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Course Schedule for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Spring 2015
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
2108 LACS-226-01 Writing the Body in Arabic Lit 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  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.
2231 LACS-245-01 Latin Amer Film & Human Rights 1.00 LEC Lambright,Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course has the dual purpose of examining important human rights issues in Latin America and questioning the role of film in making visible, critiquing, or even sustaining the structures that lead to human rights violations. We will study specific human rights issues tackled by filmmakers in Latin America, such as cultural rights, gender and sexuality rights, economic rights, environmental issues, and war and state terror. Furthermore, we will discuss specific film schools and movements that developed to address human rights issues in diverse Latin American contexts. Finally, we will look at how Latin American films work the international human rights film festival circuit, and the ethical and practical implications of filming local human rights issues for international audiences.
1891 LACS-264-01 Literature and the Law 1.00 SEM Assaiante,Julia Goesser WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  In literature and in law, language shapes rhetorical worlds that seek to represent, constitute and interpret the actions of human beings and their world. Therefore, examining how the law is represented in literature gives insight both into how this representation shifts to accommodate historical and cultural differences, and how central the role of narrative is to legal institutions. This course will focus on representations of the law in German-language literature from the late 18th century onward, to examine how literature relates the human condition to law, to other central cultural values (love, honor and justice), and how literature can put the law itself into question. The course will emphasize literary interrogations of National Socialist law, which take up these questions in their most urgent form. Taught in English.
1900 LACS-265-01 German Hist thru Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Evelein,Johannes MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course examines German history from 1871 to the present through major works of German literature and film. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical context within which each work was written: the Wilhelmine Empire, World War I, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, East/West Germany and the Cold War, and Reunification. The objective of the course is twofold: to become familiar with some of the most powerful narratives of modern German literature and film; and to analyze literature and film as windows on social, cultural, and historical processes.
1887 LACS-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: This seminar is listed as both LACS 272 and ITAL 272. Total enrollment in the seminar is limited to 15 students. 10 seats are open to any student (LACS 272) and 5 seats are reserved for students who have declared an Italian major or an Italian Studies minor (ITAL-272).
  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.)
1893 LACS-274-01 Food in Ital His Soc Art 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The saying, “A tavola non s’invecchia” (“One does not age at the supper table”), expresses the importance of food and eating for Italians. In this course, we will examine the relationship between food and culture in Italy, from the Romans to the present, through a variety of readings and tasting experiences. Topics include: the importing and exporting of different foods in antiquity as an instance of cultural and economic exchange; medieval beliefs about intellectual and physical aptitudes associated with diet; the representation of food in art, literature, and cinema; regional cuisines and cultural identities; and the language of food. We will also discuss Italian and Italian-American cuisine as the reflection of related, yet very different, cultures. Students may opt to undertake a Community Learning Initiative in consultation with the course instructor. (Listed as both LACS 274 and ITAL 274.)
2125 LACS-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2180 LACS-299-01 Foundations of LACS 1.00 SEM Lahti,Katherine TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1889 LACS-325-01 Amer in Paris/Parisians in Ame 1.00 SEM Kippur,Sara TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Americans visiting Paris today flock to the literary cafés of the Latin Quarter and the Impressionist paintings at the Musée d’Orsay, but how was it that Paris came to represent a cultural mecca for Americans? To what extent do American cities generally—and New York in particular—occupy a similar place in the cultural imaginary of Parisians? This course draws from an eclectic mix of materials—historical and literary texts, transatlantic correspondence, pop culture and comedy, music, films, political treatises, cultural theory—to examine some of the assumptions, prejudices, and cross-cultural influences that characterize Franco-American relations historically and today. Sample reading list includes works by James Baldwin, Simone de Beauvoir, Adam Gopnik, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, David Sedaris, and Alexis de Tocqueville. Coursework and discussions will be in English. Listed as both LACS 325-01 and FREN 325-01.
1314 LACS-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1315 LACS-460-01 Tutorial 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1316 LACS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1307 ARAB-102-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic II 1.50 LEC Shamma,Sami TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM
W: 6:30PM-7:45PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1009 ARAB-202-01 Intermediate Arabic II 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2107 ARAB-226-01 Writing the Body in Arabic Lit 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  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.
1010 ARAB-302-01 Intermediate Arabic IV 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM 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.)
1011 ARAB-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1478 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.
