East Asian Studies

Departmental Office: 407 Kent; 212-854-5027
ealac.columbia.edu/

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Prof. Paul Anderer, 414 Kent; 212-854-1525; pja1@columbia.edu

The program in East Asian studies offers a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines, as well as training in the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Tibetan languages. The program is designed to provide a coherent curriculum for undergraduates wishing to major in East Asian studies, with disciplinary specialization in anthropology, art history, economics, history, literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, or religion. The department also offers a series of introductory and thematic courses especially designed for students seeking to acquire some knowledge of East Asia as part of their broader undergraduate experience.

Admission to Language Courses

All students wishing to enter the language program at another point besides the first term of the first level must pass a language placement test before registering. The language placement exams are held during the change of program period, the week before classes begin.

Students who have been absent from the campus for one term or more must take a placement test before enrolling in a language course beyond the first term of the first level.

Students who wish to place out of the Columbia College Foreign Language Requirement for a language taught in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures must consult with the director of the relevant language program. The names of the directors, and additional information about East Asian language programs, can be accessed via the department website at ealac.columbia.edu.

Language Laboratory

An additional hour of study in the language laboratory is required in first-year Japanese (JPNS UN101 and JPNS UN1102). 

JPNS UN1101
 - JPNS UN1102
First-Year Japanese I
and First-Year Japanese II

Students taking these courses must attend all assigned language laboratory sessions. Grades for written and oral work in the language laboratory and for additional work in oral drill sessions count as 10% of the final grade in the course. Assignments of laboratory hours are made during the first session of the regular classes.

Course Numbering

The following are general guidelines to the numbering of department courses open to undergraduates. Students with questions about the nature of a course should consult with the instructor or the director of undergraduate studies.

  • 1000-level: Introductory-level undergraduate courses and first-year language courses
  • 2000-level: Intermediate-level undergraduate courses and second-year language courses
  • 3000-level: Advanced-level undergraduate courses and third-year language courses
  • 4000-level: Advanced courses geared toward undergraduate students available to graduate students or geared toward both undergraduate and graduate students, fourth-year and above language courses

Study Abroad

East Asian Studies majors or concentrators who plan to spend their junior spring abroad must contact the director of undergraduate studies for information about course selection in the sophomore year. 

The Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies

The Kyoto Center offers Columbia students the opportunity to study in Japan in a program combining intensive instruction in the Japanese language with courses taught in English on a wide range of topics in Japanese studies. Students should have at least the equivalent of two years of Japanese by the time of their departure. The program is most appropriate for the junior year, although other arrangements are considered.

East Asian Studies majors or concentrators who opt to spend their junior spring at the Kyoto Center must take the required disciplinary and senior thesis-related courses in the spring of their sophomore year (contact the director of undergraduate studies for details). For further information about the Kyoto Center, please consult Robin Leephaibul: rl2705@columbia.edu.

Grading

Courses in which the grade of D or P has been received do not count toward the major or concentration requirements.

Departmental Honors

Departmental honors are conferred only on East Asian Studies majors who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.6 for courses in the major, have pursued a rigorous and ambitious program of study, and have submitted senior theses of superior quality, clearly demonstrating originality and excellent scholarship. Qualified seniors are nominated by their thesis advisers. Normally no more than 10% of graduating majors receive departmental honors in a given academic year. Concentrators are not eligible for departmental honors.

Special Service Professors

  • William Theodore de Bary (John Mitchell Mason Professor and Provost Emeritus of the University)
  • Donald Keene (Shincho Professor Emeritus)

Professors

  • Paul Anderer
  • Charles Armstrong (History)
  • Bernard Faure
  • Carol Gluck (History)
  • Robert E. Harrist Jr. (Art History)
  • Robert Hymes
  • Dorothy Ko (Barnard History)
  • Feng Li
  • Lydia Liu
  • Rachel McDermott (Barnard)
  • Matthew McKelway (Art History)
  • Wei Shang
  • Haruo Shirane (Chair)
  • Tomi Suzuki
  • Madeleine Zelin

Associate Professors

  • Lisbeth Kim Brandt
  • Michael Como (Religion)
  • Theodore Hughes
  • Adam McKeown (History)
  • Eugenia Lean
  • David Lurie
  • David (Max) Moerman (Barnard)
    Lien-Hang Nguyen (History)
  • Gregory Pflugfelder
  • Jonathan Reynolds (Art History, Barnard)
  • Gray Tuttle

Assistant Professors

  • Nicholas Barlett (Barnard)
  • Jue Guo (Barnard)
  • Lauran Hartley
  • Harrison Huang
  • Jungwon Kim
  • Paul Kreitman
  • Ying Qian
  • Zhaohua Yang (Religion)

Adjunct Faculty

  • Robert Barnett
  • Itsuki Hayashi
  • Laurel Kendall
  • Tuo Li
  • Morris Rossabi
  • Conrad Schirokauer

