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  • South Asian Program Description | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    including Gandhari Students at the UW have also been able to obtain language training in other South Asian languages e g Malayalam Panjabi Tibetan through the UW s participation in various national and international consortia and language training programs At the undergraduate level the Department of Asian Languages and Literature offers both majors and minors in Hindi and Sanskrit with comparable tracks for Urdu under development Undergraduate majors in South Asian languages in addition to taking course work in languages are encouraged to draw from an extensive array of courses in South Asian studies offered in departments and units such as Anthropology Art History Comparative Literature Comparative Religion Geography International Studies Music Political Science Women s Studies Many students have elected to pursue double majors in which a major in a South Asian language has been paired with majors in professional fields e g premed International Studies At the graduate level the South Asian Languages Program offers both the M A and Ph D degrees with concentrations in Hindi Sanskrit and Buddhist Studies It provides an excellent environment for not only developing advanced proficiency in South Asian languages but also through its various classes seminars and colloquia for acquiring professional training in the description analysis and critical interpretation of South Asian languages and literary texts A sample of classes and seminars rarely taught elsewhere include those on the decipherment translation and interpretation of early Buddhist texts Sanskrit Epigraphy on the life of Buddha in comparative perspective on Pali Prakrit and Gandhari on medieval Hindi literary languages e g Braj Avadhi Rajasthani and literatures and on the study of Indian religious themes and motifs throughout history There are several areas of research in which the Department s faculty and programs in South Asian languages are particularly well known including the following Sanskrit literature and language Middle Indo Aryan languages and literatures Indian religion Buddhist studies epigraphy paleography and the history of Indic writing systems Hindi and Indo Aryan linguistics medieval devotional texts and religion comparative mythology hagiography and the description of Indian gods and goddesses throughout the course of South Asian history The Department of Asian Languages and Literature is the home of the Early Buddhist Manuscript Project a joint enterprise of the University of Washington and the British Library which has attracted international attention for its research into the language and texts of the earliest surviving written materials of the entire Buddhist tradition Funding opportunities for Graduate students include research assistantship in the Early Buddhist Manuscript Project and a limited number of teaching assistantships for Hindi Graduate students in the Department of Asian Languages are also eligible to apply for National Resource Fellowships formerly designated FLAS administered under the auspices of the Henry M Jackson School of International Studies The Department of Asian Languages and Literature sponsors many lectures and colloquia many in conjunction with other units on campus The University of Washington Libraries boast one of the most extensive collections of South Asian materials in the country The University

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  • Chinese Undergraduate Major | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    412 413 Fourth Year Chinese CHIN 421 422 423 Business Chinese I BUS 490 when the topic is Business Chinese CHIN 470 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese CHIN 482 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese CHIN 496 Special Studies in Chinese when the topic is advanced language instruction Note Students who have been evaluated and placed beyond fourth year Chinese may satisfy the modern language requirement by taking 15 additional credits of classical Chinese see advisor for approved list of classical Chinese courses II CLASSICAL LANGUAGE COURSES 10 credits CHIN 451 452 First Year Classical Chinese III LITERATURE AND LINGUISTICS COURSES 15 credits MUST INCLUDE CHIN 342 or 442 The Chinese Language plus an additional 10 credits from among the following courses or from Chinese literature courses offered in the Department of Comparative Literature ASIAN 201 Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical China ASIAN 204 Literature and Culture of China from Tradition to Modernity ASIAN 207 Special Topics in Literature and Culture of Asia when China is the topic ASIAN 211 Languages and Cultures of China ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature when China is the topic CHIN 373 Chinese Poetry CHIN 374 Chinese Prose CHIN 380 Premodern Chinese Narrative in Translation CHIN 381 Literature in Modern China CHIN 385 Popular Culture in Twentieth Century China CHIN 443 Structure of Chinese CHIN 453 First Year Classical Chinese CHIN 461 462 463 History of Chinese Literature IV CHINA RELATED HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES 10 credits from among the following if the course has not already been used to satisfy other requirements ASIAN 200 Introduction to Asian Languages Literature ASIAN 211 Languages and Cultures of China ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics ASIAN 404 Writing Systems or from courses explicitly related to China from such departments as Anthropology Art History International

