South and Southeast Asian Studies (S,SEASN)

Courses

S,SEASN R5A Self, Representation, and Nation 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course is devoted to a study of selected literary texts set in various regions of Southeast Asia. The readings will include works by foreign authors who lived and traveled in Southeast Asia and translations of works by Southeast Asian writers. These texts will be used to make comparisons and observations with which to characterize coloniality, nationalism, and postcoloniality. This course satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition
requirement.
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S,SEASN R5B Under Western Eyes 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
In this course, the student will read selections from the large body of scholarly texts that have been written about Southeast Asia. Expository and argumentative essays by premier scholars such as Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, Margaret Mead, Clifford Geertz, and Benedict Anderson will be examined. Discussions will cover a broad range of theoretical issues including power, gender, and space. This course satisfies the second half of the Reading
and Composition requirement.
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S,SEASN 24 Freshman Seminar 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen.

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S,SEASN 39 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester. Enrollment limits are set by the faculty, but the suggested limit is 18.

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S,SEASN 50 Special Topics in South and Southeast Asian Culture 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2004, Spring 2001, Summer 2000 10 Week Session
Current topics in method and theory of South and Southeast Asian culture, varying with instructor.

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S,SEASN C51 Introductory Topics in Religious Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2010, Fall 2007
Selected introductory topics in the study of religion.

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S,SEASN N51 Introductory Topics in Religious Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2008 10 Week Session, Summer 2008 Second 6 Week Session
Selected introductory topics in the study of religion.

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S,SEASN C52 Introduction to the Study of Buddhism 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This introduction to the study of Buddhism will consider materials drawn from various Buddhist traditions of Asia, from ancient times down to the present day. However, the course is not intended to be a comprehensive or systematic survey; rather than aiming at breadth, the course is designed around key themes such as ritual, image veneration, mysticism, meditation, and death. The overarching emphasis throughout the course will be on the hermeneutic
difficulties attendant upon the study of religion in general, and Buddhism in particular.
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S,SEASN 84 Sophomore Seminar 1 or 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.

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S,SEASN 98A Directed Group Study for Lower Division Students: South Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 99A Supervised Independent Study and Research for Lower Division Students: South Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 120 Topics in South and Southeast Asian Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Designed to permit regular faculty and visitors to explore special topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Focus and readings will change in response to current research interests of instructors and teaching needs of the department.

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S,SEASN C135 Tantric Traditions of Asia 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
The emergence of the tantras in seventh and eighth-century India marked a watershed for religious practice throughout Asia. These esoteric scriptures introduced complex new ritual technologies that transformed the religious traditions of India, from Brahmanism to Jainism and Buddhism, as well as those of Southeast Asia, Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan. This course provides an overview of tantric religion across these regions.

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S,SEASN C145 Buddhism in Contemporary Society 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A study of the Buddhist tradition as it is found today in Asia. The course will focus on specific living traditions of East, South, and/or Southeast Asia. Themes to be addressed may include contemporary Buddhist ritual practices; funerary and mortuary customs; the relationship between Buddhism and other local religious traditions; the relationship between Buddhist institutions and the state; Buddhist monasticism and its relationship to the
laity; Buddhist ethics; Buddhist "modernism," and so on.
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S,SEASN 148 Philippines: History, Literature, Performance 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session
The course focuses on Philippine history through literature and performance. Among the texts to be discussed are: traditional forms (rituals, poetry, songs, dances) that give insights to belief systems and economic, political, and social life during the indigenous or precolonial period; performance and literary forms that were instruments both of colonial conquest and anti-colonial
movements; and theater and literature that participated in discourse on agrarian issues, labor, martial law and militarism, gender rights, academic freedom, and human rights.
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S,SEASN 149 Studies in South and Southeast Asian Languages 2 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Directed study of South and Southeast Asian Languages. This course will provide intensive language training in languages not regularly taught by the Department. Language may vary each semester based on instructor availability.

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S,SEASN 150 Southeast Asian Mythology 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015
An introduction to the mythologies of Southeast Asia, providing a comparative overview of key myths. We will focus on indigenous narrative traditions encompassing myths of creation and origin, agricultural and maritime myths and practices, the founding of kingdoms, and indigenous geographies. We will further explore the role of myth in the contemporary world.

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S,SEASN 160 Philippine Cultural Politics 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Can a song inspire a revolution? The course focuses on literary, visual, and performance texts that participated in political discourses in the Philippines. What strategies did the writers and artists employ? How did writers and artists face issues of censorship and persecution? How did social movements influence these texts, and in turn, how did these texts contribute to these social movements?

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S,SEASN 190 Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Designed primarily to give majors sustained and intensive training in reading, writing, and analysis in the discipline. Independent research and a substantial essay required. Topics will vary in accord with faculty and student interests.

