Dec 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 

 

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 201/2001 - Financial Accounting (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces accounting as a discipline and the various uses of accounting information. It covers the accumulation, processing, and communication of accounting information. The measurement of assets, liabilities, equities and income are emphasized.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 202/2002 - Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduction to management accounting in terms of modern cost accounting and budgetary systems. The course emphasizes management uses of accounting information in the planning and controlling of business operations in the manufacturing and services sectors.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 301/3001 - Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    An in-depth coverage of accounting valuation processes, accounting income measurement, and disclosure issues in financial reports.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 302/3002 - Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I (ACCT 3002), focusing on the liabilities and equity sections in various types of ownership.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 303/3003 - Advanced Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course focuses on accounting aspects of equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and intercompany transactions. Topics include the preparation and analysis of consolidated financial statements and other advanced accounting issues such as special purpose entities (SPEs) and foreign currency transactions and translations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 304/3004 - Cost Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Analysis of management accounting reports for decision making purposes. Cost analysis techniques, budgeting and performance evaluation and cost data for quantitative models and control systems.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 305/3005 - Auditing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The course introduces the basics of assurance and attestation services and the role of auditing in enhancing the credibility of financial statements. Topics covered will include factors affecting the auditing profession, auditor’s characteristics, types of audit evidence, the audit process and the auditor’s report.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 306/3006 - Principles of Taxation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The main objective of this course is to present an in-depth analysis of how tax laws and regulations affect a business enterprise. The course introduces theoretical tax concepts that support the understanding of taxation in general and the Egyptian tax system in particular. Tax implications on both individuals and businesses are examined.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 000/4000 - Automated Financial Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    MOIS 2101  and ACCT 3002  

    Description
    This course focuses on the application of financial accounting in businesses using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems as a platform to manage the financial resources and controls of a business entity. It starts with the conceptual foundations of accounting information systems, internal controls and auditing with a focus on the computerization of core accounting cycles. The course requires students to utilize their knowledge in accounting to analyze and use ERP systems through a complete cycle of transaction processing and reporting. The course emphasizes the application of information technology in financial accounting.

  
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    ACCT 401/4001 - Contemporary Issues in Auditing and Forensic Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    This course highlights the practical and governance aspects of the auditing function and its role in promoting financial transparency. Topics covered will include professional ethics, materiality and risk, fraud auditing, sampling techniques, auditing in IT environment, auditing some operational cycles and forensic accounting techniques.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ACCT 402/4002 - Special Topics in Tax Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    This course builds on its prerequisite Principles of Taxation (ACCT 3006). The course focuses on advanced topics such as the effects of taxation on investment, business planning and decision-making within an Egyptian corporate setting. International taxation concepts and applications are also introduced.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ACCT 000/4004 - Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    ACCT 3002  and FINC 2101 

    Description
    This interdisciplinary course lies at the intersection between financial accounting and finance. Various financial statement analysis techniques will be covered with a focus on ratio analysis and the extended DuPont Analysis. The course will also cover financial statements ‘reformulation’ for the purpose of effective analysis and sound decision making. In this course, students will also be exposed to the effects of accounting discretion on the quality of financial statements. Furthermore, red flags of aggressive financial reporting and methods of earnings management will also be presented. Other topics pertaining to pro forma financial statements, forecasting, and evaluation are also discussed. Generally, the course takes a comparative accounting standards approach within the contexts of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), the Egyptian Accounting standards (EASs), US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP).

    Cross-listed
    FINC 4970 
  
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    ACCT 403/4005 - Contemporary Issues in Financial Reporting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Graduating Senior.

    Description
    This is a capstone course that will engage students in analysis of a wide range of contemporary issues in financial accounting and reporting by expanding and integrating students’ knowledge of the Egyptian Accounting Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in a rigorous study of the current and advanced financial reporting issues that relate to Assets, Liabilities, Equity, Income and Disclosures.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ACCT 470/4070 - Special Topics in Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

    Description
    Considers selected topics of current relevance in Accounting.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 475/4075 - Independent Study in Accounting (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of ACCT unit head and chair.

