Cultural Studies

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50.101 French 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5949
Status Active

Develops French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

50.102 French 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5950
Status Active

Continuation of French 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in French 1 and Culture through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.101 French 1 and Culture.

50.211 French 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5952
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in French 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of French and Francophone culture in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.102 French 2 and Culture

50.212 French 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5953
Status Active

This course has French 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course French language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of French and Francophone culture and language in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in French with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture.

50.301 Survey of French Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5962
Status Active

A panoramic survey of French Literatue based on the history and civilization of France from the Middle Ages to the XXth (20th) Century, through readings in the original French language of excerpts from milestone novels, theater and poetry. Class conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.302 Survey of Francophone Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5963
Status Active

A survey of contemporary Francophone Literature of African, European, and North American French speaking countries since 1960 until today.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.310 French Speaking World Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5964
Status Active

Designed for prospective majors and minors in French as well as for those who have completed four years of high school or two years of college French. The course examines similarities and differences in the ethos of nations of the French-speaking world and in the life-styles of the individuals and groups that make them up. Conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.315 Francophone Comunity in North America Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5965
Status Active

This course introduces the concept of "Francophonie" and describes the origins of the main francophone communities left in North America: Quebec, Acadia and New-Foundland in Canada, and Louisiana and New England (including Lowell) in the U.S. The primary focus of this class is Culture, history and language (different varieties of French spoken by those communities). Class conducted in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.320 Contemporary French Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5966
Status Active

In this course we look closely at some fundamental issues reflecting the rapidly changing paramters of French culture and society today; the question of national identity and cultural hybridite, the relationship between the evolving types of family relations and new forms of social and political contracts; the crucial personal problems faced by the young, the poor, the immigrant and the elderly in an increasingly multicultural Hexagone attempting to define its place, role and funcation within the recently defined Europe unit and the new global world order; the current status of women; the relashionship between cities and ghettos, violence and crime; the nature of emerging forms of cultural production within new trends and styles of modernite.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.340 Contemporary French Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5968
Status Active

Provides a critical appreciation of contemporary French cinema (1985-today) aiming at sorting out its eclecticism and focusing on the following aspects: 1) French cultural exception in the European Union: cultural integration and national identity; 2) Representation of the ongoing social and moral changes in contemporary France; 3) The new generation of French filmmakers. Class taught in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.346 Advanced French Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5969
Status Active

Advanced oral practice in rapid and idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected from contemporary prose.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.348 Advanced French Conversation and Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5970
Status Active

Designed to improve and reinforce proficiency in spoken and written French through regular exercises of oral communication and free composition, through the analysis of literary texts and authentic written and oral materials. Taught in French.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.376 French Cinema & Society Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5973
Status Active

Covers the dramatic presentation French society gives of itself during the period of profound social and economic change, from the New Wave and the May 68 events to today's younger generation facing an uncertain tomorrow. Each screening (in French with subtitles) is preceded by an introduction placing the film in its historical context. In English.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.380 Francophone Identity through Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5975
Status Active

Provides a critical appreciation of the notion of Francophone identity through modern and contemporary (1970-today) Francophone cinema from diverse places such as but not limited to North Africa, West Africa (especially Senegal), Canada (especially Quebec) the Caribbean, Belgium, and Switzerland. The course is aiming at showing the evolution of the Francophone identity in the postcolonial period until now and is focusing on the following aspects: 1) The emergence and importance of postcolonial Francophone cinema in the 1970s as a "cinema engage" (especially Sembene Ousmane in Senegal); 2) Contemporary issues of the postcolonial Francophone societies through films; 3) Representations of the cultural diversity in Francophone films; 4) Identity, race and immigration, women's status issues.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 50.211 French 3 and Culture, or 50.212 French 4 and Culture.

50.491 Directed Studies in French Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5983
Status Active

Individual research projects in French literature. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in French literature and define a problem for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

50.492 Directed Studies French Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5984
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special program of composition or creative expression.

50.495 Advanced French Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5985
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords the advanced student with an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth or to initiate a new problem. The purpose of the course is to sharpen and refine techniques for scholarly research, presentation and creative expression.

50.496 French Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5986
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences (for French and Modern Language Majors only). Specific requirements vary depending upon faculty policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural, or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or skills which are appropriate to the student's major discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Students are graded "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory". The practicum experience may not be substituted for a required course in the major.

51.101 German 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5988
Status Active

Develops German speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

51.102 German 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5989
Status Active

Continuation of German 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens German speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in German 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.101 German 1 and Culture.

51.211 German 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5992
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in German 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.102 German 2 and Culture.

51.212 German 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 5993
Status Active

This course has German 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course German language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of German speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in German with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 51.211 German 3 and Culture.

51.492 Direct ed Study in German Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6002
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in literature and culture and define a subject for individual research. The student's findings are represented in a paper of significant proportion.

51.495 Advanced German Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6003
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords Modern Language majors an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored topic in greater depth or to initiate an additional topic. The purpose of this tutorial is to sharpen and refine techniques of scholarly research, presentation and creative expression.

