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ASIANLAN 101(Chinese 101). First Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Hilda Hsi-Huei Tao (htao@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: 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 Chinese 103 (or Chinese 361). (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~htao/

Asian Languages 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 Asian Languages 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 everyday. Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part l) Textbook, Workbook, Character Workbook (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2) Getting Around in Chinese Chinese Skits for Beginners. No visitors are allowed.

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ASIANLAN 104(Chinese 301). Reading & Writing Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Miao-Ling Hsieh (mlhsieh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test and permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 101, 102, 103 (or 361). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. Asian Languages 104 focuses on reading and writing Chinese and will cover the regular Asian Languages 101-102 reading materials. Students 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 the placement exam to be held on Tuesday, September 7 at 1pm.

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ASIANLAN 111(SSEA 107). First Year Filipino I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Filipino (Tagalog) is the national language of the Philippines. First Year Filipino 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. There are occasional short quizzes, short dialogues, and a final examination. At the end of the first year, the student should be able to handle brief exchanges in common social situations and to read and write simple dialogues and essays in Filipino. Text is Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational Approach by Teresita Ramos. Supplementary readings and audiovisual presentations will be provided when appropriate.

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ASIANLAN 115(SSEA 105). First Year Hindi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Instructor(s): M. Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hindi 117 (or S&SEA 315 or 365). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Asian Languages 115-116 is the first year in the sequence of Hindi courses offered by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Hindi is the national language of India. This course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. There are no prerequisites (no previous knowledge of Hindi is required). The Devanagari writing system is introduced.

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ASIANLAN 118(SSEA 125). Reading and Writing Hindi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): M. Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hindi 115 (or S&SEA 105). (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 three hours per week, it will cover the same material as Asian Languages 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 Asian Languages 118, students will be able to continue their study of Hindi by enrolling in Asian Languages 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.

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ASIANLAN 121(SSEA 103). First Year Indonesian I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaretha M Sudarsih (sudarsih@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is 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 class 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.

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ASIANLAN 125(Japanese 101). First Year Japanese I.

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Mayumi Y Johnson (yukijohn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($7) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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 year, 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 140 Kanji in context. Texts: Situational Functional Japanese Vol. 1-2. Tokyo: Tsukuba Language Group, 1991.

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ASIANLAN 135(Korean 101). First Year Korean I.

Korean Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This first-year course is for those who have no or minimal proficiency in Korean. This course will introduce the basic structure of Korean while focusing on the development of reading, writing, and speaking skills. Class regularly meets five times a 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 in the computer lab. Through lectures, students will learn Korean characters, be able to read sentences with considerable fluency, and understand the basic grammatical structures of Korean. Based on the knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help the students develop an ability to use basic conversational expressions freely. The checkpoints for evaluation include homework assignments, weekly quizzes, reading aloud, and oral interviews. The textbook for the course is College Korean by Clare You (University of California Press). Those who successfully complete the course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.

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ASIANLAN 145(SSEA 111). First Year Punjabi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Pashaura Singh (psingh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 371. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 155(SSEA 113). First Year Tamil I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karunakaran Krishnamoorthy (karuna@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Tamil 157 (or S&SEA 373). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course begins an introduction to the language, land, history, culture, and traditions of Tamil Nadu, one of the states in India. Tamil, the major Dravidian language spoken in Tamil Nadu and by the largest minority in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia, is one of the oldest languages of the world with a rich literary tradition beginning in 3 B.C. All major language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing are covered. The aim of this course is achieving proficiency in speaking comprehension; to enable the student to function effectively in everyday situations. Class meets in a computer lab once or twice a week to practice listening and reading using a multimedia HyperCard software implemented for Tamil. A standard textbook is used, supplemented by reference texts and additional materials selected or specially prepared by the instructor. Recitation sections emphasize speaking and listening in native contexts at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and appropriate body language. Students learn to handle the script in which Tamil is written. Reading materials introduce the students to the culture and the religion of Tamil-speaking people. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam.

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ASIANLAN 161(SSEA 101). First Year Thai I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Montatip Krishnamra (Montatip@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 165(Buddhist Studies 101). First Year 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: No Homepage Submitted.

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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ASIANLAN 175(SSEA 115). First Year Vietnamese I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Asian Languages 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.

