Vietnamese (VIETNMS)

Courses

VIETNMS 1A Introductory Vietnamese 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, including intensive drill on basic phonology and grammar. By the end of the second semester the student should be able to function successfully in ordinary Vietnamese conversation and read simple texts of moderate difficulty.

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VIETNMS 1B Introductory Vietnamese 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
An introduction to modern spoken and written Vietnamese, including intensive drill on basic phonology and grammar. By the end of the second semester the student should be able to function successfully in ordinary Vietnamese conversation and read simple texts of moderate difficulty.

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VIETNMS 15 Intensive Introductory Vietnamese 10 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Summer 2016 8 Week Session, Summer 2012 10 Week Session, Summer 2012 8 Week Session
Provides the learner with essential vocabulary, grammar, and literacy through intensive drills and written and oral exercises. By the end of the course, students should be able to function successfully in everyday Vietnamese conversation and read simple texts of moderate difficulty.

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VIETNMS 100A Intermediate Vietnamese 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A second-year course in Vietnamese vocabulary and syntax with intensive drills on short colloquial expressions and auditory recognition of speech patterns. First semester course stresses phraseology, sentence building, rules of composition and development of students' communicative skills. By the end of the second semester students will learn to speak and write simple compositions and will
have a cursory introduction to Vietnamese literature and sample readings from contemporary Vietnamese writers.
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VIETNMS 100B Intermediate Vietnamese 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A second-year course in Vietnamese vocabulary and syntax with intensive drills on short colloquial expressions and auditory recognition of speech patterns. First semester course stresses phraseology, sentence building, rules of composition and development of students' communicative skills. By the end of the second semester students will learn to speak and write simple compositions and
will have a cursory introduction to Vietnamese literature and sample readings from contemporary Vietnamese writers.
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VIETNMS 101A Advanced Vietnamese 3 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
This course is designed for students who have already achieved an intermediate degree of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing modern Vietnamese. Objective: to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas and provide an introduction to the literature and culture of Vietnam by reading Vietnamese language texts. Readings will vary from semester to semester
and will include novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from the classical, colonial, post-colonial, and contemporary periods. Topics to be addressed in class are the nature of the Sino-Vietnamese classical tradition; cultural legacies of French colonialism; the regional character of literary and cultural production; the emergence of a distinctive Vietnamese modernity, and the history of Vietnamese gender norms and relations. Regular attendance and participation in classroom activities is mandatory and no English will be spoken in class.
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VIETNMS 101B Advanced Vietnamese 3 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A continuation of 101A, with the goal of conversational fluency, advanced reading competence, and facility in writing. This course also provides an introduction to the literature and culture of Vietnam through a close reading of Vietnamese language texts. Readings will vary from semester to semester and will include novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from the classical, colonial
, and contemporary periods. Among the topics to be addressed in class are the nature of the Sino-Vietnamese classical tradition, the cultural legacies of French colonialism, the regional character of literary and cultural production, the emergence of a distinctive Vietnamese modernity, and the history of Vietnamese gender norms and relations. Regular attendance and participation in classroom activities is mandatory and no English will be spoken in class.
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