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E.g. 2016-2017

AMELANG 15T: Intermediate to Advanced Turkish Conversation

Students develop communicative skills while discussing real-life issues, current events and cultural topics. The goal is to use culturally appropriate forms in formal and informal conversations, expressing emotions, feelings, and ideas in social and academic contexts. Pronunciation, vocabulary building, presentational language and daily readings are stressed. Students lead class discussions and prepare short presentations. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

2016-2017
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AMELANG 70A: Accelerated First-Year Swahili, Part 1

First quarter of the two-quarter accelerated sequence. For students with little or no prior experience studying Swahili. Students acquire beginning proficiency in Swahili at an accelerated pace through intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with special insight into Swahili-speaking cultures. Emphasis is on authentic materials and active use of the language in real-world contexts in order to develop functional abilities. Completion of AMELANG 70B fulfills the University foreign language requirement.

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AMELANG 70B: Accelerated first-year Swahili part 2

Continuation of AMELANG 70A. Completes the first-year sequence in two rather than three quarters. Students develop first-year proficiency in Swahili at an accelerated pace through active language use and participation in Swahili-speaking practices. Emphasis is on development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing through authentic materials and appropriate cultural contexts. Fulfills the University foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: AMELANG 70A or consent of instructor.

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AMELANG 71A: Accelerated Second-Year Swahili, Part 1

Accelerated Second-Year Swahili, Part 1. Accelerated Swahili second year is the third part of the accelerated sequence. It is designed for students who have prior experience studying Swahili. Completion of accelerated first year Swahili , or equivalent is a prerequisite. Students acquire proficiency in Swahili at an accelerated pace through intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with special insight into Swahili-speaking cultures. Emphasis is on authentic materials and active use of the language in real-world contexts in order to develop functional abilities.

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AMELANG 71B: Accelerated Second-Year Swahili, Part 2

. It is designed for students who have prior experience in studying Swahili. Completion of second year accelerated part two Swahili , or equivalent is a prerequisite. Students acquire proficiency in Swahili at an accelerated pace through intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with special insight into Swahili-speaking cultures. Emphasis is on authentic materials and active use of the languagenin real-world contexts in order to develop functional abilities.

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AMELANG 84A: Accelerated First-Year Turkish, Part 1

First part of the accelerated first-year sequence. AMELANG 84A and 84B complete the first year in two quarters rather than three quarters. Fulfills the University Language requirement.nnGoal is to engage in interactions with Turkish speakers using socially and culturally appropriate forms. Emphasis is on the accelerated development of language proficiency, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills through conversational practice and in-class/online writing activities. Discussion of culture and social life is integrated into daily language learning activities through authentic materials.

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AMELANG 84B: Accelerated First-Year Turkish, part 2

Second part of the accelerated first-year sequence. AMELANG 84A and 84B complete the first year in two rather than three quarters. AMELANG 84B (Accelerated First-Year Turkish, Part 2) fulfills the University language requirement.nGoal is to engage in interactions with Turkish speakers using socially and culturally appropriate forms. Emphasis is on the accelerated development of language proficiency, listening comprehension, reading and writing skills through conversational practice and in-class/online writing activities. Discussion of culture and social life is integrated into daily language learning activities through authentic materials.

2016-2017
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AMELANG 99: Undergraduate Directed Reading

This course does not fulfill the University language requirement.

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AMELANG 100A: Beginning Amharic, First Quarter

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AMELANG 100B: First-Year Amharic, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 100A. Prerequisite AMELANG 100A.

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AMELANG 100C: First-Year Amharic, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 100B. Prerequisite AMELANG 100B. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement.

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AMELANG 106A: First-Year Swahili, First Quarter

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AMELANG 106B: First-Year Swahili, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 106A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 106A.

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AMELANG 106C: First-Year Swahili, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 106B. Prerequisite: AMELANG 106B. Fulfills the University foreign language requirement.

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AMELANG 108A: Third-Year Swahili, First Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 107C. Prerequisite: AMELANG 107C.

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AMELANG 108B: Third-Year Swahili, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 108A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 108A.

