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Courses - Fall 2024
SLLC
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07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
SLLC208U
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Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language I; Intermediate Ukrainian I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
This is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare course. The instructor is at Indiana University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland.
SLLC280
Mythology of the Oppressed
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: SLLC280 or SLLC299J.
Formerly: SLLC299J.
Does information drive human history? Mythological recurrences say much about cultures that had to adapt their world views while attempting to preserve them. This course examines the cognitive or social bases of mythology, to be pursued from insights in cultural and literary studies, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, paleo-anthropology, archeology, etc. The course is designed to help students think about complex problems from a humanistic perspective, making liberal use of the sciences.
Restricted to Carillon Community Language students.
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.
SLLC309
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be able to meet on September 09, 2024.
SLLC329
Language House Immersion
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of the Language House Director and the related program Faculty Liaison; and must be in the Language House Immersion Program.

This course provides credit for students participating in the Language House Living-Learning program. It focuses on the further development of skills in the target language and the acquisition of cultural knowledge of the countries and communities where people speak the target language. It requires hands-on immersive linguistic and cultural activities led by a native-speaking mentor and supplements the learning that takes place in the language classroom and in the living-learning environment of the Language House.