    Description
    Guided readings, research, and discussions on specific selected topic in Accounting.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    ACCT 501/5201 - Financial Reporting and Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    This is a basic course in financial accounting covering financial reporting by business entities. It develops the framework for the analysis, classification, reporting, and disclosure of business transactions. The preparation and interpretation of financial statements and reports, and ethical issues are emphasized.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ACCT 000/5211 - Accounting for Managers (1.5 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Co-requisite: ENTR 5211  

    Description
    This is a basic course in financial accounting covering financial reporting by business entities. It develops the framework for the analysis, classification, reporting, and disclosure of business transactions. The preparation and interpretation of financial statements and reports, and ethical issues are emphasized.

  
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    ACCT 502/5301 - Managerial Accounting for Decision Making (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    This course focuses on corporate decision-making skills for managers by concentrating on the concepts and practices of managerial accounting. The emphasis is on building a general framework for choosing among alternative cost systems for operational control and product cost and profitability measurement. The course covers recent conceptual and analytical developments in the area of management accounting, including study of modern and relevant planning, control techniques and their underlying concepts as applied to various functional areas within the firm, and performance evaluation.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
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    ACCT 570/5370 - Selected Topics in Accounting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BADM 5310  

    Description
    It considers offering contemporary topics of current relevance in Accounting.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ACCT 575/5375 - Independent Study in Accounting (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of the Instructor and Director of the program.

    Description
    Guided readings, research, and discussions on specific selected topic in Accounting.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

American Studies

  
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    AMST 000/1090 - What is America?



    Description
    The course examines key themes and major issues in American history and society that gives freshmen students an insight and a deeper understanding of the United States of America. The course also examines a number of themes in American history, including isolationism versus interventionism, conflicts over slavery, consumerism, the end of the cold war and the U.S. rise to a sole superpower. 

  
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    AMST 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

  
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    AMST 299/2096 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

  
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    AMST 000/2190 - Is America Still a Superpower? (3 cr.)



    Description
    Is the U.S. still a superpower? This course examines the rise of the U.S. to become the sole superpower in less than 250 years. Students will study some of the most important documents in American history: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. But also understand the US voting system, some of the main presidential doctrines that reflect the evolution of U.S. foreign policy. Students will also investigate how today’s economic system is of the U.S. making.

  
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    AMST 310/3010 - American Literature to 1900 (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected readings of literary works beginning with pre-Columbian oral traditions and moving from the colonial era to the early national period through to the late nineteenth century.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    AMST 311/3011 - Modern American Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Works of twentieth-century American writers. The reading list may be chosen to reflect changing ethnic and cultural phenomena and will vary from year to year.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    AMST 356/3016 - American Philosophy (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course examines philosophy in North America, focusing on the central themes of democracy and pragmatism. A guiding question of the course will be: How is the democratic process embedded in the philosophic enterprise? The views of major thinkers such as Peirce, James, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Quine, and Hartshorne will be examined.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    AMST 301/3100 - The US and the World Economy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Sophomore Standing or Higher

    Description
    The course will look at the relationship between the U.S. and the global monetary, financial and trading systems. From a historical perspective, the course will examine how the U.S. power has evolved in the post-World War Two as well as the emergence of the Bretton Woods institutions (IMF and World Bank) and the World Trading Organization (WTO). Current issues include but not restricted to the role and weight of the newly emerging industrialized countries. (BRICS: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the continued reliance on the U.S. dollar as the predominant reserve currency, and the impact of the growing American indebtedness on the world economy.
     

  
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    AMST 400/4001 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of specific topics and themes related to the field of American Studies. May be repeated for credit if content changes.
     

  
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    AMST 444/4444 - Media Law and Policy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An explanation of communication law and regulation with its major segments libel, privacy and news-gathering together with journalists’ rights and defenses against libel suits. Issues of national and international topics are covered together with media law cases.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to students as part of the Freshman Level of the Core Curriculum.

  
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    ANTH 210/2005 - Arab Society (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or concurrent.

    Description
    Description and analysis of social and cultural characteristics and problems of contemporary Arab Society, taking into consideration the specific historical, economic, and ideological forces that shape it. The social basis for Arab unity and identity. Introduction to basic concepts and principles for understanding social phenomena.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 000/2006 - Youth Cultures (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course explores the conceptual and methodological approaches to the study of youth cultures over the last one hundred years in order to be able to interpret and understand youth cultures in the Arab world. The course covers literature on youth cultures , subcultures and countercultures in the 20th and 21st centuries, covering domains such as music, arts, ideas and politics of young people from a range of cultural settings. The course also examines generational conflict, social inequality and authoritarianism, a globalizing economy and mass media, and continuity and change in the way young people experience self, group and social structures.

