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Languages - Spring 2017

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum: CLAC
LANG 270/LANG 370

Wittenberg offers a distinctive, nationally recognized Cultures and Language Across the Curriculum Program (CLAC) that allows students to use their language skills in a wide variety of disciplines. You can read about the program in USA Today by following this link: 

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-07-24-IHE_languages24_ST_N.htm

This courses listed below offer students the opportunity to earn an additional credit by completing a CLAC  module. Prerequisite: You must either have completed or be enrolled in a 3rd semester language course (any language course numbered above 112).

In the CLAC program, you will work with your professor and a member of the language department to design and complete a project directly related to what you’re learning in the course and tailored to your skill level in the language.  CLAC offers you the chance to use your knowledge of another language to further your study of another discipline.  You’ll discover that even with an intermediate knowledge of a foreign (i.e. one course beyond 112), you can make discoveries about the material you’re studying and share your insights with your colleagues. CLAC offers you the opportunity to use your language skills in a real world setting and to gain insight into how culture and language intersect with the academic disciplines that interest you. The CLAC module will be listed on your transcript and indicate in which course you had your CLAC experience. Your transcript will demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools that you have used your knowledge of a foreign language to engage in meaningful work in a discipline. CLAC modules also count toward the language requirement for International Studies majors and minors. To register for a CLAC experience in a course, speak with your instructor within the first two weeks of classes. 

New courses and courses featured especially for Spring 2017:

  • Art 340H/1W, Modern Art, Gimenez-Berger
  • Education 103, Sociological Perspectives in Education, B. Yontz
  • English 180, Demons, Devils, and Hellfire, R. Incorvati
  • German 140A, Magic Realism in German Literature, T. Bennett
  • History 105C/H, Pre-Modern World History, C. Raffensperger
  • History 111H, Medieval Europe, A. Livingstone
  • History 127H, The United States Since 1945, M. Wood
  • History 204, Modern American Presidency, M. Wood
  • History 240H, Medieval England, A. Livingstone
  • History 251C/H, Medieval Russia, C. Raffensperger
  • History 306, Byzantium, C. Raffensperger and D. Brooks Hedstrom
  • Language 230S, Language in Society, Imai
  • Physics 220, Modern Physics, E. George
  • Psychology 150S, Proseminar:  Abnormal, S. Little
  • Psychology 253, Introduction to Mental Health Practice, S. Little
  • Religion 134C/R, Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Religions
  • Religion 213R/C, Religion and Medicine, J. Oldstone-Moore
  • Religion 333, Buddhist Thought and Scripture
  • Russian 152A/C, Journey Into the Fantastic, L. Zaharkov

Comprehensive List of Courses offering CLAC modules (if you are taking one of these classes, please speak with the professor if you are interested in completing a CLAC module associated with the course):

