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ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Fall 2014

FREN 111/01-02                                                                                                                                           JOHNSON
Elementary French I
First part of communication-based foundation course for elementary level of college French. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. FORMAT: Meets five hours per week.
Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests, final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored.
PREREQUISITE: NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IN FRENCH OR ONE YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.

FREN 115/01                                                                                                                                               SWOFFER-PENNA
Elementary French II
Second part of communication-based foundation course for elementary college-level French. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. Students with credit for FREN 115 or
equivalent may not take this course. FORMAT: Meets five times per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes,
participation, tests and final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 111 OR TWO
YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FRENCH.

FREN 211/01                                                                                                                                            BOSWORTH
FREN 211/02                                                                                                                                             COPE
French III
Third part of a communication-based foundation course for intermediate college-level French. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. FORMAT: Meets three hours per week.   Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests and a final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 115 OR THREE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

FREN 215/01                                                                                                                                                COPE
French IV
Fourth-semester French language course. Reading of literary and non-literary texts of intermediate difficulty, writing, grammar, discussion, video. FORMAT: Meets three hours per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests and final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211, FREN III OR MAXIMUM FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

FREN 241/01                                                                                                                                          POLACHEK
Conv/Comp/Civ
Discussions of French culture and civilization, short literary works, and possibly films. Active participation, oral reports, written assignments are part of the class program. Course grade based on strict class attendance, quizzes and individual projects. Class work is intended to improve skills in speaking, reading and writing French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 215 OR FIVE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

PREREQUISITE: FREN 215 OR FIVE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

FREN 344/01                                                                                                                                       STICCA
Introduction to Critical Reading
Intended for students who have successfully completed four semesters of college French or the equivalent, this course serves as an introduction to close reading and analysis. Student will develop skills in discussion and critical writing skills while working with French literary texts, films and songs. Course is designed to give students an opportunity to develop a strong sense of how French and Francophone culture can be understood through its creative works. Students will also have a chance to explore an aspect of French culture that is of particular interest to them. FORMAT: Readings and writing in French; active class discussions, short written assignments, quizzes, oral presentation. An important gateway course to more advanced courses, appropriate for majors, minors, and those from other disciplines. Regular attendance mandatory. PREREQUISITES: French 215,241 or equivalent; for freshman: French AP or at least four years of high school French, or permission or instructor.

FREN 351/01                                                                                                                                       BOSWORTH
Gram/Comp/Civ
Elements of French grammar and exercises in composition; listening activities. Creation of scenarios and role-playing. ALL WORK (written and oral) will be in French. Grades will be based on (1) written work (compositions, quizzes, and two exams) and (2) participation in discussions and oral exercises. Regular attendance is required. PREREQUISITE: FREN 251 or 341.

FREN 361/Coli 380U/Eng 300G/Mdvl 382A                                                                                            POLACHEK
Masterworks of French Literature
What can French literature from the Middle Ages through the 17th century tell us about French society, culture and its institutions? How do themes relating to love, social status, and gender roles found in the literature of this important time period help us understand the modern texts that will follow in later centuries? This course will focus on these questions through readings and analysis of short fiction, plays, essays, and poems. Films and YouTube clips will also be incorporated. Among authors read will be Marie de France, Marguerite de Navarre, Montaigne, Madame de Lafayette, Molière and La Fontaine. An important gateway course to 400-level courses, recommended for both majors and minors, and for those pursuing courses in related disciplines. FORMAT: Close readings and discussions in French; oral presentations; two short papers, two in-class exams. Writing adjustments possible for non-majors. Regular attendance mandatory. PREREQUISITES: At least one 300-level French course. Freshman: AP score of 5 or I.B. French or permission of instructor. Students from other disciplines welcome.

FREN 480A/581C/ Ling 480C French in North America                                                                               BOSWORTH
This course is an introduction to the historical context and linguistic features of the main varieties of French spoken in North America. The journey begins with an overview of the history of the French language in France, and continues to the North-American continent. Four dialects of French are in focus: le québécois, l'acadien, le français de la Nouvelle-Angleterre, et le cadien (la Louisiane). This course also makes a brief voyage to the Caribbean, introducing students to le créole haïtien. Class sessions consist of interactive review and discussion of material covered in readings and exercises in linguistic analysis. Classes are conducted in French at the appropriate level of complexity; students should expect to regularly engage in pair, small group and whole class discussion in French. Evaluation is based on in-class engagement, regular content quizzes, written homework, and a small research project presented at the end-of-the semester. Students from other departments may do their written work in English if permitted by their department. PREREQUISITES: Two 300-level courses. Interested students with only one 300-level course should consult the instructor.

