Graduate Courses

Fall 2021

Armenian

ARMENIA 231A – 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 217D – Byzantine Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Gerstel, S.E.
Course Description: Seminar, two hours. Selected topics in Byzantine art and architecture. May be

English

ENGL 257 – Methods and Tools for Study of Literature and Culture
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Fisher, M.N.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Survey of methods or training in particular set of methods for literary and cultural analysis. Methods may include archival, paleographical, linguistic, historical, sociological, and cognitive approaches. S/U or letter grading.
Class Description: This class is Fall 2021 LAMAR Seminar “Digital/Medieval: Resistant Archives” which will focus on the theoretical and practical complexities of contemporary archives, digitization and archival preservation practice, and medieval documents and books. Working hands-on with UCLA’s collections, and also hands-on with some of the interoperable data available from various digital projects from around the world (including but not limited to IIIF, the Digital mappa project, the Mapping Manuscript Migration project, and others), the seminar will offer students an opportunity to both encounter the practical difficulties of archival and digital work on medieval books/texts, and also to situate those difficulties in theoretical discussions about archives, manuscripts, and book history more generally. Visiting speakers will make presentations to the class.

Islamic Studies

ISLM ST 200 – Introduction to Islamic Studies
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Sayeed, A.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Introduction to various disciplines and methods employed in study of Islamic histories, cultures, and societies, with special emphasis on methodologies and current theories and how they may be used and combined by Islamic studies students. Content varies each year. Letter grading.

Italian

ITALIAN 216A – Studies in the Renaissance: Machiavelli and Renaissance Political Thought
Lcture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Moudarres, A.
Course Description: Lecture, three hours. S/U or letter grading.

Japanese

JAPAN 200 – Japanese Studies Seminar
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Duthie, T.
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Selected topics on introduction to major bibliographical and methodological resources in field of Japanese studies. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Letter grading.

Korean

KOREA 295A – Seminar: Topics in Traditional Korean Cultural History — Cultures of Knowledge in Early Modern Korea: Science, Technology, Medicine and Society
Seminar: Sem 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): Wang, S.
Multi-Term Class
Course Description: Seminar, three hours. Preparation: reading knowledge of Korean or literary Chinese only required of PhD students in Asian history/literature; students from other fields are welcome. Discussion and research on major topics in Korean cultural history, such as Confucianization of Korean society, Practical Learning movement of late Choson dynasty, or Korean reactions to West in Eastern learning and enlightenment movements of 19th century. May be repeated for credit. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 295B).

Philosophy

PHILOS 206 – Topics in Medieval Philosophy
Lecture: Lec 1
Units: 4
Instructor(s): The Staff
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.