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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Course Offerings

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as AFAM 100 .
An interdisciplinary approach to modern and traditional aspects of African life in the fields of history, geography, politics, ethnography, and socio-economic development. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000134)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (000144)
Series of in-depth studies, both thematic and topical, concerning major issues and current problems in sub-Saharan Africa, employing an interdisciplinary approach. Topics covered include South Africa, and revolution and ecological crises in Africa. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000146)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000147)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (000148)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000149)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to Arabic language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020747)
Prerequisites: ARAB 101A.
Continuation of ARAB 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020748)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021060)
Prerequisites: ARAB 102A.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ARAB 101A and ARAB 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020749)
Prerequisite: ARAB 201.
Students review and expand language skills and cultureal concepts introduced in ARAB 101A, ARAB 102A, and ARAB 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020750)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020961)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (021453)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021275)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021147)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. (021630)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course is also offered as AAST 110 .
This interdisciplinary course offers students an introduction to some of the many issues facing Asian nations today, grounded in an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious, and philosophical influences that underlie these challenges. The course examines the role of individuals in creating societal change in Asia through such things as political advocacy, cultural innovation, technological invention, the generation of literature, economic decision-making, military force, corruption, and other methods of influence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021219)
This course is also offered as AAST 110I .
This interdisciplinary course offers students an introduction to some of the many issues facing Asian nations today, grounded in an understanding of the historical, cultural, religious, and philosophical influences that underlie these challenges. The course examines the role of individuals in creating societal change in Asia through such things as political advocacy, cultural innovation, technological invention, the generation of literature, economic decision-making, military force, corruption, and other methods of influence. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021511)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (000992)
This course is also offered as ANTH 200 .
An introduction to the people and cultures of Asia, emphasizing India, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. The course employs a multimediated approach to learning. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000523)
This course is also offered as HIST 377 .
Focus on the role gender plays in shaping and defining East Asian history, from 19th century to the present. Analysis of gender construction, sexuality, the family, and issues of universal human rights in context of China, South Korea, and Japan. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021173)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000996)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (000997)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000998)
Prerequisite: Permission of the Asian Studies Coordinator.
This is an independent study course in which honors in the major students work closely under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Honors students define an original research problem, complete a literature review, conduct research, and write an analytical research paper. Normally, the paper is also presented at a university-wide research colloquium. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (021233)
This course is also offered as HIST 474 .
This course examines Korean history from the opening of Korea in 1876 to the present. Main topics include the decline of the chosen dynasty, the rise of nationalism, the colonial experience (1910-1945), the liberation and division (1945-1948), the Korean War (1950-1953), and industrialization and democratization in the postwar era. Particular attention is devoted to how these events have shaped the historical trajectory of modern Korea as well as the everyday lives of people. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 9.0 units. (021782)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
This variable-content capstone seminar is devoted to the critical reading, evaluation, and discussion of major recent scholarship on Asia. Works are selected from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with an effort to cover several Asian areas (Japan, China, Southeast Asia, South Asia) and to deal with critical issues of the day. Students will lead discussions, evaluate arguments, and write critical essays at a level appropriate to graduating seniors with a major in Asian Studies. Required seminar for majors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (000999)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Honors in the Major program.
Honors candidates will write a senior thesis over two semesters on an approved topic related to Asia. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (001000)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to Chinese language and Culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020752)
Prerequisites: CHNS 101A.
