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Chinese
CHIN 1010Elementary Chinese (4.00)
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Chinese. No prerequisites. This course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: none.
CHIN 1016Intensive Introductory Chinese (4.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 1020Elementary Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 1026Intensive Introductory Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 or equivalent.
CHIN 1060Accelerated Elementary Chinese (4.00)
Specifically intended for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but little or no reading and writing ability. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve control of the Chinese sound system (the 4 tones and Pinyin) and basic components of Chinese characters; (b) be able to write 400-500 characters, (c) express themselves clearly in written form on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary, (d) improve their basic reading skills (including learning to use a Chinese dictionary).
CHIN 116Intensive Introductory Chinese (0.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 126Intensive Introductory Chinese (0.00)
Beginning-level course in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior experience in the language. This course is not intended for native and near-native speakers of Chinese. The course provides students with systematic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills on a daily basis.
CHIN 1559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 2010Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
Builds on the foundations acquired in CHIN 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 2016Intensive Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent.
CHIN 2020Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: CHIN 2010, 2020 are the continuation of CHIN 1020. They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students improve their spoken and aural proficiency, achieve a solid reading level, and learn to express themselves clearly in writing on a variety of covered topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. These goals are approached through grammar and reading-writing exercises, classroom drills, listening and speaking activities, and written quizzes and exams.
CHIN 2026Intensive Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: CHIN 1016, 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
CHIN 2060Accelerated Intermediate Chinese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Mandarin Chinese, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed CHIN 1020. The course focuses on reading and writing Chinese. The goals of this course are to help students: (a) achieve a basic level of reading competency with a vocabulary of 1000 characters; (b) express themselves clearly in written Chinese on a variety of topics using learned grammar patterns and vocabulary. Prerequisite: CHIN 1060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 216Intensive Intermediate Chinese (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 226Intensive Intermediate Chinese (0.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
CHIN 2559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 3010Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
These courses are the continuation of Intermediate Chinese (CHIN 202). They are not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 3015Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 3020Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Readings and discussion are related to various aspects of modern China. The class is conducted mainly in Mandarin Chinese. Course is not intended for native or near-native speakers of Chinese. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Prerequisite: CHIN 3010 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
CHIN 3025Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For students residing in the Chinese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
CHIN 3050Accelerated Readings in Modern Chinese Literature (3.00)
Part of the series of courses designed for students who already speak Chinese, but have limited familiarity with reading or writing. CHIN 3050 focuses on reading and writing skills at the advanced level, with substantial cultural content. Prerequisite: CHIN 2060 or permission of instructor.
CHIN 3460Chinese Culture and Society through Films (2.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language study abroad program intended specifically for students who take intensive Readings in Modern Chinese (CHIN 3010 and CHIN 3020) during the 8 week summer abroad program in Shanghai. Will view and study Chinese films made in China to learn, to think and to discuss specific topics of Chinese culture. May be offered on an irregular basis during fall or spring terms for 3 credits.
CHIN 3559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 4010Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
The goal of these courses is to help students understand journalistic essays and some literature pieces through systematic study of sentence patterns and formal writing styles. In addition students are introduced to the culture of contemporary China in CHIN 4010 and the changes in Chinese thought during the past 90 years in CHIN 4020, 7020. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 4020Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 4030Business Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Business Chinese is a one-term language course for business purposes designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least four years in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficiency. It is aimed to enhance student's Chinese skills in the business context and promote their understanding about the macro and micro business environment and culture in contemporary China.
CHIN 4060Accelerated Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The goal of CHIN 4060 is to continue enhancing students' reading comprehension and writing skills by systematically exposing them to formal written Chinese, works of literature, and vigorous writing exercises. By the end of the course the students should be able to read authentic materials with the help of a dictionary and be able to write essays of 500 words in length on assigned topics. Prerequisite: CHIN 2060 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
CHIN 4200Modern Chinese Literary Translation (3.00)
This course uses modern Chinese literary texts to introduce students to the special skills and problems associated with translation. Activities include: familiarization with key theoretical issues in translation studies, dictionary training, assessing and comparing existing translations, group work, draft revision, and quizzes on reading assignments. Prerequisite: CHIN 4020 or equivalent level. Some familiarity with Chinese literature preferred.
CHIN 4559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
CHIN 4830Introduction to Classical Chinese Prose (3.00)
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese prose. Requisite: Consent of Instructor
CHIN 4840Introduction to Classical Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese poetry. Requisite: Consent of Instructor
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2013
CHIN 4993Independent Study in Chinese (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent Study in Chinese.
CHIN 5010Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Studies modern Chinese at the advanced level. Includes listening comprehension, reading and discussion in Chinese of various aspects of Chinese culture and media. Prerequite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent background.
CHIN 5020Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Studies modern Chinese at the advanced level. Includes listening comprehension, reading and discussion in Chinese of various aspects of Chinese culture and media. Prerequite: CHIN 2020 or equivalent background.
CHIN 5200Modern Chinese Literary Translation (3.00)
This course uses modern Chinese literary texts to introduce students to the special skills and problems associated with translation. Activities include: familiarization with key theoretical issues in translation studies, dictionary training, assessing and comparing existing translations, group work, draft revision, and quizzes on reading assignments. Prerequisite: CHIN 4020 or equivalent level. Some familiarity with Chinese literature preferred.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
CHIN 5210Readings in Modern Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese poets of the 20th and 21st centuries in the original Chinese. Designed as a literary survey, this course also takes into account the needs of Chinese language learners. Poems are selected with difficulty level in mind. The course attends to general reading comprehension as well as the features of modern Chinese poetic language and its relationship to tradition.
CHIN 5230Chinese Conversation and Composition (in Chinese) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Development of writing and speaking skills at a higher level than CHIN 5020. Prerequisite: CHIN 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2011
CHIN 5240Advanced Chinese Conversation and Composition (in Chinese) (3.00)
Further develops writing and speaking skills to an advanced level. Prerequisite: CHIN 5230 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012
CHIN 5460Chinese Culture and Society through Films (2.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language study abroad program intended specifically for students who take intensive Readings in Modern Chinese (CHIN 3010 and CHIN 3020) during the 8 week summer abroad program in Shanghai. Will view and study Chinese films made in China to learn, to think and to discuss specific topics of Chinese culture. May be offered on an irregular basis during fall or spring terms for 3 credits.
