Theo Honnef

First Name
Theo
Last Name
Honnef
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone 126
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4611
Language(s)
Deutsch
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GRLA 8322 - German Conversation      

The aim of this course is to improve the students’ speaking and listening abilities, to enlarge their vocabulary, and to make their German more idiomatic and, at the same time, more grammatically correct.
Types of activities will include practice of idiomatic expressions, presentation of newspaper articles, discussion of topics of current interest, and two in-class presentations. A portion of the class will be dedicated to grammar review.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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GRLA 8370 - Germany Today:Culture/Politics      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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GRLA 8493 - Current Political Events      

The class will discuss major issues Germany has to deal with today: Integration of foreigners; environmental protection and the fight against climate change; deployment of German troops abroad; elections in several German states, and the repercussions for politics on the national level. Topics will be added according to events during the course of the semester.
Students will do at least two in-class presentations and write one longer paper in German.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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GRLA 8494 - Germany in the World      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
mahmoud-i-abdalla
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

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Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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ARBC 6698 - Language Practicum      

This is a one unit course which is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to reflect on Arabic pedagogical theories and become familiar with a range of teaching strategies and techniques. The course includes class observation, lesson planning, a micro-teaching component and actual teaching demonstrations of the language skills. Students are required to conduct interviews with professional instructors during which they discuss the best practices as well as problems encountered in teaching the beginning, intermediate and advanced college level Arabic classes. To address the linguistic phenomenon of diglossia, students will practice teaching Arab dialect(s) alongside the formal varieties of the language. The course is offer in the last summer session towards the completion of the Master’s degree.

Summer 2013

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ARLA 8263 - Cultur/ComMedArabcSpkCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8270 - Intro to the Arabic World      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8294 - Mediterranean Cultures      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8305 - Soc &Culture in Arab Countries      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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ARLA 8315 - Arab & Islamic Culture in Asia      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8320 - Development of Arab Mass Media      

SThe course will offer an overview of the history of Arab mass media and the role they play in contemporary Arab society. Students will read, watch and analyze authentic materials from various Arab newspapers, magazines, satellite TV stations, online programs, cinema and the like. Students will be exposed to discourse that is presented in Modern Standard Arabic and dialects.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8331 - ModernEgypt &Role in ArabWorld      

Students who enroll in this course will study Egypt’s leading role in the region. The curse will focus on the political and social changes that affect this role. This will be done through reading a collection of literary works, historical texts and current editorials and articles. Students will also watch and discuss documentary films that shed light on the problems that Egypt encounters.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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ARLA 8332 - Understanding the Arab World      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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ARLA 8335 - Events in the Middle East      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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ARLA 8341 - Economy of the Middle East      

The course focuses on the economic development in the Middle East. It will also focus on the effect of Arab Spring on contemporary Arab society including social justice and economic growth. The commercial, financial and business relations between the Arab World and regional and international organizations will be discussed in this class. Students will practice using the target language in activities and tasks that include interviewing local businessmen, preparation of business proposals and designing blogs or websites that provide useful information about how to do business in the Middle East.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8343 - Glblizatn/Dvlpmnt InMiddleEast      

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8352 - Arab American Relations      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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ARLA 8373 - ChangesInContmpraryArabSociety      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8384 - Events in the Middle East II      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8385 - Lang/ID:RoleSoclMediaArabWorld      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8392 - Nat'l ID &Women's Status,M.E.      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8393 - Politcs&Scurity-MultipolarWrld      

This course will be a part of a larger Monterey Model curriculum arrangement, which will consist of three groups of students specializing in Arabic, Chinese and Russian languages and Area studies. The Monterey Model curriculum will be devised in a way that would allow students from different language groups and areas of expertise to come together several times during the semester in order to exchange their views and acquired knowledge pertinent to selected themes. Students, professors and invited distinguished experts will be discussing differences in public, media and governmental views related to important international events and role of languages in regional politics. An effort will be made to integrate various approaches to better understand domestic politics and foreign relations through cultural, historical and political discourse. Students will watch jointly news broadcasts in Arabic, Chinese and Russian in order to better grasp the role of mass media in China, Russia and Middle East. Students will acquire practical skills of working with interpreters and will prepare their own presentations for some plenary sessions where they will have to rely on assistance of interpreters to generate the discussion of their topics. The joint coordinated curriculum will consist of the following topics:

1. Overview. Ethnic groups and minorities. Concepts of territory, geography, security.

2. Islam in country specific case studies. Political movements rooted in Islam. Religion and State in country specific case studies.

