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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Asian Languages


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


ASIANLAN 402. Fourth-Year Chinese I.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 401. (5). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/asianlan/402/001.nsf

Standard fourth-year Chinese course with a balanced emphasis on language skills. 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.

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ASIANLAN 406(ASIANLAN 405/CHIN 416). Chinese for the Professions.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 302 or 303. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Focuses on practical language skills such as business negotiation in international trade, business letter writing, business documents comprehension/translation, business oral presentation, commercial language design and word processing. Students enhance their cultural awareness and acquire vocabulary, phrases and sentence patterns commonly used in typical Chinese business contexts.

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ASIANLAN 407(ASIANLAN 403-404/CHIN 461-462). Readings in Modern Chinese Society and Culture.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tuo Li

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 403. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 410(CHIN 452). Literary Chinese II.

Culture Courses/Literature Courses in Chinese

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Lee Rolston (drolston@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 202 or 203. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

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 course of this type is really necessary to help you open up the riches that lie waiting there. The course is designed to serve the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students, of both specialists (or would-be specialists) and those who are just curious about the Chinese literary heritage. Reading materials include a textbook, A First Course in Literary Chinese, and handouts especially picked to reinforce the material in the textbook. In this second 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 422(SSEA 464). Readings in Indonesian II.

Culture Courses in Indonesian

Section 001 — Taught in Indonesian.

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

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 421. (3). May be elected twice for credit.

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: ASIANLAN 425. (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. The variety of reading materials on Japanese sociocultural issues that are related to the content of the textbook, "Authenitc Japanese: Progressing from Intermediate to Advanced" are used to further develop reading and writing skills. The two hour class period is devoted to the use of new vocabulary and expressions as well as the acquisition of more complex, advanced grammar pattern usages, and discussion of the content of the readings. The writing compositions will be assigned as homework.

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ASIANLAN 430(JAPANESE 417). Business Japanese II.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rumi Terao (kohara@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 429. (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. 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 433(JAPANESE 541). Classical Japanese I.

Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): E Ramirez-Christensen (qmz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 326 or 327. (4). May not be repeated for credit.

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 435(KOREAN 461). Readings in Modern Korean I.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001 — Taught in Korean.

Instructor(s): Eun-Su Cho (eunsucho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 336. (3). May be elected twice for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/asianlan/435/001.nsf

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 466(BUDDHST 452). First Year Classical Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 465. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

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(BUDDHST 456). Advanced Classical Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gareth Sparham

Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 469. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 469. Curriculum continues with instruction in the translation of Tibetan Buddhist Literature.

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ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study.

Section 001 — Topic? [3 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 004.

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

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.

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

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.

Instructor(s): Margaret Sudarsih (Montatip@umich.edu)

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 — [4 credits].

Instructor(s): Madhav Deshpande (mmdesh@umich.edu)

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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