Courses

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French

FREN 110 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH I (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
This first course in a two-semester sequence is designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in French through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain an initial awareness of French and Francophone cultures. PREREQUISITE: NONE OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER AND SOME INTERIMS

FREN 111 INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH II (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
This second course in a two-semester sequence is designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in French through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain a basic an initial awareness of French and Francophone cultures. PREREQUISITE: FREN 110 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

FREN 210 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I (4 credits)
The first course in a sequence designed to further develop students’ proficiency in French through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of French and francophone cultures. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 111 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER

FREN 211 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II (4 credits)
The second course in a sequence designed to further develop students’ proficiency in French through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of French and francophone cultures. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 210 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

FREN 320 FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of French as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 321 FRENCH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of French as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 340 CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE OF FRANCE (3 credits)
An examination of the artistic, economic, intellectual, political, and social influences that have helped to shape the framework of contemporary civilization and culture in France. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 341 FRANCOPHONE CULTURES AND LITERATURES (3 credits)
Discussion of selected literary contributions from African, Asian, Québécois, Caribbean and Polynesian Francophone authors, and analysis of important cultural, historical, political and social issues. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 360 HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF FRANCE I (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A survey, discussion and analysis of some of the key poems, novels and plays from six centuries of French literature. This course will focus on French literature from le moyen âge to 1789. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 361 HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF FRANCE II (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A survey, discussion and analysis of some of the key poems, novels and plays from six centuries of French literature. This course will focus on literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Conducted in French. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

FREN 380 FRENCH SEMINAR (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for advanced students to study and to research specific areas of the French language, or of the cultures, literatures or authors of the French-speaking world. Content will vary. Conducted in French. Recent topics include: 17th-Century French Theater. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

FREN 395 INTERNSHIP (2-4 credits)
Opportunity for advanced language students to improve language proficiency and to acquire practical knowledge through off-campus work in public or private settings. PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

FREN 396 TOPICS IN FRANCOPHONE LITERATURE (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in French and Francophone literatures. Content will vary. Conducted in French. Recent topics include: French Short Story. PREREQUISITE: FREN 211; OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

FREN 197, 297, 397 TOPICS IN FRANCOPHONE CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES (2-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in French and Francophone civilizations and cultures. Content will vary. Recent topics include: History of French Cinema, Artistic History of Paris. OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

FREN 199, 299, 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-4 credits)
PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

FREN 400 HONORS THESIS (1 credit)
Designed with and approved by a supervising MDFL faculty member, the honors thesis allows students to pursue additional study and research in world languages, cultures and literatures. Students work under the supervision of an individual thesis director. Grading System: A-F only. Conducted in the target language. PREREQUISITES: ADMISSION TO THE MDFL HONORS PROGRAM AND THE CONSENT OF THE THESIS DIRECTOR

germ

German

GERM 110 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN I (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
This two-semester sequence is designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in German through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain an initial awareness of German and Germanic cultures. PREREQUISITE: NONE OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER AND SOME INTERIMS

GERM 111 INTRODUCTION TO GERMAN II (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
This two-semester sequence is designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in German through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain an initial awareness of German and Germanic cultures. PREREQUISITE: GERM 110 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

GERM 210 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I (4 credits)
This sequence is designed to develop further students’ proficiency in German through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of German and Germanic cultures. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 111 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER

GERM 211 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II (4 credits)
This sequence is designed to develop further students’ proficiency in German through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of German and Germanic cultures. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 210 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

GERM 320 GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of German as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

GERM 321 GERMAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of German as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

GERM 340 GERMAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (3 credits)
A study of the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped present-day Germany. Includes geography and a survey of German history. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

GERM 360 HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE I (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A historical survey of literature and readings from the various periods. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

GERM 361 HISTORY OF GERMAN LITERATURE II (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A historical survey of literature and readings from the various periods. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

GERM 380 GERMAN SEMINAR (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for advanced students to study and to research specific areas of the German language, or of the cultures, literatures or authors of the German-speaking world. Content will vary. Conducted in German. Recent topics include: The German Song. PREREQUISITE GERM 211. OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

GERM 395 INTERNSHIP (2-4 credits)
Opportunity for advanced language students to improve language proficiency and to acquire practical knowledge through off-campus work in public or private settings. PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

GERM 396 TOPICS IN GERMAN LITERATURE (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in German literature. Content will vary. Conducted in German. PREREQUISITE: GERM 211; OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

GERM 197, 297, 397 TOPICS IN GERMAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (2-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in German civilization and culture. Content will vary. Recent topics include: The German Democratic Republic. OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

GERM 199, 299, 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-4 credits)
PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

GERM 400 HONORS THESIS (1 credit)
Designed with and approved by a supervising MDFL faculty member, the honors thesis allows students to pursue additional study and research in world languages, cultures and literatures. Students work under the supervision of an individual thesis director. Grading System: A-F only. Conducted in the target language. PREREQUISITES: ADMISSION TO THE MDFL HONORS PROGRAM AND THE CONSENT OF THE THESIS DIRECTOR

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Modern Foreign Languages (MDFL)

Courses with the MDFL prefix are taught in English and are open to all language students as well as all non-language minors or majors.

MDFL 152 CENTRAL AND WEST-AFRICAN CINEMA (Area 3.6) (3 credits)
This course will survey Central and West African film from the 1960’s to the present. Class discussion and analysis will center around key social and political issues: confronting (post)colonialism, corruption and violence in post-colonial societies, the positive and negative effects of traditions, identity formation and coming of age, and changing women’s roles in modern Africa. All films are subtitled in English; no previous training in French or film studies is required. Conducted in English. OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

MDFL 197, 297, 397 TOPICS IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, CULTURES AND LITERATURES (3-4 credits)
Courses that offer students opportunities to study issues surrounding and related to modern foreign languages, cultures and literatures. Conducted in English. Conducted in English. OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

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Spanish

SPAN 110 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH I (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
The first in a two-semester sequence designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain an initial awareness of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. PREREQUISITE: NONE OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER AND SOME INTERIMS

SPAN 111 INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH II (Area 3.4) (3 credits)
The second in a two-semester sequence designed to help students develop beginning language proficiency in Spanish through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will also gain an initial awareness of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 110 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER AND SOME FALL SEMESTERS AND INTERIMS

SPAN 210 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (4 credits)
The first in a two-course sequence designed to develop further students’ proficiency in Spanish through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY FALL SEMESTER

SPAN 211 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (4 credits)
The second in a two-course sequence designed to develop further students’ proficiency in Spanish through speaking, listening, reading, and writing, and to expand students’ knowledge of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 210 OR APPROPRIATE SCORE ON PLACEMENT EXAM; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

SPAN 240 ARAB AND JEWISH INFLUENCE IN SPAIN AND MOROCCO (Area 3.6) (4 credits)
An interim abroad course that traces the Jewish and Arabic influences on Spanish culture. Conducted in English and Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 RECOMMENDED; OFFERED SOME INTERIMS

SPAN 241 CHILE: LAND OF CONTRASTS (Area 3.6) (4 credits)
An interim abroad course that examines the culture, history, and economic and political realities of fifteen regions of Chile. Conducted in English and Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111 RECOMMENDED; OFFERED SOME INTERIMS

SPAN 250 SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (3 credits)
An intermediate Spanish Course that focuses on the acquisition of the Spanish terminology and grammar necessary for health professionals to communicate effectively with their Hispanic patients. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111; OFFERED EVERY SPRING SEMESTER

SPAN 310 MODERN SPANISH GRAMMAR (3 credits)
An in-depth explanation of the structure of Spanish grammar, emphasizing problematic areas and proficiency in verb tenses. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 320 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of Spanish as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 321 SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II (W - Area 2.1B) (4 credits)
Developing proficiency in the use of Spanish as a means of oral and written expression. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 111; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 340 SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (3 credits)
A study of the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped present-day Spain. Includes geography and a survey of Spanish history. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 341 LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE (3 credits)
A study of the social, cultural, and political influences that have shaped present-day Latin America. Includes geography and a survey of Latin American history. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 360 HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF SPAIN I (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A survey of the literary movements of Spain. This course will cover Spanish literature from the Poema del Cid through the Golden Age drama. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 361 HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF SPAIN II (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
A survey of the literary movements of Spain. This course will concentrate on the nineteenth century and contemporary Spanish writers. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 362 HISTORY OF THE LITERATURE OF LATIN AMERICA (Area 3.5A) (3 credits)
Background material on the literary movements of the colonial period. Special emphasis on the modernists of the late nineteenth century and contemporary South America writers. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 370 MODERN LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL (3 credits)
A study of important novelists of the twentieth century from a number of Latin American countries. Conducted in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCASIONALLY

SPAN 380 SPANISH SEMINAR (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for advanced students to study and to research specific areas of the Spanish language, or of the cultures, literatures or authors of the Spanish-speaking world. Content will vary. Conducted in Spanish. Recent topics include: Latin American Short Story. PREREQUISITE SPAN 211. OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

SPAN 395 INTERNSHIP (2-4 credits)
Opportunity for advanced language students to improve language proficiency and to acquire practical knowledge through off-campus work in public or private settings. PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

SPAN 396 TOPICS IN HISPANIC LITERATURE (3-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in Spanish and Hispanic literatures. Content will vary. Conducted in Spanish. Recent topics include: 20th Century Spanish Theater. PREREQUISITE: SPAN 211; OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

SPAN 197, 297, 397 TOPICS IN HISPANIC CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES (2-4 credits)
Opportunities for students to explore and to study selected topics in Spanish and Hispanic civilizations and cultures. Content will vary. Recent topics include: Spanish for Business, Islam and Spain. OFFERED OCCAISIONALLY

SPAN 199, 299, 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY (2-4 credits)
PREREQUISITES: CONSENT OF THE INSTRUCTOR AND DEPARTMENT CHAIR

SPAN 400 HONORS THESIS (1 credit)
Designed with and approved by a supervising MDFL faculty member, the honors thesis allows students to pursue additional study and research in world languages, cultures and literatures. Students work under the supervision of an individual thesis director. Grading System: A-F only. Conducted in the target language. PREREQUISITES: ADMISSION TO THE MDFL HONORS PROGRAM AND THE CONSENT OF THE THESIS DIRECTOR