Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Asian Studies: ANS

ANS 180C, 380C. Conference Course in Asian Studies.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Asian studies. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 381. Topics in Chinese Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics. Same as Government 390L (Topic 19: Advanced Readings in Chinese Politics). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 382K. Topics in Korean Culture and Society.

Studies of various aspects and periods of Korean culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 383. Topics in Japanese Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 4: Japanese Politics. Same as Government 390L (Topic 20: Japanese Politics). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 5: Japanese Religion. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384. Topics in South Asian Culture and Society.

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian culture and society. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Communalism in Colonial India. Same as History 382N (Topic 4: Communalism in Colonial India).
Topic 3: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia. Same as Government 390L (Topic 17: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in South Asia). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 5: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India. Same as History 382N (Topic 1: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies (Topic 5), History 382N (Topic 1), Religious Studies 394T (Topic: Social and Religious Reform in Modern India).
Topic 6: South Asian Diaspora.
Topic 7: Middle Indic Languages and Literature. Survey of the Middle Indic languages of South Asia, the communities that used these languages, and the literature composed in them. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Middle Indic Languages and Literature) and 384 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Basic reading comprehension of Sanskrit equivalent to one academic year's study of Sanskrit.
Topic 8: The Body in Indian Medicine and Myth. Examines issues of embodiment in South Asia in various life stages, including conception, infancy, childhood, adulthood, and death drawn from various historical periods, medical traditions, religious narratives, and sociological and anthropological studies. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Body in Indian Medicine and Myth), 384 (Topic 8), Religious Studies 394T (Topic: Body in Indian Medicine and Myth).

ANS 384C. Core Studies in South Asia.

An introduction to research methods used in South Asian studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Core Studies in South Asia) and 384C may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384E. Asceticism.

Examines ascetic contexts of various religious traditions, definitions of asceticism, the relationship between ascetic beliefs and ascetic practices, and the benefits and risks of using a comparative approach to study asceticism. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Asceticism) and 384E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384F. Folklore and Oral Performance in South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Folklore and Oral Performance in South Asia) and 384F may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384G. Gender and the Body in South Asian Text and Practice.

An introduction to how gender is used as a category of analysis across the humanities and social science disciplines; and how the body is used as an object for analysis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Gender and the Body in South Asian Text and Practice) and 384G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 384P. Theatre, Gender, and Performance in South Asia.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Theatre, Gender, and Performance in South Asia) and 384P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385. Topics in Chinese Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Chinese Film and Literature.
Topic 3: Modern Chinese Literature.

ANS 385D. Development of the Literary Field in Modern China.

Applies French theorist Pierre Bourdieu's work on cultural production to the study of the development of modern and contemporary literature in China and Taiwan. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Development of the Literary Field in Modern China) and 385D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385H. High and Popular Culture in Modern Chinese Societies.

Explores the production and consumption of elitist (high) and popular cultures in modern Chinese societies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: High and Popular Culture in Modern Chinese Societies) and 385H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385M. Modern and Postmodern Chinese Literary Culture.

Examines the complex phenomena of modernism and postmodernism in literature and the arts in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Modern and Postmodern Chinese Literary Culture) and 385M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 385S. Critical Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature.

Survey of English-language critical scholarship on modern Chinese literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 385 (Topic: Critical Scholarship on Modern Chinese Literature) and 385S may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 386. Topics in Japanese Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 9: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 386 (Topic 2), Japanese 384 (Topic 3: Modern Japanese Literature).

ANS 387K. Topics in Korean Language and Literature.

Studies in various aspects and periods of Korean language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 388. Topics in South Asian Language and Literature.

Study of various aspects and periods of South Asian language and literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 388C. Critical Approaches to the Study of South Asian Texts.

Introduction to analyzing South Asian literature through the exploration of Indian "classics" on connoisseurship, reader response, style, and suggestion, as well as modern and contemporary works on literary theory from the West. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 388 (Topic: Critical Approaches to the Study of South Asian Texts) and 388C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 388M. Translating India.

Introduction to literary translation from a wide range of Euro-American and South Asian stances and viewpoints, focusing on the political nature of the act and the art of translation in colonial and post-colonial contexts. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Translating India) and 388M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 389C. Topics in Asian History.

Studies in various historical periods of different Asian countries or regions. Topics may be comparative or single-area. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Japan Since 1945. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 383 (Topic 2: Japan Since 1945) and 389C (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Topic 2: War and Defeat in Japanese History and Memory. Interdisciplinary exploration of the Japanese experience and memory of the Pacific War, including topics such as Hiroshima, comfort women, the US occupation, and contemporary controversies surrounding textbooks and the Yasukuni Shrine. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 383W and 389C (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 390. Topics in Asian Studies.

