Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures

Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures
https://cultures.rice.edu
207 Rayzor Hall
713-348-4868

Christian J. Emden
Department Chair
emden@rice.edu

The Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures Department houses the programs of Classical Studies, European Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Latin American Studies, and Spanish and Portuguese. Each program offers its own major.

The department offers focused and interdisciplinary instruction in the cultural, literary, intellectual, and political traditions outside the English-speaking world and on both sides of the Atlantic. The department and its programs also place an emphasis on the central role of foreign languages for the humanities and social sciences, which allows students to engage critically with a diverse and global society.

Department faculty are involved in allied interdisciplinary programs, such as Cinema and Media Studies, Politics, Law, and Social  Thought, and Jewish  Studies, as well as in the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Center for African and African American Studies.

Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures does not currently offer an academic program at the graduate level.

Chair

Christian J. Emden

Program Advisors 

José F. Aranda, Jr., Latin American Studies
Esther Fernández, Spanish and Portuguese
Hilary S. Mackie, Classical Studies
Deborah Nelson-Campbell, French Studies
Astrid Oesmann, German Studies
Philip R. Wood, European Studies

Professors

Luis Duno-Gottberg
Christian J. Emden
Beatriz González-Stephan
Scott McGill
Deborah Nelson-Campbell
M. Rafael Salaberry
Uwe Steiner
Klaus H.M. Weissenberger
Harvey E. Yunis

Associate Professors

José F. Aranda, Jr.
Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Jacqueline Couti
Esther Fernández
Julie Fette
Deborah A. Harter
Gisela Heffes
Hilary S. Mackie
Astrid Oesmann
Philip R. Wood

Assistant Professor

Sophie Esch

Lecturer

Ted Somerville

Writer in Residence

Andrea Bajani

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

Classical Studies (CLAS)

CLAS 102 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF WESTERN ART I: ANTIQUITY TO GOTHIC

Short Title: INTRO TO HIST OF WESTERN ART I

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture from Antiquity through the 15th century. Cross-list: HART 101, MDEM 111. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for CLAS 102 if student has credit for HART 220.

CLAS 107 - GREEK CIVILIZATION AND ITS LEGACY

Short Title: GREEK CIVILIZATION & LEGACY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An examination of the literary, artistic, and intellectual achievements of classical Greek civilization from Homer through the golden age of classical Athens to the spread of Greek culture in the Hellenistic world. The influence of ancient Greece on Western culture will be a focus. Case studies in the later reception of classical Greek literature (e.g., tragedy), philosophy (e.g., Socrates), history (e.g., democracy), and art (e.g., The Parthenon) will be examined. Cross-list: HUMA 107.

Course URL: classicallegacy.rice.edu

CLAS 108 - ROMAN CIVILIZATION AND ITS LEGACY

Short Title: ROMAN CIVILIZATION &ITS LEGACY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course will investigate central aspects of Roman civilization: politics, religion, law, oratory, private life, public entertainment, literature, and visual art and architecture. We will also examine the place of ancient Rome in the western imagination, and the influence of ancient Rome on later politics, literature, and art. Cross-list: HUMA 111.

Course URL: classicallegacy.rice.edu/

CLAS 207 - LOVE LIFE IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

Short Title: LOVE LIFE IN ANTIQUITY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Love, sex, marriage and eroticism were important aspects of ancient Greek and Roman culture as they are of our own, though they were sometimes conceived of very differently. In this course we will consider the evidence for various aspects of sexual relationships in poetry, art, inscriptions, philosophy, and more.

CLAS 208 - THE FALL OF ROME

Short Title: THE FALL OF ROME

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: The course will consider the fall of Rome as an historical event and an historical topic. We will examine how, why, and even if the Roman empire fell in antiquity. We will also consider the historical narrative of Rome's fall, including in Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

CLAS 209 - CAMENAE TO CHRISTIANITY: A SURVEY OF LATIN POETRY

Short Title: A SURVEY OF LATIN POETRY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: A survey of Latin poetry from its origins to its late period. Readings are in English. The course provides a broad overview of Latin literary history through the close study of Roman poetry and of the culture in which it was produced. Authors include Catullus, Virgil, Horace, and Ovid.

CLAS 210 - HOMER AND VIRGIL AND THEIR RECEPTION

Short Title: HOMER AND VIRGIL

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course reads Homer's ILIAD and ODYSSEY and Virgil's AENEID in translation. Topics include the nature of oral poetry, the history of the epic genre, Virgilian intertextuality, the cultural and political contexts in which the poems arose, and case studies in the poets' reception.

Course URL: classicallegacy.rice.edu

CLAS 218 - CITIES, SANCTUARIES, CIVILIZATIONS: INTRODUCTION TO GREEK ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Short Title: GREEK ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Greek world. Artistic media, such as sculpture and vase painting will be examined in a broad range of the material culture ancient Greeks created and used. Consideration of these materials within their cultural, social and religious contexts will be discussed. Cross-list: HART 216.

CLAS 219 - OLD ENGLISH: READINGS IN BEOWULF

Short Title: OLD ENGLISH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: We will read selections from Beowulf in the original Old English, and discuss its literary and historical importance. No prior knowledge of Old English required.

CLAS 235 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY: INTERPRETATION, ORIGINS, AND INFLUENCE

Short Title: CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: We will read and analyze some of the most influential Greek myths (including their parallels and permutations in other cultures). Employing insights from a variety of theoretical approaches to myth, we will identify typical story patterns, characters, and events, and the values, anxieties, and aspirations for which they stand.

Course URL: classicallegacy.rice.edu

CLAS 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Lecture, Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

CLAS 302 - GREEK TRAGEDY

Short Title: GREEK TRAGEDY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: We will read 16 Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides as well as contemporary criticism of tragedy by Aristophanes, Plato, and Aristotle. We will consider how ancient tragedies were staged, how they were received by their audiences, how they fit in the life of Athens, how they influenced later dramatic arts, and how they continue to stimulate thinking about the human situation.

CLAS 303 - SOCRATES

Short Title: SOCRATES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course will seek to understand the life and thought of Socrates, arguably the most influential philosopher in history. Readings will focus on Plato’s Socratic dialogues, among the world’s masterpieces of prose literature, and Aristophanes’ Clouds, in which the “sophist” Socrates is mercilessly mocked for his outlandish uselessness. We will read Plato's Apology of Socrates at both the beginning and the end of the course, considering the reasons that Socrates was tried, convicted, and executed by his fellow citizens, and what was the nature of his defense. Mutually exclusive with FWIS 149. Students cannot receive credit for both FWIS 149 and CLAS 303. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for CLAS 303 if student has credit for FWIS 149.

CLAS 309 - THE DAWN OF ROME: GENERATING THE URBAN, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE OF THE ETERNAL CITY

Short Title: THE DAWN OF ROME

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this course you will uncover the roots of the Eternal City, Rome. Through analysis of archaeological remains, art historical methodologies and theories of social space, intentionality, structuration and agency, you will question how and why Rome became a city and a culture the reshaped the world. The course will focus on the first 500 years of Roman art and society, ca. 800-300 BCE, looking closely at the kingship of Rome, the genesis of the Roman Republic, and the ability to understand a distant culture through artistic manufacture, materiality and philosophical shift. Cross-list: HART 309.

CLAS 316 - DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL THEORY IN ANCIENT GREECE

Short Title: DEMOCRACY & POLITICAL THEORY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The Greeks created political society and studied political society in order to understand and improve it. One particular form of political society, democracy, reached its pinnacle in Athens. We shall attempt to understand how ancient Greeks thought about politics from the rudimentary beginnings in Homer to the complex, incisive arguments of Aristotle. Cross-list: PLST 316.