3. Security. Terrorism. Border Issues.

4. Language specific themes, for example: Arab Spring: media coverage, History and Present of Russian-Chinese diplomatic collaboration, Mutual perceptions : case studies of Chinese business and China’s economic presence in Northern Africa, Role of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese, Russian, Arabic media strategies covering several key political events, Differences and similarities in patterns of civil unrest and political/economic consequences in China, Russia and Arabic speaking countries.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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ARLA 8394 - TopicsInSecurity&IntlRelations      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8397 - Arab-African Relations      

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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Sabino Morera

First Name
Sabino
Last Name
Morera
Sabino Morera
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McGowan Building 200B
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.6662
Language(s)
Español

Professor Morera teaches courses such as Hispanic Language and Culture, Public Speaking and the Spanish-Speaking World in the 21st Century. His content-based courses focus on issues related to democracy, migration and human rights. In addition to teaching, he has extensive experience working as a free-lance translator and interpreter for the Costa Rican government, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations.

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SPLA 8310 - Hispanic Language & Culture I      

Covers Spanish grammatical structures and idioms, combining oral practice and a systematic study of vocabulary. Expression of ideas on discussion topics related to contemporary trends, current events and everyday life.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8370 - Span Speaking Wrld-21st Cent      

Based on authentic material from newspapers, magazines, cinema, internet resources, this course surveys briefly all the Spanish-speaking countries, including the United States. Students write brief essays, research and report on short items each week, and prepare a major presentation for a final project. Language study is based on student background.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8377 - Democracy/Governanc LatinAm I      

This course introduces the students in gaining deeper understanding of the complexity of democracy and governance in Latin America. It explores key aspects related to the functioning of transitional democracies in the region. Through the study of materials containing complex lexical and syntactic aspects, students gain deeper insight into current debates about the myths and challenges faced by the region in consolidating democratic systems.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8435 - Prfsnl Pub Speakng in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8445 - Security & Dvlpmnt in Latin Am      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8477 - Democracy/Governance Latin Am      

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the complexity of democracy and governance in Latin America. It explores key aspects related to the functioning of democratic systems in the region. Through the study of materials containing complex lexical and syntactic aspects, students gain deeper insight into current debates about the myths and challenges faced by the region in consolidating democratic systems.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8481 - Prfsnl Pub Speaking in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8484 - US ForeignPolicyInLatinAmerica      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8497 - Human Security      

The course introduces the concept of human security, its development and real-world applications, and implications for international policy through case examples in Latin America. This course is part of the unique multilingual Monterey Model course which allows students to share their views on human security issues in Spanish with the other language sections (English, French and Japanese) and with the aid of interpreters. Given the relevance that citizen security has recently gained in Latin America, citizen security will also be explored within the broader concept of human security.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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Expertise

Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

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MA, Translation Spanish-English, MIIS

Certificate, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, MIIS

BA, English, University of Costa Rica

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Lisa Leopold

First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Leopold
Lisa Leopold
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 9
Phone
831.647.3599
Language(s)
Español

Lisa Leopold has taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Illinois Central College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Joliet Junior College, and at El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora in Quito, Ecuador.  Her teaching experience includes instructing university undergraduate and graduate students, community college students, refugees, and children.  She has also researched and produced a proposal for an intensive English as a Second Language curriculum for a community college.

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English for academic purposes

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EAPP 8320 - Communicatng in Context/Debate      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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EAPP 8376 - Academic & Policy Writing      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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EAPP 8380 - Business Correspondence      

The aim of this course is to help you become a more seasoned writer, thinker, and communicator in the business world. In this course, you will analyze the rhetorical conventions of business discourse, learn strategies for tailoring your message to your audience, and revise your work in order to produce finely-tuned business documents such as letters, reports, and e-mail correspondence.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8394 - Editing Writing      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EAPP 8430 - Publ Speakng for Intl Students      

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver professional and articulate speeches in English. You will deliver informative, persuasive, panel, training, and commemorative presentations to prepare you for the wide range of speech styles you may encounter in your professions. Consistent practice, analysis of award-winning speeches, and detailed feedback on your performance will provide you with ample opportunity to improve your public speaking skills.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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EAPP 8475 - Professional Presentatn Skills      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8494 - NavTheProcess/AdvStratRewritng      

Navigating the Process: Advanced Strategies in Rewriting is a course in rewriting, editing and proofreading available to all qualified international students. The course concentrates on giving non-native speakers of English the necessary tools to edit their own writing. We will use short in- class writing and papers from other classes to sharpen our editing skills.

