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ASIANLAN 102 — First Year Chinese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 102 is a continuation course of ASIANLAN 101. In this course, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. The class meets five hours a week — 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of recitation. In the lectures, Chinese characters and grammar will be introduced; in the recitation classes, patterns and conversational skills will be developed. 320 Chinese characters will be introduced in this course. It is our goal that at the end of the term, students should be able to carry on simple conversations with each other. Towards the end of the term, each student and his/her conversation partner will prepare a 6-minute conversation that will be videotaped and evaluated by the instructor. Daily attendance is required. Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part 2) — textbook, workbook, and character workbooks (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2) Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed. If you already speak Chinese (Mandarin), this is not the right course for you. Perhaps ASIANLAN 204 (Reading and Writing Chinese II) will be more suited towards your needs.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 102 — First Year Chinese II
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 102 is a continuation course of ASIANLAN 101. In this course, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. The class meets five hours a week — 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of recitation. In the lectures, Chinese characters and grammar will be introduced; in the recitation classes, patterns and conversational skills will be developed. 320 Chinese characters will be introduced in this course. It is our goal that at the end of the term, students should be able to carry on simple conversations with each other. Towards the end of the term, each student and his/her conversation partner will prepare a 6-minute conversation that will be videotaped and evaluated by the instructor. Daily attendance is required. Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part 2) — textbook, workbook, and character workbooks (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2) Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed. If you already speak Chinese (Mandarin), this is not the right course for you. Perhaps ASIANLAN 204 (Reading and Writing Chinese II) will be more suited towards your needs.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 102 — First Year Chinese II
Section 009, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 102 is a continuation course of ASIANLAN 101. In this course, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. The class meets five hours a week — 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of recitation. In the lectures, Chinese characters and grammar will be introduced; in the recitation classes, patterns and conversational skills will be developed. 320 Chinese characters will be introduced in this course. It is our goal that at the end of the term, students should be able to carry on simple conversations with each other. Towards the end of the term, each student and his/her conversation partner will prepare a 6-minute conversation that will be videotaped and evaluated by the instructor. Daily attendance is required. Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part 2) — textbook, workbook, and character workbooks (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2) Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed. If you already speak Chinese (Mandarin), this is not the right course for you. Perhaps ASIANLAN 204 (Reading and Writing Chinese II) will be more suited towards your needs.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 102 — First Year Chinese II
Section 010, LEC

Instructor: Tao,Hilda Hsi-Huei

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 103.

ASIANLAN 102 is a continuation course of ASIANLAN 101. In this course, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. The class meets five hours a week — 2 hours of lecture and 3 hours of recitation. In the lectures, Chinese characters and grammar will be introduced; in the recitation classes, patterns and conversational skills will be developed. 320 Chinese characters will be introduced in this course. It is our goal that at the end of the term, students should be able to carry on simple conversations with each other. Towards the end of the term, each student and his/her conversation partner will prepare a 6-minute conversation that will be videotaped and evaluated by the instructor. Daily attendance is required. Textbooks: (1) Integrated Chinese (Level One, Part 2) — textbook, workbook, and character workbooks (all in Traditional Character Edition); (2) Getting Around in Chinese — Chinese Skits for Beginners.

No visitors are allowed. If you already speak Chinese (Mandarin), this is not the right course for you. Perhaps ASIANLAN 204 (Reading and Writing Chinese II) will be more suited towards your needs.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 112 — First Year Filipino II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Agas Weller, Adelwisa L

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Filipino II is a two-term sequence designed to give the student who has little or no knowledge of Filipino the necessary basis for learning to speak it and to have an acquaintance with the cultural context in which it functions. Filipino is particularly interesting in the way it has integrated the broad influences of both Spanish and English into its own syntactic and semantic systems. The oral approach is greatly emphasized in the classroom, using questions and answers and short dialogues to develop active use of the language in the most natural way possible. This is complemented by the use of taped lessons that accompany the textbook. Evaluation is based on frequent short quizzes, class performance, and a final examination. At the end of this course, the student should be able to handle brief exchanges in common social situations and to read and write simple dialogues and essays in Filipino. The text is Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational Approach by Teresita Ramos. Supplementary readings and video presentations will be provided when appropriate.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 111

ASIANLAN 116 — First Year Hindi II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

ASIANLAN 116 is the continuation of ASIANLAN 115 (First Year Hindi I). The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire major language skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation. Students will also be exposed to authentic discourse patterns of major colloquial Hindi which is used both in traditional and in modern contexts.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 115

ASIANLAN 116 — First Year Hindi II
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

ASIANLAN 116 is the continuation of ASIANLAN 115 (First Year Hindi I). The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire major language skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation. Students will also be exposed to authentic discourse patterns of major colloquial Hindi which is used both in traditional and in modern contexts.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 115

ASIANLAN 116 — First Year Hindi II
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Siddiqi, Tahsin

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 117.

