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Course Listing for LANGUAGE AND CULTURE STUDIES - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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2515 LACS-205-01 TA Workshop 0.50 SEM Flores, Laura F: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  The TA workshop supports all TAs assisting professors in LACS language courses. Students will be introduced to the profession of language teaching; they will gain familiarity with professional organizations; and they will learn basic principles and best practices of second-language teaching based on the latest research in the field. Students will engage in class observations in focused units that build on workshop readings. Students will reflect on their observations and will create sample activities for their students based on the examples provided. The workshop, conducted in English, meets once weekly and is required to earn 1.0 credits as a TA in LACS. A student's final grade for a TA credit combines the workshop (.5 TUs) and their work assisting a LACS class (.5 TUs).
3139 LACS-228-01 Arab Publics Visual Culture 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ARAB-228-01
  The course provides a window into Arab public spheres before and after the Arab spring and illuminates how language and culture are interrelated in the Arab Middle East. It explores the diversity of human experience by examining various literary, cultural and political productions, and in particular work by and about youth and women. Students will study a rich tapestry of textual, visual, and oral materials including novels, poetry, (social) media, blogs, music, films and graffiti art. Through these different genres, students will explore themes such as postcolonial legacies, political struggle and nationalism, Arab encounters with the West, and gender and the quest for identity. Course conducted in English, and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.
3368 LACS-235-01 Japanese American Literature 1.00 SEM Cancelled GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: JAPN-234-01
  This course introduces works by Japanese American authors and Japanese authors who write while living in foreign countries. Learning about the early formation of the Japan-U.S. relationship, we will move onto the dark period between the two countries before and during WWII to contextualize Japanese American works about internment camps. To learn how Japanese American literature has developed in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, we will continue to read recent Japanese American works that are hinged upon the theme of cultural borders and differences. We will examine the dynamics of different cultural and linguistic experiences also in Japanese literary works by Yoko Tawada and Ian Hideo Levy. Readings also include works by John Okada, Hisaye Yamamoto, Julie Otsuka, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Ruth Ozeki.
3438 LACS-238-01 Japanese Culture 1.00 LEC Izumi, Katsuya TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: JAPN-238-01
  In this course, students will engage critically with the Japanese culture. Through animation films directed by Miyazaki Hayao, Kon Satoshi, and others, and modern Japanese short stories, we will examine the ideas of "basic" and perhaps "typical" Japanese cultural aspects and elements, as defined in Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno's The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture. Students are expected to think about these aspects and elements, watching animation films and reading short stories. Most importantly, however, students are required to analyze the Japanese works from a critical perspective and to write "argumentative essays" on them. By close-reading the texts (both films and literary works), students will develop sensitivities toward what flows underneath cultural representations The coursework includes multiple drafts of term papers.
3176 LACS-247-01 Otherness in Italian Cinema 1.00 SEM Di Florio, Martina MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ITAL-247-01
  NOTE: Seat Reservations: 5 for freshmen, 5 for sophomores and 5 for juniors across ITAL and LACS.
  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).
3143 LACS-261-01 Berlin to Hollywood 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: GRMN-261-01
  Through close examination of films and readings, this course will explore the influence that filmmaking during the Weimar Republic period of German history had on Hollywood and American popular culture. By looking closely at films and filmmakers, we will examine the continuities and breaks between German film and classic Hollywood film. Starting with the expressionism and new objectivity styles in Germany during the 1920s, we will move on to emigration of filmmakers from the Third Reich and their work in Hollywood. Among others, we will examine genres such as the anti-Nazi film, film noir, and comedies, as well as explore questions regarding race, gender, and ideology.
3145 LACS-264-01 Literature and the Law 1.00 SEM Assaiante, Julia TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: GRMN-264-01
  In literature and in law, language shapes rhetorical worlds that seek to represent, constitute and interpret the actions of human beings and their world. Therefore, examining how the law is represented in literature gives insight both into how this representation shifts to accommodate historical and cultural differences, and how central the role of narrative is to legal institutions. This course will focus on representations of the law in German-language literature from the late 18th century onward, to examine how literature relates the human condition to law, to other central cultural values (love, honor and justice), and how literature can put the law itself into question. The course will emphasize literary interrogations of National Socialist law, which take up these questions in their most urgent form. Taught in English.
3294 LACS-275-01 Italian Fascism & Antifascism 1.00 SEM King, Joshua MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 8 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: ITAL-275-01
  NOTE: Seat Reservations: 5 for freshmen, 5 for sophomores and 5 for juniors across ITAL and LACS.
