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Languages - Fall 2013

LANG 270/ LANG 370)  Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum:  CLAC 
(1 semester hour)

Prerequisite:  You must either have completed or be enrolled in a 3rd semester language course (any language course numbered above 112).
Wittenberg offers a distinctive, nationally recognized Cultures and Language Across the Curriculum Program (CLAC) that allows students to use their language skills in a wide variety of disciplines.  You can read about the program in USA Today by following this link: 
 
http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2010-07-24-IHE_languages24_ST_N.htm

The courses listed below offer students the opportunity to earn an additional credit by completing a CLAC module.  In the CLAC program, you will work your professor and a member of the language department to design and complete a project directly related to what you're learning in the course and tailored to your skill level in the language.  CLAC offers you the chance to use your knowledge of another language to further your study of another discipline.  You'll discover that even with an intermediate knowledge of a foreign language (i.e.  one course beyond 112), you can make discoveries about the material you're studying and share your insights with your colleagues.  CLAC offers you the opportunity to use your language skills in a real world setting and to gain insight into how culture and language intersect with the academic disciplines that interest you. 

The CLAC module will be listed on your transcript and indicate in which course you had your CLAC experience.  Your transcript will demonstrate to potential employers or graduate schools that you have used your knowledge of a foreign language to engage in meaningful work in a discipline.  CLAC modules also count toward the language requirement for International Studies majors and minors.  To register for a CLAC experience in this course, speak with your instructor in the first two weeks of classes.  Meeting times and location will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

New courses and courses featured especially for Fall 2013: 

  • Chemistry 300, Junior Seminar I, K. Cline
  • Chemistry 400, Senior Seminar, K. Cline
  • Communication 222A, Graphic Storytelling, M. Smith
  • Communication 350, Animation:  History and Analysis, M. Smith
  • English 101, Expository Writing, C. Wilkerson
  • History 122H/1W, United States History II, M. Wood
  • History 122H/2W, United States History II, M. Wood
  • History 202, Children of the Past, A. Livingstone
  • History 313, Living in Medieval England, A. Livingstone
  • History 301, The American Civil War, T. Taylor
  • Marine Science 200N-1M, Oceanography, J. Welch
  • Philosophy 200R, Race, Gender, Science and Medicine, N. McHugh
  • Physics 205, Topics in Classical and Modern Physics, E. George
  • Political Science 222, Urban Politics, R. Baker
  • Religion 378R/1W, Bioethics, P. Nelson

 

The Comprehensive List of Courses offering CLAC modules:

  • Art 280 (Honors 300), Art and Culture of Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Gimenez-Berger
  • Art 280 (Honors 300), Gender and Genius in Art, Gimenez-Berger
  • Art 340, Modern Art, Gimenez-Berger
  • Biology 221, Pharmacology, Pederson
  • Biology 214, Developmental Biology, McWhorter
  • Biology 310, Molecular Biology, Goodman
  • Business 250, International Business, Khayat
  • Chemistry 121, Models of Chemical Systems, Finster
  • Chemistry 302, Organic Chemistry, Hanson
  • Chemistry 281, Analytical Chemistry, Cline
  • Chemistry 300/400, Junior and Senior Seminar, Cline
  • Communication 190, Public Speaking, Broz
  • Communication 222, Graphic Storytelling, Smith
  • Communication 290, Media Literacy, Smith
  • Communication 328, Intercultural Communication, Broz
  • Communication 329, Nonverbal Communication, Broz
  • Computer Science 262, Computational Models and Methods, Stahlberg
  • Economics 220, Economics of Developing Areas, Frost
  • Economics 240, American Economic History
  • Economics 275, Economies in Transition
  • Economics 290, Economies of China, Frost
  • Education 103, Sociological Perspectives in Education, Yontz
  • Education 150, Phonics for Reading & Writing, Calabrese
  • Education 150, Phonics for Reading & Writing, Linder
  • English 180, Film noir, Hinson
  • English 290, American Literary Traditions, Askeland
  • English 290, American Gothic, Hinson
  • English 180, “By Any Means Necessary”: Radical Politics and African American Literature, Askeland
  • English 180, Social Justice – Gay and Lesbian Literature, Incorvati
  • English 180, Sense of Wonder, Science Fiction Literature, McClelland
  • Honors 300, Orphans and Adoption in History and Literature, Askeland
  • English 308, Study of Romantic Literature, Incorvati
  • English 318, Bad Girls, Richards
  • English 380, Mobility in American Autobiography, Askeland
  • Geography 120, Human Ecology, Scholl
  • Geography 250, China’s Geography, Lenz
  • Geology 111, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Bladh
  • History 101, Modern Japan, Maus
  • History 106, Modern World, Wood 
  • History 111, Medieval Civilization, Livingstone
  • History 202, Hiroshima’s Shadows, Maus
  • History 203, Fact and Fiction in The DaVinci Code, Livingstone
  • History 203, The Great War, Proctor
  • History 227, U.S. since 1945, Wood
  • History 240, The Crusades, Livingstone
  • History 251, Russia to 1796, Raffensperger
  • History 301, Satire and Rebellion in Early Modern Japan, Maus
  • Marine Science 200, Oceanography, Welch
  • Mathematics 210, Fundamentals of Analysis, Parker
  • Mathematics 215, Differential Equations, Parker
  • Music 124, Applied Voice, McCormack
  • Music 324, Applied Voice, McCormack
  • Music 183, Opera, McCormack
  • Music 185, Wittenberg Choir, Con
  • Music 187, Wittenberg Singers, Con
  • Music 205 Women in Music, McCormack
  • Music  463, General Music Methods, Con
  • Philosophy 200, Global Citizenship, Martinez-Saenz
  • Philosophy 200, Race, Gender, Science and Medicine, McHugh
  • Philosophy 204, Philosophy of Women’s Lives, McHugh
  • Philosophy 304, Knowing Bodies, McHugh
  • Philosophy 311, Modern Philosophy, McHugh
  • Physics 102B, Physics Through Experimentation , George
  • Physics 107, Astronomy, Fleisch
  • Physics 220, Modern Physics, George
  • Physics 360/ 460, Junior & Senior Seminar, George 
  • Political Science 205, Chinese Politics, Yu
  • Political Science 210, East Asian Politics, Yu
  • Political Science 224, American Presidency, Hasecke
  • Political Science 259, International Political Economy, Allan
  • Political Science 305, European Politics, Allan
  • Political Science 350, American Foreign Policy, Yu
  • Political Science 354, Chinese Foreign Policy, Yu
  • Psychology 150, Proseminar V—Abnormal, Little
  • Psychology 251, Abnormal Psychology, Little
  • Psychology 280, Psychology and Culture, Crane
  • Psychology 280, Child Abnormal Psychology, Little
  • Psychology 400, Research Abnormal
  • Religion 134, Chinese and Japanese Religious Traditions, Oldstone-Moore
  • Religion 177, Religious Perspectives on Contemporary Moral Issues,  Nelson
  • Religion 200, Pilgrimage, Oldstone-Moore
  • Religion 241, Christian Tradition, Nelson
  • Religion 336, Religious Daoism and Chinese Popular Religion
  • Religion 339, Monkeys, Samurai, and Gods, Oldstone-Moore
  • Honors 300, Bioethics, Nelson
  • Sociology 277, Islam and Islamic Societies, Pankhurst
  • Sociology 340, Sociology of Religion, Pankhurst
  • Sociology 390, Russian and Central Eurasian Societies and Cultures, Pankhurst
  • WTSM 100, The Moral of the Story, Martinez-Saenz
  • WTSM 100, Calling All Student Entrepreneurs:  So You Want to Change the World?