CHIN 5500Introduction to Chinese History, Culture and Society (1.00 - 3.00)
An integral part of the UVa summer Chinese language program in Shanghai, this course combines lectures and guest presentations with field trips, using the resources specifically available in Shanghai and other parts of China to offer an introduction to China's long history, splendid culture, and dynamic and changing society. Taught in English.
CHIN 5559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 5680Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (1.00 - 5.00)
The course aims to help novice and continuing Chinese language teachers enhance their expertise in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It integrates a balance of Chinese language acquisition theories and research-supported practices into the curriculum through a structured and supervised practicum. Teacher participants will create the E-portfolio that documents their extensive learning and experiences throughout the course. Prerequisites: Instructor permission or CHIN 3020.
CHIN 5810Media Chinese I (3.00)
Studies electronic and print media in Chinese, emphasizing current events as reported in the Chinese speaking world, to further develop oral and written proficiency. Prerequisite: CHIN 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 5830Introduction to Classical Chinese (3.00)
Introduction to the grammar and structure of classical Chinese.
CHIN 5840Introduction to Classical Chinese (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introduces the grammar and structure of classical Chinese. Prerequisite: for CHIN 5840, CHIN 5830 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7010Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
The goal of this course is to help students understand journalistic essays through systematic study of sentence patterns and formal writing styles. Prerequisite: CHIN 3020, 5020, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7020Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese (3.00)
Students will earn to read or understand various styles of modern Chinese, including essays, documentaries, prose fiction, and movies. Prerequisite: CHIN 7010 or instructor permission.
CHIN 7030Business Chinese (3.00)
Business Chinese is a one-term language course for business purposes designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least four years in a regular college program or with the equivalent language proficency. It is aimed to enhance student's Chinese skills in the business context and promote their understanding about the macor and mirco business environment and culture in contemporary China. Prerequisites: Four years of Chinese or equivalent language proficency.
CHIN 7040Traditional Chinese Poetry (in Chinese) (3.00)
Studies the development of poetry as a genre in Chinese up to the beginning of the 20th century, the influences on its development, its maturity, and its contribution to the creative process of poetry writing in the world. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7050Classical Chinese Prose (3.00)
Introduces classical Chinese prose from the sixth century b.c. to the third century a.d. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7060Classical Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Introduces classical Chinese poetry. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 7559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 7830Readings in Confucian Texts (3.00)
Introduces a broad range of Confucian texts. Prerequisite: CHIN 5830, 5840 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
CHIN 8559New Course in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese.
CHIN 8993Independent Study in Chinese (1.00 - 4.00)
Independent Study in Chinese. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Chinese in Translation
CHTR 1559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
CHTR 2559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
CHTR 2800Chinese Calligraphy (1.00 - 3.00)
Introduction to the history, masters, styles and techniques of Chinese brush calligraphy. Enhances familiarity with use of brush and ink; active and passive differentiation of styles and techniques; and appreciation of Chinese Calligraphy as an art form.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
CHTR 3010Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introductory survey of Chinese literature from earliest times (first millenium BCE) to the Qing Dynasty (ended 1911) in English translation, including major works from the genres of poetry, essays, drama, and fiction. There will be a midterm examination, three 3-page short papers and a 10-page term paper. In addition to familiarizing students with the Chinese literary canon, the course will focus on literary analysis and interpretation, cross-cul
CHTR 3020Survey of Modern Chinese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The Revolutionary Tradition in Modern Chinese Literature and Film is a general introduction to modern Chinese literary culture.
CHTR 3122Sunzi and The Art of War (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This seminar on The Art of War, the 5th century BCE Chinese classic attributed to Sunzi, will familiarize students with traditional interpretations of the text. The course will emphasize a close reading of several translations of the text and will also consider the influence of its historical and philosophical contexts. Contemporary Chinese military writings will also be surveyed to investigate the relevance of the text to modern warfare.
Course was offered Spring 2017
CHTR 3132Legends and Lore of Early China (3.00)
This course explores early Chinese legends and lore through close readings in two texts: the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Zuo zhuan) and the Categorized Biographies of Women (Lienü zhuan). Students will also examine the systems of belief and legendary events that shaped the lives of a diverse array of heroes and exemplars.
Course was offered Spring 2016
CHTR 3559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
Course was offered Spring 2015
CHTR 3810Chinese Modernism (3.00)
Exploration of modernist and avant garde Chinese film and literature. Discussion of issues of translation and modernity in a global context in fiction, poetry, drama, and film from the 1920s to the 1990s. Authors from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong include Lu Xun, Ding Ling, Yu Dafu, Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Eileen Chang, Xi Xi, Yu Hua, CanXue, Zhu Tianwen. Films by Stan Lai, Huang Jianxin, Wong Kar-wai. Prerequisite: CHTR 3020 or Instructor Permission
CHTR 3820The Modern Chinese Essay (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese essayists of the 20th century in the English translation. Chinese texts will also be available for interested students. Discussion of genre and literary history, literary relationship between tradition and modernity, language and style.
CHTR 3830Modern Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese poets of the 20th and 21st centuries in English translation. Discussion focuses on modern Chinese poetic expression in relationship to tradition, politics, history and gender. Authors from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong included.
CHTR 3840Writing Women in Modern China (3.00)
This seminar focuses on works of fiction from modern China that articulate womanhood from a variety of perspectives. In addition to women writers (Qiu Jin, Ding Ling, Eileen Chang, Xi Xi, Chen Ran, Zhu Tianxin), male writers such as Xu Dishan, Mao Dun, and Lao She who devote unusual attention to feminine subjectivity are also included. Familiarity with Chinese culture and society and literary analysis are preferred, but not required.
