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Fall Academic Term 2003 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Buddhist Studies


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Fall Academic Term 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


BUDDHST 501. Beginning Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 — Meets with Asian Languages 165.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/asianlan/165/001.nsf

In this course students will learn how to speak, read and write Tibetan. Pronunciation will follow Central Tibetan dialect, but not slavishly. The course is designed to meet the needs of those interested in speaking modern colloquial Tibetan and those interested in future textual studies in classical Tibetan. The Tibetan script will be used during the class. After the introduction to the script and pronunciation, we will go through the lessons of the textbook. Students will be expected to spend considerable time using the CD to familiarize themselves with Tibetan pronunciation and sentence structure.

Grading: Grading is based on weekly homework and quizzes and on class attendance and participation.

Textbook: We will be using Nicolas Tournadre's Manuel de Tibetain Standard in English translation. Because it will not be published until later this year the publisher has allowed us to photocopy the manuscript. The cost to us is not yet determined but will probably be between 50 and 75 dollars.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

BUDDHST 511. Intermediate Modern Tibetan I.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001 — Meets with Asian Languages 265.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites: BUDDHST 502. Graduate standing. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students taking Buddhist Studies 511 should have taken Buddhist Studies 501 and 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 Buddhist Studies 511 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.)

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

BUDDHST 701. Readings for Comprehensive A.M. Examinations in Buddhist Studies.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Completion of all other course requirements for A.M. degree in Buddhist Studies and permission of graduate advisor. Graduate Standing. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Readings for the comprehensive M.A. paper. The student must complete this paper no later than the end of the fourth academic term of graduate study

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of department required.


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