 

Chinese 111/01:  Beginning Chinese I
(5 semester hours)
S. Chan

Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Chinese is a fascinating language.  It does not have Western style grammatical features such as tense, gender, number, agreement, etc.  Instead, grammatical values are defined by markers and position, with the result that where elements are in sentences determines meaning.  Chinese has a relatively simple phonetic structure and uses tones (voice pitches) to differentiate between words. The character writing system operates on the basis of representing concepts and sounds in a way that is fundamentally different from English alphabetic writing.  These differences make Chinese an entrancing language and a window on a very different way of talking and thinking about the world.  This year we will continue to use a textbook that concentrates on communicating in Chinese.  Mastering the dialogues and conversations it contains will give you the ability to interact with Chinese people on topics from everyday life.  We will also begin our study of the specifics of the Chinese writing system, and over the semester you will learn to read and write 250 characters and compounds.

 

Chinese 211/01:  Intermediate Chinese I
(5 semester hours)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Chinese 112 or placement.
We will focus on continuing to build both your reading and speaking abilities in modern Chinese.  There will be an emphasis on reviewing the grammar we previously studied and mastering additional structures.  We will, of course, be learning new vocabulary and developing greater skill with the writing system of the language.  There will be many different activities aiming at improving your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Chinese.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Chinese 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Permission of Instructor Only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings, video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

Chinese 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Chinese course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Chinese 311:  Directed Readings in Chinese Newspapers
(4 credits)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Chinese 212
This is a third year course in advanced Chinese.  It aims at developing competence in the language with an emphasis on strategies and tactics of reading Chinese newspapers to enable students to acquaint themselves with recent developments in China.  To accommodate the rapid changes in Chinese life and language today, we will supplement each lesson of the textbook with authentic news articles from the Internet.  Students should expect a steady expansion of their vocabulary and speak the language in all classroom activities.

 

Chinese 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
S.Chan

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Chinese course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Chinese 490:  Independent Study
Tutorials for the student who has excelled in previous study of Chinese. Thematic content chosen according to student's intellectual interests.  Conducted in spoken putonghua.

 

French 111:  Beginning French I
(5 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Open to the beginner, except by permission or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, oral practice and a basic introduction to French culture.  This course does not fulfill the university’s requirement for the study of foreign language.  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be purchased directly from the publisher at
http://www.cengage.com/us/

 

French 112F/01:  Beginning French II
(5 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  French 111 or placement.   Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Grammar review, composition, oral practice, reading, and required laboratory.  Successful completion of this course fulfills the university’s requirement for the study of foreign language.  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be purchased directly from the publisher at
http://www.cengage.com/us/

 

French 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Permission of Instructor Only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings, video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

French 263F/1.1:  La Culture et le film francophones (Francophone culture and film)
(2 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of French 112 or placement
This is a content-based conversation course that uses the medium of film to explore various aspects of French culture and history.  Taught in French.  Successful completion of this course fulfills the University’s requirement for the study of foreign language.  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be also purchased from the Librairie Gallimard (or any other bookstore) in Montreal at
http://www.gallimardmontreal.com/

 

French 264H/1.2:  Moments de l’historie francophone (Highlights of Francophone History)
(2 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of French 112 or placement
A “greatest hits” course covering various topics in French history from the Roman conquest to the Fifth Republic and the end of the colonial empire.  Successful completion of this course fulfills the university’s requirement for the study of foreign language and may fulfill two credit hours of the requirement for Historical Enquiry.  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may also be purchased from the Librairie Gallimard (or any other bookstore) in Montreal at http://www.gallimardmontreal.com/

 

 

French 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level French course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

French 303A/1W:  Panorama de la littérature française
(4 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Prerequisite:  Four French semester hours at the 200 level
Survey of major writers in French literature from the medieval period through the 20th century.  Taught in French.  Writing intensive.

