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Undergraduate Course ALL 3920, "Topics in Asian Culture - Exploring India: Languages, Literatures, and Film" will be taught spring 2013 by Dr. Sungok Hong. This course will explore the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives.

ALL 3920 - Topics in Asian Culture

Exploring India: Languages, Literatures, and Film

4:00 - 5:15 p.m. TTh

Instructor: Dr. Sungok Hong


This is a survey course of the culture of Indian languages, including as seen through literature and film. This course will explore the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives. We will explore the literatures of several main South Asian languages with a focus on Hindi - Urdu literatures and film, considering their origins, periodization, and names during each period. We will also examine the important writers and their representative work along with the literary trends and influences, including political, social, and cultural situations which helped to shape the writers and their work.

Indian films, including those based on literature, have attained a very special place in the lives of Indian people as an important means of entertainment, reaching a larger audience that will not or cannot read the original work. The second half of this course will be spent on screening selected Hindi/Urdu films and discussing themes and messages that the writers try to convey to readers/audiences, and any cultural or social issues that need to be addressed. Students will have a chance to read English translations of some of the selected Hindi/Urdu works.

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August Indian Music Course

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MUS 5950 SEC 002
Aug. 6-16
1-5 PM, M-F
Professor Matt Rahaim
mrahaim@umn.edu


This two-week intensive course is an introduction to Hindustani music: the raga music of North India, one of the great classical music traditions of the world.

Through close listening, language study, and (above all) daily practice, we will establish a firm practical and conceptual foundation in raga music.

Students of all skill levels (including complete beginners) are welcome to join. We will sing every day. Students may also choose to focus on learning tabla, harmonium, violin, or other instruments.

South Asia Courses -- Spring 2012

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Below is a list courses on South Asia offered for the Spring Semester, 2012. They are arranged by level. Download flyer!


South Asian Topics

Art of India (ARTH 3014, ALL 3014, MEST 3610 section 007, RELS 3415): Rick Asher

Contemporary Indian Dance 2 (DNCE 3312): Ananya Chatterjea

Culture and Society of India (ANTH 3023, GLOS 3961 section 001, ALL 3676 section 001): Gloria Goodwin Raheja

Honors Seminar, Philosophies of Ethics and Peace: India (HSEM 3014H): Indira Junghare

Topics: Mumbai Calling: South Asian City as Text and Image
(ALL 3920 section 003): Sugata Ray


South Asian Languages

Beginning Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 1102, 4002): Joya John or Sucheta Kanjilal

Intermediate Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 3102, 4004): Akshya Saxena

Advanced Hindi
(HNDI 4162): Abir Bazaz


Of Related Interest

Islamic Culture (ARTH 3017): Cathy Asher

Cultural Histories of Healing (Anth 4075): Jean Langford

Nations, Empires, Feminisms (GWSS 4001): Pashmina Murthy

Topics: Language and Social Identity
(LING 5900 section 003): Indira Junghare

Topics: Colonialism and Modernity (HIST 8960 section 002): Ajay Skaria

South Asia Courses -- Fall 2011

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South Asian Topics

Contemporary Indian Dance 1 (DNCE 3311): Ananya Chatterjea

Modern South Asian Literature (ALL 3637W, GLOS 3900 section 002): Simona Sawhney

Culture and Society of India (ALL 3676, ANTH 3023, GLOS 3961): Gloria Goodwin Raheja

The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present (ArtH 5777 EMS 8500 section 003): Cathy Asher

Topics in Asian Literature: Political Fiction in 20th Century India (ALL 5900): Simona Sawhney

Seminar in Musicology: Indian Music History (MUS 8640 section 001): Matt Rahaim


South Asian Languages

Beginning Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 1101, 4001)

Intermediate Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 3101, 4003)

Hindi-Urdu Language Teaching Tutorial (HNUR 3290)

Advanced Hindi (HNDI 4161)


Of Related Interest

Globalization and Social Justice (GLOS 1112): Ajay Skaria

Art of Islam (ARTH 3015W): Cathy Asher

Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology (GLOS 4221): Michael Goldman

South Asia Courses -- Spring 2011

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Below is a list courses on South Asia offered for the Spring Semester, 2011. They are arranged by level.


South Asia Courses


Art of India (ARTH 3014, ALL 3014, RELS 3415): Rick Asher

Contemporary Indian Dance 2 (DNCE 3312): Ananya Chatterjea

Culture and Society of India (ANTH 3023, GLOS 3961 section 001, ALL 3676 section 001): Gloria Goodwin Raheja

Topics: Indian Feminisms in Global Context (ALL 3900 section 002, GLOS 3900 section 002, GWSS 3490 section 001): Simona Sawhney

Formation of Indian Art: 400 to 1300 (ArtH 5776): Rick Asher


South Asian Languages


Beginning Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 1102, 4002): Ravi Prasad

Intermediate Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 3102, 4004): Ravi Prasad

Hindi-Urdu Language Teaching Tutorial (HNUR 3290): Ravi Prasad

Advanced Hindi (HNDI 4162): Ravi Prasad


South Asia Courses, Spring 2010

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The courses on South Asia offered for the Spring Semester, 2010 at the U of MN are listed below. They are arranged by level.


South Asia Courses

Freshman Seminar: Ramayana and Media (ALL 1905): Bali Sahota

Topics in Dance: Contemporary Indian Dance 2 (DNCE 1500): Ananya Chatterjea

Art of India (ARTH 3014W, RELS 3415W, ALL 3014W): Rick Asher

Hinduism (ALL 3671, ALL5671, RELS 3671): Indira Junghare

20th Century India (HIST 3489): Emily Rook-Koepsel

Formation of Indian Art: 2500 BCE to 300 CE (ArtH 5775): Rick Asher

The Diversity of Traditions: Indian Art 1200 to Present
(ArtH 5777): Cathy Asher

Topics: Sanskrit Drama in Early and Modern India (ALL 5900, CL 5910, CSCL 5910, TH 5950): Simona Sawhney

Seminar: Issues in the History of Art: Contemporary Art and Theory: Middle East and India (ArtH 8950): Cathy Asher


South Asian Languages


Intermediate Hindi (HNDI 3132, HNDI 4004): Ravi Prasad

Advanced Hindi (HNDI 4162): Ravi Prasad

Beginning Hindi and Urdu (HNUR 1102, 4002): Abir Bazaz, Emily Durham-Shapiro

Intermediate Urdu (URDU 3132, URDU 4004)



Courses with South Asia Connections


Introduction to the Religions of the World (RELS 1001): Jim Laine

Globalize This! Understanding Globalization through Sociology
(GLOS 4221, GLOS 4321): Michael Goldman


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These have been gleaned from the online course listings. Please let me know if any additions or corrections are needed: faust011@umn.edu

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