FREN 481B/581B/ coli 480T/ eng 450G/593U/mdvl 481T/561M STICCA
Saint and Sinners
The themes of Sainthood and Sin have been chronologically present in French literary masterpieces in a plurality of manifestations and aspects that underline the popularity of the concepts of virtue and transgression. The fundamental aim of the course will be to examine the topic and its occurrences in French literary masterpieces such Turoldus's La Chanson de Roland, the anonymous Jeu d'Adam, Jodelle's Cleopatre, Racine's Andromaque, Vigny's Colere de Samson and Le Mont des Oliviers, Hugo's Hernani, Claudel's L'Annonce faite a Marie, Balzac's Le Pere Goriot, and Gide's La Symphonie pastorale. The course will provide an insight into French psychological and aesthetic artistry through the centuries and the dramatic and poetic power of France's men of letters.

ITAL 111/01-02-03                                                                                                                              COOK, MARIA
ITAL 111/04                                                                                                                                          SAMAINI
ITAL 111/05                                                                                                                                          ROSELLE                       
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I
Comprehensive foundation in understanding, speaking, writing and reading Italian through eclectic approach to language study, including some selected readings. This is the first half of the elementary college level.FORMAT: Grammar textbook, student-created dialogues, short final paper. Meets five hours a week. Regular attendance important. Grading based on class participation, exercises, quizzes, hour tests and final paper. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: No prior knowledge of Italian or one year of high school Italian.

ITAL 115/01                                                                                                                                          SAMIANI, RACHEL
ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II
A continuation of ITAL 111, to complete comprehensive study of language. FORMAT: Meets five times a week or equivalent. Regular attendance important. Grading based on class participation, written exercises, quizzes, tests and final paper. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 111 or one year of high school language.

ITAL 211/01-02                                                                                                                                       MORONI                                                               INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN
Review of basic grammatical structures; readings in literary and cultural texts; oral and written reports;discussion and conversation in Italian. This is the first half of the intermediate college-level course. FORMAT: Grade based on performance on quizzes, examinations, final paper and participation in class discussion.   PREREQUISITE: ITAL 115 or three years of high school Italian.

ITAL 215/01 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II                                                                                               HENNESSEY
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II
Systematic review of Italian grammar focusing on the contrastive difficulties for English speakers.  Acquisition of new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Readings in modern Italian: literature, newspapers, advertisements, essays. FORMAT: Conducted largely in Italian. Grade determined from written work (exercises,
compositions, quizzes and tests) and class participation. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 115 or three years of Italian in high school.

ITAL 241/01                                                                                                                                                          STEWART
CONVERSATION/COMPOSITION
Intermediate-level course that focuses on the development of oral and written language skills through a variety of means, including Italian songs, movies and readings that reflect cultural topics of modern Italy. Conducted in Italian. FORMAT: Grade based on regular attendance, participation, quizzes, tests and assignments. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 211 or equivalent.

ITAL 380C/481D/581D Short Story MORONI
A study of modern and contemporary Italy through the short stories of such authors as Giovanni Verga, Luigi Pirandello, Alberto Moravia, Natalia Ginzburg, Primo Levi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italo Calvino, Silvia Ballestra and others. Particular focus on social and historical aspects. Continuation of practice of writing, reading, and communication through compositions, oral presentations, and group discussions.

ITAL 462/561C/mdvl 481M/561G STEWART
Petrarch and Boccaccio
Focuses on the major works of Petrarch, considered one of the greatest love poets of all time, and Boccaccio, who is best known for his highly entertaining (and sometimes outrageous) short stories. We will focus on the authors' most famous writings as well as on some of their more minor works. We will explore the relation of the two authors to one another, as well as their engagement of earlier writers such as Ovid, St. Augustine, and Dante. Themes covered will include the authors' uses and portrayals of: language and desire, the pursuit of fame, story-telling and "reality," sexual repression in medieval society, chaos and order, and the roles of women.


