CAS Event
Tuesday, February 16, 4:30 p.m. 
Via Zoom

Join us to learn about Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) from the Center for Asian Studies and CU faculty members who have taught classes utilizing CLAC techniques. CLAC provides opportunities for using materials in languages other than English and those developed in different cultural contexts to complement and enhance students’ learning in content classes. 

This event will feature brief descriptions by the faculty participants and allow plenty of time for questions and further discussion about what CLAC has to offer, lessons learned, and how to get started.

  • Aun Hasan Ali, assistant professor of Islamic Studies, taught Introduction to Islam using Arabic language and cultural touchpoints
  • Rahul Parson, assistant professor of Hindi/Urdu, taught three consecutive literature and film studies courses using Hindi and Urdu materials at CU Boulder, now Assistant Professor of Hindi Studies, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  • Levi Thompson, assistant professor of Arabic, taught the Arabic Novel using Arabic materials 

Additionally, CLAC Course Development Grants for Asia-related courses are available for summer 2021 with an application deadline of March 1, 2021. 

Call for Proposals:

The Center for Asian Studies invites CU Boulder faculty who would like to use CLAC techniques to enhance the study of Asia-related subjects to apply for CLAC Fellow course development grants.

CLAC Co-Seminar Course Development Grants will offer a $1000 stipend for the development of a supplemental one-credit undergraduate co-seminar drawing students and content from an existing disciplinary course in any department. Faculty will be responsible for teaching this co-seminar using primary Asian language and cultural sources to enhance the content of the main course. CLAC co-seminars will be listed as ASIA 4001 (Arts & Humanities) or ASIA 4002 (Social Sciences).

CLAC Fellows should offer the new course in AY 2021-22 if possible. All recipients will receive training and support through the CAS CLAC program and CLAC Consortium members. CLAC courses should utilize primary language and cultural sources, such as historical or contemporary materials and mass media.

Application Information is available on the CAS website. Questions can be directed to Danielle Rocheleau Salaz, CAS Executive Director.