Languages and Intercultural Communication

Languages and Intercultural Communication
http://clic.rice.edu/
Rayzor Hall 235
713-348-5844

Rafael Salaberry
Program Director
salaberry@rice.edu

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) provides opportunities for the development of:

  • Communicative and interactional abilities in a second language through language analysis and language use
  • Analytical, critical-thinking competence through the study of linguistic, social, and cultural aspects that define second language communicative-interactional abilities
  • A broad educational experience (intercultural awareness and abilities) that will help students become productive members of a society in which multilingualism and multiculturalism are the norm rather than the exception

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication supports students pursuing language-related degrees in other departments, including Asian Studies, Classical and European Studies, History, and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.  

The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication does not currently offer an academic program at the graduate level.

Director

M. Rafael Salaberry

Associate Directors

Maryam Emami
Hélade Santos
Luziris Pineda Turi
Meng Yeh

Teaching Professor

Meng Yeh

Lecturer in Arabic

Ali Al-Maqtari

Lecturers in Chinese

Yi-Chia Chien
Liang Fu

Lecturers in French

Maryam Emami
S.C. Kaplan

Lecturers in German

Fatima Baig
Katharina Kley

Lecturer in Hindi

Divya Chaudhry

Lecturer in Italian

Cristina Giliberti

Lecturers in Japanese

Yukiko Asano
Naoko Ozaki

Lecturers in Korean

Jin Lee
Jayoung Song

Lecturers in Portuguese

Jonathan Fleck
Hélade Santos

Lecturer in Russian

Larisa Moskvitina

Lecturers in Spanish

Victoria Abad
Charla Bennaji
Aymara Boggiano
Thias M. Diaz Montalvo
Jonathan Fleck
Jessica Morones
Hélade Santos
Maria Luján Stasevicius
Luziris Pineda Turi

Postdoctoral Fellows

Alfred Rue Burch
Alicia Kate White
Wei-Li Hsu

For Rice University degree-granting programs:
To view the list of official course offerings, please see Rice’s Course Catalog
To view the most recent semester’s course schedule, please see Rice's Course Schedule

Arabic (ARAB)

ARAB 141 - FIRST YEAR ARABIC I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR ARABIC I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Arabic (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Arabic. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARAB 141 and ARAB 161.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

ARAB 142 - FIRST YEAR ARABIC II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR ARABIC II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 141

Description: Continuation of ARAB 141. Development of interactional competence in Arabic (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Arabic. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARAB 142 and ARAB 262.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

ARAB 222 - AP CREDIT IN ARABIC LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT ARABIC LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Transfer Courses

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 4

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Credit may not be received for both ARAB 222 and ARAB 101. Does not receive distribution credit.

ARAB 263 - SECOND YEAR ARABIC I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR ARABIC I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 142

Description: Continuation of ARAB 142. Development of interactional competence in Arabic (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Arabic. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARAB 263 and ARAB 201.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

ARAB 264 - SECOND YEAR ARABIC II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR ARABIC II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 263

Description: Continuation of ARAB 263. Development of interactional competence in Arabic (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Arabic. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ARAB 264 and ARAB 202.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

ARAB 301 - THIRD YEAR ARABIC I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR ARABIC I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 264

Description: Continuation of ARAB 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

ARAB 302 - THIRD YEAR ARABIC II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR ARABIC II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ARAB 301

Description: Continuation of ARAB 301. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicarabic.blogs.rice.edu

Chinese (CHIN)

CHIN 141 - FIRST YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Chinese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 141 and CHIN 101/CHIN 222.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 142 - FIRST YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 141

Description: Continuation of CHIN 141, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese, (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 211 - ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

Short Title: ACCEL ELEMENTARY CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: For students with some background in spoken Chinese but with limited reading and writing ability. Introduces the Chinese writing system and the use of Chinese dictionaries. Students will be familiar with approximately 350 characters at the end of the course, and able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters. Placement Test is Required.

CHIN 212 - ACCELERATED ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

Short Title: ACCEL ELEMENTARY CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 211

Description: Increasing attention paid to more formal narrative texts. Writing focused on personal needs, with some attention to social correspondence. Students will be familiar with approximately 500 characters at the end of the course, and able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

CHIN 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN CHINESE LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT CHINESE LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 222 and CHIN 101/CHIN 141.

CHIN 263 - SECOND YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 142

Description: Continuation of CHIN 142, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese, (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 263 and CHIN 201.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 264 - SECOND YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 263

Description: Continuation of CHIN 263, for students whose native language is not Chinese. Development of interactional competence in Chinese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Chinese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for CHIN 264 and CHIN 202.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 301 - THIRD YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 264

Description: Continuation of Chinese 264, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced. Upon completion students are expected to be able to write approximately 650 characters and be able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of tasks

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 302 - THIRD YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301

Description: Continuation of CHIN 301, for students whose home language is not Chinese. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced. Upon completion, students expected to be able to write approximately 800 characters and perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

Course URL: clicchinese.blogs.rice.edu

CHIN 311 - ACCELERATED INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

Short Title: ACCEL INTERMEDIATE CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 212

Description: Emphasis on reading narrative texts, and understanding authentic oral texts. Writing assignments stress skills necessary for basic personal needs and tasks necessary for writing social correspondence. At the completion of 311, students will be able to write approximately 800 Chinese characters, and be able to perform communicative tasks appropriate to this range of characters.

CHIN 312 - ACCELERATED INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

Short Title: ACCEL INTERMEDIATE CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 311

Description: Continuation of CHIN 311. More emphasis on reading narratives, comprehending authentic oral texts, and speaking in more formal contexts. Writing assignments stress skills necessary for expressing arguments on socio-cultural topics. At the completion of CHIN 312, students will be able to write approximately 1000 Chinese characters. Repeatable for Credit.

CHIN 319 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED CHINESE I

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 301 or CHIN 311

Description: This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Chinese through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

CHIN 320 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED CHINESE II

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 319

Description: This is a continuation of CHIN 319. This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Chinese through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

CHIN 330 - INTRODUCTION TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE POETRY

Short Title: INTRO TO TRAD CHINESE POETRY

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course seeks to decode enchanting features of traditional Chinese poetry through examining the transformation of poetic genres, the interaction between poetic creation and political, social and cultural changes, and the close association of poetry with art. Thus, this course also serves to understand Chinese culture and history through poetic perspectives. All readings in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 330, MDEM 370.

CHIN 332 - CHINESE LITERATURE AND ITS MOVIE ADAPTATIONS

Short Title: FILM & CHINESE LITERATURE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of modern Chinese literature through the visual imagery of Chinese films to show how and why different time periods and different media affect the theme of a story. One third covers movie adaptations of classical Chinese literature. Films subtitled in English, shown outside of class. All readings in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 332.

CHIN 334 - TRADITIONAL CHINESE TALES AND SHORT STORIES

Short Title: TRADITIONAL CHINESE TALES

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Learning Chinese literature and culture through reading vernacular stories, fantastic tales, biographies, and philosophical parables. Discussion topics: literature and Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism; literature and history; self and other; fantastic world and reality; women as domestic aliens and aliens portrayed as women, etc. Readings are in English translation. Cross-list: ASIA 334.

CHIN 335 - INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS

Short Title: CLASSICAL CHINESE NOVELS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the basic characteristics of classical Chinese novels, primarily through six important works from the 16th to 18th centuries: Water Margin, Monkey, Golden Lotus, Scholars, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Dream of the Red Chamber. Cross-list: ASIA 335, MDEM 375.

