Graduate Courses Summer 2022

MLL Graduate Course Offerings 

Summer 2022

Program: French

Graduate course number: FRW 5775

Course Title: Francophone Caribbean/ African

CulturesInstructor: Jeannine Murray-Roman

Time: Tu/Th 3:05-6:25

Language of Class Discussion: English
Reading knowledge in required in target language: Yes
Open to graduate students from other MLL programs/departments: Yes

Course Description:

This course examines the literature of Africa and the Caribbean written in French with an emphasis on Negritude and/or Creolite. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.


MLL Graduate Course Offerings

Summer 2022

Program: German

Graduate course number: GEW5595

Course Title: Language and Gender

lnstructo: Soldat-Jaffe
Time: T/Th, 3:05-6:20 pm

Language of Class Discussion: English

Course Description: Any behavior in language studies is always situated in certain contexts andcannot be regarded as isolated events. In opposition to sex as a category that defines men and women biologically, gender is a social category in language studies; we negotiate gender through interaction. "Doing gender" is undertaken by men and women and is studied through psychological, cultural, and social differences. Societal norms and evaluations as well as power structures in society have an impact on language use. How is language socialized? Is there such a thing as 'women's and men's style'? And how do genders act and are conceived across languages and cultures? Does gender manifest differently in German? This course will study gender as a variable in language as an interlingual and intralingual approach.