  In this course we will consider the dominant literary, cinematic, and cultural movements of the Fascist Ventennio, such as the poets of the avant-garde, futurism, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Alessandro Blasetti, and others. We will also consider the resistance to the Fascist project through the works of antifascist writers, poets, and filmmakers. Our approach will be necessarily interdisciplinary. While our focus will be on literary, cinematic, and cultural movements, texts will include those by prominent historians as well. This course will be taught in English, and all texts will be in English. Films will be offered with English subtitles.
3262 LACS-280-01 Japanese Calligraphy 1.00 SEM Izumi, Katsuya T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: AHIS-280-01, JAPN-280-01
  In this course, students will learn the history and theories of shodo, or calligraphy, which Japan adopted from China and developed. They will also learn to practice the art form. Reading essays about the art and drawing various Chinese characters, or Japanese kanji, they will be expected to recognize the values of calligraphy works and learn how to appreciate them along with a few important concepts in shodo such as “nothingness” and “emptiness.” Students will be required to practice patiently and repeatedly important basic brushstrokes in order to draw a few of the kanji used in words. This course will also cover ink paintings occasionally, and, near the end of the semester, Japanese kana systems. No previous experience studying Japanese or Chinese characters is required.
3182 LACS-289-01 Anna Karenina 1.00 SEM Any, Carol MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: RUSS-289-01
  What is love? That is the question at the heart of Leo Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina. We will undertake intensive, in-depth study of this massive but tightly woven novel, which probes the nature of love by considering it within a series of tensions--between individual autonomy and family responsibilities; the physical and spiritual sides of human nature; rational and instinctive behavior; urban versus rural lifestyles; and the threat that technological advances pose to traditional behaviors. In addition, we will consider the differing perspectives that diverse readers have brought to this novel, as well as film adaptations and short stories that may be seen as responses to Anna Karenina. (Students may not receive credit for both FYS 110 and this class.)
2639 LACS-299-01 Language, Culture & Meaning 1.00 SEM Del Puppo, Dario T: 1:30PM-4:10PM 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.
2617 LACS-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y 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.)
1477 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.
1876 LACS-401-01 Senior Project 1.00 IND TBA 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.
1478 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1462 ARAB-101-01 Intensive Elementary Arabic I 1.50 LEC Hanna, Kifah TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM
W: 10:00AM-11:15AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
1360 ARAB-201-01 Intermediate Arabic I 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
3138 ARAB-228-01 Arab Publics Visual Culture 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-228-01
  The course provides a window into Arab public spheres before and after the Arab spring and illuminates how language and culture are interrelated in the Arab Middle East. It explores the diversity of human experience by examining various literary, cultural and political productions, and in particular work by and about youth and women. Students will study a rich tapestry of textual, visual, and oral materials including novels, poetry, (social) media, blogs, music, films and graffiti art. Through these different genres, students will explore themes such as postcolonial legacies, political struggle and nationalism, Arab encounters with the West, and gender and the quest for identity. Course conducted in English, and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.
3194 ARAB-301-01 Intermediate Arabic III 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
1463 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.
3195 ARAB-401-01 Advanced Arabic (Conv & Comp) 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity 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.
1499 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit) .
3196 CHIN-101-01 Intens Elem Chinese I 1.50 LEC Wang, Jui-Chien MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Designed for students who want to acquire a basic command of Chinese language and culture. Through classroom practice and after-class activities, students will develop basic skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. Heritage learners and students with prior Chinese language study must obtain the permission of the instructor to enroll.
3197 CHIN-201-01 Intermediate Chinese I 1.00 LEC Wang, Jui-Chien MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
2333 CHIN-237-01 20th Cent Chinese Literature 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: INTS-237-01
  This course is a survey of twentieth-century Chinese literature and films. It focuses on the literature, cinema, and essays of three periods in the Chinese 20th century: 1918 ~ 1949; 1949 ~ 1976; since 1976. We read works of Chinese writers such as Lu Xun, Yu Dafu, Zhang Ailing, Mao Dun, ShenCongwen, Yu Hua, Su Tong, etc., and watch selected films of significant cultural and historical meanings. Students are introduced to various essential issues of twentieth-century Chinese cultural modernity and are encouraged to explore in the Chinese context the key tensions between tradition and modernity, native and foreign, and nationalism and cosmopolitanism.
