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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

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ASIANLAN 102(Chinese 102). First Year Chinese II.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Hilda Hsi-Huei Tao (htao@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 103 (or Chinese 361). (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($10) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, a continuation course of Chinese 101, the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are emphasized. The class meets five hours a week two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. In the lectures, Chinese characters and grammar will be introduced; in the recitation classes, patterns and conversational skills will be developed. 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 instructors. Daily attendance is required. The text is Integrated Chinese, Level I, Part II. No auditors are allowed. If you already speak Chinese (Mandarin), this is not the right course for you. You should try Chinese 301 in the fall academic term.

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ASIANLAN 112(SSEA 108). First Year Filipino II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Filipino 111 (or S&SEA 107). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Tagalog/Filipino is the national language of the Philippines. Beginning Tagalog is a two-term sequence designed to give the student who has little or no knowledge of Tagalog the necessary basis for learning to speak it and to have an acquaintance with the cultural context in which it functions. Tagalog 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. 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 letters in Tagalog. Text is Conversational Tagalog: A Functional-Situational Approach by Teresita Ramos. Supplementary readings and visual presentations will be provided when appropriate.

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ASIANLAN 116(SSEA 106). First Year Hindi II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Instructor(s): Mohammad Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hindi 116 (or S&SEA 105 or 305). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Hindi 117 (or S&SEA 315 or 365). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Asian Languages 116 is the second course in the first-year sequence of Hindi courses. Hindi is the national language of India. The course meets four hours per week in four sessions. Only the Devanagari writing system is introduced. The course concentrates on developing skills in reading, writing, speaking, and aural comprehension. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations.

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ASIANLAN 122(SSEA 104). First Year Indonesian II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 121 (or S&SEA 103). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 languages. The relatively simple syntactic and grammatical structures which 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 class 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.

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ASIANLAN 126(Japanese 102). First Year Japanese II.

Japanese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 125 (or Japanese 101).

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one year's study of Japanese at the University of Michigan. The goal of the course is the simultaneous progression of four skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading) as well as becoming familiar with aspects of Japanese culture which are necessary for language competency. Recitation sessions are conducted in Japanese emphasizing speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speeds. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures with a linguist. Students are required to do assignments with audio tapes a minimum of two hours for each class hour (10 hours per week). It is expected that, by the end of the year, students will have basic speaking and listening comprehension skills, a solid grasp of basic grammar, reading and writing skills in Hiragana and Katakana, and will be able to recognize and produce approximately 140 Kanji in context. Texts: Situational Functional Japanese, Vol. 1-2.

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ASIANLAN 136(Korean 102). First Year Korean II.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jee-Hyun Park (jeepark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 135 (or Korean 101). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Korean (AsianLan) 137 (or Korean 361). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ASIANLAN 146(SSEA 112). First Year Punjabi II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Pashaura Singh (psingh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Punjabi 145 (or S&SEA 111). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 371. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is the continuation of the Beginning Punjabi. It will include reading and writing (Gurmukhi script) as well as the spoken language. Students will be encouraged to begin basic conversation in class. The written aspects of language will be introduced through graded readings and written exercises. The emphasis will be on basic constructions, composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills. The grammatical parts of speech and inflection will be introduced in this term. A particular attention will be paid toward developing a basic practical proficiency in the language. Students will be introduced to the rich cultural heritage of the Punjab. 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 Punjabi language. There will be two tests: a midterm worth 20%, and a final worth 30%. In addition there will be homework assignments worth 30%. The remaining 20% of marks will be allotted to oral communication, dictation, and instructor's own evaluation. Texts: An Intensive Course in Punjabi by Bhatia, Introductory Course in Spoken Punjabi by Bahri, and a Reference Grammar of Punjabi by Gill and Gleason.

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ASIANLAN 156(SSEA 114). First Year Tamil II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tamil 155 (or S&SEA 113). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Tamil 157 (or S&SEA 373). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course offers an introduction to Tamil culture, language, land, literature, and introduction to 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 300 BC. 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.
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ASIANLAN 162(SSEA 102). First Year Thai II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Thai 161 (or S&SEA 101). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 166(Buddhist Studies 102). First Year Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tibetan 165 (or Buddhist Studies 101). Graduate students should elect Buddhist Studies 502. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of Asian Languages 165, an introduction to Modern Tibetan. Students continue to learn to speak colloquial Tibetan, as well as to read and write the script. There will be regular speaking and conversation exercises. Students will be expected to attain a beginning proficiency in reading and writing the Tibetan language.