Course was offered Fall 2012
CHTR 3850Documentary Writing and Film in China (3.00)
A seminar exploring the role of the documentary impulse in modern Chinese writing and film. Beginning with reportage literature and foreign documentaries about China from the early 20th century, the course follows the development of documentary art forms in the People's Republic of China (with some attention to Taiwan as well), culminating in the recent trend of independent documentary film making and its influence on narrative film.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
CHTR 3932Legends and Lore of Early China (3.00)
This course explores early Chinese legends and lore through close readings in two texts: the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Zuo zhuan) and the Categorized Biographies of Women (Lienü zhuan). Students will also examine the systems of belief and legendary events that shaped the lives of a diverse array of heroes and exemplars.
CHTR 4010Legendary Women in Early China (3.00)
Examines the biographies of female heroines and villains as found in the early Chinese text Tradition of Exemplary Women (ca. 18 B.C.). Students gain a familiarity with (a) the history of women in early China, (b) the evolving codes of behavior that shaped women's' culture for two millennia, and (c) the way in which the Chinese understand gender. Enhances an understanding of the function of role models in both ancient China and their own lives. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement.
CHTR 4220Gender, Family, and Sexuality in Chinese Fiction (3.00)
An exploration of family, gender and sexuality as represented in traditional Chinese prose fiction in translation.
CHTR 4500Capstone Seminar (3.00)
Restricted to Chinese majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of Chinese language.
CHTR 4559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
CHTR 4991Chinese Capstone (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Restricted to Chinese majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of Chinese language.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
CHTR 5010Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Study of the literary heritage of China. Examines the major genres through selected readings of representative authors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement.
CHTR 5020Survey of Modern Chinese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A general introduction to modern Chinese literary culture. Examines the major genres through selected readings of representative authors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement.
CHTR 5132Legends and Lore of Early China (3.00)
This course explores early Chinese legends and lore through close readings in two texts: the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Zuo zhuan) and the Categorized Biographies of Women (Lienü zhuan). Students will also examine the systems of belief and legendary events that shaped the lives of a diverse array of heroes and exemplars.
Course was offered Spring 2016
CHTR 5559New Course in Chinese in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Chinese literature in translation
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2012, Fall 2011
CHTR 5810Chinese Modernism (3.00)
Exploration of modernist and avant garde Chinese film and literature. Discussion of issues of translation and modernity in a global context in fiction, poetry, drama, and film from the 1920s to the 1990s. Authors from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong include Lu Xun, Ding Ling, Yu Dafu, Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Eileen Chang, Xi Xi, Yu Hua, CanXue, Zhu Tianwen. Films by Stan Lai, Huang Jianxin, Wong Kar-wai. Students enrolled in the 5000 level version of the course will be required to use some Chinese language materials. Prerequisite: CHTR 3020 or instructor's permission.
CHTR 5820The Modern Chinese Essay (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese essayists of the 20th century in the English translation. Chinese texts will also be available for interested students. Discussion of genre and literary history, literary relationship between tradition and modernity, language and style. Students enrolled in the 5000 level of this course will be required to use some Chinese language materials as well.
CHTR 5830Modern Chinese Poetry (3.00)
Readings from major Chinese poets of the 20th and 21st centuries in English translation. Discussion focuses on modern Chinese poetic expression in relationship to tradition, politics, history and gender. Authors from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong included.
CHTR 5840Writing Women in Modern China (3.00)
This seminar focuses on works of fiction from modern China that articulate womanhood from a variety of perspectives. In addition to women writers (Qiu Jin, Ding Ling, Eileen Chang, Xi Xi, Chen Ran, Zhu Tianxin), male writers such as Xu Dishan, Mao Dun, and Lao She who devote unusual attention to feminine subjectivity are also included. Familiarity with Chinese culture and society and literary analysis are preferred, but not required. Students enrolled in the 5000 level course will be required to use some Chinese language materials.
Course was offered Fall 2012
CHTR 5850Documentary Writing and Film in China (3.00)
A seminar exploring the role of the documentary impulse in modern Chinese writing and film. Beginning with reportage literature and foreign documentaries about China from the early 20th century, the course follows the development of documentary art forms in the People's Republic of China (with some attention to Taiwan as well), culminating in the recent trend of independent documentary film making and its influence on narrative film.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
CHTR 5932Legends and Lore of Early China (3.00)
This course explores early Chinese legends and lore through close readings in two texts: the Zuo Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu Zuo zhuan) and the Categorized Biographies of Women (Lienü zhuan). Students will also examine the systems of belief and legendary events that shaped the lives of a diverse array of heroes and exemplars.
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
EALC 1559New Course in East Asian Literatures and Cultures (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of East Asian Literatures and Cultures
EALC 2559New Course in East Asian Languages and Cultures (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in the subject of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EALC 3120Words and Images in East Asian Sacred Texts (3.00)
This course explores the role of words and images in East Asian religious literature, by focusing on influential Buddhist and Daoist scriptures. In this context, we will assess both the way pictures are written about and texts rendered in visual forms, as well as their interactions. Ultimately, we will also tackle issues of representation relevant to study of China, Korea and Japan from both a historical and conceptual perspective. Prerequisite: Introduction to Buddhism or Survey course on Chinese or Japanese Literature
EALC 3559New Course in East Asian Literatures and Cultures (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of East Asian Literatures and Cultures.
Course was offered Fall 2014
EALC 4559New Course in East Asian Literatures and Cultures (3.00)
New course in East Asian languages, literatures, and cultures.
Course was offered Spring 2011
EALC 4998Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis I (3.00)
The first part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures.
EALC 4999Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Languages and Literatures and have already completed EALC 4998.
EALC 5120Words and Images in East Asian Sacred Texts (3.00)
This course explores the role of words and images in East Asian religious literature, by focusing on influential Buddhist and Daoist scriptures. In this context, we will assess both the way pictures are written about and texts rendered in visual forms, as well as their interactions. Ultimately, we will also tackle issues of representation relevant to study of China, Korea and Japan from both a historical and conceptual perspective. Prerequisite: Introduction to East Asian Religions or Literature
EALC 5559New Course in East Asian Literatures and Cultures (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of East Asian Literatures and Cultures
Course was offered Fall 2014
East Asian Studies
EAST 1010East Asian Canons and Cultures (3.00)
An introduction to conceptions of self, society, and the universe as they have been expressed in canonical literary, philosophical, and religious texts in East Asia from earliest times up through modern times. Readings will be in English translation, supplemented by reference.
