Introduces the basics of spoken and written Italian, emphasizing communication and comprehension. Classroom time devoted mainly to speaking and listening with some reading and writing. Vocabulary presented in meaningful contexts. First half of a one-year course; intended for those who have no prior exposure to Italian. Conducted in Italian.
This course is a continuation of Italian 101. Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills are emphasized. Conducted in Italian.
Introduces spoken and written French, emphasizing comprehension and communication. Classroom time devoted primarily to listening and speaking, with some reading. Vocabulary presented and illustrated in meaningful contexts. Lab assignments provide practice in writing as well as additional opportunities to hear and read French. First half of a one-year course; intended for those who have no prior experience with French. Conducted in French.
Improves fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing French. Students will increase their command of the standard topics of French grammar. Short readings will enhance understanding and appreciation of French-speaking cultures and provide topics of conversation. Second half of a one-year course. Conducted in French.
Reviews first-year college French (or high-school equivalent) with a view toward building competence and confidence in students who have been exposed to the basics of the language. Exploration of selected themes in the modern French-speaking world, as well as intensive exercises in the oral and written language. Readings, discussions and brief essays on topics related to French culture. Conducted in French.
Presents a selection of French literary works and cultivates skills necessary to read and discuss them with understanding and appreciation. Reviews and expands grammar and vocabulary. Provides opportunities to learn and apply fundamentals of literary analysis and criticism. Readings include the major genres and represent a range of French-speaking countries.
Studies a specific aspect of the French language and/or a particular Francophone culture in depth. Designed to provide advanced work in selected areas of study. Course topic is identified by subtitle and may include areas such as French society and culture, Francophone groups outside of France, French linguistics and Francophone literature or film. Taught in French unless otherwise noted. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.
Investigates the nature of language, its function, history and relationship to other aspects of human physical, social, psychological and cultural development. Covers phonetics, phonemics, syntax language acquisition, dialects, language change, discourse analysis, nonverbal and animal communication, language in society and other topics.
Introduces spoken and written foreign language emphasizing comprehension and communication. Classroom time devoted to speaking and listening, and some reading. Vocabulary presented in meaningful contexts. First half of a one-year course. Intended for those at the absolute beginner level.
Examines fundamental concepts regarding the relationship of the individual to language and culture. Topics will vary by semester and be identified by subtitle.
Gives modern language students the opportunity to aid in the teaching of lower- and upper-division courses. This course will help prepare students who wish to pursue careers in the teaching of foreign languages. This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
Open to juniors and seniors who wish to read in a given area or to study a topic in depth. Written reports and frequent conferences with the advisor are required.
Introduces spoken and written Spanish, emphasizing comprehension and communication. Classroom time devoted primarily to listening, speaking and some reading. Vocabulary presented and illustrated in meaningful contexts. Lab assignments provide practice in writing, as well as additional opportunities to hear and read Spanish. First half of a one-year course; intended for those who have no prior experience with Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.
Reviews first-semester Spanish and continues the comprehension and oral communication begun in Spanish 101. Intended for those who have already experienced a basic Spanish course. Conducted in Spanish.
Reviews first-year college Spanish (or high-school equivalent) with a view toward building competence and confidence in students who have been exposed to the basics of the language. Exploration of selected themes in modern Hispanic society, as well as intensive exercises in the oral and written language. Readings, discussions and brief essays on topics related to Hispanic culture. Conducted in Spanish.
Continues Spanish 201. Additionally, through the reading of varied texts of wide appeal and interest, students become acquainted with the literature and life experiences of Spanish-speaking peoples. Exploring such elements as the literary content, themes, figures of speech and tone of a text, students are assigned written work of a descriptive or interpretive nature based on such textual aspects of the works studied and discussed. Conducted in Spanish.
Focuses on the practice of spoken language. Students perfect oral communication skills by practicing idioms and conversational courtesies and improve understanding of spoken language.
Reinforces students' ability to express themselves in Spanish, both verbally and in writing. Develops students' awareness of complex syntactical structures, and emphasizes skills in composition and advanced reading comprehension. Conducted in Spanish.
Provides a general survey of the history of Spain in the broader context of Mediterranean civilization through the colonial period. Looks at the present-day experience of Hispanics in the United States in the light of the past. Readings, discussions, written summaries, oral reports, brief essays and written examinations. Conducted in Spanish.
Discusses the artistic implications of Iberoamerican literature and develops basic techniques of critical reading and textual analysis. Also reviews literary notions and genres. The reading selection is aimed at fostering class discussion, and provides additional insight for the examination and the interpretation of texts. Conducted in Spanish.
Studies a specific aspect or period of Spanish literature and/or film in depth. Designed to provide advanced work in analysis, interpretation and research in selected areas of study. Course topic is identified by subtitle and may include areas such as Spanish and Latin American Cinema, Postmodernism in the Hispanic World and Contemporary Spanish Poetry. This course is conducted in Spanish (unless otherwise noted) and may be repeated when different topics are offered.