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Fall '00 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in South & Southeast Asia (Division 483)

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Fall Term, 2000 (September 6 December 22)

Open courses in South & Southeast Asia

Wolverine Access Subject listing for SSEA

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S&SEA 401. Advanced Thai.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 202. (3).

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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S&SEA 403. Advanced Indonesian.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 204. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course aims 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, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam or project.

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S&SEA 405. Advanced Hindi-Urdu.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Peter Hook (pehook@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 206. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

South and Southeast Asia 405 is the fifth term in the sequence of courses offered in Hindi-Urdu. 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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S&SEA 407(533). Advanced Tagalog.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 208. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Various approaches will be used to improve students' proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Tagalog/Filipino 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 Tagalog). The final grade will be based on the compositions as well as class participation. Class will be conducted primarily in Tagalog.

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S&SEA 413. Advanced Tamil.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 214 or 374. (3).

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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S&SEA 415. Advanced Vietnamese.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: S&SEA 216. (3).

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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S&SEA 461/Asian Studies 461. Southeast Asian Literature.

Culture Courses

Section 001 Text, Performance, and Politics in Island Southeast Asia. Meets with Comparative Literature 461.001

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Island Southeast Asia composes a mosaic of cultures that have developed through centuries of multicultural interaction. In the unique literary and artistic productions of modern Indonesia and the Philippines are traces of the Indian classics, Islamic mystical texts, and Christian passion plays. Literary art in the islands is often self-consciously political; that is, it is concerned with social criticism and transformation. Many of these Southeast Asian literary texts are brought to life as performance art. In this seminar we will consider how art and life mutually inform one another in Southeast Asian social and political contexts. We will do this by exploring a variety of Southeast Asian artistic and cultural productions (literature, theater, film.) Our perspective will be historical and interdisciplinary. We will consider the spectacular wayang shadow plays of Java, exploring the form as visual and textual art and as historical-cultural formation. We will venture into the prophetic and poetic worlds of 19th.-c. Java. And we will explore contemporary works of a 20th-century Indonesian exile (the award-winning novelist Pramoedya Ananta Toer.) We will contemplate the revolutionary anti-colonial writings of the early Filipino nationalists, including the works of Jose Rizal, father of the Philippine nation. And we will explore several contemporary Southeast Asian films, noting especially the cultural and sexual politics that inform them. Course requirements include active engagement in class discussion, several short papers critically examining individual texts or problems, and a final project (10-20 page research paper, 10-15 page critical essay, or, with permission, performance piece.)

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S&SEA 463. Advanced Readings of Modern Indonesian Texts I.

Culture Courses in Indonesian

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The course is a two-term sequence designed to introduce the student to critical readings of modern Indonesian texts. A reading and speaking knowledge of modern Indonesian is prerequisite. With an emphasis on text analysis, the student is required to produce critical commentaries on (and sometimes translations of) selected passages from a variety of assigned texts. The course is run as a seminar with discussion conducted in Indonesian. Evaluation is based on the written assignments and classroom performance.

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S&SEA 487. South Asian Languages.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in phonology and a course in syntax. (3).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a "directed readings" course, designed for students who have a specific need for individualized language instruction in a South Asian Language. Permission of the department is required.

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S&SEA 491. Individual Study of South and Southeast Asian Language.

S&SEA Language Courses

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-5). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of ten credits.

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

A course for students who want to arrange a program of individual directed study of a South/Southeast Asian language.

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S&SEA 699. Directed Readings in South and SE Asia.

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Instructor permission. Graduate standing. (1-8).May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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