Cultural Studies

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50.101 French 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5949
Status Active

Develops French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

50.102 French 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5950
Status Active

Continuation of French 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in French 1 and Culture through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.101 French 1 and Culture.

50.211 French 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5952
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in French 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.102 French 2 and Culture

50.212 French 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5953
Status Active

This course has French 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of French and Francophone culture and language in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture.

50.301 Survey of French Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5962
Status Active

A panoramic survey of French Literatue based on the history and civilization of France from the Middle Ages to the XXth (20th) Century, through readings in the original French language of excerpts from milestone novels, theater and poetry. Class conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.302 Survey of Francophone Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5963
Status Active

A survey of contemporary Francophone Literature of African, European, and North American French speaking countries since 1960 until today.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.310 French Speaking World Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5964
Status Active

Designed for prospective majors and minors in French as well as for those who have completed four years of high school or two years of college French. The course examines similarities and differences in the ethos of nations of the French-speaking world and in the life-styles of the individuals and groups that make them up. Conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.315 Francophone Comunity in North America Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5965
Status Active

This course introduces the concept of "Francophonie" and describes the origins of the main francophone communities left in North America: Quebec, Acadia and New-Foundland in Canada, and Louisiana and New England (including Lowell) in the U.S. The primary focus of this class is Culture, history and language (different varieties of French spoken by those communities). Class conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.320 Contemporary French Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5966
Status Active

In this course we look closely at some fundamental issues reflecting the rapidly changing paramters of French culture and society today; the question of national identity and cultural hybridite, the relationship between the evolving types of family relations and new forms of social and political contracts; the crucial personal problems faced by the young, the poor, the immigrant and the elderly in an increasingly multicultural Hexagone attempting to define its place, role and funcation within the recently defined Europe unit and the new global world order; the current status of women; the relashionship between cities and ghettos, violence and crime; the nature of emerging forms of cultural production within new trends and styles of modernite.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.340 Contemporary French Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5968
Status Active

Provides a critical appreciation of contemporary French cinema (1985-today) aiming at sorting out its eclecticism and focusing on the following aspects: 1) French cultural exception in the European Union: cultural integration and national identity; 2) Representation of the ongoing social and moral changes in contemporary France; 3) The new generation of French filmmakers. Class taught in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.346 Advanced French Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5969
Status Active

Advanced oral practice in rapid and idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected from contemporary prose.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.348 Advanced French Conversation and Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5970
Status Active

Designed to improve and reinforce proficiency in spoken and written French through regular exercises of oral communication and free composition, through the analysis of literary texts and authentic written and oral materials. Taught in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.376 French Cinema & Society Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5973
Status Active

Covers the dramatic presentation French society gives of itself during the period of profound social and economic change, from the New Wave and the May 68 events to today's younger generation facing an uncertain tomorrow. Each screening (in French with subtitles) is preceded by an introduction placing the film in its historical context. In English.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.380 Francophone Identity through Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5975
Status Active

Provides a critical appreciation of the notion of Francophone identity through modern and contemporary (1970-today) Francophone cinema from diverse places such as but not limited to North Africa, West Africa (especially Senegal), Canada (especially Quebec) the Caribbean, Belgium, and Switzerland. The course is aiming at showing the evolution of the Francophone identity in the postcolonial period until now and is focusing on the following aspects: 1) The emergence and importance of postcolonial Francophone cinema in the 1970s as a "cinema engage" (especially Sembene Ousmane in Senegal); 2) Contemporary issues of the postcolonial Francophone societies through films; 3) Representations of the cultural diversity in Francophone films; 4) Identity, race and immigration, women's status issues.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.491 Directed Studies in French Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5983
Status Active

Individual research projects in French literature. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in French literature and define a problem for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

50.492 Directed Studies French Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5984
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special program of composition or creative expression.

50.495 Advanced French Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5985
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords the advanced student with an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth or to initiate a new problem. The purpose of the course is to sharpen and refine techniques for scholarly research, presentation and creative expression.

50.496 French Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5986
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences (for French and Modern Language Majors only). Specific requirements vary depending upon faculty policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural, or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or skills which are appropriate to the student's major discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Students are graded "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". The practicum experience may not be substituted for a required course in the major.

51.101 German 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5988
Status Active

Develops German speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

51.102 German 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5989
Status Active

Continuation of German 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens German speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in German 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.101 German 1 and Culture.

51.211 German 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5992
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in German 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.102 German 2 and Culture.

51.212 German 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5993
Status Active

This course has German 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.211 German 3 and Culture.