  
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    ANTH 000/2007 - Anthropology of the Occupied: Palestine/ Israel (3 cr.)



    Description
    What does it mean to be occupied? How do those who are occupied experience their worlds? In this course we look at the experience of being occupied in Palestine/ Israel. Specifically, we look at the everyday lives of Palestinians through the eyes, ears, and words of Palestinians through a series of media, including ethnography, literature and poetry, documentary, cinema, visual and video art, each offering a valuable insight into the social, cultural, historical and political conditions of being occupied. Our objective across these readings and different media is to consider the Palestinian experience of being occupied with the goal of acquiring the analytic and critical tools for thinking about other experiences of being occupied.

  
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    ANTH 299/2099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 202/2101 - Cultural Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Description
    Cultural anthropology is an exploration of human diversity and what we have in common.  It is a journey of questioning, understanding, and respecting the rich and complex tapestry of human practices, beliefs, and expressions we call “culture.”  In this course we will encounter a wide variety of practices and beliefs, including our own, and we will examine how these are related to global power relations; also, we will explore how anthropologists, with their own particular ideological and theoretical perspectives, attempt to understand these matters.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 240/2201 - Introduction to Community Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces the students to the different concepts and approaches to community development as well as to community organizing.  Utilizes a critically reflective framework as part of the curriculum to overcome the potential division between theory and practice.  Identifies the key issues that the students are likely to confront in community development and organizing work.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  / .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 302/3015 - Global Families: Kinship and Relatedness in Late Modernity (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Transformation of family and kin structures and relations in present-day globalization. Impacts of urbanization, international migration, consumerism, economic and other factors on families and kin groups.  Why and how people legitimize their kin relationships in the eyes of their community, their state, and their religion, and how different family structures are tied to naturalizing certain forms of power.  Comparative perspectives from the Middle East and other world areas.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 303/3020 - Social Movements (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Basic processes by which societies initiate, consolidate, transform, and change their basic institutions and social structures. Anatomy of reform and revolutionary social movements, especially those affecting Arab and Third World societies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring
  
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    ANTH 320/3040 - States, Capital and Rural Lives (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Analysis of dynamics of expanding state and capital relations into rural and pastoral communities, with special focus on property and labor relations, the social organization of production and exchange, politics and power relations, and the organization and practice of everyday life.  The course draws on comparative ethnographic case studies from around the world.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 321/3045 - The Urban Experience (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    This course will explore a variety of approaches for the study of life in cities, providing students with tools to think critically about the meaning of urban life in the new century.  Are cities the vibrant, vital centers of all that is exciting, new and provocative in modern life or are they the decaying, decadent and dangerous remnants of an industrial age whose time has past?  How do we link the lives of corporate elites and pop icons with crack dealers and shanty town dwellers?  How do we place migration, world capital flows, transnational media, and global consumption in our studies of city life?

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ANTH 332/3060 - Social Constructions of Difference: Race, Class and Gender (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The course will first introduce students to the vast theoretical literature on the concepts of race, ethnicity and class from sociology and anthropology.  Second, the course will expect students to shift focus away from looking at different cultures to analyzing cultural productions of difference.  In the course we will be concerned with how racial, ethnic and class identities are shaped by diverse hegemonic systems, modes of resistance, and the structuring of social relations in different societies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 341/3070 - Anthropology and Film (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The history and practice of film in anthropology; film as ethnography; comparison of films and analytical ethnographies. Additional Mandatory Lab Sessions for Film Screening.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 352/3075 - Language in Culture (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The role played by language in humankind’s symbolic relation to the world. Emphasis on linguistic analysis, ethnosemantics, sociolinguistics, expressive speech and language and socialization as these elucidate patterns of cognitive orientation.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 360/3080 - Gender, Sexuality and Social Change (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    An introduction to the study of gender ideologies, including a cross-cultural comparison of how genders are constructed to create different norms of masculine, feminine, and other categories linked to various forms of sexuality.  Focus on analyzing how inequalities are maintained and contested over time through gendered discourses and practices at home, at work, and at local, national and international levels.  Special emphasis on the uses of gender in justifying and challenging development agendas in the Global South.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 370/3085 - Environmental Issues in Egypt (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    The technical aspects of environmental issues in Egypt are examined taking into account the cultural, social, and political dimensions upsetting the balance of the environment.  Major issues such as water scarcity, global warming, desertification, urban pollution, tourism, and demographic pressures are presented and analyzed. 

