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DEADLINE FOR DEPOSIT: October 11, 2013, unless another date is specified in the description. Some deadlines are earlier. Students should check with the Jan Plan faculty leader.
AM335 (cross-listed as EN335) American Independents: Their Art and Production CANCELLED
EN238 Art of Fly Fishing: Maine and Bishop, California
Fly fishing classics and instruction in casting, knot and fly tying. Week three spent fishing the Lower Owens River near Mammoth Lakes, California; reading of literary classics (including Thoreau, Hemingway, Izzak Walton), critical essays and blog required. Analysis of on-line nature-writing, acquisition of fly fishing techniques: gear choice knot tying and fly tying, casting, fly selection and nymphing, and writing a fishing blog that promotes awareness of and respect for the natural environment. Beginners and experienced fly fishers welcome: students must apply for admission to instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. For cost information, please contact the instructor. Three credit hours. L. SUCHOFF
ES358 (cross-listed as BI358) Ecological Field Study in Belize
This field course emphasizes the biological diversity and ecological relationships between the flora and fauna of selected tropical ecosystems in Belize. Students will conduct qualitative and quantitative field investigations to study coral reef and tropical rainforest ecology and the environmental challenges. They will learn to identify indigenous flora and vertebrate fauna, and explore the culture and environmental ethic of Kekchi and Mayan Indian villages. Lectures, films, and discussions of assigned readings during the first week will be followed by a 20-day field trip. Prerequisite: Biology 131 or 164 or Environmental Studies 118, and permission of the instructor. Nongraded. Prerequisite: Environmental Studies 118, or Biology 131 or 164, and permission of the instructor. For cost information, please contact the instructor. Financial aid is available for qualified students. Three credit hours.
FR127J French III (Paris)
The last of the required language sequence (French 125-127) that develops communication skills in a careful progression over three semesters. In addition to working on the four traditional skills of speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing, students are encouraged to build their personal and cultural knowledge and to develop their critical-thinking skills through language learning. As students move towards greater fluency in French, they begin to do analytical work in the language. Students are also expected to adapt to an immersion environment. Prerequisite: French 126 or equivalent. For cost information, please contact the instructor. Three credit hours. DAVIES (On campus contact: V. Dionne)
IT125J Italian I in Siena
Basic comprehensive course for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian. Focus is on developing the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to gain fluency in Italian and on familiarizing students with basic aspects of Italian culture and geography. Learning in the classroom takes place entirely in Italian and is task based, involving group activities, interviews with fellow students, and role-playing exercises. Conducted in Siena, Italy. Estimated cost: $3,550. Three credit hours. KRIESEL
IT153 Modern and Contemporary Italian Fiction in Translation in Verona, Italy
This course in Italian fiction, held in Verona, Italy will offer a close study of six authors whose work spans the twentieth century. Readings will include the following: Silvia Bonucci, Voices from a Time, Cesare Pavese, The Moon and the Bonfires, Leonardo Sciascia, To Each His Own, and Giuseppe Lampedusa, The Leopard. There will also be field trips to Venice and Italian cultural centers around Verona. Written work required: three analytical papers. Cost: $3,300. Three credit hours. L. BRANCACCIO
MU267 Contact Zone CANCELLED
RU113 The Literature and Art of St. Petersburg
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Students read major St. Petersburg writers (Pushkin, Dostoevsky), and learn about art and architecture in lectures, museum visits, and city walking tours. Theater and concert performances are included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours. MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL
RU114 Russia's Transition Economy
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Students study the Soviet centralized economy (militarization, industrialization, collectivization) and post-Soviet economics (taxation, inflation, currency reforms, banks, investment, oligarchs, entrepreneurship, stock markets, and foreign investment). Lectures and site visits; cultural program included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours. MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL
RU115 Russian Ethnography
In St. Petersburg, Russia. Study of contemporary Russia and minority ethnic groups, including indigenous peoples of Siberia, the Russian north, Jews, and Cossacks. Field trips to ethnographical museums and urban neighborhoods; cultural program included. Residence is with a Russian family. Conducted in English; no knowledge of Russian required. Nongraded. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Three credit hours. MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL
RU125J Elementary Russian I
The equivalent of RU125, first-semester Russian, offered as a Jan Plan in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cost in 2014: $3,300. Required meetings on campus in the fall. Early registration required. Returning students may enroll in Russian 126. Three credit hours. MONASTIREVA-ANDSELL