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Courses in LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Asian Studies (ASIAN)
ASIAN 400 / HISTORY 422 / RELIGION 400. Indian Religions and Western Thought
Junior and above. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course examines the intellectual encounter between India and the West from the 1770's to the present day, a period that coincides with the entry of India into the historical experience of colonialism and modernity.

ASIAN 402. East Asian Performance Theory
No prerequisites, but previous coursework in drama/performance or Asian culture would be helpful. (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course introduces students to the field of performance studies through East Asian performance. We will consider the relationship between performance, critical theory, and the discursive production of "Asia" as an object of study. The two main goals of the course will be 1) to introduce students to the major texts and methodological approaches of Performance Studies and 2) to consider the role performance plays in discussions of East Asian cultural production.

ASIAN 415 / HISTORY 415. Law and Society in Late Imperial and Modern China
Junior or senior standing. No prior knowledge of China or Chinese required. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

The Chinese legal order is one of the great legal traditions that has not only exercised a tremendous influence on other legal systems in East Asia for centuries, but still exerts a considerable influence in China today. In recent years, new research methods and improved access to archival materials have shed new light on many aspects of Chinese legal history. This course explores major topics in Chinese legal history through selected readings of secondary and primary sources, as well as through audiovisual materials and fiction.

ASIAN 416 / ANTHRCUL 417. Possessing Culture: Mediumship and Ethnography in Southeast Asia
Some coursework in cultural anthropology or Southeast Asian studies is useful, but not required. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course examines spirit possession and mediumship in Southeast Asia, focusing in particular on the representation of such phenomena in ethnographic scholarship.

ASIAN 424 / HISTORY 424. Topics in Modern South Asian History
(3). May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This topics course explores themes in modern South Asian history, allowing for a deeper engagement at a thematic level rather than chronological. Students are asked to examine modern South Asian history through an analysis of both primary and secondary sources.

ASIAN 435. Truth Claims in Indian Literature: Nonfiction Accounts of Gendered Discrimination
At least one 300-level Asian Studies course or an equivalent literature/culture studies course in another department. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course focuses on examples of translated Indian literary nonfiction that protest against a range of systemic violence, especially based on gender, caste and nationality. These literary texts combined with broader, theoretical readings help students explore questions about how English translations of world literature in various categories help us understand global issues of injustice.

ASIAN 440. National Cinema of Asia
(3). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

This course will explore the diverse cinemas of Asia, form their beginnings in one-short actualities to today's proliferation of electronic media. Analyzing the aesthetic and narrative style of Asian films in the context of their culture and historical moment, we will study everything from popular films to art cinema to animation.

ASIAN 450 / HISTORY 450. Japan to 1700: Origin Myth to Shogun Dynasty
(3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course discusses the history of Japan from prehistoric times to the final, unified Samurai polity. Topics include the rise of the imperial family, changing gender relations, multi-belief system, economic developments, samurai's legal culture and violence.

ASIAN 451 / HISTORY 451. Japan's Modern Transformations
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

An exploration of the transformation of Japan from a semi-feudal state to a world economic power, with emphasis on the diversity and conflict that has shaped Japan's modern history.

ASIAN 457. Translating Korean Poetry: Theory and Practice
Third-year proficiency in Korean. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

The course combines a seminar on the theory of literary translation with a workshop on students' own translations of Korean poetry. After reading texts in translation theory and examining published English translations of major Korean poets, students translate Korean poems of their choice and discuss these translations in a workshop.

ASIAN 458 / SAC 458. Film Culture in Korea
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will explore the history of Korean cinema through the framework of national/transnational cinema discourse, auteur/genre theory, globalization, the division system, and the problem of nation/state which evokes the question of identity. Students will learn Korean cinema through key films, directors, and dominant genres.

ASIAN 464 / HISTORY 470 / RELIGION 464. From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia
(3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Islam has taken many forms in Southeast Asia: from the sometimes otherworldly mysticism of Sufi saints to the hard-liner Islamist agendas of some contemporary jihadists. This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of these various forms of Islamic expression, viewing them through the lenses of history, culture, politics, and film.

