Course Descriptions

  • Arabic (ARB)

    Lower Division (100-200 level)

     ARB 100                Elementary Arabic Discussion
    Corequisite: ARB 101 or ARB 102; Typically Offered:

     

    ARB 101                  Elementary Arabic I
    Fundamental grammatical principles; drill in pronunciation; simple reading and translation. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer. 

     

    ARB 102                  Elementary Arabic II
    Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: ARB 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    ARB 201                  Intermediate Arabic I
    Continuation of ARB 102. Reading and translation; oral and written exercises. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: ARB 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    ARB 202                  Intermediate Arabic II
    Continuation of Arabic 201. Readings designed to integrate listening comprehension, speaking, reading, writing skills. Discussion of Arab society, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: ARB 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    ARB 203                 Advanced Arabic I
    5th semester course in Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic used in almost all written communication and in formal speech throughout the Arab world. Continued development of all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) together with study of cultural aspects of the Arab world. Conducted in Arabic. Closed to students who graduated from a high school in which the primary language of instruction was Arabic.

    Prerequisite: ARB 202; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    ARB 204                 Advanced Arabic II
    The sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: ( I) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.

    Prerequisite: ARB 203; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    ARB 207                 Arabic For Heritage Learners I
    Arabic for Heritage Learners is a 200 level course specifically designed for students of Arab descent who fulfilled the equivalent of ARB 201. The course will hone students' ability in critical reading, writing, debate, and discussion of pertinent topics in Arab culture. The course material will focus on the history of Arab culture, literature, film, and music. By the end of the semester students will develop their ability in critical reading and writing in MSA.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    ARB 208                 Arabic For Heritage Learners II
    Arabic 208 is combined with the sixth course of the Modern Standard Arabic sequence within the Arabic Studies Program. The three primary goals of the Arabic language sequence are: (l) developing oral and written communicative abilities in Arabic; (2) understanding the rich culture of the Arabic-speaking world through engaging with texts and cultural artifacts; (3) studying and understanding the Arabic language, from grammar and spelling to writing with coherence, cohesion and accuracy.

    Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    ARB 251                 Levantine Colloquial Arabic I
    This course will enable students to converse in the colloquial Arabic dialects of the Levant (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria). Development of communicative abilities in speaking and comprehension, as well as reading and writing (as used in social media, theater, etc.) of colloquial Levantine Arabic. Closed to native speakers (students educated in schools where Arabic was the language of instruction); heritage learners at the beginning level may be accommodated.

    Prerequisite: ARB 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.


    UPPER DIVISION (300-500 level)

    ARB 300                 Elementary Arabic Discussion

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    ARB 310                 Topics In Arabic Literature And Culture In Translation
    Specific topics within the literature and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world, including literary, cinematic, and artistic representations of central themes or issues, and the cultural production of particular historical periods or national or immigrant groups, This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ARB 312                Arab Cultures: A Cultural History Of The Arab World
    Study of the main points of Arab cultural history, from Pre-Islamic times to the period following European colonization with an emphasis on intellectual history and literary and visual arts. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ARB 315                 Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Translation
    Topics in gender and sexuality in the context of the Arab world, through literary and/or cultural studies. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ARB 394                 Internship
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Arabic-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    ARB 410                 Language And Power In The Arab World
    The multiple languages and linguistic registers present In the Arab world and, through materials from linguistics, anthropology, political science, music, art, and literature, leads them into an exploration of the main socio-linguistic features of Arabic and their broader cultural ramifications. This course is conducted In English. It does not fulfill the College of Arts & Sciences language requirement.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ARB 591                 Directed Readings
    Directed readings (Independent study) in Arabic Studies.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

  • Chinese (CHI)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 Level)

    CHI 101                               Elementary Chinese I (Mandarin)
    Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    CHI 102                               Elementary Chinese II (Mandarin)
    Continuation of CHI 101, Conversation, grammar, reading, elementary composition.

    Prerequisite: CHI 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    CHI 201                               Intermediate Chinese I
    Expanding further on language skills (grammar, composition and reading) while introducing students to aspects of Chinese customs, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: CHI 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    CHI 202                               Intermediate Chinese II
    Continuation of CHI 201. Further development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in Mandarin Chinese. CLOSED TO NATIVE SPEAKERS.

    Prerequisite: CHI 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    CHI 203                               Advanced Chinese I
    This course is designed to develop students’“”•–—˜ ability to use Chinese in a more advanced way. The course emphasizes accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to different areas of Chinese culture.

    Prerequisite: CHI 202; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    CHI 204                               Advanced Chinese II
    The course aims to develop students' ability to use Chinese in a more advanced way by continuing Chinese 203's emphasis on accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to different areas of Chinese culture.

    Prerequisite: CHI 203 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


     UPPER DIVISION (300-500 Level)

    CHI 301                               Advanced Reading and Diction Chinese
    Use of Chinese in a more advanced way to achieve greater fluency in a variety of written and spoken genres. Course materials incorporate authentic Chinese materials in genres including formal speech, short story, debate, op-ed essay, and newspaper. The course emphasizes accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures, in particular, formal speech and written language. In addition to improving their language abilities, course materials are also geared towards deepening students understanding of many different areas of Chinese culture.