  • Art 280 (Honors 300), Art and Culture of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Gimenez-Berger
  • Art 280 (Honors 300), Gender and Genius in Art, Gimenez-Berger
  • Art 340, Modern Art, Gimenez-Berger
  • Biology 221, Pharmacology, Pederson
  • Biology 310, Molecular Biology, Goodman
  • Business 250, International Business
  • Chemistry 100, Chemistry and Society, Hanson
  • Chemistry 121, Models of Chemical Systems, Finster
  • Chemistry 302, Organic Chemistry, Hanson
  • Chemistry 281, Analytical Chemistry, Cline
  • Chemistry 300/400, Junior and Senior Seminar, Cline
  • Communication 222, Graphic Storytelling, Smith
  • Communication 290, Media Literacy, Smith
  • Communication 328, Intercultural Communication, Broz
  • Computer Science 260, Computational Models and Methods
  • Economics 220, Economics of Developing Areas
  • Economics 240, American Economic History
  • Economics 275, Economies in Transition
  • Economics 290, Economies of China
  • Education 103, Sociological Perspectives in Education, Yontz
  • Education 150, Phonics for Reading & Writing, Calabrese
  • Education 150, Phonics for Reading & Writing, Linder
  • English 180, Film noir, Hinson
  • English 290, American Literary Traditions, Askeland
  • English 290, American Gothic, Hinson
  • English 180, “By Any Means Necessary”: Radical Politics and African American Literature, Askeland
  • English 180, Social Justice – Gay and Lesbian Literature, Incorvati
  • English 180, Sense of Wonder, Science Fiction Literature, McClelland
  • Honors 300, Orphans and Adoption in History and Literature, Askeland
  • English 308, Study of Romantic Literature, Incorvati
  • English 318, Bad Girls, Richards
  • English 380, Mobility in American Autobiography, Askeland
  • Geography 120, Human Ecology, Scholl
  • Geography 250, China’s Geography, Lenz
  • Geology 111, Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • History 101, Modern Japan, Maus
  • History 106, Modern World, Wood
  • History 111, Medieval Civilization, Livingstone
  • History 202, Hiroshima’s Shadows
  • History 203, Fact and Fiction in The Deviance Code, Livingstone
  • History 203, The Great War
  • History 227, U.S. since 1945, Wood
  • History 240, The Crusades, Livingstone
  • History 251, Russia to 1796, Raffensperger
  • History 301, Satire and Rebellion in Early Modern Japan
  • Marine Science 200, Oceanography, Welch
  • Mathematics 210, Fundamentals of Analysis, Parker
  • Mathematics 215, Differential Equations, Parker
  • Music 124, Applied Voice
  • Music 324, Applied Voice
  • Music 185, Wittenberg Choir
  • Music 187, Wittenberg Singers
  • Music 463, General Music Methods
  • Philosophy 200, Race, Gender, Science and Medicine, McHugh
  • Philosophy 204, Philosophy of Women’s Lives, McHugh
  • Philosophy 304, Knowing Bodies, McHugh
  • Philosophy 311, Modern Philosophy, McHugh
  • Physics 102B, Physics Through Experimentation , George
  • Physics 107, Astronomy, Fleisch
  • Physics 220, Modern Physics, George
  • Physics 360/ 460, Junior & Senior Seminar, George
  • Political Science 205, Chinese Politics, Yu
  • Political Science 210, East Asian Politics, Yu
  • Political Science 224, American Presidency, Hasecke
  • Political Science 259, International Political Economy, Allan
  • Political Science 305, European Politics, Allan
  • Political Science 350, American Foreign Policy, Yu
  • Political Science 354, Chinese Foreign Policy, Yu
  • Psychology 150, Proseminar V—Abnormal, Little
  • Psychology 251, Abnormal Psychology, Little
  • Psychology 280, Psychology and Culture, Crane
  • Religion 134, Chinese and Japanese Religious Traditions, Oldstone-Moore
  • Religion 177, Religious Perspectives on Contemporary Moral Issues,  Nelson
  • Religion 200, Pilgrimage, Oldstone-Moore
  • Religion 241, Christian Tradition, Nelson
  • Religion 336, Religious Daoism and Chinese Popular Religion
  • Religion 339, Monkeys, Samurai, and Gods, Oldstone-Moore
  • Honors 300, Bioethics, Nelson
  • Sociology 277, Islam and Islamic Societies
  • Sociology 340, Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology 390, Russian and Central Eurasian Societies and Cultures

Chinese 112F
Beginning Chinese II
4 credits
Chan, Shelley

Prerequisite:  Chinese 111 or placement.
Continuation of 111. Gaining further skill in using putonghua with every day conversational topics will be important. We will also learn to read and write more of the characters used to represent those concepts. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Chinese 130A/C
Cutting Sleeve and Sharing Peach:  Literature and Film of Homosexuality in China

4 credits
Chan, Shelley
Prerequisite: None. Taught in English.
“Homosexuality” came to China as a scientific and sexual education term in 1925, but homosexual culture has been documented since ancient times. According to scholarly studies, many emperors in pre-modern China had one or more male sex partners. Idioms and expressions signifying homosexuality exist in Chinese language, such as “Cutting Sleeve and Sharing Peach.” At the same time, however, opposition to homosexuality has also been strong among Chinese people, especially in the late Qing Dynasty and most of the 20th Century. Homosexual or LGBT activities remain largely underground due to the pressure from family and society. Not until 2001 was homosexuality removed from the official list of mental illness in The People’s Republic of China.

This course explores homosexuality in China in the context from Confucianism to the rapidly changing post-Mao society. Course materials include films, fiction and nonfiction from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. While similarities and differences of homosexual culture in these three regions will be examined, changes in society and people’s attitude toward LGBT will also be discussed. Students will have an opportunity to understand homosexuality from an artistic point of view. A comparison between the Chinese cultural and western culture will sharpen students’ cultural sensitivity. Scholarly research on this topic will be studied as a theoretical support to the other course materials. All readings, discussions and lectures will be in English. The films will have English subtitles.

