• 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 19.) 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, Indo-European Studies M20, Near Eastern Languages M20, and Slavic 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.

  • M60. Religious Traditions in Southeast Asia

    Units: 4

    (Same as Religion M60E.) Lecture, three hours. Introduction to historical development and contemporary practice of religions in Southeast Asia. Examination of indigenous religious beliefs and major textually based religions introduced to region, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Christianity. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 70. Modern Southeast Asian Literature

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to modern literatures of Southeast Asia. Designed to expose students to range of literatures, predominantly novels and short stories, that were written across this region in response to dramatic changes caused by colonialism and its aftermath. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 89.) 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

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 89HC.) 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.

  • 90. Modern Literatures in Southeast Asia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Southeast Asian languages not required. Exploration of diversity of Southeast Asia in such areas as traditional culture, modernization, politics, and literature through modern literary texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 99.) 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.

  • 130. Topics in Southeast Asian Literature

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: one course from Comparative Literature 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2AW, 2BW, 2CW, or English Composition 3 or 3H. Knowledge of Southeast Asian languages not required. Advanced exploration of Southeast Asia through in-depth reading of texts from region. Topics include censorship, politics, language, and literature. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 135. Religion and Society in Southeast Asia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Critical issues related to major religious traditions in Southeast Asia, with emphasis on reading and reflecting on recent scholarship regarding complex interactions between religion, state, and society in contemporary Southeast Asia. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140. Zomia: Peoples, Societies, and Cultures of Upland Southeast Asia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended requisite: prior course in Asian cultures or history. Multidisciplinary survey of peoples of upland Southeast Asia and critical issues affecting them. Topics include history, culture, human rights, ethnicity, religion, politics. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 157. Gender Issues in Southeast Asia

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Critical examination of gender issues in one or more Southeast Asian countries as they connect to social historical contexts nationally, regionally, or globally. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170A. Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Exploration of Southeast Asian culture through in-depth reading of texts and/or visual documents. Topics include literature, religion, folklore, cultural history, and society. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170B. Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Exploration of Southeast Asian culture through in-depth reading of texts and/or visual documents. Topics include literature, religion, folklore, cultural history, and society. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170C. Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Exploration of Southeast Asian culture through in-depth reading of texts and/or visual documents. Topics include literature, religion, folklore, cultural history, and society. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 189.) 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

    (Formerly numbered South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures 189HC.) 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.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Southeast Asian

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors and graduate students who desire more advanced or specialized treatment of one language offered in program beyond introductory and intermediate courses currently offered. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required; see academic coordinator. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 205. Southeast Asian Culture and History

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed to expose graduate students to study of Southeast Asia as region across multiple disciplines. Discussions led by instructor and guest faculty members about core elements of their discipline's engagement with Southeast Asia, as well as latest trends in theory and research in that area. Reading of classic texts, as well as research articles representing current state of field. S/U or letter grading.