GNS Courses Fall 2021

  • GNS 270 – German World In Imaginations

    (3 credits)

    •  TR 4:00-5:15 pm          Instructor: Nâlân Erbil

    Course Description: This course is not about and is all about the German World. Movies, shows, food, literature, songs, (fake) news…will tell us how the contemporary German World is (re)imagined elsewhere. This elsewhere constitutes its peripheral perspectives both from within and outside. Comparing myths, stereotypes, Occidentalist tropes from the outside with narratives about and by its diverse population in popular culture and beyond from the late 1960s until the present will inform our rethinking of today’s German speaking societies. (All materials and discussions will be in English and there is no prerequisite).

    Prerequisites: None.

  • GNS 331 – First Semester Kazakh

    (4 credits)

    • MTWR 8:50-9:40 am          Instructor: Gulnara Glowacki

    Course Description: Provides an introduction to the Kazakh language, which is a Turkic language spoken by about 11 million people in Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, and Iran. Work within four language skills: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Learn to communicate in Kazakh in authentic situations. Kazakh will be used as the primary language in classroom instructions, with minimal use of English for explanations of grammar.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • GNS 339 – First Semester Turkish

    (4 credits)

    •  MWF 11:00-11:50 am          Instructor: Nâlân Erbil

    Course Description: First semester Turkish is designed for students who are interested in learning the modern Turkish language (Istanbul dialect) and cultures, and who have no previous knowledge of the language. This course introduces basic grammar & vocabulary building competence in novice level listening, speaking, reading, viewing, and writing skills in Turkish to improve beginner level proficiency in Turkish in line with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for Turkishthe Novice Can Do Statements, and the World-Readiness Standards. Instruction will emphasize the language that is relevant to situations that students are likely to encounter if they travel to or live in Turkey. In addition to created materials, authentic materials will be provided to simulate real-life situations.

    Prerequisites: None.

  • GNS 370 – Seventh Semester Kazakh

    (3 credits)

    • TR 1:00-2:15 pm          Instructor: Gulnara Glowacki

    Course Description: Continues the study of the Kazakh language.

    Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or higher.

  • GNS 439 – Third Semester Turkish

    (4 credits)

    • MWF 12:05-12:55 pm          Instructor: Nâlân Erbil

    Course Description: Intermediate Turkish is designed for students who have studied two semesters of modern Turkish (Istanbul dialect) or its equivalent. The purpose of this course is to assist students in increasing their intermediate level proficiency in Turkish in line with the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for Turkish and based on the World-Readiness Standards. Instruction will emphasize the language that is relevant to situations that students are likely to encounter if they travel to or live in Turkey. Knowledge of the grammatical structures taught in the first two semesters is assumed while we review them and introduce intermediate grammar in context.

    Prerequisites: GNS 340 (or LCA LANG 340 prior to fall 2018).

  • GNS 539 – Fifth Semester Turkish & Azeri

    (3 credits)

    • MW 4:00-5:15 pm          Instructor: Nâlân Erbil

    Course Description: This course will focus equally on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with the goal to enhance critical literacy in Turkish. Materials will include various authentic texts produced for Turkish speakers such as newspaper articles, novels, short stories, poems, songs, and films. Perspectives of Turkish speaking cultures will be analyzed in comparison with those of students. Azeri/Ottoman will be incorporated upon demand.

    Prerequisites: GNS 440 (or LCA LANG 440 prior to fall 2018).