1031 CHIN-102-01 Intens Elem Chinese II 1.50 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 1:00PM-1:50PM
T: 1:30PM-2:20PM
R: 1:30PM-2:45PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1029 CHIN-202-01 Intens Interm Chinese II 1.50 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 2:00PM-2:50PM
T: 2:55PM-4:10PM
R: 2:55PM-3:45PM
TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1032 CHIN-302-01 Advanced Chinese II 1.00 LEC Shen,Yipeng MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1355 CHIN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1903 CHIN-401-01 Senior Seminar: Iss Cont China 1.00 SEM Shen,Yipeng MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA Y 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.
1477 CHIN-415-01 Advanced Chinese IV 1.00 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1030 CHIN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1481 COLL-151-01 French Film Festival 0.50 LEC Humphreys,Karen L.
Kehres,Jean-Marc
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.
1067 FREN-102-01 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 12:00PM-12:45PM
TR: 11:15AM-12:00PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1710 FREN-102-02 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Solomon,Julie MWF: 11:00AM-11:45AM
TR: 9:50AM-10:35AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1308 FREN-201-01 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Bouhet,Elise MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1069 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1068 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
2046 FREN-252-01 Modern French Literature 1.00 LEC Kippur,Sara TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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
2047 FREN-305-01 Mod Cult & Civilization 1.00 LEC Kehres,Jean-Marc MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM 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.
1890 FREN-325-01 Amer in Paris/Parisians in Ame 1.00 SEM Kippur,Sara TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Americans visiting Paris today flock to the literary cafés of the Latin Quarter and the Impressionist paintings at the Musée d’Orsay, but how was it that Paris came to represent a cultural mecca for Americans? To what extent do American cities generally—and New York in particular—occupy a similar place in the cultural imaginary of Parisians? This course draws from an eclectic mix of materials—historical and literary texts, transatlantic correspondence, pop culture and comedy, music, films, political treatises, cultural theory—to examine some of the assumptions, prejudices, and cross-cultural influences that characterize Franco-American relations historically and today. Sample reading list includes works by James Baldwin, Simone de Beauvoir, Adam Gopnik, Ernest Hemingway, Henry Miller, David Sedaris, and Alexis de Tocqueville. Coursework and discussions will be in English. Listed as both LACS 325-01 and FREN 325-01.
2093 FREN-355-01 18th Century Enlightenment 1.00 SEM Kehres,Jean-Marc MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 251 or 252, or permission of instructor.
  The Enlightenment can be defined as a movement of political, social, and philosophical contestation advocating the reign of reason and progress. This course will examine the manifestations of this questioning through the study of the dominant genres of the periods: plays, philosophical tales, dialogues, novels. We will also study a selection of films whose subject is the history and cultural life of 18th-century France and examine the relevance of 18th-century issues to the contemporary world. Sample reading list, L'île des esclaves, Marivaux, Le Neveu de Rameau, Diderot Candide, Voltaire, Le Mariage de Figaro, Beaumarchais, Les Infortunes de la vertu, Sade. Films: Que la fête commence, Bertrand Tavernier, Ridicule, Patrice Leconte, L'Anglaise et le duc, Éric Roemer.
1341 FREN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1540 FREN-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Humphreys,Karen L. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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.
1346 FREN-460-01 Tutorial 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1340 FREN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1072 GRMN-102-01 Intens Elemtry German II 1.50 LEC Evelein,Johannes MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1135 GRMN-202-01 Intermediate German II 1.00 LEC Assaiante,Julia Goesser MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1892 GRMN-264-01 Literature and the Law 1.00 SEM Assaiante,Julia Goesser WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  In literature and in law, language shapes rhetorical worlds that seek to represent, constitute and interpret the actions of human beings and their world. Therefore, examining how the law is represented in literature gives insight both into how this representation shifts to accommodate historical and cultural differences, and how central the role of narrative is to legal institutions. This course will focus on representations of the law in German-language literature from the late 18th century onward, to examine how literature relates the human condition to law, to other central cultural values (love, honor and justice), and how literature can put the law itself into question. The course will emphasize literary interrogations of National Socialist law, which take up these questions in their most urgent form. Taught in English.
