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Courses in Modern Languages

Courses in Arabic

ARAB 191

Beginning Arabic I

This course employs the communicative approach to language learning, stressing correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and basic speaking ability. The major components of each chapter are vocabulary, story, culture, grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking activities, and snippets of colloquial conversation in the widely used dialects of Egypt, the Levant, and North Africa. Grammar is learned inductively with special attention given to morphology.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

ARAB 192

Beginning Arabic II

This course is a continuation of Beginning Arabic I, the first course in Modern Standard Arabic. The course employs the communicative approach to language learning, stressing correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and basic speaking ability. The major components of each chapter are vocabulary, story, culture, grammar, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing and speaking activities, and snippets of colloquial conversation in the widely used dialects of Egypt, the Levant, and North Africa. Grammar is learned inductively with special attention given to morphology. Prerequisite: ARAB 191.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language ARAB 191 1 course

ARAB 291

Intermediate Arabic I

This course introduces students to Intermediate Arabic, the third course in Modern Standard Arabic. The course employs the communicative approach to language learning, stressing correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and speaking ability. Grammar is learned inductively with special attention given to morphology. Prerequisite: ARAB 192.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language ARAB 192 1 course

ARAB 292

Intermediate Arabic II

This course is a continuation of Intermediate Arabic I; it is the fourth-semester course in Modern Standard Arabic. The course employs the communicative approach to language learning, stressing correct pronunciation, aural comprehension, and speaking ability. Grammar is learned inductively with special attention given to morphology and syntax. Prerequisite: ARAB 291 or equivalent.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
ARAB 291 1 course

Courses in Chinese

CHIN 161

Elementary Chinese I

The goals for this course are for students to master the pinyin Romanization system and to acquire basic communication skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Mandarin Chinese. CHIN 161 is open only to beginners in Chinese or those with two years or less of high school Chinese.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

CHIN 162

Elementary Chinese II

This course is a continuation of Elementary Chinese I. Students will continue to develop the language skills they acquired in Elementary Chinese I. Prerequisite: CHIN 161 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language CHIN 161 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

CHIN 261

Intermediate Chinese I

Course work helps students to develop four linguistic skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) in Chinese at a more advanced level. Course work emphasizes drills, conversation and grammar. The goals are for students to acquire the following skills: to pronounce modern standard Chinese, to write words using both characters and pinyin Romanization system, to converse in more complicated sentences based on grammatical structures introduced in this course and to write essays. Prerequisite: CHIN 162 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language CHIN 162 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

CHIN 262

Intermediate Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 216. Prerequisite: CHIN 261 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language CHIN 261 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

CHIN 269

Topics in Chinese

Topics in the Chinese language. May be repeated with different topics for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1/2-1 course

CHIN 361

Advanced Chinese I

Reading and discussion of advanced Chinese materials. Exercise in speaking the language and in writing compositions. Prerequisite: CHIN 261 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language CHIN 261 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

CHIN 362

Advanced Chinese II

A continuation of CHIN 361. Prerequisite: CHIN 361 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language CHIN 361 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

CHIN 461

Advanced Readings and Projects in Chinese

Open to advanced students in Chinese. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

CHIN EXP

Chinese Conversation

Designed to improve communication skills in Mandarin Chinese, with special focus on the four tones and on acquiring useful terms and phrases for daily conversation. Prerequisite: CHIN 262 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
CHIN 262 or permission of instructor 1 course

Courses in French

FREN 101

Elementary French I

Introduction to the French language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The essentials of French grammar. Emphasis on communication and Francophone cultures. FREN 101 is open only to beginners in French or those with two years or less of high school French.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

FREN 102

Elementary French II

A continuation of FREN 101. Prerequisite: FREN 101.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 101 1 course

FREN 110

Review of Elementary French

Practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Review of French grammar and study of Francophone cultures. For those students who have prior experience in French. Satisfies the Group 5 requirement. Open to students who are placed into this level by test results or departmental direction. Not open to those who have credit for FREN 101 or 102.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

FREN 183F

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

May or Winter Term off-campus study course with a theme related to the French language.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
variable

FREN 201

Intermediate French I

Reading, oral practice, composition and further study of grammar and Francophone cultures. Prerequisite: FREN 102 or 110 or qualifying score on the French placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 102 or FREN 110 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

FREN 202

Intermediate French II

A continuation of FREN 201. Prerequisite: FREN 201 or qualifying score on the French placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 201 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