CLAS 317 - THE SELF IN GREEK AND ROMAN THOUGHT

Short Title: SELF IN GREEK&ROMAN THOUGHT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores conceptions of the self from Homer to Augustine of Hippo, focusing especially on views of the mind or soul and its relation to the body, thought or reason and its relation to desire, human agency and responsibility, and the individual self in relation to others.

CLAS 319 - ANCIENTS VERSUS MODERNS

Short Title: ANCIENTS VERSUS MODERNS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Ancients and moderns have participated in constant dialogue – sometimes friendly, sometimes hostile – that still shapes the complexities of our own approaches to the past. This seminar traces approximately two millennia of conflict and compromise between so-called “ancients” and “moderns” from ancient Greece and Rome to the French Revolution and beyond.

CLAS 321 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANCIENT ART

Short Title: ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will introduce you to the major monuments of Rome, Pompeii, and Herculaneum. We will focus not only on the history and functions of these monuments in antiquity but also on how their meaning and representation has changed and evolved in the post-classical world. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: HART 318. Repeatable for Credit.

CLAS 324 - THE GENESIS OF ROMAN ART

Short Title: THE GENESIS OF ROMAN ART

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the roots of the art and architecture of ancient Rome (ca. 600-200 BCE). In it we will examine the earliest vestiges of sculpture, painting and architecture from the Archaic and Classical periods to the twisted forms of Hellenistic conquest. You will grapple with the questions of cultural agency, connoisseurship, cultural interaction, network and object theories and spatial imagination to question standard narratives that divide Rome in this time from neighboring Greek polities. Cross-list: HART 327.

CLAS 326 - MATERIAL, FORM, SPACE, TIME: CONCRETE AND THE REVOLUTION OF SPACE IN ANCIENT ROME

Short Title: MATERIAL, FORM, SPACE, TIME

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: "Architectural Revolution" has been tied to Le Corbusier, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Brunelleschi and to towering Gothic cathedrals. At the foundation of all these endeavors is the Concrete Revolution in Roman Architecture. In this course we'll look at the four essential elements of this revolution from the fourth century BCE to the fifth century CE, and we'll investigate how shifts in application and experience created a background that informs design to this day. Cross-list: ARCH 326, HART 326.

CLAS 336 - INTRO TO INDO-EUROPEAN

Short Title: INTRO TO INDO-EUROPEAN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will begin with a brief survey of the Indo-European languages, followed by a detailed reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European phonology, morphology, and syntax. The second half of the course will deal with Indo-European culture, laws, society and poetics, together with a consideration of advanced topics in the individual branches. Cross-list: LING 336.

CLAS 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

CLAS 482 - CAESAR'S PALACE: AUTHOR(ITY) AND MEANING IN THE ROMAN IMPERIAL RESIDENCE

Short Title: CAESAR'S PALACE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Described as both a “Hall of Despotism” and a “Citadel of Majesty,” the palace of the Roman emperors is one of the great enigmas of antiquity. Its vast remains (larger than Versailles) are relatively well preserved, but it is poorly understood as part of the concept of emperorship. In this course we will examine the palace within the context of Imperial Roman art and politics; then we will dissect its meaning(s), the intentions of those who created it, and generally deconstruct it, brick by brick, to question agency and spatial experience from a macro-historical perspective. Cross-list: HART 482.

CLAS 492 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent work. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

CLAS 493 - SENIOR THESIS

Short Title: SENIOR THESIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior. Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open to Classical Studies majors in their final year. Thesis, approximately 7,500-15,000 words (30-60 pages), on a topic of the student's choice in consultation with a faculty member. CLAS 493 and CLAS 494 form a two semester sequence. Requirements for 493 include a detailed prospectus with annotated bibliography. Instructor Permission Required.

CLAS 494 - SENIOR THESIS

Short Title: SENIOR THESIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): CLAS 493

Description: Continuation of CLAS 493. Open to Classical Studies majors in their final year. Thesis, approximately 7,500-15,000 words (30-60 pages), on a topic of the student's choice in consultation with a faculty member. Instructor Permission Required.

European Studies (EURO)

EURO 101 - INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE I

Short Title: INTRO TO EURO LIT & CULTURE I

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Antiquity to Renaissance. An introduction to major literary texts and other cultural artifacts of Europe dating from antiquity to the Renaissance. The course will contextualize texts and artifacts historically and culturally, and teach students to analyze them critically, both in relation to their original context and to present-day Europe.

EURO 102 - INTRODUCTION TO EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II

Short Title: INTRO TO EURO LIT & CULTURE II

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Antiquity to Renaissance. An introduction to major literary texts and other cultural artifacts of Europe dating from Renaissance to the present day. The course will contextualize the aforementioned texts and artifacts historically and culturally and will teach students to analyze them critically, both in relation to their original context and to present-day Europe.

EURO 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

EURO 401 - CONSTRUCTING EUROPE: CONTESTED IDENTITIES

Short Title: CONSTRUCTING EUROPE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This capstone course offers a critical investigation of European cultural narratives and social imaginaries. Central topics include reason (science, humanism, secularism); freedom (individualism, capitalism, democracy, nation-states, revolution); universalism (Greek, Roman, and Christian origins, religious toleration, imperialism, globalization, the EU, resurgent nationalism).

EURO 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

EURO 499 - EUROPEAN STUDIES HONORS THESIS

Short Title: EUROPEAN STUDIES HONOR THESIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): EURO 101 and EURO 102

Description: Two-semester honors thesis in European Studies. Independent research projects by outstanding European Studies majors lead to honors theses. Undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member. This is 3-credit course which will be repeated in sequential semesters for a total of 6 credits. Permission of instructor only. Department Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

French Studies (FREN)

FREN 106 - ACCELERATED FIRST-YEAR FRENCH

Short Title: ACCEL 1ST YR FRENCH

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternate first-year French for students with previous knowledge of another romance language, or limited previous French knowledge with a significant (1+ year) gap in study. Covers equivalent of FREN 141 and 142. Upon completion, students are prepared for FREN 263 or Rice-in-France. Mutually exclusive: cannot earn credit for FREN 141/142.

FREN 141 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for FREN 141 if student has credit for FREN 101/FREN 222.

FREN 142 - FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR FRENCH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for FREN 142 if student has credit for FREN 262.

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

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for FREN 222 if student has credit for FREN 101/FREN 141.

FREN 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): FREN 106 or 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: Cannot register for FREN 263 if student has credit for FREN 201.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for FREN 264 if student has credit for FREN 202.

FREN 301 - ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND ITS LITERARY AND CULTURAL APPLICATIONS

Short Title: ADV GRAM & LIT & CULTURAL APP

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 302 - WRITING WORKSHOP

Short Title: WRITING WORKSHOP

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for FREN 302 if student has credit for FREN 336.

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

Short Title: LITERARY AND CULTURAL ANALYSIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. 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: Cannot register for FREN 324 if student has credit for FREN 524/RELI 604.

FREN 332 - FRENCH PHONETICS

Short Title: FRENCH PHONETICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 340 - GENDER AROUND THE WORLD

Short Title: GENDER AROUND THE WORLD

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course focuses on the challenges of defining gender, race, and identity in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean, or the Global South as this area is also known. The nations of the Global South are newly industrialized or in the process of industrializing and have had to battle the widespread effects of colonialism and globalization. Students will investigate the pervasiveness of stereotypes in literature, film, popular culture and the media in western and non-western contexts. We will examine theories from the Global South to avoid the simplification of Eurocentric analysis. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test

FREN 350 - PARIS

Short Title: PARIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3,4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 a location in France. The location will vary; contact the instructor or the department for details. 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 370 - WOMEN IN TALES OF THE FANTASTIC

Short Title: WOMEN IN TALES OF FANTASTIC

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore those stories “behind the story” of the 19th century—that strange and often misunderstood genre, the “fantastic tale.” Reading such writers as Gautier, Balzac, and Maupassant, we will discuss this genre's anxieties about madness and machines, misbehaving objects, and especially about women and their bodies. Recommended Prerequisite(s): FREN 202 or FREN 264 or Placement Test.