ASIANLAN 116 is the continuation of ASIANLAN 115 (First Year Hindi I). The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire major language skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Standard text materials, audio-visual clips from Hindi films, and graded conversations prepared by the instructor are used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi. Training in spoken Hindi emphasizes speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation. Students will also be exposed to authentic discourse patterns of major colloquial Hindi which is used both in traditional and in modern contexts.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 115

ASIANLAN 122 — First Year Indonesian II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Indonesian is the national language of Indonesia, a country noted for its rich and deep cultural heritage as well as for its remarkable cultural diversity. With its 200 million speakers, Indonesian is the sixth most prevalently spoken of the world's languages. The relatively simple syntactic and grammatical structures that characterize Indonesian make it an accessible language for native speakers of English. The elementary course comprises a two-term sequence designed to provide the student with a basic working knowledge of the Indonesian language. The course aims at the acquisition of the four basic language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — in modern Indonesian. The course emphasizes aural-oral exercises and practice and the learning of culture throughout the course. The text used is keyed to a set of tapes for use in the language lab and concentrates on practical knowledge of the language. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam or project.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 121

ASIANLAN 126 — First Year Japanese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Dowdle,Brian Clark

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129 (or JAPANESE 361).

In this course, students continue to develop the basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) while becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which directly contribute to language competence. Drill sessions are conducted in Japanese and emphasize the ability to produce and comprehend Japanese at a natural speed. Analyses and explanations delivered in English and Japanese are reserved for the lecture sessions. The end-of-year project is a Japanese speech contest, for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 125

ASIANLAN 126 — First Year Japanese II
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Dowdle,Brian Clark

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129 (or JAPANESE 361).

In this course, students continue to develop the basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) while becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which directly contribute to language competence. Drill sessions are conducted in Japanese and emphasize the ability to produce and comprehend Japanese at a natural speed. Analyses and explanations delivered in English and Japanese are reserved for the lecture sessions. The end-of-year project is a Japanese speech contest, for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 125

ASIANLAN 126 — First Year Japanese II
Section 003, LEC

Instructor: Dowdle,Brian Clark

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 127 or 129 (or JAPANESE 361).

In this course, students continue to develop the basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) while becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which directly contribute to language competence. Drill sessions are conducted in Japanese and emphasize the ability to produce and comprehend Japanese at a natural speed. Analyses and explanations delivered in English and Japanese are reserved for the lecture sessions. The end-of-year project is a Japanese speech contest, for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 125

ASIANLAN 136 — First Year Korean II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Cho,Haewon

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 137.

ASIANLAN 136 (first-year, second-semester Korean) is a continuation of ASIANLAN 135 (first-year, first-semester Korean). This course is for students who have completed ASIANLAN 135 or have placed into ASIANLAN 136 through a language placement test. The aim of this course is to provide a solid basis in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Korean by building on material covered in ASIANLAN 135. Throughout the semester, we will cover You Speak Korean Vol. II and supplementary materials. Cultural material (both deep and surface) will be integrated with language practice activities, and students will learn how to use all four speech styles (polite formal and informal, plain and intimate) in appropriate contexts. In addition to being able to talk about oneself in the past, present, future tenses, and handle most basic social situations, students will be able to talk (and write) about a variety of topics including weather, food, personality and mood, and clothing, etc. The checkpoints for evaluation include homework assignments, weekly quizzes, midterm and final exams, and oral exams.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 135

ASIANLAN 152 — First Year Sanskrit II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SSEA 369.

Focuses on grammar and involves reading stories in Sanskrit which have been written to fit particular levels of grammar. The goal of the course is to enable the student to read and write basic Sanskrit.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 151

ASIANLAN 156 — First Year Tamil II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamoorthy,Karunakaran

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 157.

This course offers an introduction to Tamil culture, language, land, literature, and Tamil grammar. This is one of the two classical languages of India and one among the Dravidian languages with rich literary tradition dated back to 300BC. This language is largely spoken in Tamilnadu, which is in the southern part of India, and also in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Mauritius, and South Africa. In this course all the basic language skills as well as communicative skills will be covered. At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  1. perceive and reproduce the sounds and their meaningful sequences
  2. form sentences of different types (simple, compound, complex) and various patterns (interrogative, negative, casal, etc.)
  3. converse with fellow students on specific topics under controlled situations and contexts
  4. develop oral presentation and spoken usage
  5. read and write simple and graded passages and comprehend
  6. write compositions — both guided and free
  7. convert written Tamil into spoken Tamil structures

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 155

ASIANLAN 162 — First Year Thai II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Standard Thai, the language of Thailand, is typical of several Asian languages in its grammar and tonal pronunciation. The focus of the course is the use of language in everyday situations. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to conduct conversations dealing with several survival concerns, e.g., introduction, ordering food, transportation, banking, post-office trip, shopping, etc. From the first day of class, students will learn Thai scripts and will be able to read course materials and short passages in Thai at the end of the term. Writing assignments are also assigned. Thai cultures, history, geography, etc., will be offered both in the content of the language lessons and supplementary presentations.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 161.

ASIANLAN 166 — First Year Tibetan II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Credit Exclusions: Graduate students should elect BUDDHST 502.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 165. For successful completion of this course, students will be expected to attain a beginning proficiency in the Standard Tibetan language.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 165

ASIANLAN 172 — First Year Urdu II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

WN 2007
Credits: 4

This is a continuing proficiency based course. The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. We will focus on acquiring basic Urdu grammar and core vocabulary in this semester. All classes will be interactive. Grading will be based on attendance, class participation, written homework assignments, dictations and quizzes/tests.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 171

ASIANLAN 176 — First Year Vietnamese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

WN 2007
Credits: 5

This course continues and develops the students' proficiency in the four basic language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — of the only language of 80 million Vietnamese speakers. The course emphasizes on aural and oral practices and vocabulary building. Supplementary materials distributed throughout the course will provide with aspects of the Vietnamese culture. Students will be encouraged to communicate in the target language and classes will be largely conducted in Vietnamese. Course evaluation will be graded on classroom attendance and performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final examination.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 175

ASIANLAN 186 — First Year Bengali II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

WN 2007
Credits: 4

This is a continuation of ASIANLAN 185. At the end of this course, students will be able to understand main ideas from interactive exchanges and successfully handle a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.

Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 185 or consent of the instructor.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 185 or permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 202 — Second Year Chinese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Grande,Laura Ann Smith

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 203.

This course is a continuation of work begun in ASIANLAN 201. Students electing the course should have command of the material presented in the first 10 lessons of Integrated Chinese (Level Two). Lessons 11-20 from that text constitute the focus of the winter course. The primary goals are (a) continued improvement of aural understanding and speaking competence and (b) achievement of a basic level of reading and writing competence. These goals are approached through lectures, classroom drills/discussion, oral presentations, writing exercises, and regular quizzes/tests, collectively covering all four proficiency areas — listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who are native or near-native Mandarin Chinese speakers are not eligible for this course; they should enroll in ASIANLAN 204, Reading and Writing Chinese II.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 201.

ASIANLAN 202 — Second Year Chinese II
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Grande,Laura Ann Smith

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 203.

This course is a continuation of work begun in ASIANLAN 201. Students electing the course should have command of the material presented in the first 10 lessons of Integrated Chinese (Level Two). Lessons 11-20 from that text constitute the focus of the winter course. The primary goals are (a) continued improvement of aural understanding and speaking competence and (b) achievement of a basic level of reading and writing competence. These goals are approached through lectures, classroom drills/discussion, oral presentations, writing exercises, and regular quizzes/tests, collectively covering all four proficiency areas — listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students who are native or near-native Mandarin Chinese speakers are not eligible for this course; they should enroll in ASIANLAN 204, Reading and Writing Chinese II.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 201.

ASIANLAN 204 — Reading & Writing Chinese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 201, 202, or 203.

This course, a continuation of ASIANLAN 104, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese. The class will meet four hours a week and be taught in Chinese. Students who have completed both ASIANLAN 104 and ASIANLAN 204 should be able to read simple articles and write short essays. Students who have not take ASIANLAN 104 must have the instructor's permission in order to register for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 104

ASIANLAN 204 — Reading & Writing Chinese II
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 201, 202, or 203.

This course, a continuation of ASIANLAN 104, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese. The class will meet four hours a week and be taught in Chinese. Students who have completed both ASIANLAN 104 and ASIANLAN 204 should be able to read simple articles and write short essays. Students who have not take ASIANLAN 104 must have the instructor's permission in order to register for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 104

ASIANLAN 204 — Reading & Writing Chinese II
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Gu,Karen

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 201, 202, or 203.

This course, a continuation of ASIANLAN 104, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese. The class will meet four hours a week and be taught in Chinese. Students who have completed both ASIANLAN 104 and ASIANLAN 204 should be able to read simple articles and write short essays. Students who have not take ASIANLAN 104 must have the instructor's permission in order to register for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 104

ASIANLAN 204 — Reading & Writing Chinese II
Section 004, REC

Instructor: Mao,Fengjun

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 201, 202, or 203.

This course, a continuation of ASIANLAN 104, is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese. The class will meet four hours a week and be taught in Chinese. Students who have completed both ASIANLAN 104 and ASIANLAN 204 should be able to read simple articles and write short essays. Students who have not take ASIANLAN 104 must have the instructor's permission in order to register for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 104

ASIANLAN 205 — Mandarin Pronunciation
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Grande,Laura Ann Smith

WN 2007
Credits: 2

This course, designed as a supplement to core Chinese courses and offered both Fall and Winter terms, gives students at varying proficiency levels the opportunity to fine-tune their production of standard Chinese consonants, vowels, and tones. By learning principles of Mandarin syllable structure and articulation, students will learn how to recognize and correct their own pronunciation/tone errors. Rigorous in-class drills and regular mini-quizzes, as well as several oral assignments (recordings submitted on-line), will build students' competence from word- to phrase- to discourse-level accuracy. A semester-initial assessment will identify each student's needs (so that the course can be customized accordingly) while a semester-final evaluation will assess each student's progress. Knowledge of Pinyin Romanization is presumed.

Note: This is strictly a pronunciation course; students aiming to improve their overall proficiency should consider core courses or, to strengthen conversational fluency, ASIANLAN 305 and ASIANLAN 306. Native speakers of Cantonese with advanced literacy should opt for ASIANLAN 307 (which targets pronunciation problems unique to Cantonese speakers and presumes no knowledge of Pinyin) or ASIANLAN 308 (which focuses on Mandarin conversational fluency).

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 101

ASIANLAN 212 — Second Year Filipino II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Agas Weller, Adelwisa L

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This course is designed to increase the student's proficiency in reading, speaking, understanding, and writing the Filipino language. The format will be as follows: two class hours a week will be devoted to readings and grammar review, one class hour a week will be devoted to guided conversation. Readings will be assigned and these will provide the framework for the discussion of grammatical points and question-and-answer sessions in Filipino on the content of the texts. There will be quizzes, written assignments, a midterm, and a final examination. By the end of the term, students should have acquired sufficient competence to handle longer conversations, write letters, and brief essays, read certain plays, and (with the aid of a dictionary) newspapers and magazines. Course text is Intermediate Tagalog, Developing Cultural Awareness Through Language by Teresita Ramos and Rosalina Morales Goulet. Supplementary readings and visual aids will be provided when appropriate.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 211

ASIANLAN 216 — Second Year Hindi II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Siddiqi, Tahsin

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 217.

