Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Darsana Manayathu Sasi


PhD, University of Kerala

Lecturer
Darsana Manayathu Sasi

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-6031
  • Office: WCH 4.104E
  • Office Hours: Fall 2020 MW 3-4:30
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Courses


MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II-Wb

33465 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II-Wb

33470 • Spring 2021
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I-Wb

32455 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I-Wb

32460 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C. 

Second year Malayalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalam without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

MAL 330 • Malayalam Literature-Wb

32465 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:30PM
Internet; Synchronous

Course Description

This course focus on Malayalam literature and Kerala culture including traditions and histories. Development of vocabulary is an important part of this course. At the end of this course students will acquire a general knowledge about Malayalam literature. Speaking, listening, reading and writing will be equally emphasized throughout. Selected stories/poems/ poetries/essays from Malayalam literature and additional activities will be assigned in class and for homework.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

33005 • Spring 2020
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

33010 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 1.118

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

32460 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

32465 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.106

MAL 312K (Second Year Malayalam 1) is an intermediate course to further students’ understanding of formal and informal spoken forms of Malayalam. Students build upon their foundational skills through reading comprehension, compositions on selected topics, and translation passages. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Students, also, focus on Malayalam literature and Kerala culture, as well as the grammar of Malayalam.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

32970 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM GAR 1.134

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

32975 • Spring 2019
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.118

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

33105 • Fall 2018
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

Standard Malayalam of Kerala.  This is a first semester introductory level course geared towards training students in the foundations of Malayalam which will encompass the learning of alphabets, bi- and multi-sentence structure and
informal conversational exchange.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

33110 • Fall 2018
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM BEN 1.118

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C.  Second year Malyalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalm without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

32010 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.106

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

32015 • Spring 2018
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 21

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

32640 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

32645 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CLA 0.118

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C. 

Second year Malayalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalam without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

32505 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM BEN 1.106

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

32510 • Spring 2017
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.104

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

32430 • Fall 2016
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

32435 • Fall 2016
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.118

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C. 

Second year Malayalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalam without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

31640 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 1.104

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

31645 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM WEL 3.266

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

31675 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 11:00AM-12:00PM GAR 1.134

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

31680 • Fall 2015
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.106

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C. 

Second year Malayalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalam without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

MAL 507 • First-Year Malayalam II

31815 • Spring 2015
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM WEL 3.266

First year Malayalam II (MAL 507) meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. Building on spoken Malayalam and grammar from the first semester, students will learn more advanced grammar of Malayalam. Reading and listening comprehension and translation passages will be used as course materials. Students will learn differences between speaking and writing the language through the lessons.   Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are also the part of this course. Both homework and in-­‐class assignments will play an important role in developing these skill. In-­‐class conversations are expected to be almost exclusively in Malayalam. Newspaper  materials, video clips, and pictures will be used in this semester.  All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 312L • Second-Year Malayalam II

31820 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM WEL 4.224

Second year Malayalam II (MAL 312L) is geared towards training students in Malayalam literature and Kerala culture and advanced grammar of Malayalam. The class will meet three hours per week and will carry three hours of credit. To teach the language five essays, two stories , one movie and two poems will be used as lessons. Vocabulary development and dictionary usage are an important part of this course. Assignments and classroom exercise will be used to ensure students’ progress and proficiency. At the end of this course, the students will have good general knowledge about Kerala culture and Malayalam literature and grammar. All the lessons and materials will be provided in class.

MAL 506 • First-Year Malayalam I

32690 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:00PM WAG 308

Malayalam is the principal language of the state of Kerala in South India, and is spoken by approximately 36 million people worldwide. It is the language of vibrant and influential literary, journalistic, and cinematic cultures, not to mention growing technology and manufacturing industries. MAL 506 (First Year Malayalam 1) is an introductory course that encompasses learning Malayalam script, sentence structure and conversational exchange. This course meets five hours per week and provides five hours of credit. There are several components for this course, including lectures, films, Culinary tour (South Indian restaurant), home-work, in-class presentation, and exams(oral and written). The four basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing will be simultaneously and regularly learned and practiced throughout the semester.

MAL 312K • Second-Year Malayalam I

32695 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 22

Prerequisite: Malayalam 507 with a grade of at least C. 

Second year Malayalam I is geared toward training students in the acquisition of different styles of writing with the help of some selected essays and short stories.  By the end of the semester, students should be able to write and speak Malayalam without hesitation and narrate a specific topic.

Malayalam Handwritten Journals


കൈയ്യെഴുത്തുമാസിക

Writing is the highest level of art. It will increase one’s creativity with better critical thinking, and it will boost academic self-confidence. One can increase reading capacity with the power of writing. This is an exercise of one’s creative ability. It allows students to be more thoughtful and to pay closer attention to the content at hand even more so than the use of technology.

Malayalam is the mother tongue of Keralites. Speakers of various languages choose to study Malayalam either because of their interest or to understand a different culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to know the Kerala style of the conversation through the Malayalam language.

Our aim is to make a journal with various handwritten articles. Our plan is to publish these journals every year or biannually.

Students are not asked to write a great novel or an epic poem. They just write what comes to mind, to get their thoughts on paper. They can express their ideas, emotions, and dreams through the words of a poem, or a short story, or memories of a journey, and so on.


Handwritten Journal Archives

Spring 2018

Spring 2017

Spring 2016