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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Languages


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


ASIANLAN 401. Fourth-Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 302 or 303. (5). 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: ASIANLAN 304. For advanced native speakers who wish to further their Chinese language studies. (4). 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: ASIANLAN 202 or 203. (4). 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: ASIANLAN 326 or 327. (4). 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: ASIANLAN 326 or 327; and permission of instructor. (4). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

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: ASIANLAN 336. (3). 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 465(BUDDHST 451). First Year Classical Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites: (3). 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: ASIANLAN 468. (3). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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: Permission of Instructor. (1-5). 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.

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