CHIN 399 - CHINESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: CHINESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course gives students with advanced proficiency in Chinese the opportunity to acquire teaching experience in tutorial format. For each credit hour registered, the student must tutor for two hours. Regular meetings with supervising faculty member. Must be familiar with the Pinyin system. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

CHIN 401 - FOURTH YEAR CHINESE I

Short Title: FOURTH YEAR CHINESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 302

Description: Continuation of CHIN 302, emphasis on developing oral fluency at the discourse level and cultivating advanced writing skill. Students will read and discuss a variety of social, political and economic issues. Upon completion, students are expected to be able to write approx. 1000 characters.

CHIN 402 - FOURTH YEAR CHINESE II

Short Title: FOURTH YEAR CHINESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CHIN 401

Description: Continuation of CHIN 401, emphasis on strengthening speaking and writing skills at the advance level with more authentic readings selected from newspapers, literary works and academic texts. Upon completion, students are expected to be able to write approx. 1200 characters.

CHIN 422 - THE ORIGINAL BEAUTY OF CHINESE LITERATURE

Short Title: ORIGINAL BEAUTY OF CHINESE LIT

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course will expose students to the best literary works created in the Chinese tradition, both classical and modern, and give them a general introduction to different genres, including poetry, fiction, drama, and philosophical essays. It will improve their language proficiency through reading original texts of Chinese literature. Cross-list: ASIA 422.

French Studies (FREN)

FREN 141 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 141 and FREN 101/FREN 222.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 142 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 141

Description: Continuation of FREN 141. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 142 and FREN 262.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT FRENCH LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT FRENCH LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 222 and FREN 101/FREN 141.

FREN 263 - SECOND YEAR FRENCH I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR FRENCH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 142

Description: Continuation of FREN 142. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 263 and FREN 201.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 264 - SECOND YEAR FRENCH II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR FRENCH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 263

Description: Continuation of FREN 263. Development of interactional competence in French (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of French. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 264 and FREN 202.

Course URL: clicfrench.blogs.rice.edu

FREN 301 - ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND ITS LITERARY AND CULTURAL APPLICATIONS

Short Title: ADV GRAM & LIT & CULTURAL APP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Offered every semester, this course is an integrated study of literary and cultural texts as a springboard for advanced level refinements of grammar. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 302 - WRITING WORKSHOP

Short Title: WRITING WORKSHOP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course, offered annually and required of all majors, builds naturally on FREN 301. It emphasizes composition and exposition through the practice of such genres as narration, description, portrait, essay, and commentaire compose. Formerly FREN 336. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 302 and FREN 336.

FREN 305 - LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS: THE ART OF READING

Short Title: LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to the unique critical skills necessary for reading and analysis across the arts and social sciences. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 307 - THE MANY FACETS OF FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY

Short Title: FRENCH CULTURAL IDENTITY I

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: With the help of nine French films and selected readings, we will discuss what it means to be French today. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 311 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF PRE-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE

Short Title: PRE-REV FRENCH LIT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of French culture, literature, and artifacts from the Middle Ages until the Revolution. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 312 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF POST-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE

Short Title: MAJ LIT WORKS POST-REV FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of 19th and 20th century poetry, fiction, and cinema through the major literary and artistic movements: romanticism, realism, symbolism, Dada, surrealism, and existentialism. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 313 - MAJOR LITERARY WORKS AND ARTIFACTS OF THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD

Short Title: MAJ LITERARY WORKS & ARTIFACTS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore the artistic, historical, and philosophical textures of French cultures outside Europe, focusing especially on Africa North and South of the Sahara, the Caribbean, North America, and on the evolution of the concept of "francophonie" since World War II. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 321 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH SOCIETY AND CULTURE

Short Title: INTRO FRENCH SOCIETY & CULTURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides grounding in social, political, cultural, and economic aspects of contemporary France. The course will focus on themes such as youth culture, Europeanization, immigration, and gender debates. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 323 - FROM EXISTENTIALISM TO CYBERPUNK

Short Title: EXISTENTIALISM TO CYBERPUNK

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Films and novels. Investigations of human consciousness, subjectivity and identity -- from Sartre's existentialism of the "absurd", through Robbe-Grillet's "anti-humanism", to the cyberpunk science-fictional studies of "post-humanity", genetic manipulation, environmental collapse and post-religious mysticism, by contemporary figures like Dantec and Houellebecq. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 324 - FROM DECOLONIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: FROM DECOLONI TO GLOBALIZATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taught in English. Novels, and films, from North and West Africa, and the immigrant population in France, from 1960 to 2010. Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Extra reading for graduate students in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Cross-list: POLI 324, RELI 476. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 524. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200 level course or above in English or French, or HUMA 101 or HUMA 102, or a FWIS course. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 324 and FREN 524.

FREN 332 - FRENCH PHONETICS

Short Title: FRENCH PHONETICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Acquisition of French phonetic system through intensive class and laboratory practice. Contrast analysis of the French and English phonetic systems. Minimal use of technical terminology. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 350 - PARIS

Short Title: PARIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the history of Paris as a cultural, intellectual, and economic center through texts, music and films. Students earn 3 credits for the course, or 4 credits if participating in a supplementary 10-day study trip to France at the end of the semester in May. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 351 - PROVINCES OF FRANCE

Short Title: PROVINCES OF FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Overview of the amazing diversity in the history, languages, economic bases, traditions, and cultures of the original provinces in order to arrive at a better understanding of France as it exists today. For an additional credit hour, students may participate in a two week on site visit to Anjou, and Poitou. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 355 - MODERN SHORT STORY: TOWARDS AN ETHICS OF FICTION

Short Title: MODERN SHORT STORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of great modern short fiction with emphasis on reading as an ethical enterprise. Selected critical essays complement works from Melville to Maupassant, Flaubert to Kafka to O'Connor as we talk about alienation and solitude, death and violence and the vicissitudes of family. Does not count toward French major. Cross-list: ENGL 355. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level course or above in English or French Studies, or HUMA 101 or 102.

FREN 356 - TRANSLATION AS INTERPRETATION: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH POETS OF THE MODERN AGE

Short Title: TRANSLATION AS INTERPRETATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A course dedicated, to reading closely some of the great poets of the modern period - from Hugo to Baudelaire to Prevert - and, to the art of translation as a tool for reflecting on the subtleties of the French language and the special shape of the poetic. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 360 - WOMEN, SEXUALITY, AND THE LITERARY

Short Title: WOMEN, SEXUALITY & LITERARY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to women writers and to women as objects of representation in fiction and in poetry since the Revolution. Special attention to the body and to sexuality as these impinge both on writer and represented. Cross-list: SWGS 412. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 370 - WOMEN IN TALES OF THE FANTASTIC

Short Title: WOMEN IN TALES OF FANTASTIC

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taking up that rich 19th-century form we call "fantastic narrative" --and such writers as Gautier, Nodier, Maupassant, and Villiers de I'Isle-Adam -- this course will explore this genre's anxieties not just about madness, machines, and misbehaving objects but also about women (both dead and alive) and their bodies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 401 - TRANSLATION

Short Title: TRANSLATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of the theory and practice of translation. Includes translation of modern texts from and into English. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 403 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-5

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Topics may vary. Please consult with the department for additional information. Taught in French. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

FREN 404 - BEGINNINGS OF THE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OF FRANCE

