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Department Chair

Fernando Gomez

Associate Professor & Chair of Modern Languages & Spanish

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7331

fgomez@​knox.edu

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Ford Center for the Fine Arts

MODL 230 Tutoring Second Language Learners (1/2)

This course provides students with an overview of research-informed Second Language Acquisition principles in order to improve the quality of their peer-tutoring and teaching assistant work in a second language. The course will include readings, written reflections, course observations, and practical exercises to prepare for tutoring work. The course culminates in mock exercises that require students to provide tutee feedback and coaching informed by research-based projects. T. Heidt

MODL 260E Introduction to General Linguistics

This course will introduce the traditional areas of linguistics to give students a reasonable taste of what can be studied about language. It will also introduce students to linguistic analysis by examining how linguistics is applied in the real world to answer questions and resolve problems. Topics covered include language structure, meaning-making, language variation, language and the brain, language acquisition and applied linguistics. Prerequisite(s): completion of elementary language sequence or equivalent; C. Akuetey

MODL 295 (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Modern Languages not covered in the usual curriculum.

MODL 335 Contemporary Europe, Migration and Refugees

In this course, students primarily explore the post-WWII European history, culture, and politics in the face of mass migration, refugee crises, displacement, and increasing nationalism and racism as they are transferred and shown in literature. Students first examine the historical contexts of migration and refugee crises to gain perspective for the later texts. An initial focus is on the literary representations of immigrants and refugees in different genres both by European and non-European authors. There is also a focus on the cinematic representations of immigrants and refugees both in documentary and feature films. Prerequisite(s): GERM 335 or sophomore standing or permission of the instructor; Cross Listing: GERM 335; N. Ucar; T. Heidt; staff

MODL 395 (1/2 or 1)

Courses offered occasionally to students in special areas of Modern Languages not covered in the usual curriculum.

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