• 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • M20. Visible Language: Study of Writing

    Units: 5

    (Same as Asian M20, Near Eastern Languages M20, Slavic M20, and Southeast Asian M20.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Consideration of concrete means of language representation in writing systems. Earliest representations of language known are those of Near East dating to end of 4th millennium B.C. While literate civilizations of Egypt, Indus Valley, China, and Mesoamerica left little evidence of corresponding earliest developments, their antiquity and, in case of China and Mesoamerica, their evident isolation mark these centers as loci of independent developments in writing. Basic characteristics of early scripts, assessment of modern alphabetic writing systems, and presentation of conceptual basis of semiotic language representation. Origins and development of early non-Western writing systems. How Greco-Roman alphabet arose in 1st millennium B.C. and how it compares to other modern writing systems. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M70. Origin of Language

    Units: 5

    (Same as Communication M70 and German M70.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Theoretical and methodological issues surrounding origin of language. Topics include evolutionary theory, evolution of man, how language is organized in brain, and science of language, including physiology of speech, phonetics, and comparative reconstruction. Letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 131. European Archaeology, Neolithic to Bronze Age

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Survey of European cultures from beginning of food-producing economy in 7th millennium B.C. to beginning of Bronze Age in 3rd millennium B.C. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 132. European Archaeology: The Bronze Age

    Units: 4

    Requisite: course 131. Survey of European cultures from around 3000 B.C. to the period of destruction of the Mycenaean culture about 1200 B.C. Aegean area and rest of Europe.

  • 140. Food in Language and Myth

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to study of food in fields of linguistics and mythology. What is special about language used to talk about food, what is history of food words, and how does language impact appreciation of food? How do myths and narratives revolving around food function in different cultures? Students explore history of food words and learn how to analyze food myths. Students become aware of how language in food is manipulated and how to tell more effective stories about food. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M150. Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics

    Units: 5

    (Same as Linguistics M150.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: Linguistics 1 or 20. Indo-European languages (ancient and modern), including their relationships, chief characteristics, writing systems, and sociolinguistic contexts; nature of reconstructed Indo-European proto-language and proto-culture. One or more Indo-European languages may be investigated in detail. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C160. Indo-European Comparative Mythology and Poetics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: familiarity with at least one ancient Indo-European language. Comparison of major Indo-European mythological and poetic traditions and reconstruction of their common sources. Topics include divinities and their names; symbolic systems in social context; myths, folk narratives, belief systems; relations with other traditions; literary continuations of mythopoetic material. Concurrently scheduled with course C260. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M168. Introductory Hittite

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East M168.) Lecture, two hours; recitation, one hour. Recommended preparation: knowledge of language with case system. Introduction to Hittite grammar by series of graded lessons covering morphology and syntax, followed by readings of selected texts from variety of genres in transliteration. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 200. Proseminar: Indo-European Studies

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours every other week. Required of graduate Indo-European studies students during first year. Introduction to graduate-level research in Indo-European studies. S/U grading.

  • 205. Indo-European Phonology

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: course M150, Linguistics 110. Study of proto-Indo-European phonology and its historical development into most important of oldest attested descendant languages. S/U or letter grading.

  • 210. Indo-European Morphology

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Comparative study of proto-Indo-European nominal and verbal morphology and its historical development into most important of oldest attested descendant languages. S/U or letter grading.

  • 215. Indo-European Syntax

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 210. Comparative and historical study of syntax in proto-Indo-European and most important of oldest attested descendant languages. S/U or letter grading.

  • M222A. Vedic

    Units: 4

    (Same as Iranian M222A and South Asian M222A.) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Sanskrit equivalent to South Asian 110C. Characteristics of Vedic dialect and readings in Rig-Vedic hymns. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M222B. Vedic

    Units: 4

    (Same as Iranian M222B and South Asian M222B.) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Sanskrit equivalent to South Asian 110C. Characteristics of Vedic dialect and readings in Rig-Vedic hymns. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M230A. Old Iranian

    Units: 4

    (Same as Iranian M230A.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M230B. Old Iranian

    Units: 4

    (Same as Iranian M230B.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250A. European Archaeology

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Studies in ancient European archaeological materials and their relationship to Near East, Western Siberia, and Central Asia. May be repeated for credit. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 250B).

  • 250B. European Archaeology

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Studies in ancient European archaeological materials and their relationship to Near East, Western Siberia, and Central Asia. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • C260. Indo-European Comparative Mythology and Poetics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: ability to read original sources in at least one ancient Indo-European language. Comparison of major Indo-European mythological and poetic traditions and reconstruction of their common sources. Topics include divinities and their names; symbolic systems in social context; myths, folk narratives, belief systems; relations with other traditions; literary continuations of mythopoetic material. Concurrently scheduled with course C160. S/U or letter grading.

  • 280A. Seminar: Indo-European Linguistics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 210. Selected topics in Indo-European comparative grammar for advanced graduate students. S/U or letter grading.

  • 280B. Seminar: Indo-European Linguistics

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 210. Selected topics in Indo-European comparative grammar for advanced graduate students. S/U or letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1 to 4

    Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Studies

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

  • 597. Preparation for Ph.D. Qualifying Examinations

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

  • 599. Research for Ph.D. Dissertation

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.