World Languages & Cultures

Courses in World Languages & Cultures

French

FREN-F 100 Elementary French I (4 cr)

Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture.
Offered fall semesters.

FREN-F 150 Elementary French II: Language and Culture (4 cr)

Basic structures of the French language and selected topics of French civilization and culture.
Offered spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 100 or equivalent.
FREN-F 200 Second-Year French I: Language and Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts.
Offered fall semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 150 or equivalent.
FREN-F 250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts.
Offered spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 200 or equivalent.
FREN-F 311 Contemporary French Civilization (3 cr)

Political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary France. No credit in the concentration area for French majors. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
FREN-F 312 Readings in French Literature in Translation (3 cr)

Representative readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or topic in French literature. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

FREN-F 371 Topics in French (3 cr)

Topics in French literature and culture will be explored from a variety of perspectives. May be repeated once for credit with different topic. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.
No prerequisite.

Spanish

HISP-S 308 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 cr)

The objective of this course is to develop students’ oral and writing abilities in Spanish. Students will develop writing skills in Spanish by learning and practicing the main components of different writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. Students will learn compositional elements that provide cohesion and coherence in both formal and informal writing styles. Students will develop their oral skills by engaging in debates and conversations on a variety of topics related to cultural, social, and political issues. By the end of this course, students will be able to write in a variety of formal and informal writing styles and to discuss a wide range of topics. Taught in Spanish.
Offered fall semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor
HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr)

This course will help students develop tools needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of selected literary texts from Spain and Spanish America. One of the key aspects that the students will take away from the course is an appreciation of different genres as well as a reflection on the concept of genre itself. Taught in Spanish.
Offered occasionally.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor
SPAN-S 100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr)

A four-skills approach to Spanish with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. Enrollment in S100 is restricted to those with less than two years of high school Spanish or with consent of department.
Offered every fall and summer I semester.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr)

This course continues the work of S100. Continued emphasis on all four skills and on critical thinking skills. Grading is based on exams and oral tests, written exercises, compositions, and a cumulative final exam. Students can expect to practice speaking in small groups in class, read about and discuss materials in Spanish.
Offered every spring and summer II semester.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 100 or equivalent.
SPAN-S 200 Second Year Spanish I (3 cr)

This course reviews more of the basic structures studied in the first year and examines them in more detail. Emphasis remains on the four skills on critical thinking skills. Readings are both journalistic and literary. Grades are based on exams, oral tests, homework, compositions and a cumulative final exam.
Offered every fall semester.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 150 or equivalent
SPAN-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)

Continuation of S102, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings on aspects of
Hispanic culture. Credit may not be earned for both S216 or S200 or for both S266 and S250.
Offered yearly.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 200 or equivalent
SPAN-S 229 Spanish Culture & Civilization (3 cr)

This course is a survey of the development of Spanish civilization and culture, viewed within a strict historical framework, showing trends in ideas, in art and literature. Taught in English. Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 230 Cervantes' Don Quixote in Translation (3 cr)

Detailed textual analysis of Cervantes’ masterpiece, with readings and class discussion on its relationship to the Renaissance and the development of the world novel. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 235 20th Century Spanish Literature (3 cr)

Representative works by major twentieth century peninsular writers and philosophers. Informal lectures and class discussions. Reading of fiction, essays, poetry and drama in English translation. Emphasis on cultural values as expressed through literature. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 241 Golden Age Literature in Translation (3 cr)

Masterpieces of Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Representative authors include: Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Garcilaso, Quevedo, Calderón, Fray Luís de León, San Juan de la Cruz, and Góngora.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S 270 Service-Learning in Hispanic Culture (1-3 cr)
In this course students will develop their understanding of Hispanic cultures through community projects directed at the local Latino community. (In English)
Offered as needed.
No prerequisite

SPAN-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Practice of language skills through reading, writing and discussion of Hispanic culture. Treats facets of popular culture, diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and themes of social and political importance.
Offered spring semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 200
SPAN-S 284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Images, roles, and themes involving women in Hispanic literature. Taught in English. Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre in Hispanic culture. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 303 The Hispanic World (3 cr)

Introduction to Hispanic culture through literature. Emphasis is on the development of national values and cultural themes. The approach stresses the relationship of literacy to history and the arts. Taught in English.
Offered every fall and spring semesters and occasional summers.

SPAN-S 360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr)

Using fiction, drama, and poetry from both Spain and Latin America, this course introduces strategies to increase reading comprehension and presents terms and concepts useful in developing the critical skills of literary analysis. Taught in Spanish.
Offered every spring semester, odd years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 370 Service-Learning in Spanish (1-3 cr)

In this course students will apply their linguistic skills to a service learning project involving the local Latino community. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 390 Service Topics in Spanish (3 cr)

This course will examine topics related to the Hispanic cultures and/or the Spanish language. Taught in Spanish.
Offered occasionally.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 493 Internship Program in Spanish (3 cr)

Students work in businesses, organizations, or institutions applying their skills in Spanish in order to gain awareness of the uses of Spanish in the workplace. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: Junior standing with authorization

SPAN-S 498 Capstone Seminar in Spanish (3 cr)

Senior-level course for Spanish majors that integrates students’ undergraduate study. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: Senior standing with authorization