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Course Listing for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Fall 2021 (ALL: 09/08/2021 - 12/22/2021)
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3161 LACS-203-01 Global Italian Design 1.00 SEM Del Puppo, Dario TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ITAL-203-01
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students.
  This course examines the development of Italian design from antiquity to the present in a global and transnational perspective. From Roman aqueducts to the FIAT Cinquecento, from Renaissance gardens and the Italian countryside to the Bialetti coffee maker and other popular products of Italian industrial design, Italy has had an indelible impact on modern and contemporary design cultures throughout the world. Design involves more than 'form' and 'function' and aesthetics. Design also reflects how we engage with our social and physical environment. By studying the history and culture of Italian design in a global perspective moreover, we will also learn more about our own design preferences and sensibility, and how these help shape our identity.
3339 LACS-216-01 Realism(s) 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: GRMN-216-01
  Realism is a term that is often loosely used to describe art, politics, and worldviews Considering realisms in the German context and beyond, this course will explore the dominant cultural, philosophical, and political modes of realism from the nineteenth century to the present. Beginning with the rise of the European middle classes in the nineteenth century, this course will investigate the origins of realism and its various expressions in the forms of literature, art, thought, and Realpolitik. Other topics of interest will include, but are not limited to, the challenges to realism via modernism, socialist realism of the Cold War, as well as contemporary debates concerning realism, such as tensions of fact and fiction with reality television.
3238 LACS-223-01 Germany Then, Germany Now 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason MF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: GRMN-223-01
  This course is designed as a survey of the most important turning points in German history and in the field of German Studies. This course will take an interdisciplinary look at the German speaking world and its people, culture, politics, and society from the Middle Ages, Thirty Years War, German Unification, WWI and WWII, the Cold War, Reunification up to the present. Questions of gender, race, identity, trauma, guilt, and memory will be explored in depth. The course work will include close readings of literary, philosophical and historical texts, films, music, art and more in order to gain a deeper knowledge of German history, and a deeper understanding of Germany as it exists today.
2714 LACS-247-01 Otherness in Italian Cinema 1.00 SEM di Florio Gula, Martina MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: FILM-247-01, ITAL-247-01
  From its beginnings in the early 20th C to the present, Italian Cinema has represented the social and cultural identity of the 'other' and 'otherness', that is, racial, ethnic, and sexual diversity. This course will study the representation of the different kinds of diversity in Italian film, from Neorealism to recent Italian cinema. We will examine films that deal with immigration and the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, but also with LGBT culture and other human rights, as well as with Italians' attitudes toward diverse groups and cultures. How does Italian film historically reflect the 'other' in Italian culture and how is film being shaped by diversity? Films include: "Paisà" (Rossellini, 1946), "Una giornata particolare" (Scola, 1977), "Mine vaganti" (Ozpetek, 2010), "Terraferma" (Crialese, 2011).
3163 LACS-262-01 Fairytales in German Tradition 1.00 SEM Assaiante, Julia TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: GRMN-262-01
  For centuries fairytales have served as powerful cultural currency, transmitting ideas about morality, gender, identity, nationalism, and childhood. Running the risk that it will ruin fairytales by vivisection, this course will approach the genre of German-language fairytales from a critical perspective, taking into account their historical context, psychological and philosophical interpretations, and how certain fairytales have changed over time into their contemporary iterations. Special attention will be paid to the fairytales collected by the Brothers Grimm, while also exploring their intersections with fairytales in other cultural and historical contexts. The goal of this course is for students to explore texts with whose content they may be familiar, in order to then gain a deeper understanding of their cultural, historical, and psychological dimensions.
2471 LACS-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn, John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ITAL-272-01, FORG-272-01
  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.)