This course is intended to increase students' skills and proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing the Devanagari (Hindi) script.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 215

ASIANLAN 216 — Second Year Hindi II
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Kumar,Niranjan

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 217.

This course is intended to increase students' skills and proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing the Devanagari (Hindi) script.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 215

ASIANLAN 222 — Second Year Indonesian II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

The course is aimed at increasing the student's proficiency in the four basic language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — in modern Indonesian. Although increasing emphasis is given to the development of reading and writing skills, listening and speaking constitute an integral part of the course which is conducted entirely in Indonesian. Vocabulary building and instruction in matters of cross-cultural sensitivity are of great importance. The primary text used is keyed to a knowledge of the language. Supplementary materials introduce the student to reading modern Indonesian literature. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 221

ASIANLAN 226 — Second Year Japanese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Takeuchi,Kan

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 227 or 229.

This course provides further training in the core language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) for students who have acquired basic language proficiency. Deeper nuances of Japanese culture will be introduced (some by means of video clips in Japanese) and discussions conducted on the social and cultural use of language. Drill sessions are conducted only in Japanese and emphasize mastery of somewhat more complex structures than in the first year. Lectures are given primarily in Japanese. The end-of-year project is a Japanese skit contest, for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 225.

ASIANLAN 226 — Second Year Japanese II
Section 002, LEC

Instructor: Takeuchi,Kan

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 227 or 229.

This course provides further training in the core language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) for students who have acquired basic language proficiency. Deeper nuances of Japanese culture will be introduced (some by means of video clips in Japanese) and discussions conducted on the social and cultural use of language. Drill sessions are conducted only in Japanese and emphasize mastery of somewhat more complex structures than in the first year. Lectures are given primarily in Japanese. The end-of-year project is a Japanese skit contest, for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 225.

ASIANLAN 229 — Intensive Japanese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Sato,Tetsuya

WN 2007
Credits: 10
Other: Lang Req

This course is designed for you to learn Novice-High/Intermediate-Low-level Japanese language in an intensive, semi-immersion setting. It is "intense" because we will study a normally two-term amount of materials in one. It is "semi-immersion" in that in our classroom we constantly simulate authentic communicative interactions with speakers of Japanese, and will use the target language as much as possible while minimizing the use of English. Through extensive communication practice in classroom activities, we will work on developing all four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing, using hiragana, katakana and approximately 350 kanji) along with cultural understanding. Most course-related activities are collaborative in nature. You will learn to acquire a sentence/paragraph-level command in various topics around everyday life for college students and beyond. You are also required to attend minimum three hours of co-curricular activities, such as the Lunch Tables and Conversation Tables, per week. (Prerequisites: successful completion of RCLANG196/ASIANLAN129: Intensive Japanese I or its equivalent. In order to undertake ASIANLAN325: Third Year Japanese, you must pass the Placement Test at the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures).

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 129 or RCLANG 196

ASIANLAN 236 — Second Year Korean II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 237.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 235. Students will consolidate knowledge of basic grammar and extend the range of grammar and vocabulary acquired in first year Korean and ASIANLAN 235. Speaking, listening, reading, and writing are equally emphasized in this course in order to develop well-balanced functional proficiency in Korean. Through skits, compositions, homework, and simulations or real situations and contexts, students will have ample opportunities to develop communication skills in writing and speaking that are grammatically accurate and socio-linguistically appropriate. Various authentic materials such as news, literature, cartoon, etc., are integrated in this course to expose students to different aspects of Korean culture. Class meets five times a week — two hours of lectures and three hours of aural/oral practice. Through lectures, students will learn structures and various expressions of Korean, expand their vocabulary, and become acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Based on knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help students develop an ability to carry on conversation in various realistic situations.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 235

ASIANLAN 238 — Reading and Writing Korean II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook
Instructor: Ko,Insung

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 235, 236, or 237.

This course is a continuation of Reading and Writing Korean I. This course is for students who were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or understand Korean, and who are to some degree bilingual in English and Korean, as well as for students who have good listening and speaking skills but limited writing and reading skills. While students will be trained in developing their comprehensive competence in all four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), more emphasis will be given to reading and writing Korean with grammatical accuracy and sociolinguistic appropriateness. This course will cover regular ASIANLAN 235 and 236 course materials in a semester. After completing this course, students will be able to continue their study of Korean by enrolling in ASIANLAN 335 (third-year Korean). Students will meet five hours per week. Prerequisites for this course are ASIANLAN 138 (Reading and Writing Korean I) or the placement test.

Intended audience: Students who were born in a non-Korean speaking country, but were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or merely understand Korean, and who are to some degree bilingual in English and Korean

Course Requirements: Students are required to complete vocabulary quizzes, monthly tests, assignments, attendance, compositions and oral presentations successfully.

Class Format: one hour per day, five days per week

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 138

ASIANLAN 238 — Reading and Writing Korean II
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Park,Ok-Sook
Instructor: Ko,Insung

WN 2007
Credits: 5
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted for students who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 235, 236, or 237.

