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Languages - Spring 2014

Chinese 112F:  Beginning Chinese II
(5 semester hours)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Chinese 111 or placement.
Continuation of 111.  Gaining further skill in using putonghua with every day conversational topics will be important.  We will also learn to read and write more of the characters used to represent those concepts. Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Chinese 212:  Intermediate Chinese II
(5 semester hours)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Chinese 211 or placement
This is the second part of a two-semester course in intermediate Chinese.  Students will continue to develop the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in daily life situations and self-expressions.  It is intended to lay a solid foundation for everyday communication in Chinese and further study of the language.  Students should be prepared for a steady expansion of their vocabulary and are expected to speak the language in classroom activities.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Chinese 312:  Directed Readings of Chinese Literature
(4 semester hours)
S. Chan

Prerequisite:  Chinese 311 or permission of instructor
Intensive study of pieces representative of Republican and Communist style literature.  Focus primarily on modern fiction. 

 

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

 

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

Prerequisite:  French 111 or placement. 
Fundamentals of grammar, and a basic introduction and a basic introduction to French culture.  90 minutes per week in the Foreign Language Learning Center are required.  Successful completion of this course with a C- or above satisfies the General Education requirement for Foreign Language (F).  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be purchased directly from the publisher at
http://www.cengage.com/us/

 

French 112F/02:  Beginning French II
(5 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  French 111 or placement. 
Fundamentals of grammar, and a basic introduction and a basic introduction to French culture.  90 minutes per week in the Foreign Language Learning Center are required.  Successful completion of this course with a C- or above satisfies the General Education requirement for Foreign Language (F).  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be purchased directly from the publisher at
http://www.cengage.com/us/

 

French 261F/1.1:  L’Environment naturel du monde francophone (The Natural Environment of the Francophone World)
(2 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  French 112 or placement
This is a content-based reading course that focuses on ecology from a French perspective.  Taught in French.  Successful completion of this course with a C- or above satisfies the General Education requirement for Foreign Language (F).  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may be also be purchased from any other bookstore, such as Amazon.com.

 

French 262A/1.2W:  La Traduction:  théorie et pratique (Translation:  Theory and Practice)
(2 semester hours)
T. Wilkerson

Prerequisite:  French 112 or placement
This course offers a review of French grammar and practical training in translation of short texts from French to English as an introduction to reading and interpreting materials from a variety of academic disciplines.  Successful completion of this course with a C- or above satisfies the General Education requirement for Foreign Language (F). Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials, which may also be purchased from any bookstore, such as Amazon.com.  Writing intensive. 

 

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

Prerequisite :  Four semester hours of French at the 200 level
An introduction to the great works of French literature.  Taught in French.  Successful completion of this course with a C- or above satisfies the General Education requirement for Foreign Language (F).  Consult the campus bookstore website for required materials which may also be purchased from the Librairie  Gallimard in Montreal at http://www.gallimardmontreal.com/Writing intensive.

 

French 402:  Thèmes dans la culture francophone
(4 semester hours)
B. Bertrand

Prerequisites:  Four semester hours of French at the 300 level
Themes in French culture.  This course addresses various aspects of francophone cultural identity, focusing on the influences of anthropology, colonialism, globalization, literature, and publishing.  Actual themes will vary from year to year.  Taught in French.

French 490:  Independent Study

French 491:  Internship

 

German 107:  Elementary German I in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
(4 semester hours)
M. Goodman/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg

Prerequisite:  None
Notes:  Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
Guided in large measure by the same set of learning outcomes that define German 111, German 107 is offered “on site” and employs specially targeted communicative strategies to provide students with the skills necessary for basic day-to-day linguistic survival in Germany.  There are no prerequisites for this course.  Offered only in Wittenberg, Germany.

 

German 108F:  Elementary German II in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
(2 semester hours)
M. Goodman/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German 107 or permission of instructor
Notes:  Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
Offered as a tutorial, German 108 employs similar communicative strategies to those defining German 107, but makes use of materials designed exclusively to prepare students for the Council of Europe A2 (or novice-high) exam.  Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German 107 or permission of the instructor.  Offered only in Wittenberg, Germany.

