Dual Languages Courses

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Ancient Greek, Italian, Latin and Spanish.

Code Course Credits

ARB 131

Elementary Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence introducing students to Modern Standard Arabic. By completing both semesters, 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.

Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 132

Elementary Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of ARB 131 - Elementary Arabic I.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 131.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 231

Intermediate Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 132 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 232

Intermediate Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is continuation of ARB 231 - Intermediate Arabic I.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 231.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 331

Advanced Arabic I

Offered: Fall Semester

In both semesters of Advanced Arabic, students build upon their previous knowledge and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand more 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.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 332

Advanced Arabic II

Offered: Spring Semester

In both semesters of Advanced Arabic, students build upon their previous knowledge and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand more 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.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 331 or equivalent
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

3

ARB 490

Directed Study: Topics in Arabic

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in an Arabic field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The 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.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.

1 to 4

CHN 131

Elementary Chinese I

Offered: Fall Semester

An introduction to modern standard Chinese commonly referred to as Mandarin. Focus of the course is on basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and Pinyin (spelling the sound) system. Students will learn common vocabulary, simple sentence structures and everyday conversational Chinese. Both simplified and traditional character formations will be introduced but the writing will emphasize the simplified form. Chinese culture, customs and history will be incorporated into the course curriculum.

Course may be applied to the Asian Studies minor.

3

CHN 132

Elementary Chinese II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of CHN 131 - Elementary Chinese I.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 131 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies minor.

3

CHN 231

Intermediate Chinese I

Offered: Fall Semester

In both semesters of the intermediate course, 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. The course integrates history and culture, as well as contemporary events and issues.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 132 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program.

3

CHN 232

Intermediate Chinese II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of CHN 231 - Intermediate Chinese I.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 231 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program.

3

CHN 331

Advanced Chinese I

Offered: Fall Semester

In both semesters of Advanced Chinese, students build upon their previous ability and develop the ability to: speak simple dialogue of paragraph length; understand more 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.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program.

3

CHN 332

Advanced Chinese II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of CHN 331 - Advanced Chinese I.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 331 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program.

3

CHN 333

Chinese TV Series

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): CHN 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Asian Studies program.

3

CHN 490

Directed Study: Topics in Chinese

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a Chinese field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The 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.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.

1 to 4

FRN 131

Elementary French I

Offered: Fall Semester

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.)

3

FRN 132

Elementary French II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 131 - Elementary French I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 131.

3

FRN 231

Intermediate French I

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 132 or equivalent.

3

FRN 232

Intermediate French II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 231 - Intermediate French I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 231 or equivalent.

3

FRN 331

Perspectives in French Language and Culture I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of French. In this course 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.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 232 or equivalent.

3

FRN 332

Perspectives in French Language and Culture II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of FRN 331 - Perspectives in French Language and Culture I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 331 or equivalent.

3

FRN 333

French Culture and Civilization I

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Study of contemporary French culture and its recent history, social issues, economy, attitudes and institutions.

Prerequisite(s): (Recommended 4 years of high school French) FRN 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology minor

3

FRN 334

French Culture and Civilization II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course is a continuation of FRN 333 - French Culture and Civilization I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 333 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 335

Survey of French Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Survey of writers representing major movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 336

Survey of French Literature II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course is a continuation of FRN 335 - Survey of French Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 335 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 337

French Conversation and Composition

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.

3

FRN 340

French Cinema

Offered: Spring Semester

Study of contemporary French cinema with an emphasis on conversation and language proficiency.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school French)

3

FRN 342

Gender Construction in Francophone Culture

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Gender & Sexuality Studies program.

3

FRN 348

Nineteenth Century French Literature

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Major aesthetic movements in French literature from the nineteenth century. Poems and novels associated with Romanticism, Realism and Symbolism will be studied with an attention to the dialogue between literature and fine arts.

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher and ability to read prose in French.

3

FRN 475

Internship in French Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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

Prerequisite(s): FRN 332 or higher.
Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

3

FRN 490

Directed Study: Topics in French

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a French field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The 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.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.

1 to 4

GRK 131

Introduction to Attic Greek I

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

3

GRK 132

Introduction to Attic Greek II

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): GRK 131

3

GRM 131

Elementary German I

Offered: Fall Semester

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.)

3

GRM 132

Elementary German II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of GRM 131 - Elementary German I .

Prerequisite(s): GRM 131 or equivalent.

3

GRM 231

Intermediate German I

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): GRM 132 or equivalent.

3

GRM 233

German Through Film

Offered: Spring Semester

This fourth-semester course uses 5 contemporary German films and a myriad of activities around them to continue the development of skills related to the "5Cs" underlying foreign language pedagogy: Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison, and Community.

