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Schedule of Classes, Summer 2021

Session Course No. Course Name Instructor Day Time Room
24 May-11 June SPA 101-101 Basic Spanish Sequence I Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th/F 9:00-12:15 BLIS229
24 May-11 June SPA 103-101 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin M/T/W/Th/F 9:00-12:15 Remote
14 June-15 July SPA 102-201 Basic Spanish Sequence II Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th 2:00-4:00 BLIS229
19 July-19 August JPN 171-01 Contemporary Japan Didi-Ogren, Holly Asynchronous Online
19 July-19 August SPA 103-302 Basic Spanish Sequence III Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th 2:00-4:00 BLIS229

Schedule of Classes, Fall 2021

See Oral Proficiency Classes

  Course No. Course Name Instructor Day Time Room
Chinese
CHI 151-01 First Year Intensive Chinese I

(meets four times/week)
Liu, Celia

Mi, Jia
Mon/Thu

Tue/Fri
09:30 - 10:50

09:30 - 10:50
BLIS145

SOCI234
CHI 251-01 Second Year Intensive Chinese I

(meets four times/week)

Liu, Celia

Mi, Jia-Yan

Mon/Thu

Tue/Fri

11:00 - 12:20

11:00 - 12:20
BLIS145

BLIS153
CHI 360-01 Chinese Philosophy and Calligraphy Mon/Thu 15:30 - 16:50
CHI 360-02 Chinese Philosophy and Calligraphy Mon/Thu 19:00 - 20:20
French
FRE 101-01 French for Beginners I Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS145
FRE 101-02 French for Beginners I Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane Mon/Thu 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS145
FRE 102-01 French for Beginners II Bouachrine, Hind Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS234
FRE 102-02 French for Beginners II Baker, Benjamin Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 SOCI131
FRE 103-01 French for Beginners III Tastenhoye, Paul Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS152
FRE 103-02 French for Beginners III Tastenhoye, Paul Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS152
FRE 171-01 Contemporary France Bouachrine, Hind Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS234
FRE 211-01 Intro to the French World Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS229
FRE 255-01 French for Business Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane Mon/Thu 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS145
German
GER 101-01 German for Beginners I Fenner, Karen Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS234
GER 103-01 German for Beginners III Fenner, Karen Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS234
Italian
ITL 101-01 Italian for Beginners I Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 SOCI009
ITL 101-02 Italian for Beginners I Mon/Thu 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS152
ITL 102-01 Italian for Beginners II Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 SOCI009
ITL 103-01 Italian for Beginners III Wright, Simona Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS146
ITL 103-02 Italian for Beginners III Wright, Simona Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS146
ITL 171-01 Contemporary Italy De Santis, Silvio Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS229
ITL 255-01 Italian for Business De Santis, Silvio Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS229
ITL 312-01 Italy Since Unification Wright, Simona Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS146
Japanese
JPN 151-01 Beginning Intensive Japanese I