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ASIANLAN 172(SSEA 106). First Year Urdu II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Urdu 171. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended to increase students' skills and proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing the Nastaliq (Urdu) script. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations.

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ASIANLAN 176(SSEA 116). First Year Vietnamese II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Vietnamese 175 (or S&SEA 115). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course continues and develops the students' proficiency in the four basic language skills listening, speaking, reading, and writing of the only language of more than 72 million Vietnamese speakers. The course emphasizes aural-oral practices and vocabulary building. Supplementary materials distributed throughout the course will provide the students some knowledge 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, home assignments, tests, and a final examination.

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ASIANLAN 202(Chinese 202). Second Year Chinese II.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Laura Ann Grande (lsgrande@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 201. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 203 (or 362). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a continuation of work begun in Asian Languages 201 (Chinese 201). Students electing the course should have mastered the material presented in the first 10 lessons of Integrated Chinese (Cheng & Tsui, Co. 1997); 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 competence. These goals are approached through classroom drills/discussion, oral presentations/skits, out-of-class exercises, and work with language tapes. Students who are native or near-native Mandarin Chinese speakers are not eligible for this course; they should enroll in Asian Languages 204 (Reading and Writing Chinese), which covers all of the material presented in Asian Languages 201/202 and is offered in the Winter Term.

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ASIANLAN 204(Chinese 302). Reading & Writing Chinese II.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Wei Liu (weilyao@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 104 (or Chinese 301) or by placement test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 201, 202, or 203 (or 362). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Chinese and who know approximately 400 characters. Meeting four hours per week, Asian Languages 204 focuses on reading and writing Chinese and covers the regular 201/202 reading material. Students will be graded on the basis of daily classroom performance, daily quizzes, periodic tests, and homework assignments. The text is Oh China!: Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners.

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ASIANLAN 212(SSEA 208). Second Year Filipino II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Filipino 211 (or S&SEA 207). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to increase the student's proficiency in reading, speaking, understanding, and writing the Tagalog/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 Tagalog 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.

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ASIANLAN 216(SSEA 206). Second Year Hindi II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Instructor(s): Lakhan Gusain (lgusain@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hindi 215 (or S&SEA 205). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Korean 217 (or S&SEA 316 or 366). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is intended to increase students' skills and proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading, and writing the Devanagari (Hindi) script. Evaluation is based on attendance, written homework assignments, quizzes, dictations, and examinations.

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ASIANLAN 222(SSEA 204). Second Year Indonesian II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 221 (or S&SEA 203). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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.

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ASIANLAN 226(Japanese 202). Second Year Japanese II.

Japanese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 225 (or Japanese 201). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Japanese (AsianLan) 227 (or Japanese 362). (5). (LR). Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Credits: (5).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($9) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Further training is given in all the language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for students who have acquired a basic language proficiency. The aim of the oral component is to provide the student with the speaking and comprehension skills necessary to function effectively in more advanced practical situations in a Japanese-speaking environment. In the reading and writing component, the emphasis is on reading elementary texts, developing an expository style, and writing short answers/essays in response to questions about these texts. Approximately 400 of the essential characters are covered. Discussions on the social and cultural use of language are provided. Students are required to attend five hours of class per week: two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. Students are also required to practice a minimum of two hours for each class hour (12 hours per week). Recitation sessions are conducted entirely in Japanese. Recitation sessions emphasize speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, accent, intonation, rhythm, and appropriate body language. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. Texts: Situational Functional Japanese, Vol. 2-3.

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ASIANLAN 236(Korean 202). Second Year Korean II.

Korean Language Courses

Instructor(s): Jee-Hyun Park (jeepark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 235 (or Korean 201). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Korean (AsianLan) 237 (or Korean 362). (5). (LR).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. It will emphasize the aural/oral skill, but attention will also be given to grammatical structure. Class regularly meets five times a week two hours of lectures and three hours of aural/oral practice and daily attendance is expected. Through lectures, students will learn relatively complex structural patterns of Korean, build up their vocabulary, and get acquainted with various aspects of Korean culture and society. Based on the knowledge obtained through lectures, recitation classes will help the students develop an ability to carry on survival-level conversation. In evaluation, weight will be placed on homework assignments, biweekly quizzes, and oral interviews.

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ASIANLAN 246(SSEA 212). Second Year Punjabi II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Pashaura Singh (psingh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Punjabi 245 (or S&SEA 211). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in S&SEA 372. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course emphasizes the advanced grammatical constructions, composition, vocabulary development, and conversational skills of modern Punjabi. Particular attention will be paid to the Punjabi verbs and their classifications. Readings will include items from Sikh scripture, 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 tests: a midterm worth 30% and a final worth 40%. In addition there will be homework assignments worth 20%. The remaining 10% of marks will be allotted to oral communication. Texts: 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); a course pack will also be used.

