World Languages and Literatures

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Resha S. Cardone
CHAIRPERSON
Engleman D 163
(203) 392-6758-Fax (203) 392-6136
cardoner1@SouthernCT.edu
Department Secretary: (203) 392-6132

Carlos Arboleda, Professor
Resha Cardone, Associate Professor
Christine Dombrowski, Assistant Professor
Luke Eilderts, Assistant Professor
Jesse Gleason, Assistant Professor
Rafael Hernandez, Professor
Erin Larkin,Associate Professor
Sobeira Latorre, Associate Professor
Giuseppina Palma, Professor
Ruben Pelayo, Professor
Luisa Piemontese, Professor
Elena Schmitt, Professor
Loretta Verplaetse, Professor
Lisa Vitale, Associate Professor
Miaowei Weng, Assistant Professor
Jian Wu, Assistant Professor

MAJORS IN WORLD LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

Liberal Arts and Secondary Education Programs

The major in a world language develops mastery of a language (French, German, Italian, or Spanish). The primary aim of the beginning courses is to develop effective skills of communication: listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural awareness; the advanced courses reinforce these while familiarizing the student with foreign culture and literature. Students in the B.S. (required for certification) secondary education program who receive their degrees will be recommended for Initial Teacher Certification. Passing ACTFL at the Advanced Low Level is one of the prerequisites for Student-Teaching and the Student-Teaching Seminar.

The specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut are listed in the secondary education section of the School of Education.

French, German, Italian and Spanish Majors

The program consists of 30 credits in the major language and 3 credits in a world literature course in addition to satisfying the Liberal Education Program Multilingual Communications requirement.

A score of Advanced Low on the ACTFL OPI and WPT is required prior to student teaching. Students seeking world language teaching certification must take WLL 403 in addition to other requirements for the program.

Students planning to major in a world language select courses, with the consent of their adviser, carefully observing sequential relationships.

Study abroad is strongly recommended. To explore study abroad opportunities, please contact Dr. Erin Heidkamp, Director of International Education, at x-26975, or visit the Office of International Education in Engleman Hall, Room 116.

World Language majors are required to take a 3-credit literature course in a literature of a language other than their major. They may take one LIT 300- or 400-level course focusing on works by authors of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or other literary traditions or related topics, such as literary theory, the relationship of literature and other arts, or comparative approaches. (See options below)

Additional courses of interest that deal with language, considered theoretically or historically, or with the teaching of language to speakers of other languages will be found listed under Linguistics.

WORLD LANGUAGE WAIVER POLICY

Students who have already achieved oral and written fluency in a language other than English may take a waiver examination. They should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures for details. Students who have studied a language other than English for three years or more in high school or are native speakers cannot take an entry level elementary language course (for example, SPA 100, ITA 100, FRE 100, GER 100) in that language for credit.

Students who are native speakers of a language other than English may be granted a waiver of world language requirement with credit based on one of the following documents:

High school diploma or its equivalent from the student's native language country, not an American high school.

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Production Test (WPT) passed at Intermediate-Low level. To register for these tests, you may contact www.languagetesting.com.

STAMP test – contact the department for instructions.


BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Loretta Verplaetse
COORDINATOR

The Department of World Languages and Literatures in conjunction with the School of Education offers a dual program in elementary education and bilingual education. Students who successfully complete the program and receive their B.S. degrees will be recommended for Initial Teacher Certification in both elementary education and elementary/ bilingual education. Passing ACTFL is one of the prerequisites for student-teaching and the student-teaching seminar.

The Elementary Education/Bilingual Education program is a dual major program. Students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and complete a second major in a content area of their choice. Additionally, students must pass three courses in bilingual education. Students should be advised that the minimum number of credits required to complete this program is 127. For a complete description of this program, refer to the Elementary Education section of this catalog.

Coursework:

TSL 315 — Foundations of Bilingual Education
TSL 321 — Assessment for English Language Learners
TSL 418 — ESL Methods in Content instruction

MINORS IN WORLD LANGUAGES

Students enroll in one of the languages listed under majors in world languages, at a level consistent with their past background, and complete 18 credits in the sequence of offerings.  The department also offers a minor in Medical Spanish for health and human service professionals and a minor in Linguistics.

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

Rafael Hernandez
COORDINATOR

For details on comparative literature, please contact the Coordinator.

