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Schedule of Classes, Spring 2022

Course # Course Name Day Time Instructor Room
Chinese
CHI 152-01 First Yr Intensive Chinese II Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Staff SOCI131
Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Liu, Celia BLIS146
CHI 252-01 Second-Yr Chinese II Mon/Thu 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Mi, Jia-Yan BLIS152
CHI 360-01 Chinese Philosophy & Calligraphy Thursday 5:00 PM- 7:50 PM Liu, Celia AIMM226
French
FRE 101-01 French for Beginners I Mon/Thu 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Staff BLIS152
FRE 102-01 French for Beginners II Mon/Thu 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane BLIS145
FRE 102-02 French for Beginners II Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane BLIS145
FRE 103-01 French for Beginners III Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Tastenhoye, Paul SOCI241
FRE 103-02 French for Beginners III Mon/Thu 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM Tastenhoye, Paul BLIS146
FRE 171-01 Contemporary France Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Baker, Benjamin BLIS229
FRE 211-01 Intro to The French World Tue/Fri 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Baker, Benjamin BLIS229
FRE 370-01 Topics In French Mon/Thu 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane BLIS145
German
GER 102-01 German for Beginners II Tue/Fri 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Staff BLIS146
GER 171-01 Contemporary Germany Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Fenner, Karen BLIS152
GER 201-01 Intermediate German I Tue/Fri 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Fenner, Karen BLIS152
Italian
ITL 101-01 Italian for Beginners I Mon/Thu 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM Bandurski, Karolina
ITL 102-01 Italian for Beginners II Mon/Thu 8:00 AM- 9:20 AM Curcio, Timothy BLIS229
ITL 102-02 Italian for Beginners II Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Bandurski, Karolina BLIS234
ITL 103-01 Italian for Beginners III Mon/Thu 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Wright, Simona BLIS234
ITL 103-02 Italian for Beginners III Mon/Thu 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM Wright, Simona BLIS234
ITL 171-01 Contemporary Italy Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Curcio, Timothy BLIS229
ITL 216-01 Current Events in the Italian-Speaking World Mon/Thu 8:00 AM- 9:20 AM Wright, Simona BLIS234
ITL 371-01 The Italian-American Experience (in English) Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Wright, Simona BLIS234
Japanese
JPN 152-01 Begin Intensive Japanese II Mon/Thu 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Kato, Makiko BLIS146
Wednesday 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Kato, Makiko BLIS146
Online
JPN 270-01 Intermed. Topics In Japanese Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Ogren, Holly BLIS152
Spanish
SPA 101-01 Basic Spanish Sequence I Tue/Fri 8:00 AM- 9:20 AM Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis BLIS145
SPA 101-02 Basic Spanish Sequence I Tue/Fri 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis BLIS145
SPA 102-01 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Delbene, Roxana BLIS030
SPA 102-02 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Kentengian, Isabel BLIS146
SPA 102-03 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Kentengian, Isabel BLIS229
SPA 102-04 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 5:30 PM- 6:50 PM Maniaci, Jennifer BLIS229
SPA 102-05 Basic Spanish Sequence II Mon/Thu 7.00 PM- 8:20 PM Maniaci, Jennifer BLIS229
SPA 102-06 Basic Spanish Sequence II Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Latorre, Sylvia SOCI131
SPA 102-07 Basic Spanish Sequence II Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Latorre, Sylvia BLIS152
SPA 103-01 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 8:00 AM- 9:20 AM Otero, Agustin BLIS152
SPA 103-02 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Otero, Agustin BLIS152
SPA 103-03 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Warner Ault, Ann BLIS145
SPA 103-04 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia BLIS229
SPA 103-05 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Warner Ault, Ann BLIS234
SPA 103-06 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia BLIS229
SPA 103-07 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 5:30 PM- 6:50 PM Egas, Jenny BLIS234
SPA 103-08 Basic Spanish Sequence III Mon/Thu 7.00 PM- 8:20 PM Egas, Jenny BLIS234
SPA 103-09 Basic Spanish Sequence III Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Morin, Regina BLIS145
SPA 103-10 Basic Spanish Sequence III Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Compte, Deborah BLIS229
SPA 203-01 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Huguet Jerez, Marimar BLIS146
SPA 203-02 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Huguet Jerez, Marimar BLIS146
SPA 210-01 Spanish for Heritage Student Mon/Thu 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Kentengian, Isabel BLIS152
SPA 211-01 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Tue/Fri 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Compte, Deborah BLIS234
SPA 211-02 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis BLIS145
SPA 215-01 Spanish Phonetics Tue/Fri 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Morin, Regina BLIS145
SPA 219-01 Spanish for Medical Purposes Mon/Thu 5.00 PM- 6:20 PM Kentengian, Isabel BLIS152
SPA 241-01 Intro to Lit In Spanish Mon/Thu 12:30 PM- 1:50 PM Otero, Agustin BLIS152
SPA 270-01 Spanish & Latin Amer. Modern Art Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM Warner Ault, Ann BLIS145
SPA 302-01 Advanced Oral Proficiency Tue/Fri 11:00 AM- 12:20 PM Compte, Deborah BLIS234
SPA 311-01 Survey of Spanish Peninsular Lit Tue/Fri 3:30 PM- 4:50 PM Huguet Jerez, Marimar BLIS146
SPA 372-01 History of the Spanish Language Tue/Fri 2:00 PM- 3:20 PM Morin, Regina BLIS234
Linguistics
WLC 215-01 Introduction to Linguistics Mon/Thu 9:30 AM- 10:50 AM O'Neill, Timothy SOCI230
WLC 371-01 Kungfu Cinema Tuesday 5:30 PM- 8:20 PM Mi, Jia-Yan BLIS229
WLC 390-01 Second Language Acquisition Wednesday 5:30 PM- 8:20 PM Goebel, Joseph BLIS145

