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Arabic

ARBC 101 (4.00)

Elementary Arabic I

This course is an introduction to Arabic through a communicative approach. The language is learned in a thematic context, based on real-life situations. Listening comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized, but reading and writing the Arabic alphabet are also taught, as well as important elements of Arab culture and civilization.
   Course ID: 052268
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

ARBC 102 (4.00)

Elementary Arabic II

A continuation of ARBC 101. Emphasis is on extending skills in spoken Arabic within the context of real-life situations. A greater amount of reading and writing is included, based on authentic material from Arab culture and civilization.
   Course ID: 052270
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ARBC 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Arabic.

ARBC 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Arabic I

A continuation of ARBC 102. The course will include a survey of more advanced grammar; emphasis will be on developing listening comprehension and on increasing conversational fluency in the language. There will be more reading of prose texts reflecting aspects of Arab culture and civilization.
   Course ID: 052272
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ARBC 102 with C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Arabic.

ARBC 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Arabic II

This course develops a more precise and coherent use of the Modern Standard Arabic language. It develops the speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, with more focus on syntax, morphology and grammar. Students will be involved in meaningful, functional communication through interactive activities that might be encountered in real life complex situations. The course will include a variety of reading and writing activities taken from materials representative of cultural topics.
   Course ID: 052274
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ARBC 201 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have have completed 4years of high school Arabic.

ARBC 301 (3.00)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic I

Arabic 301 is the first part of a third-year sequence in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This course is designed to help students reach a high standard of proficiency in Arabic, by strengthening their reading-comprehension skills, expanding their vocabulary repertoire in media and poetry, enhancing their translation skills from Arabic to English and vise versa, refining and rebuilding their knowledge of sentence construction, and finally broadening their knowledge about the history of the Arabic poetry and literature.
   Course ID: 102064
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ARBC202 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

ARBC 302 (3.00)

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic II

Arabic 302 is the second part of a third-year sequence in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). This course is a continuation to what was learned in the previous semester (Arabic 301). It is designed to help students reach a high standard of proficiency in Arabic, by strengthening their reading-comprehension skills, expanding on their vocabulary repertoire, refining and expanding their knowledge of sentence construction and the Arabic verb system, and finally broadening their knowledge of Arabic and Islamic culture.
   Course ID: 102066
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete ARBC301 with a grade C or better.

ARBC 325 (3.00)

Introduction to Arabic Dialects

This course gives students a basic understanding of the linguistics of the Arabic dialects, and of the theory and practice of Arabic dialectology; to give them a solid foundation for future in-depth study of Egyptian (masri), Levantine (shami), or Moroccan (darija) Arabic; and to give them the tools to enable them to independently acquire communicative competence in other Arabic dialects they might encounter in the course of their studies and beyond.
   Course ID: 102067
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed ARBC202 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

Chinese

CHIN 101 (4.00)

Elementary Chinese I

An introduction to Chinese language and culture. Emphasis is on listening comprehension and basic speaking skills. The Pinyin phonetic system of Mandarin Chinese is studied. Chinese characters also are introduced.
   Course ID: 052786
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

CHIN 102 (4.00)

Elementary Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 101.
   Course ID: 052788
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 101 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Chinese I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills, with an increased emphasis on reading ability and cultural knowledge.
   Course ID: 052790
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 102 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Chinese II

Continuation of CHIN 201.
   Course ID: 052792
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed CHIN 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Chinese.

CHIN 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in the Chinese Language and Culture

Variable credit course is repeatable.
   Course ID: 052794
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study, Lecture

CHIN 301 (3.00)

Advanced Chinese I

Readings in Chinese television and radio plays, newspapers, business and fiction, with conversation and composition. Prerequisite: CHIN 202 with grade of C or better or equivalent, or permission of instructor
   Course ID: 052795
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN 202 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHIN 302 (3.00)

Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 301, with focus on listening, reading, speaking and writing. Readings in literature, science and business. Recommended Preparation: CHIN 301 with a grade of C or higher or equivalent as determined by the instructor.
   Course ID: 052796
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

CHIN 309 (3.00)

Business Chinese

A course designed for students who wish to study business or who wish to become acquainted with the language of business in China. This course introduces business terminology and concepts particular to China, as well as essential tools for researching company stocks and the import and export trade.
   Course ID: 052797
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

CHIN 315 (3.00)

Introduction to Literary Chinese

This course introduces students to literary Chinese, a rich written language that has evolved over the past 2500 years. Through reading, translation, analysis, and homework, you will learn to read some foundational texts of the Chinese tradition, using literary Chinese, modern Chinese, and English. All students must be prepared to translate into modern Chinese and English on a regular basis in class and to acquire the vocabulary of grammatical analysis in modern Chinese.
   Course ID: 101847
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete CHIN 202 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHIN 319 (3.00)

Chinese Translation

Instruction and practice in translating from Chinese into English. Students work with various written materials covering many fields. Recommended Preparation: CHIN 301 or equivalent. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 052798
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Chinese Translation

French

FREN 101 (4.00)

Elementary French I

An introduction to French through a communicative approach. Language is learned in a thematic context, based on real-life situations. Listening comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized. Aspects of life in French- speaking countries are also presented.
   Course ID: 054325
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

FREN 102 (4.00)

Elementary French II

Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis is on extending skills in spoken French, within the context of real-life situations. A greater amount of reading and writing is included in this course.
   Course ID: 054327
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed FREN 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school French.

FREN 103 (4.00)

Intensive Review of Elementary French

Open to students who have completed level III in high school and who nevertheless are unprepared for FREN 201 either as the result of an interruption of five years in their study of the language or as a result of a weak language background. This course offers an intensive review of Elementary French I and II as an opportunity to improve the student's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. FREN 103 or 102, but not both, may be used toward UMBC's GFR language/culture requirement.
   Course ID: 054329
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

FREN 201 (4.00)

Intermediate French I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills and increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge. Focus is on everyday life in France and other French-speaking countries.
   Course ID: 054331
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 201H
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN 102 or FREN 103 with a grade of C or better or have completed 3 years of high school FREN

FREN 201H (4.00)

Intermediate French I - Honors

   Course ID: 054333
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 201
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)

FREN 202 (4.00)

Intermediate French II

A continuation of FREN 201, with deeper emphasis on advanced grammar and discussion in French on social and cultural issues.
   Course ID: 054334
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 202H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school French.

FREN 202H (4.00)

Intermediate French II- Honors

   Course ID: 054336
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 202
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

FREN 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in French Language

Intensive individualized program of study in French language in an area determined by the student's particular needs. Note: Credits earned in FREN 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of French studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054339
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Topics: Spec Proj Fren Lang, Independent Study

FREN 301 (3.00)

Advanced French I

An advanced French language course offering practice in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) primarily through the use of French films. In addition to regular speaking practice, the course will include formal oral presentations and expository writing.
   Course ID: 054341
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 301H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN202 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 301H (3.00)

Advanced French I - Honors

   Course ID: 054342
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: FREN 301
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN202 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 302 (3.00)

Advanced French II

A continuation of FREN 301, with more attention devoted to the development of reading and writing skills.
   Course ID: 054343
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN301 or FREN301H with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 310 (3.00)

Interconnections: Language

This course is an introduction to language history and use in the French-speaking world. Among the topics covered are style and register, the origins of French, dialect diversity, language attitudes, and language policy. Lectures, readings and activities will focus on a number of different Francophone societies and will emphasize connections and contrasts with North American habits and practices. Taught in French. Highly recommended: MLL 190
   Course ID: 054349
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 315 (3.00)

French Phonetics

Detailed analysis of problems in diction; the use of the international phonetic alphabet; functions of the human vocal apparatus; the essentials of an authentic French accent through systematic exercises in pronunciation, intonation and rhythm. Extensive use of the Media Center.
   Course ID: 054356
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN202 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 319 (3.00)

French Translation

Instruction and practice in translating from French to English. Students work with various written materials covering many fields. Highly recommended: MLL 190 and FREN310.
   Course ID: 054357
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 320 (3.00)

Interconnections: Trade, Technology, and Globalization

This course focuses on France's role within the European Union and in the world economy. It will examine how economic and technological developments are shaping France's sociopolitical landscape while raising new questions about French identity. Globalization trends and the anti-globalization movement will be studied from a French point of view. Taught in French. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054359
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 330 (3.00)

Interconnections: Ideas, Literature and the Arts

This course examines major moments in French intellectual, literary and artistic history and their interactions with other cultures. Emphasis will be on those movements that have left their mark on present-day cultures, such as medieval religious, courtly and architectural ideals; renaissance humanism, rationalist and classical appeals to moral and aesthetic balance; the Enlightenment belief in progress and human rights; romantic and realist concerns with the environment and social justice; impressionism; surrealism; existentialist and post-structuralist thought; feminisms; and francophone post-colonialism and post-modernism. Taught in French. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054369
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 339 (3.00)

Exploration in Ideas, Literature and the Arts

This course will examine a selected topic in French and Francophone literature, arts and ideas. Topics could include a movement, such as classicism, romanticism or post colonialism; a genre, such as drama or the novel; a theme; or individual authors. Emphasis will be placed on artistic and intellectual interconnections between French-speaking countries and other cultures. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 054372
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN 301 and FREN302 and one upper level FRENCH course with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 340 (3.00)

Interconnections: Social and Historical Confluences

This course treats key historical events and social movements in France and French-speaking lands and their connections with the rest of the world. These include: exploration in the New World, the Great Revolution of 1789, nationalism, the Napoleonic legacy, socialism and communism, the World Wars, imperialism and decolonization.
   Course ID: 100494
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 349 (3.00)

Explorations in History and Society

An examination of modern French or Francophone society and culture. Topics may include politics, youth and the education system, feminism, immigration issues, cultural practices and policies, and intellectual and daily life. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054373
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Mod French Civilization, French Feminisms, Reading the News: France and Algeria, Women in French Society
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN 301 and FREN302 and one upper level FRENCH course with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 399 (3.00)

Experiential Learning in French

Intensive language practice in a French-speaking environment. This course is most effectively completed through study abroad or through a work or community service placement in a French-speaking milieu. Recommended Preparation: FREN 302 and the Area Coordinator's permission. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054374
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Experiential Lrning Fren, Experiential Learning, Experiential Learning Fr
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Topics in French

This course is open to students on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project. Note: Credits earned in FREN 400 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of French studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. Prerequisite: Request for permission to register in the course must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054375
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

FREN 410 (3.00)

Studies in French Language and Linguistics

Advanced work in French language and linguistics. Topics may include intensive work on prose style, study of a particular sociolinguistic problem, or analysis of some aspect of the French language. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054379
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Historical & Compar Exam, La Guerre Des Langues, Historical Analysis: French, Language & Political Conflict
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN 310 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

FREN 430 (3.00)

Studies in French Literature

Selected topics in French and Francophone literature may include the study of a century, movement, genre, theme or individual author. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054381
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: North African Literature, Stars of French Cinema, Stars of French Film, Francophone Caribbean Lit
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN330 and FREN340 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 440 (3.00)

Studies in French Speaking Culture and Society

Selected topics will deal with French-speaking societies of the present or past, both in Europe and elsewhere. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Among the recent offerings: contemporary French cinema, the dark side of the Classical period, Senegal and the French experience, and French public memory and national identity. Notes: May be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054383
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: N. African Lit In French, Beur And Banlieue Cinema, Occitania: Socy/Lit Pers, Cinema and (Post)Colonialism, Stars of French Film, Uses of French in Africa, The Arab Spring, Paris in French Film, Screening Integration in France, Francophone Literature
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN330 and FREN340 with a grade of C or better.

