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  • South Asian Undergraduate Minor | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    5 credits each II SOUTH ASIAN HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 15 credits total A Literature 5 credits from either ASIAN 203 Literature and Culture of Ancient and Classical India or ASIAN 206 Literature and Culture of South Asia from Tradition to Modernity B 10 other credits selected from among the 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 A 417 Political Economy of India JSIS A

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  • Buddhist Studies M.A. and Ph.D. Programs | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    with the rules and procedures of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature copies of which are available from the Department Admission The applicant must meet the requirements of the Graduate School for the M A and Ph D degrees as outlined in the University Bulletin In addition some previous study of the language and civilization of one of the areas of concentration is desirable For admission to the M A program with disciplinary specialization in the Buddhist Studies disciplinary concentration preference will be given to students with prior preparation in a relevant language or in the history and culture of one area of concentration Students lacking such preparation may be admitted to the M A program however they must remedy any deficiencies by adding as early as possible such courses as the academic adviser considers necessary M A Concentration I Requirements for Course Work and Credits For the M A non thesis 45 course credits 18 of which must be 500 level and above are required Buddhist Studies seminars and text reading courses offered within the department must be included Students are also required to complete language study through the fourth year level in their major language and through the second year level in a second Asian language The M A thesis program requires a minimum of 45 course credits plus 9 thesis credits At least 18 of the 45 credits must be taken at the 500 level or above Buddhist Studies seminars and text reading courses offered within the department must be included The language requirements in this program are the same as in the non thesis program In addition the student must write an acceptable M A thesis according to the rules and policies of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature and pass an oral examination II Foreign Language Requirements Students must demonstrate competence in their major language and must complete the course requirements in their second Asian language as outlined above These two languages may include one classical language and one relevant modern language or two classical languages In either case one of the languages must be Sanskrit Ph D Concentration Normally entry into the Ph D program is contingent upon successful completion of the M A degree in Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington and a satisfactory evaluation by South Asian Language Program faculty Students with sufficient background usually the successful completion of a relevant M A degree at another institution may be considered for admission into the Ph D program Students are expected to fulfill the Graduate School s residence requirements see the Department of Asian Languages and Literature s Policies and Procedures to fulfill foreign language requirements to pass a series of examinations described below and to write and defend a dissertation Students who have completed an M A in Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington with a specialization in the Buddhist Studies disciplinary concentration as described above will often have fulfilled the residence requirements for

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  • Chinese M.A. Program | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    language and literature Asian Regional Studies Comparative Literature Linguistics English Philosophy or History Applicant will in addition be expected to have completed with at least a 3 0 GPA four years of modern Chinese and one year of classical Chinese Students lacking such preparation may be admitted to the M A program provisionally and will be required to make up the deficiencies during their first year of residence Program Description The program in Chinese language and literature offers work in the textual linguistic and literary study of Chinese as well as in the history and criticism of the Chinese literary tradition The student will work out an individual course of study with a faculty adviser Although a student normally emphasizes either linguistics or literature both are important components for all students Courses offered in other programs within the department and in other departments such as Comparative Literature Anthropology Linguistics or one of the other language and literature departments may constitute valuable additions to the program where they support and enrich a special emphasis Course Work and Credits I DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Two options are available to the student in the M A degree program 1 a thesis program including both a thesis and completion of 9 credits of ASIAN 700 and 2 a non thesis program which requires two seminar or research papers in lieu of a thesis and two 500 level departmental courses in addition to the requirements specified below II SPECIAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS The M A course program must include in every case the following courses or their equivalent 38 40 credits CHIN 551 552 553 Second Year Classical Chinese 15 credits CHIN 559 Methods and Materials 5 credits CHIN 461 462 463 History of Chinese Literature any one of the three quarter sequence 5 credits each CHIN 442 The Chinese Language 5 credits At least one course from each of the following two groups 8 10 credits total Group I Literature CHIN 461 462 463 History of Chinese Literature CHIN 482 Advanced Readings in Chinese Prose CHIN 554 555 556 Readings in Chinese Prose CHIN 561 562 563 Studies in Chinese Literature CHIN 573 Seminar in Chinese Poetry CHIN 575 Studies in Chinese Drama CHIN 580 Readings in Vernacular Fiction CHIN 582 Seminar in Chinese Fiction CHIN 583 Seminar in Modern Chinese Literature CHIN 590 Readings in the Thirteen Classics or Seminar in Six Dynasties Literature CHIN 591 592 593 Studies in the History of Chinese Thought Group II Linguistics and Philology CHIN 443 Structure of Chinese CHIN 531 532 533 Studies in Chinese Phonology CHIN 540 Seminar on Chinese Linguistics CHIN 541 Seminar on Chinese Grammar CHIN 542 Chinese Historical Phonology CHIN 544 Chinese Dialectology CHIN 557 Introduction to Chinese Philology and Textual Criticism CHIN 558 Seminar on Chinese Lexicology and Grammatonymy M A Examination For a complete description of the Department s M A General Examination please refer to the Policies and Procedures 2 5 0 2 5 2 The first part of the M A