Senior Lecturers

  • Shigeru Eguchi
  • Ling Yan
  • Lening Liu
  • Yuan-Yuan Meng
  • Fumiko Nazikian
  • Miharu Nittono
  • Carol Schulz
  • Zhirong Wang

Lecturers

  • Pema Bhum
    Yu-Shan Chen
  • Eunice Chung
  • Lingjun Hu
  • Tianqi Jiang
  • James Lap
  • Beom Lee
  • Kyoko Loetscher
  • Keiko Okamoto
  • Jisuk Park
  • Shaoyan Qi
  • Zhongqi Shi
  • Sunhee Song
  • Naofumi Tatsumi
  • Sonam Tsering
  • Asami Tsuda
  • Hailong Wang
  • Xiaodan Wang
  • Chen Wu
  • Jia Xu
  • Hyunkyu Yi

On Leave

Harrison Huang
Eugenia Lean
Gregory Pflugfelder

Major in East Asian Studies

The requirements for this program were modified in the Spring 2017 semester. Students who declared an EAS major before this semester have the option of following the old or the new requirements. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Prerequisite

Students must meet the following prerequisite prior to declaring the East Asian Studies major: two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan, or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination). 

Language Requirement

Third-year Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan (completion of the UN3005-UN3006 level in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; TIBT UN3611-UN3612 level in Tibetan), or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination).  Students of Chinese may also complete UN3003-UN3004 to meet the third-year requirement.

One of the following sequences (in the target language):
CHNS UN3003
 - CHNS UN3004
Third-Year Chinese I (N)
and Third-Year Chinese II (N)
Or, for heritage students:
Third-Year Chinese I (W)
and Third-Year Chinese II (W)
JPNS UN3005
 - JPNS UN3006
Third-Year Japanese I
and Third-Year Japanese II
KORN UN3005
 - KORN UN3006
Third-Year Korean I
and Third-Year Korean II
TIBT UN3611
 - TIBT UN3612
Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I
and Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II

Students who test out of three years or more of a language must take an additional year of that language or another East Asian language at Columbia in order to satisfy the language requirement.

Introductory Courses

Students are required to take:
AHUM UN1400 Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia
Students must also select two of the following:
ASCE UN1359 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China
ASCE UN1361 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
ASCE UN1363 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea
ASCE UN1365 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet
ASCE UN1367 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam

First-year students and sophomores, prior to declaring an East Asian studies major, are strongly urged to take one or more of the introductory courses.

Methodology Course

All majors must also take EAAS UN3990 Approaches to East Asian Studies which is offered every spring.

Elective Courses

For students must take four elective courses in East Asian studies, to be chosen in consultation with the DUS. Two of these courses must be EALAC or AMEC courses. Courses in a second East Asian language (one year minimum) or a classical East Asian language (one semester minimum) may be used to fulfill one elective course.

Senior Thesis Program

East Asian Studies majors who wish to write a senior thesis apply to the EALAC Senior Thesis Program at the end of their junior year. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.6 in courses taken in the major at the time of the application. Students interested in applying to the Senior Thesis Program should submit the EALAC Senior Thesis Program Application (see Undergraduate Planning Sheets and Forms) to the DUS by Monday, May 1, 2017. Decisions will be made by the week of May 15th.

All potential thesis writers are required to enroll in the Senior Thesis Research Workshop (EAAS UN3999) in the fall of the senior year. Students who perform satisfactorily in this workshop, successfully complete a thesis proposal, and find a faculty adviser will then write the Senior Thesis itself in the spring semester under the direction of the adviser and a graduate student tutor (EAAS UN3901).

The senior thesis typically consists of about 30-35 pages of text (double-spaced, normal typeface and margins) and 5-8 pages of references. Under no circumstances should a thesis exceed a total of 50 pages (including references), without the special permission of the faculty adviser.

Successful completion of the thesis by the April 1 deadline in the spring semester will be necessary but not sufficient for a student to receive departmental honors. Normally no more than 10% of graduating majors receive departmental honors in a given academic year; as such, not all thesis writers will receive honors.


Concentration in East Asian Studies

Prerequisite

Students must meet the following prerequisite prior to declaring the East Asian Studies concentration: two years of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan, or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination). 

Language Requirement

Third-year Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Tibetan (completion of the UN3005-UN3006 level in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean; TIBT UN3611-UN3612 level in Tibetan), or the proficiency equivalent (to be demonstrated by placement examination).  Students of Chinese may also complete UN3003-UN3004 to meet the third-year requirement.