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 372/3090 - Public Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Cultural dynamics involved in social and economic change with special reference to Egypt and the Middle East. Community development, cooperatives, population studies, resettlement, health and education are some of the problems that may be discussed. Case studies and fieldwork.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 309/3102 - History of Social Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor.

    Description
    The nature and function of social theory and its development especially since the Enlightenment. Emphasis on the cumulative insights and ideas which have contributed to modern social theory. The essential aspects of the philosophy of social science, especially epistemological problems in the sciences of sociology and anthropology.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 311/3104 - Contemporary Anthropological Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or consent of instructor.

    Description
    .Introduces major theories and theorists in the recent history of anthropology and provides a broad vision of the development of the discipline and of contemporary anthropological thought. The course also covers the development of the ethnographic method, important paradigms such as structural-functionalism, and recent critical theory.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring
  
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    ANTH 380/3105 - Fieldwork Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and 6 credit hours of social sciences.

    Description
    Logic and philosophy of qualitative methodology in anthropology and other social sciences. The process of research design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of results and final write-up is elaborated with specific reference to research conducted in Egypt, the wider Arab and Middle Eastern worlds and elsewhere. Discussion of the politics and ethics of fieldwork, including protection of the rights of human participants in research projects.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 340/3202 - Participatory Action Research in Community Settings (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will introduce students to the appropriate research methodologies when dealing with community organizing and development, particularly the participatory action research approach to community development.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   /   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 312/3301 - Anthropologies of Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    3 hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Analysis of contemporary debates in anthropological engagements with and in the Middle East and North Africa. The course explores the histories of ethnographic research in the Middle East and North Africa, colonialism and post-independence experiences, power and representation, performance and the arts, religious sensibilities, gender and kinship networks.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    ANTH 382/3302 - Anthropologies of Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Analysis of contemporary debates in anthropological engagements with and in Africa. The course explores the histories of ethnographic research in Africa, colonialism and post-independence experiences, power and representation, performance and the arts, religious sensibilities and kinship networks.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    ANTH 384/3303 - Anthropologies of Latin America (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences

    Description
    Analysis of contemporary debates in anthropological engagements with and in Latin America. The course explores the histories of ethnographic research in Latin America, colonialism and post-independence experiences, power and representation, performance and the arts, religious sensibilities, gender and kinship networks.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
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    ANTH 386/3304 - Anthropologies of Asia (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences

    Description
    Analysis of contemporary debates in anthropological engagements with and in Asia. The course explores the histories of ethnographic research in Asia, colonialism and post­-independence experiences, power and representation, performance and the arts, religious sensibilities, gender and kinship networks.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 390/3305 - Selected People and Culture Areas (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Areas to be chosen according to specific interest and faculty expertise. Examples of possible areas are: peoples and cultures of the ancient world, of the Mediterranean, and of the United States.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 407/4015 - Psychological Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Three hours of Anthropology, 6 hours of Social Sciences, and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the study of the reciprocal relations of culture and personality; special focus on themes of identity, socialization and the emergence of self in various cultural settings.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 000/4020 - Anthropology of Violence (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of social science

    Description
    This course examines the analytical object “violence” in its differentiated dimensions. What we think of as violence encompasses multiple phenomena that cannot only be understood as forces of destruction: violence must be grasped as also generative of life-worlds. The course inquires into the nature of violence, explores its epistemological and existential, sensual and structural, exceptional and ordinary dimensions, and forms.

  
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    ANTH 422/4025 - Religion in a Global World (3cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Comparative study of religion in culture and society.  The course will explore a variety of theories and controversies in the anthropological understanding of religion.  Emphasis is on how religion may restrict but also empower believers, inform their social identities, and intersect with political and economic practices and institutions in a globalizing world.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ANTH 425/4030 - Women, Islam and the State (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    An anthropological perspective on the politics of gender in Muslim societies, with an emphasis on the Middle East. The relationship between religion and society, especially the cultural construction of gender hierarchies within the discourses of Islam and the realities of Muslim women’s lives. The articulation of the impact of modern states on gender hierarchies.

