Tentative Summer 2021

Check out what we’ve got going on this summer! Most WLC summmer 2021 courses are designed to be delivered online.

Remember, these are tentative listings, and course offerings are subject to change.

For prerequisites and other information on each course, be sure to check the ISU Course Catalog or the ISU Registar’s Official Schedule of Classes.

WLC Programs

Elementary ASL I (ASL 101)

Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Development of expressive and receptive skills including vocabulary, grammar, usage, and cultural information. Note: Distinct from “Signed English”. ASL is a natural language with its own rules of grammar and usage. 4 credits

Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Section 1: May 17-June 11 Online, synchronous W 10:00-10:50 am

Section 2: May 17-June 25 Online

Elementary ASL II (ASL 102)

Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL) II continues development of expressive and receptive skills introduced in American Sign Language I, including vocabulary, grammar, usage, and cultural information. Distinct from “Signed English”. ASL is a natural language with its own rules of grammar and usage. 4 credits

Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Section 1: June 15-July 9 Online, synchronous W 10:00-10:50 am

Section 2: June 28-August 6 Online

Native People in American Culture (AM IN 201)

Perceptions and realities of Native people living in and responding to American society and culture. Topics include representations, contemporary Native identity, literature, the arts, history, film, and issues of diversity. 3 credits.

Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Section 1: June 28-August 6 Online

American Indians in the Movies (AM IN 205)

Examines the role of American Indians in the movie industry. Explores the development of American Indian characters and filmmaking, and the relevance for Native communities, through feature films and academic analysis. One focus is a comparison of non-Native and Native films in form, content, and message, and the changing character of Native representation in both. 3 credits.

Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Section 1: May 17 – June 11, MTWR 9 am – 12 noon

Introduction to American Indian Studies (AM IN 210)

Introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of American Indian Studies. Topics include the relevant events and ideas defining the contemporary American Indian experience, on and off reservation, in the United States. Sovereignty, identity, jurisdiction, taxes, economic development, education, and other issues are addressed. 3 credits.

Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

Section 1: May 17-July 9 Online

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTHR 201)

Comparative study of culture as key to understanding human behaviors in different societies. Using a global, cross-cultural perspective, patterns of family life, economic and political activities, religious beliefs, and the ways in which cultures change are examined. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Social Science Credit

Section 1: May 17-June 11 Online

Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology (ANTHR 202)

Human biological and cultural evolution; survey of the evidence from fossil primates, the human fossil record and the archaeological record, as well as living primates; introduction to research methods in archaeology and biological anthropology. 3 credits

Serves as Natural Science Credit

Section 1: June 15-July 9 Online

Section 2: July 12-August 6 Online

Globalization and the Human Condition (ANTHR 230)

An introduction to understanding key global issues in the contemporary world. Focuses on social relations, cultural practices and political-economic linkages among Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Section 1: June 14-August 6 Online

Introduction to Culture and Language (ANTHR 309)

Introduction to study of language, culture and society from an anthropological perspective. Focus on language and thought, ethnography of speaking, discourse and narrative, writing and literacy, and media communication. Discussion of key theories and methods of linguistic anthropology. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

Section 1:July 12-August 6 Online

Sorry, we don’t have any Arabic classes this summer.

Sorry, we don’t have any Chinese classes this summer.

Greek and Roman Mythology (CLST 273)

Survey of the legends, myths of the classical world with emphasis on the principal gods, and heroes, and their relation to ancient social, psychological, and religious practices; some attention may be given to important modern theories. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: May 17 – July 9 Online

Ancient Egypt (CLST 369)

Archaeology and culture of Ancient Egypt from prehistory to Late Antiquity. Exploration of literature, religion, social history, government, and architecture. Discussion of major archaeological sites and methods; examination of interaction with other ancient near eastern and Mediterranean civilizations. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: June 14 – August 6 Online

French Studies in English (FRNCH 370)

