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Course Schedule for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Spring 2017
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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5109 LACS-250-01 Germany and the Cold War 1.00 SEM Evelein,Johannes MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  In this course students explore life in divided Germany as portrayed in literature and film from both sides of the border. Against the backdrop of Nazi Germany's defeat, the daunting task of rebuilding the country—free market or soviet style—and the ebb and flow of Cold War tension, students become familiar with major writers and filmmakers taking the pulse of the German people. Featured prominently are the city of Berlin as the epicenter of the Cold War, the nuclear arms' race and peace efforts, coming to terms with Germany's Nazi past, the dream of "normalcy", and the fall of the Berlin Wall.—Taught in English
5126 LACS-261-01 Berlin to Hollywood 1.00 SEM Doerre,Jason J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Through close examination of films and readings, this course will explore the influence that filmmaking during the Weimar Republic period of German history had on Hollywood and American popular culture. By looking closely at films and filmmakers, we will examine the continuities and breaks between German film and classic Hollywood film. Starting with the expressionism and new objectivity styles in Germany during the 1920s, we will move on to emigration of filmmakers from the Third Reich and their work in Hollywood. Among others, we will examine genres such as the anti-Nazi film, film noir, and comedies, as well as explore questions regarding race, gender, and ideology.
5074 LACS-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA 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.)
5078 LACS-286-01 Soul,Flesh & Russian Mystique 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  "A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" is Winston Churchill's famous description of Russia. Renowned for its passionate unrestraint, the legendary Russian soul encompasses opposing extremes of human thought and impulse. Selfish pleasure, gratuitous cruelty, and humiliation of others coexist with forgiveness, compassion, and embrace of suffering. As our window on the multifaceted Russian soul—as well as its physical manifestation, the rebellious body—we will take salient works from one thousand years of music, art, and literature. Among the genres we will explore: icon painting and the later, socially-themed paintings that hastened the revolution; the majestic muse of the Orthodox church and contemporary youth pop; the wise woman and holy fools of the folktale; and the comic literature of scandal. Taught in English; no prerequisites.
4621 LACS-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC King,Joshua TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A study and discussion of Italian cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of the noted postwar Italian directors Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti. The course will also consider the trend away from reliance on literary texts toward the development of personal expressions by such author/directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Maurizio Nichetti, and others. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and coursework will be in English. Students wishing to apply this course toward the major in Italian must secure permission of the instructor. They will complete their assignments in Italian and meet with the instructor in supplementary sessions. Faithful attendance is required. (Listed as both LACS 290 and ITAL 290.)
4634 LACS-299-01 Foundations of LACS 1.00 SEM Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course (taught in English) starts from the premise that all language acts are culturally based. The main topics of the course fall into three categories: what is language; critical approaches to culture studies with an emphasis on literary texts; translation. We will also explore what happens when a literary text is translated from one language into another. Students will have a chance to do individualized work that bears upon their own language of study. The course features regular guest lectures by faculty from a range of languages and fields.
4318 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.
4874 LACS-401-01 Senior Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  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.
4319 LACS-460-01 Tutorial 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.
4320 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.
4313 ARAB-102-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic II 1.50 LEC Staff,Trinity TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM
W: 10:00AM-11:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 101 or equivalent.
  Designed to develop basic language skills learned in Arabic 101. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour per week. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4055 ARAB-202-01 Intermediate Arabic II 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 201 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 201, leading to a completion of essential basic grammatical constructions as well as further conversational practice. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4056 ARAB-302-01 Intermediate Arabic IV 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 301 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 301, presenting alternative stylistic tools for oral and written communication, with a vigorous expansion of vocabulary. Lab work required. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4057 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.
4404 ARAB-402-01 Adv Arabic II: Comp & Style 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 401 or equivalent.
  This course is a continuation of Arabic 401. We will closely read and analyze complex authentic texts in order to develop a high level of proficiency and grammatical accuracy in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Levantine. We will continue to vigorously focus on the root and pattern system. Students will study new grammatical aspects such as the imperative, the prohibitive, hollow and weak verbs, assimilation in and basic meanings of certain awzan, and the different types of grammatical objects (to name a few). Students will learn different styles of narration and significantly expand their vocabulary repertoire.
