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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Languages


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Asian Languages.

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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: Chinese (AsianLan) 302 or 303 (or Chinese 406). (5).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~chenq/courses.html

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: Chinese 202 or 203 (or Chinese 362). (4).

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: Indonesian 322 (or 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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ASIANLAN 425(Japanese 451). Fourth Year Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

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

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

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 in 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 TV drama are used to further develop reading and writing skills. The two-hour class period is conducted 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 skill are 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):

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

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: Japanese (AsianLan) 326 or 327 (or Japanese 406 or 411, and 408). (4).

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

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

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

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

Credits: (1-5).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~chenq/courses.html

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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