EAST 1310Chinese Culture and Society (3.00)
An introduction to conceptions of self, society, and the universe as they have been expressed in canonical literary, philosophical, and religious texts in East Asia from earliest times up through modern times. Readings will be in English translation, supplemented by reference.
EAST 1320Chinese Culture and Society (3.00)
Introduction to the culture, history and social structure of China, as part of an eight-week summer study program in Shanghai and Tibet. Supporting Courses List of possible courses to be taken for credit in the Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures degree programs. See Course Offering Directory for current course offerings. Note: Prior approval from your major advisor should be received to insure that a course listed here or on the AMELC website counts for major credit.
EAST 1559New Course in East Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in East Asian studies.
Course was offered Spring 2010
EAST 2630Chinese Culture and Social Change (3.00)
An interdisciplinary course that looks at Chinese culture through the lens of social orchestration efforts by different types of Chinese states, from the Qing dynasty to the present. Examines the meaning of culture and the roots of cultural change as well as the bases for accommodation or resistance to directed social change. Prior course on China or instructor permission.
EAST 3055Social Movements in Modern East Asia (3.00)
Analyzes the nature of collective action in 20th and 21st century China, Japan, and Korea, plus other East Asian locales as current events may warrant. The key analytic framework concerns the applicability of both gender and social movement theories to the empirical evidence presented in each case.
Course was offered Fall 2010
EAST 3389History of the Body in East Asia (3.00)
This course deals with the ways in which the body has been imagined, represented, and problematized in the East Asian tradition. We will explore religious, philosophical and medical texts, but also comparatively look at literary and artistic depictions of the body and its functions. As this is a small class, students are encouraged on contacting the instructor before enrolling. Prerequisite: At least two courses on East Asia History, Religion, or Anthropology
EAST 3559New Course in East Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in East Asian studies.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EAST 4500Capstone Seminar (3.00)
Restricted to East Asian Studies majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of their target language.
EAST 4559New Course in East Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in East Asian Studies
EAST 4991East Asian Studies Capstone (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Capstone course required for all East Asian Studies majors in their final year. Pre-Requisites: Restricted to Fourth Year, Fifth Year East Asian Studies majors
EAST 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
ndependent study in special field under the direction of a faculty member in East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
EAST 4998Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis I (3.00)
The first part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies and have already completed EAST 4998.
EAST 4999Distinguished Majors Senior Thesis (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second part of a two-semester sequence of tutorial work for students completing a Senior Thesis as part of the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies or East Asian Languages and Literatures. Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the Distinguished Majors Program in East Asian Studies and have already completed EAST 4998. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
EAST 5389History of the Body in East Asia (4.00)
This course deals with the ways in which the body has been imagined, represented, and problematized in the East Asian tradition. We will explore religious, philosophical and medical texts, but also comparatively look at literary and artistic depictions of the body and its functions. As this is a small class, students are encouraged on contacting the instructor before enrolling.
EAST 5559New Course in East Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in East Asian Studies
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
EAST 8998Non-Topical Research: Prepaation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
EAST 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
Japanese
JAPN 1010First-Year Japanese (4.00)
Introduces the basic speech patterns and grammatical units, including casual, daily spoken style, and the polite speech used in formal occasions. Emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading. Writing hiragana, katakana, and 200 kanji are also introduced.
JAPN 1020First-Year Japanese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introduces the basic speech patterns and grammatical units, including casual, daily spoken style, and the polite speech used in formal occasions. Emphasizes speaking, listening, and reading. Writing hiragana, katakana, and 200 kanji are also introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 1010 or equivalent.
JAPN 1559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
JAPN 2010Second-Year Japanese (4.00)
Continuation of Elementary Japanese introducing more complex sentence patterns, idioms, and vocabulary to prepare students for an intermediate-level communication. Reinforces spoken Japanese skills with writing and reading exercises, and 250 kanji are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.
JAPN 2020Second-Year Japanese (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Prerequisite: JAPN 1020 or equivalent.
JAPN 2559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
JAPN 3010Third-Year Japanese I (3.00)
Emphasizes comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Various topics on current Japanese culture and society are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
JAPN 3015Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the Japanese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
JAPN 3020Third-Year Japanese II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Continuation of Third-Year Japanese, emphasizing comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Continued introduction of topics on current Japanese culture and society. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or instructor permission.
JAPN 3025Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
For students residing in the Japanese group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
JAPN 3100Supplemental Reading in Japanese I (1.00)
The first in a two-part sequence, to be taken in conjunction with JAPN 3010. Students will acquire college-level reading and writing skills through engagement with articles and essays written by Japanese for the Japanese public.
JAPN 3110Supplemental Reading in Japanese II (1.00)
The second of a two-part reading course, to be taken in conjunction with JAPN 3020. In-depth study of authentic materials such as newspapers, short essays, and brief articles. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or equivalent background.
JAPN 3559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
JAPN 4500Topics in Japanese Literature (3.00)
An advanced language seminar devoted to literary texts and criticism with topics determined by instructor.
JAPN 4559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2011
JAPN 4710Introduction to Literary Japanese (Bungo) (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An introduction to the Japanese language as it was written from earliest times up until the mid-twentieth century. In addition to familiarizing students with grammatical fundamentals of literary Japanese and their differences from the modern language, the course will introduce students to representative writing styles from a wide variety of genres and historical periods. Prerequisite: JAPN 3010 or equivalent background.
JAPN 4800Lost and Found in Translation (3.00)
This course is an advanced language seminar in which students will read, analyze, and translate works by leading contemporary Japanese fiction writers. By comparing translations with those of others (including professionals), students will also learn to appreciate not only the inevitability of losing something in translation, but also the pleasure of unearthing something unintended even by the author. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent background.
Course was offered Spring 2013
JAPN 4801Japanese for Professionals (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This advanced Japanese language course aims to cultivate future professionals who will acquire awareness of cross-cultural differences that enable them to operate effectively in the global world. Critical thinking and communication skills will be emphasized.