    Requisite: CHI 204;

     

    CHI 310                               The Esoteric and the Mundane in the Chinese Literary Tradition
    Introduction to a variety of important genres and themes in the Chinese literary tradition through the close reading of texts spanning three millennia. Particular attention is paid to notions of humanity, divinity, and monstrosity.

    Fall.

     

    CHI 311                               Comparative Literature in East Asia
    An introduction to the East Asian literary tradition (in China, Japan, and Korea) while introducing the methods of and issues surrounding comparative literary study. The course is structured thematically, according to particular motifs and themes that become central in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean literature. Themes to be studied include the non-human bride; romantic ideals and the romance narrative; the otherworldly journey; the dream; and the modern nation. It also seeks to challenge pre-conceived notions about East Asian literature and culture to instill a nuanced understanding of East Asian literary traditions.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    CHI 330                               The Powerful Women of Medieval China in History, Fiction, and Modern Media
    An interdisciplinary examination of the portrayals of ruling-class women who lived during the medieval period in China and who have become a part of the Chinese literary-historical tradition. Works to be examined include short stories, novels, plays, films, and television.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    CHI 394                               Internship
    Internships are intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in a Chinese-speaking cultural, business, not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked). Permission of a faculty member in CHI required.

    Requisite: CHI 204; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    CHI 591                               Directed Readings
    Provides Directed Readings in Chinese..

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

  • French (FRE)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 level)

    FRE 101                   Elementary French I
    For students with no background or previous study of French. The focus of FRE 101 is the development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of French and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Francophone world. Themes on: university life, family, leisure activities, home and community. Includes both oral and written assessment of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in French. Not open to students who have completed 2 or more years of high school French. Closed to heritage or native speakers of French.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    FRE 102                   Elementary French II
    Continuation of FRE 101. The development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of French and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Francophone world. Themes on: childhood and adolescence, food and lifestyle, university life and professions. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in French.

    Prerequisite: FRE 101 or the equivalent. Closed to heritage and native speakers. Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    FRE 105                   Accelerated Elementary French
    For students with previous study of French desiring to review material covered in FRE 101 and 102 in preparation for continued study of French at the intermediate level. The focus of FRE 105 is the continued development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of French and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Francophone world. Themes on: family, leisure activities,home, and community, childhood and adolescence, food and lifestyle, university life and professions. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in French.

    Prerequisite: Three or more years of high school French or the equivalent. Closed to heritage and native speakers; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.


    FRE 201                   Intermediate French I
    For students with previous study of elementary-level French. The continued development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of French and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Francophone world. Themes on: travel, technological innovations, the evolution of family values, and social and environmental issues. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in French.

    Prerequisite:  FRE 102 or 105, the equivalent from another institution, or 3-4 years high school French AP 3 Language test or IB 4. Closed to heritage and native speakers; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    FRE 202                   Intermediate French II
    For students with some previous study of French at the intermediate level, who are familiar with all the tenses and with vocabulary related to the topics covered in FRE 101-201. FRE 202 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence ending with FRE 203. The continued development of skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in French, with an additional emphasis on cultural competence in the French-speaking world. Themes on: relationships, cultural values, different historical perspectives, and current politics. These themes will be explored through articles, films and literary texts. The course will develop writing and reading strategies, providing them with the tools to think, read, and write critically and analytically in papers of 1-3 pages. Progress will also be assessed through quizzes and exams. Course conducted entirely in French.

    Prerequisite:  FRE 201 or 5-6 years of high school French. Closed to heritage and native speakers; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


    FRE 203                   Advanced French III
    Continuation of FRE 202. This course will prepare students for advanced literature, linguistic, and culture courses. The class will use films, literary works, and other cultural texts. Students will write analytic essays of 3-5 pages to develop style, vocabulary, and syntax. Course conducted entirely in French.

    Prerequisite:  FRE 202. Closed to heritage and native speakers; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


    FRE 280                   French Culture And Conservation
    The major social, historical and political factors that have shaped contemporary and traditional French culture and society. This cultural approach to language-learning is set in the small towns and villages of the Sete region, rich and vibrant with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance, The historical and social evolution of French culture will be studied through film, literature and art with visits to relevant historical sites and museums.

    Prerequisite:  FRE 102 or FRE 105; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.


      UPPER DIVISION (300-500 level)

     FRE 301                   Interpreting Literary and Cultural Texts in French
    Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials fromthe French-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills.

    Prerequisite: FRE 214 or its equivalent. Closed to native speakers formally educated in French; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    FRE 302                   The Cultures of France: Revolutionary Liberty and French National Identity
    Historical survey of French intellectual, artistic, and popular culture. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: FRE 214 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 303                   TThe Cultures Of Francophone Africa, Canada, And/Or The Caribbean
    Historical survey of the intellectual, artistic, and popular culture of the French-speaking communities in Africa, Canada and the Caribbean.