    When Offered
    Offered annually.
  
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    ANTH 450/4050 - Critical Approaches to Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Contemporary theories of development as they apply to and illuminate the problems of development in underdeveloped countries. The approach will be interdisciplinary.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ANTH 455/4055 - Seminar in African Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    Through the examination of a contemporary topic in African Studies, this interdisciplinary seminar examines epistemological and methodological issues in African Studies such as transformation, resistance, power, technology, and women and development. Original sources will be used to examine the theoretical assumptions, data and methods underlying the literature. Prior course work in African Studies is recommended.

    Cross-listed
    Same as 
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ANTH 462/4065 - Culture, Economy and the Everyday (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Examination of how anthropology has approached the study of economic practices, ideas and institutions in different cultural contexts.  By following the main theoretical paradigms in economic anthropology, the course will address the cultural assumptions and power dynamics in defining what an economy is and how people go about producing, consuming and exchanging goods, commodities, gifts, services, as well as social relationships.  Ethnographic case studies will explicate the power relations underlying the pursuit of economic lives, the centrality of gender, class, race, kinship and ethnic relations in shaping production, consumption and exchange, and the ramifications of global markets on peoples’ livelihoods and identities. 

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 492/4070 - Political Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    This course examines the contribution of anthropology to the comparative study of political organization and the exercise of power. It reviews classical anthropological approaches to politics in non-state and non-Western state societies. The course also examines political organization in postcolonial and global contexts, including such topics as nationalism, migration, transnational mobilization, ethnic identity and flexible citizenship, and the use of media technologies in developing political subjectivities. There is an emphasis on theoretical perspectives.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    ANTH 000/4075 - Migrants and Transnationals (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.
     

    Description
    The course examines the experiences and relationships of people who move across states and national boundaries and whose identifying labels range from migrants, transnationals, guest-workers, exiles, refugees, and diaspora, among others. One underlying thread is that of dislocation and movement, while maintaining connections - real, symbolic and imagined - between disparate places and peoples.

  
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    ANTH 400/4099 - Selected Topics in Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences, and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    .Topics to be chosen according to specific interest, such as: agrarian transformation, desert development, sex roles, cognitive anthropology, anthropology and education; nationalism, colonialism and postcolonialism; tourism in social science; and anthropology of the city.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 495/4107 - Senior Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and   or    or 12 hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Emphasis on current methodological trends in anthropology and sociology reflecting the research interests of the faculty and students, and drawing on the experience of the undergraduate career.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Content may therefore vary from year to year. The student will be required to write a methodologically sound senior paper, preferably based on field research.

  
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    ANTH 440/4203 - Practicum in Community Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Six hours of social sciences or consent of the instructor.

    Description
    One semester, field experience in an approved international development agency, local NGO or other professional setting approved by faculty supervisor.  Supervised by a faculty supervisor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as PSYC 4203  and SOC 4203 .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    ANTH 402/4405 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: a minimum B average, consent of the instructor, and approval by the unit head and the department chair.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some senior majors with departmental approval may arrange to study beyond the regular course offerings.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ANTH 445/4499 - Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course allows instructors to offer a topic in Coptic Studies. The topic will be chosen from year to year in coordination with the departments concerned and the dean of the School of HUSS, and according to the individual interests and areas of expertise of the instructors. Topics chosen may include various aspects of Coptic art and history, monasticism, folklore, or other subjects..

    Cross-listed
    Same as   ,   ,   ,   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Repeatable
    The course may be taken more than once if the topic changes
    Notes
    Students in these majors may petition preferably before registration to have the course included in their major requirements.

  
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    ANTH 460/4560 - Development Studies Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    12 credit hours of social science.

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of development as a process and as a historical phenomenon. Critical evaluation of economic, political, social and cultural technological and managerial factors that structure developmental change.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  / .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

Applied Linguistics

  
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    APLN 510/5100 - Methods of TESOL I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    None.

