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Courses - Spring 2024
AASP
African American Studies Department Site
Open Seats as of
06/21/2024 at 05:30 PM
AASP200
African Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A survey of African civilizations from 4500 B.C. to present. Analysis of traditional social systems. Discussion of the impact of European colonization on these civilizations. Analysis of the influence of traditional African social systems on modern African institutions as well as discussion of contemporary processes of Africanization.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST101
Introduction American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: AMST101 or AMST201.
Formerly: AMST201.
Introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of American Studies by examining concepts such as culture, identity, cultural practices, and globalization, as well as theories underlying these concepts. Engages key themes, especially constructions of difference and identity, cultures of everyday life, and America and the world.
AMST203
Popular Culture in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to American popular culture, its historical development, and its role as a reflection of and influence on our culture and society.
AMST298Q
U.S. Latinx Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: ENGL235.
Credit only granted for: ENGL235 or AMST298Q.
Examines the poetry, prose, and theater of Latinx communities in the United States from their origins in the Spanish colonization of North America to their ongoing development in the 21st century. Considers how authors use literary form to gain insight into human experience, including mortality, religious belief, gender and sexuality, war and peace, family, language use, scientific inquiry, cultural tradition, ecology, and labor. Also studies how Latinx literary traditions have shaped and been shaped by broader currents in American literature, as well as what connections exist between Latinx literature and social and artistic developments in other parts of the world, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean. Authors may include Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, Eulalia Perez, Juan Nepomuceno Seguin, Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Jose Marti, Arthur A. Schomburg, Jesus Colon, Julia de Burgos, Cesar Chavez, Ariel Dorfman, Gloria Anzaldua, Junot Diaz, and Cristina Garcia.
ARAB
ARAB205
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARAB204; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of Arabic.
Continuation of ARAB204, with exposure to a wide range of Arabic texts from different domains. Focus on vocabulary, more complex grammatical forms, and a better understanding of the formal aspects of using MSA as well as the cultural aspects of using the language.
CHIN
Chinese Department Site
CHIN203
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Spoken Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN204.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN204.
Continuation of CHIN201.
CHIN204
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Written Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN203.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN203.
Continuation of CHIN202.
CHIN205
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Chinese - Accelerated Track
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have attained appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed CHIN201, CHIN203, CHIN202, or CHIN204.
Accelerated instruction in Mandarin Chinese at the intermediate level for students with prior Chinese language background, either through home use or formal instruction.
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM200
Critical Thinking and Speaking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, ENES143, INAG110, JOUR130, OR THET285.
Theory and practice of persuasive discourse analysis and composition. Research techniques, logical and rhetorical conceptions of argument, and technical principles for persuading in public venues.
EDHD
Education, Human Development Department Site
EDHD210
(Perm Req)
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Students explore historical and current research in early childhood education, primary models of curriculum and pedagogy in the field, and the relationship between critical aspects of young children's development and the creation of inclusive learning opportunities for all children, including children at risk. The concept of developmentally appropriate practice and its application across different developmental levels and early childhood classrooms will be introduced and connected with discussion in EDHD220 and EDSP211. Students examine issues in developing and implementing high quality early childhood education experiences for young children with and without disabilities, including the influence of family, culture, and community, the needs of children at risk (e.g., poverty, immigrant status, English Language Learners), and the role of assessment in early learning.
ENGL
English Department Site
ENGL293
Writing in the Wireless World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ENGL101.
A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kinds of multimodal documents--documents combining text, image, and sound--that constitute communication in our digital world.
FREN
FREN203
Intensive Intermediate French
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN103; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of French.
Credit only granted for: FREN201 or FREN203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of French-speaking world.
FREN204
French Grammar and Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: FREN201 or FREN203; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to native/fluent speakers of French.
Intensive study of French grammar and composition.
HISP
Historic Preservation
HISP200
The Everyday and the American Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Jointly offered with HISP615.