Short Title: THE LANG AND LIT OF FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course includes and external history of the French language, an examination of hagiographic literature and the chanson de geste in their cultural and artistic contexts, as well as bibliographic component to acquaint the students with library tools available for research emphasizing medieval resources but not excluding those for later periods. Student will acquire a reading knowledge of Old French. Course taught in French. Cross-list: MDEM 404. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 407 - INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA IN FRENCH

Short Title: INTRODUCTION TO CINEMA IN FREN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction To Cinema In French -- In France and the French-speaking world (especially Africa): both the canon of "auteurs" of "high culture" and commercial "mere entertainment." Discussion of this distinction, and introduction to critical and theoretical discourse in film studies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 409 - NOVELS AND FILMS

Short Title: NOVELS AND FILMS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Comparison between French novels from the 16th to the 20th centuries and movies that have been based on them, in some cases more than one movie based on a given novel. The class will read each novel in question and then examine how the director perceived it when making the film. For example, La Reine Margot, Tous les Matins du Monde, Liaisons Dangereuses, Madame Bovary, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hiroshima mon amour. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 411 - THE LEGACY OF COURTLY LITERATURE

Short Title: LEGACY OF COURTLY LITERATURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will address the various ways that courtly literature has evolved into modern times and stages through which the themes have passed. We will study courtly themes in literature (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian), film, art, and music from the Middle Ages to modern times. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 415 - COURTLY LOVE IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Short Title: COURTLY LOVE MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the Occitan and Old French poetry that served as the source of the kind of love that came to be called "Amour courtois" in the nineteenth century. Cross-list: MDEM 425. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 415 and FREN 515.

FREN 416 - LITERATURE AND CULTURE OF THE MIDDLE AGES: KING ARTHUR

Short Title: LIT & CULTURE OF MIDDLE AGES

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Examination of the origins of the legend of King Arthur and reasons for its popularity, particularly in literature of the French Middle Ages but also in other medieval literatures of Western Europe. Includes discussion of the legend's influence in diverse areas even in modern times. Cross-list: MDEM 436. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 424 - WOMEN IN FRANCE

Short Title: WOMEN IN FRANCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course studies women in education, the workplace, politics, and in social and cultural institutions in French society. The class explores the history of the French women's movement and analyzes French concepts of gender and feminism in comparison to American models. Cross-list: SWGS 424. Recommended Prerequisites(s): FREN 202.

FREN 430 - 17TH CENTURY

Short Title: 17TH CENTURY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Thematic approach to examining the main political, religious, philosophical, and literary discourses of the golden age of absolutism. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 437 - VISUAL CULTURE OF MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL PILGRIMAGE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores the rich visual culture associated with medieval pilgrimage between the 4th and 15th centuries. The experience of pilgrimage was shaped by symbols, images, and places encountered along the routes to sites of sacred significance, especially the Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, and Canterbury. We will examine the theological, practical, visual, and experiential aspects of pilgrimage in Western Europe and the Holy Land as understood through material culture. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 437, MDEM 437. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or Permission of Instructor.

FREN 450 - READING CLOSELY THE GREAT POETS OF THE 19TH CENTURY

Short Title: READING GREAT POETS 19TH CENT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of the poetry and prose poetry of the 19th century from the Romantic period to the Symbolist era, through such writers as Desbordes-Valmore, Lamartine, Musset, Vigny, Hugo, Nerval, Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Mallarme. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 451 - FRANCE - AMERICA: IMAGE AND EXCHANGE

Short Title: FRANCE-AMER: IMAGE & EXCHANGE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This undergraduate course analyzes French and American culture and identity through transatlantic encounters. We study French intellectuals (Tocqueville, Beauvoir, Baudrillard) who traveled to the US, and images of America in French novels, comic strips, films. We also examine American gazes toward the French. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 453 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

Short Title: IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the impact of immigration on contemporary French society and analyzes debates over citizenship, integration, and multiculturalism. Taught in French. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 459 - THE BATTLES OF ALGIERS: FROM CHARLES X TO CHARLIE-HEBDO

Short Title: THE BATTLES OF ALGIERS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Historical, literary, and visual materials form the 19th century to the present will illustrate the global perception of a war that left an indelible inscription in contemporary debates on democracy and reform. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 478 - THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Short Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is the undergraduate senior version of the graduate level seminar FREN/ARCR 578. Both the course's reading list and the length of the research are adjusted to accommodate undergraduate needs. The seminar examines the history, political writings, literature and the arts of the French Caribbean from the beginning of colonization to the present. It will include figures such as Saint-John Perse, Roumain, Cesaire, Fanon, Depestre, Schwarz-Bart, Warner-Vieyra, Glissant, Conde, Chamoiseau, Laferriere, as well as the Caribbean arts and film. Taught in English. Cross-list: ARCR 478. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 578. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 478 and FREN 578.

FREN 482 - DISCOURSES OF DISSIDENCE

Short Title: DISCOURSES OF DISSIDENCE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course centers on dissidence as a concept and a practice, both ideological and esthetic. Covers a selection of figures, genres, media, and movements of "French" expression from Montaigne to present. Limited enrollment to 12. French Studies majors will read works and write papers in French. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 582. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 482 and FREN 582.

FREN 487 - LITERATURE, ART AND COLONIALITY

Short Title: LITERATURE, ART & COLONIALITY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is the undergraduate senior version of the graduate level seminar FREN/HART 587. Both the course's reading list and the length of the research are adjusted to accommodate undergraduate needs. How do concepts like coloniality, exoticism, primitivism, the modern baroque apply to texts and artifacts produced at the crossroads of (post)colonial and transnational encounters? Focus on Orientalists, Matisse, Djebar, Simon, Boudjedra, Borduas, Atlan, Khadda, and Glissant. Taught in English. Choice of reading materials and assignments in either English or French. Cross-list: HART 487. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 587. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 487 and FREN 587.

FREN 495 - THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE: SYMBOLISM, DADAISM, SURREALISM, CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

Short Title: THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Short texts and films by Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Mallarme, Jarry, Apollinaire, Breton, Artaud, Bataille, Robbe-Grillet, Catherine Breillat, Virginie Despentes. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 524 - FROM DECOLONIZATION TO GLOBALIZATION

Short Title: FROM DECOLONI TO GLOBALIZATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Taught in English. Novels, and films, from North and West Africa, and the immigrant population in France, from 1960 to 2010. Emphasis on the tensions between narratives of political emancipation, modernity, secularism, and religious fundamentalism and mysticism. Extra reading for graduate students in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization. Cross-list: RELI 604. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: FREN 324. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for FREN 524 and FREN 324.

German (GERM)

GERM 121 - FROM KAFKA TO THE HOLOCAUST: DISCOURSE IN ALIENATION

Short Title: FROM KAFKA TO HOLOCAUST

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The beginnings of modernity have to be seen in the context of the sociopolitical and intellectual upheavals at the end of the 19th century. Whereas extreme reactionism eventually led to fascism, progressive literature advocated artistic experimentation as manifested in a discourse of alienation (expressionism, dada, Kafka). Holocaust literature reflects the ultimate clash between progressiveness and reactionism. The primary readings will be from Wedekind, Trakl, Kaiser, Kafka, Hesse, Remarque, Brecht, Celan, Werfel. Taught in English. This course is limited to first year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 121.

GERM 122 - HISTORY THROUGH GERMAN CINEMA

Short Title: HIST THROUGH GERMAN CINEMA

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The course presents an overview of German history via contemporary German feature films from World War I, through the Weimar and Nazi periods, the postwar years as a Divided Germany into East and West and finally a look at the new generation in Post-unification Germany. Taught in English. All films are subtitled in English. This course is limited to first year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 122.