ITAL 481H/581H HENNESSEY
Comedy, Italian Style: The Golden Age of Film Comedy in Italy
This course traces the evolution of the film comedy across three decades of Italian cinematic life through the lens of the "commedia all'italiana" (Italian-style comedy,1950s-1970s). Beyond their ability to entertain, these popular comedies also served as a crucial means for exploring via humor the social and political upheaval unfolding throughout Italy during this historical period. Skills of critical analysis will be honed through readings on the history and theory of cinema and screenings of films by such celebrated directors as Fellini, De Sica, Wertmüller, Monicelli, Germi, and others. Course conducted in Italian. Requirements: class participation, compositions, tests, and oral presentations.

SPRING 2015

SPAN 111/01-02-03                                                                                                                                 TOTOLIS                                                              ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
First half of a comprehension-based foundation course. Writing and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out; cultural awareness is developed through reading; listening comprehension is developed through in-class participation and a varitey of multimedia materials. First part of elementary college-level Spanish language course. FORMAT: Meets five hours per week. Course grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, a group presentation and in-class participation. PREREQUISITE: FOR STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR SPANISH STUDY OR MAXIMUM OF ONE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS OR THOSE WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.

SPAN 115/01-02                                                                                                                                 ALONSO, M
SPAN 115/03-04                                                                                                                                   KAPRAL
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Second half of a comprehension-based foundation course. Writing and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out; cultural awareness is developed through reading and listening comprehension. FORMAT: Course meets five times per week. Grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, a group presentation and in-class participation. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 OR TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS OR THOSE WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.

SPAN 211/01-020-4                                                                                                                          ALONSO, C    
SPAN 211/03                                                                                                                                    ALONSO, M
SPAN 211/05-06                                                                                                                                KAPRAL
SPAN  211/07-08                                                                                                                               COOK, SEAN                                                             First course of intermediate-level Spanish. Work in Spanish to improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Provides an overall grammar review that seeks to enhance students' active use of Spanish, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking) and writing. Grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, presentations and class participation. Attendance is strictly monitored. This course is appropriate for first-year students. Discussion course. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 115 OR 2-3 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS.

SPAN 212/01                                                                                                                                                       ALONSO, C
SPAN GRAMMAR FOR BILINGUALS
For students raised in a bilingual environment; although some competence with spoken Spanish is presumed, no specific degree of proficiency is required. Concentrates on basic grammar, syntax, reading and writing. FORMAT: Grade based on quizzes and examinations, homework, written assignments and class participation.

SPAN 215/01                                                                                                                                            ALONSO, M
SPAN 215 02/03                                                                                                                                      BEDRIN
Second course of the intermediate sequence. Provides an overall grammar review that seeks to enhance students' active use of Spanish, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking) and writing. Not designed for students with a background of native Spanish. FORMAT: Grade base on class assignments, pop quizzes, participation and hour-long examinations. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211, or three or more years of high school Spanish; NOT FOR HERITAGE/NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS.

SPAN 250/01-02                                                                                                                                      HASSELL
SPAN 250                                                                                                                                                 COOK, SEAN
CONV/COMP/GRAM (CULTURE)
Culture-based Spanish course: ability to understand and to participate in a casual conversation on current events, accompanied by practice in paraphrasing, as needed, to understand certain sophisticated or technical topics. Accuracy of expression through emphasis on correct grammatical expression and proficiency in the use of subject-verb and noun-adjective agreement and beginning ability to accurately use the subjunctive mood and appropriate choice of Spanish prepositions. Web-based. Readings taken directly from the Web. Emphasizes current events in the news as well as other topics of cultural, historical, political, economic and educational interest. Broadens students' active vocabulary and knowledge in these areas. Not for native Spanish speakers. Required for the major of non-native speakers of Spanish. FORMAT: In addition to all-class discussions, students practice in small groups during each class. Compose six 1.5-to-two page essays during the semester (with peer editing and revision). PREREQUISITE: SPAN 215 or equivalent. NOT FOR HERITAGE/NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS.

