Modern & Classical Languages

Courses

CC Courses

CC-256. Greek and Roman Mythology. 3 Credits.

A study of Greek and Roman mythology; the theories of myth and their application to the specific cycles of myths; the use of myth in literature and art. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

CC-287. The City of Rome. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the history of the City of Rome with emphasis on art and architecture. An artistic history of Rome from prehistoric times through the eighteenth century.

CC-330. Greek Mythology: When Women Were Gods. 3 Credits.

A study of Greek Mythology: the theories of myth and their specific influence in literature, media, and art. Prerequisites: MUST COMPLETE TWO COURSES FROM EL-121, EL-122, EL-134, EL-201, EL-202, EL-203, EL-204.

CN Courses

CN-113. Elementary Mandarin Chinese I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the tones, pronunciation, characters and basic grammatical principles of Mandarin Chinese. Only for students with no previous Mandarin. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

CN-114. Elementary Mandarin Chinese II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the tones, pronunciation, characters and basic grammatical principles of Mandarin Chinese. Only for students with no previous Mandarin. Prerequisites: AN-113 OR CN-113.

CN-133. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I. 3 Credits.

Continued study of tones, pronunciation, vocabulary, and essential grammatical structures aimed at improving competence in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Prerequisites: AN-114 OR CN-114 OR 1 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL MANDARIN.

FR Courses

FR-113. Elementary French I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the pronunciation and basic grammatical principles of French. Only for students with no previous French.

FR-114. Elementary French II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the pronunciation and basic grammatical principles of French. Only for students with no previous French. Prerequisites: FR-113.

FR-133. Intermediate French I. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of French through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: FR-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH; Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

FR-134. Intermediate French II. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of French through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: FR-133 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-141. Advanced Composition and Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Refinement of composition skills nuances of grammatical usage vocabulary building intensive practice in French conversation. Prerequisites: FR-134 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-142. Advanced Composition and Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Refinement of composition skills nuances of grammatical usage vocabulary building intensive practice in French conversation. Prerequisites: FR-141.

FR-243. Survey of French Literature I. 3 Credits.

Study of the growth of French literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Prerequisites: FR-134 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. FRENCH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL; Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

FR-244. Survey of French Literature II. 3 Credits.

Study of the growth of French literature from the enlightenment to the present. Prerequisites: FR-243 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. FRENCH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-247. Introduction to French Culture. 3 Credits.

Study of the development of French culture in history, literature, language, art, music, and customs. Prerequisites: 2 YEARS OF HS FRENCH OR FR-114 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-248. French Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Daily practice in speaking French with special attention given to pronunciation, vocabulary development, and review of essential grammatical points. Prerequisites: FR-134 OR 1-2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL FRENCH.

FR-249. French Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Daily practice in speaking French with special attention given to pronunciation, vocabulary development, and review of essential grammatical points. Prerequisites: FR-248.

FR-250. French Civilization and Culture I. 3 Credits.

Transition from the country to the city Paris as the capital of culture recommended for French majors and for those with general interest in French culture. Prerequisites: FR-134.

FR-251. French Civilization and Culture II. 3 Credits.

Transition from the country to the city Paris as the capital of culture recommended for French majors and for those with general interest in French culture. Prerequisites: FR-250.

FR-252. French Masterpieces I. 3 Credits.

Detailed study of various masterpieces of French literature that have helped to define French culture nationally and internationally. Prerequisites: FR-134 OR 3-4 YRS H.S. FRENCH OR INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

FR-253. French Masterpieces II. 3 Credits.

Detailed study of various masterpieces of French literature that have helped to define French culture nationally and internationally. Prerequisites: FR-134, 3-4 YEARS OF H.S. FRENCH, OR INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

FR-260. French Theater: 17th Century. 3 Credits.

Theater of the Age of Louis XIV. Moliere, Corneille, Racine Classicism and the Picaresque from the comedy of manners to French classical tragedy. Prerequisites: FR-134.

FR-264. Twentieth Century French Literature. 3 Credits.

France as the fountainhead and arbiter of major intellectual, artistic and literary currents of Modern Age: Symbolism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Existentialism and all the "Modernisms". Prerequisites: FR-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-270. Contemporary Francophone Culture. 3 Credits.