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  • Chinese Ph.D. Program | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    Bachelors or Masters from another universtiy or UW Department Ideally the prospective candidate will have completed an M A degree in the field of Chinese language and literature prior to entering the Ph D program If the student has an M A in another pertinent field e g in Linguistics Comparative Literature Philosophy History or Asian regional studies it will not be necessary to take an additional M A in Chinese language and literature the student will however be required to satisfy all course and examination requirements for the M A program in this department Upon admission to the program the student should be prepared to enter courses in modern Chinese at the 500 level and should have at least two years of Classical Chinese A student who intends to go directly from the B A to the Ph D program must present an unusually strong background preparation in the disciplines of literary study or linguistics He or she will be expected in the course of his or her work to satisfy all curriculum requirements for the M A and must petition the department for special permission to bypass the M A Degree Requirements 90 credits as follows I COURSE REQUIREMENTS Students in the Ph D program must complete the course requirements for the M A in Chinese Equivalent courses from other programs may be substituted subject to written approval by the regular instructor of the course in question In addition whichever quarters of the sequence CHIN 461 CHIN 462 CHIN 463 were not taken for the M A must be taken for the Ph D The student s post M A course work should be designed in consultation with the faculty adviser to fill in gaps or strengthen weaknesses in the student s background and to establish and develop three fields of special study that the student pursues in some depth in preparation for the general examination II Field requirements The student is expected to familiarize himself or herself with both 1 the original texts and 2 the secondary scholarship of the field and to show some potential for carrying out original research in the area or field in question Each student must pursue three such fields of special study and each is examined separately by an appropriate faculty member prior to the general oral examination The field examinations must be written The three fields that a student elects to study must in the aggregate reflect both of the primary components of the department s graduate level offerings language linguistics and philology and literature Students are encouraged in connection with at least one field to incorporate to a significant extent some aspect of Chinese history and culture exclusive of strictly literary or linguistic facets thereof With permission of his or her faculty adviser a student may offer One field from outside the Department for example in general linguistics literary criticism a non Chinese literature Chinese philosophy or religion or a particular period of Chinese history Such a field must