This course is a continuation of Reading and Writing Korean I. This course is for students who were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or understand Korean, and who are to some degree bilingual in English and Korean, as well as for students who have good listening and speaking skills but limited writing and reading skills. While students will be trained in developing their comprehensive competence in all four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), more emphasis will be given to reading and writing Korean with grammatical accuracy and sociolinguistic appropriateness. This course will cover regular ASIANLAN 235 and 236 course materials in a semester. After completing this course, students will be able to continue their study of Korean by enrolling in ASIANLAN 335 (third-year Korean). Students will meet five hours per week. Prerequisites for this course are ASIANLAN 138 (Reading and Writing Korean I) or the placement test.

Intended audience: Students who were born in a non-Korean speaking country, but were raised in a home where Korean was spoken, who speak or merely understand Korean, and who are to some degree bilingual in English and Korean

Course Requirements: Students are required to complete vocabulary quizzes, monthly tests, assignments, attendance, compositions and oral presentations successfully.

Class Format: one hour per day, five days per week

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 138

ASIANLAN 246 — Second Year Punjabi II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Gill,Pinderjeet K

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in SSEA 372.

This course is the advanced level of Intermediate Punjabi. The emphasis will be on advanced grammatical constructions, composition, vocabulary development, conversational skills and writing skills. Particular attention will be paid to the complex structure of Punjabi verbs, proverbs, idioms and their classifications. Readings will include items from a variety of short stories depicting the Punjabi culture, items from Punjabi newspapers, poetry and plays. A video film will be shown to examine the spoken language of the Punjab. Throughout the course the students will be encouraged to communicate in the Punjabi language.

There will be two test: a midterm worth 20% and a final worth 20%. In addition there will be homework assignments worth 20%, weekly quiz 20%. The remaining 20% of marks will be allotted to oral communication and class participation.

Course pack: ASIANLAN 245 and ASIANLAN 246 texts: Narinder K. Dulai, A Pedagogical Grammar of Punjabi, (Indian Institute of Language Studies, Patiala, 1989); Motia Bhatia, An Intensive Course in Punjabi, (Mysore, Central Institute of Indian Languages, 1985); Harjit Singh Gill and Henry A. Gleason Jr., A Reference Grammar of Punjabi, (Patiala, Punjabi University, 1969); Punjabi-English Dictionary. In addition, the instructor will supply written handouts and photocopied materials.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 245

ASIANLAN 256 — Second Year Tamil II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamoorthy,Karunakaran

WN 2007
Credits: 3
Other: Lang Req

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 257.

This course is designed to further students' skills in speaking and writing and development of vocabulary as well as increase their proficiency in reading and comprehension. A standard textbook is used, supplemented by web materials as well as CD-ROM and audio materials consisting of a sequence of graded dialogues chosen from daily conversations and Tamil movies. The course aims at increasing fluency in the use of language in different socio-cultural contexts. Ample opportunities will be given for translation (from Tamil to English and vice-versa) practice and oral presentations. The conversational materials introduced represent 25 to 30 socio-cultural contexts and situations. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 255

ASIANLAN 262 — Second Year Thai II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This course continues and extends the four skills students developed in ASIANLAN 261. Reading and discussion as well as written assignments from authentic materials will be covered. Also, discussions on topics interesting to students will be covered in order to increase speaking fluency. Class is conducted largely in Thai. Students are required to actively participate in class.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 261

ASIANLAN 266 — Second Year Tibetan II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This is a continuation of ASIANLAN 265. It is expected that students will complete the study of Manual of Standard Tibetan by the beginning of this semester. Students will memorize parts of a Tibetan grammar text (Legs bshad ljon dbang) to facilitate reading, read a modern Tibetan story (Don grub rgyal's Tulku) to become more familiar with the complexities of spoken Tibetan in the modern context, and decide on one other short text for study and discussion. Students will be expected to attain an intermediate proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Tibetan language for successful completion of this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 265

ASIANLAN 272 — Second Year Urdu II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This is a continuing proficiency based course, which refines and expands previously acquired linguistic skills in culturally authentic contexts. We will focus on expanding vocabulary, mastering more complex grammatical structures, and acquiring idiomatic expressions. The course is designed for students who have a basic knowledge of spoken and written Urdu and who wish to develop the four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Activities are conducted in Urdu. Evaluation will be based on attendance, participation, written assignments, and quizzes/tests.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 271

ASIANLAN 276 — Second Year Vietnamese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This course continues to develop the students' four language skills — speaking, listening, reading, and writing — in Vietnamese. Although emphasis is given to the development of reading and writing skills, supplementary materials distributed throughout the term will provide the students with knowledge of various sociocultural aspects of Vietnam. By the end of the course, students should have acquired sufficient competence to handle casual conversation, write short compositions, and read Vietnamese newspapers. Evaluation will be based on class attendance and performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final examination.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 275

ASIANLAN 282 — Second Year Telugu II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Kandala,Srinivasacharya

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This course gives more emphasis on proficiency in the basic skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing. The course material is comprised of conversational lessons, topical reading lessons, and grammar lessons with a separate workbook for each material. The materials used are mainly prepared by the instructor, suitable to the needs of the learner, supplementing with other written materials as well as audio and video materials. The materials emphasize speaking and listening in native contexts at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, intonation, and style.

