UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Complete Catalog of Courses for the South Asian Studies Program    
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This Catalog of Courses for the South Asian Studies Program does not include any of the related "Topics Courses" that may be offered in a given semester. Check the class schedule for the South Asian Studies Program for those special courses.
Hindi
HIND 1010Elementary Hindi-Urdu (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introductory training in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Hindi and Urdu.
HIND 1020Elementary Hindi-Urdu (4.00)
Prerequisite: HIND 1010.
HIND 1060Accelerated Elementary Hindi (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is designed for heritage students who have some prior, informal proficiency in Hindi. Students work on their listening and speaking skills and achieve basic reading and writing skills so that they can handle simple written texts and converse appropriately on day-to-day situations with grammatical accuracy and suitable vocabulary.
HIND 2010Intermediate Hindi (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to various types of written and spoken Hindi; vocabulary building, idioms and problems of syntax; and conversation in Hindi. Prerequisite: HIND 1020 or equivalent.
HIND 2020Intermediate Hindi (4.00)
Prerequisite: HIND 2010 or equivalent.
HIND 2060Accelerated Intermediate Hindi (4.00)
This course is designed for heritage students who have some prior, informal proficiency in Hindi. Students work on their listening and speaking skills and achieve basic reading and writing skills so that they can handle simple written texts and converse appropriately on day-to-day situations with grammatical accuracy and suitable vocabulary.
HIND 3010Advanced Hindi Readings I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Readings are drawn from areas of particular interest to the students involved, and include readings from various disciplines. Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission.
HIND 3019Language House Conversation (1.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For students residing in the Hindu group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
HIND 3020Advanced Hindi II (3.00)
Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission.
HIND 3029Language House Conversation (1.00)
For students residing in the Hindu group in Shea House. Prerequisite: instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
HIND 3230Readings in Hindi (3.00)
Advanced readings in modern standard Hindi and possibly in medieval Hindi, depending on the interests of the students. Prerequisite: HIND 3020/5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
HIND 3240Readings in Hindi (3.00)
Advanced readings in modern standard Hindi and possibly in medieval Hindi, depending on the interests of the students. Prerequisite: HIND 3020/5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
HIND 4993Independent Study in Hindi (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Hindi
HIND 5010Advanced Hindi I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Readings are drawn from areas of student interest and include readings from various disciplines. Restricted to area studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission.
HIND 5020Advanced Hindi II (3.00)
Readings are drawn from areas of student interest and include readings from various disciplines. Restricted to area studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
HIND 8993Independent Study in Hindi (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Restricted to area studies majors and minors.
History-South Asian History
HISA 1501Introductory Seminar in South Asia (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to the study of history intended for first- or second-year students. Seminars involve reading, discussion, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major in history.
HISA 1559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian History
HISA 2001History and Civilization of Classical India (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the major elements of South Asian civilization, from the Stone Age to 1200, including the Indus Valley, Vedic literatures, Buddhism, Jainism, Epic traditions, the caste system, Mauryan and Guptan Empires, and devotional Hinduism.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
HISA 2002History and Civilization of Medieval India (3.00)
Studies the social, political, economic and cultural history of South Asia from 1200 to 1800, from the Turkic invasions through the major Islamic dynasties, especially the Mughal Empire, to the establishment of English hegemony in the maritime provinces.
HISA 2003History of Modern India (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys 200 years of Indian history from the mid-18th century to the present, focusing on the imperial/colonial encounter with the British Raj before Independence, and the social and political permutations of freedom in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka since.
HISA 2559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
HISA 3001History of Muslim India (3.00)
Studies the nature of Islamic political dominance in a non-Muslim society; Turko-Afghan and Mughal political institutions; art, letters and learning under the Delhi Sultanate, regional rulers and Mughals; and religious and cultural life during the Muslim period in South Asia.
HISA 3002India From Akbar to Victoria (3.00)
Studies the society and politics in the Mughal Empire, the Empire's decline and the rise of successor states, the English as a regional power and their expansion, and social, economic and political change under British paramountcy, including the 1857 Revolt.
HISA 3003Twentieth-Century South Asia (3.00)
Surveys 100 years of Indian history, defining the qualities of the world's first major anti-colonial movement of nationalism and the changes and cultural continuities of India's democratic policy in the decades since 1947.
HISA 3004India's Partition: Literature, Culture, Politics (3.00)
India's Partition and its far-reaching consequences may be productively studied from several different perspectives. This course juxtaposes select novels, films, contemporary writings, and some secondary sources to reflect on a few of the big questions thrown up by this event. These include the place of minorities in the subcontinent and the changing nature of center-state relations in the subcontinent after 1947.
Course was offered Fall 2014
HISA 3111Social and Political Movements in Twentieth-Century India (3.00)
Considers the relationships between land, people, and politics in modern South Asia.
HISA 3121History of Women in South Asia (3.00)
Surveys the evolving definitions and roles of women in the major social and cultural traditions of South Asia, i.e., India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
HISA 3559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
HISA 4501Seminar in South Asia (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. The work of the seminar results primarily in the preparation of a substantial (ca. 25 pages in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HISA 4511Colloquium in South Asia (4.00)
The major colloquium is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the colloquium. Colloquia are most frequently offered in areas of history where access to source materials or linguistic demands make seminars especially difficult. Students in colloquia prepare about 25 pages of written work distributed among various assignments. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
HISA 4559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
HISA 4591Topics in South Asian History (3.00)
Topics courses are small, discussion-oriented classes available to any student with sufficient background and interest in a particular field of historical study. Offered irregularly, they are open to majors or non-majors on an equal basis.