 

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

Prerequisite: Placement or permission of instructor.
Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, oral practice and laboratory work.  Also a basic introduction to German culture.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

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

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

 

German 112F/02:  Beginning German II
(5 semester hours)
T. Bennett

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

 

German 230/1.1:  Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene
(4 semester hours)
M. Goodman/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
Notes:  Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
This course is intended for students who are progressing, or have already progressed beyond the elementary level of German language learning.  Using a variety of communication-based strategies, it aims to develop students’ oral and writing skills in German through the intermediate level.  While the city of Luther during the Reformation, during GDR times, and since “reunification” acts as the default theme of the course, this may be changed subject to declared student interests.  Many of the assignments will be completed through guided interaction with local Wittenbergers.

 

German 230/1.2:  Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene:  Fortsetzung
(2 semester hours)
M. Goodman/Institute for German Language & Culture in Wittenberg

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
Notes:  Taught in Wittenberg, Germany
Continuation of German 230/1.1.

 

German 260F/1.1:  Aktuelle Fragen der Kultur und Politik (Contemporary Cultural and Political Issues)
(2 semester hours)
D. Barry

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German 112 or German 200 level placement
This is a content-based reading and composition course that explores a number of social issues central to the lives of contemporary Germans.  It aims to focus on those issues that are distinctively German as well as those more universal concerns that are approached in a distinctively German manner.

 

German 263F/1.2:  Film und Kultur (Film and Culture)
(2 semester hours)
D. Barry

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of German 112 or German 200 level placement
This is a content-based composition and conversation course that uses the medium of film to explore German culture at various points in its evolution over the past one hundred years. 

 

German 410/1W:  Period Seminar
(4 semester hours)
D. Barry

Prerequisite:  One German course at the 300 level or permission of instructor
In-depth study of a literary movement or period; topic chosen by instructor.   Writing intensive.

German 490:  Independent Study

 

German 491:  Internship

 

Japanese 112F: Beginning Japanese II
(5 semester hours)
T. Imai

Prerequisite: Japanese 111 or placement
The course continues to introduce the basic Japanese communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students will increase understanding of the Japanese cultural perspective, and gain insight into the nature of language study.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Japanese 130C:  Introduction to Japanese Culture and Society
(4 semester hours)
T. Imai

Prerequisite:  Taught in English.  No prerequisites.
Is your knowledge of Japan limited to Pokemon and sushi?  (Did you even know Pokemon is from Japan?)  If you answered yes to the first question (and no to the second), this course is for you.  This course introduces students to different aspects of Japanese culture and society, such as religion, imperial system, art and aesthetic values, business culture, pop culture, and current social problems.  Taught in English.  Prerequisite:  None.

 

Japanese 212:  Intermediate Japanese II
(5 semester hours)
 T. Imai

Prerequisite:  C- or above in Japanese 211 or placement.                     
The course continues to introduce the fundamental Japanese communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  Students will begin to utilize the language to establish contacts with people beyond the walls of Wittenberg, and increase understanding of the Japanese cultural perspective.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Japanese 312: Advanced Japanese II
(4 semester hours)
T. Imai Terumi

Prerequisite: C- or above in Japanese 311 or placement.
A continuation of Japanese 311, the goal of the course is to develop culturally and socially appropriate proficiency in the four language skills:  reading, writing, listening and speaking.

 

Japanese 490:  Independent Study

 

Latin 112:  Intermediate Latin
(4 semester hours)
L. Gorton

Prerequisite:  Latin 111 or permission of instructor
Continuation of grammar, exercises, and selected readings in classical Latin and discussion of Roman culture. 

 

Russian 112F:  Beginning Russian II
(5 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Russian 111 or placement.
Continuation of 111, practice with conversation and grammatical patterns.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Russian 152A/C:  Journey into the Fantastic
(4 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Taught in English, no prerequisites.
Join us in this course as each hero/ine takes a journey into a fantastic world!  While it may be as “normal” as a hero/ine in a fairy tale on a quest, it might be as fantastic as a journey into the future 600 years from now or maybe to another planet!  While journeying into the world of the fantastic, readers will be introduced to the best writers of 19th and 20th century Russian literature who use this medium just for fun, or maybe to discover other truths!  No Russian is required!  All readings, lectures, and discussion in English.  Fulfills either the “A” Fine, Performing, and Literary Arts or “C” Non-Western Cultures General Education requirement.

