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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Buddhist Studies (Division 332)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

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

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

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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Buddh. St. 501. Beginning Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 Meets with Tibetan 101.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (4).

Credits: (4).

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

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

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Buddh. St. 511. Intermediate Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 Meets with Tibetan 201.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: ALC 502. Graduate standing. (4).

Credits: (4).

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

Students taking Tibetan 511 should have taken Tibetan 502 or an equivalent. They should have a basic vocabulary of about 400 words and be able to read and engage in basic conversation. The goal of Tibetan 201 is to greatly improve (a) both aural comprehension and speaking ability and (b) reading skill. The course will consist of continual in-class drilling of more complex constructions and set passages for reading and comprehension. These passages will form the basis for in-class discussion and conversation. Students will be graded on regular class attendance, homework assignments, quizzes, and written tests. Textbook: Melvyn C. Goldstein, Modern Spoken Tibetan (Available through the instructor.)

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Buddh. St. 625. Readings in Buddhist Literature.

Section 001 Seminal Works in Chinese Buddhism.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A critical survey of the field of Chinese Buddhism, focusing on seminal works in the field, as well as on new approaches to the study of Chinese Buddhist history, institutions, ritual, and doctrine. The course is intended for graduate students working in any area of East Asian history, literature, art history, religion, and so on.

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Buddh. St. 699. Directed Readings in Buddhist Studies.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate concentrators. (1-8).

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Buddh. St. 701. Readings for Comprehensive A.M. Examinations in Buddhist Studies.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Completion of all other course requirements for A.M. degree in Buddhist Studies and permission of graduate advisor. Graduate Standing. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Buddh. St. 799. Seminar in Buddhist Studies.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of department. Graduate Standing. (1-3).May be repeated for a total of nine credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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Buddh. St. 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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Buddh. St. 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate Standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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