This course is for the students who completed Second Year Telugu I, and those students with equal exposure in Telugu language can take this course through a placement test.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 281

ASIANLAN 286 — Second Year Bengali II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

WN 2007
Credits: 4
Other: Lang Req

This is a continuation of ASIANLAN 285. After the second semester of the second year, the students will be able to perform tasks with linguistic ease, confidence and competence. They will be able to describe and narrate personal experiences, discuss some topics abstractly, especially those related to their particular interests and special fields of expertise. They will be able to provide a structured argument to support their opinions. The students will be able to read consistently with a good understanding of the prose of several lengthy paragraphs on factual information.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 285 or permission of instructor

ASIANLAN 302 — Third Year Chinese II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Liu,Wei

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 303 or 304.

This course is the continuation of ASIANLAN 301. The class meets five hours per week. All four aspects of the language — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — are emphasized. Student work is evaluated on the basis of daily attendance, exercises, homework, an oral presentation, a writing project, quizzes, and tests. The class is conducted mainly in Chinese. Native or near-native speakers of Chinese who want to improve their reading and writing skills should take ASIANLAN 304, Reading and Writing Chinese III, offered in the fall semester.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 301

ASIANLAN 306 — Advanced Spoken Chinese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Chen,Qinghai

WN 2007
Credits: 2

Credit Exclusions: Native or near native speakers of Mandarin can not earn credit for this course.

This course is a sequel to ASIANLAN 305 but does not have ASIANLAN 305 as a prerequisite. Like ASIANLAN 305, this course is designed as a spoken supplement to post-second year Chinese core courses and is intended to help non-native speaking students strengthen their oral/aural competence. Students will have two hours a week to talk, talk, and talk. Class sessions are structured around semi-weekly themes (different from ASIANLAN 305) with one day devoted to vocabulary building and discussion and the following day or two devoted to student presentations. Native or near-native speakers of Mandarin cannot earn credit for this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 305

Advisory Prerequisite: Native or near-native speakers of Mandarin can not earn credit for this course.

ASIANLAN 307 — Mandarin for Cantonese Speakers I
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Chen,Qinghai

WN 2007
Credits: 2

Designed to help Cantonese-speaking students who have advanced Chinese reading and writing skills but lack oral Mandarin (Putonghua) competence.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 302

ASIANLAN 309 — Media Chinese I
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Yang,Dongyan

WN 2007
Credits: 4

With a rising Greater China (including the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong) on the world economic, political, and cultural stages, learning about its current affairs while studying the Chinese language becomes more and more important. Chinese media disseminated widely in the form of newspapers, television and radio programs, and movies — often accessible via internet- provide ideal resources for this purpose. This course consists of two major elements. On the one hand, the textbook Chinese Breakthrough introduces basic vocabulary, news forms, and cultural knowledge through its well-selected and organized lessons covering topics from politics, economies, and culture to sports. On the other hand, after acquiring the ability to decode news items, students will be helped to search for the latest news from a variety of media on their own.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 301, 303, or 304

Advisory Prerequisite: 301/303/304

ASIANLAN 326 — Third Year Japanese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Oka,Mayumi

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327 (or JAPANESE 411).

Advanced training is given in all the language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. Essay writing skills are taught with an emphasis on beginning to develop a more sophisticated style through the use of appropriate vocabulary, including kanji, and use of more advanced grammatical structures. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read with emphasis on expository style. A mini-presentation is conducted each month, and the end-of-year project is a "group or individual research project," for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 325

ASIANLAN 326 — Third Year Japanese II
Section 002, REC

Instructor: Oka,Mayumi
Instructor: Hanai,Yoshiro

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327 (or JAPANESE 411).

Advanced training is given in all the language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. Essay writing skills are taught with an emphasis on beginning to develop a more sophisticated style through the use of appropriate vocabulary, including kanji, and use of more advanced grammatical structures. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read with emphasis on expository style. A mini-presentation is conducted each month, and the end-of-year project is a "group or individual research project," for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 325

ASIANLAN 326 — Third Year Japanese II
Section 003, REC

Instructor: Hanai,Yoshiro

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327 (or JAPANESE 411).

Advanced training is given in all the language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. Essay writing skills are taught with an emphasis on beginning to develop a more sophisticated style through the use of appropriate vocabulary, including kanji, and use of more advanced grammatical structures. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read with emphasis on expository style. A mini-presentation is conducted each month, and the end-of-year project is a "group or individual research project," for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 325

ASIANLAN 326 — Third Year Japanese II
Section 004, REC

Instructor: Emori,Shoko

WN 2007
Credits: 5

Credit Exclusions: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ASIANLAN 327 (or JAPANESE 411).

Advanced training is given in all the language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. Essay writing skills are taught with an emphasis on beginning to develop a more sophisticated style through the use of appropriate vocabulary, including kanji, and use of more advanced grammatical structures. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read with emphasis on expository style. A mini-presentation is conducted each month, and the end-of-year project is a "group or individual research project," for which prizes are given.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 325

ASIANLAN 336 — Third Year Korean II
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Cho,Haewon

WN 2007
Credits: 4

In this course, students gain knowledge on what to say when and how to whom in Korean at an intermediate-high level. Students will gain competence to communicate in Korean with grammatical accuracy and socio-linguistic appropriateness in various components of the language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Through this course, students will have opportunities to enhance Korean language skills developed in intermediate Second-Year Korean and Third-Year Korean I courses. Students will develop competence in handling a variety of advanced Korean language materials such as newspapers, literature, films, TV dramas, and talk shows. Students will also be able to write about or discuss various topics and more sophisticated ideas with complicated grammatical structures and advanced vocabulary