One of the following sequences (in the target language):
CHNS UN3003
 - CHNS UN3004
Third-Year Chinese I (N)
and Third-Year Chinese II (N)
Or, for heritage students:
Third-Year Chinese I (W)
and Third-Year Chinese II (W)
JPNS UN3005
 - JPNS UN3006
Third-Year Japanese I
and Third-Year Japanese II
KORN UN3005
 - KORN UN3006
Third-Year Korean I
and Third-Year Korean II
TIBT UN3611
 - TIBT UN3612
Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I
and Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II

Students who test out of a third-year level East Asian language must take either an additional year of the same language, one year of a classical East Asian language, one year of an additional East Asian language, or two electives.

Introductory Courses

AHUM UN1400 Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia
Select one of the following:
ASCE UN1359 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China
ASCE UN1361 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan
ASCE UN1363 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Korea
ASCE UN1365 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet
ASCE UN1367 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam

Electives

Two courses in East Asian Studies at Columbia or Barnard at the 3000- or 4000-level, subject to approval by the DUS. Concentrators may count Classical Chinese, Classical Japanese, or Classical Tibetan as one of the electives for this requirement.

Concentrators are not eligible for the Senior Thesis Program or for departmental honors.

NOTE: Courses without scheduling information are not offered during this current semester.  Please also consult the Directory of Classes for course information before emailing the contact below.

For questions, please contact Youngmi Jin (yj2180@columbia.edu).

Content Courses

ASCE UN1002 Introduction to Major Topics in Asian Civilizations: East Asia. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

An interdisciplinary and topical approach to the major issues and phases of East Asian civilizations and their role in the contemporary world. 

Fall 2017: ASCE UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1002 001/62484 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Conrad Schirokauer 4 22/22

ASCE UN1359 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: NOTE:Students must register for a discussion section, ASCE V2360
Corequisites: NOTE:Students must register for a discussion section, ASCE V2360

The evolution of Chinese civilization from ancient times to the 20th century, with emphasis on characteristic institutions and traditions.

Spring 2017: ASCE UN1359
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1359 001/19107 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
717 Hamilton Hall
Harrison Huang 4 53/80
Fall 2017: ASCE UN1359
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1359 001/13153 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
4 90/90

ASCE UN1361 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Japan. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: NOTE: Students must register for a discussion section ASCE V2371
Corequisites: NOTE: Students must register for a discussion section ASCE V2371

A survey of important events and individuals, prominent literary and artistic works, and recurring themes in the history of Japan, from prehistory to the 20th century.

Spring 2017: ASCE UN1361
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1361 001/10261 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Gregory Pflugfelder 4 54/80
Fall 2017: ASCE UN1361
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1361 001/70734 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
Room TBA
David Lurie 4 90/90

ASCE UN1365 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Tibet. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course seeks to introduce the sweep of Tibetan civilization and its history from its earliest recorded origins to the present. The course examines what civilizational forces shaped Tibet, especially the contributions of Indian Buddhism, sciences and literature, but also Chinese statecraft and sciences. Alongside the chronological history of Tibet, we will explore aspects of social life and culture.

Fall 2017: ASCE UN1365
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1365 001/15813 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Room TBA
Gray Tuttle 4 90/90

ASCE UN1367 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: Vietnam. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course provides a survey of Vietnamese civilization from prehistoric origins to the French colonization in the 19th century, with special emphasis on the rise and development of independent kingship over the 2nd millennium CE.  We begin by exploring ethnolinguistic diversity of the Red River plain over the first millenium BCE, culminating in the material bronze culture known as the Dong Son.  We then turn towards the introduction of high sinitic culture, and the region's long membership within successive Chinese empires.  We pay special attention to the rise of an independent state out of the crumbling Tang Dynasty, and the specific nation-building effects of war with the Mongols and the Ming Dynasty, in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively.  Our class ends with the French colonization of the region, and the dramatic cultural and intellectual transformations that were triggered as a result.  Our course will interrogate Vietnamese culture as a protean object, one that is defined and redefined at virtually every level, throughout a history marked by foreign interest, influence, and invasion.

Fall 2017: ASCE UN1367
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ASCE 1367 001/22696 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Room TBA
John Phan 4 4/30

AHUM UN1400 Colloquium on Major Texts: East Asia. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course explores the core classical literature in Chinese, Japanese and Korean Humanities. The main objective of the course is to discover the meanings that these literature offer, not just for the original audience or for the respective cultures, but for us. As such, it is not a survey or a lecture-based course. Rather than being taught what meanings are to be derived from the texts, we explore meanings together, informed by in-depth reading and thorough ongoing discussion.

