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Tuesday, November 1 – Friday, November 11, 2022
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S C H E D U L E O F C L A S S E S
Schedule of Classes, Spring 2023
|Arabic||ARA 102-01||Arabic for Beginners II||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS153||Kerkeni, Samar|
|Chinese||CHI 152-01||First Year Intensive Chinese II||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS148||Liu, Celia|
|CHI 152-01||First Year Intensive Chinese II||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS148||Weng, Ya-Hui|
|CHI 360-01||Chinese Philosophy & Calligraphy||Thursday||5:30 - 8:20||AIMM102||Liu, Celia|
|French||FRE 101-01||French for Beginners I||Mon/Thu||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS146||Pfenninger, Ariane|
|FRE 102-01||French for Beginners II||Mon/Thu||12:30 - 1:50||BLIS146||Pfenninger, Ariane|
|FRE 102-02||French for Beginners II||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS146||Pfenninger, Ariane|
|FRE 103-01||French for Beginners III||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS030||Tastenhoye, Paul|
|FRE 103-02||French for Beginners III||Mon/Thu||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS147||Tastenhoye, Paul|
|FRE 171-01||Contemporary France||Tue/Fri||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS145||Baker, Benjamin|
|FRE 211-01||Intro To The French World||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS145||Baker, Benjamin|
|FRE 370-01||French Gastronomy||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS146||Pfenninger-Schardine, Ariane|
|German||GER 102-01||German for Beginners II||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS147||Kosar, Anthony|
|GER 201-01||Intermediate German I||Tue/Fri||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS148||Kosar, Anthony|
|Italian||ITL 101-01||Italian for Beginners I||Mon/Thu||8:00 - 9:20||BLIS229||Curcio, Timothy|
|ITL 102-01||Italian for Beginners II||Mon/Thu||8:00 - 9:20||BLIS152||Standridge, Jamison|
|ITL 102-02||Italian for Beginners II||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS152||Standridge, Jamison|
|ITL 103-01||Italian for Beginners III||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS145||Wright, Simona|
|ITL 103-02||Italian for Beginners III||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS145||Wright, Simona|
|ITL 171-01||Contemporary Italy||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS233||Curcio, Timothy|
|ITL 255-01||Italian for Business||Mon/Thu||12:30 - 1:50||BLIS145||Wright, Simona|
|ITL 327-01||Italian Short Story (in English)||Mon/Thu||5:30 - 6:50||BLIS145||Wright, Simona|
|Japanese||JPN 101-01||Japanese for Beginners I||Mon/Thu||5:30 - 6:50||BLIS146||Staff|
|JPN 152-01||Begin Intensive Japanese II||Mon/Wed/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||Yamakawa, Naomi|
|JPN 171-01||Contemporary Japan||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||SOCI324||Ogren, Holly|
|JPN 171-02||Contemporary Japan||Mon/Thu||11:00 - 12:20||SOCI324||Ogren, Holly|
|JPN 270-01||Intermediate Topics in Japanese||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||SOCI340||Ogren, Holly|
|Spanish||SPA 101-01||Basic Spanish Sequence I||Tue/Fri||8:00 - 9:20||BLIS147||Huguet Jerez, Marimar|
|SPA 101-02||Basic Spanish Sequence I||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||Huguet Jerez, Marimar|
|SPA 102-01||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||8:00 - 9:20||BLIS145||Goebel, Joseph|
|SPA 102-02||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS148||Kentengian, Isabel|
|SPA 102-03||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS145||Goebel, Joseph|
|SPA 102-04||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS148||Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia|
|SPA 102-05||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||5:30 - 6:50||Egas, Jenny|
|SPA 102-06||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Mon/Thu||7:00 - 8:20||Egas, Jenny|
|SPA 102-07||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Tue/Fri||11:00 - 12:20||Latorre, Sylvia|
|SPA 102-08||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Tue/Fri||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS146||Latorre, Sylvia|
|SPA 103-01||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Tue/Fri||8:00 - 9:20||BLIS146||Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis|
|SPA 103-02||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS146||Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis|
|SPA 103-03||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS148||Kentengian, Isabel|
|SPA 103-04||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS152||Kentengian, Isabel|
|SPA 103-05||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||5:30 - 6:50||DiGiacomo, Jennifer|
|SPA 103-06||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Tue/Fri||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS152||Foglietta, Luz|