4076 CHIN-102-01 Intens Elem Chinese II 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
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 101 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Chinese 101, with increased emphasis on conversational practice. An additional 300 characters will be learned. Students are expected to master most of the spoken patterns by the end of the semester. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4074 CHIN-202-01 Intens Interm Chinese II 1.50 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 2:55PM-4:10PM
R: 2:55PM-3:45PM
TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 201 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Chinese 201, with further emphasis on written and spoken development of the current idiom. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4077 CHIN-302-01 Advanced Chinese II 1.00 LEC Cheng,Anna MW: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Concentration on advanced writing and speaking skills, further acquisition of compound characters, and further extensive practice in complex reading. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4352 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.
4564 CHIN-401-01 Senior Seminar: Iss Cont China 1.00 SEM Cheng,Anna MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  The primary goal of this course is to become familiar with, discuss, and debate some cultural, political and economical situations of the contemporary Chinese speaking world through the modern media of newspapers, television and film. The course will also further improve advanced students' ability to use Chinese in their daily and professional lives.
4403 CHIN-415-01 Advanced Chinese IV 1.00 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 413 or equivalent.
  Students will improve skills in written and spoken Mandarin for formal occasions and conversations. Focuses will be given to students' ability to use the language formally and idiomatically.
4075 CHIN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: Requires completion of the Special Registration Form, available in the Office of the Registrar.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
4045 COLL-151-01 French Film Festival 0.50 LEC Humphreys,Karen L.
Kippur,Sara
TBA TBA Q2
  Enrollment limited to 30
  NOTE: Course meets April 7 - April 13. Contact Prof. Humphries for additional information.
  A half-credit course offered in conjunction with the annual spring French Film Festival. Class meetings and film screenings will take place in the second week of April. Two mandatory workshops will take place prior to and following the festival at a time to be announced. Students are required to attend all film showings. One absence will be allowed. Students taking the course for credit in French will be required to do all written work in French and to attend French language versions of the two supplemental workshops. Course may not be taken on a pass/fail basis.
4109 FREN-102-01 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Staff,Trinity MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
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.
4537 FREN-102-02 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 10:50AM-12:05PM
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.
4314 FREN-201-01 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Kehres,Jean-Marc 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.
4111 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.
4110 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.
4729 FREN-250-01 Advanced Language Study 1.00 LEC Solomon,Julie TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent.
  This course is designed to strengthen and develop students’ reading, writing, and translating skills, to facilitate the transition between lower-level language courses and the upper-level study of literature and culture. Readings will focus on the short story as a genre in order to build vocabulary and increase students’ ability to read with ease, as well as to appreciate the literary value of a text. Weekly writing will be assigned on a variety of topics taken from the readings, as well as the students’ own creative writing (essays or short fiction). The translation component of the course will entail passages from the texts read in class, but students will also translate their own creative work. Texts by contemporary writers such as Le Clézio, Assia Djebar, Véronique Tadjo, Philippe Delerm, and others will be used.
4979 FREN-252-01 Modern French Literature 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course will be a survey of the major texts of the 19th and 20th century France. Principles of literary history and literary appreciation will be emphasized. Prerequisite: French 241 or equivalent
4605 FREN-305-01 Mod Cult & Civilization 1.00 LEC Kehres,Jean-Marc MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent.
  A study of modern France through its history, arts, politics, and social structures. This course is designed to help students understand why the French think the way they do and why their societal concepts are often very different from those of the Americans. To do so we will see that for the French the presence of the past deeply informs the present and how this historical phenomenon has shaped, at least in part, the concept of the family, the government, the educational system, and the position of women in France. We will also examine the important issue of immigration, which is one of France’s major social issues today. Finally, we will look at the role that France is playing in the shaping of European unity.
5026 FREN-355-01 The World of Marcel Proust 1.00 SEM Solomon,Julie TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Marcel Proust is arguably the most iconic and influential French author of the twentieth century. The proustian gaze reaches into every aspect of social, intellectual and artistic life of the period from 1870 to 1920. In this course, a close reading of Du côté de chez Swann, provides an intiation to the world of Proust and A la recherche du temps perdu. Substantial extracts from other parts of the epic seven volume novel will allow a more in-depth understanding of the author’s ideas and of the narrative arch of his work. We will also study a number of adaptations of Proust’s novel in film and other media.
4340 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.
4436 FREN-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Kehres,Jean-Marc MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in at least one 300-level course in French literature or the equivalent, and permission of instructor.
  This seminar is required of all seniors majoring or minoring in French. Over the term, students will work collaboratively on the various papers they are writing by way of integrating exercises in their major or minor, and the whole class will undertake a number of readings in common in order to provide informed criticism of one another’s papers. Depending on enrollment, the class may also spend part of the semester considering a special topic, author, or genre in French studies.
