MALLT Courses

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MALLT Courses

Fall 2015 Core Seminars

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Other Fall 2015 courses

MALLT 700: Language Teaching Methods
Kathleen Farrell Whitworth; Monday/Wednesday, 2:00pm-3:15pm
Introduction to practical issues of language instruction for new teaching assistants and language teachers; explores some theoretical issues related to second- and foreign language learning.

Spring 2016 Core Seminars

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MALLT Core Seminars

The following is a list of MALLT core seminar courses:

MALLT 702: Seminar in Literary Forms
Study of specific forms and genres (narrative, epic, lyric, dramatic, etc) stressing the effects of compositional patterns and expressive modes on the representation of content. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
MALLT 703: Seminar in Language and Communication
Survey of basic theories on the nature of language and of the modes of verbal communication, with emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects.
MALLT 704: Seminar in Cultural Studies
Investigation of cultural phenomena in their socio-historical contexts and in their symbolization in folklore, literature, and art. Specific topics and any additional prereqs announced in the Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. CompLit 704 & MALLT 704 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
MALLT 706: Seminar in Foreign Language Methodology and Pedagogy
Nature and direction of recent developments in foreign language methodology and instructional principles.
MALLT 707 (701): Seminar in Methods of Literary Analysis
Two or more theoretical and methodological approaches to literature, with application to selected literary texts. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. CompLit 707 & MALLT 707(701) are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.
MALLT 708: Proseminar in Linguistics
Presents a range of linguistic constructs, demonstrating through readings, problems, and exercises how these concepts can be used in the analysis of language. Linguis 708(701) & MALLT 708 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
MALLT 709: Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation
Study and practice of literary translation in its cultural setting. Discussion of essays, analysis of published translations, translation practice, and collegial discussion of students' work. MALLT 709 & Trnsltn 709 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
MALLT 740: Approaches to the Modern I
Seminar on the major figures and intellectual forces that have shaped multiple approaches to the modern across the academy. English 740, Hist 740, & MALLT 740 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.
MALLT 741: Approaches to the Modern II
Seminar on major figures and intellectual forces that have shaped approaches to the modern across periods. English 741, Hist 741 & MALLT 741 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another.

Interdisciplinary/Interdepartmental courses are taught singly or jointly by resident or visiting faculty members. These courses are more specifically focused than the core seminars, offering students the possibility of concentrated work in a particular area of interest or in the comparative approach.

Teaching Assistants in foreign language courses are required to take MALLT 700: Language Teaching Methods in their first semester. This course provides an introduction to practical issues of language instruction for new teaching assistants and language teachers, and explores some of the theoretical issues related to second- and foreign language learning.