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Chinese

CHI 1010: Beginning Chinese I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Introduces the basics of pronunciation and of the structural and writing systems of standard modern Chinese (Mandarin Chinese).

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 1020: Beginning Chinese II

A continuation of CHI 1010. Increased time is devoted to reading and writing. Development of oral skills remains the primary object of the course.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHI1010

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 1505: Chinese Culture and Social Life

Introduces various aspects of Chinese culture (e.g., values, customs, manners, and festivals) and discusses everyday life in contemporary Chinese society.

Credits: 3

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 2010: Intermediate Chinese I

Designed for students who have completed CHI 1010 and 1020 or the equivalent. Consolidates the foundation that students have acquired through previous coursework and introduces more complex grammatical structures and background cultural information.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHI1020

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 2020: Intermediate Chinese II

A continuation of CHI 2010. Consolidates the foundation that students have acquired through previous coursework and introduces more complex grammatical structures and background cultural information.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHI2010

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 3010: Advanced Chinese I

Designed for students who have completed CHI 2010 and 2020 or studied the language for at least two years. Consolidates the knowledge and skills acquired through previous coursework and enhances reading, writing, and oral-expressive skills.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHI2020

Department: Language and Culture
CHI 3020: Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of CHI 3010, designed for students who have completed five semesters of college-level Chinese or the equivalent. Consolidates the knowledge and skills acquired through previous coursework and enhances reading, writing, and oral proficiency.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHI3010

Department: Language and Culture

French

FRE 1010: Beginning French I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Presents the essential structures of spoken and written French by involving the student in situations that concretely represent the concepts of the language.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 1020: Beginning French II

A continuation of FRE 1010. Increased time is devoted to reading and writing. The development of oral skills remains the primary objective of the course.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 1070: Intensive Beginning French

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Designed to help students quickly acquire the ability to negotiate their immediate surroundings using the French language. Elements of grammar and syntax are introduced, reviewed, and complemented by readings from newspapers and other sources relevant to everyday life. Taught in French, with emphasis on the spoken language. (offered in France, Summer)

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 2010: Intermediate French I

For students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of spoken and written French. Through a variety of written and oral assignments and exercises, students acquire a wider range of vocabulary, review basic structures, and become more comfortable interacting in spoken French. Students are encouraged to take risks and enjoy the adventure of language acquisition in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 2020: Intermediate French II

A continuation of FRE 2010. Concentrated work to help students acquire more nuanced vocabulary, with an introduction to slang. Students gain greater ease in reading through a variety of texts of increasing difficulty. The readings also serve as a basis for discussion, composition, and grammar review.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 2070: Intensive Intermediate French

For students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of French; placement in FRE 2070 or 3070 is determined by a brief exam. Designed to help students quickly acquire the ability to negotiate their immediate surroundings using the French language. Elements of grammar and syntax are introduced, reviewed, and complemented by readings from newspapers and other sources relevant to everyday life. Taught in French, with emphasis on the spoken language. (Offered in France, Summer)

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3015: Advanced French I

Offers a stress-free learning atmosphere to help students of French move toward fluency. Starting with a brief refresher on the basics through interactive situations in the classroom, students go on to invent situations, then perform, write about, and discuss them, increasing their command of the language and their comfort level in using it.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3025: Advanced French II

In this continuation of FRE 3015, readings, writing, and conversational exercises are used to improve fluency in the French language. A variety of media are used to stimulate discussions. To increase their comfort level and command of French, students invent dramatic situations in the classroom that they perform, analyze, discuss, and debate.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3067: French Caribbean Literature

A study of major developments in French Caribbean literature of the 19th through 21st centuries. This course focuses on questions of language, race, gender, geography, and class, with emphasis on local, regional, and global frames of reference.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3070: Intensive Advanced French

