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Course Schedule for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Fall 2018
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
3532 LACS-226-01 Writing the Body in Arabic Lit 1.00 LEC Hanna, Kifah W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29
  This course offers detailed analyses of gendered perceptions of sexuality in contemporary Arabic literature. It examines literary and cinematic trends of portraying sexuality in the Arab Middle East. Through close readings of several prominent Arab authors, students will investigate topics related to writing the body, sexuality and love, the ethics and aesthetics of morality, homosocial relations, sexual performances, and homoerotic practices. These themes will be explored against the background of major historical, political, and social events in the modern Middle East and supported by a number of theoretical readings, films, and documentaries. No knowledge of Arabic language is required.
3628 LACS-235-01 Islam & France in Africa 1.00 SEM Mabrouk, Karim MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course focuses on French colonization in Muslim-majority the North and West African regions. Situating the French example within a broader narrative about the economic and political strategies inherent in the colonial project, we will pay particular attention to the issue of religion in the relationship between colonizer and colonized. This course will examine the nature of the French "civilizing mission" in Africa, and the Muslim-African response to the French presence, as Islam and its "symbols" played a major role in anti-colonial movements throughout the two regions. Among others, we will read works by authors Assia Djebar, Camara Laye, Gustave Flaubert and Fatima Mernissi. The course is taught in English, but students who have taken FREN 241 or a higher-level course can complete assignments in French.
3732 LACS-237-01 20th Cent Chinese Literature 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 29
  A survey of modern Chinese literature, 1918-2000. We will study three major periods of the 20th century: 1918-1949, 1949-1976, and 1976 to the present. The course will concentrate on the work of writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), Xu Zhimo, Mao Dun, Shen Congwen, Bei Dao, Yu Hua, Su Tong, and Wang Anyi. Students will be introduced to the basic developmental trajectory of 20th-century Chinese literature, and will explore interactions between social-historical conditions and the production of modern Chinese literary works. Readings and discussion in English.
3643 LACS-243-01 Barcelona: Reading the City 1.00 SEM Subirana-Ortin, Jaume MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  In this course we will analyze the various cultural processes-such as literature, art, architecture, film and sports-through which urban identities are formed. The particular object of our study will be the city Barcelona and its inhabitants. Using a wide variety of written and spoken texts, including books, films, tourist guides and advertising, we will analyze the genesis the various, and at times conflicting, representations of that 2000 year-old Mediterranean city and its people.
3522 LACS-266-01 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud 1.00 LEC Assaiante, Julia TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This survey of German intellectual history from 1848 to the present will acquaint students with writings of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and the many others who shaped subsequent western culture and thought. Drawing upon close readings of excerpts from pivotal works, we will examine the relevance of such works in the matrix of artistic trends and historical circumstances from which they emerge. Short literary pieces (Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann) will be included.
3762 LACS-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn, John MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  In contemporary societies there is an intimate contest between two kinds of social order: The rule of law and criminal organization. A remarkable instance may be found in the workings and metamorphoses of the Mafia. From its origins in Sicily, an agrarian society on the periphery of Europe, the Mafia has acquired intercontinental dimensions and a grip on high politics and finance capital. This shadowy phenomenon has been approached and explained in very different ways by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and political scientists. It has also been the subject of literature and film. We shall discuss outstanding examples of each approach and treatment. The purposes of the course are to make sense of the Mafia, to explore a basic problem of social order and to compare the different styles of reasoning and representation that characterize the various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Course requirements: seminar reports, several short papers, and full attendance and participation. (Listed as both LACS 272 and ITAL 272.)
