation, and basic reading.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ASIANLAN 425 — Media Japanese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Hanai,Yoshiro

FA 2007
Credits: 3

The course consists of two — one and a half hour lecture/recitation classes a week and aims to cultivate an advanced level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence. In order to facilitate the simultaneous development of all four skills at an advanced level, various media resources including news and films are used as supplemental materials. The course is focused on increasing the number of complex sentences and expressions to build up to a coherent paragraph and also increasing the understanding and knowledge of Japanese society and culture. The acquired knowledge should be reflected in students' opinions and impressions described in both speaking and writing.

Text: Authentic Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2000.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 326 or 327

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 326 with B- or above or pass a placement test.

ASIANLAN 429 — Japanese Through Business and Social Topics I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Kondo,Junko

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course aims to further develop Japanese language competence through readings and discussion on business-related topics. The main purpose of the course is to advance reading, listening, and speaking skills and increase vocabulary essential to discussions of business and social issues. Students will be introduced to broad Japanese business-related topics to develop an understanding of cultural, political, and other factors influencing business practices. The course also covers basic business conversation and business manners. Students will review honorific expressions for their proper application to various business situations. Class materials include authentic materials such as newspaper and magazine articles, government reports, statistics, videos, and interview recordings. No prior knowledge of Japanese business is necessary.

Text: Business no tame no nihongo, Tokyo: 3A Network, 2006.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 326 or 327

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 326 with B- or above or pass a placement test.

ASIANLAN 433 — Classical Japanese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Ramirez-Christensen,E

FA 2007
Credits: 4

For this term, the course is conceived as an introduction to the classical language for Japanese-area undergraduate majors and graduate specialists in any field who have completed at least the second year level of modern Japanese. It aims to teach the rudiments of classical grammar by using the long and rich tradition of waka (the five-line, 31-syllable classic poem) and shorter stories as primary materials for study. We will read and carefully analyze poems, both from a grammatical and religious perspective, from the Buddhism scrolls of the imperial waka anthologies; from individual anthologies of poet-monks Saigyô and Shinkei; Buddhist stories from Konjaku monogatari, Hosshinshu and other collections; and passages from Nô plays with Buddhist themes, such as Yamamba. Course work consists of grammatical analysis, interpretive commentary, and quizzes. Depending on the composition of the class, a final term paper may be required which can be a short collection of original translations or a research paper on any work or group of works of interest to the student.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 226 or 227

ASIANLAN 435 — Readings in Modern Korean I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Ko,Insung

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course is designed to cultivate an advanced level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence and to develop functional proficiency at all four aspects of languages: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The four different skills of Korean will be developed by dealing with a variety of authentic materials such as newspaper editorials, major literature, films, academic journals, news, current affairs, etc. Focus is on increasing students' ability to express their own ideas as convincingly and precisely as possible in Korean. In particular, it will focus on the use of writing and speaking to foster an understanding of varied communicative functions of language. Students will also work on increasing vocabulary and Chinese characters and perfecting sentence structure for oral and written communication in various formats: formal and informal. Prerequisite: Asianlan 336.

We discuss a variety of topics about Korea in this semester. The instructor will use Korean unless it causes serious communication problem. Students, also, are expected to use Korean in class.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 336

ASIANLAN 439 — Academic Japanese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Oka,Mayumi

FA 2007
Credits: 2

This course focuses on the development of competence in academic Japanese, especially proficiency in reading and writing, to enhance students' academic language ability for research using Japanese source materials or study at a Japanese university. Skills covered include rapid reading (skimming and scanning skills), intensive reading for comprehension, lecture comprehension, effective note-taking, participation in discussions, and the appropriate organization of research projects and presentations. Students will also watch video clips and read newspaper articles on current events and participate in discussions to further develop fluency and proficiency using advanced academic vocabulary and structure. In addition, the course will help students prepare for the first and second levels of the Japanese proficiency test offered by the Japan Foundation every December. Students must either have completed ASIANLAN 326 with an A- or above or pass a placement test. Students must also have mastery of over 1000 kanji and a solid foundation in grammar and reading.

Text: Rapid Reading Japanese, Tokyo: The Japan Times, 2000.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 326 with A- or above or pass a placement test. Students must also have mastery of over 1500 kanji and a solid foundation in grammar and reading.

