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FIRST SESSION, 2017

ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I (4). First semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes Arabic script, basic grammar and vocabulary, and culturally relevant activities.  Intensive course.  Three hours per day, five days per week.

ASIA 277 The Conflict over Israel/Palestine (HIST 277, PWAD 277) (3). MAYMESTER. Explores the conflict over Palestine during the last 100 years. Surveys the development of competing nationalisms, the contest for resources and political control that led to the partition of the region, the way that established a Jewish state, and the subsequent struggles between conflicting groups for land and independence. Course flyer.

CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I (4). Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, focusing on pronunciation, simple conversation, and basic grammar. Reading and writing Chinese characters are also taught. Writing Chinese characters is required. Students may not receive credit for both CHIN 101 or CHIN 102 and CHIN 111. Intensive course.  Three hours per day, five days per week.

CHIN 150 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3). ONLINE. A course designed to introduce students to the Chinese world of past and present. Chinese civilization is explored from a variety of perspectives: political, social, cultural, intellectual, and economic.

CHIN 242 Chinese Qin Music (3). This course offers students an opportunity to learn the aesthetics, culture, and history of qin, and study the music through learning the beginning levels of qin pieces.

JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (4). Introduction to modern Japanese with text and supplementary materials. Hiragana, katakana, and basic kanji are introduced. Weekly class hours devoted to basic sentence pattern exercises, speaking and writing practice, and creative application. Participation in relevant extracurricular activities encouraged. Intensive course. Three hours per day, five days per week.

SECOND SESSION, 2017

ARAB 102 Elementary Arabic II (4). Prerequisite, ARAB 101. Second semester of Arabic language instruction, comprising both Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Coursework includes expanded grammar and vocabulary and culturally relevant activities. Intensive course.  Three hours per day, five days per week.

ASIA 106 Israeli Popular Culture: The Case of Music (3). ONLINE. An introduction to Israeli popular culture, with a transnational and interdisciplinary frame. Focusing on Israeli music, exploring its different genres and the cultural richness developed since Zionism, reaching along the way a broad understanding of Israeli society. Students may not receive credit for both ASIA 53 and ASIA 106.

ASIA 300 The Buddhist Tradition:  India, Nepal, and Tibet (RELI 283) (3). ONLINE. Examines the diverse beliefs, practices, and cultures associated with Buddhism in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Topics include Buddhism’s development and spread, the cultural dynamics of Himalayan societies, monasticism, folk religion, revivalism, tourism, gender, globalization, and the role of the state in shaping Buddhist life and culture.

CHIN 102 Elementary Chinese II (4). Prerequisite, CHIN 101. Continued training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing on everyday topics. Writing Chinese characters is required. Students may not receive credit for both CHIN 101 or CHIN 102 and CHIN 111. Intensive course. Three hours per day, five days per week.

JAPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (4). Prerequisite, JAPN 101. Continued beginning course of modern Japanese with text and supplementary materials. Approximately 150 additional kanji are introduced. Focus on basic sentence pattern exercises, speaking and writing practice, and creative application. Participation in relevant extracurricular activities encouraged. Intensive course. Three hours per day, five days per week.