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 335

ASIANLAN 404 — Reading and Writing Chinese IV
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Liu,Wei

WN 2007
Credits: 4

This course is designed for native-speaking Chinese 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 improve their abilities in modern Chinese. It may also be taken as the continuation of ASIANLAN 304, Reading and Writing Chinese III. Requirements include both accuracy and speed in reading and writing in a variety of subjects and genres as well as an individually designed term project. Emphasis is placed on actual language use rather than linguistic knowledge. Instruction and discussion are conducted in Chinese. Assessment is based on attendance, participation, and quality of work. Non-native speaking students with exceptional comprehensive Chinese proficiency may also be accepted into this course.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 304

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIAN,ASIANLAN 304 or equivalent

ASIANLAN 406 — Chinese for the Professions II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Chen,Qinghai

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course is the continuation of ASIANLAN 405, Chinese for the Professions I (usually offered in the fall semester). ASIANLAN 405, which provides language training by way of a comprehensive introduction to China's economic situation and business environment, is a knowledge-based course that emphasizes reading and discussion. This course, however, is a task-based and computer-assisted course with an emphasis on "learning by doing." Under the instructor's guidance, students will be challenged by a number of real-world tasks, which are designed in five modules, namely, news report, commercial language design, business letter-writing, oral presentation, and job interview. All the activities and assignments are intended to facilitate language use in the real business world as well as further studies of Chinese for specific purposes. Classes are conducted in Chinese and feature collaborative learning and peer feedback.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 405

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 302 or 303.

ASIANLAN 410 — Literary Chinese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Luo,Liang; homepage

WN 2007
Credits: 4

For more than three thousand years, down to the early 20th century, the vast majority of Chinese texts were written in Literary Chinese (wenyanwen). Literary Chinese also served for many centuries as the international written language for the countries of East Asia. Literature in Literary Chinese is an important part of the cultural heritage of all humankind. This course 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. This course, the second term of Literary Chinese, will focus on long, relatively easy texts rather than short, difficult ones, to maximize students' exposure to the language. Readings will include selections from well-known classics, writings of famous people, and other genres. Requirements include regular exercises, a midterm, and a final.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 202 or 203

ASIANLAN 418 — Advanced Hindi II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Kumar,Niranjan

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Hindi II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Hindi or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in class at either the third or fourth year level.

The course will introduce students to authentic literary texts (short stories, essays, poems, satirical writing etc.) and discourse structures mostly of Modern Standard Hindi and occasionally of medieval Hindi. The course will also focus on the idiomatic structures, patterns, and uses of Hindi in a broad variety of registers, styles, and genres, especially the language and cultural content of contemporary (post globalization) Hindi films, popular television shows, and online print media. The course will help students acquire knowledge of some of the most productive processes of word formation in Hindi, and special vocabulary items related to various aspects of culture.

Evaluation will be based on attendance, quizzes, oral presentations, individual and group class projects. Students are required to master the use of Unicode Hindi keyboard in order to post some of their written assignments on Ctools and class blog sites. Students repeating this course will be required to lead a small group project (on a wide range of topics and in diverse formats) approved by the instructor.

Students are expected to have mastered the basic grammatical structures of Hindi before enrolling into this class.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 417

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 316

ASIANLAN 420 — Advanced Indonesian II
Section 001, SEM

Instructor: Sudarsih,Margaretha M

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Indonesian II is for students who have successfully completed at least the four-term sequence of Indonesian language instruction at U of M, or who can demonstrate through a placement or a proficiency exam with the instructor that they have attained an equivalent level of proficiency. Students who have already taken third year may take the class. Students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

Moving through a variety of topical materials, the course aims at further development and refinement of the students' proficiency in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in modern Indonesian. The course work is designed to improve the students' command of basic grammatical structures as well as to build advanced vocabulary. With its socio-cultural orientation, the class is designed to increase the students' familiarity with the important sociolinguistic aspects of Indonesian language use and production. The texts used for the course stress active use of a practical vocabulary for both formal and informal language situations. The materials selected are meant to further the students' knowledge of modern Indonesian literary and political culture.

Fluent Indonesian or Malay speakers who select this class will have an opportunity to learn more about the literature and cultures of Indonesia through the class readings, writing assignments, and discussions. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, essay assignments, and a final project.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 419

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 321

ASIANLAN 424 — Javanese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Wahyudhanti,Theresia Astanti Rorik

WN 2007
Credits: 4

Javanese is spoken by most of the population of the island of Java, the most populous island of Indonesia. It is spoken along with the national language of Indonesia, but tends to be the first language that Javanese learn and spoken at home or in informal settings. Derived from Sanskrit, it has a distinct written script, but has also been transliterated and most speakers tend to write it in the Latin script.

One of the unique aspects of Javanese that will be especially emphasized in this course is speech levels. Contemporary Javanese uses at least three different lexical registers depending on the relative status of interlocutors. Recognizing and using the appropriate register is essential for fluent communication in Javanese, and having a familiarity with poetic or otherwise less commonly used lexicon is important for the study of Javanese literature and appreciating Javanese oral and performative arts such as shadow puppet performances and kethoprak.