Improvement of basic language skills in French through the study of contemporary Francophone music and film. Prerequisites: FR-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-365. Literature of Haiti I. 3 Credits.

Study of Haitian literature from its origins to the early 20th century. Prerequisites: 3 YEARS HS FRENCH OR FR-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

FR-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

Topics: To be determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor. Course Type(s): Independent Study.

GK Courses

GK-222. Intermediate Greek II. 3 Credits.

Further study of all forms and syntax of the ancient Greek language. Prerequisites: GK-221.

IT Courses

IT-113. Elementary Italian I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to spoken and written Italian stressing grammar and pronunciation.

IT-114. Elementary Italian II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to spoken and written Italian stressing grammar and pronunciation. Prerequisites: IT-113.

IT-127. Intensive Italian. 6 Credits.

An Intensive introduction to Italian which condenses two semesters of study into one. Fulfills language requirement in one semester.

IT-133. Intermediate Italian I. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Italian through dictation, oral and written exercises, Prerequisites: IT-114 OR 1-2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL ITALIAN.

IT-134. Intermediate Italian II. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Italian through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: IT-133.

IT-141. Italian Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Italian conversation and review of Italian grammar. Prerequisites: IT-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

IT-142. Italian Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Italian conversation and review of Italian grammar. Prerequisites: IT-141.

IT-246. Survey: Italian Literature II. 3 Credits.

Survey of Italian literature from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisites: IT-245.

IT-252. The Italian Theater I. 3 Credits.

A study of the Italian theater from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisites: IT-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

IT-253. The Italian Theater II. 3 Credits.

A study of the Italian theater from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisites: IT-252.

IT-255. Modern Italian Literature II. 3 Credits.

A study of Italian literature focusing on the works of the best Italian writers of the 20th century. Prerequisites: IT-254.

IT-265. Cinema Italiano I. 3 Credits.

History of Italian film from the beginning to the present including writers, directors, technology and propaganda used.

IT-266. Cinema Italiano II. 3 Credits.

History of Italian film from the beginning to the present, including writers, directors, technology and propaganda used.

IT-350. History and Culture of Italy. 3 Credits.

This course will examine the long and rich history and culture of Italy as seen through its language, literature, art, customs, music and film.

IT-366. Machiavelli and The Prince. 3 Credits.

Study of the life, times, and thought of Machiavelli as expressed in his groundbreaking work, The Prince.

IT-398. Propaganda: A Tale of Two Romes. 3 Credits.

Study of the role of propaganda in Ancient and Modern Rome, plus in the Italian language. Course Type(s): International (Travel),Pluralism.

JP Courses

JP-130. Elementary Japanese I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic language skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing Japanese through a variety of media. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

JP-131. Elementary Japanese II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic language skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing Japanese through a variety of media. Prerequisites: JP-130 OR AN-130.

JP-134. Intermediate Japanese I. 3 Credits.

Further practice to mastering the basic concepts of rudimentary communication in Japanese. Prerequisites: AN/JP-114 OR 2-3 YEARS H.S. JAPANESE OR INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

JP-135. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Credits.

Further practice to master the basic concepts of rudimentary communication in Japanese. Prerequisites: AN/JP-134 OR INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION.

JP-355. Cinema of Japan. 3 Credits.

Study of the development of Japanese cinema from origins to the present.

LA Courses

LA-113. Elementary Latin I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Latin presented through exercises and brief literary selections.

LA-114. Elementary Latin II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Latin presented through exercises and brief literary selections. Prerequisites: LA-113.

ML Courses

ML-110. American Sign Language I. 3 Credits.

This beginners' course develops expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary knowledge, and sensitivity to deaf culture. The history and social environment of the deaf community will be presented and discussed.

ML-111. American Sign Language II. 3 Credits.

This beginners' course develops expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary knowledge, and sensitivity to deaf culture. The history and social environment of the deaf community will be presented and discussed. Prerequisites: ML-110.

ML-125. Intensive American Sign Language. 6 Credits.

Intensive development of expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary, and sensitivity to deaf culture, and study of the history and social environment of the deaf community.

ML-258. The Baroque Aesthetic. 3 Credits.

Literature from the Age of Versailles, monarchy, and the Counter Reformation. Excerpts from French, Spanish, and Italian literary works of the Baroque.