ARB 100 - Arabic I

Basic grammar and vocabulary, mastering reading and writing the Arabic script. Introduction to speaking and listening skills. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required to complement and reinforce classroom instruction.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ARB 101 - Arabic II

Basic grammar and vocabulary, mastering reading and writing the Arabic script. Introduction to speaking and listening skills. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required to complement and reinforce classroom instruction.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ARB 200 - Arabic III

Reading of texts from literature, poetry, newspapers, and ancient sources. Acquisition of advanced vocabulary, grammatical, and language structures. Extensive use of oral language and practice in written language. Study of Arab culture through movies and music. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required to complement and reinforce classroom instruction.

Prerequisite(s): ARB 101 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ARB 499 - Independent Study

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

CHI 100 - Chinese I

Conversational approach to Mandarin Chinese; the basic phonetic system, vocabulary, grammar, and logographic systems; rudiments of reading and writing. Introduces fundamental aspects of Chinese culture and civilization. One-hour weekly session in the language laboratory required.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

CHI 101 - Chinese II

Continuation of CHI 100. Emphasis on conversation, culture, and civilization; continued practice in reading and writing. One-hour weekly session in language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

CHI 120 - Chinese through Songs and Pop Culture

Enables students to learn basic Chinese through exposure to authentic Chinese pop culture. By learning Chinese songs and watching TV episodes, students develop an understanding of Chinese pop culture in recent decades and its similarities and differences as compared with western pop culture. Students acquire basic Chinese language skills in the process of cultural learning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CHI 200 - Chinese III

Practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese in a variety of familiar social contexts. Learning about traditional and modern culture and traditions. One hour sessions weekly in the language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 101 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

CHI 210 - A Taste of China - Culture through Food

Explores the Chinese culture through food and helps students further develop their Chinese language proficiency through the exposure to the authentic Chinese culture. By exploring the cuisines in different regions of China, students will learn about various kinds of styles of the Chinese cuisines and their related ecological, historical, and cultural elements. Students will also learn to appreciate the beauty and delicacy of the Chinese food culture. Lecture 3 hours; language laboratory, 1 hour.

Prerequisite(s): CHI 200 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

FRE 100 - French I

Basic grammar and vocabulary: speaking, reading, and writing elementary French. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required to complement classwork through video, tape, practice, and films. Native speakers of French and students who have taken four years or more of French in high school may not take FRE 100 for credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 101 - French II

Speaking, reading, and writing skills. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 100 or two years of secondary school French.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 106 - French Language Practice in France

Study of elementary French for a period of at least four weeks in France under the supervision of Foreign Language Department faculty. No credit toward major. Course taken in conjunction with either FRE 100 or FRE 101.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission. Placement test required for students with previous foreign language experience.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

FRE 200 - French III

Grammar, reading, and conversation. One hour session weekly in the language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 101 or three years of secondary school French.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 206 - French Culture in France

Study of French culture and civilization, for a period of at least four weeks in France under the supervision of World Language and Literature department faculty. Course taken in conjunction with either FRE 200 or FRE 204.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission and FRE 200 or placement test.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

FRE 210 - Continuing French

Practice in speaking, reading, and writing French based on modern writings. Grammar review. Prepares students for the further study of French. One hour a week in language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 200 or 4 years secondary school French.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 300 - Expressing Yourself in Writing

Practice in writing correct, idiomatic French, based on French models. Review of grammar and syntax, and exercises in vocabulary building.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

FRE 301 - Expressing Yourself in Speaking I

Conversational situations and class discussion based on daily life experiences in France. Emphasis on oral practice through class reports and lab work.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

FRE 302 - Expressing Yourself in Speaking II

Phonetic description and phonemic analysis of French with attention given to individual problems in pronunciation. Intensive training in class and lab using television as a corrective device.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

FRE 306 - Advanced French Culture and Language Practice in France

Advanced study of French culture and civilization, for a period of at least four weeks in France under the supervision of Foreign Language department faculty. A paper or research project evaluated by a departmental committee and/or examination administered by the department are required. Course taken in conjunction with FRE 206 or FRE 499.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission and FRE 204 or equivalent or placement test.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

FRE 310 - French Civilization I

Study of French history from the Roman conquest to the end of the “Ancien Régime,” 1789; discussions of literary texts, slides, and films. Class is taught in French, but non-majors may do the written work in English.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

FRE 311 - French Civilization II

Study of French history from the revolution of 1789 to the 5th Republic; discussions of selected literary works, slides, and films. Class is taught in French, but non-majors may do the written work in English.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 312 - Contemporary French Culture