3185 LACS-283-01 The Master and Margarita 1.00 SEM Any, Carol MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: RUSS-283-01
  Which do we love more, truth or power? How do we choose when they conflict? The Russian fantasy novel The Master and Margarita exposes the universal human talent for truth-avoidance. The comic narrative unfolds as the devil arrives in Moscow for a week of mischief-making. In a double plot, supernatural pranks alternate with a fictional "gospel according to the devil." Our intensive study of this unique masterpiece will begin with background readings, including the Biblical book of Job, selections from the New Testament gospels, Goethe's Faust, and memoirs of communist literary culture. Author Mikhail Bulgakov's tale of humor/fantasy/theology has the unique distinction of being a cult novel as well as a literary classic.
3165 LACS-299-01 Language, Culture & Meaning 1.00 SEM Provitola, Blase MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course (taught in English) starts from the dual premise that culture is largely a product of communication and that, in turn, communication is a basis and record of culture. Therefore, some of the questions central to this course will be: What is language? How do the many texts around us mediate our understanding of culture? And what happens when ideas and concepts are translated from one language and one cultural context to another? Students will be able to explore these and other questions within the context of their own experience of language and communication. Given the cross-cultural nature of this course, there will be regular guest lectures by faculty from a range of other fields.
2721 LACS-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: FREN-320-01
  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.)
3166 LACS-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ITAL-335-01
  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.)
1527 LACS-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2461 LACS-401-01 Senior Project 1.00 IND Kippur, Sara TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 1 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  The capstone project for the World Literature and Culture Studies major. To enroll, students must submit a completed special registration form available from the Registrar's Office.
1528 LACS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1509 ARAB-101-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic I 1.50 LEC Moustafa, Shaimaa
Staff, Trinity
TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM
W: 10:00AM-11:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST, MIDDLEAST
  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.)
1377 ARAB-201-01 Intermediate Arabic I 1.00 LEC Moustafa, Shaimaa TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST, MIDDLEAST
  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.)
1376 ARAB-301-01 Intermediate Arabic III 1.00 LEC Moustafa, Shaimaa TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST, MIDDLEAST
  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.)
1510 ARAB-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2096 ARAB-401-01 Advanced Arabic (Conv & Comp) 1.00 LEC Moustafa, Shaimaa TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1557 ARAB-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1380 CHIN-101-01 Elementary Chinese I 1.00 LEC Cancelled HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  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 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. Three 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.)
1018 CHIN-201-01 Intermediate Chinese I 1.00 LEC Cancelled HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  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. Three hours of class work.(Also listed the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3154 CHIN-202-90 Intermediate Chinese II 1.00 LEC Cancelled GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  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. Three hours of class work. (Also listed under the Asian Studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1511 CHIN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1512 CHIN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1029 FREN-101-01 Elementary French I 1.00 LEC Delaitre, Carole MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 3 hours a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
1610 FREN-101-02 Elementary French I 1.00 LEC Delaitre, Carole MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 3 hours a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
3342 FREN-101-03 Elementary French I 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 3 hours a week. Students with three or more years in high school French may not enroll in this course.
1542 FREN-102-01 French II 1.00 LEC Provitola, Blase MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-years.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension.
1609 FREN-201-01 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Evelein, Isabel MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST
  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.
1384 FREN-201-02 Intermediate French I 1.00 LEC Evelein, Isabel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST
  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.
1385 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Provitola, Blase MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST
  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.
1030 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with AFRICANST
  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.
3333 FREN-244-01 "Frenchness" in Pop Culture 1.00 SEM Delaitre, Carole MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  This course is an exploration of France's culture through contemporary trends and their representation in mass media. In this class, we will reflect on a variety of topics (the #metoo movement, the climate crisis, the 2022 presidential election, debates around racism, secularism, and color blindness in France, etc.) by examining a wide array of popular media (documentary, comic books, music, tv shows, podcasts, cyberculture, and advertisements). Students will investigate the concept of "Frenchness" and explore how France's national identity is constantly shaped, challenged, and redefined in mass culture. The course will be conducted in French and requires successful completion of FREN 241.
