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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 001 Past & Present In Classic Modernism: Picasso, Nietzsche, Eliot

Instructor(s): David Thomas Burkam (cindysrs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 002 Philosophy

Instructor(s): Carl Cohen (ccohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 003 Plants, People, And Environment

Instructor(s): Hubert I Cohen

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 004 Evans,Jeffrey E

Instructor(s): Jeffrey E Evans (jeevans@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 005.

Instructor(s): Henry Greenspan (hgreensp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 006.

Instructor(s): Peter B Kaufman

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 007.

Instructor(s): Ann E Larimore

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 008.

Instructor(s): John M Lawler (jlawler@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: www.umich.edu/~jlawler/meta4

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 009.

Instructor(s): Katherine Mendeloff

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 010.

Instructor(s): Barbra Smith Morris (barbra@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 011.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 012.

Instructor(s): Erica Kuhra Paslick (ekp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 013.

Instructor(s): Frederick G Peters (fgpeters@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 014.

Instructor(s): Cynthia A Sowers (cindysrs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 015.

Instructor(s): Margaret L Steneck

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 016.

Instructor(s): Susan Pratt Walton

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 017.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 018.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Credits: (4).

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RCCORE 105. Logic and Language.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carl Cohen (ccohen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (MSA).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Argument is the focus of this course, both in symbols and in language. We deal with the forms of arguments, the application of them, what makes them valid or invalid, weak or strong. We do this in two concurrent ways: a) Microcosmically, we examine the structure of arguments, what makes them tick. In the deductive sphere we deal with the relations of truth and validity to develop the logic of propositions, and enter the logic of quantification. In the inductive sphere, we deal with argument by analogy, and causal analysis, and with elementary probability theory. Macro-cosmically, we do the analysis of real arguments in controversial contexts, as they are presented in classical and contemporary philosophical writing: ethical arguments (in Plato); political arguments (in J.S. Mill); and legal arguments as they appear in Supreme Court decisions. In all cases, both substance and form are grist for our mill.

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RCCORE 190. Intensive French I.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Carolyn Anderson-Burack

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in French 100, 101, 102, or 103. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic but solid knowledge of grammatical structures and syntax, a functional vocabulary, familiarity with intonation patterns and native pronunciation, and practice in speaking and writing. Upon completion of Intensive I, the student can understand simplified written texts of short spoken passages without the aid of a dictionary, and can carry on a short, elementary conversation.

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RCCORE 191. Intensive German I.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Karein K Goertz (goertz@umich.edu) , Janet Hegman Shier (jshie@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in German 100, 101, 102, or 103. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jshie/grmindex.html

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic but solid knowledge of grammatical structures and syntax, a functional vocabulary, familiarity with intonation patterns and native pronunciation, and practice in speaking and writing. Upon completion of Intensive I, the student can understand simplified written texts of short spoken passages without the aid of a dictionary, and can carry on a short, elementary conversation.

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RCCORE 193 / RUSSIAN 103. Intensive First-Year Russian.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alina Udalchenko Makin (resco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Russian 101, 102, 111, or 112. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~resco/services.html

See Russian 103.001.

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RCCORE 194. Intensive Spanish I.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga M Lopez-Cotin (olcotin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Spanish 100, 101, 102, or 103. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of these courses is to provide the student with a basic but solid knowledge of grammatical structures and syntax, a functional vocabulary, familiarity with intonation patterns and native pronunciation, and practice in speaking and writing. Upon completion of Intensive I, the student can understand simplified written texts of short spoken passages without the aid of a dictionary, and can carry on a short, elementary conversation.

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RCCORE 195 / LATIN 195. Intensive Latin I.

Foreign Language

Section 001 Intensive Latin I

Instructor(s): Gina Soter (soter@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (8). (Excl).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course meets for two hours per day and covers in one semester the equivalent of two semesters at the level of a non-intensive first-year collegiate course. During this term, students will learn the essential morphological, grammatical, and syntactical structures of Latin, and will build a basic vocabulary of the language. Through readings and discussion students will become acquainted with significant aspects of Roman history and culture.

Lectures from the instructor will preview new material and flesh out the cultural context, but the primary format will be that of a workshop in which students come to class ready to test out and develop what they have been studying. Students will enhance skills through writing, listening and speaking.

The immediate goal for this course is to provide students with the necessary morphological, grammatical, and syntactical structures to read intelligently (linguistically and culturally) texts from Classical and Medieval Latin.

This course is cross-listed with Latin 195. Please contact the RC Academic Services Office (647-4364) for registration information.