This course will focus on the appropriate use of the speech levels, oral fluency, listening skills, and reading and writing in the Javanese script. Students are expected to greatly increase their knowledge of Javanese language and culture through this course. Students should be able to communicate effectively, understand when spoken to in Javanese, and use appropriate speech levels according to context. Students are further expected to attend all classes and complete all assigned work. Students will be assigned bi-weekly quizzes, and will complete and present a final project of their choosing.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 423

ASIANLAN 426 — Fourth Year Japanese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Hanai,Yoshiro

WN 2007
Credits: 4

This course focuses on the acquisition of linguistic, pragmatic, and sociocultural competence in all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) at an advanced level. The textbook is supplemented with a variety of reading materials on Japanese sociocultural issues in order 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 patterns, along with discussion of the content of the readings. The course will also include practice in rapid reading and discussion/description of authentic Japanese drama viewed in the class. Written compositions will be assigned as homework. The end-of-year project is an individual research project.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 425

ASIANLAN 430 — Business Japanese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Kondo,Junko

WN 2007
Credits: 4

This course aims to develop effective communicative skills useful for a career-oriented professional in Japan. Students learn about Japanese business practices and operations as well as related economic and social issues through reading various magazine/newspaper articles, watching video clips, and listening to interviews of Japanese business people. The course includes rapid reading and reading/listening comprehension of moderately difficult materials. Winter term also puts an emphasis on participation in discussion and presenting ideas clearly and persuasively. The end-of-year project is an individual research project on a business-related topic.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 429

ASIANLAN 436 — Readings in Modern Korean II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Ko,Insung

WN 2007
Credits: 3

This course is designed to cultivate an advanced level of linguistic, pragmatic, and socio-cultural language competence and to develop functional proficiency at a high level in all four aspects of languages: reading, writing speaking, and writing. Students will have ample opportunities to deal with a variety of college-level authentic materials such as newspaper editorials, major literature, films, academic journals, news, current affairs, etc. This course aims to equip students with functional proficiencies that are equivalent to those of a college-educated native Korean speaker. The actual syllabus content will be decided based on the individual needs of students. The class meets twice a week (an hour and a half each time). Target students are those who have completed Third-Year Korean and who have placed into ASIANLAN 435 or above via placement testing. Students who have completed their formal education in Korea at a level lower than college are welcome but must obtain permission from the course teacher.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 435

ASIANLAN 462 — Advanced Thai II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Krishnamra,Montatip

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Thai II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Thai or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

In this course students will complete the move from material written specifically for foreign-language learners to "real" Thai, including such genres as newspaper articles, essays, and fiction. Class discussions of the reading selections and other topics will be in Thai, giving students the chance to acquire more sophisticated oral skills such as those advancing and supporting opinions and interpretations. Written assignments will advance students' facility at writing Thai.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 461

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 361

ASIANLAN 466 — First Year Classical Tibetan II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Sparham,Gareth

WN 2007
Credits: 3

An introduction to the alphabet, grammar, and syntax of Classical Tibetan

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 465

ASIANLAN 472 — Advanced Urdu II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Farooqui,Fauzia

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Urdu II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Urdu or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

This course is intended to further students' speaking and listening comprehension as well as increase their proficiency in reading and writing Urdu. Students will be introduced to a variety of Urdu styles and usages. We will read original Urdu literature, watch movies, and listen to audio materials in Urdu and will also discuss these materials in Urdu. Students will have an opportunity to acquire near native competence both in language structure and in language use. Grading will be based on attendance, participation, written assignments, and quizzes/tests.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 471

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 371

ASIANLAN 476 — Advanced Vietnamese II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Nguyen,Thi Nga

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Vietnamese II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Vietnamese or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

This course emphasizes written composition and the discussion of selected reading materials. The course materials, ranging from literary works to newspapers, folk stories, and other cultural materials, will provide the students opportunities to get acquainted with various socio-cultural aspects of Vietnam. Evaluation is based on classroom attendance, written assignments, oral presentations, and a final project.

Enforced Prerequisites: ASIANLAN 475

ASIANLAN 482 — Advanced Telugu II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Kandala,Srinivasacharya

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Telegu II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Telegu or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

This course is meant to help students further develop their communicative skills and achieve fluency in the use of the Telugu language. They will be given an opportunity to acquire near native competence both in "language structure" and "language use," especially with reference to the language as used in mass media, academic lectures, formal writing, literature, and so on. Students will get ample opportunity to write their own narratives or conversations and to be exposed to the use of the language in different socio-cultural settings through standard text materials as well as audio and video materials. There will be interactive exercises both in class and out designed to improve students' oral skills.

Advisory Prerequisite: ASIANLAN 481

ASIANLAN 486 — Advanced Bengali II
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Bhaduri,Mandira

WN 2007
Credits: 3

Advanced Bengali II is for students who have completed at least two years of the study of Bengali or can show that they have attained that level of proficiency through a placement exam or an interview with the instructor. Students who have already taken third year are welcome to take the class, as the course will be structured so as to accommodate students at both the third and fourth year levels. Students who take the class this year will be eligible to take it again once more in the future.

To accommodate students at two different levels in the class, attention will be given to individual student interests, the rotation of class materials, and the use of a flexible structure in which students can participate in the class at either the third or fourth year level.

The course will focus on improving the four aspects of language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing by, among other things, incorporating authentic Bengali texts of different styles, using audio-visual materials, and having conversation classes with native Bengali speakers. In this course, there will be an emphasis on group work. Students' interest in various aspects of the language will also be explored.

ASIANLAN 499 — Independent Language Study
Section 001, IND

WN 2007
Credits: 1 — 5
Other: INDEPENDENT

This course allows students to do additional academic work towards mastering an Asian language.

Advisory Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

 
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