The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     Three Bar Menu

WLC advising newsletter logo

Fall and Winter 2022 registration windows:
Tuesday, April 5 – Friday, April 15, 2022

It is strongly recommended that you meet with your advisor before course registration!

For information about placement testing, please visit our Placement Test FAQs.

About overloads: Did you know that students can take five classes per semester if they meet eligibility criteria? And that students can do this more than once? Find out more about the overload process here.  


Need enrollment help? If you can’t enroll in a class on your own, complete this form.

 

S  C  H  E  D  U  L  E     O  F    C  L  A  S  S  E  S

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 Online, synchronous
23 May-10 June SPA 103 Basic Spanish Sequence III Otero, Agustin M/T/W/Th 9:00-12:15 Online, synchronous
13 June-14 July SPA 102 Basic Spanish Sequence II Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia M/T/W/Th 2:00-4:00 BLIS145
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 BLIS145

Schedule of Classes, Fall 2022

Program Class Title   Time Facil ID Name
Arabic ARA 101-01 Arabic for Beginners I Mon/Thu 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS148
ARA 171-01 The Contemporary Arab World Tue/Fri 02:00 - 03:20 SOCI131
Chinese CHI 151-01 First Year Intensive Chinese I Mon/Thu
Tue/Fri
11:00 - 12:20
11:00 - 12:20
BLIS152
FORC201
Liu,Celia
Staff
CHI 171-01 Contemp. China thru Films, Sci-fi Novels and Rock 'n' Roll Tues 05:30 - 08:20 BLIS229 Mi,Jia-Yan
CHI 201-01 Intermediate Chinese I Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS234 Mi,Jia-Yan
CHI 360-01 Chinese Philosophy and Calligraphy Thursday 03:30 - 6:20 BLIS234 Liu,Celia
French FRE 102-01 French for Beginners II Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 SOCI324 Tastenhoye,Paul
FRE 102-02 French for Beginners II Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 SOCI324 Tastenhoye,Paul
FRE 103-01 French for Beginners III Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 BLIS145 Pfenninger-Schardine,Ariane
FRE 103-02 French for Beginners III Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS145 Pfenninger-Schardine,Ariane
FRE 171-01 Contemporary France Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS229 Baker, Benjamin
FRE 211-01 Intro to the French World Mon/Thu 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS145 Pfenninger-Schardine,Ariane
FRE 270-01 Intermediate Topics In French Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS145 Pfenninger-Schardine,Ariane
German GER 101-01 German for Beginners I Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS152 Fenner,Karen
GER 103-01 German for Beginners III Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS152 Fenner,Karen
Italian ITL 101-01 Italian for Beginners I Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 BLIS234 Bandurski,Karolina
ITL 101-02 Italian for Beginners I Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS234 Staff
ITL 102-01 Italian for Beginners II Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS229 Curcio,Timothy
ITL 102-02 Italian for Beginners II Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 BLIS146 Wright,Simona
ITL 103-01 Italian for Beginners III Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS030 Wright,Simona
ITL 171-01 Contemporary Italy Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS229 Curcio,Timothy
ITL 217-01 Intro to Italian Civilization Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS146 Wright,Simona
ITL 371-01 Dante, Poet of Desire (in Eng.) Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 SOCI234 Wright,Simona
Japanese JPN 151-01 Beginning Intensive Japanese I Mon/Weds/Thu
additional mtg.
03:30 - 04:50
Asynchronous
BLIS234
ONLINE
Didi-Ogren, Holly/Staff
JPN 202-01 Intermediate Japanese II Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 SOCI009 Staff
Spanish SPA 101-01 Basic Spanish I Mon/Thu 05:30 - 06:50 BLIS234 Egas,Jenny
SPA 101-02 Basic Spanish I Mon/Thu 07:00 - 08:20 BLIS234 Egas,Jenny
SPA 101-03 Basic Spanish I Tue/Fri 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS146 Huguet Jerez,Marimar
SPA 101-04 Basic Spanish I Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS146 Huguet Jerez,Marimar
SPA 102-01 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS146 Kentengian,Isabel
SPA 102-02 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS146 Kentengian,Isabel
SPA 102-03 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS152 Goebel,Joseph
SPA 102-04 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS146 Delbene,Roxana
SPA 102-05 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 05:30 - 06:50 BLIS229 Digiacomo,Jennifer
SPA 102-06 Basic Spanish II Mon/Thu 07:00 - 08:20 BLIS229 Digiacomo,Jennifer
SPA 102-07 Basic Spanish II Tue/Fri 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS145 Gabriel-Stheeman,Luis
SPA 102-08 Basic Spanish II Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS145 Gabriel-Stheeman,Luis
SPA 102-09 Basic Spanish II Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS145 Latorre,Sylvia
SPA 102-10 Basic Spanish II Tue/Fri 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS145 Latorre,Sylvia
SPA 102-11 Basic Spanish II Tue/Fri 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS146 Staff
SPA 103-01 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 08:00 - 09:20 BLIS145 Foglietta,Luz
SPA 103-02 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 SOCI230 Staff
SPA 103-03 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS229 Jimenez-Vergara,Tulia
SPA 103-04 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 BLIS229 Jimenez-Vergara,Tulia
SPA 103-05 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS152 Otero,Agustin
SPA 103-06 Basic Spanish III Mon/Thu 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS152 Otero,Agustin
SPA 103-07 Basic Spanish III Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS146 Morin,Regina
SPA 103-08 Basic Spanish III Tue/Fri 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS152 Warner Ault,Ann
SPA 203-01 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS152 Goebel,Joseph
SPA 203-02 Intermediate Oral Proficiency Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 BLIS152 Goebel,Joseph
SPA 210-01 Spanish for Heritage Student Mon/Thu 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS229 Kentengian,Isabel
SPA 211-01 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS151 Compte,Deborah
SPA 211-02 Intermediate Writing Proficiency Tue/Fri 11:00 - 12:20 BLIS151 Compte,Deborah
SPA 215-01 Spanish Phonetics Tue/Fri 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS028 Morin,Regina
SPA 216-01 Current Events in Spanish-Speaking World Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS145 Foglietta,Luz
SPA 241-01 Intro to Lit In Spanish Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS146 Delbene,Roxana
SPA 228-01 Spanish for Law, Justice, and Human Services Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 FORC202 Warner Ault,Ann
SPA 270-01 Spanish in the U.S. Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS229 Kentengian,Isabel
SPA 348-01 Seminar In Hispanic Film Mon 05:30 - 08:20 BLIS152 Otero,Agustin
SPA 351-01 Spanish/English Translation I Tue/Fri 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS229 Morin,Regina
SPA 370-01 Cathedrals of Medieval Spain Tues 05:30 - 08:20 BLIS145 Gabriel-Stheeman,Luis
Linguistics ANT 213-01 Language and Culture: An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Mon/Thu 02:00 - 03:20 BLIS234 Didi-Ogren, Holly
LNG 202-01 Structure & History of the English Language Mon/Thu 12:30 - 1:50 BLIS228 Steele,Felicia
LNG 311-01 Understanding English Grammar Tue/Fri 09:30 - 10:50 BLIS228 Steinberg,Diane
LNG 370-01 Animals Don't Talk Tues 05:30 - 08:20 BLIS030 Preti,Consuelo
SPA 215-01 Spanish Phonetics (taught in Spanish) Tue/Fri 03:30 - 04:50 BLIS028 Morin,Regina
WLC 215-01 Introduction to Linguistics Mon/Thu 09:30 - 10:50 SOCI131 O'Neill,Timothy
WLC 270-01 Phonology of Romance Languages Mon/Thu 12:30 - 01:50 SOCI131 O'Neill,Timothy
WLC 390-01 Second Lang Acquisition Methods Weds 05:30 - 08:20 BLIS151 Goebel,Joseph


