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CHI 1010 - Elementary Chinese I

Credits: 5

Description: This is an introductory course in Chinese that stresses pronunciation, speaking, listening, and writing. Attention is given to the sound system of Chinese to enable students to distinguish the four tones and to develop and use functional, communicative language skills. Open to students with no previous experience in Chinese


CHI 1020 - Elementary Chinese II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite(s): CHI 1010 or one year of high school Chinese or its equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

Description: This course is a continuation of CHI 1010 and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.

Note: This course requires a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the General Studies requirement.

General Studies: Oral Communication

FRE 1010 - Elementary French I

Credits: 5

Description: This course focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.


FRE 1020 - Elementary French II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite(s): FRE 1010 or one year of high school French or its equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

Description: This course is a continuation of FRE 1010 and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.

Note: This course requires a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the General Studies requirement.

General Studies: Oral Communication


FRE 1800 - International French Year I

Credits: 1-15

Description: This is a variable-credit course, designed for first-year students learning French in a study abroad setting. Recognizes approved study-abroad educational experience in French speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.


FRE 2010 - Intermediate French I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 1020 or equivalent

Description: This course is the first of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in French and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of French and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


FRE 2020 - Intermediate French II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 2010 or equivalent

Description: This course is a continuation of FRE 2010 and is the second of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in French and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of French and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


FRE 2110 - French Reading and Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): One year of college French or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course helps to build oral proficiency at intermediate and advanced levels through a variety of personalized interactional activities that are based on readings appropriate to each stage of linguistic development.


FRE 2800 - International French Year II

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): One year of college French or equivalent

Description: This is a variable-credit course that recognizes second-year study of French language and culture in an approved study-abroad setting.


FRE 3010 - French as a Global Language

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 2010, FRE 2020, or departmental permission

Description: This transitional course is designed to develop those critical, linguistic, and analytical skills required to pursue French studies at the advanced level. The cultural sources studied-literary texts, films, news articles, videos, audio programs,etc.-are chosen to acquaint students with Francophone socio-cultural and literary issues.


FRE 3050 - Cultural Crossroads: France, Germany, Spain

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1020

Description: This course gives students the cultural background necessary to understand and appreciate those spiritual and intellectual developments that have given today’s three European nations (representing our language disciplines) their characteristics. Main topics include the Indo- European language family, the cultural and technological development of Germanic and Romance-speaking countries, the causes for the rise and fall of these countries throughout the 2000 years under consideration, the role of women in politics and the arts, the development of differing social etiquette, reasons for mass emigrations, and contributions of immigrants to their new countries, and the effect that the European Union has on the educational social welfare of its member nations.

Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix.

Cross Listed Course(s): GER 3050, HON 3050, MDL 3050, SPA 3050


FRE 3110 - Survey of French Literature I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3010 or permission of instructor; and completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment gives an insight into French literary, historical, and cultural development through selected reading and discussion.


FRE 3120 - Survey of French Literature II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3010 or permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This introduction to 19th- and 20th-century French literature emphasizes the evolution of literary style and content from Romanticism to contemporary literary schools. Readings and discussion are in French.


FRE 3150 - French Phonetics: Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college French or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course covers the essential facts of French phonology. It is aimed at improving students’ pronunciation and articulation and introducing them to the field of linguistics.


FRE 3310 - Advanced French Composition and Grammar

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 2010, FRE 2020 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to reinforce and further develop writing skills, thus enabling the student to combine accuracy with imagination and inventiveness in writing French.


FRE 3320 - Cinema in French for Advanced Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3010 or Senior Standing or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course explores French-language films and provides a vehicle for advanced-level French language comprehension and expression. While students receive an enriched understanding of contemporary French culture, they are encouraged to use advanced structures of the language, as well as other aspects of grammar and idiomatic expressions.


FRE 3550 - French Historical Perspectives

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3010 or permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This survey chronologically presents major political, societal, and cultural movements that have molded France and the French throughout history.


