Fall 2013 Selected Topics Courses in Languages
FREN A432, 18th Century French Literature
This course will focus on selected works of representative authors of the 18th century. Readings will include philosophical works of Rousseau and Montesquieu as well as fictional works of Diderot, Marivaux, L'Abbe Prevost, and Voltaire.
GER A305, Conversation Skills Maintenance III
This course allows students of varying skill levels to practice German in an informal conversational environment. It is ideal for those seeking to hone or refresh their German speaking ability.
GER A490, The German Novella
course is an introduction to the German novella and its theory. It is a
historical survey of the development of this literary genre and provides insight into the social and cultural forces
that influenced German writers to produce such narratives. Novella types, such
as the fairy tale, the historical, the political, the mystery, the
metaphysical, the psychological, and the artist's novella will be examined
through full narratives. All readings, analyses, lectures, and class
discussions are in German.
JPN A350, Business Japanese
This course provides an introduction to the vocabulary, practices, and culture of business in Japan.
JPN A390, Religion and Society in Japan
This course explores various aspects of Japanese religious culture, defined by Buddhism and Shinto as institutional religions, and Japanese attitudes towards religion in relation to its historical experiences.
RUSS A390, Russian Fairytales
course introduces students to a range of Russian fairytales, their aesthetic
and social values, and their place within Russian culture, as well as teaching
scholarly approaches for reading folklore. We will trace the continuing cultural influence of fairytales in a
variety of art forms, including literature, music, ballet, and film.
SPAN A310, Language and Media: Language Learning and Hispanic Media
Examines various media (printed, electronic, and audiovisual) of multiple Spanish-speaking communities. A broad range of topics will be used in order to stimulate students' participation and engagement. Critical analysis of the media and its contents through a variety of disciplinary methodologies (e.g. historical, cultural, artistic) and terminology is explored and developed. Enhances Spanish language skills in writing, reading, speaking, listening, and cultural literacy.
SPAN A432, Modern Latin American Literature
Focuses on the intensive study of authors, literary movements, periods and genres in their historical and cultural contexts. Enhances Spanish language skills in reading, listening, writing, speaking, and cultural literacy.
Information on regular courses may be found under the "semester schedule" heading.
Study Abroad Information
UAA offers many options to students who are interested in studying abroad. Information on some of UAA's programs can be found here: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/oia/studyabroad/index.cfm. Interested students should speak with their academic advisors and attend a Study Abroad 101 session (presented by the Office of International Affairs - see the schedule here: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/oia/events.cfm).
Secondary Student Enrollment Information
Secondary Student (grades 9-12) are encouraged to register for classes at UAA to earn college credits. Admission to classes is on a space-available basis. Prospective students will need to apply for admission as non-degree-seeking students.