SEAS Related Courses 2007-08

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 541a Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development See also F&ES 753a /HIST 965a / PLSC 779a
James C. Scott, Robert Harms,
Amity Doolittle
(partial Southeast Asian content)
An interdisciplinary examination of agrarian societies, contemporary and historical, Western and non-Western. Major analytical perspectives from anthropology, economics, history, political science, and environmental studies are used to develop a meaning-centered and historically-grounded account of the transformation of rural societies. Four-hour lecture-plus-discussion.

ANTH 581a
Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method
See also F&ES 747a Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
An introductory course on the social scientific contributions to the study of the environment and natural resources, designed as the first course for students who specialize in the social sciences as well as the only course for students who take just one course in this field.The approach taken is inductive, problem-oriented, and case study-based. Subjects covered include the framing of environmental "problems," social science field methods, re-thinking environmental perturbatin and change, and the environmental relations of local communities. It offers students an opportunity to develop analytic frameworks for past or proposed research projects. 3 hr lecture plus discussion sections. Enrollment limited to thirty.


ANTH 598b Social Science of Developoment and Conservation: Advanced Readings
. See also F&ES 80157b Michael R. Dove and Carol Carpenter
(Some/partial Southeast Asian content)

951a or b Directed Research in Ethnology & Social Anthropology
952a or b Directed Research in Linguistics

ECONOMICS

ECON 899a or b Individual Reading and Research
by arrangement with faculty

FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

F&ES 384a Environmental Anthropology See ANTH a
Michael R. Dove and Carol Carpenter
(Some/partial Southeast Asian content)

F&ES 753a Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development See ANTH 541a

F&ES 83050a Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method
See ANTH 581a
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)

F&ES 80157b Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method See ANTH 581a
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)

HISTORY

HIST 138a The Vietnam War
Mark Lawrence
The causes, course, and consequences of the Vietnam War, with emphasis on political and diplomatic aspects. The role of the United States considered in a broadly international framework.

HIST 323b Southeast Asia Since 1900
Ben Kiernan
Comparative colonialism, nationalism, revolution, and independence in modern Southeast Asia. Topics include Indonesia and the Dutch, Indonchina under French rule, the United States in the Philippines and Vietnam, Buddhism in Burma and Thailand, communist and peasant movements, and the Cambodian revolution and its regional repercussions.

HIST 479b Vietnamese History from Earliest Times to 1920
Ben Kiernan
Evolution of a Vietnamese national identity, from Chinese colonlzation to medieval statehood, to French conquest and capitalist development. Topics include the roles of Confucianism, Buddhism, gender, and ethnicity in a Southeast Asian context.

HIST 965a Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development See
ANTH 541a

998a/b Directed Readings
999a/b Directed Research

Offered by arrangement with instructor and permission of Director of Graduate Studies

(Some graduate and professional school courses are open to qualified undergraduates with permission of the instructor and the DGS)

INDONESIAN
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INDN 115 / 520a/b Elementary Indonesian. Indriyo Sukmono
An introductory course in standard Indonesian with emphasis on developing communicative skills through systematic survey of grammar and graded exercises. Introduction to reading in the second term, leading to mastery of language patterns, essential vocabulary, and basic cultural competence.

INDN 130 / 527a/b Intermediate Indonesian. Indriyo Sukmono
Continued practice in colloquial Indonesian conversation and reading and discussion of texts. (After INDN 115 or equivalent)

INDN 470 a/b Independent Tutorial. Indriyo Sukmono
For students with advanced Indonesian language skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research on material not otherwise offered in courses. The work must be supervised by an adviser and must terminate in a term paper or its equivalent. (Permission of instructor/submission of project proposal)

INDN 560 a/b Readings in Indonesian. Indriyo Sukmono
For students with advanced Indonesian language skills working on modern Indonesian literature.

MUSIC

MUSI 225a Javanese Gamelan Performance. Sarah Weiss
A study of Javanese musical genres from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first. Introduction to the playing techniques of multiple instruments. Survey of theoretical and aesthetic discourses on gamelan and other Indonesian performance. Members of the class form the nucleus of the Yale Javanese Gamelan Ensemble. (No previous experience in gamelan performance required. May be repeated for course credit, but not for distributional credit.) See Yale Gamelan Suprabanggo

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 210a Eastern Philosophy. Quang Phu Van
An Introduction to Eastern philosophy through the study of philosophical and religious texts. Topics include reality and illusion, knowledge, self, right and wrong, nonattachment, meditation, aesthetics, meaning of life, and death. (Limited enrollment- To be offered alternate years and occasional summers - anticipated Summer 2008; Fall 2009)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PLSC 449b Southeast Asian Politics. Takeshi Ito
An introduction to Southeast Asian politics. Topics include thepolitics and societies of
each country in the region, and socio-political issues such as nationalism and nation-building, ethnic and religious pluralism, developmentalism and the recent economic crisis, reformist movements, and regional initiatives. Prior knowledge of one or more countries in the region helpful but not required.

PLSC 779A Agarian Societies: Culture, society, History, and Development.
See ANTH 541a for description. (partial Southeast Asian content)
James C. Scott, Robert Harms, Amity Doolittle

VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
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VIET 115 / 515a/b Elementary Vietnamese. Quang Phu Van
Students acquire basic working ability in Vietnamese including sociocultural knowledge. Attention paid to integrated skills such as speaking, listening, writing (Roman script), and reading. No previous knowledge of or experience with Vietnamese language required.

VIET 130 / 530 a/b Intermediate Vietnamese. Quang Phu Van
An integrated approach to language learning aimed at strengthening students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Vietnamese. Students are thoroughly grounded in communicative activities such as conversations, performance simulation, drills, role playing, and games. Discussion of aspects of Vietnamese society and culture. Prior knowledge of Vietnamese required.

*VIET 220b Introduction to Vietnamese Culture, Values, and Literature. Quang Phu Van
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR - IT WILL BE OFFERED IN 2008-2009 AND ALTERNATE YEARS THEREAFTER
A brief introduction to Vietnamese culture and values. Topics include cultural and national identity, aesthetics, meaning of life, war, and death. Selected readings from Zen poems, folklore, autobiographies, and religious and philosophical writings.
* All readings in translation. No previous knowledge of Vietnamese required.


VIET 470 a/b Independent Tutorial Quang Phu Van
For students with advanced Vietnamese language skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research on material not otherwise offered in courses. The work must be supervised byan adviser and must terminate in a term paper or its equivalent. (Permission of instructor/submission of project proposal)

VIET 560 a/b Readings in Vietnamese
al Quang Phu Van
For students with advanced Vietnamese language skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research.