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Modern Lang & Linguistics

Summer 2003




MLL 190   The World of Language I (AH or C)                       3 credits
Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. Examines the structure of both written and spoken forms of language across cultures, comparing them with animal communication and human gestural systems. Language's neurological basis, theories of origin and first and second language learning are explored. Note: MLL 190 is required for the MLL major. It is highly recommended that majors also take MLL 191. Also listed as ENGL 190, LING 190 and HUM 190. For more information contact contact ka@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0196] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             KA, O
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 191   The World of Language II (AH or C)                      3 credits
Language as both a reflection and a determiner of social relationships. Examines the varying idioms of the scientist, the politician, the media, the poet, the child, and the magician and investigates how language changes and how it marks social groups. Communication strategies and social taboos reflected in language are discussed for a variety of cultures. Note: Although this course continues work begun in the World of Language I, it is designed so that students can easily enter MLL 191 without having taken MLL 190. It is highly recommended that MLL majors take the two-course sequence. Also listed as ENGL 191 and HUM 191. For more information contact smccray698@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0197] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 209   Great Books from Italy (C)                              3 credits
An introduction to literary and cultural traditions of Italy through an examination of works by Italian authors. Readings, including fiction, drama, essay and poetic narrative, to include selected works from such representative authors as St. Francis, Marco Polo, Dante Alighieri, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Cellini, Goldoni, Casanova, Manzoni, Pirandello, Pavese and Calvino. Taught in English. No Italian required. For more information contact castle1@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0198] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             CASTLEMAN, E
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV013)


MLL 230   World Language Communities (C)                          3 credits
A course designed to expand the cultural awareness of students by introducing them to the study of language in a broad context of historical, political and social issues. Special emphasis is placed on the question of bi- or multi-lingual states and on the explosiveness of the language issue in many regions. Taught in English. Note: Also listed as ANTH 297. For more information contact smccray698@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0199] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 322   Women and the Media: Myths, Images and                  3 credits
          Voices (AH)                                       

          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  THIS IS A
          CROSS-LISTED  COURSE.  SEE  WMST  322  FOR
          COURSE DESCRIPTION.
[0200] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             KELBER-KAYE, J
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (FA  530)


MLL 327   Modern Japanese Culture (C)                             3 credits
Examines modern Japanese culture, including family structure, daily life, regional variations, inter-personal and inter-cultural communication, education from nursery school to college, the traditional arts still practiced in modern Japan and the development of popular youth culture. Students will deepen their understanding through cross-cultural role playing, hands-on experience with the arts and fieldtrips. The course is taught in English. Prerequisite: Junior standing. For more information contact walcott@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0201] 7060 Meets 07/07/2003 - 08/15/2003             WALCOTT, Y
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV013)


MLL 625   Intercultural and Cross-Cultural                        3 credits
          Communication                                     
The purpose of this course is to study communication within the context of the cultural setting. The three main goals are (1) to provide students with materials, both cognitive and experiential, with which they can develop an awareness of their own cultural identity; (2) to increase their knowledge of the special communication problems to be expected in a cross-cultural situation; and (3) to offer students the opportunity to apply new insights to cross-cultural encounters. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor is required. For more information contact rschwartz@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[7516] 6060 Meets 05/27/2003 - 07/03/2003             SCHWARTZ, R
            TuTh.......4:30pm- 8:30pm (ACIV207)


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