GERM 123 - THROUGH TIME AND SPACE: EUROPEAN TRAVEL STORIES

Short Title: THROUGH TIME AND SPACE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A travel story stands at the beginning of European Literature: Homer's Odyssey. Since ancient times, literary travel accounts of all sorts, to all destinations, by all means and undertaken with a wide range of different purposes have kept Europeans on the move. First attracted by the exotic and the unknown in the far distance, the interest moved ever closer to the self, and the exploration of the human mind became the most exotic and intriguing journey. Readings include Homer, Swift, Voltaire, Goethe, Heine, Twain, and Verne. Taught in English. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 123.

GERM 124 - MORALITY AND POLITICS IN MODERN THOUGHT

Short Title: MORALITY & POLITICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An historic introduction to central themes of legal and political thought in the Western tradition. Taught in English. Course is limited to first year students. Cross-list: FSEM 124.

GERM 128 - THE CULTURE OF WAR: VIOLENCE, CONFLICT AND REPRESENTATION

Short Title: THE CULTURE OF WAR

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Focusing on the experience and representation of war in German and European literature, theory, and visual arts. Covers the period from 17th-20th century. Special emphasis on the First World War. Not for the faint-hearted, topics included: destruction, ruins, refugees, massacres, terrorism, victims, spaces of battle, the logic of war. Taught in English. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 128.

GERM 129 - LITERARY LOVE AFFAIRS: LOVE AND PASSION IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE

Short Title: LITERARY LOVE AFFAIRS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: According to the German philosopher Hegel, love-stories are usually about a young man who seeks the ideal girl, finally gets her, and becomes as good a Philistine as others. Students examine this philosophical wisdom by reading stories and theoretical texts about love and passion by European authors from the time of Shakespeare to the present. Taught in English. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 129.

GERM 130 - WOMEN AND NAZI GERMANY

Short Title: WOMEN AND NAZI GERMANY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Through literature, art and filmmaking this course will explore how the Nazi dictatorship affected the lives of women. From "Aryan" women who participated in it, to how German women of Jewish descent were marginalized; analyzing women as victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust; and exploring the memory of Nazism. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 130, SWGS 130.

GERM 132 - NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FILM

Short Title: NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FILM

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course explores films made in Nazi Germany as well as films about Nazi Germany and the corresponding crisis of justice in the mid-twentieth century. We will analyze cinematic responses to the rise of the fascist movement, World War II, the Holocaust, and the post-war years. Particular attention will be paid to the value of film as propagandistic tool, ways in which it can configure and contest our image of national identity, and the relation between mass manipulation and mass murder. Taught in English. This course is limited to first year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 132.

GERM 134 - MODERN MEDIA

Short Title: MODERN MEDIA

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Critical introduction to the history and theory of modern media--including photography, film, and radio--with a focus on problems of representation, cultural perception, and the simulation of reality. What are media? How are media linked to the experience of modernity and post modernity? How do media construct "reality?" Do modern media generate a crisis of perception? How has the emergency of modern visual culture shaped the social and political imaginary? This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 134.

GERM 136 - GERMAN FILM

Short Title: GERMAN FILM

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: "From Caligari to Hitler" -and beyond. In the vein of the title of a well-known study on German film during the Weimar Republic the course offers a cinematographic history of German and European politics and culture from the early Expressionist silent movies on the award winning "Life of Others." Taught in English. This course is limited to first-year students only, any others will be removed from this course. Cross-list: FSEM 136.

GERM 141 - FIRST YEAR GERMAN I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR GERMAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in German (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of German. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for GERM 141 and GERM 101/GERM 222.

Course URL: clicgerman.blogs.rice.edu

GERM 142 - FIRST YEAR GERMAN II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR GERMAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): GERM 141

Description: Continuation of GERM 141. Development of interactional competence in German (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of German. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for GERM 142 and GERM 262.

Course URL: clicgerman.blogs.rice.edu

GERM 178 - THE THIRD REICH IN LITERATURE

Short Title: THE THIRD REICH IN LITERATURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Freshman seminar introduces students to the interpretation of drama, poetry, prose, and film on German fascism and its consequences in and outside of Germany before, during, and after World War II. In addition, students will examine theoretical approaches to fascist culture and memory of the Holocaust. Limited to first year students only. Cross-list: FSEM 178.

GERM 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN GERMAN LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT GERMAN LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for GERM 222 and GERM 101/GERM 141.

GERM 263 - SECOND YEAR GERMAN I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR GERMAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): GERM 142

Description: Continuation of GERM 262. Development of interactional competence in German (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of German. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for GERM 263 and GERM 201.

Course URL: clicgerman.blogs.rice.edu

GERM 264 - SECOND YEAR GERMAN II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR GERMAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): GERM 263

Description: Continuation of GERM 263. Development of interactional competence in German (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of German. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for GERM 264 and GERM 202.

Course URL: clicgerman.blogs.rice.edu

GERM 280 - HISTORY OF CINEMA AND MEDIA I: INVENTION TO 1945

Short Title: HISTORY OF CINEMA AND MEDIA I

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This seminar will introduce students to the history of cinema from its inception to 1945 by considering individual cinematic artifacts in their technological, economic, aesthetic, political, and social contexts. Cross-list: CMST 201.

GERM 301 - THIRD YEAR GERMAN I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR GERMAN I

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course introduces students to contemporary German speaking cultures through the use of authentic materials (film, media, literature). Recommended Prerequisite(s): GERM 264 or Instructor Permisison.

GERM 302 - THIRD YEAR GERMAN II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR GERMAN II

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on complex topics in contemporary German speaking cultures through the use of authentic materials (film, media, literature). Recommended Prerequisite(s): GERM 301 or Permission of Instructor.

GERM 305 - ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM (1750-1850)

Short Title: ENLIGHTENMENT (1750-1850)

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to the major social, political and cultural developments in the period between 1700-1850, which contributed to the emergence of modern German cultural identity within the European context. Covers wide range of theoretical and literary works by Kant, Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, Eichendorff, Hoffmann, Heine, and others. Taught in German.

GERM 306 - REALISM TO MODERNITY (1850-PRESENT)

Short Title: REALISM TO MODERNITY-1850-PRES

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: German history and culture during the late 19th and the 29th century have been rather turbulent: From Wilhelminian empire to Weimar democracy to Hitler fascism to socialist division to German reunification to entry into the European Union. All these political changes will be commented on by cultural reflections in textual and filmic forms. Literary texts will include Fontane, Mann, Kafka, Boll, Grass, Wolf and Maron. Taught in German.

GERM 307 - FOLK AND FAIRY TALE IN GERMAN: TRADITION, STRUCTURE, ARTISTRY

Short Title: FOLK & FAIRY TALE IN GERMAN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The folk tales collected by the Brothers Grimm still exhibit all the principle characteristics and functions of oral literature, i.e. the reproduction of an audience's cultural identity and the securing of that identity. Nevertheless, these characteristics are still preserved in fairy tales written by specific authors for a reading audience. Examples of the latter are mainly from authors of Romanticism and Realism. Taught in German.

