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Course Schedule for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Fall 2016
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3464 LACS-266-01 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud 1.00 LEC Doerre,Jason J. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - S205 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This survey of German intellectual history from 1848 to the present will acquaint students with writings of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and the many others who shaped subsequent western culture and thought. Drawing upon close readings of excerpts from pivotal works, we will examine the relevance of such works in the matrix of artistic trends and historical circumstances from which they emerge. Short literary pieces (Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann) will be included.
3366 LACS-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 309 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  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.)
3475 LACS-282-01 Dostoevsky 1.00 LEC Lahti,Katherine MF: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - T408 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  (Conducted in English.) Reading and discussing Dostoevsky’s literary works, we will try to answer the social, psychological, philosophical, and religious questions that tortured him. We will examine Dostoevsky’s reaction to social problems he saw in 19th-century Russia: family breakdown, alienation and powerlessness in the workplace, the daily humiliations of living in a system that ranks people according to their salary; and we will try to answer the underlying question: how can people connect with each other in the modern age? Modernity’s preference for science and social science also troubled Dostoevsky. If human actions are scientifically predictable, can people ever be free? We will examine the unsavory solutions Dostoevsky offered: spite, game-playing, crime, radical nihilism, and others. Do religions, with all their glaring contradictions, offer a viable answer? The search for answers to these and other questions will open up new vistas and will educate students about one of the most influential world writers, the author of such classics as Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. (Listed as LACS 333-10 and under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies program.)
2444 LACS-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM CT - 105 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
2692 LACS-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM LSC - 132 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An intensive study of the Divine Comedy (in translation) with particular emphasis on the historical and aesthetic significance of this 'summa.' Students wishing to count this course toward a major in Italian should receive permission of the instructor. (Listed as both LACS 335 and ITAL 335.)
2252 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.
2253 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.
2254 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.
2229 ARAB-101-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic I 1.50 LEC Azzimani,Azzedine TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM
W: 10:00AM-11:15AM
HL - 123 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Arabic for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ARAB 101.
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written Arabic. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic grammatical structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour per week. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2052 ARAB-201-01 Intermediate Arabic I 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM SH - T408 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 102 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 102, with an introduction to Arabic composition as well as further grammatical study and conversation practice. Required lab work. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2051 ARAB-301-01 Intermediate Arabic III 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - T408 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 202 or equivalent.
  Continuation of Arabic 202, introducing increasingly complex grammatical structures through culturally based materials and literary texts, with a programmed expansion of vocabulary to 1,500 words. Lab work required. (Also listed under the African Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2230 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.
3494 ARAB-401-01 Advanced Arabic (Conv & Comp) 1.00 LEC Hanna,Kifah TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - T408 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Arabic 302 or equivalent.
  This course builds on grammatical concepts acquired in elementary and intermediate courses (101-302). It introduces alternative stylistic tools for oral, aural, and writing skills with a vigorous expansion of vocabulary related to contemporary Arab culture and daily events in the Middle East. We will focus on two key areas of Arabic grammar: the root and pattern system, and complex sentence structure. Students will gain knowledge of grammatical aspects such as active and passive participles, geminate verbs, passive voice, circumstantial clauses, and nouns of place and time (to name a few) and learn more on idafas, broken plurals and superlatives and comparative forms. We will read and discuss authentic texts (short stories, newspapers, and magazine articles) and view films and various news clips in Arabic.
2297 ARAB-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2055 CHIN-101-01 Intens Elem Chinese I 1.50 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 1:30PM-2:20PM
R: 1:30PM-2:45PM
LSC - 136 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Chinese for three or more years in high school may not enroll in CHIN 101.
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written Mandarin. About 300 characters will be learned. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. Students with previous training and background in Chinese should consult the instructor for proper placement. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1053 CHIN-201-01 Intens Intmdt Chinese I 1.50 LEC Wang,Jui-Chien MW: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 2:55PM-4:10PM
R: 2:55PM-3:45PM
LSC - 136 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 102 or equivalent.
  This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Mandarin. Students will read more advanced texts, practice conversation, and be introduced to additional characters. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour. (Also listed the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2746 CHIN-237-01 20th Cent Chinese Literrature 1.00 LEC Shen,Yipeng MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM 70VS - SEM GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  A survey of modern Chinese literature, 1918-2000. We will study three major periods of the 20th century: 1918-1949, 1949-1976, and 1976 to the present. The course will concentrate on the work of writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), Xu Zhimo, Mao Dun, Shen Congwen, Bei Dao, Yu Hua, Su Tong, and Wang Anyi. Students will be introduced to the basic developmental trajectory of 20th-century Chinese literature, and will explore interactions between social-historical conditions and the production of modern Chinese literary works. Readings and discussion in English.