Schedule of Classes, Summer 2022

Session Course No. Course Name Instructor Day Time Room
23 May-10 June SPA 101 Basic Spanish Sequence I Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th/F 9:00-12:15
23 May-10 June SPA 103 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin M/T/W/Th 10:00-2:05
13 June-14 July SPA 102 Basic Spanish Sequence II Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th 2:00-4:00
18 July-18 August JPN 171 Contemporary Japan Didi-Ogren, Holly Asynchronous Online
18 July-18 August SPA 103 Basic Spanish Sequence III Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th 2:00-4:50

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Course Descriptions

♦  Special Offerings for Spring 2022  ♦ 

CHI 360: Chinese Philosophy and Calligraphy

This course focuses on the development of Chinese philosophy and its modern applications, combined with learning the Chinese calligraphy technique. The dual emphasis on philosophy and the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy will provide students with a more comprehensive understanding of the background and the practice of Chinese philosophy. A comparative approach to those materials will present students with divergent points of view in the global community and require that they learn to recognize and respect a culture or society that is different from their own and comprehend some of its connections with other parts of the world. This course will be conducted in English. Fulfills Global and World Views & Ways of Knowing

FRE 171: Contemporary France (taught in English)

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. Fulfills Global and Literary, Visual & Performing Arts

FRE 370: French Cinema

This course will introduce students to the major works, filmmakers, and movements of French cinema as well as to political, historical, and social issues, as experienced in French society. The course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their French conversation and writing skills through discussion of a variety of topics presented in French cinema.

♦ GER 171: Contemporary Germany (taught in English)

An interdisciplinary survey course that does not require any knowledge of German. Students will learn about German cultures, establish connections with other disciplines such as history, sociology, film studies, and literature, and gain a nuanced understanding of the social practices and expectations of native speakers of different varieties of German within their own speech communities. Students will develop and practice critical thinking skills in analyzing stereotypical ideas of people in German-speaking cultures. Students with German-language expertise can opt to take the course for LAC credit with readings and papers in German. Fulfills Global and Literary, Visual & Performing Arts

JPN 270: Intermediate Japanese Review

Through this course, students will solidify their grasp of material covered in JPN 202, and prepare to successfully engage with the Intermediate-Mid-level language materials they will encounter in JPN301 (the next course in the Japanese curricular sequence).

♦ SPA 219: Spanish for Medical Purposes

Students will acquire the necessary medical vocabulary 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 learn to define common medical problems and discuss their causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in Spanish. Students will be required to read and report (orally and in writing) on materials ranging from newspaper articles to publications in professional journals in Spanish, to interview native Spanish speakers and to transcribe these interviews, and to write a final paper in Spanish. An honest self-assessment of Spanish language skills is the best prerequisite for this course. SPA 103 is the prerequisite, but SPA 203 is strongly suggested.

SPA 270: Spanish and Latin American Modern Art

This 270/370 Spanish course will sharpen students’ writing, reading, and speaking skills through an interdisciplinary study of some of the most important Spanish and Latin American modern art movements of the last hundred years. In the class we’ll examine a wide variety of media in order to get a better understanding of the artists, the authors, and the historical circumstances that informed their work.  We’ll study paintings, murals, photographs, sculptures, films, manifestoes, magazines, graffiti, and street art. We’ll explore the work of current-day Latin American and Spanish artists in order to discuss role of modern art in our society. Finally, the course will end with a group visit to MOMA where students can see some of the art we’ve studied IRL and also celebrate their newfound understanding of modern art!

SPA 372: History of the Spanish Language

This course provides students with knowledge of the historical and geographic factors that lead to the development and spread of the Spanish language throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, and knowledge of Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax necessary to understand the technical aspects of the historical development of the Spanish language from Latin to Modern Spanish.

♦ WLC 371: Kungfu Cinema

This course explores the mainstream Chinese Kung-fu/ martial arts films, its sub-genres, and contemporary variations in the context of transnational cinema. The course samples films made by master directors from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and America. The course examines the cultural and cinematic formation of this particular genre and the ideological conventions of its global production. Genres range from Hong Kong swordplay films to Tarantino’s kung-fu thrillers and the Matrix digital kung-fu. Related topics include the construction and representation of masculinity and femininity, heroism and nationalism, the paradox of individuality and collectivity, honor code and cultural politics, sexuality and gender constructions, history and violence, stardom and youth culture. All films screened in class will be in English subtitles. Fulfills Global, Race & Ethnicity, and Literary, Visual & Performing Arts

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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.

GER 101: German For Beginners I

GER 102: German For Beginners III

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. (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.

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).

JPN 152: Beginning Intensive Japanese II

JPN 152 is an intensive course which builds on the introduction to spoken and written Japanese from JPN151, 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 152 replaces JPN 103 and 201, and covers the material from these two courses in a single semester. Students enrolled in JPN 152 will earn two course units for the course.

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 219: Spanish for Medical Purposes

Students will acquire the necessary medical vocabulary 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 learn to define common medical problems and discuss their causes, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in Spanish. Students will be required to read and report (orally and in writing) on materials ranging from newspaper articles to publications in professional journals in Spanish, to interview native Spanish speakers and to transcribe these interviews, and to write a final paper in Spanish. An honest self-assessment of Spanish language skills is the best prerequisite for this course. SPA 103 is the prerequisite, but SPA 203 is strongly suggested.

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 372: History of the Spanish Language

This course provides students with knowledge of the historical and geographic factors that lead to the development and spread of the Spanish language throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, and knowledge of Spanish phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, and syntax necessary to understand the technical aspects of the historical development of the Spanish language from Latin to Modern Spanish.

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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