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  • Chinese Undergraduate Minor | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    June 2011 The older requirements apply to students who declared earlier See below I LANGUAGE COURSES 15 credits at or above the third year level chosen from among the following CHIN 212 213 Second Year Heritage Chinese considered equivalent to 3rd year level CHIN 301 302 303 Third Year Non Heritage Chinese CHIN 411 412 413 Fourth Year Chinese CHIN 421 422 423 Business Chinese I BUS 490 when the topic is Business Chinese CHIN 451 452 453 First Year Classical Chinese CHIN 470 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese CHIN 482 Advanced Readings in Modern Chinese CHIN 496 Special Studies in Chinese when the topic is advanced language instruction II CHINESE LINGUISTICS 5 credits from either CHIN 342 or 442 The Chinese Language III CHINA RELATED HUMANITIES COURSES 10 credits including at least one course from among the following ASIAN 200 Introduction to Asian Languages Literature ASIAN 201 Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical China ASIAN 204 Literature and Culture of China from Tradition to Modernity ASIAN 207 Special Topics in Literature and Culture of Asia when China is the topic ASIAN 211 Languages and Cultures of China ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature when China is the topic ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics ASIAN 404 Writing Systems CHIN 373 Chinese Poetry CHIN 374 Chinese Prose CHIN 380 Premodern Chinese Narrative in Translation CHIN 381 Literature in Modern China CHIN 385 Popular Culture in 20th Century China CHIN 443 Structure of Chinese CHIN 461 462 463 History of Chinese Literature with any remaining credits fulfilled by choosing courses explicitly related to China from such departments as Anthropology Art History International Studies History Linguistics Sociology etc You can view a list of approved courses for recent and upcoming quarters Share Print PDF Languages Bengali Bangla Chinese Hindi Indonesian

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  • Japanese Undergraduate Major | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    Japanese Literature I II III no prerequisites Taking these courses in sequence is recommended but not required 5 credits may be selected from JAPAN 360 Topics in Japanese Culture JAPAN 395 Foreign Study Japanese Literature couse taken during study abroad JAPAN 431 432 433 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature JAPAN 460 Readings in Japanese Culture JAPAN 471 Introduction to Classical Japanese JAPAN 472 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature I prerequisite JAPAN 471 JAPAN 473 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature II prerequisite JAPAN 472 III JAPAN RELATED HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES A minimum of 10 credits all of which must be at the 300 level or above at least 5 credits must be earned outside the Department of Asian Languages and Literature Appropriate courses include ASIAN 498 Special Topics Content varies appropriate only if related to Japan JAPAN 342 The Japanese Language JAPAN 343 The Japanese Language in Society JAPAN 360 Topics in Japanese Culture JAPAN 440 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics prerequisite JAPAN 312 which may be taken concurrently JAPAN 342 JAPAN 443 Topics in Japanese Sociolinguistics prerequisite JAPAN 313 which may be taken concurrently or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 343 Other Japanese literature courses not used to meet the literature requirement Japan related courses from other departments with the written approval of the coordinator of the Japanese program You can view a list of approved courses in other departments Courses may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement LINGUISTICS OPTION I LANGUAGE COURSES 45 credits with a minimum of 30 credits beyond the second year JAPAN 211 212 213 Second Year Japanese JAPAN 311 312 313 Third Year Japanese Fourth Year Japanese Prerequisite for all Fourth Year courses a minimum grade of 2 5 in Japan 313 Select three courses from the list below JAPAN 421 422 423 Fourth Year Japanese I II III JAPAN 431 432 433 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature taken in any order prerequisite JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 445 Foreign Study Fourth Year Japanese couse taken during study abroad JAPAN 460 Readings in Japanese Culture prerequisite 2 5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 471 Introduction to Classical Japanese prerequisite 2 5 in either JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 472 Readings in Classical Japanese I prerequisite JAPAN 471 JAPAN 473 Readings in Classical Japanese II prerequisite Japan 472 Advanced students who enter at above the 200 level or higher may meet the 45 credit language requirement by taking additional 400 level courses from those listed above Other language related courses may be used to fulfill this requirement with the written approval of the coordinator of the Japanese program II LINGUISTICS COURSES A minimum of 20 credits including at least 15 from JAPAN 342 The Japanese Language prerequisite JAPAN 311 which may be taken concurrently JAPAN 343 Japanese Language in Society prerequisite JAPAN 311 JAPAN 395 Foreign Study Japanese Linguistics couse taken during study abroad JAPAN 440 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics prerequisite JAPAN 313 which may be taken concurrently JAPAN

