Ohio University

Global COIL Courses

Fall 2020-2021 COIL Courses

ENG 1510 - Writing and Rhetoric I

Overview: This first-year writing course will focus on the ways that our sense of place, geography and upbringing impact the attitudes that we hold about the world we live in today. Part of the course will focus on naming and interrogating the stereotypes we hold about ourselves and others. As such, during the course, we will be reading several memoirs and short essays about place and how it shapes our identity. All class writing assignments will also be associated with this theme.  Near the end of the course, students in this special course section will collaborate virtually with English-speaking Chinese students at Tianjin Normal University on a project exploring assumptions and attitudes about each other’s cultures. 

Instructor: Elizabeth Koonce

Email: kooncee@ohio.edu

Class number: 6328

Section: 142

Days : Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays

Time: 2:00PM-2:55PM

SPAN 3110 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I

Instructor: Emilia Alonso Sameno

Overview: Spanish 3110 is the first course in the Advanced Conversation and Composition series. This class introduces current topics affecting the Latinx communities in the United States. For example, immigration laws; Hispanic or Latino: language identity; acculturation versus assimilation; Spanglish; the working poor: equal salary, maternity/paternity leave, etc. You will learn advanced strategies in order to communicate – express and discuss ideas and opinions – verbally and in writing in the Spanish language. You will also learn how to apply your critical thinking skills (consider at least two sides of a certain issue) to discern, engage and actively participate in decision-making activities affecting your communities and our world today; and ultimately become good citizens of the United States and the world. Half-way into the semester, students will collaborate virtually in English with South African students from Rhodes University on a project exploring states of violence, the criminalization of immigration and its potentially devastating effects on immigrant communities’ language and identity.

Email: markse@ohio.edu

Class number: 10065

Section: 100

Days : Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays

Time: 9:40AM-10:35AM


SPAN 3460 – Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

Instructor: Emilia Alonso Sameno

Overview: Linguistics is the study of human languages, their components and their uses. This course provides you with an introduction to the study of Spanish from a perspective that focuses on contextualized language use, and the application of linguistic analysis to the study of language. The course begins with an introduction to communication sciences and those cognitive processes, principles and factors involved in language learning. Then we will center our attention on Spanish phonetics and phonology (sounds, syllables and sound structures) and Spanish morpho-syntax (word formation, agreement, phrases and sentences). We will then look at the role of Spanish in the world and issues pertaining to language variation and the different dialects of Spanish. The discussion will finalize with issues in Spanish semantics (meaning: denotation and connotation) and Spanish pragmatics (contextualized use: discourse analysis). At the beginning of the semester, students will collaborate virtually with students of Spanish from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India on a pronunciation observation project exploring the potential benefits of providing and receiving peer feedback as a way to skill honing and confidence building.

Email: markse@ohio.edu

Class number: 10075

Days: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays

Time: 10:45AM-11:40AM