2008-2009 Courses

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Bangla (Bengali).
First-Year Bangla (Bengali) The basic grammar of Bangla is presented in this course. Students are expected to be able to read simple graded texts and to speak at a "low-intermediate" level by the end of Spring Quarter. M. Bhaduri, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Bangla.
Second-Year Bangla (Bengali) PQ: BANG 10300 or equivalent. Selected texts from modern Bangla prose and poetry are read in class. Students are expected to be able to read, with the aid of a dictionary, modern Bengali literature and to speak at a "high-intermediate" level by the end of Spring Quarter. M. Bhaduri, Autumn 2008.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Hindi.
NB: THIS COURSE MEETS FIVE HOURS PER WEEK. This year-long sequence will be an introduction to the lovely language of Hindi. The Devanagari script will be introduced immediately, and the Urdu script in the Spring. We will cover most major aspects of Hindi grammar, and, in the process, do quite a bit of reading, writing, and speaking. Students are expected to spend one hour per week in the Language Lab, and one hour in a drill section, both of which are mandatory and are in addition to the three hours of class time with the Instructor. S. Sharma, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

15001. Hindi in Pune.
S. Mathur**, Autumn 2008.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Hindi.
PQ: HIND 10300 or equivalent. This is a continuation of first-year Hindi. Though readings, we will explore more advanced aspects of Hindi grammar, and continue to improve writing, speaking, and listening skills. S. Sharma, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

30100-30200-30300. Third-Year Hindi.
V. Lynn Ritter, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

40100-40200-40300. Fourth-Year Hindi-1. (=SALC 37901)
V. Lynn Ritter, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

47900. Readings: Advanced Hindi. (=SALC 37901)
V. Lynn Ritter, Autumn 2008.

47901. Readings in Advanced Hindi II. (=SALC 37901)
V. Lynn Ritter, Winter 2009.

47902. Readings: Advanced Hindi III. (=SALC 37901)
U. Stark, Spring 2009.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Malayalam. (=SALC 37901)
N. Kommattam, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

30100-30200-30300. Third-Year Malayalam. (=SALC 37901)
N. Kommattam, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Marathi. (=SALC 37901)
First-Year Marathi, I. This course follows the newly developed textbook Marathi in Context in its focus on developing the basic skills (comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) of Marathi language use. It covers all the fundamentals of Marathi grammar. P. Engblom, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second Year Marathi. (=SALC 37901)
Second-Year Marathi, I. PQ: MARA 10300 or equivalent. This course significantly extends both the breadth and depth of the social and conversational situations introduced in the first year and includes numerous readings. It covers all the grammar required f P. Engblom, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100. Intro To South Asian Civilization I. (=ANTH 24101, HIST 10800, SOSC 23000)
Introduction to the Civilization of South Asia I. (=ANTH 24101-24102, HIST 10800-10900, SASC 20000-20100, SOSC 23000-23100) PQ: Completion of the general education requirement in social sciences. Must be taken in sequence. This course fulfills the general M. Alam, Winter 2009.

20200. Intro To South Asian Civilization II. (=ANTH 24102, HIST 10900, SOSC 23100)
S. Wilkinson, Spring 2009.

20505. Projects of Freedom: Britain Between 1789 and 1867. (=ENGL 20503)
The idea of Human freedom is central to the European discourses of modernity. This class will explore some of the ways in which people talked about liberty in an imperial Britain roughly between 1789 and 1867. Starting with the French revolution, we will focus on a select set of historical events including the opening of the British India to evangelical mission, abolition of Slavery, Chartist movements and the second Reform Bill. As we make our way through a range of literature generated around these events-tracts, novels, political treatises and autobiographies-we will explore how categories of race, class nationality and gender inflect modern rhetorics of freedom-liberal, radical, conservative and evangelical. The course of study will include Burke, Wilberforce, Macaulay, Bronte, Gaskell, Martineau, Mill, Arnold and Trollope. S. Satpathy, Autumn 2008.