ASIAN 465 / HISTART 466. Sacred Image/Sacred Place in Japanese Art
(3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This class surveys the religious arts of Japan from pre-history to the present day, with a special focus on different notions of the sacred images and places. It considers how sculpture, painting, architecture, and topography work in concert to produce and condition particular experience of the sacred. The class provides both an overview of the religious currents of Japan as seen through art as well as a thorough introduction to visual analysis of sacred art.

ASIAN 470. Saga of the Three Kingdoms: From History to Videogames
At least one course in Chinese history, literature, or culture; some background in literary criticism recommended. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course introduces the saga of the Three Kingdoms as it transforms across media, from history to theater, films to video games. We make our way through China's first novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (1522), exploring these multimedia transformations and considering why this story is still so vibrant today.

ASIAN 475. Japanese Cinema
A knowledge of JAPANESE is not required. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

ASIAN 480. Topics in Asian Studies
(3). May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Covers issues of relevance to Asia as a whole or to more than one of the geographical areas covered in the department.

ASIAN 484. Buddhist Tantra
ASIAN 230. (3). May be elected twice for credit.

Upperlevel topics course on Buddhist Tantra.

ASIAN 485 / RELIGION 485. Religion in China
Consent of instructor required. ASIAN 230 or permission of instructor. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

This seminar examines the histories, doctrines, and practices of religious traditions in China. It makes extensive use of primary materials (both in Chinese and in translation) and secondary scholarship to investigate the relationships between literature, history, culture, and belief.

ASIAN 499. Independent Study-Directed Readings
Consent of instructor required. (1 - 4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. F, W, Sp/Su, Sp, Su.

ASIAN 500. Seminar in Asian Studies
Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

This course generally covers a common issue occurring in a multitude of Asian countries and cultures.

ASIAN 501 / ANTHRCUL 501 / CCS 501 / HISTORY 549 / POLSCI 501 / SOC 527. Social Scientific Studies of Historical and Contemporary China
Permission of instructor. (3). May be elected twice for credit.

The course will focus on current issues in social scientific studies of historical and contemporary China. Each class will discuss a different disciplinary approach to a common subject, emphasizing the different research designs and data available and comparing the results with similar studies in other countries.

ASIAN 502 / ANTHRCUL 502 / CCS 502 / HISTART 504 / HISTORY 548 / POLSCI 502. Humanistic Studies of Historical and Contemporary China
Permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will examine the present state of research in selected areas of scholarly inquiry in Chinese studies - language, literature, history, religion material culture, and art history - as we interrogate such seemingly commonsense notions as "civilization," "culture," "tradition," "modernity," and above all, "Chineseness." Our goals are to develop good reading skills, stimulate critical thinking, and inspire imaginative approaches to humanistic problems.

ASIAN 503. Academic and Professional Writing
May not be repeated for credit.

Despite our many topical, regional, and disciplinary differences, we are all writers. This course is designed to introduce graduate students to diverse writing methodologies in order to prepare them for the academic and professional writing they will do throughout their careers. Focusing on strategies and techniques applicable across disciplines, we will also pay careful attention to disciplinary differences. Rather than suggestion a single formula for "good" writing, this course will sensitize students to the process through which they can decide what works best for them.

ASIAN 510. Law and Family in East Asia
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course explores how law and family are fundamentally intertwined and that such interactions reflect cultural, political, economic, and social norms throughout East Asia.

ASIAN 527. History of Buddhist Studies
Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This seminar traces the history of the study of Buddhism in the West, beginning with early contacts between Europeans and Buddhists in the 13th century and proceeding to the present, focusing especially on the late 19th and 20th centuries.

ASIAN 537. Rethinking China after 1949: New Approaches in PRC Cultural Studies
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course is designed to introduce and inspire innovative research in the interdisciplinary cultural studies of socialist China, through a combination of secondary source readings and original research based on primary sources.

ASIAN 539 / CCS 539 / HISTORY 539. Critical Readings in Documentary Chinese
Reading knowledge of Chinese. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course introduces masters and doctoral students in documentary Chinese, through critical reading of selected primary documents in different genres ranging from the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) through the People's Republic. Students will also be taught how to use important reference tools and how to make use of the vast resources of the University of Michigan Asia Library.

ASIAN 546. Critical Studies in Asian Performance: Indonesia and China
May not be repeated for credit.