51.492 Direct ed Study in German Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6002
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in literature and culture and define a subject for individual research. The student's findings are represented in a paper of significant proportion.

51.495 Advanced German Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6003
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords Modern Language majors an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored topic in greater depth or to initiate an additional topic. The purpose of this tutorial is to sharpen and refine techniques of scholarly research, presentation and creative expression.

52.101 Italian 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6005
Status Active

Develops Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

52.102 Italian 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6006
Status Active

Continuation of Italian 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in Italian 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.101 Italian 1 and Culture.

52.211 Italian 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6010
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in Italian 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.102 Italian 2 and Culture.

52.212 Italian 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6011
Status Active

This course has Italian 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture.

52.245 Advanced Italian Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30416
Status Active

52.315 Islam and Medieval Europe Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6015
Status Active

52.325 Italian American Literature and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6017
Status Active

Discusses the most prominent authors and works of Italian-American Literature as they, by using the ethnic setting, are able to convey universal human concerns and themes. The discussion on Italian-American ethnic issues will include such films as The Godfather, Moonstruck, The Sicilian, Goodfellas, and The Untouchables. Conducted in English.

52.330 Italian Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6018
Status Active

Studies women writers of Italy by giving attention to the genres of narrative, poetry, theater and autobiography. Authors are selected according to their impact on issues affecting women, gender studies, feminism, avant-garde, modernism, social relations and psychological discourse. Conducted in English.

52.345 Advanced Italian Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30416
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture, or 52.212 Italian 4 and Culture.

52.373 Italian Humanism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6022
Status Active

A study of the waning of the Middle Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance as seen through the work of Petrarch and Boccaccio. Emphasis is on the study of sources and the influence of Petrarch and Boccaccio upon the literatures of western Europe. Conducted in English.

52.378 Italian Cinema and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6025
Status Active

A guide to contemporary Italian studies through literary and cultural approaches. The works of central figures in contemporary Italian letters are examined in view of their impact on Italian life. Emphasis is given to poets, novelists, the new cinema, the influences of existentialism, and the impact of America on Italian literature. Conducted in Italian/English.

52.491 Directed Study in Italian Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6027
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in Italian literature and define a subject for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

52.492 Directed Studies Italian Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6028
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special topic of composition or creative expression.

52.495 Advanced Italian Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6029
Status Active

52.496 Italian Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6030
Status Active

53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6035
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105, 106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.106 Chinese 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6036
Status Active

Continuation of 53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 103, 104 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture.

53.113 Portuguese 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6040
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 113, 114 and 213, 214 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6042
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6043
Status Active

This course is for students who have completed 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture.

53.135 Cambodian 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6044
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.136 Cambodian 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33186
Status Active

This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in 53.135. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.135 Cambodian 1 and Culture.

53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6049
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105,106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.106 Chinese 2 and Culture.

53.206 Chinese 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6050
Status Active

This course is a continuation of 53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture, which is a pre-requisite. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105, 106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture.

53.213 Portuguese 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6055
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 113, 114 and 213, 214 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6057
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 117, 118 and 215, 217 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture.

53.216 Arabic 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32067
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture.

53.235 Cambodian 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32059
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.136 Cambodian 2 and Culture.

54.101 Spanish 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6061
Status Active

Develops Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6062
Status Active

Continuation of Spanish 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in Spanish 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 54.101 Spanish 1 and Culture.

54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6065
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in Spanish 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture, or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6066
Status Active

This course has Spanish 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.301 Introduction to Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6075
Status Active

Studies the history of Spain's literature in its general trends and through its major writers revealing the complicated series of interactions, conflict, and influences which have molded the unique character of the nation. Conducted in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.303 Introduction to Latin American Literature and Culture II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6077
Status Active

A continuation of 53.302, Latin American Literature and Culture I. Conducted in Spanish

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.310 Spanish Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6078
Status Active

Considers Spanish culture and civilization up to the present. Through audiovisual aids, current newspapers and selected readings, the student will explore the Spanish way of being, thinking, and living. Emphasis is placed on the main contributions of Spain to the Western world.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.313 Fieldwork in the Spanish Community Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6079
Status Active

Involves individual assignments under the sponsorship of local service agencies servicing the Spanish-speaking community involving individual family and group contact. Written and oral reports will be in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.315 Latin American Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6080
Status Active

Considers significant intellectual, artistic, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of Latin America from the beginning of its history. Through audiovisual aids and selected readings, the student will explore the Latin American way of being and expressing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.320 Special Topics in Spanish Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6081
Status Active

