SEAS RELATED COURSES 2009-2010

*SUMMER ABROAD IN SINGAPORE (SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES)

Course numbers: 001-499 undergrad *; 500-800 graduate; a/b - spring/fall
 *Summer Abroad in Singapore is an undergraduate program for Yale College credit


ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 244a, Modern Southeast Asia.
Erik Lind Harms
Introduction to peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma[Myanmar], Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysisa, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). Introduces Southeast Asian geography, history, language and literature, belief systems, marriage and family, music, art and architecture, agriculture, industrialization and urbanization, politics and government, ecological challenges, and economic change. Special emphasis on challenges of modernization, development, and globalization.
See http://msea.commons.yale.edu/home

ANTH 201b, Postwar Vietnam
Erik Lind Harms
Vietnamese society since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Focus on the effect of economic and political changes on cultural and social life. The challenges of postwar socialism; economic renovation; the intersection of market-oriented socialism with class dynamics, urbanization, gender, health care, and ritual life.


ANTH 382a, Environmental Anthropology: From Historic Origins to Current Debates.
also EVST 345a, F&ES 384a
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
This is an upper-division undergraduate course on the history of the anthropological study of the environment. It is organized around a number of key, persisting themes in the field, including the Nature-Culture Dichotomy, Ecology and Social Organization, Methodological Debates, the Politics of the Environment, and Knowing the Environment. Each theme is examined through writings that are theoretically important but also readable, interesting, and relevant. . No prerequisites.

ANTH 541a,
Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development See also F&ES 753a /HIST 965a / PLSC 779a
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Peter Perdue,
James C. Scott
(some/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. (open to undergraduates with special permission)

ANTH 581a, Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method
See also F&ES 83050a Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
This is an introductory course on the scope of social scientific contributions to environmental and natural resource issues. It is designed to be the first course for students who will be specializing in social science approaches as well as the last/only course for students who take only one course in this area. The approach taken in the course is inductive, problem-oriented, and case study-based. Enrollment limited to thirty.

ANTH 572b, Disaster, Degradation, Dystopia: Social Science Approaches To Environmental Perturbation and Change.
F&ES 80176b Michael R. Dove
(Substatial Southeast Asian content)
There is a long tradition of social science scholarship on environmental perturbation and natural disasters, the relevance of which has been heightened by the current global attention to climate change. This advanced seminar is designed to review seminal works in this field and analyze some of the current theoretical debates. Prerequisite: F&ES 84056a/ANTH 597a, or F&ES 83050a/ANTH 581a, or F&ES 83073b/ANTH 582b. Enrollment limited to twenty.


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


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

EVST 285a, Political Ecology: Nature, Culture and Power
F&ES 285a Amity Doolittle
(some/limited Southeast Asian content)
Study of the relationship between society and the environment. Global processes of environmental conservation, development, and conflicts over natural resource use; political-economic contexts of environmental change; ways in which understandings of nature are discursively bound up with notions of culture and identity.


EVST 345a
,
Environmental Anthropology: From Historic Origins to Current Debates. Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
See ANTH 382a for course description

EVST 424a, Rivers: Nature and Politics James C. Scott
also PLSC 420a

The natural history of rivers and river systems and the politics surrounding the efforts of states to manage and engineer them.
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)

EVST 420b, Asian Environments and Frontiers.
HIST 313Jb
Peter Perdue
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)
The impact of Asian farmers, merchants, and states on the natural world. Focus on imperial China, with discussion of Japan, Southeast Asia, and Inner Asia in the early modern and modern periods. Themes include frontier conquest, land clearance, wate conservancy, urban foodprints, and relaitons between agrarian and nonagrarian peoples. Attention to environmental movements in Asia today.

FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

F&ES 285a, Political Ecology: Nature, Culture and Power
See EVST 285a for course desription
Amity Doolittle
(some/limited Southeast Asian content)


F&ES 384a
, Environmental Anthropology: From Historic Origins to Current Debates.
See ANTH 382a for course description
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)

F&ES 80176b, Disaster, Degradation, Dystopia: Social Science Approaches To Environmental Perturbation and Change. See ANTH 572a for course description
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)

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

F&ES 83050a, Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method

See ANTH 581a
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)


HISTORY

HIST 313Jb, Asian Environments and Frontiers. Peter Perdue
See EVST 420b
for course description
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)

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 382b, Vietnamese History from Earliest Times to 1920
Ben Kiernan
Evolution of a Vietnamese national identity, from Chinese colonization 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
(Click on -> Indonesian Studies at Yale)

INDN 110a/120b/ 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 130a/140b/ 527a/b, Intermediate Indonesian. Indriyo Sukmono
Continued practice in colloquial Indonesian conversation and reading and discussion of texts. (After INDN 115 or equivalent)

INDN 470a/471b, 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 306a World Music Theories: Practice and Aesthetics. Sarah Weiss
(substantial Southeast Asian content)
Survey of the musical processes of various mode-based musical systems, selected from the Indian raga, Arabic maqam, Irish tune-family, Javanese pathet, Persian dastgah, and Vietnamese Dieu. Survey of the musical cultures; notation and analysis of the music; related aesthetics systems. (Prerequisite: MUSI 211a or b. Enrollment limited to 18. Preference to Music majors according to class).

MUSI 346a Javanese Gamelan: Analysis and 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

MUSI 353b, Topics in World Music Sarah Weiss
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)
A critical introduction to selected cultures of world music. Specific cultures vary from year to year but generally include those of Native America, South Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. (Preference to Music majors according to class).


PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 210a Eastern Philosophy. Quang Phu Van
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
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)
[ALTERNATE YEAR COURSE - OFFERED AGAIN IN 2011-2012]



POLITICAL SCIENCE

PLSC 420a, Rivers: Nature and Politics James C. Scott
See EVST 424
for course descsription
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)


PLSC 779a Agarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Developmen
t. See ANTH 541a for description. (partial Southeast Asian content)
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Peter Perdue, James C. Scott


VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
(Click on -> Vietnamese Studies at Yale)

VIET 110a/120b/ 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 130a/140b/ 530a/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]
   OFFERED IN 2010-2011 - ALTERNATE YEAR COURSE

Quang Phu Van

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 470a/471b, 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
Quang Phu Van
For students with advanced Vietnamese language skills who wish to engage in concentrated reading and research.