For students who are already familiar with the fundamentals of French; placement in FRE 2070 or 3070 is determined by a brief exam. Uses material like television, magazines, newspapers, and literature to help students increase their knowledge of the language while introducing the various aspects of French life. Students also review and refine their knowledge of grammatical structures and work toward becoming familiar with idiomatic language and slang. Taught in French, with emphasis on the spoken language. (Offered in France, Summer)

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3705: Short Fiction in French

An examination of the short fiction form, including novellas and stories, from tales of adventure to modern psychological fiction. The course begins with the realists, then moves through the surrealists, existentialists, and “nouveau roman” authors. Texts include works by Balzac, Nerval, Flaubert, Desnos, Camus, Sarraute, Colette, and Duras.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: FRE3015

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3710: Classics of French Literature on Film

How does the cinema adapt a text, and what are the questions underlying these semiological, ideological, or technical choices? Students read the literature (i.e., Cyrano de Bergerac, Madame Bovary) and view the films. Although this course is taught in English, the films are in French, and students who can read the literature in French are encouraged to do so.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3730: Translation Theory

Students are introduced to the theory of translation, as it has developed over time and has dealt with questions from linguists, poets, anthropologists, and gender theorists. Taken in conjunction with FRE 3735.

Credits: 2

COREQ: FRE3735

Department: Language and Culture
FRE 3735: French Translation

Students produce, refine, evaluate, and reflect on translations from French to English and English to French. Particular emphasis on the translation of fiction and poetry. Taken in conjunction with FRE 3730.

Credits: 2

COREQ: FRE3730

Department: Language and Culture

German

GER 1010: Beginning German I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language, and for students who are majoring in language and culture. Presents the essential structures of spoken and written German by involving the student in interactive situations.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
GER 1020: Beginning German II

A continuation of GER 1010. Increased time is devoted to reading and writing. Development of oral skills remains the primary objective of the course.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: GER1010

Department: Language and Culture

Hebrew

HEB 1010: Beginning Hebrew I

For beginning students and those with rudimentary training in Hebrew. The course stresses reading, writing, and speaking by involving students in situations that concretely express the concepts of the language.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
HEB 1020: Beginning Hebrew II

A continuation of HEB 1010. Students increase their fluency and confidence in comprehension through discussions of simple stories and increased grammar drill. Situations are presented and discussed in Hebrew.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: HEB1010

Department: Language and Culture
HEB 2110: Intermediate Hebrew I

Readings of adapted short stories and essays stimulate class discussion in Hebrew and provide the context for increased vocabulary and written drills. Attention is given to grammar and style.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: HEB1020

Department: Language and Culture
HEB 3150: Conversational Hebrew: Ulpan Style

A conversational Hebrew course that allows students to acquire fluency in spoken Hebrew. Reading, writing, grammar, syntax, and conversation in modern Hebrew are emphasized.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture

Italian

ITA 1010: Beginning Italian I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Presents the essential structures of spoken and written Italian by involving the student in situations that concretely represent the concepts of the language.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
ITA 1020: Beginning Italian II

A continuation of ITA 1010. Increased time is devoted to reading and writing. The development of oral skills remains the primary objective of the course.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: ITA1010

Department: Language and Culture
ITA 2010: Intermediate Italian I

For students already familiar with the fundamentals of spoken and written Italian. After a review of grammar through various reading assignments, students are given a context for discussion to increase vocabulary and speaking ease. Weekly compositions aid grammar review.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: ITA1020

Department: Language and Culture
ITA 2020: Intermediate Italian II

A continuation of ITA 2010. Weekly compositions serve as an aid for grammar review.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: ITA2010

Department: Language and Culture
ITA 2070: Intensive Intermediate Italian

For students already familiar with the fundamentals of spoken and written Italian. Particular attention is given to conversation, encouraging the student to communicate in Italian. Various authentic materials (newspapers, videos, audio cassettes) are used to facilitate this process. (Offered in Italy, Summer)

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
ITA 3070: Intensive Advanced Italian

For students who have had at least four semesters of college Italian or the equivalent. Through selected readings on a variety of topics, students explore the more complex aspects of the Italian language. Discussions and written work based on the readings help students attain a higher level of fluency. (Offered in Italy, Summer)

