Winter Term Courses

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Winter Session
January 4-22, 2021

Keep focus on your goals! Earn up to four credits and gain ground on graduation in just three weeks. Classes meet morning, afternoon, and evening on campus, or anywhere online. Winter Session is open enrollment. Current and incoming UMD students may simply register. All other students must first apply. There’s always time to Keep Learning!

ARAB499T Special Topics in Arabic Studies; Middle Eastern Cinema: Comedy, Horror, Politics 
Credits: 3
Cross-listed with FILM429T. Credit only granted for ARAC499T or FILM429T.
A close look at transregional genres in contemporary Middle Eastern cinemas, with the focus on comedy, horror, and political cinema. Taught in English, online format.
 
CHIN315 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
Credits: 3
Major works of fiction and drama from 1920 to the present read in the context of social and literary change. Emphasis on western and traditional Chinese influences on the writers and their works. No knowledge of Chinese required.
 
FILM451 Film Noir and American Culture
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ENGL245, FILM245, SLLC283, or FILM283; or permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Introduction to a variety of American movies made in the 1940s and 1950s whose dark themes and stark black-and-white lighting led to their identification as film noir.
 
FREN306 - Commercial French I 
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FREN301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
 
Introduction to commercial French including correspondence and business terminology. Emphasis on cross-cultural concepts needed for successful interaction within business settings. Taught in French.
 
FREN398A - Special Topics in French and Francophone Studies; French Phonetics: Theory, Practice and Performance
Credits: 3
Prerequisite: FREN250.
 
GERM399I Selected Topics in Germanic Studies; America in the German Imagination

Credits: 3

From the moment of America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the country has exercised an outsize influence on the German imagination-as the land of freedom, of untamed nature, of mass culture and unfettered capitalism. In this course we will survey a variety of media from the eighteenth century to the present examining German culture's ongoing fascination with America. Taught in English.
 
RUSS201 Intermediate Russian I 
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: RUSS102 or RUSS114; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in an elementary Russian course with the goal of communicative competence.
 
RUSS411 Linguistic Analysis of Russian I 
Credits: 3
 
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RUSS301.
Elucidation of theoretical concepts of modern linguistics through the analysis of problematic concepts in the Russian linguistic system. Phonology and the syntax of the simple sentence.
 
SPAN103 Intensive Elementary Spanish
Credits: 4
 
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Credit only granted for: SPAN102 or SPAN103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
 
SPAN203 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Syllabus Repository
Credits: 4
 
Prerequisite: SPAN103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Spanish.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of Spanish-speaking world.
 
SPAN204 Spanish Grammar Review Syllabus Repository
Credits: 3
 
Prerequisite: SPAN203; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Not open to fluent/native speakers of Spanish.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
SPAN207 Reading and Writing in Spanish Syllabus Repository
Credits: 3
 
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN204; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Selected readings with emphasis on reading comprehension and the development of reading strategies. Work in composition writing and a review of selected grammatical topics. Complements material of SPAN204.
 
SPAN301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I Syllabus Repository
Credits: 3
 
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPAN207.
Practice of complex grammatical structures through reading and writing of compositions and essays. Specific lexical, syntactic, rhetorical, and stylistic devices will be highlighted.