An introduction to the theories of the everyday within the context of the American built environment. Focuses primarily on the American experience of underrepresented, minority, and/or immigrant communities; both historical and contemporary. Attempts to challenge what is meant by American in describing the American everyday built environment.
HIST
History Department Site
HIST110
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Interpretation of select literature and art of the ancient Mediterranean world with a view to illuminating the antecedents of modern culture; religion and myth in the ancient Near East; Greek philosophical, scientific, and literary invention; and the Roman tradition in politics and administration.
ITAL
Italian Department Site
ITAL203
Intensive Intermediate Italian
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL103; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed ITAL122; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of Italian.
Credit only granted for: ITAL203 or ITAL122.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Italian-speaking world.
ITAL204
Advanced Intermediate Italian
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ITAL203 or equivalent; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
An intensive study of Italian language and culture. This course completes the sequence of ITAL 103 and 203. After a brief review of important material of Intermediate Italian (ITAL 203), we will cover the last four chapters of Parliamo italiano (Unita 9-12). ITAL 204 is designed to reinforce and deepen the students' knowledge of Italian and its idiomatic usage, and to improve their reading and writing skills through a more in-depth study of more complex grammatical forms. Students are encouraged to practice Italian using grammatical concepts in an active manner. There will be oral and written exercises, short readings, and vocabulary expansion. Special attention will be given to readings, oral comprehension and written compositions. To improve their listening and reading comprehension, students will also view and analyze film clips, and read short articles in newspapers and magazines on current events and global issues pertaining to Italy and the European Union.
JAPN
Japanese Department Site
JAPN202
Intermediate Japanese II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in JAPN201; or appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Contemporary spoken and written Japanese.
KORA
KORA202
Intermediate Korean II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: KORA201; or permission of instructor.
The second stage of an intermediate-level course designed for non-Heritage students. It continues the second year of instruction in the University's two track Korean Program.
LARC
Landscape Architecture Department Site
LARC160
Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
History, theory, philosophy and current practice of the profession of landscape architecture. Explores the interactive relationship between humans and their environment by examining people's perceptions of and changing attitude towards the landscape, as well as, an examination of how these are related to ecological and cultural influences. Topics include urban, ecological, community and creative design.
LING
Linguistics Department Site
LING240
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in LING200.
Additional information: Required for Linguistics majors and recommended for students in related fields.
The study of language as a cognitive phenomenon. Ways of representing people's knowledge of their native language, ways in which that knowledge is attained naturally by children, and how it is used in speaking and listening. Additional topics may include: animal communication, language and the brain, language and thought.
PERS
Persian Department Site
PERS202
Intermediate Persian II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PERS201; or Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be native/fluent speaker of Persian.
Further development of speaking, writing, listening and cultural knowledge, with special focus on culture.
PHIL
Philosophy Department Site
PHIL100
Introduction to Philosophy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy either through a study of some of the main figures in philosophic thought or through an examination of some of the central and recurring problems of philosophy.
PHIL140
Contemporary Moral Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The uses of philosophical analysis in thinking clearly about such widely debated moral issues as abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, pornography, reverse discrimination, the death penalty, business ethics, sexual equality, and economic justice.
PHIL236
Philosophy of Religion
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: RELS236.
Credit only granted for: PHIL236 or RELS236.
A philosophical study of some of the main problems of religious thought: the nature of religious experience, the justification of religious belief, the conflicting claims of religion and science, and the relation between religion and morality.
PHIL245
Political and Social Philosophy I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A critical examination of such classical political theories as those of Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Mill, Marx, and such contemporary theories as those of Hayek, Rawls, and recent Marxist thinkers.
RUSS
Russian Department Site
RUSS202
Intermediate Russian II
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS201; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in RUSS201 with the goal of communicative competence.
SPAN
Spanish Department Site
SPAN203
Intensive Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
SPAN204
Spanish Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: SPAN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Spanish.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
SPAN235
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with: LACS235, PORT235.
Credit only granted for: LASC235, PORT235, SPAN235, or LACS235.
Formerly: LASC235.
Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. Taught in English.