1899 GRMN-265-01 German Hist thru Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Evelein,Johannes MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  This course examines German history from 1871 to the present through major works of German literature and film. Special emphasis will be placed on the historical context within which each work was written: the Wilhelmine Empire, World War I, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, East/West Germany and the Cold War, and Reunification. The objective of the course is twofold: to become familiar with some of the most powerful narratives of modern German literature and film; and to analyze literature and film as windows on social, cultural, and historical processes.
2098 GRMN-302-01 The Weimar Republic 1.00 SEM Doerre,Jason J. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  This course develops students' skills of literary interpretation, speaking, reading, and writing in the target German language, while concentrating on one of the great eras of cultural production in German history wedged between the two great catastrophes of the twentieth century. In examining an array of texts across disciplines, genres, mediums, and movements, students will gain an in-depth look at the German-speaking world's own "roaring twenties," from the moments of economic and political crisis to the time of stabilization and collapse. Course materials will include films, literary texts, music, art, and essays from figures of this era such as Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weil, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Goebbels, Rosa Luxemburg, Albert Einstein, Fritz Lang and more.
1204 GRMN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1782 GRMN-401-01 Sen Sem:Topics German Studies 1.00 SEM Assaiante,Julia Goesser 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.
1256 HEBR-102-01 Elem Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2049 HEBR-202-01 Intmdt Modern Hebrew II 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2050 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2051 HISP-102-02 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1139 HISP-201-01 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1339 HISP-201-02 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1140 HISP-202-01 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1141 HISP-202-02 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC van Ginhoven Rey,Christopher TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1154 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Melendez,Priscilla MF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1421 HISP-221-02 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela MF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2213 HISP-222-01 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent.
  An 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.
1422 HISP-226-01 Iberian & LatAmer Film&Convers 1.00 LEC Robyn,Ingrid WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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.
2230 HISP-245-01 Latin Amer Film & Human Rights 1.00 LEC Lambright,Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course has the dual purpose of examining important human rights issues in Latin America and questioning the role of film in making visible, critiquing, or even sustaining the structures that lead to human rights violations. We will study specific human rights issues tackled by filmmakers in Latin America, such as cultural rights, gender and sexuality rights, economic rights, environmental issues, and war and state terror. Furthermore, we will discuss specific film schools and movements that developed to address human rights issues in diverse Latin American contexts. Finally, we will look at how Latin American films work the international human rights film festival circuit, and the ethical and practical implications of filming local human rights issues for international audiences.
1142 HISP-262-01 Iberian Culture II 1.00 LEC van Ginhoven Rey,Christopher TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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).
1143 HISP-264-01 Latin American Culture II 1.00 LEC Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1156 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Melendez,Priscilla WF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA Y GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1177 HISP-280-01 Hispanic Hartford 1.00 LEC Robyn,Ingrid M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1495 HISP-290-01 Studying in HISP World Colloq 0.50 SEM Lambright,Anne TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2052 HISP-342-01 Latin American Theater 1.00 SEM Melendez,Priscilla MF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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 various manifestations of Latin American Theater of the late 19th and the 20th centuries. Texts to be studied include canonical authors (i.e. Florencio, Sanchez, Agustin Cuzzani, Augusto Boal) as well as other, equally important authors, movements and trends such as Teatro Campensino, Teatro Poblacional, Popular Theater, performances. Some attention will also be paid to the study of theatricality in social and political rituals and everyday life. This course may count toward the Theater and Dance major.
2221 HISP-345-01 Cervantes, Goya, Buñuel 1.00 SEM van Ginhoven Rey,Christopher W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 and one of the following: Hispanic Studies 261, 262, 263, or 264, or permission of instructor.
  An in-depth study of the works of three Spanish iconoclasts, focused on their explorations of the critical potential of art and of the role of the artist in the society of the spectacle. Special emphasis will be placed on the ways in which fiction, painting, and cinema each give expression to skepticism about the premises of modern, enlightened, and capitalist ideology.
1354 HISP-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1179 HISP-401-01 Senior Thesis Seminar 1.00 SEM Lambright,Anne TR: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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. Individual tutorial in the writing of a thesis on a special topic in literature or culture, in coordination with one of the members of the Spanish faculty.
1353 HISP-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1764 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.