|SPA 103-07||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Tue/Fri||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS147||Morin, Regina|
|SPA 103-08||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Tue/Fri||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS146||Warner Ault, Ann|
|SPA 103-09||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||7:00 - 8:20||DiGiacomo, Jennifer|
|SPA 103-10||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS147||Otero, Agustin|
|SPA 103-11||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS147||Otero, Agustin|
|SPA 203-01||Intermediate Oral Proficiency||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS148||Goebel, Joseph|
|SPA 211-01||Intermediate Writing Proficiency||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||Delbene, Roxana|
|SPA 211-02||Intermediate Writing Proficiency||Mon/Thu||5:30 - 6:50||Delbene, Roxana|
|SPA 219-01||Spanish for Medical Purposes||Mon/Thu||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS152||Kentengian, Isabel|
|SPA 219-02||Spanish for Medical Purposes||Tue/Fri||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS147||Morin, Regina|
|SPA 241-01||Intermediate Reading Skills in Spanish||Tue/Fri||11:00 - 12:20||BLIS146||Warner Ault, Ann|
|SPA 270-01||Laugh to Reflect in Arts & Media (Culture)||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS152||Foglietta, Luz|
|SPA 350-01||Intro to Spanish Linguistics||Tue/Fri||3:30 - 4:50||BLIS147||Morin, Regina|
|SPA 370-01||Spanish Cinema and Literature||Monday||5:30 - 8:20||BLIS147||Otero, Agustin|
|SPA 370-02||Laugh to Reflect in Arts & Media (Culture)||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS152||Foglietta, Luz|
|SPA 499-01||Senior Capstone: Literatura femenina de la posguerra||Tuesday||5:30-8:20||Gabriel-Stheeman, Luis|
|Linguistics||LNG 201-01||Intro to English||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS228||O'Neill,Timothy|
|LNG 202-01||Structure & History of the English Language||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS153||Steinberg,Diane|
|LNG 372-01||American English||Mon/Thu||2:00 - 3:20||BLIS235||Steele,Felicia|
|WLC 215-01||Introduction to Linguistics||Mon/Thu||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS228||O'Neill, Timothy|
|WLC 238-01||Latin American Cultural Perspectives||Tue/Fri||9:30 - 10:50||BLIS146||Warner Ault, Ann|
|WLC 371-01||Kungfu Chinese Cinema||Tuesday||5:30 - 8:20||BLIS152||Mi, Jia-Yan|
Schedule of Classes, Summer 2023
|Session||Course No.||Course Name||Instructor||Day||Time||Room|
|22 May-9 June||SPA 101||Basic Spanish Sequence I||Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia||M/T/W/Th/F||9:00-12:15||Remote|
|22 May-9 June||SPA 103||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Otero, Agustin||M/T/W/Th/F||9:00-12:15||Remote|
|12 June-13 July||SPA 102||Basic Spanish Sequence II||Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia||M/T/W/Th||2:00-4:00||Remote|
|17 July-17 August||JPN 171||Contemporary Japan||Didi-Ogren, Holly||Asynchronous||Online|
|17 July-17 August||SPA 103||Basic Spanish Sequence III||Jimenez-Vergara, Tulia||M/T/W||2:00-4:50||Remote|
C O U R S E D E S C R I P T I O N S
♦ Special Offerings for Spring 2023 ♦
♦ ARA 102: Arabic for Beginners II
Continuing 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.
♦ 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 Gastronomy
Since 2010, the French gastronomic meal and its rituals have been inscribed in UNESCO’s cultural heritage. The FRE370 course highlights the importance of gastronomy in French culture, and explores the French culinary traditions from the Middle Ages to the present. Students will also study the transformative changes that have taken place in many aspects of French cuisine and gastronomy, primarily because of the colonial history of France and its current multicultural society. Students will engage with a wide variety of discursive practices including treatises on taste and gastronomy, recipe books, restaurant critiques, works of fiction, and contemporary film.
♦ ITL 327: Italian Short Story (taught 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 101: Japanese for Beginners I
A one-unit introduction to spoken and written Japanese, 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; conversation hour is required.
♦ SPA 218: Spanish for Business
This course provides students with technical vocabulary, communicative skills, and cultural insights related to the Spanish-speaking business environment. Through essays, articles, research, discussions, case studies, role-plays, audio and videotapes, and the web we will take an in-depth look at the corporate dynamics of Latin American and Spanish societies.
♦ SPA 219: Spanish for Medical Purposes
An honest self-assessment of Spanish language skills is the best prerequisite for this course. Students will be required to read and report on (orally and in writing) 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. 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. SPA 103 is the prerequisite, but SPA 203 is strongly suggested.