4345 FREN-460-01 Tutorial 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.
4339 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.
4114 GRMN-102-01 Intens Elemtry German II 1.50 LEC Evelein,Johannes MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 101 or equivalent.
  Continuation of German 101, with completion of the study of essential grammar, further vocabulary building through oral and written practice, practice in reading, and discussions of cultural contexts.
4165 GRMN-202-01 Intermediate German II 1.00 LEC Doerre,Jason J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 201 or equivalent.
  Continuation of German 201, with the addition of expository material on German life and culture for discussion and writing practice.
5108 GRMN-250-01 Germany and the Cold War 1.00 SEM Evelein,Johannes MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  In this course students explore life in divided Germany as portrayed in literature and film from both sides of the border. Against the backdrop of Nazi Germany's defeat, the daunting task of rebuilding the country—free market or soviet style—and the ebb and flow of Cold War tension, students become familiar with major writers and filmmakers taking the pulse of the German people. Featured prominently are the city of Berlin as the epicenter of the Cold War, the nuclear arms' race and peace efforts, coming to terms with Germany's Nazi past, the dream of "normalcy", and the fall of the Berlin Wall.—Taught in English
5125 GRMN-261-01 Berlin to Hollywood 1.00 SEM Doerre,Jason J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Through close examination of films and readings, this course will explore the influence that filmmaking during the Weimar Republic period of German history had on Hollywood and American popular culture. By looking closely at films and filmmakers, we will examine the continuities and breaks between German film and classic Hollywood film. Starting with the expressionism and new objectivity styles in Germany during the 1920s, we will move on to emigration of filmmakers from the Third Reich and their work in Hollywood. Among others, we will examine genres such as the anti-Nazi film, film noir, and comedies, as well as explore questions regarding race, gender, and ideology.
5146 GRMN-315-01 Becoming Animal/Becoming Human 1.00 SEM Walsh,Patrick J. TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  The notion that there is a fundamental difference between humans and animals is well enshrined in Western culture Yet in certain literary forms-e.g. fables, fairy tales and poetry-this distinction is regularly transgressed: Animals are depicted with "human" traits like speech or reason while humans assume attributes of particular animals. In this course, we will discuss such zoological boundary crossings in German literature and film from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. The course will also serve as an introduction to German literary history and allow students to practice reading and communicating in German. Literature and film by Lessing, the Grimms, Heine, Rilke, Kafka, Brecht, Herzog and others. Taught in German.
4218 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.
4980 GRMN-401-01 Sen Sem:Topics German Studies 1.00 SEM Doerre,Jason J. TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: One 300 level German course and permission of instructor.
  This interdisciplinary seminar, devoted to guided, individual research, is required of all seniors majoring in German Studies Plan A or Plan B (German as primary language). Each student may work on any aspect of the history, society, or culture of the German-speaking world. Coursework is conducted in German. The grade is based on seminar participation and a research project.
4268 HEBR-102-01 Elem Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 101 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Hebrew 101 with emphasis on increasing vocabulary, understanding, writing and speaking skills with widening exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
4606 HEBR-202-01 Intmdt Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 201 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Hebrew 201 with more advanced grammar and increased emphasis on composition and speaking as well as exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
4607 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  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.)
4608 HISP-102-02 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  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.)
4167 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.
  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.)
4338 HISP-201-02 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.)
4981 HISP-201-03 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali 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.)
4168 HISP-202-01 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde,David TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM 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.)
4169 HISP-202-02 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde,David TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM 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.)
4179 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Aldrete,Diana MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.)
4395 HISP-221-02 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Aldrete,Diana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM 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.)
4744 HISP-223-01 Portuguese for Spanish Spkr II 1.00 SEM Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 222 or permission of instructor
  The second part of the introductory language course designed for English/Spanish bilinguals or students with a strong foundation of Spanish. 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 Spanish 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.
4396 HISP-226-01 Iberian & LatAmer Film&Convers 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde,David TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM 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.
4170 HISP-262-01 Iberian Culture II 1.00 LEC Harrington,Thomas S. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  This course introduces students to the set of cultural problems that have shaped Spain’s contemporary development. It will do so through the study of novels, films, and historical narrative. Special emphasis given to the cultural history of the Franco years (1939-1975) and the country’s more recent transition to democracy (1975-1992).