2229 INTS-245-01 Latin Amer Film & Human Rights 1.00 LEC Lambright,Anne TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course has the dual purpose of examining important human rights issues in Latin America and questioning the role of film in making visible, critiquing, or even sustaining the structures that lead to human rights violations. We will study specific human rights issues tackled by filmmakers in Latin America, such as cultural rights, gender and sexuality rights, economic rights, environmental issues, and war and state terror. Furthermore, we will discuss specific film schools and movements that developed to address human rights issues in diverse Latin American contexts. Finally, we will look at how Latin American films work the international human rights film festival circuit, and the ethical and practical implications of filming local human rights issues for international audiences.
1082 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 20
  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.
1136 ITAL-101-02 Intens Elem Italian I 1.50 LEC King,Joshua
Staff,Trinity
MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 10:50AM-11:40AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1083 ITAL-102-01 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC King,Joshua
Staff,Trinity
MW: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 8:25AM-9:15AM
R: 8:00AM-9:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1320 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 20
  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.
1084 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC Palma,Giuliana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1085 ITAL-202-01 Inter Ital II:Comp & Lit 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1888 ITAL-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  NOTE: This seminar is listed as both LACS 272 and ITAL 272. Total enrollment in the seminar is limited to 15 students. 10 seats are open to any student (LACS 272) and 5 seats are reserved for students who have declared an Italian major or an Italian Studies minor (ITAL-272).
  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.)
1894 ITAL-274-01 Food in Ital His Soc Art 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  The saying, “A tavola non s’invecchia” (“One does not age at the supper table”), expresses the importance of food and eating for Italians. In this course, we will examine the relationship between food and culture in Italy, from the Romans to the present, through a variety of readings and tasting experiences. Topics include: the importing and exporting of different foods in antiquity as an instance of cultural and economic exchange; medieval beliefs about intellectual and physical aptitudes associated with diet; the representation of food in art, literature, and cinema; regional cuisines and cultural identities; and the language of food. We will also discuss Italian and Italian-American cuisine as the reflection of related, yet very different, cultures. Students may opt to undertake a Community Learning Initiative in consultation with the course instructor. (Listed as both LACS 274 and ITAL 274.)
1522 ITAL-290-01 Italian Cinema 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1321 ITAL-314-01 Contemporary Italian Lit 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina 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.
1349 ITAL-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1213 ITAL-401-01 Sr Sem: Topics in Ital Studies 1.00 SEM Del Puppo,Dario 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.
1344 ITAL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1086 JAPN-102-01 Intens Elem Japanese II 1.50 LEC Wagoner,Rieko MWF: 9:00AM-9:45AM
TR: 8:25AM-9:10AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1087 JAPN-202-01 Intens Intrm Japanese II 1.50 LEC Miyazaki,Atsuko MWF: 10:00AM-10:45AM
TR: 9:25AM-10:10AM
TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1896 JAPN-236-01 Japanese Crime Lit & Film 1.00 LEC Shen,Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course examines major works of Japanese crime literature and film from the works of Edogawa Rampo, known as the father of crime fiction in Japan, to those of contemporary writers to explore social and moral issues reflected in them. While Japanese writers and filmmakers of this genre readily acknowledge Western influences, the literary and cinematic explorations of crime in Japan have also developed ona trajectory of their own, producing works that are easily distinguishable from those of other cultures. The course will also consider the mixing of the crime genre with others, such as ghost and science fiction genres. Works studied in this course include those of Edogawa Rampo, Akira Kurosawa, Miyuki Miyabe, Seicho Matsumoto, and Kobo Abe, as well as yakuza movies. Readings and discussion in English.
2054 JAPN-311-01 Advanced Readings Japanese I 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
1345 JAPN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2055 JAPN-411-01 Adv Reading in Japanese II 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Japanese 311.
  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.
1361 JAPN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1587 JWST-220-01 Mod Israeli Lit & Jew Heritage 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM 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.
1214 RUSS-102-01 Elementary Russian II 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
1527 RUSS-202-01 Intermediate Russian II 1.00 LEC Lahti,Katherine MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.)
2056 RUSS-304-01 Current Russian Media 1.00 LEC Lahti,Katherine MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 8
  A survey of current Russian newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television broadcasts, and the Internet. Subjects covered will include popular culture, home and family life, environmental issues, economics, and politics. Students will strive to master the special type of Russian used in the media as well as describe how these media reflect or distort the state of Russian society. Prerequisite: Russian 222 or permission of the instructor. (This course is also offered under the Russian and Eurasian Studies program.)