Courses - asian spring 2013

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Spring 2013

Asian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings Course Website
ASIAN 206: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity
Modern Literature of South Asia

Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.

This course introduces the modern literature of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) from the fifteenth century to the present. We will read a selection of short stories, novels, and poetry drawn from the diverse literary traditions of the region. Major readings include The Namesake by...

I&S, VLPA
A - 10544 Jennifer Dubrow M W F 12:30-13:20
DEM 104
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ASIAN 206: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity

Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.

I&S, VLPA
A - 10544 M W F 12:30-13:20
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ASIAN 206: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity

Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.

AA - 10545 Th 11:30-12:20
SAV 156
ASIAN 206: Literature And Culture Of South Asia From Tradition To Modernity

Introduction to medieval and modern South Asian literature in its cultural context. Texts in English translation.

AB - 10546 Th 12:30-13:20
SAV 156
ASIAN 401: Introduction To Asian Linguistics

Linguistic analysis, with emphasis on languages of east, southeast, south, and central Asia. Includes phonetics, phonemics, morphology, syntax, historical reconstruction, linguistic typology, comparative grammar. Survey of major languages and language families of Asia. Diverse Asian languages as subjects of linguistic analysis. Prior knowledge of linguistics not required. Recommended: two years of any Asian language.

VLPA
A - 10547 Zev Handel MTWThF 11:30-12:20
SAV 131
ASIAN 498: Special Topics
Literature of Love and Liberation: Introduction to Urdu Poetry in South Asia

Offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members. Topics vary. Offered: AWSp.

This course is a survey of Urdu poetry from the 18th century to the present. We will read Urdu poetry in translation, moving from the early period with poems mostly about matters of love. In the modern period Urdu poetry’s subject matter changes to broader social concerns such as patriotism,...

VLPA
A - 10548 Jameel Ahmad T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 131
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ASIAN 498: Special Topics
The Bhagavad Gita

Offered occasionally by permanent or visiting faculty members. Topics vary. Offered: AWSp.

The Bhagavad Gītā is possibly the best-known Hindu text, both in India and in the West. In this course we shall undertake a close reading of the Gītā and examine the various facets of the text and its reach:
 the Gītā's literary, historical and cultural context
 doctrinal...

VLPA
B - 10549 Prem Pahlajrai M W 13:30-15:20
SAV 164
Course Website
ASIAN 503: Seminar In Asian Linguistics
Interviewing in Applied LInguistics

Topics vary. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

The interview is an often-used, but little reflected upon, research method in applied linguistics. This seminar considers uses of interview, methodology for interviewing, and analyses of the interview as social interaction. Students will collect interview data in the course. These interviews...

A - 10550 Amy Snyder Ohta M W 15:30-17:20
DEN 205
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ASIAN 600: Independent Study Or Research

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 10551 to be arranged -
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ASIAN 600: Independent Study Or Research

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 10551 to be arranged -
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ASIAN 700: Master's Thesis

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 10552 to be arranged -
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ASIAN 700: Master's Thesis

Offered: AWSpS.

A - 10552 to be arranged -
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ASIAN 800: Doctoral Dissertation

Offered: AWSpS.

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