FREN 380 - FLAUBERT AND THE ART OF TRANSLATION: EXPERIMENTS IN WRITING

Short Title: WRITING FLAUBERT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Flaubert was both a romantic and a realist who achieved the acutely modern through legend and myth in prose that was poetic. This will be a course in which he anchors our study of short, innovative prose works of the 19th century, encountered, each one, through the imaginative art of translation.

FREN 401 - TRANSLATION

Short Title: TRANSLATION

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of the theory and practice of translation. Includes translation of modern texts from and into English. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 402 - GLOBAL FRENCH CINEMA (IN ENGLISH)

Short Title: GLOBAL FRENCH CINEMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Taught in English. Cinema from France and the French-speaking world (especially Africa) - both the canon of "art" cinema and smash successes of commercial "entertainment." Discussion of this distinction. Critical and theoretical discourse in film studies with special attention to French contributions. Globalization in cinema. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course

FREN 403 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-5

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Cross-list: MDEM 404. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 407 - CINEMA IN FRENCH

Short Title: CINEMA IN FRENCH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: 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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 409 - NOVELS AND FILMS

Short Title: NOVELS AND FILMS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 412 - SAINTS AND SINNERS

Short Title: SAINTS AND SINNERS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of sanctity and sin in medieval culture through literary and some historical texts. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

FREN 413 - BLACK VENUS/VÉNUS NOIRE: REPRESENTATIONS OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE LONG 19TH CENTURY

Short Title: BLACK VENUS/VÉNUS NOIRE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the mythology of the black woman’s body in the French/Francophone imaginary, namely in the literary rewriting of the "primitive" in the long 19th-century. Students will examine how this eroticized body bears traces of its social, political and cultural codification and symbolizes anxieties born out of the colonial encounter. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course.

FREN 414 - SEX AND RACE IN THE FRENCH ATLANTIC

Short Title: SEX AND RACE - FRENCH ATLANTIC

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the carnal violence and brutality associated with sex, gender, and race in folktales and fairy tales in French from the Americas. In so doing, this course will also put European and African folklore in conversation with the New World’s oral traditions. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course

FREN 415 - COURTLY LOVE IN MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Short Title: COURTLY LOVE MEDIEVAL FRANCE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Cross-list: MDEM 425. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for FREN 415 if student has credit for FREN 515.

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

Short Title: LIT & CULTURE OF MIDDLE AGES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Cross-list: SWGS 424.

FREN 430 - 17TH CENTURY

Short Title: 17TH CENTURY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Thematic approach to examining the main political, religious, philosophical, and literary discourses of the golden age of absolutism. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 433 - FRENCH CARIBBEAN ECOCRITICISM

Short Title: FRENCH CARIBBEAN ECOCRITICISM

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines French Caribbean writers' representations of natural and human disasters, and their impact on human interactions, human societies, and nature. Contrary to scholars considered to be in the first-wave of ecocriticism, these writers explore the social dimensions of environmentalism as well as the ecological implications of colonialism and neocolonialism.

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

Short Title: READING GREAT POETS 19TH CENT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

FREN 452 - WORLD WAR TWO IN FRENCH HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND FILM

Short Title: WORLD WAR TWO IN FRENCH HIST

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course studies the history and memory of World War Two in France. Students will learn how literature and film contributed to the making and undoing of national myths about collaboration and resistance and participation in the Holocaust. How has contemporary French society reconciled with this dark period of history? Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

FREN 453 - IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY FRANCE

Short Title: IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor.

FREN 460 - WOMEN IN FICTION AND HISTORY: NOTIONS OF THE FEMININE SINCE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Short Title: WOMEN, FRENCH FICTION, HISTORY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Reading closely lyric, fictional, historical, and critical texts from Olympe de Gouges and Baudelaire to Rachilde and Irigaray, we will explore how women have been represented (and misrepresented) since the French Revolution, and how notions of the feminine since the 18th century still plague women’s place and power in the 21st. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course

FREN 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

FREN 478 - THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Short Title: THE CARIBBEAN IN FRENCH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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, Césaire, Fanon, Depestre, Schwarz-Bart, Warner-Vieyra, Glissant, Condé, Chamoiseau, Laferrière, as well as the Caribbean arts and film. Taught in English. Cross-list: ARCR 478. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for FREN 478 if student has credit for FREN 578.

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

Short Title: THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Completion of one 300-level course or permission of instructor

German Studies (GERM)

GERM 106 - ACCELERATED FIRST YEAR GERMAN

Short Title: ACCEL 1ST YEAR GERMAN

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternate first-year German course for students with some background in German or related language. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of GERM 141 and GERM 142. Students will be prepared for GERM 263 upon completion of the course. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GERM 106 if student has credit for GERM 141/GERM 142.

GERM 141 - FIRST YEAR GERMAN I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR GERMAN I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GERM 141 if student has credit for GERM 101/GERM 106/GERM 222.

GERM 142 - FIRST YEAR GERMAN II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR GERMAN II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GERM 142 if student has credit for GERM 106/GERM 262.

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

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for GERM 222 if student has credit for GERM 141.

GERM 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for GERM 263 if student has credit for GERM 201.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for GERM 264 if student has credit for 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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 303 - GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONALS: BUSINESS AND RESEARCH

Short Title: GERMAN FOR PROFESSIONALS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): GERM 302

Description: This course introduces students to current issues and language use in German technology, business, and international relations, and it explores these issues in larger cultural contexts. Assignments allow students to explore areas of individual interest and encourage exploration of international career opportunities including GERM 399 The German Studies Internship. Taught in German.

GERM 305 - ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM (1750-1850)

Short Title: ENLIGHTENMENT (1750-1850)

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 320 - TWENTIETH CENTURY GERMAN THOUGHT AND LITERATURE IN GERMAN

Short Title: 20TH CENTURY GERMAN THOUGHT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will focus on the way in which major events of twentieth century German history and culture – especially World War I, the founding of the Weimar Republic, and National Socialism and the Holocaust – have been dealt with in literature, philosophy, and the social sciences.

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

Short Title: MARX, FREUD, EINSTEIN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 335 - GERMAN FILM (IN ENGLISH)

Short Title: GERMAN FILM (IN ENGLISH)

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course explores filmic representations of communities, their complex mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, their inevitable dynamics of otherness, as well as practices of modern states toward communal regulation and control. While communities biologically denote the interaction of organisms sharing an environment, we will examine the practices of power that states wield toward the maximization of “life.” Hence the questions of biopower, health politics, eugenics, sexism, racism, and genocide. How do films negotiate the precarious politics of communal life, what are their strategies for resistance, and what their moments of complicity? We will explore how film reflects communal life in twentieth-century German history, but also, and perhaps primarily, how film responds to that history by generating its own speaking power and mobilizing its own political force. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GERM 335 if student has credit for FSEM 136/GERM 136.

GERM 336 - NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FILM

Short Title: NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND FILM

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-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. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GERM 336 if student has credit for FSEM 132/GERM 132.

GERM 337 - VIENNA 1800 TO THE PRESENT - LASTING CENTER OF GERMAN CULTURE

Short Title: VIENNA 1800 TO THE PRESENT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Despite Vienna’s drastic political changes from 1800 to 2000, it is still synonymous with German culture in its fusion of literature, music and the fine arts.

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

Short Title: NEW GERM FILM: HITLER'S CINEMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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

Short Title: GERMAN HISTORY, 1890-1945

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Taught in English.