3589 LACS-277-01 Wmn, Italy & the Mediterranean 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula, Martina MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students
  This course examines the cultural, political, and social identity of women in contemporary Italy as represented in literature and in film. Italy is also a country of mass migration and, therefore, many recent migrant women from the Mediterranean region are also writing about their experience and about life in Italy. Topics include: Women writers as active agents of social and political change in patriarchal Italy, the clash of cultural identities and roles, and the impact of post-colonial theory and practice on gender in Italy. Authors and filmmakers include Ribka Sibhatu, Randa Ghazy, Gabriella Ghermandi and Cristina Ali Farah
3766 LACS-282-01 Dostoevsky 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  (Conducted in English.) Reading and discussing Dostoevsky’s literary works, we will try to answer the social, psychological, philosophical, and religious questions that tortured him. We will examine Dostoevsky’s reaction to social problems he saw in 19th-century Russia: family breakdown, alienation and powerlessness in the workplace, the daily humiliations of living in a system that ranks people according to their salary; and we will try to answer the underlying question: how can people connect with each other in the modern age? Modernity’s preference for science and social science also troubled Dostoevsky. If human actions are scientifically predictable, can people ever be free? We will examine the unsavory solutions Dostoevsky offered: spite, game-playing, crime, radical nihilism, and others. Do religions, with all their glaring contradictions, offer a viable answer? The search for answers to these and other questions will open up new vistas and will educate students about one of the most influential world writers, the author of such classics as Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. (Listed as LACS 333-10 and under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies program.)
3794 LACS-295-01 Student Research Workshop 1.00 STU Patruno, Luigi T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Why is it important to do research in the humanities? How do we prepare to be scholars? Drawing from papers prepared for other courses taken at Trinity College, this workshop-style class will teach the mechanics of developing research questions and preparing presentations for academic conferences. Students will learn the nuts and bolts of creating an effective academic paper through assignments including drafting an abstract, writing an annotated bibliography and reviewing a scholarly book. Furthermore, we will engage with larger questions relating to the production of knowledge by discussing theoretical texts by Roland Barthes, Carlo Ginzburg, and Georges Didi-Huberman Students enrolled in the course will present their original final papers at the first annual CTW Undergraduate Symposium for the Arts and Humanities on November 10th, 2018
2324 LACS-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
2516 LACS-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An intensive study of the Divine Comedy (in translation) with particular emphasis on the historical and aesthetic significance of this 'summa.' Students wishing to count this course toward a major in Italian should receive permission of the instructor. (Listed as both LACS 335 and ITAL 335.)
3511 LACS-356-01 Germany and the Great War 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The outbreak of World War I marks the end of Germany's long nineteenth century and the beginning of a chaotic twentieth century. Its defeat in the war ushered in a period of remarkable social progress, scientific and artistic achievement, as well as unprecedented political instability, which led to some of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century. This course will examine Germany's entry into the war to its defeat and aftermath. With focus on the totality of the experience of this war in German and Austro-Hungarian regions, we will explore important historical works, primary documents, novels, films, works of art and more. Taught in English.
3585 LACS-375-01 Mythmaking the Italian Nation 1.00 SEM King, Joshua TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course will be dedicated to a study of the role that 19th century literary and cultural movements played in creating the myths necessary for defining an Italian nation, as well as later "revisionists" of the process of Italian state formation. Texts will include those by the pillars of Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Manzoni, and Leopardi, as well as later "revisionist" writers like De Roberto, di Lampedusa, Sciascia, and Consolo. Our approach will be necessarily interdisciplinary. While our focus will be on literary and cultural movements, texts will include those by prominent historians as well. This course will be taught in English, and all texts will be in English. Films will be offered with English subtitles.
2169 LACS-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3752 LACS-401-01 Senior Project 1.00 IND Kippur, Sara TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 1
  The capstone project for the World Literature and Culture Studies major. To enroll, students must submit a completed special registration form available from the Registrar's Office.
2170 LACS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2151 ARAB-101-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic I 1.50 LEC Mabrouk, Karim MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM
R: 9:25AM-10:40AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Arabic for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ARAB 101.
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written Arabic. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic grammatical structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour per week. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2008 ARAB-201-01 Intermediate Arabic I 1.00 LEC Hanna, Kifah TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 102 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 102, with an introduction to Arabic composition as well as further grammatical study and conversation practice. Required lab work. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3533 ARAB-226-01 Writing the Body in Arabic Lit 1.00 LEC Hanna, Kifah W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29
  This course offers detailed analyses of gendered perceptions of sexuality in contemporary Arabic literature. It examines literary and cinematic trends of portraying sexuality in the Arab Middle East. Through close readings of several prominent Arab authors, students will investigate topics related to writing the body, sexuality and love, the ethics and aesthetics of morality, homosocial relations, sexual performances, and homoerotic practices. These themes will be explored against the background of major historical, political, and social events in the modern Middle East and supported by a number of theoretical readings, films, and documentaries. No knowledge of Arabic language is required.