Spring 2017: AHUM UN1400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHUM 1400 001/25120 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
522c Kent Hall
Paul Anderer 4 16/22
AHUM 1400 002/11851 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
507 Philosophy Hall
Wei Shang 4 19/22
AHUM 1400 003/23430 W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Hl-2 Heyman Center For Humanities
Conrad Schirokauer 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 004/66938 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
301m Fayerweather
Itsuki Hayashi 4 21/20
AHUM 1400 005/16505 M 12:10pm - 2:00pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Seong-Uk Kim 4 17/20
AHUM 1400 006/81397 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
522c Kent Hall
Charles Woolley 4 16/20
Fall 2017: AHUM UN1400
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHUM 1400 001/05400 W 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
David Moerman 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 002/67259 M 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Seong-Uk Kim 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 003/64631 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Paul Anderer 4 22/22
AHUM 1400 004/24981 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
John Phan 4 18/22

EAAS UN3322 East Asian Cinema. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course introduces students to major works, genres and waves of East Asian cinema from the Silent era to the present, including films from Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. How has cinema participated in East Asian societies’ distinct and shared experiences of industrial modernity, imperialism and (post)colonialism? How has cinema engaged with questions of class, gender, ethnic and language politics? In what ways has cinema facilitated transnational circulations and mobilizations of peoples and ideas, and how has it interacted with other art forms, such as theatre, painting, photography and music? In this class, we answer these questions by studying cinemas across the region sideby- side, understanding cinema as deeply embedded in the region’s intertwining political, social and cultural histories and circulations of people and ideas. We cover a variety of genres such as melodrama, comedy, historical epic, sci-fi, martial arts and action, and prominent film auteurs such as Yasujirō Ozu, Akira Kurosawa, Yu Hyŏnmok, Chen Kaige, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Ann Hui. As cinema is, among other things, a creative practice, in this course, students will be given opportunities to respond to films analytically and creatively, through writing as well as creative visual projects. As a global core course, this class does not assume prior knowledge of East Asian culture or of film studies.

Spring 2017: EAAS UN3322
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3322 001/83147 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Ying Qian 4 24/22

AHUM UN3830 Colloquium On Modern East Asian Texts. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

Prerequisites: AHUM V3400 is recommended as background.

Introduction to and exploration of modern East Asian literature through close reading and discussion of selected masterpieces from the 1890s through the 1990s by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean writers such as Mori Ogai, Wu Jianren, Natsume Soseki, Lu Xun, Tanizaki Jun’ichiro, Shen Congwen, Ding Ling, Eileen Chang, Yi Sang, Oe Kenzaburo, O Chong-hui, and others. Emphasis will be on cultural and intellectual issues and on how literary forms manifested, constructed, or responded to rapidly shifting experiences of modernity in East Asia.

Fall 2017: AHUM UN3830
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
AHUM 3830 001/72674 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Charles Woolley 4 20/20

EAAS UN3999 Research in East Asian Studies. 1 point.

Introduces students to research and writing techniques and requires the preparation of a senior thesis proposal. Required for majors and concentrators in the East Asian studies major in the spring term of the junior year.

Fall 2017: EAAS UN3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 3999 001/15171  
1 9/15

EARL GU4010 Buddhist Inspirations in 20th Cent. Japanese Thought. 4 points.

This course explores the Buddhist inspirations in the thought of some of the most important thinkers of 20th century Japan: Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945), Tanabe Hajime (1885-1962), and Nishitani Keiji (1900-1990).  Additionally, since the Japanese philosophers develop their thoughts essentially by synthesizing eastern and western religions, we will discuss the issue of interreligious dialogue and religious pluralism throughout the course.  No background in western intellectual tradition is required.

Fall 2017: EARL GU4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EARL 4010 001/25516 W 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Room TBA
Itsuki Hayashi 4 2/20

CHNS GU4019 History of Chinese Language. 3 points.

Introduces the evolution of Chinese language. It reveals the major changes in Chinese sound, writing and grammar systems, and social and linguistic factors which caused these changes. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Spring 2017: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/67849 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 15/15
Fall 2017: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/27635 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 7/12

HSEA GU4027 Issues in Early Chinese Civilization: Theories and Debates. 4 points.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic issues and problems in the study of early Chinese civilization, some theoretical and others methodological. Through the review of a long series of debates the course offers a quick entrance both to this early period of history and to these studies. Organized around problems, the course encourages critical thinking and contesting arguments and helps the students weigh different positions addressing the problems. By doing so, the course guides the students to search for frontline questions and to probe possible ways to solve the problems. The course deals with both the written records (inscriptional and textual) and the material evidence, and the student can well expect this course to serve as also updates of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in China made in the past decades. The course is designed as an upper-level undergraduate and MA course; therefore, it is recommended that undergraduate students should take "ASCE V2359: Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China" before participating in this course.