2089 CHIN-301-01 Advanced Chinese I 1.00 LEC Shen,Yipeng MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM MC - 309 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Further development of skill in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 301 and 302 in sequence. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2231 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.
3009 CHIN-413-01 Advanced Chinese III 1.00 LEC Shen,Yipeng MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - T308 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 302 or equivalent.
  Students will further develop skills in written and spoken Mandarin, with increasing emphasis on longer texts, additional characters, and extensive discussion. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 413 and 415 in sequence.
2232 CHIN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1068 FREN-101-01 Intensive Elementary French I 1.50 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 10:50AM-12:05PM
SH - S205 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-years.
  NOTE: Students who studied French for three or more years in high school may not enroll in FREN 101.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak French. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Meets 4 times a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
2373 FREN-101-02 Intensive Elementary French I 1.50 LEC Evelein,Isabel MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 9:25AM-10:40AM
SH - S205 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied French for three or more years in high school may not enroll in FREN 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats are reserved for first year students.
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak French. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Meets 4 times a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
2276 FREN-102-01 Intensive Elementary French II 1.50 LEC Mabrouk,Karim S. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
HL - 121 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.
2062 FREN-201-01 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MC - 213 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.
2371 FREN-201-02 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 213 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.
2063 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Solomon,Julie MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM SH - S204 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.
1069 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Kippur,Sara TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM SH - T302 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.
2969 FREN-247-01 Intro to Francophone Studies 1.00 SEM Kippur,Sara TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - T302 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent.
  This course provides an introduction to the history, literature and culture of the Francophone world. Through a range of texts and films hailing from French-speaking countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, we explore the legacy of colonialism and post-colonialism, and pay particular attention to issues of race, identity, language, and nationhood. Conducted in French.
1070 FREN-251-01 French Lit Survey I 1.00 LEC Kehres,Jean-Marc MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM 70VS - 301 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent.
  This course is designed to introduce the student to the major authors of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Representative works will be read in chronological order to foster a sense of literary history. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques of literary appreciation. Class conducted entirely in French.
1071 FREN-281-01 Conversational French 1.00 LEC Solomon,Julie WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - S204 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent.
  This course is designed for students who want to acquire greater proficiency in their oral expression and are interested in current events. We will examine current political, social, historical and educational issues as they appear in French newspapers and magazines such as L’Express, Le Monde, Le Nouvel Observateur and other online resources. Students will participate in class discussions, prepare oral reports and conduct presentations on the issues under study.
2445 FREN-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys,Karen L. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM CT - 105 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is designed to familiarize students with the development and art of the French cinema as seen through its important phases and movements, and in its relationship to modern France. Relevant literary and critical texts will accompany each film. Lectures and coursework will be in English. (Listed as both LACS 320-01 and FREN 320-01.)
3491 FREN-355-01 18th Century Enlightenment 1.00 SEM Kehres,Jean-Marc MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM 70VS - 301 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2233 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.
2234 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.
2299 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.
1074 GRMN-101-01 Intens Elemtry German I 1.50 LEC Walsh,Patrick J. MWF: 1:15PM-2:30PM LSC - 131 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied German for three or more years in high school may not enroll in GRMN 101.
  This is a basic four-skill (understanding, speaking, reading, and writing) course with emphasis on developing facility in reading and speaking German within a cultural and historical context. Students with prior German language study must obtain the permission of the instructor. Students taking this course should plan to take German 102 in order to complete the study of essential vocabulary and grammar and to gain practice in speaking and in reading original texts.
2088 GRMN-201-01 Intermediate German I 1.00 LEC Evelein,Johannes MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - 132 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 102 or equivalent.
  This course will aim for intermediate-level proficiency in understanding, speaking, and writing contemporary idiomatic German with emphasis on conversation. Essential grammar review, exercises, and oral reports will be based on the reading and discussion of such materials as edited TV broadcasts, letter-writing, and short essays. Since significant linguistic progress cannot be achieved in 201 alone, students wishing to acquire proficiency should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence.