A study of France today; its physical, social, political and economic, and cultural characteristics and values. Class taught in French, but non-majors may do the written work in English.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

FRE 397 - Internship

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

FRE 398 - Special Topics in French

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of French.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 300 and FRE 301 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

FRE 400 - Advanced French

Learning to read French literature by studying language, style, themes, and genres. Texts chosen from a variety of periods.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

FRE 410 - French and Francophone Studies

Introduction to the critical theories of French and Francophone studies. Students explore contemporary France and Francophone speaking areas of the world, the relationship between France and its former colonies, as well as issues of immigration, family, language, and gender and sexuality.

Prerequisite(s): One 300-level FRE course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

FRE 415 - Sexual Citizenship in the French-Speaking World

Exploring issues of sexual deviancy in the French-speaking world; examines presentations of and reactions to sexual difference in an effort to understand what makes a good sexual citizen according to the culture in which the cultural object (literature, film, advertisements, parades, among others) is found.

Prerequisite(s): One 300-level FRE course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

FRE 450 - La Cathédrale et le Château

Medieval French literature: the themes of quest, love, and laughter in medieval aristocratic and bourgeois writings.Texts are read in modern French.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

FRE 455 - Renaissance Literature

Sixteenth century literature including readings from Rabelais, the Humanists, the poets of “La Pleiade,” and Montaigne.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

FRE 460 - Le Siècle de Louis XIV

17th century French literature with emphasis on Corneille, Moliere, and Racine.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

FRE 465 - Lumières et Rococo

“Philosophes,” dramatists, and libertines of the 18th century. Voltaire, Rousseau, and others.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

FRE 470 - Le Romantisme

Literature of the early 19th century. Includes Lamartine, Musset, Vigny, Hugo.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2010

FRE 490 - Le Roman du XXème siecle

French novels from Proust to the present.

Prerequisite(s): one 300-level French course.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

FRE 496 - Advanced French Grammar

Study of spoken and written French and practice in using French source material.

Prerequisite(s): FRE 300, FRE 301, or GRE 302.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

FRE 499 - Directed Reading

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

GER 100 - German I

Basic German with practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the language. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. Students with one or two years of secondary school German should elect GER 101. Native speakers of German and students who have taken four years or more of German in secondary school may not take GER 100 for credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

GER 101 - German II

Basic German with practice in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the language. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): GER 100, two years high school German, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

GER 201 - Continuing German: Contemporary German Culture

Using German to explore cultural aspects of the German speaking world. Focus on physical and political geography, media, education, the arts, travel, and living situations. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. GER 201, GER 202, GER 203 can be taken in any sequence.

Prerequisite(s): GER 101 , three years high school German, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

GER 202 - Continuing German: Exploring a German City

Using German to explore cultural aspects of the German speaking world. Focus on a major German city, including history, culture, economy, political structure, media, and transportation. Emphasis on daily events and interactions. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. GER 201, GER 202, GER 203 can be taken in any sequence.

Prerequisite(s): GER 101 C, three years high school German, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

GER 203 - Continuing German: Exploring German Culture Through Tales, Stories, and Films

Using German to explore cultural aspects of the German speaking world. Practice in hearing, reading, and writing German narrative. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. GER 201, GER 202, GER 203 can be taken in any sequence.

Prerequisite(s): GER 101, three years high school German, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

GER 298 - Special Topics in German

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of German.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202 or GER 203 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

GER 300 - Composition

Practice in writing with grammar and syntax review. Idiomatic use of written and spoken German is stressed.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202 or GER 203 or four years of secondary school German.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

GER 301 - Conversation

Emphasis is on aural-oral practice and performance. Class discussions and conversations are based on supplemental reading and listening materials. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202, or GER 203.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

GER 302 - Grammar Analysis and Review

Systematic review of German grammar with emphasis on points of contrast with English. Intensive practice in areas of special interest.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202, or GER 203 or the equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

GER 310 - German Civilization

Studies in German history and culture before 1900 based on selected literary works and visual materials.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202 or GER 203.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

GER 311 - 20th-Century German Culture Through Film

Study of significant trends and events in German history and society as seen through German films. Films serve as a basis for discussions about their historical, sociological, and psychological aspects.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202 or GER 203 or the equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

GER 400 - German Literature I

Comprehensive survey of German literature from its beginnings to modern times, with reading and discussions of selected masterpieces.