 

French 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level French course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

French 403R:  Thèmes dans l’histoire intellectuelle française
(4 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  Four semester hours of French at the 300 level
This is a content-based course that addresses various aspects of French intellectual history using materials drawn from a number of academic disciplines.  Taught in French.  Successful completion of this course fulfills the university’s requirement for the study of foreign language and may give you four credit hours towards fulfilling the requirement for Religious and Philosophical Enquiry.  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may also be purchased from the Librairie Gallimard (or any other bookstore) in Montreal at http://www.gallimardmontreal.com/

French 490:  Independent Study
French 491:  Internship

 

German 111/01:  Beginning German I     
(5 semester hours)
T. Bennett

Open to only the beginner, except by permission of instructor.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, oral practice, and laboratory work.  Also a basic introduction to
German culture.
German 111/02:  Beginning German I     
(5 semester hours)
D. Barry

Open to only the beginner, except by permission of instructor.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, oral practice, and laboratory work.  Also a basic introduction to German culture.

 

German 112F/01:  Beginning German II  
(5 semester hours)
D. Barry

Prerequisite:  German 111 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Explication of grammar, continued oral practice, reading of literary and/or cultural texts and related explication of grammar and laboratory work. 

 

German 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 credits)
B. Bertrand

Permission of Instructor Only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings, video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

German 264F/1.1:  Deutsche Geschichte und historische Quellen (German History and Historical Sources)
(2 semester hours)
T. Bennett

Prerequisite: Successful completion of German 112 or German 200 level placement
Through the study of German, students will read and discuss texts and films that narrate German history and become conversant with major historical events in German-speaking Europe.  The course will also help students work on language skills necessary for narrating past events.

German 265F/1.2:  Nationale Identität und kulturelle Vielfalt (National Identity and Cultural Diversity)
(2 semester hours)
T. Bennett

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German 112 or German 200 level placement  
Through readings, film, and discussion, students study the histories that have shaped German identity in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and which shape contemporary discussions of pluralism in German-speaking Europe.  The course also focuses on developing the language skills necessary to engage
 in basic research and discussion of these issues.
German 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Bennett

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level German course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

German 360/1W:  Vom Stasiland zur Ostalgie
(4 semester hours)
D. Barry

Prerequisite:  Eight semester hours of German at the 200 level
With a focus on the new German states (i.e., those of the former German Democratic Republic), this course examines some of the major cultural responses to the social and political realities of life in Germany since the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It explores issues of “cultural memory” as well as some of the consequences of so-called “reunification” for contemporary Germany.  Writing intensive.

 

German 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Bennett

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level German course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

German 490:  Independent Study
German 491:  Internship

 

Japanese 111:  Beginning Japanese I
(5 semester hours)
T. Imai

Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Introduces the fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the sociolinguistic information necessary for effective communication with Japanese natives. 

 

Japanese 211F:  Intermediate Japanese I
(5 semester hours)
T. Imai

Prerequisite:  Japanese 112 with a C- or higher or placement.
Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Further development of the fundamental communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the sociolinguistic information necessary for effective communication with Japanese natives.

Japanese 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Permission of Instructor Only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

Japanese 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Imai

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Japanese course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Japanese 311: Advanced Japanese I
(4 semester hours)
T. Imai

Prerequisite:  Japanese 212 with a C- or higher or placement
The goal of the course is to develop culturally and socially appropriate proficiency in the four language skills:  reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Japanese 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
T. Imai

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Japanese course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

Japanese 490:  Independent Study

 

Latin 111:  Elementary Latin
(4 semester hours)
Staff 

Emphasis on grammar, exercises and selected readings.  Intended for the beginner.

 

Russian 111:  Beginning Russian I
(5 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Afraid of the Russian alphabet?  Believe it or not, you already know almost half of it if you know Latin (our) alphabet and a little Greek from being a member of a sorority or a fraternity!  After just five days you will be able to read many words that are borrowed from other languages!  We use the computer to help us, too!  Recent world economic events have convinced us that Russia is indeed an important player in the international economic arena.  Don’t be left behind!  This course also will teach you how to speak and write Russian while learning the structure of the language.  In addition, the text for the course is accompanied by an extensive online workbook with many types of exercises to help you succeed.