3465 GRMN-266-01 Marx, Nietzsche, Freud 1.00 LEC Doerre,Jason J. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - S205 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This survey of German intellectual history from 1848 to the present will acquaint students with writings of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, and the many others who shaped subsequent western culture and thought. Drawing upon close readings of excerpts from pivotal works, we will examine the relevance of such works in the matrix of artistic trends and historical circumstances from which they emerge. Short literary pieces (Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann) will be included.
3612 GRMN-324-01 German Literature & Film Today 1.00 SEM Doerre,Jason J. MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM SH - T308 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  Through close readings and discussions of literature, film, and essays from the contemporary German-speaking world, this course seeks to develop students’ reading, writing and speaking skills. Beginning with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, this course will examine German, Austrian, and Swiss culture in the last decades right up to the present. We will examine some of the most impactful contemporary works of literature and film, from authors and filmmakers such as Daniel Kehlmann, Zafer Senocak, Herta Müller, Fatih Akin, and Christian Petzold, as well as current topics such as Germany’s image in the world, immigration, Europe and more. All work will be done in German.
2235 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.
2236 GRMN-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.
2068 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MECC - 293 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 102 or equivalent.
  This course continues the development of skills in conversation, composition, and reading. Advanced grammar and syntax are introduced, as well as expanded readings from Israeli newspapers and literature. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
3211 HEBR-301-01 Advanced Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Ayalon,Michal TBA TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 1
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hebrew 202 or equivalent.
  Emphasis on written essays as well as on comprehension through readings and class discussion of short stories, articles, and poetry. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
2418 HEBR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND Ayalon,Michal TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2784 HISP-101-01 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C.
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TC - 142 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for first-year students
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Generally for students with minimal or no previous experience studying Spanish. Students with 3 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3193 HISP-101-02 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C.
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TC - 142 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students
  Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Generally for students with minimal or no previous experience studying Spanish. Students with 3 or more years of pre-college Spanish study will not be allowed to enroll in this course. Any request for exceptions should be addressed to the coordinator of Hispanic Studies. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2785 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C.
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TC - 142 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for first-year students
  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.)
3194 HISP-102-02 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores,Laura C.
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TC - 142 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first year students.
  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.)
2104 HISP-201-01 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
Souto Alcalde,David
MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 213 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students
  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.)
2240 HISP-201-02 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM SH - S205 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students
  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.)
2261 HISP-201-03 Inter Span I 1.00 LEC Morales,Angela
Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM SH - S205 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for first-year students
  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.)
2092 HISP-202-01 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM SH - S201 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.)
2428 HISP-202-02 Interm Span II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali
Aldrete,Diana
TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MC - 213 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.)
2102 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Melendez,Priscilla MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM MC - 305 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.)
2103 HISP-221-02 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Aldrete,Diana TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM SH - T308 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.)
3013 HISP-222-01 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MECC - 293 GLB2  
  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.
2429 HISP-224-01 Spanish for Heritage Students 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles,Aidali MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM SH - T302 Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  A comprehensive course for bilingual students who demonstrate spoken ability in Spanish but whose formal education has been in English. The course will cover all basic language skills while targeting the particular needs of bilingual students, including accentuation, homonyms, and usage of complex sentence structure. Special emphasis will be placed on reading and writing. Permission of the instructor is required. Prepares students for Hispanic Studies 221 or more advanced Hispanic studies course. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2147 HISP-226-01 Iberian & LatAmer Film&Convers 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde,David MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM HL - 121 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  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.
2093 HISP-261-01 Iberian Culture I 1.00 LEC Harrington,Thomas S. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM GW - L GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  The course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the primary cultural dynamics of the Iberian Peninsula from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. We will pay special attention to the more important cultural developments during this crucial era of Spanish history.
2094 HISP-263-01 Latin American Culture I 1.00 LEC Melendez,Priscilla MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TC - 142 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  This course examines the history, societies, and cultures of the various regions that today are known as Latin America. The course moves from the major pre-Columbian civilizations, through the first encounter between Europe and these peoples, the subsequent conquest and colonization, and the first manifestations of the desire for independence. The course will concentrate specifically on how the peoples of these various regions and periods explored their social and political concerns through art, literature, and music. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2129 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Hubert,Maria Del Rosario TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 260 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.
2365 HISP-290-01 Studying in HISP World Colloq 0.50 SEM Harrington,Thomas S. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - T302 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.)
3568 HISP-315-01 21st Century Mexican Lit 1.00 SEM Aldrete,Diana TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM MC - 313 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 or permission of instructor.
