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East-, Central-, and South-Asian Language, History, and Culture

INTRO TO INDIAN CIVILIZATION

Instructor: Rachel McDermott. Introduction to Indian civilization with attention to both its unity and its diversity across the Indian subcontinent. Consideration of its origins, formative development, fundamental social institutions, religious thought and practice (Vedic, Buddhist, Jain, Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh), literary and artistic achievements, and modern challenges.

COLLOQUIUM ON MAJOR TEXTS: MIDDLE EAST/INDIA

Instructors: Rachel McDermott / Hossein Kamaly / Wm Theodore de Bary. Readings in translation and discussion of texts of Middle Eastern and Indian origin. The Qur'an, Islamic philosophy, Sufi poetry, the Upanishads, Buddhist sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, Indian epics and drama, and Gandhi's Autobiography.

RULING INNER ASIA FROM BEIJING

Instructor: Gray W Tuttle.

Secondary Research Languages

ELEMENTARY BENGALI I & II

Instructors: Dwijen Bhattacharjya. Introductory courses to Bengali, a major language of northeast India and Bangladesh.

INTERMEDIATE BENGALI I & II

Instructors: Dwijen Bhattacharjya. Further develops a student's knowledge of Bengali, a major language of northeast India and Bangladesh.

ADVANCED BENGALI I & II

Instructors: TBA. Further develops a student's knowledge of Bengali, a major language of northeast India and Bangladesh.

ELEMENTARY CHINESE I & II

Instructors: Multiple Instructors.The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Chinese. Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters.

INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I & II

Instructors: Multiple Instructors. Continuation of Chinese language instruction with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.

INTRODUCTORY JAPANESE I & II

Instructors: Multiple Instructors.The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Japanese, standard Japanese pronunciation, the three scripts.

ELEMENTARY JAPANESE I & II

Instructors: Multiple Instructors.The course is designed to develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing modern colloquial Japanese, standard Japanese pronunciation, the three scripts. The course is equivalent to "Introductory Japanese I" spread over two semesters.

INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I & II

Instructors: Multiple Instructors. Continuation of Japanese language instruction with a focus on reading comprehension and written Japanese.