Prerequisite(s): GRM 231 or equivalent.

3

GRM 331

Germany Since 1945

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of German. In this fifth-semester course 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.

Prerequisite(s): GRM 233 or equivalent.

3

GRM 333

Germany Today

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): GRM 331 or equivalent.

3

GRM 490

Directed Study: Topics in German (WID)

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a German field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The 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.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.
Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

3

ITA 131

Elementary Italian I

Offered: Fall Semester

Elementary Italian I is a course intended for students with no previous study of Italian or with very little knowledge of the language. Students who have taken Italian in high school are required to take the placement exam before enrolling in the class. Class work focuses on the acquisition of the oral-aural skills, speaking and listening. Readings on topics in Italian culture as well as frequent writing assignments are also an essential component of the course. ITA 131 is taught primarily in Italian. Out-of-class homework requires work with the Quia lab manual.

Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken Italian in high school are required to take a placement exam before being allowed to enroll in ITA 131.

3

ITA 132

Elementary Italian II

Offered: Spring Semester

Elementary Italian II is a continuation of Italian 131. It aims at expanding the student's competence with particular attention to oral and written communication. ITA 132 is conducted primarily in Italian and entails the study of all the basic structures of the language with practice in conversation, reading, and writing. Class participation is encouraged through role-play, group work and songs. Out-of-class homework requires work with the Quia lab manual.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 131.

3

ITA 231

Intermediate Italian I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students who continue to study Italian after ITA 132 or who are placed at the Intermediate Level. Intermediate Italian I is a continued study of vocabulary, grammar and syntax with emphasis on more advanced structures. It entails a selection of readings on cultural and social topics and relies on class discussions and communicative activities. Students are required use an online lab manual. The class is conducted in Italian.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 132 or placement.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies.

3

ITA 232

Intermediate Italian II

Offered: Spring Semester

Intermediate Italian II is a continuation of Italian 231. It aims at expanding the student's competence with particular attention to oral and written communication. The course focuses on the acquisition of more advanced language structures with practice in conversation, reading, and writing. Class participation is encouraged through dialogs, individual presentations, group work and songs. Out-of-class homework requires work with the Quia lab manual. The class is conducted in Italian.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 231.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies.

3

ITA 251

Italy: Language and Identity

Offered: Fall Semester

For students who continue to study Italian after ITA 232 or who are placed at the upper intermediate level. ITA 251 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 and grammar review. 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.

Prerequisite(s): Placement at the upper intermediate level.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies and may be applied to the Anthropology minor.

3

ITA 252

Italian Conversation and Composition

Offered: Spring Semester

ITA 252 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.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 251, or instructor permission.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies.

3

ITA 337

Contemporary Italy Through Film

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

For students who continue to study Italian after ITA 232, or ITA 252 or who are placed beyond the Intermediate Level. This class provides 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 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.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 232, ITA 252 or placement.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies.

3

ITA 338

Italian Culture and Civilization

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

A broad overview of Italian culture from the Middle Ages to the present, highlighting key historical and literary developments of each century with an interdisciplinary perspective. Students in ITA 338 become familiar with a variety of texts from different fields of knowledge, including art history. Class work entails class presentations and research papers in Italian.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 337 or Instructor permission.
This course counts towards the minor in Italian Studies.

3

ITA 490

Directed Study: Topics in Italian (WID)

Offered: As Needed

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 200-level Italian courses before doing a Directed Study. Preference is given to students who have already declared a Minor in Italian Studies.

Prerequisite(s): Two 200-level Italian classes, or Consent of Professor Daria Valentini, Italian Studies Program Director. Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.
Fulfills the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.

3

LAT 131

Elementary Latin I

Offered: Fall Semester

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

3

LAT 132

Elementary Latin II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of LAT 131 - Elementary Latin I.

Prerequisite(s): LAT 131 or equivalent.

3

LAT 231

Intermediate Latin I

Offered: Fall Semester

Intensive review of Latin grammar with an emphasis on the development of reading comprehension. Materials used will include a variety of readings in Latin.

Prerequisite(s): LAT 132 or 2-3 years of high school Latin.

3

LAT 232

Intermediate Latin II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of LAT 231 - Intermediate Latin I.

Prerequisite(s): LAT 231 or equivalent.

3

SPA 131

Elementary Spanish I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with no previous study or 1-2 years of high school 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.)

3

SPA 132

Elementary Spanish II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 131 - Elementary Spanish I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 131 or equivalent.