    Description
    This course provides a survey of learning theories, individual learning styles and strategies as they relate to the teaching and learning processes. It also offers a critical analysis of major approaches and methods of teaching foreign languages. The course includes classroom observations and limited practice teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    APLN 515/5101 - The Phonetics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    Phonetics of Arabic as it is spoken at various levels in Egypt, studied in light of modern phonetic theory. Reference is made to the phonetics of both Egyptian colloquial Arabic and the Arabic of the early Islamic era as described by the early Arab phoneticians. Taught in Arabic and/or English.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall.
  
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    APLN 516/5102 - The Linguistics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    History and development of the Arabic Language and Linguistics. Particular attention will be given to topics such as: Major events that shaped Arabic throughout History, the codification of the language, Arab linguistics theory and its contributions to the study of syntax. Morphology, and lexicography, the various schools of thought among Arab philologists in the light of modern linguistic theory and language situation in Arabic society. Taught in Arabic and/or English.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
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    APLN 551/5103 - Advanced Arabic Grammar (3 cr.)



    Description
    An examination of the basic concepts in traditional Arabic grammar using modern linguistic theories with the aim of suggesting alternative methods of analysis and formalization. Taught in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    APLN 503/5104 - Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    None.

    Description
    This course investigates the relationship between first and second language acquisition. Topics addressed include aspects of acquisition from a psycholinguistic perspective and cognitive, linguistic, personality and classroom factors influencing SLA. The course also provides a wide range of Implications for language teaching and learning.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    APLN 500/5105 - English Grammar (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides a descriptive overview of the structure of English and a detailed analysis of major grammatical constructions. It also offers a wide range of implications for language teaching and learning.

  
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    APLN 563/5111 - Language Variation and Change (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course investigates Arabic language variation and change within the framework of variation theories and with respect to the particularities of Arabic as a multiglossic language. Both written and spoken discourse is analysed with special attention to formal spoken or educated spoken Arabic. The course provides a practical approach to dealing with Arabic language corpora and trains students to analyse linguistic data.

  
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    APLN 000/5124 - Introduction to Computational Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    APLN 5021

    Description
    An introduction to the fundamental concepts of computational linguistics, which is an interdisciplinary field at the nexus of linguistics and computer science. Topics include: publicly available language processing tools and resources, finite state automata, probability theory and frequency distributions, classification, clustering, and semi-supervised machine learning. Hands-on experience with using and developing regular expressions, morphological analyzers, part-of-speech taggers, syntactic parsers, and semantic interpreters.

  
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    APLN 000/5132 - Language and Politics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    APLN 501/5301 - Principles of Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)  

    Description
    This course explores how language reflects and makes political thought and ideologies. It will also shed light on issues of language and national identity.
    By drawing on linguistic theories, the course will cover areas as diverse as education and politics, discourses related to racism and exclusion in political contexts, and colonial history and its impact on language ideologies and linguistic choices.

  
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    APLN 501/5201 - Principles of Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Concepts fundamental to linguistic analysis in the areas of syntax, semantics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    APLN 503/5202 - Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or permission of the department. Recommended prerequisite:   .

    Description
    Relationship between first and second language acquisition. Aspects of acquisition from a psycholinguistic perspective. Cognitive, linguistic, personality and classroom factors influencing SLA. Applications for teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    APLN 510/5203 - Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language I (3 cr.)



    Description
    Survey of learning theories, individual learning styles and strategies as they relate to the teaching and learning processes. Examination and critical analysis of major approaches and methods of teaching foreign languages. The course includes classroom observations and limited practice teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered consecutively with   .
  
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    APLN 511/5204 - Methods of Teaching Arabic to Non-native Speakers II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    Survey of teaching practices and pedagogical concerns pertaining to teaching of Arabic to non-native speakers with focus on how the language system and its diglossic nature affect the process of teaching the various language skills. The teaching practicum includes observation of classrooms, material development and supervised teaching of Arabic to speakers of other languages.

