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Asian Studies MA

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, 220 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-6534; fax: 612-624-5513)
Email: all@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Asian Studies MA program is a terminal degree that provides students from a wide range of backgrounds with language proficiency in one Asian or Middle Eastern language, and the relevant knowledge of histories, literatures, and cultures to pursue a wide range of careers, including: government; nonprofit institutions and social work; law, journalism and business; K-12 and community college education; library and archival work; and translation and interpretation. The degree also prepares students interested in pursuing a doctorate in related graduate programs, including the University’s Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media PhD.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 20 major credits, 0 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Language Requirement: See Language Course Requirements
A minimum GPA of 3.30 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Plan A language requirement: Intermediate-advanced knowledge of the chosen language by completing or demonstrating linguistic proficiency comparable to ARAB 5102, CHN 4008, HNDI 4006, URDU 4006, JPN 4006, or KOR 4006. Plan B language requirement: Intermediate knowledge of the chosen language by completing or demonstrating linguistic proficiency comparable to ARAB 4122, CHN 4004, CHN 4006, HNDI 4004, URDU 4004, JPN 4004, or KOR 4004.
Required Course (3 Credits)
Take the following course:
AMES 8001 - Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (3.0 cr)
Language Courses (0 to 9 credits)
Select up to 9 credits as needed in consultation with the advisor. Plan A students who need coursework to meet language requirements must take ARAB 5102, CHN 4008, HNDI 4006, URDU 4006, JPN 4006, or KOR 4006. Plan B students who need coursework to meet language requirements must take ARAB 4122, CHN 4004, CHN 4006, HNDI 4004, URDU 4004, JPN 4004, or KOR 4004.
ARAB 4101 - Beginning Arabic I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
ARAB 4102 - Beginning Arabic II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
ARAB 4121 - Intermediate Arabic I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
ARAB 4122 - Intermediate Arabic II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
ARAB 5040 - Readings in Arabic Texts (3.0 cr)
ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I (4.0 cr)
ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II (4.0 cr)
CHN 4001 - Beginning Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4002 - Beginning Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4003 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4004 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4005 - Accelerated Beginning Modern Chinese for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4006 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
CHN 4007 - Advanced Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
CHN 4008 - Advanced Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I (4.0 cr)
CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II (4.0 cr)
HNDI 4001 - Beginning Hindi I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
HNDI 4002 - Beginning Hindi II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
HNDI 4003 - Intermediate Hindi I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
HNDI 4004 - Intermediate Hindi II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
HNDI 4005 - Advanced Hindi I for Graduate Research (4.0 cr)
HNDI 4006 - Advanced Hindi II for Graduate Research (4.0 cr)
HNDI 4015 - Accelerated Beginning Hindi for Graduate Research (5.0 cr)
JPN 4001 - Beginning Japanese I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
JPN 4002 - Beginning Japanese II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
JPN 4003 - Intermediate Japanese I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
JPN 4004 - Intermediate Japanese II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
JPN 4005 - Third Year Japanese I for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
JPN 4006 - Third Year Japanese II for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I (4.0 cr)
JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II (4.0 cr)
KOR 4001 - Beginning Korean I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
KOR 4002 - Beginning Korean II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
KOR 4003 - Intermediate Korean I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
KOR 4004 - Intermediate Korean II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
KOR 4005 - Third Year Korean I for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
KOR 4006 - Third Year Korean II for Graduate Student Research (4.0 cr)
KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I (4.0 cr)
KOR 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean II (4.0 cr)
URDU 4001 - Beginning Urdu I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
URDU 4002 - Beginning Urdu II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
URDU 4003 - Intermediate Urdu I for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
URDU 4004 - Intermediate Urdu II for Graduate Student Research (5.0 cr)
URDU 4005 - Advanced Urdu I for Graduate Research (4.0 cr)
URDU 4006 - Advanced Urdu II for Graduate Research (4.0 cr)
URDU 4015 - Accelerated Beginning Urdu for Graduate Research (5.0 cr)
Electives (8 to 27 credits)
Select courses from the following list, in consultation with the advisor, to complete the minimum number of course credits required for the Plan A or Plan B degree. Other elective courses may be taken with approval of the advisor.