1031 FREN-251-01 French Lit Survey I 1.00 LEC Kehres, Jean-Marc TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 241 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  This course is designed to introduce the student to the major authors of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Representative works will be read in chronological order to foster a sense of literary history. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques of literary appreciation. Class conducted entirely in French.
2761 FREN-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: LACS-320-01
  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.)
3344 FREN-355-01 18th Century Enlightenment 1.00 SEM Cancelled GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1513 FREN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1559 FREN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1033 GRMN-101-01 Intens Elemtry German I 1.50 LEC Evelein, Johannes MWF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Students who studied German for three or more years in high school may not enroll in GRMN 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-years.
  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.
1402 GRMN-201-01 Intermediate German I 1.00 LEC Doerre, Jason MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
3340 GRMN-216-01 Realism(s) 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-216-01
  Realism is a term that is often loosely used to describe art, politics, and worldviews Considering realisms in the German context and beyond, this course will explore the dominant cultural, philosophical, and political modes of realism from the nineteenth century to the present. Beginning with the rise of the European middle classes in the nineteenth century, this course will investigate the origins of realism and its various expressions in the forms of literature, art, thought, and Realpolitik. Other topics of interest will include, but are not limited to, the challenges to realism via modernism, socialist realism of the Cold War, as well as contemporary debates concerning realism, such as tensions of fact and fiction with reality television.
3239 GRMN-223-01 Germany Then, Germany Now 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason MF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-223-01
  This course is designed as a survey of the most important turning points in German history and in the field of German Studies. This course will take an interdisciplinary look at the German speaking world and its people, culture, politics, and society from the Middle Ages, Thirty Years War, German Unification, WWI and WWII, the Cold War, Reunification up to the present. Questions of gender, race, identity, trauma, guilt, and memory will be explored in depth. The course work will include close readings of literary, philosophical and historical texts, films, music, art and more in order to gain a deeper knowledge of German history, and a deeper understanding of Germany as it exists today.
3164 GRMN-262-01 Fairytales in German Tradition 1.00 SEM Assaiante, Julia TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-262-01
  For centuries fairytales have served as powerful cultural currency, transmitting ideas about morality, gender, identity, nationalism, and childhood. Running the risk that it will ruin fairytales by vivisection, this course will approach the genre of German-language fairytales from a critical perspective, taking into account their historical context, psychological and philosophical interpretations, and how certain fairytales have changed over time into their contemporary iterations. Special attention will be paid to the fairytales collected by the Brothers Grimm, while also exploring their intersections with fairytales in other cultural and historical contexts. The goal of this course is for students to explore texts with whose content they may be familiar, in order to then gain a deeper understanding of their cultural, historical, and psychological dimensions.
3341 GRMN-313-01 Femininity in German Tradition 1.00 SEM Assaiante, Julia TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  The ways in which men write about women, and the ways in which women write about themselves have historically often mirrored the divide between a projected ideal and a lived reality. This course will trace the dissonance between these two modes of figuring femininity in German literature from the era of Empfindsamkeit to the fin de siècle in a comparative way. The course will include an introduction to gender theory, and will then proceed to juxtapose the works of such female authors as Karoline von Günderrode, Annette von Dröste-Hulshoff, Lou-Andreas Salomé and Irmgard Keun with works by their male contemporaries, in order to engage the differences in gender coding between the predominately male, literary canon and its female counterpart.
1514 GRMN-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2194 GRMN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3534 GRMN-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the director are required for enrollment.
2237 HEBR-101-01 Intensive Modern Hebrew I 1.50 LEC Katz, Adi MWF: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with JWST, MIDDLEAST
  A comprehensive introduction to the basic vocabulary and grammatical rules of Modern Hebrew will be systematically presented and reviewed. Designed to develop a basic ability to read, write, understand, and speak modern Hebrew, this course will also include exposure to appropriate cultural materials. (Also offered under the Middle Eastern studies and Jewish studies programs.)
