What is modern China? The answer to this question is usually based on simplistic measures such as China’s current economic success. Major international events such as the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 World Expo project China as having always been a node of global interaction. Modern China presents us with a dual image. One is a society transforming itself through economic development and social revolution. The other is the world’s largest and oldest bureaucratic state, struggling with the multiplicity of problems of economic and political management.
Advanced course in readings in Thai, with the focus on academic texts. Students are encouraged to bring in their own materials (i.e., from dissertations, reports, essays) that deal with Thai language to work in the class. Open for advanced undergrduate and graduate students.
A two-term continuation of the study of Thai at the intermediate level. Students build on acquired proficiency at the elementary level (or its equivalent) towards achieving more fluency in reading, speaking, writing, and listening comprehension of standard Thai, as well as in cultural-social skills. Introduces new vocabulary and grammar through communicative tasks and text readings, mainly using the situational-communicative methodology. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Elementary Thai (or equivalent) is required.
Introductory course to Thai language. Students interested in learning Thai for academic, professional, and other purposes are encouraged to enroll regardless of their prior knowlede of Thai language. The course is to prepare students for a series of Thai courses to follow to help students become fluent in the use of Thai language to read, write, and communicate orally. Students with some backgrounds in Thai language studies might be interested in Thai 102a: Intermediate Thai I, Thai 103ar: Readings in Thai I, and Thai 3000: Readings and Research.
Individualized study of a South Asian language; emphasis on written expression, reading comprehension and oral fluency. Languages currently offered include Bengali and Thai though others may be approved upon petition to the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Director of Graduate Studies. Note: Not open to auditors.