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Courses - Fall 2017
SLLC
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Site
SLLC108T
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language I; Turkish I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
First year Turkish is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare online course. The instructor is at Michigan State University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will need to be entered into the Michigan State University course management system Desire to Learn (D2L). For more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, please see https://goo.gl/Z36h8T.

Heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Turkish need to contact the Course Coordinator at MSU before enrolling in the course to determine appropriate placement, Ms. Steider: steider@msu.edu, 517-355-5105.

Please note: The course will begin on September 5, 2017. The last day to enroll in this class is September 5, 2017 and no additional seats will be added. Although this is an online course, it is NOT self-paced. There are weekly assignments and two required virtual meetings per week on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:20 pm.
SLLC108V
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language I; Vietnamese I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
First year Vietnamese is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare online course. The instructor is at Michigan State University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will also need to be entered into the Michigan State University course management system Desire to Learn (D2L). For more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, please see https://goo.gl/yoEbEm. Heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Vietnamese need to contact the Course Coordinator at MSU before enrolling in the course to determine appropriate placement, Ms. Steider: steider@msu.edu, 517-355-5105.

Please note: The course will begin on September 5, 2017 and no additional seats will be added. Although this is an online course, it is NOT self-paced. There are weekly assignments and one required virtual meeting each week on Thursday from 6:00-6:45 pm, 7-7:45 pm OR 8-8:45 pm.
SLLC208V
Intermediate Less Commonly Taught Language I; Vietnamese I
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Second year Vietnamese is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare online course. The instructor is at Michigan State University, but you enroll and receive credit for it at Maryland. You will need to be entered into the Michigan State University course management system Desire to Learn (D2L). For more information about this course, including textbook information and instructions on enrolling in D2L, please see https://goo.gl/yoEbEm.

The course pre-requisite is SLLC109V. Heritage speakers and those with prior knowledge of Vietnamese need to contact the Course Coordinator at MSU before enrolling in the course to determine appropriate placement, Ms. Steider: steider@msu.edu, 517-355-5105. Please note: The course will begin on September 5, 2017. The last day to enroll in this class is September 5, 2017 and no additional seats will be added. Although this is an online course, it is NOT self-paced. There are weekly assignments and one required virtual meeting each week on Tuesday from 6:00-6:45 pm, 7-7:45 pm OR 8-8:45 pm.
SLLC286
Living the Good Life: Chinese Philosophy in the Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Additional information: Taught in English.
Confucius, Mencius, Zhuangzi and other Chinese thinkers who lived more than 2,000 years ago would argue that the contemporary Western emphasis on self-discovery (Find yourself) and self-acceptance has led you astray. See what they have to say and discuss what relevance it has for the modern world as we study how early Chinese thinkers wrestled with questions of existence, morality, and governance. No previous knowledge of Chinese philosophy and history will be assumed and no prerequisites are required. We will discuss ideas that are both historical and relevant to students' lives. What is "the Way"? How do we cultivate spontaneity? Is there a stable self? How can we be more alive? These are questions important for ancient kings but also for UMD students choosing a major, or wondering how ARHU can benefit them.
SLLC299P
Special Topics in World Cultures; Behavior of the Rich and Powerful, Past and Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Through the study of XV and XVI century courtesy literature, in this course we will explore the various forms of behavior of the rich and powerful of the Italian Renaissance, an era that is much closer to our contemporary world than we might initially think, especially in regard to the way political and influential figures act in social situations and the image of themselves they present to others. What can we learn from observing and comparing the behavior of the rich and powerful of the past and present? In the public arena of these two worlds, does appearance matter more than truth?
SLLC309
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be available to meet on Monday, September 25, 2017 and Monday, December 4, 2017.
SLLC386
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Learning Proposal approved by the Office of Experiential Learning Programs, faculty sponsor and the student's internship sponsor.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SLLC601
(Perm Req)
Teaching Foreign Languages in Higher Education
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Credit only granted for: SLLC601 or SPAN605.
Formerly: SPAN605.
Methods and materials for teaching foreign languages in higher education.
SLLC789
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.