Course was offered Spring 2017
JAPN 4810Modern Literary Texts (3.00)
Reading and discussion in Japanese. Develops comprehension and verbal expression skills at the fourth-year level. Reading selections include works by modern and contemporary novelists, short story writers and poets. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Fall 2013
JAPN 4820Mysteries, Detective Fiction and Business Novels (3.00)
Reading and discussion in Japanese. Develops comprehension and verbal expression skills at the Fourth-Year level. Reading selections include some on Japan's bestselling and award-winning writers, Seicho Matsumoto, Miyuki Miyabe, and Ikke Shimizu. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2014
JAPN 4830Media Japanese (3.00)
Reading and discussion in Japanese. Develops comprehension and verbal expression skills at the Fourth-Year level. Reading selections include articles from Aera, Japan's counterpart of Newsweek; manga, artistic comic magazines; and film criticism. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2010
JAPN 4840Japan's Two Nobel Laureates: Kawabate and Oe (3.00)
An advanced Japanese language course focused on Japan's two Nobel Laureates through bi-lingual texts. This course is partly reading, partly comprehension, partly discussion in Japanese. JAPN 3020 or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2010
JAPN 4850Readings in Politics and Economics (3.00)
This is an advanced Japanese language course, designed to help students read, interpret and discuss on Japanese politics and economics written by Japanese authors for the Japanese audience. Some selections of the teaching materials will be made by the instructor, some by student interests. Prerequisites: JAPN 3020
JAPN 4860Modern and Contemporary Japanese Poetry (3.00)
An advanced Japanese Language course focused on poetic language and each poet's metaphoric world. The course consists of reading, writing, oral presentations, and free discussion in Japanese. JAPN 3020 or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2011
JAPN 4870Reading Investigative Journalism (3.00)
Advanced Japanese language seminar, designed to help students read, interpret, analyze, and discuss current issues in Japanese society, culture, economy and/or politics through an in-depth examination of selected magazine articles from one of Japan's top investigative magazines, Aera. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or placement test
Course was offered Spring 2012
JAPN 4880Reading Banana Yoshimoto & Haruki Murakami (3.00)
This language seminar introduces two of Japan's most popular contemporary fiction writers by reading and interpreting selections from Kitchen and Dance, Dance, Dance, Selections give students an insight to how today's Japanese youth, in search of meaning in life and intimate connections, copes with Japan's rapidly changing society and culture. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or placement test
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012
JAPN 4993Independent Study in Japanese (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent Study in Japanese.
JAPN 5020Third Year Japanese (3.00)
Emphasizes comprehension and active reproduction of modern Japanese beyond the basic patterns of speech and writing. Various topics on current Japanese cultures and society are introduced. Prerequisite: JAPN 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
JAPN 5500Advanced Topics in Japanese Literature (3.00)
An advanced language seminar devoted to literary texts and criticism with topics determined by instructor. Reserved for department majors completing their capstone and MA students.
JAPN 5559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New Course in the subject of Japanese.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2011
JAPN 5710Introduction to Literary Japanese (Bungo) (3.00)
An introduction to classical Japanese; selections from classical narratives and poetry.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
JAPN 5870Reading Journalism (3.00)
Advanced Japanese language seminar, designed to help students read, interpret, analyze, and discuss current issues in Japanese society, culture, economy and/or politics through an in-depth examination of selected magazine articles from one of Japan's top investigative magazines, Aera.
Course was offered Spring 2012
JAPN 5880Reading Banana Yoshimoto and Haruki Murakami (3.00)
This language seminar introduces two of Japan's most popular contemporary fiction writers by reading and interpreting selections from Kitchen and Dance, Dance, Dance, Selections give students an insight to how today's Japanese youth, in search of meaning in life and intimate connections, copes with Japan's rapidly changing society and culture.
Course was offered Fall 2012
JAPN 5993Independent Study in Japanese (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent Study in Japanese; Prerequisites: permission of instructor
JAPN 7010Reading Japanese I: Advanced Topics (3.00)
Designed for graduate students who need to fulfill Japanese language competency.
JAPN 7020Reading Japanese II: Advanced Topics (3.00)
Designed for graduate students who need to fulfill Japanese language competency.
JAPN 7559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
JAPN 7820Mysteries, Detective Fiction and Business Novels (3.00)
Reading and discussion in Japanese. Develops comprehension and verbal expression skills at the Fourth-Year level. Reading selections include some on Japan's bestselling and award-winning writers, Seicho Matsumoto, Miyuki Miyabe, and Ikke Shimizu. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent.
JAPN 7830Media Japanese (3.00)
Reading and discussion in Japanese. Develops comprehension and verbal expression skills at the Fourth-Year level. Reading selections include articles from Aera, Japan's counterpart of Newsweek; manga, artistic comic magazines; and film criticism. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or equivalent.
JAPN 7860Modern and Contemporary Japanese Poetry (3.00)
An advanced Japanese Language course focused on poetic language and each poet's metaphoric world. The course consists of reading, writing, oral presentations, and free discussion in Japanese. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or permission of instructor.
Course was offered Fall 2011
JAPN 8559New Course in Japanese (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese.
Japanese in Translation
JPTR 2559New Course in Japanese in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese in translation.
JPTR 3010Survey of Traditional Japanese Literature (3.00)
This course provides an introduction to Japanese literature from earliest times through to the nineteenth century. We will read selections from representative texts and genres, including myth, poetry, prose fiction, memoir literature, drama, and works of criticism. No knowledge of Japanese culture or language is required.
JPTR 3020Survey of Modern Japanese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A gateway to the rich, diverse modern Japanese literary tradition, from the early 1900s to the present, this course adopts socio-cultural and gender perspectives in the context of world literature.
JPTR 3100Myths and Legends of Japan (3.00)
A seminar exploring Japan's earliest myths describing the origins of its islands, their gods, and rulers through close readings in English of eighth-century chronicles and poems. Fulfills the Non-Western and Second Writing requirements.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2012
JPTR 3210The Tale of Genji (3.00)
A seminar devoted to an in-depth examination in English translation of Japan's most renowned work of literature, often called the world's first novel. Satisfies the Non-Western and Second Writing requirements.