HISA 4993Independent Study in South Asia (1.00 - 3.00)
In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of a faculty member any student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study designed to explore a subject not currently being taught or to expand upon regular offerings. Independent Study projects may not be used to replace regularly scheduled classes. Enrollment is open to majors or non-majors.
HISA 5021Historiography of Early Modern South Asia (3.00)
Analyzes historical sources and historians of political systems in Muslim India until the rise of British power.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Spring 2012
HISA 5101Economic History of India (3.00)
Studies regional economic systems prior to European penetration; the establishment and growth of European trading companies in the 17th and 18th centuries; commercialization of agriculture; the emergence of a unified Indian economy in the 19th century; and industrialization and economic development in the 20th.
HISA 5559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
Course was offered Fall 2014
HISA 7111Peasant Movements in Modern India (3.00)
Considers agrarian relationships and the economic conflict in those relations that give rise to peasant movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. Discussions are based on texts concerned with peasant societies.
HISA 7559New Course in South Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
HISA 8061Social History of Modern India (3.00)
Research and writing utilizing gazetteers, settlement reports, censuses, and other sources.
HISA 8111Peasant Movements in Modern Indian History (3.00)
A workshop seminar on peasant movements in modern India, Bengla Desh, and Pakistan utilizing original documents.
HISA 8559New Course in South Asian History (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian history.
Religion-Buddhism
RELB 1559New Course in Buddhism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism.
RELB 2054Tibetan Buddhism Introduction (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Provides a systematic introduction to Tibetan Buddhism with a strong emphasis on tantric traditions of Buddhism - philosophy, contemplation, ritual, monastic life, pilgrimage, deities & demons, ethics, society, history, and art. The course aims to understand how these various aspects of Tibetan religious life mutually shape each other to form the unique religious traditions that have pertained on the Tibetan plateau for over a thousand years.
RELB 2100Buddhism (3.00)
Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantrayana Buddhist developments in India.
RELB 2120Buddhist Literature (3.00)
Introduces Buddhist literature in translation, from India, Tibet, and East and South East Asia.
RELB 2130Taoism and Confucianism (3.00)
Surveys the major religions of Chinese Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
RELB 2135Chinese Buddhism (3.00)
This course examines the ways in which Chinese Buddhism differs from the Buddhisms of other countries. The first half of the course introduces Buddhism with a focus on the historical development of the tradition.The second half of the course surveys several philosophical schools and forms of practice including Huayan, Chan, Pure Land, and Tantric Buddhism.
Course was offered Spring 2012
RELB 2165Buddhist Meditation & the Modern World (3.00)
This course offers a survey of Buddhist meditation traditions in India and Tibet, an introduction to the ways that meditation is adapted and used today throughout many areas of life, and a chance to practice secular meditation techniques in a contemplative lab. In class meetings are experimentally based.
RELB 2252Buddhism in Film (3.00)
This course is an introduction to Buddhism and an exploration of the place of Buddhism within contemporary Asian, European, and North American cultures through film. The goals are 1) to identify longstanding Buddhist narrative themes in contemporary films, 2) to consider how Buddhism is employed in films to address contemporary issues, and 3) to gain through film a vivid sense of Buddhism as a complex social and cultural phenomenon.
RELB 2450Zen (3.00)
Studies the development and history of the thought, practice, and goals of Zen Buddhism.
RELB 2559New Course in Buddhism (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2013
RELB 2715Introduction to Chinese Religions (3.00)
This course serves as an introductory survey of religious life in China, with emphasis on everyday religious practice over doctrine. Through primary texts (in translation), we will explore key figures and texts, core concepts, and ritual traditions with reference to the cultural, historical, political and material contexts in which they were conceived and expressed.
RELB 2770Daoism (3.00)
Studies Daoist philosophy and religion within the context of Chinese society and history.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
RELB 2900Buddhist Meditation Traditions (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The goal of this course will be to examine different conceptions of Buddhist meditation and how these different conceptions affect the nature of practice and the understanding of the ideal life within a variety of Buddhist traditions. Thus, the study of Buddhist meditation traditions reveals not just intricate forms of practice, but reveals the nature of the good life and how one lives it.
RELB 3000Buddhist Mysticism and Modernity (3.00)
Buddhist Mysticism and Modernity
RELB 3030Mindfulness and Compassion: Living Fully Personally and Professionally (3.00)
This course provides an in-depth experience in contemplative practices to prepare students to live more fully, be more engaged & compassionate citizens & professionals, & navigate life's stressors with greater clarity, peace of mind, & healthy behaviors. Besides mindfulness training, this course will also foster the cultivation of compassion and prosocial qualities. For more info: http://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/Mindfulness__Compassion/.
Course was offered Spring 2017
RELB 3150Seminar in Buddhism and Gender (3.00)
This seminar takes as its point of departure Carolyn Bynum's statements: "No scholar studying religion, no participant in ritual, is ever neuter. Religious experience is the experience of men and women, and in no known society is this experience the same." The unifying theme is gender and Buddhism, exploring historical, textual and social questions relevant to the status of women and men in the Buddhist world from its origins to the present day.
