Summer Sessions

 

Summer 2016 Course Offering

For more information Please see the UCLA Summer Sessions website

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)

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


Asian

Asian M60W. Introduction to Buddhism (5 units)
Session A — 6 week — June 20 through July 29, 2016
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

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.

Chinese

Chinese 8. Elementary Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 20 through August 19, 2016

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 10. Intermediate Modern Chinese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 20 through August 19, 2016

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 20 through July 29, 2016

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 C120. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (4 units)
Session A — 6 week — June 20 through July 29, 2016

Requisite: course 6, 6A, 6C, or 10. Introduction to Chinese sound system, writing system and its reform, regional differences, major structural features, language in society and in cultural practices. Concurrently scheduled with course C240. Letter grading.

Chinese 155. Topics in Chinese Cinema (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

Knowledge of Chinese not required. Critical study of films from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Chinese diaspora. Examination of aesthetics, genres, directors and stars, other arts and media, and cultural and political histories. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Chinese C175. Introduction to Chinese Thought (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

Knowledge of Chinese not required. Survey of Chinese thought as represented in texts of Zhou through early Han periods (circa 1000 to 100 B.C.E.), with focus on invention of Confucian tradition (including Five Classics) and on defenses of that tradition against challenges from Mohists, Taoists, and other groups of thinkers. Letter grading.

Japanese

Japanese 8. Elementary Japanese: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 20 through August 19, 2016

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 20 through August 19, 2016

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 20 through August 19, 2016

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 155. Topics in Japanese Cinema (4 units)
Session A — 6 week — June 20 through July 29, 2016

Knowledge of Japanese not required. Critical and historical examination of Japanese cinema. P/NP or letter grading.

Japanese C159. Variable Topics in Culture and Society in Japan (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

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. P/NP or letter grading.

Korean

Korea 8. Elementary Korean: Intensive (15 units)
Session A — 9 week — June 20 through August 19, 2016

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 20 through August 19, 2016

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 20 through July 29, 2016

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 155. Topics in Korean Cinema (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

Knowledge of Korean not required. Historical and critical survey of Korean cinema, examining intersection between 20th-century Korean history, politics, and filmmaking. P/NP or letter grading.

South and Southeast Asian

South Asian 155. South Asian Cinema and Literature- Bollywood, Hollywood and Westwood (4 units)
Session A — 6 week — June 20 through July 29, 2016

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 20 through July 29, 2016

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 20 through July 29, 2016

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 M155: Topics in Vietnamese Cinema and/or Literature (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

Knowledge of Vietnamese not required. Critical and historical examination of literary and/or filmic representations connected to social practices such as empire, nation, diaspora, and globalization. Original language course materials available for interested students. P/NP or letter grading.

Vietnamese 170: Variable Topics in Vietnamese Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (4 units)
Session C — 6 week — August 1 through September 9, 2016

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.