Modern Languages (M L)

M L 000. Study Abroad: (Language)1-30 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Participation in the University of Louisville Study Abroad Program and/or programs conducted by the International Center.

Description: Credit awarded to students who have successfully completed the program. Upon return, the student will be required to demonstrate language proficiency at a level agreed upon by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages prior to departure.

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M L 101. Elementary Language I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum.

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M L 102. Elementary Language II3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum.

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M L 121. Basic Language Study I4 Units

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum. Basic grammar, with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

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M L 122. Basic Language Study II4 Units

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum. Basic grammar, with practice in hearing, speaking, reading, and writing.

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M L 199. Writing in the Humanities: Classical and Modern Languges3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101.

Description: Students learn to assess the support for a claim in various forms of Humanities writing and to research and write about one or more issues in Classical and Modern Languages.

Note: Credit may not be earned for this course and ENGL 102.

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M L 200. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the Department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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M L 201. Intermediate Language I3 Units

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum.

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M L 202. Intermediate Language II3 Units

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum.

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M L 221. Intermediate Language Study4 Units

Description: Study of languages not normally taught in the curriculum.

Note: Completion of ML 221 will satisfy the Arts and Sciences language requirement.

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M L 250. Introduction to the French-Speaking World - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: A general introduction, taught in English, to the arts, culture and history of areas throughout the world in which French is the primary language.

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M L 260. Introduction to Hispanic Culture - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An introduction to Hispanic culture and ethnicity within a global context.

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M L 261. Cultures of Spain - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: A general introduction, taught in English, to the culture, art and history of Spain.

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M L 270. Chinese Contributions to the World - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: An introduction to Chinese historical scientific contributions to the world, the reciprocal influences between Chinese and non-Chinese cultures, and Chinese ethnicity and identities within the global context.

Note: Cross-listed with CHST 270 and AST 270.

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M L 271. Chinese Popular Culture - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: This course is an introduction to modern and contemporary Chinese pop culture and its global significance.

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M L 280. Culture of the German-Speaking World - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: Introduction to the art, music, literature, film and philosophy of the German-speaking world from the Middle Ages to the present. Taught in English.

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M L 300. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Description: Participation in a University of Louisville study abroad program or another program undertaken with prior approval of the Department. Credit is awarded with proof of successful completion.

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M L 301. Reading, Conversation and Composition I3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): M L 202 or M L 221 in appropriate language.

Description: Reading, conversation and composition in languages taught on an occasional basis.

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M L 302. Reading, Conversation and Composition II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): M L 301 in appropriate language.

Description: Reading, conversation, and composition in languages taught on an occasional basis.

Note: Readings, papers, lectures, and discussions in the following literature courses are given in English: M L 313, M L 340, M L 341, M L 351, M L 352, M L 353, M L 354, M L 355, M L 356, M L 357, M L 358, M L 361, M L 362, M L 363, M L 364, M L 401, M L 506, M L 551, M L 552, M L 553, and M L 561.

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M L 310. Japanese Culture Through Film - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: The course will examine, through specifically selected films, social, cultural, and political aspects of contemporary Japanese society.

Note: Cross-listed wih JPST 310.

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M L 312. Japanese Popular Culture - AH, D23 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: This course is an introduction to modern and contemporary Japanese pop culture.

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M L 313. Special Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Critical reading and interpretation of works providing insights into foreign language, literature, or culture. Topics vary.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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M L 341. Special Topics in Classical Literature3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Concentration on selected genres, such as epic, pastoral and didactic poetry, drama, historiography, rhetoric. Topics will be announced in schedule of courses.

Note: May be repeated once for credit.

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M L 342. Grimms' Fairy Tales - WR3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: An introduction to the literary fairy tales of the brothers Grimm.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 343. Weimar Culture - WR3 Units

Description: An introduction to the social and political life, literature, film, and fine arts of the German-speaking world from 1918 to 1933.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 350. The Literary Fairy Tale - AH3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: An investigation of the literary fairy tale from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Note: Cross-listed with HUM 350.

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M L 351. French Literature: Special Topics - WR3 Units

Description: Reading and discussion of selected works from the Middle Ages to the present.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 352. Topics in German Literature - WR3 Units

Description: Critical reading and interpretation of selected works on various themes.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Note: May be repeated under different subtitle, to a maximum of 6 hours.