(meets four times/week)
Didi-Ogren, Holly Mon/Wed/Thu

+1 online meeting
15:30 - 16:50 BLIS146
JPN 202-01 Intermediate Japanese II Kato, Makiko Mon/Thu 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS146
Spanish
SPA 101-01 Basic Spanish Sequence I Maniaci, Jennifer Mon/Thu 17:30 - 18:50 BLIS229
SPA 101-02 Basic Spanish Sequence I Maniaci, Jennifer Mon/Thu 19:00 - 20:20 BLIS229
SPA 101-03 Basic Spanish Sequence I Latorre, Sylvia Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS145
SPA 101-04 Basic Spanish Sequence I Latorre, Sylvia Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS235
SPA 102-01 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS234
SPA 102-02 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS234
SPA 102-03 Basic Spanish Sequence II Kentengian, Isabel Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS229
SPA 102-04 Basic Spanish Sequence II Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia Mon/Thu 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS229
SPA 102-05 Basic Spanish Sequence II Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia Mon/Thu 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS229
SPA 10206- Basic Spanish Sequence II Egas, Jenny Mon/Thu 17:30 - 18:50 BLIS145
SPA 102-07 Basic Spanish Sequence II Egas, Jenny Mon/Thu 19:00 - 20:20 BLIS145
SPA 102-08 Basic Spanish Sequence II Huguet Jerez, Marimar Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS152
SPA 102-09 Basic Spanish Sequence II Delbene, Roxana Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS233
SPA 102-10 Basic Spanish Sequence II Huguet Jerez, Marimar Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS152
SPA 103-01 Basic Spanish Sequence III Foglietta, Luz Marina Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS152
SPA 103-02 Basic Spanish Sequence III Foglietta, Luz Marina Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS152
SPA 103-03 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin Mon/Thu 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS234
SPA 103-04 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin Mon/Thu 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS234
SPA 103-05 Basic Spanish Sequence III Morin, Regina Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS229
SPA 103-06 Basic Spanish Sequence III Compte, Deborah Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS146
SPA 103-08 Basic Spanish Sequence III Warner Ault, Ann Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS145
SPA 103-09 Basic Spanish Sequence III Morin, Regina Tue/Fri 15:30 - 16:50
SPA 203-01 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Goebel, Joseph Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS145
SPA 203-02 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis Tue/Fri 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS229
SPA 203-03 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS229
SPA 210-01 Spanish for Heritage Student Kentengian, Isabel Mon/Thu 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS228
SPA 211-01 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Warner Ault, Ann Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS145
SPA 211-02 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Warner Ault, Ann Tue/Fri 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS145
Note: SPA 215 and SPA 241 have seats reserved for majors; minors and non-majors can be added to a waitlist by completing this form.
SPA 215-01 Spanish Phonetics Morin, Regina Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS234
SPA 241-01 Intro to Lit in Spanish Compte, Deborah Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS146
SPA 270-01 Franquismo in Literature & Film Otero, Agustin Mon 17:30 - 20:20 BLIS234
SPA 270-02 Contemporary Issues in Latin America

can be taken as 370 by request

Thurs 17:30 - 20:20
SPA 301-01 Advanced Spanish Grammar Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis Tue 17:30 - 20:20 BLIS229
SPA 319-01 English/Spanish Medical Interpreting Morin, Regina Tue/Fri 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS234
SPA 370-01/SPA 499-01 Cultures and Society in Spain/Senior Seminar Huguet Jerez, Marimar Tue/Fri 15:30 - 16:50 BLIS152
Linguistics
ANT 213-01 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Didi-Ogren, Holly Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50
ENG 510-01 The Politics of Standard English Steele, Felicia Tue 17:00 - 19:30
LNG 201-01 Introduction to English Steinberg, Diane Mon/Thu 12:30 - 13:50 BLIS228
LNG 202-01 Structure & History of the English Language Steele, Felicia Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS235
SPA 215-01 Spanish Phonetics Morin, Regina Tue/Fri 14:00 - 15:20 BLIS234

Schedule of Classes, Winter 2022

January 3-21, 2022

Course No. Course Name Instructor Day Time Facil ID
JPN 171-01 Contemporary Japan Didi-Ogren, Holly Asynchronous Online
SPA 103-01 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin M/T/W/Th/F 9:00-12:15 BLIS145


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Course Descriptions

CHI 151: First Year Intensive Chinese I

This is an intensive introduction to spoken and written Chinese, emphasizing aural comprehension and speaking, accompanied by practice in reading and writing. Cultural audio-visual materials complement written course materials and emphasize the link between language and culture. Conversation hour is required. CHI 151 replaces CHI 101 and 102, and covers the material from these two courses in a single semester. Students enrolled in CHI 151 will earn 2 units (8 credits) for the course.

CHI 251: Second-Year Chinese 1I

This is an intensive second-year course in spoken and written contemporary standard Chinese, emphasizing communicative practice in authentic cultural contexts. Cultural and audio-visual materials complement written course materials and emphasize the link between language and culture. Conversation hour is required. Cultural audio-visual materials and use of Chinese websites help to reinforce the link between language and culture. This class meets Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All students are required to participate in a conversation hour.

FRE 101: French For Beginners I

FRE 102: French For Beginners II

FRE 103: French For Beginners III

An introduction to spoken and written French, emphasizing the skills of comprehension and speaking, complemented by practice in reading and writing. Language laboratory required for FRE 103. Oral Proficiency Class is required for FRE 103. Students are urged to complete FRE 101, 102, and 103 in consecutive semesters.