Course was offered Fall 2014
JPTR 3290Feminine Fictions in Japanese Court Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This seminar will take up the world's earliest instance of literature written extensively by, for, and about women, including such famous works as the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon and Sarashina Diary, among others. The focus will be on reading gender as a fictional enactment of desire and identity that is performed through acts of writing and reading. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or literature is required.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2013
JPTR 3300Love in Modern Japanese Fiction (3.00)
This seminar examines through Japanese prose fiction the still elusive idea and expression of romantic love, first introduced to Japan in the late 1800s (Meiji, 1868-1912) and the pull of traditional values that shy away from the fulfillment of an emotional life and integrating love and sexual desire.
Course was offered Fall 2015
JPTR 3320Cinematic Images of Japanese Culture and Society (3.00)
This seminar examines how films from Japan visually raise different cultural and social issues, and how they relate to the universal human condition. With an understanding that films involve so many different disciplines, this seminar examines contemporary Japan via comparativist and cross-cultural perspectives by paying careful attention to the effects of the imagistic and visual power that only films can offer.
JPTR 3390Japanese Writers Speak Their Minds (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A literary and socio-histocial examination of Japanese men's and women's fiction and essays as a primer to Japan's conflicted socio-cultural-gender history in light of the country's complex psychological relationship to the West.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2014
JPTR 3400Tales of the Samurai (3.00)
A seminar focusing on influential medieval and early-modern narratives such as the Tale of Heike in which the notion of the samurai first developed. No prerequisites. Satisfies the non-Western and Second-Writing requirements.
JPTR 3559New Course in Japanese in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese in translation.
JPTR 3600Urban Fantasies in Edo Literature (3.00)
This seminar takes up Japanese literature made between 1600 and 1900, including such iconic forms as haiku poetry and kabuki, that came out of one of the most sophisticated and advanced forms of urban culture in global history centered around the million-plus inhabitants of Edo (now Tokyo). Satisfies the Non-Western and Second Writing requirements.
JPTR 3620Religion in Japanese Popular Culture (3.00)
The course explores different topics and media relevant to the understanding of the relationship between religion and popular culture in Japan. Through readings, film screenings, discussions, and written assignments, students will become familiar with those ideas and world-views that have informed Japanese culture in order to assess the roles played by different media forms in the popularization of religious practices and beliefs.
Course was offered Spring 2016
JPTR 3900Sleuthing Japan's Culture and Society: Japanese Mysteries (3.00)
This seminar will examine the surprisingly diverse cultural landscapes of Japan through the prism of its finest and most popular mysteries and detective fiction. Prior exposure to Japanese literature encouraged but not required.
JPTR 3910Kawabata and Oe: Japan's Nobel Laureates (3.00)
This seminar focuses on the achievements of Japan's Two Nobel Laureates within the diverse modern Japanese literary tradition and their respective places in world literature.
JPTR 3931A Cultural Understanding of U.S.-Japan Relations (3.00)
This seminar examines how culture and communication have often contributed to the perpetuation of myths and misperceptions of Japan and the U.S. about each other. Prior exposure to Japanese culture encouraged.
JPTR 4500Capstone Seminar (3.00)
Restricted to Japanese majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of Japanese language.
JPTR 4559New Course in Japanese in Translation. (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese in translation.
JPTR 4991Japanese Capstone (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Restricted to Japanese majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of Japanese language.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
JPTR 5010Survey of Traditional Japanese Literature (3.00)
This course provides an introduction to Japanese literature from earliest times through to the nineteenth century. We will read selections from representative texts and genres, including myth, poetry, prose fiction, memoir literature, drama, and works of criticism. No knowledge of Japanese culture or language is required.
JPTR 5020Survey of Modern Japanese Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Introduction to the modern Japanese canon (1890's to the present). Writers studied include Natsume Sôseki, the first modern writer to delve into the human psyche; Mori Ôgai, the surgeon-turned writer; Rynôsuke Akutagawa, the consummate writer of short stories; Shiga Naoya, the "god" of "I-Novel" Japanese fiction; Yukio Mishima, whose seppuku suicide caused a sensation world-wide; Endô Shôsaku, the Christian writer; two Nobel laureates, Yasunari Kawabata, the pure aesthetician, and Kenzaburo Ôe, the political gadfly.
JPTR 5100Myths and Legends of Japan (3.00)
A seminar exploring Japan's earliest myths describing the origins of its islands, their gods, and rulers through close readings in English of eighth-century chronicles and poems.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
JPTR 5210The Tale of Genji (3.00)
This course is devoted to an in-depth examination of Japan's most renowned work of literature and the world's first novel. Topics covered will include: material culture (architecture, clothing, gardens); political and social history; gender and class; marriage customs; poetry and poetics; the arts (music, perfume, painting, etc.); and religious beliefs (in particular spirit possession) among others.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2011
JPTR 5290Feminine Fictions in Japanese Court Literature (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This seminar will take up the world's earliest instance of literature written extensively by, for, and about women, including such famous works as the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon and Sarashina Diary, among others. The focus will be on reading gender as a fictional enactment of desire and identity that is performed through acts of writing and reading. No prior knowledge of Japanese language or literature is required.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2013
JPTR 5300Love in Modern Japanese Literature (3.00)
This seminar examines through Japanese prose fiction the still elusive idea and expression of romantic love, first introduced to Japan in the late 1800s (Meiji, 1868-1912) and the pull of traditional values that shy away from the fulfillment of an emotional life and integrating love and sexual desire.
Course was offered Fall 2015
JPTR 5390Modern Japnese Writers Speak Their Minds (3.00)
A seminar on a literary and socio-histocial examination of Japanese men's and women's fiction and essays as a primer to Japan's conflicted socio-cultural-gender history in light of the country's complex psychological relationship to the West.
Course was offered Fall 2014
JPTR 5400Tales of the Samurai (3.00)
A seminar focusing on influential medieval and early-modern narratives such as the Tale of Heike in which the notion of the samurai first developed. No prerequisites. Satisfies the non-Western and Second-Writing requirements.