Continuation of CHNS 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020753)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (001968)
Prerequisites: CHNS 102A.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A and CHNS 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020754)
Prerequisites: CHNS 201.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A, CHNS 102A, and CHNS 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020755)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021296)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (001969)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (001970)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Survey of innovative approaches to foreign/second language teaching. An overview of theory and practice in the field, highlighting methods for the development of comprehension and communication skills. Humanistic techniques, teaching the cultural context of language use, and language testing are also included. 3 hours seminar. (002891)
This course provides language professionals with an opportunity to examine the cultural dimensions of language teaching and learning. Students investigate context and culture in language teaching, explore ways of addressing culture-related standards, and engage in an in-depth review of research in this area. They also apply their knowledge and skills to enhance interaction and instruction in language classrooms for all learners. 3 hours lecture. (020007)
Theories of language acquisition and applications of research. This course focuses on linguistic, psychological, sociocultural, historical, and legal bases of foreign language and English as a second language. 3 hours seminar. (002888)
Assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation of foreign/second language skills and proficiency. Emphasis on formal and informal assessment techniques. Course is intended primarily for Language Development and Bilingual Specialists, foreign language and ESL teachers. 3 hours seminar. (002889)
Articulation of curriculum theory and practice in foreign languages and English as a second language. Focus on examination of instructional programs, techniques, and materials as well as classroom organization. 3 hours seminar. (002890)
Preparation for comprehensive examination in Teaching International Languages. 9 hours supervision. Credit/no credit grading. (015874)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (003766)
This course is also offered as CHST 254 , HUMN 254 .
An overview of Chicana/o art, literature, and ideology. The course examines the trajectory of the Chicano Movement and follows the development of artistic and intellectual culture down to contemporary times. We explore how Chicano literature asks enduring and universal questions and at the same time reflects a specific historical and cultural reality that is fundamental to the United States experience. Reading, discussions, and reports are in English (with some code-switching in Spanish). 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021205)
A stylistic and thematic analysis of major works in French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and other literatures in English translation. Course content varies each semester according to language area taught. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (003767)
This course explores numerous sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism through the study of specific regions and populations in North America. Topics include identity, communication in bilingual groups and families, code-switching, language choices, registers of language, bilingual and immersion education, dominant vs. minority languages, language politics, ebonics, and the impact of legislation that attempts to govern language use. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved US Diversity course. (021124)
Students examine films which, as cultural products of specific geo-linguistic areas, offer a key to understanding a society's language, history, and unique interests, concerns, practices, and perspectives. This course focuses each semester on a specific geo-linguistic area of film production. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021181)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours discussion. (003773)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003776)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021153)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.
This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for Bachelor of Arts degrees in languages and cultural studies offered in the Department of International Languages, Literature's, and Cultures. In this course, students explore foundational disciplinary issues central to the study of languages and cultures and analyze how these intersect with their own specific field of study. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (021547)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (003781)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021496)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003783)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003784)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (003804)
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020837)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (003805)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (003806)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
FREN 301 - FREN 303: Practice in speaking, writing, and reading. Focus on the development and accurate use of complex language patterns. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (003807)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or three years of high school French or equivalent.
A survey of French business practices. Designed for students interested in international business or affairs, or who intend to travel for business in French-speaking countries. The course includes films, readings, and class discussion focusing on the economic, political, and social aspects of French culture. 3 hours discussion. (003809)
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to French history and geography as well as French art, literature, philosophy, education, economy, social classes, and politics. 3 hours discussion. (003812)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, early French literature to the French Revolution. 3 hours discussion. (003815)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, Romantic to Contemporary Period. 3 hours discussion. (003816)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (003824)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003825)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
This course introduces students to the study of linguistics as it relates to French. Topics include the evolution of the language from Latin to modern French, as well as historical and contemporary states of the language as they relate to phonology, morphology, and semantics. Practical application of knowledge, and the improvement of students' pronunciation, are stressed. Taught in French. 3 hours lecture. (003834)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
Varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose the work of a single author. 3 hours discussion. (003826)
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.
This course involves study of literature and society in Francophone Africa from the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria) through Senegal and West Africa to Madagascar and the Reunion Island, New France (Quebec), the French Caribbean, the South Pacific (Tahiti), and Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia). 3 hours seminar. (003828)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the baroque and classic periods, including the waning of the seventeenth century. Major focus on theater. 3 hours discussion. (003817)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the important trends of the period as seen through representative novels and plays. 3 hours discussion. (003818)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Study of the various literary movements across the century (romanticism, Parnasse, realism, naturalism, symbolism) in both prose and poetry. 3 hours discussion. (003819)
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.
