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NOTE: Auditing is not permitted in Romance Languages.

 

FRENCH

FIRST SESSION, 2013

FREN 101  Elementary French (3). 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.

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 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-COURSE

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-COURSE

 SECOND SESSION, 2013

FREN 102  Elementary French II (3). 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.

FREN 280 French and Francophone Literature in Translation: Representations of the Americas (3). Texts in translation and sub-titled films from the Renaissance through the present day that involve representations of the Americas from French and francophone perspectives. *CANCELLED*

 

ITALIAN

FIRST SESSION, 2013

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. Course Flyer

SECOND SESSION, 2013

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.

ITAL 335 Special Topics in Italian Film (3). Themes in Italian cinema: literary adaptation, neorealism, a single auteur or period, representations of fascism, the city, the country, industrialization, social space, north/south difference, regionalism, gender, and sexuality. Course Flyer

 

PORTUGUESE

FIRST SESSION, 2013

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 275  Portuguese and Brazilian Fiction in Translation (3). The study of selected literary works by major writers from Portugal, Brazil, and the former Portuguese colonies in Africa.

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.

 SECOND SESSION, 2013

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.

 

SPANISH

FIRST SESSION, 2013

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (3). 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.

SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II (3). 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. Course Flyer w/ link to syllabus

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). Course Flyer

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

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). Course Flyer

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. Course Flyer

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 it is impossible to understand contemporary Spain without looking at Pedro Almodóvar’s films. This course will test this hypothesis by studying the multifaceted identity politics of contemporary Spain as seen through the films made by Almodóvar from 1987 to the present. Each day we will view and analyze a film in terms of how it reflects contemporary Spanish culture, art, history and politics. Critical and historical readings in Spanish will complement viewings and provide additional themes for class discussion. Course will be taught in Spanish. Grade will be determined by class participation, oral presentations, two exams and one cumulative final exam. Course Flyer

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 socio-historical contexts. *CANCELLED*

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, 2013

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (3). 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.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (3). 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. Course Flyer

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

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 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. Course Flyer

SPAN 377 Grammatical Structure of Spanish (LING 308) (3). Prerequisite, SPAN 300 and 376. Introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, grammatical form, and dialectal and sociolinguistic variation, with a particular focus on modern Spanish and the languages of Spain and Latin America.