FREN 450 (3.00)

Seminar in French

Topics will cover some aspect of French language, literature or civilization. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054384
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: New Rebels Film, Society, Occupation & Aftermath
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed 12 credits in FREN courses higher than FREN 302 all with a grade of C or better.

German

GERM 101 (4.00)

Elementary German I

An introduction to German through a communicative approach. Language is learned in a thematic context, based on real-life situations. Listening comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized. Aspects of life in German-speaking countries also are presented.
   Course ID: 054482
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

GERM 102 (4.00)

Elementary German II

A continuation of German 101. Emphasis is on extending skills in spoken German within the context of real-life situations. A greater amount of reading and writing is included in this course. Recommended Preparation: GERM 101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent
   Course ID: 054484
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed Germ 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school German.

GERM 103 (4.00)

Intensive Review of Elementary German

Open to students who have completed level III in high school and who nevertheless are unprepared for GERM 201, either as a result of an interruption of five years in their study of the language, or as a result of a weak language background. This course offers an intensive review of Elementary German I and II as an opportunity to improve the student's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Notes: GERM 103 or 102, but not both, may be used toward UMBC's GFR language/culture requirement.
   Course ID: 054487
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

GERM 201 (4.00)

Intermediate German I

A continuation of German 101 and 102 stressing further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills. Increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge.
   Course ID: 054489
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 102 or GERM 103 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of High School German.

GERM 202 (4.00)

Gateway to Advanced German Studies

Focus is on reading ability, writing skills, and discussion in German about topics from German society and culture. Expansion of language principles taught in GERM 101-201, intercultural competency, and practical applications to a global society are expanded and emphasized.
   Course ID: 054491
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school German.

GERM 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in German Language

Intensive individualized program of study in German language in an area determined by the student's particular needs. Note: Credits earned in GERM 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of German studies. This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054496
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 202 before you can take this course.

GERM 301 (3.00)

Advanced German Studies I (L)

This advanced German Studies course further develops language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in various modes of communication (interpersonal, presentational and interpretive). Intercultural competency and practical applications in a global context are emphasized and expanded. Expository writing and a final project are required.
   Course ID: 054498
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

GERM 302 (3.00)

Advanced German Studies II (L)

The course is a continuation of GERM 301 and will further develop all four language skills, but with a clear focus on the written and oral modes of communication from an intercultural perspective. Students will study the course material in a global context and be required to do contrastive analyses to expand their cultural competency. Regular expository writing assignments, regular oral presentations, and intensive reading of authentic texts and discussion are an integral part. A final project and a formal oral presentation are required.
   Course ID: 054500
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM301 or GERM301H with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

GERM 303 (3.00)

Topics in German

Intensive work in the development of advanced language skills in German. Emphasis will be on the reading, discussion, and analysis of authentic cultural and literary texts relevant to the topic. Active use of German involving carefully thought-out communication in appropriate style is stressed in speaking and writing. Topics will reflect the wide range of the cultural and intellectual history of Germany but the emphasis will be on current issues and concerns in the German-speaking world. Notes: May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits as topics change.
   Course ID: 054502
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Youth Culture In Germany, Politcal In Cont Germany, Minority Cult In Germany, Bedeutende Deutsch Des, Junge Deutsche Texte, Was Ist Deutsch?, Top:Text/Context-Pop Cul, Alltagliche Faschisimus, Top: German Culture, Gdr-The Other Germany, Topics In German, German Fairy Tales, Ideology & Everyday Life, Volksliteratur, Deutsche Immigration in die USA, Jewish Life in Germany, German Cuisine & Literature, German Cultural Treasures
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 301 or 301H or GERM 302 or 302H with the grade of 'C' or better before you can take this course.

GERM 309 (3.00)

German for Professional Purposes

This course gives participants the opportunity to improve their fluency and ease in professional situations in a global environment. Development of language and intercultural skills in various professional fields is emphasized. Topics include everyday business life, including correspondence, telephone and email communication, and specialized terminology in commercial, legal, and/or scientific fields, depending on the needs of the students.
   Course ID: 054504
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 201 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

GERM 310 (3.00)

Advanced Grammar and Style in Context

This course presents an intensive review and expansion of major grammatical and stylistic topics in a meaningful, communicative practice context.
   Course ID: 101809
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 301 or 301H or GERM 302 or 302H with the grade of 'C' or better before you can take this course.

GERM 311 (3.00)

Introduction to German Literature and Culture I

A study of German culture reflected in literature from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.
   Course ID: 054505
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM301 and either GERM302 or GERM303 with a grade of C or better.

GERM 312 (3.00)

Introduction to German Literature and Culture II

A study of German culture reflected in literature from the 18th century to the present.
   Course ID: 054507
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM301 and either GERM302 or GERM303 with a grade of C or better.

GERM 313 (3.00)

The Contemporary German-Speaking World

This course is an introduction to the contemporary German-speaking world from an intercultural perspective. The focus will be on current issues such as immigration and integration, diversity and the changing nature of German society, and the public discourse about Islam in German within a global context. Switzerland, Austria, and Luxemburg will also be studied.
   Course ID: 054509
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

GERM 315 (1.00 - 3.00)

Experiential Learning in German

Intensive language practice and cultural immersion in a German-speaking environment. This course can be completed through study abroad or a community project in a German-speaking setting or with a German cultural background. Recommended Course Preparation: MLL 230. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 101803
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school German.

GERM 319 (3.00)

German Translation

Instruction and practice in translating from German to English. Students work with various written material covering many fields.
   Course ID: 054510
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

GERM 321 (3.00)

Studies in German Literature

Selected topics in German Literature may include the study of a century, movement, genre, theme or individual author. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated for credit as topics change.
   Course ID: 054512
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Stds German Pop Culture, Stds:German Pop Culture, Modern German Film, Stds:Cntmpry German Film, German Film
   Requirement Group: You must have completed GERM311 or GERM312 with a grade of C or better.

GERM 332 (3.00)

The Structure of German

An investigation of the morphophonological and syntactic organization and processes of German, including dialectal variation. Notes: Highly recommended: LING 210.
   Course ID: 054514
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MLL190 and either GERM302 or GERM303 all with a grade of C or better.

GERM 350 (1.00 - 3.00)

German Complementary Reading

A course with readings and discussion in German to be offered in conjunction with a Germanic literature or culture course taught in English (e.g., MLL 216, 261, 332 or HIST 483 or 484). Notes: This course may be repeated for credit, with permission, in conjunction with different courses. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054515
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM202 with a grade of "C" or better before taking this class.

GERM 375 (3.00)

Germany Then and Now: Explorations of German Cultural and Intellectual History.

This topics course provides an introduction to the cultural and intellectual history of Germany throughout the ages. It is subdivided into three segments: a general overview; an in-depth study of defining moments in German intellectual life and thinking (movements, genres, individual writers, philosopher, historical events, etc.); and an exploration of interconnections between past and present in German cultural life and of the commonalities and divergences between German intellectual history and that of other cultures. May be repeated when topics change. Taught in German. Recommended Course Preparation: GERM 303 and 401. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits or 3 attempts.
   Course ID: 101804
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 303 with a C or better.

GERM 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in German

Open to students with special projects on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project (subject to approval by the chair of MLL). Notes: Credits earned in GERM 400 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of German studies. This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 054516
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

GERM 401 (3.00)

German then and now: Studies in German Language

Writing intensive course with focus on the history and development of the German language and German language usage in a global context. Among the topics to be covered are communication theories, style and register, language an identity, dialectal diversity, political language, Sprachverfall, and feministlinguistics. Emphasis on development of advanced writing skills, formal oral presentations, and intercultural competency. A final research project is required. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 054518
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Topic:, Studies In German Lang, Studies:Intensive German, Studies In Germ Language, Seminar In Germ Language
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM301 and either GERM302 or GERM303 with a grade of C or better.

GERM 421 (3.00)

Intercultural Studies in German Popular Culture

This course is offered on a rotating basis with changing topics. Each topic is a study of one aspect of German popular culture, e.g. popular literature, music, mass media (TV, radio, print media), popular film and popular music which are embedded within a highly globalized context. Texts and institutions, values, behaviors and practices relating to power, hegemony, gender, and nation will be included in intercultural and transcultural analyses drawing on cultural concepts underlying various disciplines. All aspects of the course will be done entirely in German. Notes: May be repeated for credit as topics change. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054520
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: German In German Televis, Studies In German Lit, Postwar German Lit
   Requirement Group: You must complete GERM 303 or GERM401 with a C or better

GERM 481 (3.00)

Seminar in Intercultural German Studies

Topics will cover some aspect of German language, literature or civilization from an intercultural or transcultural perspective. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Students will be assessed for language competency with a comprehensive exam and completion of a final project. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 054521
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Germ Hist:Image Of Pruss, Classics German Cinema, Germ Lit/Cult Post WWII, Sem:Pop Music In The Gdr, Sem:Music/Social Conflct, Sem: The Gdr, New German Cinema, The Weimar Republic, A Changing Society, Berlin:A Germ.Metropolis, Pop Musc Postwar Germany, Youth & Cult In Mod Germ, German Humor - Oxymoron?, Frauen:Impact On Culture, Film Stars As Mirrors, Seminar In German, 20Th Century Revisited, German Humor/Film & Tv, Deutsche populäre Musik, German Television Classics, Jewish Culture in Germany, Frauen machen Geschichte
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed GERM 401 with a grade of C or better before you can take his course.

