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Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Director, Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

  • Russell Ganim

Chair, Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Russell Ganim

Professors

  • Chuanren Ke, Philip Lutgendorf, Margaret H. Mills, Frederick Smith (Religious Studies/Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Associate professors

  • Maureen Robertson (Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures/Cinema and Comparative Literature), Helen Shen

Assistant professors

  • Jennifer Feeley, Kendall Heitzman, Yumiko Nishi

Lecturers

  • Kiyomi Kawakami, Irina Kostina, Jitka Sonkova, Sang-Seok Yoon, Xiaoyuan Zhao

Professors emeriti

  • W. South Coblin, Vadim Kreyd, Ray J. Parrott Jr., Helene A. Scriabine

Associate professor emeritus

  • Christopher A. Wertz

Assistant professor emeritus

  • Miriam J. Gelfand
Undergraduate majors: Asian languages and literature (B.A.); Russian (B.A.)
Undergraduate minors: Asian languages; Russian
Graduate degree: M.A. in Asian civilizations
Web site: http://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/asll

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures offers instruction in languages of Asia and eastern Europe as well as in the literatures, civilizations, and cultures of the regions. In addition to offering degree programs, the department welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from across the University to enroll in courses that complement their degree programs or satisfy their personal interests.

The department offers language study in Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Sanskrit.

Undergraduate students in all majors may satisfy the World Languages requirement of the General Education Program with courses in Chinese, Czech (effective fall 2013), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Sanskrit; see "Language for General Education" below. They also may get acquainted with Asia and Eastern Europe by taking any of the department's General Education Program courses on Asian humanities and on Russian and Slavic literature and culture, all taught in English. Entering students may take the department's First-Year Seminars, one on Asian culture and civilization, the other on Slavic culture and civilization.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures is one of the academic units in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Undergraduate Programs of Study

  • Major in Asian languages and literature (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Major in Russian (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Minor in Asian languages
  • Minor in Russian

The major in Asian languages and literature gives students the opportunity to develop advanced skills in an Asian language while they study the people, literatures, and cultures of Asia. Students choose one of four tracks: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Sanskrit.

Students interested in Asian studies may add a second major in international studies with an emphasis in Asian studies; see International Studies in the Catalog. Many other disciplines work well as second majors for Asian languages and literature students, such as history, art history, political science, religion, sociology, journalism, business, and anthropology.

Graduates have found careers in education, government, communications, business, and other fields in the United States and abroad. The program also provides excellent background for advanced study in a variety of fields in the humanities and social sciences and for professional schools, such as law and business.

The Russian major trains students in both written and spoken Russian and in Russian literature, culture, and civilization. The department encourages students to pursue a second major (e.g., global health, history, linguistics, political science) and to develop their interests in related or complementary fields. Students interested in focusing on a broader interdisciplinary understanding of the region may earn a second major in International Studies.

Training in Russian is often an important asset to careers in the natural and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, business, journalism, library and information science, and the social and military sciences. It also may be appropriate preparation for study of law or international relations as well as Slavic languages and literatures, comparative literature, and other humanistic disciplines.

Some governmental agencies are interested in job candidates who have advanced training in Russian; these agencies give preference to applicants who combine strong language proficiency with a well-rounded background in area studies. Students who develop an exceptional facility with the Russian language may pursue careers in literary and technical translation and interpretation.

Bachelor of Arts: Asian Languages and Literature

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian languages and literature requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 27-30 s.h. of work for the major. Students choose one of four tracks: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Sanskrit. Credit required for the major depends on choice of track; requirements for each track are listed below. All students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The amount of approved transfer credit that may be applied to the major varies by track; students should consult their advisors about courses taken at other institutions, including study abroad.

The major in Asian languages and literature requires the following work.

Chinese Track

The Chinese track requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete the following courses.

Chinese Language

Students must successfully complete 039:105 (CHIN:2101) Second-Year Chinese: First Semester and 039:106 (CHIN:2102) Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester (total of 10 s.h.) at The University of Iowa with a grade of C or higher, or the equivalent, before they may enroll in the following required courses.

All of these:

039:108 (CHIN:4101) Classical Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
039:115 (CHIN:3101)-039:116 (CHIN:3102) Third-Year Chinese: First Semester - Third-Year Chinese: Second Semester6 s.h.
039:128 (CHIN:4103)-039:129 (CHIN:4104) Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester - Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester6 s.h.

Advanced Chinese language—one of these:

039:165 (CHIN:5101) Fifth-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
039:166 (CHIN:5102) Fifth-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
039:171 (CHIN:5103) Readings in Chinese Literature3 s.h.
039:215 (CHIN:5106) Individual Chinese for Advanced Studentsarr.
Chinese Literature and Cinema

One of these: 

039:141 (CHIN:3341) Chinese Literature: Poetry3 s.h.
039:142 (CHIN:3202) Chinese Literature: Prose3 s.h.

One of these:

039:173 (CHIN:4206) Transnational Chinese Cinemas3 s.h.
039:180 (CHIN:4203) Modern Chinese Writers3 s.h.
Chinese Literature and Culture

The following courses support the study of literature and culture. Courses that pertain to Chinese culture (the arts, history, literature, politics, religion, and translation) and to the methodology of literary or cultural students, and are cross-listed with the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures or are offered by other departments, may be counted toward this requirement. Course content may vary by semester or instructor; students should consult their advisors for approval.

Two of these:

039:019 (CHIN:1504) Asian Humanities: China3 s.h.
039:032 (CHIN:1702) Chinese Popular Culture3 s.h.
039:057 (ASIA:2606) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4 s.h.
039:140 (CHIN:4204) The Literature of Daoism3 s.h.
039:198 (ASIA:4507) Topics in Asian Studiesarr.
039:213 (CHIN:5104) Advanced Classical Chinese3 s.h.
039:240 (CHIN:5201) Seminar in Chinese Fiction3 s.h.
039:241 (CHIN:5202) Seminar in Chinese Literaturearr.

Hindi Track

The Hindi track requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of work for the major. Students must complete the following courses.

039:126 (SOAS:3101)-039:127 (SOAS:3102) Second-Year Hindi: First Semester - Second-Year Hindi: Second Semester8 s.h.
039:184 (SOAS:4101)-039:185 (SOAS:4102) Third-Year Hindi: First Semester - Third-Year Hindi: Second Semester (students may substitute 6 s.h. of South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above, with the approval of their major advisors)6 s.h.
Additional South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above, including 1-3 s.h. of independent study16 s.h.

A list of South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above (advanced) is available from the department.

Hindi track students are urged to fulfill the General Education Program Historical Perspectives or International and Global Issues requirement (3 s.h.) by completing 016:007 (HIST:2606)/039:057 (ASIA:2606) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia.

Japanese Track

The Japanese track requires 30 s.h. of work for the major. Students may apply a maximum of 12 s.h. of approved transfer credit toward track requirements. Those who are planning to study abroad should consult with their Japanese track advisors in advance to determine whether their planned course work abroad will be accepted toward track requirements.

The following courses are prerequisite to the Japanese track; students may not count credit earned in these courses toward track requirements.

39J:010 (JPNS:1101) First-Year Japanese: First Semester5 s.h.
39J:012 (JPNS:1103) First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5 s.h.
39J:101 (JPNS:3101) Second-Year Japanese: First Semester4-5 s.h.
39J:102 (JPNS:3102) Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester4-5 s.h.

Work for the Japanese track includes third-year and fourth-year Japanese, literature and translation, linguistics and advanced language studies, and cultural studies. Students must complete the following courses.

Third- and Fourth-Year Japanese

Both of these sequences (12 s.h.):

39J:105 (JPNS:3103)-39J:106 (JPNS:3104) Third-Year Japanese I-II6 s.h.
39J:107 (JPNS:3105)-39J:108 (JPNS:3106) Fourth-Year Japanese I-II6 s.h.
Literature and Translation

Three of these (9 s.h.):

39J:130 (JPNS:3201) Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3 s.h.
39J:141 (JPNS:3202) Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3 s.h.
39J:142 (JPNS:3203) Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3 s.h.
39J:143 (JPNS:3204) Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3 s.h.
39J:144 (JPNS:3205) Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature3 s.h.
39J:145 (JPNS:4201) The Tale of Genji3 s.h.
39J:146 (JPNS:3206) Warriors Dreams3 s.h.
39J:147 (JPNS:3208) Introduction to Japanese Film3 s.h.
39J:155 (JPNS:3601) Contemporary Japanese Culture3 s.h.
Linguistics and Advanced Language Studies

At least 6 s.h. from these:

39J:103 (JPNS:3401) Language in Japanese Society3 s.h.
39J:119 (JPNS:3107) Classical Japanese: First Semester3 s.h.
39J:121 (JPNS:4101)-39J:122 (JPNS:4102) Fifth-Year Japanese I-II6 s.h.
39J:128 (JPNS:3128) Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
39J:129 (JPNS:3402) Japan: Culture and Communication3 s.h.
39J:131 (JPNS:4103)-39J:132 (JPNS:4104) Sixth-Year Japanese I-II6 s.h.
Cultural Studies

Students complete one course (total of 3 s.h.) chosen from the following lists.

Asian and Slavic languages and literatures:

039:020 (JPNS:1506) Asian Humanities: Japan3 s.h.
39J:135 (JPNS:3135) Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture3 s.h.

Anthropology:

39J:125 (JPNS:2175) Japanese Society and Culture3 s.h.

Art history:

39J:033 (JPNS:2250) Introduction to the Art of Japan3 s.h.
39J:123 (JPNS:3260) Japanese Painting3 s.h.

History:

39J:172 (JPNS:4610) Japan--Age of the Samurai3 s.h.
39J:173 (JPNS:4615) Modern Japan3 s.h.
39J:175 (JPNS:4620) Japan--U.S. Relations3 s.h.

Religious studies:

39J:017 (JPNS:1115) Japanese Religions3 s.h.
39J:109 (JPNS:3660) Japanese Religion and Thought3 s.h.

