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 II

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 I

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 II

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.

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 to two years of high school Spanish or equivalent. (Exceptions must have written approval from foreign languages 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 to two years of high school Spanish or equivalent. (Exceptions must have written approval from foreign languages 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 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 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, Velásquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí, Unamuno, García Lorca, and Buñuel 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 preterit, 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 short fiction from Spain and Latin America. Highlights the Spanish generation of 98, Hispanic women writers, as well as authors associated with Magical Realism.

3
SPAN 306 Spanish for Professionals

Designed for students whose major is a service related field and who are nearing completion of the Spanish for the Professional minor. The course focuses on essential elements of Hispanic culture and values to reinforce students’ comprehension of and respect for people of different Hispanic backgrounds with whom they will work. Topics such as geography, ethnicity and race, gender roles, the family, the role of religion, current economic status and emerging opportunities for Spanish-speakers will be considered. Throughout the semester students will work independently on a culminating project directly related to their fields.

3
SPAN 307 Medical Spanish

Designed for students with majors in health related fields including nurses, dieticians, physicians and physician assistants. The course offers a review of Spanish pronunciation and grammar in the context of specialized professional vocabulary. Attention given to conversational role-play, written expression, and issues of cultural sensitivity. Prerequisite: SPAN 223 or by permission of Foreign Language Department.

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 Spanish authors, with reading and analysis of works by Garcilaso de la Vega, Cervantes, Calderón de la Barca, and Lope de Vega among others.

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 326 Latino Writers in the U.S.

This course offers extensive study of some of the most important works written by Latino authors in the United States. Through the study of works by authors such as Esmeralda Santiago, Sandra Cisneros, Cristina García, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Julia Alvarez, Rudolfo Anaya, Roberto Fernández, and Luis Valdez among others students will explore the cultural, social, historical, and political realities related to the Hispanic immigrant experience and the current realities of Latinos living in the U.S. Prerequisite: SPAN 223 or above.

3
SPAN 328 The History of Latinos in the United States

This course examines the experience of Latino immigrants in the United States by considering how “Spanish,” “Hispanics,” “Latinos,” etc. have adjusted, integrated, assimilated, resisted, and adapted to the many forces that affect their lives in the U.S., while creating new ethnic, racial, and local identities in the process. By studying the experience of Latino immigrants with a focus toward patterns of second class citizenship, identity formation, ethnic culture, community maturation, labor struggles, and social mobility, the course maps out a heterogeneous mosaic of Latin American and Caribbean diasporas in the U.S.

3
SPAN 329 Latino Popular Culture and the Arts

This course introduces students to popular Latino culture and art and prepares them to critically analyze areas of popular Latino culture including: music, film, television, performance, sports, media, art, food, and varied subcultures. Key topics include the relationship of contemporary Latino artists to the mainstream art world; debates about visual art as a vehicle for the expression of cultural identity; the role of gender, sexuality, class, and ethnicity in creative expression; the diversity of the Latino community; and an examination of “Latinidad” as an affirmative cultural construction for people of Latin American descent in the United States. The course concentrates mainly on the period of the early 60s, with special emphasis on the contemporary times.

3
SPAN 330 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation

Reviews advanced grammatical structures as well as proper use of written accents, pronunciation, and intonation, with special emphasis on the finer points of composition and 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 Inés de la Cruz, Ernesto Cardenal, Oscar Romero, Federico García Lorca, and Rigoberto Menchú.

3
SPAN 333 Spanish Culture and Civilization

A study of the political, historical, economic, social, and cultural development of Spain throughout the centuries.

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 340 Hispanic Women Writers

This course provides students the opportunity to read and analyze various genres of literature written by Hispanic women from the Middle Ages to today. Narrative, poetic and theatrical texts are read along with critical essays treating the topic of women’s writing with the goal of tracing the development of the female voice in Hispanic literature. The works of writers such as Santa Teresa de Jesús, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rosalía de Castro, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Maria Luisa Bombal, Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Valenzuela, Julia Alvarez, and Isabel Allende among others are considered.

3
SPAN 350 The Latino Condition in the U.S.

A study of the main issues that concern the Spanish-speaking populations living in the United States. Investigates how bilingual and bicultural identities are shaped, how Latinos are represented in the media, the problems with borders and immigration, Chicano literature, “Spanglish,” bilingualism in the U.S., gender issues, 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 399 Special Topics

An in-depth exploration of a specific author, genre, theme, literary period, or rhetorical mode not regularly studied.

3
SPAN 410 Spanish Culture Through the Works of Federico García Lorca

This course provides students the opportunity to read and analyze essays, poems, and dramatic works written by Federico García Lorca as a means of exploring various fundamental aspects of Spanish history and culture. Among the key topics considered are: the social and artistic environment that inspired the artistry of Spain’s famed Generation of 1927, flamenco music and dance, Gypsy life in Andalusian Spain, the tradition of the bullfight, gender roles, and the Spanish Civil War.

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 María Mature, Camilo Josè Cela, Carmen Martín Gaite, Ramón 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 García Márquez, 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. All advanced Spanish courses may be studied abroad.

3