FRE 171: Contemporary France

This course is an interdisciplinary survey course that does not require any knowledge of French. Students will learn about French culture, make comparisons between this culture and their own, and establish connections with other disciplines such as history, sociology, film studies, and literature. We will study both products and practices of French culture, participating in group-activities to analyze a broad range of texts including those representative of high culture (e.g., literature and film) and low culture (e.g., television commercials or expectations of riding in the subway in Paris). Ultimately, students will gain a nuanced understanding of the social practices and expectations of French in their own native speech community and will develop and practice critical thinking skills in analyzing stereotypical ideas of France, French, and French culture. Students will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of France as a complex society with a turbulent history and a future fraught with both potential and challenge. Students with French-language expertise may opt to take the course for LAC credit with readings and papers in French.

FRE 211: Intro to The French and Francophone World

This course is designed to provide intensive oral and written practice in French at the Intermediate level with emphasis on vocabulary building, increased aural comprehension, and development of oral and written expression.  Through selected readings, movies, and discussions, students will gain insight on cultural, sociopolitical, and economic issues of the contemporary French and Francophone world.  Oral Proficiency Class is required.

FRE 240: Intro to Literature in French

Introductory survey of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. Major works are read in complete form or excerpts, and placed in their historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed on a variety of close reading techniques, and on the improvement of speaking and writing skills. Fundamental approaches to literary interpretation will be introduced.

FRE 255: French for Business

Focuses on the development of language skills in French specific to the field of business as well as on the understanding of business practices in the Francophone world. Particular attention is given to the acquisition of vocabulary and terminology pertinent to French business activities as well as to the development of communication skills. This course is appropriate for students interested in economic issues, especially as they apply to France and the European Community.

GER 101: German For Beginners I

An introduction to spoken and written German, emphasizing the four skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Prepares student for situations which may be encountered in German-speaking countries. Audio-visual aids and videotapes are used regularly. (Listening exercises and recitation/conversation hour required.) Students with more than three years of high school study in German will not receive credit for 101.

GER 103: German For Beginners III

An introduction to spoken and written German, emphasizing the four skills of comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Prepares student for situations which may be encountered in German-speaking countries. Audio-visual aids and videotapes are used regularly. Completion of listening exercises and recitation/conversation hours to improve comprehension and oral proficiency are required.

ITL 101: Italian For Beginners I

An introduction to spoken and written Italian, emphasizing aural comprehension and speaking, accompanied by practice in reading and writing.  The textbook, to be used over three semesters, will be complemented by the video programs in Italiano and Attualitë. (Language laboratory and recitation/conversation hour required.) Students with more than three years of high school study in Italian will not receive credit for 101.

ITL 102: Italian For Beginners II

ITL 103: Italian For Beginners III

This sequence is founded on the five C’s of the National Foreign Language Standards. Students will have the opportunity to practice the three modes of Communication to learn about Italian Culture and to make Comparisons between their first language and culture and the Italian language and culture. In addition, students make Connections to other fields of study unavailable to them through their native language. Finally, students have the opportunity to engage with the Italian Community outside of the classroom. The goal of the basic Italian sequence therefore is to produce students with an observable and definable degree of language proficiency. Proficiency is measured by the achievement of particular benchmarks as defined by ACTFL in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and supported by the five C¿s cited above.  Conversation hour is required in ITL 101, 102, and 103.

ITL 171: Contemporary Italy

This course surveys the history, culture, and society of Modern Italy from 1861 to the present. Using historical documents, literature, the arts, and films, the course seeks to provide understanding of modern Italy and its current issues. We will cover many aspects of modern Italian society and explore how Italian artistic products engage with key questions and issues such as language, immigration, emigration, family, gender roles, the North-South divide, and the rise of new social and cultural paradigms. In addition, we will draw comparisons between the society in the United States and that of contemporary Italy.

ITL 203: Intermediate Oral Proficiency

This course focuses on the development of students’ Italian oral proficiency at the ACTFL intermediate level. Oral proficiency will be continually stressed through interviews, storytelling, debates, role-playing and oral presentations on cultural products, practices and perspectives. Oral proficiency development will be supported with written journals, readings, and interactive web activities. Appropriate grammar points will be illustrated in order to support growth in intermediate oral proficiency (recitation/conversation hour required).

ITL 255: Italian for Business

Designed to provide intensive study of business Italian, basic vocabulary and most often used professional expressions. Topical readings from manuals used in Italian business schools, as well as analyses of letters, office documents and newspaper articles about business will be included. The course helps students understand professional relationships, job searches, and the socio-economic environment of Italy. The course is open to students interested in economic issues, whether or not they have prior knowledge in this field.

