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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Languages


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 April 26)

Open courses in Asian Languages
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ASIANLAN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Asian Languages.

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ASIANLAN 402(Chinese 418). Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers II.

Chinese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites: Chinese (AsianLan) 401 (or Chinese 417). (2). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is specifically designed to help Cantonese-speaking students who have advanced Chinese reading and writing skills but lack oral Mandarin (Putonghua) competence. Classroom activities, based on intensive pinyin drills, are exclusively guided oral practice and corrections. Cantonese native speakers without an advanced level in reading and writing are encouraged to attend Chinese core courses or, if qualified, Chinese 378.

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ASIANLAN 405(Chinese 416). Business Chinese.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Chinese (AsianLan) 302 or 303 (or Chinese 406 or 411). (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~chenq/416.html

Chinese for the Professions (i.e., Business Chinese) focuses on practical language skills that are most helpful in actual business interactions with Chinese-speaking communities. Classroom activities, largely in the form of real world simulation, will be based on authentic documents and correspondence as well as a textbook. Some highlights are: business negotiation in international trade, business letter writing, business documents comprehension/translation, business oral presentation, commercial language, and word processing. Through intensive practice in the listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the Chinese language for business purposes, students will enhance their cultural awareness and acquire vocabulary, phrases, and sentence patterns commonly used in typical Chinese business contexts.

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ASIANLAN 410(Chinese 452). Literary Chinese II.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses in Chinese

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William H Baxter III (wbaxter@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a course primarily for specialists, requiring knowledge of modern Chinese at least through the second-year level. Through the use of Shadick's A First Course in Literary Chinese and selected handouts, the styles of written Chinese of imperial China from prose to poetry are selectively introduced. Class is taught in small recitation groups requiring constant preparation by the student. Quizzes, tests, and hand-in exercises on a weekly basis, plus a final exam, are used to measure progress. Emphasis is on understanding of the texts, as well as the ability to render them clearly into English. This course is the second half of a two-term sequence that is prerequisite to more advanced Chinese courses. In this term, we continue to read in a variety of texts covering all pre-modern periods. Further practice is aimed at improving understanding of the structure of literary Chinese, introducing the practice of using dictionaries and other aids for interpretation, and increasing familiarity with important grammatical particles. Supplementary areas of concern include policies and problems in using literary Chinese in research, problems of translation, and the general evolution of styles in the literary tradition.

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ASIANLAN 422(SSEA 464). Readings in Indonesian II.

Culture Courses in Indonesian

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Indonesian 421 (or S&SEA 404). (3). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is designed to work through various topics in Indonesian literary and political cultures by means of critical readings of Modern Indonesian texts. The topics this term will concern history, culture, religion, and terror. With an emphasis on text analysis, the student is required to produce synopses and/or critical commentaries on the required readings for each session. For some sessions the students may also be required to produce English translations of critical passages of the assigned texts.

The commentaries are written in Indonesian. The course is run as a seminar with discussion conducted in Indonesian. Evaluation is based on the written assignments and classroom performance. Prerequisites: A reading and speaking knowledge of Modern Indonesian (equivalent to having completed the 7-term sequence in Indonesian).

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ASIANLAN 426(Japanese 452). Fourth Year Japanese II.

Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Japanese (AsianLan) 425 (or Japanese 451). (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 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 430(Japanese 417). Business Japanese II.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kaori Ohara

Prerequisites: Japanese (AsianLan) 429 (or Japanese 416). (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.

Winter Term topics include: Banking, Import and Export, The Japanese Market, 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. Students are expected to practice with audio tapes for a minimum of two hours for each class hour.

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ASIANLAN 436(Korean 462). Readings in Modern Korean II.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrew Byon (abyon@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Korean (AsianLan) 435 (or Korean 461). (3). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a reading course designed to introduce selected contemporary articles on the various subjects in Korean Studies field to students who have advanced knowledge of Korean language and culture and want to know the state-of-art of Korean Studies in contemporary Korea. A course pack will be used as a main textbook. 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, a final, and short writing assignments.

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ASIANLAN 466(Buddhist Studies 452/402). First Year Classical Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Tibetan (AsianLan) 465 (or Buddhist Studies 451). (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to the alphabet, grammar, and syntax of Classical Tibetan.

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ASIANLAN 470(Buddhist Studies 456/406). Advanced Classical Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Tibetan (AsianLan) 469 (or Buddhist Studies 455). (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of Buddhist Studies 405. Curriculum continues with instruction in the translation of Tibetan Buddhist Literature.

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