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African Studies

309 Luce Hall, 203.432.3436

www.yale.edu/macmillan/african

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Cheryl Doss (309 Luce, 203.432.9395, cheryl.doss@yale.edu)

Director of the Program in African Languages

Kiarie Wa’Njogu (309B Luce, 203.432.0110, john.wanjogu@yale.edu)

Professors Lea Brilmayer (Law), Kamari Clarke (Anthropology), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; on leave [F]), Owen Fiss (Law), Robert Harms (History), Andrew Hill (Anthropology), Roderick McIntosh (Anthropology), Christopher L. Miller (African American Studies; French; on leave [Sp]), Nicoli Nattrass (Visiting; Ethics, Politics, & Economics), Catherine Panter-Brick (Anthropology), Lamin Sanneh (History; Divinity), Jeremy Seekings (Visiting; Global Affairs), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), Robert Thompson (History of Art; on leave [Sp]), Christopher Udry (Economics), Michael Veal (Music), David Watts (Anthropology), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)

Assistant Professors Daniel Magaziner (History; on leave), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturer Cheryl Doss (Global Affairs; Economics)

Lecturers Lacina Coulibaly (Theater Studies), Anne-Marie Foltz (Public Health), Kristin McKie (Political Science), David Simon (Political Science)

Senior Lectors II Sandra Sanneh, Kiarie Wa’Njogu

Senior Lectors Oluseye Adesola, Matuku Ngame

The program in African Studies enables students to undertake interdisciplinary study of the arts, history, cultures, politics, and development of Africa. As a foundation, students in the program gain a cross-disciplinary exposure to Africa. In the junior and senior years, students develop analytical ability and focus their studies on research in a particular discipline such as anthropology, art history, history, languages and literatures, political science, or sociology.

African Studies provides training of special interest to those considering admission to graduate or professional schools, or careers in education, journalism, law, management, medicine, politics, psychology, international relations, creative writing, or social work. The interdisciplinary structure of the program offers students an opportunity to satisfy the increasingly rigorous expectations of admissions committees and prospective employers for a broad liberal arts perspective that complements specialized knowledge of a field.

Requirements of the Major

The program in African Studies consists of thirteen term courses including (1) one African Studies course in the humanities and one in the social sciences; (2) two years of an African language (Arabic, Kiswahili, Yorùbá, isiZulu, or others with permission of the director of undergraduate studies), unless waived by examination; (3) the junior seminar on research methods, AFST 401; and (4) a concentration of four term courses in a discipline such as anthropology, art history, history, languages and literatures, political science, or sociology, or in an interdisciplinary program such as African American Studies; Ethnicity, Race, and Migration; or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Other areas of concentration (e.g., diaspora studies, development studies) may be chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies.

The required courses represent the core of the program and are intended to expose the student both to the interdisciplinary nature of African studies and to the methodologies currently being brought to bear on the study of African cultures and societies. Students are encouraged to include upper-level courses, especially those centering on research and methodology.

Senior Requirement

Senior majors enroll in AFST 490, a colloquium that gives them an opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and to give presentations on their research. In the course, students also prepare a prospectus, compile a bibliography, and write a draft chapter of the senior essay. After completing the colloquium, each student carries out the remaining research and writing of the senior essay in AFST 491 under the guidance of a faculty adviser.

A preliminary statement indicating the topic to be addressed and the name of the faculty adviser must be submitted to the director of undergraduate studies by the end of the second week of the fall term in the senior year. Students should also inform the director of undergraduate studies of their preferred second reader by this time.

Language Requirement

African Studies majors are required to complete two years of college-level study of an African language or the equivalent, and they are encouraged to continue beyond this level. For the major’s language requirement to be waived, a student must pass a placement test for admission into an advanced-level course or, for languages not regularly offered at Yale, an equivalent test of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills administered through the Center for Language Study. Students should begin their language study as early as possible.

Program in African Languages

The language program offers instruction in three major languages from sub-Saharan Africa: Kiswahili (eastern and central Africa), Yorùbá (West Africa), and isiZulu (southern Africa). African language courses emphasize communicative competence, using multimedia materials that focus on the contemporary African context. Course sequences are designed to enable students to achieve advanced competence in all skill areas by the end of the third year, and students are encouraged to spend a summer or term in Africa during their language study.

Courses in Arabic are offered through the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Noncredit instruction in other African languages is available by application through the Directed Independent Language Study program at the Center for Language Study. Contact the director of the Program in African Languages for information.

Procedure

Students planning to major in African Studies should consult the director of undergraduate studies as early as possible.

M.A. Program

The African Studies program does not offer the simultaneous award of the B.A. and M.A. degrees. However, students in Yale College are eligible to complete the M.A. in African Studies in one year of graduate work if they begin the program in the third and fourth undergraduate years. Students interested in this option must complete eight graduate courses in the area by the time of the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Only two courses may be counted toward both graduate and undergraduate degrees. Successful completion of graduate courses while still an undergraduate does not guarantee admission into the M.A. program.

Courses

AFST 110aG, Introduction to an African Language I Kiarie Wa’Njogu and staff

AFST 120bG, Introduction to an African Language II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

AFST 180bG/ER&M 313b, Nigeria and Its Diaspora Oluseye Adesola

AFST 272a/ANTH 272a/ARCG 272a, African Prehistory Roderick McIntosh

AFST 280a/MMES 196a/SOCY 135a, Islamic Society, Culture, and Politics  Jonathan Wyrtzen

AFST 330a/AFAM 191a/FREN 230a/LITR 266a, Introduction to Francophone African and Caribbean Literature Christopher L. Miller

AFST 340b/HIST 340b, Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade Robert Harms

AFST 347a/GLBL 243a/LAST 348a/PLSC 347a, Post-Conflict Politics David Simon

AFST 361aG, Human Rights in the African Context Soo-Ryun Kwon

AFST 365bG, Language and Identity in South Africa Sandra Sanneh

AFST 372a/MMES 105a/SOCY 372aG, Comparative Nationalism in North Africa and the Middle East Jonathan Wyrtzen

AFST 389a/MMES 181a/PLSC 389a, Middle East Exceptionalism Adria Lawrence

AFST 401aG, Research Methods in African Studies Cheryl Doss

AFST 406aG/GLBL 363a/PLSC 406aG, Sexual Violence and War Elisabeth Wood

AFST 420a/EP&E 246a/LAST 406a/PLSC 430a, The Politics of Development Assistance David Simon

AFST 430bG, Language Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa Kiarie Wa’Njogu

AFST 435a/THST 335a, West African Dance: Traditional to Contemporary  Lacina Coulibaly

AFST 440aG, Africa’s Economic Transformation: Challenges and Prospects  Hiroyuki Hino

AFST 447bG/EP&E 271b/ER&M 271b/PLSC 447bG, The Rwandan Genocide in Comparative Context David Simon

AFST 471a and AFST 472b, Independent Study Staff

AFST 486a/HIST 388Ja, Slavery and the Slave Trade in Africa Robert Harms

AFST 487a/HIST 387Ja, West African Islam: Jihad Tradition and Its Pacifist Opponents Lamin Sanneh

AFST 490aG, African Studies Colloquium Staff

AFST 491a or b, The Senior Essay Staff

SWAH 110aG, Beginning Kiswahili I Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 120bG, Beginning Kiswahili II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 130aG, Intermediate Kiswahili I Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 140bG, Intermediate Kiswahili II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 150aG, Advanced Kiswahili I Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 160bG, Advanced Kiswahili II Kiarie Wa’Njogu

SWAH 170aG and bG, Topics in Kiswahili Literature Kiarie Wa’Njogu and staff

YORU 110aG, Beginning Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 120bG, Beginning Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 130aG, Intermediate Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 140bG, Intermediate Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 150aG, Advanced Yorùbá I Oluseye Adesola

YORU 160bG, Advanced Yorùbá II Oluseye Adesola

YORU 170aG and YORU 171bG, Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture  Oluseye Adesola