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RCCORE 209. Study Off-Campus.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing and permission of instructor. (Arr). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL).

Credits: (Arr).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

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RCCORE 251. Intermediate German.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 290. Intensive French II.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mireille Belloni (mbelloni@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Core 190. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in French 230, 231, or 232. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to expand vocabulary and to master grammatical structures and syntax to the level of competency required to pass a proficiency exam. This entails developing the ability to communicate with some ease with a native speaker, in spoken and written language. Students must be able to understand the content of texts and lectures of a non-technical nature, and of a general (non-literary) interest.

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RCCORE 291. Intensive German II.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Janet Hegman Shier (jshie@umich.edu), Erica Paslick (ekp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Core 191. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in German 230, 231, or 232. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jshie/grmindex.html

Intensive German II covers second-year German in one term. The goals of the course include review and expansion of the grammar and vocabulary presented in Core 191 and further development of student's reading, writing, and speaking skills. Classroom instruction in the morning section includes discussion of daily homework assignments (featuring autobiographical texts from the 20th Century, music and art appreciation), museum visits and portfolio assignments. The afternoon section provides a systematic review and practice of grammar. Students get practice in impromptu reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises and benefit from the program's all German approach to teaching, which includes opportunities to interact daily at co-curricular activities such as the RC German lunch table. An overriding goal of students in RC Core 291 is to pass the German Proficiency Exam, which serves as a qualifying exam for the next required course in the sequence, RC Core 321 (German Readings).

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RCCORE 294. Intensive Spanish II.

Foreign Language

Instructor(s): Maria I Rodriguez (mrodri@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Core 194. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Spanish 230, 231, or 232. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to expand vocabulary and to master grammatical structures and syntax to the level of competency required to pass a proficiency exam. This entails developing the ability to communicate with some ease with a native speaker, in spoken and written language. Students must be able to understand the content of texts and lectures of a non-technical nature, and of a general (non-literary) interest.

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RCCORE 305. Independent Study.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 307. RC Practicum in College Team Teaching.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 309. Study Off-Campus.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and permission of instructor. (Arr). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (Arr).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 310. Accelerated Review-French.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dominique M Butler-Borruat (dborruat@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The goal of this course is to bring students to the level of Proficiency defined in the brochure "The French Program at the Residential College", in the four linguistic skills. Students who take 310 typically have not reached this level in two or more skills, but do not need the Intensive course 290 to do so. "Accelerated Review-310" is taught on a semi-tutorial mode with hours arranged to meet the particular needs of the students.

In this course, emphasis is placed on correctness and fluidity of expression in speaking and in writing. Speaking skills are developed though weekly conversation sessions on current topics; personalized pronunciation diagnoses are administered and exercises prescribed. Writing skills are refined through a review of deficient grammar points and composition assignments which give students the opportunity to improve the accuracy and expressiveness of their style.

In addition, exposure to primary source materials (current magazines or newspapers) and to texts of cultural and literary value develop reading ability and vocabulary. Listening skills are trained in informal conversational exchanges and in lectures with note-taking in French.

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RCCORE 311. Accelerated Review-German.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Erica K Paslick (ekp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to meet the individual needs of students who have not yet passed the German proficiency exam, but who do not require the 8-credit RC Core 291 to prepare themselves for it. Assignments develop students' mastery of the four skills and improve facility and accuracy of grammar and vocabulary. The goals of this course are to lead student to an advanced intermediate level of proficiency and prepare them for RC Core 321.

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RCCORE 314. Accelerated Review-Spanish.

Foreign Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (LR).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed for students with a fairly extensive background in Spanish who have already taken the equivalent of three/four terms of language but still need further reinforcement in two or more linguistic areas and are too advanced for second year intensive. The main focus of this class is the discussion of primary source materials of literary, cultural and political nature pertaining to the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the review of advanced grammar. Students work towards proficiency with several listening and reading comprehension exercises, grammar tests, and weekly written assignments evaluated for accuracy of expression.

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RCCORE 320. Seminaire en français.

Foreign Language

Section 001 Women in French-Speaking Countries

Instructor(s): Mireille Belloni (mbelloni@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Together, we will look at the issues that women face in French-speaking countries. What problems are shared by women in similar societies? What aspects are specifically linked to the economic and social structure of a given country? Is gender an overriding factor whatever the society? We will use French contemporary documents (articles; visual documents) in order to familiarize ourselves with areas such as: literacy, education, work, religion, pregnancy, sexuality, social status. The theoretical articles will be read in French or in English.