World languages, literatures, and cultures:

39J:162 (JPNS:3700) Topics in Global Cinema3 s.h.

Sanskrit Track

The Sanskrit track requires a minimum of 27 s.h. for the major. Students must complete the following courses.

039:112 (SOAS:3901)-039:113 (SOAS:3902) Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester - Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester6 s.h.
039:186 (SOAS:4201)-039:187 (SOAS:4202) Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester - Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester (students may substitute 6 s.h. of South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above, with the approval of their major advisors)6 s.h.
Additional South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above, including 1-3 s.h. of independent study15 s.h.

A list of South Asian studies courses numbered 100 or above (advanced) is available from the department.

Sanskrit track students are urged to fulfill the General Education Program Historical Perspectives or International and Global Issues requirement (3 s.h.) by completing 016:007 (HIST:2606)/039:057 (ASIA:2606) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia.

Bachelor of Arts: Russian

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Russian requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including 32 s.h. of work for the major earned in Russian courses. Students must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program.

The major in Russian requires the following courses.

One of these: 

041:109 (SLAV:3113) Beginning Composition and Conversation I4 s.h.
041:110 (SLAV:3114) Beginning Composition and Conversation II4 s.h.

Both of these sequences: 

041:111 (SLAV:3111)-041:112 (SLAV:3112) Third-Year Russian I-II8 s.h.
041:113 (SLAV:4111)-041:114 (SLAV:4112) Fourth-Year Russian I-II8 s.h.

Four of these (Russian/East European culture): 

041:058 (SLAV:1450) Diversities of Eastern Europe: Culture, Art, and Politics3 s.h.
041:093 (SLAV:1531) Slavic Folklore3 s.h.
041:094 (SLAV:1532) Religion and Culture of Slavs3 s.h.
041:098 (SLAV:1131) Introduction to Russian Culture3 s.h.
041:099 (SLAV:1132) Russia Today3 s.h.
041:102 (SLAV:3202) Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173 s.h.
041:104 (SLAV:3131) Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia3 s.h.
041:150 (SLAV:2100) Secrets of Russian Mentality3 s.h.
041:155 (SLAV:3122) Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3 s.h.
041:160 (SLAV:2131) Women in Russian Society3 s.h.
041:164 (SLAV:2531) Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
041:165 (SLAV:3100) West and East: Women in the Slavic World3 s.h.
041:168 (SLAV:3221) Twentieth-Century Czech Authors3 s.h.

Students may substitute one of the following Slavic language two-course sequences for one of the four required Russian/East European culture courses (see list above). Availability of Polish language courses varies.

041:121 (SLAV:1121)-041:122 (SLAV:1122) Elementary Polish I-II8 s.h.
041:141 (SLAV:1211)-041:142 (SLAV:1212) Conversational Czech I-II7 s.h.
041:143 (SLAV:2211)-041:144 (SLAV:2212) Conversational Czech III-IV6 s.h.

Students majoring in Russian are urged to choose elective courses in economics, geography, history, political science, global health, and international studies. Nearly every avenue of professional training and employment requires a solid background in Russian area studies. For example, criteria for U.S. government employment include substantive knowledge in history, economics, political science, sociological disciplines, scientific specialties, demography, military-related skills, and in some cases, cultural and religious background. In-depth knowledge of literature or linguistics without other substantive background may be of limited practical use in finding employment.

B.A. with Teacher Licensure

Students majoring in Asian languages and literature (Chinese or Japanese track) or in Russian who are interested in earning licensure to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools must complete the College of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) in addition to the requirements for their major and all requirements for graduation. The TEP requires several College of Education courses and student teaching. Contact the Office of Education Services for details.

Students must satisfy all degree requirements and complete Teacher Education Program licensure before degree conferral.

Asian languages and literature majors must complete designated pedagogy and linguistics courses in the department in addition to the course work required for their major.

Students who plan to use their work toward a minor in Chinese, Japanese, or Russian as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the Office of Education Services about requirements.

Four-Year Graduation Plan

The following checkpoints list the minimum requirements students must complete by certain semesters in order to stay on the University's Four-Year Graduation Plan. (Courses in the major are those required to complete the major; they may be offered by departments other than the major department.)

B.A.: Asian Languages and Literature

Before the third semester begins: for students in Chinese and Japanese tracks, language work begun (students in the Hindi and Sanskrit tracks may begin language work in their sophomore year)

Before the fifth semester begins: at least first-year language competency

Before the seventh semester begins: at least second-year language competency and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester begins: at least third-year, first-semester language competency and one additional course in the major (two additional courses in the Japanese track)

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

B.A.: Russian

Before the third semester begins: competence in first-year Russian

Before the fifth semester begins: competence in second-year Russian

Before the seventh semester begins: competence in third-year Russian, an additional course in the major, and at least 90 s.h. earned toward the degree

Before the eighth semester: competence in fourth-year Russian and two more courses in the major

During the eighth semester: enrollment in all remaining course work in the major, all remaining General Education courses, and a sufficient number of semester hours to graduate

Honors in the Major: Asian Languages and Literature

The department offers students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the Asian languages and literature major. Students who wish to graduate with honors in the major must have the consent of the department chair and a faculty sponsor (an Asian specialist from any department). They must register for 039:191 (ASIA:4301) Honors Tutorial and 039:195 (ASIA:4506) Senior Honors Thesis and must complete an acceptable thesis based on original research.

In addition to honors in their majors, undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

Honors in the Major: Russian

The department offers students the opportunity to graduate with honors in the Russian major. Students must have junior or senior standing, a g.p.a. of at least 3.33 in Russian, and a cumulative University of Iowa g.p.a. of at least 3.33 in order to enroll in the honors program in Russian. Students may earn up to 9 s.h. of honors credit in Russian; they earn 3 s.h. for each set of extensive readings with discussions, regular reports, and semester paper that they complete. Contact the department for information about requirements for graduation with honors in the Russian major.

In addition to honors in their majors, undergraduate students have a variety of opportunities for honors study and activities through membership in the University of Iowa Honors Program; visit Honors at Iowa to learn about the University's honors program.

Minor: Asian Languages

The minor in Asian languages is offered with four emphases: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Sanskrit. Credit for the minor varies by emphasis. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Requirements for each emphasis are listed below.

Chinese Emphasis

The minor in Asian languages with Chinese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in advanced courses taken at The University of Iowa. The minor must include the following course work. Some of these courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for that course.

Both of these sequences:

039:115 (CHIN:3101)-039:116 (CHIN:3102) Third-Year Chinese: First Semester - Third-Year Chinese: Second Semester6 s.h.
039:128 (CHIN:4103)-039:129 (CHIN:4104) Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester - Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester6 s.h.

One of these:

039:141 (CHIN:3341) Chinese Literature: Poetry3 s.h.
039:142 (CHIN:3202) Chinese Literature: Prose3 s.h.
039:173 (CHIN:4206) Transnational Chinese Cinemas3 s.h.
039:180 (CHIN:4203) Modern Chinese Writers3 s.h.
Hindi Emphasis

The minor in Asian languages with Hindi emphasis requires 14 s.h., including 11 s.h. of advanced courses taken at The University of Iowa. The courses 039:123 (SOAS:2101) First-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester and 039:124 (SOAS:2102) First-Year Hindi: Second Semester do not count as advanced courses for the minor.

Japanese Emphasis

The minor in Asian languages with Japanese emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in advanced courses taken at The University of Iowa.

The following courses are prerequisite to the Japanese emphasis; students may not count credit earned in them toward requirements for the minor.

39J:010 (JPNS:1101) First-Year Japanese: First Semester5 s.h.
39J:012 (JPNS:1103) First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5 s.h.
39J:101 (JPNS:3101) Second-Year Japanese: First Semester4-5 s.h.
39J:102 (JPNS:3102) Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester4-5 s.h.

The minor with Japanese emphasis must include the following courses.

39J:105 (JPNS:3103)-39J:106 (JPNS:3104) Third-Year Japanese I-II6 s.h.
One course in literature and translation3 s.h.
One course in linguistics and advanced language studies3 s.h.
One course in literature and translation, or in linguistics and advanced language studies, or in cultural studies3 s.h.

Students select the courses in literature and translation, linguistics and advanced language studies, and cultural studies from those listed under "Bachelor of Arts: Asian Languages and Literature"/"Japanese Track" above.

Sanskrit Emphasis

The minor in Asian languages with Sanskrit emphasis requires 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. in advanced courses taken at The University of Iowa. The advanced courses must be chosen from the following list.

039:111 (SOAS:2902) First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester4 s.h.
039:112 (SOAS:3901) Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3 s.h.
039:113 (SOAS:3902) Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3 s.h.
039:186 (SOAS:4201) Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3 s.h.
039:187 (SOAS:4202) Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3 s.h.
039:216 (SOAS:5201) Individual Sanskrit for Advanced Studentsarr.

The course 039:110 (SOAS:2901) First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester does not count as an advanced course for the minor.

Minor: Russian

The minor in Russian requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in Russian courses, including 12 s.h. in advanced courses taken at The University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Students may count a maximum of 3 s.h. taught in English toward the minor. The department recommends that students choose 100-level courses for the minor, such as the following sequences.

041:109 (SLAV:3113)-041:110 (SLAV:3114) Beginning Composition and Conversation I-II8 s.h.
041:111 (SLAV:3111)-041:112 (SLAV:3112) Third-Year Russian I-II8 s.h.
041:113 (SLAV:4111)-041:114 (SLAV:4112) Fourth-Year Russian I-II8 s.h.

Language for General Education

Undergraduate students in all majors may satisfy the World Languages requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program with course sequences in Chinese, Czech (effective fall 2013), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Sanskrit.

Students who have had experience with Japanese or Russian should take the appropriate University of Iowa language placement test, which helps determine the level at which they should begin study of the language. Students with backgrounds in Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Korean, or Sanskrit may receive individual evaluations from the department.

Chinese

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement and is appropriate for students without previous knowledge of Chinese.

