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Geeta H. Patel

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Office location and address
139 New Cabell Hall
510 Massie Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
HIND 1010: Elementary Hindi-Urdu
Credits: 4
Introductory training in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing Hindi and Urdu.
HIND 1020: Elementary Hindi-Urdu
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: HIND 1010.
HIND 2010: Intermediate Hindi
Credits: 4
Introduction to various types of written and spoken Hindi; vocabulary building, idioms and problems of syntax; and conversation in Hindi. Prerequisite: HIND 1020 or equivalent.
URDU 2020: Intermediate Urdu
Credits: 4
Prerequisite: for URDU 2020: URDU 2010 or equivalent.
HIND 3010: Advanced Hindi Readings I
Credits: 3
Readings are drawn from areas of particular interest to the students involved, and include readings from various disciplines. Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission.
HIND 3020: Advanced Hindi II
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: HIND 2020 or equivalent or instructor permission.
GSGS 3111: Global Studies Epistemology, Methodology & Methods
Credits: 3
Epistemologies, methodologies and methods currently used in Global research as well as emerging alternatives. We will examine: pressures for knowledge production that is co-authored with non-academic actors; historical and contemporary uses of research methods by global actors; the differing audiences for research that our students speak to across global spaces; and interest in knowledge that contributes more directly to social action.
SAST 3300: The Pleasures of Bollywood: Melodrama, Realism, Mythos
Credits: 3
This class will focus on cinema produced by the industry in Mumbai, popularly called Bollywood. Topics will include the relationship between fiction and documentation, between melodrama and realism, music and affect. Students will be taught the tools of film analysis and will be expected to watch and unpack films each week. They will also be expected to consider films in the social, political and economic contexts in which they were made.
ZFOR 3512: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
GSGS 3559: New Course in Global Studies
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Global Studies.
SAST 3701: Business and Banking in South Asia
Credits: 3
South Asia, the region which stretches from Afghanistan to Burma and down to Sri Lanka, has been the center of thousands of years of trade and finance. In this course we will investigate the early history of this vast flow through the following: the highlights of the history of business and banking, trade and finance from about 1500 B.C to the early European merchant adventurers , the worlds and cultures that were implicated in that history.
WGS 3800: Queer Theory
Credits: 3
Introduces students to some key & controversial theoretical texts that make up the emerging field of queer theory. The approach will be interdisciplinary, w/ an emphasis on literary, social, & aesthetic criticisms that may shift according the instructor's areas of expertise. Active reading & informed discussion will be emphasized for the often unseen, or submerged, aspects of sexuality embedded in cultural texts, contexts, & litterateurs.
WGS 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
Independent Study
WGS 4500: Topics in Women, Gender & Sexuality
Credits: 1–4
Topics in Women, Gender & Sexuality vary by semester.
GSGS 4559: New Course in Global Studies
Credits: 1–6
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Global Studies.
WGS 4650: Gender, Poetry & Mindfulness
Credits: 3
The course integrates mindfulness training with interpretation of art, literature, and writing. Course material is global in scope, incorporating diverse works from Urdu poetry to Japanese haikus, including texts and mindfulness exercises from Tibet. Students will practice mindfulness to enhance their understanding of writers' and artists' personal, historical, cultural, and gender perspectives.
SAST 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study course
GSGS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent study to be arranged by student in consultation with professor.
MESA 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study in a special field under the direction of a faculty member in MESALC. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
SAST 6701: Business and Banking in South Asia
Credits: 3
South Asia, the region which stretches from Afghanistan to Burma and down to Sri Lanka, has been the center of thousands of years of trade and finance. In this course we will investigate the early history of this vast flow through the following: the highlights of the history of business and banking, trade and finance from about 1500 B.C to the early European merchant adventurers , the worlds and cultures that were implicated in that history.