Fall 2017 Language Courses

I. Chinese Language Courses
II. Japanese Language Courses
III. Korean Language Courses
IV. Tibetan Language Courses
V. Vietnamese Language Courses

 

Chinese

CHNS UN1111 Introductory Chinese B

Jiang, Tianqi
MW, 8:40-9:55, Location-TBA

Jiang, Tianqi
MW, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: Chinese UN1010 (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 UN1101 (Fall) and fulfill the requirement for admission to Chinese UN1102 (Spring). Standard Chinese pronunciation, traditional characters. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN1101 First-Year Chinese I

Xu, Jia
MTWR, 8:50-9:55, Location-TBA

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Wu, Chen
MTWR, 1:10-2:15, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Yan, Ling
MTWR, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

Zhang, Yicheng
MTWR, 6:10-7:15, Location-TBA

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 already can speak Mandarin will not be accepted into this course. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN1111 First-Year Chinese W I

Jiang, Tianqi
MWF, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

Wang, Hailong
TRF, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

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. Enrollment limited to 25. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN2201 Second-Year Chinese N I

Xu, Jia
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Wang, Xiaodan
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Qi, Shaoyan
MTWR, 1:10-2:15, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

Zhang, Wenlian
MTWR, 6:10-7:15, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: Chinese UN1101-1102, 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. Enrollment limited to 18. Section subject to cancellation if under-enrolled. CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN2221 Second-Year Chinese W

Zhang, Yicheng
MWF, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MWF, 12:10-1:25, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: CHNS UN1112, or the equivalent. See Admission to Language Courses. Enrollment limited to 25. Continuation of CHNS UN1112, with a focus on reading comprehension and written Chinese. Traditional characters.  CC GS EN CE

CHNS UN3003 Third-Year Chinese N I

Wang, Zhirong
MTWR, 8:50-9:55, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Shi, Zhongqi
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Hu, Lingjun
MTWR, 1:10-2:15, Location-TBA

Zhang, Wenlian
MTWR, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

Enrollment limited to 12. Prerequisite for UN3003: CHNS UN2202, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for UN3004: CHNS UN3003 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

CHNS UN3005 Third-Year Chinese W I

Wang, Hailong
MWF, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for UN3005: CHNS UN2222, or the equivalent. Prerequisite for UN3006: CHNS UN3005 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.

CHNS GU4012 Business Chinese I

Shi, Zhongqi
MTWF, 10:10-11:00, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: Two years 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

CHNS GU4014 Media Chinese

Meng, Yuan-Yuan
MTWR, 9:10-10:00, Location-TBA

Meng, Yuan-Yuan
MTWR, 10:10-11:00, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: At least 3 years of intensive Chinese language training at college level and instructor approval. 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.

CHNS GU4015 Fourth-Year Chinese I

Instructor-TBA
MTWR 10:10-11:00, Location-TBA

Yan, Ling
MWR 6:10-7:25, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for GU4015: CHNS UN3004 or the equivalent. Prequisite for GU4016: CHNS GU4015 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

CHNS GU4017 Fourth-Year Chinese Advanced I

Wu, Chen
MWF, 11:40-12:55, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: Prerequisite for GU4017: CHNS UN3006 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for GU4018: CHNS GU4017 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.

CHNS GU4516 Fifth-Year Chinese I

Liu, Lening
MW, 4:00-5:15, Location-TBA

CHNS GU4301 Intro to Classical Chinese

Liu, Lening
MWF, 11:00-11:50, Location-TBA

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

CHNS GU4507 Readings in Classical Chinese

Shang, Wei
TR, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

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

Japanese

JPNS UN1002 Introductory Japanese B

Omori, Toshiko
MW, 5:40-6:45, Location-TBA

Omori, Toshiko
TR, 5:40-6:45, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for UN1002: C+ or above in JPNS UN1001 or pass the placement test. The sequence begins in the spring term. JPNS UN1001-UN1002 is equivalent to JPNS UN1101 and fulfills the requirement for admission to JPNS UN1102. 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

JPNS UN1101 First-Year Japanese I

Okamoto, Keiko
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Tatsumi, Naofumi
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR, 1:10-2:15, Location-TBA

Nazikian, Fumiko
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Tsuda, Asami
MTWR 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

Tsuda, Asami
MTWR 5:40-6:45, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for UN1102: JPNS UN1101 or UN1001-UN1002, or the equivalent. Basic training in Japanese through speaking, listening, reading and writing in various cultural contexts

JPNS UN2201 Second-Year Japanese I

Park, Jisuk
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Eguchi, Shigeru
MTWR, 11:40-12:45,  Location-TBA

Nittono, Miharu
MTWR, 1:10-2:15,  Location-TBA

Nazikian, Fumiko
MTWR, 4:10-5:15,  Location-TBA

Prerequisite for UN2201: JPNS UN1102 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for UN2202: JPNS UN2201 or the equivalent. Further practice in the four language skills. Participation in a once a week conversation class is required.