FREN 305

French Conversation and Phonetics

Emphasis on oral practice and phonetics. Prerequisite: FREN 202 or qualifying grade on the placement test. Students with recent foreign residence in a French-speaking country must consult with the chair of the department before registering for FREN 305. Not open to heritage speakers of French.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 202 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

FREN 315

Introduction to Francophone Cultures

An examination of the major artistic, intellectual and social movements and figures of the Francophone world. Students explore the historical and contemporary experiences of French-speaking cultures outside of France. Prerequisite: FREN 305.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Sciences FREN 305 1 course

FREN 316

French Civilization

Culture and institutions before the Fifth Republic. A study of artistic movements, intellectual currents, and social development in France to 1958. Prerequisite: FREN 305. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities FREN 305 1 course

FREN 318

Contemporary French Civilization

Culture and institutions of the Fifth Republic. A study of artistic movements, intellectual currents and social developments in France since 1958. Prerequisite: FREN 305. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Sciences FREN 305 1 course

FREN 320

Business French

This course focuses on economics and business practices in France. Its goals are to familiarize students with the basic institutions (banking, Paris Stock Market, European Union), with how French corporations are organized and how they function (administrative structure, secretarial, marketing, sales, etc.), and with certain socio-cultural aspects of the workplace (executive behavior, management-labor relations, gender issues). Required work includes readings, tests, essays and oral presentations. Prerequisite: FREN 305 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 305 or permission of instructor 1 course

FREN 327

Introduction to Literature in French

Selection of significant texts from various periods. Prerequisite: FREN 305 and one additional 300-level course. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities FREN 305 and one additional 300-level course 1 course

FREN 401

Topics: Literatures and Cultures in the French-speaking World

Study of varied topics on the cultural, political, social, historical and literary aspects of life in the French-speaking world. Prerequisites: FREN 305 and one other 300-level French course. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
FREN 305 and one additional 300-level course 1 course

FREN 413

Advanced French Stylistics

Advanced syntax, writing styles, composition, linguistics and history of the French language. Prerequisite: FREN 327.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language FREN 327 1 course

FREN 420

French Seminar

A detailed study of an author, or a principal movement in literature and/or culture in French. Open only to senior French majors. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

FREN 427

Advanced Readings and Projects in French

Open to advanced students in French with permission of chair. Student may repeat for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

FREN 428

Advanced Readings and Projects in French

A continuation of FREN 427.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Courses in German

GER 111

Elementary German I

An introductory program with a variety of learning approaches. Presentation and reinforcement of grammar, pronunciation and idiom through simple reading, guided writing and functional spoken German. An introduction to the German cultural tradition. GER 111 is open only to those without German language background or to those with two years or less of high school German.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
none 1 course

GER 112

Elementary German II

A continuation of GER 111.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GER 111 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

GER 211

Intermediate German I

General preparation in German for personal, academic and professional use. Exercise in speaking the language and in writing brief original compositions. Reading from modern literary and cultural sources; selected topics about contemporary German life and the German tradition. Prerequisite: GER 112 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GER 112 or qualifying score on the placement test. 1 course

GER 212

Intermediate German II

A continuation of GER 211. Prerequisite: GER 211 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GER 211 or qualifying score on the placement test. 1 course

GER 304

Advanced German

This course is designed to prepare students for advanced work in German language, literature and culture. Students will read a variety of texts. Active practice in spoken and written German. GER 212 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language GER 212 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

GER 307

Introduction to German Literature

Experience in the study of literature and German literary history through texts from the 18th century to the present. Students will gain an overview of the historical development of the German tradition. GER 212 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities GER 212 or permission of instructor. 1 course

GER 309

German for Business

This course is designed to introduce students to the language of business German and to give them insight into Germany's current place in the global economy. Consideration of various themes organized around major business and economic topics, along with language and skill-building activities. Prerequisite: GER 212 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Ger 212 or permission of instructor. 1 course

GER 314

German Cultural Studies

Emphasis on aspects of popular, artistic, intellectual, religious and social tradition from selected periods. Prerequisite: Ger 212 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Social Sciences Ger 212 or permission of instructor. 1 course

GER 411

Twentieth Century German Literature and Culture

This course focuses on one period or theme taken primarily from 20th century German literature and culture. Possible topics include: Modernism in Berlin and Vienna, the Weimar Republic, Post-1945 German literature, etc. Prerequisite: Any 300-level German course or permission of instructor.May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities Any 300-level German course or permission of instructor. 1 course

GER 412

Topics

Critical investigation of a subject, usually from one of the following areas: genre or motif study, comparative arts, recent writers and criticism, social background to literature, cultural studies, linguistics, contemporary theory. Prerequisite:Any 300-level German course or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Any 300-level German course or permission of instructor. 1/2-1 course