The areas we will look at are sometimes considered as controversial. Thus, students will have the opportunity to increase their rhetorical knowledge in French and to work at how to choose convincing examples, how to organize them in a logical way, and how to take into account differing opinions. Towards the end of the academic term, part of the students' responsibility will be to carry out their own research on a topic of interest to them and to turn in an extended essay on that topic.

All discussions, readings (with the exception of some theoretical texts), writings and oral presentations will be in French. Presence is compulsory. Equal emphasis is given to oral and written work.

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RCCORE 320. Seminaire en français.

Foreign Language

Section 002 Les Miroirs Du Moi: A Study Of The Self Through Diaries And Autobiographies.

Instructor(s): Dominique M Butler-Borruat (dborruat@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Do you keep a diary? Have you ever? Are you an aficionado of autobiographical works? Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term the self, what it really is and how one may apprehend it and speak about it? In this seminar, we will study the diary and the autobiography, the two literary genres whose object is unequivocally the self, its quest, discovery, or affirmation. The reading of Montaigne and Descartes will highlight the birth of individualism and subjectivity which the 16th and 17th centuries witnessed, and will lead us to the 18th century, when formal writings of the self began to flourish, as in, for instance, Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Using works from the 18th to the 20th century, we will initially establish the specificity of the diary and of the autobiography as literary genres. We will then examine the different problematics emerging as one undertakes the project of portraying oneself. As we question the intentions and the results of the writer's project, as well as the reliability of the narrator, we will attempt to define the concept of the self what it is, how or whether it can be apprehended and fully expressed, and so forth. Our discussion, enriched by conceptions of the self developed in the philosophical and psychological fields will encourage us to formulate our own conception of the self. Conceptions presented in class from: Socrates, R. Descartes, Maine de Biran, J.P. Sartre, S. Freud, E. Erikson, A. Maslow, C. Rogers, B.F. Skinner.

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RCCORE 321. Readings in German.

Foreign Language

Section 001 An Introduction to German Literature

Instructor(s): Karein K Goertz (goertz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This German Readings course will introduce students to different literary genres, movements and themes in German literature from Romanticism to the present. Readings will encompass select poems, five short stories or prose pieces, excerpts from four plays, and a novel by some of the leading writers in the German language. Throughout the course, we will be developing reading comprehension, critical analysis, verbal communication, and essay writing skills. In some cases, we will examine cinematic adaptations of these works. Students must have passed proficiency (or equivalent) since all readings and discussions will be in German.

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RCCORE 323. Russian Readings.

Foreign Language

Section 001 Russian Women

Instructor(s): Nina B Dmitrieva

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency in Russian (by RC standards). (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

If the notion of culture, by its definition, "includes a combination of productive, social and spiritual achievements of its people", then culturology "examines and studies human spiritual values." (Concise Dictionary of Russian, by S. Ozhegov and N. Shvedova).

The phenomenon of woman has been drawing attention of people from different cultures for a long time, and, naturally, has been extensively studied by culturologists. In all world cultures, including Russia, woman has been afforded a very special place. Many works of literature, music, and art have been dedicated to her. Woman has played a very important role in the life of the society. But what are her life and spiritual worlds like? What are her goals and ambitions? Is she happy in the institution of family and the society in general? What are the historical and culturological roots of her problems? These are some of the questions that we will examine during the course of the academic term.

In this readings course we will examine various works of literature, including belle lettre, culturological articles, view films and listen to music dedicated to women. All materials will serve the purpose of studying such topics as: the spiritual world of the Russian woman; role of woman in the institution of family and their role in society; traditions of raising mothers in Russia; moral, ethical and societal problems of Russian women, as well as other related themes.

Course requirements: active participation in class discussions; three short papers; final project; attendance at 'Ruski stol' and Coffee Hour. 1. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! (Volume 1) by Davidson, Gor, and Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes. 2. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! (Volume 2) by Davidson, Gor, and Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes.

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RCCORE 324. Readings in Spanish.

Foreign Language

Section 001 Mujer Y Escritura An America Latina: Hogar, Nacion E Identidad En El Siglo Xx.

Instructor(s): Olga M Lopez-Cotin (olcotin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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RCCORE 324. Readings in Spanish.