RELB 3160The Religions of Japan (3.00)
This course is a survey of religions in Japan as well as their roles in Japanese culture and society. The topics that will be discussed are syncretism between Buddhism and Shinto, the development of uniquely Japanese forms of Buddhism, the spontaneous emergence of Pure Land Buddhism, the use of Shinto as a nationalistic ideology, and the role of Christianity. No prerequisites; but a basic knowledge of Buddhism or Japanese history is useful.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2011
RELB 3190Buddhist Nirvana (3.00)
This seminar will examine what Buddhists mean when they talk about Nirvana. We'll begin with how the concept of Nirvana develops in the culture in which Sakyamuni Buddha lived and taught, explore how different forms of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Tibet, China, Japan, and in the west developed new ideas about what Nirvana is and how it can be experienced. We'll read classic sutras on the topic, as well as books and essays by contemporary Zen Masters.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2011
RELB 3408Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy (3.00)
Tibet possesses one of the great Buddhist philosophical traditions in the world. Tibetan Buddhist thinkers composed comprehensive and philosophically rigorous works on human growth according to classical Buddhism, works that surveyed ethics, meditation practice, the nature of personal identity, and enlightenment itself. In this seminar we will read and discuss famous Tibetan overviews of Buddhist philosophy. Pre-Requisites: One prior course in religion or philosophy recommended
RELB 3559New Course in Buddhism (1.00 - 4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism.
RELB 3655Buddhism in America (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is a seminar that examines the development of Buddhism in America going from its earliest appearance to contemporary developments.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Spring 2012
RELB 4520Advanced Topics in Buddhism (3.00)
This topical course provides upper level undergraduate students in Religious Studies an opportunity for advanced coursework in Buddhism
RELB 4559New Course in Buddhism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism
RELB 5011Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts I, II (3.00)
Instruction in the reading and interpretation of Chinese Buddhist texts and the use of reference tools such as Chinese language dictionaries, bibliographies, encyclopedias, and indices.
Course was offered Fall 2009
RELB 5012Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts I, II (3.00)
Instruction in the reading and interpretation of Chinese Buddhist texts and the use of reference tools such as Chinese language dictionaries, bibliographies, encyclopedias, and indices.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010
RELB 5055Buddhist Philosophy (3.00)
Study of the Pali and Sanskritic Buddhist philosophical traditions.
RELB 5170The Dalai Lamas of Tibet (3.00)
A seminar on the history, mythology, and Buddhist doctrinal basis of the Dalai Lamas, the most important religious and political leaders of traditional Tibet. Prerequisite: one course on Buddhism or Tibet
Course was offered Spring 2012
RELB 5250Seminar in Japanese Buddhism (3.00)
Examines selected topics in the major schools of Japanese Buddhism, Tendai, Shingon, Pure Land, Nichiren, and Zen. Prerequisite: RELB 2130 or 3160, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2011
RELB 5390Tibetan Buddhist Tantra Dzokchen (3.00)
Examines the Dzokchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra focusing on its philosophical and contemplative systems and its historical and social contexts.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2013, Fall 2009
RELB 5430Sanskrit Religious Texts (3.00)
Readings in Sanskrit religious and philosophical texts, their syntax, grammar, and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020, or equivalent and instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
RELB 5440Sanskrit Religious Texts (3.00)
Readings in Sanskrit religious and philosophical texts, their syntax, grammar, and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020, or equivalent and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2013
RELB 5460Seminar in Mahayana Buddhism (3.00)
Studies the Middle Way School of Madhyamika, including Nagarjuna's reasoning and its intent and place in the spiritual path.
Course was offered Spring 2015
RELB 5470Literary Tibetan V (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.
RELB 5480Literary Tibetan VI (3.00)
Advanced study in the philosophical and spiritual language of Tibet, past and present. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, or equivalent.
RELB 5490Religious History of Tibet (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys political, social, religious, and intellectual issues in Tibetan history from the fifth to fifteenth centuries, emphasizing the formation of the classical categories, practices, and ideals of Tibetan Buddhism.
Course was offered Spring 2011
RELB 5520Seminar in Daoism (3.00)
Topics on the history, scripture, thought, and practice of religious Daoism, with an emphasis on the formative period (2nd-10th c.).
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
RELB 5559New Course in Buddhism (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism.
RELB 5600Elementary Pali (3.00)
Studies Pali religious and philosophical works, including grammar and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020, or equivalent.
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2010
RELB 5610Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit (1.00 - 3.00)
Studies Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit works and their grammar and translation. Prerequisite: SANS 5010, 5020 or equivalent.
RELB 5660Seminar on Indian Buddhism (3.00)
Investigates the techniques and presuppositions involved in the methods used to study Buddhism, including textual, historical, philosophical, and social scientific methods.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
RELB 5715Seminar on Chinese Religion and Society (3.00)
Studies Chinese religion and society within the context of a specific period of Chinese history, or in terms of a specific theme. Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and popular religion will be covered (along with other forms of religion, as appropriate).
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
RELB 5800Literary Tibetan VII (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Examines the Yogachara-Svatantrika system as presented in Jang-kya's Presentation of Tenets, oral debate, and exercises in spoken Tibetan. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, 5470, 5480 or equivalent.
RELB 5810Literary Tibetan VIII (3.00)
Examines the Yogachara-Svatantrika system as presented in Jang-kya's Presentation of Tenets, oral debate, and exercises in spoken Tibetan. Prerequisite: RELB 5000, 5010, 5350, 5360, 5470, 5480 or equivalent
RELB 5991Seminar in Chinese Buddhism (3.00)
Examines the major schools of Chinese Buddhism: T'ien-t'ai, Hua-yen, Pure Land, and Ch'an.
