New Courses

New DLLL Courses for 2017-2018

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 or ESL 1450. ESL1450 can also be a co-requisite.
Open to: Undergraduate students from an ESL background Not open to: Undergraduate students who speak English with native proficiency.

Language of Instruction: English

AP/ESL 1015 3.00 Advancing Oral Communication for ESL Students
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 6.00 or ESL 1450 6.00. ESL1450 6.00 can also be a co-requisite. Open to: Undergraduate students from an ESL background
Not open to: Undergraduate students who speak English with native proficiency.

AP/ESL 1200 6.00 Society and Culture
This course provides an introduction to topics in the social sciences for students from an ESL background. The content focusses on social issues and the diversity of human experience while addressing the development of English language communication skills essential for academic success. The approach is interdisciplinary and aims to foster critical thought, broaden perspectives and develop understanding of rhetorical patterns and styles."

Note: This is an approved LA&PS General Education course - SOSC
Open to: Undergraduate students from ESL backgrounds

German

AP/GER 4752 6.0 German History and Memory in ComicsThis course analyzes representations of 20th-century German history in comics produced in Germany, Europe, North America and Japan. Students examine various genres to determine how artists employ comics' special narrative possibilities to recount the past, investigate the workings of memory, and make interventions into national and transnational memory discourses. All texts are available in English. No German is required.
Crosslisted: AP/EN 4462 3.00

Italian

AP/IT 4653 3.0 Women Writers in Modern Italy

This course explores the writings of some of the most prominent women authors from 1960 to the present addressing their voices and experiences within the family, whether as mother, wife, or daughter. The works of both feminist and non-feminist authors are analysed in their historical and literary contexts. Authors may include Ginzburg, Maraini, Fallaci, Rame, and Ferrante, among others.

Prerequisites: IT 2200 3.00 or IT 2200 6.00 prior to FW 2016-17 or permission of the department.

Japanese

AP/JP 3080 3.0 Food and the Japanese Language

This course investigates language use for food and foodways in Japanese, drawing on concepts and methods from theoretical linguistics. The topics covered include the structure of menus and recipes, semantic characteristics of the food vocabulary, and descriptions of culinary and gastronomical experiences. The course is taught in English.

Prerequisites: JP1000 or equivalent

Latin

AP/LA 1020 3.0 Spoken Latin

This course is intended for students seeking a basic introduction to Latin or experience in spoken Latin. No prior knowledge of Latin is assumed. Emphasis is on the acquisition of Latin through speaking, hearing, and understanding, not translation. In order to enliven the learning experience for students, classes will be conducted as much as possible in Latin. Prerequisite: None. Co-requisite: None. Course credit exclusions: None. Language of Instruction: Latin and English. Open to: All students at York, undergraduate, and graduate (formally enrolled in the course). Not open to: auditors.

Spanish

AP/SP 1200 6.0 Film and Social Change in Spain and Latin America

This course examines films that are indices and/or agents of social change. By studying cinema of the Spanish-speaking world alongside historical, political, and fictional texts as well as music and the visual arts, it considers topics such as religious persecution; civil-, LGBTQ2-, and indigenous-rights movements; (dis)ability and dying; revolution, war, trafficking and displacement; ruralism, urbanity, resource extraction, and environmentalism.
Note: This is an approved LA&PS General Education course: Humanities

AP/SP 2700 3.0 Myths and Legends of the Hispanic World

This course presents a panorama of legends from the Hispanic world. By illustrating the blending of cultures (Spanish, Indigenous, Mestizo, Jewish, African, Arab) in the creation of new legends, examples from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain and Uruguay reveal how these stories are compelling or universal, while also convey 60 significant aspects about each culture.