Hebrew

HEBR 101 (4.00)

Elementary Modern Hebrew I

An introduction to Hebrew as it is spoken and written today. Listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills are developed. Introductory exposure to Israeli society and culture is included
   Course ID: 054603
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

HEBR 102 (4.00)

Elementary Modern Hebrew II

Continuation of HEBR 101. The course focuses on extending Hebrew language skills. Additional exposure to Israeli society and culture.
   Course ID: 054605
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complerte HEBR 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Modern Hebrew I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills and increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge. Focus on everyday life in Israeli society.
   Course ID: 054607
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), Culture (GFR), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HEBR 102 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Modern Hebrew II

Reading, writing and oral use of Hebrew, with an emphasis on contemporary Israeli society.
   Course ID: 054609
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete HEBR 201 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Hebrew.

HEBR 301 (3.00)

Advanced Hebrew I

This advanced Hebrew language course focuses on sociocultural issues and current events in Israeli life as reflected in newspapers, contemporary journals and literature. Language will be developed through such class activities as reading, discussion, composition and oral presentations in Hebrew. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 201 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054611
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

HEBR 302 (3.00)

Advanced Hebrew II

This course is a continuation of HEBR 301 with increased attention to the development of reading and writing skills. The evolution of Israeli culture will be traced through a survey of 20th-century Hebrew literature. Class activities will include intensive reading, discussion and writing. A short critical paper will be required. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 301 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054612
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

HEBR 323 (3.00)

Selected Hebrew Authors

The emphasis of this course is on expanding Hebrew language skills. Exploration of the work of one or two authors serves as the basis for more advanced work in Hebrew comprehension, as well as in writing and speaking the language. Literary critique and analysis through class discussions and writing assignments are the foci of class activities. The author(s) to be studied will be selected by the instructor. Authors such as S.Y. Agnon, C.N. Bialik, C. Hazaz or A. Oz may be chosen. Recommended Preparation: HEBR 201 or permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 054613
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

Japanese

JPNS 101 (4.00)

Elementary Japanese I

An introduction to Japanese language and culture. Focus on basic grammatical patterns to handle specific conversational situations and to read and write simple passages using Hiragana, Katakana and some kanji. After successfully complete this course, students are able to understand short, simple utterances in specific context, exchange greetings, name a number of familiar objects within their immediate environment, for example, daily life, family and etc.
   Course ID: 055042
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

JPNS 102 (4.00)

Elementary Japanese II

Continuation of JPNS101. Emphasis on 4 basic skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing within the context of students¿ immediate surroundings, for example, comparing two or more items, expressing opinions, reasoning, informal speech and etc. Continue introducing new kanji. After successfully completing this course, students are able to understand short, simple utterances in specific contexts, respond to simple, direct questions, or requests for information.
   Course ID: 055044
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Japanese I

Building on the grammar patterns and vocabulary covered through JPNS 102, this course focuses on language use in a wide range of situations, including polite expression in formal situations. Students will explore different use of language depending on the situation by speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as incorporating cultural concepts.
   Course ID: 055046
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed JPNS 102 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Japanese II

This is the second sequence in the Intermediate Japanese. Continued emphasis on complex sentence structures to prepare the students for expressing their opinions in Japanese. Students¿ critical thinking is encouraged to understand Japanese culture and society deeply by introducing authentic materials on specific topics.
   Course ID: 055048
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Japanese.

JPNS 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in the Japanese Language and Culture

This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055050
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

JPNS 301 (3.00)

Advanced Japanese I

This is the first of a two-course sequence for Advanced Japanese. This course focuses on further developing four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with emphasis on expressing their views on a range of topics, including socio-cultural issues and current events. The course includes such activities as formal presentations, discussions, intensive readings, and report writings in Japanese as well as kanji practice.
   Course ID: 101765
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS202 with a C or better and/or equivalent

JPNS 302 (3.00)

Advanced Japanese II

This is the second of a two-course sequence for Advanced Japanese. This course focuses on continuing development of four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with emphasis on expressing their views on a range of topics, including socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, this course has an increasing emphasis on cultural aspect of the language use. The course includes such activities as formal presentations, discussions, intensive readings, and report writings in Japanese as well as kanji practice.
   Course ID: 101766
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete JPNS 301 with the grade of C or higher and/or equivalent.

Korean

KORE 101 (4.00)

Elementary Korean I

An introduction to Korean language and culture through a communicative approach. Language is learned in a thematic context based on real-life situations. Students will be introduced to the Korean alphabet, grammatical aspects and commonly used phrases in communicative situations. Aspects of everyday life, work and leisure activities and customs and traditions will also be introduced.
   Course ID: 055051
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

KORE 102 (4.00)

Elementary Korean II

This course is the continuation of KORE 101. More advanced grammatical concepts will be introduced. Emphasis is on intensive vocabulary building and the development of more complex speaking and writing skills within the context of real life situations. Cultural aspects will include an introduction to Korean business culture and Korea's position in the world community.
   Course ID: 055053
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Korean.

KORE 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Korean I

This course is the continuation of the 101-102 sequence. Emphasis is on the communicative aspect. Students will not only use everyday spoken Korean, but will also be introduced to formal interaction in the language. Advanced grammar and short essay writing will also be stressed. In addition, students will be introduced to aspects of Korean culture in greater detail and will begin to read short authentic texts (literary and non-literary).
   Course ID: 055055
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 102 with C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Korean.

KORE 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Korean II

This course is the continuation of KORE 201. The course emphasizes advanced grammar instruction and vocabulary building and will focus on developing more complex speaking and writing skills. More complex authentic texts will be introduced to provide a deeper understanding of Korean culture from an intercultural perspective.
   Course ID: 055057
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete KORE 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Korean

KORE 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Korean Language

Intensive individualized program of study in Korean language in an area determined by the student's particular needs. Note: Credits earned in KORE 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLLI major, minor or certificate of Korean studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLLI. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit. Recommended Course Preparation: KORE 201 or KORE 202. Variable credit course repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.
   Course ID: 100678
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

KORE 301 (3.00)

Advanced Korean I

An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing.
   Course ID: 100205
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 202 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 302 (3.00)

Advanced Korean II

An advanced Korean language course in the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) with focus on socio-cultural issues and current events. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal presentations, intensive reading and some expository writing.
   Course ID: 100259
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 309 (3.00)

Business Korean

A further advanced Korean language course that emphasizes advanced oral skills in formal situations and specialized vocabulary used in a wide range of Korean business. Korean business etiquette and Korean customs and culture will also be taught. The course will include such activities as oral practices including formal presentations, intensive reading and expository writing.
   Course ID: 100260
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or better.

KORE 310 (3.00)

Korean Language in Social and Cultural Context

An advanced Korean language course that deals with the content of Korean linguistics in relation to the culture and society. It will help students understand how language, culture, and society are interrelated. More specifically, students will study how the Korean language reflects and affects the culture and society by learning the history of the language, cultural terms, and other sociolinguistic aspects. This course will also help students extend their listening comprehension, speaking, and writing skills in Korean. Students will be trained not only to understand lectures, but also to participate in discussions and write short papers in Korean.
   Course ID: 100314
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed KORE 301 or KORE 302 with a grade of C or better.

Linguistics

LING 190 (3.00)

The World of Language I

Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. In this course, we examine 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.
   Course ID: 050095
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 190H
   Same as Offering: ENGL 190, MLL 190
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

LING 191 (3.00)

The World of Language II

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. 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.
   Course ID: 050073
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ENGL 191, MLL 191
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

LING 210 (3.00)

Introduction to Language Structures

An introduction to the relationship between form and meaning across languages and basic notions in phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Practical exercises are drawn from a variety of languages. This course and LING 290 are designed as gateway courses to the applied linguistics major.
   Course ID: 055085
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

LING 220 (3.00)

Survey of Traditional Grammar

A survey of traditional grammar from a linguistic perspective, with focus on the properties of various languages. Topics include the parts of speech (lexical categories), sentence structure, word order, grammatical relations (subject,object, indirect object), thematic relations (agent, patient, theme, goal), case assignment (nominative, accusative, dative, instrumental), tense, mood, aspect, voice, concord and anaphora.
   Course ID: 055086
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

LING 230 (3.00)

World Language Communities

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.
   Course ID: 050198
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 230
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

LING 280 (3.00)

Studies in General Linguistics

This course provides an examination of specific issues in general linguistics, with special reference to various languages (including English) and their dialects.
   Course ID: 055089
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

LING 290 (3.00)

Introduction to Applied Linguistics

A survey of the many areas in which the study of language intersects with the analysis of social and psychological issues. Readings and discussions on language learning and processing, bilingualism, attitudes toward language varieties, language planning and the structure of everyday conversation.
   Course ID: 055090
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

LING 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Linguistics

A directed reading course on an agreed-upon topic. A critical review-of-the-literature term paper is required. Prerequisite: Two LING courses relevant to the project and permission of the instructor. At least one of the LING courses should be on the 300 level. Notes: Variable credit course may be repeated for a total of six credits.
   Course ID: 055091
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

LING 310 (3.00)

Phonology and Morphology

A survey of sound systems, phonological and morphological processes across a range of languages. The principles of modern phonology and morphology are examined, and phonological and morphological data are analyzed and interpreted within those principles.
   Course ID: 055093
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete LING 210 with a grade of C or better.

LING 320 (3.00)

Syntax

The principles of the scientific description of sentences within the framework of generative grammar. Strong emphasis on the analysis of linguistic data, formulation of hypotheses and scientific argumentation, with special reference to English and other languages.
   Course ID: 055094
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete LING 190 and LING 210 both with a C or better before you can take this course.

LING 330 (3.00)

Language in Context

An examination of the principles that govern language use. This course studies linguistic performance issues, particularly the ways in which context influences the shape and meaning of utterances. Pragmatics, discourse analysis, and conversation analysis provide the theoretical orientations for an in-depth examination of language in action. Students will complete an original research paper. Recommended preparation: MLL301
   Course ID: 055095
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MLL 190 with a C or better.