JPTR 5559New Course in Japanese in Translation (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Japanese in translation.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
JPTR 5600Urban Fantasies in Edo Literature (3.00)
This seminar takes up Japanese literature made between 1600 and 1900, including such iconic forms as haiku poetry and kabuki, that came out of one of the most sophisticated and advanced forms of urban culture in global history centered around the million-plus inhabitants of Edo (now Tokyo).
JPTR 5620Religion in Japanese Popular Culture (3.00)
The course explores different topics and media relevant to understand the relationship between religion and popular culture in Japan. Through readings, screenings, discussions, and written assignments, students will reflect on those key ideas that have informed Japanese culture; will question the role that different media forms had in the popularization of religious practices; will critically reflect on mediated portrayals of religion. Prerequisite: Third-Year Japanese or the Equivalent
Course was offered Spring 2016
JPTR 5900Sleuthing Japan's Culture and Society: Japanese Mysteries (3.00)
This course will examine the surprisingly diverse cultural landscapes of Japan through the prism of its finest and most popular mysteries and detective fiction. We will explore what the culturally conditioned combination of intuition, logic and detection bears on the actual sleuthing process of each mystery. Since many of the works are written by women, we will compare them to representative works by female Western mystery writers.
JPTR 5990Modern Japanese Women Writers (3.00)
Introduces the resurgence of the female literary tradition from 1904 to the present. Focuses on how literary women in Japan express their subversive voice often through the autobiographical fiction. Taught in English. Restricted to area studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: JPTR 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Korean
KOR 1010Elementary Korean I (4.00)
Introduction to the fundamentals of modern Korean. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed.
KOR 1020Elementary Korean II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second in a two-semester introduction to modern Korean. Prerequisite: KOR 1010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
KOR 1060Accelerated Elementary Korean (4.00)
This course is specifically designed for students with native or near-native speaking ability in Korean, but with reading and writing ability equivalent to a student who has completed KOR 1020. The course seeks to achieve a basic literacy and the ability to express themselves clearly on a variety of topics. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
KOR 1559New Course in Korean (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Korean.
Course was offered Spring 2013
KOR 2010Intermediate Korean I (4.00)
Builds on the foundations acquired in KOR 1010-1020 with further refinement of all four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: KOR 1020 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
KOR 2020Intermediate Korean II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second in a two-semester intermediate language sequence. Prerequisite: KOR 2010 or equivalent background (as demonstrated in the department's placement test).
KOR 2559New Course in Korean (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Korean.
KOR 3010Advanced Korean I (3.00)
A continuation of Intermediate Korean. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern Korea. Prerequisite: KOR 2020 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
KOR 3015Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Korean conversation for residents of the Shea language house.
KOR 3020Advanced Korean II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
The second part in a two-semester sequence. All four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are equally stressed. Readings and discussions are related to various aspects of modern Korea. Prerequisite: KOR 3010 or equivalent (as demonstrated in the placement test).
KOR 3559New Course in Korean (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Korean.
Course was offered Spring 2011
KOR 4010Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I (3.00)
This course will offer the students the opportunities to develop advanced reading proficiency in modern Korean language. The course will deal with advanced reading material, mostly from authentic writings in various genres and styles, such as newspaper editorials, columns, essays, T.V. news clips, short stories, and other expository and literary writings. Prerequisites: KOR 3010 or instructor permission.
KOR 4020Advanced Readings in Modern Korean II (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course is the second in a two-course sequence offering students the opportunity to develop advanced reading proficiency in modern Korean language through advanced reading material, mostly from authentic writings in various genres and styles, such as newspaper editorials, columns, essays, T.V. news clips, short stories, and other expository and literary writings. Prerequisites: KOR 4010 or instructor permission
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2012
KOR 4559New Course in Korean (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of Korean
KOR 4993Independent Study in Korean (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent Study in Korean
KOR 5559New Course in Korean (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean.
Korean in Translation
KRTR 1559New Course in Korean in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean literature in translation
KRTR 2559New Course in Korean in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean literature in translation
KRTR 3020Survey of Modern Korean Literature (3.00)
A general introduction to modern Korean literature. Examines the major texts through selected readings of representative writers. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives and Second Writing requirement.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
KRTR 3030Survey of Korean Cinema (3.00)
A general introduction to Korean cinema. Examines the major films through selections by representative directors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
KRTR 3390Gender in Modern and Contemporary Korea (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Seminar on representations of gender in modern and contemporary Korea, The course will focus on analysis and discussion with an emphasis on critical thinking.
KRTR 3559New Course in Korean in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean literature in translation
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2011
KRTR 3700Contemporary Korea, Urban, Global (3.00)
An examination of representations of the urban and global in contemporary Korea.
KRTR 3800Seminar on Korea: Division North and South (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course examines narratives of division through films and literary texts. Sub-topics will include the Korean War, national division, generational conflict, and gender.
KRTR 4559New Course in Korean in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean literature in translation
Course was offered Spring 2012, Fall 2011
KRTR 5020Survey of Modern Korean Literature (3.00)
A general introduction to modern Korean literature. Examines the major texts through selected readings of representative writers. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives and Second Writing requirement.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
KRTR 5030Survey of Korean Cinema (3.00)
A general introduction to Korean cinema. Examines the major films through selections by representative diriectors. Taught in English. Fulfills the non-Western perspectives requirement. Graduate students are required to write a 25-30 page seminar paper using primary sources in Korean.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
KRTR 5390Gender in Modern and Contemporary Korea (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Seminar on representations of gender in modern and contemporary Korea, The course will focus on analysis and discussion with an emphasis on critical thinking.
KRTR 5559New Course in Korean in Translation (3.00)
New course in the subject of Korean literature in translation
KRTR 5700Contemporary Korea, Urban, Global (3.00)
An examination of representations of the urban and global in contemporary Korea.
KRTR 5800Seminar on Korea: Division North and South (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
This course examines narratives of division through films and literary texts. Sub-topics will include the Korean War, national division, generational conflict, and gender.
