Modern Languages

Course Descriptions

ARABIC

ARB  111     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Arabic I
This introductory language course is designed for beginners of Arabic.  This course is not for native or heritage speakers of Arabic.  Students will develop their Arabic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Introducing Arabic letters and basic vocabulary of daily communication will be the major focus at this stage. The course also focuses on the cultural aspects of the Arab world in context with language learning. Students will be given opportunities to explore the cultural side of the Arab world through different activities, presentations, and contacts with native Arabic speakers and Arabic organizations in the United States.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

ARB  112     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Arabic II
This course is continuation of Arabic 111.  At this level, students will continue building the skills they acquired as beginners and will move to a higher level where they can listen, read, comprehend, and speak about various topics of personal interest, such as culture, religion, work, studies, travel, daily activities, and economics. In addition to the textbook this course also relies on the use of authentic materials, such as newspapers, Arabic media products, guests from Arabic speaking countries, Arabic menus, trips, and extra-curricular activities in Arabic settings (North African and Middle Eastern restaurants, Arabic cultural centers, etc.).
Prerequisites: ARB 11 or 111 or Placement
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

FRENCH

FRN 11    4 rec 4 cr
Beginning French I
A conversation course that will enable the student to understand, read, write and speak simple everyday French. Audio laboratory practice.

FRN 12    4 rec 4 cr
Beginning French II
Continuation of FRN 11
Prerequisite: FRN 11 or placement test.

FRN 13    4 rec 4 cr
Intermediate French
Continuation of FRN 12.
Prerequisite: FRN 12 or placement test.

FRN 21    4 rec 4 cr
Language and Civilization of France
Review of grammar, conversation, oral reports, composition and analysis based on reading and interpretation of literacy masterpieces

FRN 111     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning French 
Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on French and Francophone cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

FRN 112     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning French II
Continuation of FRN 11. Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on French and Francophone cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Prerequisite: FRN 11 or FRN 111 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

FRN 122     3 rec 3 cr
Readings in Modern French
This course offers an introduction to the study of literary texts in French. Specific texts and topics may vary by semester. Course conducted in French.
Co-Requisite: FRN 13 or Placement
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
(Formerly FRN 22)

FRN 112     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning French II
Continuation of FRN 11. Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on French and Francophone cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Prerequisite: FRN 11 or FRN 111 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

FRN 122     3 rec 3 cr
Readings in Modern French
This course offers an introduction to the study of literary texts in French. Specific texts and topics may vary by semester. Course conducted in French.
Co-Requisite: FRN 13 or Placement
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
(Formerly FRN 22)

ITALIAN

ITL 11     4 rec 4 cr
Beginning Italian I
Pronunciation; language structure; conversation; reading of simple texts; dictation. Audio laboratory practice.

ITL 12
4 rec 4 cr
Beginning Italian II
Continuation of ITL 11. Language structure; reading of elementary literary texts; dictation.
Prerequisite: ITL 11 or placement test.

ITL 13     4 rec 4 cr
Intermediate Italian
Advanced language structures; conversation reading; translation and discussion of modern texts; composition.
Prerequisite: ITL 12 or placement test.

ITL 21     4 rec 4 cr
Language and Civilization of Italy
Review of grammar, conversation, oral reports, composition and analysis based on reading and interpretation of literacy masterpieces.

ITL 23     3 rec 3 cr 
Dante’s Divine Comedy
The course will introduce Dante’s Divine Comedy and will cover a selection of canti from Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Through readings, oral reports, and written assignments students will explore historical, literary, cultural and political themes which will provide a backdrop of the Commedia. Course will be conducted in English.
Corequisites: ENG 02 and RDL 02 if required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

ITL 111     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr  
Beginning Italian I
Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Italian cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

ITL 112     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr  
Beginning Italian II
Continuation of Italian 11. Continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing language skills. Introduction to new vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Italian cultural themes.
Prerequisite: ITL 11 or ITL 111 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

ITL 122     3 rec 3 cr  
Readings in Modern Italian
The course will offer a broad introduction to literary, theatrical and poetic works that address social, political, and cultural topics of modern and contemporary Italy. Course taught in Italian.
Prerequisite: ITL 12 or placement test or permission of the instructor
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

LANGUAGE

LAN 15     4 rec 3 cr
Comparative Grammar for Native Spanish Speakers
A course for native speakers of Spanish that covers similarities and differences between Spanish and English syntax. The course strengthens students’ command of English through comparison to Spanish structures.
Prerequisite: Registration only by departmental approval or placement.