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AMELANG 126: Reflection on the Other: The Jew and the Arab in Literature (COMPLIT 145, JEWISHST 106)

How literary works outside the realm of Western culture struggle with questions such as identity, minority, and the issue of the Other. How the Arab is viewed in Hebrew literature, film and music and how the Jew is viewed in Palestinian works in Hebrew or Arabic (in translation to English). Historical, political, and sociological forces that have contributed to the shaping of these writers' views.nnGuest lectures about the Jew in Palestinian literature and music.

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AMELANG 128A: First-Year Hebrew, First Quarter (JEWISHST 101A)

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AMELANG 128B: First-Year Hebrew, Second Quarter (JEWISHST 101B)

Continuation of AMELANG 128A. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 128A.

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AMELANG 128C: First-Year Hebrew, Third Quarter (JEWISHST 101C)

Continuation of AMELANG 128B. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 128B. Fulfill the University Foreign Language Requirement.

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AMELANG 129A: Second-Year Hebrew, First Quarter (JEWISHST 102A)

Continuation of AMELANG 128C. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 128C.

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AMELANG 129B: Second-Year Hebrew, Second Quarter (JEWISHST 102B)

Continuation of AMELANG 129A. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 129A.

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AMELANG 129C: Second-Year Hebrew, Third Quarter (JEWISHST 102C)

Continuation of AMELANG 129B. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 129B.

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AMELANG 131A: Hebrew Forum (JEWISHST 104)

Intermediate and advanced level. Biweekly Hebrew discussion on contemporary issues with Israeli guest speakers. Vocabulary enhancement. Focus on exposure to academic Hebrew. May be repeat for credit

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AMELANG 131B: Hebrew Forum (JEWISHST 105)

Intermediate and advanced level. Biweekly Hebrew discussion on contemporary issues with Israeli guest speakers. Vocabulary enhancement. Focus on exposure to academic Hebrew. May be repeat for credit

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AMELANG 134A: First-Year Igbo, First Quarter

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AMELANG 134B: First-Year Igbo, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 134A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 134A

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AMELANG 134C: First-Year Igbo, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 134B. Prerequisite: AMELANG 134B. Fulfills University Foreign Language requirement

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AMELANG 140A: First-Year Yiddish, First Quarter (JEWISHST 104A)

Reading, writing, and speaking.

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AMELANG 141A: Second-Year Yiddish, First Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 140C. Prerequisite: AMELANG 140C.

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AMELANG 141B: Second-Year Yiddish, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 141A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 141A.

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AMELANG 141C: Second-Year Yiddish, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 141B. Prerequisite: AMELANG 141B.

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AMELANG 142A: Third Year Yiddish: Reading and Writing about Yiddish Literature

This course is a continuation of AMELANG 141A-C, which surveyed Yiddish grammar while also providing an introduction to Yiddish literature. The focus of 142 A - C will be on the development of Yiddish literature. The course will look at the changes in literary technique from the first literary experiments in the 16th century all the way to contemporary Yiddish writing. Historical and cultural forces which shaped Yiddish writing will be discussed, thereby placing Yiddish culture within a broader European context. Course material will include fiction, poetry, and critical prose, focusing on specific challenges for contemporary students in the language and cultural settings of works discussed. Assignments will combine exercises that review essential grammatical principles with written work in Yiddish that analyze classroom readings. Learning materials include as broad a range of sources as possible (written, recorded, spoken, sung), including contemporary ¿realia¿ from the religious and secular worlds. Prerequisites: All are welcome, but familiarity with material covered in 140 and 141 A-C will be assumed. Students should be ready to encounter Yiddish literature in the original. They should understand the grammatical basics, including all the cases and tenses, ¿complemented,¿ ¿modal,¿ and ¿periphrastic¿ verbs. The use of Hebrew vocabulary, drawn from both religious and modern Israeli contexts will be emphasized.