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ASIANLAN 252(SSEA 210). Second Year Sanskrit II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sanskrit 251(or S&SEA 209). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course continues work on advanced grammar of classical Sanskrit and also involves reading simple stories, parts of Sanskrit dramas and other similar classical literary texts. The goal of the course is to prepare the student to read non-technical classical Sanskrit.

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ASIANLAN 256(SSEA 214). Second Year Tamil II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tamil 255 (or S&SEA 213). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Tamil 257 (or S&SEA 374). (3). (LR).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 HyperCard Tamil software consisting of a sequence of graded dialogues chosen from daily conversations and Tamil movies. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam.

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ASIANLAN 262(SSEA 202). Second Year Thai II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Thai 261 (or S&SEA 201). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course continues and extends the four skills students developed in Thai 201. 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.

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ASIANLAN 266(Buddhist Studies 202). Second Year Tibetan II.

Courses in Tibetan

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tibetan 265 (or Buddhist Studies 201). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to Modern Tibetan. Designed for undergraduates interested in Buddhist Studies or looking to fulfill their foreign language requirement, students will learn to speak colloquial Tibetan, as well as learn to read and write the script.

There will be regular speaking and conversation exercises. Students will be expected to attain an intermediate proficiency in reading and writing the Tibetan language. Four hours per week, recitation.

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ASIANLAN 272(SSEA 206). Second Year Urdu II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tahsin Siddiqi (tsiddiqi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Urdu 271. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIANLAN 276(SSEA 216). Second Year Vietnamese II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Vietnamese 275 (or S&SEA 215). (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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, home assignments, tests, and a final examination.

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ASIANLAN 302(Chinese 406). Third Year Chinese II.

Chinese Language Courses

Instructor(s): Hsin-Hsin Liang (hliang@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese (AsianLan) 301 (or Chinese 405). No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Chinese 303 (or 411). (5). (Excl).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

All four basic skills reading, writing, listening, and speaking are stressed. In this course, students learn to read various styles and genres of modern Chinese, including fiction, essays, and occasionally poetry. Course readings are selected from a large variety of genuine Chinese materials; there is no textbook. On completing third-year Chinese, students should (with the aid of a dictionary) be able to read and discuss most non-technical subjects in modern Chinese. This course meets five hours per week. Of these, three hours are devoted to understanding and discussing the reading material. The fourth hour is reserved for oral presentations, discussions, and skits. The fifth hour is used for taking quizzes or tests. Student work is evaluated on the basis of daily attendance, exercises, one dictation every second day, and one quiz or test per week. The class is conducted mainly in Chinese.

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ASIANLAN 307(Chinese 419). Computational Chinese.

Chinese Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese 202 or 203 (or Chinese 362). (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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ASIANLAN 312(SSEA 408/534). Third Year Filipino I.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Adelwisa L Agas Weller (alagawel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Filipino 311 (or S&SEA 407). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Various approaches will be used to improve students' proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Tagalog/Filipino language. Students will be assigned a composition on various topics to write each week. Letters to email-pals or articles written in a web page will also be assigned. Several times during the term, the students will be required to listen to audio-cassettes or view videotapes concerning the history, culture, and/or politics of the Philippines in order to use them for their compositions or discussions. Readings will include articles of topical interest, stories, poems, essays, and others.

Class members are expected to give several brief presentations and lead the subsequent discussions (in Tagalog). The final grade will be based on the composistions as well as class participation. Class will be conducted primarily in Tagalog.

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ASIANLAN 316(SSEA 406). Third Year Hindi II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lakhan Gusain (lgusain@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Hindi 316 (or S&SEA 405). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Asian Languages 316 is the second term of the third year Hindi course. It is open to students who have taken two years of Hindi at UM or another university in this country. Emphasis is on reading of texts in various genres, vocabulary development, and grammar (review and advanced topics). Speaking skills are maintained by conducting parts of the class in Hindi. The course is particularly appropriate for graduate students who want to use Hindi as a language for interaction and research in India, and for undergraduates with an interest in South Asia.

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ASIANLAN 322(SSEA 404). Third Year Indonesian II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Indonesian 321 (or S&SEA 403). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is aimed at the further development of the student's proficiency in the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in modern Indonesian. The course work is designed to improve the student's command of basic grammatical structures as well as to build advanced vocabulary. Sociocultural orientation will increase the student's familiarity with the important sociolinguistic aspects of Indonesian language use. The course stresses active manipulation of practical vocabulary for both formal and informal language situations. Readings further the student's exposure to modern Indonesian literature. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, homework assignments, tests, and a final exam or project.