2277 CHIN-301-01 Advanced Chinese I 1.00 LEC Shen, Yipeng MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
1464 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.
3297 CHIN-411-01 US-China Relations in Mandarin 1.00 SEM Shen, Yipeng T: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with INTS
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Chinese 302 or any 400 level Chinese course
  This course focuses on conversational Chinese about Taiwanese media coverage on US-China relations. Neither mainland Chinese nor American, Taiwanese opinion leaders offer fresh take on US-China relations and the future of the world. Students will learn and practice advanced expressions on relevant topics in Chinese.
1465 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1015 FREN-101-01 Elementary French I 1.00 LEC Bouchakour, Walid 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.
1537 FREN-101-02 Elementary French I 1.00 LEC Bouchakour, Walid 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.
3198 FREN-102-01 Elementary French II 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen 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.
1536 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  
  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.
1364 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  
  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.
3199 FREN-202-01 Intermediate French II 1.00 LEC Bouchakour, Walid MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1016 FREN-241-01 Adv Composition & Style 1.00 LEC Buzay, Elisabeth TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
3140 FREN-248-01 Revolts and Revolutions 1.00 SEM Humphreys, Karen MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM 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 explores social, cultural, intellectual, and political uprisings in the francophone world. How are these moments and movements remembered or commemorated? What role does art, literature, and culture play in portraying these struggles and their legacies? This course will explore such questions by putting literature and film in conversation with the socio-political contexts that they represent and out of which they emerge. Possible historical periods and topics include: slave rebellions, the Haitian Revolution, the French revolutions of 1789 and the long nineteenth century (1830, 1848, 1871), student and worker revolts of May 1968, the Algerian Revolution, and the so-called "Arab Spring." Course conducted in French.
2618 FREN-320-01 French Cinema 1.00 LEC Humphreys, Karen MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y 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.)
3141 FREN-355-01 Intersectional Feminisms 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in French 251 or 252, or permission of instructor.
  This course looks at French feminisms from the 1970s to the present through an intersectional lens. This interdisciplinary course will use sociological, literary, and audiovisual material to cover issues such as reproductive rights, immigration and colonization, lesbian and queer sexualities, working-class experience, and transgender identities. This class will look critically at the canon by reading it in dialogue with lesser-known texts. Possible authors and works may include essays (Helene Cixous, Monique Wittig), sociological interviews (Salima Amari), short stories (Mireille Best), comics, novels, films (Amandine Gay), archival materials, and scholarly articles. Course conducted in French.
1466 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.
1500 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1017 GRMN-101-01 Intens Elemtry German I 1.50 LEC Assaiante, Julia MWF: 11:30AM-12:45PM 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.
1380 GRMN-201-01 Intermediate German I 1.00 LEC Assaiante, Julia MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM 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.
3142 GRMN-261-01 Berlin to Hollywood 1.00 SEM Doerre, Jason TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Also cross-referenced with FILM Cross-listing: LACS-261-01
  Through close examination of films and readings, this course will explore the influence that filmmaking during the Weimar Republic period of German history had on Hollywood and American popular culture. By looking closely at films and filmmakers, we will examine the continuities and breaks between German film and classic Hollywood film. Starting with the expressionism and new objectivity styles in Germany during the 1920s, we will move on to emigration of filmmakers from the Third Reich and their work in Hollywood. Among others, we will examine genres such as the anti-Nazi film, film noir, and comedies, as well as explore questions regarding race, gender, and ideology.
3144 GRMN-264-01 Literature and the Law 1.00 SEM Assaiante, Julia TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-264-01
  In literature and in law, language shapes rhetorical worlds that seek to represent, constitute and interpret the actions of human beings and their world. Therefore, examining how the law is represented in literature gives insight both into how this representation shifts to accommodate historical and cultural differences, and how central the role of narrative is to legal institutions. This course will focus on representations of the law in German-language literature from the late 18th century onward, to examine how literature relates the human condition to law, to other central cultural values (love, honor and justice), and how literature can put the law itself into question. The course will emphasize literary interrogations of National Socialist law, which take up these questions in their most urgent form. Taught in English.
3129 GRMN-303-01 German Lit/Film Since 1945 1.00 LEC Doerre, Jason TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in German 202 or equivalent.
  Through close readings and comparative discussions of short prose, poetry, and film from 1945 until the present, students will improve their German comprehension (listening as well as reading), speaking, and writing skills. There will be texts from Austria, Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the former German Democtatic Republic, by authors such as Günter Grass, Heinrich Böll, Max Frisch, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and Christa Wolf, as well as many well-known poets and film directors. Some grammar review will be offered. All work will be done in German.