  This course examines readings by Mexican authors of the 21st century. Readings will include (but are not limited to) short stories, poetry, critical essays, blogs, film, and novel. Some focus will be given to issues of violence, human rights, globalization, and neoliberalism, and their contribution to the current sociopolitical fabric of Mexico. Some references to important historical characters and cultural motifs will be explored; however, emphasis will be on the examination of modern Mexico. There will also be particular attention to the social and the political use of technologies such as Twitter and Facebook, which have served as a tool for social movements as well as a literary tool – as seen with the “twitteratura” trend (the fusion of Twitter and literature). Taught in Spanish.
3611 HISP-352-01 Politics & Mod Hisp Caribbean 1.00 SEM Melendez,Priscilla MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM MC - 305 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 18
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 263, 264 or 270, or permission of instructor
  This course will center on the literary and cultural production of the Hispanic Caribbean—Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico— during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the light of the region’s complex political development and its attempt at modernization. Through literature and film we will examine the social, economic, and political history of the Caribbean—colonialism, plantation economy, mestizaje, sexuality, imperialism, nationalism, revolution—, aspects that will allow us to study the artistic production of this region. The problematics of diversity vs. unity in terms of history, race, language, and culture, as well as within the countries themselves, will be considered. Arriví, Bosch, Carpentier, Benítez Rojo, Ena Lucía Portela, Belaval, Sánchez, Alcántara Almánzar, Santos Febres, Ferré, Ana Lydia Vega, Aurora Arias, Rita Indiana Hernández.
2237 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.
3451 HISP-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Harrington,Thomas S. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - T302 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.
2238 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.
1075 ITAL-101-01 Intens Elem Italian I 1.50 LEC Albanese,Laura MW: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 8:25AM-9:15AM
R: 8:00AM-9:15AM
MC - 305 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.
1076 ITAL-101-02 Intens Elem Italian I 1.50 LEC King,Joshua MW: 10:00AM-10:50AM
T: 9:50AM-10:40AM
R: 9:25AM-10:40AM
LSC - 137 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.
1077 ITAL-102-01 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina MW: 11:00AM-11:50AM
T: 10:50AM-11:40AM
R: 10:50AM-12:05PM
LIB - 02 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 6 seats reserved for first-year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour.
3008 ITAL-102-02 Intens Elem Italian II 1.50 LEC King,Joshua MW: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 8:25AM-9:15AM
R: 8:00AM-9:15AM
LSC - 137 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 4 seats reserved for first year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension. Four hours of class work, plus one required drill hour.
1078 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM SH - S201 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.
3463 ITAL-202-01 Inter Ital II:Comp & Lit 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula,Martina MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LIB - 02 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.
2669 ITAL-228-01 Ital Language & Society 1.00 LEC Palma,Giuliana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LIB - 119 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 202 or equivalent.
  This course will examine the relationship between language and society in contemporary Italy and in countries with high levels of Italian migration, while also developing students’ linguistic skills. Topics include: geographical, class, and generational differences in language, the effects of mass media on language, and the Italian of immigrants to the United States. As part of their coursework, students will conduct interviews with Italian Americans in the Hartford area.
3129 ITAL-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn,John MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 309 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  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.)
2683 ITAL-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo,Dario MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM LSC - 132 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  An intensive study of the Divine Comedy (in translation) with particular emphasis on the historical and aesthetic significance of this 'summa.' Students wishing to count this course toward a major in Italian should receive permission of the instructor. (Listed as both LACS 335 and ITAL 335.)
2345 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.
2144 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.
2070 JAPN-101-01 Intens Elem Japanese I 1.50 LEC Wagoner,Rieko MWF: 9:00AM-9:45AM
TR: 8:25AM-9:10AM
SH - T302 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Designed to develop fundamental skill in both spoken and written modern Japanese. About 200 characters will be learned. Since all linguistic skills cannot be fully developed in 101 alone, stress will be placed on the acquisition of basic structures, which it will be the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take both 101 and 102 in sequence. Four hours of classwork, plus one required drill hour. Students with prior background in Japanese must have the permission of the instructor. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
1079 JAPN-201-01 Intens Interm Japanese I 1.50 LEC Miyazaki,Atsuko MWF: 10:00AM-10:45AM
TR: 9:25AM-10:10AM
SH - T308 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 102 or equivalent.