Varying content may include writers of prose, poetry, and theater and literary movements such as surrealism, existentialism, the New Novel, and feminism. 3 hours discussion. (003820)
An introduction to French cinema as a narrative form, with emphasis on key films and directors from various periods of French film history. The class is taught in English. All films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (003813)
Prerequisites:Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; upper-division standing
Corequisites: another upper-division French literature course.
Writing essays in English on French literature. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. 1 hour discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (003823)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (003844)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (003845)
Prerequisites: Six units in FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; 12 other upper-division French units; a grade-point average in the top 5% of French majors; an interview; faculty permission.
Intensive study of scholarly approaches to problems in French language, literature or culture and training in the use of secondary sources to back up original ideas, leading to the production and public presentation of a scholarly project involving substantial research and earning a grade of B or higher for the designation of Honors in the Major. To be taken under faculty supervision for a total of six units in consecutive semesters. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003847)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (003853)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020932)

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours discussion. (004210)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020496)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.
Further intensive practice in the spoken language. May be taken before or after GERM 211. 3 hours discussion. (004209)
3 hours lecture. (020314)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020586)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004211)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (004212)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
GERM 301 - GERM 303: Review of grammar and syntax; vocabulary-building practice in conversation; synopses of short stories and compositions in German. Emphasis on accuracy in grammar and expression. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (004213)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study and practice of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern German. Contrastive analysis of the sounds of German and English. 3 hours discussion. (004215)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
A survey of some of the great figures and periods of German art, literature, music, and public life which have made significant contributions to the development of civilization in German-speaking countries. 3 hours discussion. (004216)
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or GERM 202.
This course focuses on ecological developments in German history and culture; it emphasizes the historical use of natural energy resources such as wind, water, and their contemporary use, and in addition to these the renewable energy of sun and biomass; the course analyzes the German forest as a significant place in German mythology, history, and contemporary culture; juxtaposed are such 20th century developments as architecture and design of the Bauhaus with ecological ways of architecture and design. Utopian concepts and their readings pertaining to sustainability and technology are discussed. 3 hours lecture. (020677)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes early German literature through the eighteenth century. 3 hours discussion. (004217)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. 3 hours discussion. (004218)
This course is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary for researching, understanding and discussing current issues of relevance to German speakers. Through the exploration and critical examination of contemporary issues and events in such areas as education, technology, society, the environment, politics, economics and law, you will become more familiar with contemporary German (Austrian, Swiss) culture while simultaneously improving your ability to understand, speak, and write German. As a result of this course, you will be better prepared to engage with native speakers on topics of immediate cultural and personal relevance. 3 hours discussion. (021047)
Prerequisite: GERM 202.
Despite the push toward a united Europe, regionalism permeates German culture. There has even been a revival in regionalism as a response to the consolidation of the European continent. In this course, you will learn about the origin of regional differences and their current manifestations (dialect, attitudes, local customs, food, attire, etc.) and explore the issue of regional vs. state and national identity. You will have a better understanding of Germans' attitudes toward each other and become familiar with some common cultural references. You will gain an awareness of some of the intricacies of German-speaking culture while simultaneously improving your ability to understand, speak, and write German. 3 hours lecture. (021097)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 2 hours seminar. (004221)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004222)
Prerequisite: GERM 201 or GERM 202.
A survey of the history of German theater from the middle ages to the present; including Passionsspiele, Wanderbuhne, the social position of actors; the development of regional theaters, the idea of a national theater and that of East and West Germany. However, varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose a specific period or the work of a single author. 3 hours lecture. (020680)
Prerequisites: GERM 201, GERM 202.