This course examines cultural, social, and political issues in twentieth-century Indonesia and China through the lens of staged performance. Through scholarship, recordings, and translated texts, this course examines performance as a nexus of broader historical questions, such as colonialism/imperialism/ postcolonial nation-building, revolution/counter-revolution, tradition and modernity, place, religion, class, and gender.

ASIAN 547. Representing Partition in South and East Asia
May not be repeated for credit.

This course will examine the fraught histories of partition in Korea and South Asia as represented in fiction, film and personal testimony. We ask: How do these memories continue to form ideas about history, nation, community, family, self? How does this comparison help us reframe our work as scholars in ethical terms?

ASIAN 550. Critical Introduction to Asian Studies
Graduate standing. (3). May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

A critical and interdisciplinary introduction to Asian Studies. Weekly seminar combines reading in critical theory with representative works of scholarship and primary texts on topics designed to familiarize students to major traditions, key debates, and methodological approaches in Asian Studies, across disciplines of history, literature, visual cultures, anthropology, linguistics, and religious studies.

ASIAN 551. Practicum in Asian Studies
ASIAN 550. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Students will apply knowledge of theoretical concepts to research problems by producing an original paper in Asian studies based on research in Asian languages. This seminar will help students sharpen their writing, research, and analytical skills by having them present their own projects and participate in workshops given by faculty.

ASIAN 554. Modern Japanese Literature
ASIANLAN 428. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

ASIAN 558. Bodies and Boundaries in Premodern Japan
Minimum three years of modern Japanese or permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.

This course explores relationships between bodies and boundaries in the context of premodern Japanese cultural production. Emphasis on reading Japanese-language materials from various eras to theorize embodiment across literary, theatrical, and art historical contexts.

ASIAN 560. Seminar in Korean Studies
Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Reading knowledge of Korean preferred but not required. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.

The goal of this course is to have graduate students attain a critical understanding of a set of topics in the field of Korean Studies. Readings focus on influential monographs and social theories that speak to questions of how and why certain topics came to be constituted.

ASIAN 570. Seminar in Southeast Asian Studies
Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Reading knowledge of a Southeast Asian language preferred. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

The goal of this course is to have graduate students attain a critical understanding of a set of topics in the field of Southeast Asian Studies. Readings focus on primary texts, influential monographs, and social theories that speak to how and why certain topics have come to be constituted.

ASIAN 577 / HISTART 577. Bodies and Buildings: Studies in Temple Architecture of India
(3). May not be repeated for credit.

Indian temples are among the great architectural traditions of the world. Erected by Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains since the early centuries CE, they display in extraordinary array of sophisticated forms, layouts, and functions. This seminar traces the social, symbolic, and formal origins of important traditions of temple architecture.

ASIAN 580. Seminar in South Asian Studies
Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Reading knowledge of a South Asian language preferred. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

The goal of this course is to have graduate students attain a critical understanding of a set of topics in the field of South Asian Studies. Readings focus on primary texts, influential monographs, and social theories that speak to how and why certain topics have come to be constituted.

ASIAN 581. Introduction to Indian Philosophy
At least one course in Hinduism or Buddhism. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will cover major transitions in philosophical thinking in ancient and classical India. It will cover the traditions represented by the Upanishads, Jainism and Buddhism, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the various schools of classical Hindu Darshanas.

ASIAN 582 / HISTART 505. Himalayas: An Aesthetic Exploration
At least one course in South Asian art or architecture. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Studying Himalayan art and architecture offers an opportunity to embark on expeditions to distant frontiers, acquire critical appreciation of the impact of geography on cultural production and gain deeper understanding of historical process that have transpired in this region and continue to exert an influence in our own times.

ASIAN 585. Seminar in Chinese Studies
Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Reading knowledge of Chinese language may be required. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

The goal of this course is to have graduate students attain a critical understanding of a set of topics in the field of Chinese studies. Readings focus on primarty texts, influential monographs, and social theories that speak to how and why certain topics have come to be constituted.

ASIAN 590. Seminar in Japanese Studies
Graduate standing. Qualified undergraduates with permission of instructor. Reading knowledge of Japanese language may be required. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

The goal of the course is to have graduate students attain a critical understanding of a set of topics in the field of Japanese studies. Readings focus on primary texts, influential monographs, and social theories that speak to how and why certain topics have come to be constituted.

