ALC Summer Sessions 2014

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UCLA
Summer Sessions enrollment is open to everyone. UCLA students enroll through University Records System Access (URSA); visiting students enroll online here. There is no need to submit transcripts. Registration is completed when all fees are paid. Please see the UCLA Summer Sessions website for more information.


Who May Attend
• College and
university students
• High
school graduates
• High school students entering grades 10-12 in Fall 20
13
• Adult learners


GE Courses offered this Summer!

Asian M60W: Introduction to Buddhism (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course) (Writing)

Chinese 70: Classics of Chinese Literature (Literary and Cultural Analysis GE course)

Korean 40: Korean Pop Culture (Social Analysis GE Course)

Korean 50: Korean Civilization (Historical Analysis GE course)


Summer courses just added!

Asian 155: Buddhism, Film and Media

Filipino 3R: Introductory Filipino Reading and Writing

Vietnamese 3R: Introductory Vietnamese Reading and Writing

Vietnamese 170: Variable Topics in Vietnamese Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures


Course Offering

**Download a PDF of the 2014 Summer Courses here.


Asian | Chinese | Japanese | Korean | South & Southeast Asian | Vietnamese


Asian

Asian M60W. Introduction to Buddhism (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014
Session C -- 6 week -- August 04 through September 12, 2014

General survey of Buddhist worldview and lifestyle, with focus on those religious doctrines and meditative practices most essential to various Asian traditions of Buddhism. Particular attention to problems involved in study of religion. Knowledge of Asian languages not required. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 60. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

 

Asian 155: Buddhism, Film and Media (4 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Recommended requisite: course M60 (or Religion M60A) or M60W (or Religion M60W). Examination of issues related to Buddhism in globalizing world, with focus on changing and diverse presentations of Buddhism in film, print, and new media. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

Chinese

Chinese 8. Elementary Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to the fundamentals of standard Chinese, including pronunciation, grammar, and Chinese characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills -- speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading. Limited enrollment. Completion of Chinese 8 fulfills the College of Letters and Science, School of the Arts and Architecture, and School of Theater, Film, and Television foreign language requirement.

 

Chinese 8A. Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 2A, and 3A. Designed for students who already have some listening and speaking skills in Mandarin Chinese but do not have any reading and writing skills and for students who speak Chinese dialect other than Mandarin at home and have some knowledge of Chinese characters (i.e., can read some basic Chinese). Coverage of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Chinese 10. Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 4, 5, and 6. Designed to strengthen communicative skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Grammar reviews, knowledge of idiomatic expressions, and both traditional and simplified characters. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading.
Enforced requisite: course 3 or Chinese placement test. Limited Enrollment.

 

Chinese 70. Classics of Chinese Literature (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 70W. Prior knowledge of Chinese culture, literature, or language not required. Introduction to pre-20th-century Chinese literary traditions, including selections from poetry, prose, fiction, and drama. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Chinese 100I. Advanced Chinese Intensive (12 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to 100A, B, and C. Materials selected from contemporary Chinese publications, with emphasis on social sciences. Texts analyzed for their linguistic features and social and cultural background. Readings, compositions, informal debates on topical issues, and oral presentations. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Chinese to qualify for more advanced courses. P/NP or letter grading. Enforced requisite: course 6, 10 or Chinese placement test. Limited Enrollment.

 

Chinese C107A. Academic/Professional Chinese (4 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 01, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 101B or Chinese placement test. Intended to improve reading and writing skills in specific academic and professional subject areas for students who have studied general Chinese at advanced level, with coverage in Chinese humanities and social sciences, science and technology, medicine, and applied linguistics. Concurrently scheduled with course C207A. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Chinese C157. Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture (4 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 01, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of various aspects of modern and contemporary popular culture in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from cultural studies perspective. Genres and media include literature, print culture, cinema, martial arts film and fiction, television, radio, pop music, visual arts, fashion, advertising, and cyberculture. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

Japanese

Japanese 8. Elementary Japanese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Japanese, including pronunciation, grammar, and Japanese characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills -- speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading. Limited enrollment. Completion of Japanese 8 fulfills the College of Letters and Science, School of the Arts and Architecture, and School of Theater, Film, and Television foreign language requirement.

