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524./424. Second Language Acquisition (3)

Study of the history of second language learning/teaching. Overview of current research in second language acquisition, with emphasis on its implications for teaching foreign languages. Evaluation and development of methods, materials, and tests.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Undergraduates register in RGR 424; graduates register in RGR 524) (Seminar)

525./425. Romance Linguistics (3)

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

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

Prerequisites: (A) Advanced communication skills in the target language. (B) Basic knowledge of computer use (ETEC 110 or ISTE competencies for K-12 students). (C) 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).

585/485. Intercomprehension among Romance Languages: a Road to Multilingualism (3)

Prerequisite: Knowledge of English and one Romance language, graduate standing or consent of graduate advisor.
Study of five Romance languages through the application of the strategies of Intercomprehension to acquire reading competence, plurilingual and pluricultural knowledge.

590./490. Selected Topics (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Graduate standing or consent of graduate advisor
Course Description: 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).

601. Teaching Methodology (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate level or consent of instructor in French, German, or Spanish and instructor.
Sshould be taken prior to teaching in RGRLL Department. With consent of program director and language coordinator, course can be taken either concurrently with teaching assignment or at upper division level.

603. Theory and Practice of Literary Translation (3)

Prerequisitie: Graduate standing.
This course is both a seminar on the theory of literary translation and a workshop where translations-in-progress are shared, revised and refined. The course provides deep immersion in the theory and practice of translation with a focus on translating into English
Letter grade only (A-F).

604. Cultures, Politics and Markets in Contact (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of graduate advisor.
In-depth study of the interdependency of cultures, markets and politics especially in Germany, Italy, Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, and France and French-speaking countries. Students are exposed to both theoretical and practical approaches to the topic.
Letter grade only (A-F)

605. Cultures, Migrations, and Human Experience in Contemporary Transnational Cinema (3)

Graduate course focusing on issues of identity within a global context, viewed mainly through the lens of trans-national cinemas. Other media will also be examined, as needed: advertising, social media in English, newspaper articles and videos.
Letter grade only (A-F).

606. Cultures and the Modern Metropolis (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of graduate advisor.
Study of selected major industrial and post-industrial metropolitan centers from the 19th to the 21st Century and their impact on the development of national cultures.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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