Course was offered Spring 2017
RELB 7559New Course in Buddhism (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism
Course was offered Spring 2010
RELB 8200Literary Tibetan VII (4.00)
Literary Tibetan VII
RELB 8210Literary Tibetan VIII (4.00)
Literary Tibetan VIII
Course was offered Spring 2011
RELB 8230Advanced Literary and Spoken Tibetan (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Readings in various genres, including philosophy, poetry, ritual, narrative, and so forth.
RELB 8310Advanced Sanskrit/Pali I (1.00 - 3.00)
Advanced readings in poetry, psychology, or philosophy.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Spring 2010
RELB 8559New Course in Buddhism (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Buddhism.
Course was offered Fall 2014, Fall 2009
Religion-Hinduism
RELH 1559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism
RELH 2090Hinduism (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys the Hindu religious heritage from pre-history to the 17th century; includes the Jain and Sikh protestant movements.
RELH 2110Popular Hinduism (3.00)
Introduces Hinduism through the examination of the religious lives, practices, and experiences of ordinary Hindus in the modern world.
RELH 2195Theory and Practice of Yoga (3.00)
An investigation of yoga practice throughout history from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Topics include yoga's origins in ancient India, systematic yoga theories in Buddhism and Hinduism, Tantric Yoga, and the medicalization and globalization of Yoga in the modern period. Students' readings and writing assignments are supplemented throughout with practical instruction in yoga.
RELH 2559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
his course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism
Course was offered Fall 2013, Fall 2012
RELH 3140The Jain Tradition (3.00)
Examines Jain history, belief, and practice. Prerequisite: RELG 1040, RELH 2090, 2110, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2013
RELH 3440Religion and Violence in Modern India (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to study the phenomenon of religious violence in one geographic and cultural context. We will examine the roles of religion and violence in Indian political life from the British period until contemporary times, and through the Indian example, we will explore current questions and problems regarding the relationship between religion and politics.
Course was offered Spring 2013
RELH 3559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism.
RELH 3710Hindu Traditions of Devotion (3.00)
Examines the history of Hindu devotionalism in three distinct geographical and cultural regions of India, focusing on the rise of vernacular literature and local traditions of worship. Prerequisite: Any course in Asian religions or instructor permission.
RELH 3725Travel Writing and India (3.00)
This course examines western encounters with India by reading the fiction and travel writing of Europeans, expatriate Indians, and Americans in India. In reading such works, the course will explore the place of India in the European and American literary and cultural imagination.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2014
RELH 3740Hinduism Through its Narrative Literatures (3.00)
Examines a major genre of Hindu religious narrative. Genre varies but may include the epics; the mythology of the Puranas; the 'didactic' Kathasaritsagara and Pancatantra; the hagiographies of the great Hindu saints; and the modern novel. Prerequisite: RELG 1040, RELH 2090, RELH 2110, or instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2014, Fall 2011
RELH 4540Advanced Topics in Hinduism (3.00)
This topical course provides upper level undergraduate students in Religious Studies an opportunity for advanced coursework in Hinduism
RELH 4559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism
RELH 5053Hindu Philosophical Systems (3.00)
This course offers an advanced survey of the "six schools" of Indian philosophy. The purpose of the course is to develop a strong familiarity with the major schools of Hindu thought and the major philosophical concerns they addressed, and students will be asked to develop an historical understanding of the relevant authors and traditions. We will read primary texts in translation, along with selected secondary sources.
RELH 5340Ritual and Renunciation (3.00)
This course examines the place for ritual practice and world-renunciation in Hinduism by examining two pivotal Hindu philosophical traditions: the M'm''s', a hermeneutical tradition that interprets the Vedas and the ritual actions they prescribe; and the Ved'nta, which offers a world-renouncing path to spiritual liberation (mok'a). We ask how Hinduism conceives of ritual, of renunciation, and, most importantly, of how the one informs the other.
RELH 5450Hindu-Buddhist Debates (3.00)
This course examines philosophical debates of Hindu and Buddhist authors from the time of the founding of Buddhism to the medieval period. Primary sources in translation and secondary, scholarly sources are examined in this course. Prerequisite: Significant prior exposure to Hinduism and/or Buddhism.
Course was offered Spring 2017
RELH 5465Shaiva Tantra (3.00)
The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to Indian tantric Saivism, beginning with the proto-tantric traditions of the "Outer Way" (atiarga) and including the increasingly goddess orientated and increasingly non-dualistic developments evidenced by the myriad traditions of the "Way of Mantras" (mantramarga). Students who wish to take this course are expected to have a deep familiarity with Hindu traditions.
Course was offered Fall 2014
RELH 5475Social Vision in Hinduism (3.00)
This course will examine the public and social dimensions of Hinduism. Topics will include the role of religion in shaping social institutions (e.g.: caste, the law), cultural attitudes toward sexual and other personal relationships, and the relationship between religion and government. Put in emic terms, we will explore the nature of the first three of the four Hindu goals of life (purusarthas): dharma, artha, and kama. Prerequisite: Basic Knowledge of Hindu Traditions
Course was offered Spring 2016
RELH 5559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism.