    Prerequisite: FRE 214 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 310                   Topics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation
    Topics in the literature and/or cultures of the French-speaking world. Readings and discussion in English. Development of critical reading and writing skills. Fulfills humanities literature requirement. Writing Credit. Doses not fulfill foreign language requirement. May be repeated when the topic varies. May be used toward the French major in accordance with Department of Modern Languages and Literature stipulations.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 321                   Literary Topics
    HThe study of literature, film and/or the arts through a specific topic. Maybe repeated for credit if topic is different.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 322                   Topics in Global French Culture
    Issues centered on the culture of France and/or regions where French is spoken. Topics such as film, Caribbean history, journalism, translations, migration. May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 325                   Topics In French-Language Cinema
    Topics in the cinema of the French-speaking world. Analysis of films in their cultural context. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent.

     

    FRE 330                   Topics In Gender And Sexuality
    Topics in gender and sexuality in the context of the French-speaking world, through literary and/or cultural studies. Writing Credit. May be repeated if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 340                   Migration In Literary And Cultural Studies
    Study of migration to or from France, French-speaking Canada and America, Africa and/or the Caribbean. Writing Credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 345                   Franco-Maghrebian Studies
    The study of major historical, social, cultural and literary issues related to the Franco-Maghrebian interface. Writing Credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 346                   African Studies
    Topics in the literary and/or cultural study of French-speaking Africa. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 360                  The Caribbean Through Literary And Cultural Studies
    Literary and cultural readings on the Caribbean. Writing Credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 363                  Medieval And Renaissance Topics In French
    Topics within French literature from the 12th century to the end of the 16th century.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 364                  Early Modern Topics In French
    Topics within French literature from the 17th and 18th centuries.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 365                  19th Century Topics In French
    Topics within French literature from the 19th and 20th centuries.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    FRE 366                  20th and 21st Century Topics in French
    Study of currents, themes, and movements that define and run the course of 20th and 21st century French literature and culture. Course materials may encompass a diverse array of sources, including art, film, literature, theatre, aesthetics, political cultures and theoretical debates. May be repeated if the topic changes substantially.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    FRE 394                  Internship
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an French-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    FRE 395                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 396                 Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 397                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 398                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 399                 Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 432                  French For Global Business
    The language and culture tools needed to work and conduct business in French anywhere it is spoken around the world.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or Requisite: Permission of Instructor; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    FRE 442                  Advanced writing workshop in French
    Intensive writing of various genres based on the discussion of readings.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301 or Requisite: Permission of Instructor; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 446                  Debating Cultures and Societies in French
    This course is designed to improve student's conversational skills cultivating formal academic speaking competencies, and to develop their critical thinking skills and analytical expression in French in order to help students achieve global literacy. In addition, this course seeks to build students' oral proficiency at the advanced level while increasing their awareness of Francophone cultures through active, responsible participation in discussions, debates and oral presentations in class. The class is conducted in French.

    Prerequisite: FRE 301; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    FRE 495                 Transfer Credits
    Awarded for 400-level course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    FRE 501                 Capstone
    Course with a broad-based topic designed to integrate high-level linguistic, critical and analytical skills with the body of knowledge acquired during the course of study toward the major. Topics vary. Open only to undergraduates in the last semester of their French major. Course is writing intensive; fulfills writing credit requirement.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    FRE 591                  Directed Readings
    May be repeated for credit if topic is different.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 592                  Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 593                  Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    FRE 594                  Senior honors Thesis I
    Directed research for honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    FRE 595                 Senior honors Thesis II
    Directed writing of honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

  • German (GER)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 level) 

    GER 101                  Elementary German I
    Fundamental grammatical principles; exercises to develop a foundation for skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; introduction to German culture. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

     

    GER 102                  Elementary German II
    Continuation of GER 101. Building upon fundamental grammatical principles; exercises to develop a foundation for skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; introduction to German culture. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: GER 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

     

    GER 201                  Intermediate German I
    Continuation of GER 102, with special emphasis on essay writing.

    Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent. 

     

    GER 202                  Intermediate German II
    Integrated grammar, writing, and conversation via content-based instruction. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews, other materials. Development of skills in a workshop format.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


     UPPER DIVSION (300-500 level)

    GER 301                  German Expressionism: Art, Film, Literature
    Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials from the German-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills.

    Prerequisite: GER 202; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    GER 302                  The Cultures of the German-Speaking World
    Historical survey of cultures in areas of the world where German is spoken: arts, letters, science, political and social institutions. Conducted in German. Collateral readings and reports.

