Graduate Courses

Winter 2022

American Indian Studies (AM IND)
AM IND M200B – Cultural World Views of Native America
Seminar: Sem 1
Units 4
Instructor(s): Mo’E’hahne, H.
This is a multiple-listed class:
American Indian Studies (AM IND) M200B – Cultural World Views of Native America
English (ENGL) M266 – Cultural World Views of Native America
Course Description:
(Same as English M266.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of written literary texts from oral cultures and other expressive cultural forms–dance, art, song, religious and medicinal ritual–in selected Native American societies, as these traditional and tribal contexts have been translated into contemporary literary texts (fiction, poetry, essay, and drama). Survey, from secondary sources, of interdisciplinary methodological approaches taken from literary analysis, structural anthropology, folklore, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. May be repeated for credit with instructor and/or topic change. Letter grading.

AM IND 201 – Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Mays, K.T.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Faculty present approaches to interdisciplinary studies and discuss their own research. Participants include wide range of faculty whose research and teaching balance disciplinary and theoretical approaches with interdisciplinary approaches to American Indian studies and indigenous studies. S/U or letter grading.

Arabic
ARABIC 220 – Seminar: Islamic Texts
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Major Islamic thinkers and their works from classical period to modern times. Coverage of doctrines and hermeneutics of various schools of thought in Islam, such as Ahl al-sunna wa’l-jama’a, Shi’a, Mu’tazila, and Sufis. May be organized around one author and his works, multiple authors and their works, or specific topic with representative readings from various schools. Exploration of secondary literature in Arabic and other languages for student research papers. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

Armenian (ARMENIA)
ARMENIA 231B – Intermediate Classical Armenian
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Cowe, P.S.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 230C. Intensive review of grammar and reading of select prose and poetic texts. May be taken independently for credit. Letter grading.

Art History (ART HIS)
ART HIS C239C – Inca Art and Architecture
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Nair, S.E.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Exploration of art, architecture, and urbanism of Incas from their empire’s height in late 15th century to their political and cultural fragmentation during Spanish occupation of Andes (1532 to 1824). Concurrently scheduled with course C139C. S/U or letter grading.

ART HIS 249B – Chinese Art
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Lee, H.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Advanced studies in secular and religious artistic traditions of China. May be repeated for credit with consent of adviser. S/U or letter grading.

Classics (CLASSIC)
CLASSIC 250 – Topics in Greek and Roman Culture and Literature
Seminar: Sem 2
Units: 2.0/4.0 Alternate
Instructor(s): Sissa, G.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Interdisciplinary study on topics of ancient Greek and Roman culture and/or literature. May be repeated for credit with topic change. S/U or letter grading.

English (ENGL)
ENGL 247 – Shakespeare
Lecture: Lec 1
Units:4
Instructor(s): Little, A.L.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

ENGL M266 – Cultural World Views of Native America
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Mo’E’hahne, H.
This is a multiple-listed class:
American Indian Studies (AM IND) M200B – Cultural World Views of Native America
English (ENGL) M266 – Cultural World Views of Native America
Course Description: (Same as American Indian Studies M200B.) Seminar, three hours. Exploration of written literary texts from oral cultures and other expressive cultural forms–dance, art, song, religious and medicinal ritual–in selected Native American societies, as these traditional and tribal contexts have been translated into contemporary literary texts (fiction, poetry, essay, and drama). Survey, from secondary sources, of interdisciplinary methodological approaches taken from literary analysis, structural anthropology, folklore, linguistics, and ethnomusicology. May be repeated for credit with instructor and/or topic change. Letter grading.

History (HIST)
HIST C201W – Topics in History: World: Religion in Early Modern Europe and European Empires
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Subrahmanyam, S.
Course Description: (Formerly numbered 201W.) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Reading and discussion of selected topics. May be repeated for credit. May be concurrently scheduled with course C191O. S/U or letter grading.
Class Description: Examination of conceptual debates and empirical studies of past generation or two regarding religion in Europe and European overseas empires of period 1500 to 1800. Examination of series of readings organized in broad–but not strict–chronological sequence. Study includes conflicts in Iberian Peninsula around 1500, Reformation and Catholic renewal, and Enlightenment. Initially focusing largely on Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, study also examines European perceptions of non-European religions. Students write final paper.

HIST 214 – Topics in World History: Research Approaches and Methods with Rare Books and Archival Materials
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Wong, R.B.
Course Description: (Formerly numbered C214.) Seminar, three hours. Graduate seminar utilizing world-historical perspective to examine variety of broad themes in human history. Topics vary annually. Letter grading.
Class Description: Exploration of materials in UCLA Library special collections to gain more capacious understanding of relationship between specific textual technologies and their potential relationships with comparative and global histories. Students have opportunity to handle special collections materials, and consider how they reinforce or challenge larger historical narratives. Students become confident users of archives and books, and gain deeper appreciation for how these materials shape some larger discussions within historical disciplines. Includes reading assignments and use of special collections materials. Students give oral presentations and write 2,500-word final paper.

Islamic Studies (ISLM ST)
ISLM ST 201 – Arabo-Islamic Sciences
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Yarbrough, L.B.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Preparation: good reading knowledge of Arabic, English, and one other Western language. Comprehensive coverage of Arabo-Islamic sciences that formed matrix of Islamic education. Survey of most recent developments in following disciplines: Arabic language and literature, Qur’anic sciences, traditions, jurisprudence, theology, and Sufism. Letter grading.

Japanese (JAPAN)
JAPAN C260 – Japanese Buddhism
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Bodiford, W.M.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Japanese not required. Development of Buddhism in Japan in its cultural context, with emphasis on key ideas and teachings. Concurrently scheduled with course CM160. Letter grading.

JAPAN 265A – Seminar: Japanese Buddhist Texts
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Bodiford, W.M.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 265B).

Korean (KOREA)
KOREA C250 – Korean Literature in Translation: Classical
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Park, H.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Korean not required. Survey of premodern Korean literature from beginning to 19th century. Concurrently scheduled with course C150. S/U or letter grading.

Philosophy (PHILOS)
PHILOS 206 – Topics in Medieval Philosophy
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s):   King, Peter (University of Toronto)
Course Description: Lecture, four hours. Study of philosophy and theology of one or several medieval philosophers such as Augustine, Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Scotus, or Ockham or study of single area such as logic or theory of knowledge in several medieval philosophers. Topics announced each term. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.