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  • Japanese Undergraduate Minor | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    5 JAPAN 421 422 423 Fourth Year Japanese JAPAN 428 Advanced Oral Communication 3 credits JAPAN 429 Advanced Writing in Japanese 3 credits JAPAN 431 432 433 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature JAPAN 445 Foreign Study Fourth Year Japanese 1 15 credits maximum 20 JAPAN 460 Readings in Japanese Culture prerequisite 2 5 in JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 471 Introduction to Classical Japanese prerequisite 2 5 in JAPAN 313 or JAPAN 334 JAPAN 472 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature prerequisite JAPAN 471 JAPAN 473 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature prerequisite JAPAN 472 II 15 credits in additional language literature or linguistics courses including JAPAN 321 322 323 Japanese Literature I II III JAPAN 342 The Japanese Language JAPAN 343 Japanese Language in Society JAPAN 360 Topics in Japanese Culture JAPAN 395 Foreign Study Japanese Linguistics or Literature 20 credit maximum JAPAN 431 432 433 Readings in Modern Japanese Literature JAPAN 440 Introduction to Japanese Linguistics JAPAN 442 Morphology and Syntax of Japanese JAPAN 443 Topics in Japanese Sociolinguistics JAPAN 460 Readings in Japanese Culture JAPAN 471 Introduction to Classical Japanese JAPAN 472 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature I JAPAN 473 Readings in Classical Japanese Literature 5 of these 15 credits may be earned by courses offered in other departments such as ARCH 441 Visions of the Japanese House 3 credits ARCH 453 Japanese Architecture 3 credits ART H 317 Chado Japanese Esthetics this 4 credit class substitutes for a 5 credit class for purposes of the Japanese minor requirement ART H 318 Japanese Prints 1600 Present ART H 321 Arts of Japan HSTAS 423 History of Modern Japan HSTAS 424 The Emergence of Postwar Japan HSTAS 441 Economic and Social History of Japan to 1900 MUSIC 495 Music of Japan 3 credits note that prerequisite is MUSIC 316

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  • Korean Undergraduate Major | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    Learners Heritage and Non Heritage Tracks Merge KOREAN 301 302 303 Third Year Korean KOREAN 415 416 417 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture Study Abroad KOREAN 145 Foreign Study Elementary Korean 1 15 credits max 20 KOREAN 245 Foreign Study Intermediate Korean 1 15 credits max 20 KOREAN 345 Foreign Study Advanced Korean 1 15 credits max 20 II AREA RELATED HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES 30 credits Suggested courses include ANTH 448 Modern Korean Society ASIAN 207 Special Topics in the Literature Culture of Asia when Korea is the topic ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics ASIAN 404 Writing Systems 3 credits ASIAN 498 Special Topics when Korea is topic 1 5 credits max 15 HSTAS 212 History of Korean Civilization HSTAS 481 History of Traditional Korea Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century HSTAS 482 History of Modern Korea 1860 to the Present JSIS 484 Special Topics when Korea is topic JSIS A 212 History of Korean Civilization JSIS A 213 The Korean Peninsula and World Politics JSIS A 439 Politics of Divided Korea JSIS A 448 Modern Korean Society JSIS A 466 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies KOREAN 415 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits KOREAN 416 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits KOREAN 417 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits LING 400 Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory POL S 213 The Korean Peninsula and World Politics POL S 403 Advanced Seminar in International Relations when the topic is Korea POL S 439 Politics of Divided Korea POL S 480 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies Courses taken to satisfy the language requirement may not be used simultaneously to satisfy the area related humanities and social sciences requirement of the major Updated Fall 2014 Share