LING 350 (3.00)

Historical Linguistics

A study of linguistic variation and change in all realms of linguistic structure: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and lexicon. Language typology and genetic affiliation among reconstructions. Extra-linguistic causes of language change (both socio-cultural and political). Writing systems and their decipherment.
   Course ID: 055096
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete LING 190 or LING 210 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

LING 360 (3.00)

Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Language varieties in their relation to social structures. Geographical and social dialects. Attitudes toward language diversity. Bilingualism and language situations in the world.
   Course ID: 055097
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete either LING 190 or LING 191 or LING 210 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

LING 380 (3.00)

Studies in Linguistics

This course focuses on specific issues in a linguistic subfield (e.g., morphophonemics, language and cognition), with special reference to various languages (including English) and their dialects. Recommended Preparation: One LING course at the 200-level or above and permission of the instructor
   Course ID: 055099
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

LING 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Advanced Special Projects in Linguistics

A directed reading- and research-oriented course on an agreed-upon topic. A theory-significant and original term paper is required. Prerequisite: Two LING courses relevant to the project and permission of the instructor. At least one of the LING courses should be on the 400 level. Notes: Variable credit course may be repeated for a total of six credits.
   Course ID: 055101
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

LING 410 (3.00)

Language Planning

This course examines the language planning choices that have been made in a variety of multilingual settings in the world, with particular reference to the role of ethnic or national identity. It also identifies the impact of those choices on the political, cultural, educational and socioeconomic domains.
   Course ID: 055104
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete MLL 230 or LING 290 or LING 360 with a grade of C or better.

LING 450 (3.00)

Workshop in Applied Linguistics

A practical investigation of the structure of up to three uncommonly taught languages, such as Czech, Gascon, Lithuanian, Mapudungun and Wolof. LING 310 and LING 320 are highly recommended. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055105
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Workshop In Applied Ling, Workshop Applied Ling, Applied Linguistics
   Requirement Group: You must complete LING 210 and another LING course with a grade of C or better.

LING 470 (3.00)

Language and Cognition

This course examines the implications of current linguistic theory and research for first- and second-language acquisition, language disorders, aphasia studies and speech therapy.
   Course ID: 055106
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed LING 310 and LING 320 both with a grade of C or better.

LING 480 (3.00)

Advanced Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

This course provides an in-depth examination of specific issues in either general or subfield-specific linguistic theory, with special reference to various linguistic phenomena observable in different languages, including English. A theory-significant and original term paper is required. Recommended Preparation: Two LING courses at the 300- or 400-level and permission of the instructor. Notes: Repeatable once for credit with permission of instructor and LING major/minor advisor.
   Course ID: 055107
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

LING 490 (3.00)

Seminar in Applied Linguistics

This course is centered around advanced research on a particular applied linguistics topic. Students are expected to give frequent oral reports and complete work on a theory-significant and original term paper. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055109
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Sem In Theoretical Ling, Sem:Language & Cognition, Sem In Applied Ling, Lang Planng & Lang Polic, Seminar In Applied Ling
   Requirement Group: You must have completed two LING courses at the 300 or 400 level with a grade of C or better.

LING 499H (3.00)

Honors Paper in Linguistics

Original research on a linguistics topic, under the supervision of a linguistics faculty member. The research will result in an extended paper, to be presented orally before an examining committee that includes the student's research advisor and another linguistics faculty member. Students should consult with their linguistics advisor regarding eligibility and details.
   Course ID: 055113
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: Your academic level must be senior to enroll.

Modern Lang & Linguistics

MLL 190 (3.00)

The World of Language I

Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. In this course, we examine 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.
   Course ID: 050095
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 190H
   Same as Offering: ENGL 190, LING 190
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 190H (3.00)

The World of Language I-Honors

Language as a distinctive characteristic of the human species. In this course, we examine 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. This is an honors course.
   Course ID: 100141
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Course Equivalents: ENGL 190, LING 190, MLL 190
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 191 (3.00)

The World of Language II

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. 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.
   Course ID: 050073
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ENGL 191, LING 191
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 205 (3.00)

Great Books from the French-Speaking World

The course will examine the culture of the French-speaking world as reflected in the works of such writers as Chretien de Troyes and Marie de France (medieval romances); Rabelais and Montaigne (Renaissance); Racine, Moliere (17th century); Rousseau, Voltaire (18th century); Balzac, Hugo, Sand, Flaubert (19th century); Proust, Sartre, Beauvoir, Césaire, Hébert (20th century). Taught in English. No French required.
   Course ID: 055418
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 206 (3.00)

Great Books from the German-Speaking World

The course will focus on the culture of the German-speaking world, as reflected in the works of such writers as Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Kleist, Brecht, Boll, Seghers, Grass and Wolf. Taught in English. No German required.
   Course ID: 055419
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 207 (3.00)

Great Books from Russia and the Soviet Union

This course will focus on cultural issues in Russian and Soviet literature, as reflected in major works of Gogol, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Mayakovsky, Babel, Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva and Solzhenitsyn, among others. Taught in English. No Russian required.
   Course ID: 055420
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 208 (3.00)

Great Books from the Spanish Speaking World

An introduction to literary traditions and cultural diversity of Spain and Spanish America through great literary works in translation. Readings (primarily narrative fiction) selected from works of such representative authors as Santa Teresa, Miguel de Cervantes, Benito Perez Galdos, Miguel de Unamuno, Jorge Luis Borges, Ana Maria Matute and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Taught in English. No Spanish required.
   Course ID: 055421
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 209 (3.00)

Great Books from Italy

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.
   Course ID: 055422
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 210 (3.00)

Africa: Culture and Development

This course provides a general introduction to Africa. It is designed to survey its peoples, languages, cultures, societies and development. An emphasis is placed on how language and development are interrelated. Modules are offered to students to build on their special interests in the continent.
   Course ID: 050005
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 213
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 211 (3.00)

Postwar West European Cinema

Introduction to the major schools of post-war Western European cinema, including Italian neorealism, the new Italian cinema, the French new wave and the new German cinema. Taught in English.
   Course ID: 055424
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 212 (3.00)

East European Cinema

Introduction to the major schools of Eastern European cinema, including classical and contemporary Soviet cinema, the Polish school and the Czech new wave. Taught in English.
   Course ID: 055425
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 213 (3.00)

Film and Society in Spain

An examination of recent Spanish films and of social questions they reflect and address. Taught in English. No knowledge of Spanish is required.
   Course ID: 055426
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 214 (3.00)

The New German Cinema

A study of the new German cinema, its culture, background and works by internationally acclaimed directors Alexander Kluge, Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and Margarethe von Trotta. Taught in English.
   Course ID: 055427
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 215 (3.00)

French Film Classics

An introduction to the classic films of French cinema in the context of French culture and society. Representative directors include Vigo, Clair, Carne, Renoir, Truffaut, Godard, Rohmer, Chabrol and Malle. Taught in English. No knowledge of French required.
   Course ID: 055428
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 216 (3.00)

Classics in German Cinema

Study of the major works of German cinema, from the beginnings to the present, as reflections of German culture. Taught in English. Knowledge of German is not required.
   Course ID: 055429
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 217 (3.00)

Classics in Russian Film

An examination of masterworks of Soviet cinema and the social and political context they reflect and address. Taught in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required.
   Course ID: 055430
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 218 (3.00)

Film and Society in Latin America

An examination of recent Latin-American films and of social questions they reflect and address. Taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is not required.
   Course ID: 055431
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 219 (3.00)

Contemporary French Cinema

Contemporary French cinema is an introduction to popular French films of the last 25 years. It charts recent developments in all genres of French cinema. Reflecting the diversity of French film production since the new wave, this course will examine a variety of genres from the thriller to the war movie alongside the cinema du look and the work of women filmmakers. Directors will include Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Beinex, Claude Berri, Yves Robert, Diane Kurys, Agnes Varda, Maurice Pialat, Jean-Marie Poiret and Coline Serreau. Taught in English. No knowledge of French required. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055432
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Contemp French Cinema, Images Of Society
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 220 (3.00)

Film and Society in China

This course introduces students to Chinese society during the last 100 hundred years through the viewing and analysis of major films from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Taught in English. No knowledge of Chinese required.
   Course ID: 055433
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 222 (3.00)

Classics of Japanese Cinema

An introduction to the classic films of the Japanese cinema, presented in the context of Japanese culture and society. Representative directors include Mizoguchi, Kurosawa, Ozu, Morita, Ichikawa and Itami. Taught in English. No knowledge of Japanese required.
   Course ID: 055434
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 225 (3.00)

Iranian Cultures

The course will address the general concept of culture in the context of social, intellectual, artistic, spiritual, and everyday systems defining Iranian life. Students will read from several books, listen to Persian music, view Iranian movies, taste the cuisine, read translated poetry books, and learn conversational Persian language. They will also examine Iranian magazines and newspapers and will benefit from discussions. The course will broaden their understanding of culture in general, and Iranian culture in particular.
   Course ID: 055435
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 230 (3.00)

World Language Communities

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.
   Course ID: 050198
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: LING 230
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 231 (3.00)

Introduction to World Literature I

An introduction to major works in world literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
   Course ID: 050055
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: CPLT 231, ENGL 231
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 232 (3.00)

Introduction to World Literature II

An introduction to major works in world literature from the late Renaissance to the present.
   Course ID: 050057
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: CPLT 232, ENGL 232
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 234 (3.00)

Culture and Values through Art I

This interdisciplinary course examines the early heritage of today's multicultural world from a global perspective. It explores world views and cultural values through art as the medium of communication. Social beliefs, values and art from cultures of Asia, Africa, the Native Americas, the Islamic world and Europe from 50,000 B.C.E. to 1400 C.E. are traced comparatively, including their overlays, convergences and separate developments. Students collaborate in research and participate in experiential exercises relating course content to issues of cultural identity, cultural awareness, globalization and pluralistic societies. Notes: May be taken independently from Part II.
   Course ID: 055436
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 234H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 234H (3.00)

Culture and Values Through Art I - Honors

   Course ID: 055437
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 234
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 235 (3.00)

Culture and Values through Art II

This interdisciplinary course examines the heritage of today's multicultural world from a global perspective. The course explores the world views, values and art from cultures of Asia, Africa, the Native Americas, the Islamic World, Europe and the United States from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Students collaborate in research and participate in experiential exercises relating course content to issues of cultural identity, cultural awareness, globalization and pluralistic societies. Notes: May be taken independently from Part I.
   Course ID: 055438
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 235H
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 235H (3.00)

Culture and Values through Art II- Honors

   Course ID: 055439
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 235
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 240 (3.00)

Project in Cultural Sustainability

This course has been designed to help UMBC students acquire the cultural literacy and develop the tools they will need to face the challenges of globalization. Adopting an intercultural approach, it will examine the ongoing impact of the Western value system on the world. In response, students will learn how to analyze the impact of globalization on local communities and consider alternatives. They will also develop the social entrepreneurship skills needed to position themselves as agents of social change. Because local community involvement is an important element in the development of cultural diversity, heritage, and a deeper appreciation of life values, students in the course will generate a community information web site reflecting the values of sustainability.
   Course ID: 100203
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 250 (3.00)