039:008 (CHIN:1111) First-Year Chinese: First Semester5 s.h.
039:009 (CHIN:1112) First-Year Chinese: Second Semester5 s.h.
039:105 (CHIN:2101) Second-Year Chinese: First Semester5 s.h.
039:106 (CHIN:2102) Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester5 s.h.

Students who have participated in 165:814 (ABRD:3411) Iowa in Tianjin after completing 039:008 (CHIN:1111) First-Year Chinese: First Semester and 039:009 (CHIN:1112) First-Year Chinese: Second Semester, and students from Chinese-speaking families who perform exceptionally well in 039:008 (CHIN:1111) First-Year Chinese: First Semester and 039:009 (CHIN:1112) First-Year Chinese: Second Semester, may fulfill the World Languages requirement with the following sequence.

039:008 (CHIN:1111) First-Year Chinese: First Semester5 s.h.
039:009 (CHIN:1112) First-Year Chinese: Second Semester5 s.h.
039:107 (CHIN:2103) Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
039:114 (CHIN:2104) Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.

Students who have taken 039:107 (CHIN:2103) and/or 039:114 (CHIN:2104) should not enroll in 039:105 (CHIN:2101) and/or 039:106 (CHIN:2102).

Additional course work is available, including advanced Chinese, classical Chinese, and business Chinese. Consult the department for appropriate placement in Chinese language courses.

CZECH

Effective fall 2013, the following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement and is most appropriate for students without previous knowledge of Czech.

041:141 (SLAV:1211) Conversational Czech I (effective fall 2013)4 s.h.
041:142 (SLAV:1212) Conversational Czech II (effective fall 2013)3 s.h.
041:143 (SLAV:2211) Conversational Czech III (effective fall 2013)3 s.h.
041:144 (SLAV:2212) Conversational Czech IV (effective fall 2013)3 s.h.
Hindi

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement. Additional courses are available.

039:123 (SOAS:2101) First-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester5 s.h.
039:124 (SOAS:2102) First-Year Hindi: Second Semester5 s.h.
039:126 (SOAS:3101) Second-Year Hindi: First Semester4 s.h.
039:127 (SOAS:3102) Second-Year Hindi: Second Semester4 s.h.
Japanese

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement and is appropriate for students without previous knowledge of Japanese.

39J:010 (JPNS:1101) First-Year Japanese: First Semester5 s.h.
39J:012 (JPNS:1103) First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5 s.h.
39J:101 (JPNS:3101) Second-Year Japanese: First Semester4-5 s.h.
39J:102 (JPNS:3102) Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester4-5 s.h.
Korean

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement and leads to elementary/intermediate proficiency in Korean.

039:040 (ASIA:1101) First-Year Korean: First Semester4 s.h.
039:041 (ASIA:1102) First-Year Korean: Second Semester4 s.h.
039:042 (ASIA:2101) Second-Year Korean: First Semester4 s.h.
039:043 (ASIA:2102) Second-Year Korean: Second Semester4 s.h.

Students interested in Korean language study beyond the General Education requirement may take Third-Year Korean, 039:150 (ASIA:3101) Third-Year Korean: First Semester and 039:151 (ASIA:3102) Third-Year Korean: Second Semester.

Russian

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement.

041:001 (SLAV:1111) First-Year Russian I5 s.h.
041:002 (SLAV:1112) First-Year Russian II5 s.h.
041:003 (SLAV:2111) Second-Year Russian I4 s.h.
041:004 (SLAV:2112) Second-Year Russian II4 s.h.
Sanskrit

The following sequence fulfills the General Education Program's World Languages requirement. 

039:110 (SOAS:2901) First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester4 s.h.
039:111 (SOAS:2902) First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester4 s.h.
039:112 (SOAS:3901) Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3 s.h.
039:113 (SOAS:3902) Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3 s.h.

Students interested in Sanskrit language study beyond the General Education requirement may take Third-Year Sanskrit, 039:186 (SOAS:4201) Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester and 039:187 (SOAS:4202) Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester.

Related Certificate

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Tippie College of Business offer the Certificate in International Business. The program entails study of international business and economics; international relations and institutions; a language; and the art, literature, culture, and/or politics of a geographic area. Students of Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, or Russian are likely to satisfy the certificate's language requirement while completing the requirements for their major. For information about the certificate, see International Business in the Catalog.

Graduate Programs of Study

  • Master of Arts in Asian civilizations

The master's degree program in Asian civilizations prepares students for doctoral study in a variety of disciplines. It also may be good choice for students planning nonacademic careers in which advanced knowledge of Asian civilizations could be useful. For example, students working toward professional degrees, such as an M.D. or J.D., may decide to earn the M.A. in Asian civilizations while completing the professional degree.

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts program in Asian Civilizations requires a minimum of 30 s.h. of graduate credit, including 24 s.h. earned in residence at The University of Iowa. All students must maintain a g.p.a. of 3.00 or higher. Detailed information on degree requirements is sent to all applicants.

M.A. students choose from several tracks: Hindi language and literature, Sanskrit language and literature, South Asian studies, Chinese literature and culture, Chinese linguistics, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, interdisciplinary Chinese studies, teaching Japanese as a foreign language, Japanese studies, and interdisciplinary Japanese studies.

By the end of the first semester in residence, students propose a study plan developed in consultation with their advisor and in accordance with guidelines for specializations within the program.

By the end of the final semester in residence, students are expected to demonstrate, either by departmental examination or the successful completion of courses at the appropriate level, advanced competence in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, or Sanskrit. Advanced competence is defined generally as fourth-year level course work in Chinese or Japanese and third-year level in Hindi and Sanskrit.

Admission

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College or the Graduate College section of the Catalog. The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures requires a g.p.a. of at least 3.00 for regular admission and a g.p.a. of at least 2.75 for conditional admission.

Applicants must submit a statement of purpose, a research paper written in English, three letters of recommendation, and scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. Applicants whose first language is not English must score at least 590 (paper-based) or 97 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL).

Both international and U.S. graduate applications requesting financial support for the following academic year are due February 1. All other applications are accepted until April 15 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.

Application materials are available from the department.

Study Abroad

The department strongly urges its students to seek opportunities for summer language study and study abroad to accelerate the language acquisition process. The University's memberships in the American Institute of Indian Studies and the China Cooperative Language and Study Programs consortium help facilitate students' access to quality international programs in India and China. The government of the People's Republic of China offers scholarships for two students to live and study in Mainland China each year.

The UI-Nanzan Exchange allows Iowa students to pay Iowa tuition, room, and board while attending the Center for Japanese Studies at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. There also is a cooperative agreement with the Landour Language School in the Himalayan foothills of India. The South Asian Studies Program has launched a new study abroad program in Mysore and Bangalore, India, where students have the opportunity to study a variety of aspects of traditional and modern Indian civilization.

Iowa students participate in summer, semester, or academic year programs in Russian under the auspices of the American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), the association that directs academic language training programs in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir.

Many students participate in summer, semester-long, and year-long study abroad programs in India, China, and Japan offered through other U.S. universities. In many cases credit is transferable, and it is possible for a student to study abroad and still complete the Four-Year Graduation Plan. There are many resources available for funding research and study abroad. It also may be possible for students to apply University of Iowa financial aid to their study abroad programs.

Contact the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures or International Programs Study Abroad for more information.

Summer Study, Internships

The department offers an intensive course of language study (second year) each summer in which students complete the equivalent of one academic year of study (equivalent of one course for each of two semesters, totaling 8 s.h.). Scholarships are available for summer intensive Russian.

Students are encouraged to enrich their programs of study through internships designed to combine work experience in Asia or the United States with study or research projects. The University's Pomerantz Career Center keeps a list of internships.

Activities

Student Associations

Students have many opportunities to enrich their studies in Asian languages and literature while living in Iowa City. The University sponsors student associations for students from many Asian countries, including mainland China, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, and Taiwan. All University of Iowa students are welcome to join. Various international community groups sponsor cultural events and holiday celebrations throughout the year.

Residence in Living-Learning Community

The Global Mosaic Living-Learning Community welcomes American and international first-year and second-year students who wish to broaden their knowledge of international issues, languages, and cultures. Global Mosaic members live in Mayflower Residence Hall and enjoy a variety of programs on diverse cultures, the arts, fashion, cinema, dining and cuisine, study abroad, and more. Students must apply to live in the Global Mosaic Living-Learning Community; see the Living-Learning Communities web page.

Facilities

Language Media Center

The University's Language Media Center provides facilities for language learning, teaching, and research. Equipment in the center includes state-of-the-art computer, audio, and video facilities as well as standard and short-wave radios, tape and cassette recorders, record players, and soundproof recording rooms. An electronic classroom, a soundproof workroom, and a library of tape, disc, and cassette recordings also are available.

University of Iowa Libraries

Since 1960 University of Iowa Libraries has routinely acquired most American titles in Asian studies and selected overseas scholarly publications in English and other Western languages. The Main Library's Asian collection includes approximately 80,000 volumes in Asian languages and about 140,000 Western-language volumes on Asian subjects. The University has been a member of the Library of Congress Foreign Currency Exchange Program for Indian books and periodicals since 1975. The library's nonprint media collection includes a growing number of Asian feature films. A Chinese-Japanese-Korean computer terminal gives students and faculty access to the growing Research Libraries Information Network database in Asian languages.

Financial Support

Undergraduate and graduate students have access to the following financial aid and scholarship resources. Contact the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures for application information.

Cheng/Liu Scholarship: Undergraduate and graduate students currently majoring in Chinese in the Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa may apply for the Cheng/Liu Scholarship. The award can be used for summer Chinese language study.

Fairall Scholarship: Undergraduate or graduate majors who have attended and/or graduated from Iowa elementary or secondary schools may be nominated by the department to receive a Fairall Scholarship. Preference is given to Japanese studies students. Applications are available late spring, with scholarships to be awarded the following fall semester.

Foreign language and area studies fellowships: Only U.S. citizens are eligible. Graduate students combining work in Asian languages at an advanced level with interdisciplinary or professional programs may apply. The award is offered by International Programs for academic year and summer language study.

