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Courses - Spring 2018
SLLC
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Site
SLLC109T
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Turkish
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
The second semester of first-year Turkish is a Big Ten Academic Alliance CourseShare online course. The instructor is at 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 http://go.umd.edu/turkish.

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.

The course will begin on January 23, 2017 and end on April 28, 2017, in accordance with the class schedule at Michigan State University. As this is an on-line course, you will NOT need to be on campus at Maryland in order to start the course. The last day to enroll in this class is January 27, 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.
SLLC109V
Beg Less Commonly Taught Language II; Vietnamese II
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: SLLC108V.

The second semester of 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 http://go.umd.edu/turkish.

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.

The course will begin on January 23, 2017 and end on April 28, 2017, in accordance with the class schedule at Michigan State University. As this is an on-line course, you will NOT need to be on campus at Maryland in in order to start the course. The last day to enroll in this class is January 27, 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 11:30am to 12:20 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; Engaging "Glocal" Communities and Languages
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as SPAN229R. Credit only granted for SLLC299P or SPAN229R.

Ever wonder how Prince George's County came to be home to people from around the world? Why more than 162 world languages are spoken in the County? Are you interested in learning about the "worlding" of PG County and the migratory routes that intersect in College Park? In this class, we will explore the changing demographics and rich cultural and linguistic diversity of our area. As part of a 9-10 hour service-learning requirement (2-3pm Th and or Fri), students will have the opportunity to work in a local school, teaching English to parents and tutoring children. This class is ideal for students interested in careers in education, social services, translation/interpretation, communication, business, etc. Class format will consist of lecture, discussion, blogging, digital storytelling, and collaborative group work in and outside of the classroom. Taught in English.
SLLC309
(Perm Req)
Language Partner Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Students must be available to meet on Monday, February 12, 2018 and Monday, May 7, 2018.
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.
SLLC698C
Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies; Comparative Media Studies: Theory, History, Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Taught in English. Also offered as GERM689C, FREN699C, and CMLT679I. Credit granted for SLLC698C, GERM689C, FREN699C, or CMLT679I. Advanced introduction to key issues in comparative media studies. Focus on discipline's foundational texts as well as the most interesting recent humanities-related debates on media and technology.
SLLC789
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.