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  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Literature and Language 617  
Graduate School-New Brunswick
Literature and Language 617

Graduate Courses
16:617:500 Methods of Foreign Language Teaching, K-12 (3) Methods of teaching foreign languages to English speakers in grades K-12. Theoretical issues, curriculum development, uses of technology, software applications, and library resources are covered. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course. Credit not given for both this course and 16:940:500.
16:617:501 Methodology of Teaching and Research (3) Methods of teaching foreign languages to English speakers at the university level. Discussion of issues that can arise in the classroom. Research in foreign languages, library resources, and theoretical issues. Required of Ph.D. students and teaching assistants in foreign languages. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course.
16:617:502 Theories of Second-Language Acquisition and Learning, K-12 (3) Investigation of current theories and issues of second-language learning and their historical relationship to second-language learning. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course.
16:617:503 Technology in the World Language Class, K-12 (3) Exploration of the effective use of technology through research and hands-on experiences with the internet and multimedia software; design of classroom projects. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course.
16:617:504 Assessment in the World Language Class, K-12 (3) Performance-based assessment and rubric design. Development of classroom tasks that set realistic expectations of students. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course.
16:617:505 Teaching Techniques and Practices for the Improvement of Oral Proficiency (3)

Methods and strategies for refinement of oral proficiency. Development of context-appropriate language skills. In-depth analysis of national guidelines. Consideration of applications in the K-12 classroom.

Prerequisite: Must hold a bachelor's degree with a major or equivalent in the target language.
16:617:507,508 Languages across the Curriculum, K-12 (3,3) Development of content-based K-12 teaching materials with emphasis on humanities, social and natural sciences, and mathematics. Application of national standards of world languages other than Spanish. Technology and cultural components. Ph.D. students do not receive credit for this course. Credit not given for both these courses and 16:940:507,508.
16:617:512 Linguistic Theory and the Study of Literature (3) The major schools of linguistic theory and methods (e.g., de Saussure, American structuralism, Prague School, generative grammar) and their relevance for other fields (such as anthropology, literature, and cognitive science).
16:617:514 Introduction to Film Theory and Analysis (3) Surveys major film theories and methods of close analysis in the context of literary and cultural studies; includes "classical" theory, formalist analysis, and feminist and psychoanalytic approaches.
16:617:531 Computer-Assisted Translation (1.5)

Practical introduction to different technology tools that improve productivity in the translation process, such as translation memory software, development of term databases, corpus compilation and analysis for translation purposes, and basics of web localization. Students might work in the second language of their choice. Conducted in English.

16:617:533 Introduction to Theory and Practice of Interpreting (3) Modes of interpreting (consecutive, simultaneous, liaison) and specific fields (medical, legal). Shadowing; note taking, public speaking. Principal target language is Spanish; other languages to be offered based on student demand and availability of qualified instructors.
Prerequisite: Prior study or experience in translating and/or interpreting, or special permission of World Language Institute. Credit is not given for this course and 16:940:575.
16:617:535 Court Interpreting (3) Code of ethics. Review of court procedures and basic English legal terminology. Development of terminology in target languages. Presentation of mock trials. Intensive practice in consecutive interpretation from target language to English, simultaneous interpretation from English to target language, sight translation and bilateral translation. Principal target language is Spanish; other languages to be offered based on student demand and availability of qualified instructors. Prerequisite: 16:617:533 or special permission.
16:617:590,591 Seminar: Topics in World Languages (3,3) Special topics may include authors, texts, critical/philosophical problems, themes, historical periods, films, or linguistics across genre, century, and/or language. Adaptation of materials appropriate to K-12 classrooms.
16:617:599 Teaching Portfolio Project (3) For M.A.T. students. Individual project to develop four thematic units for the K-12 world languages classroom.
Prerequisite: Completion of 27 credits in a participating M.A.T. program.
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