Students can expect to ...

- learn the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing;

- increase knowledge and understanding of academic English usage;

- enrich style and expression; punctuate correctly;

- write more cohesively (and coherently);

- use transitions more effectively;

- reduce redundancy;

- research and teach a grammar point;

- work in small groups;

- and give and receive written feedback.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ESLA 8294 - EPTI Preparation      

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MA, TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Spanish and Psychology, St. Olaf College

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Anna Vassilieva

First Name
Anna
Last Name
Vassilieva
Anna Vassilieva, Professor, Image
Job Title
Professor
Location
McGowan Building 200A
Phone
831.647.3546
Language(s)
Русский

Professor Vassilieva is a teacher, author, translator and editor. She authored The Russian Émigré Presson Democracy in Russia, 1980-1990s, co-authored a study Influence on Russian Culture on RussianNegotiating Style, co-edited Russia and East Asia: Informal and Gradual Integration, Crossing NationalBorders : Human Migration Issues in Northeast Asia, translated Dead End: the Road to Afghanistan, The Road to Home, Colors of Jazz.

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Contemporary Russian politics, Russian politics in Central Asia, Russian culture and society, Siberia, Russians in Japan.

Dr. Vassilieva interviewed on PBS's NewHour

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RULA 8321 - Current Social&Politicl Issues      

Students will be working with authentic Russian language materials from electronic sources in Russia and CIS. The course work has two distinct goals: (1) to expand the vocabulary related to politics, sociology, and security, as well as the ability to read, translate, and analyze primary information sources; and (2) to introduce the variety of interpretations of current political, social, and security trends in the Russian media and government discourse on contemporary subjects. Students will engage in vocabulary-expanding exercises, review of advanced grammar rules, individual and group presentations, writing and speaking assignments related to the most acute issues facing Russian society today.

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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RULA 8332 - SociologicalOvrviewModrnRussia      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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RULA 8342 - Politics&SocietyInModernRussia      

The goal of this course is to develop students’ familiarity with vocabulary and discourse specific to the area of public, political and sociological situation in contemporary Russia. The events of the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 are of particular interest to Russia watchers because of the broad civic discontent displayed in Russian public life during the period after the parliamentary elections and before the presidential elections. Students will read, translate and discuss sociological studies and journalistic accounts reporting Russian domestic politics, presidential candidates’ platforms, electoral forecasts and results. Students will make presentations reflecting political platforms of different presidential candidates, watch TV programs and follow media discourse related to the pre-electoral and post-electoral developments in Russia.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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RULA 8399 - Traditnl/HumanSecurityInRussia      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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RULA 8440 - Comprhnding Terrorist Websites      

The goal of this course is to examine historical, political and religious context of Jihad in Russian Federation’s republics of Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia. Students will read documents and texts explaining the goals of Jihad in Russia and penetrate its semantic and cultural rhetoric. Students will watch and analyze documentaries dedicated to Russian jihad and numerous terrorist attacks on Russian soil in recent history. Students will learn about the networks, tactics and general appeal of electronic media among the young Muslim population in the region as well as role of women in Russian jihad.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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RULA 8442 - NonproliferatnIssues in Russia      

The goal of this course is to develop students’ familiarity with vocabulary and discourse specific to the area of nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Russian academic, political and journalistic discourse. Students will read, translate texts explaining Russia’s politics of nonproliferation, its relations with the United States, and its history of cooperation with Iran among other issues. Students will have an opportunity to listen to distinguished guest speakers from Russia and the New East European countries and practice discussing nonproliferation issues in Russian with the experts.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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RULA 8452 - VladimrPutin:Russia&ItsPrsidnt      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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RULA 8455 - PutinsRussia:ResurctnOrDemise?      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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RULA 8484 - Modern Russia in War & Peace      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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RULA 8491 - Pol/Soc in Post-Comunist Wrld      