YORU 180aG and YORU 181bG, Advanced Topics in Yorùbá Literature and Culture  Oluseye Adesola

ZULU 110aG, Beginning isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 120bG, Beginning isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 130aG, Intermediate isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 140bG, Intermediate isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 150aG, Advanced isiZulu I Sandra Sanneh

ZULU 160bG, Advanced isiZulu II Sandra Sanneh

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East Asian Studies

320 Luce Hall, 203.432.3426

http://eastasianstudies.research.yale.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Valerie Hansen (227 HGS, 203.432.0480, valerie.hansen@yale.edu)

Professors Daniel Botsman (History), Kang-i Sun Chang (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Deborah Davis (Sociology), Aaron Gerow (East Asian Languages & Literatures; Film Studies), Valerie Hansen (History), Edward Kamens (East Asian Languages & Literatures), William Kelly (Anthropology), Tina Lu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Peter Perdue (History), Frances Rosenbluth (Political Science), Helen Siu (Anthropology), William Summers (History of Medicine), John Treat (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Anne Underhill (Anthropology), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)

Associate Professors Karen Nakamura (Anthropology), William Honeychurch (Anthropology)

Assistant Professors Seok-ju Cho (Political Science), Fabian Drixler (History), William Fleming (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Michael Hunter (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Seth Jacobowitz (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Youn-mi Kim (History of Art), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Chloë Starr (Divinity; East Asian Languages & Literatures), Jeremy Wallace (Visiting), Eric Weese (Economics), Jessica Weiss (Political Science)

Senior Lecturers Annping Chin (History), Pauline Lin (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Koichi Shinohara (Religious Studies; East Asian Languages & Literatures)

Lecturers Nathan Hopson, Hyung-Wook Kim, Kwangmin Kim, Se-Woong Koo, Amy Lelyveld, Mia Liu, Ran Zwigenberg

Senior Lectors II Seungja Choi, Ling Mu

Senior Lectors Hsiu-hsien Chan, Min Chen, Koichi Hiroe, Angela Lee-Smith, Rongzhen Li, Ninghui Liang, Fan Liu, Yoshiko Maruyama, Michiaki Murata, Hiroyo Nishimura, Masahiko Seto, Jianhua Shen, Mari Stever, Wei Su, Haiwen Wang, Yu-lin Wang Saussy, Peisong Xu, William Zhou

Lectors Aoi Saito, Chuanmei Sun, Shucheng Zhang

In the East Asian Studies major, students focus on a country or an area within East Asia and concentrate their work in the humanities or the social sciences. The major offers a liberal education that serves as excellent preparation for graduate study or for business and professional careers in which an understanding of East Asia is essential.

The Major

The major in East Asian Studies is interdisciplinary, and students typically select classes from a wide variety of academic fields. The proposed course of study must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

The prerequisite to the major is completion of study at the L2 level of an East Asian language taught at Yale. Beyond this prerequisite, the major consists of thirteen course credits, which may include up to six taken in a preapproved program of study abroad. Six course credits must be taken in East Asian language courses, including a course at the L4 level and one year of advanced study (L5) with readings in the East Asian language.

Beyond the language requirement, the major includes seven course credits, six in the country or area of concentration and one outside it. Of the course credits in the area of concentration, one must be in the premodern period, at least two must be seminars, and one is the senior requirement (a senior seminar culminating in a senior thesis, a one-term senior essay, or a two-term directed research project). These courses are normally taken at Yale during the academic year, but with prior approval of the director of undergraduate studies the requirement may be fulfilled through successful course work undertaken elsewhere.

Credit/D/Fail Courses

A maximum of one course taken Credit/D/Fail may be counted toward the requirements of the major, with permission of the director of undergraduate studies.

Senior Requirement

All students must satisfy a senior requirement undertaken during the senior year. This requirement can be met in one of three ways. Students may take a seminar in the country or area of concentration, culminating in a senior thesis. Alternatively, students who are unable to write a senior essay in a seminar may complete a one-term senior essay in EAST 480 or a one-credit, two-term senior research project in EAST 491, 492 culminating in an essay.

Selection of Courses

Upon entering the major, students are expected to draw up an intellectually coherent sequence of courses in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. They must consult with the director of undergraduate studies each term concerning their course schedules. They should identify as soon as possible a faculty adviser in their area of specialization. As a multidisciplinary program, East Asian Studies draws on the resources of other departments and programs in the University. Students are encouraged to examine the offerings of other departments in both the humanities and the social sciences, as well as residential college seminars, for additional relevant courses. The stated area of concentration of each student determines the relevance and acceptability of other courses. For a complete listing of courses approved for the major, see the East Asian Studies Council Web site. Students are also encouraged to visit the IplanYale Web site for help in planning the major.

Courses in the Graduate and Professional Schools

Qualified students may elect pertinent courses in the Graduate School and in some of the professional schools with permission of the instructor, the director of undergraduate studies, and the director of graduate studies or the dean or registrar of the professional school.

Combined B.A./M.A. Degree Program

Exceptionally able and well-prepared students may complete a course of study leading to the simultaneous award of the B.A. and M.A. degrees after eight terms of enrollment. See “Simultaneous Award of the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees” under “Special Arrangements” in the Academic Regulations. Interested students should consult the director of undergraduate studies prior to the sixth term of enrollment for specific requirements in East Asian Studies.

Courses

EAST 013b/RLST 013b/SAST 056b, The Dalai Lama Andrew Quintman

EAST 030b/HIST 030b/HUMS 083b, Tokyo Fabian Drixler

EAST 219b/PLSC 179b, China in World Politics Jessica Weiss

EAST 221a/HUMS 382a, Chinese Political Thought Loubna Amine

EAST 301a/HIST 307a, The Making of Japan’s Great Peace, 1550–1850  Fabian Drixler

EAST 320b/HIST 316b, History of China, 1550 to the Present Peter Perdue

EAST 321b/HIST 327Jb, Navigating Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan  Fabian Drixler

EAST 338a/ECON 338a/GLBL 318a, The Next China Stephen Roach

EAST 357aG/PLSC 390a, State and Society in Post-Mao China Jessica Weiss

EAST 359b/ANTH 349b, Humanitarianism across Asia Chika Watanabe

EAST 363a/ANTH 317a/HSAR 479a or b/SAST 363a, Himalayan Collections at Yale  Mark Turin

EAST 408a/EP&E 269a/SOCY 395aG, Wealth and Poverty in Modern China  Deborah Davis

EAST 410b/SOCY 310bG, Civil Society, Public Sphere, and Civic Life in Contemporary China Deborah Davis

EAST 421b/PLSC 440b, Politics of China Jeremy Wallace

EAST 422b/HIST 311Jb, History and Nationalism in East Asia Hyung-Wook Kim

EAST 424b/RLST 384b, Religion and National Identity in Modern Korea  Se-woong Koo

EAST 425a/EVST 420a/HIST 313Ja, Asian Environments and Frontiers  Peter Perdue, Kwangmin Kim

EAST 426b/EALL 283b/HIST 380Jb, Hiroshima and Global Memory  Ran Zwigenberg

EAST 428a/EALL 285a/FILM 382a, Home and Country in Chinese Cinema Mia Liu

EAST 430a/HIST 312Ja, Japanese Nationalism in Global Context Nathan Hopson

EAST 454b/ECON 474b/GLBL 312b, Economic and Policy Lessons from Japan  Stephen Roach

EAST 474b/HSAR 484b, Japanese Screens Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan, Sadako Ohki

EAST 480a or b, One-Term Senior Essay Valerie Hansen

EAST 491a and EAST 492b, Senior Research Project Valerie Hansen

Electives within the Major

Premodern Period

CHNS 170aG/CHNS 171bG, Introduction to Literary Chinese Pauline Lin, Michael Hunter

EALL 200a, The Chinese Tradition Tina Lu, Michael Hunter

EALL 206aG/HUMS 431a/LITR 175a, Japan’s Classics in Text and Image  Edward Kamens

