Home About UH Academic Calendar Courses Undergraduate Education Graduate Education Degrees, Minors, & Certificates Colleges, Schools, & Academic Units

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


SAMPLE COURSE DESCRIPTION

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION

DEPARTMENTS OFFERING DIVERSIFICATION COURSES

Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (LLEA)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

Courses given in English do not require knowledge of a foreign language.

CLASSICS

LLEA 122 Greek and Roman Mythology (3) Principal myths of Greek and Roman literature. DL

LLEA 123 Greek and Latin Elements in English (3) Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a literary vocabulary.

LLEA 124 Greek and Latin Elements in Scientific Terminology (3) Important roots, prefixes, and suffixes for building a scientific vocabulary.

LLEA 151 World Myth to 1500 C.E. (3) Reading and analysis of myths and legends from around the globe, from before the dawn of writing to 1500 C.E. Students will learn to interpret traditional stories from several theoretical and cross-cultural perspectives. A-F only. FGA

LLEA 301 Biblical Hebrew I (3) Orthography and structure of Biblical Hebrew, history and development of Hebrew as the sacred language of Judaism, overview of religious and historical development of the Hebrew Bible. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as REL 301)

LLEA 302 Biblical Hebrew II (3) Reading of selected prose passages from the Hebrew Bible; analysis of literacy forms, paying special attention to stories which have played an important role in the development of the Abrahamic religions. Minimum C- grade required for prerequisites. Pre: 301/REL 301. (Spring only) (Cross-listed as REL 302)

LLEA 305 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics I (3) Decipherment of hieroglyphs and reading of Middle Egyptian literary texts. (Fall only)

LLEA 306 Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics II (3) Decipherment of hieroglyphs and reading of Middle Egyptian literary texts, including Tale of Sinuhe. Pre: 305 or permission of instructor. (Spring only)

LLEA 327 The Glory of Greece: Ancient Greek Literature in Translation (3) Major writers: emphasis on Homer, drama, and philosophy. Sophomore standing or higher or consent. Pre: 122 or consent. DL

LLEA 328 The Grandeur of Rome: Ancient Roman Literature in Translation (3) Major writers: emphasis on Vergil, satire, and novel. Sophomore standing or higher or consent. Pre: 122 or consent. DL

FRENCH

LLEA 237 French Film (3) Study of French film history and technique. A-F only. Pre: freshman standing. DH

LLEA 264 French Culture for Americans (3) Study of the shared cultural and historical foundations of France and the U.S. both past and present. A-F only. DH

LLEA 335 French Literature Since 1800 (3) Rapid reading in translation; lectures, discussions, reports. Pre: junior standing or one course in French language or literature. DL

LLEA 336 French African Literature (3) Black African literature in French in 20th century. Major themes of negritude, national political unity, colonialism, traditional culture. Pre: junior standing or one course in French language or literature. DL

LLEA 339 French Literature as Film (3) Exploration of the distinction between literature and film as artistic genres as well as study of major works of literature in respect to the present, from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. Pre: sophomore standing. DL

LLEA 364 Survey of French Civilizations (3) A historical survey of the development of French and Francophone cultures. The course is interdisciplinary, dealing with politics, music, art, other forms of cultural expression, and daily life. DH

GERMAN

LLEA 338 German Cinema (3) Introduction to German film history, form, style, theory, and analysis. Sophomore standing or higher. DH

LLEA 340 Classical German Literature (3) Readings in translation from dramatic works of Lessing, Goethe, Schiller. Philosophic and aesthetic views of leading writers of the Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and classical periods. DL

LLEA 342 German Fascism and Propaganda (3) Lecture/discussion. Study of German Fascism and propaganda in German literature, art, and film. Sophomore standing or higher. A-F only. DH

ITALIAN

LLEA 236 Italian Film (3) Study of Italian film history and technique. A-F only. DH

LLEA 334 Italian Literature as Film (3) Exploration of the distinction between literature and film as artistic genres as well as study of major works of literature in respect to the present, from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. A-F only. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

