Jimmy Sweet, Native American Language Revitalization (01:991:121). It is taught in English and attached to Native American Language Literature in English (01:050:376 ) and crossed listed as (01:358:388) in English. This module provides an introduction to Native American languages and Indigenous language revitalization practices and techniques. Students will analyze historical and contemporary condition of Native American language and will learn basic Lakota. Open to all students at the junior and Senior level.
Asian Languages and Cultures
Haruko Wakabayashi, “Tadoku-Extensive Reading in Japanese” (01:991:105). This module is for students who have taken Japanese 102 or its equivalent. It introduces learners to Tadoku- extensive readings in modern Japanese. This module promotes pleasure reading in world language and helps students to develop kanji reading skills.
Yuan-Chen Jenny Yang, 01:991:121. The concept of this module attached to Language and Identity in Modern Chinese Society (01:165:211) is to engage students with current events and how they are reported in Chinese and Western Media. Five topics are highlighted to explore how the use of choice of language shapes individuals and national identities. Taught in Chinese and English for advanced learners and attached to multiple Chinese courses.
Jay Fisher, The Alphabet: A History (01:991:121). Taught in English for students with beginner’s knowledge, it is attached to ‘Greek and Roman Mythology’ (01:190:207). This module is an introduction to the history of the alphabet and its technology allow us to read ancient texts in the original and in translation. Ideal module for interdisciplinary approaches.
Camilla Townsend, Nahuatl, the Aztec Language (01:991:121). This module is attached to 'The Aztecs’ (01:508:391). It is intended for students who wish to understand cultural dimensions relevant to Nahuatl and to engage in indigenous language scholarship with an interdisciplinary approach.
Andrea Baldi, Italian for Walking in the Metropolis (01:991:121). Attached to the interdisciplinary Honors Seminar and the Italian course, “Walking in the Metropolis” (01:560:368). It aims to offer students some basic Italian language and to connect cultural products like literary texts, contemporary life and cities such as Rome, Florence, and Naples. This module requires no prior familiarity with Italian. While the module will cover some basics of the language, it provides a better understanding of walking the Italian urban environment, its culture, and society. It is ideal for students interested in public planning and policy, architecture, art history, museum studies, and business. Taught in English.