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Courses - Fall 2019
SLLC
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Site
SLLC108Q
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language I; Elementary Quechua I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Elementary Quechua I is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare course. The instructor is at the University of Michigan, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. Before enrolling in the course, to determine appropriate placement heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Quechua should contact the course instructor at UMich, Ms. Adela Carlos Rios: acarlosr@umich.edu, 734-647-4509.

Introduces students with little or no Quechua proficiency to conversational and cultural skills needed to use the language in real life situations. Covers both written and spoken Quechua; introduces basic structures of Quechua while focusing on the development of speaking and reading skills; emphasis is on developing conversational ability. Those who successfully finish this course will gain sustained control of basic conversation.
SLLC108R
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language I; ELEMENTARY URDU I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Elementary Urdu I is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share course. The instructor is at the University of Minnesota, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. In order to connect remotely students should have a private space, a computer with webcam and microphone, a stable ethernet connection, and headphones, in addition to any technical requirements from the instructor. Heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Urdu should contact the instructor of UMN before enrolling in the course to determine appropriate placement, Meraj Ahmed: ahmedm@UMN.edu or 612-624-4876.
SLLC108V
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language I; Vietnamese I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
First year Vietnamese is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share course. The instructor is at Michigan State University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will also 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 https://goo.gl/yoEbEm. 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. Steider: steider@msu.edu, 517-355-5105.
SLLC208V
Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language I; Vietnamese I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Second year Vietnamese is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share 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 https://goo.gl/yoEbEm.

The course pre-requisite is SLLC109V. 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. Steider: steider@msu.edu, 517-355-5105.
SLLC286
Living the Good Life: Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Additional information: Taught in English.
Confucius, Mencius, Zhuangzi and other Chinese thinkers who lived more than 2,000 years ago would argue that the contemporary Western emphasis on self-discovery (Find yourself) and self-acceptance has led you astray. See what they have to say and discuss what relevance it has for the modern world as we study how early Chinese thinkers wrestled with questions of existence, morality, and governance. No previous knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history will be assumed and no prerequisites are required. We will discuss ideas that are both historical and relevant to students' lives. What is "the Way"? How do we cultivate spontaneity? Is there a stable self? How can we be more alive? These are questions important for ancient kings but also for UMD students choosing a major, or wondering how ARHU can benefit them.
SLLC299P
Special Topics in World Cultures; Behavior of the Rich and Powerful, Past and Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Through the study of XV and XVI century courtesy literature, in this course we will explore the various forms of behavior of the rich and powerful of the Italian Renaissance, an era that is much closer to our contemporary world than we might initially think, especially in regard to the way political and influential figures act in social situations and the image of themselves they present to others. What can we learn from observing and comparing the behavior of the rich and powerful of the past and present? In the public arena of these two worlds, does appearance matter more than truth?
SLLC309
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be available to meet on Monday, September 23, 2019 and Monday, December 2, 2019.
SLLC386
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.
SLLC789
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SLLC889
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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