Tibetan
TBTN 1010Elementary Tibetan I (4.00)
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format.
TBTN 1016Intensive Introductory Tibetan (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
TBTN 1020Elementary Tibetan II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 1010 Elementary Tibetan I.
TBTN 1026Intensive Introductory Tibetan (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: TBTN1016 or equivalent.
TBTN 116Intensive Introductory Tibetan (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for TBTN 1016.
TBTN 126Intensive Introductory Tibetan (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for TBTN 1026.
TBTN 1559New Course in Tibetan (3.00)
New course in Tibetan.
TBTN 2010Intermediate Tibetan I (4.00)
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 1020 Elementary Tibetan II.
TBTN 2016Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: TBTN 1016 & 1026 or equivalent
TBTN 2020Intermediate Tibetan II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2010 Intermediate Tibetan I.
TBTN 2026Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisites: TBTN 1016 , 1026 & 2016 or equivalent.
TBTN 216Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for TBTN 2016.
TBTN 226Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (0.00)
This is the non-credit option for TBTN 2026.
TBTN 2559New Course in Tibetan (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Tibetan.
TBTN 3010Advanced Modern Tibetan I (3.00)
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II.
TBTN 3020Advanced Modern Tibetan II (3.00)
A continuation of the Advanced Modern Tibetan I language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communication skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan I. Pre-requisites: TBTN 3010: Advanced Modern Tibetan I.
TBTN 3030Advanced Modern Tibetan III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan I/II language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan II. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3020 Advanced Modern Tibetan II.
TBTN 3040Advanced Modern Tibetan IV (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in previous courses. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 3030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.
TBTN 3559New Course in Tibetan (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Tibetan.
TBTN 4559New Course in Tibetan (3.00)
New course in the subject of Tibetan.
TBTN 4993Independent Study in Tibetan (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent Study in Tibetan Prerequisites: permission of instructor
TBTN 5010Advanced Modern Tibetan I (3.00)
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan I/II sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is placed on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. The course employs a dynamic, interactive format to foster speaking and listening skills. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 2020 Intermediate Tibetan II.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
TBTN 5020Advanced Modern Tibetan II (3.00)
Advanced Modern Tibetan II
TBTN 5030Advanced Modern Tibetan III (3.00)
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan I/II language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan II. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 5020 Advanced Modern Tibetan II.
Course was offered Fall 2011, Fall 2010
TBTN 5040Advanced Modern Tibetan IV (3.00)
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in previous courses. Pre-Requisites: TBTN 5030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
TBTN 5060Advanced Modern Tibetan for Research & Fieldwork (3.00)
A course in the Advanced Tibetan language sequence stressing mastery of modern Tibetan as it is currently used in Tibetan communities and in Tibetan-language international media. Emphasis will be placed on fluency in speaking and listening comprehension as well as on the application of a wide variety of grammatical, syntactical, and rhetorical structures. Instruction will utilize Tibetan-language newspaper, journal, radio, and television sources. Prerequisite: Instructor Consent
Course was offered Spring 2012
TBTN 5559New Course in Tibetan (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in Tibetan.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
TBTN 8010Elementary Tibetan I (4.00)
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format.
TBTN 8011Intermediate Tibetan I (4.00)
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills. Prerequisite: TBTN 8020 Elementary Tibetan II
TBTN 8012Advanced Modern Tibetan I (3.00)
A continuation of the Intermediate Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Emphasis is laid on mastering comprehension and communication in colloquial Tibetan, writing skills in the various scripts of literary Tibetan, and integrating comprehension of colloquial and literary forms. Prerequisite: TBTN 8021 Intermediate Tibetan II
TBTN 8016Intensive Intro. Tibetan (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute.
TBTN 8017Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisite: TBTN8016 & 8026 or equivalent
TBTN 8020Elementary Tibetan II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
An introduction to the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan for beginners with the intention of developing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Examples are drawn from Tibetan short stories and proverbs, among other sources. Students gain knowledge of Tibetan culture to improve communication skills using a dynamic, interactive format. Prerequisite: TBTN 8010 Elementary Tibetan I
TBTN 8021Intermediate Tibetan II (4.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Intermediate skill-building in the grammar and syntax of spoken and written Tibetan, along with development of skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the integrated use of spoken and literary forms. Students will also enhance their knowledge of Tibetan culture in order to improve their communication skills. Prerequisite: TBTN8011 Intermediate Tibetan I
TBTN 8022Advanced Modern Tibetan II (3.00)
A continuation of the Advanced Modern Tibetan I language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communication skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan I. Prerequisite: TBTN8012 Advanced Modern Tibetan I
Course was offered Fall 2016
TBTN 8026Intensive Introductory Tibetan II (4.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in basic oral expression, listening comprehension, elementary reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills at the intermediate level. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisite: TBTN8016 or equivalent
TBTN 8027Intensive Intermediate Tibetan (3.00)
This intensive course begins with instruction in intermediate level oral expression, listening comprehension, reading and writing, and continues with further development of these four skills. Part of the Summer Language Institute. Prerequisite: TBTN 8016, 8026 & 8017 or equivalent
TBTN 8030Advanced Modern Tibetan III (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan I/II language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in Advanced Modern Tibetan II. Prerequisite: TBTN8022 Advanced Modern Tibetan II
TBTN 8040Advanced Modern Tibetan IV (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A continuation of the Advanced Tibetan language sequence, focusing on advanced grammar, syntax, and structures. Additional emphasis will be placed on mastering oral communications skills through conversation, utilizing grammatical structures introduced in previous courses. Prerequisite: TBTN8030 Advanced Modern Tibetan III
TBTN 8060Advanced Modern Tibetan for Research & Fieldwork (3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
A course in the Advanced Tibetan language sequence stressing mastery of modern Tibetan as it is currently used in Tibetan communities and in Tibetan-language international media. Emphasis will be placed on fluency in speaking and listening comprehension as well as on the application of a wide variety of grammatical, syntactical, and rhetorical structures. Instruction will utilize Tibetan-language newspaper, journal, radio, and TV sources.
TBTN 8993Independent Study in Tibetan (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Spring 2017
Independent Study in Tibetan