AFRC1500 - World Musics and Cultures

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
403
Title (text only)
World Musics and Cultures
Term
2024C
Subject area
AFRC
Section number only
403
Section ID
AFRC1500403
Course number integer
1500
Meeting times
TR 10:15 AM-11:44 AM
Level
undergraduate
Description
This course examines how we as consumers in the "Western" world engage with musical difference largely through the products of the global entertainment industry. We examine music cultures in contact in a variety of ways-- particularly as traditions in transformation. Students gain an understanding of traditional music as live, meaningful person-to-person music making, by examining the music in its original site of production, and then considering its transformation once it is removed, and recontextualized in a variety of ways. The purpose of the course is to enable students to become informed and critical consumers of "World Music" by telling a series of stories about particular recordings made with, or using the music of, peoples culturally and geographically distant from the US. Students come to understand that not all music downloads containing music from unfamiliar places are the same, and that particular recordings may be embedded in intriguing and controversial narratives of production and consumption. At the very least, students should emerge from the class with a clear understanding that the production, distribution, and consumption of world music is rarely a neutral process. Fulfills College Cross Cultural Foundational Requirement.
Course number only
1500
Cross listings
ANTH1500403, MUSC1500402
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

SAST0104 - Beginning Tabla I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
2
Title (text only)
Beginning Tabla I
Term
2024C
Subject area
SAST
Section number only
002
Section ID
SAST0104002
Course number integer
104
Meeting times
MW 7:00 PM-8:29 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Aqeel Bhatti
Description
An introduction to the tabla, the premier drum of north Indian and Pakistani classical music traditions.
Course number only
0104
Use local description
No

CHIN5333 - Intermediate Taiwanese I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Intermediate Taiwanese I
Term
2024C
Subject area
CHIN
Section number only
680
Section ID
CHIN5333680
Course number integer
5333
Meeting times
TR 5:15 PM-6:44 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Grace Mei-Hui Wu
Description
Students will further develop their speaking and listening skills and will be able to communicate with ease and confidence when dealing with everyday routine tasks. Students will also gain skills to process and seek information in Taiwanese. Conversation topics include New Year, folk songs, and Tang poetry. Authentic materials are used for enhancing reading, listening, and speaking practices.
Course number only
5333
Cross listings
CHIN0333680
Use local description
No

LING5110 - Old English

Status
A
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Old English
Term
2024C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING5110001
Course number integer
5110
Meeting times
TR 1:45 PM-3:14 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Donald A Ringe
Description
The main purpose of this course is to teach students to read Old English ("Anglo-Saxon"), chiefly but not exclusively for research in linguistics. Grammar will be heavily emphasized; there will also be lectures on the immediate prehistory of the language, since the morphology of Old English was made unusually complex by interacting sound changes. In the first eight weeks we will work through Moore and Knott's "Elements of Grammar" and learn the grammar; the remainder of the term will be devoted to reading texts.
Course number only
5110
Use local description
No

KORN5870 - Current Korean Media I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Current Korean Media I
Term
2024C
Subject area
KORN
Section number only
680
Section ID
KORN5870680
Course number integer
5870
Meeting times
TR 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Hyobin Won
Description
Offered through the Penn Language Center. This course aims to develop a deeper understanding of the contemporary Korean society through critical analysis of language use and viewpoints expressed in various types of media including the internet, TV, films and newspapers. This course will provide students with a rich opportunity to relate what they have learned in previous Korean language courses to the larger context of Korean culture and society. The course is conducted entirely in Korean and utilizes both written and audiovisual materials to develop students' reading/listening comprehension and critical thinking. The course also involves in-depth class discussion and writing short compositions to enhance conversation and writing skills.
Course number only
5870
Cross listings
KORN0870680
Use local description
No

KORN5560 - Business Communication in Korean

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Business Communication in Korean
Term
2024C
Subject area
KORN
Section number only
680
Section ID
KORN5560680
Course number integer
5560
Meeting times
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Haewon Cho
Description
Offered through the Penn Language Center. This course is designed to help students improve their Korean language proficiency by learning essential communication skills necessary to engage in business in Korea. Students will also develop their knowledge of and competence in Korean business culture and practice. The course objectives include: (1) to learn essential business terms, advanced grammar structures and communication strategies in business transactions; (2) to learn Korean business customs and culture, work norms, and business etiquette that students need to successfully communicate in a Korean business context. Topics include job application, business correspondence and reports, discussion and presentation in business meetings, communication styles and strategies in business contexts, current business culture, etc.
Course number only
5560
Cross listings
KORN0560680
Use local description
No

KORN5103 - Spoken Korean I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Spoken Korean I
Term
2024C
Subject area
KORN
Section number only
680
Section ID
KORN5103680
Course number integer
5103
Meeting times
TR 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Siwon Lee
Description
This class is for those that have little to no knowledge of Korean. The main focus is the development of Korean communication skills by exploring a variety of everyday topics beyond school settings. Students will improve their Korean communication skills by engaging in a variety of interactive activities, role plays, and presentations. Class topics include, but are not limited to, introducing oneself, describing one's surroundings, discussing daily activities and past events, talking about common objects and people, etc. We will also introduce cultural topics in order to deepen students' understanding of Korea's culture and language. NOTE: This course does not count toward the language requirement or the EALC major or minor. Offered through the Penn Language Center.
Course number only
5103
Cross listings
KORN0103680
Use local description
No

JPAN5760 - Japanese for the Professions I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Japanese for the Professions I
Term
2024C
Subject area
JPAN
Section number only
680
Section ID
JPAN5760680
Course number integer
5760
Meeting times
MW 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Tomoko Takami
Description
An intermediate level course of Japanese language focusing on workplace-related topics. Intended for students who will use Japanese in the professions. Textbook: Powering Up Your Japanese Through Case Studies: Intermediate and Advanced Japanese.
Course number only
5760
Cross listings
JPAN0760680
Use local description
No

JPAN5103 - Spoken Japanese I

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Spoken Japanese I
Term
2024C
Subject area
JPAN
Section number only
680
Section ID
JPAN5103680
Course number integer
5103
Meeting times
MW 5:15 PM-7:14 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Lewis E Harrington
Description
Intended for students who have no Japanese background. The major emphasis is on oral communication skills, although some reading and writing instructions are given. Japanese pop-culture will also be incorporated.
Course number only
5103
Cross listings
JPAN0103680
Use local description
No

CHIN5878 - Advanced Medical Chinese

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
680
Title (text only)
Advanced Medical Chinese
Term
2024C
Subject area
CHIN
Section number only
680
Section ID
CHIN5878680
Course number integer
5878
Meeting times
TR 3:30 PM-4:59 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Chih-Jen Lee
Description
“Advanced Medical Chinese” is a specialized language course tailored for medical, nursing, and other healthcare-related professionals. It offers Mandarin language instruction to individuals who anticipate interactions with Chinese-speaking patients, either during visits to China or while serving patients with limited English proficiency. This course specifically targets students with a minimum of three years of Chinese language study in a standard college program or an equivalent language competency level. Its primary focus is on facilitating effective physician and nurse communication with patients.
The course’s ultimate aim extends beyond language proficiency to positively impact patient care within the Chinese community by mitigating language and cultural barriers. By honing language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking within clinical healthcare contexts, participants will be better equipped to engage in meaningful interactions. The curriculum covers a wide spectrum of subjects, spanning from foundational rapport-building and medical terminology to exploring Chinese cultural attitudes toward health-related matters.
Course number only
5878
Cross listings
CHIN0878680
Use local description
No