GERM 361 - THE AGE OF GOETHE: POETRY AND TRUTH

Short Title: AGE OF GOETHE: POETRY & TRUTH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 399 - THE GERMAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP

Short Title: THE GERMAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The Office of the Dean of humanities and relevant faculty from German Studies match students individually with one of a variety of projects in the areas of diplomacy, engineering, pedagogy, public culture. Students conduct research or related activities under the guidance of on-site supervisor and the section instructor on record. Instructor Permission Required.

GERM 401 - TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: TOPICS IN GERMAN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

GERM 410 - THE POLITICS OF GERMAN FILM (IN GERMAN)

Short Title: THE POLITICS OF GERMAN FILM

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores film in the context of German politics and history. It examines why film has been such a contested subject in German philosophy and the social sciences. Assignments will include films from the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany to postwar New German Cinema and today’s filmic presentation of German history and politics.  Selected directors include: Maren Ade, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Werner Herzog, Fritz Lang, Margarete von Trotta, and Tom Tykwer. The course also provides an introduction to German film theory examining selected works by Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer, and Georg Lukács.Taught in German.

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

Short Title: THE POETICS OF JUSTICE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

GERM 491 - FALL - INDEPENDENT WORK IN GERMAN LITERATURE

Short Title: FALL-IND WRK GERM LITERATURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3-6

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 541 - FIRST-YEAR GERMAN I FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: 1ST YR GERMAN I FOR GRAD STUD

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: This course is targeted at graduate students of different disciplines as an introduction to the fundamentals of listening, reading, writing, spoken production and interaction in German. This course is student-centered, uses a critical-thinking approach and intends to make students aware of contextualized language use and socioculturally significant interactions.

GERM 542 - FIRST-YEAR GERMAN II FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: 1ST YR GERMAN II FOR GRAD STUD

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Prerequisite(s): GERM 541

Description: This course builds on GERM 541. Based on an active student-centered critical-thinking approach, this course wants to make students aware of language use in context and socioculturally significant interactions. The emphasis is on interactional communication, reading, writing, translations, and intercultural awareness and understanding.

Course URL: clicgerman.blogs.rice.edu

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.

Greek (GREE)

GREE 101 - ELEMENTARY GREEK I

Short Title: ELEMENTARY GREEK I

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Reading-based introduction to ancient Greek. Readings include passages from classical and New Testament authors. Explanation and analysis of basic grammar, including comparison with English grammar. Besides translating Greek to English (and vice versa), we will consider the language and literature in their historical context, and practice reading ancient Greek aloud. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

GREE 102 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II

Short Title: ELEMENTARY GREEK II

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Continuation of GREE 101. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit.

GREE 201 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK I: PROSE

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE GREEK I: PROSE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Review of forms and syntax. Readings from Plato.

GREE 202 - INTERMEDIATE GREEK: EURIPIDES MEDEA/BIBLICAL KOINE

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE GREEK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Section 1 reads Euripides or Sophocles. Section 2 reads excerpts from New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian writers. Includes review of forms and syntax.

GREE 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

GREE 302 - HOMER

Short Title: HOMER

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Open to third and fourth year undergraduates. An opportunity to read the Iliad/Odyssey in the original Greek. Includes review of forms and syntax as well as discussion of Homeric dialect, meter, poetics, and oral tradition. May be repeated (once) for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 502. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 302 if student has credit for GREE 502. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 305 - PLATO, ARISTOTLE, OR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

Short Title: PLATO,ARISTOTLE,NEW TSTMNT GRK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Greek prose for third or fourth year undergraduates. Choice of texts flexible depending on the needs and interests of those enrolled. Includes review of forms and syntax. Continuation of GREE 301, with additional texts. May be repeated for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 505. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 305 if student has credit for GREE 505. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 306 - ADVANCED GREEK: POETRY

Short Title: ADVANCED GREEK: POETRY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is intended for students with at least two prior years of Greek. The course will focus on Greek poetic texts, with an emphasis on Attic tragedy. The course will emphasize poetic vocabulary and grammar, meter, and performance contexts. Texts change each semester. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 307 - ADVANCED GREEK: PROSE

Short Title: ADVANCED GREEK: PROSE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course is intended for students with at least two prior years of Greek. The course will focus on prose texts, with an emphasis on fifth- and fourth- century authors. The course will emphasize vocabulary, grammar, and historical contexts. Texts change each semester, repeatable for credit. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

GREE 492 - DIRECTED READING

Short Title: DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent work for qualified juniors and seniors in genres or authors not presented in other courses. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 502 - HOMER

Short Title: HOMER

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Open to graduate students. Read the Iliad/Odyssey in the original Greek. Review of forms and syntax. Discussion of Homeric dialect, meter, poetics, and oral tradition. Requirement beyond GREE 302: oral presentation analyzing diction and poetic formulas in a specific passage. Repeatable (once) for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 302. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 502 if student has credit for GREE 302. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 503 - DIRECTED READING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: DIRECTED READING GRAD STUDENTS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 504 - DIRECTED READING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: GR STUDENTS DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Offered in the spring semester. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 505 - PLATO, ARISTOTLE, OR NEW TESTAMENT GREEK

Short Title: PLATO,ARISTOTLE,NEW TSTMNT GRK

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Greek prose for graduate students in related disciplines. Choice of texts flexible depending on the needs and interests of those enrolled. Includes review of forms and syntax. Continuation of GREE 501, with additional texts. Additional work required beyond GREE 305, in the form of an oral presentation analyzing the language and style of one or more text in terms of its historical, social, and generic context. May be repeated for credit. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: GREE 305. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for GREE 505 if student has credit for GREE 305. Repeatable for Credit.

GREE 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

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

Latin (LATI)

LATI 101 - ELEMENTARY LATIN I

Short Title: ELEMENTARY LATIN I

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Study of the fundamentals of Latin grammar with emphasis on acquisition of reading skills. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Cross-list: MDEM 101.

LATI 102 - ELEMENTARY LATIN II

Short Title: ELEMENTARY LATIN II

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): LATI 101 or MDST 101

Description: Continuation of LATI 101 and MDST 101. Graduate students require permission of instructor. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Cross-list: MDEM 102.

LATI 104 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN ELEMENTARY LATIN

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT ELEMENTARY LATIN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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.

LATI 201 - INTERMEDIATE LATIN I: PROSE

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE LATIN I: PROSE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Review of grammar and readings in Latin prose. Cross-list: MDEM 211.

LATI 202 - INTERMEDIATE LATIN II

Short Title: INTERMEDIATE LATIN II

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Prerequisite(s): LATI 201 or MDST 211

Description: Readings in Virgil. Cross-list: MDEM 212.

LATI 204 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN INTERMEDIATE LATIN

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT INTERM. LATIN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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.

LATI 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

LATI 301 - CICERO AND SALLUST

Short Title: CICERO AND SALLUST

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): LATI 202

Description: The course will read selections from Cicero and Sallust on the Catilinarian Conspiracy. Close attention will be given to the authors' style and to their rhetorical and historiographical methods. We will also examine the events of the conspiracy and the political culture of the late Roman Republic. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Four semesters of Latin or the equivalent.

LATI 302 - ADVANCED LATIN

Short Title: ADVANCED LATIN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: We will read Propertius' elegies with a view to understanding the poetics of Latin love elegy and the relationship of this genre to its social context. D1 credit.

LATI 303 - ADVANCED LATIN: PLAUTUS AND TERENCE

Short Title: ADV LATIN: PLAUTUS & TERENCE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: We will read Plautus' Pseudolus and Terence's Adelphoe. We will consider the background of Greek comedy and the contemporary social situation in Rome.

LATI 304 - ADVANCED LATIN: ROMAN EPIC

Short Title: ADV. LATIN: ROMAN EPIC

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Readings in Latin epic poetry, from the Republic through late antiquity. Topics will include the nature of the epic genre, the development of Roman epic, the styles of individual epic poets, and the works' political and cultural contexts.