ASIAN 625. Readings in Buddhist Literature
ASIAN,Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3). May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

ASIAN 699. Directed Readings
Consent of instructor required. (1 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

ASIAN 798. MA Essay SSEA Studies
Consent of instructor required. Center MA Students; Graduate standing. (1 - 6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

ASIAN 990. Dissertation Research - Precandidate
Consent of department required. Graduate standing and permission of instructor. Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. (1 - 8; 1 - 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected four times for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

ASIAN 995. Dissertation Research - Candidate
Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Consent of department required. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (8; 4 in the half-term). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected four times for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U".

Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
ASIANLAN 401. Advanced Spoken Chinese I
ASIANLAN 302, ASIANLAN 304, or ASIANLAN 306. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May not be repeated for credit.

This course aims to further develop the students' ability to use Chinese at advanced levels where they can deliver a formal and professional speech on topics such as politics, the economy, and social issues. Upon completing this course, students will be able to use their language skills to present original research, share an analysis, and express opinions on issues concerning Chinese society and the international community.

ASIANLAN 403. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics
ASIANLAN 302 or ASIANLAN 304. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This course is an introduction of basic Chinese linguistics. The class is conducted entirely in Chinese. While continuing to improve the four language skills, the students will learn more about the Chinese language itself, from the deep structure and history to the writing system and certain social aspects of the language.

ASIANLAN 405. Business Chinese I
ASIANLAN 302, 303, or 304; or by assignment of ASIANLAN 405 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) Third year proficiency in Chinese or permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course covers China's current economic situation and business environment to provide a comprehensive cultural background for students. Reading, writing and oral requirements are implemented through technology-supported activities, and by presenting business information in various forms.

ASIANLAN 406. Business Chinese II
ASIANLAN 405, by assignment of ASIANLAN 406 by Placement Test, or by permission of instructor. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) ASIANLAN 302 or 303 or 304. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Conducted in Chinese.

This course focuses on practical language skills that are most helpful in actual business interactions with Chinese-speaking communities. Classroom activities, largely in the form of real world simulation, will be based on authentic documents and correspondence as well as a textbook.

ASIANLAN 407. Advanced Chinese Reading and Writing I
ASIANLAN 302 or 304. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May not be repeated for credit.

This course will guide advanced Chinese language students in improving their reading abilities through selected texts and their writing abilities though frequent and varied assignments.

ASIANLAN 409. Classical Chinese in Modern Context
ASIANLAN 302 or 304. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Conducted in Chinese.

In this course the styles of written Chinese of imperial China from prose to poetry are selectively introduced.

ASIANLAN 411. Advanced Filipino I
ASIANLAN 212, or by assignment of ASIANLAN 411 by placement test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Various approaches will be used to improve students' proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Tagalog/Filipino language. Students will be assigned a composition on various topics to write each week.

ASIANLAN 412. Advanced Filipino I
ASIANLAN 411 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 412 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Various approaches will be used to improve students' proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the Tagalog/Filipino language. Students will be assigned a composition on various topics to write each week.

ASIANLAN 417. Advanced Hindi I
ASIANLAN 216 or 217 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 417 by Placement. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

The course is intended to further students' skills in speaking and aural comprehension as well as increase their proficiency in reading and writing both Hindi.

ASIANLAN 418. Advanced Hindi II
ASIANLAN 417 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 418 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. W. Rackham credit requires additional work.

The course is intended to further students' skills in speaking and aural comprehension as well as increase their proficiency in reading and writing both Hindi.

ASIANLAN 419. Advanced Indonesian I
ASIANLAN 222, or by assignment of ASIANLAN 419 by placement test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

The course work is designed to improve the student's command of basic grammatical structures as well as to build advanced vocabulary. Social-cultural orientation will increase the student's familiarity with the important socio-linguistic aspects of Indonesian language use.

ASIANLAN 420. Advanced Indonesian II
ASIANLAN 419 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 420 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

The course work is designed to improve the student's command of basic grammatical structures as well as to build advanced vocabulary. Social-cultural orientation will increase the student's familiarity with the important socio-linguistic aspects of Indonesian language use.