Introduction to the French-speaking World

A historical and cultural presentation of societies in which French plays a major role, including France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec, North and West Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. The points of view of French speakers from around the world will be on such themes as political and cultural conflict, literary creativity and music. Readings and discussions are in English.
   Course ID: 055441
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 255 (3.00)

Intercultural Paris

This culture course aims to introduce students to the field of French studies by examining France's capital city in both historical and contemporary contexts and the numerous, marginalized, and multicultural populations it has been home to: women, gays and lesbians, North-and Western African immigrants, Jews, and undocumented workers. The course adopts an interdisciplinary approach informed by cultural studies, history, anthropology, linguistics, urban studies, and gender and women's studies.
   Course ID: 100973
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 255
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP)

MLL 261 (3.00)

German Ethnic and Cultural Identity

This course will study the cultural identity of the German-speaking world, including Europe, as well as German groups in North America, Latin America and Africa, as manifested in writing, music and other forms of cultural expression
   Course ID: 055442
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 270 (3.00)

Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization

An introductory survey of Russian cultural achievements from the 10th century to the revolution of 1917. Topics include religion, art, architecture, music, literature and folklore. Readings and discussions in English.
   Course ID: 050192
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RUSS 270
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 271 (3.00)

Introduction to Modern Russian Civilization and Culture

An introductory survey of Russian civilization from 1917 through the revolutionary period and Stalinism to dissidence, glasnost and the present. Topics include literature, art, music, social values and intellectual expression. Readings and discussions in English.
   Course ID: 050206
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: RUSS 271
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 280 (3.00)

Introduction to the Spanish-Speaking World

An historical overview and cultural analysis of societies in which Spanish is the dominant language, including Spain, Latin America and Hispanic communities in the United States. Intended primarily to provide greater insights into the realities experienced by speakers of Spanish.
   Course ID: 055444
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 288 (3.00)

Information Technology in Foreign Languages

This course is designed to familiarize students with technological resources in foreign languages and to prepare them in the effective use of technology approaches and technology-based resources. Activities will include assessing and using software with foreign language capabilities, mastering general Internet tools (File Transfer Protocol, listservs, news groups, etc.), accessing electronic library resources, conducting effective searches on the Web, including the retrieval of text files and images with particular attention to copyright issues. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and/or expand the knowledge base and skills inherent to information technology and indispensable to learning and practicing a foreign language today. Recommended Preparation: Word-processing skills/e-mail on the UMBC system
   Course ID: 055445
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 299 (1.00 - 2.00)

MLLI Experiential Learning

Independent, individualized language and cultural study (such as participation in Intercultural Learning Exchange activities) in an area determined by the student's particular needs. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.
   Course ID: 101767
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MLL 300 (3.00)

Selected Topics in Modern Languages and Linguistics

   Course ID: 055446
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Early Chinese Poetry and Prose

MLL 301 (3.00)

Textual Analysis: Words, Images, Music

This course introduces techniques of analytical reading and reader response that apply to a broad range of texts, including verbal, visual, musical and multi-media, such as cinematic and electronic discourse. Students interact with various forms of communication from popular and high culture by examining their structural and stylistic/ aesthetic properties; the cultural assumptions and values that they convey; and the texts' performative effects on emotions, action and thought. Emphasized are the properties of texts that make them effective, pleasing or dangerous and the social context of communication. Recommended Preparation: MLL 190, 191 or another linguistics course
   Course ID: 055447
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 305 (3.00)

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the basic issues of intercultural communication and acquaints them with the fundamentals of intercultural training. Drawing on linguistic theory, anthropological definitions of culture and ethnicity, and extensive case studies, the course begins with a discussion of the nature and function of verbal and nonverbal communication in multicultural settings. The second part of the course examines the ways in which conflicts may arise between cultures and explores the development of intercultural competence and the resolution of cultural conflicts via intercultural training. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or prior study in anthropology, linguistics or a related discipline
   Course ID: 055449
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 305H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 305H (3.00)

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the basic issues of intercultural communication and acquaints them with the fundamentals of intercultural training. Drawing on linguistic theory, anthropological definitions of culture and ethnicity, and extensive case studies, the course begins with a discussion of the nature and function of verbal and nonverbal communication in multicultural settings. The second part of the course examines the ways in which conflicts may arise between cultures and explores the development of intercultural competence and the resolution of cultural conflicts via intercultural training. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing or prior study in anthropology, linguistics or a related discipline
   Course ID: 100345
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: MLL 305
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 306 (4.00)

Intercultural Communication: Issues Confronting Immigrant and Heritage Communities

Immigration and social adjustment to a new environment could be analyzed from different theoretical perspectives. By doing service learning, students will learn to combine the analysis of immigration and the perspective of intercultural communication. Difficulties in the process of adjustment faced by new immigrants and other members of local heritage communities in the Maryland/D.C. region will allow students to explore ways in which the development of intercultural competence can help resolve cultural conflicts in a multicultural society. Guest speakers from local immigrant/heritage communities will be invited to participate in the seminars. The course will entail spending three hours per week in immigrant/heritage communities doing service learning related to intercultural communication. Recommended Preparation: A language course above the 201 level, or MLL 305, or permission
   Course ID: 055451
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 310 (3.00)

Intercultural Studies of International Film

Major international cinematic trends from the earliest periods to the contemporary era. Emphasis on the feature film in the context of national cinemas and intercultural communication. Topic to be announced each semester offered. Taught in English. Notes: May be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 055452
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Topics: St:Women In Europn Film, Stds:E.European Cinema, International Film, Stds: New German Cinema, Stds: E European Cinema, Stds:Postwar W Europ Cin, Stds:International Film, Classics German Cinema, West African Cinema, Stds International Films, Gay And Lesbian Cinema, Top:Films Of Fritz Lang, Caribbean Film, Stds:Ethnographic Films, Stds:Classics Germn Cin, The New German Cinema, Postwar West Eur Cinema, Flms/Revolutn & Soc Chng
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 311 (3.00)

Introduction to Korean Culture

This course introduces students to Korean culture. It will help students understand the values, attitudes and norms that constitute Korean culture and lead students to get the feel of the dynamic vitality of Korean culture. The course will broaden their understanding of culture in general, and Korean culture in particular. Taught in English. Knowledge of Korean is not required. Recommended Preparation: MLL 190, 191, 230, or 301.
   Course ID: 100432
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP)

MLL 313 (3.00)

Images of Society in Contemporary Spanish Films

   Course ID: 055455
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 315 (3.00)

Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films

Study of major works of Korean cinema, encompassing a range of genres and styles. Emphasis on the film as an art form and a mirror of society. Taught in English. No knowledge of Korean required. Recommended Preparation: MLL 190, 191, 230, or 301.
   Course ID: 100433
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP)

MLL 319 (3.00)

Images of Society in Contemporary French Films

An examination of outstanding films from the Francophone world, encompassing a range of genres and styles and reflecting the diversity of French film production. Emphasis on the film as an art form and a mirror of society. Taught in English. No knowledge of French required. Recommended Preparation: Junior/senior standing
   Course ID: 055457
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 320 (3.00)

Transnational Feminist Film

This course uses a feminist film studies lens to analyze transnational documentary and feature films. Drawing on feminist, documentary, and postcolonial film theory, students will gain the necessary skills to critically analyze representations of gender, race, class, nationality, and sexuality in transnational film. We will examine the politics of gender in films produced in the West and the Global South and we will assess the flows between ¿first world¿ and ¿third world¿ cinematic traditions. Recommended Course Preparation: GWST100 and GWST200, or GWST210.
   Course ID: 050105
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 320
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 321 (3.00)

Jewish Writing in World Literature

This course will study the development of modern Jewish writing from its beginnings in the Yiddish works of Eastern Europe through its diasporic extension into Western Europe, North Africa, Latin America, North America and Israel. Special attention will be given to the analysis of Jewish humor, in literature as well as other cultural forms, from the novels of Sholom Aleichem to the films of Woody Allen. Jewish literary responses to the Holocaust also will be discussed. The course will emphasize the cross-cultural nature of Jewish diasporic writing in its attachment both to common Jewish traditions and to diverse national, historical, geographical and linguistic contexts.
   Course ID: 050179
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 321
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

MLL 322 (3.00)

Gender, Race, and Media

This course critically examines how ideologies of gender, race, class, ethnicity and sexuality are produced and disseminated in a range of media genres and forms such as film, television, music, advertising, news, visual and performing arts, the Internet, radio, and print media. As consumers and producers of media, students will learn to assess how media articulates, creates, and enforces identities and power. Students will practice tools of critical reading and thinking, such as textual analysis, visual discourse analysis, and the basics of media literacy. Recommended Preparation: GWST 100 and (200 or 210).
   Course ID: 050004
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: AFST 347, GWST 322
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 323 (3.00)

Modern Hebrew Literature

A survey of various forms of Hebrew literature in English translation from throughout the world since the 19th century. In addition, modern Hebrew literature is compared to, and contrasted with, pre-modern Hebrew literature and Yiddish literature. Recommended Preparation: An English or world literature course in any language at the 200 level or above or consent from the instructor
   Course ID: 050178
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: JDST 323
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 324 (3.00)

World Language Issues

The course examines the consequences of socio-linguistic heterogeneity in multi-cultural societies through an examination of topics such as the parameters of language variation; the relationship between indigenous, colonial and immigrant languages; language attitudes; and language planning. Students will use these concepts to work toward the resolution of language-based conflicts in a required written research project. Students may register for either MLL 230 or 324. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing
   Course ID: 055459
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 325 (3.00)

Ethnic Minorities

An introduction to language minority groups in the United States and the factors that have helped shape our linguistic environment. The class studies many related issues, such as ethnicity, immigration, settlement patterns, language maintenance efforts and language policies in government and education.
   Course ID: 055460
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 326 (3.00)

Literature and Social Change

A study of social problems and different visions of social change reflected in the literature of various nationalities and groups. Taught in English.
   Course ID: 055461
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 327 (3.00)

Modern Japanese Culture

This course 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 field trips. The course is taught in English. Recommended Preparation: Junior standing
   Course ID: 055462
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)

MLL 328 (3.00)