LATI 305 - ADVANCED LATI: HORACE

Short Title: ADVANCED LATIN: HORACE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Readings from Horace.

LATI 306 - ADVANCED LATIN: OVID'S METAMORPHOSES

Short Title: OVID'S METAMORPHOSES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Readings in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 307 - LATIN POETRY OF LATE ANITQUITY

Short Title: LATIN POETRY OF LATE ANTIQUITY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Readings from Latin poetry, ca. 300 CE - ca. 600 CE. Topics include the relationship of this poetry to its classical past, its identity as "late" literature, the historical contexts and purposes of the texts and the development of a Christian Latin poetic tradition.

LATI 308 - LUCRETIUS

Short Title: LUCRETIUS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): LATI 202

Description: This course will study the great philosophical poem of the Roman Epicurean Lucretius, De Rerum Nature (On the Nature of Things). In addition to selections from the Latin, students will read the entire poem in English translation as well as scholarship on the poem from a variety of perspectives.

LATI 309 - RECOVERY, REBIRTH, REGENERATION: CLASSICS AND THE EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE

Short Title: CLASSICS/EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the Renaissance reception of classical culture; it offers a comparative study of ancient and early modern cultures and literatures. Readings are conducted in both Latin and English. Authors include Cicero, Lucretius, Ovid, Augustine, Petrarch, Shakespeare, Kepler, and Galileo. Recommended Prerequisite(s): LATI 202 or MDEM 212

LATI 312 - ADVANCED LATIN: LATIN LOVE ELEGY

Short Title: LATIN LOVE ELEGY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: We will study the genre of Latin love elegy by reading selected poems of its three major exponents (Propertius, Tibullus, and Ovid), its founding figures (Catullus and Gallus), and other minor poets (Lygdamus and Sulpicia).

LATI 313 - CICERO AND CATULLUS: LITERATURE AND SOCIETY IN THE ROMAN REPUBLIC

Short Title: CICERO AND CATULLUS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: We will read Cicero's PRO CAELIO and several of Catullus' longer poems as a vehicle for understanding politics and culture in the late Roman Republic.

LATI 316 - READINGS IN VIRGIL'S AENEID

Short Title: READINGS IN VIRGIL'S AENEID

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Advanced study of Virgil's great Roman epic. Areas of interest will include Virgil's poetic technique, the history of ancient epic, and Roman politics and society, particularly in the Augustan Age. Since different books of the Aeneid will be read in different semesters, the course is repeatable for credit. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 317 - READINGS IN LIVY

Short Title: READINGS IN LIVY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Selections from the Roman historian Livy. Close attention will be given to Livy's prose style and narrative techniques. We will also examine his historical method, the Augustan context of his work, and the information he provides as a source on Roman history. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 318 - READINGS IN CICERO

Short Title: CICERO

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course features readings in Cicero (1st c. BCE), the politician, orator, and philosopher of first-century BCE Rome. The single most influential writer in Latin, Cicero is also a primary source for the fall of the Roman Republic. Spring 2016 will focus on the speech Pro Caelio, addressed to a law course in defense of the Roman aristocrat Caelius Rufus, and one of Cicero's most entertaining speeches. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 320 - SILVER LATIN PROSE: SENECA AND TECITUS

Short Title: SENECA AND TACITUS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Latin culture during the Silver Age (AD 18-133) developed in unforeseen directions, which remain provocative and stimulating today. This course will focus on the two writers who developed new pathways in prose writing and new ideas about Rome, the moralist Seneca and the historian Tacitus. We will read one of Seneca's moral essays, De brevitate vitae, and book four of Tacitus' Annals.

LATI 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

LATI 491 - DIRECTED READING

Short Title: DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent work for qualified juniors and seniors in genres or authors not presented in other upper level courses. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 492 - DIRECTED READING

Short Title: DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent work for qualified juniors and seniors in genres or authors not presented in other upper level courses. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 504 - DIRECTED READING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Short Title: GR STUDENTS DIRECTED READING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

Description: Graduate level, independent reading course. Topics vary. Offered in the spring semester. Repeatable for Credit.

LATI 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting Graduate level students.

Course Level: Graduate

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

Latin American Studies (LASR)

LASR 158 - INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: INTRO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students. Cross-list: SPPO 158.

LASR 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

LASR 251 - CONTINUITIES AND CHANGES IN BRAZILIAN HISTORY

Short Title: BRAZIL: CONTINUITY & CHANGE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: An exploration of themes essential to understanding modern Brazil, such as the origins of a multi-racial society, the transition from monoculture to industry, authoritarian and democratic trends, the emergence of a uniquely Brazilian culture, and the conflicts - environmental, political, and economic - over the development of the Amazon. Cross-list: HIST 251.

LASR 350 - PIRATES, REBELS, NARCOS: LATIN AMERICAN OUTLAWS IN THE POLITICAL-CULTURAL IMAGINATION

Short Title: PIRATES, REBELS, NARCOS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The outlaw is a central figure in the political-cultural imagination on Latin America. Through a study of popular culture and literature, this course provides a critical exploration of this figure: from pirates and runaway slaves in colonial times, to nineteenth century bandits, and more recently guerrillas and narcos. Taught in English. Recommended Prerequisite(s): LASR 158

LASR 373 - WOMEN'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Short Title: WOMEN'S SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The course will examine the historical development of women's social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean. We will explore how they are transforming the region through their diverse forms of political engagement. This is a lecture/seminar course that emphasizes writing and discussion. Cross-list: SWGS 373.

LASR 374 - FEMINIST AND QUEER THEORY IN THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

Short Title: FEM THEORY IN AFRICAN DIASPORA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course provides an interdisciplinary overview of the body of Black feminist and queer theory that has emerged within the last forty years. We will examine these frameworks in order to understand how racial difference shapes gender and sexual identities. This is a seminar that emphasizes research and discussion. Cross-list: SWGS 374.

LASR 375 - LATINA AND AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S ACTIVISM IN THE URBAN METROPOLIS

Short Title: WOMEN'S ACTIVISM URBAN METRO

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will investigate the contemporary writings of Latina and African American women in urban spaces across the U.S. Understanding these women's experiences in relationship to each other will reveal the shared, yet distinct, trajectories that orient their struggle to resist poverty, racism, homophobia, and sexual and reproductive violence. Cross-list: SWGS 375.

LASR 376 - CHICANA AND LATINA EXPERIENCE THRU FILM

Short Title: CHICANA/LATINA EXP THRU FILM

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar explores the Chicana and Latina experience in the U.S. We examine these women's response to each other and forces of conquest, capitalism, and patriarchy. Novels, oral life histories, film, and art will be used to interrogate these women's conceptualization and assertion of feminism, activism, and history. Cross-list: SWGS 376.

LASR 378 - LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT: IDENTITY, LIBERATION, MODERNITY

Short Title: LATIN AM. POLITICAL THOUGHT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course gives students an overview of the main thinkers, currents, concepts, and topics in Latin American and Latinx political thought. It is organized around three modules that address central topics: identity & transculturation; liberation; and modernity. Taught in English. Counts toward the minor in PLST.

LASR 390 - RECLAIMING THE FUTURE: CONTEMPORARY TECHNOLOGY, CULTURE & SOCIETY IN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: TECH CULTURE & SOC IN LATIN AM

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What is the role of technology in helping Latin America articulate a post-neoliberal future? This course examines the past, present, and future of the relation between technology and society in Latin America, focusing on contemporary efforts in popular culture and media to syncretize old and new forms of knowledge and techno-social production. Taught in English.