PORTUGUESE

POR 11     4 rec 4 cr 
Beginning Portuguese I
Pronunciation; language structure; conversation and reading of simple texts; dictation. Audio
laboratory practice.

POR 12     4 rec 4 cr 
Beginning Portuguese I
Pronunciation; language structure; conversation and reading of simple texts; dictation. Audio
laboratory practice.
Prerequisite: POR 11 or placement test.

POR 111     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Portuguese I
Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Portuguese and Lusophone cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

POR 112    3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Portuguese II
Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Portuguese and Lusophone cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Prerequisite: POR 11 or POR 111 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

SPANISH

SPN 10     4 rec 4 cr
Spanish for Heritage Speakers  
An intensive introductory course with emphasis on reading and writing for students of Hispanic heritage born and/or educated in the United States who demonstrate aural comprehension.  The course will consist of Spanish grammar, selected readings, and essay writing.   
Prerequisite: Placement based on department examination result.

SPN 11     4 rec 4 cr
Beginning Spanish I
Pronunciation; language structure; conversation and reading of simple texts; dictation.  Audio laboratory practice.  

SPN 12     4 rec 4 cr
Beginning Spanish II
Continuation of SPN 11.  Language structure; conversation; reading of elementary literary texts; dictation. 
Prerequisite:  SPN 11 or placement test.

SPN 13     4 rec 4 cr
Intermediate Spanish
Advanced language structures; conversation; reading, translation and discussion of modern texts; composition.  
Prerequisite: SPN 12 or placement test. 

SPN 14     4 rec 3 cr
Practical Writing Skills for Spanish-Speaking Students
Readings in Spanish on current events or model personalities used as a foundation for the development of reading, writing and critical thinking skills.  Students learn techniques to identify the thesis of a written work, to distinguish the thesis from sustaining facts, and to write a summary.  Students also apply the learning skills and structures to other genres of writing, such as the creation of a curriculum vitae, reviewing theatrical works, doing expository writing, and business letters. 
Prerequisite: LAN 15 in the ESL Sequence.

SPN 15     4 rec 4 cr
Spanish for Urban Conversation and Careers I
For non-Spanish-speaking students. Intensive conversation course emphasizing practical and realistic situations including business, community and civil service areas.  Use of audio lab required.

SPN 16     4 rec 4 cr
Spanish for Urban Conversation and Careers II
Continuation of SPN 15.  Conversation based on social and work situations.  Use of audio lab required. 
Prerequisite: SPN 15 or placement test.

SPN 17     4 rec 4 cr
Advanced  Spanish Conversation
Continuation of SPN 16.  Students participate in dialogues and conversations related to contemporary problems and everyday situations to improve conversational skill.  Course conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or SPN 16 or placement test.

SPN 18     4 rec 4 cr
Elementary Spanish for Nurses and Hospital Personnel I
For non-Spanish-speaking students.  Basic Spanish pronunciation, intonation and sentence structure; relevant medical terminology; idiomatic and colloquial expressions.   Model dialogues on taking medical history; routine medical examination; diet and nutrition; nursing care; treatment instruction; pediatrics; cardiology; and others.  Additional vocabulary according to the student’s interests and field of medical specialization. 

SPN 19     4 rec 4 cr
Elementary Spanish for Nurses and Hospital Personnel II
Review and continuation at a higher level of pronunciation, speaking and understanding.  Additional vocabulary in new medical situations such as admissions, X-rays, and pregnancy.
Prerequisite: SPN 18 or placement test.  

SPN 20     3 rec 3 cr
Advanced Spanish Composition and Creative Writing
Style illustrations with literary texts, text analysis, reading for comprehension, paragraph construction, imitation of models, expository writing, translation of literary texts, thematic discussions, stylistic discussions, written reports on research.  
Prerequisites: SPN 13 or 17 or placement.