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M L 353. Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century - WR3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Reading and discussion of important aspects of Russian thought and culture as reflected in selected works of major writers: Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 354. Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century - WR3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Odd Years

Description: Reading and discussion of works of modern Russian literature. Authors include Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Akhmatova, and others.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 355. Literature of Spain3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Study of selected works of major writers of Spain.

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M L 356. Latin American Literature3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Description: Study of selected works of major writers of Latin America.

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M L 361. Modern German Stories - WR3 Units

Description: Major stories by Hesse, T. Mann and Grass and short stories by Boll as representatives of 20th-century European literature and culture. Treatment of themes such as significance of the individual, relationship between individual and society, and the problems of the artist or exceptional individual.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in Written Communication (WR).

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M L 362. Modern German Fiction - WR3 Units

Description: Major novels by Boll, Hesse and Grass as representative of 20th-century European literature and culture. Treatment of themes such as significance of the individual, relationship between the individual and society, the problems of the artist as exceptional individual.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in Written Communication (WR).

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M L 363. Modern German Drama - WR3 Units

Description: Plays by Frisch, Durrenmatt, Borchert, Brecht, Weiss, and Buchner. Treatment of themes such as significance of the individual, relationship between the individual and society, the problems of the artist or exceptional individual.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in Written Communication (WR).

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M L 364. Masterpieces of German Theater - WR3 Units

Description: The problem of technology as expounded in major plays by Durrenmatt and Brecht. Issues of social justice and their literary treatment in plays by Hauptmann. Male-female relationships and the question of illusion versus reality in dramas by Schnitzler.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in Written Communication (WR).

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M L 365. Women Writers and Filmmakers - WR3 Units

Description: Explores issues relating to women's lives in the writing of cinematic and fictional texts from 1970s until today; emphasis on foreign-language films. Texts are read in English translation, films are either subtitled or dubbed.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).
Note: Cross-listed with WGST 373.

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M L 370. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies 3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Odd Years

Description: Focuses on a specific topic related to Hispanic Studies from an interdisciplinary, humanities perspective. Topics announced in the Schedule of Courses.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 401. CML Honors Seminar: Foreign Cultures3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Membership in Classical and Modern Languages Honors Program or Arts and Sciences Honors Program.

Description: A seminar required of all students within the departmental honors program. In-depth study of a foreign culture.

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M L 500. Study Abroad1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): Membership in a University of Louisville Language Study Abroad Program or a program approved by the department.

Description: Credit awarded upon demonstration of successful completion of program undertaken with prior approval of the department, including a paper or project and an oral or written examination in the language and culture, administered under the supervision of a faculty member.

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M L 506. Francophone Women Writers - WR3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or faculty consent.

Description: Readings of literary and non-literary texts by women of the French-speaking world.

Note: Cross-listed with WGST 571.
Note: Approved for the Arts & Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 519. German Intellectual History3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Consideration of German thought and sensibility from the Middle Ages to the present.

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M L 521. Teaching Techniques in Foreign Languages3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Current status as a foreign language teacher or consent of instructor.

Description: Teaching methods in foreign languages. Recommended for those teaching or preparing to teach languages.

Note: Cross-listed with LING 521.

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M L 551. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Special themes and issues of particular significance as reflected in selected works of foreign language, literature or culture. Topics vary.

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M L 552. Special Topics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Special themes and issues of particular significance as reflected in selected works of foreign language, literature or culture. Topics vary.

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M L 553. Selected Authors in Foreign Literature 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: The life and works of significant authors chosen from the panorama of foreign literature; their literary and/or cultural impact on society. Authors will vary from semester to semester.

Note: Approved for the Arts and Sciences upper-level requirement in written communication (WR).

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M L 561. Masterpieces of Russian Literature3 Units

Description: Reading and discussion of the three greatest masterpieces of Russian literature: Tolstoy's "War and Peace," Dostoevsky's "Brothers Karamazov," and Pushkin's "Eugene Onegin".

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M L 599. Independent Study3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Consent of department chair.

Description: Independent study in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.

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