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ASIANLAN 201(Chinese 201). Second Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Laura Ann Grande (lsgrande@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 102 or 103. 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 Chinese 203 (or 362). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students electing Asian Languages 201 should have mastered the language material in Integrated Chinese Level I. The goals of Asian Languages 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. These goals are approached through grammar and special-topics lectures, classroom drills, discussion, written quizzes and tests, and oral presentations. 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).

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ASIANLAN 211(SSEA 207). Second Year Filipino I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Filipino 112 (or S&SEA 108). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for the student who has some knowledge of Filipino/Tagalog and who wishes to develop some fluency in spoken Filipino and to be acquainted with Filipino literature. It is a two-term sequence that is essentially a continuation of what has been learned in the first year but there will be more emphasis on reading and writing. Students who have not taken first year Filipino (Asian Languages 111-112) may take this course if they pass a placement test to be given by the instructor. The format will be as follows: two class hours a week will be devoted to reading and writing, one class hour a week will be devoted to guided conversation. Readings will be assigned and these will provide the framework for the conversation and discussion of Filipino grammar. There will be written assignments, occasional quizzes, and a final examination. By the end of the second year, students should have acquired sufficient competence to handle longer conversations, write letters and brief essays, read certain plays, and (with the aid of a dictionary) newspapers and magazines. Course text is Intermediate Tagalog, Developing Cultural Awareness Through Language by Terisita Ramos and Rosalina Morales Goulet. Supplementary readings and visual aids will be provided when appropriate.

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ASIANLAN 215(SSEA 205). Second Year Hindi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hindi 116, 117, or 118 (or S&SEA 106 or 365). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hindi 217 (or S&SEA 316 or 366). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is intended to increase students' skills and proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing the Devanagari (Hindi) script. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. Students with a background in Hindi-Urdu may also enter the sequence at this point. See the instructor for placement examination.

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ASIANLAN 221(SSEA 203). Second Year Indonesian I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaretha M Sudarsih (sudarsih@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 122 (or S&SEA 104). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 225(Japanese 201). Second Year Japanese I.

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Rumi Te Terao (rterao@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 126 or 127 (or Japanese 102). Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Further training is given in all four language skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) for students who have acquired a basic language proficiency. The introduction to basic Japanese grammar items will be completed around the 4th week of the second term of 2nd-Year Japanese. 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 500 of the essential characters 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. Texts: Situational Functional Japanese Vol. 2-3. Tokyo: Tsukuba Language Group, 1991.

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ASIANLAN 235(Korean 201). Second Year Korean I.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jee-Hyun Park (jeepark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 136 or 137 (or Korean 102 or 361). Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 251(SSEA 209). Second Year Sanskrit I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Madhav Deshpande (mmdesh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sanskrit 152 (or S&SEA 110 or 369). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed to further students' skill in writing Sanskrit as well as increase their proficiency in reading and comprehension.

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ASIANLAN 255(SSEA 213). Second Year Tamil I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karunakaran Krishnamoorthy (karuna@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tamil 156 or 157 (or S&SEA 114 or 373). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Tamil 257 (or S&SEA 374). (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a continuation of Asian Languages 155-156. Students with prior knowledge of Tamil may also join this course. See the instructor for placement. This course is designed to develop further skills in speaking and writing as well as increase their proficiency in reading and comprehension. A standard textbook is used, supplemented by HyperCard Tamil software consisting of a sequence of graded dialogues chosen from daily conversations and Tamil movies. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam.

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ASIANLAN 261(SSEA 201). Second Year Thai I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Montatip Krishnamra (Montatip@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Thai 162 (or S&SEA 102). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course continues and extends the four skills students developed in Asian Languages 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.

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ASIANLAN 265(Buddhist Studies 201). Second Year Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 Meets With Buddhist Studies 511.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tibetan 166 (or Buddhist Studies 102). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Students taking Asian Languages 265 should have taken Asian Languages 165 and 166 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 Asian Languages 265 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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ASIANLAN 271(SSEA 205). Second Year Urdu I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mohammad Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Urdu 172. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 275(SSEA 215). Second Year Vietnamese I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Vietnamese 176 (or S&SEA 116). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is a continuation of First Year Vietnamese (Asian Languages 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.