Traditional Chinese Fiction and Drama

A survey of representative Chinese short stories, novels and plays from the third to the 19th centuries. Focus is placed on the study of T'ang, Sung, Ming dynasty novels and Yuan dynasty drama. The course is taught in English. No knowledge of Chinese required. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055463
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)

MLL 329 (3.00)

Early and Medieval Chinese Literature

This course is an introduction to important works of the classical literary tradition of China from the Zhou Dynasty (1045-221 BCE) through the Northern Song dynasty (976-1127 CE). In a chronological survey of the important writers of the early and medieval periods, the course tackles some fundamental questions of the Chinese literary tradition, including the meanings of the word that came to mean literary writing, wen, and the place of wen in traditional Chinese culture; which genres of writing became the most prominent in the early tradition, and why; and the ways in which the scope of Chinese literature broaden and changed. The course is taught in English, with no knowledge of Chinese language required. Recommended Course Preparation: MLL301 or ASIA100 or HIST103 (any one of these three)
   Course ID: 101870
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: ASIA 329
   Requirement Group: You must complete MLL 301 or ASIA 100 or HIST 103

MLL 330 (3.00)

Theatre in Modern Languages

The rehearsal and performance in modern languages of a full-length play (or several shorter works). Students participate as actors and/or assist in tasks of production. They also investigate areas pertinent to the play, such as the life and work of the playwright, historical and cultural milieu depicted, and theories and techniques of staging. Recommended Preparation: A language course at the 202-level or permission of instructor. Notes: May be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 055464
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 332 (3.00)

Topics in German Culture

This course will focus on a broad spectrum of topics (events, movements, and individual thinkers) that have shaped German intellectual thought throughout Germany's history. Students will be introduced to concepts that have had a lasting impact and are essential for a true understanding of German culture. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Readings and discussion in English. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.
   Course ID: 055465
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Topics In German Culture, Frankfurt School, Heimat In Germ Culture, Cult Thought 18Th/19Th, Contemporary Film and Society in Germany, Multicultural Germany, German Culture through Film
   Attributes: Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: Your academic level must be junior to enroll.

MLL 333 (3.00)

Japanese Food Culture

This course examines many aspects of Japanese food culture, including history, cultural rules, special/religious events, environment, globalization, etc. The students will investigate how Japanese food illustrates the society and culture by critically analyzing various forms of food related texts. Throughout the semester the students will explore their own food cultures then compare and contrast them to Japanese food culture to hypothesize reasons for the similarities/differences among them.
   Course ID: 102068
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 340 (3.00)

Interconnections: Social and Historical Confluences

This course treats key historical events and social movements in France and French-speaking lands and their connections with the rest of the world. These include: exploration in the New World, the Great Revolution of 1789, nationalism, the Napoleonic legacy, socialism and communism, the World Wars, imperialism and decolonization. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 050099
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GEP), Culture (GEP), Arts and Humanities (GFR), Culture (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete FREN302 with a grade of C or better.

MLL 341 (3.00)

Studies in World Literature

A study of selected literary works from a single nation or from several nations, with the focus on a century, movement, genre, theme or individual writer. Topics are announced each semester offered. This course is repeatable up to 12 credits or 4 attempts.
   Course ID: 050043
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Stds:Love/Death-Russ Lit, Afro-Hisp Literature, Studies In World Lit, Post-Colonial Literature, Studies, Literature Of Oppression, Lit Of The Holocaust, Representations Of Evil, Stds Wrld Lit:Ltn Am Wrt, The Eastern European Exp, War & Passion, Eastern European Exper, Yiddish Literature, Cont Latin American Lit, 20Th Century European, Tolstoy & Dostoevsky, Stds: Lit Of The Occult, Cont Dev Lit & Culture, Stds:Love/Death Russ Lit, Korean Society Lit&Film, War & Passion:Balkan Lit, Twentieth-Century Poetry, Shakespeare and his
   Same as Offering: CPLT 341, ENGL 315
   Attributes: Arts and Humanities (GFR)

MLL 342 (3.00)

Myth and Literature

Studies in the mythologies of various cultures and in the relationship between myth and literature. Topics to be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated once for credit with permission of the advisor.
   Course ID: 050058
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Myth And Literature, ., Honors Myth & Literature
   Same as Offering: CPLT 342, ENGL 318
   Requirement Group: You must complete a 200 level ENGL course with a C or better.

MLL 344 (3.00)

Literature and the Other Arts

A study of the relationship between literature and music, film and the fine arts, with an emphasis on common concerns, solutions and terminology. Topics to be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated once for credit with permission of the advisor.
   Course ID: 050052
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Languages Of Film, Life And Films Of Welles, Attack Of The B-Movies, Women In Media, Amer Film In The 1970's, Culture And Values, Film Noir, Film Adaptation, Fiction And Film, Cult Films, Mediated Movies, Films:Hitchcock & Lang, Nvls & Plitcs/Vctrn Engl, Introduction To Film, Banned Films, The Avant-Garde at the Movies, Biblical Art and Literature in the English Renaiss, Horror Film and Fiction
   Same as Offering: CPLT 344, ENGL 316

MLL 370 (3.00)

19th Century Russian Literature and Society

A study of Russian literature of the 19th century in relation to the intellectual, political and social concerns of the time. Authors include Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev and Chekhov. Topics for discussion include class and rank, the role of women, the intelligentsia, socialism and religion, as well as the evolution of literary style. Readings and discussion in English, although students may choose to read works in the original Russian. Recommended Recommended Preparation: A 200-level literature course, a Russian language course or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050187
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Writing Intensive, Culture (GFR)

MLL 371 (3.00)

20th Century Russian Literature and Politics

A study of the interaction of literature and politics in the Soviet Union, from the October revolution through Socialist realism, to dissident literature and glasnost. Authors include Blok, Zamiatin, Babel, Sholokhov, Bulgakov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and Brodsky. Subjects for discussion include the place of the individual in a collective society, the role of the artist in a totalitarian state, propaganda, the manipulation of art for social control, and the power of literature to effect social and political change. Readings and discussion in English, although students may choose to read works in the original Russian. Recommended Preparation: 200 level literature course, a Russian language course or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 050203
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Writing Intensive, Culture (GFR)

MLL 399H (1.00)

Introduction to Honors Project

An independent study course focused on the systematic development of a topic and methodology for the honors thesis. Open to students who have been admitted to the MLL Honors Program.
   Course ID: 055469
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Intro To Honors

MLL 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Modern Languages and Linguistics

Open to students with special projects on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project. Request for permission to register must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. Credits earned in MLL 400 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of language studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 055470
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

MLL 406 (3.00)

Theory and History of Intercultural Media

   Course ID: 055473
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 413 (3.00)

Language , Gender and Sexuality

In Language, Gender and Sexuality, students gain an in-depth understanding of how language, gender, and sexuality are integrated into the fabric of cultures and societies and how sociocultural contexts give meaning to linguistic practices, to categories of gender and sexuality, and to the construction of gendered, sexual, and other identities.. Students will examine and evaluate a diverse body of scholarship from linguistics, anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and sociology. Critical attention will be paid to understanding the roles of language, gender and sexuality in the U.S. context, especially with regard to education and the media; we will also explore relationships between language, gender, and sexuality in the range of other Western and non-Western cultures. Students will apply what they have learned in the course to final research projects.
   Course ID: 100279
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: GWST 413, GWST 613, LLC 613, MLL 613

MLL 425 (3.00)

Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Communication

The purpose of this course is to study communication within the context of the cultural setting. Three main goals are: to provide students with material, both cognitive and experiential, with which they can develop an awareness of their own cultural identity; to increase their knowledge of the special communication problems to be expected in a cross-cultural situation; and to offer students the opportunity to apply new insights to cross-cultural encounters.
   Course ID: 055474
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MLL 190 or MLL 191 or MLL 230 with a grade of C or better.

MLL 430 (1.00 - 3.00)

Internship in Modern Languages and Linguistics

An internship is a defined project using the target language in work involving governmental or non-governmental agencies, social service organizations, hospitals, schools, businesses or other community institutions. Notes: Request for permission to register must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. Variable credit course repeatable for a maximum of 3 credits.
   Course ID: 055475
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 470 (3.00)

L2 Acquisition and Learning: Theory to Practice

This course examines issues in second-language acquisition and learning from the perspective of teaching and learning in ESOL and foreign-language classrooms. Topics covered include a review of past and current learning theories, an exploration of the range of factors (physiological, cognitive, affective, environmental) affecting first- and second-language acquisition, the role of input and output in second-language development, the role of learning styles and strategies in language learning, and language processing in reading and listening. These topics will be explored through readings, class discussions, and various individual and collaborative projects and assignments.
   Course ID: 055476
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 480 (3.00)

Transcultural Studies in Global Television

This course will study the concepts, institutions, distribution channels, production and marketing practices, products and audience reception of globally distributed television programming. Special emphasis will be placed on localization strategies, aesthetic conventions and genre traditions, notions of cultural proximity, and debates around hybridity and transculturality. Students enrolled in MLL 480 will be expected to have advanced foreign language proficiency and will be expected to examine foreign language television productions and discuss issues in the secondary literature in that language. MLL 480 students will need department consent to take the course. Recommended Course Preparation: MCS 333.
   Course ID: 100677
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MCS 390
   Requirement Group: You must have completed MCS 222 with a C or better.

MLL 490 (3.00)

Seminar in Modern Languages and Linguistics

A study of a specific topic involving language, literature or culture, and/or their interrelations. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 055477
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Language Learning, Seminar: Mdrn/Lang/Ling, Literacy, Thgt & Power, Second Lang Acquisition, Bilingualism, The European Union, Sem:Against Metaphor, Top:Mass Media/European, Poetry As Translation, Seminar In Mll, Sem: Language Learning, Infotech In Foreign Lang, Ethnographic Description, Linguistic Acquisition, Language and Gender, Global Television, Exploration in Korean Culture

MLL 495 (3.00)

Intercultural Video Production I

   Course ID: 055478
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 498H (3.00)

Senior Honors Seminar

An interdisciplinary seminar that allows Honor Program students to work together at a high level on a topic that they have helped to define. Open to students who have been admitted to the MLL Honors Program.
   Course ID: 055479
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

MLL 499H (3.00)

Senior Honors Project

An independent study course that involves the production of an honors thesis. Enables honors students to pursue work that has a special meaning for them and provides them with valuable experience in planning and executing a large-scale research project.
   Course ID: 055480
   Consent: Department Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Russian

RUSS 101 (4.00)

Basic Russian I

An introduction to Russian. Emphasis is on structure, comprehension, speaking skills and reading skills. Video provides exposure to idiomatic Russian language, as well as an introduction to Russian culture and society.
   Course ID: 056700
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

RUSS 102 (4.00)

Basic Russian II

Continuation of RUSS 101. Further development of grammar, reading, conversation and listening comprehension skills, based on authentic material from Russian culture and civilization.
   Course ID: 056702
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 101 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of high school Russian.

