Tamil

The courses below are offered through the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 401 Knox Hall
212-854-2556
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/

Language Placement

African Languages: Mariame Sy, 310 Knox
212-851-2439
sms2168@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/african/

Arabic: Taoufik Ben-Amor, 308 Knox
212-854-2895
tb46@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/arabic/

Hebrew: Rina Kreitman, 413 Knox
212-854-6519
rk2617@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hebrew/

Hindi-Urdu: Rakesh Ranjan, 411 Knox
212-851-4107
rr2574@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/hindiurdu/

Persian: Ghazzal Dabiri, 313 Knox
212-854-6664
gd2287@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/persian/

Sanskrit: Guy Leavitt, 311 Knox
212-854-1304
gl2392@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/sanskrit/

Tamil: Sam Sudanandha, 309 Knox
212-854-4702
dss2121@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/tamil/

Turkish: Zuleyha Colak, 313 Knox
212-854-0473
zc2208@columbia.edu
Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mesaas/languages/turkishottoman/

Placement Test

Enrollment in language courses is, in some cases, determined by placement examinations. Contact the department or visit the department's Web site for additional information. Please note: language courses may not be taken Pass/Fail nor may they be audited.


Directory of Classes

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TAML W1101 Elementary Tamil I. 4 points.

Introduces students to basic grammatical and syntactical skills required to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. Of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in that region of the world. Introduces students to the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W1102 Elementary Tamil II. 4 points.

Introduces students to basic grammatical and syntactical skills required to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. Of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in that region of the world. Introduces students to the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W2101 Intermediate Tamil I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's written and oral proficiency in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. Develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W2102 Intermediate Tamil II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1101-W1102 or the instructor's permission.

Further develops a student's written and oral proficiency in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. Develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W3101 Advanced Tamil I. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Introduces students to advanced grammatical and syntactical structures of the Tamil language in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. This course also develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

TAML W3102 Advanced Tamil II. 4 points.

Prerequisites: TAML W1201-W1202 or the instructor's permission.

Introduces students to advanced grammatical and syntactical structures of the Tamil language in order to allow them to function adequately in a Tamil-speaking environment. This course is of particular interest to students planning to conduct scholarly research or fieldwork in their chosen specialty in a Tamil-speaking context. This course also develops a student's appreciation for the rich culture of the Indian subcontinent where Tamil is spoken.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.