SPN 21     4 rec 4 cr
Spanish Language and Culture
A literary and historical study of Spanish culture; develops basic language skills.  Class discussions on social, historical and artistic values of Spain, past and present.  Course conducted in Spanish.   
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test.

SPN 22     4 rec 4 cr
Latin-American Language and Culture
Readings in Latin-American literature.  Representative texts on Latin-American and Caribbean culture, civilization, history and tradition.  Conversation, literary analysis and interpretation.  Course conducted in Spanish. 
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test.

SPN 23     3 rec 3 cr
19th Century Spanish Literature: Romanticism and Realism
Nineteenth century Spanish literature. Literary analysis of selections from representative Spanish authors.

SPN 24     3 rec 3 cr
Don Quijote and Other Cervantes Masterpieces
Reading, discussion, analysis and written reports on selections from the original text of Don Quijote.  Selections from Cervantes’ Novelas Ejemplares.  Course conducted in Spanish.  
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test. 

SPN 25     3 rec 3 cr
Generation of 1898
Literary analysis of selections from the principal writers of the movement.  Reading, discussion, oral and written reports.  Course conducted in Spanish.  
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test. 

SPN 26     3 rec 3 cr
Spanish for Business Communication
The purpose of this course is to give advanced-level students a foundation in Spanish business vocabulary, economic and cultural aspects of business in Spanish-speaking countries, and situational practice that will help prepare them for success in today’s Spanish-speaking business world.  Course conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisites: Placement based on department examination result.

SPN 28     3 rec 3cr
Interpreting and Translation Skills for Legal Personnel
Basic skills required for bilingual personnel serving the Hispanic community in the metropolitan area.  Advanced Spanish course which emphasizes translating and interpreting for legal personnel. Students should be bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. 
Prerequisites: RDL 02 or ENG 02 if required, and SPN 13 or placement.

SPN 30     4 rec 4 cr
Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico
Survey of Puerto Rican history, culture and literature.  Reading, discussion, oral and written reports based on representative Puerto Rican authors.  Course conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test.

SPN 31     4 rec 4 cr
Literature and Culture of the Spanish Caribbean
Study of contemporary literature and culture in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.  Reading, discussion, oral and written reports based on representative Cuban, Dominican, and Puerto Rican authors.  Course conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or 17 or placement test.

SPN 111    3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Spanish I
Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Hispanic cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

SPN 112     3 rec, 1 conf/rec  3 cr 
Beginning Spanish II
Continuation of Spanish 11. Development in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Introduction to basic vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of textual materials and multimedia on Hispanic cultural themes. Use of instructional technology.
Prerequisite: SPN 11 or SPN 111 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

SPN 113     3 rec 3 cr
Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture
Intermediate language structures, communicative work in listening, speaking, reading and writing, work with authentic literary texts and Hispanic cultural material.  Use of instructional technology.
Prerequisite: SPN 10 or SPN 12 or SPN 112 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues

SPN 121     3 rec 3 cr
Spanish Language and Culture
A study of the development of the civilization and culture of Spain. Through the critical analysis of texts, discussions, oral reports, and written essays, a higher level of sophistication in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish will be achieved. This course will be conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or SPN 17 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues
(Formerly SPN 21)

SPN 122     3 rec 3 cr
Latin American Language and Culture
Readings in Latin American literature. Representative texts on Latin American and Caribbean culture, civilization, history and tradition. Conversation, literary analysis and interpretation. Course conducted in Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or SPN 17 or placement test
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues
(Formerly SPN 22)

SPN 125    3 rec 3 cr
Generation of 1898
Literary analysis of selections from the principal writers of the movement. Reading, discussion, oral and written reports. Course conducted in Spanish.
SPN 13 or SPN 17 or Placement
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

SPN 130     3 rec 3 cr 
Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico
This course aims to give the students a comprehensive view of the historical and cultural aspects of the Puerto Rican people, as reflected in representative literary works from 1493 to the present.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or SPN 17 or placement test
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

SPN 131     3 rec 3 cr 
Literature and Culture of the Spanish Caribbean
This course aims to give the student a comprehensive view of the historical and cultural aspects of the Hispanic Caribbean people, as reflected in representative literary works from 1800 to the present.
Prerequisite: SPN 13 or SPN 17 or placement test
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

 

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