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ASIANLAN 301(Chinese 405). Third Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Hsin-Hsin Liang (hliang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 202 or 203 (or Chinese 362). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 303 (or 411). (5). (Excl).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Asian Languages 301 is the continuation of Asian Languages 202 (Second Year Chinese II). All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. The textbook is Beyond the Basic: Communicative Chinese for Intermediate/Advanced Learners (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1998). Students are required to listen to audiotapes everyday and actively participate in class activities. The course meets five hours per week. Of these, the first two are devoted to understanding and discussing the reading material. The third hour is for pattern drilling, the fourth is reserved for oral presentations, discussions, and skits. The fifth is used for taking quizzes or tests. Student work is evaluated on the basis of daily attendance, exercises, dictations on Monday and Wednesday, and one quiz or test per week. There is no final examination. The class is conducted mainly in Chinese.

Note: Native or near-native speakers of Chinese are not eligible for 301. Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I is the equivalent designed for such students.

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ASIANLAN 311(SSEA 407/533). Third Year Filipino I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Filipino 212 (or S&SEA 208). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Various approaches will be used to improve students' proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Filipino/Tagalog language. Students will be assigned a composition on various topics to write each week. Letters to email-pals or articles written in a web page will also be assigned. Several times during the academic term, the students will be required to listen to audio-cassettes or view videotapes concerning the history, culture, and/or politics of the Philippines in order to use them for their compositions or discussions. Readings will include articles of topical interest, stories, poems, essays, and others. Class members are expected to give several brief presentations and lead the subsequent discussions (in Filipino). The final grade will be based on the compositions as well as class participation. Class will be conducted primarily in Filipino/Tagalog.

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ASIANLAN 315(SSEA 405). Third Year Hindi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hindi 216 or 217 (or S&SEA 206). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Asian Laguages 315 is the fifth term in the sequence of courses offered in Hindi. Meeting three times a week, the course is intended to further students' skills in speaking and aural comprehension as well as increase their proficiency in reading and writing both Hindi and, for those interested, Urdu. Students with prior knowledge of Hindi-Urdu may be able to join the sequence at this point. See the instructor for placement.

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ASIANLAN 321(SSEA 403). Third Year Indonesian I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margaretha M Sudarsih (Sudarsih@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 222 (or S&SEA 204). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 325(Japanese 405). Third Year Japanese I.

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Misao Kozuka (misakozu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 226 or 227 (or Japanese 202 or 362). Native or near-native speakers of Japanese are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for students who have completed Asian Languages 226 with a grade of C- or better or have passed the placement test. The course consists of lecture (T,Th) and recitation (M,W,F) classes. Developing reading skills is the main focus of the lectures. Reading materials are selected from the textbook. In association with the reading materials, complex sentences will be analyzed in terms of basic grammar, new vocabulary and expressions will be acquired, and you will be introduced to numerous aspects of Japanese culture. In recitation, the focus is placed on exchanging thoughts and opinions after practicing the use of new and old expressions, vocabulary, and grammatical pattens that are related to the reading materials. Most writing and listening exercises will be done outside of class through homework. Text: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese. Tokyo: Japan Times, 1997.

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ASIANLAN 331(Japanese 413). Readings in Japanese Studies I.

Japanese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mayumi Oka (mayoka@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 226 or 227 (or Japanese 202 or 362). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 335(Korean 401). Third Year Korean I.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jee-Hyun Park (jeepark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 236 or 237 (or Korean 202 or 362). Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

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ASIANLAN 355(SSEA 413). Third Year Tamil I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karunakaran Krishnamoorthy (karuna@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tamil 256 or 257 (or S&SEA 214 or 374). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 361(SSEA 401). Third Year Thai I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Montatip Krishnamra (Montatip@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Thai 262 (or S&SEA 202). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 375(SSEA 415). Third Year Vietnamese I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Vietnamese 276 (or S&SEA 216). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 403(Chinese 461). Readings in Modern Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Qinghai Chen (chenq@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese (AsianLan) 302 or 303 (or Chinese 406). (5). (Excl).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Asian Languages 403-404 is a two-term Chinese language course sequence with graded readings at an advanced level. Texts chosen from a variety of sources in both Mainland China and Taiwan include 20th-century fiction and essays on various topics. While students are helped to further improve command of structure and vocabulary in a range of language styles, the primary emphasis of the sequence is on reading comprehension with the aim of enabling students to read original materials with less reliance on a dictionary. Development of speaking and writing skills will also be stressed through discussions on the readings. In the second term, longer texts will be used, and efforts will be made to improve reading skills and speed. At times when Asian Languages 407-408 (Contemporary Social Science Text) is not offered simultaneously, a social science component may be arranged to accommodate to the wider interest and demand of students. Daily attendance, weekly assignments and quizzes as well as unit tests are required. There is no final exam. Classes are conducted largely in Chinese.