2007 ARAB-301-01 Intermediate Arabic III 1.00 LEC Hanna, Kifah TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 202 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 202, introducing increasingly complex grammatical structures through culturally based materials and literary texts, with a programmed expansion of vocabulary to 1,500 words. Lab work required. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2152 ARAB-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2857 ARAB-401-01 Advanced Arabic (Conv & Comp) 1.00 LEC Hanna, Kifah TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 302 or equivalent.
  This course builds on grammatical concepts acquired in elementary and intermediate courses (101-302). It introduces alternative stylistic tools for oral, aural, and writing skills with a vigorous expansion of vocabulary related to contemporary Arab culture and daily events in the Middle East. We will focus on two key areas of Arabic grammar: the root and pattern system, and complex sentence structure. Students will gain knowledge of grammatical aspects such as active and passive participles, geminate verbs, passive voice, circumstantial clauses, and nouns of place and time (to name a few) and learn more on idafas, broken plurals and superlatives and comparative forms. We will read and discuss authentic texts (short stories, newspapers, and magazine articles) and view films and various news clips in Arabic.
2204 ARAB-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2011 CHIN-101-01 Intens Elem Chinese I 1.50 LEC Wang, Jui-Chien MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 1:30PM-2:20PM
R: 1:30PM-2:45PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Chinese for three or more years in high school may not enroll in CHIN 101.
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written Mandarin. About 300 characters will be learned. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. Students with previous training and background in Chinese should consult the instructor for proper placement. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1017 CHIN-201-01 Intens Intmdt Chinese I 1.50 LEC Wang, Jui-Chien MW: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 2:55PM-4:10PM
R: 2:55PM-3:45PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 102 or equivalent.
  This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Mandarin. Students will read more advanced texts, practice conversation, and be introduced to additional characters. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. (Also listed the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3731 CHIN-237-01 20th Cent Chinese Literature 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 29
  A survey of modern Chinese literature, 1918-2000. We will study three major periods of the 20th century: 1918-1949, 1949-1976, and 1976 to the present. The course will concentrate on the work of writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), Xu Zhimo, Mao Dun, Shen Congwen, Bei Dao, Yu Hua, Su Tong, and Wang Anyi. Students will be introduced to the basic developmental trajectory of 20th-century Chinese literature, and will explore interactions between social-historical conditions and the production of modern Chinese literary works. Readings and discussion in English.
2037 CHIN-301-01 Advanced Chinese I 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Further development of skill in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 301 and 302 in sequence. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2153 CHIN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2693 CHIN-413-01 Advanced Chinese III 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 302 or equivalent.
  Students will further develop skills in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 413 and 415 in sequence.
2154 CHIN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1029 FREN-101-01 Intensive Elementary French I 1.50 LEC Evelein, Isabel MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 9:25AM-10:40AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-years.
  NOTE: Students who studied French for three or more years in high school may not enroll in FREN 101.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak French. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Meets 4 times a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
2271 FREN-101-02 Intensive Elementary French I 1.50 LEC Solomon, Julie MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM
T: 10:50AM-12:05PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied French for three or more years in high school may not enroll in FREN 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats are reserved for first year students.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak French. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Meets 4 times a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
2187 FREN-102-01 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Mabrouk, Karim MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM
R: 9:25AM-10:40AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 101 or equivalent.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour.
2269 FREN-201-01 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Evelein, Isabel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 102 or equivalent.
  Review of basic grammatical concepts and development of fundamental language skills, with increasing emphasis on written expression and spoken accuracy. Use is made of video-based presentations. Since significant linguistic progress cannot be achieved in 201 alone, students wishing to acquire proficiency should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence.
2015 FREN-201-02 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Kehres, Jean-Marc MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 102 or equivalent.
  Review of basic grammatical concepts and development of fundamental language skills, with increasing emphasis on written expression and spoken accuracy. Use is made of video-based presentations. Since significant linguistic progress cannot be achieved in 201 alone, students wishing to acquire proficiency should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence.
2016 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Evelein, Isabel MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 201 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  Further reinforcement of written and spoken skills, with continuing practice in the use of complex grammatical structures and greater emphasis on the mastery of contemporary usage through extensive class discussion, reading, and writing.