Graduate assistantships: The department offers teaching assistantships for graduate students in the program. All applicants to graduate study in the program receive information on applying for an assistantship. Assistantships are awarded each spring for the following academic year.

Graduate international research: Opportunities for funding research abroad include Stanley Fellowships for Graduate Student Research Abroad, CIREH Research Scholarships in International Health, Fulbright Grants, and Foreign Language Area Scholarships.

Summer language scholarships: Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students may compete for a Stanley-University of Iowa Foundation Support Organization Summer Language Scholarship, to be used for intensive summer language study in Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, or Sanskrit. Eight to ten awards of $2,000-$2,500 are made each summer. Applications are due March 1.

Support for undergraduate study abroad: Opportunities for undergraduates to study abroad include the Presidential Scholarships for Study Abroad and the Stanley Scholarships for International Research and Study.

Courses

Language for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Chinese

High school students and University of Iowa students who would like to learn Chinese but do not plan to use Chinese to satisfy the World Languages requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Program may wish to take the beginning Chinese courses 039:003 (CHIN:1115)039:004 (CHIN:1116)039:010 (CHIN:1117), and 039:011 (CHIN:1118) in sequence and may follow them with the second-year courses 039:105 (CHIN:2101) and 039:106 (CHIN:2102). See the course descriptions below.

039:001 (CHIN:1101) Conversational Chinese I1 s.h.
Introduction to modern Chinese, with focus on communication "survival" skills for discussing oneself, family, daily activities, interests, personal preferences, food, shopping, travel, lodging; situational activities and performance.
 
039:002 (CHIN:1102) Conversational Chinese II1 s.h.
Continuation of 039:001 (CHIN:1101), with focus on speaking and listening.
 
039:003 (CHIN:1115) Beginning Chinese I3 s.h.
Beginning Chinese; offered through UI Confucius Institute; first of a four‑course sequence.
 
039:004 (CHIN:1116) Beginning Chinese II3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:003 (CHIN:1115); offered through UI Confucius Institute; second of a four‑course sequence. Requirements: 039:003 (CHIN:1115) or equivalent as demonstrated in written and oral exams.
 
039:008 (CHIN:1111) First-Year Chinese: First Semester5 s.h.
Sound system of Mandarin Chinese, basic sentence patterns; aural understanding, speaking, reading, writing. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
039:009 (CHIN:1112) First-Year Chinese: Second Semester5 s.h.
Continuation of 039:008 (CHIN:1111). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:008 (CHIN:1111). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:010 (CHIN:1117) Beginning Chinese III3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:004 (CHIN:1116); offered through UI Confucius Institute; third of a four‑course sequence. Prerequisites: 039:004 (CHIN:1116).
 
039:011 (CHIN:1118) Beginning Chinese IV3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:010 (CHIN:1117); offered through UI Confucius Institute; last of a four‑course sequence. Prerequisites: 039:010 (CHIN:1117).
 
039:105 (CHIN:2101) Second-Year Chinese: First Semester5 s.h.
Continuation of 039:009 (CHIN:1112). Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:009 (CHIN:1112). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:106 (CHIN:2102) Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester5 s.h.
Continuation of 039:105 (CHIN:2101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:105 (CHIN:2101). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
039:107 (CHIN:2103) Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
Intermediate Chinese. Requirements: grades of C or higher in 039:008 (CHIN:1111) and 039:009 (CHIN:1112), and one summer of Chinese study in China. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
039:108 (CHIN:4101) Classical Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
Late Zhou period; readings from Zhanguoce, Mengzi, Zhuangzi; focus on grammatical analysis, exact translation. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:106 (CHIN:2102).
 
039:109 (CHIN:4102) Classical Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:108 (CHIN:4101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:108 (CHIN:4101).
 
039:114 (CHIN:2104) Accelerated Second-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
Intermediate Chinese. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in 039:107 (CHIN:2103). GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
039:115 (CHIN:3101) Third-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
Reading of advanced modern Chinese texts; speaking, writing. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:106 (CHIN:2102).
 
039:116 (CHIN:3102) Third-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:115 (CHIN:3101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:115 (CHIN:3101).
 
039:117 (CHIN:3103) Business Chinese I3 s.h.
Skill development in communicating with Chinese counterparts on a number of domains in business translations; first of a two‑course sequence. Prerequisites: 039:106 (CHIN:2102).
 
039:118 (CHIN:3104) Business Chinese II3 s.h.
Skill development in communicating with Chinese counterparts on a number of domains in business translations; second of a two‑course sequence. Prerequisites: 039:117 (CHIN:3103).
 
039:128 (CHIN:4103) Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
Proficiency through oral and written discussions of modern texts. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:116 (CHIN:3102).
 
039:129 (CHIN:4104) Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:128 (CHIN:4103).
 
039:165 (CHIN:5101) Fifth-Year Chinese: First Semester3 s.h.
Improvement of language skills in modern Chinese: listening, speaking, reading, writing; skill development in reading authentic texts related to topics of student interest. Prerequisites: 039:129 (CHIN:4104).
 
039:166 (CHIN:5102) Fifth-Year Chinese: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:165 (CHIN:5101). Prerequisites: 039:165 (CHIN:5101).
 
039:171 (CHIN:5103) Readings in Chinese Literature3 s.h.
Readings for advanced modern Chinese learners to elevate reading and writing abilities; essays, fiction, poetry by contemporary Chinese writers. Taught in Chinese.
 
039:213 (CHIN:5104) Advanced Classical Chinese3 s.h.
Readings from Zuozhuan, Guoyu, other texts of early classical period. Prerequisites: 039:109 (CHIN:4102).
 
039:220 (CHIN:5105) Literary Chinese I3 s.h.
Readings from literary and historical texts of Han and Wei‑Jin periods. Prerequisites: 039:109 (CHIN:4102).
 

Czech
 

041:141 (SLAV:1211) Conversational Czech I4 s.h.
Development of basic reading and writing skills, ability to understand and speak everyday Czech; history and culture of Czech‑speaking countries through discussions, readings, and videos.
 
041:142 (SLAV:1212) Conversational Czech II3 s.h.
Continuation of 041:141 (SLAV:1211); development of basic reading and writing skills, ability to understand and speak everyday Czech; history and culture of Czech‑speaking countries through discussions, readings, and videos. Prerequisites: 041:141 (SLAV:1211).
 
041:143 (SLAV:2211) Conversational Czech III3 s.h.
Continuation of 041:142 (SLAV:1212); development of reading and writing skills, ability to understand and speak everyday Czech; history and culture of Czech‑speaking countries through discussions, readings, and videos. Prerequisites: 041:142 (SLAV:1212).
 
041:144 (SLAV:2212) Conversational Czech IV3 s.h.
Continuation of 041:143 (SLAV:2211); development of reading and writing skills, ability to understand and speak everyday Czech; history and culture of Czech‑speaking countries through discussions, readings, and videos. Prerequisites: 041:143 (SLAV:2211).
 
041:145 (SLAV:3145) Third-Year Czech I4 s.h.
Advanced knowledge of Czech grammar; reading, comprehension, conversation, and writing skills; varied techniques and activities for proficiency in Czech; conversation in small groups, presentation of oral reports, written compositions, group projects; articles from the press, contemporary Czech short stories, videos of contemporary Czech cultural scene. Prerequisites: 041:144 (SLAV:2212)
 
041:146 (SLAV:3146) Third-Year Czech II4 s.h.
Continuation of 041:145 (SLAV:3145); advanced knowledge of Czech grammar and basic syntax structures of Czech sentences; reading, aural comprehension, conversation, writing skills; short stories from Czech Literature, Internet press articles, short compositions; videos of contemporary Czech cultural scene. Prerequisites: 041:145 (SLAV:3145)
 

Hindi
 

039:123 (SOAS:2101) First-Year Hindi-Urdu: First Semester5 s.h.
Reading, writing, speaking. Offered fall semesters of odd years. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
039:124 (SOAS:2102) First-Year Hindi: Second Semester5 s.h.
Continuation of 039:123 (SOAS:2101). Offered spring semesters of even years. Prerequisites: 039:123 (SOAS:2101). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:126 (SOAS:3101) Second-Year Hindi: First Semester4 s.h.
Conversation, reading of folktales and modern short stories. Offered fall semesters of even years. Prerequisites: 039:124 (SOAS:2102). GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:127 (SOAS:3102) Second-Year Hindi: Second Semester4 s.h.
Continuation of 039:126 (SOAS:3101). Offered spring semesters of odd years. Prerequisites: 039:126 (SOAS:3101). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
039:184 (SOAS:4101) Third-Year Hindi: First Semester3 s.h.
Advanced level Hindi texts; speaking, writing. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:127 (SOAS:3102).
 
039:185 (SOAS:4102) Third-Year Hindi: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:184 (SOAS:4101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:184 (SOAS:4101).
 

Japanese
 

39J:010 (JPNS:1101) First-Year Japanese: First Semester5 s.h.
Modern Japanese. Offered fall semesters. Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
39J:012 (JPNS:1103) First-Year Japanese: Second Semester5 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:010 (JPNS:1101) or 39J:011. Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:010 (JPNS:1101). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
39J:101 (JPNS:3101) Second-Year Japanese: First Semester4-5 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:012 (JPNS:1103). Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:012 (JPNS:1103). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
39J:102 (JPNS:3102) Second-Year Japanese: Second Semester4-5 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:101 (JPNS:3101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:101 (JPNS:3101). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
39J:105 (JPNS:3103) Third-Year Japanese I3 s.h.
Modern Japanese; focus on speaking, listening, reading, writing; materials related to everyday life and civilization in Japan. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:102 (JPNS:3102).
 
39J:106 (JPNS:3104) Third-Year Japanese II3 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:105 (JPNS:3103). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:105 (JPNS:3103).
 
39J:107 (JPNS:3105) Fourth-Year Japanese I3 s.h.
Modern Japanese; focus on reading, writing, speaking, listening. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:106 (JPNS:3104).
 