Fall 2017: HSEA GU4027
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4027 001/26687 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Feng Li 4 6/15

EAAS GU4277 Japanese Anime and Beyond: Gender, Power and Transnational Media. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This is an upper-level undergraduate and graduate (MA) seminar. It would be helpful if students have some background in film/media studies, cultural studies, and/or East Asian studies, though no prerequisite is required. The guiding questions of the course: The animated films variably have become sites of knowledge formation and aesthetic experiments in different regions of the world. How so? What were the underlying historical and cultural conditions that led to the invention and circulation of animation? What would be a heuristic and effective narrative mode to examine the transnational history of animation? In order to go beyond the narrow confines of area studies that often separate the treatment of Japanese animation from the Euro-American and/or Asian contexts, this course provides a comparative approach. The tripartite course begins by introducing canonical works of Japanese animated film (anime) and provides an overview of the state of field. The next session discusses historically important films (from Europe, US and China) which students examine along with the selected readings from animation theories. The final section explores, in addition to recent animated films, comics and graphic novels (Japan and Korea), which are vital media for understanding animation.

Fall 2017: EAAS GU4277
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4277 001/68968 W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Tom Looser 4 20/20

EARL GU4310 Life-Writing in Tibetan Buddhist Literature. 4 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

This course engages the genre of life writing in Tibetan Buddhist culture, addressing the permeable and fluid nature of this important sphere of Tibetan literature. Through Tibetan biographies, hagiographies, and autobiographies, the class will consider questions about how life-writing overlaps with religious doctrine, philosophy, and history. For comparative purposes, we will read life writing from Western (and Japanese or Chinese) authors, for instance accounts of the lives of Christian saints, raising questions about the cultural relativity of what makes up a life's story.

Fall 2017: EARL GU4310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EARL 4310 001/69271 Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Gray Tuttle 4 17/15

RELI GU4513 Buddhism and Neuroscience. 4 points.

With the Dalai Lama's marked interest in recent advances in neuroscience, the question of the compatibility between Buddhist psychology and neuroscience has been raised in a number of conferences and studies. This course will examine the state of the question, look at claims made on both sides, and discuss whether or not there is a convergence between Buddhist discourse about the mind and scientific discourse about the brain.

Fall 2017: RELI GU4513
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
RELI 4513 001/19005 Th 2:10pm - 4:00pm
201 80 Claremont
Bernard Faure 4 23/25

EAAS GU4553 Survey of Tibetan Literature. 4 points.

This course introduces a sampling of Tibetan literary works spanning from the Tibetan imperial period to present-day.  We shall focus on Tibetan belles-lettres and vernacular literary forms (all in English translation) that remain salient in current Tibetan intellectual discourse.  We will engage in close readings of those texts, in addition to discussing characteristics of the genres they represent.

Fall 2017: EAAS GU4553
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EAAS 4553 001/71196 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Lauran Hartley 4 0/18

EAAS W4557 Film and TV in Tibet and Inner Asia. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

In this seminar we look at films and television dramas made in Tibet, Xinjiang and Mongolia from the 1920s onwards, mainly by Chinese filmmakers, but also by Russians, Tibetans and Mongolians. These suggest local perspectives on the history of these areas during their ongoing integration into the PRC since the 1950s. Through the films, the seminar explores the different ways notions of the state, nationality, “being good” and the political are expressed at different times in these areas. No prerequisites or previous knowledge required.

HSEA GU4844 GLOBAL HONG KONG. 4 points.

This seminar examines modern world history through the lens of Hong Kong. Through readings, discussions, lectures, and a final paper, we will investigate Hong Kong’s outsized historical impact on the world—from its seizure by British forces during the First Opium War to its 1997 handover to the People’s Republic of China. We will dig into Hong Kong’s dramatic evolutions over this century and a half, from an entrepôt and migration hub to a manufacturing powerhouse and financial center. This agenda will also offer us new perspectives on the history of global capitalism and push us to interweave traditionally disconnected histories, such as that of the opium trade, the Chinese diaspora, modern Chinese politics, the Cold War and decolonization, neoliberal globalization, and China’s post-1978 development.

Fall 2017: HSEA GU4844
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4844 001/21433 Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Peter Hamilton 4 16/22

HSEA GU4847 Modern Japan. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

This course explores the history of Japan between 1800 and the present, with a particular focus on the 20th century. The course draws upon a combination of primary source materials (political documents, memoirs, oral histories, journalism, fiction, film) and scholarly writings in order to gain insight into the complex and tumultuous process by which Japan became an industrialized society, a modern nation-state, and a world power.

Fall 2017: HSEA GU4847
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4847 001/29577 T 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Paul Kreitman 4 4/20

HSEA GU4880 History of Modern China I. 3 points.

CC/GS/SEAS: Partial Fulfillment of Global Core Requirement

China’s transformation under its last imperial rulers, with special emphasis on economic, legal, political, and cultural change.

Fall 2017: HSEA GU4880
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4880 001/73046 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
413 Kent Hall
Madeleine Zelin 3 48/60

HSEA GU4893 Family in Chinese History. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: ASCE V2359.

The history of the Chinese family, its changing forms and cultural expressions: marriage and divorce; parent and child; clan and lineage; ancestor worship; the role of women; the relation of family and state; Western parallels and contrasts.