3627 FREN-235-01 Islam & France in Africa 1.00 SEM Mabrouk, Karim MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course focuses on French colonization in Muslim-majority the North and West African regions. Situating the French example within a broader narrative about the economic and political strategies inherent in the colonial project, we will pay particular attention to the issue of religion in the relationship between colonizer and colonized. This course will examine the nature of the French "civilizing mission" in Africa, and the Muslim-African response to the French presence, as Islam and its "symbols" played a major role in anti-colonial movements throughout the two regions. Among others, we will read works by authors Assia Djebar, Camara Laye, Gustave Flaubert and Fatima Mernissi. The course is taught in English, but students who have taken FREN 241 or a higher-level course can complete assignments in French.
1030 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Kippur, Sara TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 202 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
  Development of a high level of proficiency through the reading and analysis of texts and films in contemporary idiomatic French, with considerable emphasis on attainment of grammatical accuracy.
1031 FREN-251-01 French Lit Survey I 1.00 LEC Kehres, Jean-Marc MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  This course is designed to introduce the student to the major authors of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Representative works will be read in chronological order to foster a sense of literary history. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques of literary appreciation. Class conducted entirely in French.
1032 FREN-281-01 Conversational French 1.00 LEC Solomon, Julie MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  This course is designed for students who want to acquire greater proficiency in their oral expression and are interested in current events. We will examine current political, social, historical and educational issues as they appear in French newspapers and magazines such as L’Express, Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur and other online resources. Students will participate in class discussions, prepare oral reports and conduct presentations on the issues under study.
2325 FREN-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
3624 FREN-355-01 Marvels, Moors, and Myths 1.00 SEM Humphreys, Karen TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 251 or 252, or permission of instructor.
  This course investigates the representation of threshold places and spaces in several French texts. Historically liminal areas are the settings for medieval lore, stories of magic and monsters, tales of the supernatural, and narratives of spiritual or otherworldy encounters. We will explore these representations, the characters who inhabit or occupy them, and their role(s) in the French collective imagination. The Normandy coast, the craggy shores of Brittany, subterranean places, secret passages, depots, trains, carriages, windows, and stairwells are some of the venues that lend themselves to myth-making, storytelling, and creative innovation. Primary texts include but are not limited to L'Ensorcelée by Barbey d'Aurevilly, excerpts from La mer and La sorcière by Michelet, Récits de la Luçotte by Mme Emile Lévy, Giraudoux's La Folle de Chaillot, and Emily L. by Duras.
2155 FREN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2206 FREN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1035 GRMN-101-01 Intens Elemtry German I 1.50 LEC Evelein, Johannes MWF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied German for three or more years in high school may not enroll in GRMN 101.
  This is a basic four-skill (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing) course with emphasis on developing facility in reading and speaking German within a cultural and historical context. Students with prior German language study must obtain the permission of the instructor. Students taking this course should plan to take German 102 in order to complete the study of essential vocabulary and grammar and to gain practice in speaking and in reading original texts.
2036 GRMN-201-01 Intermediate German I 1.00 LEC Assaiante, Julia MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 102 or equivalent.
  This course will aim for intermediate-level proficiency in understanding, speaking, and writing contemporary idiomatic German with emphasis on conversation. Essential grammar review, exercises, and oral reports will be based on the reading and discussion of such materials as edited TV broadcasts, letter-writing, and short essays. Since significant linguistic progress cannot be achieved in 201 alone, students wishing to acquire proficiency should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence.
3523 GRMN-266-01 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud 1.00 LEC Assaiante, Julia TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This survey of German intellectual history from 1848 to the present will acquaint students with writings of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and the many others who shaped subsequent western culture and thought. Drawing upon close readings of excerpts from pivotal works, we will examine the relevance of such works in the matrix of artistic trends and historical circumstances from which they emerge. Short literary pieces (Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann) will be included.
3546 GRMN-303-01 German Lit/Film Since 1945 1.00 LEC Doerre, Jason TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  Through close readings and comparative discussions of short prose, poetry, and film from 1945 until the present, students will improve their German comprehension (listening as well as reading), speaking, and writing skills. There will be texts from Austria, Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former German Democtatic Republic, by authors such as Günter Grass, Heinrich Böll, Max Frisch, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Christa Wolf, as well as many well-known poets and film directors. Some grammar review will be offered. All work will be done in German.