Prerequisite(s): Any two of GER 201, GER 202 or GER 203.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

GER 499 - Directed Reading

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission. See also LIT 328 and LIT 374.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

HBR 100 - Hebrew I

An introduction to the contemporary Hebrew language through the mastery of listening and speaking skills, the learning of basic grammar and vocabulary, and the mastery of reading and writing Hebrew text and script. One-hour session weekly in the language laboratory required to complement and reinforce classroom instruction.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

HBR 101 - Hebrew II

A continuation of Hebrew 100. An introduction to the contemporary Hebrew language through the mastery of listening and speaking skills, the learning of basic grammar and vocabulary and the mastery of reading and reinforce classroom instruction. Satisfies B.S. degree world language requirement.

Prerequisite(s): HBR 100 or two years of secondary school Hebrew.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

HBR 200 - Hebrew III

Reading of texts from literature, poetry, newspapers, and ancient sources. Acquisition of advanced vocabulary, grammatical, and language structures. Extensive use of oral language and practice in written language. Study of Israeli culture through movies and music. One hour session weekly in the language laboratory is required.

Prerequisite(s): HBR 101 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

HBR 210 - Hebrew IV

Extensive reading of texts from literature, poetry, newspapers, and ancient sources. Extensive acquisition of advanced vocabulary, grammatical, and language structures. Extensive use of oral language and practice in written language. Study of Israeli culture through movies and music. One hour session weekly in the language laboratory is required.

Prerequisite(s): HBR 200 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

IDS 300 - Study Abroad, Direct Exchange

Holding credits for SCSU students participating in part- or full-time, short-term or semester-long foreign study on a direct-exchange program. Upon successful program completion, students are awarded transfer credits. Students must meet entrance requirements, complete all paperwork, maintain contact with the appropriate SCSU instructor while abroad, and present official transcript in a timely manner upon return. 3-

3 or 15 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

IDS 301 - Study Abroad, Non-Direct Exchange

Holding credits for SCSU students participating in part- or full-time, short-term or semester-long foreign study on a non-direct-exchange program. Upon successful program completion, students are awarded transfer credits. Students must meet entrance requirements, complete all paperwork, maintain contact with instructor while abroad, and present official transcript in a timely manner upon return.

15 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ITA 100 - Italian I

Reading of simple Italian and the fundamentals of composition and conversation. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. Students with one year of secondary school Italian should elect ITA 101. Native speakers of Italian and students who have taken four years or more of Italian in high school may not take ITA 100 for credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 101 - Italian II

Reading of simple Italian and the fundamentals of composition and conversation. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 100, two years of secondary school Italian, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 200 - Italian III

Elementary Italian grammar reviewed with stress on pronunciation and conversation. Modern Italian literary works are read and discussed. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 101, three years of secondary school Italian, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 206 - Italian Culture in Italy

Study of Italian culture and civilization, for a period of at least four weeks in Italy under the supervision of the Department of World Languages and Literatures faculty. Course taken in conjunction with either ITA 200 or 210.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission and ITA 200 or placement test.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

ITA 210 - Italian Language through Culture

Review of elementary Italian grammar and refining of oral and written skills in the target language while enhancing awareness of Italian culture. Topics are explored through authentic texts and a variety of media.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 200 or 4 years of secondary school Italian, or appropriate placement exam level.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 220 - Italian Food Culture in Italy and America

A critical exaination of Italian food culture from a historical socio-political and environmental perspective. Investigages the role that the production, preparation and consumption of food has played in the development of Italian and Italian-American culture identity. Considers food culture as a means of preserving regional identity and explores issues of sustainability and food culture in a global context.

Special Information: Taught in English.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 298 - Special Topics in Italian

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of Italian.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ITA 300 - Composition

Practice in composition with intensive grammar and syntax review. Idiomatic use of Italian is stressed as it applies to the written and spoken language.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210 or four years of secondary school Italian.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ITA 301 - Conversation

Designed primarily for conversation. Oral and written reports are required. Class discussions and supplementary readings stimulate oral use of the language. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210 or ITA 300.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 310 - Italian Civilization I

Reading and discussion of selected texts provide background in Italian culture and civilization.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ITA 311 - Italian Civilization II

A continuation of ITA 310 that focuses on Italian culture in the 20th century. An alternative to literature courses and fulfills a need for courses in modern culture.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 310.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 380 - Contemporary Italian Culture