FRE 3560 - Contemporary Socio-Cultural Issues

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3010 or permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This course provides in-depth presentations and analysis of recent social, cultural, political, and economic issues important to an understanding of contemporary France.


FRE 3800 - International Advanced French

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): At least junior standing in French or equivalent

Description: This course recognizes upper-division study in language, culture, and literature in a study abroad setting. It uses a variety of methods and includes reading, writing, and discussion seminars in French.


FRE 4520 - Modern French Theater

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Three years of college French or equivalent, or Permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements; and senior standing.

Description: This is a sampling of the French dramatists who have not only contributed to literary development, but who also have had an impact on society and culture. Theater analysis techniques will also be stressed.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


FRE 4530 - The French Novel

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Three years of college French or equivalent, or permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements; and senior standing.

Description: This is a sampling of 19th- and 20th-century French novels that will be studied in depth using several literary analysis techniques.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


FRE 4540 - Literature, Culture, and Translation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): FRE 3310 and/or Senior standing or permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to allow students to use the various skills that they have developed during their studies of French language, culture and literature at an advanced level. Students analyze and apply translation techniques (from both French to English and English to French) and demonstrate an ability to analyze cultural differences that affect translation, both of text and image. The course provides a practical application of skills toward a service-leaming translation project and includes reflection on the service learning process. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. (Service Learning)


FRE 4750 - Senior Seminar in French Studies

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, at least two courses at the FRE 3000-level

Description: This is an intense thematic seminar on either a literary or cultural topic emphasizing a comparative study in the former and a multidisciplinary approach to the latter.

GER 1010 - Elementary German I

Credits: 5

Description: This course focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.


GER 1020 - Elementary German II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite(s): GER 1010 or one year of high school German or its equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

Description: This course is a continuation of GER 1010 and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.

Note: This course requires a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the General Studies requirement.

General Studies: Oral Communication


GER 1800 - International German Year I

Credits: 1-15

Description: This is a variable-credit course for first-year students learning German in a study-abroad setting. It recognizes an approved study-abroad educational experience in German speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.


GER 2010 - Intermediate German I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 1020 or equivalent

Description: This course is the first of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in German and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of German and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


GER 2020 - Intermediate German II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 2010 or equivalent

Description: This course is a continuation of GER 2010 and is the second of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in German and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of German and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


GER 2110 - German Reading and Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): One year of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: This course prepares the student to read and to communicate with ease in German. It emphasizes vocabulary and idiomatic phrases used in everyday language.


GER 2120 - German Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): One year of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: This course emphasizes the broadening of reading and conversational skills. It introduces the student to various aspects of German civilization, from its geography and history to its philosophical and political thought, arts, music, and modern living.


GER 2800 - International German Year II

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): One year of college German or equivalent

Description: This variable-credit course recognizes second-year study of German language and culture in an approved study-abroad setting.


GER 3010 - Third-Year German Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 2110 or 2120 or four years of high school German

Description: This course strengthens conversational ability with more complicated idiomatic and structural elements, using techniques such as skits, debates, and small-group discussions to improve fluency and broaden the scope of communication. Conducted in German.


GER 3050 - Cultural Crossroads: France, Germany, Spain

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1020

Description: This course gives students the cultural background necessary to understand and appreciate those spiritual and intellectual developments that have given today’s three European nations (representing our language disciplines) their characteristics. Main topics include the Indo- European language family, the cultural and technological development of Germanic and Romance-speaking countries, the causes for the rise and fall of these countries throughout the 2000 years under consideration, the role of women in politics and the arts, the development of differing social etiquette, reasons for mass emigrations, and contributions of immigrants to their new countries, and the effect that the European Union has on the educational social welfare of its member nations.

Note: Students can get credit for only one prefix.

Cross Listed Course(s): FRE 3050, MDL 3050, SPA 3050


GER 3150 - German Phonetics: Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: This course covers improvement of pronunciation and speech habits based on an understanding of the phonetics of German. After an introduction to the basic speech mechanism through principles of linguistics, the course offers practice in pronunciation through the declamation of selected texts.


