Courses

Course Code Credits

Elementary Arabic I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence introducing students to Modern Standard Arabic. By completing the sequence, students will reach the "novice high" proficiency level, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competence. Limited to 25.

ARB131 3

Elementary Arabic II

This course is the second in a two-semester sequence introducing students to Modern Standard Arabic. By completing the sequence, students will reach the ""novice high"" proficiency level as defined by the American council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural competence. Pre-requisites: ARB 131. Limited to 25.

ARB132 3

Intermediate Arabic I

This is the First Course of the two-semester sequence in Modern Standard Arabic at the Intermediate level. By completing both semesters, students will reach the "Intermediate Mid" level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Pre-requisites: ARB 132. Limited to 25.

ARB231 3

Elementary Chinese I

The first semester is an introduction of modern standard Chinese, commonly referred to as Mandarin. Both simplified and traditional character formations will be introduced but the writing of the simplified form will be emphasized. Students will also master the Pinyin system. During the first semester students will develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use short sentences, words and phrases, simple questions and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. Limited to 25.

CHN131 3

Elementary Chinese II

During the second semester students will expand their previous Chinese ability and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. The courses will integrate Chinese culture, customs, songs and history into the language learning. Pre-requisite: CHN 131 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

CHN132 3

Intermediate Chinese I

In the intermediate courses students will expand their previous ability in Chinese language and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing , create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic texts. The courses will integrate Chinese culture, history, music and social issues into language learning. Pre-requisite: CHN 132 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

CHN231 3

Intermediate Chinese II

In the intermediate courses students will expand their previous ability in Chinese language and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing , create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic texts. The courses will integrate Chinese culture, history, music and social issues into language learning. Pre-requisite: CHN 231 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

CHN232 3

Advanced Chinese I

In Advanced Chinese, students build upon their previous ability and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand most authentic speech; write a series of coherent paragraphs; read authentic text to acquire information. The course integrates history and culture, as well as contemporary events and issues. Pre-requisite: CHN 232 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

CHN331 3

Advanced Chinese II

Advanced Chinese, students build upon their previous ability and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand most authentic speech; write a series of coherent paragraphs; read authentic text to acquire information. The course integrates history and culture, as well as contemporary events and issues. Pre-requisite: CHN 331 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

CHN332 3

Chinese Television Series

Study of contemporary Chinese TV Series with an emphasis on conversation, culture and language proficiency. The class will view and discuss TV episodes. Students will study the corresponding scripts, related grammar and vocabulary. Completion of written and oral assignments is also required. Limited to 25.

CHN333 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

CHN490 3

Elementary French I

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Limited to 25.

FRN131 3

Elementary French II

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Pre-requisite: FRN 131 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

FRN132 3

Intermediate French I

For students with 2-3 years of high school French. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Limited to 25.

FRN231 3

Intermediate French II

For students with 2-3 years of high school French. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Pre-requisite: FRN 231 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

FRN232 3

Advanced French I

For students with three or more years of French. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Limited to 25.

FRN331 3

Advanced French II

For students with three or more years of French. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Pre-requisite: FRN 331 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

FRN332 3

French Culture & Civilization I

Study of contemporary French culture and its recent history, social issues, economy, attitudes and institutions. Recommended 4 years of high school French. Pre-requisite: FRN 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

FRN333 3

Survey of French Lit I

Survey of writers representing major movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Recommended 4 years of high school French. Pre-requisite: FRN 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

FRN335 3

Survey of French Lit II

Survey of writers representing major movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Recommended 4 years of high school French. Pre-requisite: FRN 335. Limited to 25.

FRN336 3

Conversation & Composition

Builds fluency in both oral and written work. Students learn to express themselves with more ease and to write with advanced level of thought, organization and linguistic correction. Materials used will include newspapers, films and literary texts. Pre-requisite: FRN 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

FRN337 3

French Cinema

Study of contemporary French cinema with an emphasis on conversation and language proficiency. Recommended 4 years of high school French. Pre-requisite: FRN 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

FRN340 3

Gender Construction in Francophone Culture

The course examines how race, gender and sexuality are represented in literary works by French male and female authors and film directors and how they have used alterity as a mirror for self-reflection, as an example for social change, and as the locus of a threat to cultural homogeneity. Pre-requisite: FRN 332. Limited to 25.

FRN342 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

FRN490 3

Introduction to Attic Greek I

Introduction to Attic Greek, the language of the great poets, historians and philosophers of the Classical Age. In the first year the students learn the declensions of nouns, gender and number of modifiers, and the conjugations of verbs. By the end of the course they will be able to read sentences from the New Testament, Aristotle and Plato. Limited to 25.