ASIANLAN 455 — Advanced Tamil I
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Krishnamoorthy,Karunakaran

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Tamil I is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Tamil or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

The goal of the class will be to further develop the students' communicative skills and achieve fluency in the use of the language — both written and spoken varieties. As Tamil is a highly diglossic language (there is a great disparity between the written and spoken forms), due importance will be given to this factor in the choice of materials introduced.

Students will be given a chance to acquire near native competence both in "language structure" and "language use", and especially the use of language in mass media, academic lectures, writings, and so on. Learners will be taught to write narratives in Tamil in different types of prose discourse, to converse in the spoken language, and to use the language in different socio-cultural contexts. Learners at the higher level will be exposed to Modern Tamil poetry (starting from one line verse to ten line verses), idiomatic usages, proverbs and short stories (with translations). Students will have opportunities to practice the language interactively in both in-class and outside of class exercises.

Standard print materials will be supplemented by materials prepared or collected by the instructor representing a wide variety of media (audio, video, web-based, etc.) Students will particularly be exposed to how the language is used in film. Class activities will include group activities and oral presentations.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 256 or 257

ASIANLAN 461 — Advanced Thai I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

FA 2007
Credits: 3

In this course students will complete the move from material written specifically for foreign language-learners to 'real' Thai, including such genres as newspaper articles, essays, and fiction. Class discussion of the reading selections and other topics will be in Thai, giving students the chance to acquire more sophisticated oral skills such as those of advancing and supporting opinions and interpretations. Written assignments will advance students' facility at writing Thai.

ASIANLAN 465 — First Year Classical Tibetan I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

FA 2007
Credits: 3

In this class, students will learn to understand and read Classical Tibetan. Pronunciation will follow Central Tibetan dialect. The course is designed primarily to give students the ability to understand Classical Tibetan Grammar. The course uses traditional Tibetan grammar texts together with modern textbooks for learning Classical Tibetan. Students are asked to purchase two texts (Hodge, An Introduction to Classical Tibetan and Tournadre and Dorje, Manual of Standard Tibetan).

Students are expected to become familiar with Tibetan pronunciation and to increase their familiarity with basic particles and sentence structures. Grading is based on homework and quizzes and on class attendance and participation. There will be a longer quiz at the midterm and at the end of the term.


ASIANLAN 471 — Advanced Urdu I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Urdu I is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Urdu or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

This course is intended to further students' speaking and listening comprehension as well as increase their proficiency in reading and writing Urdu. Students will be introduced to a variety of Urdu styles and usages. We will read original Urdu literature, watch movies, and listen to audio materials in Urdu and will also discuss these materials in Urdu. Students will have an opportunity to acquire near native competence both in language structure and in language use. Grading will be based on attendance, participation, written assignments, and quizzes/tests.
Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 272 or consent of the instructor.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 272

ASIANLAN 475 — Advanced Vietnamese I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course emphasizes composition writing and discussion on selected reading materials. This selection of materials, ranging from literary books to newspapers, folk stories and other cultural materials, will provide the students opportunities to get acquainted with various sociocultural aspects of Vietnam. The class meets three hours a week. Evaluation is based on the written assignments, classroom attendance, and performance.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 276

ASIANLAN 485 — Advanced Bengali I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

FA 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Bengali I is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Bengali or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

The course will focus on improving the four aspects of language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing by, among other things, incorporating authentic Bengali texts of different styles, using audio-visual materials, and having conversation classes with native Bengali speakers. In this course, there will be an emphasis on group work. Students' interest in various aspects of the language will also be explored.

For more information please go to Second Year Bengali is a continuation of First Year Bengali. Students who have prior knowledge of elementary Bengali can join the course. The course concentrates equally on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills so at the end of the course the learner is supposed to have gained proficiency in Bengali language and culture in such a way that he/she will have the skills to communicate with native speakers with ease and will have sufficient reading skills to comprehend modern literary texts. Evaluation will be based on classroom performance, homework assignments, projects, tests, and final examinations.

For more information please go to http://umbangla.typepad.com/um_bangla/

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 286

ASIANLAN 499 — Independent Language Study
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 5
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course allows students to do additional academic work towards mastering an Asian language.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

 
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