Chinese 130A/C
Chinese Women Writers: Ancient and Modern
4 credits

Chan, Shelley
Prerequisite: None. Taught in English.
Chinese women have been known as the suppressed sex for thousands of years. Nevertheless, women’s writing has always been an important part of Chinese literature. Whereas the long history of pre-modern China produced a rather large number of women writers, the concept of “women’s literature” emerged only in the early twentieth century when enormous changes in Chinese women’s social status occurred after the May Fourth Movement of 1919. Moreover, since 1949 Communist China has witnessed further rapid changes as far as women’s writing is concerned.

This course is a general introduction to Chinese women writers in different historical periods, namely, pre-modern, modern, and contemporary. To help students understand the gender issue, it provides them with a cultural background from the Confucian patriarchy to the Maoist “equality” between the sexes, as well as a background on cultural norms toward Chinese women. It discovers women’s voice in a traditionally male-centered society and literature, examines the feminine/masculine opposition, studies how Chinese women writers have not only formed their own voice, but also often led the way in the literary development of the post-Mao period. The readings, including poetry, prose and fiction, will be buttressed by films. All readings, discussions and lectures will be in English. The movies will have English subtitles.

Chinese 212
Intermediate Chinese II

4 credits
Chen, Wan-Chen
Prerequisite: Chinese 211 or placement

This is the second part of a two-semester course in intermediate Chinese. Students will continue to develop the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in daily life situations and self-expressions. It is intended to lay a solid foundation for everyday communication in Chinese and further study of the language. Students should be prepared for a steady expansion of their vocabulary and are expected to speak the language in classroom activities. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Chinese 230S
Language in Society

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation?  These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

Chinese 330
A Study of Chinese Society II

4 credits
Chen, Wan-Chen
Prerequisite: Chinese 311 or permission of instructor
This course is a continuation of CHIN 330: A Study of Chinese Society I. It aims at developing competence in advanced Chinese with an emphasis on tactics and skills of reading Chinese narratives to enable the students to acquaint themselves with recent developments in Chinese society. In addition to the textbook, materials from the Internet will also be used. Participants should actively engage in extensive discussion and prepare for frequent written assignments in Chinese. The course will consolidate what students have learned in the past and help them develop better reading and writing skills. In addition, the improvement of speaking and listening abilities will also be emphasized. Students should expect a steady expansion of their vocabulary and speak the language in all classroom activities.

Chinese 490
Independent Study

Tutorials for the student who has excelled in previous study of putonghua. Thematic content chosen according to student's intellectual interests. Conducted entirely in putonghua.

French 112F/01
Beginning French II

4 credits
Vrooman, Susan
Prerequisite: French 111 or placement. Ninety
A continuation of French 111.  Emphasis on elementary grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, and francophone cultures. You would do well to review fundamental principles of French grammar such as present-tense conjugation of regular and frequently reoccurring irregular verbs, the use of definite, indefinite, and partitive articles, basic vocabulary for talking about your daily live, your family, your studies, how to use adjectives and adverbs. No time is spent at the beginning of this course on these remedial issues. Expect to spend at least two hours preparing for each hour we spend in class. There is daily homework, even, sometimes, on the weekend.  Purchase the materials for this course and register for the online materials (you will receive instructions via e-mail before class begins) before coming to the first day of class. Ninety minutes attendance required weekly in the Foreign Language Learning Center. This course satisfies the university’s general education requirement for Foreign Language.

French 112F/02
Beginning French II

4 credits
Vrooman, Susan
Prerequisite: French 111 or placement. Ninety
A continuation of French 111.  Emphasis on elementary grammar, vocabulary building, reading, writing, speaking, listening comprehension, and francophone cultures.  You would do well to review fundamental principles of French grammar such as present-tense conjugation of regular and frequently reoccurring irregular verbs, the use of definite, indefinite, and partitive articles, basic vocabulary for talking about your daily live, your family, your studies, how to use adjectives and adverbs. No time is spent at the beginning of this course on these remedial issues. Expect to spend at least two hours preparing for each hour we spend in class. There is daily homework, even, sometimes, on the weekend.  Purchase the materials for this course and register for the online materials (you will receive instructions via e-mail before class begins) before coming to the first day of class. Ninety minutes attendance required weekly in the Foreign Language Learning Center. This course satisfies the university’s general education requirement for Foreign Language.