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ASIANLAN 326(Japanese 406). Third Year Japanese II.

Japanese Language Courses

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 325 (or Japanese 405).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Advanced training is given in all the language skills. Practice in the use of spoken Japanese is contextualized within simulated Japanese social settings. A variety of selected modern texts (essays, fiction, and newspapers) are read with emphasis on expository style. The goal is to produce self-sufficient readers who can read and discuss most texts with the aid of a dictionary. Students are required to practice with audio/visual tapes a minimum of two hours for each class hour (10 hours per week). Recitation sessions emphasize speaking/reading in Japanese contexts at normal speed with near-native pronunciation, accent, intonation, rhythm, and appropriate body language. Analyses, explanations, and discussions involving the use of English are specifically reserved for lectures. Texts: An Integrated Approach to Intermediate Japanese.

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ASIANLAN 332(Japanese 414). Readings in Japanese Studies II.

Japanese Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 331 (or Japanese 413). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This reading course is specifically designed for students who plan to pursue a career in Japanese studies research at a graduate level. Intensified instruction on how to develop reading ability through the reading of a variety of materials is given during the first half of the term. Then acquired techniques will be applied to actual reading of the materials in the student's area of interest. Oral and listening comprehension are not the focus of the course, but the class may be conducted mostly in Japanese, with occasional English explanation if necessary.

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ASIANLAN 336(Korean 402). Third Year Korean II.

Korean Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jee-Hyun Park (jeepark@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 335 (or Korean 401). (5). (Excl).

Credits: (5).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third-year Korean will help students improve their skills, both spoken and written, up to intermediate-high level. Class meets five hours per week two hours of lecture and three hours of recitation. In lecture classes, the students will learn Chinese characters, and thereby build up their vocabulary and heighten reading ability. The reading materials will inform the students of various cultural aspects of Korea. Through weekly writing assignments, the students will also learn more accurate syntax, pragmatic ways of expression, and logical ways of thinking in Korean. In recitation classes, strengthened aural/oral training will be given. The students will tell a short story, have free group-discussion, and learn songs. Evaluation will be based on attendance, homework assignments, exams, class activities, and various oral performances.

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ASIANLAN 356(SSEA 414). Third Year Tamil II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Tamil 355 (or S&SEA 413). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to further students' skill in understanding the diglossic nature of Tamil and different styles of writing, the history and introduction to Tamil literature and land, as well as to increase their proficiency in reading novels and modern poetry. A standard set of text books are used. Further, students will be required to listen to and comprehend graded dialogues chosen from daily conversations, public speeches, and movies. Evaluation is based on classroom performance, assignments, weekly tests, and a final exam.

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ASIANLAN 362(SSEA 402). Third Year Thai II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Thai 361 (or S&SEA 401). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 discussion of the reading selections and other topics will be in Thai, giving students the chance to acquire more sophisticated oral skills such as those of advancing and supporting opinions and interpretations. Written assignments will advance students' facility at writing Thai.

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ASIANLAN 376(SSEA 416). Third Year Vietnamese II.

S&SEA Language Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Thi Nga Nguyen (duc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Vietnamese 415 (or S&SEA 415). (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course aims at improving the students' proficiency in reading and writing, although increasing emphasis is given to text analysis and discussion. A wide selection of materials, ranging from literary books to newspapers, folk stories, and other economic and cultural articles, will provide the students opportunities to get acquainted with various sociocultural aspects of Vietnam. Course evaluation will be graded on classroom attendance and performance, homework assignments, and a final examination.

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

Chinese Language Courses

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Chinese (AsianLan) 401 (or Chinese 417). (2). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: Chinese (AsianLan) 302 or 303 (or Chinese 406 or 411). (3). (Excl).

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 & Distribution: Chinese (AsianLan) 202 or 203 (or Chinese 362). (4). (Excl).

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 & Distribution: Indonesian 421 (or S&SEA 404). (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 425 (or Japanese 451). (4). (Excl).

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 & Distribution: Japanese (AsianLan) 429 (or Japanese 416). (3). (Excl).

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 & Distribution: Korean (AsianLan) 435 (or Korean 461). (3). (Excl). 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 & Distribution: Tibetan (AsianLan) 465 (or Buddhist Studies 451). (3). (LR).

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 & Distribution: Tibetan (AsianLan) 469 (or Buddhist Studies 455). (3). (Excl).

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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