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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Languages


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)



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

Chinese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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. Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/101/001.nsf

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 an 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. 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.

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

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Karen Gu

Prerequisites & Distribution: Assignment by placement test and permission of instructor. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 101, 102, 103.

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. ASIANLAN 104 meets four hours per week; focuses on reading and writing Chinese and will cover the regular ASIANLAN 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 the day before classes begin for a new academic term. For test information, please refer to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/asian/chinese/testinfo.html.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 emphasised 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.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mahammad J Warsi

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 002, 003.

Instructor(s): Lakhan Gusain

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

ASIANLAN 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): Mohammad Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Placement test. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 115.

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 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.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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. Laboratory fee ($7) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($7) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/125/001.nsf

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 the ability 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

Instructor(s): Ju-Hee Park

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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.

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: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SSEA 371.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers an introduction to spoken and written Punjabi, a major language of northern India and of Pakistan, with some 80 million speakers. The course will include reading and writing (Gurmukhi script) as well as the spoken language. Students will be encouraged to begin basic conversation in class. The written aspects of language will be introduced through graded readings and written exercises. The emphasis will be on basic constructions, composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills. Particular attention will be paid toward developing a basic practical proficiency in the language. Students will be introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the Punjab. A video film will be shown to examine the spoken language of the Punjab. Throughout the course the students will be encouraged to communicate in Punjabi language.

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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: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 157.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

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(BUDDHST 101). First Year Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 — Meets With Buddhist Studies 501.001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. Graduate students should elect BUDDHST 501.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/165/001.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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ASIANLAN 171(SSEA 105). First Year Urdu I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mahammad J Warsi

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Urdu is the national languages of Pakistan. The Nastaliq writing system is introduced. The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. Undergraduates with an interest in learning Urdu. Four hours per week in recitation format.

Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Wei Liu

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 102 or 103. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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 203.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 203 (Intensive Second Year Chinese). 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).

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ASIANLAN 207(CHIN 225). Chinese Calligraphy.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Chen Li

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 101. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 credits. Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

May be repeated once for a total of two credits. To explore the richness of Chinese calligraphy, this course is designed to include a series of fundamental introductions to the history of Chinese calligraphy and a brief theoretical framework for evaluation and appreciation; in addition, a practice session will be held in each class to facilitate a hands-on learning process.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 112. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 116, 117, or 118. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 217.

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

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 122. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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. Indonesian or Malay speakers who wish to learn how to read and write formal Indonesian are encouraged to take these courses, and should contact the department for placement into the course.

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

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 126 or 127. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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 227. Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/225/001.nsf

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 228(JAPANESE 225). Japanese Calligraphy.

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Masae Suzuki

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 125. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 3 credits. Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (1).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goals of the course are to help you learn how to practice Japanese calligraphy and cultivate your mind through the practice. Six subjects, including Kanji and Hiragana, will be introduced with the focus on basic skills such as the manner of using brushes, balancing characters, etc. Throughout the course, students will work on clarity of thought throughout the writing of characters in a tranquil setting, concentrating on maintaining correct posture and behavior throughout the writing process.

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

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Chang-Yong Choi

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 136 or 137. (5). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. 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.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. It will emphasize the aural/oral skill, but attention will also be given to grammatical structure. Class regularly meets five times a week — two hours of lectures and three hours of aural/oral practice — and daily attendance is expected. Through lectures, students will learn relatively complex structural patterns of Korean, build up their vocabulary, and get acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Based on the knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help the students develop an ability to carry on survival-level conversation. In evaluation, weight will be placed on homework assignments, biweekly quizzes, and oral interviews.

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ASIANLAN 245(SSEA 211). Second Year Punjabi I.

S&SEA Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 146. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SSEA 372.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended for students with an elementary knowledge of the Punjabi language. The emphasis will be on advanced grammatical constructions, composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills. The grammatical parts of speech and inflection will be explained in detail. A particular attention will be paid toward developing a basic practical proficiency in the language. Also, the Sacred Language of the Sikhs will be introduced. Readings will include items from Sikh poetry and plays. Students will be introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the Punjab. A video film will be shown to examine the spoken language of the Punjab. Throughout the course the students will be encouraged to communicate in Punjabi language. Course Requirements: There will be two tests: a midterm worth 20% and a final worth 30%. In addition there will be homework assignments worth 30%. The remaining 20% of marks will be allotted to oral communication, dictation, and instructor's own evaluation.

