SEAS RELATED COURSES 2012-2013

*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 371/571b, Modern Indonesia
Joseph Errington
Political and cultural dynamics in contemporary Indonesia explored from historical and anthropological perspectives. Major ethnic groups, key historical dynamics, political culture, and interaction between modernization and traditional lifeways. Issues of ethnicity, gender, religion, and economy in situations of rapid social change.

ANTH 378/578b, 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. PWVN seminar.

ANTH 406a, Rivers: Nature and Politics (also EVST 424a/ PLSC 420a)
James C. Scott
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)
The natural history of rivers and river systems and the politics surrounding the efforts of states to manage and engineer them.

ANTH 409a, Anthropology of Climate: Past to Present (See also F&ES 422a /EVST 422a
Michael R. Dove
(Some/partial Southeast Asian content)
This is an upper division undergraduate seminar on the history of the anthropological study of the climate and climate change. The core text for the course is The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Historical Reader (Dove, ed., in press, Wiley-Blackwell), written especially for this course. No prerequisites. Two-hour lecture/seminar.

ANTH 541a, Agrarian Societies: Culture, Society, History, and Development (See also F&ES 753a /HIST 965a / PLSC 779a
Peter Perdue,
James C. Scott, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan,
(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 alsoF&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. There will be two guest lectures and one combined lecture by the teaching fellows, all of whom are exciting young scholars. No prerequisites. This is a 'Foundation' course in F&ES, a 'Core' course in the joint F&ES/Anthropology doctoral degree program, and a prerequisite for F&ES 869b/ANTH572b. Three-hour lecture/seminar.

ANTH 572b, Disaster, Degradation, Dystopia: Social Science Approaches to Environmental Perturbation and Change (See also>F&ES 869b)
Michael R. Dove
(Substantial Southeast Asian content)
This is an advanced seminar on the 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. Prerequisite: ANTH581a/FES520a or F&ES 882b. Three-hour lecture/seminar. Enrollment limited to twenty.


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



ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

EVST 422a, Anthropology of Climate: Past to Present (See ANTH 409a for description)
Michael R. Dove
(Some/partial Southeast Asian content)


EVST 424a, Rivers: Nature and Politics James C. Scott
(also ANTH 406a/ PLSC 420a
)
(some/partial Southeast Asian content)
The natural history of rivers and river systems and the politics surrounding the efforts of states to manage and engineer them.



FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

F&ES 422a, Anthropology of Climate: Past to Present (See ANTH 409a for description /EVST 422a)
Michael R. Dove
(
Some/partial 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
(
Some/partial Southeast Asian content)

F&ES 869b, Disaster, Degradation, Dystopia: Social Science Approaches to Environmental Perturbation adn Change (See ANTH 572b for 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 851b, Twentieth-Century Vietnam: Colonialism, War, and Society (graduate seminar)
Ben Kiernan
French colonial rule, cultural change, Japanese occupation, and the origins, course, and aftermath of the Vietnamese-American conflict. War and society from the formation of a modern national identity to the rise of communism, the resurgence of Buddhism, independence and division, the U.S. intervention, escalation and defeat, the postwar Cambodian conflict and the 1979 Chinese invasion, regional integration, and economic reform. Readings, discussion, and research.

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)


HISTORY OF ART

HSAR 142A/RLST 187, Introduction to the History of Art: The Classical Buddhist World
Mimi Yiengpruksawan
(Partial Southeast Asian content; ~4 weeks)
Buddhist art and architecture of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia from earliest beginnings to the tenth century, and including Greco-Roman, Persian, and Islamic contac. (Includes close examination of Borobudur, Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and some Cham materials).

HSAR 143B/RLST 188 Introduction to the History of Art: Buddhist Art and Architecture, 900 to 1600
Mimi Yiengpruksawan
(Partial Southeast Asian content; ~4 weeks)
Buddhist art and architecture of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Tibet from the tenth century to the early modern period. Emphasis on cross-regional engagements including the impact of Islam. Includes focus on Myanmar, Thailand, and some Javanese material.

HSAR 488B Buddhist Mandalas
Mimi Yiengpruksawan
(Partial Southeast Asian content; ~2 weeks)
Study of Buddhist mandalas, objects such as paintings, relief sculptures, sand works, engravings on stone, and textiles that represent graphically what is written in scripture. Examination of Indian, Japanese, and Tibetan mandalas and the texts on which they are based. Focus on the intersection of text and image in the material or visual representation of Buddhist discourse.
Covers Borobudur and Candi Mendut. Permission required


INDONESIAN
(Click on -> Indonesian Studies at Yale)

INDN 110/510a and 120/530b, Elementary Indonesian I and II. 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 130/530a and 140/540b, Intermediate Indonesian I and II. Indriyo Sukmono
Continued practice in colloquial Indonesian conversation and reading and discussion of texts. (After INDN 120 or equivalent)

INDN 153/553a, Advanced Indonesian. Jolanda Pandin (Cornell University) and Indriyo Sukmono
Development of speaking, listening, writing, and grammar skills to an advanced level. A semi-directed study in which the focus of the course depends on the research interests of the students.
Prerequisite: INDN 140 or equivalent. Course taught jointly with Cornell University using videoconferencing technology.

INDN 160/560b, Advanced Indonesian II. Indriyo Sukmono
Continued development of advanced level fluency. Prerequeisite: INDN153/553 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.

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 preparing for academic performance and/or research purposes. Prerequeisite: INDIN 560 or equivalent; permission of the instructor



MUSIC

MUSI 346a, Javanese Gamelan: Performance, History, Literature, Theory and Future
Sarah Weiss
This course will be offered as a seminar on Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:20 plus a 2 hour rehearsal 6:00 - 8:00 on Thursday evenings. 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 306/506b, World Music Theories
Sarah Weiss
(Substantial - 40% - Southeast Asian content)

Seminar - time tba


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 Development. 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)

VIET110/510a and 120/520b, Elementary Vietnamese I and II. 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 130/530a and 140/540b, Intermediate Vietnamese I and II. 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. Prerequisite: VIET 120/520 or equivalent.

VIET 220b, Introduction to Vietnamese Culture, Values, and Literature
Quang Phu Van
(NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR - TO BE OFFERED 2013-14 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 150/550a, Advanced Vietnamese.
Quang Phu Van
Aims to enable students to achieve greater fluency and accuracy in the language beyond the intermediate level and to solidify reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Topics will include social, economic, and cultural practices, gender issues, notions of power, taboo, etc. Prerequisite: VIET 140/540 or equivalent.

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.