Tibetan

The courses below are offered through the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

For questions about specific courses, contact the department:

Departmental Office: 407 Kent
212-854-5027
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Web: www.columbia.edu/cu/ealac

Admission to Language Courses and Language Placement Test

Students who wish to begin study of a language at a level beyond first-term elementary and students who have had a break of a semester or more in their language study must pass a language placement test before registering. The test will be given on the Friday before the first day of classes. Please see the departmental Web site for additional information.


Directory of Classes

The course information displayed on this page relies on an external system and may be incomplete. Please visit East Asian Languages and Cultures on the Directory of Classes for complete course information for:
Fall 2016
Spring 2017

After finding your course in the Directory of Classes, click on the section number to open an expanded view. The "Open To" field will indicate whether the course is open to School of Professional Studies students. If School of Professional Studies is not included in the field, students may still be able to cross-register for the course by obtaining permission after being admitted to an academic program.


TIBT G2604 Second Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT G3612 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

TIBT G4600 First Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 5 points.

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

TIBT G4601 First Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 5 points.

This is an introductory course and no previous knowledge is required. It focuses on developing basic abilities to speak as well as to read and write in modern Tibetan, Lhasa dialect. Students are also introduced to modern Tibetan studies through selected readings and guest lectures.

TIBT G4603 Second Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT G4604 Second Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the First Year course. The course focuses on the further development of their skills in using the language to engage with practical topics and situations, such as seeing a doctor, reading news, writing letters, and listening to music.

TIBT G4611 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

TIBT G4612 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan II. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

TIBT UN1411 Elementary Classical Tibetan II. 3 points.

Spring 2017: TIBT UN1411
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 1411 001/68449 M W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
351c International Affairs Bldg
Kunchog Tseten 3 2/15

TIBT UN3611 Third Year Modern Colloquial Tibetan I. 4 points.

For those whose knowledge is equivalent to a student who’s completed the Second Year course. The course develops students’ reading comprehension skills through reading selected modern Tibetan literature. Tibetan is used as the medium of instruction and interaction to develop oral fluency and proficiency.

Fall 2016: TIBT UN3611
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
TIBT 3611 001/63597 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
522b Kent Hall
Sonam Tsering 4 6

TIBT W2101 Intermediate Classical Tibetan I/II. 3 points.

TIBT W2101 Intermediate Classical Tibetan I/II. 3 points.

TIBT W3102 Advanced Classical Tibetan. 3 points.

TIBT W4410 Elementary Classical Tibetan I. 3 points.

TIBT W4411 Elementary Classical Tibetan II. 3 points.

TIBT W4412 Intermediate Classical Tibetan I/II. 3 points.

TIBT W4412 Intermediate Classical Tibetan I/II. 3 points.

TIBT W4416 Advanced Classical Tibetan. 3 points.

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