RELH 7045Panini and the Sanskrit Grammarians (3.00)
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the system of the great Sanskrit grammarian, Panini. The purpose of the course is to cultivate familiarity and facility with Panini's generative grammar. Students will learn the principles of the grammar and how to apply them in addressing a range of technical and grammatical issues. Key commentators on the grammar will also be read, as will relevant secondary sources.
RELH 7559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism.
RELH 8559New Course in Hinduism (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Hinduism.
Course was offered Spring 2011
Sanskrit
SANS 1010Elementary Sanskrit I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies Sanskrit sounds, the Devanagari script, and basic grammar.
SANS 2020Elementary Sanskrit II (3.00)
A continuation of SANS 1010. Prerequisite: SANS 1010. Note: The following six courses are all intermediate level Sanskrit courses. They are offered two-by-two in a three-year rotation.
SANS 3000TNon-UVa Transfer/Test Credit (1.00 - 10.00)
SANS 3012Selections from the Mahabharata (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students' knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Mahabharata, one of ancient India's major epics. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013
SANS 3014Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Ramayana of Valmiki, one of two major epics of ancient India, and the 'first poem' in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
SANS 3016Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva, the most important collection of story literature in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
Course was offered Fall 2014
SANS 3022The Bhagavadgita (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students' knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Bhagavadgita, a major religious text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2013
SANS 3024Selections from the Upanisads (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020/5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Upanisads, a major spiritual text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
SANS 3026Selections from the Puranas (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the huge corpus of Puranic texts. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
SANS 4010Classical Plays and Poetry (3.00)
A close reading of theatrical and poetic works from the classical period of Sanskrit literature, approximately 150 BCE to 1200 CE.
SANS 4020Literary Theory (3.00)
A close reading of texts in South Asia's long history of literary theory. Texts readings include, but are not limited to, the Natyasastra, the Kavyalamkara of Bhamaha, the Kavyadarsa, the Kavyalamkara of Rudrata, the Sarasvatikanthabharana, the Kavyanusasana, the Kavyaprakasa, the Kavyalamakarasutravrtti, the Rasagangadhara, and the Dhvanyaloka.
SANS 4030Philosophical Texts I (3.00)
A close reading of texts in these philosophical traditions of South Asia: Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga and Vaisesika.
SANS 4040Philosophical Texts II (3.00)
A close reading of texts in these philosophical traditions of South Asia: Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga and Vaisesika.
SANS 4051Vedic Texts I (3.00)
A close reading of Vedic texts. Readings may come from the four Samhita texts, the Brahmanas, or the Aranyakas.
SANS 4052Vedic Texts II (3.00)
A close reading of Vedic texts. Readings may come from the four Samhita texts, the Brahmanas, or the Aranyakas.
SANS 4053Texts in the Science and Philosophy of Grammar I (3.00)
A close reading of texts in the linguistic tradition of Panini. Text readings include, but are not limited to, the Mahabhasya, the Kasika, the Paribhasendusekhara, and the Siddhantakaumudi, each with its many commentaries.
SANS 4054Texts in the Science and Philosophy of Grammar II (3.00)
A close reading of texts in the linguistic tradition of Panini. Text readings include, but are not limited to, the Mahabhasya, the Kasika, the Paribhasendusekhara, and the Siddhantakaumudi, each with its many commentaries.
SANS 4993Independent Study In Sanskrit (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is meant to give students training in advanced Sanskrit
SANS 6010Elementary Sanskrit I (3.00)
A study of sounds of Sanskrit, the Devanagari script and the basic grammar. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
SANS 6012Selections from the Mahabharata (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students' knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Mahabharata, one of ancient India's major epics. Prerequisite: SANS 5020 and graduate standing.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2013
SANS 6014Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Ramayana of Valmiki, one of two major epics of ancient India, and the 'first poem' in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 5020 and graduate standing.
SANS 6016Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva, the most important collection of story literature in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 5020 and graduate standing.
Course was offered Fall 2014
SANS 6020Elementary Sanskrit II (3.00)
A continuation of SANS 5010. Prerequisite: SANS 5010 or instructor permission. Note: The following six courses are all intermediate level Sanskrit courses. They are offered two-by-two in a three-year rotation.
SANS 6022The Bhagavadgita (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students' knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Bhagavadgita, a major religious text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 5020 and graduate standing.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2013
SANS 6024Selections from the Upanisads (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Upanisads, a major spiritual text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 5020.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014
SANS 6026Selections from the Puranas (3.00)
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the huge corpus of Puranic texts. Prerequisite: SANS 5020.
Course was offered Spring 2016
SANS 7030Philosophical Texts I (3.00)
A close reading of texts in these philosophical traditions of South Asia: Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga and Vaisesika.
SANS 7040Philosophical Texts II (3.00)
A close reading of texts in these philosophical traditions of South Asia: Nyaya, Mimamsa, Vedanta, Sankhya, Yoga and Vaisesika.
SANS 7051Vedic Texts I (3.00)
A close reading of Vedic texts. Readings may come from the four Samhita texts, the Brahmanas, or the Aranyakas. Prerequisite: At least two courses from SANS 5012-5026.
Course was offered Fall 2011
SANS 7052Vedic Texts II (3.00)
A close reading of Vedic texts. Readings may come from the four Samhita texts, the Brahmanas, or the Aranyakas. Prerequisite: SANS 7051, a Sanskrit reading course in Religious Studies, or at least three courses from SANS 5012-5026.
