Courses for Fall 2015

ARAB

  • First-Year Arabic

    Builds basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, introducing the Arabic language in its cultural environment. Six contact hours per week, with an emphasis on grammar and communication, plus written, audio, and video assignments outside of class. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade at the end of the course work in ARAB 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. If course is full, please sign the wait list in Room 205, 195 Angell Street. Enrollment limited to 18.
    ARAB 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
    ARAB 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    ARAB 0100 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
  • Second-Year Arabic

    Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the intermediate level of language proficiency through extensive use of various texts and multimedia. Promotes a better understanding of the Arabic cultural traditions. Six contact hours weekly, plus written, audio, and video assignments outside of class. Prerequisite: ARAB 0200. This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade at the end of the course work in ARAB 0400 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters. If course is full, please sign the wait list in Room 205, 195 Angell Street.
    ARAB 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
    ARAB 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Third-Year Arabic

    Offers comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with grammar review as needed. Broadens students' perspective of Arabic culture using selections from the classical and modern traditions of Arabic writing and various art forms. Five contact hours weekly. Prerequisite: ARAB 0400.
    ARAB 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Advanced Arabic: Tales of the City

    The Arab city, current site of a major political upheaval, is the central theme of this integrated-skill language and culture course. Images of cities, as multifaceted as the people who inhabit them, animate cinema screens and daily news reports, inspire masters of writing, artists, and musicians, arouse political activism. By engaging the complex representation of the urban theme in contemporary discursive and art forms, this course will enhance students' understanding of the dynamics of urban politics and culture in the Middle East, while building a content-specific lexicon and advanced communicative ability. Prerequisite: ARAB 0600, or an equivalent. Enrollment limited to 12.
    ARAB 0700 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
  • Love, Revolution and Nostalgia in Modern Arabic Poetry

    This course aims to introduce students to the most prominent Arabic poets of the 20th and 21st century. Students will strengthen their language skills while reading and discussing texts by major modern poets from the Middle East and North Africa, including Nizar Qabbani, Darwish and Adonis. Through the works of these poets, they will explore a range of themes from politics and oppression, to love and eroticism, personal freedom and women’s liberation.

    Conducted in Modern Standard Arabic; designed for students with advanced language skills. Prerequisite: Four years of Arabic, or by instructor permission. DPLL LILE
    ARAB 1100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
  • Special Topics in Arabic Language, Literature, and Culture

    Advanced level integrated skill course focusing on specific reading and writing topics derived from the traditions and arts of the Arabic language. Course prerequisites include advanced capacity in Arabic grammar and reading comprehension. Enrollment limited to 10.
    ARAB 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hassan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ARAB 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Christoff
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    ARAB 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Faiza
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research

PRSN

  • Basic Persian

    Fast-paced course for beginners. Course stresses acquisition of Persian alphabet and basic grammatical patterns, beginning levels of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Strong emphasis on the links between language and culture.
    PRSN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Anvar
  • Intermediate Persian Language and Culture

    Expands students' proficiency in modern Persian language and culture; develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at the intermediate level through various texts and multimedia. Prerequisite: PRSN 0200.
    PRSN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Anvar
  • Advanced Persian Language and Culture I

    For students who have completed PRSN 0400 or have acquired language skills above the intermediate level through contact with Persian in other ways. The main goal of this course is to improve speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and promote exposure to the culture. It will enable students to expand their knowledge of the language by studying samples of modern and classical Persian literature in order to advance toward mastery of contemporary literature. The course will motivate students to communicate both in written and spoken Persian by utilizing the adequate grammatical order and correct vocabulary. Prerequisite: PRSN 0400.
    PRSN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Anvar

SIGN

  • American Sign Language I, II

    Introduces basic ASL conversation. Features core vocabulary, common signing phrases, non-manual components (facial expression, body postures), signing space, fingerspelling, numbers, loan signs, cultural protocols, rules of ASL grammar and structure. Deaf cultural behavior is introduced in the classroom and through readings, videotapes, and Deaf community events.
    This is the first half of a year-long course whose first semester grade is normally a temporary one. Neither semester may be elected independently without special written permission. The final grade at the end of the course work in SIGN 0200 covers the entire year and is recorded as the final grade for both semesters.
    SIGN 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
    SIGN 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
  • American Sign Language III

    Explores sociolinguistic aspects of ASL within the Deaf cultural context. Focuses on classifiers, linguistic principles related to dialogues and storytelling techniques (e.g., role-shifting, narrative structure). Deaf culture is experienced by attending events and by voluntary service to the Deaf community. Prerequisite SIGN 0200 or placement interview.
    SIGN 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
  • American Sign Language V

    Focuses on the use of ASL discourse in formal as well as informal settings. Students will explore and present the advanced ASL genres of public speaking, artistic expression, formal discussion, interview, and narrative projects. Development of ASL vocabulary in specialized area not covered in previous courses. Prerequisite: ASL IV (SIGN 0400) or equivalent.
    SIGN 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Riker
  • Independent Study in Sign Language/Deaf Studies