Fall 2017: HSEA GU4893
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
HSEA 4893 001/13380 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Robert Hymes 3 11/20

Chinese Language Courses

CHNS UN1011 Introductory Chinese B. 2.5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18.

Prerequisites: CHNS W1010y (offered in the Spring only) or the equivalent.

The program is designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing colloquial Chinese. This course (Part II) is offered in the Fall only. The two parts (I and II) together cover the same materials as Chinese C1101/F1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese C1102/F1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1011 001/73361 M W 8:50am - 9:55am
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 9/12
CHNS 1011 002/27804 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 2.5 12/12

CHNS UN1101 First-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Students who can already speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1101 001/14655 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
522c Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 4/12
CHNS 1101 002/26587 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
424 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 5/12
CHNS 1101 003/64244 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
411 Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 4/12
CHNS 1101 004/71440 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Chen Wu 5 4/12
CHNS 1101 005/19956 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
5 2/12
CHNS 1101 006/75781 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Ling Yan 5 3/12
CHNS 1101 007/25681 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Yicheng Zhang 5 2/12

CHNS UN1111 First-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

The course is specially designed for students of Chinese heritage and advanced beginners with good speaking skills. It aims to develop the student's basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. Pinyin system is introduced; standard Chinese pronunciation, and traditional characters. Classes will be conducted mostly in Chinese. Open to students with Mandarin speaking ability in Chinese only. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN1111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 1111 001/20181 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
522b Kent Hall
Tianqi Jiang 5 6/12
CHNS 1111 002/62872 T Th F 4:10pm - 5:25pm
423 Kent Hall
Hailong Wang 5 7/12

CHNS UN2201 Second-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 18. Additional weekly oral session and lab to be arranged.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1101-1102 or CHNS F1101-1102, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Designed to further the student's four skills acquired in the elementary course, this program aims to develop higher level of proficiency through comprehensive oral and written exercises. Cultural aspects in everyday situations are introduced. Traditional characters. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 2201 001/23605 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
522c Kent Hall
Jia Xu 5 11/12
CHNS 2201 002/61136 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
424 Kent Hall
Xiaodan Wang 5 12/12
CHNS 2201 003/61594 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
405 Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 5 12/12
CHNS 2201 004/17305 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
5 2/12
CHNS 2201 005/22054 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
405 Kent Hall
5 5/12
CHNS 2201 006/71816 M T W Th 6:10pm - 7:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 4/12
CHNS 2201 007/26343 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
5 1/12

CHNS C2221 Second-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1112 or F1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

Continuation of CHNS C1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN3003 Third-Year Chinese I (N). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 15.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1202 or F1202, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses.

This course fulfills the language requirement for east Asian studies majors. Prepares for more advanced study of Chinese through rigorous vocabulary expansion, more sophisticated language usage patterns, and introduction to basics of formal and literary styles. Materials are designed to advance the student's fluency for everyday communicative tasks as well as reading skills. Simplified characters are introduced. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS UN3003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3003 001/16594 M T W Th 8:50am - 9:55am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 5 5/12
CHNS 3003 002/75616 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
5 6/12
CHNS 3003 003/69100 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522b Kent Hall
Lingjun Hu 5 10/12
CHNS 3003 004/64043 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
313 Hamilton Hall
Zhongqi Shi 5 8/12
CHNS 3003 005/29369 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Wenlian Zhang 5 8/12

CHNS UN3005 Third-Year Chinese I (W). 5 points.

Enrollment limited to 25.

Prerequisites: CHNS C1222 or F1222, or the equivalent.

Admission after Chinese placement exam and an oral proficiency interview with the instructor. Especially designed for students who possess good speaking ability and who wish to acquire practical writing skills as well as business-related vocabulary and speech patterns. Introduction to semiformal and formal Chinese used in everyday writing and social or business-related occasions. Simplified characters are introduced.

Fall 2017: CHNS UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 3005 001/64460 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Hailong Wang 5 4/12

CHNS GU4012 Business Chinese. 5 points.

Prerequisites: two years of Chinese study at college level.

This course is designed for students who have studied Chinese for two years at college level and are interested in business studies concerning China. It offers systematic descriptions of Chinese language used in business discourse. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4012 001/19537 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522a Kent Hall
Zhongqi Shi 5 12/12

CHNS GU4014 Media Chinese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: at least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and the instructor's permission.

This advanced course is designed to specifically train students' listening and speaking skills in both formal and colloquial language through various Chinese media sources. Students view and discuss excerpts of Chinese TV news broadcasts, soap operas, and movie segments on a regular basis. Close reading of newspaper and internet articles and blogs supplements the training of verbal skills.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4014
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4014 001/26444 M T W Th 9:10am - 10:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 9/12
CHNS 4014 002/69445 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
522d Kent Hall
Yuan-Yuan Meng 4 6/12

CHNS GU4015 Fourth-Year Chinese I (N). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4004 or the equivalent.