The course analyzes the discourse on the German forest as a significant place in German mythology, literature, history, visual art, music, film and contemporary culture; it assesses the nexus of anesthetization and nationalization of the forest, the construction of Germanness, and nationhood by pursuing strands of historical and contemporary debates. 3 hours lecture. (021081)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Primary emphasis on the classical works of Schiller and Goethe, with attention given as well to Lessing and the Sturm und Drang movement as precursors of the period. 3 hours discussion. (004225)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study of prose and lyric works of Novalis, Tieck, Arnim, Brentano, Hoffman, Eichendorff, and other figures of the Romantic Period. Analysis of literary and intellectual trends within the period. 3 hours discussion. (004226)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
A survey of the development of prose, drama, and lyric after Goethe and the Romantics to the twentieth century, including representative authors of poetic realism and naturalism. 3 hours discussion. (004228)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Readings in prose, drama, and lyric of the Expressionists, Rilke, Mann, Hesse, Kafka, Brecht, and others. 3 hours discussion. (004229)
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.
Study of ideas and trends in the novel, drama, and poetry of Bachmann, Böll, Dürrenmatt, Frisch, Grass, Hochhuth, Jelinek, Weiss, Wolf, and other contemporary authors. 3 hours discussion. (004230)
Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of film classics from the Expressionist cinema, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich, with an introduction to the main currents in film aesthetics and theory from Kracauer to contemporary feminist film theories. Readings of major authors on films, including Brecht, Eisner, and Kracauer. Screening of films by Murnau, Lang, and von Sternberg. 3 hours discussion. (004223)
Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of representative films from the post-war era, the New German, and feminist cinema, including study of their cultural and social significance, with a component of significant film aesthetics and theories from Kluge to contemporary feminist film theories. 3 hours discussion. (004224)
Class is taught in English; films in German with English subtitles. A historical survey of representative films and cinema cultures of Austria and Switzerland, and of the former two German states, East and West Germany from the 1980's to the present; including study of their cultural and social significance with a component of aesthetic changes in united Germany's cinematic culture after 1990, and a representation of Germany's multicultural society. 3 hours discussion. (020681)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020025)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; upper-division standing.
Writing essays in English on German literature and/or practice in translation from German to English. Ordinarily taken in conjunction with another upper-division German course. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. 1 hour discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (004220)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (004233)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004234)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (004236)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (004235)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020179)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004237)

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Introduction to the ancient Greek language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020745)
Continuation of GREK 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition of ancient Greek. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020746)

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Introduction to the Modern Hebrew language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020724)
Continuation of HBRW 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020725)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020944)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021051)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021184)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021335)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. (021450)

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This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021046)

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The nature of study, work, volunteering, and travel abroad. Emphasis on an exploration of the self as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological being while living abroad. Students learn to differentiate between personal, cultural, and universal patterns in order to develop greater understanding of themselves and people of other cultures. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021206)
The nature of study, work, volunteering, and travel abroad. Emphasis on an exploration of the self as an integrated physiological, social, and psychological being while living abroad. Students learn to differentiate between personal, cultural, and universal patterns in order to develop greater understanding of themselves and people of other cultures. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021238)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (002050)
A series of presentations on a wide variety of topics of international concern. Lectures, debates, and panel discussions on areas of current international importance. 1 hour lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004875)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (002051)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (002052)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (002053)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004891)
This is a graduate-level independent study course offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (004901)
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (004903)
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (004902)

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Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (005098)
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)
This course uses films set during the Renaissance to offer an overview on a period of time that has given the world a series of unique innovations in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, politics, and sciences. A journey through the historical context and major themes of the political, literary, and visual culture produced in Italy between ca. 1300 and 1600 are the background of the course main focus: the examination of effective life changes occurred during the Renaissance. This is a combination of film screenings, lecture, and discussion. The use of media is intended to help students reflect upon the way in which the Renaissance phenomenon has been portrayed in western culture. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. (021202)
This course uses films set during the Renaissance to offer an overview on a period of time that has given the world a series of unique innovations in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, politics, and sciences. A journey through the historical context and major themes of the political, literary, and visual culture produced in Italy between ca. 1300 and 1600 are the background of the course main focus: the examination of effective life changes occurred during the Renaissance. This is a combination of film screenings, lecture, and discussion. The use of media is intended to help students reflect upon the way in which the Renaissance phenomenon has been portrayed in western culture. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. (021512)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. (021548)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
See description below. 3 hours discussion. (005100)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 301 and ITAL 302: Emphasis on fluency and development of literary style; composition in the Italian language; review of grammar and syntax. These courses are non-sequential. 3 hours discussion. (005101)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202.