SANS 7053Texts in the Science and Philosophy of Grammar I (3.00)
A close reading of texts in the linguistic tradition of Panini. Text readings include, but are not limited to, the Mahabhasya, the Kasika, the Paribhasendusekhara, and the Siddhantakaumudi, each with its many commentaries. Prerequisite: at least two courses from SANS 5012-5026.
SANS 7054Texts in the Science and Philosophy of Grammar II (3.00)
A close reading of texts in the linguistic tradition of Panini. Text readings include, but are not limited to, the Mahabhasya, the Kasika, the Paribhasendusekhara, and the Siddhantakaumudi, each with its many commentaries. Prerequisite: SANS 7053, a Sanskrit reading course in Religious Studies, or at least three courses from SANS 5012-5026.
SANS 8993Independent Study in Sanskrit (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Sanskrit.
South Asian Studies
SAST 1100Introduction to South Asia (3.00)
Introduces South Asian economy and environment, caste and society, gender issues, history and political science, secularism-law-religion, philosophy, languages and literatures, theater-music-dance, and visual arts. Emphasizes the colonial and post colonial periods.
SAST 1300Under the Colonized-Gaze: British Empire and its Indian Subjects (3.00)
This course focuses on writings by Indians (mainly Bengali writers) during the colonial period to examine the existing relational nature between the colonizer (the British) and the colonized (Indians). In doing so the course also focuses on the wider significance of Bengali writings how they encapsulated discourses on nation, race and gender.
Course was offered Spring 2012, Spring 2011
SAST 1559New Course in South Asian Studies (3.00)
The course will focus in on the period since 1990, when India took dramatic steps to reform its economic policies and re-set its relationships with other world powers. Students will be introduced to a wide range of initiatives taking place in a variety of public and privates sectors, and be encouraged through focused case studies to learn about opportunities for them to discover their own interests, possibly by studying in India with the UVa.
Course was offered Spring 2015
SAST 1600India in Global Perspective (3.00)
The course will not be a conventional "introduction" to India which customarily emphasizes cultural history. Though there will be a short section at the beginning of the course that provides an overview of India's history, we will quickly move, after 6 class meetings, to the post-independence era, and focus in on the period since 1990, when India took steps to reform its economic policies and re-set its relationships with other world powers
Course was offered Spring 2017
SAST 2050Classics of Indian Literature (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
A survey of the foundational, formative and paradigmatic classic texts of the Indian Vedic, Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, Islamic and Sikh religio-literary-cultural traditions.
SAST 2060Bollywood Dreams: Indian Cinema (3.00)
Survey of Indian (particulary Hindi-language) cinema from ca. 1910 to the present, concentrating on films made after independence (1947).
Course was offered Fall 2011
SAST 2200Delhi: The Gateway to India (3.00)
The course utilizes the ever changing map of India's capital and its seven cities to introduce medieval, pre-modern and modern India. Delhi is a microcosm of India's history. It is also home to India's most important government and cultural institutions. A visit to the Mughal city of Agra (Taj Mahal) and the Rajput 'capital', Jaipur is included.
SAST 2559New Course in South Asian Studies (3.00)
New course in South Asian studies.
SAST 2700Indian Politics and Society (3.00)
The course provides an overview of key issues in the study of contemporary Indian politics. Particular attention is paid to the successes and challenges of Indian democracy. The course examines the historical background to the establishment of democracy; the evolution of political institutions and processes, and foreign and economic policy; and contemporary identity politics (including gender, religion and caste). Cross-listed with PLCP 2700.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Spring 2010
SAST 2800The World According to South Asia (3.00)
This course approaches South Asia and its cultural diversity from the inside out, rather than from an `other' centered, western viewpoint. This course is not about the history of South Asia. It is about understanding the contemporary cultural milieu 'the world as seen reflexively and reflectively through a South Asian lens. We will be reading and discussing almost exclusively South Asian voices' opinions and perceptions.
Course was offered Spring 2015
SAST 3300The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This class will focus on cinema produced by the industry in Mumbai, popularly called Bollywood. Topics will include the relationship between fiction and documentation, between melodrama and realism, music and affect. Students will be taught the tools of film analysis and will be expected to watch and unpack films each week. They will also be expected to consider films in the social, political and economic contexts in which they were made.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
SAST 3400Pop Culture in S. Asia: Advertising, Visual Aesth., Posters & Photography (3.00)
This course will examine popular visual aesthetics in South Asia. We will look at the aesthetics of visual culture from the 19th century to the present. Students will be trained to consider popular culture, to think about the relationship between high art forms such as painting and multi-media and the more seemingly mundane aesthetics of press photography, posters, billboards, teaching posters, etc., and the new spate of financial advertising.
Course was offered Spring 2011
SAST 3450The Languages of South Asia (3.00)
An examination of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of South Asian languages from typological, social, and historical perspectives. No knowledge of a South Asian language or linguistics is required.
SAST 3559New Course in South Asian Studies (1.00 - 4.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian studies.
SAST 3640Women & Politics in S Asia (3.00)
This course examines the role of women in politics in the countries of South Asia (including India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) from the colonial to the modern period. Particular attention is paid to issues of democracy and authoritarian rule; identity politics (including religion, nationalism, and caste); political institutions and processes; and political violence. Cross-listed with PLCP 3640.
