Online Language Courses

Summer Session 2020

Summer 2020 Online Language & Culture Courses


UConn’s Literatures, Cultures, and Languages department offers many fully online language and culture courses to help you get ahead, save money, or catch-up. Online language and culture classes are taught by UConn instructors and are delivered within an asynchronous format. You can participate at any time of day from nearly anywhere.

If you are a student from another school, you can take UConn summer classes online and transfer them to your home institution (you should check with your home institution to ensure transferability). With UConn’s online language and culture summer courses, you’re attending classes at one of the nations top-ranked public institutions.

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Roman Civilization (CAMS 1102)

CAMS 1102

Curriculum includes a survey of classical Rome, with emphasis on literature, thought, and influence on contemporary culture. Taught in English. CA 1. GEOC

Classical Mythology (CAMS 1103)

CAMS 1103

Curriculum covers the origin, nature, and function of myth in the literature and art of Greece and Rome as well as the re-interpretation of classical myth in modern art forms. Taught in English. CA 1. GEOC

Traditional Chinese Culture (CHIN 1121)

CHIN 1121

An introduction to traditional Chinese culture prior to the 20th century. Curriculum includes a survey of institutions, philosophy, art, literature, and social customs seen through a variety of media. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

Chinese Film (CHIN 3270)

CHIN 3270

Prerequisites: CHIN 1121-1122

Chinese film from the silent era to the present. Curriculum includes analytical skills and critical vocabulary to study Chinese film in its social and historical contexts. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4-INT

Reading Between the Arts (CLCS 1002)

CLCS 1002

An introduction to interrelations between literature, music, and the visual arts, including multi-media. CA 1.

French Cinema (FREN 1171)

FREN 1171

Prerequisites: RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses

Weekly screenings of French films from the first comedies and surrealism to the New Wave and the young filmmakers of the 1990's. Introduction to film history, analysis, and interpretation of films. Readings, viewings and lectures in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

French Literature and Civilization in English (FREN 3270W)

FREN 3270W

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Representative works of French literature, on a particular theme. Curriculum emphasizes how literary forms articulate the ideas and values of different periods. CA 1.

Studies in Germanic Philology and Linguistics (GERM 5305)

GERM 5305

A study of a coherent body of material related to older Germanic languages; including diachronic or synchronic phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicology of Germanic languages; or to other areas of theoretical or applied linguistics.

Cinema and Society in Contemporary Italy (ILCS 1149)

ILCS 1149

A critical analysis of contemporary Italian society seen through the media of film and literature. Taught in English. May not be used to meet the foreign language requirement. Films in Italian with English subtitles. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

Adaptation: Italian Literature into Film (ILCS 1168)

ILCS 1168

A survey of literary genres adapted into film in Italian context. Literary and visual styles, visual literacy, and film criticism. Literary texts cover a range of time periods and cultural considerations. Films represent a variety of cinematic techniques and the new audiences and artistic goals targeted by film adaptations. General film theory and theories of adaptation. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

Cinematic Representations of Italian Americans (ILCS 3258W)

ILCS 3258W

Cinematic representations of Italian Americans in the works of major directors from the silent era to the present. Curriculum covers the construction and attempts to dislodge negative stereotypes of Italian American male and female immigrants. Taught in English. CA 1. CA 4.

Language and Mind (LING 1010)

LING 1010

A discussion of the nature-nurture debate with specific reference to language acquisition. Curriculum emphasizes the pros and cons of Chomsky's Innateness Hypothesis. CA 1.

Language and Environment (LING 1020)

LING 1020

Curriculum covers the effects of geography, society, and politics on language use and variation (sociolinguistics). This course also explores the geographical spread, growth and death of languages (language ecology). CA 2. CA 4-INT. 

Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1001)

SPAN 1001

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had three or more years of high school Spanish , SPAN 1002, 1003 or 1004, or any 2000 level or above course taught in Spanish. RHAG students cannot take more than 22 credits of 1000 level courses.

Elementary level communication skills in Spanish focusing on expressing likes, dislikes, personal information. Introduction to the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This course is intended for students who have never studied Spanish.

Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1002)

SPAN 1002

Prerequisites: SPAN 1001. May not be taken out of sequence after passing SPAN 1003 or 1004. May not be taken for credit after passing any 2000-level or above course taught in Spanish, or three or more years of high school Spanish.

This is an advanced-beginner-level Spanish course with further development of communication skills in Spanish. This course focuses on expressing events in the past and the future as well as further exploration of cultural diversity in the Spanish-speaking world.

Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society through Film (SPAN 1010)

SPAN 1010

This course serves as an introduction to film textual analysis and film history. Curriculum includes critical approaches to Spanish culture and society from the early 20th century to the present as portrayed in Spanish film. Specifically, there will be a discussion of topics such as the avant-garde, social art, revolutionary movements, civil war, exile, Francoism, democratic transition, peripheral nationalisms, immigration, cultural diversity, postmodernity, globalization. Taught in English; Spanish not required; does not fulfill foreign language requirement. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

Intersections of Art, Fashion, Film, and Music in Modern Spain (SPAN 1020)

SPAN 1020

A critical overview of the works of Spanish film directors, artists, and designers and the struggle to define modern Spain. Topics may include personal and collective identity, national unity and diversity, youth culture in Spain and in the U.S., high versus low culture, the local and the global. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

Advanced Spanish Composition (SPAN 3240W)

SPAN 3240W

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011. Recommended preparation: SPAN 3178

A focus on the treatment of the finer points of Spanish grammar. Curriculum focuses on exercises in translation and free composition. Additionally, there will be stylistic analysis of texts chosen from Spanish or Latin American authors, newspapers, and magazines.

Spanish Communicative Grammar (SPAN 3242)

SPAN 3242

Prerequisites: SPAN 3178

This course focuses on Spanish language knowledge and language use. Curriculum includes grammar in context, linguistic awareness, and culture in relation to grammar. 

Translating Literature: Practice and Theory (TRST 3010)

TRST 3010

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of a language other than English required.

Introduction to theoretical aspects of literary translation. Specifically, the translation of a diverse array of literary texts into English.