Modern Lang & Linguistics

Winter 2006

MLL 190   The World of Language I (AH or C)                       3 credits
Language is a distinctive characteristic of the human species. This course examines the structure of both written and spoken forms of language across cultures, comparing them with animal communication and human gestural systems. We explore 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 westphal@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets A/H or C. GDR:Meets H.
[0029] 9101 TuWF.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV150)       WESTPHAL, G

MLL 225   Iranian Cultures (C)                                    3 credits
This course takes an intercultural approach to the examination of the historical, social, political, intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and literary experiences of Iranians. Students read from many sources, listen to Persian music, view movies about Iran and by Iranians, interpret poetry, learn conversational Persian (Farsi) language, and taste Persian cuisine. Some major topics include Iran through the times, Zoroastrianism and Islam, the Persian etiquettes, the poetry of Khayyam, Rumi and Forough, and ceremonies. This course is delivered as a mix of online and face-to- face formats, requiring students to participate in weekly discussions, submit their reports and homework and receive feedback online. For more information contact olia@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets C. GDR:Not applicable.
[0030] 9101 TuWTh......1:00pm- 4:10pm (ACIV006)       Olia, N

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