 

Russian 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Permission of instructor only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings, video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

Russian 260F/1.2:  Understanding Contemporary Russian Social Issues
(2 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Russian 112 or placement at the 200 level
Introduction to reading skills in Russian by using authentic materials from the contemporary Russian press found on the World Wide Web.  Discussion of social and cultural issues in today’s Russian society.   

 

Russian 263F/1.1:  Russian Film and Culture
(2 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Russian 112 or placement at the 200 level
Through the study of Russian, students will watch and discuss films that acquaint students with contemporary Russian life.  Students will learn the vocabulary necessary to discuss the portrayals of family, relationships, changing value systems, and social questions as reflected in Russian film.  This course will also help students gain additional language skills in speaking and aural comprehension and includes a thorough review of the case system.

 

 

Russian 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
L.  Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Russian course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Russian 317/1.1:  National Identity
(2 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Russian 262, 264, or 316
With a focus on the New Russia as a result of the fall of the Soviet Union, this course examines some of the major cultural responses to the social and political changes in Post-Soviet life.  It explores issues of how Russians define themselves as an individual as a result of the loss of the collective in Post-Soviet society.  Taught in Russian.

 

Russian 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
L.  Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  RUSS 270 and permission of instructor

Russian 490:  Independent Study

 

Spanish 101/1.1:  Spanish for High Beginners
(2 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Students will have a Workshop or 101 placement, or permission of Spanish faculty.
Designed for students who have had two years or less of previous instruction in Spanish but who are not yet ready to enter a 112 class.  Course will review essential structures needed to prepare students for 112 classes, focusing upon the communicative structures of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Spanish 111: Beginning Spanish I
(5 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
Emphasis on elementary grammar, and oral practice.

 

Spanish 112F/01/: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
A continuation of Spanish 111, this course includes grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.

 

Spanish 112F/02/: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
S. Henlon

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
A continuation of Spanish 111, this course includes grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.   

 

Spanish 112F/03: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
S. Henlon

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
A continuation of Spanish 111, this course includes grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.

 

Spanish 112F/04/: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
V. Garcia

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
A continuation of Spanish 111, this course includes grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading. 

 

Spanish 150F/01: Intermediate Spanish
(5 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
This is an intermediate level course that will review, introduce, and expand upon vocabulary and structures commonly dealt with in introductory courses.

 

Spanish 150F/02: Intermediate Spanish
(5 semester hours)
V. Garcia

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112 or placement.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.
This is an intermediate level course that will review, introduce, and expand upon vocabulary and structures commonly dealt with in introductory courses.  It includes a Service Learning optional component.  The Service Learning option provides a hands-on learning experience through real life exchanges with native Spanish speakers.

 

Spanish 241:  Foreign Language Tutor Training
(2 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Permission of instructor only
This two-credit, half semester course is designed to train potential foreign language tutors for employment in Wittenberg’s Foreign Language Learning Center (FLLC).  Learning goals include effective tutoring strategies, training in language technologies, and course-specific sessions with language faculty.  The course will be taught in English by the FLLC director and will combine both practical and theoretical material in the form of readings, video segments, discussion, and hands-on practice.  Students who complete the course will receive a certificate from the CRLA stating that they are certified level 2 (Advanced) tutors.  This course is mandatory for employment in the FLLC.

 

Spanish 260F/1.1:  El mundo contemporáneo (Contemporary Issues of the Hispanic World)
(2 semester hours)
F. Blanco

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112, or Spanish 150, or placement at the 200 level.
This course focuses on contemporary issues of the Hispanic world including topics such as immigration, politics, pop culture, economics, demography, religion, social class, and globalization.  The course will help students develop conversational skills and strategies.

 

Spanish 261F/1.1:  El mundo físico (The Physical World)
(2 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112, or Spanish 150, or placement at the 200 level.
This course serves as an introduction to the Hispanic world by highlighting the diverse nature and cultures of Spanish-speaking people focusing on speech patterns, climate, geography and environmental issues.  The course will also develop language skills that will enhance students’ ability to express themselves in Spanish.