Course was offered Fall 2010, Fall 2009
SAST 3701Business and Banking in South Asia (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
South Asia, the region which stretches from Afghanistan to Burma and down to Sri Lanka, has been the center of thousands of years of trade and finance. In this course we will investigate the early history of this vast flow through the following: the highlights of the history of business and banking, trade and finance from about 1500 B.C to the early European merchant adventurers , the worlds and cultures that were implicated in that history.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
SAST 4559New Course in South Asian Studies (3.00)
New Course in South Asian Studies
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2010
SAST 4991South Asian Studies Capstone Seminar (3.00)
This is the fourth-year capstone seminar for students majoring in South Asian Studies. This course will draw on the multidisciplinary interests of the students who participate to create a collaborative and collegial environment in which to investigate some of the foundational concepts and categories involved in the construction of "South Asia" as unified area of academic discourse.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
SAST 4993Colonial Indians in the West: Negotiation, Appropriation and Assimilation (1.00 - 3.00)
The present course focuses on writings by Indians during the colonial period and beyond to examine the existing relational nature between the Indians and the West. In doing so the course also focuses on the wider significance of Indian writings how they encapsulated discourses on identity and how they negotiated or assimilated in the Western cultural milieu while they are traveling to the West. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2016
SAST 5300The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos (3.00)
This class will focus on cinema produced by the industry in Mumbai, popularly called Bollywood. Topics will include the relationship between fiction and documentation, between melodrama and realism, music and affect. Students will be taught the tools of film analysis and will be expected to watch and unpack films each week. They will also be expected to consider films in the social, political and economic contexts in which they were made.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2010
SAST 5400Popular culture in South Asia: Advertising, visual aesthetic, posters (3.00)
The course will look at the aesthetics of visual culture from the 19 th to the contemporary period. Students will be trained to consider popular culture, to think about the relationship between high art forms such as painting, photography and multi-media and the more seemingly mundane aesthetics of press photography, posters and billboards, teaching posters, commercial art and advertising, and the new spate of financial advertising.
Course was offered Spring 2011
SAST 5559New Course in South Asian Studies (3.00)
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian studies.
Course was offered Fall 2010
SAST 6701Business and Banking in South Asia (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
South Asia, the region which stretches from Afghanistan to Burma and down to Sri Lanka, has been the center of thousands of years of trade and finance. In this course we will investigate the early history of this vast flow through the following: the highlights of the history of business and banking, trade and finance from about 1500 B.C to the early European merchant adventurers , the worlds and cultures that were implicated in that history.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
SAST 7450The Languages of South Asia (3.00)
An examination of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structures of South Asian languages from typological, social, and historical perspectives. No knowledge of a South Asian language or linguistics is required.
South Asian Literature in Translation
SATR 2000Introduction to South Asian Literature (3.00)
Surveys classical to contemporary South Asian languages (e.g., Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Urdu) and literature translated into, or written in, English.
SATR 2010Remembering India's Partition through Literature and Poetry (3.00)
The readings for this course have been put together with the premise that literature, even that which is written at the height of nationalist struggles, does not relate the exact same story that nationalism does. The readings for this course present a view of pre-partition and post-partition India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, especially through the novels of Muslim South Asian writers like Abdullah Hussein and Intezar Hussain.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Fall 2010
SATR 2110Cultural Translation: Travel Writing in South Asia (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Travel writing is among the oldest forms of literature, especially in Asia. This course explores depictions of the Indian sub-continent by travel writers from Buddhist pilgrims to Arab geographers to colonial and post-colonial writers.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2011, Fall 2009
SATR 2300Colonial and Postcolonial Bengali Literature in Translation (3.00)
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of Bengali literature as it has developed through the colonial and postcolonial periods. This course critically examines the questions of western literary influences on Bengali literature and their successful/unsuccessful appropriations/adoptions by Bengali writers.
Course was offered Fall 2010
SATR 3000Women Writing in India & Pakistan: 1947-Present (3.00)
We will read and critique the fiction and poetry of culturally specific regions while reflecting on the assumption that experiences and identities are fundamentally gendered. We will explore issues associated with women writing in regional languages to writing in mainstream languages like Hindi, Urdu and English. We will also examine how the publication and dissemination of women's texts are related to the women movements in India and Pakistan. Prerequisite: Completion of First Writing Requirement
SATR 3010Colors of Loneliness: Literature of Diasporic Imagination (3.00)
An upper-level undergraduate seminar on South Asian Literature translated into or written in English that focuses on dislocation both metaphorical and temporal and how the filters of time and memory operate on imagination creating 'fictions.'
Course was offered Spring 2012
SATR 3110Modern Urdu-Hindi Literature (3.00)
This upper level course will comprise readings that will cover a broad spectrum of what constitutes the "modern" in Urdu and Hindi Literature. The course will track the historical beginning of Urdu-Hindi as a language, its development as a literary language and the complexities of the divide form one to two distinct languages: modern Hindi and modern Urdu.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
SATR 3280Poetry of Passionate Devotion:The Ghazal (3.00)
In this course we will read selections from some of the best classical Urdu and Persian lyric poetry. we will learn about the conventions of love in Urdu literary culture and the poetics of the ghazal in general. We will explore the different possibilities of interpretation: how the line between sacred and profane love (ishq) is often blurred, the relationship of poetry to mystical inspiration and so on.
