New Courses

New DLLL Courses for 2015-2016

Chinese

AP/CH 4000 6.0 Classical Chinese Language
This course serves as an introduction to Chinese classical language-- a bearer of Chinese traditional thoughts, philosophy, literature, arts, and culture in general. Selected readings are works by masters of ancient Chinese philosophy, and by historians, poets and essayists, which display a variety of styles of Classical Chinese. Students will be introduced to basic Classical Chinese grammar, syntax, and rhetoric expressions.

Format: 3 hours per week (lecture)
Language of Instruction: Chinese

ESL

AP/ESL 1010 3.00 Advancing Reading and Writing in Academic Contexts
This course aims to help students from an ESL background to improve writing and reading skills necessary for academic success in undergraduate degree programs. The interdisciplinary course draws on a range of topics and texts to help students understand and communicate academic content and ideas. Emphasis is placed on strengthening language and critical thinking skills in reading and writing that promote student engagement with a range of texts relevant to academic studies. Note: This is an approved LA&PS General Education course: Humanities Prerequisites: ESL 1000, ESL 1450 Co-requisites: ESL 1000, ESL 1450 Open to: Undergraduate students from an ESL background Not open to: Undergraduate students who speak English with native proficiency

Language of Instruction: English

Hindi-Urdu

AP/HND 1010 6.0 Introductory Hindi-Urdu for Heritage Speakers
This course introduces students who are able to communicate in colloquial Hindi and/or Urdu to the Nagari writing system and to the basic grammar of Hindi-Urdu. In order to introduce the fundamental reading and writing skills, it builds on students' existing oral and aural competency.

Format: 4 hours per week (lecture)
Language of Instruction: HINDI, URDU, ENGLISH

Italian

AP/IT 4170 3.0 The Language of Food in Italy

Italy, a land rich in linguistic diversity from north to south and on its islands, is also world renowned for its exquisite cuisine. This course focusses on the "linguaggio del cibo" (the language of food) while tracing the linguistic and cultural history of food items, recipes, rituals and traditions across the Italian peninsula from the origins to today.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Italian

Japanese

AP/JP 3600 3.0 Japanese Popular Culture
This course examines contemporary Japanese popular culture and its influence not only on its Asian neighbours, especially China and Korea, but also on the West. Genres such as manga, anime, film, television, and popular literature are studied in a historical context with respect to their origins and development as commercial industries and cultural commodities.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: English

AP/JP 4600 3.0 Japanese Immigration among Asian Diaspora in Canada
This course examines the Asian diaspora population in Canada focusing not only on first generation Chinese, Japanese, and Korean immigrants, but also on their descendants. It will take the form of a chronological survey of Asian immigration to Canada, from its origins to the present, as there can be no meaningful understanding of the immigrant experience without a historical context.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: English

Korean

AP/KOR 2010 6.0 Accelerated Modern Standard Korean Language
The course is designed for students with previous knowledge in communicative Korean from family background and/or prior studies, and students with appreciation for fast-paced language learning. Students are expected to learn important grammatical structures from the first- and second-year Korean and to reach the intermediate level in Korean by the end of the semester.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Korean, English

AP/KOR 3610 3.0 Contemporary Korea: Korean Popular Culture and Korean Wave
This course examines the socio-culture meaning of the Korean popular cultural phenomenon in terms of Korea's globalization and of the processes of production, transnational distribution, and consumption of Korean popular culture.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: English

Modern Greek

AP/GKM 2010 3.0 Intermediate Modern Greek Part One
This course is designed to improve the student's oral and written command of the modern Greek language. Short texts relevant to modern Greek culture will be read and analyzed.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Modern Greek

AP/GKM 2011 3.0 Intermediate Modern Greek Part Two
This course complements AP/GKM 2010 3.0 Intermediate Greek Part One and is designed to continue to improve the student's oral and written command of the modern Greek language. Short texts relevant to modern Greek culture will be read and analyzed.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Modern Greek

Persian

AP/PERS 2010 3.0 Intermediate Persian Part One
This course continues the work covered at the introductory level. Focus is on acquiring more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills, and on developing competence in a wide range of communicative situations. Open to students with some knowledge of Modern Persian. Prerequisite: AP/PERS 1000 6.00 or permission of the department.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Persian

AP/PERS 2020 3.0 Intermediate Persian Part Two
This course continues the work covered at the introductory level. Focus is on acquiring more complex grammatical structures, expanding vocabulary and discourse skills, and on developing competence in a wide range of communicative situations. Open to students with some knowledge of Modern Persian. Prerequisite: AP/PERS 2010 3.00 or by permission of the department.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Persian

AP/PERS 3010 3.0 Advanced Persian Part One
This course continues the work covered at the intermediate level. Focus is on acquiring more advanced vocabulary, discourse skills and on analyzing communicative situations, especially in formal and literary situations. Prerequisite: AP/PERS 2020 or AP/PERS 2000 or by permission of the department

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Persian

AP/PERS 3020 3.0 Advanced Persian Part Two
This course continues the work covered at the intermediate level and the Advanced Persian Part One. Focus is on acquiring more advanced vocabulary, discourse skills and on analyzing communicative situations, especially in formal and literary situations. Prerequisite: AP/PERS 3010 or by permission of the department.

Format: 4 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Persian

AP/PERS 3801 3.0 The Representation of Femininity, Masculinity and Gender Roles in Modern Middle Eastern Cinemas
This course is designed to explore the representation of femininity, masculinity, gender conventions, misconceptions and relations in modern Middle Eastern cinemas. Students study the confluence of film and culture in selected Middle Eastern countries. Cinematic works are examined in their multicultural, multi-ethnic and cross-national contexts. The course concentrates on the aesthetic representation of contemporary issues such as nationalist movements, women's movements, decolonization and neo-colonization, foreign occupation, war and revolutions that have affected gender roles and sexual attitudes in the region.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: English

Spanish

AP/SP 2100 3.0 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
This course introduces students to linguistic concepts, terminology and analyses, focusing on the Spanish language. It offers a foundation in the systems of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as well as linguistics fields such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Spanish teaching and learning. It offers a foundation in the systems of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as well as linguistics fields such as historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and Spanish teaching and learning.

Format: 3 hours per week
Language of Instruction: Spanish