LANG121International Civil Rights Movements This course is for non-native speakers of English. This unique classroom environment is created especially for multilingual students. We discuss and debate issues from civil rights movements in the US, South Africa, and India. We practice and use the techniques of leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, and Gandhi. This class will study and develop communications skills and strategies that students need to speak and be understood in their academic and professional communities.
LANG131Comedy & Resistance: A Content-Based Academic Writing Course ESOL For international students and non-native speakers of English, this course is designed to improve academic writing and reading skills. Content will focus on comedy and the role of comedy to resist oppression, injustice and discrimination. Student experiences outside of the mainstream and outside of the US will be valued and encouraged. Materials will include comics, political cartoons, articles, short stories, anecdotes and stand-up routines. The work of influential satirists such as Aldous Huxley, Richard Pryor, Sarah Silverman and Stephen Colbert will be used to discuss comedy's power to disrupt and threaten powerful cultural assumptions. Students will engage in thoughtful discussion and argumentation in the classroom and create deliberate academic writing that is thoroughly edited and polished. Skills acquired in this course will be transferable to a variety of writing opportunities and academic settings.
LANG210Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum I This course will broaden your understanding of second language learning and currently espoused foreign language teaching methodologies while helping you to develop your own skills as a foreign language instructor. The main topics covered will be teaching speaking, listening, and reading skills, lesson planning, and teaching language in context. *This course is only open to foreign language teaching assistants.
LANG211Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum II This course will broaden your understanding of second language learning and currently espoused foreign language teaching methodologies while helping you to develop your own skills as a foreign language instructor. The main topics covered will be motivating students, teaching for cultural understanding, teaching vocabulary, and error correction. *This course is only open to foreign language teaching assistants.Prerequisite: Visiting International Students or permission
LANG212Foreign Language Teaching Methods and Practicum III Prerequisite: Visiting International Students or permission
LANG593Senior Individualized Project