EALL 210aG/LITR 172aG, Man and Nature in Chinese Literature Kang-i Sun Chang

EALL 216aG, Classical Tales from Tang to Qing Tina Lu

EALL 222bG/THST 289b, Kabuki Theater from Its Origins to the Present  William Fleming

EALL 302bG, Readings in Classical Chinese Prose Kang-i Sun Chang

EALL 303aG, Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry Kang-i Sun Chang

EALL 308bG/HUMS 305b/PHIL 410b, Sages of the Ancient World Michael Hunter

EALL 317bG, The Plum in the Golden VaseTina Lu

HIST 314a/HUMS 426a, Early Sources in Chinese Intellectual Traditions  Annping Chin

HIST 320Jb, Non-Chinese Dynasties’ Defeat of China, 1004–1911 Valerie Hansen

HIST 379Ja/HSHM 447aG, History of Chinese Science William Summers

HIST 470a, World Finance, Mesopotamia to the Present Valerie Hansen, William Goetzmann

HSAR 142a/RLST 187a/SAST 265a, Introduction to the History of Art: The Classical Buddhist World Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

HSAR 143b/RLST 188b/SAST 260b, Introduction to the History of Art: Buddhist Art and Architecture, 900 to 1600 Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

HSAR 353a, Korean Art and Culture Youn-mi Kim, Se-woong Koo

HSAR 480a, The Arts of Nomads in China, 900–1400 Youn-mi Kim

HUMS 418a/EALL 241a/RLST 130a/SAST 367a, Traditional Literature of India, China, and Japan Koichi Shinohara, Phyllis Granoff

JAPN 171bG, Readings in Literary Japanese William Fleming

RLST 383bG/SAST 467b, Biography in Asian Religions Andrew Quintman

Modern Period

ANTH 170a, Chinese Culture, Society, and History Helen Siu

ANTH 234a/WGSS 234a, Disability and Culture Karen Nakamura

ANTH 254b, Japan: Culture, Society, Modernity William Kelly, Karen Nakamura

ARCH 341aG/LAST 318a, Globalization Space Keller Easterling

EALL 252aG/FILM 446a/LITR 384a, Japanese Cinema before 1960 Aaron Gerow

EALL 254aG, The Atomic Bombings of Japan in World Culture John Treat

EALL 300bG, Sinological Methods Pauline Lin

EALL 365bG/WGSS 402bG, Homosexual Desire in East Asian Literatures John Treat

EVST 346b/SAST 378b, Urbanization and the Environment in China and India  Karen Seto, Angel Hsu

HIST 303b, Japan’s Modern Revolution Daniel Botsman

HSAR 354b/HUMS 451b, East-West Encounters in Chinese Art Youn-mi Kim

HSAR 475bG, Chinese Painting in the Seventeenth Century David Sensabaugh

JAPN 169aG, Literature and the Humanities John Treat

PLSC 132aG/GLBL 379a, China’s International Relations Jessica Weiss

SOCY 086a, Chinese Society since Mao Deborah Davis

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Global Affairs

137 Rosenkranz Hall, 203.432.6253

http://jackson.yale.edu/ba-degree

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Susan Hyde (137 Rosenkranz, 203.432.3418)

Professors Julia Adams (Sociology), Elizabeth Bradley (Public Health), John Gaddis (History), Jeffrey Garten (School of Management), Jacob Hacker (Political Science), Oona Hathaway (Law), Jolyon Howorth (Visiting; Global Affairs; Political Science), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Paul Kennedy (History), James Levinsohn (Global Affairs; School of Management), Nicoli Nattrass (Visiting; Global Affairs), Catherine Panter-Brick (Global Affairs; Anthropology), W. Michael Reisman (Law), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Political Science; Law), Peter Schott (School of Management), Ian Shapiro (Political Science), J. Adam Tooze (History), Aleh Tsyvinski (Economics), Christopher Udry (Economics), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science), Martin Wittenberg (Visiting; Global Affairs), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science), Ernesto Zedillo (Center for the Study of Globalization)

Associate Professors Costas Arkolakis (Economics), Patrick Cohrs (History), Susan Hyde (Political Science), Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health), Ellen Lust (Political Science), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management)

Assistant Professors David Atkin (Economics), Lorenzo Caliendo (School of Management), Ana De La O Torres (Political Science), Lloyd Grieger (Global Affairs; Sociology), Daniel Keniston (Global Affairs; Economics), Jason Lyall (Political Science), Nuno Monteiro (Political Science), Nancy Qian (Economics), Thania Sanchez (Global Affairs; Political Science), Tariq Thachil (Political Science), Jessica Weiss (Political Science), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturers Charles Hill (MacMillan Center), Ioannis Kessides (Global Affairs; Ethics, Politics, & Economics), Michael Moore (Global Affairs)

Lecturers Jasmina Beširevic-Regan (Sociology), Harry Blair (Political Science), Michael Boozer (Economics), Pia Rebello Britto (Global Affairs; Child Study Center), Robert Hopkins (Global Affairs), Matthew Kocher (Political Science), Jean Krasno (Political Science), Douglas McKee (Economics), Jonathan Schell (Global Affairs), Michael Skonieczny (Public Health), Sean Smith (Global Affairs), Edward Wittenstein (Global Affairs)

Senior Fellows David Brooks, Thomas Graham, Marc Grossman, Noah Kroloff, Michele Malvesti, Stanley McChrystal, John Negroponte, Stephen Roach, Emma Sky

The Global Affairs major, administered by the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, prepares Yale students for global citizenship and leadership by enhancing their understanding of the world around them. Students in this interdisciplinary major develop expertise in contemporary global affairs that is informed by the social sciences.

Most Global Affairs courses are open to both majors and nonmajors. If a Global Affairs course requires an application, the application will be posted on the Jackson Institute Web site.

Students in the Global Affairs major concentrate their course work in one of two tracks. The international development track focuses on economic development and poverty, including global public health, in all but the world’s wealthiest countries. The international security track focuses on international relations, foreign policy, and diplomacy and includes topics relevant to national and human security. All majors are required to take a core course in each track and complete at least five additional courses in a single track.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for the Global Affairs major. However, students interested in applying to the major are encouraged to complete the introductory economics courses and work toward the foreign language requirement early in their course planning.

Requirements of the Major

Twelve term courses are required for the major in addition to a foreign language requirement. Introductory courses in microeconomics (ECON 108, 110, or 115) and macroeconomics (ECON 111 or 116) are required for both tracks. All majors are required to take two core courses: GLBL 225, Approaches to International Development, and GLBL 275, Approaches to International Security. Students must complete GLBL 121, Applied Quantitative Analysis, prior to taking GLBL 225. Majors also take one research design course, in either qualitative or quantitative research methods, approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

Majors in the international development track take intermediate microeconomics (ECON 121 or 125) and four electives in their area of concentration. Those in the international security track take five electives in their area of concentration. Electives must be chosen from an approved group of courses in Global Affairs, History, Political Science, Economics, and other social science departments. For information about which courses qualify as electives within each track, see the Jackson Institute Web site.

Language Requirement

Global Affairs majors are required to take a course designated L5 in a modern language other than English by the time of their graduation. In exceptional cases, a demonstration of proficiency will meet the requirement.

Senior Requirement

In the fall term of the senior year, majors must complete a capstone project in GLBL 499. For the project, small groups of students each form a policy task force that works on a specific problem relevant to global affairs and presents the task force’s findings and recommendations to a real-world client. Clients may include government agencies, nongovernmental organizations and nonprofit groups, and private sector organizations in the United States and abroad.

Application to the Major

Students apply to the Global Affairs major in the fall of the sophomore year. The number of students accepted into the major is limited, and selection is competitive. For application information, visit the Jackson Institute Web site. Students interested in receiving the call for applications to the major should sign up for the Jackson Institute’s electronic mailing list.

Credit/D/Fail

Courses taken Credit/D/Fail may not be applied to the requirements of the major, with the exception that a grade of Credit in an L5 language course may be used to demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.