Focuses on a limited topic of special interest in culture, civilization, or literature. May be taught in English or in Spanish. Course content and approach will vary depending on instructor.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.330 Spanish and Latin-American Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6082
Status Active

Studies women writers of the Spanish speaking world. Emphasis is given to their contribution to the development of Spanish literature and culture as well as their vision of the world and their concerns for the rights of women and humanity. Conducted in Spanish only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.333 Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6083
Status Active

A systematic study of complex grammatical structures in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.334 Advanced Spanish composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6084
Status Active

The purpose of this course is to help students make their writing more accurate, organized and to develop students abilities in composition tasks. Specifically, students will learn how to approach the act of writing successfully by focusing on the interaction between writer, reader, purpose, and message. Students will also learn to manage important writing resources such as grammar, vocabulary, rhetorical techniques for organizing information, and strategies for writing through problems, reading critically, revising, and rewriting. Required for Spanish Majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.347 Advanced Spanish Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6087
Status Active

The course aims at developing advanced oral proficiency in rapid idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected for discussions. Required for Spanish Majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.351 Latin American Theater Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6089
Status Active

Examines Latin American theatrical works as forms of socially accepted resistance and politically charged art forms. The course will consider plays and performances that challenge governments, inequities, and the status quo. In this course, students will study a variety of Latin American plays, as well as performances an political acts that explore these issues.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.371 Hispanic Literature & Film Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6090
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 54. 211 Spanish 3 and Culture or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.375 Latin American and Spanish Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6092
Status Active

An exploration of representative Spanish and latin American films from a variety of major directors. Areas of investigation include the cinematic representation of nationality, ethnicity, identity, gender, history and politics. This course will be taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not required. Spanish majors and minors will complete written assignments, reviews, quizzes, and exams in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture, or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.401 Spanish Selected Authors Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6093
Status Active

Presents an intensive study of the works by a few Spanish and/or Latin American authors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.404 Cervantes Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6095
Status Active

In this study of the works of Cervantes participants will complete analysis and readings of either the Don Quijote and/or other works including but not limited to the short stories and the one-act plays.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.409 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6098
Status Active

Studies the famous generation of 1927 and the major literary trends during and after the Spanish Civil War.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.410 Realism and the Nineteenth Century Spanish Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6099
Status Active

Offers a study of fundamental aspects of life, thought, land itself and its sense of history as reflected in the literary masterpieces of Valera, Galdos, Alarcon, Pereda, and others. An analysis of the literary techniques and fiction of the Realism will be included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.416 The Latin American Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6102
Status Active

A study of the development of the Latin American novel. Three major works of Latin American short story writers such as Borges, Cortazar, Marquez, Rulfo.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.456 Spanish Translation Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6104
Status Active

A study of the theory and practice of translation aimed at developing translation skills. Material used is taken from literary works as well as newspapers and magazines. This course is intended for students with a good command of the language. Open to Spanish majors and others by permission of instructor.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.491 Directed Studies in Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6105
Status Active

54.492 Directed Study in Latin America Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6106
Status Active

54.493 Directed Studies in Spanish Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6107
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special program of composition or creative expression.

54.494 Independent Study in Spanish Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31773
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of independent study in Spanish culture and define a problem for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

54.495 Advanced Spanish Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6108
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords advanced students an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth or to initiate an additional problem. The purpose is to sharpen and refine techniques for scholarly research and presentation and for creative expression.

54.496 Spanish Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6109
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences for Spanish or Modern Language majors only. Specific requirements vary depending upon faculty policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural, or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or skills which are appropriate to the student's major discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Students are graded satisfactory, or unsatisfactory. The practicum experience may not be substituted for a required course in the major.

56.320 Special Topics in Latin Study Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6128
Status Active

Depends on faculty and student interests associated with Latin literature, composition and culture .

58.101 Art Appreciation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6218
Status Active

The course introduces the student to the technical, aesthetic and historical aspects of architecture, sculpture, and painting. An analysis of the visual elements used in fine arts such as color, line, shape, texture, and principles of design are developed through slide lectures, museum visits and assigned readings. In addition, students investigate the purposes of art and visual communication and develop a heightened sense of critical thinking that allows them to investigate successfully different modes of representation, styles and media in a multicultural society.

