Tibetan (TIBT)

TIBT 030 Beginning Tibetan I

Beginning Tibetan will explain the fundamentals of the modern Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will develop the ability to read the Tibetan script and identify and analyze Tibetan grammatical forms. Students will also learn conversational Tibetan, and be introduced to the structure of spoken grammar and its pronunciation. This class will provide a foundation for reading Tibetan literature, both classical and modern, and for speaking Tibetan, a language that lives in Tibet and in diaspora communities around the globe. Learning the fundamentals of Tibetan language in this class will open a window into a rich and colorful culture, the unique culture of Tibet.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

TIBT 031 Beginning Tibetan II

Beginning Tibetan II will develop the fundamentals of the modern Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will continue learning to read Tibetan and analyze Tibetan grammatical forms. Students will also continue learning conversational Tibetan, and increase familiarity with the structures of spoken grammar and its pronunciation. This class will provide a foundation for reading Tibetan literature, both classical and modern, and for speaking Tibetan, a language that lives in Tibet and in diaspora communities around the globe. Learning the fundamentals of Tibetan language in this class will open a window into a rich and colorful culture, the unique culture of Tibet.

For BA Students: Language Course

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

TIBT 032 Intermediate Tibetan I

In Intermediate Tibetan I, students will continue to develop their understanding of the fundamentals of the Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will expand their vocabulary while refining their knowledge of the different grammatical forms used in literary and colloquial Tibetan. In class students will gain exposure to a range of Tibetan literature by reading selections from both classical and modern texts. We will also continue to work with writing Tibetan, to develop reading and writing ability in parallel. Students will also be introduced to Tibetan cultural traditions while gaining fluency with conversational skills in daily drills of speaking and listening comprehension.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Jasmine Duckworth

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

TIBT 033 Intermediate Tibetan II

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

TIBT 433 Advanced Tibetan I

In Advanced Tibetan I, students will continue to develop their understanding of the fundamentals of the Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will expand their vocabulary while refining their knowledge of the different grammatical forms used in literary and colloquial Tibetan. In class students will gain exposure to a range of Tibetan literature by reading selections from both classical and modern texts. We will also continue to work with writing Tibetan, to develop reading and writing ability in parallel. Students will also be introduced to Tibetan cultural traditions while gaining fluency with conversational skills in daily drills of speaking and listening comprehension.

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

TIBT 434 Advanced Tibetan II

In Advanced Tibetan II, students will be exposed to reading several different genres of Tibetan literature, while continuing to develop their understanding of the fundamentals of the Tibetan language in its literary and spoken forms. Students will further expand their vocabulary while refining their knowledge of both literary and colloquial Tibetan. In class we will read selections from both classical and modern texts, including folk stories. We will also continue to work toward proficiency in writing Tibetan, to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in parallel. Students will also be introduced to Tibetan cultural traditions while gaining fluency with conversational skills in daily drills of speaking and listening comprehension.

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit