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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "SLLC-School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures"

SLLC - School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

SLLC 169 Special Topics in Study Abroad I (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SLLC 199 Special Topics in Language Study (1-3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Language and topic to be announced when offered.

SLLC 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SLLC 283 Introduction to Cinema Studies (3) Also offered as: FILM283. Credit only granted for: SLLC283 or FILM283. Introduction to the critical analysis of international film. Development of a set of critical technical tools for examining film within a variety of cultural settings. Focus on an analysis of film form and the aesthetics of cinema that differentiate it from other media.

SLLC 284 Language, Power and Society (3) Introduction to language variation along social, ethnic and regional identity lines.Taught in English.

SLLC 285 Encountering New Worlds: Travel Literature and Cross-Cultural Representation (3) Additional information: Taught in English. Studies travel accounts, maps and visual images from Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci and others to gain insight into resilient mechanisms of cross-cultural perception, communication, and representation that inform cross-cultural encounters today.

SLLC 299 Special Topics in World Cultures (1-6) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topic to be announced when course is offered.

SLLC 300 World Film History (3) A historical and critical survey of film as an art form, an institution, and a medium of communication through a selection of major aesthetic movements and masterpieces of world cinema.

SLLC 305 Language, Identity and Diversity in the U.S. (3) Introduces issues of linguistic diversity in the framework of the U.S. as a multilingual society. Special emphasis is placed on attitudes toward language diversity, specifically, how regional, social, generational, ethnic, racial and gender differences in language use contribute to notions of identity.

SLLC 309 Language Partner Program (1) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: For intermediate- to advanced-level language majors. Repeatable to 3 credits. For intermediate- to advanced-level language study. Conversations entirely in target language with native speaker.

SLLC 335 The Arab-Israeli Conflict Through Film (3) Also offered as: FILM335. Credit only granted for: SLLC335, FILM335, HEBR298B, or ISRL249B. Formerly: HEBR298B or ISRL249B. How does the Arab-Israeli Conflict represent itself? How do the actors within this conflict (and some from outside) come to understand this conflict by representing it to themselves? The prism of film will touch on many of the various discourses (history, society, culture). The course will investigate whether the medium of film represents and formulates this Conflict in a particular way.

SLLC 342 Film Comedy (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM342. Credit only granted for: SLLC342, FILM342, or SLLC368B. Formerly: SLLC368B. Comedy as a specific cinematic genre.

SLLC 343 Hollywood Genres After 1970 (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM343. Credit only granted for: SLLC343 or FILM343. Introduction to contemporary Hollywood cinema.

SLLC 344 Film and the Fantastic (3) Prerequisite: FILM283, ENGL245, FILM245, or SLLC283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM344. Credit only granted for: SLLC344 or FILM344. Survey of fantastic cinema, encompassing American classics, Hollywood recent productions, and independent films, as well as Asian horror films, anime, and European fantasy.

SLLC 362 Vision, Visuality, and the Gaze in Cinema (3) Prerequisite: SLLC283, FILM283, ENGL245, or FILM245; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM362. Credit only granted for: SLLC362, FILM362, or SLLC368A. Students will build a way of talking critically about film. The prism of seeing, visuality, the gaze, and the like will serve as a way to investigate the way films take on meaning as well as to understand how film participates in a wide network of interconnected ideas, concepts, and modes of thought that have contributed to the audiences' ability to make sense of what a film is conveying.

SLLC 368 Special Topics in Film Studies I (3) Content varies. Exploration of topics in film studies beyond national traditions, for example through the lens of theory, genre, auteurship, aesthetic movements in cinema, and/or comparative perspectives.

SLLC 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

SLLC 386 Experiential Learning (3) Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor and the student's internship sponsor. Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

SLLC 400 Articulatory Phonetics for Second Language Acquisition and Application (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: SLLC400. The mechanical capabilities of the human vocal apparatus for producing speech sounds, and their terminology and transcription in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Emphasis is on the practical needs of the teacher and student of foreign language, rather than the theoretical linguist or the hearing-and-speech pathologist. The phonetics of major languages are also introduced, with attention to the pedagogy of their phonetics.

SLLC 410 Documentary and Narrative (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM410. Credit only granted for: SLLC410 or FILM410. An examination of the relationship between film and reality, focusing on documentary film.

SLLC 411 Experimental Film (3) Also offered as: FILM411. Credit only granted for: SLLC411 or FILM411. Introductory survey of European and U.S. American experimental cinema.

SLLC 461 Political Cinema (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM461. Credit only granted for: SLLC461, FILM461, CMLT498P, or SLLC468P. Formerly: CMLT498P or SLLC468P. Histories of cinema and politics in the 20th century.

SLLC 463 Screening Time: History and Memory in Cinema (3) Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Also offered as: FILM463. Credit only granted for: SLLC463 or FILM463. An examination of the ways and techniques with which cinema produces a sense of time in the viewer.

SLLC 468 Special Topics in Film Studies II (3) Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Exploration of topics in film studies beyond national traditions, for example through the lens of theory, genre, auteurship, aesthetic movements in cinema, and/or comparative perspectives. Courses at the 400-level have higher expectations of independent work, including reading and written assignments.

SLLC 471 The Cultural Environment of Global Business (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ARHU439B, ARHU439E, ARHU439T, ENES472, SLLC471, SLLC472, or SLLC473. Formerly: ARHU439B. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business, and thereby increasing their awareness of the cultural factors that motivate decisions and behavior in the business world. Students will gain an understanding of how the business cultures in the rest of the world diverge from the American, and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.

SLLC 472 International Business Cultures in Engineering and Technology (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Also offered as: ENES472. Credit only granted for: ARHU439B, ARHU439E, ARHU439T, ENES472, SLLC471, SLLC472, or SLLC473. Formerly: ARHU439T. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business and engineering, and thereby increasing their awareness of the cultural factors that motivate decisions and behavior in the business world. Students will gain an understanding of how the business cultures in the rest of the world diverge from the American, and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.

SLLC 473 European Business Cultures (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Credit only granted for: ARHU439B, ARHU439E, ARHU439T, ENES472, SLLC471, SLLC472, or SLLC473. Formerly: ARHU439E. The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to European business, and thereby increasing their awareness of the cultural factors that motivate decisions and behavior in the European business world. Students will gain an understanding of how the European business cultures diverge from the American, and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.

SLLC 499 Special Topics in World Cultures (3) Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Interdisciplinary, transnational or cross-language course; specific topic to be announced.

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