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  • Japanese M.A. Program | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    the doctoral program Students who have earned M A degrees in Japanese literature elsewhere may bypass the M A requirements with approval from the Department but must still complete at least 45 credits at the University of Washington before petitioning to proceed For regulations on proceeding to the Ph D program see sections 3 4 0 and 3 4 1d of the departmental M A and Ph D Policies and Procedures VI To Apply Procedures for admission are available online Any logistical questions about application should be directed to the Academic Counselor in the Department office Questions of an academic nature should be directed to the graduate faculty member in the applicant s area of interest or to the Japanese Program Coordinator Limited amounts of financial support are available to students on a competitive basis All applicants to the department are automatically considered for a recruitment fellowship Prospective students with high proficiency in Japanese language are urged to apply for teaching assistantships simultaneously with their application to the program All eligible applicants are especially encouraged to apply for FLAS Foreign Language and Area Studies awards Details are available on this website SPECIALIZATION IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LINGUSTICS I Program Description The Master of Arts Program in Japanese Language and Linguistics focuses on Japanese applied linguistics including second language acquisition and Japanese sociolinguistics Each student works with a faculty advisor to design an individualized program of study that combines Japanese linguistics courses taught in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature with linguistics and language related courses offered in the Departments of Linguistics English Anthropology Psychology Communication and other language and literature departments Students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds who have strong academic interest in Japanese applied linguistics and sociolinguistics are encouraged to apply II Admission Applicants must meet the requirements of the Graduate School as outlined in the General Catalog Minimum requirements for admission are A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3 00 in the junior and senior years Three letters of recommendation A statement of purpose Strong undergraduate preparation in social sciences linguistics or literature At least four years of college level training in Japanese language study internship or residence abroad in Japan is highly recommended In practice students admitted to the Japanese linguistics M A program have strong undergraduate academic backgrounds as well as strong Japanese language skills If a student is admitted who needs preparatory academic or language work the student initially must work on compensating for such deficiencies by taking appropriate courses or studying abroad in Japan III Course Work and Credits The M A program requires a minimum of 45 credits above the 300 level These are earned through a combination of coursework and research Of the 45 credits required for the degree at least 18 credits of coursework must be completed in numerically graded courses at the 400 or 500 level and 18 credits at the 500 level and above Students who enter without previous preparation in linguistics require a program considerably in

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  • Japanese Ph.D. Program | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    a minimum of one year Any insufficiencies in background e g in the case of a student holding an M A in an area other than Japanese language and literature should be made up before the student petitions for admission to pre candidacy The petition indicates that the student feels they are prepared to take a written examination on their general knowledge of the field and an additional oral diagnostic examination on their background and plans for future study The petition should only be submitted after consultation with their faculty adviser II Course Requirements In addition to the minimum of 45 credits or its equivalent required for the master s program the PhD student must take at least 50 credits of course work on the graduate level The following courses and dissertation credits are required JAPAN 501 Readings in Bibliographical Materials 5 credits JAPAN 505 506 507 Readings in Documentary Japanese 15 credits JAPAN 531 532 533 Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese Literature 15 credits JAPAN 571 572 573 Advanced Readings in Classical Japanese Literature 15 credits JAPAN 590 Seminar in Japanese Literature 15 credits ASIAN 800 Doctoral Dissertation 27 credits Additional course work in related fields may be required to meet the needs of each program In order to acquire the widest possible background students are encouraged to take related courses in history linguistics religion and the social sciences Familiarity with Chinese literature and allied fields as well as with comparative literature is strongly recommended Each student develops their individualized program of studies in consultation with their faculty adviser III Language Examinations In addition to a second language usually European required for the M A the student must demonstrate proficiency in a third language usually another Asian language Chinese is the usual choice for an Asian language but the student should discuss other possibilities with his or her faculty adviser Proficiency must be demonstrated in the second language before the student may proceed to the General Examination IV Field Examination A student becomes a precandidate when they have completed a generalized study of the area of Japanese language and literature The student will choose three specialized fields on which to concentrate their studies for the next one or two years under the guidance of a Supervisory Committee A field may consist of a period e g Heian literature Muromachi literature Meiji literature genre or sub genre poetry drama fiction tanka haiku shintaishi a specific author and his work Komachi Zeami Sōseki a style or a school Shinkokinshū symbolism the naturalists the White Birch school a broadly conceived topic Shinto elements in Japanese literature literary censorship women in the modern novel a language topic historical phonology historical grammar comparative grammar or any other appropriate topic of interest to the student The three fields MUST be sufficiently diverse and at least one of them MUST be in language As the supervisor for each field becomes satisfied that the student has attained sufficient mastery the supervisor and the student will decide on