GRK131 3

Introduction to Attic Greek II

The continuation of the course on the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of ancient Greek. Special emphasis is placed on the voices, moods and tenses of the Greek verbs, and the more complicated clausal constructions. At the end of the course all the basic grammar of the language will be covered, and the students will be able to read more extensive and complicated texts. Pre-requisites: GRK 131. Limited to 25.

GRK132 3

Elementary German I

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school German. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Limited to 25.

GRM131 3

Elementary German II

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school German. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Pre-requisite: GRM 131 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

GRM132 3

Intermediate German I

In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Limited to 25.

GRM231 3

Germany Through Film

This fourth-semester course uses 5 contemporary German films and a myriad of activities around them to continue the development of skill related to the "5Cs" underlying foreign language pedagogy: Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community. Pre-requisite: GRM 231 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

GRM233 3

Germany Since 1945

For students with three or more years of German. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Limited to 25.

GRM331 3

Germany Today

This sixth-semester course uses the latest events in Germany to refine the skills related to the "5Cs" underlying foreign language pedagogy: Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community. Students read, view, discuss, and write about reports of those events in internet editions of German magazines and newspapers and internet videos. Pre-requisite: GRM 331 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

GRM333 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

GRM490 3

Elementary Italian I

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school Italian. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Limited to 25.

ITA131 3

Elementary Italian II

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school Italian. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Pre-requisite: ITA 131 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

ITA132 3

Intermediate Italian I

For students with 2-3 years of high school Italian. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. For students with 2-3 years of high school Italian or that have taken ITA 131 and ITA 132 at the college. Limited to 25.

ITA231 3

Intermediate Italian II

For students with 2-3 years of high school Italian. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Pre-requisite: ITA 231 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

ITA232 3

Italy: Language & Identity

Italian 331 is designed to refine and apply language skills in writing, speaking, reading and listening beyond the Intermediate level. Topics on regional and national identity serve as a context for language acquisition. Students investigate what constitutes the Italian identity through the study of authentic texts and Internet resources. Class projects involve individual research about the history, art and popular culture of contemporary Italy. Pre-requisite: ITA 232, placement above intermediate or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25.

ITA331 3

Conversation & Composition

As a course leading to the Minor in Italian Studies for many students, Italian 332 is designed to strengthen speaking and writing skills through advanced vocabulary acquisition, listening comprehension and the analysis of short texts. Activities include discussions on cultural readings, conversations on current events as well as group and individual oral reports. Students write weekly compositions and use online collaboration tools such as blogs. Pre-requisite: ITA 331 or equivalent. Limited to 25.

ITA332 3

Contemporary Italy through Film

An understanding of contemporary Italian society and culture by viewing, reflecting on, and discussing Italian films of the last sixty years. The class will analyze 6-8 films, learning their context and through them the key events that have shaped the national identity of Italy. Students will read a selection of essays on Italian cinema and complete writing assignments and oral presentations. Pre-requisite: ITA 232, placement above intermediate or consent of the instructor. Limited to 25.

ITA337 3

Italian Culture & Civilization

A broad overview of Italian culture from the Middle Ages to the present, highlighting key historical and literary developments of each century. Students will become familiar with a variety of texts from different fields of knowledge. To have course count for Italian minor credit, students must read texts and write papers in Italian. Pre-requisite: ITA 337. Limited to 25.

ITA338 3

Directed Study

Directed Studies are granted on a variety of topics, which are usually selected at the recommendation of the professor. Students should have completed at least two semesters of 300-level Italian courses before doing a Directed Study. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor and Program Director.

ITA490 3

Elementary Latin I

Introduction to Latin grammar and pronunciation. Development of listening, reading, and writing skills, and of the cross-cultural effects of Latin on the English language and of the Romans upon American life. No previous experience necessary. Limited to 25.

LAT131 3

Elementary Latin II

Introduction to Latin grammar and pronunciation. Development of listening, reading, and writing skills, and of the cross-cultural effects of Latin on the English language and of the Romans upon American life. No previous experience necessary. Pre-requisite: LAT 131. Limited to 25.

LAT132 3

Intermediate Latin I

Intensive review of Latin grammar with an emphasis on the development of reading comprehension. Materials used will include a variety of readings in Latin. For students with 2-3 years of high school Latin. Limited to 25.

LAT231 3

Intermediate Latin II

Intensive review of Latin grammar with an emphasis on the development of reading comprehension. Materials used will include a variety of readings in Latin. For students with 2-3 years of high school Latin or LAT 131 and LAT 132. Pre-requisite: LAT 231. Limited to 25.

LAT232 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

LAT490 3

Elementary Spanish I

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Limited to 25.