French 230S
Language in Society
4 credits

Imai, Terumi
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation?  These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

French 261F/1.1
L’Environnement naturel du monde francophone (The Natural Environment of the Francophone World)

2 credits
Dufault, Roseanna
Prerequisite: French 112 or placement
This is a content-based reading and conversation course that focuses on ecology. Before attending this course it is in your best interest to review intermediate-level  grammatical concepts you will be expected to control with some consistency including, but not necessarily limited to the following—conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the following tenses: present indicative, passé compose, imperfect, conditional, and pluperfect. You should also be able to handle basic communicative tasks such as asking questions, making hypothetical statements (e.g., if this then that), using direct and indirect object pronouns, as well as y and en. I offer no grammar review of any kind in this course. Remedial work is entirely your responsibility. You are required to upload at least one page of reading notes to the class Moodle page before each class. No late work is ever accepted except in extraordinary circumstances. Class attendance and vigorous participation in class discussions are essential to passing this course. Also expect our work to take place in a low-pressure performance environment in which making mistakes is expected (and unavoidable) and taking risks is encouraged and rewarded. You are expected to do your best to communicate in French, not to speak, write or understand perfectly, but to engage and to try your best. This course satisfies the university’s general education requirement for Foreign Language.

French 262A/1.2W
La Traduction: théorie et pratique (Translation: Theory and Practice)

2 credits
Dufault, Roseanna
Prerequisite:  French 112 or placement
This course will examine the theory behind the approaches to translation as well as offering students practical experience in translating exclusively from French to English. Before attending this course, it is in your best interest to review intermediate-level grammatical concepts you will be expected to control with some consistency including, but not necessarily limited to the following—conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the following tenses: present indicative, passé compose, imperfect, conditional, and pluperfect. You should also be able to handle basic communicative tasks such as asking questions, making hypothetical statements (e.g., if this, then that), using direct and indirect object pronouns, as well as y and en. I offer no grammar review of any kind in this course.  Remedial work is entirely your responsibility. You are required to upload drafts of the translations we’re working on to the class Moodle page before each class. No late work is ever accepted except in extraordinary circumstances. Class attendance and vigorous participation in class discussions are essential to passing this course. Also, expect our work to take place in a low pressure workshop environment in which making mistakes is expected (and unavoidable) and taking risks encouraged and rewarded.  You are expected to do your best to interpret French texts and to engage with your classmates and share your work in every class. This course satisfies the university’s general education requirement for Foreign Language OR for Fine Arts.  If you would like it to count for the F requirement, please notify Dr. Dufault once the course has begun. Writing intensive.

French 490
Independent Study

French 491
Internship

German 107
Elementary German I in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

4 credits
Brannan, Sally/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg
Prerequisite: None
Notes: Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
Guided in large measure by the same set of learning outcomes that define German 111, German 107 is offered “on site” and employs specially targeted communicative strategies to provide students with the skills necessary for basic day-to-day linguistic survival in Germany. There are no prerequisites for this course. Offered only in Wittenberg, Germany.

German 108F
Elementary German II in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
2 credits

Brannan, Sally/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg
Prerequisite: Successful completion of German 107 or permission of instructor
Notes: Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
Offered as a tutorial, German 108 employs similar communicative strategies to those defining German 107, but makes use of materials designed exclusively to prepare students for the Council of Europe A2 (or novice-high) exam.  Prerequisite: Successful completion of German 107 or permission of the instructor. Offered only in Wittenberg, Germany.

German 111/01
Beginning German I

4 credits
Barry, David
Open to only the beginner, except by permission of instructor. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, oral practice, and laboratory work. Also a basic introduction to German culture.