1467 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.
1777 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
2198 GRMN-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of special registration form and the approval of the director are required for enrollment in this thesis course.
1795 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  
  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.)
3200 HEBR-201-01 Intermediate Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Katz, Adi MW: 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.)
3130 HEBR-301-01 Advanced Modern Hebrew I 1.00 LEC Katz, Adi MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM 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.)
1558 HEBR-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.
1825 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1694 HISP-101-01 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Alverio, Edwin MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  This course is designed for students with no previous experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the present. 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.)
1793 HISP-101-02 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Alverio, Edwin MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  This course is designed for students with no previous experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the present. 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.)
2192 HISP-101-03 Elementary Spanish I 1.00 LEC Alverio, Edwin MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students, 5 seats for sophomores, 5 for juniors, 4 for seniors.
  NOTE: Students who studied Spanish for three or more years in high school may not enroll in HISP 101.
  This course is designed for students with no previous experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the present. 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.)
1695 HISP-102-01 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 Studies 101. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the past. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2059 HISP-102-02 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 Studies 101. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the past. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2183 HISP-102-03 Elementary Spanish II 1.00 LEC Flores, Laura MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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 Studies 101. This course is designed for students with 1-2 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and basic constructions in the past. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1386 HISP-201-01 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Gelardo-Rodriguez, Teresa MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies 102. This course is designed for students with 2-3 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and intermediate constructions in the past and subjunctive. Students will work with written texts and other media materials, and produce a variety of written and oral work. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1471 HISP-201-02 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Baena, Diego MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies 102. This course is designed for students with 2-3 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and intermediate constructions in the past and subjunctive. Students will work with written texts and other media materials, and produce a variety of written and oral work. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
2193 HISP-201-03 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Baena, Diego MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies 102. This course is designed for students with 2-3 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and intermediate constructions in the past and subjunctive. Students will work with written texts and other media materials, and produce a variety of written and oral work. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3201 HISP-201-04 Intermediate Spanish I 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies 102. This course is designed for students with 2-3 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development. Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and intermediate constructions in the past and subjunctive. Students will work with written texts and other media materials, and produce a variety of written and oral work. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
1381 HISP-202-01 Intermediate Spanish II 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
  Continuation of Hispanic Studies 201. This course is designed for students with 3-4 years of high school experience in the language. It focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Also stresses student participation in skills development Includes high frequency vocabulary, common phrases, cultural aspects, and intermediate to advanced constructions in the past, subjunctive, future and hypothetical. Students will work with written texts and other media materials, and produce a variety of written and oral work. (Also offered under the Latin American and Caribbean studies concentration of the International Studies Program.)
3131 HISP-215-01 Creative Writing in Spanish 1.00 SEM Hubert, Rosario MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 14 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
  This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of writing short fiction in Spanish. Students will examine methods of constructing narrative tension, fictional climaxes, ambiguity, character sketches, portrayals of social class, different kinds of autobiographies, dialogues, monologues, and landscape, interior and object descriptions. This course will enhance students' knowledge of Spanish language by focusing on the writing skills necessary to do so. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal style. They will be introduced to different fictional styles and will analyze vocabulary and narrative techniques of masters of the short fiction such as Ribeyro, Lispector, Borges, Cervantes or Valle-Inclán among others. Students will share and comment on each other's work in workshops and will be required to produce a final short fiction piece.
3202 HISP-221-01 Advanced Grammar & Composition 1.00 LEC Aponte-Aviles, Aidali TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
3132 HISP-240-01 Brazil and Portuguese Language 1.00 SEM Hubert, Rosario MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 202 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
  This course is an introduction to the languages and literatures of the Lusophone world Weekly discussions will focus on literary and filmic production from Brazil but will also include other Portuguese-speaking regions of the globe such as Portugal, Macau, Mozambique, Angola, East Timor, and Cape Verde. Half of the class will be language-instruction, both addressed to beginners and advanced students of the language. Readings will be in Spanish and Portuguese.