The goals of this course is to study the Russian language electronic media discourse on the most acute issues of politics and society in the post-Communist states. Students will read and translated journalistic, analytical, and sociological overviews of such issues as ethnic conflicts, state-society relations and perceptions, US-Russia relations, NATO-Russia relations, national identity, corruption, and evolution of post-Soviet societies. Students will hone their presentation skills, expand their vocabulary, and analytical writing skills. An effort will be made to improve students’ understanding of cultural and historical factors driving political changes in modern Eurasia.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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RULA 8492 - Russian Pol/Society XXICentury      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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RULA 8493 - Politcs&Scurity-MultipolarWrld      

This course will be a part of a larger Monterey Model curriculum arrangement, which will consist of three groups of students specializing in Arabic, Chinese and Russian languages and Area studies. The Monterey Model curriculum will be devised in a way that would allow students from different language groups and areas of expertise to come together several times during the semester in order to exchange their views and acquired knowledge pertinent to selected themes. Students, professors and invited distinguished experts will be discussing differences in public, media and governmental views related to important international events and role of languages in regional politics. An effort will be made to integrate various approaches to better understand domestic politics and foreign relations through cultural, historical and political discourse. Students will watch jointly news broadcasts in Arabic, Chinese and Russian in order to better grasp the role of mass media in China, Russia and Middle East. Students will acquire practical skills of working with interpreters and will prepare their own presentations for some plenary sessions where they will have to rely on assistance of interpreters to generate the discussion of their topics. The joint coordinated curriculum will consist of the following topics:

1. Overview. Ethnic groups and minorities. Concepts of territory, geography, security.

2. Islam in country specific case studies. Political movements rooted in Islam. Religion and State in country specific case studies.

3. Security. Terrorism. Border Issues.

4. Language specific themes, for example: Arab Spring: media coverage, History and Present of Russian-Chinese diplomatic collaboration, Mutual perceptions : case studies of Chinese business and China’s economic presence in Northern Africa, Role of Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Chinese, Russian, Arabic media strategies covering several key political events, Differences and similarities in patterns of civil unrest and political/economic consequences in China, Russia and Arabic speaking countries.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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RULA 8497 - Intelctual/PolDiscoursMdrnRus      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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RULA 8520 - Individual Research Projects      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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RULA 8530 - Individual Research Projcts II      

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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Ph.D., History, Russian Diplomatic Academy; BA, MA, Irkutsk State Linguistic University

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Pablo Oliva

First Name
Pablo
Last Name
Oliva
Pablo Oliva
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
IIRC Building
Phone
831.647.4173
Language(s)
Español

Professor Oliva is currently doing research on Distance Learning and the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Professor Oliva has taught Teaching English as a Foreign Language courses in various schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina before emigrating to the US. Since then he has been working at Craven Community College in North Carolina and Empire State College in New York. He has been teaching courses on methodology during summer time at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and designed curricula to teach medical Spanish and Long distance courses.

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Spanish language and culture, Latin American culture and society, language teaching pedagogy, second language acquisition (SLA), curriculum design

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SPLA 8232 - Topics in the Hispanic World I      

It is an intermediate course that establishes vocabulary and grammar as the foundation of the well-balanced development of listening, speaking, reading and writing. At the same time, the incorporation of vocabulary and grammar within the readings allows students to see grammar and vocabulary as part of the content.

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8262 - Communication and Society      

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8280 - Intermediate Spanish III      

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SPLA 8281 - Intermediate Spanish III      

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SPLA 8282 - Explorng Hispanic Countries II      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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SPLA 8310 - Hispanic Language & Culture I      

Covers Spanish grammatical structures and idioms, combining oral practice and a systematic study of vocabulary. Expression of ideas on discussion topics related to contemporary trends, current events and everyday life.

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8353 - Advanced Conversation/Politics      

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8374 - Currnt Evnts in Hispanic World      

La clase de acontecimientos de actualidad en el mundo hispano estará enfocada en temas de política y sociedad. El estudiante trabajará con bibliografía adecuada como lecturas de carácter autentico, películas y noticias de diferentes medios de comunicación. Este curso le permitirá al estudiante desarrollar su destreza lingüística y entender temas de contenido que han dado forma a la sociedad en la actualidad.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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SPLA 8384 - Culture & Conflict in Latin Am      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8386 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8462 - Topcs in Lat American Politics      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8468 - Violence in Latin America?      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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SPLA 8486 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8490 - Spanish Pedagogical Grammar      

The objective of the course is to learn to apply advanced principles of grammar in order to attain power and sophistication when constructing sentences, as well as to demonstrate comprehension of syntax in controlling and bettering writing skills in Spanish. The course will also empower students to present and explain grammatical points to prospective students at different levels of competence. Research work will be based on experts in the field will also be commented on and discussed.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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PhD student "Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language" Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain. MA Educational Leadership , East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. BA in TEFL , Insituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado de Paraná, Argentina.

