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NOTE: Auditing is not permitted in Romance Languages.

FRENCH

FIRST SESSION, 2012

FREN 101  Elementary French (4). Introduces the essential elements of French structure and vocabulary and aspects of French and Francophone culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

FREN 203  Intermediate French (3). Prerequisite, FREN 102, 105, 111, 401, or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary French with increasing emphasis on reading and writing in the context of contemporary French and Francophone culture.

FREN 398  Undergraduate Seminar: European Cinema Today (3).  MAYMESTER. Course taught in English.  How does film aesthetics relate to the most profound socio-historical contemporary issues of Europe?  In response to the question, this seminar follows the construction of cultural identities in Italian, French, Spanish and German films from the 1980′s until today.  It will address the construction of new collective identities in the context of European political integration.  Focusing on key moments in Europe’s cultural, social and political history, students will consider how discourses on identity have emerged and evolved; they will investigate the ways in which film culture has reflected, reinscribed, reshaped and, in some instances, vigorously contested dominant ideology and institutional arrangements.  As we examine how national identity is constantly interrogated and redefined through constructions of race and gender, we will study the extent to which cultural diversity is perceived as a threat to national and vernacular cultural identity.

SECOND SESSION, 2012

FREN 102  Elementary French II (4). Prerequisite, FREN 101 [1]. Continues study of essential elements of French structure, vocabulary, and aspects of French and francophone culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

FREN 255 Conversation I (3). Prerequisite, FREN 204, 212, or 402. Introductory conversation for building oral proficiency while increasing awareness of French culture. Emphasis on vocabulary and grammatical accuracy; writing activities support speaking.   ONLINE-SECTION

FREN 310 Conversation and Composition II (3). Prerequisite, FREN 250, 255, or 260. Intermediate conversation to expand speaking skills through vocabulary building, discussion of selected texts, and activities that produce conversation. Ongoing development of writing skills.  ONLINE-SECTION

 

ITALIAN

FIRST SESSION, 2012

ITAL 101  Elementary Italian I (3). Introduces the essential elements of Italian structure and vocabulary and aspects of Italian culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

ITAL 203  Intermediate Italian I (3).  Prerequisite, ITAL 102, 401, or equivalent.  Develops language skills for communication.  Reviews and expands grammar of elementary Italian with increasing emphasis on reading and writing in the context of Italian culture.

ITAL 241 Italian Renaissance Literature in Translation (3). MAYMESTER.   A study of the major authors of the Italian Renaissance, with special attention to Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, Castiglione, Ariosto, and Tasso.

ITAL 333  Italian Film and Culture (3). Analysis of films from World War II to the present. Lectures and discussion in English. Films in Italian with English subtitles. Readings in Italian for majors, in translation for non-majors.  Three days per week.

ITAL 398  Undergraduate Seminar: European Cinema Today (3).  MAYMESTER. Course taught in English.  How does film aesthetics relate to the most profound socio-historical contemporary issues of Europe?  In response to the question, this seminar follows the construction of cultural identities in Italian, French, Spanish and German films from the 1980′s until today.  It will address the construction of new collective identities in the context of European political integration.  Focusing on key moments in Europe’s cultural, social and political history, students will consider how discourses on identity have emerged and evolved; they will investigate the ways in which film culture has reflected, reinscribed, reshaped and, in some instances, vigorously contested dominant ideology and institutional arrangements.  As we examine how national identity is constantly interrogated and redefined through constructions of race and gender, we will study the extent to which cultural diversity is perceived as a threat to national and vernacular cultural identity.

 SECOND SESSION, 2012

ITAL 102  Elementary Italian II (3). Prerequisite, ITAL 101  or equivalent. Continues study of essential elements of Italian structures, vocabulary, and aspects of Italian culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

PORTUGUESE

FIRST SESSION, 2012

PORT 101  Elementary Portuguese I (3). Introduces the essential elements of Portuguese structure and vocabulary and aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

PORT 203  Intermediate Portuguese I (3). Prerequisite, PORT 102, 111, 401, or equivalent. Further development of language with emphasis on speaking, writing, and a review of grammar. Includes advanced Portuguese structures, cultural, and literary texts.

PORT 270  Modern Brazilian Literature in English Translation (3). This course is devoted to the study of Brazilian culture through representative works of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature.

SECOND SESSION, 2012

PORT 102 Elementary Portuguese II (3). Prerequisite, PORT 101 or equivalent. Continues study of essential elements of Portuguese structure, vocabulary, and aspects of Brazilian and Portuguese culture. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.

PORT 388 Portuguese, Brazilian, and African Identity in Film (3). Study of the literary and cultural film production of the Portuguese-speaking world on three continents. Films in Portuguese with English subtitles.

