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Courses - Spring 2019
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Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Japanese, Part 2
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: JAPN106 or SLLC109J. Credit only granted for JAPN107, SLLC109K, or JAPN102.
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Vietnamese II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: SLLC108V.

The second semester of first-year Vietnamese is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare online course. The instructor is at Michigan State University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will need to be entered into the Michigan State University course management system Desire to Learn (D2L). For more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, please see http://go.umd.edu/turkish.

Heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Vietnamese need to contact the Course Coordinator at MSU before enrolling in the course to determine appropriate placement - Ms. Danielle Steider at 517-355-5105 or steider@msu.edu.

As this is an online course, you do NOT need to be on campus in orderin to start the course. Although this is an online course, it is NOT self-paced. There are weekly assignments and two required virtual meetings per week.
Special Topics in World Cultures; Comparative Mythology: Art, Myth: Mind and More
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examination of universality in human myths and what could account for it. Insights from cultural and literary studies, art history, linguistics, cognitive psychology, paleoanthropology, population dynamics and other such disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences are brought to bear on the question. Students will take a hands-on approach to mythologies within their local environment, attempting to place them within the context of other mythologies and what commonalities may reveal abouttheir society and the human mind.
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be available to meet on Monday, February 11, 2019 and Monday, May 6, 2019.
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor and the student's internship sponsor.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies; Islamicate Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies; Nuclear Futures: Theorizing Environmental Humanities for the Post-Fukushima Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as CMLT679Z, GERM689Z and FREN699Z. Credit granted for CMLT679Z, SLLC698Z, GERM689Z or FREN699Z.

This seminar interrogates the concept of futurity in the context of environmental activism and artistic engagement with atomic issues from 1945 to the present, focusing on Germany and Japan. We will engage with theoretical developments in the environmental humanities, including readings on the Anthropocene, precarity, and neoliberal capitalism. The course draws on a wide range of written materials and media, including personaltestimonies, poetry, fiction, film, manga, music, performance and documentation of protests. Taught in English.
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.