Humanities Division to Offer New Courses in Spring
For additional information, contact Dr. Nancy Nanney, chairman of Humanities Division, 304-424-8361.
World music, sign language and a Saturday course in persuasion are several classes that are being offered during the spring semester by West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Humanities Division.
The division is offering a number of new courses in the spring as well as topics that have not been available for a while, Nancy Nanney, Humanities chairperson, noted.
Among these are:
Special Problems in English as a Second Language is directed at students who are non-native speakers born in another country speaking another language. ENGL 039 is designed to improve students’ skills in pronunciation, listening, reading and writing.
Film as Art, ENGL 227, will highlight the technical/artistic elements of filmmaking.
There will be a new perspective in an evening course section of Music Appreciation. The course is cross-listed with the special topics course, Music 297: World Music, which is an introduction to the music of the world. Students will learn about music from different countries and about traditional and modern aspects of music. Dr. H.G. Young III, professor of music, will teach the course in cooperation with Professor Devika Malhotra, professor of sociology, who has done graduate work on the music of India.
American Sign Language 2, SPCH 212, will be offered for those students who have taken ASL 1 or who know the basics of sign language.
Oral Interpretation will cover the theory and practice of interpreting literature orally. SPCH 131 will explore poetry, prose and drama.
Offering a global perspective, Topics in Women’s Literature, ENGL 387, is designed for students who have an interest in modern women authors from different parts of the world.
Intercultural Communication, SPCH 316, will draw upon a diversity of resources available in the community.
Persuasion: Theory and Research, SPCH 321, will be held six times in the semester with classes on Saturdays. The weekend class is being offered to accommodate students who work all day throughout the week.
Additional information about these Humanities courses is available by contacting Dr. Nanney at 424-8361. Spring classes begin Jan. 8, 2001.
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