4171 HISP-264-01 Latin American Culture II 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 focuses on the social, political, economic, and cultural development of the Latin American nations. Emphasis will be on to the construction of national identities during the 19th century as well as main historic-political events of the 20th century. Discussions will be based on readings, documentaries, and feature films. Latin American newspapers on the Internet are used to inform our debates of current events. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4181 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Melendez,Priscilla MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y 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.
4199 HISP-280-01 Hispanic Hartford 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221 or 224, or permission of instructor.
  This course seeks to place Trinity students in active and informed dialogue with the Hartford region’s large and diverse set of Spanish-speaking communities. The course will help student recognize and analyze the distinct national histories (e.g. Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Chilean, Honduran, Cuban, Colombian, and Mexican) which have contributed to the Hispanic diaspora in the city and the entire northeastern region of the United States. Students will undertake field projects designed to look at the effects of transnational migration on urban culture, institution-building, and identity formation. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
4416 HISP-290-01 Studying in HISP World Colloq 0.50 SEM Harrington,Thomas S. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to provide students returning from study abroad in Barcelona, Santiago, Cordoba, 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.)
4609 HISP-342-01 Migratn/Exile Lat Amer Theatre 1.00 SEM Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 and one of the following: Hispanic Studies 261, 262, 263, or 264, or permission of instructor.
  This course explores the development of twentieth and twenty first-century Latin American theater as it becomes more experimental, independent, and self-reflexive in dialogue with social, political, performative, and aesthetic issues. This frequently transgressive conversation deals with non-Aristotelian theatrical forms in both Europe and Latin America, such as Brechtian Theater, the theater of cruelty, "teatro campesino," "teatro colectivo," and Theater of the Oppressed. Latin American theater often features issues of class, race, exile, repression and oppression, violence, marginality, and also ironic and devastating humor as it searches not necessarily for solutions but for the unmasking of multiple and contradictory realities. Discussion topics can include: Politics, Violence, and Memory; Theater of Exile; Historical Theater; Sex and Politics; Torture and Performance; Humor and Politics.
4866 HISP-345-01 Special Topic 1.00 LEC Harrington,Thomas S. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 and one of the following: Hispanic Studies 261, 262, 263, or 264, or permission of instructor.
  To be offered occasionally on a special topic of consideration in Spanish American or Iberian literatures and cultures.
4351 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.
4201 HISP-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Lambright,Anne TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 11
  This course is open to seniors only.
  Required for graduation with a major in Spanish (Plan A) or Plan B with Spanish as primary language. In this final exercise, students will engage theoretical and critical readings around a common theme related to the Spanish-speaking world and will write a 25-page analytical research paper on a specific topic related to the common theme.
4350 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.
5163 HIST-210-01 Paris:Capital of 19th Century 1.00 LEC Kete,Kathleen TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  In this history of Paris we explore the revolutions in politics, culture and class which usher into being one of the most dynamic and influential spaces in European and world history. Topics include the revolutions of 1830 and 1848; the rebuilding of Paris during the Second Empire; and the invention of modern art by the Impressionists and their successors. We also discuss the Commune of 1871 (in Marx’s view, the first socialist revolution), the Dreyfus Affair (which brings anti-Semitism to the center stage of European politics), and the advent of the ‘New Woman’ whose dress and behavior crystallize a feminist challenge to the masculine politics of the age.
4123 ITAL-101-01 Intens Elem Italian I 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
  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.
4166 ITAL-101-02 Intens Elem Italian I 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
  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.
4124 ITAL-102-01 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC King,Joshua 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.
  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.
4324 ITAL-102-02 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC Palma,Giuliana 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.
  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.
4972 ITAL-102-03 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC Staff,Trinity 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.
  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.
4125 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM 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.
4998 ITAL-202-01 Inter Ital II:Comp & Lit 1.00 LEC Palma,Giuliana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 201 or equivalent.
  The review of grammar begun in Italian 201 will be completed in this course. Students’ oral and writing skills will be enhanced by further exploration of aspects of Italian culture, through a variety of texts and media. While emphasizing students’ communication skills, this course aims to provide them with the basis for linguistic competence in Italian.
5075 ITAL-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA 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.)
4430 ITAL-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC King,Joshua TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A study and discussion of Italian cinema from neorealism to the present. The course will cover both formal and thematic trends in the films of the noted postwar Italian directors Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, and Luchino Visconti. The course will also consider the trend away from reliance on literary texts toward the development of personal expressions by such author/directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Lina Wertmüller, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Maurizio Nichetti, and others. Film screenings will be in Italian with English subtitles. Lectures and coursework will be in English. Students wishing to apply this course toward the major in Italian must secure permission of the instructor. They will complete their assignments in Italian and meet with the instructor in supplementary sessions. Faithful attendance is required. (Listed as both LACS 290 and ITAL 290.)