3509 GRMN-356-01 Germany and the Great War 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The outbreak of World War I marks the end of Germany's long nineteenth century and the beginning of a chaotic twentieth century. Its defeat in the war ushered in a period of remarkable social progress, scientific and artistic achievement, as well as unprecedented political instability, which led to some of the greatest tragedies of the twentieth century. This course will examine Germany's entry into the war to its defeat and aftermath. With focus on the totality of the experience of this war in German and Austro-Hungarian regions, we will explore important historical works, primary documents, novels, films, works of art and more. Taught in English.
2156 GRMN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2984 GRMN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3164 HEBR-101-01 Elem Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A comprehensive introduction to the basic vocabulary and grammatical rules of Modern Hebrew will be systematically presented and reviewed. Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak modern Hebrew, this course will also include exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
2020 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 102 or equivalent.
  This course continues the development of skills in conversation, composition, and reading. Advanced grammar and syntax are introduced, as well as expanded readings from Israeli newspapers and literature. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
2309 HEBR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND Ayalon, Michal TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3345 HEBR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2577 HISP-101-01 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Generally for students with minimal or no previous experience studying Spanish. Students with 3 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2728 HISP-101-02 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Generally for students with minimal or no previous experience studying Spanish. Students with 3 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3161 HISP-101-03 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first-year students
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Generally for students with minimal or no previous experience studying Spanish. Students with 3 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2729 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Chmielewska, Ewa MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first year students, 5 for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions, and reading comprehension. Generally for students with 2-3 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. Students with 4 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2049 HISP-201-01 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Morales, Angela MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  An intermediate course for those who have had at least three years of secondary school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A thorough review of grammar combined with oral practice. In addition, there is a strong cultural component and an introduction to reading literary texts. Generally for students with 3-4 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. Students with 5 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2160 HISP-201-02 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  An intermediate course for those who have had at least three years of secondary school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A thorough review of grammar combined with oral practice. In addition, there is a strong cultural component and an introduction to reading literary texts. Generally for students with 3-4 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. Students with 5 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2175 HISP-201-03 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 for sophomores, 5 for juniors
  An intermediate course for those who have had at least three years of secondary school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A thorough review of grammar combined with oral practice. In addition, there is a strong cultural component and an introduction to reading literary texts. Generally for students with 3-4 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. Students with 5 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3292 HISP-201-04 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Chmielewska, Ewa MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  An intermediate course for those who have had at least three years of secondary school Spanish or one year of college Spanish. A thorough review of grammar combined with oral practice. In addition, there is a strong cultural component and an introduction to reading literary texts. Generally for students with 3-4 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. Students with 5 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2039 HISP-202-01 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Aldrete, Diana TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 201 or equivalent.
  The review of grammar begun in Hispanic Studies 201 will be completed. In addition, there will be readings and discussion of contemporary Spanish and Spanish American literature, treating varied literary and cultural selections with a view to vocabulary-building and the reinforcement of the principles of grammar and syntax. Emphasis is placed on the development of competence in oral and written expression. Generally for students with 4 years or equivalent of high school Spanish. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2048 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Melendez, Priscilla MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent.
  Emphasis on composition work in conjunction with a review of grammar, especially of the more difficult and subtle aspects, together with a consideration of stylistics. The writings of selected modern Hispanic authors will serve as models. Generally for students with 5+ years or equivalent of high school Spanish. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2694 HISP-222-01 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Patruno, Luigi TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: the equivalent of two semesters of study of any Romance Language (Spanish, French, Italian, Catalan)
  An introductory language course designed for students with any prior knowledge of a Romance Language (Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan). Along with the fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—the course will focus on those features of Portuguese that are most difficult for Romance Languages speakers: pronunciation, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Students will be introduced to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings and authentic materials, including films, music and videotapes.
3516 HISP-226-01 Iberian & LatAmer Film&Convers 1.00 LEC Subirana-Ortin, Jaume MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent.