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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: ASIANLAN 152. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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: ASIANLAN 156 or 157. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 257.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 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: ASIANLAN 162. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 265(BUDDHST 201). Second Year Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 — Meets With Buddhist Studies 511.001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 166. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/265/001.nsf

Students taking ASIANLAN 265 should have taken ASIANLAN 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 ASIANLAN 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): Mahammad J Warsi

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 172. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Urdu is the national languages of Pakistan. The Nastaliq writing system is introduced. The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations. Undergraduates with an interest in Urdu languages. 4 hours per week recitation

Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations.

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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: ASIANLAN 176. (4). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yi Lin (hliang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 202 or 203. (5). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 303.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/301/001.nsf

ASIANLAN 301 is the continuation of ASIANLAN 202 (Second Year Chinese II). All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are equally stressed. The textbook is A New Text for a Modern China (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1999). Students are required to listen to audio tapes every day 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 this course. ASIANLAN 304 (Reading and Writing Chinese III) is the equivalent designed for such students. No credit will be granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in AASIANLAN 303 (Intensive Third Year Chinese).

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ASIANLAN 304. Reading and Writing Chinese III.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yi Lin (hliang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 204. Conducted solely in Chinese. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/304/001.nsf

This course is designed for students who have native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese and who have completed Reading and Writing Chinese II. The major textbook is A New Text for a Modern China (Cheng & Tsui Co., 1999). In this course, students primarily learn the strategies and skills required for reading Chinese newspapers and gain a basic understanding of cultural and social aspects of modern China. In addition, students will have a plenty of opportunities to practice writings at discourse level.

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ASIANLAN 305(CHIN 378). Advanced Spoken Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 202 or 203. (2). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/305/001.nsf

This course, designed as a spoken supplement to post-second year Chinese core courses, is intended to help non-native-speaking students further strengthen their oral competence. Students will have two hours a week to talk, talk, and talk through brief speeches and discussions on topics selected by the class. The instructor will serve as a coordinator to encourage and coach students in speaking Chinese, rather than to teach them how to speak it. Vocabulary lists will be provided before and after each discussion session. Evaluation will be based on attendance, participation in discussions, oral presentations, and vocabulary quizzes. Graduate students who want to earn credit for this course can contact the instructor for arrangements. Native or rear-native speakers of Mandarin cannot earn credit for this course.

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ASIANLAN 307(ASIANLAN 401/CHIN 417). Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers I.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 302. (2). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/307/001.nsf

The course is specifically designed for Cantonese-speaking students who have advanced Chinese reading and writing skills but lack oral Mandarin (Putonghua) competence. Classroom activities, based on intensive pinyin drills, consist solely of guided oral practice and corrections. Cantonese native speakers who lack advanced reading and writing skills are encouraged to attend Chinese core courses or, if qualified, ASIANLAN 305.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 212. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced Filipino is designed to further improve the student's proficiency in reading and writing through text analysis and analytical writing. A combination of academic and popular reading materials from books, magazines, newspapers, and documents will provide the students with cultural and historical information about the Philippines. These will be supplemented by video and audio materials when appropriate. Evaluation is based on participation in class discussions, oral report, and a paper written on a cultural or historical topic.

No textbook is prescribed for this course. Pre-requisite is proficiency in Filipino, evaluated through a placement examination, up to Intermediate level.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

Instructor(s): Lakhan Gusain

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 216 or 217. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

ASIANLAN 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 Hindi. Students with prior knowledge of Hindi 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

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 222. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

ASIANLAN 321-322 (SSEA 403-404) aim at further development 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. Sociocultural orientation will increase the students' familiarity with the important sociolinguistics aspects of Indonesian language use and production. The texts used for the course stress active manipulation 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 cultures. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, essay assignments, and a final project. Fluent Indonesian or Malay speakers who wish to learn more about the Indonesian cultures through reading and class discussion are encouraged to take these courses, and should contact the department for placement into the course.

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

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 226 or 227. (5). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. 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.

Advanced training is given in all four language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read, with emphasis on expository style. The goal is to produce self-sufficient readers who can read and discuss most texts with the aid of a dictionary. Recitation sessions are conducted all in Japanese with an emphasis on speaking and reading Japanese at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, accent, intonation, and appropriate body language. Lectures will also be conducted in Japanese, with occasional English explanation if necessary, and will focus on Japanese grammar and culture. Texts: Selected reading materials.

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

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 226 or 227. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This reading course is specifically designed for students who plan to pursue a career in Japanese studies research at the graduate level. Intensified instruction on how to develop reading ability through the reading of a variety of materials is given during the first half of the term. Then acquired techniques will be applied to actual reading of the materials in the student's area of interest. Oral and listening comprehension are not the focus of the course, but the class may be conducted mostly in Japanese, with occasional English explanation if necessary.