GERM 309 - GERMAN POETRY

Short Title: GERMAN POETRY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: "If the soul speaks out, alas! it is no longer the soul that speaks" - in Schiller's famous line one of the many fascinating paradoxes of lyric poetry is expressed. With the tradition of the "Lied," poems set to music, German poetry of the Classical-Romantic epoch was soon to become the epitome of lyric poetry as such. There were, however, poems of quite different kinds before and after Goethe, Eichendorff, and Heine. Without neglecting the Classical-Romantic period, the course will explore the history of lyric expression in German literature from the early modern period to the present in both poems and theoretical texts. Taught in German.

GERM 311 - BERLIN: PAST AND PRESENT

Short Title: BERLIN: PAST AND PRESENT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course introduces students to German history and culture as mirrored in the history of the city that is "always in progress and never accomplished." With an emphasis on the period from the 1920's to the present, class discussions encompass literature and theory, politics and social life, as well as architecture, fine arts and film. Taught in German.

GERM 321 - EUROPEAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS

Short Title: EUROPEAN WOMEN FILMMAKERS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Filmmaking has celebrated its first hundred years. Women's contributions were significant and deserve to widen the film canon for all filmgoers. This course will concentrate on films by European women directors, taking into account aesthetic particularities, gender commitment, and post-feminist attempts. Importance will also be given to the contexts and conditions of women's film production. All films subtitled in English. Taught in English. Cross-list: HART 385, HUMA 321, SWGS 358.

GERM 322 - MARX, FREUD, EINSTEIN: FOREBEARERS OF MODERNITY

Short Title: MARX, FREUD, EINSTEIN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Like no others, these three thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries have influenced the intellectual, historical, social and cultural development not only of Germany, but of the entire world. The course examines the works of these authors in the context of their own time as well as their continued importance in the present. Works by Brecht, Christa Wolf, Schnitzler, Kafka will also be considered. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 322.

GERM 324 - BERLIN: RESIDENCE, METROPOLIS, CAPITAL

Short Title: BERLIN:RESIDENCE,METRO,CAPITAL

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course offers an introduction to German history, politics, and culture as mirrored in the history of the old and new German capital. Berlin has always been a city of contradictions: from imperial glamour to proletarian slums, from the Roaring Twenties to Hitler's seizure of power. Emerging from the ruins of WWII Berlin became both the capital of Socialism and the display window of the Free World. After the fall of the wall, Berlin is still looking for its role in the center of a reshaped Europe. Readings and discussions encompass fine arts and literature from the 18th century to the present, including film. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 324.

GERM 325 - MODERN GERMAN WRITERS: KAFKA

Short Title: MODERN GERMAN WRITERS: KAFKA

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Goethe's vision of "world-literature" came true in the twentieth century. German authors, among them Kafka, transcended the confines of national traditions and redefined the concepts of literature and authorship in view of a modern globally dispersed audience. Topics may vary. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 325. Repeatable for Credit.

GERM 326 - THE GERMAN FAIRY TALE: OLD AND NEW

Short Title: GERMAN FAIRY TALE: OLD & NEW

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Discussion of several prototypes from the fairy-tale collection of the Brothers Grimm and the subsequent development of the "literary" fairy tale from Goethe and the Romantics to the 20th century. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 372.

GERM 327 - GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM IN EUROPEAN CONTEXT: HISTORY, LITERATURE AND FINE ARTS

Short Title: GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The literature, fine arts and film of German Expressionism represent the most concentrated breakthrough of modernity. In addition to focusing on this accomplishment in its European context, the course will also discuss Nietzsche's influence, the movement's ambivalent reaction to WWI and its misappropriation by communism and national-socialism. Taught in English.

GERM 328 - GERMAN ADAPTATIONS: TEXT TO FILM

Short Title: GERMAN ADAPTATIONS: TEXT-FILM

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Prominent novels of the 20th century will be studied for their possibilities or impossibilities of rendition from print medium to cinematic medium. From the myriad of adaptations we will concentrate on Thomas Mann: Tod in Venedig; Franz Kafka: Das Schloss; Klaus Mann: Mephisto; Gunter Grass: Die Blechtrommel; H. Boll: Katharina Blum; Jurek Becker: Jacob der Lugner. All films are subtitled in English. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 328.

GERM 329 - LITERATURE OF THE HOLOCAUST AND EXILE

Short Title: LIT OF HOLOCAUST & EXILE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Most of the authors from Germany and Austria, who were persecuted and fled into exile, used literature to search for meaning in life that apparently had been stripped of all meaning. Among these authors are the most distinguished writers of the time, i.e., Th. and H. Mann, Brecht, Benjamin, Werfel, Doblin, J. Roth, S. Zweig, N. Sachs, Celan, Auslander. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 329.

GERM 330 - LITERATURE AND FILM IN EAST GERMANY: BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

Short Title: LIT AND FILM: EAST GERMANY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar will introduce students to the literature and filmic culture of East Germany, as well as to its social, political, and cultural context. It will also ask how literature and film not only reflect history but also respond to history by mobilizing their own political force.

GERM 333 - NIETZSCHE: PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, HISTORY

Short Title: NIETZSCHE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Situates Nietzsche's thought on language, history, and the body within its historical context, and examines the validity of his arguments in a world increasingly challenged by scientific knowledge. Focuses on Nietzsche's views on truth, genealogy, nihilism, morality, and science, which continue to be relevant for current debates within the humanities. Taught in English.

GERM 334 - NATIONALISM AND CITIZENSHIP

Short Title: NATIONALISM AND CITIZENSHIP

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Critical review of modern concepts of nationalism and citizenship. Topics include: theories of nationalism and citizenship, space and territory, identity, monuments, the emergence of nation states, multicultural democracy, transnationalism, and political belonging. Course provides links between political theory, public policy, literature, visual culture, architecture, and historical anthropology.

GERM 338 - NEW GERMAN FILM: HITLER'S CINEMATIC CHILDREN

Short Title: NEW GERM FILM: HITLER'S CINEMA

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: From the 1960 to 2000, Germany has developed a very distinct auteur cinema with independent filmmakers such as Fassbinder, Herzog, Wenders, Adlon, Trotta, Sander, Brueckner, Doerrie, Garnier, Tykwer, and others. The first 20 years of German film were oriented on coming to terms with the fascist past; the second 20 years focused on more contemporary issues. Film, critical reading and class discussion in English. All films are subtitled in English and will be assessed with podium technology. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 373, SWGS 361.

GERM 339 - FROM EXPRESSIONISM TO FASCISM: ART AND FILM IN GERMANY

Short Title: FROM EXPRESSIONISM TO FASCISM

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Focusing on the tumultuous years of the Weimar Republic, this class will examine art and film in Germany from the birth of Expressionism through the end of the Nazi dictatorship. Topics covered will include Expressionism, Dada, the Bauhaus, and Fascist aesthetics. Particular attention will be paid to the relations between aesthetics and politics and art and everyday life, all central concerns of the art and criticism of the period. Cross-list: HART 398.

GERM 340 - WALTER BENJAMIN: AESTHETICS, HISTORY AND POLITICS

Short Title: WALTER BENJAMIN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Benjamin has been celebrated as a revolutionary Marxist, a theologian of Jewish Messianism, and as an essayist and literary critic. The course offers an introduction to his writings by way situating them in the historical background of the Weimar Republic and the crises of European society on the eve of WWII. Taught in English. Cross-list: HUMA 340.

GERM 341 - A SHORT HISTORY OF GERMAN THOUGHT ON HISTORY

Short Title: GERMAN THOUGHT ON HISTORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: From early modern times onward history has played and still plays a crucial role in German thought. Why? An answer to this question is to be sought in history; in authors such as Lessing, Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche who contributed to what in German is called "Philosophy of History."