LASR 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

LASR 490 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDIES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: A variable-credit course designed for students who want to pursue intensive semester-long study of a particular topic not included in the curriculum. Language may be in English or Spanish. Instructor permission required. Repeatable for credit. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

LASR 491 - LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CAPSTONE

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CAPSTN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Students will write original seminar paper on Latin America incorporating reading and research in English and in the Spanish or Portuguese language sources; to be drawn from their research conducted during a study abroad semester in Latin America.

LASR 492 - DIRECTED RESEARCH

Short Title: DIRECTED RESEARCH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent research and investigation on any aspect of Latin America, Latin American studies, or U. S. Latinx studies. This course includes directed research and/or a research project. Student will work independently with only minimal faculty supervision. Permission of the instructor is required. 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

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Alternate first-year Portuguese for students who have a good command of Spanish. This is an intensive course covering the equivalents of PORT 141 and 142. Students will be prepared for PORT 206 upon completion of the course. Placement Test is required. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PORT 106 if student has credit for PORT 142/PORT 222.

PORT 141 - FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Short Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PORT 141 if student has credit for PORT 222.

PORT 142 - FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR PORTUGUESE II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PORT 142 if student has credit for PORT 106/PORT 262.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PORT 206 if student has credit for PORT 263/PORT 264.

PORT 222 - AP/OTH CREDIT IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Short Title: AP/OTH CREDIT PORT LANGUAGE

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Transfer

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for PORT 222 if student has credit for PORT 141 or PORT 106. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for PORT 222 if student has credit for PORT 106/PORT 141.

PORT 238 - 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 Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for PORT 263 if student has credit for PORT 201/PORT 206.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for PORT 264 if student has credit for PORT 202/PORT 206.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): PORT 206 or PORT 264

Description: Continuation of PORT 206 or 264. Emphasis on developing reading and writing ability as more authentic materials and socio-cultural topics are introduced.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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.

PORT 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

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

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPAN 141 if student has credit for SPAN 161/SPAN 222.

SPAN 142 - FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

Short Title: FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPAN 142 if student has credit for SPAN 262.

SPAN 204 - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS

Short Title: INT SPAN HERITAGE LEARNERS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for SPAN 222 if student has credit for 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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for SPAN 225 if student has credit for SPAN 201/SPAN 263.

SPAN 238 - 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 Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for SPAN 263 if student has credit for SPAN 201/SPAN 225.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Cannot register for SPAN 264 if student has credit for SPAN 202.

SPAN 303 - ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HERITAGE STUDENTS

Short Title: ADV SPAN HERITAGE STUDENTS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 heritage 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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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 PRACTICUM I

Short Title: SPANISH PROFESSIONAL PRAC I

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This hybrid course combines practicum hours and course hours (whether face to face or online) for students who are interested in using their Spanish-language skills in professional settings. Practicum working hours to be determined between student and instructor. Effective May 15, 2019, this course does not carry D1 credit. Instructor Permission Required.

SPAN 324 - SPANISH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM II

Short Title: SPANISH PROFESSIONAL PRAC II

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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.

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: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

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.

SPAN 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Cntr Lang & Intercultural Comm

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

Spanish and Portuguese (SPPO)

SPPO 158 - INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Short Title: INTRO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

Description: Formerly SPAN 158. This course immerses students into Caribbean and Latin American studies by introducing them to the history, society, politics, and culture of the region, through a cross-disciplinary and a multi-national approach. Taught in English. Open to all students. Cross-list: LASR 158.

SPPO 238 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Lower-Level

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

SPPO 330 - HISPANIC WRITING SEMINAR

Short Title: HISPANIC WRITING SEMINAR

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: In this writing intensive seminar, students will learn the skills to think and write critically in Spanish about literary and cultural production from the global Hispanic world. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322.

SPPO 331 - BRASIL ATUAL

Short Title: BRASIL ATUAL

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course examines topics in contemporary Brazil as presented in media, literature, film, and music. Works address persistent race, class, and gender inequalities, national identity, urban life, and environmental issues, among other topics. Further development of speaking, writing and vocabulary enrichment emphasized through discussions and interactive activities. Taught in Portuguese. Recommended Prerequisite(s): PORT 301 or placement test. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 331 if student has credit for PORT 331.

SPPO 332 - APPROACHES TO HISPANIC LITERATURES

Short Title: APPROACHES HISPANIC LITERATURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to Hispanic Literature where students will become familiar with the methodology of literary analysis to approach different genres and develop original and critical interpretation of texts. Course will give a wide and solid literary and analytical context for more advance courses in Spanish and Latin American literature. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322 or Placement Test.

SPPO 340 - INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS

Short Title: INTRO TO SPANISH LINGUISTICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to the study of the Spanish language covering the following areas of research: history, phonetics/phonology, morphosyntactic system, lexicon, semantics, pragmatics, sociolilnguistics, and language acquisition. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 340 if student has credit for SPAN 352.

SPPO 341 - DIALECTS IN CONTACT: SEARCHING FOR THE "INTERNATIONAL" FORM OF SPANISH

Short Title: DIALECTS IN CONTACT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Formerly SPAN 350. Course will analyze the essence of language against the essence of dialects to determine (i) the logical and linguistic rationale behind judgments about language, (ii) social and political factors that lead to various decisions, and (iii) the role of popular beliefs on traditional views of proper language use. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 301 or SPAN 302 or SPAN 303 or SPAN 312 or permission of instructor.

SPPO 344 - MAPPING LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE

Short Title: MAPPING LATIN AMER CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Explores key issues in Latin American culture. Important aspects of the contemporary situation in Latin America are also studied, including phenomena such as globalization, the rise of mega-cites, migration, authoritarianism, the impact of colonization and the rise of national states. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 344 if student has credit for SPAN 345.

SPPO 345 - ART IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE ART

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores important moments in the history of Latin American European and North American Art by reading literary works that dramatize the transformations of several key artistic movements. 19th century landscape painting, Post-impressionism, Surrealism, Muralism, and 1960s experimental art will be studied through the novels and poems of important Latin American authors. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 345 if student has credit for SPAN 343.

SPPO 347 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: MEDIEVAL&EARLY SPAN LIT&CULTUR

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course traces the literary history of Spain from the Medieval period to the 1700’s. Students will analyze a wide range of masterpieces in poetry, prose, and drama that have marked the ideological and cultural development of the Iberian Peninsula. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322.

SPPO 348 - INTRODUCTION TO MODERN SPANISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 18TH-21ST CENTURY

Short Title: INTRO MODERN SPAN LIT&CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course is a panoramic introduction to literary, ideological, cultural, and artistic trends from the Enlightenment to the present. Study will include a wide array of exceptional works, (novels, plays, essays, short stories and poems) from authors who have left milestones in modern Spanish literature. Taught in Spanish. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 348 if student has credit for SPAN 334.

SPPO 350 - BRAZILIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

Short Title: BRAZILIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course focuses on critical readings of key texts of the 20th century. Materials drawn from Brazilian literature in translation as well as other cultural productions such as film and art. Some of the topics will include questions of national identity, social-racial relations, gender representations, and urban life. Taught in English. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 350 if student has credit for SPAN 346.

SPPO 351 - LITERATURES FROM THE SOUTHERN CONE

Short Title: LIT FROM THE SOUTHERN CONE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to the literature of the region known as "Cono Sur." Often considered the national literature of Argentina and Uruguay, the "gaucho literature" encompasses a wide variety of texts, from traditional ballads to novels, plays and poetry. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 351 if student has credit for SPAN 384.

SPPO 353 - CARIBBEAN LITERATURE

Short Title: CARIBBEAN LITERATURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will introduce you to major writers and theories of Caribbean literature, by focusing on the representation of places, peoples, and practices. Close attention will be paid to historical and cultural contexts, while conducting an in-depth analysis of literary texts from different genres. Taught in Spanish. Topics vary. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 353 if student has credit for SPAN 391.