RUSSIAN

LLEA 350 Russian Short Story (3) Origin and development (19th and 20th century); periods, themes, styles, and major authors. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 351 19th-Century Russian Literature (3) Survey in English of major writers from Pushkin through Chekhov; lectures, discussions, short papers. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 352 Russian Literature 1900-1950 (3) Survey in English of major Russian writers from 1900-1950. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 353 20th-Century Russian Arts and Culture (3) Aspects of culture (literature, film, theater, music, arts, etc.) in 20th century Russian society. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LLEA 354 Russian Literature Today (3) Survey in English of contemporary authors and their works for perspective of reality and poetic representation. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DL

LLEA 355 Russian Film (3) A study of Russian film from the 1920's to the present. Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

GENERAL AND GRADUATE COURSES

LLEA 270 Freaks and Monsters (3) Monsters, freaks and otherness in literature, film, history and medicine. Suitable for non-literature majors. DL

LLEA 371 Europeans in the Pacific (3) European presence in the Pacific, in relation to literature, art, culture, civilization. Not applicable to language requirement. (Section 1 taught in Hawaiian. Pre: HAW 202 or consent. Section 2 taught in English.) DL

LLEA 376 (Alpha) History of World Cinema (3) Film as a reflection of the 20th century's social, cultural and political upheavals: (B) World Cinema (1890s to 1950s); (C) World Cinema (1960s to present). Pre: sophomore standing or consent. DH

LLEA 390 Teaching Practicum in Large Lecture Courses (1) Supervised undergraduate teaching practicum in large-lecture LLEA courses. Repeatable two times. CR/NC only. Pre: completion of course in which practicum will be done and consent of instructor, no waiver.

LLEA 416 German Literature, Culture and Film: 1989 to Present (3) Study of German literature, culture and film, 1989 to present. Credit cannot be earned for both 416 and GER 416. Sophomore standing or higher. DH

LLEA 470 Freaks and Monsters 2: The Ethics of Otherness (3) An interdisciplinary examination of corporeal Otherness. Unusual real and fictional bodies from fairground history, art, anatomy, literature, natural history and ethnology. Discussion of the moral, medical, philosophical and aesthetic dilemmas of spectacular difference. Pre: 270 or consent. DH

LLEA 471 (Alpha) Fantasy and the Fantastic (3) Cross-cultural study of fantasy and the fantastic in short stories, fairy tales, films and novels from Europe and the Americas in English translation. Discussion of illusion, identity, time, the future, the bizarre and major concepts in fantasy literature. (B) fairies, devils and fantasy; (C) the fantastic, the strange and science fiction. Repeatable one time in different alphas. Pre: 270 or consent. DL

LLEA 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

LLEA 630 Seminar in Research Methods (3) Study of basic research methods and tools, including technology. Print and electronic source materials. Information literacy. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 671 Western Literature and Cultures in the Pacific (3) Impact of and reaction to western writings and cultural influences in the Pacific as represented in texts from the 16th century to the present. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 680 (Alpha) Topics in Literature (3) Study in English of a topic, period, or genre; aesthetic considerations common to European literatures: (B) the modern novel; (C) European literature as a path to self-knowledge; (D) Middle Ages; (E) introduction to literary theory. MA candidates in European languages read works in their major in the original. Pre: graduate standing or consent of department chair.

LLEA 681 (Alpha) Topics in Language (3) Study in English of topics, periods, etc., in the languages taught in the department: (B) comparison of Romance languages; (C) interpersonal communication; (D) social perspectives. Repeatable two times for different alphas (up to 9 credits). Pre: graduate standing or consent.

LLEA 682 Masterpieces of Medieval Welsh Literature (3) Key prose and poetry underlying the Arthurian tradition in Europe. Language instruction leading to reading knowledge of medieval Welsh. Pre: consent.

LLEA 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent of department chair.

LLEA 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.

LANGUAGE COURSES

LLEA 199 Directed Language Study (V) Study in European languages not taught regularly, depending on demand and staff. Pre: consent of department chair.

LLEA 399 Directed Reading (V) Pre: limited to senior majors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major, and consent of department chair.

LLEA 499 Directed Reading and Research (V) Independent study of approved reading and research with faculty supervision. Repeatable two times. A-F only. Pre: consent and departmental approval.