3315 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Katz, Adi MF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with JWST, MIDDLEAST
  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.)
2711 HEBR-301-01 Advanced Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Katz, Adi TBA TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with JWST, MIDDLEAST
  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.)
1637 HEBR-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND Ayalon, Michal TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2331 HEBR-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1993 HISP-101-01 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
2235 HISP-101-02 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
3495 HISP-101-03 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Ndaw, Amanda
Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
1994 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
Alverio, Edwin
MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
2970 HISP-102-02 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
Alverio, Edwin
MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
3386 HISP-102-03 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
Aldrete, Diana
MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
1414 HISP-201-01 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Morales, Angela
Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
1518 HISP-201-02 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 6 for juniors, 3 for seniors.
  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.)
1532 HISP-201-03 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
3496 HISP-201-04 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Morales, Angela
Aponte-Aviles, Aidali
MWF: 8:00AM-8:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 102 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 6 seats for sophomores, 7 for juniors, 1 for seniors.
  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.)
1404 HISP-202-01 Intermediate Spanish II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 201 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  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.)
1413 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Aldrete, Diana MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  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.)
1973 HISP-222-90 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Hubert, Rosario TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote  
  Also cross-referenced with INTS Cross-listing: PORT-222-90
  Prerequisite: the equivalent of two semesters of study of any Romance Language (Spanish, French, Italian, Catalan)
  An introductory language course designed for students with any prior knowledge of a Romance Language (Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan). Along with the fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—the course will focus on those features of Portuguese that are most difficult for Romance Languages speakers: pronunciation, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Students will be introduced to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings and authentic materials, including films, music and videotapes.
3407 HISP-251-01 Spain & the Art of the Journey 1.00 SEM Harrington, Thomas TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Is there a difference between a tour and a journey? Or between a hike and a pilgrimage? Many people believe so, and that the difference lies in the traveler’s openness to internal transformations. Spain has long been a land of travelers that, in more recent times, has also become a magnet for visitors from around world. Why has it inspired so many people go “on the move”? In this class, we will explore this rich history of comings and goings, and the ways filmmakers and writers have portrayed the mysteries of travel over time, with an eye toward helping our internal sojourner challenge the often facile “truths” of its neighbor the tourist. Taught in English (HISP credit available if written work done in Spanish).
1405 HISP-261-90 Iberian Culture I 1.00 LEC Souto Alcalde, David MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: Remote  
  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.
1406 HISP-263-01 Latin American Culture I 1.00 LEC Melendez, Priscilla MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  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.)
1432 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Harrington, Thomas TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with LATINAMER
  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.
3510 HISP-330-01 Mexico: Rev & Glob in Lit 1.00 SEM Melendez, Priscilla MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 16 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with INTS
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 or permission of instructor.
  A study of the development of contemporary Mexican literature and culture focusing on artistic productions of the 1910 Revolution and its aftermath. Changes in society, politics and culture, and their impact on literature and film, lead us to reflect on globalization and its effects on current cultural productions in Mexico. Topics to be examined include: narratives of the Mexican Revolution, the changing role of women in a postrevolutionary society, migration and displacement, the Tlatelolco crisis and its repercussions, economic upheavals and the implementation of NAFTA, neoliberalism and its impact on society and culture (feminicides), the fall of the PRI, and the narconovels, among others.
3409 HISP-356-90 (Counter)Imperial Subjects 1.00 SEM Souto Alcalde, David MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 16 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote  
  Prerequisite: HISP 260 or higher, 270 recommended
  During the 16th and 17th centuries Spain was a Global Empire, which following an imperial logic of endless expansion, implemented policies that put human beings and nature under siege, causing an ecological and political crisis. In this course, we will scrutinize the strategies of resistance employed by imperial subjects through the exploration of a number of topics such as the emergence of an early-modern ecological consciousness, the early-modern boom of debates on equality (debates on the right to self-preservation, on the ways to fight poverty, monetary inflation, etc.) and the revolutionary side of early modern counter-heroes (the rogue, the mystic, the bandit, the pirate.) Materials include literature works, fragments of religious and political treatises, New World Chronicles, Inquisitorial records and visual and musical works.
