Summer 2022 Course Offerings


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GE Courses


Italian 2055 - Mafia Movies

Instructor TBA, ONLINE, 4-week session 1, MWF 11:25 am - 1:15 pm, 3 credit hours

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*This class is fully online. Distance synchronous MWF 11:25 am - 1:15 pm with asynchronous components.

GE Visual Performing Arts. Taught in English. 

The Mafia in Italy is referred to as an octopus as the organization pervades almost every facet of Italian cultural life. Tony Soprano, Don Vito and Michael Corleone, Lucky Luciano, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese, Ciro di Marzio, Peppino Impastato, Roberto Saviano, Christopher Moltisanti, and Donnie Brasco are some of the figures that contribute to the myth of the Italian and Italian-American Mafias. In this course we watch Italian and American mafia movie and television hits, and explore the myth of the Mafia that is so widespread in America, and trace its history as it passes across time and through multiple cultures. We will question whether there exists a unique American or Italian cinema and television treating the Mafia and explore how filmmakers from the two countries approach the subject in dissimilar fashions, especially in terms of stereotyping, gender, and representations of violence and alluring criminals.

This course can count as a course taught in English toward the Italian minor and the Italian or Italian Studies majors.


CLLC 3301.01S and 3301.02S - Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship: Summer Camp for Middle School Students

CLLC 3301

Satisfies: GE Service Learning

Also counts for: Italian Major, Italian Studies Major, Romance Studies Major, French Major, Francophone Studies Major, French Minor, Arabic major/minor, Hebrew major/minor, Islamic Studies major/minor, Persian Studies Minor, Turkish and Central Asia Studies Minor, Comparative Studies Major, German Major, Russian Major and Minor, East European Minor, American Sign Language Minor

This course requires enrollment in two sections. CLLC 3301.01 (2 credit hours) is offered T/R 11:25-2:35, May 10 – June 3 and focuses on preparing you for CLLC 3301.02 (1 credit hour), one-week summer camp for middle school students that will take place MTWRF 8:30-5:00 the week of June 6-10 (and the course will have one final meeting day on June 13, a one-hour time slot that works for everyone TBD). In 3103.01S, if you are an OSU world language student, you will learn the theories, skills and techniques involved in full-immersion teaching of world languages and teaching the cultures of your language in English. If you are from Comparative Studies, you will learn the theories, skills and techniques involved in teaching about world cultures and creating a hands-on experience to apply these theories and skills. All students will learn techniques for teaching this age group. World language students will create lesson plans for one two-hour full-immersion language class and one one-hour interactive culture presentation. Comparative Studies students will create a one-hour lesson on intercultural competence and global citizenship and a two-hour interactive lesson on culture from any perspective that they would like to take (religion, film, sustainability, ecology, etc.). In addition, OSU students will prepare the materials and instructions for an outdoor game (and an indoor game in the event of rain) from a world culture to play with the children (in English). The prerequisite for world language students is the completion of a 2000-level course in a world language or permission from Prof. Janice Aski.

Introductory Language Courses


French 1101.21, 1102.21, 1103.21 - Beginning French I, II, and III Distance Learning 

6 week session 1: TWRF 10:20 am - 12:25 pm, 4 credit hours

These are distance learning versions of the classroom course for French I, II, and III. The course will be comprised of both synchronous and asynchronous elements and will take place online. The course will follow a flipped model in that you will do you learning through MindTap, the digital learning tool associated with your course textbook, Liaisons. During scheduled class time, you will participate in written discussion forums, group video recordings, conversation groups, and complete exams. In this course, you will learn the same material that you would in the classroom version, and you will be ready to move on to the next course in the sequence. 


French 1101.61, 1102.61, 1103.61 - Beginning French I, II, and III Individualized Instruction Distance Learning 

8-week session 2, 2-4 credit hours

This is the online Individualized Instruction version of French I, II, and III. French Individualized Instruction is a self-paced, mastery-based program that is designed to mirror the courses offered in the classroom. Both Individualized Instruction and the classroom track aim to help students achieve a certain level of proficiency. Individualized Instruction offers flexible credit, flexible meeting times, one-on-one instruction, and student autonomy. 


French 2101.51 - Introduction to French and Francophone Studies Individualized Distance Learning

8-week session 2, 1-3 credit hours

Techniques for reading and interpreting different types of texts from the French-speaking world: stories, poetry, plays, films, music, and ads while building vocabulary, comprehension, speaking and writing skills.


Italian 1101.71, 1102.71, 1103.71 - Beginning Italian I, II, and III Online

6 week session 1, online, 4 credit hours

Italian 1101.71, 1102.71 and 1103.71 are online alternatives to the classroom versions of the courses. Students will meet online twice a week for one hour. Regular activities such as conversations, online workbook exercises, writing assignments and online quizzes are part of the program.

Graduate Courses


Note: French 6571 - French Reading for Research will be offered online asynchronously during Autumn 2022. It will not be offered during Summer 2022.


EDUTL 5600/6600 - Language as a Resource/Intro to SFL

Instructor Francis J. Troyan, Online, 8-week session 2, Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 am - 11:15 am

A Critical Perspective on Language Use 

In this course, we position functional language use as a critical lens on teaching and learning to understand and examine: 1) the legitimacy of our own bi/multilingual
or multi-dialectal skills and those of our students, 2) language as a functional, meaning-making resource, and 3) language as structured according to specific  purposes, genres, and modalities.

Whether in content-area literacy, Bilingual Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), or World Language Education, this course explores the language choices available based on the particular context in which language is used. 

Course reading and activities will provide teachers, graduate students, and teacher candidates with a space to discuss and deconstruct these functions language through the analysis of samples of both personal and educational language use.

Requirement: Must be of Graduate School standing. Teachers must request and have approval from their district for fee authorization use before registering.