Modern Language Courses

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MODL 177
The Holocaust in Literature and FilmCrosslisted as JUDS 177
Experience of Jews in Europe from 1933-1945. Issues of racism and religious prejudice and assumptions about humanism, tolerance and progress.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
University Honors Seminar 189H is required of all students in the University Honors Program.
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
MODL 198
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded are determined by the instructor.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course is designed for students who have had 3 years of high school language or 2 semesters in college. Students must have had a foreign language at the 102 level or above or the equivalent to register for MODL 200.
Assumes a certain familiarity with the mechanics of language analysis. Phonology, morphology, and syntax reviewed, then treats language-related issues such as the relationship of language to thought and culture, animal communication vs. human language, language families, dialects and social use of language, how children acquire language, and language change.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 232
The Jewish Idea in Modern LiteratureCrosslisted as ENGL 232
Introduction to the literary and historical context of Jewish cultural life as expressed in modern works of literature in translation and cinema by Jewish intellectuals.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 234D
Major Themes in World LiteratureCrosslisted as ENGL 234D
Open to all undergraduates
Through the study of masterpieces read in translation, explores the ideas and motifs that define the major literary expressions of the human experience. Includes the rebel, love, madness, representations of gender, the quest, childhood.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 285
Prereqs:
Sophomore standing and at least 3 cr in literature in English or modern languages.
Course not taught every year.
Introduction to the methods and materials of scholarly comparison of literatures of different languages, cultures, historical periods, and genres.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 298
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded are determined by the instructor.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 398
Prereqs:
Permission.
Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded are determined by the instructor.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 426/826
Reformation ThoughtCrosslisted as HIST 426/826, MRST 426/826, RELG 426/826
Prereqs:
Junior standing or permission.
Life and thought of significant figures and schools of thought in the Reformation period
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 442/842
Prereqs:
Permission or GERM 302 for German majors.
German majors expected to read the works in German translation and to write their papers in German. Non-German majors read the works in English translation.
Development of German vernacular literature during the Middle Ages. Include works that represent the philosophical/religious literature, the heroic epic, and the romance.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 443/843
The Divina Commeddia and some minor works; extensive readings in the social background of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 454/854
Russian Intellectual TraditionCrosslisted as RUSS 454/854
Prereqs:
Junior standing.
Major Russian thinkers from 1700 to the present. Focus on the evolution of ideas in the Russian context and the relationship between Russian and European thought.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 478/878
Pro-seminar in Latin American StudiesCrosslisted as ANTH 478/878, EDPS 478/878, GEOG 478/878, HIST 478/878, LAMS 478, POLS 478/878, SOCI 478/878
Prereqs:
Junior standing and permission.
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 498/898
Prereqs:
Permission.
Special topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded are determined by the instructor.
Consideration of topics in the area of language, literature, and civilization.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Course Delivery: Classroom
Lecture and discussion about important figures and movements in the history of literary criticism. Reading of representative texts to develop a critical lexicon. Bibliographic and methodological component, tailored to needs of modern language students, and required of all graduate students.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL *880, or its equivalent, is required of all graduate students in modern languages. It does not qualify as a course for Nebraska State Teacher Certification. Theoretical and practical aspects of second language teaching and learning with special emphasis on the application of principles of applied linguistics along with related disciplines of education to structured teaching and learning situations.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 895
Internship in Digital HumanitiesCrosslisted as HIST 895, ENGL 895E
Active participation in an ongoing digital humanities project in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, including weekly meetings designed to build technical and project management skills.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 918
Invention of the nineteenth century, gender, colonialism, class, realism science and technology.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 919
Introduction to the nineteenth century in North America (focusing on the US), Great Britain, and Europe (focusing on France, Germany, Russia, and Spain), organized through themes such as constructions of gender and sexuality, democracy in the nation-state, and challenges to religion.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Methods, theories, and practices of digital humanities scholarship.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 988
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle AgesCrosslisted as AHIS 988, ENGL 988, HIST 988, MUSC 988
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 989
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the RenaissanceCrosslisted as AHIS 989, ENGL 989, HIST 989, MUSC 989
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Credit Hours: 3
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Course Delivery: Classroom