ASIANLAN 425. Media Japanese I
ASIANLAN 326 or 327. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) ASIANLAN 326 with B- or above or pass a placement test. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Students will learn contemporary Japanese language as well as about culture and society through the media.

ASIANLAN 426. Advanced Spoken Japanese
ASIANLAN 326. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May not be repeated for credit.

This course aims to equip students in developing advanced communication skills in Japanese. In addition, the course will focus on the acquisition of linguistic, pragmatic, and sociocultural competence as well as critical thinking skills.

ASIANLAN 429. Japanese Through Business and Social Topics I
ASIANLAN 326 or 327. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) ASIANLAN 326 with B- or above or pass a placement test. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course aims to further develop Japanese language competence through readings and discussions on business related topics. The main emphasis of the course is to advance student's reading, listening, and speaking skills and to increase vocabulary essential to discussions of business and social issues.

ASIANLAN 430. Japanese Through Business and Social Topics II
ASIANLAN 429. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course aims to further develop Japanese language competence through readings and discussions on business-related topics. The main emphasis of the course is to advance student's reading, listening, and speaking skills and to increase vocabulary essential to the discussion of business and social issues.

ASIANLAN 433. Classical Japanese I
ASIANLAN 226 or 227. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (4). May not be repeated for credit.

An introduction to the classical written language, with emphasis upon grammar, syntax, and various classical written styles.

ASIANLAN 435. Advanced Reading and Writing in Korean
ASIANLAN 336. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May not be repeated for credit.

This course focuses on enhancing reading and writing skills in Korean at the fourth-year level. Students will engage with materials in different genres on topics related to Korean history, culture, and society, while developing reading strategies for improving comprehension, and advanced techniques for both academic and everyday writing.

ASIANLAN 436. Advanced Spoken Korean
ASIANLAN 336. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (2). May not be repeated for credit.

The aim of Advanced Spoken Korean is to improve students' speaking skills at the advanced level by studying and discussing materials related to Korean current issues. Students will improve their speaking skills by giving weekly presentations as well as participating in in-class discussion sessions.

ASIANLAN 438. Media Korean
ASIANLAN 336 or permission of instructor. Consent of instructor required. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) Minimum of Third-Year proficiency in Korean. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

The aim of this course is to improve students' advanced/upper-level Korean language skills by studying and discussing materials related to Korean current events. Students use various media materials such as Korean newspapers and news programs.

ASIANLAN 439. Academic Japanese I
ASIANLAN 326 with A- or above or pass a placement test. Students must also have mastery of over 1500 kanji and a solid foundation in grammar and reading. (2). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course focuses on the development of competence in academic Japanese, especially proficiency in reading and writing, to enhance students? academic language ability for research using Japanese source materials or study at a Japanese university. Skills covered include rapid reading (skimming and scanning skills), intensive reading for comprehension, lecture comprehension, effective note-taking, participation in discussions and the appropriate organization of research projects and presentations.

ASIANLAN 440. Academic Japanese II
ASIANLAN 439 with A- or above. (2). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course focuses on the development of competence in academic Japanese, especially proficiency in reading and writing, to enhance student's academic language ability for research using Japanese source materials or study at a Japanese university. Skills covered include rapid reading (skimming and scanning skills), intensive reading for comprehension, lecture comprehension, effective note-taking, participation in discussions and the appropriate organization of research projects and presentations.

ASIANLAN 441. Practicum in Japanese Translation (Hon'yaku jisshu)
ASIANLAN 326 completed with a minimum grade of B+ or better. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) ASIANLAN 326 with a minimum grade of B+ or permission of instructor. For non-native speakers of Japanese: JLPT N2, Placement test, and/or knowledge of 800 kanji. For non--native speakers of English: TOEFL IBT 100 or above. (3). May be elected twice for credit.

This introductory course of translation is designed for students who have or will have some experience in Japanese translation but have never been formally trained. Students with advanced-level Japanese acquire the basic tools necessary to translate from the source to the target language.

ASIANLAN 445. Chinese Language Pedagogy
ASIANLAN 402 or 4th year proficiency. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

This introduction to Chinese language pedagogy exposes prospective teachers to up-to-date pedagogical theories. It also enhances basic teaching skills needed to satisfactorily conduct instructions in different Chinese courses at different levels. The ultimate aim of this course is to educate and assist participants to be competitive job candidates and qualified teachers for Chinese teaching at college, K-12, and private language schools.

