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Course Descriptions & Programs

Check out our MLANG courses for the Fall 2022 semester


MLANG 280 (14031): TV Around the World  MWF 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu give us unprecedented access to content from around the world. Limiting our viewing to only English-language content means missing out on a whole world of great films and television. In this first year seminar, we will learn the nuts and bolts of watching television, explore the world of television from a range of cultures and contexts, and discuss how recent changes in technology and platform have affected our viewing practices. (Note: This course is a First Year Seminar.)   MLANG710 (11525)- Foreign Language Pedagogy  TU 3:55 - 5:10 p.m. How do individuals learn a second language? What can we, as teachers, do to facilitate this process? In this course, students will develop a knowledgeable, well-rounded teaching persona by examining theories of learning, critical pedagogies, applied linguistics, and approaches to language learning. Throughout the semester, students will compile a teaching portfolio that effectively communicates their beliefs and practices in the modern language classroom through analysis and development of language activities, assignments, and assessments to think critically and creatively about engaging students in language learning.


MLANG 779 (16895) - Teaching Literature in the Second Language (L2) Tues/Thurs 2:30-3:45 This graduate-level course offers a practical and theoretical overview of approaches to teaching literature (broadly defined) in the second language classroom at the beginner and intermediate levels. This course takes as its starting point that the implementation of texts, defined broadly to include prose literature, poetry, film, tv, comics, song text, etc., can fulfill the goals of making the L2 classroom more inclusive by providing representation of diverse viewpoints and more accessible by offering multiple entry points for language learning. Students in this course will read, discuss, and offer their own critical viewpoints on current scholarship on teaching literature in the L2 and develop materials to utilize in the beginning and intermediate classrooms.