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Michel Gueldry

First Name
Michel
Last Name
Gueldry
Michel Gueldry
Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 225
Phone
831.647.3508
Language(s)
Français

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Toulouse (France). My background is in political science and international relations. I have taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Middlebury College, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France).

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French politics, business and history, French language, cinema and civilization; Western Europe; European Union, European integration, transatlantic relations, language pedagogy and content-based instruction (Monterey Model), sustainability studies (in connection with business, international relations and cultural/psychological forces)

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FRLA 8377 - Resources Conflict & Security      

During weeks 1-2, this class examines the concepts of conflict, violence, and security as they apply to our age. During weeks 3-10, we study the role of unequal distribution of and access to water, land (international land acquisitions), agriculture and food in fostering insecurity and conflict. Students choose the topics / types of resources and conflicts that they want to cover during weeks 11-15. In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills and group management. This is an excellent introductory or bridge class at an intermediate level for 1st semester students who wish to progressively hone their language and analytical skills.

Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The level of French proficiency recommended is Advanced Low to Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. Students at the Intermediate High level may be accepted (after interview with me) if they are very motivated and have a strong work discipline. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8378 - Sustainablty,Devlpmnt&Conflict      

Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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FRLA 8380 - Bus French & Practical Skills      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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FRLA 8423 - Bus Models for Sustainabl Devl      

This class combines economics (foundations of environmental economics, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility, and ecological modernization) and business (business models and plans, Green business, social entrepreneurship, management skills, and various functions of a company). Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The general level of French proficiency recommended is at minimum Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Given the more advanced linguistic and substantive (content) level of this class, during the first week we will negotiate the distribution between the economics approach (theoretical, macro-level, critical, consideration of competing general models of economic development) and the business approach (micro-level, firm-level, pragmatic, more descriptive and action-oriented). In other words, we will negotiate how much time you wish to spend on each of these complementary perspectives.

In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills, and group management.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8440 - Sustainability/Business/Trade      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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FRLA 8442 - Energy,Climate Chng & Security      

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8445 - Intercultural Comm USA Europe      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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FRLA 8464 - Individualized &CommonProjects      

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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FRLA 8478 - Envirmnt/Sustainablty/Business      

Environment, Sustainability and Business: The European Experience (ESB-E) focuses on the interplay, tensions and complementarity between these three forces. It uses numerous examples from Europe, draws comparisons with U.S. practices and policies, and places European practices/policies in the global context (international regimes, global governance). This class starts with an examination of public policy in Europe as it relates to ESB, that is to say the principles, frameworks and instruments of ESB-E such as direct regulation (e.g., REACH directive for chemicals, anti-GMO legislation), flexible regulation, and market-based incentives (e.g. emission trading schemes). Next it locates Europe's action in international fora, such as the UNFCC. After this study of the policymaking, economic and societal frameworks, the bulk of this class is devoted to substantive issues in ESB, for instance energy policy, or agricultural subsidies and global South development, or Green businesses, etc. Students will chose most of these substantive topics and of the "professional deliverables", all based on their specializations, for instance policy memo, action assessment, definition and diffusion of best business practices, etc. We will negotiate these 'professional deliverables,' in order to individualize the ways each student is assessed.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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FRLA 8488 - EuropnUnionPolitics&Policies I      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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FRLA 8489 - EuropnUnionPolitics&PoliciesII      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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FRLA 8490 - IntrcltrlCmptnc4PersnlProfnlDv      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8520 - Individual Research Projects      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS

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ICCO 9424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ICCO 9445 - Intercultural Comm USA Europe      

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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ICCO 9492 - IntrcltrCmptnc4PersnlProfDvFRN      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Education

PhD, Political Science; MA, Political Science, University of Toulouse, France; MA, History, University of Chambéry, France

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Kelley Calvert

First Name
Kelley
Last Name
Calvert
Kelley Calvert
Job Title
Assistant Professor & Writing Center Director
Location
Simoneau House
Phone
831.647.4194

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." – Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us.” – Don Delillo, American novelist

Expertise

Advanced Research Writing, Editing Writing, English conversation skills, grammar, rhetoric and composition skills

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Naoko Matsuo

First Name
Naoko
Last Name
Matsuo
Naoko Matsuo, Picture
Job Title
Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Location
McCone Building 222
Phone
831.647.3512
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Matsuo taught at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School.