SATR 3300Literature & Society in South Asia: Breaking the Cast(e) (3.00)
Dalit literature is perhaps the most remarkable literary movement to emerge in post-independence India. It is the voice of the most marginalized section of India's population, those formerly known as untouchables. Until the advent of Dalit literature, the lives of Dalits had seldom been recorded in Indian literature. We will read fictional and non-fictional narratives of Dalit writers, and watch films to visualize and comprehend their lives. Prerequisite: SATR 7300 (graduate section)
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
SATR 3559New Course in South Asian Literature in Translation (3.00)
New Course in South Asian Literature in Translation
Course was offered Spring 2010
SATR 3700Medieval Indian Literature: Vernacular and Bhakti Revolution (3.00)
This course explores the classic authors and texts of the Indian pre-modern literary period 700 - 1650 CE, which saw the rise of devotional Hinduism, the arrival of Islam in India and its fundamental influence on Indian literature, and the use of vernacular - regional languages in literature.
SATR 5110Modern Urdu-Hindi Literature (3.00)
This upper level course will comprise readings that will cover a broad spectrum of what constitutes the "modern" in Urdu and Hindi Literature. The course will track the historical beginning of Urdu-Hindi as a language, its development as a literary language and the complexities of the divide form one to two distinct languages: modern Hindi and modern Urdu.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2012, Fall 2009
SATR 6700Medieval Indian Literature: Vernacular and Bhakti Revolution (3.00)
This course explores the classic authors and texts of the Indian pre-modern literary period 700 - 1650 CE, which saw the rise of devotional Hinduism, the arrival of Islam in India and its fundamental influence on Indian literature, and the use of vernacular - regional languages in literature.
SATR 7300Literature & Society in South Asia: Breaking the Cast(e) (3.00)
Dalit literature is perhaps the most remarkable literary movement to emerge in post-independence India. It is the voice of the most marginalized section of India's population, those formerly known as untouchables. Until the advent of Dalit literature, the lives of Dalits had seldom been recorded in Indian literature. We will read fictional and non-fictional narratives of Dalit writers, and watch films to visualize and comprehend their lives.
Course was offered Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Urdu
URDU 1559New Course in Urdu (3.00)
This course is to allow 1000-level new courses in Urdu to be taught for one semester.
Course was offered Fall 2016
URDU 2010Intermediate Urdu (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces various types of written and spoken Urdu; vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax; and conversation. Prerequisite: for URDU 2010: HIND 1020 or equivalent.
URDU 2020Intermediate Urdu (4.00)
Prerequisite: for URDU 2020: URDU 2010 or equivalent.
URDU 3010Advanced Urdu I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course is designed to expand and to consolidate the structures the student has learned through URDU 2020 by reading original Urdu texts, ranging from literary prose fiction to news media excerpts to poetry (both classical and modern). We will discuss these texts in Urdu in class, and the students will be responsible for a series of short essays throughout the semester in Urdu pertaining both to the texts and to other topics. Pre-requisites: URDU 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
URDU 3020Advanced Urdu II (3.00)
This course is designed to expand and to consolidate the structures the student has learned through URDU 2020 by reading original Urdu texts, ranging from literary prose fiction to news media excerpts to poetry (both classical and modern). We will discuss these texts in Urdu in class, and the students will be responsible for a series of short essays throughout the semester in Urdu pertaining both to the texts and to other topics. Pre-requisites: URDU 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.
URDU 3300Readings in Urdu Poetry: An Ongoing Mahfil (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course will introduce advanced Urdu and Hindi students to some of the finest poetry in Urdu. Those who cannot read the Urdu script will have the option of reading the texts in Devanagari (the Hindi script). Some of the poets we will read are Mir, Ghalib, Dagh and Faiz. Course work will include brief analytical papers, as well as in-class presentations. Prerequisites: URDU 3010 or 3020; or HIND 3010 or 3020; or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
URDU 3559New Course in Urdu (3.00)
This course is to allow 3000-level new courses in Urdu to be taught for one semester.
Course was offered Fall 2011
URDU 4993Independent Study in Urdu (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent Study in Urdu
URDU 5010Advanced Urdu I (3.00)
This course is designed to expand and to consolidate the structures the student has learned through URDU 2020 by reading original Urdu texts, ranging from literary prose fiction to news media excerpts to poetry (both classical and modern). We will discuss these texts in Urdu in class, and the students will be responsible for a series of short essays throughout the semester in Urdu pertaining both to the texts and to other topics. Prerequisites: URDU 2020 or instructor permission.
URDU 5020Advanced Urdu II (3.00)
This course is designed to expand and to consolidate the structures the student has learned through URDU 2020 by reading original Urdu texts, ranging from literary prose fiction to news media excerpts to poetry (both classical and modern). We will discuss these texts in Urdu in class, and the students will be responsible for a series of short essays throughout the semester in Urdu pertaining both to the texts and to other topics. Prerequisites: URDU 2020 or instructor permission
URDU 6559New Course in Urdu (3.00)
This course is to allow 6000-level new courses in Urdu to be taught for one semester.
Course was offered Fall 2011
URDU 7300Readings in Urdu Poetry: An Ongoing Mahfil (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
This course will introduce advanced Urdu and Hindi students to some of the finest poetry in Urdu. Those who cannot read the Urdu script will have the option of reading the texts in Devanagari (the Hindi script). Some of the poets we will read are Mir, Ghalib, Dagh and Faiz. Course work will include brief analytical papers, as well as in-class presentations. Prerequisites: URDU 3010 or 3020; or HIND 3010 or 3020; or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Fall 2014
URDU 8993Independent Study in Urdu (1.00 - 3.00)
Independent study in Urdu language and/or literature. Prerequisite: URDU 5010 or 5020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.