American University of Armenia (AUA)
o EC 233 Local and Global Shakespeares
This course offers an in-depth exploration of Shakespearean poetry and drama, including his tragedies, comedies, histories, and romances. The class will focus on cultural and formal features within Shakespeare’s writings as well as cultural trends that Shakespeare responded to and helped shape. Students will learn to apply literary theory in their analysis of the texts, to compare and contrast adaptations of Shakespeare’s works produced in different periods and cultures, and to embed these interpretations within the cultural history of the Shakespearean corpus. Assignments will include a mix of class discussions, presentations, and papers that involve both research and close reading of Shakespeare's texts.
o EC 121 English Literature Survey
This course introduces students to English literature from the earliest texts written in Anglo-Saxon through the twentieth century and focuses on the development of various literary genres as well as on the works of the most significant literary figures.
o EC 120 American Literature Survey
This survey course introduces students to American literature from the beginning of European contact to the present, focusing on major authors and different literary genres. It examines the historical influences on the evolution of this body of literature and the construction of a distinct and complex American identity.
o EC 213 Digital Literacy and Multimodal Composition
This course offers students the opportunity to explore digital reading and writing practices by accounting for the rhetorical, social, cultural, political, educational, and ethical dimensions of the digital texts. Students both get acquainted with the theoretical foundations of multimodal composition and develop highly transferable digital composition and rhetorical skills, which they can use to compose across different curricular, academic, professional, and personal contexts.
o EC 290 Research Methods
This course introduces students to research methods in the fields of English language and literature, linguistics, writing and translation, and communications and media studies and prepares them for their capstone project in the subsequent term. Students will refine their skills of library research as they identify and formulate research questions.
o EC 299 Capstone Research
This last-year BA course guides students through the process of writing their capstone paper. Students get a chance to investigate an area of academic and professional interest while building upon the knowledge and skills they have acquired through their English & Communication coursework. As the culminating experience for the BA in English & Communications degree, the capstone course is designed to be highly individualized.
o CTRA 381 History and Theories of Translation (graduate)
This graduate course aims to investigate the history of translation and the theories that have accompanied the changing roles of translation in the societies where they have been put into practice. Translation is viewed here as a factor that has contributed to shifts in intellectual, literary and cultural trends. This course also examines the main theoretical concepts currently discussed in translation studies and demonstrates how they influence translation in practice.
China University of Political Science and Law
o Political Communication: Classical Rhetorical Concepts and Modern Practice
Washington State University
o WRIT 405: Writing Tutorial for Syntactic Structures in Professional and Academic Contexts (Spring 2019)
Writing 405 is designed for graduate and upper-division undergraduate students to support their practice of the stylistic rules in English academic writing. It provides individualized and small group instruction to improve writing skills for professional and academic purposes.
o ENGL 101: College Composition (Spring 2016)
Focus: Writing as Performance
Introduction to the conventions of academic and research-based writing. Because the course is organized around the idea of writing as performance, students get the opportunity to work toward a broader definition of literacy while they study cultural artifacts and performances as texts. The class aims at developing students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.
University of Idaho
o INTR 498/ HON498: Intercultural Mentoring (Spring 2015)
This one-credit service-learning course is developed for students in the Honors Program serve as mentors for one semester to international students enrolled in the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP).
o ISEM 101 (Honors Section): Integrated Seminar (Fall 2013)
Focus: Dissident Souls: Dream and Reality in Communist Eastern Europe
Introduction to dissident thought in Eastern Europe during Communism. Students explore the state of the individual, her dreams and passions mostly by reading fiction and political writing. Students gain basic understanding of the historical, political, and social aspects of the period. The class puts an emphasis on writing projects.
o ISEM 101: Integrated Seminar (Fall 2013)
Focus: International Culture of the Cold War
This course introduces students to the cultural transformations during the Cold War period at the international level. By applying integrated methodology in both the humanities and social sciences to the study of the Cold War culture, we examine how political and economic developments reflected anxiety of society, emotion of individual citizens, cultural expression of art, literature and cinema, and psychology of the international communities.
Appalachian State University
o WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2013)
Focus: Devouring Eyes: Representations of Food in Italian Film, Literature, and Culture
This six-credit course introduces students to the consumption of food as a rhetorical cultural practice. The class explores diverse representations of food in Italian film, literature, and culture in general. Students watch films and read Italian literature in translation from different historical periods; for example, they read a portion of The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio together with contemporary essays like the writings of Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement. The course counts as both English 102 and World History.
o WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2012)
Focus: Czechoslovakia: A Brief Intellectual History of Nation-Building in Eastern Europe
This six-credit course provides an overview of the ideas of Czechoslovak intellectuals that led to the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Students learn how to critically read texts that relate to a specific region and its culture, investigate an issue that emerges from the reading, work collaboratively in research projects, and write a research paper. The course counts as both English 102 and World History.
o IDS 2202/ WGC 2202: Interdisciplinary Tangent (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
Focus: Modern Italian Culture and Language
This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with major aspects of Italian culture. The class offers a larger overview of Italy--its history, geography, and language. Along with substantive knowledge, students are expected to develop basic communicative competency in Italian.
o WGC 3351: Pedagogy of Investigations (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)
This course is designed for teaching assistants of WGC 1103/ IDS 1103 and WGC 1104/ IDS 1104. The class helps students to develop skills as peer writing consultants, facilitators of in-class discussions, and mentors of small research groups.
o WGC 3202: Junior Seminar (Fall 2010)
Focus: Italian Masterpieces: Cultural History of Italian Regional Cuisine
Introduction to the history of Italian food and its variations in different geographic regions. Students learn how to make connections between social practices of food preparation, food consumption and a specific geographic area. The readings include both scholarly articles and literary works.
o IDS 1103/ WGC 1103: Investigations Local (Fall 2009, Fall 2010)
Focus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in Watauga County. This six-credit course helps students understand the history of immigration and the development of a multicultural society in the United States. In the service-learning component of the class, students have a chance to apply their knowledge to a particular local case in Watauga County, North Carolina. The course counts as First Year Seminar and First Year Writing.
o IDS 3150: Interdisciplinary Studies Praxis (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
This course guides students in investigating the concepts of interdisciplinarity and provides them with an opportunity to focus on their individual concentrations. The course assists students in planning and selecting their interdisciplinary courses of study as well as draw connections between disciplinary course work and interdisciplinary fields.
o IDS 4550: Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)
This course offers IDS students in their senior year an opportunity to draw together the divers strands of their interdisciplinary studies, reflect on the connections between them, and produce an in-depth senior project focusing on the student concentration within the major. As part of the process, students reflect on their methodology—how to bring together data, methods, and practices from diverse disciplines.
o IDS 1104/ WGC 1103: Investigations Local (Spring 2009)
Focus: The Balkans: Narratives of the Powerless
This six-credit course introduces students to the culture and societies in the Balkan region—Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. First, it provides a larger overview of the region (geography, politics, religion, language, and culture); then, it allows students to investigate a specific issue within a selected geographic area of the Balkans. The course counts as First Year Seminar and First Year Writing.
o IDS 1104/ WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2008)
Focus: Ethnicity and Transition in Eastern Europe
This six-credit course introduces students to the culture and societies in Eastern Europe. First, it provides a larger overview of the region (geography, politics, religion, language, and culture) and then allows students to investigate a specific issue within a selected geographic area of the Balkans. The course counts for English 102 and World History.
College of Charleston
o ITAL 101: Italian Language (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
o ITAL 102: Italian Language (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)
Missouri State University
o ITAL 101: Italian Language (Fall 2004, Spring 2005)