1515 HISP-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1516 HISP-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3079 HISP-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
1034 ITAL-101-01 Elementary Italian I 1.00 LEC King, Joshua MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Students who studied Italian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ITAL 101.
  NOTE: 12 seats reserved for first-year students.
  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 the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take 101 and 102 in sequence. Other than beginning students must have permission of instructor to enroll.
2236 ITAL-101-02 Elementary Italian I 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: Students who studied Italian for three or more years in high school may not enroll in ITAL 101.
  NOTE: 12 seats reserved for first-year students.
  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 the function of 102 to develop and reinforce. Students who wish to acquire significant proficiency should therefore plan to take 101 and 102 in sequence. Other than beginning students must have permission of instructor to enroll.
1035 ITAL-102-01 Elementary Italian II 1.00 LEC Palma, Giuliana MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for first-year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension.
1972 ITAL-102-02 Elementary Italian II 1.00 LEC di Florio Gula, Martina MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Italian 101 or equivalent.
  NOTE: 9 seats reserved for first year students.
  Continuation of 101, emphasizing oral practice, consolidation of basic grammar skills, compositions and reading comprehension.
1036 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC Palma, Giuliana MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
3162 ITAL-203-01 Global Italian Design 1.00 SEM Del Puppo, Dario TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-203-01
  NOTE: 3 seats reserved for first year students.
  This course examines the development of Italian design from antiquity to the present in a global and transnational perspective. From Roman aqueducts to the FIAT Cinquecento, from Renaissance gardens and the Italian countryside to the Bialetti coffee maker and other popular products of Italian industrial design, Italy has had an indelible impact on modern and contemporary design cultures throughout the world. Design involves more than 'form' and 'function' and aesthetics. Design also reflects how we engage with our social and physical environment. By studying the history and culture of Italian design in a global perspective moreover, we will also learn more about our own design preferences and sensibility, and how these help shape our identity.
3158 ITAL-228-01 Ital Language & Society 1.00 LEC Palma, Giuliana MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
2713 ITAL-247-01 Otherness in Italian Cinema 1.00 SEM di Florio Gula, Martina MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: FILM-247-01, LACS-247-01
  From its beginnings in the early 20th C to the present, Italian Cinema has represented the social and cultural identity of the 'other' and 'otherness', that is, racial, ethnic, and sexual diversity. This course will study the representation of the different kinds of diversity in Italian film, from Neorealism to recent Italian cinema. We will examine films that deal with immigration and the current refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, but also with LGBT culture and other human rights, as well as with Italians' attitudes toward diverse groups and cultures. How does Italian film historically reflect the 'other' in Italian culture and how is film being shaped by diversity? Films include: "Paisà" (Rossellini, 1946), "Una giornata particolare" (Scola, 1977), "Mine vaganti" (Ozpetek, 2010), "Terraferma" (Crialese, 2011).
2472 ITAL-272-01 Mafia 1.00 LEC Alcorn, John MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-272-01, FORG-272-01
  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.)
3167 ITAL-335-01 Dante: The Divine Comedy 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-335-01
  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.)
1595 ITAL-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1441 ITAL-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1389 JAPN-101-01 Intens Elem Japanese I 1.50 LEC Izumi, Katsuya MWF: 9:00AM-9:45AM
TR: 8:25AM-9:10AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  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.)
3568 JAPN-101-02 Intens Elem Japanese I 1.50 LEC Izumi, Katsuya MWF: 10:00AM-10:45AM
TR: 9:25AM-10:10AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  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.)
1037 JAPN-201-01 Intermediate Japanese I 1.00 LEC Miyazaki, Atsuko MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  Prerequisite: Japanese 102 or equivalent.