JPNS UN3005 Third-Year Japanese I

Okamoto Keiko
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Loetscher, Kyoko M
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Academic Reading Section (Graduate students only)
Tatsumi, Naofumi
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for UN3005: JPNS UN2202 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for UN3006: JPNS UN3005 or the equivalent. Readings in authentic/semi-authentic texts, videos, and class discussions.

JPNS GU4017 Fourth-Year Japanese I

Eguchi Shigeru
MWF, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

Park, Jisuk
MWF, 1:10-2:25, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for GU4017: JPNS UN3006 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for GU4018: JPNS GU4017 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.

JPNS UN1002 Introduction to Classical Japanese

Lurie, David B
MW, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

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.

JPNS GU4516 Fifth-Year Japanese I

Nittono, Miharu
MW, 11:40-12:55, Location-TBA

Prerequisite for GU4516: JPNS GU4018 or the equivalent. Prerequisite for GU4517: JPNS GU4516 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.

Graduate-Level

JPNS GR8020 Graduate Seminar in Modern Japanese Literature

Suzuki, Tomi
R, 1:10-4:00, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: JPNS W4017-W4018 and the instructor’s permission. Selected works in modern Japanese fiction and criticism.

JPNS GR8040 Graduate Seminar-Premodern Literature

Shirane, Haruo
T, 1:10-4:00, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: JPNS W4007-W4008 or the equivalent, and the instructor’s permission.

 

Korean

KORN UN1002 Introductory Korean B

Yi, Hyunkyu
MW, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Yi, Hyunkyu
TR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

This course provides basic training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Korean. Elementary Korean A (UN1001) is equivalent to the first half of Elementary Korean I. Elementary Korean B (UN1002) is equivalent to the second half of Elementary Korean I.

KORN UN1101 First-Year Korean I

FIRST-YEAR KOREAN N I
Chung, Eunice
MTWR, 11:40-12:45, Location-TBA

Instructor-TBA
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Schulz, Carol H
MTWR, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

An introduction to written and spoken Korean. Textbook: Integrated Korean, Beginning I and II. Note: Students who are unsure which section to register for should see the Director of the Korean Language Program.

KORN UN2201 Second-Year Korean I

SECOND-YEAR KOREAN N I
Chung, Eunice
MTWR, 2:40-3:45, Location-TBA

Lee, Beom
MTWR, 4:10-5:15, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: KORN UN1102 or the equivalent. Consultation with the instructors is required before registration for section assignment.. Further practice in reading, writing, listening comprehension, conversation, and grammar. Note: Consultation with instructors is required before registration for section assignment.

KORN UN3005 Third-Year Korean N I

THIRD-YEAR KOREAN N I
Yi, Hyunkyu
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA

Lee, Beom
MTWR, 10:10-11:15, Location-TBA 

Prerequisites: KORN UN2202 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.

KORN GU4105 Fourth-Year Korean I

Instructor TBA
MWR, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

Prerequisites: KORN 3006 or the equivalent. Selections from advanced modern Korean writings in social sciences, literature, culture, history, journalistic texts, and intensive conversation exercises.

KORN GU4511 Fifth-Year Korean I

Schulz, Carol H
MW, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

Graduate-Level

KORN GR8010 Advanced Korean in Mixed Script

Yi, Hyunkyu and Lee, Beom
F, 10:10-12:00, Location-TBA

 

Tibetan

TIBT UN1410 First-Year Classical Tibetan I

Tseten, Kunchog
MW, 4:10-6:00, Location-TBA

TIBT UN1600 First-Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I

Tsering, Sonam
MW, 12:10-1:00, Location-TBA

TIBT UN2412 Second-Year Classical Tibetan I

Bhum, Pema
MW, 4:10-6:00, Location-TBA

TIBT UN2603 Second-Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I

Tsering, Sonam
MW, 2:40-3:55, Location-TBA

TIBT UN3611 Third-Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I

Tsering, Sonam
MW, 10:10-11:25, Location-TBA

 

 

Vietnamese

VIET UN11201 Intermediate Vietnamese I

Lap, James T
TR, 12:00-1:40, Location-TBA

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.