Study of various Asian studies-related topics that do not focus on any single geographic region. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 2: Authoritarian Political Systems. Same as Government 390L (Topic 7). Comparative study of authoritarian and totalitarian patterns of government, past and present, Western and non-Western; special emphasis on Communist and Fascist systems.
Topic 6: Intellectual History of Indo-Iranian Islam. Same as History 388K (Topic 2) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 37).
Topic 7: Feminist Theory. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Feminist Theory) and 390 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Asian Modernities. Theory and criticism in the study of Asia, with particular attention to the origins and rise of modern comparative literary and cultural studies. Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Asian Modernities) and 390 (Topic 8) may not both be counted.

ANS 390C. Core Readings in Modern East Asia.

Various aspects of East Asian history, culture, and society. Designed for new graduate students in the Department of Asian Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 390M. Aesthetic Modernism in East Asia.

Examines modernist trends in literature and the arts since the early twentieth century in places such as China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Aesthetic Modernism in East Asia) and 390M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 391. Asia and the World.

Study of various subjects with Asian studies-related content. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Comparative Ethnic Conflict. Same as Government 390L (Topic 21: Comparative Ethnic Conflict). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields, and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 3: European Imperialism: British Empire. Same as History 380L (Topic 1) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 12). Study of the British empire in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 3), History 380L (Topic 1), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 381 (Topic 12: European Imperialism: British Empire), 385 (Topic 12). Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Topic 4: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 32: Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism).
Topic 6: International Business Fellows Seminar. Same as Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, Public Affairs 388K (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380.
Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies. Same as History 382N (Topic 2: Women in Islamic Societies) and Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7: Women in Islamic Societies). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 7), History 382N (Topic 2), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic 7).
Topic 8: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice. Same as Religious Studies 390T (Topic 2). A historical and comparative survey of the concepts and rituals of sovereignty in Muslim societies across the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia, with an emphasis on the pre-modern era. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 391 (Topic 8), History 381 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), Middle Eastern Studies 385 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 386 (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), Religious Studies 390T (Topic: Sovereignty in Islam: Theory & Practice), 390T (Topic 2).

ANS 391H. Ethnographies of Global Asia.

Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 34). Methods and ethnographic study of transnational Asia and the Asian diaspora. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 391 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391 (Topic 34), Asian Studies 384 (Topic: Ethnography of Global Asia), 391H. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 392. Topics in the Social Science of Asia.

Examination of topics relating to the anthropology, sociology, politics, or economics of one or more Asian countries. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

ANS 394. Tools and Methods in Asian Research.

Study of the major research tools and methods used in current Asian scholarship. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 395. Proseminar: Core Readings and Methods in Asian Studies.

Various theories and methods used in the field of Asian studies, including disciplinary history, controversies, and the diversity of approaches within the field. Designed for new graduate students in the Department of Asian Studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Asian Studies 390 (Topic: Proseminar in Asian Studies) and 395 may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ANS 397C, 697C, 997C. Comprehensive Examination Preparation.

Restricted to doctoral students in the Department of Asian Studies. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Asian Studies 698A.

ANS 398L. Pedagogy for Language Instruction.

Individual instruction in language pedagogy. Individual instruction. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant in a language course in the Department of Asian Studies, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Asian studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

ANS 398T. Supervised Teaching in Asian Studies.

Teaching under the close supervision of a faculty member. Includes weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultation, and reports throughout the teaching period. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

ANS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

ANS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Asian Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Bengali: BEN

BEN 381. Conference Course in Bengali Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Bengali language or culture. The equivalent of 3 lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

Chinese: CHI

CHI 381. Conference Course in Chinese Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Chinese language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

CHI 384. Topics in Chinese Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Chinese language or culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Chinese Film and Literature. Chinese literature and film from the early twentieth century to the present within the sociohistorical context of modern China.
Topic 3: Contemporary Chinese Literature.
Topic 5: Modern Chinese Literature.
Topic 7: Readings in Chinese Journals.