39J:108 (JPNS:3106) Fourth-Year Japanese II3 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:107 (JPNS:3105). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:107 (JPNS:3105).
 
39J:119 (JPNS:3107) Classical Japanese: First Semester3 s.h.
Grammar, readings in classical Japanese. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:106 (JPNS:3104).
 
39J:121 (JPNS:4101) Fifth-Year Japanese I3 s.h.
Modern Japanese; emphasis on communication skills. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:107 (JPNS:3105) and 39J:108 (JPNS:3106).
 
39J:122 (JPNS:4102) Fifth-Year Japanese II3 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:121 (JPNS:4101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:121 (JPNS:4101).
 
39J:131 (JPNS:4103) Sixth-Year Japanese I3 s.h.
Improvement of Japanese for academic and professional purposes. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:122 (JPNS:4102).
 
39J:132 (JPNS:4104) Sixth-Year Japanese II3 s.h.
Continuation of 39J:131 (JPNS:4103). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 39J:131 (JPNS:4103).
 

Korean
 

039:040 (ASIA:1101) First-Year Korean: First Semester4 s.h.
Modern Korean; speaking, listening, reading, writing. Offered fall semesters. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
039:041 (ASIA:1102) First-Year Korean: Second Semester4 s.h.
Continuation of 039:040 (ASIA:1101). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:040 (ASIA:1101). GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:042 (ASIA:2101) Second-Year Korean: First Semester4 s.h.
Continuation of 039:041 (ASIA:1102); conversation and readings in intermediate Korean language; Korean culture. Prerequisites: 039:041 (ASIA:1102). GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
039:043 (ASIA:2102) Second-Year Korean: Second Semester4 s.h.
Continuation of 039:042 (ASIA:2101). Prerequisites: 039:042 (ASIA:2101). GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
039:150 (ASIA:3101) Third-Year Korean: First Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:043 (ASIA:2102); advanced intermediate Korean—conversation and grammar skills beyond basic intermediate level; vocabulary expansion with increasingly complex, abstract concepts; how to advance one's opinion and discuss thoughts, ideas. Prerequisites: 039:043 (ASIA:2102).
 
039:151 (ASIA:3102) Third-Year Korean: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:150 (ASIA:3101); conversation and grammar skills beyond basic intermediate level; writing skills for formal occasions; advanced discussion skills—how to advance one's opinion and share thoughts and ideas; traditional and modern Korean culture. Prerequisites: 039:150 (ASIA:3101).
 

Polish
 

041:121 (SLAV:1121) Elementary Polish I4 s.h.
Introduction to Polish language and culture.
 
041:122 (SLAV:1122) Elementary Polish II4 s.h.
Continuation of 041:121 (SLAV:1121).
 

Russian
 

041:001 (SLAV:1111) First-Year Russian I5 s.h.
Basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Russian; fundamentals of Russian grammar. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency.
 
041:002 (SLAV:1112) First-Year Russian II5 s.h.
Continuation of 041:001 (SLAV:1111). Prerequisites: 041:001 (SLAV:1111). GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
041:003 (SLAV:2111) Second-Year Russian I4 s.h.
Transition to upper‑level study through oral practice, grammar exercises, tapes, videos, readings from the Russian press. Prerequisites: 041:002 (SLAV:1112). GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency.
 
041:004 (SLAV:2112) Second-Year Russian II4 s.h.
Continuation of 041:003 (SLAV:2111). Prerequisites: 041:003 (SLAV:2111). GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency.
 
041:005 (SLAV:1113) Conversational Russian I3 s.h.
Basic elements of Russian for travel and business; for adult learners.
 
041:006 (SLAV:1114) Conversational Russian II3 s.h.
Continuation of 041:005 (SLAV:1113); basic elements of Russian for travel or business; for adult learners.
 
041:109 (SLAV:3113) Beginning Composition and Conversation I4 s.h.
Russian oral and aural skills developed through idiomatic usage, stylistics, phonetics, intonation, grammar review; supplemented by short stories, newspaper texts. Taught in Russian. Prerequisites: 041:004 (SLAV:2112).
 
041:110 (SLAV:3114) Beginning Composition and Conversation II4 s.h.
Russian oral and aural skills developed through idiomatic usage, stylistics, phonetics, intonation, grammar review; supplemented by short stories, conversation handbooks, current periodicals. Taught in Russian. Prerequisites: 041:004 (SLAV:2112).
 
041:111 (SLAV:3111) Third-Year Russian I4 s.h.
Advanced Russian grammar, reading, conversation, and written skills through oral reports, compositions, conversation. Prerequisites: 041:004 (SLAV:2112).
 
041:112 (SLAV:3112) Third-Year Russian II4 s.h.
Advanced Russian grammar, reading, conversation, and written skills through oral reports, compositions, conversation. Prerequisites: 041:111 (SLAV:3111).
 
041:113 (SLAV:4111) Fourth-Year Russian I4 s.h.
Perfecting spoken Russian and aural comprehension of native speech. Taught in Russian. Requirements: 041:112 (SLAV:3112) or three years of college‑level Russian.
 
041:114 (SLAV:4112) Fourth-Year Russian II4 s.h.
Perfecting spoken Russian and aural comprehension of native speech. Taught in Russian. Requirements: 041:113 (SLAV:4111) or three years of college‑level Russian.
 
041:119 (SLAV:3115) Russian for Heritage Learners3 s.h.
Linguistic problems (grammar and vocabulary), communicative problems (understanding of written and oral advanced Russian speech), cultural problems (similarities and differences between cultures); for Russian heritage speakers.
 
041:120 (SLAV:3116) Russian for Heritage Learners II3 s.h.
Continuation of 041:119 (SLAV:3115).
 

Sanskrit
 

039:110 (SOAS:2901) First-Year Sanskrit: First Semester4 s.h.
Grammar, basic vocabulary; elementary readings. Offered fall semesters of even years. Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages First Level Proficiency. Same as 20E:110 (CLSA:2901).
 
039:111 (SOAS:2902) First-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester4 s.h.
Readings in epic and story literature. Offered spring semesters of odd years. Prerequisites: 039:110 (SOAS:2901). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency. Same as 20E:111 (CLSA:2902).
 
039:112 (SOAS:3901) Second-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3 s.h.
Readings in epic and puranic texts. Offered fall semesters of odd years. Prerequisites: 039:111 (SOAS:2902). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Second Level Proficiency. Same as 20E:121 (CLSA:3901).
 
039:113 (SOAS:3902) Second-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3 s.h.
The Bhagavadgita and related religious/philosophical texts. Offered spring semesters of even years. Prerequisites: 039:112 (SOAS:3901). Requirements: undergraduate standing. GE: World Languages Fourth Level Proficiency. Same as 20E:122 (CLSA:3902).
 
039:186 (SOAS:4201) Third-Year Sanskrit: First Semester3 s.h.
Readings in philosophical and literary Sanskrit. Offered fall semesters. Prerequisites: 039:113 (SOAS:3902).
 
039:187 (SOAS:4202) Third-Year Sanskrit: Second Semester3 s.h.
Continuation of 039:186 (SOAS:4201). Offered spring semesters. Prerequisites: 039:186 (SOAS:4201).
 

For Undergraduates

Asian Culture and Civilization
 

039:006 (ASIA:1060) Introduction to Buddhism3 s.h.
Basic tenets, religious paradigms, historical phases important in the development of Buddhism; from the Buddha's life to evolution of Mahāyāna Buddhism; readings from India, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 032:006 (RELS:1506).
 
039:007 (ASIA:1110) Gods, Buddhas, and Ghostly Officials: The Past and Present of Chinese Religions3 s.h.
History of religious beliefs and practices in China; role in modern‑day Chinese society; specific case studies that illuminate current situation of religion in China and impact on Chinese society; focus on the still widespread worship of gods and ancestors, the Confucian, Buddhist and Daoist traditions, recent upsurge of Christianity in China, and emergence of new religions (e.g., the Falun gong). Same as 032:010 (RELS:1510).
 
039:016 (CHIN:1070) Asian Art and Culture3 s.h.
Art from India, China, and Japan in many media and forms, in their cultural and historical contexts; cultural distinctions of these Asian civilizations as seen through the visual arts; chronology used to highlight historical processes and provide perspectives on continuity and change. GE: Historical Perspectives; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts. Same as 01H:016 (ARTH:1070).
 
039:017 (ASIA:1770) Asian Humanities: Middle East3 s.h.
How the self has been constructed in literary texts from premodern and modern Islamic world.
 
039:018 (SOAS:1502) Asian Humanities: India3 s.h.
Introduction to four thousand years of South Asian civilization, through popular stories. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 032:008 (RELS:1502).
 
039:019 (CHIN:1504) Asian Humanities: China3 s.h.
Literary and philosophical texts of China in English translation. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
039:020 (JPNS:1506) Asian Humanities: Japan3 s.h.
Introduction to premodern, modern, and contemporary Japanese images, myths, and literature in English translation. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
039:028 (ASIA:2231) Introduction to the Art of China3 s.h.
Visual arts of China and their history; emphasis on understanding in context of Chinese civilization, history. Same as 01H:031 (ARTH:2220).
 
039:029 (ASIA:1000) First-Year Seminar1-2 s.h.
Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities (e.g., films, lectures, performances, readings, visits to research facilities). Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
039:032 (CHIN:1702) Chinese Popular Culture3 s.h.
Introduction to popular culture from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora; shifting relationships among cultural production, media and technology, and political thought; influences of Japan, Korea, and the West; materials drawn from film, television shows, music, new media, popular literature, comics, magazines, advertising, fashion, art, and material culture; no previous knowledge of Chinese is required.
 
039:034 (ASIA:1704) The Languages of Asia in Cultural and Historical Perspective3 s.h.
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit and Hindi; cultural and ethnic factors which have affected and are affected by each language; nontechnical introduction to the structure of the language, discussion of the script in which the language is written, and the history of the language, including a brief outline of the political and cultural history of each pertinent linguistic area and the ways linguistic history has been affected by these factors.
 