SPPO 354 - CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Short Title: CHICANO/A LITERATURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Formerly SPAN 396. A mixed-genre course focusing on the Chicano movement, the Chicano renaissance, and alternative literary and mythic traditions associated with them. Cross-list: ENGL 371, SWGS 354.

Course URL: www.english.rice.edu

SPPO 356 - RACE, GENDER, CLASS, & ENVIRONMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICAN CULTURES

Short Title: UNDERSTANDING CENTRAL AMERICA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This class explores the diverse cultures and complex histories of the seven Central American countries: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize. This panoramic course discusses Central American literature, visual culture, and music with a special emphasis on topics such as race, gender, class, environment, geopolitics, revolution, trauma, and migration. Taught in Spanish. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 and SPAN 321 and SPAN 322

SPPO 360 - SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION: LINGUISTIC, COGNITIVE AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS

Short Title: SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Second language acquisition seeks to describe the development of a second language. It also attempts to provide an explanatory account of the internal and external factors that guide this process. This course surveys various theoretical approaches to the analysis of second language (L2) acquisition. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 360 if student has credit for SPAN 380.

SPPO 363 - CONSTRUCTS AND CONTEXTS IN L2 LEARNING: RESEARCH ON STUDY ABROAD

Short Title: RESEARCH ON STUDY ABROAD

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: The object of this course is to analyze the effect of context of learning on both the definition of second language competence and the process by which that competence is acquired. Both theoretical constructs (i.e., definition and process) may be categorically different depending on the context in which acquisition occurs. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 264.

SPPO 364 - SPANISH CREATIVE WRITING

Short Title: SPANISH CREATIVE WRITING

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore Spanish creative writings through an aesthetic experience. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 364 if student has credit for SPAN 383. Repeatable for Credit.

SPPO 368 - LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FICTION

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN SHORT FICTION

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Latin American writers have achieved great distinction in the genre of the short story. This course studies texts by some of the continent's best-known short-story writers, such as Cortazar, Borges, Monterroso, Rulfo, Fuentes, Garcia Marquez, Elena Garro, Ana Lydia Vega, Clarice Lispector, Benedetti, Uslar Pietri, Massiani, Lemebel, Asis, and Carpentier. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 368 if student has credit for SPAN 388.

SPPO 370 - DISABLED BODIES: ILLNESS AND LITERATURE IN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN ILLNESS & LIT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: What is an illness? How do we define a sick body? How can literature, films and art convey suffering and healing? How do traditional histories of medicine structure sickness? Is there a perception –and representation– of illness that can be specific to Latin American culture? How does the Spanish language address issues of sickness, disability, and pain? This course will explore experiences of illness, suffering and pain through the readings of narratives, works of theory and criticism, and the writings of artists themselves. Discussions will place the narratives of illness in the intersections with the history of public health, biomedical history, and the sociocultural history of disease in Latin America. Within the framework of the Medical Humanities minor, students will learn to recognize the value and relevance of literature and writing to their personal, educational and professional growth. There is an experiential learning component, at Aishel House Houston, associated with the course. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPPO 330 and SPPO 332.

SPPO 373 - THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION IN LITERATURE, MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS

Short Title: THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the defining moment of modern Mexico: the revolution of 1910-1920/40. Through a study of major literary works, songs, films, photographs, and paintings, the class explores the complex political and cultural legacy of the Mexican Revolution to this date. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 204, 263, 264 or permission of instructor. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 373 if student has credit for SPAN 348.

SPPO 375 - A REVOLUTION FROM WITHIN: TRENDS IN CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE

Short Title: TRENDS IN CUBAN CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This research seminar will explore contemporary trends in Cuban culture through literary texts, films, music and works of art. We will examine the ways in which politics and the practices of artistic representation intersect in post-revolutionary Cuba. A research trip to Cuba has been organized as part of this seminar. (The trip is optional. There is a course fee.) Course taught in Spanish. Instructor Permission Required. Cross-list: FILM 339, HART 304. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Third year Spanish Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 375 if student has credit for SPAN 392.

SPPO 377 - BRAZILIAN MUSIC AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Short Title: BRAZIL: MUSIC&SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will consider the social dimensions of various musical genres such as Bossa Nova, Tropicalia, and Hip-Hop. Through an interdisciplinary approach, will discuss music as a contextualized social activity and examine Brazilian social movements through the lens of music. Taught in English. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 377 if student has credit for SPAN 374.

SPPO 380 - CURRENT ISSUES IN SPAIN

Short Title: CURRENT ISSUES IN SPAIN

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Exploration of diverse cultural aspects of today's Spain through films and newspaper articles. The topics discussed will serve as a springboard for further development of writing skills. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 380 if student has credit for SPAN 378.

SPPO 381 - SPANISH CINEMA

Short Title: SPANISH CINEMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will examine how Spanish film has represented the sociocultural and political life of the country – from the Francoist years, exposing the image of a Catholic and homogenous Spain, to a post-Francoist era open to reveal social problems from a more secular and global perspective. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322.

SPPO 382 - THEATER AND PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Short Title: THEATER & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Introduction to a wide array of Spanish plays from the Early Modern period to the present. Participants will also have the opportunity to create a series of original scenes, that they will adapt, direct and perform as the final outcome of the seminar. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322.

SPPO 384 - THE SPANISH AVANT-GARDE

Short Title: THE SPANISH AVANT-GARDE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This cross-genre, multimedia course examines the contributions of major figures (Picasso, Gris, Dali, Diego, Alberti, Lorca, Bunuel, Gomez de la Serna) to the Spanish avant-garde in the 20th century. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 384 if student has credit for SPAN 377.

SPPO 385 - TRENDS IN HISPANIC CINEMA

Short Title: TRENDS IN HISPANIC CINEMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Formerly SPAN 390. This course examines the ways in which films in both Spain and Latin America have represented the cultural contexts of their countries. Focus is on the theme of power, and the consequences on social and individual lives. Cross-list: SWGS 390. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 301, 302, 303, 312, or Permission of the Instructor.

SPPO 387 - POETRY AND CULTURE

Short Title: POETRY AND CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Study of contemporary poetry and its cultural functions. Students engage with poetry through analysis and interpretation of selected Spanish poets. Students also practice writing and translating poems. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 387 if student has credit for SPAN 376.

SPPO 392 - CONTEMORARY SPANISH CULTURE AND SOCIETY

Short Title: COMTEMP SPAN CULTURE & SOCIETY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 263 and SPAN 264

Description: Introduction to the history of Spanish culture and civilization, establishing a foundation of the study of contemporary social, economic, and political realities of the country. Course will examine economic development and Spain's place in the European Union; the recent economic crisis; labor reform and its impact; and the phenomenon of immigration. Instructor Permission Required.

SPPO 403 - READINGS IN LATIN AMERICAN LIT

Short Title: READINGS IN LATIN AMERICAN LIT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course offers methodologies for the analysis of Latin-American cultural practices, including letters (fiction), diverse modalities of visual culture (film, plastic art, photography, spectacles). Combines theoretical reading sand corresponding analytical practices. Useful for students of literature, psychology, history, political science, sociology and history of art. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 403 if student has credit for SPAN 401.

SPPO 410 - THE CITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: THE CITY IN LATIN AMERICA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will explore representations of the city in both new Latin American writings and films, with a special focus on the changing urban landscape, the representation of poverty and the excluded from the new global economy, environmental issues and biopolitics, as well as hybrid cultures and multicultural identities. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 410 if student has credit for SPAN 402.

SPPO 411 - LITERATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

Short Title: LATIN AMER LIT & ENVIRONMENT

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course aims to offer students a systematic contact with a representative sample of the literature and scholarship about the mutual relationships between human societies and their natural environments, particularly but not exclusively in Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 411 if student has credit for SPAN 403.