3203 HISP-263-01 Latin American Culture I 1.00 LEC Melendez, Priscilla TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
3204 HISP-270-01 Intro to Cultural Analysis 1.00 LEC Aldrete, Diana MW: 11:30AM-12:45PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
3133 HISP-290-01 Studying in HISP World Colloq 0.50 SEM Melendez, Priscilla TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course is designed to provide students returning from study abroad in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and other Spanish-speaking venues (summer, semester, or year-long programs) with a forum within which they can share, compare, and process analytically and historically the difficulties, conflicts, absences, and discoveries that they experienced in their time abroad. They will then be asked to investigate how these experiences have affected their view of the social and cultural norms of U.S. culture. (Prerequisite: Study abroad in an approved program in a Spanish-speaking country.)
3338 HISP-306-01 Lit, Film, Music Hisp Caribb 1.00 SEM Melendez, Priscilla TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 270 or permission of instructor.
  Through the study of film, literary works, and music of the Hispanic Caribbean (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) the course explores major political concepts rooted in the struggles against slavery, racism and colonialism that have given the Caribbean its sense of identity. The course (conducted in Spanish) analyzes this region's artistic production from the early part of the twentieth century to the present helping students understand the cultural, social, and political challenges, setbacks, and triumphs of the Hispanic Caribbean connecting its complex realities with the experience of populations of Caribbean origin in Hartford, CT. The course explores how artists of this region are devising locally inspired solutions to bring to their nations the social justice and racial equality that have eluded them so far.
3309 HISP-349-01 Popular Cultures of Spain 1.00 SEM Baena, Diego MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Hispanic Studies 221, or permission of instructor.
  This course is meant to provide an overview of some of the most important mass-market literary, dramatic, and audiovisual cultural products of modern Spain, from the seventeenth century to the present. From Cervantes' classic parody and rewriting of the popular chivalry novel and Lope de Vega's early reflections on popular 'style' and taste in the theater, to the popular episodic and serialized novels of the 19th Century, and the birth of the comic strip and modern TV serial (telenovela), this course is not only meant to familiarize students with some of the most iconic works of Spanish cultural canon, folklore, and 'pop,' it is also meant to engage them in critical discussions concerning their own relationships to the changing technologies of modern culture industries.
1468 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.
1469 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
2085 HISP-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Submission of special registration form and the approval of the director are required for enrollment in this thesis course.
3205 ITAL-101-01 Elementary Italian I 1.00 LEC Del Puppo, Dario 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.
3206 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.
1019 ITAL-102-01 Elementary Italian II 1.00 LEC Di Florio, Martina 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.
1688 ITAL-102-02 Elementary Italian II 1.00 LEC Di Florio, 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.
1020 ITAL-201-01 Inter Ital I:Conv & Comp 1.00 LEC King, Joshua MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM 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.
3175 ITAL-247-01 Otherness in Italian Cinema 1.00 SEM Di Florio, Martina MW: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-247-01
  NOTE: Seat Reservations: 5 for freshmen, 5 for sophomores and 5 for juniors across ITAL and LACS.
  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).
3293 ITAL-275-01 Italian Fascism & Antifascism 1.00 SEM King, Joshua MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 7 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-275-01
  NOTE: Seat Reservations: 5 for freshmen, 5 for sophomores and 5 for juniors across ITAL and LACS.
  In this course we will consider the dominant literary, cinematic, and cultural movements of the Fascist Ventennio, such as the poets of the avant-garde, futurism, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Alessandro Blasetti, and others. We will also consider the resistance to the Fascist project through the works of antifascist writers, poets, and filmmakers. Our approach will be necessarily interdisciplinary. While our focus will be on literary, cinematic, and cultural movements, texts will include those by prominent historians as well. This course will be taught in English, and all texts will be in English. Films will be offered with English subtitles.
1529 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.
1406 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1369 JAPN-101-01 Intens Elem Japanese I 1.50 LEC Miyazaki, Atsuko MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM
T: 9:25AM-10:40AM
TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
1021 JAPN-201-01 Intermediate Japanese I 1.00 LEC Miyazaki, Atsuko MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
2610 JAPN-203-01 Kanji, Script, and Calligraphy 0.50 SEM Cancelled HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: Japanese 101 and 102
  This course offers a guide to the Japanese script system (kana and kanji) for intermediate-level students and beyond. We will mainly focus on kanji and consider their history, orthography, and analysis, but students will also consider kanji-learning strategies and commit to learning a particular set of kanji over the course of the semester. In a few classes we will study chirography and calligraphy by practicing them. Students are expected to review kanji they have learned while learning new kanji. The course work includes reading articles about Japanese aesthetics and calligraphy. The course is thus intended to support and supplement Intermediate and Advanced Japanese classes. As a supplementary course, this course does not fulfill any Japanese major or minor requirements. This course is repeatable for credit.