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S,SEASN H195A Senior Honors: South Asian Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
To be eligible for admission for the honors program, students must have and maintain a minimum GPA 3.5 in all courses completed for the major. In addition, the student must enroll in the final semester of the senior year in H195, a course of supervised research to be guided by an instructor chosen in consultation with the major adviser. On the basis of this research the student will prepare and submit an honors thesis for evaluation.

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S,SEASN H195B Senior Honors: Tamil 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
To be eligible for admission for the honors program, students must have and maintain a minimum GPA 3.5 in all courses completed for the major. In addition, the student must enroll in the final semester of the senior year in H195, a course of supervised research to be guided by an instructor chosen in consultation with the major adviser. On the basis of this research the student will prepare and submit an honors thesis for evaluation.

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S,SEASN H195C Senior Honors: Hindi-Urdu 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
To be eligible for admission for the honors program, students must have and maintain a minimum GPA 3.5 in all courses completed for the major. In addition, the student must enroll in the final semester of the senior year in H195, a course of supervised research to be guided by an instructor chosen in consultation with the major adviser. On the basis of this research the student will prepare and submit an honors thesis for evaluation.

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S,SEASN H195E Senior Honors: Southeast Asian Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
To be eligible for admission for the honors program, students must have and maintain a minimum GPA 3.5 in all courses completed for the major. In addition, the student must enroll in the final semester of the senior year in H195, a course of supervised research to be guided by an instructor chosen in consultation with the major adviser. On the basis of this research the student will prepare and submit an honors thesis for evaluation.

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S,SEASN H195F Senior Honors: Sanskrit 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
To be eligible for admission for the honors program, students must have and maintain a minimum GPA 3.5 in all courses completed for the major. In addition, the student must enroll in the final semester of the senior year in H195, a course of supervised research to be guided by an instructor chosen in consultation with the major adviser. On the basis of this research the student will prepare and submit an honors thesis for evaluation.

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S,SEASN 198A Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: South Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 198B Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: Tamil 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 198C Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 198D Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: Malay/Indonesian 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 198E Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 198F Directed Group Study for Upper Division Students: Sanskrit 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Tutorial instruction in areas not covered by regularly scheduled courses. Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199A Supervised Independent Study and Research: South Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199B Supervised Independent Study and Research: Tamil 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199C Supervised Independent Study and Research: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199D Supervised Independent Study and Research: Malay/Indonesian 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199E Supervised Independent Study and Research: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN 199F Supervised Independent Study and Research: Sanskrit 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Four-unit limit per term.

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S,SEASN C220 Seminar in Buddhism and Buddhist Texts 2 or 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Content varies with student interests. The course will normally focus on classical Buddhist texts that exist in multiple recensions and languages, including Chinese, Sanskrit, and Tibetan.

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S,SEASN 250 Seminar in South and Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Topics vary from semester to semester.

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S,SEASN 290A Special Studies: South Asian Studies 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 290B Special Studies: Tamil 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 290C Special Studies: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 290D Special Studies: Malay/Indonesian 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 290E Special Studies: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 290F Special Studies: Sanskrit 1 - 5 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Students may enroll in more than one section of 290, but the total number of units of Special Study in any one semester may not exceed 12.

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S,SEASN 294 Methods in South & Southeast Asian Studies 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Introduction to the principal, historical, and contemporary methods for study of the literatures, languages, religions, cultures, and peoples of South and Southeast Asia. Discussion of the disciplinary formations of Orientalism, philology, anthropology, comparative religions, gender studies, and history. Topics and readings change year to year. Seminar work will culminate in a one day student symposium.

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S,SEASN 299A Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: South Asian Studies 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 299B Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: Tamil 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 299C Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 299D Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: Malay-Indonesian 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 299E Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 299F Dissertation Preparation and Related Research: Sanskrit 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Normally reserved for students directly engaged in writing the doctoral dissertation.

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S,SEASN 375 Methods and Problems in Teaching South and Southeast Asian Studies 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2014
Team-taught by a faculty member and an advanced graduate student instructor, this weekly seminar will expose GSIs to methods and potential problems in teaching. Building a syllabus, grading, teaching writing and reading comprehension, fairness in the classroom, maintaining enthusiasm, developing a professional teaching portfolio, and campus resources for special needs students will be covered. The seminar will include periodic videotaping and feedback within
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S,SEASN 601A Individual Study for Masters Students: South Asian Studies 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 601B Individual Study for Masters Students: Tamil 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 601C Individual Study for Masters Students: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 601D Individual Study for Masters Students: Malay-Indonesian 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 601E Individual Study for Masters Students: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 601F Individual Study for Masters Students: Sanskrit 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the graduate adviser.

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S,SEASN 602A Individual Study for Doctoral Students: South Asian Studies 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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S,SEASN 602B Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Tamil 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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S,SEASN 602C Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Hindi-Urdu 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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S,SEASN 602D Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Malay-Indonesian 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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S,SEASN 602E Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Southeast Asian Studies 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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S,SEASN 602F Individual Study for Doctoral Students: Sanskrit 1 - 8 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare themselves for the various examinations required for candidates for the Ph.D.

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