C  O  U  R  S  E     D  E  S  C  R  I  P  T  I  O  N  S

 

Course Descriptions

♦  Special Offerings for Fall 2022  ♦ 

ARA 101: Arabic for Beginners I

An introduction to spoken and written Arabic, emphasizing aural comprehension and speaking, accompanied by practice in reading and writing. Cultural audio-visual materials complement the textbook and emphasize the link between language and culture. Recitation/conversation hour is required. Students with four or more years of high school study in Arabic will not receive credit for 101.

ARA 171: The Contemporary Arab World

Taught in English, this is an interdisciplinary survey course that does not require any knowledge of Arabic. Students will learn about Middle Eastern 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 Arabic within their own speech communities. Students will develop and practice critical thinking skills in analyzing stereotypical ideas of the Middle East and Middle Eastern cultures. Students with Arabic-language expertise can opt to take the course for LAC (Language Across the Curriculum) credit with readings and papers in Arabic. Fulfills Global and Literary, Visual & Performing Arts

CHI 171: Contemporary China Through Films, Sci-Fi Novels and Rock ‘N’ Roll

This course surveys the history, culture, and society of the People’s Republic of China from 1949 to the present. Using historical, literary, musical, and filmic texts, it seeks to provide understanding of people’s lived experiences through recent historical turmoil and contemporary transformations. Apart from covering the impact of major events like the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the 1989 Tiananmen protests, we will study how new Chinese cultural waves engage with key questions and issues in contemporary China such as history and violence, gender politics and ideology apparatus, femininity and masculinity, sexuality and citizenship, late socialism and late capitalism, memories of socialism, the rise of consumer culture and migrant labor, changes to Chinese families, cities, and popular culture, as well as the role of new media in the age of disturbing globalization.

