LANGUAGES AND CULTURES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: INTEGRATING CULTURE IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM (1 CR)
TTH, 6:10-7:30 PM; AB-1170
MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR ITALIAN 01:560:231:01:00226, Italian Culture (3 CR; taught in English)
This module is designed to help students learn effective ways to introduce culture, current events and digital humanities into the language classroom from the elementary to the intermediate level. Students will complete the readings assigned and the practice activities online but will meet seven times during the course of the semester. The seven meetings are designated for in-class discussions, quizzes and presentation of a final project. Registration is by Special Permission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: INTRODUCING ITALY: ROME AND ITS CULTURE (1 CR)
MW, 6:10-7:30 PM; AB-1170
MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR ITALIAN 01:560:256:01:19297, Introducing Italy, City by City (3 CR; taught in English)
This module integrates the class, Introducing Italy: Rome and Its Culture, by providing a communicative first-hand experience of cultural practices and contents related to Rome throughout history. It adds insights on contemporary Rome, its traditions, and economy. Registration is by Special Permission. Contact email@example.com to register.
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: ITALIAN FOR FOOD CULTURE (1 CR)
TH, 4:30-5:50 PM; AB-2150
MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR ITALIAN 01:560:391:01:15600, Italian Food Culture (3 CR; taught in English)
This course is designed for students of Italian Food Culture (01:560:391) who are interested in acquiring basic skills in Italian that would be useful to their understanding of food culture and culinary traditions. The course is intended for students with different levels of Italian, including beginners. Students will practice spoken Italian in a variety of contexts and acquire communicative skills and vocabulary to improve oral expression and conversation. The class is conducted in Italian and it is designed to expose the students to Italian and its culture, with special reference to food culture topics. Registration is by Special Permission. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
EXPLORATIONS IN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES: FRENCH FOR TRAVEL (1 CR)
W, 5:00-7:00 PM, second 7 weeks of semester; MU-113
This course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of French who are interested in acquiring and improving basic communication skills in French. These skills will include the acquisition of culture-specific tips that will be useful for their study-abroad stay or travel to a French-speaking country. Students practice spoken French in a variety of contexts and develop communicative tactics and vocabulary to improve oral expression and conversation. The class is conducted in French.
LANGUAGES AND CULTURES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: THE LANGUAGE OF MARX, NIETZSCHE, FREUD (1 CR)
MUST ALSO REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
01:470:371:01:20109, OR 01:195:374:01:20118, OR 01:730:344:01:19324, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud (3 CR; taught in English)
This module focuses on the original German-language concepts and formulations in select passages relevant to the principal themes of the main course “Marx, Nietzsche, Freud.” Attention will be given to issues of translation as these influence — and historically have influenced — the understanding of these writers and their thought. The classes are taught in English, but students must have elementary ability to navigate texts in German. Registration is by Special Permission. Contact email@example.com to register.
LANGUAGE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES - MENTORING (1 CR)
Via the practice of language mentoring, improve language proficiency according to individual placement-level criteria, learn about 2nd-language acquisition/learning processes and outcomes, and/or study the cultural dimensions or relevance of language(s).
Special notation: Placement test may be required as part of activity eligibility.
Performed in English or another language, as specified for the particular activity.
LANGUAGE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES - EXCHANGES (1 CR)
This activity allows partnerships of two students to exchange conversation in two different languages they wish to share and learn. Students are partnered up to exchange conversation in both languages with one of their peers once a week for an hour at a regular time period that fits their schedule. Language Exchange partners meet a few times with a faculty member from one of the language departments of SAS who validates the Exchange. They keep short journal entries noting the linguistic skills practiced and the cultural elements and topics discussed. For the end of the semester, they produce a five minute video presenting their exchange and highlighting all the fun they've had. All student-partners who complete all LEA-Exchange assignments together will be validated by their faculty supervisor to receive 1 credit and a P grade at the end of the term. No incomplete exchange will be validated for credit, regardless of the reason why the exchange could not be completed.
LANGUAGE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES - SERVICE (1 CR)
This new one-credit activity in service comprises an internship activity consisting of 14 weeks: 1 hour meeting per week, eleven hours of service and three in-person meetings with instructor. The activity proposes to expose life science majors to the complexity of the language barriers in communication and how these barriers influence the quality of human health and health care in New Jersey. It will also provide students with the opportunity to examine how cultural differences affect health care outcomes during their internship.