Uzbek Course Catalog

1101 Elementary Uzbek I

Introduction to Uzbek language; development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.Prereq: Not available to native speakers. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course.

The aim of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of the Uzbek language, as it is spoken and written today. During the classes, the spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language used in newspapers, books and other mass media will be emphasized. This course will familiarize students with the sound system, alphabet and the basic structure and practical use of the Uzbek language. Practice of all four language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing will be stressed throughout the course. Students will be exposed to authentic materials such as video clips and pictures showing the real cultural life of the Uzbek people during the classes. At the end of the quarter, students should be able to listen to simple conversations, read and understand short texts, engage in brief conversations on simple everyday topics, and write short, simple essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class.    Example Syllabus

1102 Elementary Uzbek II

Continued study of Uzbek Language, with appropriate cultural background; further development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.  Prereq: 1101 (101), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 102, or to native speakers. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course.

The aim of this course is to continue instruction in the general knowledge of the Uzbek language, as it is spoken and written today. During the classes, the spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language that is being used in newspapers, books and other means of mass media will be emphasized. This course will increase students' knowledge of the sound system, alphabet and the basic structure and practical use of the Uzbek language. Throughout the course, practice of all four language skills,listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing will be stressed extensively. Students will be exposed to authentic materials such as video clips and pictures showing the real cultural life of the Uzbek people during the classes. At the end of the quarter, students should be able to listen to more complex conversations, read and understand short and medium sized texts, engage in brief conversations on more complicated everyday topics, and write short, simple essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class.   Example Syllabus

1103 Intermediate Uzbek I

Continued study of Uzbek Language, with appropriate cultural background; further development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Prereq: 1102, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 101, 102, or to native speakers. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course.

The aim of this course is to continue instruction in the general knowledge of the Uzbek language, as it is spoken and written today. During the classes, the spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language that is being used in newspapers, books and other means of mass media will be emphasized. This course will increase students' knowledge of the sound system, alphabet and the basic structure and practical use of the Uzbek language. In addition, this course will introduce students to the Cyrillic alphabet, which, although not the official alphabet of the Uzbek language, is still widely used throughout Uzbekistan and among the Uzbeks of neighboring countries. Throughout the course, practice of all four language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing will be stressed extensively. Students will be exposed to authentic materials such as video clips and pictures showing the real cultural life of the Uzbek people during the classes. At the end of the quarter, students should be able to listen to more complex conversations, read and understand short and medium sized texts, engage in longer conversations on more complicated everyday topics, and write short, simple essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class.   Example Syllabus

2101 Intermediate Uzbek II

Extensive reading from literary texts, with practice in conversation and composition.  Prereq: 1103 or 104. Not open to students with credit for 201, or to native speakers.

The intermediate level course aims to increase students' fluency in oral expression, develop their listening and reading skills, and extend their understanding of the fundamentals of the grammar and literary language of Uzbekistan. The 4-skill comprehensive approach will be used in the course and a communicative approach will be taken, which opens a wider perspective on language learning. During the course, students will learn grammar and vocabulary. There will be extensive conversation and reading practice which use journals and newspapers that illustrate modern life and language in Uzbekistan. Students will use the Internet, Carmen, and email to print out teaching materials and turn in their assignments. Also, this course will give the opportunity to watch Uzbek videos, TV programs and listen to audio tapes made in Tashkent.   Example Syllabus

2102 Intermediate Uzbek III

Continued reading from literary texts, with further practice in conversation, composition, and translation.
Prereq: 2101 (201). Not open to students with credit for 202, or to native speakers.

This intermediate level course aims to increase students' fluency in oral expression, develop their listening and reading skills, and extend their understanding of the fundamentals of the grammar and literary language of Uzbekistan. The 4-skill comprehensive approach will be used in the course and a communicative approach will be taken, which opens a wider perspective on language learning. During the course, students will learn grammar and vocabulary. There will be extensive conversation and reading practice which use journals and newspapers that illustrate modern life and language in Uzbekistan.  Students will use the Internet, Carmen, and email to print out teaching materials and turn in their assignments. Also, this course will give students the opportunity to watch Uzbek videos, TV programs and listen to audio tapes made in Tashkent.   Example Syllabus

3102 Advanced Uzbek
This course aims: to increase fluency in oral expression; develop skills in listening, reading and writing; extend knowledge of literary Uzbek language; and enable research in Uzbek. Course will use four skills approach as well as communicative. Using authentic language materials (newspapers, journals, TV programs) will be emphasized.    Example Syllabus

Prereq: 2102
 

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