2017-2018

Modern Language (ML)

Courses

ML CH505. Chinese for Business II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an advanced Chinese course in the context of international and China-related business. It is designed for students who are interested in doing business with Chinese speaking communities and intended to further improve their Chinese language proficiency and business expertise. The course level is above CH405, i.e., for those who have successfully completed at least three years of formal study of Chinese at college. This is a 500 level graduate content course. Permission of the instructor is required.

ML CH507. Introduction to Chinese Linguistics. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a dual course at the advanced level (CH407/507) focused on the linguistic structure of Chinese language. It is designed for students who intend to extend knowledge and competence in Chinese language and linguistics, and to pursue a career in teaching Chinese as a foreign/second language. The course is above CH404 (Chinese for Business I), i.e. for those who have successfully completed at least three years of formal study of Chinese at college, or who have an equivalent or higher Chinese linguistic competence. Students who have not taken Chinese 404 at Bryant University should consult with the instructor before taking this course.
Prerequisites: ML CH404
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

ML CH597. Directed Graduate Study in Chinese. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an opportunity for graduate Chinese students to do in-depth study and independent research on Chinese linguistics. The student(s) works under the direction of a member of the Chinese program. It requires the student to develop a substantial research paper.
Prerequisites: ML CH505 or permission of instructor.

ML CH610. Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. 3 Credit Hours.

This is graduate-level Chinese course in the context of teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a profession of teaching Chinese in the United States. The course level is designed for students who have successfully completed a B.A. degree in Chinese or relevant field.
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

ML SP503. Cultures of Spanish Speaking Societies. 3 Credit Hours.

This course will explore the history of Latin America and the various cultural influences including those of Spain and indigenous cultures on the modern day societies of its countries. We will examine the role of women, the influence of religion, sciences, and education as well as cultural expressions such as film, music, art, food and more. This is a 500 level graduate course. Instructor permission is required.
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

ML SP505. Advanced Spanish Grammar. 3 Credit Hours.

The purpose of this course is to describe the intuitive knowledge that a native speaker of Spanish possess, allowing advanced level students to gain greater insight into the intricacies of Spanish grammar and improved accuracy in their use of Spanish. This is a 500 level graduate course. Permission of instructor is required.
Session Cycle: Fall
Yearly Cycle: Annual.

ML SP506. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a theoretical and practical approach to the phonetics and phonology of Spanish. Students will engage in comprehension and sound discrimination practice and transcription exercises, with attention to correct pronunciation and conceptual analysis. This is a 500 level graduate content course. Permission of the instructor is required.
Session Cycle: Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.