 

Spanish 262F/1.2:  Entre dos mundos:  el arte de la traducción (Between Two Worlds:  The Art of Translation)
(2 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112, 150, or 200 level placement
This intermediate course will introduce students to the theory (theories) and practices of translation.  Through translation practice from Spanish to English, and English to Spanish, students will focus on nuance, style and context of language/text.  Students will read selected essays on translation, read selected texts in dual language versions, and create their own translations of short texts.

 

Spanish 263F/1.2:  El cine y el cambio social (Film and Social Change)
(2 semester hours)
F. Blanco

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112, 150 or 200 level placement
This course introduces students to film from Spain and Latin America that intersect with social and historical transitions.  Students will explore the cultural context of each film, analyze major themes, and discuss the role of film as a reflection of and catalyst for social change.  The course will focus on aiding students in developing language skills for description and reporting.  Along with the practice/development of their language skills, students will learn basic principles of cinematic analysis and language.

 

Spanish 264F/1.1W:  Voces del pasado (Voices of the Past)
(2 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisite:  Four semester hours of 200 level courses in Spanish
This course gives students an opportunity to gain an understanding of the Spanish-speaking world by examining its rich cultural heritage.  Through reading and writing activities, student learners will explore the complexity of the Hispanic world and how historical events have influenced human conduct.  The course will help students develop language skills for description and narration in the past.  Writing intensive.

 

Spanish 265F/1.2W:  La diversidad en el mundo hispano (Diversity in the Spanish-speaking World)
(2 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisite:  Four semester hours of 200 level courses in Spanish
This intermediate course will provide students the opportunity to explore human diversity in the Spanish-speaking world, in both historical and contemporary contexts.  Through reading, viewing and writing activities students will gain an understanding of the complexities of identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism across the Hispanic world, including the United States.  The course will aid students in developing language skills to express and support opinion.  Writing intensive.

 

Spanish 270:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
R. Hoff

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Spanish course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Spanish 302A/1W:  Introduction to Hispanic Literature II
(4 semester hours)
F. Blanco

Prerequisite:  Eight semester hours at the 200 level including Spanish 264 and 265
Continuation of Spanish 301, provides the student with a survey of 19th and 20th centuries.  Significant figures and literary currents of the Hispanic world are presented.  Writing intensive. 
 

Spanish 330: The Music(s) of Latin America.

In this class we will explore the musical heritage(s) of Latin America, as an introduction to ethnomusicology. How have different ethnic groups contributed to the development of popular music? What is meant by popular music? How have different musical genres evolved and become associated with regional, national and local identity in Latin America? We will examine musical instruments, language and song lyrics, rhythm and meter, etc. We will also study the impact of globalization and technologies affecting diffusion and distribution of music beyond national borders, cross-over artists (Ricardo Valenzuela who becomes Richie Valens, for example, and the popularization of La Bamba), contemporary Latino alterno music, and, in general, Latin music(s) in the U.S. We will begin our work in the Caribbean, first site of European conquest and colonization, then move through the Andean region (and touch on Brasil, time permitting), move to the Southern Cone, north again to Mexico, and finally to the United States. This class is listening intensive and taught in Spanish. Some readings, however, are in English.

 

Spanish 370:  CLAC Module.  See description of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum Above.
(1 semester hour)
R. Hoff

Prerequisite:  Must either be enrolled in a 200-Level Spanish course or have completed at least 2 credits at the 200-Level

 

Spanish 426/1W:  Advanced Studies in Hispanic Literature II
(4 semester hours)
S. Henlon

Prerequisite:  Any 300-level course taught in Spanish
In-depth study of topics and themes in Latin American literature.  Course will include reading, analysis and discussion of selected literary works.  Writing intensive.

 

Spanish 490:  Independent Study
Spanish 491:  Internship

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