58.105 Comparative Arts Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6219
Status Active

This course studies the aesthetic, artistic and intellectual similarities between art history and music history. Discussion of the arts focuses on the development in examining the human creativity and expression through the arts: from ancient times as art and morality followed in the Renaissance as art and sciences continued in the Enlightenment as art and society contrasted in the nineteenth century as art and entertainment. Furthermore, this course surveys some of the fundamental aspects of music and art, such as the nature of aesthetic judgment, the task of art and music criticism, including formalist, representational, and contemporary theories on viewing, analyzing, and interpreting the arts. In addition, with a comparative analysis between the modes of visual and aural representation, visual and aural perception, this course analyzes the principal forms and genres of the visual and aural elements of art history and music history, providing an understanding for human creativity and expression. Spring, alternate years.

58.203 History of Art I: Prehistoric to Medieval Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6221
Status Active

A survey of the origins and development of painting, sculpture and architecture from prehistoric times to the Medeival period. Emphasis is placed on representative works of art from Ancient Egypt and Near East, Antiquity, Byzantine and Medeival, and Early Renassance Europe. Methodological problems of interpretation, formal analysis and aesthetic principles are studies in these art works.

58.204 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6222
Status Active

A survey of the origins and development of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Renaissance times to the Modern period. Emphasis is placed on representative works of art from the Renaisance, Baroque, Rococo, Nineteenth Century Movements-Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Art. The aim of the coure is to introduce the student to basic critical and art historical methods as well as the analysis of style and content within sequential cultural contexts.

58.206 History of Architecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6224
Status Active

A survey of the major technical and stylistic developments in ecclesiastical and secular architecture from Prehistory to the present day studied with an emphasis on the major monuments (Parthenon, Pantheon, Gothic Cathedrals, St. Peter's, Versailles Palace, Eiffel Tower, Guggenheim Museum). Spring, alternate years.

58.211 Nineteenth Century Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6225
Status Active

A study of the nineteenth century European painting, sculpture, and architecture are analyzed, including the art of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau.

58.221 Twentieth Century Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6226
Status Active

A study of American and European movements in painting, sculpture, and architecture from 1900 to the present. Emphasis is placed on Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Surrealism, International Style, Pop, Op Art, Minimal Art, Photorealism, and Post-Modernism.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

58.225 History of Picturing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6227
Status Active

This course surveys the major trends and functions of imaging and picturing, as well as its societal impact as it becomes a pervasive cultural and aesthetic entity since the invention of photograph, film and video. Lectures trace the chronological development of the medium; analyze images, culture and integrate discussions pertaining to the role of imaging as it affects the process of visual information as well as how imaging and picturing can affirm existing cultural structures or shape the course of new aesthetic images and ideas.

58.231 Greek and Roman Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6228
Status Active

A study of Greek painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Cycladic to the Hellenistic period, and an examination of Roman Art from the Etruscan age to the beginning of Christian art. Emphasis is placed on the Greek Classical period and the Roman Empire.

58.302 Studies In World Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6223
Status Active

Historical and critical examination of regions works of art from China, Asia, the Islamic world, India, Africa, North America, Latin America, Native American Art and Mexico. Topics vary from year to year. Course may be repeated.

58.313 American Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6234
Status Active

The study of American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century seen in relation to European developments and American social and technological changes. Emphasis is placed on New England architecture.

58.314 American Architecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32950
Status Active

This course begins with a discussion of native American building traditions and proceeds chonologically from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Students will gain a familiarity with the major movements in American architecture (such as Colonial, Greek Revival, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, City Beautiful, International Style, Postmodern) as well as the leading archiects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry. The architecture is discussed in its historical context with attention to the inventions, materials and aesthetic assumptions that made it possible.

58.315 Modern Architecture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37141
Status Active

This course will examine global architecture from the 19th century to the present. It addresses the major movements, "-isms", architects, publications, schools, and technological innovations that contributed to varied (and often conflicting) notions of "Modern architecture." Growing nationalism and polities, travel and colonial occupation, the effects of war, and changing conceptions of nature and science, all transformed the built environment. This course will provide a better understanding not only of individual works but also of the ways architecture manifests important themes such a nationalism, regionalism, functionalism, rationalism, and the most current theme, happiness.

58.321 Italian Renaissance Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6235
Status Active

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture in Florence, Rome and .Venice during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special emphasis on the formation of the High Renaissance style and the role of representative artists of the period, such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael in Central Italy; Giorgione and Titian in Venice.