RUSS 201 (4.00)

Basic Russian III

Further development of linguistic structure of Russian in a social and cultural context. Emphasis is on comprehension and speaking skills.
   Course ID: 056704
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete Russ 102 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of high school Russian.

RUSS 202 (4.00)

Continuing Russian I

Review of grammar, with emphasis on communication in a number of everyday situations. Emphasis is on developing reading and writing skills.
   Course ID: 056706
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 201 with a C or better before taking this class or have completed 4 years of high school Russian.

RUSS 270 (3.00)

Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization

An introductory survey of Russian cultural achievements from the 10th century to the revolution of 1917. Topics include religion, art, architecture, music, literature and folklore. Readings and discussions in English.
   Course ID: 050192
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 270
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

RUSS 271 (3.00)

Introduction to Modern Russian Civilization and Culture

An introductory survey of Russian civilization from 1917 through the revolutionary period and Stalinism to dissidence, glasnost and the present. Topics include literature, art, music, social values and intellectual expression. Readings and discussions in English.
   Course ID: 050206
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Same as Offering: MLL 271
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR)

RUSS 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Russian Language

Intensive, independent, individualized program of study in Russian language or culture in an area determined by the student's particular needs. Note: Credits earned in RUSS 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor, or certificate of Russian studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 056709
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

RUSS 301 (3.00)

Continuing Russian II

Class discussion and written composition on the basis of thematically arranged topics; emphasis on complex grammatical structures, composition and vocabulary building.
   Course ID: 056712
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 202 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 302 (3.00)

Continuing Russian III

Continuation of 301.
   Course ID: 056713
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

RUSS 303 (1.00)

Continuing Russian Conversation I

For students with a basic knowledge of Russian who wish to improve speaking and conversational skills. Notes: It is recommended that the course be taken in conjunction with RUSS 301. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 056715
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 202 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 304 (1.00)

Intermediate Russian Conversation II

Continuation of RUSS 303. It is recommended that the course be taken in conjunction with RUSS 302.
   Course ID: 056716
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

RUSS 315 (3.00)

Studies in Russian Film

Major cinematic trends from the earliest periods to the contemporary era. Emphasis on the feature film as an art form, a social documentary and a means of persuasion. Topics to be announced each semester the course is offered. Taught in English or Russian, as announced each semester. Recommended Preparation: A film course, RUSS 202 or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 056719
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Studies In Russian Film

RUSS 332 (3.00)

The Structure of Russian

An investigation of the phonological and morphological structure of Russian, with special emphasis on noun and verb inflection. Notes: Highly recommended: LING 210.
   Course ID: 056721
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

RUSS 340 (3.00)

Studies in Russian Literature

A study of selected Russian literary works, with the focus on a movement, genre, theme or individual writer. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Readings and discussion in English. Students may choose to read works in the original Russian. Recommended Preparation: A 200-level literature course or permission of the instructor. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 056722
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Studies In Russian Lit, Studies:19Th C Lit/Socty

RUSS 350 (1.00)

Russian Complementary Reading

Russian texts read and discussed (orally and in writing) in Russian, in conjunction with a 200- or 300-level course taught in English (e.g., RUSS 270-271, 310-311, 315, 332, 340 and 460). The particular topic will be announced each time the course is offered. Notes: Repeatable for credit as topics change. Recommended Preparation: RUSS 202 with a grade of C or higher or permission of the instructor.
   Course ID: 056724
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion
   Topics: Reading:Russian Cult/Civ, Russian Complem Reading, 20Th-C Russian Lit & Pol, Rdng:19Th C Lit/Society, Soviet Lit & Politics, Read From Mod Russ Cult, Russian Comp Reading, Rdng:Culture/Civilizatn, Reading:Soviet Cult/Civ
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

RUSS 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Russian

An independent, individualized program of study of Russian language or culture in an area determined by the student's needs. Open to students on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project. Notes: Credits earned in RUSS 400 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements of the major, minor, or certificate of Russian studies. Exceptions may be granted with the permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL.Prerequisite: Request for permission to register in the course must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 056725
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

RUSS 401 (3.00)

Advanced Russian I

An advanced Russian language course in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) with focus on sociocultural issues and current events in Russia. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal oral presentations and expository writing.
   Course ID: 056726
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 302 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 402 (3.00)

Advanced Russian II

Continuation of RUSS 401, with more attention to the development of writing skills.
   Course ID: 056727
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 401 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

RUSS 403 (3.00)

Advanced Russian Reading

Advanced spoken production of high-level, abstract language.
   Course ID: 056728
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 302 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 415 (3.00)

Political Russian

The course is intended for advanced students of Russian who wish to acquire, on the basis of authentic texts, the specialized vocabulary of international relations, economics, trade, and national security. The course also emphasizes the more complex grammatical constructions typical of these registers and introduces techniques of translation.
   Course ID: 056729
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 302 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 419 (3.00)

Theory and Practice of Translation

Introduction to methods and techniques of translation (English to Russian and Russian to English). Discussion of selected problems of contrastive grammar and comparative stylistics and lexicon, with practical exercises in translation. Students work with materials from their individual fields of specialization (e.g., politics, science, medicine, business). Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056730
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

RUSS 425 (3.00)

Advanced Russian through Song

An advanced culture course, taught in Russian, structured around a richly annotated corpus of songs, from 1930s popular music to bards, rock and other contemporary forms. The songs are supplied with a full pedagogical apparatus and a broad range of contextual content in various media.
   Course ID: 101937
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must complete RUSS 302 with a grade of C or better.

RUSS 438 (3.00)

Studies in Russian Linguistics

An in-depth examination of specific issues in Russian linguistics in the light of contemporary linguistic theory. A theory-significant and original term paper is required. Recommended Preparation: RUSS 332 This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits or 2 attempts.
   Course ID: 056731
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

RUSS 450 (3.00)

Masterpieces of Russian Literature

A study of Russian literature in Russian with the focus on a movement, genre, theme, individual writer or individual work. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Notes: May be repeated for credit. Readings and discussions in Russian. Recommended Preparation: RUSS 302 or permission of the instructor. This course may be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 056732
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Masterpieces Of Russ Lit

RUSS 460 (3.00)

Russian Folklore

A study of the forms of Russian folk art and trends in the interpretation of folklore. Topics will include folktales, epics, folk drama, music, art, costume and customs. Taught in English or Russian, as announced each semester. Recommended Preparation: A 200-level literature or anthropology course, RUSS 202.
   Course ID: 056733
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

Spanish

SPAN 101 (4.00)

Elementary Spanish I

An introduction to Spanish based on real-life situations. Comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized. Some reading and writing is required, as well as an introduction to various aspects of Spanish-speaking societies.
   Course ID: 056979
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

SPAN 102 (4.00)

Elementary Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis is on extending skills in everyday spoken Spanish.
   Course ID: 056981
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 101 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 2 years of High School Spanish.

SPAN 103 (4.00)

Intensive Review of Elementary Spanish

Designed for students who have completed level III in high school and who, nevertheless, are unprepared for SPAN 201 either as a result of an interruption of at least five years since their study of the language or as a result of a weak language background. This course offers an intensive review of Elementary Spanish I and II as an opportunity to improve the student's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. SPAN 103 or 102, but not both, may be used toward UMBC's GFR language/culture requirement.
   Course ID: 056983
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

SPAN 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Spanish I

A continuation of SPAN 101 and 102 with an increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge.
   Course ID: 056985
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: SPAN 201H
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 102 or SPAN 103 with a grade of C or better before taking this class or have completed 3 years of High School Spanish.

SPAN 201H (4.00)

Intermediate Spanish I - Honors

   Course ID: 056987
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: SPAN 201
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must be admitted to the Honors College.

SPAN 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Spanish II

A content-based language course dealing with current topics related to the Spanish-speaking world. Topics may include ecology, politics and government, education, science, health and nutrition, economics, culture and geography. Emphasis on reading and listening comprehension of authentic printed materials and videos and in-class oral discussions. A review of selected grammar is woven into the course activities.
   Course ID: 056988
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: SPAN 202H
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 201 with a C or better before taking this calss or have completed 4 years of high school Spanish.

SPAN 202H (4.00)

Intermediate Spanish II Honors

   Course ID: 056990
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Course Equivalents: SPAN 202
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)

SPAN 300 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Spanish Language

Open to students with special projects on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project. Credits earned in SPAN 300 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of Spanish studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. Notes: This course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Request for permission to register must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 056993
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study
   Topics: Business Spanish, Intro Soc Serv To Hispan, Sp Proj:Business Spanish, Spec Projects:Span Lang, Caribbean Literature, Poesia Del Cono Sur, Comunicando Mundo Comer, Spanish Grammar Workshop, Spanish Honors, Spec Projects: Span Lang, Special Projects In Span, Spc Pjt:Spanish Language, Intro To Honors In Span

SPAN 301 (3.00)

Advanced Spanish I

An advanced Spanish language course in the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) with focus on sociocultural issues in the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to regular oral practice, the course will include such activities as formal oral presentations, intensive and extensive reading, and a fair amount of expository writing.
   Course ID: 056995
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 202 or SPAN 202H with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 302 (3.00)

Advanced Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 301 with more attention devoted to the development of writing skills. A formal final expository essay is required.
   Course ID: 056996
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 303 (3.00)

Topics in Spanish

Advanced work in the development of language skills in Spanish. A predetermined semester topic constitutes the basis for further work in the use of spoken and written Spanish. Emphasis will be on reading and on an active use of Spanish involving carefully thought-out and expressed communication in appropriate style. Notes: May be repeated for credit as topics change. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 056997
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Grammar For Translation, Top:Studies-Indoamerica, Top:Latin Amer Wom Writ, Intro Al Mundo Hispano 2, Topics:The Golden Age, Latn Amer Old/New Pred, Topics In Spanish
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 301 or SPAN 304 with a grade of C before taking this class.