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture

General Language and Culture

LAC 3360: Methods of Language Teaching

A survey of various teaching methods in second language instruction. Students become familiar with the theories of language learning that underlie these methodologies. Open to all students interested in second language teaching methods.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
LAC 3880: Language and Culture Junior Seminar

Designed to develop students’ skills for the formulation, proposal, research, and execution of individual research projects

Credits: 2

Department: Language and Culture

Linguistics

LAC 3000: Syntax and Semantics

An introduction to the study of syntax and its relationship to interpretation and meaning (semantics). Data from English and other languages are used to illustrate the basic principles and parameters that govern language facility. The course progresses from an introduction of the basic notions of syntactic theory to more complex phenomena observed in the world’s languages.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
LAC 3400: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

An introduction to the study of linguistics, with a focus on Spanish. Students examine the theoretical aspects of numerous subfields of linguistics—phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax—and begin to apply this knowledge to the fields of dialectology and sociolinguistics. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
LAC 3430: An Introduction to Linguistics

An introduction to basic linguistic concepts, providing a background for understanding how language works and is used in everyday life. Topics include core areas of linguistics (e.g., phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) and more applied areas of language study (e.g., sociolinguistics and second language acquisition).

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture

Portuguese

POR 1010: Beginning Portuguese I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Presents the essential structures of spoken and written Portuguese by involving the student in situations that concretely represent the concepts of the language.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture

Spanish

SPA 1010: Beginning Spanish I

For students who have had little or no previous exposure to the language. Presents the essential structures of spoken and written Spanish by involving the student in situations that concretely represent the concepts of the language.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 1020: Beginning Spanish II

A continuation of SPA 1010. Increased time is devoted to reading and writing. Development of oral skills remains the primary objective of the course.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 2010: Intermediate Spanish I

For students already familiar with the fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish. Through various reading assignments, students are given a context for discussion to increase vocabulary and speaking ease. Weekly compositions serve as an aid for grammar review.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 2020: Intermediate Spanish II

Concentrated work to help students acquire more specialized vocabulary, with an introduction to slang. Students gain greater ease in reading through a variety of texts of increasing difficulty. These texts also serve as a basis for discussion, composition, and grammar review.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 2030: Spanish for Native Speakers

For native speakers of Spanish who have had little or no formal training in the language. The focus is on expanding each student’s ability to read and write fluently, in preparation for the challenges of upper-level Spanish courses.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 2070: Intensive Intermediate Spanish

Summer (offered in Spain)For students who need to review and extend the fundamentals of spoken and written Spanish. Particular attention is given to developing fluency in conversation, increasing understanding, encouraging students to communicate in Spanish, writing clear Spanish, and reading original materials like advertisements and magazines. Various authentic materials (audio cassettes, newspapers) are used to facilitate this process.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3015: Advanced Spanish

Introduces students to the more complex aspects of the language, while promoting oral and written fluency through a variety of materials. Excerpts from novels, plays, poetry, periodicals, and films are used to promote classroom discussions with active student participation. Frequent oral presentations and weekly compositions required.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3070: Intensive Advanced Spanish

Summer (offered in Spain)For students who have had at least four semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent. Through selected readings on a variety of topics, students explore the more complex aspects of the Spanish language. Discussions and written work based on the readings help students attain a high level of fluency.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3211: Spanish and Latin American Cinema

Drawing from the rich cinematography of Spain and Latin America, this course focuses on the interaction between film and culture in Latin America. Films are discussed and analyzed in the context of sociopolitical events and aesthetic movements, with emphasis on the cultural perspective.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3240: Arte de Escribir

In this creative writing course, students write in Spanish in a variety of genres (dramatic dialogues, short fiction, and poetry). Style, dialogue, characterization, structure, and mood are explored through writing exercises and the analysis of different Latin American writers. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3260: Advanced Spanish Reading and Conversation