  This course emphasizes the continued development of skill in spoken and written Japanese. Students will acquire more advanced vocabulary, patterns, and characters, practice speaking and listening through audio/video materials, and have more exposure to cultural content. To achieve higher proficiency, students should plan to take 201 and 202 in sequence. (Also offered under the Asian Studies Program.)
3160 JAPN-301-01 Advanced Japanese I 1.00 LEC Izumi, Katsuya MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS
  Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or equivalent.
  This course aims at having students develop their communication skills in oral and written Japanese accurately, naturally, and fluently with increased emphasis on reading and writing. Students will expand and improve their Japanese skills acquired in the previous Japanese courses. Activities include discussing contents of dialogues and reading materials, doing role plays, writing essays on given topics, giving formal speeches in class, and having free-style conversations with TAs. Students will learn about 150 new kanji, as well as reviewing 317 kanji from prior Japanese courses. This course is also offered under the Asian Studies program. Prerequisite for the course: JAPN-202 or instructor approval.
1588 JAPN-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1549 JAPN-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
3554 LING-101-01 Introduction to Linguistics 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 32 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with ANTH
  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.
1964 LING-466-01 Teaching Assistantship 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2607 POLS-353-01 Authoritarianism 1.00 LEC Matsuzaki, Reo MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with HRST, INTS, RUSSIAN
  More than half of the countries in the world are authoritarian or mixed regimes. Yet the study of authoritarianism—specifically, how authoritarian regimes function, and sources of their resilience and collapse—has long been neglected in political science. Authoritarian regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria, all widely regarded as models of resilience right up until their demise, turned out to be strikingly and unexpectedly fragile. Conversely, analysts have predicted the collapse of North Korea for decades, only to witness its survival through war, famine, economic collapse, and potentially destabilizing leadership transitions. In this course, we will examine the nascent scholarship on authoritarianism, especially as it pertains to Eurasia—namely, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East and Southeast Asia.
2268 PORT-222-90 Portuguese for Spanish Speakrs 1.00 SEM Hubert, Rosario TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM N/A GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote  
  Also cross-referenced with INTS Cross-listing: HISP-222-90
  An introductory language course designed for students with any prior knowledge of a Romance Language (Spanish, Italian, French, Catalan). Along with the fundamental communication skills—understanding, speaking, reading and writing—the course will focus on those features of Portuguese that are most difficult for Romance Languages speakers: pronunciation, idioms and grammatical structures particular to Portuguese. Students will be introduced to the cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world through readings and authentic materials, including films, music and videotapes.
1517 RUSS-101-01 Elementary Russian I 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with RUSSSTUD
  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.
2723 RUSS-201-01 Intermediate Russian I 1.00 LEC Any, Carol MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with RUSSSTUD
  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.)
3215 RUSS-215-01 Topics in Russian Grammar 1.00 LEC Lahti, Katherine MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with RUSSSTUD
  A review and a deepening of the basics of Russian grammar for students of all levels of Russian. Topics will include: the cases, the single-stem verb system, verbs of motion, participles and verbal adverbs as well as other topics that need review. The forms will be reinforced through conversation in class and written home exercises.
3184 RUSS-283-01 The Master and Margarita 1.00 SEM Any, Carol MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-283-01
  Which do we love more, truth or power? How do we choose when they conflict? The Russian fantasy novel The Master and Margarita exposes the universal human talent for truth-avoidance. The comic narrative unfolds as the devil arrives in Moscow for a week of mischief-making. In a double plot, supernatural pranks alternate with a fictional "gospel according to the devil." Our intensive study of this unique masterpiece will begin with background readings, including the Biblical book of Job, selections from the New Testament gospels, Goethe's Faust, and memoirs of communist literary culture. Author Mikhail Bulgakov's tale of humor/fantasy/theology has the unique distinction of being a cult novel as well as a literary classic.
1398 RUSS-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1397 RUSS-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1826 RUSS-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person