Study Abroad

Global Affairs majors who study abroad should consult the director of student affairs to devise a course of study prior to the term abroad.

Internships

Students in the major are encouraged to take a summer internship in the field of global affairs after their junior year. The Jackson Institute’s Career Services Office can help students find appropriate internships.

Courses

GLBL 101a, Gateway to Global Affairs Michele Malvesti

GLBL 121a, Applied Quantitative Analysis Lloyd Grieger

GLBL 184b/ECON 327b, The Economics of Poverty Alleviation Staff

GLBL 189a/HLTH 325a, Methods and Ethics in Global Health Research  Kaveh Khoshnood, Kristina Talbert-Slagle

GLBL 225b, Approaches to International Development Daniel Keniston and staff

GLBL 234b/ECON 184b, International Economics Peter Schott

GLBL 237a/ECON 185a, Debates in Macroeconomics Stephen Roach, Aleh Tsyvinski

GLBL 238a, International Trade Policy Giovanni Maggi

GLBL 243a/AFST 347a/LAST 348a/PLSC 347a, Post-Conflict Politics David Simon

GLBL 260a/PLSC 130a, Nuclear Politics Alexandre Debs

GLBL 265b/HIST 133b/PLSC 174b, Strategic, Political, and Moral Dilemmas of the Nuclear Age Jonathan Schell

GLBL 269a/PLSC 359a, Violence and Civil Strife Stathis Kalyvas

GLBL 275a, Approaches to International Security Thania Sanchez, Susan Hyde

GLBL 281a/HIST 221a, Military History of the West since 1500 Paul Kennedy

GLBL 302b/ECON 452b/EP&E 300b, Contemporary Issues in Energy Policy  Ioannis Kessides

GLBL 303bG, Global Economies: Markets, Institutions, and Policy Michael Moore

GLBL 305b, Social Enterprise in Developing Economies I Robert Hopkins

GLBL 306a, Social Enterprise in Developing Economies II Robert Hopkins

GLBL 307b/ECON 467b, Economic Evolution of the Latin American and Caribbean Countries Ernesto Zedillo

GLBL 310b/ECON 407b, International Finance Costas Arkolakis

GLBL 312b/EAST 454b/ECON 474b, Economic and Policy Lessons from Japan  Stephen Roach

GLBL 316b/ECON 462b/EP&E 228b/LAST 410b, The Economics of Human Capital in Latin America Douglas McKee

GLBL 318a/EAST 338a/ECON 338a, The Next China Stephen Roach

GLBL 322a/HLTH 450a/PLSC 121a, Strategic Thinking in Global Health  Elizabeth Bradley and staff

GLBL 330a/ECON 465a/EP&E 224a, Debating Globalization Ernesto Zedillo

GLBL 345b, Humility David Brooks

GLBL 361aG/PLSC 436a, Violence: State and Society Matthew Kocher

GLBL 362b/MMES 282b/SOCY 339bG, Imperialism, Insurgency, and State Building in the Middle East and North Africa Jonathan Wyrtzen

GLBL 363a/AFST 406aG/PLSC 406aG, Sexual Violence and War Elisabeth Wood

GLBL 369a, Transatlantic Relations since 1989 Jolyon Howorth

GLBL 372a, The New Iraq Emma Sky

GLBL 378a/PLSC 184a, The United Nations and the Maintenance of International Security Jean Krasno

GLBL 379a/PLSC 132aG, China’s International Relations Jessica Weiss

GLBL 384a or b/ER&M 362a or b/SOCY 363a or b, Genocide and Ethnic Conflict  Jasmina Beširevic-Regan

GLBL 392a, Intelligence, Espionage, and American Foreign Policy  John Negroponte, Edward Wittenstein

GLBL 450a or b, Directed Research Staff

GLBL 499a, Senior Capstone Project Sean Smith and staff

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Hellenic Studies

311 Luce Hall, 203.432.3423

www.yale.edu/macmillan/hsp

Directors

John Geanakoplos (30 Hillhouse Ave., 203.432.3397, john.geanakoplos@yale.edu)

Stathis Kalyvas (115 Prospect Pl., 203.432.5386, stathis.kalyvas@yale.edu)

Associate Program Chair

George Syrimis (Luce Hall, 203.432.9342, george.syrimis@yale.edu)

Professors John Geanakoplos (Economics), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science)

Lecturers Konstantina Maragkou (History), George Syrimis

Senior Lector Maria Kaliambou

Hellenic Studies is a program of the Council on European Studies. The core of the program is the teaching of modern Greek, supplemented with other courses and events related to the study of postantiquity Greece, as well as the society and culture of modern Greece and its interaction with the rest of Europe and the world. Related courses can be found in the listings of Anthropology, History, History of Art, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Russian and East European Studies. A major in Ancient and Modern Greek is described under Classics. Students who have an interest in postantiquity Greek language, society, or culture are advised to consult with the associate program chair of the Hellenic Studies program.

Courses

MGRK 110aG, Elementary Modern Greek I Maria Kaliambou

MGRK 120bG, Elementary Modern Greek II Maria Kaliambou

MGRK 130a, Intermediate Modern Greek I Maria Kaliambou

MGRK 140b, Intermediate Modern Greek II Maria Kaliambou

MGRK 150a, Greek Oral Literature Maria Kaliambou

MGRK 213a/FILM 421a/HUMS 414a/WGSS 261a, Cinema of Migration  George Syrimis

MGRK 216b/CLCV 216b/HUMS 214b/LITR 239b, Dionysus in Modernity  George Syrimis

MGRK 218a/FILM 243a/HUMS 206a/LITR 312a/WGSS 245a, Family in Greek Literature and Film George Syrimis

MGRK 225a/HIST 243a, Occupied Europe during World War II  Konstantina Maragkou

MGRK 230b/HIST 205Jb, Greece in the Twentieth Century Irene Karamouzis, Konstantina Maragkou

MGRK 232b, Greece and the Balkans in the Cold War George Syrimis, Konstantina Maragkou

MGRK 450a and MGRK 451b, Senior Seminar in Modern Greek Literature  George Syrimis

MGRK 481a and MGRK 482b, Independent Tutorial Staff

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Latin American Studies

342 Luce Hall, 203.432.3422

www.yale.edu/macmillan/lais

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Aníbal González (82–90 Wall St., Rm. 226, 203.432.1149, anibal.gonzalez@yale.edu)

Professors Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Ned Blackhawk (History; American Studies), Garry Brewer (Emeritus; School of Management), Richard Burger (Anthropology), Hazel Carby (African American Studies; American Studies), Carlos Eire (History; Religious Studies), Eduardo Engel (Economics), Paul Freedman (History), Aníbal González (Spanish & Portuguese), Roberto González Echevarría (Spanish & Portuguese), K. David Jackson (Spanish & Portuguese), Gilbert Joseph (History), Stathis Kalyvas (Political Science), Daniel Markovits (Law), Mary Miller (History of Art), Stephen Pitti (History; American Studies), Susan Rose-Ackerman (Law; Political Science), Alicia Schmidt Camacho (American Studies), T. Paul Schultz (Economics), Stuart Schwartz (History), Susan Stokes (Political Science), Robert Thompson (History of Art; on leave [Sp]), Noël Valis (Spanish & Portuguese), Elisabeth Wood (Political Science)

Associate Professors Jafari Allen (Anthropology; African American Studies), Robert Bailis (Forestry & Environmental Studies), Susan Byrne (Spanish & Portuguese), Rodrigo Canales (School of Management), Ana De La O Torres (Political Science), Moira Fradinger (Comparative Literature), Paulo Moreira (Spanish & Portuguese)

Assistant Professors Sean Brotherton (Anthropology), Oswaldo Chinchilla (Anthropology), Marcela Echeverri (History), Mariola Espinosa (School of Medicine), Leslie Harkema (Spanish & Portuguese), Paulina Ochoa Espejo (Political Science), Kevin Poole (Spanish & Portuguese)

Senior Lectors II Margherita Tortora, Sonia Valle

Senior Lectors Sybil Alexandrov, Marta Almeida, Pilar Asensio, Teresa Carballal, Mercedes Carreras, Ame Cividanes, Sebastián Díaz, Maripaz García, Oscar González Barreto, María Jordán, Rosamaría León, Juliana Ramos-Ruano, Lissette Reymundi, Lourdes Sabé-Colom, Barbara Safille, Terry Seymour

The major in Latin American Studies is designed to further understanding of the societies and cultures of Latin America as viewed from regional and global perspectives. The Latin American Studies major builds on a foundation of language and literature, history, history of art, theater studies, humanities, and the social sciences; its faculty is drawn from many departments and professional schools of the University.

