World Languages & Cultures

Courses in World Languages & Cultures

French

FREN-F 100 Elementary French I (4 cr)

Introduction to French language and selected aspects of French civilization and culture.
Offered fall semesters.

FREN-F 150 Elementary French II: Language and Culture (4 cr)

Basic structures of the French language and selected topics of French civilization and culture.
Offered spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 100 or equivalent.
FREN-F 200 Second-Year French I: Language and Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts.
Offered fall semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 150 or equivalent.
FREN-F 250 Second-Year French II: Language and Culture (3 cr)

Grammar, composition, and conversation coordinated with the study of cultural texts.
Offered spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: FREN-F 200 or equivalent.
FREN-F 311 Contemporary French Civilization (3 cr)

Political, social and cultural aspects of contemporary France. No credit in the concentration area for French majors. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
FREN-F 312 Readings in French Literature in Translation (3 cr)

Representative readings emphasizing a particular author, genre, or topic in French literature. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

FREN-F 371 Topics in French (3 cr)

Topics in French literature and culture will be explored from a variety of perspectives. May be repeated once for credit with different topic. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.
No prerequisite.

Spanish

HISP-S 308 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 cr)

This content-based course seeks to improve students’ oral and writing skills in Spanish while fostering critical thinking and cultural awareness.  The written component includes an analysis of various writing styles; description, narration, exposition, and argumentation.  The oral component includes discussions of cultural topics in the Spanish Speaking world.
Offered fall semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor
HISP-S 328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr)

Develops skills needed for more advanced study of Hispanic literatures through the reading and analysis of literary texts.
Offered occasionally.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor
SPAN-S 100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr)

Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary.  Attendance in Language Laboratory may be required.
Offered every fall and summer I semester.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr)

.Introduction to present-day Spanish, basic structural patterns, and functional vocabulary.  Attendance in Language Laboratory may be required.
Offered every spring and summer II semester.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 100 or equivalent.
SPAN-S 200 Second Year Spanish I (3 cr)

Continuation of S100-S150, with increased emphasis on communication skills and selected readings.  Attendance in the language laboratory may be required.
Offered every fall semester.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 150 or equivalent
SPAN-S 250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)

Continuation of S100-S150, with increased emphasis on communication skills, and selected readings. Attendance in the language laboratory may be required.
Offered every spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 200 or equivalent
SPAN-S 229 Spanish Culture & Civilization (3 cr)

From the earliest times to the present.  Survey of the development of Spanish Civilization and culture showing trends in ideas, in arts and literature, in the economic, religious, and political movements viewed within strict historical framework.  Designed for foreign culture option.  Taught in English. Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 230 Cervantes' Don Quixote in Translation (3 cr)

Detailed textual analysis of Cervantes’s masterpiece, with readings and class discussion on its relationship to the Renaissance and the development of the world novel. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 235 20th Century Spanish Literature (3 cr)

Representative works by major twentieth century peninsular writers and philosophers. Informal lectures and class discussions. Reading of fiction, essays, poetry and drama in English translation. Emphasis on cultural values as expressed through literature. Taught in English.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 241 Golden Age Literature in Translation (3 cr)

Masterpieces of Spanish literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Representative authors include: Lope de Vega, Cervantes, Garcilaso, Quevedo, Calderón, Fray Luís de León, San Juan de la Cruz, and Góngora.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S 270 Service-Learning in Hispanic Culture (1-3 cr)
In this course students will develop their understanding of Hispanic cultures through community projects directed at the local Latino community. (In English)
Offered as needed.
No prerequisite

SPAN-S 275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Practice of language skills through reading, writing and discussion of Hispanic culture. Treats facets of popular culture, diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and themes of social and political importance. Taught in Spanish.
Offered spring semester, even years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 200
SPAN-S 284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Images, roles, and themes involving women in Hispanic literature. Taught in English. Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)

Emphasis on one topic, author, or genre in Hispanic culture. May be repeated once for credit with different topic.
Offered occasionally.

  • No Prerequisite
SPAN-S 303 The Hispanic World (3 cr)

Introduction to Hispanic culture through literature. Emphasis is on the development of national values and cultural themes. The approach stresses the relationship of literacy to history and the arts. Taught in English.
Offered every fall and spring semesters and occasional summers.

  • No Prerequisite

SPAN-S 360 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr)

Using fiction, drama, and poetry from both Spain and Latin America, this course introduces strategies to increase reading comprehension and presents terms and concepts useful in developing the critical skills of literary analysis. Taught in Spanish.
Offered every spring semester, odd years.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 370 Service-Learning in Spanish (1-3 cr)

In this course students will apply their linguistic skills to a service learning project involving the local Latino community. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 390 Special Topics in Spanish (3 cr)

This course will examine topics related to the Hispanic cultures and/or the Spanish language. Taught in Spanish.
Offered occasionally.

  • Prerequisite: SPAN-S 250 or consent of instructor

SPAN-S 493 Internship Program in Spanish (3 cr)

Students work in businesses, organizations, or institutions applying their skills in Spanish in order to gain awareness of the uses of Spanish in the workplace. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: Junior standing with authorization

SPAN-S 498 Capstone Seminar in Spanish (3 cr)

Senior-level course for Spanish majors that integrates students’ undergraduate study. (In Spanish)
Offered as needed.

  • Prerequisite: Senior standing with authorization