SPPO 412 - BOOM-BOOM-CRACK: LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL

Short Title: BOOM-BOOM-CRACK:LATIN AM NOVEL

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Works by Asturias, Carpentier, Rulfo, Onetti, Vargas Llosa, Cortazar, Fuentes, and others. Examines how Spanish American novelists from the 1940s onward appropriated the techniques of European modernist literature and infused them with new cultural content. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 412 if student has credit for SPAN 462.

SPPO 415 - BORDER NARRATIVES

Short Title: BORDER NARRATIVES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course will analyze certain types of cultural productions (fiction, movies, etc.) produced in geographical contact zones, that generate hybrid languages and genres. These are products of migrations and nomadic people. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 415 if student has credit for SPAN 453.

SPPO 420 - LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE MOVIES

Short Title: LATIN AMER LIT IN THE MOVIES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course analyzes the relation between literary texts and the movies, and establishes connections and adaptations of both. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 420 if student has credit for SPAN 405/SPAN 505.

SPPO 422 - LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course explores the national cinemas of various regions of Latin America. Special attention is given to the different periods of its development, to the close relationship between political contexts and filmmaking, to the understanding of Latin American cinema from cultural studies views, and to the current shaping of Latin America in light of globalization. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 422 if student has credit for SPAN 406.

SPPO 430 - LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CULTURE

Short Title: LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN'S CULTURE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Formerly SPAN 456. Studies the cultural production (literary, artistic, cinematic) of intellectual women in Latin America. Examines the struggles for interpretive power in works by women from the colonial period to the present. Cross-list: SWGS 466. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 301, 302, 303, 312, or Permission of the Instructor.

SPPO 435 - LANGUAGE IDEOLOGIES AND LANGUAGE IDENTITIES

Short Title: LANGUAGE IDEOLOGIES/IDENTITIES

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar focuses on the analysis of the interaction of the concepts of language identity (primarily identified at an individual level) and language ideology (described as an institutional/political perspective about the nature of language and its role in society). Some of the topics include: construction and negotiation of social identity through language use, language and nationhood, language policies/planning, beliefs about proper language use, gender-biased language, language contact and multilingualism, bilingual education, etc. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Third year Spanish.

SPPO 450 - TWENTIETH CENTURY MEXICAN NOVEL

Short Title: TWENTIETH CENTURY MEXICAN NOVL

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: An introduction to major Mexican novels of the Twentieth Century, including works by Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes, Elena Garro, Jose Emilio Pacheco, Elena Poniatowska, Jorge Volpi and Cristina Rivera Garza. We will examine these works through a variety of methods including historical biographical analysis as well as through formalist approaches. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 450 if student has credit for SPAN 373.

SPPO 451 - OCTAVIO PAZ

Short Title: OCTAVIO PAZ

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Studies the literary and intellectual career of Nobel prize- winning Mexican poet and essayist Octavio Paz. Topics to be covered include: poetry and modernity; literature and national identity; art and the avant-garde; Paz's role in political debates in Mexico; the reception of his work at home and abroad. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 451 if student has credit for SPAN 468.

SPPO 452 - WITNESSING, TRUTH & TRAUMA: TESTIMONIAL WRITING IN MEXICO & CENTRAL AMERICA

Short Title: WITNESSING, TRUTH & TRAUMA

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This seminar provides an exploration of testimonial writing, a crucial and controversial Latin American genre that aims at giving voice to those marginalized within society. Looking at testimonials by indigenous militants, poor women, war crime survivors, and insurgents the course explores the meaning of truth and fiction, historical reckoning, and trauma. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322

SPPO 462 - DON QUIJOTE

Short Title: DON QUIXOTE

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Lecture

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Cervantes's masterpiece is studied in its relationship to the books of knight errantry, and to the picaresque and pastoral novels, with emphasis on the innovative techniques of Cervantes which contribute to the birth of the modern novel. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 462 if student has credit for SPAN 412.

SPPO 466 - THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Short Title: THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Distribution Group: Distribution Group I

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Prelude to World War II and culmination of perennial struggles between the so-called "two Spains," the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) is a watershed moment in modern Spanish and European history. Interdisciplinary, multi-media approach: the war seen through Spanish and foreign novels, poetry, film, painting, journalism, songs, and posters. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 466 if student has credit for SPAN 375.

SPPO 467 - 20TH-CENTURY SPANISH NOVEL

Short Title: 20TH-CENTURY SPANISH NOVEL

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Seminar

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: This course examines the evolution of the Spanish novel as a work of art while exploring how cultural issues are incorporated into fictional worlds. Recommended Prerequisite(s): SPAN 303 or SPAN 321 or SPAN 322. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 467 if student has credit for SPAN 430.

SPPO 477 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

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

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

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

SPPO 490 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Short Title: INDEPENDENT STUDY

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 1-3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Research in Hispanic literature, Hispanic linguistics, Hispanic culture and civilization. Open to qualified juniors and seniors interested in a topic not covered in other courses. Instructor Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 490 if student has credit for SPAN 490.

SPPO 491 - DIRECTED RESEARCH

Short Title: DIRECTED RESEARCH

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Research

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent research and investigation on any aspect of literature, linguistics, cinema, or cultural studies from Spain, Latin America, or U. S. Latinx communities. This course includes directed research and/or a research project. Student works independently with only minimal faculty supervision. Permission of instructor required. Instructor Permission Required. Repeatable for Credit.

SPPO 492 - SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN MADRID

Short Title: SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN MADRID

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Course will offer the opportunity of an internship with Spanish companies or non-governmental organizations (NGO). In this professional practice, participants will be immersed in daily business activities and special projects associated with their particular area of interest. Nearly all interactions with supervisors and colleagues will be in Spanish. 5-Week Summer Session Course. Instructor Permission Required.

SPPO 495 - HONORS THESIS

Short Title: HONORS THESIS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Independent Study

Credit Hours: 3

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate, Undergraduate Professional or Visiting Undergraduate level students.

Course Level: Undergraduate Upper-Level

Description: Independent research projects by outstanding Hispanic Studies majors leading to a substantial honors essay, undertaken in close cooperation with a departmental faculty member, who must first approve the thesis proposal. Department Permission Required. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for SPPO 495 if student has credit for SPAN 495.

SPPO 677 - SPECIAL TOPICS

Short Title: SPECIAL TOPICS

Department: Modrn & Classicl Lit & Culture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Course Type: Internship/Practicum, Lecture, Seminar

Credit Hours: 1-4

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Visiting 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.

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 for Classical Studies: CLAS 
  • Course offerings/subject code for European Studies: EURO
  • Course offerings/subject code for French Studies: FREN 
  • Course offerings/subject code for German Studies: GERM
  • Course offerings/subject code for Greek: GREE
  • Course offerings/subject code for Latin: LATI
  • Course offerings/subject code for Latin American Studies: LASR
  • Course offerings/subject code for Portuguese: PORT
  • Course offerings/subject code for Spanish: SPAN
  • Course offerings/subject code for Spanish and Portuguese: SPPO

Department Description and Code

  • Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures: MCLC

Undergraduate Degree Description and Code

  • Bachelor of Arts degree: BA 

Undergraduate Major Descriptions and Codes

  • Major in Classical Studies: CLST 
  • Major in European Studies: EURO
  • Major in French Studies: FREN 
  • Major in German Studies: GERM
  • Major in Latin American Studies: LASR 
  • Major in Spanish and Portuguese: SPPO 

CIP Code and Description1

  • CLST Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 16.1200 - Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • EURO Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 05.0106 - European Studies/Civilization
  • FREN Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 16.0901 - French Language and Literature
  • GERM Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 16.0501 - German Language and Literature
  • LASR Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 05.0107 - Latin American Studies
  • SPPO Major/Program: CIP Code/Title: 16.0999 - Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other