    Prerequisite: GER 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

     GER 310                  German Studies in Translation
    Topics in German literature, philosophy, history, etc. Readings and discussion in English. Development of critical reading and writing skills. Fulfills humanities literature requirement. Writing credit. Does not fulfill foreign language requirement. May not be used for German minor credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    GER 321                  Special Topics in German Studies
    Intensive study of a special topic. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    GER 365                  Twentieth-Century German Studies
    The second empire and the third Reich, the Weimar Republic, and the two Germanies. Examination of the arts, sciences, letters, and political and social institutions of twentieth-century Germanophone areas. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

    Prerequisite: GER 301 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    GER 370                  The Holocaust in History, Film, and Memorial Culture
    The course examines the representation of the Holocaust in historiography, film , and memorial culture. Readings will include texts by historians and writers such as Primo Levi, Raul Hilberg, Daniel Goldhagen, James Young and others; films will include, among others, Alain Resnais's NIGHT AND FOG, Claude Lanzmann's SHOAH, and Steven Spielberg's SCHINDLER'S LIST. Reading-and writing-intensive course with reading and discussions in English. In addition to daily/weekly homework assignments, an in-class midterm exam and a final, cumulative take-home exam, students will also complete an extended analytical term paper. Students will also be required to watch films outside of regularly scheduled class hours.

    Requisite: Sophomore Standing; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    GER 394                  Internship
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an German-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    GER 395                 Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    GER 396                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    GER 397                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    GER 398                  Transfer Credits.
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    GER 399                  Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    GER 400                 Advanced German Conversation: Contemporary German Politics & Society
    This advanced German conversation course provides students with the opportunity to expand and strengthen their oral proficiency and listening comprehension in German through a systematic exploration and guided discussions of current issues in contemporary German politics and society.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    GER 442                 Advanced Stylistics and Composition
    Analysis of grammar and style. Discussion of readings. Intensive writing. Writing credit.

    Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    GER 592                 Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    GER 594                  Senior Honors Thesis I
    Directed research for honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    GER 595                 Senior Honors Thesis II
    Directed writing of honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

  • Italian (ITA)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 level)

    ITA 100       Elementary Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

     

    ITA 101       Elementary Italian I
    Drill in pronunciation, grammatical principles, reading and translation, oral and written exercises. Normally closed to students who have completed two years of high school Italian. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

     

    ITA 102       Elementary Italian II

    >Continuation of ITA 101. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: ITA 101; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    ITA 200       Intermediate Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language
    Italian 200 is a continuation of ITA 100 (Elementary Italian for Speakers of a Romance Language) and is specifically designed for students who are either heritage learners or native speakers of Spanish and other Romance languages (e.g., Portuguese or French), or have reached the proficiency level of Intermediate-Low (based on the ACTFL proficiency guidelines) in Spanish or another Romance language, the latter to be determined by your professor. This course is designed to improve and accelerate the learning of Italian by drawing on the student's already existing knowledge of Spanish or another Romance language. Students will be exposed to the basic syntactic and morphological parallels between Italian, Spanish, and other Romance languages to develop and enhance the student's metalinguistic knowledge. In addition, a variety of classroom and online activities will introduce and develop Italian language skills in four areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Reading and writing activities will reinforce and expand the vocabulary and concepts presented and provide furtherCultural insights. As the semester progresses, students will be able to comprehend and communicate in Italian at increasingly complex levels. By the end of the term students will be able to participate in basic everyday conversations, understand short texts, and express themselves in writing at a level consistent with the material covered.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    ITA 201       Intermediate Italian I
    Integrated grammar review. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews. Practice in speaking and in writing. Class conducted in Italian.

    Prerequisite: Closed to native speakers. ITA 102, a strong high school background (4 years; good program; good grades); Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    ITA 202      Intermediate Italian II
    This course uses different genres of texts (portraits, descriptions, short stories, film reviews, magazines) to explore different ways of writing and to prepare students for 300-level work. Structured in a workshop format, the course also develops conversational skills. Class conducted in Italian. Closed to native speakers.

     Prerequisite: ITA 201; closed to native speakers.; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


    UPPER DIVISION (300-500 level)

     ITA 301       Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Italian
    Tools for the interpretation and analysis of Italian literary and cultural materials. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Closed to native speakers formally educated in Italian.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcemnet Only.

     

    ITA 310       Topics in Italian Studies in Translation
    Intensive study, in English translation, of a topic, theme, author, period, or literary movement. May be repeated when the topic varies. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 312       Italian Civilization
    The intellectual life of Italy, political and social institution arts, letters, and sciences. Collateral readings and reports.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 314       Topics In Early Modern Italian Literature In Translation
    An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the early/modern Renaissance period in translation: e.g., the courtier, epic poems, the rebirth of classical theater.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 315       Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Translation
    This course presents issues dealing with gender and sexuality in Italy in a variety of chronological settings, using the appropriate sources for the topic (e.g., films, newsprint and TV ads, novels). This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 316       Topics In 18th and 19th Century Italian Literature In Translation
    An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the 18th and 19th centuries in translation: e.g., the role of opera In Italian culture; the literature of the Italian Risorgimento; the historical novel. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 317       Topics In 20th Century Italian Literature In Translation
    An introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the 20th century in translation: e.g., the experience of war, the child narrator in Calvino and Ammaniti, the experimental novels of the 1960s and '70s. This course does not fulfill the foreign language requirement.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 319       Travels Italy
    Develops an understanding of Italy's contemporary image in the world by, first, presenting some of the earlier representations of Italy and Italians from Dante, through the Renaissance and Baroque periods, to the present; and second, by looking at the various cultures coming into contact with the Italian one. It attempts to come to grips with notions of representation, ethnicity, ethnocentrism, and stereotypes. Taught in English and does not fulfill CAS language requirement.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 321       Special Topics in Italian Literature
    Introduction to one or more aspects of Italian literature of the Middle Ages in translation: e.g., Dante, the Stil novo, the literature of the Black Plague.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 330       Topics In Gender And Sexuality In Italian Cultur
    Issues dealing with gender and sexuality in Italy in a variety of chronological settings, using the appropriate sources for the topic (e.g., films, newsprint and TV ads, novels). Taught in Italian.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 363       Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature
    Culture and literature in Italian vernacular from its earliest document through the Renaissance. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 364       Introduction to 17th-19th Century Italian Literature
    Italian culture and literature from the Baroque to the nineteenth century. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 365       Introduction to 20th Century Italian Literature
    Italian culture and literature of the twentieth century. May be used to fulfill humanities literature requirement. Writing credit.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 394       Internship
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Italian-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    ITA 395       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    ITA 396       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    ITA 397       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    ITA 398       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    ITA 399       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    ITA 400       Creative Writing in Italian