SPAN 251 /01 CONV/COMP/GRAM (GRAMMAR)                                                                                                      FIGUEROA
SPAN 251 /02                                                                                                                                                  CASANOVA
SPAN 251 /03                                                                                                                                                     HASSELL
Continuation of SPAN 250. Formerly called Spanish Syntax. Concentrates on grammatical structures and accuracy in writing. Required for the major. Class and small-group discussion of topics selected for compositions that require a moderately sophisticated use of vocabulary and syntactical and grammatical structures. Introduction to more difficult conversational topics that require more precise or technical vocabulary. Students become able to narrate events in the present, past and future with minimal errors in basic areas covered in SPAN 250, but with occasional difficulty in more complex structures, such as the use of the subjunctive mood, and gain ability to converse on all topics covered in class. Consolidation of language skills to prepare students for more advanced work. Open to all students. FORMAT: All work is in Spanish. Students compose six 2-to-3 page essays (with peer editing and revision) PREREQUISITE: SPAN 250 or 212 or equivalent; sequential after SPAN 250.

SPAN 344/01 lacs 344/01                                                                                                                                 FAJARDO
SPAN 344/02 lacs 344/02                                                                                                                                 CASANOVA
Introductory course in Spanish literature. Required for the major. Students participate in and contribute to sophisticated classroom discussions of the readings and prepare and present oral reports. Gain ability to recognize and explain the whole range of grammatical usage as well as ability to recognize basic rhetorical figures and tropes such as oxymoron, paradox, hyperbaton, etc. Expansion of basic vocabulary across the historical spectrum of national literatures. Read and understand works of literature -- poetry, prose, drama, essay --with a minimum of lexical, cultural and historical aids necessary for understanding. FORMAT: Students write four 2-to-3 page essays (with peer editing and revision.) Specific application of general writing skills to literary genres and topics, with emphasis on clarity of thinking as the means leading to accuracy of expression. Conducted entirely in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 215, 212, 250, 251 or equivalent.

SPAN 360/ mdvl 360                                                                                                                                          FIGUEROA
HISPANIC LIT: MIDDLE AGES-17C
Hispanic literature from the Middle Ages to the 17th century, plus colonial Latin American literature to the 18th century. Required for the major. Ability to participate in and to contribute actively and comfortably to classroom, as well as small-group, discussions of sophisticated topics with minimal loss of communication due to inadequate control of grammatical structures. Building on the skills and knowledge developed in the study of literary themes and topics in SPAN 344, this course will emphasize the interrelationship of analytical skills and clarity of thinking as the means of developing a personal style of expression. FORMAT: Will write four 4-to-5 page essays (with peer editing and revision). Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 344 or equivalent.

SPAN 370/lacs 370                                                                                                                                                            ROS
HISPANIC LIT: 18TH C - PRESENT
Formerly called Survey of Latin American Literature. Selected readings reflecting historical developments in peninsular and Latin American literature from the 18th century to the contemporary period. Builds on the skills and knowledge developed in SPAN 344; analytical skills and clarity of thinking as a means of developing expression in the language. Taught in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 344 or equivalent.

SPAN 375/01 ADVANCED MEDICAL SPANISH                                                                                                             SOBEJANO
This course will enable students in the medical fields to communicate with the increasing Spanish-speaking population. The course has a Spanish grammar component, an introduction to cultural awareness in health care and basic vocabulary needed for communication pertinent to medical issues, such as general expressions used to gather basic information from a patient, parts of the body and description of symptoms.

SPAN481E/581E/coli 331S/5354V/eng 450H/mdvl 481C/560D FAJARDO
Cervantes's Short Fiction: Exemplary Novels
Course taught in English. We shall read Cervantes's Exemplary novels in in their ideological, cultural, and literary context, with some emphasis on form. The novels will be initially presented by the students. The presentation will be the basis for class discussion.


SPAN 481G/581G Picaresque in Spanish Literature VAP
Study of writer or movement not otherwise available at upper-division level. Subjects to be determined. Recent topics include Hispanic theater, poetry, short fiction, picaresque, metafiction; Golden Age women writers. Prerequisite: SPAN 360 or 370 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit.