ASIANLAN 450. Japanese Pedagogy I
4th year proficiency in Japanese Language. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Students gain a foundation in Japanese pedagogy by learning the basics of teaching pronunciation, grammatical structure, and the three components of the Japanese writing system. They also learn how to give lectures and conduct drill sessions, and make lesson plans, teaching materials and tests. Emphasis is placed on techniques of ensuring students master the four key areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

ASIANLAN 461. Advanced Thai I
ASIANLAN 262, or by assignment of ASIANLAN 461 by placement test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

In this course students will complete the move from material written specifically for foreign language-learners to "real" Thai, including such genres as newspaper articles, essays, and fiction.

ASIANLAN 462. Advanced Thai II
ASIANLAN 461 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 462 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

In this course students will complete the move from material written specifically for foreign language-learners to "real" Thai, including such genres as newspaper articles, essays, and fiction.

ASIANLAN 463. Advanced Tibetan I
ASIANLAN 266. (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 266. Students will continue to learn to speak colloquial Tibetan at an advanced level, as well as continue to learn to read and write the script.

ASIANLAN 464. Advanced Tibetan II
ASIANLAN 463. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) ASIANLAN 365. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 463. Students will continue to learn to speak colloquial Tibetan at an advanced level, as well as continue to learn to read and write the script.

ASIANLAN 469. Advanced Classical Tibetan I
ASIANLAN 468 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 469 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit.

This course is designed to train students of Buddhist Studies in the basic skills necessary for reading Tibetan literature; it is not a class in spoken (colloquial) Tibetan. The plan of the course assumes that the students' primary interest is in the study of Buddhist literature (autochthonous as well as in translation from Indic languages).

ASIANLAN 470. Advanced Classical Tibetan II
ASIANLAN 469 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 470 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit.

This course is designed to train students of Buddhist Studies in the basic skills necessary for reading Tibetan literature; it is not a class in spoken (colloquial) Tibetan. The plan of the course assumes that the students' primary interest is in the study of Buddhist literature (autochthonous as well as in translation from Indic languages).

ASIANLAN 471. Advanced Urdu I
ASIANLAN 272 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 471 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 272. Students will continue to learn to speak Urdu at an advanced level, as well as continue to learn to read and write the script.

ASIANLAN 472. Advanced Urdu II
ASIANLAN 471 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 472 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. W. Rackham credit requires additional work.

This course is a continuation of ASIANLAN 471. Students will continue to learn to speak Urdu at an advanced level, as well as continue to learn to read and write the script.

ASIANLAN 475. Advanced Vietnamese I
ASIANLAN 276 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 475 by Placement Test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

A wide selection of materials, ranging from literary books to newspapers, folk stories and other economic and cultural articles, will provide the students opportunities to get acquainted with various socio-cultural aspects of Vietnam.

ASIANLAN 476. Advanced Vietnamese II
ASIANLAN 475, or by assignment of ASIANLAN 476 by placement test. (Prerequisites enforced at registration.) (3). May be elected twice for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

A wide selection of materials, ranging from literary books to newspapers, folk stories and other economic and cultural articles, will provide the students opportunities to get acquainted with various socio-cultural aspects of Vietnam.

ASIANLAN 479. Teaching Korean in the Community
ASIANLAN 336 or advanced Korean language proficiency. (2). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be elected twice for credit. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

Experiential learning course that places advanced Korean speakers in teaching environments within the community. In partnership with Community High School and Ann Arbor Korean School, University of Michigan students will advise student projects related to Korean language and culture or serve as teaching assistants.

ASIANLAN 480. Topics in Asian Languages
Students should not elect the same topic twice. (1 - 4). May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with advanced Asian language proficiency. Topics will vary, with the goal of the course being to gain additional proficiency in the target language as well as to introduce new concepts not taught in other Asian language courses regularly offered.

ASIANLAN 499. Independent Language Study
Permission of Instructor. (1 - 5). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

This course will allow students to do additional academic work towards mastering an Asian language.

Chinese (CHIN)
CHIN 701. Master's Essay
Consent of instructor required. Permission of department. (1 - 3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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