ALL 5xxx
ALL 8xxx
ANTH 5980 - Topics in Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
ARTH 8720 - Seminar:East Asian Art (3.0 cr)
ARTH 8950 - Seminar: Issues in the History of Art (3.0 cr)
GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies (3.0 cr)
HIST 5940 - Topics in Asian History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 5960 - Topics in History (1.0-4.0 cr)
HIST 8960 - Topics in History (1.0-4.0 cr)
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image (3.0 cr)
Thesis Credits
Plan A students must take 10 master's thesis credits.
AMES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's (1.0-18.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Integrated BA Asian Languages and Literatures / MA Asian Studies
The Integrated BA/MA is available to eligible University undergraduates pursuing the Asian Languages and Literatures BA degree. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and be within 30 credits of completing the BA to be eligible, with preference given to those with a demonstrated high proficiency in their language of concentration. Applications to the BA/MA are submitted spring semester of the junior year, and admission is contingent on a formal admissions process. Students admitted to the BA/MA must maintain timely degree progress to ensure completion of the BA no later than the end of their fourth (senior) year. Up to 10 graduate-level credits (5xxx courses) completed in the fourth (senior) year can be applied to the MA degree, with the remaining MA degree requirements completed during the fifth year of study. No credits can be double counted to meet both BA and MA credit requirements.
 
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AMES 8001 - Critical Approaches to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course aims to provide critical and theoretical foundations for incoming graduate students in Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media program, while also addressing broader questions that would be of interest to students in other departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our project will be to generate discussion about the theoretical and political complexities of studying Asia and the Middle East from a cross-cultural and transnational perspective, taking account of several inter-related questions at the heart of the work of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Beginning with Edward Said?s critique of orientalism as our point of departure, we will take up a range of questions revolving around debates over historiography (e.g., capitalism and the formations of race and gender, nationalism and imperialism, etc.) and the relationship between cultural studies and political-economy (e.g., the political unconscious, national allegory, translation and translingual practice, ethnographic gaze, etc.) with a particular attention to the complications posed by taking ?Asia? as the object of intellectual inquiry in any such analysis. Our discussions will consider key problematics in cultural theory, the uses of such theory in the Asian context and some of the issues thereby raised, and critical interventions by scholars of Asia.
ARAB 4101 - Beginning Arabic I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01562
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Oral practice, reading, comprehension, grammar.
ARAB 4102 - Beginning Arabic II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01634
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Comprehension, oral practice, reading of standard Arabic. Meets with 1102. prereq: 4101 or equiv
ARAB 4121 - Intermediate Arabic I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01561
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced grammar, conversational practice. Reading Arabic texts. prereq: 4102 or equiv
ARAB 4122 - Intermediate Arabic II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01635
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Advanced grammar, analyses of readings, oral comprehension. Meets with 3102. prereq: 4121 or equiv
ARAB 5040 - Readings in Arabic Texts
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Post-advanced study of extensive, complex original Arabic texts and development of students' Arabic discussion and writing skills in the realms of literature, academia, media and/or business. All primary and secondary readings, assignments, in-class analysis and discussion are done fully in Arabic. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ARAB 5101 - Advanced Arabic I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced readings in classical/modern Arabic. Compositions based on texts. prereq: Grade B- or higher in 3102 or instr consent
ARAB 5102 - Advanced Arabic II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings of Arabic texts. Writing compositions based on texts. Continuation of 5101.
CHN 4001 - Beginning Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00717 - Chn 1011/Chn 4001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Speaking/reading modern standard Chinese through structured practice. Meets with 1011.