Continued intensive practice in the spoken language. Practice and review of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntactics as they apply to the learning and teaching of Italian. 3 hours discussion. (005102)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Survey of some of the greatest figures in literature, philosophy, science, art, music, politics, geography, and history of Italy. 3 hours discussion. (005103)
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or faculty permission.
Through prose, poetry, film, music, art, and historical accounts, this course surveys contemporary Italian social, political, and cultural life from the fall of Fascism to the present. 3 hours lecture. (020849)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
Study of the most important writers of Italian literature from Dante to modern times. Emphasis on genre, textual analysis, and interpretation. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005104)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
The main literary and intellectual trends from Dante to the eighteenth century. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005106)
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
The main literary trends from the eighteenth century to the present. Readings, discussions, and reports. 3 hours discussion. (005107)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005109)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005110)
This course is the study of the arrival, presence, and contributions of the Italian immigrants in the Americas, especially in the United States and California. The course emphasizes the complex dynamics of cultural assimilation and ethnic differentiation of Italian immigrants in the adopted countries. 3 hours lecture. (005115)
Course is taught in English. From the premise that the visual image is a most powerful tool in the creation and structuring of collective systems of values, this course focuses on the cinematic representation of Italian/Americans in the works of major American and Italian/American directors from the silent era to the present. The goal of this course is to explore to what extent recent films and televised series have been successful in rescuing Italian/Americans from negative ethnic typification. 3 hours lecture. (020851)
The Italian Cinema as a creative art form has had a profound and lasting impact on world cinematography. The course will include Italian film history and the study of major trends and techniques. The relationship of the cinema to socio-political, economic, and literary events in Italy and the world will be studied: Neorealism, The Felliniesque, Spaghetti Western, Commedia all'Italiana, and more recent trends. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (005111)
Consists of a series of related in-depth monographic studies of such great film directors as De Sica, Visconti, Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Pasolini, the Tavianis, and Scola. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. 3 hours discussion. (005112)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020811)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (005120)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005121)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020364)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (005122)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (020327)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020326)

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Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the development of fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with clear understanding of basic sentence structures. Acquisition of Hiragana and Katakana characters (phonetic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005334)
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.
Continuation of JAPN 101. Special attention to different verb forms and essential auxiliary expressions. Appropriate language use in a variety of social settings. Acquisition of 110 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005335)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (005339)
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.
Review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to logical discourse development. Acquisition of 200 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005336)
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.
Continuation of review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to refining and expanding discourse. Acquisition of 300 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005337)
Prerequisites: JAPN 201.
This course provides intensive training in writing and reading Kanji characters in context. A variety of reading materials are reviewed, such as newspapers, magazines, literature, business correspondence, etc. Writing exercises focus on increasing use of Kanji characters. 3 hours lecture. (020194)
Practice of conversational patterns in a casual format aiming at improving fluency in day-to-day interactions with native Japanese speakers. In an attempt to provide real conversational settings, there are hands-on activities such as singing, cooking, observing tea a ceremony, watching Japanese television programs, etc. 3 hours discussion. (020181)
This course first explores different approaches to grammar, such as Case Grammar, Relational Grammar, Transformational Grammar, etc. Students then examine syntax, phonetics, semantics, morphology, and the socio-linguistic aspect of the Japanese language. 3 hours lecture. (020195)
An introduction to Japanese history and geography, as well as Japanese art forms, literature, philosophy, education, economy, customs, language, and politics. Course also includes a comparison of Japanese and American organizational theories. 3 hours discussion. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (000993)
Prerequisite: JAPN 202.