039:036 (ASIA:1706) Understanding Korean Culture Wave3 s.h.
Introduction to the Korean culture wave and characteristics of contemporary Korean popular culture; lectures with discussions of readings, various audio‑visual references (i.e., films, television dramas, music videos, cartoon, Internet contents, etc.).
 
039:044 (ASIA:2444) Envision India3 s.h.
Introduction to world view and civilization of the South Asian subcontinent, not as a timeless and isolated culture, but as a dynamic and interactive part of evolving global cultural exchanges.
 
039:048 (ASIA:2450) India Beat: The Aesthetics and Politics of India Today3 s.h.
Ways in which music forms a crucial part of Indian public sphere, reflecting and shaping culture, society, and economy; wide range of genres commonly performed and heard across India and South Asia today (i.e., film music, several folk forms, classical, semi‑classical, Indipop, rock) and locating each of them in their respective historical, cultural, and socioeconomic contexts; exploration of themes and questions (i.e., emergence and impact of technologies of mass production, distribution of music in colonial and post‑independence India).
 
039:055 (ASIA:2602) Civilizations of Asia: China3 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as 016:005 (HIST:2602).
 
039:056 (ASIA:2604) Civilizations of Asia: Japan3-4 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as 016:006 (HIST:2604).
 
039:057 (ASIA:2606) Civilizations of Asia: South Asia3-4 s.h.
GE: Historical Perspectives; International and Global Issues. Same as 016:007 (HIST:2606).
 
039:064 (ASIA:1040) Living Religions of the East3 s.h.
Religious beliefs, practices in India, China, Japan. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 032:004 (RELS:1404).
 
039:087 (ASIA:2887) Perspectives on Korea3 s.h.
History of Korea from earliest times to present; changing meanings of Korea and Koreans; relevant issues of politics, society, and culture; events that shaped ancient Korean kingdoms, the Choson dynasty (1392‑1910), Japanese occupation, and divided Korean peninsula; how present perspectives on Korea have influenced understandings of its past; placement of Korea within a regional and global context to examine Korea's relationship with the world. Same as 16W:087 (HIST:2887).
 
039:135 (ASIA:1135) Korean Language in Culture and Society3 s.h.
Introduction to various sociolinguistic phenomena in Korean society; general linguistic characteristics of Korean; Confucianism and honorifics; language changes in North and South Koreas; gender differences and generation differences; Korean contacts with English, Chinese, Japanese, others. Taught in English.
 
039:191 (ASIA:4301) Honors Tutorialarr.
 
039:195 (ASIA:4506) Senior Honors Thesisarr.
 

Japanese Culture and Civilization
 

39J:016 (JPNS:1116) Japanese Theater3 s.h.
Major forms of Japanese theater and performance including Nō and kyōgen, the bunraku puppet theater, kabuki, shingeki “Western” theater, benshi film narration, butoh modern dance, counterculture and street theater of the 1960s, and Japanese musicals; focus on textual analysis and performance practices; weekly screenings of theatrical performances and student‑led staged readings of contemporary performances; all readings in English and screenings have subtitles or accompanying scripts; no knowledge of Japanese required.
 
39J:017 (JPNS:1115) Japanese Religions3 s.h.
Religions of Japan from ancient times to the present day; elite and popular Japanese interpretations of Chinese Buddhist and Daoist traditions; the parallel development of an indigenous kami tradition; contemporary new religious movements; focus on the codification of a variety of religious (and sometimes quasi‑religious) paths, including the way of tea, the way of the brush, and the way of the samurai. Same as 032:017 (RELS:1610).
 
39J:020 (JPNS:1200) Special Topics in Japanese3 s.h.
Topics vary.
 
39J:033 (JPNS:2250) Introduction to the Art of Japan3 s.h.
Chronological survey of Japan's visual arts in their historical and cultural contexts from Neolithic age to present; extensive use of slides, films, other visual materials. Same as 01H:033 (ARTH:2250).
 

Slavic Culture and Civilization
 

041:029 (SLAV:1000) First-Year Seminar1 s.h.
Cultural, literary, architectural, and historical beauty of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Requirements: first‑ or second‑semester standing.
 
041:058 (SLAV:1450) Diversities of Eastern Europe: Culture, Art, and Politics3 s.h.
Exploration of major cultural and social changes in Central Europe since the 1950s; very similar, yet different experiences of four nations with a communist takeover, including crushed attempts to reform and humanize socialism and their final reach for freedom and democracy in 1989; current cultural and social situations of each country as they took advantage of newly available opportunities.
 
041:082 (SLAV:3082) Youth Subcultures After Socialism3 s.h.
Examination of youth subculture (i.e., distinct style and identity, beliefs, value system, fashion and favorite music) on the territory of post‑communist Europe and its relations with the mainstream culture; how young people of Russia express their individuality after years of dullness and monotony. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
041:086 (SLAV:3086) Russian Media Today3 s.h.
Contemporary conditions of the Russian mass media; tensions of the effective work of mass media under the pressure of state control and tendencies in the progress of independent media outlets; developments in Russian media since 1991, including the printed press, radio, television and new media (i.e., Internet and the like); the impact of the Putin presidency on the media and their role in securing his election victories in 2000 and 2004.
 
041:093 (SLAV:1531) Slavic Folklore3 s.h.
Introduction to culture, history, and art of eastern European peoples; pagan, dualistic, and animistic beliefs and their coexistence with Christian faith in eastern Europe. GE: Historical Perspectives; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
041:094 (SLAV:1532) Religion and Culture of Slavs3 s.h.
Early and medieval Slavic history, with focus on Russian and Czech art, literature, and religion from 10th through 17th century. GE: Historical Perspectives; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
041:098 (SLAV:1131) Introduction to Russian Culture3 s.h.
Development of cultural history in Russia from middle ages to present; painting, music architecture, literature viewed against their political, historical, and social settings. Taught in English. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
041:099 (SLAV:1132) Russia Today3 s.h.
Contemporary Russia, with focus on prevailing social, political, economic, ethnic, environmental conditions; attention to historical evolution of problems, current factors; what these factors might portend for the future. Taught in English. GE: International and Global Issues; Values, Society, and Diversity.
 
041:199 (SLAV:4995) Honorsarr.
Requirements: consent of program coordinator.
 

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Asian Culture and Civilization
 

039:120 (ASIA:3220) Chinese Painting I: Pagodas and Palaces3 s.h.
Early Chinese painting from fourth century B.C.E. through 14th century C.E.; figural style, religious art, emergence of landscape, other nonreligious subjects, interconnectedness of painting and calligraphy as fine arts. Same as 01H:120 (ARTH:3230).
 
039:121 (ASIA:3120) Autobiography in Islamic Literary Cultures3 s.h.
How the self has been constructed in Islamic literary cultures from classical Islamic period to modernity.
 
039:125 (ASIA:3550) Islam, Secularity, Modernity3 s.h.
How religiosity and secularity are experienced in the Muslim world today.
 
039:130 (CHIN:3260) Conversational Business Chinese3 s.h.
Intermediate language and culture. Requirements: one year of Chinese study. Recommendations: business major, or two years of Chinese‑learning experience and interest in doing business in China.
 
039:131 (ASIA:3270) Themes in Asian Art History3 s.h.
Same as 01H:124 (ARTH:3270).
 
039:139 (CHIN:3301) Chinese Historical Phonology3 s.h.
Phonology of Mandarin, other major Chinese dialect groups; reconstruction of the sound system of Middle and Old Chinese. Same as 103:139 (LING:3301).
 
039:140 (CHIN:4204) The Literature of Daoism3 s.h.
Texts of philosophical, religious Daoism; Daoism in traditional Chinese political theory, literature, the arts, alchemy and medicine, sexual custom, combat. Taught in English. Same as 032:186 (RELS:4404).
 
039:141 (CHIN:3341) Chinese Literature: Poetry3 s.h.
Readings in classical and modern Chinese poetry in English translation. Same as 048:141 (CCL:3341).
 
039:142 (CHIN:3202) Chinese Literature: Prose3 s.h.
Readings in Chinese prose, primarily fiction, from third century B.C. to 1900 A.D., in English translation.
 
039:143 (CHIN:3201) Workshop in Chinese Literary Translation3 s.h.
Translation from Chinese to English with emphasis on literary translation; issues in theory and practice of translation; special features of Chinese as a source language for translation. Prerequisites: 039:116 (CHIN:3102). Same as 218:131 (TRNS:3202).
 
039:144 (CHIN:3302) Introduction to Chinese Linguistics3 s.h.
Aspects of modern Chinese linguistics, such as Chinese phonology, syntax, pedagogical grammar, history of the language. Taught in English. Same as 164:181 (SLA:3302), 103:144 (LING:3302).
 
039:145 (ASIA:4606) Topics in Asian Cinema3 s.h.
Issues or topics in East or South Asian cinemas. Same as 048:106 (CCL:4606).
 
039:148 (SOAS:3448) The Allure of Krishna: Sacred Sexuality in Indian Culture3 s.h.
For thousands of years, Krishna, the dark‑skinned flute‑player, has been central to the religious experience of many Hindus; his diverse roles as mischievous divine child, sensual teenage cowherd, and adult statesman, warrior, and philosopher celebrated in poetry and prose, painting and sculpture, music, dance, drama, film, and television; exploration of multiple facets of Krishna's character through literary and visual sources, performances; focus on Indian interpretations of erotic content prominent in his story and to the figure of Radha, Krishna's mistress and beloved. Same as 032:148 (RELS:3448).
 
039:156 (ASIA:4660) Buddhist Poetry3 s.h.
Poetry across the Buddhist world as a favorite form of expression for talking about things that cannot be captured in words; content and style of some major works of Buddhist poetry; theories about relationships between words and meaning that inform poems; scandalous lives of poets; opportunity to explore Buddhist poetry analytically and creatively; no prior knowledge of Asian languages required. Same as 032:156 (RELS:4660).
 