  In this course students will analyze landmarks of Spanish/Latin American cinema in terms of social, historical, and cultural questions they raise, as well as in terms of ideological, aesthetic, and cinematographic movements to which they belong. The discussion of films will be conducted in Spanish and will provide an academic forum for the exchange of ideas, interpretations, and critique. Heritage speakers, students who have studied in a Spanish speaking country, or students who have taken a course at a higher level (Hispanic Studies 261 or above) are not eligible to enroll.
3642 HISP-243-01 Barcelona: Reading the City 1.00 SEM Subirana-Ortin, Jaume MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  In this course we will analyze the various cultural processes-such as literature, art, architecture, film and sports-through which urban identities are formed. The particular object of our study will be the city Barcelona and its inhabitants. Using a wide variety of written and spoken texts, including books, films, tourist guides and advertising, we will analyze the genesis the various, and at times conflicting, representations of that 2000 year-old Mediterranean city and its people.
2040 HISP-261-01 Iberian Culture I 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde, David TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  The course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the primary cultural dynamics of the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. We will pay special attention to the more important cultural developments during this crucial era of Spanish history.
2041 HISP-263-01 Latin American Culture I 1.00 LEC Melendez, Priscilla MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the history, societies, and cultures of the various regions that today are known as Latin America. The course moves from the major pre-Columbian civilizations, through the first encounter between Europe and these peoples, the subsequent conquest and colonization, and the first manifestations of the desire for independence. The course will concentrate specifically on how the peoples of these various regions and periods explored their social and political concerns through art, literature, and music. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2068 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Patruno, Luigi TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221 or 224, or permission of instructor.
  This course serves as a transition to advanced courses in Spanish language, culture, and literature. Students will develop analytical skills through an intense exploration of cultural production in the Hispanic world and through an examination of diverse literary genres, film, and current events. The focus will be on improving the necessary linguistic and critical thinking skills that are the fundamental foundation for literary and cultural analysis in advanced Spanish study.
2263 HISP-290-01 Studying in HISP World Colloq 0.50 SEM Melendez, Priscilla MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to provide students returning from study abroad in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and other Spanish-speaking venues (summer, semester, or year-long programs) with a forum within which they can share, compare, and process analytically and historically the difficulties, conflicts, absences, and discoveries that they experienced in their time abroad. They will then be asked to investigate how these experiences have affected their view of the social and cultural norms of U.S. culture. (Prerequisite: Study abroad in an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country.)
3645 HISP-323-01 Cultural Agents and the Nation 1.00 SEM Subirana-Ortin, Jaume MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: HISP 260 or higher
  In this course we will study the key role played by writers and other cultural agents in the construction of the various national discourses that presently exist within the Spanish state. This will be done through the analysis of emblematic texts and films originally produced in Galician, Basque Catalan and Asturian by well-known creators. Through this careful contrastive analysis of these competing concepts of cultural identity-including the clichés to which they often give rise-students will gain a more compete and detailed understanding not only of the key role played by artists in the creation of identities, but also an important and influential set of social realities of today's Spain.
3587 HISP-353-01 Narratives of Border Identity 1.00 SEM Aldrete, Diana TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 or permission of instructor.
  With an emphasis on close reading of literary and cinematic texts, this course will explore the construction of physical, imaginary, metaphorical, and ideological borders in narrative and films that engage the Mexico-U.S. border. In addition to literary texts, students will devote special attention to theoretical and critical frameworks in light of the intersections of identity politics and the effects of the possible delimiting borders within Mexico.
2157 HISP-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2158 HISP-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1036 ITAL-101-01 Intens Elem Italian I 1.50 LEC di Florio Gula, Martina MW: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 8:25AM-9:15AM
R: 8:00AM-9:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Italian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ITAL 101.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. Other than beginning students must have the permission of the instructor.
3163 ITAL-101-02 Intens Elem Italian I 1.50 LEC Del Puppo, Dario MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 10:50AM-11:40AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Italian. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. Other than beginning students must have the permission of the instructor.
1037 ITAL-102-01 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC King, Joshua MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 10:50AM-11:40AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 6 seats reserved for first-year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour.
2692 ITAL-102-02 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC Palma, Giuliana MW: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 8:25AM-9:15AM
R: 8:00AM-9:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour.
1038 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC Albanese, Laura MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 102 or equivalent.