Foreign Language

Section 002 Etnoecología: Percepción de la Naturaleza y el paisaje en la tradición

Instructor(s): Inigo Graznow de la Cerda (inyigo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Todos los días leemos u oimos alguna referencia a cómo las sociedades humanas afectan al medio ambiente, el paisaje y los ecosistemas. La industrialización, la expansión de las ciudades y la intensificación de la agricultura, el desarrollo tecnológico y la demanda de energía y bienes de consumo han modificado el entorno en que vivimos, y lo que hoy tenemos es el resultado de siglos de actividad humana. Sin embargo pocas veces nos paramos a pensar cómo el paisaje, los ecosistemas los naturales y los manejados y en general la naturaleza han afectado las vidas de quienes nos precedieron. Esta interacción entre sociedad y medio ambiente queda, obviamente, reflejada en la literatura culta. Pero la tradición oral lo hace de forma aún más fiel, con mayor detalle y realismo, ya que sus creadores y difusores, los campesinos y en general la población rural, han sido quienes más en contacto han estado con la naturaleza. En esta clase examinaremos cómo el campo y el entorno natural quedan plasmados en las expresiones culturales tradicionales en España. Estudiaremos la interacción entre la sociedad rural y su medio ambiente y cómo paisaje y cultura tradicional se han conformado mutuamente. Se hará una recapitulación de los cambios en el paisaje y en las prácticas agrícolas, de cómo la actividad humana ha determinado tales cambios ecológicos desde el Neolítico hasta nuestros días, y cómo los recoge la literatura culta y la polpular. Se estudiarán los procesos demográficos rurales que han tenido lugar en la Península Ibérica y cómo han sido y están siendo determinados por cambios ecológicos. En definitiva, un periplo agro-eco-cultural por una de las regiones en Europa de mayor diversidad biológica, climática, topográfica y en cultura tradicional. Utilizaremos textos tanto de la literatura clásica y del siglo XX, como de la tradición popular, incluyendo del Romancero tradicional español, y su equivalente moderno, los cantautores de la segunda mitad del siglo XX.

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RCCORE 324. Readings in Spanish.

Foreign Language

Section 003 EDUCACIÓN Y REFORMA EN AMÉRICA LATINA

Instructor(s): Mary Yonker (mmy@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Este curso discute los cambios en la educación primaria durante los últimos dies años centrándose específicamente en los casos de Paraguay y México y en su definición de la educación como vehículo de transformación social. Inicialmente analizaremos los diferentes sistemas de educación: los organigramas de ambos ministerios de educación, los entrenamientos de capacitación de los maestros, los materiales educativos de las escuelas primarias y los documentos de asociaciones de maestros dirigidos al Ministerio de Educación de ambos países. Enfocándonos en las medidas de reforma cuestionaremos si la meta de un cambio social se está volviendo una realidad en estos países. Las discusiones estarán basadas en la política, la cultura y la historia de ambos.

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RCCORE 334. Special Topics.

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 001 The City Observed: Through The Eyes Of The Flaneur, Tourist And Traveler.

Instructor(s): Karein K Goertz (goertz@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jshie/cityobs.htm

Cities are an integral part of our modern-day experience and have been continuous subjects of exploration by novelists and poets, film directors and composers, photographers and painters. Creative responses to the urban experience enhance the more empirical, quantitative or analytical perspectives of social scientists, historians and urban planners. These "landscapes built out of people" are places of constant change and dense activity. They offer seemingly endless possibility: adventure and self-discovery, but also anonymity and alienation. In this course, we will be examining different ways in which cities have been read, experienced or imagined over the last 150 years.

The particular filters of the meandering flaneur, the goal-oriented tourist and the eternal traveler offer different perspectives on the city and on the writer's relationship with, experience and reinvention of the city. Through these observer's eyes, we will explore the relationship of insiders and outsiders to the city. We will examine the city less as actual physical place, than as construct of the literary imagination or text. Our study of Berlin, Paris and New York, in particular, will draw on literature and film and will encompass modern, postmodern and futuristic perspectives of these cities.

Readings will include Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories, Peter Schneider's The Wall Jumper, Jean Rhys Good Morning, Midnight, Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy, Adam Gopnik Paris to the Moon, Henry Miller Tropic of Capricorn, and Toni Morrison's Jazz. In addition to these books, students will purchase a course packet with select poems, essays, and short stories.

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RCCORE 405. Independent Study.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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RCCORE 409. Study Off-Campus.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing and permission of instructor. (Arr). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (Arr).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students must submit a written proposal approved by at least two faculty sponsors outlining the proposed project, the readings, and the final product.

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RCCORE 410. Senior Project.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of concentration advisor. (1-8). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An individual project in the field of concentration.

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RCCORE 489. Honors Independent Research.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided.

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RCCORE 490. Honors Thesis.

Independent Study, Fieldwork, and Tutorials

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of concentration advisor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of eight credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An individual Honors project.

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