58.330 Italian Mannerism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6237
Status Active

A study on the impact of the High Renaissance in the sixteenth century, the subsequent development of early Mannerism in central Italy and the formation of the Proto-Baroque syle in Venice and Northern Italy, the establishment of the courtly Mannerist style. The role of representative artists such as Anguissola, Pontormo, Rosso, Parmigianino, Bronzino, Beccafumi, Fontana, Vasari, Veronese, Bandinelli, Cellini, Palladio, Peruzzi and Ammanati is emphasized.

58.331 Asian Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6238
Status Active

The purpose of this course is to provide a general overview of the art of the traditional cultures of Asia, China, India and Japan. This survey provides a critical and historical examination of these cultures.

58.332 Baroque Art in Italy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6239
Status Active

The development of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy during the seventeenth century with special emphasis on Rome and Venice. The role of representative artists (Caravaggio, Bernini, Borromini, Pietro da Cortona, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabetta Sirani and Longhena) is emphasized.

58.340 Women and Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6241
Status Active

Investigation of the various ways women have been portrayed in the visual arts from antiquity to the present. A chronological examination of selected female artists and their milieu from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

58.345 Pre-Raphaelite Art Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6242
Status Active

The examination of nineteenth century painting in England with a study on the role of representative artists such as Ford Madox Brown, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Elizabeth Siddall, Fredrick Sandys, and William Morris.

58.350 Post Modernism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6243
Status Active

Following the Second World War, artists transformed the avant-garde tradition of their European predecessors to establish a dialogue with the mass media and consumer culture that has resulted in a wide array of artistic movements. Issues ranging from multiculturalism and gender to modernism and postmodernism will be addressed through the movements of abstract expressionism, pop, minimalism, neo-expressionism and appropriate in the diverse media of video, performance and photography, as well as painting and sculpture.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 58.204 History of Art II:Ren - Mod. or 58.221 20th Century Art.

58.352 Contemporary Art and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6244
Status Active

Examination of issues of content, theory, and criticism in traditional, modern and contemporary art. Current exhibitions and criticism are integral to the course. Topics vary from year to year.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.203 History of Art:Preh-Med and 58.204 Hist of Art II: Ren-Mod.

58.353 History of Public Art in the Modern Era Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37451
Status Active

This course serves as an introduction to the history of public art in the modern and contemporary world. The history of public art is examined in relation to such concerns as the definition of public space, community involvement in the creative process, the institutional and economic support system for the arts, the modern understanding of memorial sculpture, and the use of the visual arts to foster public dialogue and cultural exchange.

58.360 Museum Issues Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6246
Status Active

The art museum in the United States is a unique social institution because of its blend of public and private support and its intricate involvement with artists, art historians, collectors, the art market, and the government. This course will study the art museum�s history and status in our society today. Special consideration will be given to financial, legal and ethical issues that face art museums in our time. Short papers, oral reports and visits with directors, curators and other museum officials in nearby museums will be included along with a detailed study of a topic of ones choice.

58.370 Art History and Film Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6247
Status Active

Examination of issues of content, theory and criticism in the traditional, modern and contemporary lives of artists; autobiographies, biographies and historiographies as source of filmic expression. Focus on the interpretation and transformation of art historical records into filmic vision as revealed in set and costume design, music, camera technique and other aesthetic elements of film, as well as how such elements function to extend and convey directorial vision to movements in art history.

58.490 Art History Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6248
Status Active

Study of particular artist, style or selected art historical problem. Topics to be announced. Course may be repeated.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 58.204: Hist Of Art II:Ren - Mod, 58.221: 20th Century Art.

58.491 Art History Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6249
Status Active

Study of particular artist, style or selected art historical problem. Topics to be announced. Course may be repeated.

58.494 Directed Study in Art History Credits: 1-3

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6251
Status Active

An individual supervised research project relating to stylistic, thematic or methodological issues in Art History, the result to be presented in a significant paper.

58.495 Advanced Tutorial in Art History Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6252
Status Active

A program of directed study affords the advanced student with an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth or to initiate and investigate an additional problem. The purpose is to sharpen and refine skills for scholarly research and presentation

58.496 Practicum Experience in Art History Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6253
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences for Art History students only. Specific requirements will vary depending upon department policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or credits. Students will be graded satisfactory or unsatisfactory.

59.225 History of Picturing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6227
Status Active

This course surveys the major trends and functions of imaging and picturing, as well as its societal impact as it becomes a pervasive cultural and aesthetic entity since the invention of photograph, film and video. Lectures trace the chronological development of the medium; analyze images, culture and integrate discussions pertaining to the role of imaging as it affects the process of visual information as well as how imaging and picturing can affirm existing cultural structures or shape the course of new aesthetic images and ideas.