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314. Introduction to Contemporary Europe (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary European cultures and related issues through a combination of travel and study. Introduced to some principles and methods useful for analyzing cultures and their own interactions with them.
Not open for credit to students with credit in C/LA 314.

315. Contemporary European Society (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding cultural and political developments in contemporary European societies. Although study of history serves as foundation of course, perspectives and methodologies of several other social science disciplines are important component.
Not open for credit to students with credit in C/LA 315.

346. The European Cinema of Communism, Fascism and Resistance (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
Focuses on European cinema of twentieth century as manifestation of totalitarian and ideological movements preceding, in-between, and following the two world wars. Ensuing and ongoing resistance movements also examined.
Same course as HIST 346 and FEA 346. Not open for credit to students with credit in HIST 346 and FEA 346. (2 hrs sem, 2 hrs activity)

400. Crime and Punishment (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses and upper-division standing.
Explores literary representations and cultural manifestations of issues related to crime, punishment, justice, and violence in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

424./524. Second Language Acquisition (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing
Study of history of second language learning/teaching. Overview of current research in second language acquisition, with emphasis on implications for teaching foreign languages. Evaluation and development of methods, materials, and tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in SPAN 424/524. (Undergraduates register in RGR 424; graduates register in RGR 524) (Seminar)

425./525. Romance Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 424 or SPAN 423 or ITAL 414 or consent of program instructor
Comparative description of the constitution and development of Romance languages in all their aspects: phonetical, lexical and morphosyntactical. Taught in English.

450. 1492 and Beyond (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, completion of one or more Exploration courses and upper-division standing.
Explores cultural changes that resulted from contact among peoples of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from 1492 to the present. Incorporates art, literature, social sciences, history, architecture, and related fields.
Same course as CHLS 450. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 450.

470./570. New Technologies in the Learning of Languages Other Than English (3)

Prerequisites: Advanced communication skills in the target language; basic knowledge of computer use (LI 110 or ISTE competencies for K-12 students); EDSS 300F, or concurrent enrollment, or consent of instructor.
Introduction to computer-based technology in the teaching of Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Production of basic multimedia presentations and web-pages using authoring software. Legal, ethical, privacy and security issues. Meets the Single Subject Credential Program Level I computer proficiency requirement for LOTE students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490./590. Selected Topics (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Upper-division standing.
Exploration of a specific topic related to language, literature, linguistics, translation, and/or culture within RGRLL. May be repeated up to 6 units in different semester with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).


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