Summer 2023 Course Offerings


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GE Courses

French 1803.03 - Paris: A Virtual Adventure 

Professor Benjamin Hoffmann, Online Asynchronous course offering

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GEL Cultures and Ideas

This program explores the social, cultural, political and geographical history of the city of Paris from the Middle Ages to the present through the study of a number of key events and places in the city?s rich history. We will focus on different events and their geographical context within the city, thereby exploring the city not just from century to century but from neighborhood to neighborhood.

By participating on this program, students will be able to articulate how each of the locations studied throughout the course has evolved over time to shape the ultra-modern and global city we know Paris to be today.  Students will be able to identify how the Parisian landscape has shaped Parisian society and how society in turn shaped and transformed the landscape to suit the evolving needs and desires of the people of Paris.

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 9 – June 2 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 5-9. 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 2101.61 - 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 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

French 6571 - French Reading for Research

Darrell Estes, MWF 12:40-2:45 PM, Online 

Designed primarily for students who have no formal preparation in French; covers basic grammar and vocabulary and develops students' reading skills. Credit does not apply to the minimum number of hours required for the master's or doctoral degrees.
Prereq: Grad standing.