Courses in World Languages & Cultures

French

FREN-F100 Elementary French I (4 cr)

Introduction to French Language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture. No prerequisite.
Offered every fall semester and summer session I.

FREN-F150 Elementary French II: Language and Culture (4 cr)

Basic structures of the French Language and selected topics of French civilization and culture. Taught in French.
Offered every spring semester and summer session II.

FREN-F200 Second-Year French I: Language & Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Taught in French.
Offered every fall semester.

FREN-F250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts. Taught in French.
Offered every spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F200 or equivalent.

FREN-F311 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-F312 Readings in French Literature in Translation (3 cr)

Representative readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or topic in French literature. The subject may vary with each listing, and is identified in the Schedule of Classes. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

FREN-F371 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-S308 Composition and Conversation in Spanish (3 cr)

This content-based course seeks to improve students’ oral and writing skills in Spanish while fostering critical thinking and cultural awareness. The written component includes an analysis of various writing styles: description, narration, exposition, and argumentation. The oral component includes discussions of cultural topics in the Spanish-speaking world. Taught in Spanish.
Offered fall semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr)

Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary. Taught in Spanish.
Offered every fall and summer I semesters.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr)

Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary. Attendance in Language Laboratory may be required.
Offered every spring and summer II semesters.

SPAN-S200 Second Year Spanish I (3 cr)

Continuation of SPAN-S100/SPAN-S150, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings.
Offered every fall semester and summer session I.

SPAN-S250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)

Continuation of S200, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings. Taught in Spanish.
Offered every spring semester and summer session II.

SPAN-S229 Spanish Culture & Civilization (3 cr)

From the earliest times to the present. Survey of the development of Spanish civilization and culture showing trends in ideas, in arts and literature, in the economic, religious and political movements viewed within strict historical framework. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S230 Cervantes' Don Quixote in Translation (3 cr)

Detailed textual analysis of Cervantes’s 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-S235 20th Century Spanish Literature (3 cr)

Representative works by major twentieth century peninsular writers and philosophers. 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-S241 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. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S260 Introduction to Hispanic Film (1-3 cr)

Hispanic culture in film. Cinematic techniques used to portray Hispanic culture. Taught in English.

  • No Prerequisite.

SPAN-S270 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. Taught in English.
Offered as needed.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S275 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. Taught in Spanish.
Offered spring semester, even years.

SPAN-S284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

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

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S290 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. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S303 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, spring, and summer.

  • No Prerequisite

This course does not count towards the Major Requirements for the BA in Spanish degree.

SPAN-S326 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 cr)

Introduces the basic concepts of Hispanic linguistics and establishes the background for the future application of linguistic principles. The course surveys linguistic properties in Spanish, including phonology, morphology, and sytax.  Addictional introductory material on historical linguistics, second language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics will be included. Taught in Spanish.

  • Prerequisite:SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S360 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-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S370 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-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S381 Hispanic Civilization I: Pre-History to Renaissance Cultural and Literary Expressions (3 cr)

Study of prehistoric to Renaissance Spanish and Latin American cultural manifestations, literary practices and texts in their historical contexts. Materials include poems, short stories, plays, prose fiction, etc. Taught in Spanish. Offered fall semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S382 Hispanic Civilization II: Baroque to Independence Cultural and Literacy Expressions (3 cr)

Study of Baroque to Independence Spanish and Latin American cultural manifestations, literary practices and texts in their historical contexts. Materials include poems, short stories, plays, novels, etc. Taught in Spanish. Offered spring semester, odd years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S383 Hispanic Civilization III: Modern Cultural and Literary Expressions (3 cr)

Study of twentieth-century Spanish and Latin American cultural manifestations and literary texts and practices in their historical contexts. Materials include poems, short stories, plays, novels, films, etc. Taught in Spanish. Offered fall semester, odd years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S384 Hispanic Civilization IV: Contemporary Cultural and Literary Expressions (3 cr)

Study of twenty-first-century Spanish and Latin American cultural manifestations and literary texts and practices in their historical contexts. Materials include poems, short stories, plays, novels, films, etc. Taught in Spanish. Offered spring semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S390 Special Topics in Spanish (3 cr)

This course will examine topics related to the Hispanic cultures and/or the Spanish language. Taught in Spanish. May be repeated for credit with variable topics.
Offered occasionally.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S493 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. Students record and analyze their experiences through logs and meetings with the internship director and write a paper. Taught in Spanish.
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: Junior standing with authorization

SPAN-S498 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

German

GER-G100 Beginning German I (4 cr)

Introduction to present-day German and to selected aspects of the cultures of German-speaking countries. Introduction to German grammatical forms and their functions. Development of listening comprehension, simple speaking proficiency, controlled reading skills and simple written compositions. Active oral participation required. Taught in German.
Offered in Fall and Summer session I.

  • Prerequisite: None

GER-G150 Beginning German II (4 cr)

Introduction to present-day German and to selected aspects of the cultures of German-speaking countries. Introduction to German grammatical forms and their functions. Development of listening comprehension, simple speaking proficiency, controlled reading skills and simple written compositions. Active oral participation required. Taught in German.
Offered spring and summer session II.

GER-G200 Intermediate German I (3 cr)

Further development of oral and written command of language structure. Review of selected grammatical items. Listening comprehension. Reading of literary and non-literary texts. Discussion of selected films. Oral presentations. Writing of compositions based on the material covered. Emphasis on both speaking proficiency and structural awareness. Taught in German.
Offered occasionally.

GER-G250 Intermediate German II (3 cr)

Further development of oral and written command of language structures. Listening comprehension. Review of selected grammatical items. Discussion of modern German literary and non-literary texts, as well as films. Oral presentations. Writing of compositions based on the material covered. Emphasis on both speaking proficiency and structural awareness. Taught in German.
Offered occasionally.

GER-G370 German Cinema (3 cr)

Survey of the German cinema from the films of Expressionism and the Weimar Republic through the Nazi period to the present. Emphasis on film as a form of narrative art and on the social and historical conditions of German film production. Taught in English.

  • Prerequisite: None

 

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