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 270: French Culture through Film

FRE 270 is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their French conversational and writing skills through discussion of a variety of topics as they are represented in French cinema. Thanks to the selected films, students will experience language and culture from within, discover the many facets of French and Francophone life, and develop a deeper understanding of other people’s worldviews and ways of life. The course is designed to review and reinforce the use of grammar and vocabulary so that students can better understand oral and written French and express themselves with greater ease and scope.

ITL 371: Dante, Poet of Desire (taught in English)

In this course, we are going to explore Dante’s work as it was never examined before, that is from the point of view of his desire to establish himself as the most classical of modern poets. With his guide, Virgil, Dante explores the world of the dead, as the Roman classical poet had done in his time. However, Dante moves further up, to the realm of the Christian god, a theological space to which only he, not Virgil, had access. In this way, Dante gives us evidence of his greatness, as a Christian, but most of all as a poet.

SPA 218-01: Spanish for Law, Justice, and Human Services

In this course, students will learn the necessary grammar and vocabulary to engage with monolingual Spanish speakers in social services and justice-related settings. Students will develop specialized vocabulary for law enforcement, legal, and social services settings. Oral proficiency will be continually stressed through activities requiring asking and answering questions; narration and description in the past, present, and future; and in working toward paragraph-length discourse. However, merely understanding these concepts is not the goal of this course. Beyond building oral proficiency, this course examines the shared experiences and unique circumstances of Latin American peoples in both Latin America and the U.S. We discuss such issues that affect these populations’ mistrust of the police and criminal justice system in the both the U.S and Latin America.

SPA 270-01: Spanish in the U.S.

Spanish was spoken in what is now the United States almost a full century before English, yet for many, it is foreign and often unwelcome. In this course, we will explore the roots and consequences of the racialization of Spanish. We will also explore how its close to 50 million speakers, second in number only to Mexico, navigate and challenge its racialized position and the often contradictory linguistic ideologies about U.S. Spanish. We will also examine characteristics of different varieties of U.S. Spanish and Spanish in the public sphere: in popular culture, politics, and the linguistic landscape.

SPA 348: Seminar in Hispanic Film

Images of Spain and Latin America: a study of history and culture through film. A wide range of films, from documentary to drama, will be viewed. Students will be responsible each week for reading assignments to prepare for screenings. Seminar format emphasizes oral and written expression.

SPA 351: Spanish/English Translation

This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and the tools to successfully translate a variety of non-specialized texts from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. The course is designed for students who already have a good command of Spanish and English, and at least a basic understanding of comparative syntax. That is, in this course students will not acquire basic Spanish languages skills. Rather, they will have the opportunity to apply the language skills they have already acquired in other Spanish courses.

SPA 370:  The Age of Cathedrals: Medieval Spain seen through its temples

A close study of Spanish Cathedrals as cultural products, with attention to their associated practices and the perspectives that can explain them. Students in this course will discuss issues like identity, ideology and power in Medieval Spain.

WLC 270: Phonology of Romance Languages

Whether you are a French or Italian speaker looking to improve your pronunciation or a burgeoning linguist who wants to know more about sound systems of languages, this course will fill your need. Phonology studies how sounds are defined and interact within languages, so it can explain pronunciation in a precise, scientific way. Even if you don’t speak a word of French or Italian, though, this course serves as a general introduction to phonology where all examples will come from Romance languages.

♦ 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

♦    ♦    ♦    ♦     

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 201: Second-Year Chinese 1I

This course is designed to provide oral and written practice in Chinese at the intermediate level. Ancillary materials stress appreciation of Chinese history and culture.

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 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 (taught in English)

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.

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 216: Current Events in the Spanish-Speaking World

Students taking this course will put their language skills to work by being exposed to everyday life of Spain and Latin America as it is portrayed in the media. They will also develop an in-depth knowledge of the present cultural, economic, and political situation of the countries of the Spanish-speaking world.

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.

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.

WLC 390: Second Language Acquisition and Related Methodologies

This course explores how the human brain acquires languages. It prepares pre- and in-service teachers by providing them with the in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to teach a foreign language. In keeping with the NCATE Foreign Language Teacher Standards and the New Jersey State Standards, this course explores: a) second language acquisition theories and applications; b) the teaching of the five Cs of the National Standards; and c) the use of technology-enhanced instruction. This course is usually taken during the junior year; it must be taken before student teaching. The course is taught in English.


 

M  A  J  O  R     R  E  Q  U  I  R  E  M  E  N  T  S

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.

Top