GER 3200 - German Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college German or equivalent, or permission of instructor; completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This course is an advanced German conversational approach to the main cultural events that have shaped German lifestyles. Historical events, as well as modern German lifestyles of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are discussed. The format is reading-discussion, conducted in German. Students are required to give oral presentations.


GER 3210 - Survey of German Literature I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: This course provides an insight into German historical and cultural development through selected readings in German literature, from its beginning to the 18th century.


GER 3220 - Survey of German Literature II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: This course covers the history of German literature of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, including selected readings of principle German authors, lectures on biography and criticism, and recitation. Conducted in German.


GER 3230 - Contemporary German Writers

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college German or equivalent or Permission of instructor

Description: After a rapid survey of philosophical, political, economic, and social backgrounds, this course emphasizes works of distinguished contemporary authors. Lectures on biography and criticism are interspersed as convenient. A term paper is assigned. Conducted in German.


GER 3300 - Advanced German Grammar

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 2310, 2320 or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for the demands of the use of literary and scientific German at advanced levels. The student is led into an appreciation of the deeper structures of the language and the functional aspects of grammar in communication.


GER 3400 - German Business Culture

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 2310 or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is for students who plan to do business with people in German-speaking countries. The course incorporates specialized language pertaining to marketing, banking, the structure of corporations, and the code of behavior in the business world as well as the social protection of the gainfully employed, transportation, import, and export.


GER 3410 - Translation Techniques for Scientific Materials

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 2320 or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed for the understanding of writings in the field of science. Attention is given to the specialized vocabulary, idioms, and sentence structure in this field. Translations on up-to-date topics are from German into English, facilitating reading and comprehension.


GER 3800 - International Advanced German

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing in German or equivalent

Description: This course recognizes upper-division study in language, culture, and literature in a study abroad setting. It uses a variety of methods and includes reading, writing, and discussion seminars in German.


GER 4020 - Advanced German Composition

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Three hours of third-year college German

Description: This course is an advanced study of the application of vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammatical structures necessary for effective written communication. It includes review and expansion of various grammatical topics, exercises on stylistics, and considerable expansion of the student’s vocabulary. Conducted in German.


GER 4200 - Major German Authors

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Nine hours of German above 1020 or Permission of instructor, Senior standing necessary if used for Senior Experience requirement

Description: The course traces in representative works the artistic and intellectual development of major German authors who have gained a place in world literature. Class periods will be devoted to historical background, biographies, group discussions, and analysis. Class is conducted in German, requiring oral and written reports.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


GER 4210 - Advanced Conversation: Present-day Germany

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Three hours of third-year college German or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to help the student develop an understanding of present-day Germany. Recent and current socioeconomic changes and political trends are emphasized. Articles in recent issues of a leading German periodical are used as basis for classroom discussion, student reports, and themes.


GER 4400 - Advanced German Business Culture

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Nine hours of German above 1020 or Permission of instructor, Senior standing necessary if used for Senior Experience requirement

Description: The course focuses on business topics with specialized language pertaining to industry, marketing, finance, social welfare, the consumer in general, and the environment. Class is conducted in German, requiring oral and written reports.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


GER 4410 - Advanced Translation Techniques

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): GER 3310 or Permission of instructor, Senior standing necessary if used for Senior Experience Requirement

Description: This course practices the different translation techniques (from German to English and from English to German) in a variety of materials taken from economics, law, medicine, the fine arts, biographies, geography, history, and others. Attention is given to the unique tone of each document.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience

ITA 1010 - Elementary Italian I

Credits: 5

Description: This is a basic course in Italian, with emphasis primarily on pronunciation, speaking, and understanding, supplemented by grammar, reading, and writing. Attention will also focus on understanding the culture and customs of Italy.


ITA 1020 - Elementary Italian II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite(s): ITA 1010 or one year of high school Italian or its equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

Description: This course is a continuation of ITA 1010 and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.

Note: This course requires a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the General Studies requirement.