SPAN 485A/581A/lacs 483D ROS
Latin American Culture Through Love Stories What do love stories tell us about society? In this course, we will explore different forms of cultural production in Latin America (films, literature, songs, soap operas, reality TV, advertising, etc.) focused on romantic relationships throughout time. We will use these texts as entry points to reflect on how Latin American societies relate to different love-related issues such as male and female roles and stereotypes, the institution of marriage, ways of expressing commitment, and sexual minorities. We will also reflect on the obstacles between lovers as an expression of different forms of social organization. For instance, while in the film Cecilia Valdés, these obstacles reveal a nineteenth century Cuban society rigidly organized around race and class, in Buena vida (delivery), they reveal a society based on individualism and distrust in the aftermath of the 2001 economic crisis in Argentina.

 

 

SPRING 2015

FREN 111/01-02 ELEMENTARY FRENCH I                                                                                                          JOHNSON
First part of communication-based foundation course. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. FORMAT: Meets five hours per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests, final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: NO PREVIOUS TRAINING IN FRENCH OR MAXIMUM ONE YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.


FREN 115/02  ELEMENTARY FRENCH II                                                                                                           SWOFFER-PENNA
Second part of communication-based foundation course. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. Students with credit for FREN 115 or equivalent may not take this course. FORMAT: Meets five times per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests and final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 111 OR MAXIMUM TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FRENCH.


FREN 211/01 FRENCH III                                                                                                                                    JOHNSON
 Third part of a communication-based foundation course. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. FORMAT: Meets three hours per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests and a final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 115 OR MAXIMUM THREE YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.


FREN 215/01-02 FRENCH IV                                                                                                                                          BOSWORTH
Fourth-semester French language course. Reading of literary and non-literary texts of intermediate difficulty, writing, grammar, discussion, video. FORMAT: Meets three hours per week. Grade based on homework, quizzes, participation, tests and final examination. Attendance is strictly monitored. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211, FREN III OR MAXIMUM FOUR YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

 

ITAL 111/01-02-03 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I                                                                                                                   COOK
Comprehensive foundation in understanding, speaking, writing and reading Italian through eclectic approach to language study, including some selected readings. This is the first half of the elementary college level. FORMAT: Grammar textbook, student-created dialogues, short final paper. Meets five hours a week. Regular attendance important. Grading based on class participation, exercises, quizzes, hour tests and final paper. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: No prior knowledge of Italian or one year of high school Italian.


ITAL 115/01 ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II                                                                                                                         ROSELLE
ITAL 115/02-03                                                                                                                                                      SAMIANI
A continuation of ITAL 111, to complete comprehensive study of language. FORMAT: Meets five times a week or equivalent. Regular attendance important. Grading based on class participation, written exercises, quizzes, tests and final paper. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 111 or one year of high school language.


ITAL 211/01                                                                                                                                                           MORONI
ITAL 211/02                                                                                                                                                            SAMIANI             
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I                                                                          
Review of basic grammatical structures; readings in literary and cultural texts; oral and written reports; discussion and conversation in Italian. This is the first half of the intermediate college-level course. FORMAT: Grade based on performance on quizzes, examinations, final paper and participation in class discussion. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 115 or three years of high school Italian.
ITAL 215 /01 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II HENNESSEY Systematic review of Italian grammar focusing on the contrastive difficulties for English speakers. Acquisition of new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Readings in modern Italian: literature, newspapers, advertisements, essays. FORMAT: Conducted largely in Italian. Grade determined from written work (exercises, compositions, quizzes and tests) and class participation. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 115 or three years of Italian in high school.

ITAL 215 /01 INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II                                                                                                                    MORONI
Systematic review of Italian grammar focusing on the contrastive difficulties for English speakers. Acquisition of new vocabulary and idiomatic expressions. Readings in modern Italian: literature, newspapers, advertisements, essays. FORMAT: Conducted largely in Italian. Grade determined from written work (exercises, compositions, quizzes and tests) and class participation. THIS COURSE IS APPROPRIATE FOR FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS. PREREQUISITE: ITAL 115 or three years of Italian in high school.