The Major

The major in Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary. With two goals in mind—intellectual coherence and individual growth—the student proposes a course of study that must satisfy the requirements listed below. The proposed course of study must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Though all students choose courses in both the humanities and the social sciences, they are expected to concentrate on one or the other.

Prerequisite to the major is knowledge of the two dominant languages of the region, Spanish and Portuguese. Depending on their interests, students select one language for two years of instruction and the other for one. Other languages necessary for research may in appropriate circumstances be substituted for the second language with the consent of the director of undergraduate studies. Students are encouraged to meet the language requirements as early as possible. Courses used to satisfy the language prerequisite may not be counted toward the major.

The major itself requires twelve term courses: one introductory course approved by the director of undergraduate studies; eight courses related to Latin America from departmental offerings or from a provided list of electives; two additional electives; and the senior essay, LAST 491. The eight Latin American content courses should include courses from the following categories: two courses in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, or political science), two courses in history, two courses in Spanish American or Brazilian literatures beyond the language requirement, and one course in art, architecture, film studies, music, or theater studies. Students wishing to count toward the major courses that do not appear in the program’s course offerings should consult with the director of undergraduate studies.

Students must enroll in three seminars or upper-level courses during their junior and senior years. Elective seminars must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies, who can provide a list of appropriate courses.

The Senior Essay

The senior essay is a research paper written usually in one term in LAST 491. Students choose their own topics, which may derive from research done in an earlier course. The essay is planned in advance in consultation with a qualified adviser and a second reader.

In preparing the senior essay, Latin American Studies majors may undertake field research in Latin America. Students are encouraged to apply for summer travel grants through the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies to conduct field research for their senior thesis. The Albert Bildner Travel Prize is awarded to an outstanding junior who submits an application in Spanish or Portuguese in addition to the English application essay. Information about these and other grants is available on the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships Web site.

Other Courses Relevant to the Major

A list of courses intended as a guide to students in preparing their programs is available at the office of the director of undergraduate studies and in the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies. Qualified students may also elect pertinent courses in the Graduate School and in some of the professional schools with permission of the director of graduate studies or professional school registrar and the director of undergraduate studies.

Study Abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities during summers or through the Year or Term Abroad program.

Electives within the Major

Students wishing to count toward the major courses that do not appear on this list should consult with the director of undergraduate studies.

AFAM 352b/AMST 438b/ER&M 291b/LITR 295b/WGSS 343b, Caribbean Diasporic Literature Hazel Carby

ANTH 357aG, Anthropology of the Body Sean Brotherton

ANTH 427b, Topics in Medical Anthropology Sean Brotherton

ER&M 311b/AMST 311b, Latina/o New Haven Alicia Schmidt Camacho

ER&M 348b/AMST 404b/HIST 185Jb, Latina/o Histories Stephen Pitti

ER&M 422b/AMST 320b, Latino New York Albert Laguna

EVST 345a/ANTH 382a/F&ES 384a, Environmental Anthropology Michael Dove

HIST 038a, History of the Caribbean to 1898 Anne Eller

HSAR 379a/AFAM 112a, New York Mambo: Microcosm of Black Creativity  Robert Thompson

LAST 001b/PORT 001b/SPAN 050b, Latin American Short Fiction Paulo Moreira

LAST 168b/PLSC 168b, Law and Politics of Globalization Alec Stone Sweet

LAST 214b/PLSC 378b/SOCY 170b, Contesting Injustice Elisabeth Wood

LAST 222a/SPAN 222a, Legal Spanish Mercedes Carreras

LAST 223b/SPAN 223b, Spanish in Film: An Introduction to the New Latin American Cinema Margherita Tortora

LAST 225b/SPAN 225b, Spanish for the Medical Professions Mercedes Carreras

LAST 227a/SPAN 227a, Creative Writing María Jordán

LAST 243a or b/SPAN 243a or b, Advanced Spanish Grammar Terry Seymour

LAST 247b/PORT 247b/SPAN 247b, Introduction to the Cultures of Latin America  Paulo Moreira

LAST 261a/SPAN 261a, Studies in Spanish Literature I Kevin Poole

LAST 262b/SPAN 262b, Studies in Spanish Literature II Leslie Harkema

LAST 308a/PLSC 426a, Brazil: Land of the Future Brian Fried

LAST 318a/ARCH 341aG, Globalization Space Keller Easterling

LAST 344a/SPAN 344a, Narrative and Music in Hispanic Caribbean Culture  Aníbal González

LAST 348a/AFST 347a/GLBL 243a/PLSC 347a, Post-Conflict Politics David Simon

LAST 351a/SPAN 350a, Borges: Literature and Power Aníbal González

LAST 353a/EVST 353a, Sustainability in Latin America Garry Brewer

LAST 355a/HIST 355a, Colonial Latin America Stuart Schwartz

LAST 361b/HIST 361b, History of Brazil Stuart Schwartz

LAST 362b/SPAN 327bG, Religion and Literature in the Spanish Middle Ages  Kevin Poole

LAST 363b/SPAN 363b, History of the Spanish Language Kevin Poole

LAST 364b/HIST 363b, Latin America since Independence  Marcela Echeverri

LAST 372a/ER&M 342a/HIST 372Ja, Revolutionary Change and Cold War in Latin America Gilbert Joseph

LAST 392a/LITR 296a/PORT 392a, Brazil’s Modern Art Movement  K. David Jackson

LAST 396a/LITR 292a/PORT 396a, Modern Brazilian Literature in Translation  K. David Jackson

LAST 406a/AFST 420a/EP&E 246a/PLSC 430a, The Politics of Development Assistance David Simon

LAST 410b/ECON 462b/EP&E 228b/GLBL 316b, The Economics of Human Capital in Latin America Douglas McKee

SPAN 075b, Golden Age Theater Susan Byrne

SPAN 354b, Indigenism in Spanish-American Literature and Culture  Aníbal González, Mariana Melo-Vega

Directed Reading and Senior Essay Courses

LAST 471a or b, Directed Reading Aníbal González

LAST 491a or b, The Senior Essay Aníbal González

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Modern Middle East Studies

346 Rosenkranz Hall, 203.436.2553

www.yale.edu/macmillan/cmes

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Andrew March (135 Rosenkranz, 203.432.4178, andrew.march@yale.edu)

Professors Abbas Amanat (History), Gerhard Böwering (Religious Studies), John Darnell (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations; on leave [F]), Stephen Davis (Religious Studies), Benjamin Foster (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Steven Fraade (Religious Studies), Eckart Frahm (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Frank Griffel (Religious Studies), Beatrice Gruendler (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Dimitri Gutas (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Christine Hayes (Religious Studies), Marcia Inhorn (Anthropology; on leave [F]), Anthony Kronman (Law), Bentley Layton (Religious Studies), J.G. Manning (Classics; History), Ivan Marcus (History), Alan Mikhail (History), Robert Nelson (History of Art; on leave [Sp]), W. Michael Reisman (Law), Maurice Samuels (French), Lamin Sanneh (Divinity), Yuval Sinai (Visiting; Religious Studies; Law), Harvey Weiss (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)

Associate Professors Kaveh Khoshnood (Public Health; on leave), Ellen Lust (Political Science), Colleen Manassa (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations), Andrew March (Political Science), A. Mushfiq Mobarak (School of Management), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art)