039:159 (ASIA:3219) Chinese Art and Culture3 s.h.
Archaeological discoveries, sculpture, painting, architecture, calligraphy, other arts of Greater China area in historical and cultural contexts of past 5,000 years. Prerequisites: 01H:006 (ARTH:1060) or 01H:031 (ARTH:2220). Same as 01H:119 (ARTH:3220).
 
039:162 (ASIA:4620) Turning East3 s.h.
The global nature of pilgrimage, primarily religious travel in or to Asia; journeys to single sacred sites, travel circuits to multiple destinations, internal or metaphorical pilgrimages. Same as 032:163 (RELS:4620).
 
039:164 (ASIA:3700) Topics in Global Cinema3 s.h.
Identification of new models and methods to investigate cinema's relationship to current global issues beyond traditional scholarly focus in Western Europe and the United States; exploration of an emerging field, moving away from the paradigm of national cinema and bringing together shared theoretical frameworks while acknowledging different historical and cultural contexts. Same as 218:160 (WLLC:3700), 39J:162 (JPNS:3700).
 
039:168 (ASIA:3560) Topics in Asian Religions3 s.h.
Same as 032:170 (RELS:3560).
 
039:170 (ASIA:3655) Zen Buddhism3 s.h.
Prerequisites: 032:004 (RELS:1404) or 032:006 (RELS:1506) or 032:010 (RELS:1510). Same as 032:188 (RELS:3655).
 
039:172 (ASIA:3890) Comparative Ritual3 s.h.
Practice and theory; rituals from religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Indian religions; theories of interpretation. Same as 032:172 (RELS:3572).
 
039:173 (CHIN:4206) Transnational Chinese Cinemas3 s.h.
Films from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese diasporic communities, silent era to present; relationship of film to nation‑state, cultural interflows, media technologies, ideologies. English subtitles. Same as 048:174 (CCL:4674).
 
039:175 (ASIA:4166) Topics in Asian History3 s.h.
Same as 16W:178 (HIST:4166).
 
039:177 (ASIA:6483) Second Language Classroom Learning3 s.h.
Synthesis of empirical findings on children's and adults' learning of a second or foreign language; emphasis on theoretical underpinnings of approaches, methods, techniques in language teaching. Same as 164:171 (SLA:6506), 07S:183 (EDTL:6483).
 
039:178 (ASIA:3414) Government and Politics of the Far East3 s.h.
Functions, institutions of government in countries of Far East; focus on social, economic, historical environments. GE: International and Global Issues; Social Sciences. Same as 030:143 (POLI:3414).
 
039:180 (CHIN:4203) Modern Chinese Writers3 s.h.
Readings in modern and contemporary Chinese fiction; in English translation. Same as 048:183 (CCL:4203).
 
039:183 (SOAS:3920) Enlightenment: Cross-Cultural Experiments in Religious Realization3 s.h.
Enlightenment as one of the most important ideas that feeds contemporary religious and spiritual imagination; exploration of this concept in contemporary religious and spiritual discourse. Same as 032:182 (RELS:3582).
 
039:188 (ASIA:3775) East Meets West: The Western Reception of Eastern Religion3 s.h.
Introduction of religious ideas and forms from India, China, and Japan into Europe and America to late 20th century, from Greeks to New Age. Same as 032:178 (RELS:3575).
 
039:196 (ASIA:4655) China Since 19273 s.h.
Communist revolution from 1920s to founding of People's Republic of China in 1949; Mao Zedong's radical policies, Cultural Revolution; Deng Xiaoping's economic reforms; China today. GE: International and Global Issues. Same as 16W:198 (HIST:4655).
 
039:197 (ASIA:4657) Chinese History from 1600 to 19273 s.h.
Chinese history from the 17th to early 20th century, history of the Qing dynasty (1644‑1911); Qing's role in shaping aspects of today's politics in China and the mentality of Chinese people; foundation of Manchu state in early 17th century, Ming‑Qing transition in 1644, politics and society during the high Qing era, decline of the empire under foreign invasion and inner rebellions in the 19th century, collapse of the dynasty in 1911. Same as 16W:197 (HIST:4650).
 
039:198 (ASIA:4507) Topics in Asian Studiesarr.
Topics vary.
 
039:199 (ASIA:4508) Asian Studiesarr.
 

Japanese Culture and Civilization
 

39J:103 (JPNS:3401) Language in Japanese Society3 s.h.
Aspects of the Japanese language that reflect culture, social structures of Japan; communication styles and strategies, cross‑cultural communication, language in media, metaphors.
 
39J:109 (JPNS:3660) Japanese Religion and Thought3 s.h.
Same as 032:116 (RELS:3660).
 
39J:123 (JPNS:3260) Japanese Painting3 s.h.
Japanese painting in its historical, cultural contexts; focus on developments of successive eras—religious art; narrative, other literary connections; Zen; decorative traditions; popular arts; Japan and the modern world. Same as 01H:123 (ARTH:3260).
 
39J:125 (JPNS:2175) Japanese Society and Culture3 s.h.
Cultural anthropology of Japan, including historical tradition, religious ethos, social organization, human ecology, educational and political institutions; emphasis on how these aspects relate to and influence one another. GE: Values, Society, and Diversity. Same as 113:125 (ANTH:2175).
 
39J:128 (JPNS:3128) Introduction to Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
Phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics; basic structural features of Japanese language.
 
39J:129 (JPNS:3402) Japan: Culture and Communication3 s.h.
 
39J:130 (JPNS:3201) Workshop in Japanese Literary Translation3 s.h.
Workshop in translation from Japanese to English, with emphasis on literary translation; issues in theory and practice of translation; special features of Japanese as a source language for translation. Corequisites: 39J:105 (JPNS:3103), if not taken as a prerequisite. Same as 218:130 (TRNS:3201).
 
39J:135 (JPNS:3135) Postmodern Aesthetics and Japanese Culture3 s.h.
Japanese postmodern trends (from Zen Buddhism to the habits of contemporary otaku consumers); examination of aesthetics including works of literature, film, visual art, and electronic media.
 
39J:141 (JPNS:3202) Traditional Japanese Literature in Translation3 s.h.
From seventh century to early modern times. Same as 048:143 (CCL:3204).
 
39J:142 (JPNS:3203) Modern Japanese Fiction in Translation3 s.h.
Nineteenth century to present. Same as 048:142 (CCL:3203).
 
39J:143 (JPNS:3204) Topics in Japanese Literature in Translation3 s.h.
Topics vary.
 
39J:144 (JPNS:3205) Major Authors in Modern Japanese Literature3 s.h.
Modern Japanese literary works in English translation.
 
39J:145 (JPNS:4201) The Tale of Genji3 s.h.
Close reading in English of Murasaki Shikibu's Tale of Genji; tale's literary and social contexts, and later reception. Same as 048:144 (CCL:4201).
 
39J:146 (JPNS:3206) Warriors Dreams3 s.h.
Images of the warrior in traditional Japanese literature, from poetry of the eighth century to romances of the 19th century; readings in English. Same as 048:147 (CCL:3206).
 
39J:147 (JPNS:3208) Introduction to Japanese Film3 s.h.
History of Japanese cinema with particular attention paid to Japanese conventions and innovations that differ from classical Hollywood or European paradigms (benshi silent‑film narrators, jidaigeki period films, wartime propaganda, postwar melodrama, avant‑garde Japanese New Wave, rise of Japanese documentary, anime); screenings may include works by world‑famous directors (Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa) and later masters (Ichikawa Kon, Suzuki Seijun, Itami Juzo); knowledge of film or Japanese is not necessary; all readings in English, films screened with Japanese subtitles.
 
39J:155 (JPNS:3601) Contemporary Japanese Culture3 s.h.
Cultural texts and practices in contemporary Japan: literature, film, television, manga.
 
39J:162 (JPNS:3700) Topics in Global Cinema3 s.h.
Identification of new models and methods to investigate cinema's relationship to current global issues beyond traditional scholarly focus in Western Europe and the United States; exploration of an emerging field, moving away from the paradigm of national cinema and bringing together shared theoretical frameworks while acknowledging different historical and cultural contexts. Same as 218:160 (WLLC:3700), 039:164 (ASIA:3700).
 
39J:172 (JPNS:4610) Japan--Age of the Samurai3 s.h.
Society, culture, and politics of feudal Japan; social class, gender, norms, and political and economic developments explored through cinema and literature. Same as 16W:172 (HIST:4610).
 
39J:173 (JPNS:4615) Modern Japan3 s.h.
Political, social, and cultural developments of Japanese feudalism; feature films, fiction. Same as 16W:173 (HIST:4615).
 
39J:175 (JPNS:4620) Japan--U.S. Relations3 s.h.
Political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Japan mid‑19th to late‑20th century. Same as 16W:175 (HIST:4620).
 

Korean Culture and Civilization
 

039:174 (ASIA:4151) Selected Readings in Korean I3 s.h.
Korean literary works and various readings related to Korean history, culture, and society; expansion of Korean literacy and cultural knowledge through readings; advanced Korean texts. Prerequisites: 039:151 (ASIA:3102).
 
039:179 (ASIA:4152) Selected Readings in Korean II3 s.h.
Reading various genres of more advanced texts than those covered in 039:174 (ASIA:4151); short stories, poetry, and essays familiar with educated Korean people; texts related to history and current events (e.g., articles from newspapers or magazines); texts written in hangul (Korean characters) and hanja (Chinese characters); Korean literature, history, and culture. Prerequisites: 039:151 (ASIA:3102).
 

Slavic Culture and Civilization
 

041:102 (SLAV:3202) Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173 s.h.
Survey of major works, figures, and trends of 19th‑ and 20th‑century Russian literature; age of the Russian novel; development of short fiction, drama, poetry of the Silver Age. Same as 048:107 (CCL:3302).
 
041:104 (SLAV:3131) Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia3 s.h.
Societal changes and their continuing effect on the Russian health care system since 1991; guest lectures from public health, nursing, medicine, cultural anthropology. Same as 152:170 (GHS:3131).
 
