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JEWISHST 282: Circles of Hell: Poland in World War II (HISTORY 228, HISTORY 328, JEWISHST 382)

Looks at the experience and representation of Poland's wartime history from the Nazi-Soviet Pact (1939) to the aftermath of Yalta (1945). Examines Nazi and Soviet ideology and practice in Poland, as well as the ways Poles responded, resisted, and survived. Considers wartime relations among Polish citizens, particularly Poles and Jews. In this regard, interrogates the traditional self-characterization of Poles as innocent victims, looking at their relationship to the Holocaust, thus engaging in a passionate debate still raging in Polish society.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Jolluck, K. (PI)

JEWISHST 287S: Research Seminar in Middle East History (HISTORY 481, JEWISHST 481)

Student-selected research topics.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci

LINGUIST 1: Introduction to Linguistics

The cognitive organization of linguistic structure and the social nature of language use. Why language learning is difficult. Why computers have trouble understanding human languages. How languages differ from one another. How and why speakers of the same language speak differently. How language is used strategically. *** Sections are mandatory. Please sign up for one of the sections at enrollment
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

LINGUIST 5N: What's Your Accent? Investigations in Acoustic Phonetics

Preference to freshmen. Phonetic variation across accents of English; experimental design; practical experience examining accents of seminar participants; acoustic analysis of speech using Praat.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci

LINGUIST 44N: Living with Two Languages

Preference to freshmen. The nature of bi- and multilingualism with emphasis on the social and educational effects in the U.S. and worldwide, in individual versus society, and in child and adult. The social, cognitive, psycholinguistic, and neurological consequences of bilingualism. Participation in planning and carrying out a research project in language use and bilingualism.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI

LINGUIST 47N: Languages, Dialects, Speakers

Preference to freshmen. Variation and change in languages from around the world; the roots, historical development, and linguistic and social structures of variation; how languages differ from one another and how issues in linguistics connect to other social and cultural issues; the systematic study of language.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Anttila, A. (PI)

LINGUIST 65: African American Vernacular English (AFRICAAM 21)

The English vernacular spoken by African Americans in big city settings, and its relation to Creole English dialects spoken on the S. Carolina Sea Islands (Gullah), in the Caribbean, and in W. Africa. The history of expressive uses of African American English (in soundin' and rappin'), and its educational implications. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center).
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED

LINGUIST 83Q: Translation

Preference to sophomores. What is a translation? The increased need for translations in the modern world due to factors such as tourism and terrorism, localization and globalization, diplomacy and treaties, law and religion, and literature and science. How to meet this need; different kinds of translation for different purposes; what makes one translation better than another; why some texts are more difficult to translate than others. Can some of this work be done by machines? Are there things that cannot be said in some languages?
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci
Instructors: Kay, M. (PI)

LINGUIST 105: Phonetics (LINGUIST 205A)

The study of speech sounds: how to produce them, how to perceive them, and their acoustic properties. The influence of production and perception systems on sound change and phonological patterns. Acoustic analysis and experimental techniques. Lab exercises. Prerequisite: 110 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SMA
Instructors: Sumner, M. (PI)

LINGUIST 110: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Differences in the sounds of the world's languages and how these sounds are made by the human vocal tract. Theories that account for cross-linguistic similarities in the face of differences.
| UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-FR
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