ML-305. Romanticism. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary study of the Romantic Movement based on reading of primary texts and critical evaluations. Taught in English; individual projects in target languages.

SP Courses

SP-113. Elementary Spanish I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammar and vocabulary of spoken and written Spanish Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-114. Elementary Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Continued practice in the grammar and vocabulary of spoken and written Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-113.

SP-117. Spanish for Health Care Professions I. 3 Credits.

Grammar and vocabulary taught through dialogues and situations related to the healthcare professions. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-118. Spanish for Health Care Professions II. 3 Credits.

Further practice in grammar and vocabulary related to the healthcare professions. Prerequisites: SP-117.

SP-119. Spanish for Business and Finance I. 3 Credits.

Study of Spanish grammar, pronunciaton, writing, and vocabulary with an emphasis on business and financial usage. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-120. Spanish for Business and Finance II. 3 Credits.

Further study of Spanish grammar, pronunciation, writing, and vocabulary with an emphasis on business and financial usage. Prerequisites: SP-119.

SP-133. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Spanish through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-134. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Spanish through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: 1-2 years of high school Spanish, Sp114, or Sp196. Prerequisites: SP-133.

SP-135. Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I. 3 Credits.

Provides instruction and practice in the elements of grammar, syntax, spelling, and formal knowledge and use of the language. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-136. Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II. 3 Credits.

Provides instruction and practice in the elements of grammar, syntax, spelling, and formal knowledge and use of the language. Prerequisites: SP-135 OR LS-135.

SP-180. Hispanic New York: Language and Culture. 3 Credits.

Study of Hispanic language and culture through New York Metropolitan venues taught in conjuction with AR-180. Prerequisites: AR-180.

SP-195. Spanish: Social Services I. 3 Credits.

Serves social workers, police officers, medical professionals, and those in related fields. Basic grammar structures and specialized vocabulary; writing exercises, conversation, and role play. Fulfills core language requirement. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-196. Spanish: Social Services II. 3 Credits.

Serves social workers, police officers, medical professionals, and those in related fields. Basic grammar structures and specialized vocabulary writing exercises, conversation, and role play. Fulfills core language requirement. Prerequisites: SP-195.

SP-198. Introduction to Hispanic Literature I. 3 Credits.

A basic introduction to the principal literary genres through readings in Spanish. 1-2 years high school Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR 1/2 YRS. H.S. SPANISH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL; Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-199. Introduction to Hispanic Literature II. 3 Credits.

A continued introduction to the principal literary genres through readings in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-198.

SP-243. Survey: Literature of Spain I. 3 Credits.

Origins and evolution of literature from xarcbas to contemporary works. Required for Spanish majors and minors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 SP-136 SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-244. Survey: Literature of Spain II. 3 Credits.

Origins and evolution of literature from xarcbas to contemporary works. Required for Spanish majors and minors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-243 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-245. Survey of Hispanic-American Literature I. 3 Credits.

Development of Hispanic-American literature from its origins through the 18th century. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR 3-4 YRS. H.S. SPANISH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-246. Survey of Hispanic-American Literature II. 3 Credits.

Development of Hispanic-American literature from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisites: SP-245 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-248. Spanish Cultural History in Film. 3 Credits.

Examination of the rich cultural history of Spain as it has been presented through film. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-249. Cultural Geography of Hispanic America. 3 Credits.

A study, through readings and video, of the history, culture, and societal aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. Taught in English. Course Type(s): Pluralism,Core curriculum course.

SP-250. Spanish Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Intensive practice in Spanish conversation through discussion of interesting topics, as well as review of critical grammatical structures and vocabulary to facilitate effective expression. Prerequisites: SP-114, SP-134 OR SP-196; OR 1-2 YEARS H.S. SPANISH. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-251. Spanish Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Intensive practice in Spanish conversation through discussion of interesting topics, as well as review of critical grammatical structures and vocabulary to facilitate effective expression. Prerequisites: SP-250 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-265. Social Justice in Latin American Film. 3 Credits.

Analysis of film, viewed politically and socially, as a mediator of the dynamics of tradition and change in Latin America. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL; 2 COURSES FROM COURSES PL-130 PL-140 TH-110 TH-120; Course Type(s): Values,Core curriculum course.