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  • Korean Undergraduate Minor | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    third year of the language taken from KOREAN 301 302 303 Third Year Korean KOREAN 345 Foreign Study Advanced Korean 1 15 credits max 20 KOREAN 415 416 417 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture II AREA RELATED HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCES 15 credits Suggested courses include ANTH 448 Modern Korean Society ASIAN 207 Special Topics in the Literature Culture of Asia when Korea is the topic ASIAN 263 Great Works of Asian Literature ASIAN 401 Introduction to Asian Linguistics ASIAN 404 Writing Systems 3 credits ASIAN 498 Special Topics when Korea is topic 1 5 credits max 15 HSTAS 212 History of Korean Civilization HSTAS 481 History of Traditional Korea Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century HSTAS 482 History of Modern Korea 1860 to the Present JSIS 484 Special Topics when Korea is topic JSIS A 212 History of Korean Civilization JSIS A 213 The Korean Peninsula and World Politics JSIS A 439 Politics of Divided Korea JSIS A 448 Modern Korean Society JSIS A 466 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies KOREAN 415 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits KOREAN 416 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits KOREAN 417 Readings in Korean Literature and Culture 5 credits LING 400 Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory POL S 213 The Korean Peninsula and World Politics POL S 403 Advanced Seminar in International Relations when the topic is Korea POL S 439 Politics of Divided Korea POL S 480 Comparative Politics and Korea Studies Updated Fall 2014 Share Print PDF Languages Bengali Bangla Chinese Hindi Indonesian Japanese Korean Pali and the Prakrits Sanskrit Thai Urdu Vietnamese Stay Connected Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Flickr Newsletter AsiaTalk Listserv News Feed Alumni Update Support Us Main Menu People Faculty Staff Teaching Assistants Graduate Students Current Grad Students GSA Officers Department Committee Alumni

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  • South Asian Undergraduate Major | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    Literature Short Stories 3 credits HINDI 422 Survey of Modern Hindi Literature Poetry 3 credits HINDI 423 Survey of Modern Hindi Literature Novels 3 credits HINDI 431 Advanced Conversational Hindi 3 credits max 9 HINDI 451 Advanced Hindi Readings 3 credits max 9 HINDI 501 Studies in Medieval Braj Literature 3 credits max 9 HINDI 502 Studies in Medieval Avadhi Literature 3 credits max 9 HINDI 503 Studies in Medieval Sant Literature 3 credits max 9 HINDI 504 Studies in Medieval Rajasthani Literature 3 credits For Sanskrit SNKRT 491 Vedic Studies 3 credits SNKRT 492 Vedic Studies 3 credits SNKRT 550 Seminar on Sanskrit Literature 3 credits max 9 SNKRT 555 Seminar on Sanskrit Grammar 3 credits max 6 SNKRT 560 Readings in Philosophical Sanskrit 3 credits max 9 SNKRT 570 Seminar in Indian Epigraphy 3 credits max 6 SNKRT 581 Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts 3 credits max 9 INDN 401 Pali 3 credits INDN 402 Pali 3 credits INDN 410 Prakrit 3 credits max 6 II LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION 10 credits ASIAN 203 Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical India 5 credits ASIAN 206 Literature and Culture of South Asia from Tradition to Modernity 5 credits III SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY 5 credits one course selected from following HSTAS 202 Introduction to South Asian History 1500 present HSTAS 401 History of Ancient India HSTAS 402 History of Medieval and Mughal India HSTAS 403 History of Modern India to 1900 HSTAS 404 History of Twentieth Century India IV SOUTH ASIAN HUMANITIES SOCIAL SCIENCES 10 credits selected from following courses ANTH 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India ANTH 341 Political Violence and the Post Colonial State in South Asia ANTH 412 South Asian Social Structure ARCH 251 World Architecture Non Western Cultures ART H 214 Art of India Mohenjo Daro to the Mughals ART H 306 Indian Art of South Asia ART H 312 Art and Empire in India 1750 1900 ART H 314 Modern and Contemporary Art in India ART H 414 Topics in South Asian Art ASIAN 494 Ramayana in Comparative Perspective ASIAN 498 Special Topics when South Asian is topic 1 5 credits max 15 COMP LIT 315 National Cinemas when South Asian is topic GEOG 436 Social and Political Geographies of South Asia GWSS 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India HSTAS 201 Introduction to South Asian History pre history to 1500 HSTAS 202 Introduction to South Asian History 1500 present HSTAS 401 History of Ancient India HSTAS 402 History of Medieval and Mughal India HSTAS 403 History of Modern India to 1900 HSTAS 404 History of Twentieth Century India HSTAS 408 Fabulous Gurus and Fake Fakirs Religious Reform in Colonial India JSIS A 202 Introduction to South Asian History 1500 present JSIS A 206 Contemporary India and Pakistan JSIS A 339 Social Movements in Contemporary India JSIS A 340 Government and Politics of South Asia JSIS A 341 Political Violence and the Post Colonial State in South Asia JSIS A 412 South Asian Social Structure JSIS

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