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ASIANLAN 409(Chinese 451). Literary Chinese I.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses in Chinese

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Lee Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 202 or 203 (or Chinese 362). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Literary Chinese is the gateway to the vast treasures of Chinese literature, history, and culture. One cannot really come to know traditional China, or even modern China, without the ability to read literary Chinese. It is the language for the overwhelming majority of whatever was written in Chinese from the very beginnings to this century. Although there are some similarities and continuities between literary and modern Chinese, a class of this type is really necessary to help you open up the riches that lie waiting there. The class is designed to serve the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students, of both specialists (and would-be specialists) and those who are just curious about the Chinese literary heritage. Reading materials include a textbook, An Introduction to Literary Chinese, and handouts especially picked to reinforce the material in the textbook. Even in just this first half of a two-term sequence, the student will be introduced to many famous works of Chinese literature, the kind of pieces that have been memorized and chanted by Chinese down through the ages. There are brief weekly exercises, as well as a midterm and final.

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ASIANLAN 421(SSEA 463). Readings in Indonesian I.

Culture Courses in Indonesian

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Nancy K Florida (nflorida@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 322 (or S&SEA 404). (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

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ASIANLAN 425(Japanese 451). Fourth Year Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Shoko Emori (semori@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 326 or 327 (or Japanese 406 or 411). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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ASIANLAN 429(Japanese 416). Business Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 326 or 327 (or Japanese 406 or 411); and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course stresses the effective use of the Japanese spoken language in contexts likely to be encountered by a career-oriented professional in Japan. Topics include organization, business travel, meeting, bureaucracy, distribution, expansion, annual reports, business ritual, and socializing. In addition, the course will include practice in rapid reading and transcription/dictation of moderately difficult texts, newspaper articles, and news broadcasts.

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ASIANLAN 433(Japanese 541). Classical Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen (qmz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 326 or 327 (or Japanese 406 or 411, and 408). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An introduction to the classical language aimed at mastery of the basic vocabulary, grammar, and syntax necessary to read all Japanese writing, literary or otherwise, before the twentieth century. A reading knowledge of modern Japanese (equivalent to three years of study) is a prerequisite. Class meetings are devoted to close syntactic analysis and translation of samples from various classical texts, with particular emphasis on poetry and narrative from the Heian and medieval periods. This course is required of all graduate concentrators in Japanese and is a prerequisite with Asian Languages 434 (Classical Japanese II) to advanced work in pre- and early modern Japanese texts. It is also highly recommended to graduate students of premodern Japanese history, art history, Buddhism, etc. It may also be taken by undergraduate students with sufficient preparation in the modern language.

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ASIANLAN 465(Buddhist Studies 451/401). First Year 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.

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ASIANLAN 469(Buddhist Studies 455/405). Advanced Classical Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tibetan (AsianLan) 468 (or Buddhist Studies 454). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to train students in basic skills necessary for reading Tibetan literature. Much time is spent reading Buddhist literature (autochthonous as well as in translation from Indic languages). The course offers explanations and exercises in the phonology of literary Tibetan ("Lhasa Dialect"), nominal derivation, syntax of the nominal particles, verbal conjugation and suffixes, and the standard script (dbu-can).

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 005 Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing.

Instructor(s): Qinghai Chen (chenq@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for Chinese native-speaking 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 their Chinese language studies. Requirements include both reading and writing assignments in modern Chinese, in a variety of subjects and genres, and an individually designed term project. Emphasis is placed on actual language use rather than on linguistic knowledge. Instruction and discussion are conducted in Chinese. There is no final exam. Assessment is based on attendance, participation and quality of work. Permission of instructor required.

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