ITL 312: Italy Since Unification

This course offers a thorough study of the history of Italy since its unification in 1861. Historical events, social, economic, political issues, as well as ideas and movements that have characterized the different stages of the development of unified Italy will be approached from many different angles. By considering the different dimensions of historical development, students will gain an understanding of the relationship between history and its impact on the social, economic, and cultural reality of Italy.

ITL 327: Italian Short Story, In English

This course offers a thorough study of the development of the Italian short story throughout seven centuries of Italian literature by analyzing specific examples of the genre. The works will be approached from the aesthetic, political, social, and cultural perspective. By focusing on the multiple dimensions of the narrative product, students will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the relationship between the literary works and the perspectives of the culture under investigation.

JPN 151: Beginning Intensive Japanese I

JPN 151 is an intensive introduction to spoken and written Japanese, emphasizing aural comprehension and speaking, accompanied by practice in reading and writing. Cultural audio-visual materials complement written course materials and emphasize the link between language and culture. Conversation hour is required. JPN 151 replaces JPN 101 and 102, and covers the material from these two courses in a single semester. Students enrolled in JPN 151 will earn two course units for the course. There are no prerequisites for JPN 151, and the course assumes no prior knowledge of Japanese. Students who have studied Japanese prior to enrolling at The College of New Jersey should consult with the professor regarding adequate placement before registering.

JPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II

Additional practice in spoken and written Japanese, emphasizing increased skill acquisition. Ancillary materials stress appreciation of the Japanese culture. Conversation hour is required.

LNG 201: Intro to English Language

An introduction to linguistics intended to meet the needs of students planning to teach younger children or with an interest in cognitive science, this course includes topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, social variation, and historical linguistics.

LNG 202: Structure & History of the English Language

An introduction to both the structure and development of English as a spoken and written language intended to meet the needs of future secondary teachers and students of literature or language, this course introduces basic linguistic concepts and examines English’s linguistic history from Proto-Indo-European (c.3000 BC) to Present-Day English.

LNG 371 (HON 270): World Englishes

An intensive study of the development of English as a global language of trade, governance, law, and literature, focusing primarily on English as a post-colonial language (particularly in South Asia and the Pacific), discussion of the linguistic, social, political, and literary implications of its development.

SPA 101: Basic Spanish  I

SPA 102: Basic Spanish  II

SPA 103: Basic Spanish  III

This sequence is founded on the five C’s of the National Foreign Language Standards.  Students will have the opportunity to practice the three modes of Communication to learn about Hispanic Culture and to make Comparisons between their first language and culture and the Spanish language and culture.  In addition, students make Connections to other fields of study unavailable to them through their native language.  Finally, students have the opportunity to engage with the Hispanic Community outside of the classroom.  The goal of the basic Spanish sequence therefore is to produce students with an observable and definable degree of language proficiency.  Proficiency is measured by the achievement of particular benchmarks as defined by ACTFL in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), and supported by the five C’s cited above.  Conversation hour is required in SPA 101, 102, and 103. Students with four or more years of high school Spanish will not receive credit for 101. Heritage speakers will NOT receive credit for 101, 102 or 103.

SPA 203: Intermediate Oral Proficiency

This course focuses on the development of students’ Spanish oral proficiency at the ACTFL intermediate level.  Oral proficiency will be continually stressed through interviews, storytelling, debates, role-playing and oral presentations on cultural products, practices and perspectives.  Oral proficiency development will be supported with written journals and readings. Appropriate grammar points will be illustrated in order to support growth in intermediate oral proficiency.

SPA 210: Spanish For Heritage Students

Introduction to the study of the Spanish language structures through grammar and basic linguistics.  This course is intended for heritage or bilingual students whose primary knowledge of the language comes from home or another out-of-class setting, but who have not studied the language in a formal way. Emphasis will be placed on the study of the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.

SPA 211: Intermediate Writing Proficiency

This course focuses on the development of students’ written skills in Spanish. Grammar will be reviewed in order to provide the tools for more sophisticated written expression.  Assignments will include journals, essays, autobiographical papers, and creative pieces.  Students will also utilize the World Wide Web to correspond in written Spanish and to summarize and analyze current events news found at numerous sites.