Refines oral and written skills in the target language while enhancing awareness of major social and cultural trends of contemporary Italy. Topics are explored through authentic texts and a variety of media.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ITA 397 - Internship

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ITA 398 - Special Topics in Italian

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of Italian.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and 301 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ITA 400 - Italian Literature I

Artistic and historical background of Italian literature from its beginning to the present, with reading and discussion of selected masterpieces.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

ITA 453 - Dante and His Times

Life, religion, and philosophy of the Middle Ages are discussed as the background for the Divine Comedy.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

ITA 454 - 14th Century Writers

Readings from Petrarch, Boccaccio, and others.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

ITA 456 - Literature of the 15th Century

Readings from Lorenzo, Poliziano, and the epic poets.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

ITA 457 - Prose Writers of the 16th Century

Selected works of Castiglione, Machiavelli, and others.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

ITA 484 - Italian Theater

Development of the theater from its origins to the present, through representative dramatists.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

ITA 487 - Short Story

Development and influence of the Italian short story from its origins to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

ITA 490 - The Modern Novel

Development of the Italian novel from Verga to the present.

Prerequisite(s): ITA 300 and ITA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

ITA 498 - Special Topics in Italian

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of Italian.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

ITA 499 - Directed Reading

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

JPN 100 - Japanese I

Conversational approach to Japanese; the basic phonetic system, grammar, and syllabary; rudiments of reading and writing. Introduces fundamental aspects of Japanese culture and civilization for business. One-hour weekly session in the language laboratory required.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

JPN 101 - Japanese II

Continuation of Japanese 100. Emphasis on conversation, culture and civilization; continued practice in reading and writing. One-hour weekly session in language laboratory required.

Prerequisite(s): JPN 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

JPN 200 - Japanese III

Third semester of Modern Japanese. Extensive readings of texts, grammatical analysis, practice in both written and spoken Japanese. Continuation of Chinese character (Kanji) study.

Prerequisite(s): JPN 101 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

JPN 210 - Heart and Soul of Japan

Intermediate Japanese language course designed to help students understand Japanese spiritual and aesthetic values focusing not only the language acquisition but also cultural awareness. The course builds in all language skills and emphasizes vocabulary and linguistic aspects associated to Japanese culture.

Prerequisite(s): JPN 200.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

JPN 499 - Directed Reading

1 to 6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

LAT 100 - Latin I

Introduction to Latin vocabulary and grammar. Reading of brief literary texts.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

LAT 101 - Latin II

Introduction to Latin vocabulary and grammar. Reading of brief literary texts.

Prerequisite(s): LAT 100.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

LAT 200 - Latin III

Student-centered communicative, content-based, and task-based approach to the study of Latin. Comprehensive third-semester course, which includes instruction and practice in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to use basic Latin in reading, writing, oral situations, and have begn to cultivate an awareness of the cultures and civilizations of the Latin-speaking world.

Prerequisite(s): LAT 100 and LAT 101.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

LAT 298 - Special Topics in Latin

Examination of developmetns, issues, and/or creative work in the field of latin studies.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2014

LAT 499 - Independent Study

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

LIT 308 - Spanish National Cinema

Critical examination of films of Spain via fundamental cinematic concepts and exploration of the specificities of Spanish national cinema. Investigates the films in relation to a variety of critical readings and in specific historical and cultural contexts. Studies cinema as a means of representation and examines it in relation to theoretical debates in film studies.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

LIT 398 - Special Topics in Literature

Examination of developmetns, issues, and/or creative work in the field of literature.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

LIT 499 - Independent Study

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

POR 100 - Portuguese I

An introduction to Portuguese language through speaking, writing, reading several texts, and interacting with different cultural manifestations. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. Students with one or two years of secondary school Portuguese may not take POR 100 for credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

POR 101 - Portuguese II

A continuation of POR 100. An introduction to Portuguese language through speaking, writing, reading original texts, and interacting with different cultural manifestations. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): POR 100 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

POR 200 - Portuguese III

Third semester of contemporary Portuguese. Reading original texts and interacting with different cultural manifestations through movies, music, literature, and the press. One hour session weekly in the language laboratory is required to complement and reinforce classroom instruction.