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 432       Italian for Business and for Business Travelers
    This course will allow non-native speakers of Italian communicate with native Italian speakers in a business environment by providing students with the basic vocabulary and professional expressions that are most often used in the business arena. Target business areas will be addressed through specific exercises, individual presentations, pair and group work, class discussion, preparing a Portfolio and a Final written Project, while working with authentic materials.

    Prerequisite: ITA 202 or equivalent. Close to native speakers; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 592       Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    ITA 593       Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

  • Japanese (JPN)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 Level)

    JPN 101       Elementary Japanese I
    Introduction to modern Japanese: pronunciation, grammar, conversation, and the elements of the writing system. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    JPN102        Elementary Japanese II
    Continuation of JPN 101. Introduction to modern Japanese: pronunciation, grammar, conversation, and the elements of the writing system. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: JPN 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    JPN 201       Intermediate Japanese I
    Continuation of JPN 102. Grammar, composition and readings in modern Japanese, which will introduce students to aspects of Japanese customs, history and culture. Closed to native speakers.
    Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent.

    Prerequisite: JPN 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    JPN 202       Intermediate Japanese II
    Continuation of JPN 201. Grammar, dialogues, and readings, designed to integrate listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. Discussion of the Japanese culture, history, and customs. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: JPN 201 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    JPN 203      Advanced Japanese I
    JPN 203 (Advanced Japanese I) is a continuation of JPN 202. This course will solidify and advance students' grammatical knowledge and will improve their application skills in all four areas: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, dealing with various topics in Japanese at an advanced level. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to different areas of Japanese culture.

    Prerequisite: JPN 202; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    JPN 204       Advanced Japanese II
    Development of a students’“”•–—˜ ability to use Japanese in a more advanced way by continuing Japanese 203's emphasis on accurate comprehension, expansion of vocabulary, and development of the ability to use increasing complex grammatical and sentence structures. In addition to improving their language abilities, students will also be exposed to and analyze different areas of Japanese culture.

    Prerequisite: JPN 203; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    JPN 210       Introduction to Japanese Culture
    The major aesthetic, social and political factors that have shaped contemporary and traditional Japanese culture and society. The historical evolution of Japanese culture will be approached through film, literature and art. Students will revisit related historical sites to enhance awareness and understanding of the topics. The course will be taught primarily in English, with some Japanese terminology. Offered only in the summer abroad program in Japan.

    Prerequisite: JPN 102; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.


     UPPER DIVISION (300-500 Level)

    JPN 394       Internship
    Internships are intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in a Japanese-speaking cultural, business, non-for-profit organization. Student needs b fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked). Permission of a faculty member in JPN required.

    Prerequisite: JPN 204; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    JPN 432       Business Japanese
    This course is for students who have completed JPN 202 or two years of Japanese in college level, and are interested in acquiring practical knowledge and communication skills required to deal with real-life business situations. The primary focus of the course is oral/aural communication skills. In addition, students will read authentic essays and newspaper articles and will also compose a variety of documents that will play an important role in running business smoothly

    Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    JPN 447       Advance Conversation Through Japanese Theatrical Texts
    Japanese oral skills designed for students who have completed Japanese 202. Students will develop conversational skills by practicing Japanese performing arts, such as Rakugo (comic story telling), Manzai (stand-up comedy), voice-acting for animation of folk stories, and scenes from contemporary Japanese theater. Students will acquire a better understanding of sociocultural dynamics and develop natural communication skills in different social settings (formal versus informal, gender stylization, age stylization, etc.). Students will also develop self-study skills to become independent learners by learning strategies when encountering unfamiliar words and expressions and reflecting on one's learning processes.

    Prerequisite: JPN 203.

  • Portuguese (POR)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 Level)

    POR 100                              Business Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
    Introduction to commercial vocabulary, economic, technical, and diplomatic terminology in Portuguese for Spanish Speakers. Composition based on models of business correspondence directed to Portuguese-speaking countries or firms.

    Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    POR 101                              Elementary Portuguese I
    Drill in pronunciation, fundamental grammatical principles, simple reading and translation, oral and written exercises. Normally, not open to students who have completed two years of Portuguese. Closed to native speakers. 

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 102                              Elementary Portuguese II
    Continuation of POR 101. Closed to native speakers. 

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 105                              Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
    The equivalent of one year of beginning-level college Portuguese, this course is specifically intended for students who have completed three or more years of high school Spanish or one year of Spanish at another university. Also intended for heritage and native speakers of Romance Languages, or students with one or more years of college study of Spanish, Italian, or French. Closed to native speakers of Portuguese. 

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

      

    POR 201                              Intermediate Portuguese I
    Integrated grammar review. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews. Practice in speaking and in writing. Class conducted in Portuguese. Not open to native speakers. 

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    POR 202                              Intermediate Portuguese II                   
    Intensive preparation for 300-level work through various genres (portraits, descriptions, short stories, film reviews, magazines, a novel). Workshop format, the course also develops conversational skills. Students complete a number of written projects (including an analytic paper). Class conducted in Portuguese. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


    UPPER DIVISION (300-500 Level)

    POR 301                              Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Portuguese                   
    Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials fromthe Portuguese-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Closed to native speakers formally educated in Portuguese.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 310                              Brazilian Women Writers in Translation                  
    Selected contemporary Brazilian women writers. Conducted in English. Emphasis on representations of nationality, race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 321                              Studies in Luso-Brazilian Literary Themes                   
    The study of literature through thematic readings. Writing credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 322                              Topics in Luso-Brazilian Cultures              
    Cultural issues in the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics include media, religion, language in society, popular and mass culture, the arts, immigration, social movements, race, ethnicity, and gender. Writing credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 353                              Brazilian Poetry
    Brazilian poetry from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on major figures. Taught in Portuguese. Humanities literature credit; writing credit.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 354                              The Modern Brazilian Novel                  
    The Brazilian novel since 1865. Emphasis on major works. Conducted in Portuguese. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese. Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Fulfills humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 363                              Contemporary Lusophone Film
    Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African cinema from the 1950s to the present. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese; Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Conducted in Portuguese. Fulfills Humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 364                             The Brazilian Short Story                   
    The Brazilian short story since 1890. Conducted in Portuguese. POR minors must complete all written assignments in Portuguese. Others may opt to write in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Fulfills Humanities literature requirement; writing credit.

    Prerequisite: POR 202 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 391                              Directed Readings            
    Individual work on a topic not covered in the regular curriculum. May be repeated on a different topic.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 394                              Internship                   
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Portuguese-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    POR 395                              Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    POR 396                             Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.
     

    POR 397                              Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    POR 398                             Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    POR 399                             Transfer Credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    POR 591                              Directed Readings in Portuguese             

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 592                            Directed Readings in Portuguese

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    POR 593                            Directed Readings in Portuguese

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

  • Spanish (SPA)

    LOWER DIVISION (100-200 level)

     SPA 101       Elementary Spanish I
    For students with no background or previous study of Spanish. The focus of SPA 101 is the development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of Spanish and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world. Themes on: university life, family, leisure activities, and professions. Includes both oral and written assignments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Not open to students who have completed 2 or more years of high school Spanish. Closed to heritage and native speakers of Spanish.

     Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 102       Elementary Spanish II
    Continuation of SPA 101. The development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of Spanish and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world. Themes on: childhood and adolescence, university life, home and community, food and lifestyle, and environmental issues. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structure and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 105       Accelerated Elementary Spanish
    For students with previous study of Spanish desiring to review material covered in SPA 101 and 102 in preparation for continued study of Spanish at the intermediate level. The focus of SPA 105 is the continued development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension of Spanish and an introduction to the cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world. Themes on: university life, family, leisure activities, and professions, childhood and adolescence, university life, home and community, food and life- style, and environmental issues. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 107       Basic Spanish for Heritage Learners
    Designed for students with little or no prior instruction in Spanish who, because of family background or social experience, can understand some casual spoken Spanish and have a passive knowledge of the language, but do not speak the language themselves. Focus on developing basic speaking, reading, and writing abilities.

    Typically: Fall, Spring & Summer.


     

    SPA 201       Intermediate Spanish I
    For students with previous study of Elementary-level Spanish. The focus of SPA 201 is the continued development of communicative abilities in speaking, reading, writing and comprehension of Spanish and as an introduction to the cultural practices, family values, and social and environmental issues. Includes both oral and written assessments of grammatical structures and vocabulary introduced, informal and formal writing. Conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer

     

    SPA 202       Intermediate Spanish II
    For students with some previous study of Spanish at the intermediate level, who are familiar with all tenses and with vocabulary related to the topics covered in SPA 101-201. SPA 202 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence ending with SPA 203. The continued development of skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Spanish with an additional emphasis on cultural competence in the Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. Themes on: relationships, cultural values, different historical perspectives, and current politics. These themes will be explored through articles, films, and literary texts. The course will develop writing and reading strategies, providing students with the tools to think, read, and write critically and analytically in papers of 1-3 pages. Progress will also be assessed through quizzes and exams. Course conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 203       Advanced Spanish
    Continuation of SPA 202. This course will prepare students for advanced literature, linguistic, and culture courses. The class will use films, literary works, and other cultural texts. Students will write analytic essays of 3-5 pages to develop style, vocabulary, and syntax. Course conducted entirely in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.