CHN 4002 - Beginning Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00718 - Chn 1012/Chn 4002
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Speaking/reading modern standard Chinese through structured practice. Meets with 1012. prereq: 4001
CHN 4003 - Intermediate Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00719 - Chn 3021/Chn 4003
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Modern standard Chinese skills developed through conversations, writing, reading. Meets with 3021. prereq: 4002
CHN 4004 - Intermediate Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00720 - Chn 3022/Chn 4004
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Modern standard Chinese skills developed through conversation/reading. Meets with 3022. prereq: 4003
CHN 4005 - Accelerated Beginning Modern Chinese for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01912 - Chn 1015/Chn 4005
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mandarin Chinese. Reading, writing, standard pronunciation. prereq: Grad student, instr consent; oral/aural skills or other Chinese dialect recommended
CHN 4006 - Accelerated Intermediate Modern Chinese for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01913 - Chn 1016/Chn 4006
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of CHN 1015/4005. Mandarin Chinese course designed primarily for students with oral/aural skills but with little or no exposure to reading and writing. Also for speakers of other Chinese dialects and others with prior experience. Concentration on reading, writing, and standard pronunciation. Equivalent to two semesters, Chinese 3021-3022. Upon completion, student may enter Advanced Modern Chinese, Chinese 3031. prereq: 1012 or 1015; oral/aural skills or other Chinese dialect recommended
CHN 4007 - Advanced Modern Chinese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01204 - CHN 3031/CHN 4007
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Reading and analysis of 20th-century texts. Meets with 3031. prereq: 4004
CHN 4008 - Advanced Modern Chinese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01205 - CHN 3032/CHN 4008
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading and analysis of 20th-century texts. Meets with 3032. prereq: 4007
CHN 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
CHN 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Writings of different styles. Short stories/essays written since 1949 that reflect Chinese society. Internet writing, use of language. Writings' reflection of contemporary Chinese society, its culture/philosophies. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
HNDI 4001 - Beginning Hindi I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00723 - Hndi 1011/Hndi 4001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasis on the development of communicative competence. Meets with 1011.
HNDI 4002 - Beginning Hindi II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00724 - Hndi 1012/Hndi 4002
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasizes communicative competence. Meets with 1012.
HNDI 4003 - Intermediate Hindi I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00725 - Hndi 3021/Hndi 4003
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Grammar review, some basic compositions and oral presentations. Meets concurrently with 3021.
HNDI 4004 - Intermediate Hindi II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00726 - Hndi 3022/Hndi 4004
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of reading, writing speaking, and listening skills. Grammar review, some basic compositions and oral presentations. Meets concurrently with 3022.
HNDI 4005 - Advanced Hindi I for Graduate Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01897 - Hndi 3031/Hndi 4005
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi beyond intermediate level. Meets with HNDI 3031. prereq: 4004 or instr consent
HNDI 4006 - Advanced Hindi II for Graduate Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01898 - Hndi 3032/Hndi 4006/HnUr 3032/
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Hindi beyond intermediate level. Meets with HNDI 3032. prereq: 4005 or instr consent
HNDI 4015 - Accelerated Beginning Hindi for Graduate Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02653 - Hndi 1015/Hndi 4015
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Aspects of linguistic performance: speaking, reading, writing, listening. Cultural/linguistic literacy about South Asia and, in particular, India. Emphasizes individual learning styles/preferences for students to understand/retain information.
JPN 4001 - Beginning Japanese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00710 - Jpn 1011/4001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Meets with 1011.
JPN 4002 - Beginning Japanese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00711 - Jpn 1012/4002
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Introduction to speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Meets with 1012. prereq: 4001
JPN 4003 - Intermediate Japanese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00712 - Jpn 3021/4003
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intermediate speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. Meets with 3021. prereq: 4002
JPN 4004 - Intermediate Japanese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00713
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intermediate speaking, reading, writing in Japanese. Meets with 3022. prereq: 4003
JPN 4005 - Third Year Japanese I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01206 - JPN 3031/JPN 4005
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. Meets with 3031. prereq: 4004
JPN 4006 - Third Year Japanese II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01207 - JPN 3032/JPN 4006
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced intermediate-level instruction in speaking, reading, writing Japanese. Development of reading proficiency in modern Japanese prose. prereq: 4005
JPN 4041 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 3032 or instr consent
JPN 4042 - Advanced Japanese Conversation and Composition II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in advanced spoken/written Japanese. Typical assignments include essays, summaries, formal interviews in Japanese. prereq: 4041 or instr consent
KOR 4001 - Beginning Korean I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00736 - Kor 1011/4001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic grammatical structure, vocabulary, expressions of modern colloquial Korean. Introduces Korean writing system. Meets with 1011.
