Graduate Courses

Winter 2023

AN N EA C223A – Coptic
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 5
Instructor(s): Winnerman, J.P.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Introduction to Coptic, final phase of Egyptian language, which is attested in writing from circa 300 to 1400 CE. Devoted to learning Coptic alphabet, grammar, and vocabulary (Sahidic dialect), with particular emphasis on historical linguistics. Concurrently scheduled with course C123A. S/U or letter grading.

ARMENIA 230A – Elementary Classical Armenian
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Cowe, P.S.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Course 230A is requisite to 230B, which is requisite to 230C. Introduction to grammar of classical literary language (5th to mid-19th century) and guided readings in narrative prose texts. Letter grading.

CHIN 211A – Seminar: Classical Chinese Poetry
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Mai, H.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of literary Chinese. Topics rotate among major textual traditions and chronological periods. Emphasis on philological, critical, and historical approaches. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 211B).

CHIN C238 – Travel Writing in Premodern China
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Li, M.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Recommended preparation: course 50. Exploration of travel writing in China, with focus on English translations of works by native writers and by foreign visitors through centuries. Concurrently scheduled with course C138. Letter grading.

CHIN C260 – Chinese Buddhism
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Balkwill, S.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Chinese not required. Introduction and development of Buddhism in China, interaction between Buddhism and Chinese culture, rise of Chinese schools of Buddhism. Concurrently scheduled with course CM160. Letter grading.

ENGL 246 – Renaissance Literature
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fuchs, B.
Course Description: Seminar, four hours. Studies in poetry and prose of Renaissance English literature, exclusive of Shakespeare; limits of investigation set by individual instructor. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

IRANIAN 220B – Classical Persian Texts
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Ingenito, D.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Study of selected classical Persian texts. May be taken independently for credit.

ISLM ST C251 – Islamic Thought
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Yarbrough, L.B.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Recommended requisite: introductory course on Islam or instructor consent. Introduction to major fields of inquiry and debate in Islamic studies (e.g., exegesis, Hadith, law, theology, Sufism). Focus on selected topics of debate such as nature of God, jihad, hijab, or pilgrimage. Concurrently scheduled with course C151. Letter grading.

RUSSN 211B – 18th-Century Russian Literature
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Lenhoff, G.D.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. Required for MA (literature). Lectures and readings in major and secondary writers. Analysis of related literary works.

SPAN 262B – Studies in Medieval Spanish Literature
Discussion: Dis 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Dagenais, J.C.
Course Description: Discussion, two hours.