Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics - LCSL


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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101 CIC Course Share Foreign Language I
4 hours. Holding course for UIC students taking approved foreign language coursework at other institutions through the CIC CourseShare program. May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Consult with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences CIC coordinator regarding CourseShare opportunities. Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and meet prerequisite requirements of the offering institution and approval of the CIC CourseShare coordinator.

102 CIC Course Share Foreign Langauge II
4 hours. Holding course for UIC students taking approved foreign language coursework at other institutions through the CIC CourseShare program. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Consult with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences CIC coordinator regarding CourseShare opportunities. Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and meet prerequisite requirements of the offering institution and approval of the CIC CourseShare coordinator.

103 CIC Course Share Foreign Langauge III
4 hours. Holding course for UIC students taking approved foreign language coursework at other institutions through the CIC CourseShare program. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Consult with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences CIC coordinator regarding CourseShare opportunities. Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and meet prerequisite requirements of the offering institution and approval of the CIC CourseShare coordinator.

104 CIC Course Share Foreign Langauge IV
4 hours. Holding course for UIC students taking approved foreign language coursework at other institutions through the CIC CourseShare program. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Consult with College of Liberal Arts and Sciences CIC coordinator regarding CourseShare opportunities. Prerequisite(s): Must be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and meet prerequisite requirements of the offering institution and approval of the CIC CourseShare coordinator.

483 Methodology of Second Language Teaching
3 OR 4 hours. Approaches, methods, and techniques for teaching second languages with a focus on speaking, listening, writing, reading, and on assessment and curriculum/syllabus design. Same as CI 483 and LING 483. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor.

502 Theoretical and Research Foundations of Communicative Language Teaching
4 hours. Introduces students to contemporary theory and research on second language acquisition. Emphasis is on understanding the research and examining classroom practice. Credit is not given for LCSL 502 if the student has credit for SPAN 450, FR 450, GER 407, SPAN 502, FR 502, or GER 502. Previously listed as SPAN 502. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Appointment as a teaching assistant. For students outside the department: consent of the instructor.

503 Professional Development Workshop I
1 hours. Introduction to the academic profession for students of foreign languages and literatures. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Previously listed as SPAN 503. Taught in English.

504 Professional Development Workshop II
1 hours. Introduction to the academic profession for students of foreign languages and literatures. Focus on presentational skills and preparation for the job market. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Previously listed as SPAN 504. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): LCSL 503 or consent of the instructor.

505 Teaching Professional Development Workshop
1 hours. Development of teaching pedagogy, methodology, and technology methods. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 hours.

510 Proseminar in Critical and Literary Theory
4 hours. Seminar that examines the major schools of literary and critical theory, with particular focus on those of the 20th and 21st centuries.

567 Discourse Analysis
4 hours. Discourse Analysis addresses issues of intentional communication, inference, the structure of texts or talk-in-interaction, and the interactive construction of social actions or identities in discourse. Same as ENGL 567.

583 Materials and Curriculum Development in Second Language Teaching
4 hours. Focuses on students' development of a systematic understanding and practical knowledge of materials and curriculum development for second language instruction. Same as LING 583. Prerequisite(s): LING 483.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.