This course examines the socio-historic context of Japanese rhythm and poetic features as well as the literary significance of lyrics. Students are encouraged to pursue perfect pronunciation and knowledge (meaning, history, composer, singer, lyricist, etc.) behind the lyrics. Students are required to memorize ten different lyric poems. 3 hours lecture. (020575)
This course is taught in English. It examines a variety of Japanese films involving the following cultural themes: roles of men and women, society, history, politics, education, theater, sports, music, industry, comedy, etc. In the process, the students examine and analyze the myths and realities of Japanese people as portrayed in the films. Discussions are designed to increase students' awareness of intercultural communication, to foster their preparedness for functioning in the complex order of Japanese society. All films have English subtitles. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020182)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005340)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005341)
Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or faculty permission.
This course is for students who have attained an advanced level of fluency in Japanese or are native speakers of Japanese. While this course explores a variety of teaching methodologies, students analyze the gap between syntax and semantics to formulate concise explanations and develop skills best suited for teaching Japanese to non-native learners. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours supervision. (020183)
This internship is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (020594)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020012)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020901)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021062)
3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020169)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020818)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-6.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020212)

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A survey of the history, geography, culture, and society of Latin America. This course is designed to provide students who are majoring in Latin American Studies, as well as General Education students, with an initial orientation in the study of Latin America on an interdisciplinary basis. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (015750)
This course examines films made by Latin American and non-Latin American filmmakers as a means of introducing students to the history of cultures of Latin America from the pre-conquest to the present. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021121)
Introduction to the Mexico Program of intercultural experiential learning in Mexico. The course will survey Mexican geography, anthropology, development, culture, adjustment to cultural differences, and intercultural communication. The course is intended to prepare the student for the six-week program in Mexico. 1 hour lecture. (005373)
6 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005374)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (005375)
Prerequisite: Completion of GE Arts (C1) requirement or faculty permission.
This course is also offered as MUSC 305 .
This is a survey of the diverse musical cultures of Latin America. Representative examples are drawn from the traditions of Mexico, the Caribbean, and Brazil, including both folk and popular idioms. This an upper division course and is intended for students who have had an introductory course in music or fine arts and have some vocabulary that enables them to discuss musical expression. 3 hours lecture. (021709)
This course is also offered as HIST 382 .
An interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of Mexico. This course will introduce students to the panorama of Mexican history while delineating the roots and development of the current Mexican political system. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004558)
This course is also offered as GEOG 357 .
Study of the physical environment, human settlement, development, and modern problems of the nations of Latin America. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021143)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021149)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 9 hours supervision. (005382)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005383)
Prerequisites: LAST 150, faculty permission.
This course will provide students with a genuine cross-cultural experience which will enable them to understand Latin American life from the point of view of the Latin American family with which they will live and the Latin American people with whom they will work. Students will live with a Latin American family and work in a Latin American organization for a six-week period. Students will keep a log of their experiences and prepare a written evaluation of their families and jobs. 6 hours discussion. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. (005385)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, LAST 110.
An in-depth, interdisciplinary seminar that examines selected topics in Latin American culture and society, past and present, through critical reading of, and commentary on, recent scholarship devoted to the region. Readings may include Spanish language sources. Topics vary by semester. Required for majors and minors. 3 hours seminar. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (005384)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (005386)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005387)

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Survey of Middle Eastern history, cultures, and societies from late antiquity to the modern period. Investigation of the role of Islam in shaping the Middle East and interactions with the West in the late medieval and modern periods. Examination of contemporary issues, including modernization, colonialism, secularism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Islamic revival. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021396)
Survey of Middle Eastern history, cultures, and societies from late antiquity to the modern period. Investigation of the role of Islam in shaping the Middle East and interactions with the West in the late medieval and modern periods. Examination of contemporary issues, including modernization, colonialism, secularism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Islamic revival. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021508)
This course is also offered as HIST 261 , RELS 202 .
