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Fall '00 Course Guide

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Courses in Buddhist Studies (Division 332)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in Buddhist Studies

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Note: The Department Waitlist policy for all courses is 2 Go to the department office to get on a waitlist, and then attend the first class meeting. Policies and procedures for handling the waitlist will be explained there.

Students wanting to begin language study, at a level other than first year, must take a placement exam to be held on Tuesday, September 5, 1-3 p.m.

The room assignments are as follows:

Chinese 3520 FB
Japanese Lec Rm 2 MLB
Korean Lec Rm 1 MLB

Students wanting to be tested in any of the other languages we teach (Hindi, Thai, Tamil, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Punjabi, Urdu, Tibetan) should contact the department to schedule an individual test. The same is true for students who want to be tested in a language we do not teach, but can certify (Gujarathi, Marathi).


Buddh. St. 101. Beginning Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 Meets with Buddhist Studies 501.001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham (gsparham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate students should elect the course as Buddhist Studies 501. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/buddhst/101/001.nsf

This is a course for those with little or no understanding of Tibetan. The course will focus on development of aural comprehension, speaking and reading skills. Students will be expected to achieve an ability to correctly produce the Tibetan sound system, master and reproduce basic sentence patterns, and achieve the ability to engage in basic Tibetan conversation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate an ability to spell a basic number of words and write them in dbu-can letters. Students are required to attend four hours of classes per week and make use of the tapes. There will be a quiz each week on the material covered. Textbook: William A. Magee et al, Fluent Tibetan (Snow Lion Publications). Criteria used in evaluation include regular class attendance, homework assignments, quizzes, reading aloud, and expertise in conversation.

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Buddh. St. 201. Intermediate Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 Meets with Buddhist Studies 511.001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham (gsparham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Buddhist Studies 102. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/fall/lsa/buddhst/511/001.nsf

Students taking Tibetan 201 should have taken Tibetan 102 or an equivalent. They should have a basic vocabulary of about 400 words and be able to read and engage in basic conversation. The goal of Tibetan 201 is to greatly improve (a) both aural comprehension and speaking ability and (b) reading skill. The course will consist of continual in-class drilling of more complex constructions and set passages for reading and comprehension. These passages will form the basis for in-class discussion and conversation. Students will be graded on regular class attendance, homework assignments, quizzes, and written tests. Textbook: Melvyn C. Goldstein, Modern Spoken Tibetan (Available through the instructor.)

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Buddh. St. 220/Asian Studies 220/Rel. 202. Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robert Sharf (rsharf@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Asian Studies 220.001.

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Buddh. St. 451(401). Beginning Classical Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham (gsparham@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to the classical language as it is encountered in translations and original Tibetan literary works. This is a course designed for students with a good comprehension of basic spoken Tibetan. Passages from classical texts from different periods of Tibetan history will be read. Students will be expected to prepare translations from the assigned texts which will be presented in class. Considerable time will be given to the analysis of syntax. Students will be expected to gain mastery of the basic vocabulary, grammar, and syntax necessary to read classical Tibetan. During the course some passages from traditional Tibetan works on grammar and poetics will be assigned for memorization.

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