     

    SPA 207       Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners
    Designed for students with some prior instruction in Spanish who, because of family background or social experience, can understand casual spoken Spanish and have some functional communication abilities in the language. Focus on developing basic speaking, reading, and writing abilities.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 208       Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
    This course is designed for those students who, because of family background or social experience and prior instruction in Spanish, possess functional communication abilities in the language. Focus is on developing formal speaking, reading and writing abilities.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 280       Special Topics
    Awarded for 200 level study abroad course led by UM faculty.

    Typically Offered: Summer.

     

    SPA 295       Transfer credit
    Awarded for 200-level course work, beyond the intermediate I level, at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.


    UPPER DIVISION (300-400 level)

    SPA 301       Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Spanish
    Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials from the Spanish-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Closed to heritage/native speakers. Students may not receive credit for both 301 and 343. Writing Credit.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 302       The Culture of Spain
    Historical survey of the arts, science, letters, and political and social institutions in Spain. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 203 or SPA 208; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 303       The Cultures of Spanish America
    Historical survey of the arts, letters, science, and political and social institutions in Spanish-speaking Americas. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 203 or SPA 208; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 307       Interpreting Literary And Cultural Texts In Spanish For Heritage/Native Speakers
    Introduction to Literary Genres for Native/Heritage Speakers Tools for the interpretation and analysis of literary and cultural materials from the Spanish-speaking world. Acquisition of terminology and theories through the study of the main literary genres (prose, poetry, and drama) and a complementary genre of cultural analysis (e.g., film studies, cultural studies, etc.). Emphasis on critical writing skills. Special attention to characteristics of heritage/native speaker expression. Students may not receive credit for both 301 and 307 –—˜ or formerly 343. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 208; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 310       Topics in Spanish and Spanish American Studies in Translation
    Topics in the literatures and/or cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Readings and discussion in English. Development of critical reading and writing skills. Fulfills humanities literature requirement. Writing Credit. Does not fulfill foreign language requirement. Maybe be repeated when the topic varies. Maybe used toward the Spanish major in accordance with Department of Modern Languages and Literature stipulations. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 318       Cinema From The Spanish-Speaking World In Translation
    Topics in the cinema of the Spanish-speaking world. Analysis of films in their cultural context. This course is taught in English and does not fulfill the CAS foreign language requirement. Maybe be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: ENG 106 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 321       Introduction to Literary Themes
    The study of literature through thematic readings. Writing credit. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 322       Cultural Topics
    Issues related to the cultures in the Spanish-speaking world. Topics may include film, journalism, religion, language in society, popular and mass culture, visual arts, immigration, slavery, mestizaje. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 325       Topics In Spanish-Language Cinema
    Cinema of the Spanish-speaking world. Analysis of films in their cultural context. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 330       Topics In Gender And Sexuality
    The study of gender and sexuality as developed in the Hispanic context. Writing Credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 340       Migration Studies
    Topics within the literary and/or cultural dimensions of migration in the Spanish-speaking world. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 353       Colonial Spanish American Topics
    Topics within Latin American literatures and cultures from the colonial centuries. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 354       19th Century Spanish American Topics
    Topics within Latin American literature and cultures from independence to the end of the nineteenth century. May be repeated for credit If topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 355       Studies in 20th and 21st Century Latin American Literatures and Cultures
    Latin American literature and cultures from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 360       The Caribbean Through Literary And Cultural Studies
    The study of the Spanish Caribbean through literary and cultural studies. Writing Credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    SPA 362      Caribbean Culture Studies
    Cultural Topics within the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 363       Medieval And Early Modern Peninsular Topics
    Topics within Spanish peninsular literature and cultures from the earliest literary forms through the seventeenth century. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 364       18th and 19th Century Peninsular Topics
    Topics within Spanish peninsular literatures and cultures from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. May be repeated for credit if topics vary. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 365       Studies in 20th and 21st Century Spanish literatures and Cultures
    Spanish peninsular literatures and cultures from the twentieth century to the present. May be used to fulfill the humanities literature requirement. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 394       Internship
    The internship is intended to provide the student with an opportunity to apply analytical, interpretive, expressive, and creative skills developed in coursework. Internships ordinarily take place outside the University. They involve UM-faculty supervision as well as supervised on-site experience in an Spanish-speaking cultural, business, or not-for-profit organization. Student needs to fill out the internship application form. Normally 40 internship hours are required per credit earned (the host will supply documentary evidence of hours worked).