3367 JAPN-234-01 Japanese American Literature 1.00 SEM Cancelled GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-235-01
  This course introduces works by Japanese American authors and Japanese authors who write while living in foreign countries. Learning about the early formation of the Japan-U.S. relationship, we will move onto the dark period between the two countries before and during WWII to contextualize Japanese American works about internment camps. To learn how Japanese American literature has developed in the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries, we will continue to read recent Japanese American works that are hinged upon the theme of cultural borders and differences. We will examine the dynamics of different cultural and linguistic experiences also in Japanese literary works by Yoko Tawada and Ian Hideo Levy. Readings also include works by John Okada, Hisaye Yamamoto, Julie Otsuka, Karen Tei Yamashita, and Ruth Ozeki.
3439 JAPN-238-01 Japanese Culture 1.00 LEC Izumi, Katsuya TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-238-01
  In this course, students will engage critically with the Japanese culture. Through animation films directed by Miyazaki Hayao, Kon Satoshi, and others, and modern Japanese short stories, we will examine the ideas of "basic" and perhaps "typical" Japanese cultural aspects and elements, as defined in Roger J. Davies and Osamu Ikeno's The Japanese Mind: Understanding Contemporary Japanese Culture. Students are expected to think about these aspects and elements, watching animation films and reading short stories. Most importantly, however, students are required to analyze the Japanese works from a critical perspective and to write "argumentative essays" on them. By close-reading the texts (both films and literary works), students will develop sensitivities toward what flows underneath cultural representations The coursework includes multiple drafts of term papers.
3261 JAPN-280-01 Japanese Calligraphy 1.00 SEM Izumi, Katsuya T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: AHIS-280-01, LACS-280-01
  In this course, students will learn the history and theories of shodo, or calligraphy, which Japan adopted from China and developed. They will also learn to practice the art form. Reading essays about the art and drawing various Chinese characters, or Japanese kanji, they will be expected to recognize the values of calligraphy works and learn how to appreciate them along with a few important concepts in shodo such as “nothingness” and “emptiness.” Students will be required to practice patiently and repeatedly important basic brushstrokes in order to draw a few of the kanji used in words. This course will also cover ink paintings occasionally, and, near the end of the semester, Japanese kana systems. No previous experience studying Japanese or Chinese characters is required.
3437 JAPN-301-01 Advanced Japanese I 1.00 LEC Izumi, Katsuya TR: 6:30PM-7:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1524 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.
1494 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1684 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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1470 RUSS-101-01 Elementary Russian I 1.00 LEC Any, Carol MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.
1928 RUSS-201-01 Intermediate Russian I 1.00 LEC Any, Carol TBA TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  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.)
3340 RUSS-289-01 Anna Karenina 1.00 SEM Any, Carol MW: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: LACS-289-01
  What is love? That is the question at the heart of Leo Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina. We will undertake intensive, in-depth study of this massive but tightly woven novel, which probes the nature of love by considering it within a series of tensions--between individual autonomy and family responsibilities; the physical and spiritual sides of human nature; rational and instinctive behavior; urban versus rural lifestyles; and the threat that technological advances pose to traditional behaviors. In addition, we will consider the differing perspectives that diverse readers have brought to this novel, as well as film adaptations and short stories that may be seen as responses to Anna Karenina. (Students may not receive credit for both FYS 110 and this class.)
3311 RUSS-306-01 Pushkin: The Bronze Horseman 1.00 SEM Any, Carol MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Russian 202 or permission of instructor.
  An intensive reading in Russian of Pushkin's iconic narrative poem about the great flood of 1824 in St. Petersburg. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the elements of versification, including meter, rhythm, and rhyme. We will also interpret the poem's plot, including the imaginary "duel" between its central fictional character and the historical figure of Peter the Great (memorialized in the statue known as the bronze horseman). This course also exposes students to the architectural monuments of one of the world's great metropolises.
1377 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.
1376 RUSS-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 online, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment. Guidelines are available in the College Bulletin. (0.5 - 1 course credit)
1631 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  
  This course is a one semester thesis. Submission of the special registration form and the approval of the thesis adviser and the director are required for enrollment.
3427 RUSS-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  This course is the first part of a two semester, two credit thesis. Submission of the special registration form, available online, and the approval of the thesis adviser and the director are required for enrollment. The registration form is required for each semester of this year-long thesis.