German 112F/01
Beginning German II

4 credits
Barry, David
Prerequisite: German 111 or placement.
Explication of grammar, continued oral practice, reading of literary and/or cultural texts, and related explication of grammar. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

German 112F/02
Beginning German II

4 credits
Bennett, Timothy
Prerequisite: German 111 or placement.
Explication of grammar, continued oral practice, reading of literary and/or cultural texts, and related explication of grammar. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

German 140A
Magic Realism in German Literature

4 credits
Bennett, Timothy
Prerequisite: Taught in English. No prerequisites.
Though frequently associated with Latin American literature, the term “magic realism” first appeared in the title of Franz Roh’s 1925 study of German post-expressionist painting and its parallels in other forms of art, including literature:   Nach-Expressionismus: Magischer Realismus. Magic Realism in German literature refers not to a movement but to a style of writing that rejects the excesses of expressionism and the scientific determinism of naturalism. Instead, these writers strive for a sober, often classical clarity in their narrative depiction of the world. At the same time, their narratives may incorporate fantastic elements as they suggest a poetic or cosmic unity underlying the mundane world of appearance.

The course will consider works by Ernst Jünger and Hermann Hesse which anticipate futuristic themes of science or speculative fiction, Christa Wolf’s exploration of a sort of dissident socialist magic realism, Patrick Süskind’s bizarre tale of a serial killer, and works by contemporary author Daniel Kehlmann that hint at a truer reality which occasionally illuminates our world.

Students should expect to read extensively and intensively and to participate regularly in class discussions. Student progress will be assessed primarily through short writing assignments and examinations.

All readings and assignments are in English. No German is required. Eligible students may also integrate a Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) module into their work for the class.

German 230S
Language in Society
4 credits

Imai, Terumi
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

German 260F/1.1
Aktuelle Fragen der Kultur und Politik (Contemporary Cultural and Political Issues)

2 credits
Bennett, Timothy
Prerequisite: German 112 or placement at the 200-level
This is a content-based reading and composition course that explores a number of social issues central to the lives of contemporary Germans; it aims to focus on those issues that are distinctively German as well as those more universal concerns that are approached in a distinctively German manner. 

German 263F/1.2
Film und Kultur (Film and Culture)

2 credits
Bennett, Timothy
Prerequisite: German 112 or placement at the 200-level
This is a content-based composition and conversation course that uses the medium of film to explore German culture. Students will have the opportunity to practice understanding and interpreting the films as a form of art that reflects, frames, and shapes the viewer’s perception of cultural issues and historical context.

German 410/1W
Period Seminar—Sturm und Drang

4 credits
Barry, David
Prerequisite: One course at the 300-level or permission of instructor
In-depth study of a literary movement or period; topic chosen by the instructor. Writing intensive.

German 490
Independent Study

German 491
Internship

Japanese 112F
Beginning Japanese II

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Prerequisite: Japanese 111 or placement
The course continues to introduce the basic Japanese communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will increase understanding of the Japanese cultural perspective, and gain insight into the nature of language study. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Japanese 212
Intermediate Japanese II

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Prerequisite: C- or above in Japanese 211 or placement.
Continued development of the fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the sociolinguistic information necessary for effective communication with Japanese natives.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Japanese 230S
Language in Society

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

Japanese 490
Independent Study

Russian 112F
Beginning Russian II

4 credits
Zaharkov, Lila
Prerequisite: Russian 111 or placement.
Continuation of 111, practice with conversation and grammatical patterns. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Russian 152A/C
Journey Into the Fantastic

4 credits
Zaharkov, Lila
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
Join us in this course as each hero/ine takes a journey into a fantastic world! While it may be as “normal” as a hero/ine in a fairy tale on a quest, it might be as fantastic as a journey into the future 600 years from now or maybe to another planet! While journeying into the world of the fantastic, readers will be introduced to the best writers of 19th and 20th century Russian literature who use this medium just for fun, or maybe to discover other truths! No Russian is required!  All readings, lectures, and discussion in English. Fulfills either the “A” Fine, Performing, and Literary Arts or “C” Non-Western Cultures General Education requirement.

Russian 230S
Language in Society

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Taught in English. No prerequisites.
This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

Russian 262F/1.2
Art of Translation

2 credits
Zaharkov, Lila
Prerequisites: Russian 263
This course continues the progress made in Russian 263 as well as introducing new topics on the Russian verb system and other questions of translation.

Russian 264F/1.1
Voices From the Past

2 credits
Zaharkov, Lila
Prerequisite: Russian 260 or permission of instructor
Students will study a decade of Russian history through readings, biographies, and films. Additional grammatical topics for reading Russian will be included.

Russian 317/1.2
Russian National Identity

2 credits
Zaharkov, Lila
Prerequisite: Russian 316
Students will examine questions of Russian cultural identity that include issues such as relationships, differences in values and self-perceptions. Course supplemented by films concerning these issues.