 

Russian 262F/1.1:  Art of Translation
(2 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisites:  Russian 263
Introduction to the practice of good translation including more advanced topics in Russian grammar, such as verbs of motion, verbal aspect and verb governance.  Special attention to idiomatic expressions and formulaic speech patterns. 

 

Russian 266:  Russian Speech Etiquette
(2 semester hours)
L. Zaharkov

Prerequisite:  Russian 263 or permission of instructor
This course equips students with formulaic speech patterns that will help them conduct conversations on situational transactions such as telephone conversations, purchasing, transportation and expressing opinions.  This course is particularly designed for those who will study abroad.

 

Russian 490:  Independent Study

 

Spanish 101/1.1 & 1.2:  Spanish for High Beginners
(2 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisite:  Workshop or 101 placement or permission of instructor
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 level 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)
S. Henlon

Prerequisite:  Placement or permission of instructor
Emphasis on elementary grammar and oral practice.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Spanish 112F/01: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
M. Rodriguez

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Spanish 112F/02: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
V. Garcia

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Spanish 112F/03: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
M. Rodriguez

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

Spanish 112F/04: Beginning Spanish II
(5 semester hours)
Staff

Prerequisite:  Spanish 111 or placement.
Grammar, composition, oral practice, and reading.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

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

Prerequisite: Spanish 112 or placement.
This course is designed to offer students at the intermediate level an opportunity to acquire communicative skills, improve their formal knowledge of the language, and develop an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.  Lab component may be completed through an optional Service Learning Program tied to the course.  Ninety minutes per week of independent lab time required.

 

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

Prerequisite:  Spanish 112, 150 or placement examination.
This course aims to develop students’ knowledge in relevant contemporary issues currently modeling the life and destiny of Hispanic countries in relation to the world.  The course also includes a review of some of the most complex aspects of Spanish grammar, and expands vocabulary for conversation.

 

Spanish 261/1.1:  El mundo físico (The Physical World)
(2 semester hours)
Hoff, Ruth

Prerequisites:  Spanish 112 or 150 or 200 level placement
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  (The Art of Translation)
(2 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Prerequisites:  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 263/1.2:  El cine y el cambio social (Film and Social Change)
(2 semester hours)
R. Hoff

Prerequisites:  Spanish 112, 150 or 200 level placement
This course introduces students to films 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.  Course also includes selected grammar topics and focuses on colloquial vocabulary that triggers opportunities for class conversation.

 

Spanish 351H:  Latin American Culture
(4 semester hours)
S. Henlon

Prerequisite:  Eight semester hours of 200 level Spanish including Spanish 264 and Spanish 265
Study of the development of Latin America focusing on the cause, meaning and effects of events, which have
shaped its culture.  The course objective is to show the unity of Latin American culture.

 

Spanish 430/1.1:  Intensive Spanish Conversation/Medical Spanish
(2 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisites:  One 300 level Spanish course
Expansion of oral communication skills with emphasis on modes of expression and lexicon enhancement.  In this iteration, the class will focus on Spanish for the health care professions, as well as health issues in Hispanic/Latino communities in the United States.

 

Spanish 434/1.2:  Spanish Pronunciation
(2 semester hours)
C. McIntyre

Prerequisites:  One 300 level Spanish course
Introduction to the sound system of Spanish with particular attention to regional speech characteristics and dialectal differences.  This course also focuses on the contrasts between English and Spanish sounds, and serves as a pronunciation workshop for second language learners.

 

Spanish 450/1W:  Spanish Seminar
(4 semester hours)
S. Henlon

Prerequisites:  Spanish 301 or 302 and one 400 level Spanish course
In-depth study of a literary movement, problem, author, or genre.  Topic to be chosen by instructor.  Required of each Spanish major.  Writing intensive.

 

Spanish 490:  Independent Study

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