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Summer 2005




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. Explores language's neurological basis, theories of origin, and first- and second-language learning. Note: MLL 190 is required for the MLL major. Also listed as ENGL 190, HUM 190 and LING 190. Highly recommended: MLL 191. For more information contact ka@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0295] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KA, O
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV150)


MLL 191   The World of Language II (AH or C)                      3 credits
Language as both a reflection and a determiner of social relationships. In this course, we examine the varying idioms of the scientist, the politician, the media, the poet, the child and the magician, and we investigate how language changes and how it marks social groups. Communication strategies and social taboos reflected in language are discussed for various 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. Also listed as ENGL 191 and HUM 191. Highly recommended: MLL majors take the two-course sequence. For more information contact smcrray698@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0296] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 204   Diversity and Pluralism: An                             3 credits
          Interdisciplinary Perspective (SS or C)           
An analysis of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexual orientation in society. The goal of the course is to have students understand the sociocultural nature of human identity and diversity. In addition, the course will explore ways of enhancing communication across the boundaries that divide groups in a pluralistic society. Small group discussion of course material will take place throughout the semester. No credit will be given if this course was taken as INDS 320 or SOCY 297. Note: Also listed as PSYC 204 and SOCY 204. Students may receive credit in only one department; the course may not be repeated in another department. For more information contact pincus@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets  SS or C. GDR:Meets S.  THIS
          IS A CROSS-LISTED COUSE WITH SOCY 204.
[7500] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             PINCUS, F
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm


MLL 213   Film and Society in Spain (C)                           3 credits
An examination of recent Spanish films and of social questions they reflect and address. No knowledge of Spanish is required because the course is taught in English. Students may register for either MLL 213 or MLL 313.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0297] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BELL, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH4 ...)


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 smcrray698@aol.com.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0298] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             MCCRAY, S
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 313   Images of Society in Contemporary Spanish               3 credits
          Films                                             
An examination of outstanding films from Spain that encompasses a rich diversity of styles that ranges from the period of the repressive Francodictatorship up to the exuberant experimentation of directors like Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar, who have reached a significant international audience. Emphasis on the films as artistic productions and as representations of social issues. Taught in English. No knowledge of Spanish required. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing. Students may register for either MLL 213 or MLL 313.
          Grade Method: REG
[0299] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BELL, A
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (LH4 ...)


MLL 322   Women and the Media: Myths, Images and                  3 credits
          Voices (AH)                                       
After a critical examination of how women are portrayed in the media and the arts, the course discusses the new images women are constructing of themselves. The course analyzes examples from the mass media, from the folklore of the world, and from adult and children's literature and the other arts. The perspective throughout is multiethnic and cross-cultural. Audiovisual materials and interdisciplinary lectures are supplemented by fieldwork assigned in certain areas. Note: Also listed as AFST 347, ENGL 322 and WMST 322. For more information contact jodik@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H. GDR:Meets H.  THIS IS A
          CROSS-LISTED COURSE WITH WMST 322.
[0300] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             KELBER-KAYE, J
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (FA  015)


MLL 327   Modern Japanese Culture (C)                             3 credits
Examines modern Japanese culture, including family structure, daily life, regional variations, interpersonal and intercultural 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
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0301] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             WALCOTT, Y
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 430   Internship in Modern Languages and                    1-6 credits
          Linguistics                                       

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


MLL 625   Intercultural and Cross-Cultural                        3 credits
          Communication                                     
The study of communication within the context of the cultural setting. The three main goals are 1) to provide the 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. For more information contact medina@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0302] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MEDINA, A
            TuTh.......5:00pm- 8:10pm (ACIV145)


MLL 7700  Masters Special Study                                    1 credit

(PermReq) Grade  Method: P-F  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


MLL 790   Internship/Practicum in Intercultural                   3 credits
          Communication                                     

(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG  Individual Instruction
          course:  contact department  or instructor
          to obtain section number.


MLL 799   Masters Thesis Research                               1-6 credits

(PermReq) Grade     Method:    REG/P-F    Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


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