ASIANLAN 480 - Topics in Asian Languages
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Beginning Hmong I
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Students should not elect the same topic twice.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students with advanced Asian language proficiency. Topics will vary, with the goal of the course being to gain additional proficiency in the target language as well as to introduce new concepts not taught in other Asian language courses regularly offered. All material and class discussion will be in the target language.

Course Requirements:

The requirements will vary according to instructor and course content. Typical requirements will consist of active class participation, reading response papers (1-2 pages in length), weekly, comprehension quizzes or exams, oral presentations, and creative projects. All assignments and participation will be done in the target language. No assignment will exceed 25% of the overall grade.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduate and graduate students with advanced proficiency in an Asian language.

Class Format:

Weekly meetings consisting of combined lecture and guided discussion.


ASIANLAN 480 - Topics in Asian Languages
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001 (REC)
MW 4:35PM - 6:55PM
Note: This course is conducted via live video-conferencing with University of of Minnesota. The instructor is Kia Yang (

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