Introduces students to the history, faith, practice, and cultures of Islam, starting with the Late Antique Near Eastern milieu from which it emerged and tracing its development and geographic spread around the world to the present day. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004515)
This course is also offered as HIST 361 , RELS 302 .
This course introduces students to the sacred scripture and prophet of Islam. Students study the biography of Muhammad (570-632) and the text of the Qur'an by situating it within the context of Muhammad's life and career. By the end of the course, students are able to appreicate how devout Muslims view Muhammad and the Qur'an, as well as ask critical questions raised by modern scholars of religion. 3 hours lecture. (020263)
This course is also offered as HIST 362 .
Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (004550)
This course is also offered as HIST 362Z .
Introduction to some major aspects of culture, society and the state in the Islamic Middle East, including Islamic religion, the Arab Empire, the family, law, roles of men and women, styles of living. Examination of the post-Mongol empires of Ottoman and Safavid, and their interaction with European powers in the early modern period. 3 hours lecture.This is an approved Writing Intensive course. This is an approved General Education Capstone course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021461)
This course is also offered as HIST 363 .
Survey of the modern Middle East from Napoleon's Conquest of Egypt (1798) to the second Gulf War (2003). Examination of the decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire, rise of Middle Eastern nation-states, nationalistic movements, and politics in Turkey, Iran, Israel, and the Arab world. Analyses of cultural and political issues, such as the Palestinian question, Arab-Israeli conflict, modernization, secularization, and Islamic resurgence. 3 hours lecture. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Global Cultures course. (021368)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005664)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (005665)
This course is also offered as HIST 466 .
The development of Zionism and Arab nationalism since 1900; international politics and the creation of Israel; Arab-Israeli conflict since 1948 to the present; politics and society in Israel; Palestinian refugees and guerrilla groups; P.L.O. and the Palestinian nationalist movement; efforts and prospects for Arab-Israeli peace. 3 hours seminar. (004618)

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Introduction to Portuguese language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007752)
Prerequisites: PORT 101A.
Continuation of PORT 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (007754)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (007758)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021179)
Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021408)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (007759)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (007760)

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Introduction to Russian language and its associated cultures. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008916)
Prerequisites: RUSS 101A.
Continuation of RUSS 101A. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (008920)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (008924)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020899)
Prerequisite: RUSS 102A or faculty permission.
Students review and expand linguistic skills and cultural concepts introduced in RUSS 101A and RUSS 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (021728)
Prerequisite: RUSS 201.
Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in RUSS 101A, RUSS 102A, and RUSS 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (021727)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020900)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (008925)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (008926)

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Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009113)
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009118)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (021406)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (009135)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020564)
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009123)
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
Further reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. Builds on topics studied in SPAN 201N. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. 3 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009126)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (021020)
3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 99.0 units. (020148)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020962)
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.
Intensive review of grammar and its application in composition. This course or its equivalent is a prerequisite for all other upper-division courses. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion. (009137)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
Emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. Required of all majors and minors. 3 hours discussion. (009139)
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 321.
This course offers intensive practice in the spoken language at an advanced level of proficiency, particularly in more formal registers. Students participate in guided conversations and discussions, but the focus is on public discourse, such as debates and speeches. Special emphasis is placed on enrichment of vocabulary and development of rhetorical strategies. 3 hours discussion. (009153)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
A survey of the fields of general linguistics. Theory and practice of language analysis. Relationship between language and culture. Principles of phonology, morphology, and syntax of Spanish language. 3 hours discussion. (009142)
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 303.
Phonology (phonetics and phonemics), linguistic geography, and related areas as they apply to the learning and teaching of Spanish. 3 hours discussion. (009150)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.
Introduction to the historical and cultural heritage of Spain, to selected figures in the arts and public life, and to the ways and traditions of Spaniards today. Readings, reports, and discussion. 3 hours discussion. (009152)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.