Russian 490
Independent Study

Spanish 101/1.1 & 1.2
Spanish for High Beginners

2 credits
Amaya, O. Elizabeth
Prerequisite: Workshop or 101 placement or permission of instructor
Designed for students who have had two years or less of previous instruction in Spanish but who are not yet ready to enter a 112 level class. Course will review essential structures needed to prepare students for 112 classes, focusing upon the communicative structures of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Spanish 112F/01
Beginning Spanish II

4 credits
Henlon, Sheree
Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 112F/02
Beginning Spanish II

4 credits
Henlon, Sheree
Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 112F/03
Beginning Spanish II

4 credits
Amaya, O. Elizabeth
Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 112F/04
Beginning Spanish II

4 credits
Amaya, O. Elizabeth
Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 112F/05
Beginning Spanish II

4 credits
Garcia, Victor
Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 150F
Intermediate Spanish

4 credits
Garcia, Victor
Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or placement.
This course is designed to offer students at the intermediate level an opportunity to acquire communicative skills, improve their formal knowledge of the language, and develop an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Lab component may be completed through an optional Service Learning Program tied to the course. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

Spanish 230S
Language in Society

4 credits
Imai, Terumi
Prerequisite: None. Taught in English.

This course will look at language as it creates and responds to its cultural and social environments. Our main focus will be on the variation in one language, which results from different social statuses and purposes. We will seek to explain as well as describe such facts. Why do regional varieties of US English continue to exist after all these years of mass media influence? Why does one variety of a language gain and maintain such great prestige (the so-called standard variety)? Why are we prejudiced against some varieties of language, and what reasons do we offer for those prejudices? Why do men and women speak differently? Is English a sexist language? If so, what linguistics facts support such an interpretation? These are some of the questions we will be asking in this course. We will focus on the language variation in English but will also read some articles on Japanese language variation to see if these variation patterns hold among different languages.

Spanish 261F/1.1
El mundo físico (The Physical World)

2 credits
Hoff, Ruth
Prerequisites: Spanish 112 or 150 or 200 level placement
This course serves as an introduction to the Hispanic world by highlighting the diverse nature and cultures of Spanish-speaking people focusing on speech patterns, climate, geography, and environmental issues. The course will also develop language skills that will enhance students’ ability to express themselves in Spanish.

Spanish 262F/1.2
Entre dos mundos:  el arte de la traducción  (The Art of Translation)

2 credits
Hoff, Ruth
Prerequisites:  Spanish 112, 150, or 200 level placement
This intermediate course will introduce students to the theory (theories) and practices of translation. Through translation practice from Spanish to English, and English to Spanish, students will focus on nuance, style and context of language/text. Students will read selected essays on translation, read selected texts in dual language versions, and create their own translations of short texts.

Spanish 264F/1.1W
Voces del pasado (Voices of the Past)

2 credits
Henlon, Sheree
Prerequisite: Four semester hours of 200 level courses in Spanish
This course gives students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the Spanish-speaking world by examining its rich cultural heritage. Through reading and writing activities, student learners will explore the complexity of the Hispanic world and how historical events have influenced human conduct. The course will help students develop language skills for description and narration in the past. Writing intensive.

Spanish 265F/1.2W
La diversidad en el mundo hispano (Diversity in the Spanish-speaking World)

2 credits
Henlon, Sheree
Prerequisite:  Four semester hours of 200 level courses in Spanish
This intermediate course will provide students the opportunity to explore human diversity in the Spanish-speaking world, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Through reading, viewing and writing activities students will gain an understanding of the complexities of identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism across the Hispanic world, including the United States. The course will aid students in developing language skills to express and support opinion. Writing intensive.

Spanish 351H
Latin American Culture

4 credits
Amaya, O. Elizabeth
Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of 200 level Spanish including Spanish 264 and Spanish 265
Study of the development of Latin America focusing on the cause, meaning and effects of events, which have shaped its culture. The course objective is to show the unity of Latin American culture.

Spanish 427
The Silver Screen

4 credits
Hoff, Ruth
Prerequisites: Any 300 level course taught in Spanish
This course will familiarize students with the history of film in the Hispanic world. Students will view works by prominent directors from Spain and the Americas, as well as explore issues and trends in Hispanic films.

Spanish 490
Independent Study

Spanish 491
Internship

 

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