General Studies: Oral Communication


ITA 2010 - Intermediate Italian I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 1020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is the first of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence focusing on the further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course emphasizes the use of functional, communicative language for achieving oral and written proficiency, and cultural competence. Classes are conducted mostly in Italian and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of ltalian and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


ITA 2020 - Intermediate Italian II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 1020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is a continuation of ITA 2010 and is the second of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence focusing on the further development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course emphasizes the use of functional, communicative language for achieving oral and written proficiency, and cultural competence. Classes are conducted mostly in Italian and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of Italian and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


ITA 2110 - Italian Reading and Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 1020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is designed to deepen students’ knowledge of the geographical, historical, economic, and sociological aspects of Italian culture. It strengthens conversational ability through the use of group discussions, role-playing, oral presentations, and debates. Conducted in Italian.


ITA 3010 - Italian Culture Through Film

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 2020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is designed to expand students’ knowledge of the culture and civilization of modern Italy primarily through film. It will focus on a selection of ltalian movies from World War II to the present with the purpose of analyzing the historical, cultural, and socio-economic complexity of contemporary Italy. Classes will be conducted in Italian.


ITA 3110 - Advanced Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 2020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course focuses on refining language skills while providing insight into Italian society and culture. It helps students expand vocabulary and communication strategies while revising complex grammatical structures. Conducted in Italian.


ITA 3140 - Advanced Italian Grammar

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 2020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course systematizes and reinforces the language skills presented in lower-level courses through a review of complex grammatical points, and through the analysis of literary texts and newspaper articles. Classes will be conducted in Italian.


ITA 3250 - Readings in Italian Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 2020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the study of Italian literature. It helps students gain confidence and increase their effectiveness in reading Italian texts, develop vocabulary, and become familiar with idiomatic expressions through discussions, oral reports, and essays. Conducted in Italian.


ITA 3310 - Contemporary Italy: Culture and Society

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ITA 2020 or Instructor’s Permission

Description: This course is designed to deepen students’ knowledge of ltalian language and society. Students will examine the political, cultural, and social history of Italy from the post-war period to the present. Students will use different idiomatic expressions, review grammatical structures, present oral reports, and write essays on the topics discussed in class. Conducted in Italian.

JPS 1010 Elementary Japanese I 

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: none

This course focuses on the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Elementary grammar structures, pronunciation, conversation, both kana syllabaries, select “first year” Joyo kanji, and an overview of Japanese culture and society is introduced. 


 

JPS 1020 Elementary Japanese II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: JPS 1010

Continues Elementary Japanese I in the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Japanese language as well as learning the Japanese culture, through studying vocabulary, grammar, kanji, dialogue, and communication strategies. 


 

JPS 2010 Intermediate Japanese I

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: JPS 1020

Continues Elementary  Japanese II in the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Japanese language as well as learning the Japanese culture, through studying vocabulary, grammar, kanji, dialogue, and communication strategies. 


 

JPS 2020 Intermediate Japanese II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite: JPS 2010

Continues Intermediate Japanese I in the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Japanese language as well as learning the Japanese culture, through studying vocabulary, grammar, kanji, dialogue, and communication strategies.


 

JPS 2110 Conversational Japanese I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 1020

Japanese conversation course to enable the students to speak more fluidly and readily. Learn different dialogues that are useful in different scenarios of everyday life in Japan and create your own survival skills. 


 

JPS 3110 Conversational Japanese II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 2110

Continuation of Conversational Japanese II. Japanese conversation course to enable the students to speak more fluidly and readily. Learn different dialogues that are useful in different scenarios of everyday life in Japan and create your own survival skills. 


 

JPS 2120 Kanji I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 1020

250 kanji, its etymology, meaning and usage in recognizing, reading, and writing.  


 

JPS 3120 Kanji II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 2120

Continuation of Kanji I. 250 kanji, its etymology, meaning and usage in recognizing, reading, and writing.  


 

JPS 3200 Japanese through Media Culture

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 2020

Study of the Japanese language and social and cultural customs through media. Materials to include, but not limited to, are manga, online articles, and film. 