  
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    APLN 553/5205 - Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The effect of social phenomena on linguistic form. Languages, dialects, and speech communities. Multilingual societies, diglossia, code choice. Regional, social and linguistic variation. Terms of address. Language attitudes. Language and ethnicity. Language maintenance and shift. Language and gender. Language planning and standardization. Sociolinguistic aspects of education.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    APLN 555/5206 - Seminar on Challenges Facing AFL Teachers (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    The course provides the intellectual basis, as distinct from methods of teaching, for the design of curriculum and the teaching of the different language skills of Arabic to speakers of other languages. Special attention is given to four areas: The Alphabet’s historical development and variation; vocabulary scope, the root system and Arabic derivational system; syntax, historical development and recent attempts for simplifications; language levels, diglossia, multiglossia and language continuum in Egypt.


     

  
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    APLN 507/5210 - Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)/Computer Operations Techniques (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     .

    Description
    Description, analysis and evaluation of CALL software. Integration of CALL into AFL learning. Guided practical experience in producing AFL software using authoring programs. Using the Internet as a resource for learning AFL.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    APLN 540/5270 - Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics (1, 2, or 3 cr.)



    Description
    Special topics and current issues in linguistics and language teaching with special reference to Arabic.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once if content changes.
  
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    APLN 560/5271 - Supervised Study in TAFL (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Individual research on specific area of interest to the student.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be taken a second time if content changes.
  
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    APLN 588/5298 - Comprehensives (no cr.)



    Description
    Individual consultation for students preparing for the comprehensive examination.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    APLN 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation for students on matters related to their thesis.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    APLN 501/5301 - Principles of Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Concepts fundamental to linguistic analysis in the areas of syntax, semantics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    APLN 520/5302 - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Provides TESOL/TAFL MA candidates with the knowledge and skills to read and understand various types of research in applied linguistics, to have a basic grasp of the issues currently being studied in the field, and be able to critically distinguish between good and poor research. Ability to write in appropriate technical fashion is emphasized.

  
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    APLN 502/5305 - Assessment in Language Learning (3 cr.)



    Description
    A practical course that will enable the student to develop valid and reliable assessment procedures, analyze results, and evaluate the procedures.

    Cross-listed
    Same as TAFL 5305 .
  
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    APLN 507/5310 - Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Description, analysis and evaluation of CALL software. Integration of CALL into EFL syllabus. Guided practical experience in producing EFL software using authoring programs. Using the Internet as a resource for teaching and learning EFL.

  
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    APLN 570/5311 - Thesis Proposal Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A seminar specially designed for thesis track candidates and others who wish to pursue research in TESOL. Students will explore their specific research interests and are expected to share their ideas and constructive criticism with other members of the class. The aim of this course is to guide the student towards the production of a proposal for a possible thesis or future research.

  
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    APLN 531/5312 - Second Language Reading and Writing: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    This course will survey research and theory in EFL/ESL reading and writing and explore pedagogical applications. We will consider a number of reader/writer and text factors that play a role in second language (L2) reading and writing. As second language reading encompasses top-down, bottom-up, and interactive approaches, we will investigate how these approaches function interactively. We will further explore how the field of L2 writing has been influenced by L1 writing but has also become a distinct area of inquiry in its own right. We will examine students’ writing and observe them in their classes, design activities and evaluate materials and textbooks.
     

  
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    APLN 000/5313 - Second Language Listening and Speaking: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    APLN 5100 .

    Description
    Drawing on previous research in second language acquisition, this course will examine pedagogical applications of various theories of language learning to the teaching of ESL listening and speaking. The main topics emphasized in the course are the following: designing and constructing listening and speaking tasks at different levels of difficulty while achieving a balance between accuracy and fluency, criteria for selecting authentic vs. pedagogically- designed listening tasks, teaching macro- and micro- listening strategies, analyzing the linguistic and pragmatic skills required for spoken interaction, and developing assessment criteria and contexts for the language classroom. Ways to integrate listening and speaking activities into other language classes and learning contexts will also be considered.

  
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    APLN 521/5320 - English Syntax (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A study of contemporary syntactic theories of generative grammar with particular reference to the choice of formalism, universal grammar and the claims they make about the nature of language, linguistic descriptions and implications for language teaching.

  
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    APLN 548/5321 - Corpus Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    An introduction to the analysis of large collections of computer-readable texts (corpora) using concordance software. Focus on analytic techniques at the levels of morphology, lexicography, grammar, pragmatics and discourse. Pedagogical applications for English for academic purposes and in data-driven learning.

    Cross-listed
    Cross-listed with LING 4211
 

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