MLL and Methods Courses
050 Community Based Learning
Community-based service or teaching project linking the
classroom to the community in a process of experiential learning. 0
120 Reading Literature in Translation
(formerly MLL- 12)
GER: TA (Critical, Analytical Interpretation of Texts)
Reading and analyzing literature in translation.
Introduction to such concepts as point of view, plot, character,
imagery, symbolism, rhyme scheme and dialogue, and to various
interpretive approaches. Written assignments provide practice in
clarifying the understanding of literature. Topics are published prior
to each term. Satisfies the pre-fall 2008 general education requirement in humanities (literature)
. 4 credits.
235 French Cinema
Prerequisite: any first year writing seminar
Survey of French and Francophone cinema from the 1920s
to the present day. Topics will include the historical context of each
era, the principal film genres, directors, actors, film theory and
criticism. All readings and lectures will be in English; all films will
be subtitled. Students may not receive credit for both FRN-465 and
MLL-235. 4 credits.
245 African Literature
GER: TA (Critical, Analytical Interpretation of Texts) and WC (World Cultures)
The development of African Literature from the early 1900s to the
present. Focus on the representation of society, culture and peoples of
African ancestry, the tumultuous changes resulting from colonial and
neocolonial influences, the question of language vis-à-vis African
creative writing, and the emergence of national and transnational
identities. Authors include: Achebe, Mariama
Ba, Emecheta, Bessie Head, Ngugi, Oyono, Sembene, and newly established writers. Satisfies
the pre-fall 2008 Asian-African requirement and helps satisfy the
pre-fall 2008 general education requirement in humanities (literature)
or may satisfy the pre-fall 2008 general education requirement in
. 4 credits.
350 Teaching English to Speakers of OtherLanguages: Methods
Prerequisite: ENG-362, FRN-405, GRM-405, LNG-210, LNG-405 or SPN-405
Development of linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical competence in
teaching English as a second or foreign language. 4 credits.
450 Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: Methods
Prerequisite: EDU-111, 120, 221 and admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Introduction to a variety of language learning theories, with
opportunities to develop materials and practice techniques appropriate
to teaching foreign languages on any level. Field observations required.
Emphasis on the teaching of the four skills, testing, culture,
technology, and the development of foreign language proficiency. 3
501 Independent Study
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