    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 395       Transfer credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 396       Transfer credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 397       Transfer credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 398       Transfer credits
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 399       Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners
    Awarded for course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 401       Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
    Survey of principal areas of inquiry in Hispanic linguistics, including phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics, historical, social and dialectal variations. Writing credit.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 402       Spanish Second Language Acquisition
    The linguistic contrast between Spanish and English and the pedagogical and practical implications of understanding language, especially grammar, from a foreign/second language perspective.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 422       Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
    Special topics in the study of Hispanic linguistics. Possibilities include phonetics/phonology, pragmatics/discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, sociocultural theory, bilingualism.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 432       Business and Diplomatic Spanish
    Commercial vocabulary, economic, technical, and diplomatic terminology in Spanish. Composition based on models of business correspondence directed to Spanish- speaking countries or firms.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 433      Spanish for Health Care Professions
    Medical vocabulary, technical and practical terminology in Spanish. Composition based on models of the documents, letters, medical history cases required in health care professions.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 434       Legal and Cultural Debates In the Spanish-Speaking World
    An advanced level opportunity for students to master their written and oral communicative skills in Spanish tailored for the professional legal setting in a global environment. Students will cultivate the necessary abilities to work professionally in Spanish, that is, to have the capability of writing legal documents in Spanish as well as to formally present legal information in Spanish in professional setting. Students will engage in textual analysis of legal documents and literary pieces, debates on current events, situational practice, as well as continue to develop their Legal Spanish portfolio.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 440       Phonetics
    Spanish pronunciation based on phonetics. Exercises in diction and phonetic transcription. Attention to individual difficulties. Conducted in Spanish.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 442      Stylistics and Composition
    Analysis of grammar and style. Discussion of readings. Intensive writing. Writing Credit.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer.

     

    SPA 444       Introduction to Translation
    Problems in translation: Spanish to English; English to Spanish. Writing Credit.

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 446       Cultural Debates: Public Speaking On Societal Issues
    This course is designed to give students at the advanced level the opportunity to focus on spoken Spanish as it would be used in the academic arena or any professional field. Using the format and techniques of public speaking and debate, the course will focus on several controversies or issues within Hispanic cultures. Through readings on various issues in the Spanish-speaking world and in-class debates and presentations, students will expand their vocabulary, develop their stylistic expression, and improve their spoken fluency and analytic and argumentative skills. The class is conducted in Spanish.

    Prerequisite: SPA 301, SPA 307 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 495       Transfer Credits
    Awarded for 400-level course work at another institution for which UM has no direct equivalent.

     

    SPA 501       Capstone
    Course with a broad-based topic designed to integrate all the high-level linguistic, critical and analytical skills with the body of knowledge acquired during the course of study towards the major. Topics vary. Open only to undergraduates completing their Spanish major. Writing Credit. To be taken in the last semester of the major.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 591       Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 592       Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 593       Directed Readings

    Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

     

    SPA 594       Senior Honors Thesis I
    Directed research for honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

     

    SPA 595       Senior Honors Thesis II
    Directed writing of honors thesis.

    Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

  • Haitian (HAI)

    HAI 101                         Elementary Haitian Creole I
    Development of basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; focus on conversation and the grammatical fundamentals of Haitian Creole.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    HAI 102                         Elementary Haitian Creole II
    Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Elementary Haitian Creole 101. Students will produce more complex grammatical structures in oral and written presentations, and focus on improvement of pronunciation.

    Prerequisite: HAI 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    HAI 201                         Intermediate Haitian Creole I
    Basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed in Elementary Haitian Creole 102. Continued development of communicative abilities and introduction to the cultural practices, family values, and social and environmental issues of Haiti. Include both oral and written components.

    Prerequisite: HAI 102 or its equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    HAI 202                         Intermediate Haitian Creole II.
    Emphasis will be on speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. In addition to the instruction of Haitian Creole, students will have a better understanding of the Haitian culture, society, and beliefs, which arc an important part of this class experience. Furthermore, to help students understand the relationship between the spoken and the written forms of the language, the course will be taught entirely in Haitian Creole.While gaining an understanding of the Haitian culture and its people, students in HAI 202 will learn how to avoid cross-cultural conflicts by developing awareness for common cultural issues and beliefs associated with healthcare, education, environment, religion.

    Prerequisite: HAI 201 or its equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

  • Hebrew (HEB)

    HEB 101                                 Elementary Hebrew I
    Grammatical principles: reading for comprehension and conversation; oral and written exercises. Normally, closed to students who have completed two years of high school Hebrew. Closed to native speakers.

    Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    HEB 102                                 Elementary Hebrew II
    Continuation of HEB 101. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: HEB 101 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Spring.

     

    HEB 201                                  Intermediate Hebrew I
    Integrated grammar review. Diverse selection of readings: stories, plays, essays, interviews. Practice in speaking and in writing. Class conducted in Hebrew. Closed to native speakers.

    Prerequisite: HEB 102 or equivalent; Typically Offered: Fall.

     

    HEB 202                                  Intermediate Hebrew II
    Continuation of 201 with oral presentations, compositions, and grammar review. Class conducted in Hebrew. Closed to native speakers.