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

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Chang-Yong Choi

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 236 or 237. (5). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. Native or near-native speakers of Korean are not eligible for this course.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third-Year Korean will help students improve their skills, both spoken and written, up to intermediate-high level. Class meets five hours per week — two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. In lecture classes, the students will learn Chinese characters, and thereby build up their vocabulary and heighten reading ability. The reading materials will inform the students of various cultural aspects of Korea. Through weekly writing assignments, the students will also learn more accurate syntax, pragmatic ways of expression, and logical ways of thinking in Korean. In recitation classes, strengthened aural/oral training will be given. The students will tell a short story, have free group-discussion, and learn songs. Evaluation will be based on attendance, homework assignments, exams, class activities, and various oral performances.

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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: ASIANLAN 256 or 257. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to develop students' skills in speaking and writing contemporary Tamil, as well as providing an exposure to Tamil poetry from Sangam to the modern period. The skill of understanding and using idiomatic expressions and proverbs in Tamil is developed using selected texts from Tamil short stories, novels, radio plays, and movie dialogues. Attempts are made to let the students acquire near native competence. Throughout the course, the students will be encouraged to listen to audio tapes, use the multimedia HyperCard Tamil software, and speak Tamil in the class as frequently as possible. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, writing short letters and essays on a given topic, oral interviews, and an exam. Students who have not taken the sequence of Tamil courses offered by this department may be able to join this course, provided they have prior knowledge of the language by some other means. See the instructor for placement.

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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: ASIANLAN 262. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 371(SSEA 405). Third Year Urdu I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 272. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 272. Students will continue to learn to speak Urdu at an advanced level, as well as continue to learn to read and write the script.

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

S&SEA Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 276. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 401. Fourth-Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 302 or 303. (5). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/401/001.nsf

ASIANLAN 401 and 402 are standard fourth-year Chinese language courses for students with three years of Chinese studies to further develop their skills in modern Chinese. The textbook Intention and Strategy: An Advanced Course in Chinese, of which the instructor is a co-author, will be supplemented by other materials. All aspects of the language — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — will be emphasized by way of carefully selected texts and meticulously developed exercises. Through various forms of language activities, students are expected to enhance their general language foundation and, in particular, to improve their productive skills, oral and written, at the discourse and rhetorical levels. Classes are conducted in Chinese. There will be no final exam. Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, homework, tests, and exams.

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ASIANLAN 404. Reading and Writing Chinese IV.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 304. For advanced native speakers who wish to further their Chinese language studies. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

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. It may also be taken as the continuation of ASIANLAN 304, Reading and Writing Chinese III. 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.

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ASIANLAN 409(CHIN 451). Literary Chinese I.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses in Chinese

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William H Baxter III (wbaxter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 202 or 203. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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, in the new numbering system) 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.

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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: ASIANLAN 326 or 327. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of the course is the acquisition of linguistic, pragmatic, and sociocultural competence in all four skills at an advanced level. A TV drama is used as the main textbook with the focus on the improvement of speaking and listening competence, and variety of reading materials on Japanese sociocultural issues that are related to the content of the TV drama are used to further develop reading and writing skills. The two hour class period is devoted to the verification and discussion of the drama content, use of new vocabulary and expressions as well as the acquisition of more complex, advanced grammar pattern usages. The techniques of improving reading skills is taught during the class period, and the actual reading of the materials and writing of the reaction papers will be assigned as homework.

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ASIANLAN 429(JAPANESE 416). Business Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mayumi Oka

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 326 or 327; and permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

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 435(KOREAN 461). Readings in Modern Korean I.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 336. (3). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a reading course designed to introduce selected contemporary articles on various subjects in the Korean Studies field to students who have advanced knowledge of Korean language and culture and want to know the state-of-the-art of Korean Studies in contemporary Korea. The selected readings include major articles in Korean history, literature, thought, and religion. The course will be conducted in Korean, and emphasis will be placed on developing reading skills for Korean scholarly materials and academic writing skills as well. Student participation in the classroom discussion is crucial for the effectiveness of the course. There will be a midterm, final, and writing assignments. A course pack will be used as a main textbook.

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ASIANLAN 451(SSEA 526). Pali and Prakrit.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 465(BUDDHST 451). First Year Classical Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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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ASIANLAN 469(BUDDHST 455). Advanced Classical Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites & Distribution: ASIANLAN 468. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 003 — Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Nguyen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 004 — First-Year Telugu I. Credits?

Instructor(s): Karaunakaran Krishnamoorthy

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 005 — Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Chen

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 010 — Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Krishnamra

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 015 — Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Sudarsih

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 025 — Second-Year Telugu I. Credits?

Instructor(s): Deshpande

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 132 — Topic? Credits?

Instructor(s): Siddiqi

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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