52.101 Italian 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6005
Status Active

Develops Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

52.102 Italian 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6006
Status Active

Continuation of Italian 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in Italian 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.101 Italian 1 and Culture.

52.211 Italian 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6010
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in Italian 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 52.102 Italian 2 and Culture.

52.212 Italian 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6011
Status Active

This course has Italian 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Italian language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of Italian speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Italian with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture.

52.245 Advanced Italian Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30416
Status Active

52.315 Islam and Medieval Europe Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6015
Status Active

52.325 Italian American Literature and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6017
Status Active

Discusses the most prominent authors and works of Italian-American Literature as they, by using the ethnic setting, are able to convey universal human concerns and themes. The discussion on Italian-American ethnic issues will include such films as The Godfather, Moonstruck, The Sicilian, Goodfellas, and The Untouchables. Conducted in English.

52.330 Italian Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6018
Status Active

Studies women writers of Italy by giving attention to the genres of narrative, poetry, theater and autobiography. Authors are selected according to their impact on issues affecting women, gender studies, feminism, avant-garde, modernism, social relations and psychological discourse. Conducted in English.

52.345 Advanced Italian Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30416
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 52.211 Italian 3 and Culture, or 52.212 Italian 4 and Culture.

52.373 Italian Humanism Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6022
Status Active

A study of the waning of the Middle Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance as seen through the work of Petrarch and Boccaccio. Emphasis is on the study of sources and the influence of Petrarch and Boccaccio upon the literatures of western Europe. Conducted in English.

52.378 Italian Cinema and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6025
Status Active

A guide to contemporary Italian studies through literary and cultural approaches. The works of central figures in contemporary Italian letters are examined in view of their impact on Italian life. Emphasis is given to poets, novelists, the new cinema, the influences of existentialism, and the impact of America on Italian literature. Conducted in Italian/English.

52.491 Directed Study in Italian Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6027
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of directed study in Italian literature and define a subject for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

52.492 Directed Studies Italian Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6028
Status Active

Individual research projects for modern language majors. Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special topic of composition or creative expression.

52.495 Advanced Italian Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6029
Status Active

52.496 Italian Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6030
Status Active

53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6035
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105, 106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.106 Chinese 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6036
Status Active

Continuation of 53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 103, 104 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.105 Chinese 1 and Culture.

53.113 Portuguese 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6040
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 113, 114 and 213, 214 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6042
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6043
Status Active

This course is for students who have completed 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.115 Arabic 1 and Culture.

53.135 Cambodian 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6044
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.136 Cambodian 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33186
Status Active

This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in 53.135. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.135 Cambodian 1 and Culture.

53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6049
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105,106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.106 Chinese 2 and Culture.

53.206 Chinese 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6050
Status Active

This course is a continuation of 53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture, which is a pre-requisite. Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 105, 106 and 205, 206 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.205 Chinese 3 and Culture.

53.213 Portuguese 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6055
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 113, 114 and 213, 214 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6057
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 117, 118 and 215, 217 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.116 Arabic 2 and Culture.

53.216 Arabic 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32067
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 115, 116 and 215, 216 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.215 Arabic 3 and Culture.

53.235 Cambodian 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 32059
Status Active

Development of fundamental skills in oral expression, aural comprehension, reading and writing is required in language courses. Beginning and intermediate language courses at the 135, 136 and 235, 236 levels must be elected in the prescribed sequence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 53.136 Cambodian 2 and Culture.

54.101 Spanish 1 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6061
Status Active

Develops Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with clarification in English). This class is the 1st of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6062
Status Active

Continuation of Spanish 1 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite. Strengthens Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills acquired in Spanish 1 and Culture through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with some clarification in English). This class is the 2nd of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req; 54.101 Spanish 1 and Culture.

54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6065
Status Active

Enhances the four skills acquired in Spanish 2 and Culture (or equivalent), which is a pre-requisite: speaking, listening, reading and writing through the discovery of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with minimal use of English). This class is the 3rd of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. Language courses are sequential and must be taken accordingly.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture, or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6066
Status Active

This course has Spanish 3 and Culture (or equivalent) as a pre-requisite and is the 4th and last of the 4-course Spanish language program offered at UML. The course strengthens the four skill acquired in prior levels. It emphasizes increased accuracy and depth of students� abilities and knowledge of the culture of Spanish speaking countries in a communicative approach (instruction occurs in Spanish with almost no use of English). Students express themselves orally and in writing at the national standards level of high-intermediate and understand key-concepts when spoken clearly at native speed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.301 Introduction to Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6075
Status Active

Studies the history of Spain's literature in its general trends and through its major writers revealing the complicated series of interactions, conflict, and influences which have molded the unique character of the nation. Conducted in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.303 Introduction to Latin American Literature and Culture II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6077
Status Active

A continuation of 53.302, Latin American Literature and Culture I. Conducted in Spanish

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.310 Spanish Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6078
Status Active

Considers Spanish culture and civilization up to the present. Through audiovisual aids, current newspapers and selected readings, the student will explore the Spanish way of being, thinking, and living. Emphasis is placed on the main contributions of Spain to the Western world.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.313 Fieldwork in the Spanish Community Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6079
Status Active

