WCL Global Cinema graduate certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies is a nine-hour disciplinary concentration. It is open to students in all UH graduate and professional degree programs. It is also open to post baccalaureate students seeking a graduate certificate only, teachers and professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge of transnational cinema. The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies introduces students to advanced discussions, analyses, and theoretical perspectives in the discipline of World Cinema. Global Cinema Studies address the human experience from multi-ethnic and multi-cultural perspectives, and are particularly suited to the UH diverse student population and the enhancement of transcultural awareness. The courses are open to all graduate students, either in World Cultures and Literatures or in other disciplines. The Certificate will increase their chances to securing a job in the growing national and transnational market for communication and entertainment which requires cultural flexibility and a certain degree of knowledge in visual culture extending beyond U.S. cinema.
Students who have completed a B.A. degree, are already in a UH graduate degree program, and are interested in the Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies must fill out the Graduate Certificate Application and submit the printed application to the Director of Graduate Studies, WCL, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston, 3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 612, Houston, TX 77204-3006 or via e-mail Dr. Carrera or Monica Ercolani.
The Graduate Certificate in Global Cinema Studies requires nine hours in film courses. Students will take WCL 6356 (World Film and Film Theory) plus two other graduate courses in national and/or transnational cinema, Asian cinema, gender and cinema, or courses with a strong cinema component selected from among the courses offered at the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Students enrolled in other Departments will take WCL 6356 plus at least one course selected from among the cinema courses listed below. The remaining three hours may be selected from among cinema courses offered in other departments, upon prior approval of the director of the Graduate Program in World Cultures & Literatures.
Required course (taught in English):
WCL 6356 – World Film and Film Theory
The following courses are also taught in English:
- WCL 6355 – Utopias and Dystopias
- WCL 6357 – Studies in National and Transnational Cinema
- WCL 6358 – Studies in Asian Cinema
- WCL 6359 – World Film, Gender, and Sexuality
- WCL 6364 – Holocaust Representations
- WCL 6365 – World Documentary Film
- WCL 6366 – Latin American & Latino Film
- CLAS 6381 – Classical Antiquity in Cinema
The following courses are taught either in English or in the language of the concentration to which they belong.
Graduate students will have to check with the instructor before enrolling. Students will get language credit if they write their papers in the language of the course’s concentration.
CHNS 6350 – Studies in Chinese Cinema
FREN 6318 – French Cinema
FREN 6321 – Francophone African Cinema
GERM 6361 – History and Memory in German Cinema
ITAL 6306 – Italian Advanced Cinema
Applied Linguistics in Teaching Chinese
The Graduate Certificate: Applied Linguistics in Teaching Chinese is a nine (9) credit post-baccalaureate program offered by the Chinese Studies Program, Department of Modern and Classical Languages (MCL). It is open to individuals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in Chinese language, culture, and teaching Chinese as a second language.
Upon completion of the certificate, those interested in continuing their graduate studies can apply for the M.A. program offered through MCL and transfer the 9 credit hours of the certificate toward the MA degree.
The program particularly invites applicants who are:
- Current students of MA programs and graduates of MA programs in related fields such as applied Linguistics, literature, culture, and language arts in and outside the U.S.
- College graduates majoring in Chinese studies.
- Aspiring and in-service teachers at secondary and post-secondary levels.
- Chinese speakers in the U.S. certified, or not yet certified, to teach at secondary and post-secondary levels.
Application Process and Requirements
Application documents should be sent to the Department of MCL, 613 AH or via e-mail to Dr. Xiaohong ‘Sharon’ Wen, Director of the Chinese Studies Program: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The requirements include:
- BA in Chinese Studies or related areas
- Official transcript
- One-page statement, written in Chinese, stating why you are interested in completing the Graduate Certificate: Applied Linguistics in Teaching Chinese
- A recommendation letter, plus names and contact information (Phone, E-Mail, Relationship to Applicant) for 2 additional references
- TOEFL (for international students)
All the courses are online to accommodate students’ schedule and location needs. Students must take CHNS 6373. In addition, one course from the knowledge and skill component (CHNS 6366 or 6371) and another course from the Chinese L2 research component (CHNS 6367or 6372) are required. Courses are taught in Chinese and occasionally in English depending on students’ needs.
CHNS 6366: History of Chinese
CHNS 6367: Sociolinguistic Fieldwork
CHNS 6371: Teaching Chinese as a 2nd language
CHNS 6372: Studies of Chinese language acquisition
CHNS 6373: Chinese second language curriculum design and instruction
Applied Linguistics in Teaching Chinese
Dr. Xiaohong ‘Sharon’ Wen,
Director of the Chinese Studies Program