SPA 215: Spanish Phonetics

The objectives of this course are to develop a solid understanding of Spanish spelling, stress patterns and pronunciation, and the relationship between these three aspects of the Spanish sound system.  Students will improve their spelling, pronunciation and listening skills by applying knowledge gained from written texts and by doing practical listening and pronunciation exercises.

SPA 241: Intro to Lit in Spanish

Selected readings from the literary traditions of Spain and Latin America. Progressive development of reading and literary skills in Spanish. Seminar format emphasizes oral and written expression. Fundamental approaches to literary interpretation will be introduced.

SPA 270-01: Franquismo in Literature & Film

This course concentrates on the literary and filmic production of Spain from the end of the Civil War to the death of dictator Francisco Franco (1939-1975). Special attention will be given to the role of censorship and ideological manipulation promoted by the regime. Students will be responsible each week for reading assignments to prepare for screenings. Seminar format emphasizes oral and written expression.

SPA 319: Intro to Spanish Linguistics

Students will expand their medical vocabulary and ability to successfully read and understand Spanish-language texts related to health and medicine, understand the cultural and linguistic aspects of treating a non-English-speaking Hispanic population, and expand their ability to define common medical problems and discuss their causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in Spanish. They will become familiar with the Standards, Interpreting Protocols, and Code of Ethics of the International Medical Interpreters Association. Through weekly medical interpretations students will learn to evaluate their own skills as bilingual interpreters, and identify areas for improvement and continued practice.

SPA 370-01: Cultures and Society in Spain

Thorough and chronological study of the cultures and society of Spain. Textbook readings and a wide selection of movies will be the main angle of assignments.

WLC 215: Introduction to Linguistics

This course will introduce basic concepts of descriptive linguistics with emphasis on the analysis of problems drawn from the languages of the world. Students will learn how to analyze the languages in terms of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Students will become familiar with the major language families of the world as they work on problems in language description in the various areas of linguistics covered in the course. WLC 215 will also include readings on the relationship of language and dialect, spoken and written language, language and society, language universals and language variation. This course is taught in English.

 


 

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Spanish Major

  • Graduation requires a GPA of 2.0 in courses for the program and a minimum grade of C- in all Spanish courses.
  • 12 courses required; students placing out of 203/210 and/or 211 must still take 12 courses.

(Fulfills Liberal Learning requirements)

Required 200-level courses: (4 courses)

Prerequisites

Retention

SPA 203 Intermediate Oral Proficiency

-or- SPA 210 Spanish for Heritage Speakers

103 & oral proficiency test

Heritage speakers only

SPA 211 Intermediate Writing Proficiency 103/placement test B- to transfer in/retention
SPA 215 Spanish Phonetics 203/210 and 211 B- to transfer in/retention
SPA 241 Introduction to Literature in Spanish (LVPA/Global, Writing) 203/210 and 211 B- for retention

Elective 200-level course: (Choose 1 course)

SPA 216 Current Events 203/210 and 211
SPA 217 Intro to Hispanic Culture 203/210 and 211
SPA 218 Business Spanish 203/210 and 211
SPA 219 Spanish for Medical Purposes 103 (203 is strongly recommended)
SPA 270 Topics 203/210 and 211 (and 215 for Linguistics topics courses)

Optional 200-level courses

SPA 223 Experiential Learning     (.5 units) One 200-level course

300-level courses: (6 courses)

Choose at least ONE course from each category: Linguistics, Culture/Civilization, Literature. A minimum grade of C- is required.
LINGUISTICS:  
SPA 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar Four courses at 200 level
SPA 350 Intro Spanish Linguistics 203/210, 211, 215
SPA 351 Spanish/English Translation I 301 or 350 or three 300-level courses
SPA 370 Topics in Spanish (Linguistics) One 200-level SPA course in linguistics
SPA 372 History of the Spanish Language (SCHP) SPA 215 and SPA 350 OR WLC 251
SPA 373 Intro Spanish Bilingualism in US Four courses at 200 level
SPA 391 Independent Study in Spanish (depends on topic) Four courses at 200 level & permission of instructor
CULTURE/CIVILIZATION:  
SPA 303 Culture/Society of Spain 3 courses at the 200 level
SPA 304 Civilization of Spanish America 3 courses at the 200 level
SPA 370 Topics in Spanish (Culture) 3 courses at the 200 level
SPA 391 Independent Study in Spanish (depends on topic) Four courses at 200 level & permission of instructor
LITERATURE:  
SPA 311 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 312 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 323 20th– Century Hispanic Theater (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 327 Hispanic Short Story (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 331 Spanish – American Novel (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 348 Seminar in Hispanic Film (LVPA/Global) SPA 241
SPA 353 Contemporary Literature of Spain SPA 241
SPA 370 Topics in Spanish (Literature) SPA 241
SPA 391 Independent Study in Spanish (depending on topic) Four courses at 200 level & permission of instructor