GER 415

Senior Seminar

A detailed study of an author or a principal movement of German literature and/or culture.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

GER 447

Advanced Readings and Projects in German

Open to advanced students in German with permission of chair. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Open to advanced students in German with permission of chair. 1/2-1 course

GER 448

Advanced Readings and Projects in German

A continuation of GER 447. Prerequisite: Open to advanced students with permission of chair.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Open to advanced students with permission of chair. 1/2-1 course

Courses in Italian

ITAL 171

Elementary Italian I

Introduction to the Italian language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

ITAL 172

Elementary Italian II

A continuation of ITAL 171. Prerequisite: ITAL 171.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language ITAL 171 1 course

ITAL 271

Intermediate Italian I

Second year Italian. First semester. This course emphasizes oral and written expression, listening comprehension and building vocabulary. It also provides an intensive review of grammar. Learning is facilitated by a careful selection of literary texts, such as plays, novels, short stories, celebrated lyrics from opera and contemporary music. A variety of real-life material is also employed, including newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television broadcasts. Students are required to participate and engage in conversation during class. Regular attendance is essential. Daily assignments are required. Pre-requisite: Italian 171 & 172 or permission of a professor of Italian in the Modern Language Department.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language ITAL 171 and ITAL 172 or permission of a professor of Italian in the Modern Language Department 1 course

ITAL 272

Intermediate Italian II

Continuation of ITAL 271.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

ITAL 371

Advanced Italian

In this course, students will engage in conversation through film, current events, opera, contemporary music and short stories. Though the course will focus especially on developing the students' oral fluency and writing competence, students will improve their writing, reading, listening-comprehension and oral skills. This course will prepare students for more advanced work in Italian. Prerequisite: ITAL 272

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
ITAL 272 1 course

ITAL 375

Topics in Italian Literature and Culture

This course will introduce and examine an Italian literary and/or cultural topic. Taught in Italian. Pre-requisite: Italian 272 or approval of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Italian 371 or approval of the instructor 1 course

ITAL 470

Readings and Projects in Italian

This course is an independent studies course for advanced students of Italian who wish to pursue an independently designed program of research or inquiry in Italian. Open to advanced students in Italian with permission of chair. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Courses in Japanese

JAPN 151

Elementary Japanese I

Introduction to the Japanese language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. JAPN 151 is open only to beginners in Japanese or those with two years or less of high school Japanese.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

JAPN 152

Elementary Japanese II

A continuation of the study of JAPN 151. Open to students who have successfully completed Japanese I or who are placed into this level by test results. Prerequisite: JAPN 151 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language JAPN 151 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

JAPN 251

Intermediate Japanese I

Further study of Japanese language and practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Prerequisite: JAPN 152 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language JAPN 152 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

JAPN 252

Intermediate Japanese II

A continuation of JAPN 251. Prerequisite: JAPN 251 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language JAPN 251 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

JAPN 351

Advanced Japanese I

Readings and discussion of advanced Japanese materials. Exercise in speaking the language and in writing compositions. Prerequisite: JAPN 252 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language JAPN 252 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

JAPN 352

Advanced Japanese II

Further study of the Japanese language. Prerequisite: JAPN 252 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language JAPN 252 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

JAPN 451

Advanced Readings and Projects in Japanese

Open to advanced students in Japanese. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Courses in Modern Languages in English

M L 164

The Cinema

A. France; B. Spain/Latin America; C. Italy; D. Germany; E. Russia; F. Japan; G. China; H. World. Screening and study of representative masterworks of cinema, the film as art and a product of culture. No knowledge of the foreign language is required. Credit toward a major or minor may be given at the discretion of the department.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

M L 183M

Off-Campus Extended Studies Course

May or Winter Term off-campus study course with a modern languages theme.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
variable

M L 194

Arabic Literature in Translation

In this course we will study modern and contemporary works of Arabic literature in a variety of genres: the novel, novella, short story, and poetry. Basic principles of literary analysis will be covered at the beginning of the course, with special attention given to the development of the mentioned genres in their various Arab settings and in the context of particular literary movements. The bulk of the reading will be in the primary sources themselves (novels, novellas, short stories, and poems). Among the authors covered are the Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, Abdulrahman Munif, Elias Khoury, Hanan al-Shaykh, Etel Adnan, Adonis, and Mahmoud Darwish. We will look at film adaptations of a number of Arabic novels. Knowledge of Arabic is not required, but issues of translation will often be presented and discussed.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

M L 197

First-Year Seminar in Modern Languages

A seminar focused on a theme related to the study of modern languages. Open only to first-year students.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