  A review of basic grammar learned in the first-year intensive Italian courses (101 and 102) is integrated with oral and writing practice on topics intended to introduce students to contemporary Italian culture. There will be readings of short stories, newspaper, and magazine articles, viewings of film and video presentations, and weekly compositions and other writing assignments. In order to achieve competence in Italian, students should plan to take 201 and 202 in sequence.
2501 ITAL-228-01 Ital Language & Society 1.00 LEC Palma, Giuliana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 202 or equivalent.
  This course will examine the relationship between language and society in contemporary Italy and in countries with high levels of Italian migration, while also developing students’ linguistic skills. Topics include: geographical, class, and generational differences in language, the effects of mass media on language, and the Italian of immigrants to the United States. As part of their coursework, students will conduct interviews with Italian Americans in the Hartford area.
3763 ITAL-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn, John MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  In contemporary societies there is an intimate contest between two kinds of social order: The rule of law and criminal organization. A remarkable instance may be found in the workings and metamorphoses of the Mafia. From its origins in Sicily, an agrarian society on the periphery of Europe, the Mafia has acquired intercontinental dimensions and a grip on high politics and finance capital. This shadowy phenomenon has been approached and explained in very different ways by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, and political scientists. It has also been the subject of literature and film. We shall discuss outstanding examples of each approach and treatment. The purposes of the course are to make sense of the Mafia, to explore a basic problem of social order and to compare the different styles of reasoning and representation that characterize the various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Course requirements: seminar reports, several short papers, and full attendance and participation. (Listed as both LACS 272 and ITAL 272.)
3588 ITAL-277-01 Wmn, Italy & the Mediterranean 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula, Martina MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students
  This course examines the cultural, political, and social identity of women in contemporary Italy as represented in literature and in film. Italy is also a country of mass migration and, therefore, many recent migrant women from the Mediterranean region are also writing about their experience and about life in Italy. Topics include: Women writers as active agents of social and political change in patriarchal Italy, the clash of cultural identities and roles, and the impact of post-colonial theory and practice on gender in Italy. Authors and filmmakers include Ribka Sibhatu, Randa Ghazy, Gabriella Ghermandi and Cristina Ali Farah
2508 ITAL-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An intensive study of the Divine Comedy (in translation) with particular emphasis on the historical and aesthetic significance of this 'summa.' Students wishing to count this course toward a major in Italian should receive permission of the instructor. (Listed as both LACS 335 and ITAL 335.)
3584 ITAL-375-01 Mythmaking the Italian Nation 1.00 SEM King, Joshua TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course will be dedicated to a study of the role that 19th century literary and cultural movements played in creating the myths necessary for defining an Italian nation, as well as later "revisionists" of the process of Italian state formation. Texts will include those by the pillars of Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Manzoni, and Leopardi, as well as later "revisionist" writers like De Roberto, di Lampedusa, Sciascia, and Consolo. Our approach will be necessarily interdisciplinary. While our focus will be on literary and cultural movements, texts will include those by prominent historians as well. This course will be taught in English, and all texts will be in English. Films will be offered with English subtitles.
2244 ITAL-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2079 ITAL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2022 JAPN-101-01 Intens Elem Japanese I 1.50 LEC Wagoner, Rieko MWF: 9:00AM-9:45AM
TR: 8:25AM-9:10AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written modern Japanese. About 200 characters will be learned. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of classwork, plus one required drill hour. Students with prior background in Japanese must have the permission of the instructor. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
1039 JAPN-201-01 Intens Interm Japanese I 1.50 LEC Miyazaki, Atsuko MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM
TR: 9:25AM-10:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 102 or equivalent.
  This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Japanese. Students will read more advanced texts, practice conversation, and be introduced to additional characters. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence. Four hours of classwork, plus one required drill hour. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
2695 JAPN-311-01 Advanced Readings Japanese I 1.00 LEC Wagoner, Rieko TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or equivalent.