SP-290. Advanced Grammar and Composition. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the finer points of Spanish grammar and their application in stylistics. Prerequisites: SP-134 SP-136 SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-292. Translation. 3 Credits.

Practice in technical, commercial, scientific translation, legal documents and business correspondence, Spanish English, English- Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR SP 199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-293. Business Spanish. 3 Credits.

SP-294. Business Writing in Spanish. 3 Credits.

Review of Spanish grammar and syntax through the study of various forms of business writing, including letters, memos, bills, order forms, receipts, resumes, and other forms of correspondence. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-300. Medieval Literature in Spain. 3 Credits.

Development of Medieval Spanish literature from the jarchas to La Celestina. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-310. Spanish Novel of the 19th Century. 3 Credits.

Study of the major novelists of 19th-century Spain, including Pardo Bazan, Blasco Ibanez, and Galdos. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-312. The Generation of 1898. 3 Credits.

Ganivet, Unamuno and other writers of the Generation of 1898. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-315. Aspects of Spanish Drama. 3 Credits.

Study of various dramatic works in their literary and sociohistorical context.

SP-320. Marco Polo and the Silk Road. 3 Credits.

Exploration, through literature, art, film, and music, of Marco Polo's adventures along the Silk Road as he winds his way through Asia.

SP-353. 20th Century Literature: Seminar in ISMS. 3 Credits.

The period of the Avant-Garde, Magic Realism, and the newer trends in Hispanic-American literature. Prerequisites: 3-4 YEARS OF HS SPANISH OR SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-355. Seminar: Literature of the Boom I. 3 Credits.

Analysis of several of the representative texts of the explosion of Hispanic-American literary production onto the world market, in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-357. Literature and Politics: Hispanic-America. 3 Credits.

Analysis of the expression of political ideologies in Hispanic America in and through literature of various genres, Nation-building and statecraft. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-359. Seminar: Literature of the Boom II. 3 Credits.

Continued analysis of the representative texts of the explosion of Hispanic-American literary production onto the world market, in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-361. History and Culture of the Philippines. 3 Credits.

A survey of Filipino history from its origins to the present and examination of its culture, as expressed through its customs, art, music, film, and food. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-362. History and Culture of Cuba. 3 Credits.

Study of the language, traditions, history, and culture of Cuba from its origins to the present. Course Type(s): Core curriculum course.

SP-363. History and Culture of Puerto Rico. 3 Credits.

Study of the history of Puerto Rico and exploration of its rich cultural traditions as expressed in language, literature, art, music, cuisine and customs.

SP-365. History and Culture of Argentina. 3 Credits.

Study of the language, traditions, history, and culture of Argentina from its origins to the present.

SP-370. Picaresque Literature. 3 Credits.

Study of the Picaresque genre through the analysis of representative works such as Lazarillo De Tormes, Guzman De Alfarache, and La Vida Del Buscon. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS HS SPANISH.

SP-371. History and Culture of Spain. 3 Credits.

Study of the history of Spain and exploration of its rich cultural traditions as expressed in language, literature, art, music, cuisine and customs.

SP-378. Spanish Drama. 3 Credits.

SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL;.

SP-388. Spanish Civil War in Literature and Film. 3 Credits.

This course will examine the people, places, and events that shaped the Spanish civil war as they are presented in literature and film.

SP-390. Spanish for Business. 3 Credits.

Specialized and technical vocabulary and situations relating to the Hispanic commercial world. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-391. Spanish Translation. 3 Credits.

Study of theories of translation and extensive practice in translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-392. Caribbean Literature. 3 Credits.

This course will explore aspects of Caribbean literature in Spanish from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Readings will include essays, short stories, poems, and novels from the Encounter to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by Chairperson and Instructor. Course Type(s): Independent Study.

SP-490. Seminar: Don Quijote. 3 Credits.

Readings, research, and analysis of Cervantes' novel in its socio-cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-492. José Marti and Modernismo. 3 Credits.

Critical reading of the works of Marti and the Modernistas with particular attention given to the movement's aesthetic innovations. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-493. Hispanic Experience in the U.S.. 3 Credits.

Study of the heritage and identity of Hispanics in the U.S., especially as these are expressed in and through literary texts.

SP-496. Survey of U.S. Latino Literature I. 3 Credits.

Study of the major authors and works of U.S. Latino literature from its origins through the mid-twentieth century. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.