  This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Japanese. Students will read more advanced texts, practice conversation, and be introduced to additional characters. In order to secure maximum proficiency, students should plan to take both 201 and 202 in sequence. Four hours of classwork, plus one required drill hour. (Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
3014 JAPN-311-01 Advanced Readings Japanese I 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - T302 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or equivalent.
  This course aims at building students’ skills and speed in reading Japanese. It will draw materials from primary sources in various genres such as novels, poems, newspapers, essays, and instructional materials. Students will develop sentence analysis strategies as well as expand their knowledge of advanced vocabulary and kanji. An appropriate level of oral communication skill is required. (Since the content of this course varies from year to year to focus on the most contemporary materials, students may enroll for credit more than once.)(Also offered under the Asian studies program.)
2335 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.
3015 JAPN-411-01 Adv Reading in Japanese II 1.00 LEC Wagoner,Rieko TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - T302 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  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.
2286 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.
3466 LING-101-01 Introduction to Linguistics 1.00 LEC Lahti,Katherine MF: 2:40PM-3:55PM LSC - 132 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  A general introduction to the study of language. First we will study the fundamental components of language (sounds, words, sentences). We will then examine the crucial question of how words and sentences manage to mean anything. The latter part of the course will be devoted to theoretical approaches to the nature of language, to how and why languages change over time, and to the ways language determines and reflects the structures of society.
2924 LING-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2239 RUSS-101-01 Elementary Russian I 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM MC - 205 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Students who studied Russian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in RUSS 101.
  This course for beginners emphasizes active command of Russian through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. A web component enhances knowledge of the living language and illustrates cultural differences. This class meets three hours a week and carries one credit.
2355 RUSS-201-01 Intermediate Russian I 1.00 LEC Any,Carol J. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 205 HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 102 or equivalent.
  In this course students will gain intermediate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. They will learn how to express themselves in Russian through regular conversation practice on topics such as the world of Russian emotions, love and marriage, music and entertainment, and other practical subjects. They will read real Russian literary texts and learn to write about their thoughts and opinions. They will learn about Russian culture by direct experience, including working with the Russian Internet. Students who take this and the next course in the series, Russian 202, will be ready to go on a study abroad program in Russia. Conducted in Russian. (Also listed under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3573 RUSS-320-01 Gogol 1.00 SEM Lahti,Katherine MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM LIB - 103 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 202 or permission of instructor.
  We will begin with Gogol's Ukranian stories ("Ivan Shponka and his Aunt," "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Argued with Ivan Nikiforovich"). The Petersburg tales ("Diary of a Madman," "Nevsky Prospect," "The Overcoat") will be particularly exciting. We will also read Gogol's plays "The Inspector General" and "Marriage" as well as his great novel "Dead Souls." Attention will be paid to Gogol's biography, especially given that he wrote a number of these Russian classics in Rome.
3474 RUSS-357-01 Dostoevsky 1.00 LEC Lahti,Katherine MF: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - T408 GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  (Conducted in English.) Reading and discussing Dostoevsky’s literary works, we will try to answer the social, psychological, philosophical, and religious questions that tortured him. We will examine Dostoevsky’s reaction to social problems he saw in 19th-century Russia: family breakdown, alienation and powerlessness in the workplace, the daily humiliations of living in a system that ranks people according to their salary; and we will try to answer the underlying question: how can people connect with each other in the modern age? Modernity’s preference for science and social science also troubled Dostoevsky. If human actions are scientifically predictable, can people ever be free? We will examine the unsavory solutions Dostoevsky offered: spite, game-playing, crime, radical nihilism, and others. Do religions, with all their glaring contradictions, offer a viable answer? The search for answers to these and other questions will open up new vistas and will educate students about one of the most influential world writers, the author of such classics as Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, and The Brothers Karamazov. (Listed as LACS 333-10 and under the Russian and Eurasian studies concentration of the International Studies program.)
2080 RUSS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2079 RUSS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2699 RUSS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
3382 THDN-345-14 Tanztheater: German Dance 1.00 SEM Farlow,Lesley J. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM AAC - 231 GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course examines the development of a unique form of performance, known as Dance/Theater, or "Tanztheater," which had its genesis in Expressionist Dance in Germany after World War I and that continues worldwide today. We will look at the work of Rudolf Laban, Kurt Jooss, Pina Bausch, Susannah Linke, and Johann Kresnik, among others. In addition, we will experiment with creating some tanztheater work in the studio.