English language study with a focus on development, of academic note-taking and listening skills,, vocabulary, and extensive oral work. Structured, undergraduate academic class observations., Community contact through service-learning, projects required. Offered as two 2-credit, sections in summer. May be repeated for a total of, 8 semester credits.
Introduction to and development of basic language, skills with emphasis on overall communication, proficiency. Vocabulary, sentence structure, aural, comprehension. Ability to function in, everyday-life situations in Japan. Contemporary, Japanese culture introduced in context of language, learning.

Continuing work on basic language skills. Oral and, written exercises, mastery of more complex, sentence structures, expanding vocabulary., Contemporary Japanese culture introduced in, context of language learning.

Advanced readings in Japanese to familiarize, students with a range of written styles. Emphasis, on vocabulary, reading, writing, new kanji., Excerpts from contemporary works, including, newspaper and magazine articles, short stories,, literary essays, as well as works analyzing, Japanese society, culture, customs. Expository and, creative writing exercises. Topics vary from year, to year. With consent of instructor, may be taken, twice for credit.
How gendered identities and relationships are, rhetorically constructed through everyday, interaction. Role of rhetoric in social scientific, study of gender and interaction. Survey of, theories and empirical research on gender, similarities and differences in communication with, attention both to the explanations given as well, as the rhetorical strategies scholars use to, persuade.
Major aspects or periods of Russian literature, and culture. Topics vary from year to year., Taught in English: No background in Russian, language or literature required. Previous topics, include twentieth-century literature and film,, fairy tales, women in literature and culture,, contemporary society and culture, Russian, laughter in literature and film. With consent of, instructor, may be taken twice for credit.
Development of reading and speaking skills at the, postintermediate level. Introduction to the, language of the Russian press. Learning reading, techniques and strategies, expanding vocabulary,, and improving ability to discuss social and, cultural issues of contemporary society. Topics, may include education, the arts, religion, crime,, economy, ecology, gender roles, other social, issues. May be taken twice for credit with change, of topic.
The evolution of political ideas from the, prerevolutionary era through the founding period,, Civil War, early 20th century, and New Deal, up to, present divisions between "liberals,", "conservatives," and other contemporary political, orientations. Readings include Locke, Montesquieu,, Madison, Jefferson, de Tocqueville, Lincoln,, Keynes, Hayek, Harrington, and others.