  This course aims at building students’ skills and speed in reading Japanese. It will draw materials from primary sources in various genres such as novels, poems, newspapers, essays, and instructional materials. Students will develop sentence analysis strategies as well as expand their knowledge of advanced vocabulary and kanji. An appropriate level of oral communication skill is required. (Since the content of this course varies from year to year to focus on the most contemporary materials, students may enroll for credit more than once.)(Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
2235 JAPN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2696 JAPN-411-01 Adv Reading in Japanese II 1.00 LEC Wagoner, Rieko TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: A grade of C- or better in Japanese 311 or Japanese 312
  The course aims at further training in reading Japanese above JAPN 311. Students will read a variety of materials taken mostly from primary sources, such as novels, news articles, instructions, etc., at an accelerated rate. The goal is to develop speed, accuracy, and efficiency in students' reading skills in Japanese. Class activities focus on analyzing the given texts and translation them into English. A total accumulation of kanji is expected to be 1,100-1,200.
2195 JAPN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3663 JWST-220-01 Mod Israeli Lit & Jew Heritage 1.00 LEC Ayalon, Michal W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Artists, and especially writers and poets, are the seismographs and mirrors of society, anticipating and reflecting its many forces and movements. During the past two hundred years Jewish life has been profoundly affected by such forces and movements as emancipation, the Enlightenment, assimilation, Zionism, and the Holocaust. A primary focus of modern Israeli writers is the birth of the State of Israel and its ongoing struggles, internally as well as with its Arab neighbors. One of the main ways Hebrew literature captures these significant changes is through the use of biblical themes, images and archetypes which resonate through the generations. This course will examine the ways in which modern Hebrew literature enriches and brings deeper understanding of collective Jewish experiences and detects and shapes the reality of modern Israel.
3519 LING-234-01 Morphology 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines how words are put together. We will learn about affixes, reduplication, and other ways words change in order to change their meaning. Special attention will be paid to the difference between inflection and derivation, how morphology relates to phonology and syntax, compound words and headedness, productivity, paradigms, morphological theory, and morphological history. At the end of the course we will use what we know to analyze the morphology of Hawaiian, Finnish, Russian, and the North Atlantic (West African) languages.
2679 LING-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3263 PORT-222-01 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Patruno, Luigi TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  An introductory language course designed for students with any prior knowledge of a Romance Language (Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan). Along with the fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—the course will focus on those features of Portuguese that are most difficult for Romance Languages speakers: pronunciation, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Students will be introduced to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings and authentic materials, including films, music and videotapes.
2159 RUSS-101-01 Elementary Russian I 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Russian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in RUSS 101.
  This course for beginners emphasizes active command of Russian through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. A web component enhances knowledge of the living language and illustrates cultural differences. This class meets three hours a week and carries one credit.
2253 RUSS-201-01 Intermediate Russian I 1.00 LEC Any, Carol MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 102 or equivalent.
  In this course students will gain intermediate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. They will learn how to express themselves in Russian through regular conversation practice on topics such as the world of Russian emotions, love and marriage, music and entertainment, and other practical subjects. They will read real Russian literary texts and learn to write about their thoughts and opinions. They will learn about Russian culture by direct experience, including working with the Russian Internet. Students who take this and the next course in the series, Russian 202, will be ready to go on a study abroad program in Russia. Conducted in Russian. (Also listed under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3520 RUSS-302-01 Russian Narrative Prose 1.00 LEC Any, Carol MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 222, or permission of instructor
  Intensive study of traditional or contemporary Russian texts. Weekly reading assignments will be supplemented by oral reports, literary analysis, and exercises in translation. Students will play a significant role in leading class discussion. All readings and discussion in Russian.
3521 RUSS-357-01 Dostoevsky 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  (Conducted in English.) Reading and discussing Dostoevsky’s literary works, we will try to answer the social, psychological, philosophical, and religious questions that tortured him. We will examine Dostoevsky’s reaction to social problems he saw in 19th-century Russia: family breakdown, alienation and powerlessness in the workplace, the daily humiliations of living in a system that ranks people according to their salary; and we will try to answer the underlying question: how can people connect with each other in the modern age? Modernity’s preference for science and social science also troubled Dostoevsky. If human actions are scientifically predictable, can people ever be free? We will examine the unsavory solutions Dostoevsky offered: spite, game-playing, crime, radical nihilism, and others. Do religions, with all their glaring contradictions, offer a viable answer? The search for answers to these and other questions will open up new vistas and will educate students about one of the most influential world writers, the author of such classics as Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. (Listed as LACS 333-10 and under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies program.)
2031 RUSS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2030 RUSS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2521 RUSS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15