 

Japanese 10. Intermediate Modern Japanese: Intensive (15 units)  
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 4, 5, and 6. Readings in modern Japanese, with emphasis on comprehension and structural analysis. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading. Enforced requisite: course 3 or Japanese placement test. Limited enrollment.


Japanese 100S. Advanced Modern Japanese: Intensive (12 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 100A,100B, and 100C. Learning Japanese language with emphasis on sociocultural issues of contemporary Japanese society. Materials selected from contemporary publications, videos, and audiotapes. Reading with focus on linguistics features, writing summaries and opinions, oral activities, and project work. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses. Offered in summer only. Letter grading.
Enforced requisite: course 6, 10 or Japanese placement test. Limited Enrollment.

 

Japanese 101S Advanced Readings in Modern Japanese: Intensive
Session A – 9 week – June 23 through August 22, 2014

Enforced requisite: course 100C or 100I or Japanese placement test. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Japanese to qualify for more advanced courses. Advanced readings and discussion for students planning to do advanced coursework or research on Japan. Topics selected from magazines, journals, and books related to humanities and social sciences. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Japanese 155. Japanese Cinema (4 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Lecture, three hours; film viewing, four hours. Knowledge of Japanese not required. Critical and historical examination of Japanese cinema. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Japanese C159. Culture and Society in Japan (4 units)
Session C -- 6 week -- August 4 through September 12, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Japanese not required. Examination of relationship between culture (art, literature, film) and society in Japan. Reading, audio and visual material, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Concurrently scheduled with course C259. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

Korean

Korean 8. Elementary Korean: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to fundamentals of standard Korean, including pronunciation, grammar, and Korean characters, with emphasis on all four basic language skills -- speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading. Limited enrollment. Completion of Korean 8 fulfills the College of Letters and Science, School of the Arts and Architecture, and School of Theater, Film, and Television foreign language requirement.

 

Korean 10. Intermediate Korean: Intensive (15 units)
Session A -- 9 week -- June 23 through August 22, 2014

Intensive course equivalent to courses 4, 5, and 6. Conversation, composition, and readings with structural analysis in modern Korean. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Korean to qualify for more advanced courses. Letter grading. Enforced requisite: course 3 or Korean placement test. Limited enrollment.

 

Korean 40. Korean Pop Culture (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Korean not required. Introduction to Korean popular culture and its relationship to transnational social and political contexts. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Korean 50. Korean Civilization (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

General survey of development of Korean culture within context of political, social, and economic history. Knowledge of Korean not required. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

South and Southeast Asian

Filipino 3R: Introductory Filipino Reading and Writing (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Lecture, five hours. Recommended preparation: speaking and listening skills in Filipino. Training in reading and writing skills at elementary level, equivalent to completion of one year of Filipino. P/NP or letter grading.

 

South Asian 155. South Asian Cinema and Literature- Bollywood, Hollywood and Westwood (4 units)  
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Critical analysis of language and culture in South Asian diaspora as represented in films and/or literature. Knowledge of Hindi/Urdu not required. P/NP or letter grading.

 

South Asian 170. Variable Topics in South Asian Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (4 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014

Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Hindi/Urdu may be required. Critical analysis of language and culture in South Asian linguistic area, exploring notions of India as linguistic area and as cultural area. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

 

 

Vietnamese

Vietnamese 3R: Introductory Vietnamese Reading and Writing (5 units)
Session A -- 6 week -- June 23 through August 1, 2014
Session C -- 6 week -- August 4 through September 12, 2014

Lecture, five hours. Recommended preparation: speaking and listening skills in Vietnamese. Training in reading and writing skills at elementary level, equivalent to completion of one year of Vietnamese. P/NP or letter grading.

 

Vietnamese 170: Variable Topics in Vietnamese Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (4 units)
Session C -- 6 week -- August 4 through September 12, 2014

Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Vietnamese may be required. Critical analysis of language and culture in Vietnam, exploring notion of Vietnam as culture area, surveying literary landscape through poetry and short stories. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.