Assistant Professors Narges Erami (Anthropology), Zareena Grewal (American Studies), Adria Lawrence (Political Science), Mark Lazenby (Nursing), Eliyahu Stern (Religious Studies), Jonathan Wyrtzen (Sociology)

Senior Lecturers Geetanjali Singh Chanda (Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Tolga Koker (Economics)

Lecturers Adel Allouche (History), Karla Britton (Architecture), Karen Foster (History of Art), Konstantina Maragkou (History), Kathryn Slanski (Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations)

Senior Lector II Ayala Dvoretzky

Senior Lectors Sarab al-Ani, Muhammad Aziz, Aaron Butts, Moulay Youness Elbousty, Shiri Goren, Shady Nasser, Dina Roginsky, Farkhondeh Shayesteh

Lector Etem Erol

The Modern Middle East Studies major focuses on the culture, history, religion, politics, and society of the modern Middle East in its full geographical breadth, using any of its four major languages, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish. Courses are selected from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and from other departments in the humanities and social sciences, including Anthropology, History, History of Art, Judaic Studies, Political Science, and Religious Studies. The Modern Middle East Studies major gives students the language skills necessary to understand complex issues of the Middle East and serves as excellent preparation for graduate study or for business and professional careers in which an understanding of that region is essential.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites, but prospective majors should keep the language requirement in mind while planning their course schedules (see below).

Requirements of the Major

Twelve term courses are required for the major, including three foundational courses, one each in modern thought, classical thought, and the modern Middle East. Six electives on the modern Middle East examine culture and thought, history, religion, politics, and society. Elective courses must be spread geographically and substantively; they must focus on at least two different subregions and originate in at least two different departments. The proposed course of study requires the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

Language Requirement

All students are required to complete two courses at the L5 level in a Middle Eastern language. The two courses may be applied toward the twelve-course major requirement. Typical courses include ARBC 150, 151, and PERS 150.

Senior Requirement

Students in the major undertake a one- or two-term senior essay that involves use of materials in one or more modern Middle Eastern languages. The student selects a faculty adviser with competence in an appropriate language. A prospectus and outline signed by the adviser must be submitted to the director of undergraduate studies by the end of the fourth week of classes in either term of the senior year. Senior essays are graded by the adviser and a second reader. See the course descriptions of the senior essay courses (MMES 491, 492, 493) for additional information. Alternatively, majors may take an additional seminar and write an essay in that course to fulfill the senior requirement.

Foundational Courses

Modern Thought

MMES 105a/AFST 372a/SOCY 372aG, Comparative Nationalism in North Africa and the Middle East Jonathan Wyrtzen

Classical Thought

MMES 171a/HIST 360a/NELC 402a, The Islamic Near East from Muhammad to the Mongol Invasion Adel Allouche

MMES 192a/RLST 170a, The Religion of Islam Gerhard Böwering

MMES 201a/HUMS 420a/LITR 178a/NELC 156a, Classics of the Arabic-Islamic World Beatrice Gruendler

MMES 389b/PLSC 329bG/RLST 197bG, Islamic Law and Ethics Andrew March

MMES 391a/RLST 287aG, Islamic Theology and Philosophy Frank Griffel

MMES 490a/NELC 490aG, Introduction to Arabic and Islamic Studies  Dimitri Gutas

The Modern Middle East

MMES 102a/HUMS 440a/NELC 102a, Introduction to the Middle East  Benjamin Foster

MMES 126a/ARCH 271a/HSAR 266a/HUMS 450a/SAST 266a, Introduction to Islamic Architecture Kishwar Rizvi

MMES 196a/AFST 280a/SOCY 135a, Islamic Society, Culture, and Politics  Jonathan Wyrtzen

MMES 411a/ANTH 221aG, Muslim Societies Narges Erami

MMES 480a/PLSC 374aG, Comparative Politics of the Middle East Ellen Lust

MMES 481b/PLSC 394b, Introduction to Middle East Politics Ellen Lust

Elective Courses

MMES 050b/RLST 050b, Islam and Modernity Frank Griffel

MMES 111b/ANTH 360bG, Representing Iran Narges Erami

MMES 144b/HIST 346b, The Making of Modern Iran Abbas Amanat

MMES 147a/HIST 347Ja, The Ottoman Empire Alan Mikhail

MMES 149a/ER&M 219a/HIST 219aG/JDST 200aG/RLST 148aG, History of the Jews and Their Diasporas to Early Modern Times Ivan Marcus

MMES 156b/HEBR 161b/JDST 407b, Israeli Popular Music Dina Roginsky

MMES 157a/JDST 306a/NELC 157aG, Israeli Narratives Shiri Goren

MMES 159a/HEBR 159aG/JDST 409a, Conversational Hebrew: Israeli Media  Shiri Goren

MMES 160b/JDST 323b/NELC 155b, State and Society in Israel Dina Roginsky

MMES 172b/HIST 384Jb/NELC 403b, The Middle East between Crusaders and Mongols Adel Allouche

MMES 173b/HIST 398Jb/NELC 404b, Mamluk Egypt Adel Allouche

MMES 181a/AFST 389a/PLSC 389a, Middle East Exceptionalism Adria Lawrence

MMES 193b/HIST 351b/RLST 155bG, The Golden Age of Islam Gerhard Böwering

MMES 282b/GLBL 362b/SOCY 339bG, Imperialism, Insurgency, and State Building in the Middle East and North Africa Jonathan Wyrtzen

MMES 291b/SOCY 232bG, Islamic Social Movements Jonathan Wyrtzen

MMES 311b/ER&M 327b/WGSS 327b, Constructing the Self: From Autobiography to Facebook Geetanjali Singh Chanda

MMES 344a/HIST 343JaG/NELC 316a/RLST 313aG, Iran’s Prophets of Protest  Abbas Amanat

MMES 350b/JDST 330bG/RLST 330bG, Multiculturalism and Jewish Law in Israel  Yuval Sinai

MMES 351a/JDST 331aG/RLST 331aG, Jewish Law in the State of Israel Yuval Sinai

MMES 465a or b/ARBC 165aG and bG, Arabic Seminar Dimitri Gutas [F], Beatrice Gruendler [Sp]

Independent Directed Study

MMES 471a and MMES 472b, Independent Directed Study Andrew March

Senior Essay Courses

MMES 491a or b, Senior Essay Andrew March

MMES 492a and MMES 493b, The Yearlong Senior Essay Andrew March

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Russian and East European Studies

445 Rosenkranz Hall, 203.432.3423

www.yale.edu/macmillan/europeanstudies

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Bella Grigoryan (2705 HGS, 203.432.1301, bella.grigoryan@yale.edu)

Professors Vladimir Alexandrov (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Paul Bushkovitch (History), Katerina Clark (Comparative Literature; Slavic Languages & Literatures), Laura Engelstein (History), John Gaddis (History), Harvey Goldblatt (Slavic Languages & Literatures), John MacKay (Slavic Languages & Literatures; Film Studies), Timothy Snyder (History)

Associate Professors Douglas Rogers (Anthropology), Marci Shore (History)

Assistant Professors Marijeta Bozovic (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Molly Brunson (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Bella Grigoryan (Slavic Languages & Literatures), Jason Lyall (Political Science)

Lecturer Hilary Fink

Senior Lector II Irina Dolgova

Senior Lectors Krystyna Illakowicz, Constantine Muravnik, Julia Titus, Karen von Kunes

The major in Russian and East European Studies, administered by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a broad region: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus, and Central Asia; Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and other areas in east central Europe; and the Balkans. The program is appropriate for students considering careers in international public policy, diplomacy, or business, and is also suited to students wishing to continue academic work.

Languages

A full understanding of the area demands a knowledge of its languages. Students must demonstrate either proficiency in Russian or intermediate-level ability in an East European language. Students may demonstrate proficiency in Russian by (1) completing fourth-year Russian (RUSS 160, 161); (2) passing a written examination to demonstrate equivalent ability; or (3) completing a literature course taught in Russian and approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Students may demonstrate intermediate-level ability in an East European language by (1) completing a two-year sequence in an East European language (currently Czech or Polish; students interested in studying other East European languages should contact the director of undergraduate studies); or (2) by passing a language examination demonstrating equivalent ability. Students are encouraged to learn more than one language.