 

SPANISH

FIRST SESSION, 2012

SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I (4). Introduces the essential elements of Spanish structure and vocabulary and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II (4). Continues the study of the essential elements of Spanish structure, vocabulary, and the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

SPAN 105  Spanish for High Beginners (4).  For students with previous study of Spanish.  Accelerated course that covers SPAN 101-102 in one session.  Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order.  One additional afternoon class per week.

SPAN 111 Intensive Elementary Spanish (6). Permission of the instructor. Summer Immersion covers the material of the SPAN 101 and 102 sequence. For more information on the Spanish Immersion program please CLICK HERE.

SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 102 , 104 , 105 , 111 , 401 , or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary Spanish. Expands awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through readings and discussion of representative texts.

SPAN 204  Intermediate Spanish II (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 203 or equivalent. Continued development of language skills for communication. Considers finer points of linguistic structure. Expands awareness of Spanish culture through reading, inquiry, and class discussion.

SPAN 255  Conversation I (3). MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, SPAN 204. Introductory conversation. Builds oral proficiency and awareness of Hispanic culture. Emphasizes vocabulary and grammatical accuracy; writing activities support speaking. Not open to native speakers. Note: Spanish Service Learning component available (SPAN 293).

SPAN 260  Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 204, 212, 402, or equivalent. Develops skills for further studies while increasing Spanish language proficiency and providing different world views through literature. Native speakers need permission.

SPAN 265 Spanish Language and Culture for the Professions (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 204. All-skills course geared toward the language of various professions including business, journalism/mass communications, medicine, law. Emphasizes cultural knowledge to enhance professional work in the United States Hispanic community. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

SPAN 293  Spanish Service Learning (1). MAYMESTER. Permission of the instructor. Service learning component for students enrolled in Spanish language courses. May not count toward the major or minor in Spanish. Note: Available to students enrolled in SPAN 255 and SPAN 310.

SPAN 310  Conversation II (3). MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, SPAN 250, 255 or 260.  Expands speaking skills through vocabulary building, discussion of texts, and conversation. Ongoing development of writing skills. Not open to native speakers. Note: Spanish Service Learning component available (SPAN 293). 

SPAN 345 Contemporary Latin America: The Caribbean and the Southern Cone (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 300. Recent trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, etc. Topics include colonialism, race, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture. Readings and classes are in Spanish.

SPAN 362 The Quest for Identity in Contemporary Spain (EURO 362) (3). MAYMESTER. Prerequisite, SPAN 330 or 340. This course counts as one of the core electives for the Majors in Hispanic Literatures & Cultures and in Hispanic Linguistics. It has been said that to understand contemporary Spain you must see the films of Pedro Almodóvar. This Maymester course will test this hypothesis by studying the complex identity politics of present-day Spain through the works of the country’s most famous director. Each day we will view and analyze an Almodóvar movie in terms of how it reflects contemporary Spanish culture, art, historyand politics. Critical readings in Spanish will complement viewings and provide additional themesfor class discussion. Course will be taught in Spanish. Grade will be determined by class participation, oral presentations, two exams and one cumulative final exam.

SPAN 373 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3). Prerequisites, SPAN 260 and 300. The literature of Spanish America from pre-Colombian times to the present. Representative authors and texts from various literary movements will be studied in their sociohistorical contexts.

SPAN 376 Phonetics and Phonology (LING 307) (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 300. An introduction to the languages of Spain and Latin America focusing on the four major dialect regions of the Spanish-speaking world. Includes discussion of sociolinguistic variation and dialectical differences.

SECOND SESSION, 2012

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4). Introduces the essential elements of Spanish structure and vocabulary and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II (4). Continues the study of the essential elements of Spanish structure, vocabulary, and the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing are stressed in that order. One additional afternoon class per week.

SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 102, 104, 105, 111, 401, or equivalent. Develops language skills for communication. Review of elementary Spanish. Expands awareness of the Spanish-speaking world through readings and discussion of representative texts.

SPAN 204 Intermediate Spanish II (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 203 [3] or equivalent. Continued development of language skills for communication. Considers finer points of linguistic structure. Expands awareness of Spanish culture through reading, inquiry, and class discussion.

SPAN 300 Spanish Composition and Grammar Review (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 250, 255, 260, or equivalent. Intensive grammar review and composition designed to improve accuracy and develop writing skills, using process and task-oriented approaches.

SPAN 321 Spanish for the Medical Professions (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 265. All-skills course with review of grammar, extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of health care professions in the context of the United States Hispanic community. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

SPAN 335 United States Hispanic Community (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 320, 321, 322, or 323. The immigration experience of the United States Hispanic community. Increases students’ cultural sensitivity through cultural simulations and other activities. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

SPAN 344 Contemporary Latin America: Mexico, Central America, and the Andean Region (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 300, 320, 321, 322, or 323. Recent trends in thought, art, film, music, social practices, etc. Topics may include colonialism, race, ethnicity, modernization, ecology, religion, gender, and popular culture.