Foreign Languages Courses

Code Course Name Description Credits
FREN 101 Elementary French Emphasizes the acquisition of communication skills within a culturally significant context. Course planned specifically for the student who has not studied the language previously. 3
FREN 102 Elementary French Emphasizes the acquisition of communication skills within a culturally significant context. Course planned specifically for the student who has not studied the language previously. 3
FREN 211 Intermediate French Designed for students with two to three years of high school French or equivalent. Emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills within a culturally significant context. Reviews the basics of French grammar. Uses readings to give an understanding of French and Francophone culture and lifestyles. Provides opportunities for practice in conversation. 3
FREN 212 Intermediate French Designed for students with two to three years of high school French or equivalent. Emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills within a culturally significant context. Reviews the basics of French grammar. Uses readings to give an understanding of French and Francophone culture and lifestyles. Provides opportunities for practice in conversation. 3
FREN 221 French Language and Culture Designed to provide insight into the cultural values of the French-speaking world. Explores the social, cultural, political, and economic traditions of French-speaking countries in a format that provides opportunity for conversational practice. 3
FREN 222 French Language and Culture Designed to provide insight into the cultural values of the French-speaking world. Explores the social, cultural, political, and economic traditions of French-speaking countries in a format that provides opportunity for conversational practice. 3
FREN 275 Conversational French -- Second Level Seeks primarily to increase the level of student communication skills in French. Designed to stimulate the spontaneous use of spoken French. Includes discussions on selected topics. 3
FREN 276 Conversational French -- Second Level Seeks primarily to increase the level of student communication skills in French. Designed to stimulate the spontaneous use of spoken French. Includes discussions on selected topics. 3
FREN 302 303 Introduction to French Literature An introductory course in French literature; involves a study of main historical, artistic, and literary currents, with readings and analysis of each period. 3
FREN 303 303 Introduction to French Literature An introductory course in French literature; involves a study of main historical, artistic, and literary currents, with readings and analysis of each period. 3
FREN 306 French Cinema and Culture A French course that integrates French language feature films into the study of French language and culture. In the course of a full academic year, feature films are used to motivate students in the study of French language and grammar while bringing in aspects of French culture, history and art. 3
FREN 307 French Cinema and Culture A French course that integrates French language feature films into the study of French language and culture. In the course of a full academic year, feature films are used to motivate students in the study of French language and grammar while bringing in aspects of French culture, history and art. 3
FREN 311 Readings in French Literature Seeks to increase the level of student speaking and writing, as well as reading and listening skills in French through close reading and analysis of selected French literary texts and films. 3
FREN 312 Readings in French Literature Seeks to increase the level of student speaking and writing, as well as reading and listening skills in French through close reading and analysis of selected French literary texts and films. 3
FREN 337 Commercial French Studies vocabulary and forms used in commerce. Features practice in writing letters and other business forms, as well as oral practice. Especially recommended for non-education majors and business majors. 3
FREN 499 Independent Study in French Typically a student generated course designed around a topic of special interest. Motivates students to perform independent research. ) Requires permission of the Chairperson of the Foreign Languages Department. 3
GERM 101 Elementary German I Designed to enable students with no prior study of German to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking German. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
GERM 102 Elementary German II Designed to enable students with no prior study of German to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking German. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I Designed to enable students with no prior study of Italian to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking Italian. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II Designed to enable students with no prior study of Italian to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking Italian. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
LANG 101 English as a Second Language Designed to develop English language skills needed for college, including reading, writing, library usage, and research skills. 3
LANG 102 English as a Second Language Designed to develop English language skills needed for college, including reading, writing, library usage, and research skills. 3
LANG 411B Curriculum Methods for Modern Foreign Languages K-12 Methods and Materials for Foreign Languages K-12. See EDUC 411A for complete course description. 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I Designed to enable students with no prior study of Spanish to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II Designed to enable students with no prior study of Spanish to develop the communicative skills of understanding, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish. Presents fundamentals of pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, readings and cultural assignments. 3
SPAN 103 Advanced Elementary Spanish I Designed for students with one year of high school Spanish or equivalent. (Exceptions must have written approval from foreign language chair.) Reviews pronunciation and grammar beginning with an intensive review of present tense and basic thematic vocabulary. Attention also given to the development of writing skills and reading comprehension within a cultural framework. 3
SPAN 104 Advanced Elementary Spanish II Designed for students with one year of high school Spanish or equivalent. (Exceptions must have written approval from foreign language chair.) Reviews pronunciation and grammar beginning with an intensive review of present tense and basic thematic vocabulary. Attention also given to the development of writing skills and reading comprehension within a cultural framework. 3
SPAN 201 Spanish for the Social and Public Service Professional I Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors dealing with the increasing Hispanic population in the United States. Reviews basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression, and issues of cultural sensitivity. Follow up course for students wishing to continue study in Spanish 209. 3
SPAN 202 Spanish for the Social and Public Service Professional II Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors dealing with the increasing Hispanic population in the United States. Reviews basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression, and issues of cultural sensitivity. Follow up course for students wishing to continue study in Spanish 209. 3