♦ SPA 270-01/370-02: Laugh to Reflect in Arts & Media
This Spanish culture course will expose students to comedy films, comics, social media, and short stories in Spanish to reflect on diversity, national identity, and culture in the Spanish-speaking world. Through these products, students will learn about Hispanic culture, make comparisons between their culture and the Hispanic culture, make connections to other fields of study, and engage with the Spanish-speaking community. Students will develop oral and written expression skills.
♦ SPA 350 Intro to Spanish Linguistics
The objectives of this course are to use readings and practical exercises to develop a solid understanding of language in general, and of the Spanish language in particular. This includes an understanding of the various systems that make up the Spanish language: its sounds, its word formation component, its grammar and its word meanings. This course aims to develop the students’ ability to analyze data to form hypotheses, and to prove and disprove these hypotheses through argumentation and the use of empirical research. This course aims to develop linguistic and analytical skills.
♦ SPA 370: Spanish Cinema & Literature
This course will explore the relationship and connections between film and literature in Spanish Cinema. Special attention will be given to relevant notions of film adaptation and intertextuality. Students will watch a variety of films outside the classroom analyzing them from a literary perspective.
♦ SPA 499: Senior Capstone: Women novelists of the Spanish Postwar / Novela femenina de la posguerra
At the end of the Spanish Civil War, General and War Criminal Francisco Franco imposed a strict dictatorship that, among other things, eliminated the few advances in women’s rights acomplished by the Republic. During the following forty years, a number of remarkable women novelists found clever ways to subvert the rules of the Spanish Patriarchy, convey a subtle criticism of its socially oppressive ways and sexism, and propose a different, fairer and more mature coexistence. This course will offer an analytical homage to the writings of authors such as Carmen Laforet, Elena Quiroga, Carmen Martín Gaite, Ana María Matute and Mercè Rodoreda.
♦ WLC 238: Latin American Cultural Perspectives
This course examines the shared experiences and unique circumstances of Latin American and Latino/a communities. The course specifically focuses on criminal justice related topics and will help students to understand the historical and social context of the cultural differences pertaining to policing, courts, and corrections in Latin America. It will also cover demographic trends relating to Latin American and Latino/a peoples in our region, the diversity of cultures and peoples that comprise Latin America, changing economic realities and political and social challenges, the effects of globalization, and the rise of the megacity. Crosslisted with HON 270-10.
♦ WLC 371: Kungfu Cinema
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♦ General Offerings ♦
CHI 152: First Year Intensive Chinese II
This is an intensive continuation 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 152 replaces CHI 103 and 202, and covers the material from these two courses in a single semester. Students enrolled in CHI 152 will earn 2 units (8 credits) for the course.
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 and Ways of Knowing
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 102: German For Beginners II
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.
GER 201: Intermediate German I
Improves the student’s ability to speak, read, and write German using short stories, magazines and newspaper articles, and discussions of current trends in the cultures of German-speaking countries. Vocabulary-building and writing are emphasized, as well as a review and broadening of grammar. 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 (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 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.
JPN 171: Contemporary Japan
This course is a survey of social and cultural trends in contemporary Japan. Our main texts will be scholarly readings from the social sciences, but we will include films as another lens through which to consider significant phenomena, institutions, and directions in Japan today. We will investigate and discuss topics such as gender and family, language, race and ethnicity, religion, sports, food, and popular culture. Throughout the course, students will be asked to engage critically with course materials and, in so doing, to develop a more complex and nuanced perspective on social and cultural trends in contemporary Japan.
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 372: American English
An examination of linguistic variation (dialects) across the United States. Special attention will be paid to the significance of social, gender, and ethnic factors in dialect differences in American English. We will also consider American dialectology as a crucible for the development of ethical and engaged linguistic theory.
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.
M A J O R R E Q U I R E M E N T S
- Graduation requires a GPA of 2.0 in courses for the program and a minimum grade of C- in all Spanish courses.
(Fulfills Liberal Learning requirements)
Required 200-level courses: (4 courses)
|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)|
300-level courses: (6 courses)
|Choose at least ONE course from each category: Linguistics, Culture/Civilization, Literature. A minimum grade of C- is required.|
|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|
|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|
|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)
|SPA 497 Spanish Senior Seminar (1 course)||Four 300-level courses and Senior status at the beginning of this class|
In order to receive a teaching license, the state of NJ requires
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.
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
|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
|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)
|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
|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
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.