 

JPS 3300 Advanced Japanese: Major Topics (umbrella)

Credits: 3

Prerequisite: JPS 2020

Advanced course for those who have taken two years of basic Japanese. The variable topics in this course will target specific aspects of the language to further the understanding of the culture.

SPA 1000 - Conversational Spanish for Travel I

Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for personal travel.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1002 - Conversational Spanish for Law Enforcement I

Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the law-enforcement professions.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1003 - Conversational Spanish for Law Enforcement II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1002

Description: This course is a continuation of SPA 1002 and is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the law-enforcement professions.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1004 - Conversational Spanish for Medical Professions I

Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the medical professions.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1005 - Conversational Spanish for Medical Professions II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1004

Description: This course is a continuation of SPA 1004 and is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the medical professions.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1006 - Conversational Spanish for School Personnel I

Credits: 3

Description: This course is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the school environment.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1007 - Conversational Spanish for School Personnel II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1006

Description: This course is a continuation of SPA 1006 and is designed for the student who wants to acquire a basic knowledge of conversational Spanish for the school environment.

Note: It does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for any Spanish 2000-level course.


SPA 1010 - Elementary Spanish I

Credits: 5

Description: This is a basic course in Spanish, with emphasis primarily on pronunciation, speaking and understanding, supplemented by grammar, reading, and writing.


SPA 1020 - Elementary Spanish II

Credits: 5

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1010 or the equivalent high school or transfer experience

Description: This course is the continuation of SPA 1010 and focuses on skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with an emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and cultural competency.

Note: This course requires a grade of “C” or better to fulfill the General Studies requirement.

General Studies: Oral Communication


SPA 1800 - International Spanish Year I

Credits: 1-15

Description: This variable credit course is designed for first-year students learning Spanish in a study abroad setting. The course will recognize an approved, study-abroad, educational experience in Spanish speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.


SPA 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1020 or placement or two years of high school Spanish or its equivalent with a grade of “C” or better

Description: This course continues the sequence of SPA 1010 and SPA 1020 and is the first of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in Spanish and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of Spanish and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


SPA 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2010 or equivalent

Description: This course is a continuation of SPA 2010 and is the second of a two-semester, integrated, second-year sequence. The course focuses on further skills development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the use of functional, communicative language for oral and written proficiency and on cultural competency. Class is conducted mostly in Spanish and will include a variety of interactive activities designed to help students develop their knowledge of Spanish and their ability to use it productively in situations of communication.


SPA 2110 - Spanish Reading and Communication I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 1020 with a grade of “C” or better or placement or two years of high school Spanish or its equivalent

Description: This intermediate course introduces increasingly complex readings and promotes the development of oral and written proficiency. The course is designed to afford the student the necessary practice to communicate with ease in Spanish. Emphasis lies on vocabulary building, reading of cultural material, and communication skills.


SPA 2120 - Spanish Reading and Communication II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2110 or equivalent, or permission of instructor

Description: This intermediate course is a continuation of SPA 2110. It is designed to review, widen, and strengthen the knowledge of language structures as a basis for more advanced work in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in Spanish.


SPA 2340 - Intermediate Spanish for the Heritage Speaker

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2120 or equivalent or permission of instructor

Description: This is an intermediate-level course for the heritage and bilingual speaker of Spanish who has developed speaking ability outside of the classroom with little training in the formal components of the language. The course focuses on the practice and use of standard oral and written Spanish structures found in cultural, literary, journalistic and media platforms. Particular attention is given to the development of language skills necessary for communication in social or professional settings, and to discussions on specific cultural issues faced by the Spanish speaker. This course may be taken by Spanish majors or minors, or non-majors or minors in lieu of SPA 2320.


SPA 2750 - Intensive Intermediate Spanish Grammar Review

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2110 with “C” or higher, or equivalent, or departmental permission

Description: SPA 2750 is an intensive transition course between the intermediate and advanced Spanish writing and grammar courses. It provides comprehensive grammar review and writing practice by building on topics covered in lower-level Spanish courses, and approaching them in a more detailed manner. The course introduces additional aspects of the Spanish language, not previously covered in preceding courses. The foundations of grammar and their expression in oral and written communication are especially emphasized. The course is designed for students who wish to pursue further studies in Spanish, and is especially useful to proficient speakers (native, heritage, and second-language learners) who have had limited exposure to the formal study of language structure.