OPTIONAL 300 level courses separate from the three categories above

SPA 302 Advanced Spanish Oral Proficiency Two courses above the 203/210 level
AND placement test Intermediate-Mid or higher
SPA 370 Topics courses taken abroad The same pre-requisites as a regular SPA 370 class (in each respective category) PLUS Advisor´s and Chair’s approval
SPA 391 Overseas Cultural Studies (Weekly Diaries)
(ONLY Pass/Fail; may NOT count as one of the six required 300 level courses)
Advisor’s approval
SPA 497 Spanish Senior Seminar (1 course) Four 300-level courses and Senior status at the beginning of this class

Spanish/Education Major

In order to receive a teaching license, the state of NJ requires

  • Spanish major (or at least 30 credits in Spanish with a variety of levels and topics.)
  • Completion of the Spanish Language Praxis II (#5195) with a minimum score of 168
  • A state-approved course in second language acquisition for ANY CERTIFICATION to teach Spanish (Pre-K, Elementary, Middle or Secondary.) At TCNJ, that course is WLC 390, taught each Spring, Weds 5:30 p.m. (In order to enroll in WLC 390, students must have successfully completed ONE course above SPA 210 and earned a minimum rating of Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Exam.)
  • A minimum OPI rating of ACTFL Advanced Low

World Languages and Linguistics Major

  • A total of 12 course units is the minimum requirement for the World Languages and Linguistics major: Liberal Arts.
  • At least 5 courses must be taken at the 300 level.

Linguistics Requirements

Linguistic Theory Core Course (choose at least one)

ANT 213 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
LNG 201 Introduction to the English Language
WLC 215 Introduction to Linguistics

Linguistic History Core Course (choose at least one)

LNG 202 Structure and History of the English Language (SCHP)
WLC 220 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (SCHP/Global)
WLC 321 Introduction to Historical Linguistics

Linguistics Options (at least one must be at the 300 level or above; any core course not listed here can be chosen as an option)

ANT 390 Research Course in Anthropology (when the topic is related to discourse analysis)
JPN 370 Topics in Japanese (when the title is Introduction to Japanese Linguistics)
LNG 311 Contemporary English Grammar
LNG 371 World Englishes
LNG 372 American English Dialects
LNG 391 or SPA 391, or other appropriate Independent Study
PHL 421 Philosophy of Language
SPA 215 Spanish Phonetics
SPA 301 Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 350 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 351 Spanish/English Translation I
SPA 372 History of the Spanish Language
SPA 373 Introduction to Hispanic Bilingualism in the United States
WLC271 / WGS271 / ANT270 Gender and Language
WLC 371 Topics in Linguistics in English

All students must take:

WLC 390 Second Language Acquisition and Related Methodologies
WLC 493 Research Seminar Capstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Language Requirements

The major assumes no previous foreign language study. Even if students enter with no knowledge of a foreign language, they will have ample time to complete the required seven language courses. Students entering the major at a higher proficiency level will be able to take a greater number of upper level courses in the foreign language. Students will be actively encouraged to complete at least one semester of study abroad. They will be able to take three language and linguistics courses for the WLL major and one free elective during their semester abroad.

Below are the course requirements according to language specialization.  Note that for any language specialization, up to three courses taken abroad can be counted toward the major.

Requirements for FRENCH specialization

 

TERM COURSE UNITS
First year fall FRE 103 1
First year spring FRE-211 Intermediate Composition and Conversation (entry course) 1
Second year fall FRE-240 Introduction to French Literature or FRE-241 Introduction to Francophone Literature 1
Second year spring FRE-255 French for Business and/or FRE-270 Intermediate Topics Course 1 or 2
Third year fall FRE-255 French for Business or FRE-270 Intermediate Topics Course and FRE-301 Advanced Composition and Conversation 1 2
Third year spring Study Abroad: Advanced Composition and Conversation II (mandatory) and two additional 300 level courses 3
Fourth year fall FRE-322 French Culture and/ or FRE-370 Advanced Topics 1 or 2
Fourth year spring WLC 393 Research Seminar (capstone). 1

Requirements for ITALIAN specialization

TERM COURSE UNITS
First year fall ITL 103 1
First year spring ITL 203/ITL 211 (entry course) 1
Second year fall ITL 216/ITL 217 1
Second year spring ITL 240/ITL 255 1
Third year fall ITL 312/Italy Since Unification (in Italian) or

ITL 327/History of the Italian Novella (in Italian) or

ITL 367/The Italian South (in Italian)

1
Third year spring Study Abroad: Students can either study in Siena at Universitá per stranieri (three courses at the 300 level) or at the Universitá del Sacro Cuore in Milan (preferred) where they can take a variety of courses in Italian language and linguistics, including phonetics, glottology and history of Italian. 3
Fourth year fall The following courses will not count for the major since they are taught in English, but they provide students with the opportunity to take additional courses related to their area of study: ITL 345/Italian Cinema since 1945 (with Languages Across the Curriculum (LAC)) or ITL 335/Sicily in Italian literature and Film (with LAC) or ITL 368/Migration in Italian Cinema (with Languages Across the Curriculum). 1
Fourth year spring WLC 393 Research Seminar (capstone 1
TBD: ITL 303/Advanced Italian Grammar

 

Requirements for JAPANESE specialization

TERM COURSE UNITS Total units
First year fall JPN151 2
First year spring JPN152 2 2
Second year fall JPN270 (topics): Intermediate-level transition 1 3
Second year spring JPN202 1 4
Third year: Students will also have the option of taking Japanese language courses equivalent to those listed below while studying abroad
Third year fall JPN301 1 5
Third year spring JPN302 1 6
Fourth year fall JPN370 (Topics): Current topics in Japan 1 7
Fourth year spring WLC 393 Research Seminar (capstone). 1

Requirements for SPANISH specialization

TERM COURSE UNITS
First year fall SPA 100 level or SPA 203 or SPA 210 1
First year spring SPA 100 level or SPA 211 1
Second year fall SPA 100 level or SPA 241 1
Second year spring SPA 203 and 211 or SPA 215 1 or 2
Third year fall SPA 241 and SPA 215 or SPA 350 or SPA 301
or an upper level linguistics core or option taught in a language other than Spanish, and SPA 3XX (Lit or Culture- must have one of each).SPA 350 and SPA 301 satisfy Linguistics Options. Students in Spanish must take SPA 350. Students in Spanish must also take at least two upper level linguistics courses taught in a language other than Spanish.
2
Third year spring SPA 351 or SPA 372 or an upper level linguistics core or option taught in a language other than Spanish, and SPA 3XX (Lit or Culture- must have one of each)

SPA 351 and SPA 372 satisfy Linguistics options. It is recommended that students in Spanish take SPA 372. At least two upper level linguistics courses must be taken in a language other than Spanish.

2
Fourth year fall SPA 350 or SPA 301 or an upper level linguistics core or option taught in a language other than Spanish, and/or SPA 3XX (Lit or Culture- must have one of each).

SPA 350 and SPA 301 satisfy Linguistics options. At least two upper level linguistics courses must be taken in a language other than Spanish.

1 or 2
Fourth year spring SPA 351 or SPA 372 or an upper level linguistics core or option taught in a language other than Spanish, and/or SPA 3XX (Lit or Culture- must have one of each).

SPA 351 and SPA 372 satisfy Linguistics options. At least two upper level linguistics courses must be taken in a language other than Spanish.

WLC 393 Research Seminar (capstone). The capstone can be completed for any language included in the major that a student selects.

1 or 2

 

 

1

Students may enter anywhere at the 100 level or at the SPA 203 level. All students must take the SPA 203, 211, 241 and 215 core. Students must take one SPA 300 level linguistics class, one SPA 300 level literature class, and one SPA 300 level culture class. Students must take at least two upper level linguistics courses taught in a language other than Spanish.

 

Linguistics options can be satisfied by SPA 301, 350, 351 and 372.

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