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AMELANG 142B: Third -Year Yiddish, Second Quarter- Reading and Writing about Yiddish Literature

The focus of 142 A - C will be on the development of Yiddish literature. The course will look at the changes in literary technique from the first literary experiments in the 16th century all the way to contemporary Yiddish writing. Historical and cultural forces which shaped Yiddish writing will be discussed, thereby placing Yiddish culture within a broader European context. Course material will include fiction, poetry, and critical prose, focusing on specific challenges for contemporary students in the language and cultural settings of works discussed. Assignments will combine exercises that review essential grammatical principles with written work in Yiddish that analyze classroom readings. Learning materials include as broad a range of sources as possible (written, recorded, spoken, sung), including contemporary realia from the religious and secular worlds. Prerequisite: 142A

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AMELANG 142C: Third Quarter- Reading and Writing About Yiddish Literature

This course is a continuation of AMELANG 142B, which surveyed Yiddish grammar while also providing an introduction to Yiddish literature. The focus of 142 A - C will be on the development of Yiddish literature. The course will look at the changes in literary technique from the first literary experiments in the 16th century all the way to contemporary Yiddish writing. Historical and cultural forces which shaped Yiddish writing will be discussed, thereby placing Yiddish culture within a broader European context. Course material will include fiction, poetry, and critical prose, focusing on specific challenges for contemporary students in the language and cultural settings of works discussed. Assignments will combine exercises that review essential grammatical principles with written work in Yiddish that analyze classroom readings. Learning materials include as broad a range of sources as possible (written, recorded, spoken, sung), including contemporary ¿realia¿ from the religious and secular worlds. Prerequisite 142B

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AMELANG 144A: First-Year Modern Persian, First Quarter

One-year sequence. Modern Persian for beginners; concentrates on rapidly developing basic skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding modern Persian. Strong emphasis is on the links between language and culture. The course is based on a fully integrated multimedia program. Students will learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities.

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AMELANG 144B: First-Year Modern Persian, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMLELANG 144A. One-year sequence. Modern Persian for beginners; concentrates on rapidly developing basic skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding modern Persian. Strong emphasis is on the links between language and culture. The course is based on a fully integrated multimedia program. Students will learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144A.

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AMELANG 144C: First-Year Modern Persian, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 144B. One-year sequence. Modern Persian for beginners; concentrates on rapidly developing basic skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding modern Persian. Strong emphasis is on the links between language and culture. The course is based on a fully integrated multimedia program. Students will learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144B. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement.

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AMELANG 145A: Second-Year Modern Persian, First Quarter

Continuationof AMELANG 144C. Expands students' proficiency in Persian language and culture at intermediate level through various texts and multimedia. It stresses oral fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Students will be introduced to contemporary as well as classical short poems by famous Persian poets like Rumi. Prerequisite: Placement nnTest, AMELANG 144C.

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AMELANG 145B: Second-Year Modern Persian, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 145A. Expands students' proficiency in Persian language and culture at intermediate level through various texts and multimedia. It stresses oral fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Students will be introduced to contemporary as well as classical short poems by famous Persian poets like Rumi. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144A.

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AMELANG 145C: Second-Year Modern Persian ,Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 145B. Expands students' proficiency in Persian language and culture at intermediate level through various texts and multimedia. It stresses oral fluency, written expression, and reading comprehension. Students will continue to learn the language with an emphasis on communicative and interactive classroom activities. Students will be introduced to contemporary as well as classical short poems by famous Persian poets like Rumi. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 144B.

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AMELANG 146A: Third-Year Persian, First Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 145C. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 145C.

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AMELANG 146B: Third-Year Persian, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 146A. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 146A.

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AMELANG 146C: Third-Year Persian, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 146B. Prerequisite: Placement Test, AMELANG 146B.

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AMELANG 153: Introduction to Twi

Introduction to the Twi language especially designed for Center for African Studies students going to Ghana in the Summer.

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AMELANG 153A: First-Year Twi, First Quarter

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AMELANG 153B: First-Year Twi, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 153A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 153A.

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AMELANG 153C: First-Year Beginning Twi, Third Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 153B. Prerequisite: AMELANG 153B. Fulfills the University Foreign Language Requirement.

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AMELANG 154A: Second-Year Twi, First Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 153C. Prerequisite: AMELANG 153C.

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AMELANG 154B: Second-Year Twi, Second Quarter

Continuation of AMELANG 154A. Prerequisite: AMELANG 154A.

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