SEAS RELATED COURSES 2011-2012

*SUMMER ABROAD IN SINGAPORE (SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES)

Course numbers: 001-499 undergrad *; 500-800 graduate; a/b - spring/fall
 *Summer Abroad in Singapore is a Yale Summer Session course open to both graduate and undergraduate students.


ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 244a, Modern Southeast Asia
Erik Harms
Introduction to the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia, with special emphasis on the challenges of modernization, development, and globalization. Southeast Asian history, literature, arts, belief systems, agriculture, industrialization and urbanization, politics, ecological challenges, and economic change.

ANTH 201b, Postwar Vietnam
Erik 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 406a, Rivers: Nature and Politics (also EVST 424a/ PLSC 420a)
James C. Scott
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)


ANTH 541a, Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development (See also F&ES 753a /HIST 965a / PLSC 779a
Michael McGovern, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan,
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 520a
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.

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


EVST 424a
, Rivers: Nature and Politics James C. Scott
(also ANTH 406a/ 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)

FORESTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

FES 384a, Environmental Anthropology: From Historic Origins to Current Debates (See ANTH 382a for course description; also EVST 345a)
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)


F&ES 753a,
Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development
Michael McGovern, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, James C. Scott
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)

See
ANTH 541a for course description

F&ES 520a, Society and Environment: Introduction to Theory and Method
See ANTH 581a for course description
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)


HISTORY

HIST 323b, Southeast Asia Since 1900
Ben Kiernan
Comparative colonialism, nationalism, revolution, and independence in modern Southeast Asia. Topics include Indonesia and the Dutch, Indochina 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 382j, 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 980a, Genocide in History and Theory (graduate seminar)
Ben Kiernan
(Partial Southeast Asian content - Cambodia and East Timor)

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 120 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 346a, Javanese Gamelan in Context: History, Literature, Theory and Performance
Sarah Weiss
This course will be offered as a seminar on Tuesday afternoons, 2:30-4:20 plus a 2 hour rehearsal HTBA. Members of the class form the nucleus of the Yale Javanese Gamelan Ensemble. (No previous experience in gamelan performance required). See Yale Gamelan Suprabanggo

MUSI 711a, Permeable Boundaries: Musical Hybrididty and Cultural Interaaction
Sarah Weiss
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
What is musical hybridity? Do hybrid musical styles ever come to be considered pure or original? Or, thinking from the other direction, were musical styles now considered pure ever hybrid? What are the musical implications of cultural interaction? What are the cultural implications of musical interaction? How does hybridity discourse intersect with postcolonial discourse? How do audience expectations determine the reception of hybrid musical performances in different places around the world? What does hybridity mean to people who experience and/or create it?
With the 'edges' of the world as our boundary, we will explore the musical results of cultural interactions in several locations and periods. Some of these may include: musical manifestations of European fascination with/fear of the Other during the colonial period and orientalism; touristic performance cultures in Asia; the nexus between local popular musics, postcoloniality, and global world beat; the exploration/incorporation/exclusion of the world through the work of new music composers (from around the world) over the last century.


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)
*[OFFERED SUMMER SESSION ONLY]


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)
Michael McGovern, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, James C. Scott
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)


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
Quang Phu Van
(NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR - TO BE OFFERED 2012-13 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 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.