M L 225

Russian Culture: From Icons to Faberge

Cultural expression in Russia from its beginnings through the 19th century, with focus on music, art, architecture, high culture and folk crafts, folk and popular culture, and religious and pagan elements. No prerequisites. May count towards European Studies, Russian and Russian Studies minors.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities None 1 course

M L 227

Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature

The classics of Russian literature, including Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Fedor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov. Relationship of the writer with society, the state and ethical questions. Familiarization with literary terms and movements of the period. No prerequisites. May count towards European Studies an Russian Studies minors.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities None 1 course

M L 260

Topics in French Literature

Reading and analysis of the translated works of various authors, genres and/or periods of French literature. Not applicable toward a major or a minor in the department. Student may repeat for credit with a different topic. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

M L 264

Topics in Hispanic Literature

Reading and analysis of the works of Spanish and/or Latin American authors or of U.S. Latino authors. Not applicable toward a major or a minor in the department. Student may repeat for credit with a different topic.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

M L 290

Topics in Latin American Culture

Study of topics in the Hispanic culture of Latin America. Not applicable toward a major or a minor in the department. Student may repeat for credit with a different topic.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

M L 295

Topics in Modern Languages

Courses in specific topics, such as culture, literary movements or genres, linguistics or film. Taught in English. May be repeated for credit with a different topic. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

M L 300

Practicum for Language Department Assistants

Development of skills related to the pedagogy of teaching modern languages. Experience, under direct supervision, will include assisting in the classroom, designing and implementing activities, directing lab sessions, working with students outside of class, tutoring, and assessing students' work.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/4 - 1 course

M L 301

Twentieth-Century Russian Culture

A survey of the major Russian contributions in art, architecture, music, dance, literature, film and popular culture during the 20th century. From the Ballets Russes to avant-garde film, from Rachmaninov to Shostakovich, from Chagall to parodies of socialist realism, modern Russian culture is examined in relationship to the society, history and politics of its time. No prerequisites. May count towards European Studies and Russian Studies minors.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities None 1 course

M L 326

Twentieth-Century Russian Literature

This course examines some of the major works of 20th-century Russian literature, as well as the literary and social trends connected with them. Russian perceptions of the world and individual artistic choices in terms of message, style and ethical values for each era are discussed. Writers as diverse as the symbolist poets Blok, Sologub and Gippius; socialist realist writers Gorky and Sholokhov; futurists Mayakovsky and Khlebnikov; and dissidents Tertz and Solzhenitsyn are considered in this framework. No prerequisites. May count towards European Studies and Russian Studies minors.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities None 1 course

M L 395

Advanced Topics in Modern Languages

Courses on specific topics, such as culture, literary movements or genres, linguistics or film. May address multiple areas, such as a course on European literature or culture. Taught in English. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

Courses in Portuguese

PORT 181

Elementary Portuguese I

Introduction to Brazilian Portuguese with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

PORT 182

Elementary Portuguese II

A continuation of PORT 181. Prerequisite: PORT 181.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language PORT 181 1 course

PORT 190

Intensive Elementary Portuguese

Intensive Portuguese is an intensive review of elementary Portuguese which assumes prior knowledge and some experience with Portuguese and/or Spanish. The course uses a variety of language teaching approaches to help students achieve proficiency in all four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. At the same time students will become familiar with some of the most important cultural currents of Brazil. Not open to students with credit for PORT 181 and/or PORT 182.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

PORT 280

Readings and Projects in Portuguese

Open to advanced students in Portuguese with permission of chair. Student may repeat for credit with different topics. May count toward European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1/2-1 course

Courses in Russian

RUS 121

Elementary Russian I

Introduction to the Russian language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Includes work with CD's and video supplements. RUS 121 is open only to beginners in Russian or those with two years or less of high school Russian.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

RUS 122

Elementary Russian II

A continuation of RUS 121. Prerequisite: RUS 121 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language RUS 121 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

RUS 221

Intermediate Russian I

Continued development of proficiency in Russian with focus on key points in style, word formation, grammar and speaking. Includes work with CD's and video supplements. Prerequisite for RUS 221: RUS 122 or qualifying score on the placement test. May count towards Russian Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language RUS 122 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

RUS 222

Intermediate Russian II

A continuation of RUS 221. May counts towards Russian Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

RUS 224

Reading Russian

This course develops a number of reading techniques and provides intensive work in word-formation and syntax. A wide variety of non-fiction texts--including journal and newspaper articles, scientific and popular works--are examined. Prerequisite or co-requisite: RUS 221. May count towards Russian Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language or co-requisite: RUS 221 1 course