SPA 2800 - International Spanish Year II

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): One year of college Spanish or equivalent

Description: This variable credit course is designed to recognize second year study of Spanish language and culture in an approved study-abroad setting.


SPA 3050 - Cultural Crossroads: France, Germany, Spain

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1020

Description: This course gives students the cultural background necessary to understand and appreciate those spiritual and intellectual developments that have given today’s three European nations (representing our language disciplines) their characteristics. Main topics include the Indo- European language family, the cultural and technological development of Germanic and Romance-speaking countries, the causes for the rise and fall of these countries throughout the 2000 years under consideration, the role of women in politics and the arts, the development of differing social etiquette, reasons for mass emigrations, contributions of immigrants to their new countries, and the effect that the European Union has on the educational social welfare of its member nations.

Note: Students can get credit for only one prefix.

Cross Listed Course(s): FRE 3050, GER 3050, MDL 3050


SPA 3100 - Spanish Terminology for the Bilingual Classroom

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish, its equivalent, or Permission of the instructor

Description: This is a practical course designed to help students with the Spanish structures and terminology used in the different areas of instruction.


SPA 3110 - Advanced Conversation

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This is an advanced course to broaden and strengthen the student’s conversational skills, emphasizing current topics in the Hispanic world.


SPA 3140 - Advanced Composition

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2310 and SPA 2320 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to reinforce and develop further the student’s abilities in composition tasks that reflect the kind of writing students are generally asked to perform as Spanish majors. Classes are conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3150 - Spanish Phonetics: Theory and Practice

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course in Spanish phonology is aimed at improving students’ pronunciation and introducing them to the field of descriptive linguistics.


SPA 3200 - Culture and Civilization of Spain

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish or equivalent, or Permission of instructor; and completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This course is an advanced Spanish conversational approach to the understanding of the traditions and history of Spain and the national character as expressed in everyday life. It is based on a reading-lecture discussion format. Oral presentations and a term paper are required. This class is conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3210 - Spanish-American Culture and Civilization

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish or equivalent, or Permission of instructor; and completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This course is an advanced Spanish conversational approach to the chief cultural characteristics of the Hispanic-American world. It is based on a reading-lecture-discussion format. Oral presentations and a research paper are required. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3220 - Folklore and Culture of the Mexican Southwest

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): Two years of college Spanish or equivalent, or Permission of instructor; and completion of General Studies requirements in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Quantitative Literacy.

Description: This course is designed to acquaint the students with the culture, folklore and civilization of the Mexican American in the Southwest. The introductory lectures will deal with the Spanish and Indian heritage. Main concentration will be on the culture and folklore of the people from the arrival of Juan de Oñate to the present. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish.


SPA 3250 - Introduction to Literary Studies in Spanish

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2320 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to introduce the students to the study of literature in the Spanish language. Emphasis will be placed on reading and critical analysis of representative works, main literary trends and terminology. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3340 - Advanced Spanish for the Heritage Speaker

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2320 or SPA 2340 or permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed specifically for the heritage or bilingual learner of Spanish who brings strong proficiency and literacy skills in Spanish. The course focuses on the development of advanced communicative competence in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing, as well as on understanding Hispanic cultures, issues of identity of the heritage speaker in the U.S., language variation, customs, geography, history, and current events. Students will gain linguistic and oral proficiency in order to develop, evaluate, compare and express ideas critically in both oral and written formats on varied topics and themes. This course is open to the heritage learner with, at least, two years of formal training in Spanish.