Professor Matsuo taught English in Japan before coming to the U.S., and has been teaching at MIIS since 1992. She has also taught  at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School. She has published articles in Applied Language Learning, co-authored with Dr. Leo van Lier.

Expertise

Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

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JALA 8341 - Aspects of Japanese Society      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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JALA 8349 - Current News in Japan      

This is an intermediate (3rd-year college level) Japanese course designed to further develop oral and written communication skills through discussion on the current news in Japan. Students will watch the natural speed news, summarize and present the content in their own words, write their opinions/views on the issues, etc. The authentic NHK news will be utilized for materials as well as web-based news program, along with some newspaper/magazine articles for supplementary reading.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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JALA 8351 - Japanese 4 Profssnal Purposes      

This is an intermediate/advanced Japanese language course that is designed to further develop oral and written communication skills that are needed when you use Japanese for professional purposes. The use of Japanese for professional purposes is different from that for academic purposes or survival purposes. This course aims to develop the ability to understand and produce the Japanese used in a variety of situations and circumstances related to professional (business and formal) settings. Topics include introduction to correct/effective use of keigo (honorific language), office and phone conversation, writing resume and cover letters, job interviews, conducting research (questionnaire and interview), effective presentation skills and public speaking skills, etc. This course is particularly recommended for those who wish to do an internship in Japan in the future.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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JALA 8360 - Business Japanese I      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8370 - Current Issues Japanese Media      

Fall 2011 - MIIS

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JALA 8472 - Accuracy in Speaking & Writing      

This is a 2-unit advanced level Japanese language course, where the participants can focus on accuracy in their productions skills, i.e., their speech and writing. This course aims to bring the accuracy level of the participants’ production to the new height by increasing the awareness of their own speech and writing. The first half of the semester will be focused on the oral production samples while the second half will be focused on the writing samples. The goal of the course is that each participant learns to recognize his/her own strengths and weaknesses in oral and written production, to develop awareness of their own error patterns, and to attempt to remedy them, while there is no guarantee that the production will become error-free at the end of the 15-week period.

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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JALA 8482 - Close-Up Gendai      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8494 - IndvidualizdProjectsInJapanese      

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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JALA 8497 - Human Security      

Spring 2012 - MIIS

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MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, Linguistics, Nara Women's University, Japan

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Edgard Coly

First Name
Edgard
Last Name
Coly
Edgard Coly
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McCone Building 226
Phone
831.647.3506
Language(s)
Français

Professor Coly joined the Institute after completing his Doctorate at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he also taught. He gave lectures for the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) at the University of Denver. Prior to his postgraduate work, Professor Coly taught French to foreign service officers for their language exam. He also trained Peace Corps volunteers in French, Wolof and Jola. His professional experience also includes teaching French and African History to Youth at Risk at Washington Ethical High School.

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African politics and cultures, Africa in the arena of globalization, contemporary France, Francophone literature, twentieth century French literature, postmodernism and postcolonial theory

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FRLA 8200 - Intermediate French I      

Summer 2012 Language Programs

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FRLA 8260 - Intermediate French      

Summer 2012 Language Programs

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FRLA 8310 - Social Issues Contemp France I      

This course aims at informing students about contemporary France. It will also aim at improving students’ oral and written competencies in French. This course is linguistically accessible. Readings are mostly from the chapters of the sole required book. The readings are approximately 15 pages a week, divided in segments of two. The course will be looking at the following issues:

1. Social life: family and sexuality, work and leisure, social welfare.

2. Cultural life: religions, immigration and education.

3. Information and technology: media, technology and trade.

Besides the readings from the book: Edmiston & Duménil, La France Contemporaine, 4th edition. (Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009), students will watch the news from TV5 or France24 and search the internet for supplementary information. Furthermore, a student will be chosen each day to summarize a one-page article from the editorial page of Le Monde; an exercise that will allow students to be up-to date with French life. www.lemonde.fr

Students will practice the lexicon and structures that are related to their professional goals through class discussions and readings.

There will be a grammar component on structures that may be problematic to most of the students.