GERM 344 - GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1648-1890

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Survey of "Germanies" from the rise of absolutist state following the Thirty Years' War to the unification of Germany in 1871. Includes the development of the bureaucratic and military institutions of the modern state, changing conceptions of state and society, and the major social and economic changes of the period. Taught in English. Cross-list: HIST 354.

GERM 345 - FROM DEMOCRACY TO DICTATORSHIP: GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: From 1890-1945, Germans experienced dramatic changes in their political environment. This lecture class will examine these changes, taking into account not only political history, but also attempts to come to terms with the challenges posed by organized capitalism, the rise and fall of socialism, the development of an interventionist state, cultural critique, and political culture, the Nazi social revolution, and the Holocaust. Taught in English. Cross-list: HIST 355.

GERM 349 - GERMAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Short Title: GERMAN POLITICAL THOUGHT

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced seminar in political thought. Traces the development and influence of one of the most important traditions of modern political thought from the Enlightenment to the present. Topics include: natural law, public sphere, intellectuals and the modern state, civil society, mass democracy. Reading intensive and research oriented. Taught in English.

GERM 351 - HOLOCAUST MEMORY IN MODERN GERMANY

Short Title: HOLOCAUST MEMORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course traces and examines forms of Holocaust memory and memorialization in film, literature, art, architecture, city planning, museums, and memorials in Germany. For an additional credit hour, students will participate in a week-long trip to Berlin. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 387.

GERM 352 - POLITICS OF THE FLESH IN GERMAN LITERATURE, THOUGHT AND FILM

Short Title: THE POLITICS OF THE FLESH

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will introduce students to the complex relation between the sphere of politics and the human body as negotiated in German literature, thought and film. We will examine the practices of power that states wield toward the maximization of “life” and discuss such pressing issues as biopower, eugenics, racism, sexism and genocide.

GERM 361 - THE AGE OF GOETHE: POETRY AND TRUTH

Short Title: AGE OF GOETHE: POETRY & TRUTH

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The "Age of Goethe" is generally referred to as the "classical" decade of German literature and culture. It was, however, by no means exclusively the age of Goethe and Schiller, but also of Kant and Herder, Holderlin and Kleist, and the beginning of the Romantic movement. While German intellectuals debated revolution in the lofty realm of letters, their French contemporaries took to the streets and staged a political revolution that culminated in the execution of their king. Germany as the "land of the poets and philosophers" is a myth indeed, and a rather ambivalent one, too. The course explores the age of Goethe, its "poetry" and its "truth," by way of reading key texts of that period in their intellectual, historical, and political contexts. Taught in German.

GERM 362 - NEW REALITIES: LITERATURE AND POLITICS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Short Title: 19TH C. LITERATURE & POLITICS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In German arts and letters, the nineteenth century is usually referred to as the age of Realism. As a reaction to Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, and Idealism, intellectual life turned towards the new realities in the sciences as well as society and politics. Industrialization, urbanization, the social question, women's liberation and the founding of the "Reich" created a new sense of reality and gave way to new forms of expression in literature and the arts. While optimism regarding the process of mankind prevailed, pessimism spread amongst the more thoughtful. Readings include texts by Heine, Fontaine, Keller, Hauptmann, Marx, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Taught in German.

GERM 363 - THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC, 1919-1933

Short Title: THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC, 1919-1933

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar in Germany's first democracy and one of the most formative moments of modernity. Covers political culture, constitutional conflict, literary and intellectual movements and urban visual culture from the end of the First World War and the spectacular modernity of 1920s Berlin to the rise of the Nazis. Taught in German.

GERM 364 - THE EXPRESSIONIST VISION OF "NEW MAN"

Short Title: EXPRESSIONIST VISION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Inspired by Nietzsche's concept of the "Superman," the Expressionist writers and artists (roughly between 1910 and 1920) strived towards a total renewal of society. They attached its patriarchal foundation, blamed the anonymity of the metropolitan mass society with the newly formed proletariat on hand and the materialistic life-style on the other for the general dissociation of individuals. The major literary forms were poetry and drama, which were either activist or experimenting with newly created metaphors. The prose employs the genre of the grotesque. The visual artists are influenced by van Gogh. As a totally new medium, the film incorporates all these aspects and elements. Taught in German.

GERM 401 - TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: TOPICS IN GERMAN

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will work with sophisticated texts to enable students to bring their proficiency in the various modalities of German to the advanced level. Taught in German. Repeatable for Credit.

GERM 402 - GERMAN TRANSLATION

Short Title: GERMAN TRANSLATION

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced seminar on German-English translations. With stylistic exercises covering a broad range of genres: poetry, novels, essays, historical documents, legal documents, journalism, etc. Taught in German.

GERM 405 - THE MAKING OF MODERN GERMANY

Short Title: MODERN GERMANY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Germany nowadays seems to have found her place in the center of Europe. In both Weimar Republic and Hitler's Reich, BRD and GDR, the experience of and struggle with modernity was essential for recent German history. Discussions encompass select texts both fictitious and theoretical, architecture, fine arts, and film. Taught in German.

GERM 411 - THE POETICS OF JUSTCE IN GERMAN LITERATURE, THOUGHT, AND FILM

Short Title: THE POETICS OF JUSTICE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Seminar will introduce students to the ongoing concern with law and its relation to justice in German literature, thought, and film. We will examine works that stage actual and figurative trials, and will ask how these enactments serve as a catalyst for civilization's most pressing normative questions.

GERM 420 - GERMAN POLITICS/CULTURE AFTER 1945

Short Title: GERM. POLI/CULTURE AFTER 1945

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced seminar on German culture and politics after the Second World War -- from the foundation of the Federal Republic, the separation of the two Germanys, and the student revolts of 1968 to 1970s terrorism, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and Germany's present role in the international community. Taught in German.

GERM 425 - VIENNA AND ITS PEOPLE

Short Title: VIENNA AND ITS PEOPLE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course we will look at the people of Vienna from the turn of the century to the present. Our readings, film viewings and discussions will introduce us to the Viennese as people of all classes and ethnic and national groups. Taught in German. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Intermediate high proficiency (speaking & writing).

GERM 430 - GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Short Title: GERMAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced Seminar on key topics in modern German intellectual history, including history of science and scholarship, from 1700 to the present. Ideal preparation for graduate school in the humanities. Taught in German.

GERM 435 - CONCEPTS OF HISTORY FROM G.E. LESSING TO W. BENJAMIN

Short Title: CONCEPTS OF HISTORY

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The twentieth-century Italian philosopher Benedetto Croce called philosophy of history (Geschichtsphilosophie) a "German discipline." There is indeed a long and rich tradition of texts in German thought that focus on making sense of the seemingly senseless, on speculating about the origin, the course, the aim, or, quite generally, the "meaning" of history. Based on selected texts by Lessing, Kant, Heine, Hegel, Nietzsche, Ranke, Burckhardt, Benjamin, and others, the course discusses different concepts of history from the early eighteenth to the twentieth century. Taught in German.

GERM 491 - FALL - INDEPENDENT WORK IN GERMAN LITERATURE

Short Title: FALL-IND WRK GERM LITERATURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Qualified students work on projects of their choice under the supervision of individual instructors with approval of the undergraduate advisor. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

GERM 492 - SPRING - INDEPENDENT WORK IN GERMAN LITERATURE

Short Title: SPRING-IND WRK GERM LITERATURE

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Qualified students work on projects of their choice under the supervision of individual instructors with approval of the undergraduate advisor. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

GERM 493 - FALL HONOR THESIS

Short Title: FALL HONOR THESIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent research projects by outstanding German majors leading to a substantial honors thesis, undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member. Department Permission Required.

