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MODL 101
Windows to the World Crosslisted as GLST 101
Samples of culture, literature and language from around the world. Representative countries and regions include Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Taught in English.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
MODL 177
The Holocaust in Literature and Film Crosslisted 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 Literature Crosslisted 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 Literature Crosslisted 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
Introduction to Comparative Literature Crosslisted as ENGL 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 381
Cultures in Transit Crosslisted as GLST 381, POLS 381
Letter grade only.
Interdisciplinary comparative literature course that offers critical studies on socio-political changes in modern nations and respective cultures. It focuses on war, revolution, migration, exile, diaspora, and transnational conditions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
MODL 382
Storytelling Crosslisted as GLST 382, SOCI 382, MRST 382
Close study of stories, in various forms, from around the world. Considers the role of gender, race, and history as lenses through which to approach the production and reception of storytelling. Readings, discussions, and assignments conducted in English.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5
MODL 383
Women Write the World Crosslisted as WMNS 383, GLST 383, ENGL 383
Survey on the literary production written by women in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9
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 Thought Crosslisted 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 Tradition Crosslisted 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 Studies Crosslisted 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

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