This class will focus mostly on improving speaking, reading and listening skills. The writing component of language acquisition will weigh less than other skills.

The level of French proficiency recommended is Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8320 - Soc Issues in Contmp France II      

The objective of this course is to inform students about issues in contemporary France, and also to improve their skills in oral and written communication. The course will deal with the following issues:

1. France and Europe: the geography of France, Paris and the urban life, the regions and provinces, languages spoken in France, the European union.

2. The political life: the French Republic, the State, the political parties and elections.

In addition to the readings from the book La France Contemporaine 4th edition by Edmiston and Dumémil (Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009), students will watch news from the French TV stations France 2 or TV5and will do research using the internet, newspapers, and periodicals available at the MIIS library.

Students will practice using the lexicon and structures relevant to their professional objectives. They will have short oral presentations and writing assignments in which they will review the lexicon and grammatical structures encountered in the readings. The course will also include the review of grammar points that pose difficulties for non-native speakers.

Working in groups of 2, students will prepare an oral presentation on a contemporary topic not covered in class.

The level of French required for this course is about the equivalent of four semesters of college French. Students should be able to communicate their ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8325 - PublicHealthInSubSaharanAfrica      

This course is linguistically the most challenging among the 300 level courses. A strong knowledge of technical vocabulary related to health issues is required.

In this course, we will explore some of the most pressing health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Our focus will be on the following areas:

- The work of African governments and NGOs in the area of public health.

- Infectious diseases (AIDS not included)

- HIV – AIDS

- Malnutrition

- Access to drinking water and decontamination

- Immigration and public health

- Public health in times of conflict

The professor will introduce each module, then each student will pick a topic within the module and present a case study at the end of which, they will suggest a solution that may lead to solving the problem.

This class will target all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
The level of French proficiency recommended is Intermediate High to Advanced Low on the ACTFL language proficiency scale.

http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8335 - Topics in French      

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8342 - ChallengesInPeaceBuildng-Congo      

This course aims to highlight the complexity and challenges of peace building in Burundi, a country that has been plagued by rooted conflicts. Students will learn to identify and understand the characteristics of this divided society and the nature of conflict amongst its ethnic groups. Students will learn the theories and framework that underlie the many peace building approaches and strategies and how they may (are?) be applied to Burundi. This will enhance their ability to match or evaluate the peace building strategies to the root causes of conflicts.

This course will also take a close look at the challenges faced by peacemakers engaged in peace building. The course will examine the possible tensions between actors engaged in peace building and the fighters on the ground.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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FRLA 8343 - ChallengesInPeaceBldng-Senegal      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8383 - Reclaim Cultr/Pwr:Franc Africa      

Explores the cultural and political influence of former colonizers - and - on Africa. The struggle to gain independence through the deconstruction of the myth of European superiority. Post-independence: rejection / adaptation of European political systems and cultures.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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FRLA 8418 - China&AfricaDevl/HumanSecurity      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8435 - PublicHealthInSubSaharanAfrica      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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FRLA 8483 - Security/Democracy in Africa      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8485 - Africa & Millennium Dev Goals      

This class addresses the challenges African States face in their quest to meet the Millennium Development Goals by

In the wake of the Cold War, many global social problems have emerged that have engaged the international community. One of these problem is the growing level of insecurity and armed violence that is preventing and interfering with desperately needed economic, social and political development, especially in fragile states emerging from conflict.

This courses explores the following (among others)

Human security: lack of freedom, injustice, forced (im)migrations

Disarmament, demobilization and reinsertion of ex-combatants

Gender inequality

Trade

This course targets all four language proficiency skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The level of French proficiency recommended is Advanced Mid to Advanced High
http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8497 - Human Security      

This course is a part of the Monterey Model course and will introduce the concept of human security, its development and real-world applications, and implications for international policy through illustrative case examples.
The concept of "human security" was first introduced in the 1994 Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Program. It has since attracted growing attention in the academic and policy communities around the world. The concept has also become part of official policy, particularly in Japan and Canada. In contrast to the traditional concept of "national security" with its focus on the security of the state against military threats, "human security" emphasizes the protection of individual citizens’ security not only from war and other forms of physical violence but also from threats of a political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental nature. At the most fundamental level, “human security” has two components, human development and human dignity/human rights.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder; MA, American University-Washington, DC; Maîtrise en Lettres Modernes, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal

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Political Analyst for Voice of America

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