GERM 494 - SPRING HONORS THESIS

Short Title: SPRING HONOR THESIS

Department: Classical and European Studies

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent research projects by outstanding German majors leading to a substantial honors thesis, undertaken in close cooperation with a department faculty member. Department Permission Required.

GERM 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Lecture, Laboratory, Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Topics and credit hours may vary each semester. Contact department for current semester's topic(s). Repeatable for Credit.

Hebrew (HEBR)

HEBR 125 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW I

Short Title: INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to Biblical Hebrew with emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. Cross-list: RELI 125.

HEBR 126 - INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW II

Short Title: INTRO TO BIBLICAL HEBREW II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of RELI 125. We will finish the grammar in the second half of this semester and then read selections from the Hebrew Bible. Cross-list: RELI 126.

HEBR 128 - INTERMEDIATE BIBLICAL HEBREW IV

Short Title: INTERM BIBLICAL HEBREW IV

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of RELI 127 (RELI 127 is not a prerequisite). Cross-list: RELI 128.

HEBR 141 - FIRST YEAR HEBREW I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR HEBREW I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Hebrew (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hebrew. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HEBR 141 and HEBR 161.

HEBR 142 - FIRST YEAR HEBREW II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR HEBREW II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of HEBR 141. Development of interactional competence in Hebrew (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hebrew. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Recommended Prerequisite(s): HEBR 101 or HEBR 141 or Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HEBR 142 and HEBR 262.

HEBR 263 - SECOND YEAR HEBREW I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR HEBREW I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of HEBR 142. Development of interactional competence in Hebrew (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hebrew. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Recommended Prerequisite(s): HEBR 201 or HEBR 142 or Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HEBR 263 and HEBR 201.

Course URL: clichebrew.blogs.rice.edu

HEBR 264 - SECOND YEAR HEBREW II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR HEBREW II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of HEBR 263. Development of interactional competence in Hebrew (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hebrew. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Recommended Prerequisite(s): HEBR 202 or HEBR 263 or Placement Test. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HEBR 264 and HEBR 202.

Course URL: clichebrew.blogs.rice.edu

Hindi (HIND)

HIND 106 - ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR HINDI

Short Title: ACCEL FIRST YEAR HINDI

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternate first year Hindi for students who have some knowledge of spoken Hindi. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of HIND 141 and 142. Students will be prepared for HIND 263 upon completion of the course. Placement Test is required.

Course URL: clichindi.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 141 - FIRST YEAR HINDI I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR HINDI I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Hindi (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hindi. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIND 141 and HIND 161.

Course URL: hindiclic.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 142 - FIRST YEAR HINDI II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR HINDI II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIND 141

Description: Continuation of HIND 141. Development of interactional competence in Hindi (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hindi. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HIND 142 and HIND 262.

Course URL: hindclic.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 263 - SECOND YEAR HINDI I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR HINDI I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIND 142

Description: Continuation of HIND 142. Development of interactional competence in Hindi (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hindi. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Course URL: clichindi.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 264 - SECOND YEAR HINDI II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR HINDI II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIND 263

Description: Continuation of HIND 263. Development of interactional competence in Hindi (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Hindi. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition.

Course URL: clichindi.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 301 - THIRD YEAR HINDI I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR HINDI I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIND 264

Description: Continuation of HIND 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and soci-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clichindi.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 302 - THIRD YEAR HINDI II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR HINDI II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): HIND 301

Description: Continuation of HIND 301. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and soci-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clichindi.blogs.rice.edu

HIND 398 - HINDI TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: HINDI TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will work with instructor closely to acquire teaching skills in tutoring in Hindi. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

HIND 399 - HINDI TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: HINDI TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-6

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will work with instructor closely to acquire teaching skills in tutoring in Hindi. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Italian (ITAL)

ITAL 106 - ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR ITALIAN

Short Title: ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR ITALIAN

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternative first year Italian for students who have already completed two semesters of French or Spanish. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of ITAL 141 and ITAL 142. Students will be prepared for ITAL 263 upon completion of the course. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 106 and ITAL 141/ITAL 142.

ITAL 141 - FIRST YEAR ITALIAN I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR ITALIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Italian (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Italian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 141 and ITAL 101/ITAL 106/ITAL 222.

Course URL: clicitalian.blogs.rice.edu

ITAL 142 - FIRST YEAR ITALIAN II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR ITALIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 141

Description: Continuation of ITAL 141. Development of interactional competence in Italian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Italian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 142 and ITAL 106/ITAL 262.

Course URL: clicitalian.blogs.rice.edu

ITAL 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Transfer Courses

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 222 and ITAL 101/ITAL 141.

ITAL 263 - SECOND YEAR ITALIAN I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR ITALIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 142

Description: Continuation of ITAL 142. Development of interactional competence in Italian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Italian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 263 and ITAL 201.

Course URL: clicitalian.blogs.rice.edu

ITAL 264 - SECOND YEAR ITALIAN II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR ITALIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 263

Description: Continuation of ITAL 263. Development of interactional competence in Italian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Italian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for ITAL 264 and ITAL 202.

Course URL: clicitalian.blogs.rice.edu

ITAL 301 - ADVANCED ITALIAN I

Short Title: ADVANCED ITALIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 264

Description: This course helps students develop an ADVANCED level of proficiency in Italian through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

ITAL 302 - ADVANCED ITALIAN II

Short Title: ADVANCED ITALIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): ITAL 301

Description: This course helps students develop an ADVANCED level of proficiency in Italian through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary. Repeatable for Credit.

Japanese (JAPA)

JAPA 141 - FIRST YEAR JAPANESE I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR JAPANESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Japanese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Japanese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for JAPA 141 and JAPA 101/JAPA 222.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 142 - FIRST YEAR JAPANESE II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR JAPANESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): JAPA 141

Description: Continuation of JAPA 141. Development of interactional competence in Japanese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Japanese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for JAPA 142 and JAPA 262.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT JAPANESE LANG.

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for JAPA 222 and JAPA 101/JAPA 141.

JAPA 263 - SECOND YEAR JAPANESE I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR JAPANESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): JAPA 142

Description: Continuation of JAPA 142. Development of interactional competence in Japanese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Japanese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for JAPA 263 and JAPA 201.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 264 - SECOND YEAR JAPANESE II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR JAPANESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): JAPA 263

Description: Continuation of JAPA 263. Development of interactional competence in Japanese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Japanese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for JAPA 264 and JAPA 202.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 301 - THIRD YEAR JAPANESE I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR JAPANESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): JAPA 264

Description: Continuation of JAPA 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and soci-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 302 - THIRD YEAR JAPANESE II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR JAPANESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): JAPA 301

Description: Continuation of JAPA 301. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicjapanese.blogs.rice.edu

JAPA 398 - JAPANESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: JAPANESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course gives students with advanced proficiency in Japanese the opportunity to acquire teaching experience in the tutorial format. Includes regular meetings with supervising faculty member. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

JAPA 399 - JAPANESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: JAPANESE TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course gives students with advanced proficiency in Japanese the opportunity to acquire teaching experience in tutorial format. Includes regular meetings with supervising faculty member. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Korean (KORE)

KORE 141 - FIRST YEAR KOREAN I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR KOREAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Korean (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Korean. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 142 - FIRST YEAR KOREAN II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR KOREAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): KORE 141