SPAN 207 Spanish for the Health Professional I Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors in health related fields including nurses, dieticians, physicians, and physician assistants. Reviews basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression, and issues of cultural sensitivity. Follow up course for students wishing to continue study in Spanish 217. 3
SPAN 208 Spanish for the Health Professional II Designed for students with two years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors in health related fields including nurses, dieticians, physicians, and physician assistants. Reviews basic Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression, and issues of cultural sensitivity. Follow up course for students wishing to continue study in Spanish 217. 3
SPAN 209 Conversational Spanish for the Public Service Professional Designed for students with three years of high school Spanish or equivalent with majors in service related fields. Follow up course for Spanish 202 and 208. Designed to further develop speaking and writing skills with emphasis on dealing with issues concerning the increasing Hispanic population in the U.S. 3
SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish I Designed for students with two to three years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills within a culturally significant context. Reviews the basics of Spanish grammar. Uses readings to give an understanding of Spanish and Spanish-American culture and lifestyles. Provides opportunities for practice in conversation. 3
SPAN 212 Intermediate Spanish II Designed for students with two to three years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Emphasizes the acquisition of communicative skills within a culturally significant context. Reviews the basics of Spanish grammar. Uses readings to give an understanding of Spanish and Spanish-American culture and lifestyles. Provides opportunities for practice in conversation. 3
SPAN 223 Spanish for Reading and Review Designed for students with four years of high school Spanish or equivalent. Emphasizes reading and writing strategies so that students may continue studying Spanish at the advanced level. Fundamental grammar structures will be reviewed in the context of reading. Conversational practice through class discussions and oral presentations. 3
SPAN 275 Conversational Spanish Follow up course for Spanish 223. Seeks primarily to increase the level of student communication skills in Spanish. Designed to stimulate the spontaneous use of spoken Spanish. 3
SPAN 280 Contemporary Cultural Trends in Spanish-Speaking Films Explores the culture, social issues, art, and ideologies of Spanish-speaking countries through award-winning films. Promotes further development of conversational as well as critical thinking skills in Spanish. All films discussed have been created by Spanish and Hispanic directors, and all will be shown in the original language. 3
SPAN 290 Visions of Spain Through Art and Architecture Traces the historical, political, religious, and artistic past of Spain through the works of master artists such as El Greco, Val?squez, Goya, Picasso, Dal?, Unamuno, Garc?a Lorca, and Bu?uel among others. 3
SPAN 300 Intensive Grammar Review A review and in-depth study of the most common issues in Spanish grammar: ser and estar, por and para, subjunctive, imperfect and preterite, pronouns, etc. Written and oral reinforcement exercises will complement this active learning course. 3
SPAN 302 Introduction to Hispanic Literature I An introductory course treating major works in fiction, poetry, and drama from Spain and Latin America: involves the study of primary historical, artistic, and literary currents, with readings and analysis of each point. 3
SPAN 303 Introduction to Hispanic Literature II An introductory course treating major works in fiction, poetry, and drama from Spain and Latin America: involves the study of primary historical, artistic, and literary currents, with readings and analysis of each point. 3
SPAN 304 Hispanic Short Story Offers students the opportunity to improve their communication skills through the study of literary selections and exposes them to the rich and exciting literature of the Hispanic world. 3
SPAN 310 Contemporary Hispanic Issues Offers an in-depth look at the recent trends, issues, and changes in the Spanish-speaking world, related to such areas as culture, business, education, politics, and history. 3
SPAN 321 Literature of the Golden Age Focuses on sixteenth and seventeenth century authors, with reading and analysis of their works. Especially emphasizes the great dramatists. 3
SPAN 325 Latin American Culture and Civilization A study of the political, historical, economic, and cultural development of Latin America from the pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. 3
SPAN 330 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation Presents advanced grammar, with emphasis on the finer points of grammar and on idiomatic forms. 3
SPAN 332 Hispanic Literature of Social Protest Focuses on Hispanic writers of fiction, poetry, essay and drama who have used their writings to challenge the cultural, social, and political realities of the day. Includes written and oral reports and readings of authors such as Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, Ernesto Cardenal, Oscar Romero, Garc?a Lorca, Rigoberto Mench?. 3
SPAN 333 Spanish Culture and Civilization A study of the political, historical, economic, social, and cultural development of Spain throughout the centuries. This course is devoted to the history and civilization of Spain up to the encounter of the peoples of Spanish America. 3
SPAN 337 Commercial Spanish Designed for International Business Majors and related fields. Highlights professional business vocabulary, correspondence, and issues of cultural sensitivity when doing business in the Hispanic world. 3
SPAN 350 The Latino Condition in the U.S. This course will explore the main issues that concern the Spanish-speaking populations living in the United States. We will investigate how their bilingual and bicultural identities are shaped, how Latinos are represented in the media, the problems with borders and immigration, the Chicano literature, "Spanglish," bilingualism in the U.S., gender issues, political and economic ramifications, and the question of assimilation. Methodologically speaking, this course will use case studies, a problem-based approach, and the promotion of analytical and critical skills. 3
SPAN 421 Modern Spanish Novel Involves extensive study of some of the most important novels of Spanish literature. Includes written and oral reports and covers authors such as Ana Mar?a Mature, Camilo Jos? Cela, Carmen Mart?n Gaite, Ram?n Sender, among others. 3
SPAN 423 The Latin American Novel Involves extensive study of important novels of Latin American literature. Includes written and oral reports and covers authors such as Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez, Isabel Allende, Juan Rulfo, Carlos Fuentes, among others. 3
SPAN 499 Independent Study in Spanish Typically a student generated course designed around a topic of special interest. Motivates students to perform independent research. Requires permission of the Chairperson of the Foreign Languages Department. 3