Author, genre, or period study in French or Francophone history, literature, or culture. 3 credits: readings, discussions and papers in English; 4 credits: required for French concentration credit, supplementary readings and written course work in French.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1 (Taught in English, 3 cr.): May 17-June 11 Online

Section 2 (Taught in French, 4 cr.): May 17-June 11 Online

The Holocaust in Text, Image, and Memory (GER 371)

Examination of such topics as the origins and expressions of Anti-Semitism in central Europe, the political events and structures of the Holocaust, the reality of ghettos and concentration camps, the impact of technological modernization on the Final Solution, and resistance to the Nazis. Materials will include non-fictional texts, literature, art, and music. Three credits: English, open to all students. Four credits: required for German concentration credit, supplementary readings and compositions in German. 3-4 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1 (Taught in English, 3 cr.): May 17-July 9 Online

Section 2 (Taught in German, 4 cr.): May 17-July 9 Online

Introduction to International Studies (INTST 235)

Overview of international studies, emphasizing cultural, geographic, economic, and political characteristics of major world areas and nations. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Social Science Credit

Section 1: May 17-June 11 Online

Section 2: June 15-July 9 Online

Section 3: July 12-August 6 Online

Sorry, we don’t have any Italian classes this summer.

Sorry, we don’t have any Latin classes this summer.

Sorry, we don’t have any Portuguese classes this summer.

Elementary Russian I (RUS 101)

Introduction to the Russian language, grammar and syntax. Practice in the four basic skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) within the context of Russian culture. 4 credits

Section 1: May 17-June 25 Online

Section 2: June 28-August 6 Online

Russian and Soviet Fairy Tales (RUS 370B)

Focus on Russian fairy tales. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English. 3 credits.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: June 14-August 6 Online

Women’s Voices in Russian Culture (RUS 370R)

Topics vary according to faculty interest. Author, genre or period study, women writers, cinema, or contemporary theory. Readings, discussions, and papers in English. 3 credits.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: June 28-August 6 Online

From Gorbachev to Putin. Contemporary Russian Culture (RUS 375)

A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Russia. Readings, discussions and papers in English. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: May 17-June 25 Online

Section 2: July 12-August 6 Online

Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 101)

A communicative approach to grammar and vocabulary within the context of Hispanic culture. For students whose native language is not Spanish. 4 credits

Section 1: May 17-June 25 Online

Section 2: June 28-August 6 Online

Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 102)

Continuation of Spanish 101. A communicative approach to grammar and vocabulary within the context of Hispanic culture. For students whose native language is not Spanish. 4 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Section 1: May 17-June 25 Online

Section 2: June 28-August 6 Online

Spanish Conversation for Professionals (SPAN 303B)

Intensive oral practice and improvement of oral proficiency. Application of specific grammatical concepts for development of conversational and writing skills within the context of Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Section 1: May 17-June 25 Online

Textual and Media Analyses (SPAN 314)

Critical reading of Hispanic cultural texts. Presentation of techniques and terminology of textual criticism. Study of basic genres and media-generated artifacts and literary texts. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits.

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Section 1: May 17-July 9 Online, synchronous MWF 10:00-11:40 am

Spain Today (SPAN 323)

A survey of social, political, economic, and cultural topics relevant to contemporary Spain. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: May 17-June 11 Online

Introduction to Spanish-English Translation (SPAN 351)

Introduction to the theory, methods, techniques, and problems of translation. Consideration of material from business, literature, and the social sciences. Taught in Spanish. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: June 28-August 6 Online

Sorry, we don’t have any US Latino/a Studies classes this summer.

Introduction to Global Film (WLC 278)

Introduction to the cinema of non-English speaking regions and cultures of the world through representative subtitled films, lectures, and readings. Topics vary according to faculty interest. Emphasis on selected national cinemas and film as a mode of cultural expression as well as on diverse cultural contexts of cinema. 3 credits

Meets International Perspectives Requirement

Serves as Arts & Humanities Credit

Section 1: May 17-July 9 Online

Section 2: June 14-August 6 Online

Section 3: June 28-August 6 Online