KOR 4002 - Beginning Korean II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00737 - Kor 1012/4002
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic grammatical structure, vocabulary, expressions of modern colloquial Korean. Meets with 1012. prereq: 4001
KOR 4003 - Intermediate Korean I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00738 - Kor 3021/4003
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing in modern colloquial Korean. Simple narration/written reports. Basic Chinese characters may be introduced. Meets with 3021. prereq: 4002, grad student
KOR 4004 - Intermediate Korean II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00739 - Kor 3022/4004
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at intermediate level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration/written reports. Introduction of additional basic Chinese characters. Meets with 3022. prereq: 4003
KOR 4005 - Third Year Korean I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01208 - Kor 3031/Kor 4005
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, reading, writing in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters. Meets with 3031. prereq: 4004
KOR 4006 - Third Year Korean II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01209 - Kor 3032/Kor 4006
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, reading, writing at advanced level in modern colloquial Korean. Narration, written reports. Further Chinese characters introduced. prereq: 4005
KOR 4041 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Content/task-based course. Study vocabulary/read novels, journals, selections from Korean history/arts. Writing summaries, reports, simple reaction papers. prereq: 3032 or equiv or instr consent
KOR 4042 - Advanced Readings in Modern Korean II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking, listening, reading, writing. Content/task-based course. Study vocabulary/read novels, journals, selections from Korean history/arts. Writing summaries, reports, simple reaction papers. prereq: 4041 or equiv or instr consent
URDU 4001 - Beginning Urdu I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01144 - Urdu 1011/Urdu 4001
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Meets with URDU 1011.
URDU 4002 - Beginning Urdu II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01145 - Urdu 1012/Urdu 4002
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Meets with URDU 1012.
URDU 4003 - Intermediate Urdu I for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02434 - Urdu 3021/Urdu 4003
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. Meets with URDU 3021.
URDU 4004 - Intermediate Urdu II for Graduate Student Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02435 - Urdu 3022/Urdu 4004
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Grammar review, basic compositions, oral presentations. Meets with URDU 3022.
URDU 4005 - Advanced Urdu I for Graduate Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01897
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Continued emphasis on development of communication skills, ability to comprehend both written/spoken texts. Speak, read, write in Urdu beyond intermediate level. Meets with URDU 3031.
URDU 4006 - Advanced Urdu II for Graduate Research
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01898
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is intended for students who have already completed four semesters of study in Urdu or have an equivalent Hindi-Urdu proficiency. The course builds on the skills acquired in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the first semester of Advanced Urdu instruction (URDU 3031/4005) and provides a more advanced foundation in Urdu. The course aims for the students to acquire an advanced-level proficiency in Urdu by developing language functions such as narration, description, and comparison. Students will be introduced to different genres and styles of spoken and written Urdu as well as grammatical details that facilitate accuracy and fluency. The students are expected to read and write coherent Urdu paragraphs and further develop and hone their conversational skills. We will also review and continue the study of Urdu grammar. Meets with URDU 3032.
URDU 4015 - Accelerated Beginning Urdu for Graduate Research
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01145
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed for students who already have good speaking skills (mainly heritage students) or those who studied Urdu in the past and can review basic knowledge of the language at a faster pace than that of regular language classes. This course focuses on all four skills (including cultural skills) to develop communicative competence at a novice-high level. The Urdu script will be introduced right from the beginning. Students will learn materials that are normally covered in a full academic year. Meets with URDU 1015.
ANTH 5980 - Topics in Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
ANTH 8810 - Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar examines particular aspects of method and/or theory. Topics vary according to student and faculty interests.
ARTH 8720 - Seminar:East Asian Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Research focuses on closely defined topic, such as a short period of Chinese art, a restricted subject, or role of a single artist. A substantive research paper is required and participation in the seminar dialogue is expected. prereq: instr consent
ARTH 8950 - Seminar: Issues in the History of Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical or topical issues. Topics vary. prereq: 3 cr art history, instr consent
GWSS 5490 - Topics: Political Economy and Global Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
HIST 5940 - Topics in Asian History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses. prereq: Grad student or [advanced undergrad, instr consent]
HIST 5960 - Topics in History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected topics in history not covered in regular courses. Taught as staffing permits. prereq: [advanced undergrad with instr consent]
HIST 8960 - Topics in History
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics not covered in regular courses.
MIMS 8001 - Theories of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Study of the moving image as the intersection between critical media studies and film studies. Not a historical overview, but rather current discussions in these areas contextualized with relevant readings in classical film and media theory.
MIMS 8003 - Historiography of the Moving Image
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Genealogies of the moving image. "Crisis" of film in debates about "old" and "new" media; Hollywood's role in defining commercial and oppositional forms of moving images; approaches to the writing of history in relation to media historiography.
AMES 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
Credits: 1.0 -18.0 [max 50.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Thesis Credits: Master's prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]