20702. Colonizations III. (=CRPC 24003, HIST 18303, ANTH 24003, SOSC 24003)
S. Singh, Spring 2009.

20800. Music of South Asia. (=MUSI 23706, MUSI 33706, SALC 30800, RLST 27700)
K. Mason, Winter 2009.

20901. Indian Philosophy I. (=DVPR 30201, HREL 30200, RLST 24201, SALC 30901)
Indian Philosophy I: Origins and Orientations. (=DVPR 30200, HREL 30200, SALC 20901/30901) A survey of the origins of Indian philosophical thought, emphasizing the Vedas, Upanisads, and early Buddhist literature. Topics include concepts of causality and fr M. Kapstein, Winter 2009.

20902. Indian Philosophy II. (=DVPR 30302, HREL 30300, RLST 24202, SALC 30902)
Indian Philosophy II: The Classical Traditions. (=DVPR 30300, HREL 30300, SALC 20902/30902) PQ: RLST 24201. This course is an immersion in the texts of the New Testament. Continuing and building upon SALC 20901/30901, we focus on the development of the ma D. Arnold, Spring 2009.

22001. Ballots, Bullets and Identities: South Asia and the Shadow of Gandhi. (=PLSC 20201)
M. Mehta, Autumn 2008.

22500. South Asian Visual Culture. (=ANTH 22525, ANTH 41025, HCUL 41000, SALC 32500, ARTH 24709, ARTH 34709)
W. Mazzarella, Winter 2009.

22500. South Asian Visual Culture. (=ANTH 22525, ANTH 41025, HCUL 41000, SALC 32500, ARTH 24709, ARTH 34709)
C. Pinney, Winter 2009.

25701. Religion, Sex, Politics, and Release in Ancient India. (=FNDL 23601, GNDR 32200, HREL 32200, RLST 27300, SALC 35701, SCTH 35600)
Religion, Sex, Politics, and Release in Ancient India. (=FNDL 23601, HREL 32200, RLST 27300, SCTH 35600) This course is a study of the four goals of human life (purusharthas) in classical Hinduism with readings in the Laws of Manu, the Kamasutra, the Artha W. Doniger, Winter 2009.

27701. Mughal India: Tradition & Transition. (=HIST 26602, HIST 36602, NEHC 20570, NEHC 30570, SALC 37701)
Mughal, India: Tradition and Transition. (=HIST 26602/36602) PQ: Advanced standing and consent of instructor. Prior knowledge of appropriate history and secondary literature. The focus of this course is on the period of Mughal rule during the late sixteent M. Alam, Winter 2009.

29700. Intro to Buddhism. (=SALC 39700, HREL 39700, RLST 26150, CHDV 39701, CHDV 29701)
This course, which is intended for both undergraduates and graduates, introduces students to some aspects of the philosophy, psychology, and meditation practice of the Theravada Buddhist tradition in premodern and modern South and Southeast Asia, and also in the modern west. It looks first at basic Buddhist ideas and practices, , and then and the relationship(s) between Buddhism and psychology, in two ways: in relation to the indigenous psychology of the Shan in contemporary Northern Thailand, and then in the ways elements from Buddhist meditation have been taken up in recent years by western scientific psychologists. The course ends with an ethnography of a Buddhist meditation monastery in Thailand. Throughout the course attention is paid to the role(s) of gender. S. Collins, Autumn 2008.

30402. Hinduisim: An Alternative Narrative. (=RLST 27402, HREL 35401)
W. Doniger, Spring 2009.

39001. Tibetan Buddhism. (=HREL 35200)
C. Wedemeyer, Spring 2009.

40000. South Asia As A Unit Of Study. (=SALC 29700, HREL 39700, RLST 26150, CHDV 39701, CHDV 29701)
Y. Bronner, Winter 2009.

40100. Research Themes: SALC I Textual Transformations: From Manuscript to Print. (=SALC 29700, HREL 39700, RLST 26150, CHDV 39701, CHDV 29701)
U. Stark, Autumn 2008.

43100. The Noise of Imperial Cities. (=CDIN 41700, MUSI 42109, GRMN 41100, ENGL 47110, RLIT 41700, HIST 44902)
P. V. Bohlman, Lars-Christian Koch, Spring 2009.

