Spring 2020 Courses
Voices in Cultural Anthropology: Advertising (CULANTH 275T.01/02)
This discussion-based course trains students to analyze all forms of advertising in French or Spanish, typically in conjunction with the lecture course Advertising and Society (Culanth 170/Ling 170/Soc 160/ VMS 170). Classes explore the history and theories of advertising in the Francophone or Hispanophone worlds, as well as hands-on strategies for analyzing ads, with particular attention to issues such as translation, localization and ethics. Tutorials meet weekly for 75 minutes. Prereq: 204 or equivalent.
- Advertising in French (FR 275T) Wednesdays 11:45-1:00. (Professor Deborah Reisinger)
- Advertising in Spanish (SPAN 275T) Fridays 10:05-11:20. (Professor Lisa Merschel)
*while you do not need to be enrolled in Dr. Timke's Advertising and Society course, you may find it rewarding to do so!*
Voices in Philosophy: CHINESE (AMES 271T/CHN 271T)
This discussion-based course will train students who are learning or who know Chinese to read and analyze core philosophical texts in Chinese. Classes include close readings of original texts, discussions of interpretation and application in a variety of other forms (including film, documentary, multimedia) and real-life situations. Students will examine how language and culture impact our understanding of core philosophical texts through attention to issues such as translation, vernacular, and word choice. Tutorials meet weekly for 75 minutes. Recommended prerequisite: CHIN 306. Professor Carolyn Lee.
*while you do not need to be enrolled in Dr. Wong's Chinese Philosophy PHIL/263 to sign up for this course, you may find it rewarding to do so!*
Voices in PUBLIC POLICY in Spanish (PUBPOL 273T/SPAN 273T) : Whose Line is it Anyway? What is really means to "Get in Line" to Immigrate Legally
Students will study and scrutinize the complex patchwork of laws that define the United States’ Immigration System to understand ways to immigrate to the US both with and without documentation. Common hot topics and myths in immigration rhetoric such as “anchor babies”, “chain migration”, “getting in line”, and “immigrating the ‘right’ way” will be examined and critiqued, and students will evaluate the intersections of immigration, race, nationality, class and language. Through authentic text, video, and expert guest lectures in Spanish, students will analyze legal and political issues regarding immigrating to the US and will answer the common question, “Why don’t they just get in line like everybody else?”
Instructor: Rebecca Ewing
Voices in GLOBAL HEALTH (GLHLTH 270T)
Through practical and theoretical discussions around case studies, visual texts, and interviews in the target language, we examine healthcare issues in both local and global communities. Guest speakers help us explore the underlying reasons for different beliefs and behaviors, with the goal of creating culturally appropriate interventions. Tutorials meet weekly for 75-minutes. Prerequisite: 4 semesters of language or equivalent - heritage and native speakers are welcome to enroll. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
- Arabic (GLHLTH270T-1/ AMES 270T-1) Wed 4:55-6:10 (Azzedine Chergui)
Soccer Politics (ROMST 204D/ICS 204D/HISTORY 266D/ARTS&SCI 204D) https://stories.duke.edu/soccer-politics
How and why has soccer become the most popular sport on the planet? What explains the its powerful impact on culture, economics, and politics? In this course we’ll explore the global history of soccer, drawing on examples from the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Latin America. The major research project will focus on producing a guide to be published on the Soccer Politics Blog (sites.duke.edu/wcwp) on how to watch and understand the 2019 Women's World Cup. The class is taught in three languages: English, French and Spanish. All students must enroll in the group lecture on Tuesdays along with one of the Thursday discussion sections. Students enrolled in the French and Spanish sections will do much of their reading, as well as all their writing, research, and class discussion in the second language.
Instructor: Professor Laurent Dubois