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Critical Cultures Summer Institute

The Critical Cultures Summer Institute (CCSI) highlights a different, less-commonly taught cultural area of the globe each summer, providing up to 9 credits of upper-division coursework, along with GLOBAL 2301, the anchor course for UTA's Critical Languages and International Studies (CLIS) major, for a total of 12 credits. All four courses may be used toward fulfilling requirements for the major.

GLOBAL 2301 will provide an introduction to global studies and couple with GLOBAL 3301 and 3302 in such areas as language and civilization, film, media, or other subjects of global study. An introductory class in Localization and Translation will also be offered under the aegis of the Summer Institute as GLOBAL 3310.

GLOBAL 3301, 3302, and 3310 will fulfill three of the four international studies courses required for the BA in Critical Languages and Global Studies. GLOBAL 2301 is also a requirement for the degree.

Students at any level of language study may take these courses.

Summer, 2015 Schedule

Summer I


GLOBAL 3301-001 • MTWR 1-3pm • Topics in International Cultures and Civilizations I

Topic: Korean Culture and Civilization I

Intensive study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Focus on its uniqueness as a culture and its integral place in global society. Repeatable for credit as topic varies. No prerequisite. Recommend enrollment in GLOBAL 2301 concurrently or previously.


GLOBAL 3301-002 • ONLINE • Topics in International Cultures and Civilizations I

Topic: Polish Culture and Civilization • More Information

Intensive study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Focus on its uniqueness as a culture and its integral place in global society. Repeatable for credit as topic varies. No prerequisite. Recommend enrollment in GLOBAL 2301 concurrently or previously.


GLOBAL 3310 • ONLINE • Localization and Translation

Offered in Korean, Polish, Russian

Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. Prerequisite: GLOBAL 3301 in the language under study or permission of the instructor.


RUSS 3391 • ONLINE • CONFERENCE COURSE

Topic: Localization and Translation (Cross-listed with GLOBAL 3310)

Independent study; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission.



Summer II



GLOBAL 3302-001 • MTWR 1-3pm • Topics in International Cultures and Civilizations II

Topic: Korean Culture and Civilization II

Advanced study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Emphasis on film, media, international communication, or other subjects of global study. Repeatable for credit as topic changes. No prerequisite. Strongly recommended: GLOBAL 2301 and GLOBAL 3301, concurrently or previously.


GLOBAL 3302-002 • ONLINE • Topics in International Cultures and Civilizations II

Topic: Polish Culture through Film • More Information

Advanced study of a particular world region and/or culture including, but not limited to, its language, geography, history, arts, commerce, politics, and government. Emphasis on film, media, international communication, or other subjects of global study. Repeatable for credit as topic changes. No prerequisite. Strongly recommended: GLOBAL 2301 and GLOBAL 3301, concurrently or previously.



If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us: Mr. Scott Jackson — Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Aimée Israel-Pelletier — Head of CLIS, Dr. Neal Liang — Chinese, Dr. Lonny Harrison — Russian, Sabine Harvey — German, or Dr. Mark Cichock — Director of the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies.