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Spring Courses 2024

Chinese 001(Elementary Chinese I) 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Chinese (Mandarin). 

Chinese 002 (Elementary Chinese II) 

Prerequisite: Chinese 001 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Chinese (Mandarin). 

French 001 (Elementary French I) 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding French. Classes conducted in French. 

French 002 (Elementary French II) 

Prerequisite: French 001 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding French. Classes conducted in French. 

Japanese 002 (Elementary Japanese II) 

Prerequisite: Japanese 001 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing and understanding modern Japanese. 

Japanese 004 (Intermediate Japanese II) 

Prerequisite: Japanese 003 

Continuation of elementary Japanese and Japanese 3. Emphasizes the further development of speaking, writing and reading skills, with an intensive review of basic grammar as well as an introduction to more advanced grammar and vocabulary. 

Spanish 001 (Elementary Spanish I) 

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish. Classes will be conducted in Spanish. 

Spanish 002 (Elementary Spanish II) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 001  

Introduction to speaking, reading, writing, and understanding Spanish. Classes will be conducted in Spanish. 

Spanish 003 (Intermediate Spanish I) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 002 

Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on readings to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in Spanish. 

Spanish 004 (Intermediate Spanish II) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 003 

Review of Spanish grammar with emphasis on building speaking and writing skills and on readings to build cultural understanding. Classes conducted in Spanish. 

Spanish 011 (Spanish for Heritage Speakers II) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 010 

For native speakers with limited experience in grammar and composition. Emphasis on formal language study and writing. Course conducted in Spanish. 

Spanish 051 (Introduction to Hispanic Literatures II) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 004 or Spanish 011 

Survey of the history and major works of Peninsular, Latin American and Latino literatures from the 19th. C to the 21st. C. 

Spanish 103 (Spanish Composition and Conversation) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 004 or Spanish 011 

To develop a student's abilities to communicate in spoken and written Spanish, we emphasize the importance of the interaction between writer, reader, purpose and message. We focus on the four major modes of writing: description, narration, exposition and argumentation. Oral practice is also be a major component in this course. 

Spanish 108 (Spanish for Business and Management) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 004 or Spanish 011 

Provides advanced-intermediate and advanced level students of Spanish with the Spanish business vocabulary and expressions used to carry out business with Hispanic individuals or companies. The course will focus on the development of communicative skills and communicative strategies for business. 

Spanish 114 (Latinx in Children's Literature and Film) 

Prerequisite: Chicano 060 or Spanish 050 or Spanish 051 or Spanish 060 or English 032 

Engages students in an in-depth study of Latino/a/xs in children's literature and film, with special attention to issues of representation and self-representation, reception, publishing, markets, stereotypes, historical evolution, bilingualism, and other linguistic and cultural issues. Combines film analysis and literary criticism to explore how Latino/a/xs have been represented and have represented themselves in these media. In addition, the course exposes students to social and cultural aspects of the Latino/a/x experience in the U.S. that are essential to this type of analysis (including demographics, gender, class, and race nuances) as well as to pedagogical and educational considerations. Taught in Spanish. 

Spanish 123 (Spanish Peninsular 20-21 Centuries) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 050 or Spanish 051 

Survey from the Generation of ’98, through Generation of ’27, the Civil War, Francoist and Post-Francoist literature, to contemporary voices. The course takes a critical look at the constructions of Spain and "Spanishness," seeking to build a more complex understanding of its cultures. Will be taught in Spanish. 

Spanish 160 (Spanish Practice through Translation) 

Prerequisite:  Spanish 103 

Focuses on Spanish-English, English-Spanish translation, including translating text from different sources, learning about the translation process, and reviewing Spanish advanced grammar while acquiring new vocabulary. 

Spanish 175 (Spanish in the U.S) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 103 

Examines the sociolinguistic context of Spanish spoken in the U.S. as well as its historical and contemporary challenges. Topics covered include the language varieties spoken in the U.S., language contact, language maintenance and loss, language attitudes, and the academic needs of heritage speakers. 

Spanish 180 (Domesti Violenc & Hispanic Culture) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 103 

In-depth study of Spanish Languages and/or Hispanic Culture. Possible topics include Latin American and Spanish Film, the Mexican Corrido, Gender and Latin American Popular Music. 

Spanish 190 (Spanish Capstone Seminar) 

Prerequisite: Spanish 050 and Spanish 051 and Spanish 103 

Explores in-depth a literary, linguistic, or cultural topic. Readings and activities emphasize the process of writing a research paper. Students will choose a personal research topic and will present information orally and by writing a final research paper.