ASL 1010 - American Sign Language I
This is the first in a related series of courses that focus on the use and study of American Sign Language (ASL), the language that is widely used by Deaf Americans. This course includes basic ASL vocabulary, grammatical structures, and in-depth cultural awareness. Non-manual behavior, ASL structure, and fluency are included to challenge students' ability to increase expressive and receptive skills in ASL. Students are introduced to the cultural values, beliefs, and behavioral norms shared by those within the Deaf community.
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FR 3070 - Sustainability in the Francophone World
In FR 3070, Sustainability in the French-Speaking World students learn to communicate in French about problems and solutions to the challenge of living sustainably. They collaborate with Spanish and German students also studying sustainability in their target cultures. Students will develop French language skills while increasing their understanding of natural and urban environments in the French-speaking world. We will examine issues of sustainable development in these regions as well as locally through the study of media resources, literature, and guest speakers. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirements: Sustainability; Writing Intensive. Prer., FR 2120 or equivalent.
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GER / FCS / FILM 3450
From the influential German Expressionist horror to the dreams of the future and the daring topics of the New Woman and mad men --- From the propaganda to the extravaganzas of war and cinematic divisions, resurrections, re-visions of the 50s, 60s, 70s ….NOW. The ultimate experience in GERMAN STUDIES and FILM. Taught in English/Work in German for GER credit. Prereq GER 2120 or equivalent.
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JPNS 1010 - Beginning Japanese I
Skills in listening to and speaking Japanese. Emphasis on useful expressions with cultural orientation. Hiragana and Katakana. Approved for Compass Curriculum requirement: Explore-Arts, Humanities, and Cultures.
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SPAN 3490 OL1 - Translation Course
Explore the nuances of translating while working with real text from a variety of sources, including from areas of special interest to you. Internship in Professional Translation (SPAN3490 OL1) explores issues in translation studies from a practical perspective. You will engage technical, literary, professional, academic, and media texts in Spanish and English to understand how to approach different language styles, genres, and cultural nuances and present them in the target language using a variety of translation techniques. The class is fully online, allowing students to explore areas of translation that are of interest to them, and to work on one professional text for publication.
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SPAN 3910 / FCS 3990 / THTR 3210 - Rabinal Achi
Rabinal Achí, one of the oldest plays in the Americas, is staged every year in the town of Rabinal, in Guatemala, and depicts a struggle between Mayan rulers. Over the last 500 years, the drama has become a symbol of indigenous resistance to Spanish colonization and a repository of Mayan culture and tradition. This Fall, join students of the Spanish and Visual and Performing Arts programs to explore this colorful historical drama in SPAN 3910 / FCS 3990 / THTR 3210. This cross-listed class, with visiting experts in a variety of academic fields, will study the historical context and development of the play and its relationship to European and American dramatic traditions.
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