SPAN 304 (3.00)

Spanish for Heritage Spanish Speakers I

A course specially designed for heritage speakers of Spanish with no formal training in the language on the college level. The course will focus on Spanish grammar, reading and writing, and Latino/Hispanic culture and current events in the Spanish-speaking world. Notes: This course may be used in lieu of SPAN 301 toward the MLL major or minor with concentration in Spanish. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 056998
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Language (GFR)

SPAN 305 (3.00)

Spanish for Heritage Spanish Speakers II

This course provides language instruction that is specific to the linguistic needs of heritage Spanish speakers. The focus is on vocabulary development, orthography, and grammar through reading and writing. Topics addressed include issues relating to Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S. and their cultural and historic roots in Latin America and Spain. Note: This course may be taken as a continuation of SPAN 304 or by heritage Spanish speakers who have more extensive experience with the language. It may be used in lieu of SPAN 302 toward the MLL major or minor with concentration in Spanish.
   Course ID: 056999
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

SPAN 307 (3.00)

España y sus Culturas I

This course is organized around a historical focus on Spain and its diverse cultures. Through readings and discussion, the course explores aspects of the country's history, politics, cultural achievements and current life. It also seeks to develop students' reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension. For non-native speakers, SPAN 302 should be taken prior to or at the same time as this course.
   Course ID: 057000
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 301 or SPAN 304 with a grade of C before taking this class.

SPAN 308 (3.00)

Latinoamérica y sus Culturas I

This course is organized around a historical focus on Latin America and its diverse cultures. Through readings and discussion, the course explores aspects of the region's history, politics, cultural achievements and contemporary life. It also seeks to develop students' reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension. For non-native speakers, SPAN 302 should be taken prior to or at the same time as this course. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 057002
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Culture (GEP), Culture (GFR), Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 301 or SPAN 304 with a grade of C before taking this class.

SPAN 309 (3.00)

Business Spanish

A course designed for students with an intermediate knowledge of Spanish who wish to study business or who wish to become acquainted with the language of business. The course introduces business terminology and concepts and covers basic letter reading and writing.
   Course ID: 057003
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 202 or SPAN 202H with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 311 (3.00)

España y sus culturas II

This course is organized around a literary focus on Spain and its diverse cultures. The course stresses the skill of close critical reading and the relations among literary texts, their social contexts, and other cultural manifestations. It also seeks to develop students' reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.
   Course ID: 057004
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN 302 or SPAN 305 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 312 (3.00)

Latinoamérica y Sus Culturas II

This course is organized around a literary focus on Latin America and its diverse cultures. The course stresses the skill of close critical reading and the relations among literary texts, their social contexts, and other cultural manifestations. It also seeks to develop students' reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.
   Course ID: 057006
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN 302 or SPAN 305 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 319 (3.00)

Spanish Translation

Spanish translation. An introduction to the practice and techniques of translation between Spanish and English. Students work with various written materials covering many fields.
   Course ID: 100504
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN 302 or SPAN 305 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 331 (3.00)

The Structure of Spanish

An investigation of the sound system and phonological processes of Spanish, including dialectal variation. Notes: Highly recommended: LING 210.
   Course ID: 057010
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN302 and MLL190 with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 341 (3.00)

Theatre in Spanish

The rehearsal and performance in Spanish of a full-length play (or several shorter works). Students participate as actors and/or assist in tasks of production. They also investigate areas pertinent to the play, such as the life and work of the playwright, historical and cultural milieu depicted, theories and techniques of staging.
   Course ID: 057012
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 301 with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 400 (1.00 - 3.00)

Special Projects in Spanish

Open to students with special projects on application to the instructor who will supervise the particular project. Request for permission to register must be in writing and must specify the number of credits sought. Credits earned in SPAN 400 may not be used to satisfy the basic requirements for any track in the MLL major, minor or certificate of Spanish studies. Exceptions will be granted only with the written permission of an instructor and the chair of MLL. Notes: May be repeated for credit.
   Course ID: 057015
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Independent Study

SPAN 401 (3.00)

Studies in Spanish Language

Advanced training in oral and written communication in Spanish. Recommended Preparation: Three courses beyond SPAN 302 or 305 or permission of the instructor. Notes: It is recommended that majors take this course during their senior year. This course is repeatable for credit.
   Course ID: 057017
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Studies In Span Language, Studies In Span Lang, Studies:Intens Prof Inst, Studies In Spanish Lang
   Attributes: Writing Intensive, Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 302 or 305 and 3 additional classes from the following; SPAN 307, 308, 309, 311 ,312 ,319, 331, 341 and any 400 - level SPAN course all with a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 421 (3.00)

Studies in Hispanic Literature

A seminar on a selected topic in Hispanic/Spanish literature. Past offerings include modern Cuban literature. Hispanic/Latino literature in the U.S., Latin American women writers, contemporary Latin American narrative, the Generations of '98 and '27, Galdos, and Don Quijote. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Consult schedule of classes for full description of specific topics. Notes: May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics change.
   Course ID: 057018
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Con.Latn Amer Narrative, Las Obras De Cortazar, Narrativa Latinoamerican, Stds:Intrcultrl Dynamics, Golden Age Literature, Latin American Narrative, Escritoras Hispanoamer, Stds:Latin Am Narrative, Don Quijote, El Quijote, Stds:Drma/Soc Sp Gldn Ag, Cortazar De Noche, Galdo's, Las Generaciones 98 Y 27, Benito Galdos:Novel&Film, Studies In Hispanic Lit, Hisp Lit: 19Th C.Sp Fict, Hispnc Latino Lit In US, Cont Lat Amer Narrative, U.S. Latin/O Literature, Cortazar, Stds:Poesia Siglo De Oro, Hisp Lit: Don Quijote, Cont Lat Amer Novel/Film, Stds:Narrativa Indigenst, Latino Lit In The US, Hispanic Latino Lit U.S., Hisp Lit:Mexico/Caribbn, Stds:Narrativa Mejicana, Latinoamericana, Don Quijote De La Mancha, Reading Galdos: Sex & Politics, Contemporary Latin American Women's Writing, Latin American Women Writers, U.S. Hispanic Literature, Language and Culture, Escritoras latinoamericanas, Escritoras hispanoamericanas, Culture and Language, Hispanic Literature in US
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete SPAN 311 or SPAN 311H and SPAN 312 or SPAN 312H wit a grade of C or better before taking this class.

SPAN 438 (3.00)

Studies in Spanish Linguistics

This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits.
   Course ID: 057021
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Linguistic Diversity, Studies In Spanish Ling
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

SPAN 461 (3.00)

Hispanic Language and Culture for Foreign Language Teachers I

A reading and discussion course conducted in Spanish that examines broad aspects of contemporary life in the Spanish-speaking world through the use of authentic texts and materials including advertisements, newspaper and magazine articles, short stories and plays, poems, films and music. Weekly topics include cross-cultural values, gender roles and the family, youth and education, the individual and society. Readings on teaching foreign cultures to American students and developing lesson plans are included. Notes: Open only to foreign-language teachers. Recommended Preparation: Permission of instructor.
   Course ID: 057022
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

SPAN 462 (3.00)

Hispanic Language and Culture for Foreign Language Teachers II

The course seeks to enhance advanced communication skills in Spanish through study of authentic current usage. Coursework will include examining written and oral texts, film and video for examples of current linguistic practice, reading relevant articles on pedagogy and developing lesson plans for application to the teacher's foreign-language classroom. Notes: Only open to foreign-language teachers. May be taken concurrently with SPAN461.
   Course ID: 057023
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture

SPAN 471 (3.00)

Topics in Spanish Society

A seminar on a selected topic in Spanish society. Past offerings include post-Franco Spain, the Spanish Civil War, modernization and tradition, nationalism and regionalism. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Consult schedule of classes for full description of specific topics. Notes: May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics change.
   Course ID: 057024
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Top Span Civ:Lang Inst, Espana 1898-1998
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN 302 or SPAN 305, in addition you must have completed SPAN 308 and one other 300 or 400-level SPAN course all with a grade of C or better.

SPAN 472 (3.00)

Topics in Latin American Society

A seminar on a selected topic in Latin-American society. Past offerings include social movements, human rights, indigenous populations, globalization, immigration and transnational families, gender relations, women in politics, contemporary Mexico, and the Latin diaspora in the U.S. Topics will be announced each semester offered. Consult schedule of classes for full description of specific topics. Notes: May be repeated for up to 9 credits as topics change.
   Course ID: 057025
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Lecture
   Topics: Chicano/Chicana History, 100 Yrs Cont Mexican His, Cultura Caribena Hispan, Human Rights Latin Amer, Latin Amer Women In Pol, Cont Latn Amer Soc Mov, Mexico To Beijing, Mexican Women 20Th Cent, Top Lat Am Civ:Lang Inst, Topics In Latin Amer Civ, Women & Poli In Latn Am, Topics Latn Amer Civ, Women & Latin Am Politic, Social Movement Latin Am, America Indigena, Women & Poli Latin Amer, Indigenous Latin America, Top:Chrncles Of Conquest, Women & Politics, Transnational Family, Challenges Andean Region, America Indigena, Top:U.S. & Nicaragua, Top:Lat Am Nationality, Gender Rela Latin Amer, Mexico In The 20Th Cent, Globalizacion Latn Amer, Gender/Econ Global Mex, Gender/Econ Global, Latino Immigrants in the US, Intercultural Latin America, La mujer mexicana en contexto, Socio-Environmental Conflicts, Inmigración latina
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must have completed SPAN 302 or SPAN 305, in addition you must have completed SPAN 308 and one other 300 or 400-level SPAN course all with a grade of C or better.

Wolof

WOL 101 (4.00)

Elementary Wolof I

An introduction to Wolof, a major lingua franca of West Africa, through a communicative approach. Listening comprehension and basic speaking skills are emphasized, but reading and composition also will be introduced.
   Course ID: 057332
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)

WOL 102 (4.00)

Elementary Wolof II

Continuation of WOL 101. Emphasis is on extending skills in spoken Wolof within the context of real-life situations. A greater amount of reading and writing is included in this course.
   Course ID: 057334
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete WOL 101 with C or better before taking this class.

WOL 201 (4.00)

Intermediate Wolof I

Further development of listening comprehension and speaking skills and increased emphasis on reading, writing and cultural knowledge. Focus on everyday life in Senegalese society.
   Course ID: 057336
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: 201 Level Language Requirement (GEP), 201-Level Foreign Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete WOL 102 with C or better before taking this class.

WOL 202 (4.00)

Intermediate Wolof II

Reading, writing and oral use of Wolof, with an emphasis on contemporary Senegalese society.
   Course ID: 057338
   Consent: No Special Consent Required
   Components: Discussion, Lecture
   Attributes: Language (GFR)
   Requirement Group: You must complete WOL 201 with a C or better before taking this class.