Prerequisite(s): POR 101 or equivalent.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

RUS 100 - Russian I

Basic Russian stressing conversation, vocabulary building, and idiomatic use of the language. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. Students with one or two years of secondary school Russian should elect RUS 101.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

RUS 101 - Russian II

Basic Russian stressing conversation, vocabulary building, and idiomatic use of the language. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week. Students with one or two years of secondary school Russian should elect RUS 101.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 100, placement in RUS 101, or 3 years high school Russian.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

RUS 200 - Russian III

Principles of elementary Russian grammar are reviewed and extended with further training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Works of classical writers of the nineteenth century are studied and discussed in Russian. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 101 or three years of secondary school Russian.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2013

RUS 210 - Russian IV

Principles of elementary Russian grammar are reviewed and extended with further training in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing. Works of classical writers of the nineteenth century are studied and discussed in Russian. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): RUS 200 or four years of secondary school Russian.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

SED 100 - Elementary American Sign Language I

Expressive and receptive skill development in American Sign Language at the elementary level.

Prerequisite(s):

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SED 105 - Elementary Sign Language II

Expressive and receptive skill development in American Sign Language at the elementary II level.

Prerequisite(s): SED 100

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

SED 205 - American Sign Language III

Expresive and receptive skill development in American Sign Language a the intermediate level.

Prerequisite(s): SED 100 and SED 105

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

SPA 100 - Spanish I

Basic grammar and vocabulary learned through practice in speaking, writing and reading of simple Spanish texts. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Special Information: Native speakers and students with 4 years of high school Spanish may not take for credit.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 101 - Spanish II

Basic grammar and vocabulary learned through practice in speaking, writing and reading of simple Spanish texts. An hour session in the language laboratory is required each week.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 100, three years of high school Spanish, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 106 - Spanish Language Practice in Spain

Study of elementary Spanish for a period of at least four weeks in Spain under the supervision of World Language department faculty.

Special Information: May not be applied towards a world language major.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission and Corerequisite(s): SPA 100 or SPA 101.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 200 - Spanish III

Grammar review plus practice in speaking and writing. Reading short pieces of literature. One hour lab each week.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 101 or C or better in SPA 106 or three years of secondary school Spanish, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 206 - Spanish Culture in Spain

Study of Spanish culture and civilization, for a period of at least four weeks in Spain under the supervision of World Language department faculty. Course taken in conjunction with either SPA 200 or SPA 206.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission and SPA 200 or placement test.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 210 - Spanish IV: Latino America

Intermediate content-based Spanish language course focused on deepening language proficiency in the four language skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Through a sustained focus on US Latino culture in the past, present, and future.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 200 or SPA 206 or four years of secondary school Spanish, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 220 - Medical Spanish

Intermediate Spanish language course designed to help students planning to work in the healthcare professions to better serve Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Builds in all language skills and emphasizes healthcare-specific vocabulary and grammar.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 101 or SPA 106 or three years of secondary school Spanish, or placement exam.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 300 - Composition

Practice in composition, based on Hispanic models. Intensive grammar, and syntax review. Idiomatic use of Spanish. Designed to improve written expression. One hour a week in lab required.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 301 - Conversation

Practice in conversation. Oral reports and activities to stimulate expression in the language. One hour a week in lab required.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 302 - Practical Spanish Phonetics

Analysis of the phonetic system of Spanish. Intensive practice in the language laboratory (ear training, transcription, and corrective exercises). Consideration is given to the problems of teaching Spanish pronunciation to English speaking students.

Prerequisite(s): Open to majors or minors or with departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 305 - Composition and Conversation for Heritage Learners

Practice in composition and conversation for heritage learners of Spanish who have little or no formal training in the language. Intensive grammar and syntax review. Oral reports and activities to stimulate expression in the language. One hour a week in lab required.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 210.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

SPA 310 - Spanish Civilization

Spanish culture from the earliest days to modern times.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300 or SPA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 312 - Latin-American Civilization

Extensive cultural interpretation of the history, literature, art, and peoples of Latin America from pre-Colombian times to the present day.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300 or SPA 301.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

SPA 320 - Culture and Civilization of Puerto Rico

Overview of the culture and civilization of mainland and island Puerto Ricans from early times to the present. Readings include selections from literary, historical, political, and sociological texts. Also included is a study of Puerto Rican music and film.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, SPA 301 or SPA 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

SPA 330 - Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

Understanding of indigenous cultures, indigenous cultural expressions, and non-native representations of indigenousness throughout Latin America from Pre-Colombian times to the present day.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, SPA 301 or SPA 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