Implements a wide range of reading materials to enhance the student’s speaking and writing as well as reading skills. Supplemented by television broadcast news, also provides students with strategies to increase their comprehension of formal style of modern Chinese. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4015
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4015 001/60897 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:00am
Room TBA
4 11/12
CHNS 4015 002/25896 M W Th 6:10pm - 7:25pm
522b Kent Hall
Ling Yan 4 15/15

CHNS GU4017 Readings In Modern Chinese I (W) (Level 4). 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W4006 or the equivalent.

This is a non-consecutive reading course designed for those whose proficiency is above 4th level. See Admission to Language Courses. Selections from contemporary Chinese authors in both traditional and simplified characters with attention to expository, journalistic, and literary styles.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4017
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4017 001/70711 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
522c Kent Hall
Chen Wu 4 6/12

CHNS GU4019 History of Chinese Language. 3 points.

Introduces the evolution of Chinese language. It reveals the major changes in Chinese sound, writing and grammar systems, and social and linguistic factors which caused these changes. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Spring 2017: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/67849 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
405 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 15/15
Fall 2017: CHNS GU4019
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4019 001/27635 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Zhirong Wang 3 7/12

CHNS GU4301 Introduction To Classical Chinese I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: completion of three years of modern Chinese at least, or four years of Japanese or Korean.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4301
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4301 001/17836 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Lening Liu 3 12/12

CHNS GU4507 Readings in Classical Chinese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHNS W3302 or the equivalent.

Admission after placement exam. Focusing on Tang and Song prose and poetry, introduces a broad variety of genres through close readings of chosen texts as well as the specific methods, skills, and tools to approach them. Strong emphasis on the grammatical and stylistic analysis of representative works. CC GS EN CE

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4507
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4507 001/74054 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
Wei Shang 4 13/15

CHNS GU4904 Acquisition of Chinese as a Second Language. 4 points.

For more than forty years, second language acquisition (SLA) has been emerging as an independent field of inquiry with its own research agenda and theoretical paradigms. The study of SLA is inherently interdisciplinary, as it draws on scholarship from the fields of linguistics, psychology, education, and sociology. This course explores how Chinese is acquired by non-native speakers. Students will learn about general phenomena and patterns during the process of acquiring a new language. They will become familiar with important core concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research practices of the field of SLA, with Chinese as the linguistic focus.

Fall 2017: CHNS GU4904
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHNS 4904 001/15775 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
522b Kent Hall
Shaoyan Qi 4 6/12

Japanese Language Courses

JPNS UN1002 Introductory Japanese B. 2.5 points.

Prerequisites: C+ or above in JPNS W1001 or pass the placement test.

The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS W1001-W1002 is equivalent to JPNS C1101 or F1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS C1102 or F1102. Aims at the acquisition of basic Japanese grammar and Japanese culture with an emphasis on accurate communication in speaking and writing. CC GS EN CE GSAS

Fall 2017: JPNS UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1002 001/61521 M W 5:40pm - 6:45pm
Room TBA
Toshiko Omori 2.5 12/12
JPNS 1002 002/25510 T Th 5:40pm - 6:45pm
Room TBA
Nestor Serrano 2.5 12/12

JPNS UN1101 First-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Lab Required

Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts. 

Fall 2017: JPNS UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 1101 001/67089 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
405 Kent Hall
Keiko Okamoto 5 12/12
JPNS 1101 002/64031 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
405 Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 3/12
JPNS 1101 003/77397 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Naoko Sourial 5 3/12
JPNS 1101 004/20184 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
522c Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 9/12
JPNS 1101 005/73538 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522d Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 12/12
JPNS 1101 006/76978 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522a Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 5 5/12
JPNS 1101 007/65311 M T W Th 5:40pm - 6:45pm
522a Kent Hall
Asami Tsuda 5 4/12

JPNS UN2201 Second-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Lab Required

Prerequisites: JPNS C1102 or the equivalent.

Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

Fall 2017: JPNS UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 2201 001/76393 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
Jisuk Park 5 12/12
JPNS 2201 002/17379 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
522d Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 5 12/12
JPNS 2201 003/68479 M T W Th 1:10pm - 2:15pm
423 Kent Hall
Miharu Nittono 5 10/12
JPNS 2201 004/64767 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
522d Kent Hall
Fumiko Nazikian 5 12/12

JPNS UN3005 Third-Year Japanese I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent.

Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

Fall 2017: JPNS UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 3005 001/28350 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
Room TBA
Keiko Okamoto 5 12/12
JPNS 3005 002/74373 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
423 Kent Hall
Kyoko Loetscher 5 11/12
JPNS 3005 003/65201 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
411 Kent Hall
Naofumi Tatsumi 5 3/12

JPNS GU4007 Introduction To Classical Japanese. 4 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS C1202 or the equivalent.