4730 ITAL-314-01 Contemporary Italian Lit 1.00 LEC Staff,Trinity MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A critical reading of selected novels, short stories, poetry, and plays from the turn of the 20th century to the present. Authors include: Pirandello, Svevo, Aleramo, Montale, Ungaretti, Morante, Calvino, Petrignani, Fo, and other contemporary authors. Emphasis is on the historical and cultural context of the works and on recent trends in Italian literature. Topics include: literature during both world wars and under Fascism, modernism and postmodernism in literature, contemporary women writers, and the role of Italian intellectuals in society. All work is done in Italian.
4347 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.
4731 ITAL-401-01 Sr Sem: Topics in Ital Studies 1.00 SEM di Florio Gula,Martina MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 228 or equivalent.
  This seminar is required of all seniors majoring in Italian: Plan A, Plan B (Italian as primary language.) An interdisciplinary seminar devoted to guided, individual research. Each student may work on any aspect of the history, society, or culture of Italy or of Italians in other lands. Coursework is conducted in Italian. The grade is based on seminar participation and a research project. Prerequisites: At least one 300-level course in Italian literature or equivalent and permission of the instructor.
4343 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.
4126 JAPN-102-01 Intens Elem Japanese II 1.50 LEC Wagoner,Rieko MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM
TR: 8:25AM-9:10AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 101 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Japanese 101, with increased emphasis on conversational practice. An additional 120 characters will be learned. Students are expected to master most of the spoken patterns by the end of the semester. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
4127 JAPN-202-01 Intens Intrm Japanese II 1.50 LEC Miyazaki,Atsuko MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM
TR: 9:25AM-10:10AM
TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 201 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Japanese 201, with further emphasis on written and spoken development of the current idiom. Four hours of classwork, plus one required drill hour. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
4732 JAPN-312-01 Advanced Spoken Japanese I 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or equivalent.
  This course aims to develop students’ listening and speaking skills in Japanese. The first half of the course focuses on basic tasks and social situations covered in Japanese 101 through Japanese 202, bringing students’ performance to a more natural and practical level. The latter half will introduce new conversational strategies and diverse topics and situations mostly drawn from current and culture-specific topics. (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.)
4344 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.
4733 JAPN-412-01 Advanced Spoken Japanese II 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Japanese 312.
  This course is also listed under Asian Studies in the International Studies Program. The aim of this course is to further students' acquisition of listening and speaking skills in Japanese through study and discussion of films, TV shows, and other audio-visual sources. It aims to enhance students' ability to express their personal responses and opinions, while exposing them to more culturally specific concepts and topics.
4356 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.
4459 JWST-220-01 Mod Israeli Lit & Jew Heritage 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM 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.
4227 RUSS-102-01 Elementary Russian II 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 101 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Russian 101. Students increase their speaking, reading and writing ability through vocabulary building and learning further grammar structures. This class meets three hours a week and carries one credit.
4431 RUSS-202-01 Intermediate Russian II 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 201 or equivalent.
  A continuation of Russian 201 in which students will develop a proficiency in Russian that will be adequate for most practical purposes. They will continue to develop their ability to converse on topics such as computers and work, dating, talking about nature, and others. They will start reading and discussing more complex literary and journalistic texts, including works by classic Russian authors. Regular writing assignments will help reinforce what they are learning. Students will continue their examination of the many sides of Russian culture, including Russian etiquette, gesture, music, television, film, etc. Successful completion of this course gives students the Russian they need in order to go to Russia for work or study. Conducted in Russian. (Also listed under the Russian and Eurasian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
5079 RUSS-286-01 Soul,Flesh & Russian Mystique 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  "A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" is Winston Churchill's famous description of Russia. Renowned for its passionate unrestraint, the legendary Russian soul encompasses opposing extremes of human thought and impulse. Selfish pleasure, gratuitous cruelty, and humiliation of others coexist with forgiveness, compassion, and embrace of suffering. As our window on the multifaceted Russian soul—as well as its physical manifestation, the rebellious body—we will take salient works from one thousand years of music, art, and literature. Among the genres we will explore: icon painting and the later, socially-themed paintings that hastened the revolution; the majestic muse of the Orthodox church and contemporary youth pop; the wise woman and holy fools of the folktale; and the comic literature of scandal. Taught in English; no prerequisites.