Conducted entirely in Spanish, this course focuses on reading, researching, and analyzing a variety of texts and consists primarily of literary, philosophical, and social discussions in the target language. It is designed to facilitate, improve, and develop reading and analytical skills as well as students’ confidence in their ability to speak Spanish in public. In addition to the extensive class discussions, students read two novel-length books and write two short essays in Spanish. Taught in Spanish

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3320: Masterpieces of Hispanic Poetry

The history of Hispanic poetry is examined through readings of its major poets from the Middle Ages through the modern period. Taught in Spanish

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3340: Advanced Culture and Conversation

Students study essays, films, and short fiction in Spanish to advance their knowledge of Hispanic cultures and to develop advanced skills in conversation, reading, and composition.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3365: Languages and Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries

Students explore the various languages and cultures that exist in Spanish-speaking countries. In general terms, the course is structured in two blocks: (1) Iberian Peninsula, pre- and post-Indo-European invasion; and (2) Latin America, pre- and post-Spanish invasion.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3370: Lettered Cities: The Literature of Latin American Cities

A study of the literature of 20th- and 21st-century Latin American cities, looking at the relationship between literary texts, urban societies, and architectural configurations. Students also investigate the historical role cities have in Latin American cultural production and the role of capital cities in the production of nationalisms. Taught in Spanish.Note: Students should have experience with courses in Spanish at the advanced level or above. Consult with the instructor if in doubt.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3450: The Structure of Spanish: Grammar, Morphology, and Syntax

An introduction to the structural analysis of Spanish, focusing on grammar, morphology, and syntax. Students examine the set of structural rules governing the composition of words (derivational and inflectional morphology) and phrases (constituents, word order, sentence structure).

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3600: Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to the Baroque

An introduction to the thought, art, and history of Spain from the Middle Ages to the Baroque through close readings of major literary texts. Readings include the medieval epic (Poem of the Cid), the traditional ballad (Romancero), the early novel (La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes), Cervantes, and the classic theatre. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3610: Modern Spanish Literature

Major literary and social movements of 19th- and 20th-century Spain: Romanticism, the realist novel, the generations of 1898 and 1927, and the Civil War are central. Authors include Bécquer, Galdos, Unamuno, Ortega y Gasset, and Lorca. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3630: The Modern Latin American Novel

Major novels of 20th-century Latin America and their literary and social contexts. Authors include Guiraldes, Carpentier, Cortàzar, and García Márquez. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: SPA3015

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3687: The Idea of Latin America

Who had the idea to name part of the world “Latin America”? What makes it “Latin”? Who has an interest in this definition? Who is included and who isn’t? This course asks these questions and others through readings of texts by Bolívar, Martí, Mariátegui, and others.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3700: The Latin American Short Story

Selected examples drawn from the significant number of Latin American writers who have made some of their most interesting contributions in this short form. Selected works from 19th- and 20th-century writers are read closely. Taught in Spanish.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3715: Modern Hispanic Theatre

In this examination of the modern theatre of Spain and Latin America, students read and analyze plays from Spanish-speaking countries in their aesthetic and cultural contexts. When possible, students perform scenes from some of the plays.

Credits: 4

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3730: Translation Theory

Students are introduced to the theory of translation, as it has developed over time and has dealt with questions from linguists, poets, anthropologists, and gender theorists. Taken in conjunction with SPA 3735.

Credits: 2

COREQ: SPA3735

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3735: Spanish Translation

Students produce, refine, evaluate, and reflect on translations from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular emphasis on the translation of fiction and poetry. Taken in conjunction with SPA 3730.

Credits: 2

COREQ: SPA3730

Department: Language and Culture
SPA 3800: Translation Workshop: Spanish

Begins with a brief presentation of some theoretical aspects of translation, after which students become directly involved in translating both from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. Literary texts representing a wide variety of styles are selected. Particular attention is given to idiomatic aspects of each language.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: SPA3016

Department: Language and Culture

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