RUS 263

Spoken Russian

Designed to improve communication skills in the Russian language, the flexible curriculum includes the following: conversation (use of everyday idiom), comprehension (understanding at a native Russian pace), applied phonetics (specialized instruction in pronunciation and intonation). May be repeated for credit with permission of instructor. Prerequisite or co-requisite: RUS 221. May count towards Russian Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language or co-requisite: RUS 221 1/2-1 course

RUS 321

Advanced Russian

Offers advanced work in grammar, stylistics, reading, conversation and composition. Prerequisite: RUS 222 or permission of instructor. May count towards Russian Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language RUS 222 or permission of instructor 1 course

RUS 324

Topics

Supervised study of a subject of interest chosen in consultation with the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May count toward European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Courses in Spanish

SPAN 131

Elementary Spanish I

Introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on development of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The essentials of Spanish grammar. Emphasis on communication and Hispanic cultures. SPAN 131 is open only to beginners in Spanish or those with two years or less of high school Spanish.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

SPAN 132

Elementary Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 131.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

SPAN 140

Intensive Elementary Spanish

Accelerated review of Spanish grammar and study of Hispanic cultures. Practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. For those students who have prior experience in Spanish. Satisfies the Group 5 requirement. Open to students who are placed into this level by test results or departmental direction. Not open to those who have credit for SPAN 131 or 132.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

SPAN 231

Intermediate Spanish I

Reading, oral practice, composition and further study of grammar and Hispanic cultures. Prerequisite: SPAN 132 or SPAN 140 or qualifying score on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language SPAN 132 or SPAN 140 or qualifying score on the placement test 1 course

SPAN 232

Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPAN 231.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language 1 course

SPAN 330

Spanish Conversation and Phonetics

Emphasis on oral practice and phonetics. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or qualifying grade on the Spanish placement test. Students with recent foreign residence in a Spanish-speaking country must consult with the chair of the department before registering for SPAN 330. Not open to heritage speakers of Spanish.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language SPAN 232 or qualifying grade on the placement test 1 course

SPAN 332

Spanish Reading and Grammar

Advanced reading techniques, including grammar review and composition. Prerequisite: SPAN 232 or qualifying grade on the placement test.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Language SPAN 232 or qualifying grade on the placement test 1 course

SPAN 335

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Significant authors and texts from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: SPAN 332.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities SPAN 332 1 course

SPAN 338

Latin American Civilization

A study of the history, geography, art, intellectual currents and social developments of Latin America. Prerequisite: SPAN 332 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities SPAN 330 or SPAN 332 or permission of instructor 1 course

SPAN 339

Spanish Civilization

A study of the history, geography, art, intellectual currents and social developments of Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 330 or 332 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities SPAN 330 or SPAN 332 or permission of instructor 1 course

SPAN 340

Business Spanish

This course focuses on economics and business practices in the Spanish-speaking world. Its goals are to familiarize students with the basis institutions (banking, stock market), with how corporations are organized and how they function (administrative structure, secretarial, marketing, sales, etc.), and with certain socio-cultural aspects of the workplace (executive behavior, management-labor relations, gender issues). Required work includes readings, tests, essays, and oral presentations. Prerequisite: SPAN 330 or 332 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
SPAN 330 or SPAN 332 or permission of instructor 1 course

SPAN 390

Topics in Spanish

Study of topics, such as literary periods, genres, movements or themes, areas of civilization, linguistics or oral interpretation. Prerequisite: SPAN 332 or permission of instructor. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
SPAN 332 or permission of instructor 1/2-1 course

SPAN 430

Advanced Composition

An opportunity to write creative prose in different styles in Spanish with emphasis on articles, essays and short stories. Illustrated readings for analysis and discussion. Prerequisite: SPAN 332.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
SPAN 332 1 course

SPAN 442

Literature of Spain

Selections from important authors of Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or permission of instructor. May count towards European Studies minor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities SPAN 335 or permission of instructor 1 course

SPAN 444

Spanish American Literature

Selections from important authors of Spanish America. Prerequisite: SPAN 335 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities SPAN 335 or permission of instructor 1 course

SPAN 456

Hispanic Seminar

A detailed study of an author, genre, theme, or principal movement of Hispanic literature or civilization. Open only to senior Spanish majors.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1 course

SPAN 491

Advanced Readings and Projects in Spanish

Open to advanced students in Spanish with permission of chair. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

M L 492

Advanced Readings and Projects in Spanish

Open to advanced students in Spanish with permission of chair. May be repeated for credit.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course