SPA 397 - Internship

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

SPA 398 - Special Topics in Spanish

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 400 - Spanish Literature I

Masterpieces of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 401 - Spanish Literature II

Masterpieces of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2015

SPA 402 - Spanish-American Literature I

Comprehensive survey of the literary movements in Spanish America from their origin to modern times by reading and discussion of selected masterpieces.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2016

SPA 403 - Spanish-American Literature II

Comprehensive survey of the literary movements in Spanish America from their origin to modern times by reading and discussion of selected masterpieces.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 405 - Grammar Analysis

Intensive study of grammar in order to prepare students to teach Spanish in high school and to give advanced practice in the structure of spoken and written Spanish. One hour a week in lab required.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300 or SPA 305.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

SPA 410 - Theory and Practice of Translation

Capstone course in which students gain an understanding of the most important theories of translation and develop basic translation skills.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 459 - Latin American Theater and Peformance

A course focused on the theater and performance art of Latin America. Students move from traditional literary analysis of written theatrical works towards a cultural studies approach to interpreting performance art pieces and happenings.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, SPA 301 and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

SPA 460 - The Golden Age

Reading and interpretation of masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age. Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Góngora, Quevedo, and others.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2016

SPA 490 - Modern Novel in Spain

Study of representative 20th-century Spanish novels, including works of Cela, Laforet, Matute, and Goytisolo.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 496 - 20th-Century Spanish-American Fiction

Study of the trends in 20th-century Spanish-American narrative. Representative authors include Rulfo, Fuentes, Borges, Cortazar, García Márquez, and R. Arenas.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300, and either SPA 310 or SPA 312.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2015

SPA 498 - Special Topics in Spanish

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 300 and SPA 301 or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

SPA 499 - Directed Reading

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2015

TSL 315 - Foundations of Bilingual Education

History and philosophy of bilingualism in American Schools. Models, approaches, and materials employed in effective bilingual education.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

TSL 321 - Assessment for English Language Learners

Provides bilingual education and ESL teachers with knowledge and practice of language and academic testing and placement techniques for languages minority students.

Prerequisite(s): Junior status.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

TSL 418 - ESL Methods in Content Instruction

Prepares mainstream, bilingual education, and ESL teachers to apply ESL methodologies in the teaching of course content to limited English proficient students.

Prerequisite(s): (EDU 305 or EDU 307) and (EDU 312 or EDU 330).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

WLL 108 - Technology and Language Learning

Provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges presented by modern technology for language learning, and introduces available tools and resources as well as their applications in language learning.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

WLL 208 - Contemporary Chinese Society and Culture

Provides an overview of the contemporary Chinese society and culture and examines the major social and cultural issues of China. Specific topics include social and economic reforms, economic success and social problems, youth and education, marriage and family.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

WLL 211 - Introduction to Linguistics

A variety of approaches to the study of language: including the historical, the structural, and transformational.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

WLL 397 - Internship

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2016

WLL 398 - Special Topics

Examination of developments, issues, and/or creative work in the field of World languages.

Prerequisite(s): Departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2014

WLL 403 - Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

An introduction to theories of second language acquisition (SLA) that outlines nativist, environmental, sociocultural, and psycholinguistic perspectives on SLA and discusses factors that influence the L2 learning process. Also explores the application of SLA theory to understanding L2 learners’ interlanguage production.

Prerequisite(s): WLL 211.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WLL 404 - Methods and Materials for Teaching World Languages in the Elementary Schools

Rationale, history, theoretical, and practical foundations of foreign language instruction in the elementary school. Models for curriculum, program implementation, planning, and assessment. Through video, practice, demonstrations, guest lectures, and the Internet, students acquire a wide range of teaching activities.

Prerequisite(s): 24 credits in World Languages or departme

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2017

WLL 452 - Secondary School Student Teaching

(World Languages) Guided observation and supervised student teaching in grades 7–12 in cooperating schools.

Prerequisite(s): WLL 491.

12 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

WLL 453 - Student Teaching Seminar—World Languages

Discussions of educational issues, in particular, those raised by students’ experiences in the field.

Prerequisite(s): WLL 491. Corequisite: WLL 452.

1 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

WLL 491 - Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages at Secondary School

Critical study of the theories, methods, and techniques of foreign language teaching with an extensive experience in the field.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 413 and WLL 403.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017

WLL 499 - Independent Study

Students work with a faculty member on a project as outlined and approved on an Independent Study form. Forms are available in the Dean's Office.

1 to 3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017