SPA131 3

Elementary Spanish II

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. During the first semester students develop the ability to: when speaking and writing, use short sentences, learned words and phrases, simple questions, and commands; when listening, understand some ideas and familiar details presented in a clear, uncomplicated speech; when reading, understand short texts enhanced by visuals. During the second semester students expand their ability from the first semester, and develop the ability to: when speaking and listening, use and understand learned expressions, sentences, and strings of sentences, questions, and commands; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, understand important ideas and some details in highly contextualized authentic texts. During both semesters content includes: the Self (family, friends, home, rooms, health, school, schedules, leisure activities, campus life, likes and dislikes, shopping, clothes, prices, sizes and quantity, pets and animals) and Beyond Self (geography, topography, direction, buildings and monuments, weather and seasons, symbols, cultural and historical figures, places and events, colors, numbers, days, dates, months, time, food and customs, transportation, travel, and professions and work.) Pre-requisite: SPA 131. Limited to 25.

SPA132 3

Intermediate Spanish I

For students with 2-3 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Limited to 25.

SPA231 3

Intermediate Spanish II

For students with 2-3 years of high school French/German/Italian/Spanish. In the Intermediate Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use strings of related sentences; when listening, understand most spoken language when the message is deliberately and carefully conveyed by a speaker accustomed to dealing with learners; when writing, create simple paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content includes topics culturally pertinent to the language; e.g., history, art, literature, music, cultural affairs, and civilization, with an emphasis on significant people and events in these fields. Familiar topics may include career choices, the environment, social issues, and political issues. Pre-requisite: SPA 231. Limited to 25.

SPA232 3

Advanced Spanish I

For students with three or more years of French/German/Spanish. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Limited to 25.

SPA331 3

Advanced Spanish II

For students with three or more years of French/German/Spanish. In the Advanced Courses students expand their previous ability in their foreign language, and develop the ability to: when speaking, use simple dialogue of paragraph length in a series of cohesive and coherent paragraphs; when listening, understand most authentic spoken language; when writing, create a series of coherent paragraphs; when reading, acquire knowledge and new information from comprehensive authentic text. Content embraces concepts of broader cultural significance, including institutions, such as the educational system, the government, and political and social issues in the target culture. Both concepts and abstract topics of human and personal interest including music, literature, the arts, and the sciences. Pre-requisite: SPA 331. Limited to 25.

SPA332 3

Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature I

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA333 3

Survey of Latin American Culture & Literature II

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 333. Limited to 25.

SPA334 3

Survey of Spanish Culture & Literature I

Study of Spain through art, history and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA335 3

Survey of Spanish Culture & Literature II

Study of Spain through art, history and literature. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 335. Limited to 25.

SPA336 3

Spain Today

A study of post-Franco Spain, its political, social, religious directions. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 25.

SPA337 3

Latin American Literature

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA342 3

Cervantes

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA343 3

Spanish Contemporary Novel

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA344 3

Afro-Hispanic Cult Caribbean

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA345 3

Maya, Aztec & Inca Traditions

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA346 3

20th Century Hispanic Poetry

This course is an introduction to the theory of poetry, to poetic movements or the 19th and 20th centuries (Romanticism, Modernism, Impressionism, Symbolism, Poesia Pura, Surrealism, etc.) and to a stylistic analysis of a few poems of each of the following poets: Espronceda, Becquer, Dario, A. Marchado, J.R. Jimenez, Neruda, Vallejo, Garcia Lorca, Guillen, Salinas, Alberti, Miguel Hernandez, and Borges. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA347 3

Science, Literature & Film in Spain

This course explores the intricate relationship between science, literature and film in Spain through the study of diverse literary and cinematic pieces and the ways literature and cinema disseminate scientific knowledge and discourse will also be discussed. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA348 3

US Hispanic Literature: Voices & Experiences on Migration & Immigration

In this course students will examine the topics on Hispanic migration and immigration in United States, and discussed the social justice issues and experiences of immigrants reflected in short stories, poems and novels. Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA349 3

Spanish Linguistics

Addresses the problems of syntax (making comparisons: English-Spanish), verb usage (all subjunctive tenses, all conditional tenses, "future and conditional of probability or conjecture," agreement of tenses, all imperatives, morphology, phonetics/phonology, etc. Pre-requisite: SPA 332 or higher. Limited to 20.

SPA350 3

Internship in Spanish Studies

Opportunity for qualified students to work with their foreign language skills in a variety of professional areas. Field placement depends on the student's interests and abilities. Limited to 10.

SPA475 3

Directed Study

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. Student and a full-time faculty member familiar with the student's area of interest agree on a plan of study and research and on evaluation methods. Students must obtain the signatures of the faculty director and the Department Chair.

SPA490 3