A survey of the cultural, social, economic, and political heritage of Latin America and its evolution into contemporary Latin American society. 3 hours discussion. (009155)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. The works studied will be short stories, full-length plays, and Hispanic-American narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 341 and SPAN 342 are required of all majors and count as electives for the minor. Either fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. 3 hours discussion. (009140)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.
Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. Works studied will be the novel, one-act plays, and Peninsular Spanish narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 342 is required of all majors and fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. 3 hours discussion. (009141)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour lecture. (009157)
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (009158)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 320.
This is a senior-level Spanish course that introduces students to current theories of foreign language learning and implications of key research for classroom practice. Students learn strategies for teaching Spanish, including the utilization of appropriate technology. In addition to lecture and discussion, students complete the Early Field Experience hours required for entry to a credential program. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours clinical. (020141)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Study of leading short story writers from Spain and Latin America, with background readings and reports on representative authors. Emphasis on contemporary works. 3 hours seminar. (009159)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Readings, discussions, reports, and oral interpretation of major dramatic works of Latin America and Spain. 3 hours discussion. (009161)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Analysis of representative novels from Latin America and Spain. 3 hours discussion. (009167)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Study of the leading poets of Spain and Latin America. 3 hours discussion. (009172)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Readings and reports on literature of Mexico from pre-Columbian to contemporary literature. 3 hours discussion. (009168)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).
Critical analysis of literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, utilizing reading, discussion, oral reports, and written projects. 3 hours lecture. (009170)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
This course is also offered as CHST 454 .
A study of the Chicano people as reflected in selected films and literature. Discussions will be in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish, reports in Spanish. 3 hours seminar. (001984)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Cervantes' novel and his amiable madman in the larger context of literature and culture. Commentary on contemporary history, society, and politics. 3 hours discussion. (009165)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302 with a grade of B or higher; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; three units of SPAN 321 or higher level. Minimum GPA in major of 3.5. Open only to students in the top 5 percent of majors in the program. Faculty permission.
A seminar for Honors students. The course focuses on major literary periods and authors from Latin America and Spain in conjunction with literary criticism and theory. Initial work on writing the Honors thesis. 3 hours seminar. (015816)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Women in Spanish-speaking society. An approach to culture via a study of women as literary subjects and as writers. The idealization and reality of their existence as reflected through Spanish and Latin American literature. 3 hours discussion. (009182)
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
Students will consider the elements that constitute literary and cinematic masterpieces by examining films based on a variety of texts: epic poetry, drama, short story, legend, novel, zarzuela, and filmscript. The films will represent the cultural and linguistic diversity in areas of Spain and Latin America. 3 hours discussion. (009183)
Prerequisites: Recommended for majors and graduate students, some minors upon completion of SPAN 302 or equivalent or faculty permission.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides students with the opportunity to develop their language proficiency in Spanish and enables them to use their language skills in on-the-job situations. Limited to majors, graduate students, and selected minors upon completion of SPAN 302. A maximum of 3 units may be counted toward the major. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (009184)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; upper-division standing.
To be taken concurrently with any upper-division Spanish course. The course includes two components, the Spanish Subject Matter Assessment Exam and the Writing Proficiency Research Paper. The comprehensive exam covers Spanish language, Spanish linguistics, and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. The Writing Proficiency Research Paper is an investigative/analytical essay in English on a major work of Hispanic literature. Students show mastery of the major areas of study in Spanish as well as the ability to investigate, plan and write essays using correct English and in a style suitable to literary analysis. 1 hour discussion. This is an approved Writing Proficiency course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009156)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 1 hour seminar. (009186)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (009187)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
Independent Study. Completion of Honors thesis under the direction of assigned Spanish faculty. The thesis requires original work beyond that normally required in undergraduate work. Students present the thesis in a public lecture. 9 hours supervision. (015815)
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (009196)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (009199)
This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. 3 hours seminar. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. (009198)
Prerequisites: See the department secretary.
This course is offered for 1.0-3.0. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021302)
This course is offered as for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (009203)

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Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (021655)
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