VIET 220b: Introduction to Vietnamese Culture, Values, and Literature

TTh: 1:00-2:15

This course is designed to introduce students to Vietnamese Culture, values, and literature through the study of literary texts, with special attention paid to Vietnamese modes of experience in thinking, feeling, valuing, and perceiving themselves and the external world. 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.

Offered in alternate years