Involves individual assignments under the sponsorship of local service agencies servicing the Spanish-speaking community involving individual family and group contact. Written and oral reports will be in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.315 Latin American Civilization and Culture Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6080
Status Active

Considers significant intellectual, artistic, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of Latin America from the beginning of its history. Through audiovisual aids and selected readings, the student will explore the Latin American way of being and expressing.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.320 Special Topics in Spanish Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6081
Status Active

Focuses on a limited topic of special interest in culture, civilization, or literature. May be taught in English or in Spanish. Course content and approach will vary depending on instructor.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.330 Spanish and Latin-American Women Writers Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6082
Status Active

Studies women writers of the Spanish speaking world. Emphasis is given to their contribution to the development of Spanish literature and culture as well as their vision of the world and their concerns for the rights of women and humanity. Conducted in Spanish only.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.333 Advanced Spanish Grammar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6083
Status Active

A systematic study of complex grammatical structures in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.334 Advanced Spanish composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6084
Status Active

The purpose of this course is to help students make their writing more accurate, organized and to develop students abilities in composition tasks. Specifically, students will learn how to approach the act of writing successfully by focusing on the interaction between writer, reader, purpose, and message. Students will also learn to manage important writing resources such as grammar, vocabulary, rhetorical techniques for organizing information, and strategies for writing through problems, reading critically, revising, and rewriting. Required for Spanish Majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.347 Advanced Spanish Conversation Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6087
Status Active

The course aims at developing advanced oral proficiency in rapid idiomatic speech. Topics of contemporary significance are selected for discussions. Required for Spanish Majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture, or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.351 Latin American Theater Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6089
Status Active

Examines Latin American theatrical works as forms of socially accepted resistance and politically charged art forms. The course will consider plays and performances that challenge governments, inequities, and the status quo. In this course, students will study a variety of Latin American plays, as well as performances an political acts that explore these issues.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.211 Spanish 3 and Culture.

54.371 Hispanic Literature & Film Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6090
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 54. 211 Spanish 3 and Culture or 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.375 Latin American and Spanish Cinema Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6092
Status Active

An exploration of representative Spanish and latin American films from a variety of major directors. Areas of investigation include the cinematic representation of nationality, ethnicity, identity, gender, history and politics. This course will be taught in English. Knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not required. Spanish majors and minors will complete written assignments, reviews, quizzes, and exams in Spanish.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 54.102 Spanish 2 and Culture, or 54.204 Intensive Spanish 3 and 4.

54.401 Spanish Selected Authors Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6093
Status Active

Presents an intensive study of the works by a few Spanish and/or Latin American authors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.404 Cervantes Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6095
Status Active

In this study of the works of Cervantes participants will complete analysis and readings of either the Don Quijote and/or other works including but not limited to the short stories and the one-act plays.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.409 Twentieth Century Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6098
Status Active

Studies the famous generation of 1927 and the major literary trends during and after the Spanish Civil War.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.410 Realism and the Nineteenth Century Spanish Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6099
Status Active

Offers a study of fundamental aspects of life, thought, land itself and its sense of history as reflected in the literary masterpieces of Valera, Galdos, Alarcon, Pereda, and others. An analysis of the literary techniques and fiction of the Realism will be included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.416 The Latin American Novel Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6102
Status Active

A study of the development of the Latin American novel. Three major works of Latin American short story writers such as Borges, Cortazar, Marquez, Rulfo.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.456 Spanish Translation Seminar Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6104
Status Active

A study of the theory and practice of translation aimed at developing translation skills. Material used is taken from literary works as well as newspapers and magazines. This course is intended for students with a good command of the language. Open to Spanish majors and others by permission of instructor.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 54.212 Spanish 4 and Culture.

54.491 Directed Studies in Spanish Literature Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6105
Status Active

54.492 Directed Study in Latin America Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6106
Status Active

54.493 Directed Studies in Spanish Composition Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6107
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, pursue a special program of composition or creative expression.

54.494 Independent Study in Spanish Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 31773
Status Active

Students, through regular and frequent consultation with their instructor, develop a course of independent study in Spanish culture and define a problem for individual research. The student's findings are presented in a paper of significant proportions.

54.495 Advanced Spanish Tutorial Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6108
Status Active

A program of directed study which affords advanced students an additional opportunity to pursue a previously explored problem in greater depth or to initiate an additional problem. The purpose is to sharpen and refine techniques for scholarly research and presentation and for creative expression.

54.496 Spanish Practicum Experience Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6109
Status Active

A program of on-campus and/or off-campus experiences for Spanish or Modern Language majors only. Specific requirements vary depending upon faculty policies and the nature of the program undertaken by the student. The intent of the practicum experience is to provide an occasion for investigation of a community, social, cultural, or artistic area and for applying techniques of problem solving and/or skills which are appropriate to the student's major discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits. Students are graded satisfactory, or unsatisfactory. The practicum experience may not be substituted for a required course in the major.

56.320 Special Topics in Latin Study Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 6128
Status Active

Depends on faculty and student interests associated with Latin literature, composition and culture .