Course Requirements

Thirteen term courses taken for a letter grade are required for the major. Students must take one course in Russian or East European history selected in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies. If Russian is presented as the primary language to satisfy the requirements of the major, then all East European language courses and third- and fourth-year Russian courses count toward the major. If an East European language other than Russian is presented as the primary language, then all courses in that language designated L3 or higher count toward the major. Electives are chosen in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies from an annual list of offerings. Electives must include at least one course in a social science. Other undergraduate courses relevant to Russian and East European Studies, including residential college seminars, may also count toward the major if approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Qualified students may elect pertinent courses in the Graduate School with the permission of the instructor, the director of graduate studies, and the director of undergraduate studies.

Senior Requirement

Every major must write a senior essay in RSEE 490, 491. At the beginning of the senior year, students enroll in RSEE 490 and arrange for a faculty member to serve as senior adviser. By the third Friday of October, majors submit a detailed prospectus of the essay, with bibliography, to the adviser. A draft of at least ten pages of the text of the essay, or a detailed outline of the entire essay, is due to the adviser by the last day of reading period. The student provides the adviser with a form that the adviser signs to notify the director of undergraduate studies that the first-term requirements for the senior essay have been met. Failure to meet these requirements results in loss of credit for RSEE 490. The senior essay takes the form of a substantial article, no longer than 13,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Three copies of the essay are due in the Slavic departmental office by April 11, 2014. A member of the faculty other than the adviser grades the essay.

Study and Travel

Students should be aware of opportunities for study and travel in Russia and eastern Europe. The director of undergraduate studies can provide information on these programs and facilitate enrollment. Students who spend all or part of the academic year in the region participating in established academic programs usually receive Yale College credit, and are strongly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities during summers or through the Year or Term Abroad program. Students wishing to travel abroad as part of the major should consult the director of undergraduate studies by October 1.

M.A. Program

The European and Russian Studies program does not offer the simultaneous award of the B.A. and M.A. degrees. However, students in Yale College are eligible to complete the M.A. in European and Russian Studies (with concentration in Russia and eastern Europe) in one year of graduate work. Students interested in this option must complete eight graduate courses in the area by the time they complete the bachelor’s degree. Only two courses may be counted toward both the graduate degree and the undergraduate major. Successful completion of graduate courses while still an undergraduate does not guarantee admission into the M.A. program. Students must submit the standard application for admission to the M.A. program.

Courses

RSEE 240a/CZEC 246a/FILM 364a, Milos Forman and His Films Karen von Kunes

RSEE 255b/LITR 206b/RUSS 255b, Studies in the Novel: Tolstoy  Vladimir Alexandrov

RSEE 256a/LITR 208a/RUSS 256a, Studies in the Novel: Dostoevsky  Molly Brunson

RSEE 321b/FILM 441b/LITR 391b/RUSS 245b, Russian Film Katerina Clark, Mihaela Mihailova

RSEE 327a/FILM 409a/HUMS 452a/LITR 306a/RUSS 327a, The Danube in History and Culture Marijeta Bozovic

RSEE 390b/HIST 237b/HUMS 285b/RUSS 241b, Russian Culture: The Modern Age  John MacKay, Paul Bushkovitch

RSEE 490a and RSEE 491b, The Senior Essay Bella Grigoryan

Related Courses That Count toward the Major

Students are encouraged to examine the offerings in Slavic Languages and Literatures and other departments, as well as residential college seminars, for additional related courses that may count toward the major.

ANTH 209b, Eurasia after the Soviet Union Douglas Rogers

ANTH 438aG, Culture, Power, Oil Douglas Rogers

HIST 221Jb, Memoirs of Twentieth-Century Europe Laura Engelstein

HIST 290a, Russia from the Ninth Century to 1801 Paul Bushkovitch

LITR 466a/FILM 429a, War in Literature and Film Katerina Clark

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South Asian Studies

220 Luce Hall, 203.432.5596

www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Sara Shneiderman (10 Sachem St., Rm. 126, 203.436.4270, sara.shneiderman@yale.edu)

Professors Akhil Amar (Law), Tim Barringer (History of Art), Vasudha Dalmia (Religious Studies), Nihal deLanerolle (School of Medicine), Michael Dove (Anthropology; Forestry & Environmental Studies), Sara Suleri Goodyear (English), Phyllis Granoff (Religious Studies), Inderpal Grewal (Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan (Anthropology; Forestry & Environmental Studies), Shyam Sunder (School of Management), Steven Wilkinson (Political Science)

Associate Professors Karuna Mantena (Political Science), Kishwar Rizvi (History of Art), Sarah Weiss (Music)

Assistant Professors Ashwini Deo (Linguistics), Mayur Desai (Public Health), Zareena Grewal (Ethnicity, Race, & Migration), Shital Pravinchandra (English), Andrew Quintman (Religious Studies), Tamara Sears (History of Art), Sara Shneiderman (Anthropology), Tariq Thachil (Political Science), Mark Turin (Adjunct)

Senior Lecturers Carol Carpenter (Anthropology; Forestry & Environmental Studies), Geetanjali Singh Chanda (Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Koichi Shinohara (Religious Studies; East Asian Languages & Literatures)

Lecturers Harry Blair (Political Science), Hugh Flick, Jr. (Religious Studies), Elizabeth Hanson (Political Science), Stanley Scott (Music)

Senior Lector Seema Khurana

Lectors David Brick, Swapna Sharma

The program in South Asian Studies combines the requirements of a discipline-based first major with significant course work in South Asian studies. South Asian Studies can be taken only as a second major. The major is intended to provide students with a broad understanding of the history, culture, and languages of South Asia, as well as the region’s current social, political, and economic conditions. Work in a discipline-based major coupled with a focus on South Asia prepares students for graduate study, employment in nongovernmental organizations, or business and professional careers in which an understanding of the region is essential.

The South Asian Studies major permits students to choose courses from a wide range of disciplines. Individual programs should have a balance between courses in the humanities and those in the social sciences. The proposed course of study must be approved each term by the director of undergraduate studies. Students should also identify an adviser from the South Asian Studies faculty in their area of specialization as early as possible.

Permission to complete two majors must be secured from the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing. Application forms are available from the residential college deans and must be submitted prior to the student’s final term.

Requirements of the Major

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of the primary major, a student choosing South Asian Studies as a second major must complete seven term courses in South Asian Studies numbered 200 or above. At least two of the seven courses must address premodern South Asia, and at least two should be seminars. Students may petition the director of undergraduate studies to include one relevant course from another department or program; approval may require additional course work on South Asian topics. Students must also complete the senior requirement and meet the major’s language requirement. A maximum of one course taken Credit/D/Fail may count toward the major.

Language Requirement

One South Asian language must be studied at the advanced level (courses designated L5). Students who matriculate with advanced proficiency in a South Asian language (excluding English), as demonstrated through testing, are encouraged to study Sanskrit, or to study a second modern language through Yale courses (Hindi, Bengali, Tamil) or through the Directed Independent Language Study program (Urdu, Nepali, Kannada, Sinhala, Punjabi). Students may request substitution of another appropriate language (e.g., Persian or Arabic) for the core language requirement, and they are encouraged to pursue intensive language study through courses or work abroad.

Senior Requirement

The senior requirement may be fulfilled by completion of a seminar that culminates in a senior essay. Alternatively, the requirement may be fulfilled by completion of a one-credit, two-term senior research project in SAST 491, 492, or by completion of a one-term, one-credit directed study in SAST 486 that culminates in a senior essay. The senior essay should be a substantial paper with a maximum length of 8,000 words for one term and 10,500 words for two terms. The use of primary materials in the languages of the region is encouraged in senior essay projects. The director of undergraduate studies must approve senior essay plans early in the student’s senior year.