    Independent study in an area of special interest to the student, with close guidance by a member of the faculty, and leading to a major paper/project. Required of candidates for honors, and recommended for third year students. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Prerequisite: SIGN 0500 or instructor permission. DPLL LILE
    SIGN 1910 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research

HNDI

  • Beginning Hindi or Urdu

    Introduces conversation, reading, and writing of modern standard Hindi and the Devanagari script. Those who already know Devanagari but have rusty conversation skills may join the class second semester; obtain instructor's permission during the first semester. Those who prefer to learn Urdu and the Persian script should contact the instructor.
    HNDI 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul
  • Intermediate Hindi-Urdu

    A continuation of HNDI 0100-0200, which is a prerequisite. Introduces the variation of the Arabic script used for Urdu. Prepares students to communicate in written and spoken language. Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu. Meets four hours weekly.
    HNDI 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul
  • Advanced Hindi-Urdu

    Each student follows an independent reading list determined in consultation with the instructor. The readings may include folk tales, journalistic prose, 20th-century literature, classical Urdu poetry of the 17th to 19th centuries, or subjects in nonfiction. The class meets together three hours weekly for discussion. Each student also spends one hour weekly with the instructor. Prerequisite: HNDI 0400.
    HNDI 1080 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul

EINT

  • Academic Discourse for Internationals

    This course develops the English skills of first-year international graduate students who are preparing to be teaching assistants. Students improve their listening comprehension and fluency in conversational interactions typical of academic settings. Areas of spoken English that are addressed include pronunciation, stress patterns, intonation, vocabulary, and structure. Instructor permission required.
    EINT 2100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gourlay
  • Academic Interactions

    This course develops the English language skills of first-year international graduate students who are preparing to be teaching assistants. Students improve their fluency and expression of complex ideas in a variety of linguistic situations typical of classroom interactions. Students also increase their control of vocabulary, pronunciation and listening comprehension when communicating with American undergraduates. Instructor permission required.
    EINT 2200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Leuchak
  • Negotiating an American Classroom

    In this course, international graduate students increase their abilities to communicate accurately and fluently in English with American undergraduates. International students develop their ability to interact, in culturally appropriate ways, in a variety of teaching situations common to an institution of higher education, where they are responsible for expressing and explaining complex information and ideas in English. Instructor permission required.
    EINT 2300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gourlay
  • Speaking Professionally for Internationals

    This course develops the English communication skills of international graduate students with an emphasis on intelligibility of speech and clarity of expression in a variety of teaching and professional situations (e.g. presenting material, responding to questions, directing discussions). Students develop increased facility of English in extended discourse when they are the authority in a teaching or other professional context. Instructor permission required.
    EINT 2400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Leuchak
    EINT 2400 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Leuchak
  • Advanced Articulation Tutorial

    This course is an advanced pronunciation tutorial for international graduate students who have achieved a near-native speaker level of fluency in English, but who require greater precision of English articulations, pronunciation, fluency and/or expression. Instructor permission required.
    EINT 2500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Gourlay

CROL

  • Basic Haitian Creole

    Fast-paced course for beginners. Course stresses acquisition of skills in speaking and listening comprehension; writing included to a lesser degree. Strong emphasis on cultural as well as linguistic competency. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CROL 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sylvain
  • Advanced Intermediate Haitian Creole

    Fast-paced course for advanced/intermediate students of Haitian Creole. Designed for those who speak and understand Haitian Creole with some fluency but are seeking ways of perfecting their language skills, overcoming grammatical snags, increasing vocabularity, and mastering the idiomatic use of the language and proverbs. Reading and responding to authentic literature in Haitian Creole will be the focus of the course. Prerequisite: CROL 0200. Enrollment is limited to 18.
    CROL 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sylvain
  • Advanced Haitian Creole

    Designed for those who wish to develop more advanced level conversational, reading, and writing skills. Students work with a variety of readings (stories, poems, plays), films, interviews, and popular songs that promote in-class discussion and written analysis. Extensive practice in translating from English to Haitian and vice versa, with the aim of developing accuracy, speed, and appropriateness (lexical, grammatical, and cultural). Prerequisite: CROL 0300. Enrollment limited to 20.
    CROL 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sylvain

TKSH

  • Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture I

    This is a proficiency oriented introductory course to Turkish Language and Culture. It adopts and integrated skills approach and is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Turkish. The course combines an emphasis on the development of communicative competences with an understanding of language structures and grammar as well as insights into Modern Turkish society and culture. The aim is to introduce students to basic linguistic structures and develop the ability to comprehend and produce text, as well as to speak and understand speech, in a variety of contexts and registers. Enrollment limited to 18. DPLL
    TKSH 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Balci