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  • South Asian M.A. and Ph.D. Programs | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    languages and or linguistics and in textual or philological studies The Jackson School South Asia program is intended for students who are more interested in a general interdisciplinary area studies program particularly though not exclusively with an emphasis on the social sciences Advisers Students should request an adviser within one year and one term of the beginning of their program if no adviser is requested within that period one will be assigned Each student is expected to work out a course of study with the adviser which concentrates on areas pertinent to the language specialization e g Hindi devotional literature Sanskrit poetry In addition all students are required to comply with the rules and procedures of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature copies of which are available from the Department M A Program I Requirements for Course Work and Credits For the M A non thesis option 45 course credits 18 of which must be 500 level and above are required Students are required to complete language study through the fourth year level in their major language In addition the student must present two seminar papers which are approved by the student s faculty adviser and at least one other faculty member in the Department The M A thesis option requires a minimum of 45 course credits plus 9 thesis credits At least 18 of the 45 credits must be taken at the 500 level or above The language requirements in this program are the same as in the non thesis program In addition the student must write an acceptable M A thesis according to the rules and policies of the Department of Asian Languages and Literature II Foreign Language Requirements Students must demonstrate competence in their major South Asian language In addition students must demonstrate through a written examination reading knowledge of one foreign language relevant to their research which must be other than English and the student s native language At the M A level this language may be an Asian or European language Ph D Program Normally entry into the program is contingent upon successful completion of the M A degree in Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington and a satisfactory evaluation by South Asian Language Program faculty Students with sufficient background usually the successful completion of a relevant M A degree at another institution may be considered for admission into the Ph D program Students are expected to fulfill the Graduate School s residence requirements see the Department of Asian Languages and Literature s Policies and Procedures to fulfill foreign language requirements to pass a series of examinations described below and to write and defend a dissertation Students who have completed an M A in Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Washington with specialization in a South Asian language as described above will often have fulfilled the residence requirements for the Ph D as set out by the Graduate School If not these must be satisfied as the student moves

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  • Bengali Proficiency & Placement | Asian Languages & Literature | University of Washington
    Services Organizations Other UW Departments and Resources For Faculty and Staff For Teaching Assistants For Graduate Students About History Mission Vision Awards Honors Stay Connected Support Us Contact Us You are here Home South Asian Bengali Bangla Bengali Proficiency Placement South Asian South Asian Degree Programs South Asian Undergraduate Major South Asian Undergraduate Minor South Asian M A and Ph D Buddhist Studies M A and Ph D Bengali Bangla Bengali Proficiency Placement Hindi Hindi Proficiency Placement Pali and the Prakrits Sanskrit Sanskrit Proficiency Placement Urdu Urdu Proficiency Placement Add Codes Wait Lists Current Upcoming Courses Graduate Certificate in Second Foreign Language Teaching See also general information on Proficiency and Placement Exams Proficiency Exams measure your ability in a language and are used to satisfy or waive language requirements Placement Exams and interviews determine which language class is appropriate for your background and ability The department does not offer either kind of exam to those outside the University Proficiency Placement Please see the Bengali instructor 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 Alumni News Alumni Update Programs Courses Undergraduate Majors and Minors Learning Goals Honors Program Graduate Degrees Admissions Policies and Procedures M A Guidelines Ph D Guidelines Administrative Forms Application to be On Leave Teaching Assistant Opportunities Proficiency Placement Exams Language Study Languages Offered Add Codes Wait Lists Teaching Certificate Endorsements Teaching Assistant Opportunities Summer Study Courses Study Abroad Sichuan University Research Early Buddhist Manuscript Project Publications Projects Dissertations Undergraduate Fields of Interest News Events Recent News News Archive Events Events Archive Email List Newsletter

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