Courses in the Graduate School

Graduate courses in South Asian Studies are open to qualified undergraduates. Course descriptions appear in the online Graduate School bulletin and are also available in the South Asian Studies program office. Permission of the instructor and of the director of graduate studies is required.

Language and Literature Courses

BNGL 110aG, Introductory Bengali I Sreemati Mukherjee

BNGL 120b, Introductory Bengali II Sreemati Mukherjee

HNDI 110aG, Elementary Hindi I Swapna Sharma and staff

HNDI 120bG, Elementary Hindi II Seema Khurana and staff

HNDI 130aG, Intermediate Hindi I Swapna Sharma and staff

HNDI 132a, Accelerated Hindi I Swapna Sharma

HNDI 140bG, Intermediate Hindi II Seema Khurana and staff

HNDI 142b, Accelerated Hindi II Swapna Sharma

HNDI 150aG, Advanced Hindi Seema Khurana

HNDI 198aG and bG, Advanced Tutorial Seema Khurana

SKRT 110a/LING 115aG, Introductory Sanskrit I David Brick

SKRT 120bG/LING 125bG, Introductory Sanskrit II David Brick

SKRT 130aG/LING 138a, Intermediate Sanskrit I David Brick

SKRT 140bG/LING 148bG, Intermediate Sanskrit II David Brick

SKRT 150a, Advanced Sanskrit: Dharmasastra David Brick

TAML 110aG, Introductory Tamil I Staff

TAML 120bG, Introductory Tamil II Staff

TAML 130aG, Intermediate Tamil I Staff

TAML 140b, Intermediate Tamil II D. Sudanandha

General Courses in South Asian Studies

SAST 056b/EAST 013b/RLST 013b, The Dalai Lama Andrew Quintman

SAST 175a/RLST 105a, Religious Movements in Modern India Vasudha Dalmia

SAST 219a/ANTH 276a, South Asian Social Worlds Sara Shneiderman

SAST 221a/HIST 310aG, History of Modern South Asia Juned Shaikh

SAST 223b/HIST 352b/WGSS 330b, Reinventing Gender in Modern India  Tanika Sarkar

SAST 242b/PLSC 461bG, India and Pakistan: Democracy, Conflict, and Development Steven Wilkinson

SAST 256b/HSAR 383b, Art of India, 300 B.C.–A.D. 1650 Tamara Sears

SAST 259b/MUSI 357b, Indian Music Theory and Practice Stanley Scott

SAST 260b/HSAR 143b/RLST 188b, Introduction to the History of Art: Buddhist Art and Architecture, 900 to 1600 Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

SAST 265a/HSAR 142a/RLST 187a, Introduction to the History of Art: The Classical Buddhist World Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan

SAST 266a/ARCH 271a/HSAR 266a/HUMS 450a/MMES 126a, Introduction to Islamic Architecture Kishwar Rizvi

SAST 267a/RLST 125a, Introduction to Buddhist Thought and Practice  Andrew Quintman

SAST 271a/HIST 309a, History of Ancient India David Brick

SAST 310b/FILM 317b, Understanding Bollywood Kedar Kulkarni and staff

SAST 313b/ANTH 313b, Cultural Aspects of International Development  Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Sara Shneiderman

SAST 335a, Migration in the Indian Ocean Basin Rajashree Mazumder

SAST 342b/EP&E 425b/PLSC 181b, South Asia in World Politics Elizabeth Hanson

SAST 362b/ENGL 347b/HUMS 274b/LITR 264b, South Asian Anglophone Literature Shital Pravinchandra

SAST 363a/ANTH 317a/EAST 363a/HSAR 479a or b, Himalayan Collections at Yale  Mark Turin

SAST 367a/EALL 241a/HUMS 418a/RLST 130a, Traditional Literature of India, China, and Japan Koichi Shinohara, Phyllis Granoff

SAST 369bG/ANTH 353bG, Himalayan Languages and Cultures Mark Turin

SAST 370a/HSAR 487a, Visualizing Stories in India Tamara Sears

SAST 371a/ENGL 343a/ER&M 353a/HUMS 419a/LITR 268a, Postcolonial Studies  Shital Pravinchandra

SAST 374b/LITR 274b, Modern Literature in South Asia Benjamin Conisbee Baer

SAST 378b/EVST 346b, Urbanization and the Environment in China and India  Karen Seto, Angel Hsu

SAST 379a/LING 248aG, Indo-Aryan Languages Ashwini Deo

SAST 458a/ER&M 328a/WGSS 328a, Popular Culture and Postcolonial India  Geetanjali Singh Chanda

SAST 462a/HSAR 477a/RLST 382a, Yoga in Art, Text, and Practice Tamara Sears, Andrew Quintman

SAST 463a/THST 391a, Indian Theater, 1850 to the Present Kedar Kulkarni

SAST 465a/LITR 419a, Colonization and Psychosis in Modern Literature and Culture Benjamin Conisbee Baer

SAST 466b/HUMS 449b/RLST 190b, Narrative Space in Asian Religions  Phyllis Granoff, Koichi Shinohara

SAST 467b/RLST 383bG, Biography in Asian Religions Andrew Quintman

SAST 486a or b, Directed Study Sara Shneiderman

Senior Essay Course

SAST 491a and SAST 492b, Senior Essay Sara Shneiderman

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Southeast Asia Studies

311 Luce Hall, 203.432.3431

www.yale.edu/seas

Program Adviser

Benedict Kiernan (311 Luce, 203.432.3431, seas@yale.edu)

Professors William Burch (Emeritus; Forestry & Environmental Studies), Harold Conklin (Emeritus; Anthropology), Michael Dove (Forestry & Environmental Studies), J. Joseph Errington (Anthropology), Benedict Kiernan (History), James Scott (Political Science), Mimi Hall Yiengpruksawan (History of Art)

Associate Professor Sarah Weiss (Music)

Assistant Professor Erik Harms (Anthropology)

Senior Lecturer Carol Carpenter (Forestry & Environmental Studies; Anthropology)

Lecturer Amity Doolittle (Forestry & Environmental Studies)

Senior Lector II Quang Phu Van

Senior Lector Indriyo Sukmono

Lector Dinny Risri Aletheiani

The Council on Southeast Asia Studies oversees an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty and students sharing an interest in Southeast Asia and supplements the undergraduate curriculum with an annual seminar series, periodic conferences, and special lectures. Yale does not offer a degree in Southeast Asia studies. Majors in any department may consult with Council faculty regarding a senior essay on a Southeast Asian topic, and in certain circumstances students who have a special interest in the region may consider a Special Divisional Major. Students planning to undertake field research or language study in Southeast Asia may apply to the Council for summer fellowship support.

Courses featuring Southeast Asian content are offered within a variety of departments each year, including Anthropology, Economics, History, Music, and Political Science. A list of courses for the current year can be obtained through the Council office or Web site. Yale maintains extensive library and research collections on Southeast Asia.

Language instruction is offered in two Southeast Asian languages, Indonesian and Vietnamese. The Council on Southeast Asia Studies supports language tables and tutoring in other Southeast Asian languages by special arrangement.

Courses

INDN 110aG, Elementary Indonesian I Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 120bG, Elementary Indonesian II Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 130aG, Intermediate Indonesian I Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 140bG, Intermediate Indonesian II Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 150aG, Advanced Indonesian I Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 160bG, Advanced Indonesian II Indriyo Sukmono

INDN 470a and INDN 471b, Independent Tutorial Indriyo Sukmono

VIET 110a, Elementary Vietnamese I Quang Phu Van

VIET 120b, Elementary Vietnamese II Bich-Ngoc Turner

VIET 130a, Intermediate Vietnamese I Quang Phu Van

VIET 140b, Intermediate Vietnamese II Bich-Ngoc Turner

VIET 150aG, Advanced Vietnamese Quang Phu Van

VIET 220bG, Introduction to Vietnamese Culture, Values, and Literature  Quang Phu Van

VIET 470a and VIET 471b, Independent Tutorial Quang Phu Van

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