Description: Continuation of KORE 141. Development of interactional competence in Korean (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Korean. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for KORE 142 and KORE 262.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 263 - SECOND YEAR KOREAN I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR KOREAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): KORE 142

Description: Continuation of KORE 142. Development of interactional competence in Korean (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Korean. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for KORE 263 and KORE 201.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 264 - SECOND YEAR KOREAN II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR KOREAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): KORE 263

Description: Continuation of KORE 263. Development of interactional competence in Korean (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Korean. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for KORE 264 and KORE 202.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 301 - THIRD YEAR KOREAN I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR KOREAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): KORE 264

Description: Continuation of KORE 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 302 - THIRD YEAR KOREAN II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR KOREAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): KORE 301

Description: Continuation of KORE 301. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clickorean.blogs.rice.edu

KORE 398 - KOREAN TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: KOREAN TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Under the instructor's close supervision, students with a high level of proficiency in Korean acquire teaching skills by tutoring the students in lower level. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

KORE 399 - KOREAN TEACHING PRACTICUM

Short Title: KOREAN TEACHING PRACTICUM

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Under the instructor's close supervision, students with a high level of proficiency in Korean acquire teaching skills by tutoring the students in lower level. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

Portuguese (PORT)

PORT 106 - ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

Short Title: ACCEL FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternate first year Portuguese for students who have good command of Spanish. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of PORT 141 and 142. Students will be prepared for PORT 263 upon completion of the course. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 106 and PORT 141/PORT 142.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 141 - FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 141 and PORT 106.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 142 - FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 141

Description: Continuation of PORT 141. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 142 and PORT 106/PORT 262.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 206 - ACCELERATED SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS

Short Title: ACCEL SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 106

Description: Alternate second year Portuguese for students who have a very good command of Spanish. This intensive course covers the equivalent of PORT 263 and PORT 264. It will focus on the development of interactional competence in Portuguese to communicate satisfactorily with Portuguese speakers.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 263 - SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 142

Description: Continuation of PORT 142. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 263 and PORT 201.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 264 - SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 263

Description: Continuation of PORT 263. Development of interactional competence in Portuguese (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Portuguese. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for PORT 264 and PORT 202.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 301 - THIRD YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 264

Description: Continuation of PORT 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicportuguese.blogs.rice.edu

PORT 302 - BRASIL: CULTURA E SOCIEDADE

Short Title: BRASIL: CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 202 or PORT 364

Description: The purpose of this course is to develop speaking, reading, and writing skills via the analysis of Brazilian literary and cultural texts. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will be introduced to cultural analysis using a broad range of sources such as literature, film, and other audio-visual materials.

Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 141 - FIRST YEAR RUSSIAN I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR RUSSIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Russian (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Russian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

RUSS 142 - FIRST YEAR RUSSIAN II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR RUSSIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 141

Description: Continuation of RUSS 141. Development of interactional competence in Russian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Russian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for RUSS 142 and RUSS 262.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

RUSS 263 - SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 142

Description: Continuation of RUSS 142. Development of interactional competence in Russian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Russian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for RUSS 263 and RUSS 201.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

RUSS 264 - SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 263

Description: Continuation of RUSS 263. Development of interactional competence in Russian (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Russian. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for RUSS 264 and RUSS 202.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

RUSS 301 - THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN I

Short Title: THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 264

Description: Continuation of RUSS 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

RUSS 302 - THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN II

Short Title: THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 301

Description: Continuation of RUSS 301. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

Course URL: clicrussian.blogs.rice.edu

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 141 - FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and sociocultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. No prior knowledge of this language is necessary. Placement Test is required. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 141 and SPAN 161/SPAN 222.

Course URL: clicspanish.blogs.rice.edu

SPAN 142 - FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 141

Description: Continuation of SPAN 141. Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 142 and SPAN 262.

Course URL: clicspanish.blogs.rice.edu

SPAN 204 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR BICULTURAL STUDENTS

Short Title: INT SPAN BICULTURAL STUDENTS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course is for students who have been exposed to Spanish at home, through relatives and/or in the community and who wish to improve their confidence and intermediate fluency by expanding their formal knowledge of the language and of Hispanic cultures. Authentic materials such as short stories, poetry, films and articles will be used to develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Placement Test is required.

SPAN 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN SPANISH LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT SPANISH LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 222 and SPAN 101/SPAN 141/SPAN 161.

SPAN 225 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT INTERM. SPAN

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course provides credit for students who have successfully completed approved examinations, such as Advanced Placement exams. This credit counts toward the total credit hours required for graduation. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 225 and SPAN 201/SPAN 263.

SPAN 263 - SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

Short Title: SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 142

Description: Continuation of SPAN 142. Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 263 and SPAN 201/SPAN 225.

Course URL: clicspanish.blogs.rice.edu

SPAN 264 - SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

Short Title: SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 263

Description: Continuation of SPAN 263. Development of interactional competence in Spanish (sociolinguistic and socio cultural knowledge) to communicate and interact with speakers of Spanish. The course is based on a student-centered, critical-thinking approach to language analysis/acquisition. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for SPAN 264 and SPAN 202.

Course URL: clicspanish.blogs.rice.edu

SPAN 303 - ADVANCED SPANISH FOR BI-CULTURAL STUDENTS

Short Title: ADV SPAN BI-CULTURAL STUDENTS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 204

Description: SPAN 303 aims to bring students to advanced proficiency in Spanish, enabling them to interact confidently in a wide variety of contexts, while providing them with cultural insights about the Hispanic world. It is designed for students who come with bi-cultural exposure and at least intermediate proficiency in Spanish.

SPAN 321 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SPANISH I

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV SPANISH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 264

Description: This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

SPAN 322 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SPANISH II

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS: ADV SPANISH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 321

Description: This is a continuation of SPAN 321. This course helps students develop an advanced level of proficiency in Spanish through the analysis and use of the target language in the context of specific topics of interest that will vary.

SPAN 323 - SPANISH PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP I

Short Title: SPANISH PROFESSIONAL APPR I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 322

Description: This hybrid course combines internship hours and course hours for students who are interested in using their Spanish-language skills in professional settings. Course meets on campus on Wednesdays; and on location during internship working hours, to be determined between student and instructor.

SPAN 324 - SPANISH PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP II

Short Title: SPANISH PROFESSIONAL APPR II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides experiential learning for student show are interested in expanding their interactional and intercultural competence in Spanish in professional settings. Students participate as apprentices which includes working in contextualized strategic scenarios (simulated and/or real) such as simulations, shadowing professionals, work-related tasks, and case studies. Department Permission Required.

Course URL: clicspanish.blogs.rice.edu

SPAN 325 - SPECIAL TOPICS: ADVANCED SPANISH III

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS:ADV SPANISH III

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This is a continuation of SPAN 323 or SPAN 324. Students develop an advanced level of proficiency and interactional competence in Spanish through analysis and use of the target language in the study abroad context. Students will facilitate class discussions with students in SPAN 322; collect samples of interactional and sociolinguistic data in various settings, and analyze and classify collected date. Department Permission Required.

Description and Code Legend

Note: Internally, the university uses the following descriptions, codes, and abbreviations for this academic program. The following is a quick reference: 

Course Catalog/Schedule

  • Course offerings/subject code: CLIC

Center Description and Code

  • Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication: CLIC 

Undergraduate Certificate Description and Code

  • Certificate in Languages and Intercultural Communication: LIC