WR 250X. WRITING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

Writing in the Life Sciences will provide students with an introduction to academic writing within the disciplines that comprise the Life Sciences. Topics will include: 

TH 110X. ACTING: CONTEMPORARY STYLES

How does one explore a theatrical world physically and emotionally with language and find emotional truth? This class will explore foundational acting techniques drawn from the teachings and legacy of Konstantin Stanislavski (1863 – 1938), a Russian actor, director, producer and founder of the Moscow Art Theatre. His “Stanislavski Method” is one of the most influential acting approaches in the 20th

EN 320X. SCENIC DESIGN AND FABRICATION

This course will explore the concepts of scenic design and fabrication methods. During the first half of the course, the class will design the scenic elements for the following term’s production. The second half will focus the set construction, scenic painting and set dressing, culminating in a completed and installed set for the following term’s production.

Recommended Background: Basic knowledge of theatre productions and a familiarity with WPI Theatre. (Theatre Workshop EN2222 or equivalent ISUs)
 

EN 125X. INTRO TO CONTEMPORARY CHICANA/O LITERATURE

This course examines literary works of multiple genres produced by Chicana/o writers from WWII to today, with particular emphasis on the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and the contemporary relevance of issues such as land and education rights for immigrants. Writers studied may include the novelist Sandra Cisneros, the cultural critic Gloria Anzaldúa, the musician Lalo Guerrero, the memoirist Reyna Grande, and the short-story writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine.

ISE 3800. LOADED LANGUAGE: DISCOURSE AND POWER IN INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH

Cat. II This course, for international non-native English speakers, examines how the varieties of this global language can define identity, reflect social structures, and create and maintain power differentials. The course examines discourse, coded language and labels, accents, and strategies for communicating across cultures. We will explore the effects of World Englishes on our own minds, our classroom, our campus, our local community, and the global stage. 

ISE 2810. LISTENING AND SPEAKINNG FOR NON_NATIVE SPEAKERS

Cat. II This course addresses the academic needs of high-intermediate/advanced non-native English language learners by developing their listening and speaking skills. Students will engage in activities to practice and improve listening skills, and participate in speaking activities to improve comprehensibility through pronunciation improvement. 
 

INTL 2520. RUSSIA READY: LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL CONTEXT

Cat. II (1/6 unit) This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Russian language, current events and culture. Students will be expected to steadily build essential vocabulary, learn basic grammar and forms of address; they will also review major events of Russian history from the rule of Peter the Great to the Russian Revolution and the Soviet era developments - all of which are key to understanding of Russia today.

INTL 2510. CONTEMPORARY EUROPE: UNION AND DISUNION

Cat. II This interdisciplinary course takes a thematic approach to contemporary Europe, especially since the establishment of European Union’s single market and common currency. Topics and themes will vary each time the course is taught and may include expansion of the EU and Euro, the impact of the free movement of goods, capital, services and people, migration and refugees, populist and nationalist movements, uneven development between regions within Europe, postcolonial relations with other parts of the world, and debates over national heritage and cultural change.

INTL 2420. MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA AND MEDITERRANEAN

Cat. I This interdisciplinary course takes a thematic approach to the Middle East, North Africa and Mediterranean region. Themes and topics will vary each time the course is taught, and may include religion and culture, national, ethnic and linguistic identities, the Mediterranean as a contact zone, U.S.

INTL 2410. MODERN AFRICA

Cat. II This interdisciplinary course takes a thematic approach to modern Africa. Topics and themes will vary each time the course is taught, and may include African kingdoms, the influence of Islam, the legacy of the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism and decolonization, democratization, the politics of language, or African literature and art. Examples and case studies will include locations where WPI has programs in this diverse and dynamic region. No prior background required. 

Students may not receive credit for both INTL 2410 and HU 2441. 

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