3

SPA 231

Intermediate Spanish I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with 2-3 years of high school 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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 132 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 232

Intermediate Spanish II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 231 - Intermediate Spanish I .

Prerequisite(s): SPA 231 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 331

Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture I

Offered: Fall Semester

For students with three or more years of Spanish. In this course 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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 232 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 332

Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 331 - Perspectives in Spanish Language and Culture I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 331 or equivalent.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 333

Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of Latin America through art, history, and literature.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 334

Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 333 - Survey of Latin American Culture and Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 333 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 335

Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature I

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of Spain through art, history and literature.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 336

Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature II

Offered: Spring Semester

This course is a continuation of SPA 335 - Survey of Spanish Culture and Literature I.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 335 or equivalent. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 337

Spain Today

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

A study of post-Franco Spain, its political, social, religious directions.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher. (Recommended 4 years of high school Spanish)

3

SPA 342

Seminar in Spanish: Latin American Literature

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 343

Seminar in Spanish: Cervantes

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

3

SPA 344

Introduction to Contemporary Spanish Narrative

Offered: Fall Semester

This course introduces students to the narrative of prominent Spanish peninsular authors of the 20th and 21st century. The course focuses on topics including faith, repression, identity, memory and women's roles as portrayed in short stories, essays and excerpts from novels.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher; or freshmen with instructor's permission.

3

SPA 345

Seminar in Spanish: Afro-Hispanic Culture of the Caribbean

Offered: Fall Semester

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 334, or SPA 336, or SPA 337 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology and Latin American Studies programs.

3

SPA 346

Seminar in Spanish: Maya, Aztec, and Inca Traditions

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

Study of a specific literary movement, author, or genre.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Anthropology and Latin American Studies programs.

3

SPA 347

20th Century Hispanic Poetry

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 348

Science, Literature and Film in Spain

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

This course explores the intricate relationship between science, literature and film in Spain through the study of diverse literary and cinematic works. The metatextural nature of these literary and cinematic pieces and the way literature and cinema disseminate scientific knowledge and discourse will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

3

SPA 349

U.S. Hispanic Literature: Voices and Experiences on Migration and Immigration

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 334, or SPA 336, or SPA 337 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program with permission of the Program Director.

3

SPA 350

Spanish Linguistics

Offered: Not Offered 2016-2017

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

3

SPA 351

Spanish Conversation for Fluency

Offered: Spring Semester

This course will have students converse in Spanish at every class meeting. Topics will be varied, from the prosaic to the philosophical. They will include local news, weather, world events, eating habits of Spanish speaking countries, peer pressure, work, narration of unusual events, future plans, etc. The instructor will lead the class into meaningful conversation, where students will engage each other as in "real life situations". Grammar will not be taught, but the instructor will point out and explain errors as they occur. It is expected that those errors will be avoided and eventually eliminated. The instructor will also correct "faulty" pronunciation, because this aspect of the language is just as important as any other. This is a conversational course and not a "writing" course.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
The course is a requirement for all Spanish majors, and it is meant particularly for students who have returned from at least one semester of study abroad in a Spanish speaking country. However, students who have not yet studied abroad, but have a high level of oral proficiency are invited to take the course at any time.Course may be applied to the Latin American Studies program.

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SPA 353

Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Medieval Spanish Texts

Offered: Alternate Years: Fall 2017, 2019

An examination of how Christians, Jews, and Muslims; their roles; and their interaction are represented in medieval Spanish texts. To understand the complex relationship that existed between members of these three dominant faiths, special attention will be given to the socio-political, legal, and cultural climate of the Iberian Peninsula. Genres examined will include, among others, poetry, historiography, and exemplar prose.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher course.
Course may be applied to the Middle Eastern Studies minor.

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SPA 354

Vamps and Virgins: Sex in the (Medieval) City

Offered: Spring Semester

A close reading of early Spanish texts with emphasis on representations of spiritual and illicit love. We will explore the origins, development, and characteristics of the sentimental romance, an innovative medieval genre, and how it was later parodied in La Celestina. Attention will be paid to the socio-cultural context in which these texts were produced.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.

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SPA 475

Internship in Spanish Studies

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

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.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 332 or higher.
Must complete the "U.S. Internship Request for Approval" process found under the myPlans tab in myHill to register for this Internship.

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SPA 490

Directed Study: Topics in Spanish

Offered: As Needed

Opportunity for upper-level students to do an advanced research project or investigation in a Spanish field of special interest not covered by a normally-scheduled course. The 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.

Prerequisite(s): Students must complete the online Directed Study and Independent Research Application process and obtain the signatures of the faculty member and the Department Chair.

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