Online Course Open to the Public
Reading Thai for Research Purposes
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 through Thursday, December 15, 2011
Taught by Prof. Robert Bickner, Dept. of Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Class meets online every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:25 am to 10:40 am, Central Standard Time
The course will be an on-line seminar focusing on strategies for reading and interpreting Thai language source material for research purposes. Readings will be chosen by the course participants and discussion will include a close reading of selected passages, focusing on the coherence strategies used by the author in creating the text. Discussion will be in English. Three years of prior study of Thai, or the equivalent, is appropriate preparation for the course. Thai language proficiency assessment will be conducted prior to the beginning of the course.
Enrollment is open to non-UW-Madison students. Consent of instructor is required. For more information, please contact Prof. Bickner at rbickner at wisc dot edu.
The course will meet online and all students will need access to high-speed internet, either Windows XP (or higher) or Mac OS v 10.4 (or higher), 2 GB RAM recommended. Additional computer system requirements available upon request.