The university continues to monitor the circumstances related to the pandemic. Spring 2021 course offerings are set. However, the course delivery methods and locations are still being updated and will be finalized in the Schedule of Classes by December 4, 2020.
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Courses - Spring 2021
SLLC
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Site
SLLC109N
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Elementary Norwegian II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Elementary Norwegian II is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare course. The instructor is at the University of Minnesota, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. The course continues the beginning language student's acquisition of proficiency in all four areas of Norwegian: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain knowledge of Norwegian culture. For more information about the course, please contact the instructor, Kyle Korinta (612-625-4059 or kory0008@umn.edu).
SLLC109Q
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Elementary Quechua II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Elementary Quechua II 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.

Second-term continuation of Elementary Quechua I; course introduces basic structure of Quechua while focusing on the development of speaking and reading skills.
SLLC109R
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Elementary Urdu II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Elementary Urdu II 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.
SLLC109V
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). Please contact the Course Coordinator, Ms. Danielle Steider, at 517-355-5105 or steider@msu.edu for more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, or if you are a heritage speaker or have prior knowledge of Vietnamese.

As this is an online course, you do NOT need to be on campus in order 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.
SLLC209N
Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language II; Intermediate Norwegian II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
SLLC209R
Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language II; Intermediate Urdu II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
SLLC209V
Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language II; Vietnamese
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
The second semester of second-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). Please contact the Course Coordinator, Ms. Danielle Steider, at 517-355-5105 or steider@msu.edu for more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, or if you are a heritage speaker or have prior knowledge of Vietnamese.

As this is an online course, you do NOT need to be on campus in order 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.
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.
SLLC305
Language, Identity and Diversity in the U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Introduces issues of linguistic diversity in the framework of the U.S. as a multilingual society. Special emphasis is placed on attitudes toward language diversity, specifically, how regional, social, generational, ethnic, racial and gender differences in language use contribute to notions of identity.
SLLC309
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be able to meet synchronously online on Monday, February 8, 2021 and Monday, May 3, 2021.
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.
SLLC499I
Special Topics in World Cultures; The Islamicate World 2.0: Studying Islamic Cultures through Computational Textual Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with PERS498W and HIST429G. Credit granted for PERS498W, HIST429G, or SLLC499I.

An introduction to the use of computational methods for the study of Islamic cultures and societies.
SLLC789
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.