Introduction to the fundamentals of classical Japanese grammar. Trains students to read Japanese historical and literary texts from the early period up to the 20th century.

Fall 2017: JPNS GU4007
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4007 001/70248 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
David Lurie 4 11/15

JPNS GU4017 Fourth-Year Japanese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4006 or the equivalent.

Sections 1 & 2: Readings of advanced modern literary, historical, political, and journalistic texts, and class discussions about current issues and videos. Exercises in scanning, comprehension, and English translation. Section 3: Designed for advanced students interested in developing skills for reading and comprehending modern Japanese scholarship.

Fall 2017: JPNS GU4017
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4017 001/14893 M W F 10:10am - 11:25am
423 Kent Hall
Shigeru Eguchi 4 12/12
JPNS 4017 002/64476 M W F 1:10pm - 2:25pm
424 Kent Hall
Jisuk Park 4 9/12

JPNS GU4516 Fifth Year Japanese I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: JPNS W4018 or the equivalent.

This course is intended to help students to develop language skills necessary for academic research. Students will read articles of various genres, watch videos, and debate issues from a wide range of fields, including economics, politics, history, comparative literature and current issues.

Fall 2017: JPNS GU4516
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
JPNS 4516 001/28899 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
423 Kent Hall
Miharu Nittono 3 5/12

Korean Language Courses

KORN UN1002 Introductory Korean B. 2.5 points.

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (1001y) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (1002x) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

Spring 2017: KORN UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1002 001/86548 M W 11:40am - 12:45pm
509 Hamilton Hall
Eunice Chung 2.5 16/18
Fall 2017: KORN UN1002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1002 001/26494 M W 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 11/18
KORN 1002 002/60639 T Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 2.5 6/18

KORN UN1101 First-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Lab Required
Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the director of the Korean Language Program.

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II.

Fall 2017: KORN UN1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 1101 001/14103 M T W Th 11:40am - 12:45pm
318 Hamilton Hall
Eunice Chung 5 12/18
KORN 1101 002/25526 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Carol Schulz 5 4/18
KORN 1101 003/27171 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
Room TBA
5 5/18

KORN UN2201 Second-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar.

Fall 2017: KORN UN2201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 2201 001/77702 M T W Th 2:40pm - 3:45pm
522c Kent Hall
Eunice Chung 5 18/18
KORN 2201 002/72965 M T W Th 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Room TBA
Beom Lee 5 21/18

KORN UN3005 Third-Year Korean I. 5 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W1202 or the equivalent and consultation with instructor. (See Entrance to Language Courses Beyond the Elementary Level in the main bulletin under Department of Instruction -- East Asian Languages and Cultures.)

Readings in modern Korean. Selections from modern Korean writings in literature, history, social sciences, culture, and videos and class discussions.

Fall 2017: KORN UN3005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 3005 001/74344 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi 5 4/15
KORN 3005 002/65916 M T W Th 10:10am - 11:15am
Room TBA
Beom Lee 5 9/15

KORN GU4105 Fourth-Year Korean I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W4006 or the equivalent.

Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

Fall 2017: KORN GU4105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 4105 001/68296 M W Th 10:10am - 11:25am
Room TBA
4 3/15

KORN GR8010 Advanced Korean in Mixed Script. 2 points.

Prerequisites: KORN W5011 and W5012 or equivalent, and the instructor's permission.

This course is designed to provide M.A. and Ph.D. students in Korean Studies with the necessary skills for reading advanced Korean in mixed script.  It focuses on materials from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Fall 2017: KORN GR8010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
KORN 8010 001/17487 F 10:10am - 12:00pm
Room TBA
Hyunkyu Yi, Beom Lee 2 2/15

Tibetan Language Courses

TIBT UN1410 FIRST YEAR CLASSICAL TIBETAN I. 4 points.

First year Classical Tibetan

Fall 2017: TIBT UN1410
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1410 001/72600 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Room TBA
Kunchog Tseten 4 0/12

TIBT G4600 First Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 5 points.

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

TIBT W2101 Intermediate Classical Tibetan I/II. 3 points.

TIBT G4603 Second Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT UN3611 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

Fall 2017: TIBT UN3611
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 3611 001/60902 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
522b Kent Hall
Sonam Tsering 4 0/12

Vietnamese Language Courses

VIET UN1201 Second Year Vietnamese I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: both VIET W1101 and VIET W1102, or equivalent.

The objective of this course is to help students strengthen their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Vietnamese. Students will be thoroughly grounded in communicative activities such as conversations, performance simulations, drills, role-plays, games, etc. and improve their reading and writing abilities by developing their vocabulary and grammar. Each lesson includes dialogue, vocabulary, grammar practice and development, task-based activities, narratives and situation dialogues.

Fall 2017: VIET UN1201
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
VIET 1201 001/29302 T Th 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Room TBA
James Lap 4 4/12

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