48202. Nirvana and Other Buddhist Felicities. (=HREL 49000)
S. Collins, Spring 2009.

48306. Indian Buddhism. (=HREL 35100)
C. Wedemeyer, Winter 2009.

48500. Readings: Buddhist Philosophical Texts. (=DVPR 48900, HREL 48900)
M. Kapstein, Winter 2009.

49002. Tibetan Auto-Biography. (=HREL 44000, RLIT 44400)
C. Wedemeyer, Winter 2009.

49006. Yogacara. (=DVPR 51700)
D. Arnold, Winter 2009.

49007. Sem: Buddhist Thought in Tibet. (=HREL 53100, DVPR 53100)
M. Kapstein, Winter 2009.

50401. Postcolonial Theory and Beyond. (=HIST 61801, ENGL 66701)
L. Gandhi, Winter 2009.

50500. Readings in Tibetan Religious Literature. (=HREL 52500)
C. Wedemeyer, Spring 2009.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Sanskrit. (=HIST 82800)
First-Year Sanskrit. The first half (about fifteen weeks) of the sequence is spent mastering the reading and writing of the Devanagari script and studying the grammar of the classical Sanskrit language. The remainder of the sequence is devoted to close a G. Tubb, K. Pazucha, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Sanskrit. (=HIST 82800)
Second-Year Sanskrit. (SALC 20200=SALC 48400, HREL 36000) PQ: SANS 10300 or equivalent. This course begins with a rapid review and consolidation of grammar learned in the introductory course. Reading selections introduce major Sanskrit genres, including Y. Bronner, W. Doniger, D. Arnold, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

30100-30200-30300. Third-Year Sanskrit. (=HREL 36001)
Y. Bronner, G. Tubb, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

40100-40200-40300. Fourth-Year Sanskrit. (=HREL 36001)
Y. Bronner, G. Tubb, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

47900-47901-47902. Readings: Advanced Sanskrit. (=HREL 36001)
Y. Bronner, G. Tubb, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Tamil. (=HREL 36001)
The grammar of modern Tamil and a large amount of basic vocabulary are acquired through emphasis on both the reading and aural comprehension of graded texts (largely tales, myths, and fictional and historical anecdotes) that provide con J. Lindholm, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Tamil. (=HREL 36001)
PQ: TAML 10300 or equivalent. Students engage in the following activities that collectively are designed to promote development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiency: (1) use texts such as folktales, religious narrat J. Lindholm, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

30100-30200-30300. Third-Year Tamil. (=HREL 36001)
J. Lindholm, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

40100-40200-40300. Fourth-Year Tamil. (=HREL 36001)
J. Lindholm, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

47900-47901-47902. Readings: Advanced Tamil. (=HREL 36001)
J. Lindholm, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Tibetan. (=HREL 36001)
The Tibetan language, with a history going back more than one thousand years, is one of Asia's major literary languages. At the present time, it is the first language of close to seven million people in the Tibetan regions of China, a N. Jorden, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Tibetan. (=HREL 36001)
PQ: TBTN 10300 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. This intermediate course covers second-level pronunciation and grammar of the modern Lhasa dialect, and intermediate-level reading and speaking skills. N. Jorden, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

47900-47901. Readings: Advanced Tibetan. (=HREL 36001)
N. Jorden, Autumn, Winter.

10200. First-Year Telugu II. (=HREL 36001)
Winter 2009.

20200. Second-Year Telugu II. (=HREL 36001)
Winter 2009.

10100-10200-10300. First-Year Urdu. (=ENGL 36511, SALC 36000)
First-Year Urdu I. This three-quarter sequence presents the basic grammar and vocabulary of Urdu, a language spoken by thirty-five million people in South Asia and one of the official languages of Pakistan. The text used is C. M. Naim's Introductory Urdu a E. Bashir, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

20100-20200-20300. Second-Year Urdu. (=ENGL 36511, SALC 36000)
PQ: URDU 10300 or equivalent. This course is a continuation of URDU 10100-10200-10300. E. Bashir, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

30100-30200-30300. Third-Year Urdu. (=ENGL 36511, SALC 36000)
H. Kovacs, M. Alam, Autumn, Winter, Spring.

40100-40200-40300. Fourth Year Urdu. (=ENGL 36511, SALC 36000)
M. Alam, Autumn, Winter, Spring.