SPA 3400 - Survey of Spanish Literature I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is a general survey of the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages through the romantic era. Reading of representative works, lecture on biography, criticism and recitation will be included. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3410 - Survey of Spanish Literature II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course presents Spanish literature since 1870, including post-romanticism, realism, naturalism, the generation of 1898, the genero chico, and more recent works. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3510 - Survey of Latin American Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to introduce the student to the most important works in Latin American literature from the late 15th century to the late 19th century. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 3600 - Latin American Cinema

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 2320 or LAS 2860 or Permission of instructor

Description: This 3000-level course, a survey of recent Latin American film, is interdisciplinary and crosscultural, emphasizing the socio-economic and political issues (race, gender, sex, and identity issues) central to the development of Latin American cinema. This course is suitable for nonspeakers of Spanish and is designed to introduce students to the cinematic work of a number of Latin American film artists or movements by discussing them from a variety of perspectives (narrative, rhetoric, aesthetics, film language). This course is designed to heighten perceptual skills by viewing films and increase critical understanding of the ways films function as visual discourse. Students in the SPA major program at the time the course is taken will complete all work in Spanish.


SPA 3650 - Introduction to Spanish Translation I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3140 with a grade of at least a “B” or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is an introduction to the principal topics in the discipline of translation. The student will translate a variety of texts from Spanish to English and from English to Spanish, discuss and critique translations in class, examine various historical and theoretical concepts of translation, and analyze grammatical, lexical and cultural issues faced by translators. Student is expected to be fluent in both Spanish and English.


SPA 3800 - International Advanced Spanish

Credits: 1-15

Prerequisite(s): upper-division standing in Spanish or equivalent

Description: This course is designed to recognize upper-division study in language, culture and literature in a study-abroad setting. This advanced study in Spanish uses a variety of methods and includes reading, writing and discussion seminars in Spanish.


SPA 4010 - Advanced Spanish Writing and Grammar I

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3140 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is designed to afford the student of Spanish an overall acquaintance with contemporary grammatical analysis and terminology, in order to promote and enhance the student’s sensitivity regarding the syntactical structure of the Spanish oral and written modes of expression. Classes are conducted in Spanish.


SPA 4020 - Advanced Spanish Writing and Grammar II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 4010 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course is an intensive study of Spanish idiomatic expressions and selected vocabulary to strengthen the student’s language skills, with emphasis on written style and on the understanding of the Spanish syntax. The main purpose of this course is to enable the student to manipulate the target language with accuracy, elegance and assertiveness. Classes are conducted in Spanish.


SPA 4050 - Introduction to Translation II

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3140 and SPA 3650 with grades of “B” or better

Description: This course further explores the principal topics in the discipline of translation. Students will translate (Spanish to English and English to Spanish) challenging “real-life” texts from such diverse fields as law, medicine, marketing, human resources, literature and poetry. Class sessions will focus on discussion of assigned translations, examination of various historical and theoretical concepts of translation, and analysis of grammatical, lexical, and cultural issues faced by translators. Students are expected to be fluent in both Spanish and English.


SPA 4110 - Contemporary Spanish Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250

Description: This course involves reading and analysis, through discussion and writing, of representative works of contemporary Spanish literature. The course affords students an opportunity to explore changes in cultural development in Spain from the end of the Civil War until the present. This course is conducted in Spanish.


SPA 4120 - Contemporary Latin-American Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3510 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This is a course in which the student will be critically reading and discussing the major works of contemporary Spanish American authors in order to appreciate their literary and cultural values and to participate in a meaningful language experience. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 4130 - Contemporary Mexican Literature

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250 or equivalent, or Permission of instructor

Description: This course offers a panoramic view of Mexican literature. It will examine the articulation of diverse social and cultural questions, as well as the ways in which Mexican writers represent themselves and their cultural heritage through literary texts. The student will read and discuss representative works of 20th century Mexican writers. Conducted in Spanish.


SPA 4200 - Spanish-American Essay: 19th and 20th Centuries

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): SPA 3250 or Permission of instructor

Description: This course presents, discusses, and analyzes the most important literary work of representative 19th and 20th century Spanish-American essayists. The course exposes the student to the thought and stylistic modes found in the intellectual production of the selected prominent figures to be studied. Conducted in Spanish.

University Requirement(s): Senior Experience

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