041:108 (SLAV:3990) Special Readingsarr.
Russian‑language materials determined by student and instructor. Requirements: 16 s.h. of Russian language instruction.
 
041:134 (SLAV:3134) Forbidden Masterpieces: Russian and Czech Authors who Changed History3 s.h.
Examination of 20th‑century literature written by authors fighting for the freedom of their nations, often suppressed, banned, imprisoned, or even stripped of their citizenship by the totalitarian communist governments; film screenings; works and films that made serious political statements, often at great risk to the artists involved, that influenced political changes. Taught in English.
 
041:150 (SLAV:2100) Secrets of Russian Mentality3 s.h.
Deeper insight of Russian mentality through philosophical, historical, cultural, and practical developments that have shaped Russian behavior and thought.
 
041:155 (SLAV:3122) Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3-4 s.h.
Tolstoy's War and Peace, Anna Karenina; Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and short stories. Taught in English. Same as 048:149 (CCL:3122).
 
041:157 (SLAV:3124) Invitation to Nabokov3 s.h.
Nabokov's works and his writings on Russian literature.
 
041:160 (SLAV:2131) Women in Russian Society3 s.h.
Historical developments that have shaped women's role in contemporary Russian society; readings in cultural history, political science, autobiographical and fictional literature, contemporary film. Taught in English.
 
041:164 (SLAV:2531) Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studiesarr.
Same as 048:164 (CCL:2531).
 
041:165 (SLAV:3100) West and East: Women in the Slavic World3 s.h.
Roles of women in two Slavic countries—Islamic Republic of Dagestan in Russia, and the Czech Republic—using approaches from the social sciences and humanities; Christian/Catholic traditions in the western Slavic country (i.e., Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic) and Islamic influences in eastern parts of Russia; analysis of women's egalitarian roles in socialist societies of 1980s, the impact of the major political, economic, and social transitions on women’s lives in 1990s.
 
041:168 (SLAV:3221) Twentieth-Century Czech Authors3 s.h.
Twentieth‑century prose literature of Czechoslovakia; philosophical works of Capek, Hrabal, Kundera, Klima, Havel. Taught in English. Same as 048:154 (CCL:3221).
 
041:180 (SLAV:3480) Literature and Translation3 s.h.
Translation in the broadest sense; originality, authority, authorship, accuracy, ownership, audience; issues problematizing differences between medium and message. Same as 160:180 (PORO:3480), 218:180 (TRNS:3480).
 
041:190 (SLAV:3250) Readings in Russian Literature3 s.h.
Readings of poetry and prose by Russian authors. Requirements: third‑year Russian.
 
041:195 (SLAV:3260) Russian Translation Workshop3 s.h.
Current training for professional work in translation and interpretation; concurrent activities, such as localization (adaptation of products or services to cultural, legal, linguistic, and technical requirements of specific locales), proofreading, editing, comparative analysis of English and Russian, rewriting, and so forth; consecutive, sight, simultaneous modes of interpretation; written proficiency in translation; contrastive grammar. Requirements: third‑year standing in Russian language.
 

Primarily for Graduate Students

Asian Culture, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Individual Study
 

039:200 (ASIA:6901) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory I3 s.h.
Theories regarding success and failure in acquisition of second or subsequent languages; research, issues. Same as 009:237 (FREN:6901), 164:201 (SLA:6901), 035:201 (SPAN:6901), 39J:201 (JPNS:6901).
 
039:201 (ASIA:6903) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory II3 s.h.
Continuation of 164:201 (SLA:6901). Prerequisites: 164:201 (SLA:6901). Same as 164:202 (SLA:6902), 035:202 (SPAN:6902).
 
039:202 (CHIN:7401) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language I: Theories/Research3 s.h.
Research, theory on acquisition of Chinese as a non‑native language. Same as 164:281 (SLA:7406).
 
039:203 (CHIN:7402) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language II3 s.h.
Multiple levels of major Chinese textbooks, curricular organizational schemes, language programs, communicative language instruction; development of supplementary materials for a University of Iowa Chinese course. Same as 164:282 (SLA:7408).
 
039:204 (CHIN:7403) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language III3 s.h.
Development, application of technological teaching/learning materials; emphasis on designing computer‑based materials that increase learner interaction in contextualized cultural environments.
 
039:205 (ASIA:6910) Analysis of L1 and L2 Data3 s.h.
Issues in qualitative and quantitative analysis of first‑ and second‑language data; data collection, analytical frameworks and approaches. Prerequisites: 164:201 (SLA:6901). Same as 164:205 (SLA:6910).
 
039:208 (CHIN:7404) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language IV3 s.h.
Overview of goals, concepts, principles, research, and issues in assessment and testing of Chinese as a foreign language. Same as 164:274 (SLA:7804).
 
039:209 (CHIN:7405) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language V3 s.h.
Seminar on research design; for M.A. students planning to write a thesis or project, or graduate students seeking knowledge in designing qualitative or quantitative studies. Prerequisites: 07P:143 (PSQF:5143) and 039:202 (CHIN:7401). Same as 164:275 (SLA:7405).
 
039:210 (CHIN:6401) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language VI: Pedagogical/Research Project3 s.h.
Participation in Chinese as a Foreign Language material development projects under instructor's guidance.
 
039:214 (ASIA:5102) Individual Korean for Advanced Studentsarr.
Korea's modern/traditional culture, history, and current social issues; reading, translating authentic articles. Prerequisites: 039:151 (ASIA:3102).
 
039:215 (CHIN:5106) Individual Chinese for Advanced Studentsarr.
Research, translation projects. Prerequisites: 039:129 (CHIN:4104).
 
039:216 (SOAS:5201) Individual Sanskrit for Advanced Studentsarr.
Research, translation projects. Requirements: fourth‑year proficiency.
 
039:217 (SOAS:4103) Individual Hindi for Advanced Studentsarr.
Readings in medieval and modern Hindi.
 
039:223 (ASIA:6955) Topics in Second Language Acquisition: Listening3 s.h.
Theory, pedagogy, research, and assessment in second language listening. Same as 164:223 (SLA:6955).
 
039:233 (CHIN:5024) Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language VII: Pedagogical Grammar3 s.h.
Introduction to Chinese grammar system from perspective of teaching Chinese as a foreign language; students teach a unit of Chinese grammar to demonstrate understanding of assigned grammar unit and pedagogical approach involved.
 
039:234 (ASIA:5030) Principles of Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages3 s.h.
Same as 009:234 (FREN:5030), 013:221 (GRMN:5030), 041:234 (SLAV:5030).
 
039:235 (ASIA:6520) Seminar: South Asian Religion3 s.h.
Topics in South Asian religions. Same as 032:235 (RELS:6520).
 
039:237 (ASIA:6500) Seminar: East Asian Religion3 s.h.
Emphasis on China and/or Japan. Same as 032:237 (RELS:6500).
 
039:239 (CHIN:4301) Seminar in Chinese Linguistics: Historical Phonology3 s.h.
Topics in Chinese historical phonology. Prerequisites: 039:139 (CHIN:3301).
 
039:240 (CHIN:5201) Seminar in Chinese Fiction3 s.h.
Novels, novelettes; 16th to 18th centuries (Ming and Qing periods). Requirements: ability to read original texts. Same as 048:233 (CCL:5201).
 
039:241 (CHIN:5202) Seminar in Chinese Literaturearr.
Requirements: two years of modern Chinese and one year of classical Chinese. Same as 048:441 (CCL:5202).
 
039:250 (SOAS:4802) South Asian Research Seminararr.
Faculty and student research.
 
039:258 (ASIA:7606) Readings in Chinese Historyarr.
Same as 016:292 (HIST:7606).
 
039:291 (ASIA:6501) M.A. Thesisarr.
Offered fall semesters.
 
039:292 (ASIA:6502) M.A. Thesisarr.
Offered spring semesters.
 

Japanese Culture, Linguistics, Pedagogy, Individual Study
 

39J:200 (JPNS:5301) Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
Japanese language as linguistic system; basic linguistic terminology; sound systems, grammar, meanings, usages. Prerequisites: 39J:122 (JPNS:4102).
 
39J:201 (JPNS:6901) Second Language Acquisition Research and Theory I3 s.h.
Theories regarding success and failure in acquisition of second or subsequent languages; research, issues. Same as 009:237 (FREN:6901), 039:200 (ASIA:6901), 164:201 (SLA:6901), 035:201 (SPAN:6901).
 
39J:202 (JPNS:5401) Japanese as a Foreign Language: Practical Applications3 s.h.
Instructional methodology, curriculum, and material design; hands‑on experience. Prerequisites: 39J:122 (JPNS:4102). Same as 164:276 (SLA:5441).
 
39J:204 (JPNS:5901) Practicum in Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language1-3 s.h.
Teaching apprenticeship guided and supervised by a faculty member skilled in University curriculum and instruction.
 
39J:215 (JPNS:5902) Individual Japanese for Advanced Studentsarr.
 
39J:239 (JPNS:6403) Special Topics in Japanese Linguistics3 s.h.
Topics in applied linguistics and language pedagogy related to Japanese language. Same as 164:228 (SLA:6403).
 
39J:245 (JPNS:7201) Seminar in Japanese Literature3 s.h.
Requirements: three years of Japanese.
 
39J:251 (JPNS:7101) Readings in Modern Japanese3 s.h.
Readings in modern Japanese.
 
39J:257 (JPNS:7630) Readings: Japanese Historyarr.
Same as 016:294 (HIST:7630).
 

Slavic Linguistics, Pedagogy, Individual Study
 

041:234 (SLAV:5030) Principles of Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages3 s.h.
Same as 009:234 (FREN:5030), 013:221 (GRMN:5030), 039:234 (ASIA:5030).
 
041:276 (SLAV:5220) Seminar: Russian Linguistics6,8 s.h.
Topics may include Russian morphosyntax, colloquial Russian, Russian pragmatics, Slavic gender linguistics.
 
041:279 (SLAV:4990) Independent Researcharr.
Directed study.