Hindi: HIN

HIN 381. Conference Course in Hindi Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Hindi language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

HIN 384. Topics in Hindi Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Hindi language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Hindi or consent of instructor; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation I.
Topic 2: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation II. Additional prerequisite: Hindi 384 (Topic 1).
Topic 3: Readings in Hindi.
Topic 4: Contemporary Hindi Narratives. Hindi 330 (Topic 1: Contemporary Hindi Narratives) and 384 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Hindi Drama and Film. Hindi 330 (Topic 2: Hindi Drama and Film) and 384 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era. Hindi 330 (Topic 3: Hindi Literature in the Nationalist Era) and 384 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Language and Identity at the Margins of Hindi Fiction. Hindi 330 (Topic 4: Language and Identity at the Margins of Hindi Fiction) and 384 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Style and Register in Hindi. Practice and improve skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking for everyday social situations and some formal situations. Relevant to students working toward the "Advanced" level on the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, equivalent to level 2 on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Hindi 384 (Topic: Style and Register in Hindi) and 384 (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Graduate standing, and reading and writing comprehension of Hindi equivalent to two academic years' study of Hindi, or consent of instructor.

Japanese: JPN

JPN 381. Conference Course in Japanese Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Japanese language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

JPN 384. Topics in Japanese Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Japanese language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Japanese with a grade of at least C or consent of instructor; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 3: Modern Japanese Literature. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 361 (Topic 9: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation), 386 (Topic 2: Modern Japanese Literature), 384 (Topic 3).

Korean: KOR

KOR 381. Conference Course in Korean Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Korean language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Korean, and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

KOR 384. Topics in Korean Language and Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Korean or consent of instructor; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Malayalam: MAL

MAL 381. Conference Course in Malayalam Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Malayalam language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on a form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

MAL 384. Topics in Malayalam Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Malayalam language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Malayalam or consent of instructor.

Sanskrit: SAN

SAN 381. Conference Course in Sanskrit Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Sanskrit language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

SAN 384S. Topics in Sanskrit Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Sanskrit language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Sanskrit 325L, 330, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Sanskrit.
Topic 2: Readings in Classical Sanskrit Prose and Literature.
Topic 3: Sanskrit Drama. Provides students with a firmer foundation in Sanskrit grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; and an appreciation of the aesthetics of Sanskrit drama. Sanskrit 384S (Topic: Sanskrit Drama) and 384S (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Vedic Poetry. Religious and literary features of Vedic poetry, the development of Vedic Sanskrit, and the relation of Vedic to Classical Sanskrit. Sanskrit 384S (Topic: Vedic Poetry) and 384 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

Tamil: TAM

TAM 381. Conference Course in Tamil Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Tamil language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

TAM 384. Topics in Tamil Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Tamil language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Tamil 312L with a grade of at least C.

Telugu: TEL

TEL 381. Conference Course in Telugu Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study in Telugu language or literature. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on forms obtained from the graduate coordinator.

TEL 384. Topics in Telugu Language and Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and Telugu 312L with a grade of at least C.

Urdu: URD

URD 381. Conference Course in Urdu Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

URD 384. Topics in Urdu Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Urdu language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Urdu with a grade of at least C; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation I.
Topic 2: Advanced Reading, Composition, and Conversation II.
Topic 3: Readings in Urdu.
Topic 4: Female Voices in Urdu Literature. Survey of prose and poetry written in Urdu by women during the last three centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: Religious Studies 341 (Topic: Female Voices in Urdu Literature), Urdu 330 (Topic 1), 384 (Topic 4).
Topic 5: Love and Devotion in Urdu Literature. Examination of various literary genres that are shaped by discourses on the love of God and devotion to the prophet Muhammad. Urdu 330 (Topic 2) and 384 (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Philosophy and Poetry of Iqbal. Explores the prose and poetry written by the most influential twentieth-century Muslim reformer in South Asia, Muhammad Iqbal. Urdu 330 (Topic 3) and 384 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 7: Urdu Aesthetics. Intensive overview of the most popular lyrical genre of Urdu poetry, the ghazal, and the standards used to judge a good ghazal. Urdu 330 (Topic 4) and 384 (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 8: Style and Register in Urdu. Practice of skills in reading, listening, writing, and speaking for everyday social situations and some formal situations. Relevant to students working toward the "Advanced" level on the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, equivalent to level 2 on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. Urdu 384 (Topic: Style and Register in Urdu) and 384 (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Reading and writing comprehension of Urdu equivalent to two academic years' study of Urdu, or consent of instructor.
Topic 9: Urdu Short Stories: Manto. Survey of the writings of Sadat Hasan Manto. Primary texts in Urdu, secondary materials in English. Urdu 384 (Topic: Short Stories: Manto) and 384 (Topic 9) may not both be counted.
Topic 10: Qawwali Aesthetics. Examination of the devotional currency of Qawwali, and issues of gender, class, religious differences, and nationalism. Explores the relationship between oral and written literature and tensions between local aesthetics and the process of globalization. Urdu 384 (Topic: Qawwali Aesthetics) and 384 (Topic 10) may not both be counted.