Review Comment

[MDES W4410] Elementary Classical Tibetan I

December 27, 2004

Jamspal, Lozang
[MDES W4410] Elementary Classical Tibetan I

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Prof Jamspal is a very kind professor and he has a good sense of humor. He is native Tibetan (grew up there before escaping during the Chinese "cultural revolution") and has a knack for getting you to understand Tibetan before you even realize it. Learning a nonRoman alphabet isn't nearly as intimidating as you might think and if you already know one of the other western languages, the grammar shouldn't be difficult to understand. It's really straightforward and there aren't any rulebreakers (at least not in the first semester). One of the best things about the class is that it's only twice a week and only 3 points. So it's not nearly as intense as the western languages. Another thing--THE BEST THING--is is that there are usually only very few students in the class. I was fortunate enough to be only 1 of 2--definitely can say I got my full money's worth from CU at long last!

Workload:

Daily 15-sentence assignments (i.e. twice per week). Oral final which is a quiz on what Tibetan words mean in English and vice versa.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4410: Elementary Classical Tibetan I 2007 Fall MW / 9:00-10:30 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4410: Elementary Classical Tibetan I Lozang Jamspal 2006 Fall MW / 9:00-10:30 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4410: Elementary Classical Tibetan I Lozang Jamspal 2004 Fall MW / 10:00-11:30 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4410: Elementary Classical Tibetan I Lozang Jamspal 2003 Fall / 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W4410: Elementary Classical Tibetan I Lozang Jamspal 2001 Fall TR / 11:30- 1:00 PM 1