SPAN 111/01-02-03 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I                                                                                                           TOTOLIS
First half of a comprehension-based foundation course. Writing and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out; cultural awareness is developed through reading; listening comprehension is developed through in-class participation and a varitey of multimedia materials. First part of elementary college-level Spanish language course. FORMAT: Meets five hours per week. Course grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, a group presentation and in-class participation. PREREQUISITE: FOR STUDENTS WITH NO PRIOR SPANISH STUDY OR MAXIMUM OF ONE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS OR THOSE WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.


SPAN 115/01-02-03   ELEMENTARY SPANISH II                                                                                                      ALONSO, CARLOS
Second half of a comprehension-based foundation course. Writing and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out; cultural awareness is developed through reading and listening comprehension. FORMAT: Course meets five times per week. Grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, a group presentation and in-class participation. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 OR TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS OR THOSE WITH PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE


SPAN 211/01-03-05-07 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I                                                                                                               ALONSO, MARIA
SPAN 211/02-04-06  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I                                                                                                                       KAPRAL
First course of intermediate-level Spanish. Work in Spanish to improve listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. Provides an overall grammar review that seeks to enhance students' active use of Spanish, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking) and writing. Grade based on oral and written examinations, a journal, a writing portfolio, presentations and class participation. Attendance is strictly monitored. This course is appropriate for first-year students. Discussion course. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 115 OR 2-3 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. NOT OPEN TO HERITAGE/NATIVE SPEAKERS..

SPAN 212/01 SPAN GRAMMAR FOR BILINGUALS ALONSO, C.
For students raised in a bilingual environment; although some competence with spoken Spanish is presumed, no specific degree of proficiency is required. Concentrates on basic grammar, syntax, reading and writing. FORMAT: Grade based on quizzes and examinations, homework, written assignments and class participation.


SPAN 215 /01 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II   (HYBRID)                                                                                                                   BOHINSKI
SPAN 215 /02-03-04  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II                                                                                                                        BEDRIN
Second course of the intermediate sequence. Provides an overall grammar review that seeks to enhance students' active use of Spanish, especially in the areas of conversation (listening and speaking) and writing. Not designed for students with a background of native Spanish. FORMAT: Grade base on class assignments, pop quizzes, participation and hour-long examinations. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211, or three or more years of high school Spanish. NOT FOR HERITAGE/NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS.

SPAN 250 /01-02 CONV/COMP/GRAM (CULTURE)                                                                                           HASSELL
SPAN 250 /03                                                                                                                                            KAPRAL
Culture-based Spanish course: ability to understand and to participate in a casual conversation on current events, accompanied by practice in paraphrasing, as needed, to understand certain sophisticated or technical topics. Accuracy of expression through emphasis on correct grammatical expression and proficiency in the use of subject-verb and noun-adjective agreement and beginning ability to accurately use the subjunctive mood and appropriate choice of Spanish prepositions. Web-based. Readings taken directly from the Web. Emphasizes current events in the news as well as other topics of cultural, historical, political, economic and educational interest. Broadens students' active vocabulary and knowledge in the areas. Not for native Spanish speakers. Required for the major for non-native speakers of Spanish. FORMAT: In addition to all-class discussions, students practice in small groups during each class. Compose six 1.5-to-two page essays during the semester )with peer editing and revision). PREREQUISITE: SPAN 215 or equivalent. NOT FOR HERITAGE/NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS.'


SPAN 251 /01 CONV/COMP/GRAM (GRAMMAR)                                                                                                    HASSELL
SPAN 251 /02-03                                                                                                                                           COOK, SEAN
Continuation of SPAN 250. Formerly called Spanish Syntax. Concentrates on grammatical structures and accuracy in writing. Required for the major. Class and small-group discussion of topics selected for compositions that require a moderately sophisticated use of vocabulary and syntactical and grammatical structures. Introduction to more difficult conversational topics that require more precise or technical vocabulary. Students become able to narrate events in the present, past and future with minimal errors in basic areas covered in SPAN 250, but with occasional difficulty in more complex structures, such as the use of the subjunctive mood, and gain ability to converse on all topics covered in class. Consolidation of language skills to prepare students for more advanced work. Open to all students. FORMAT: All work is in Spanish. Students compose six 2-to-3 page essays (with peer editing and revision) PREREQUISITE: SPAN 250 or 212 or equivalent; sequential after SPAN 250.

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