Modern and Classical Languages

Mission

In an increasingly interdependent world community, the mission of the Department of Modern and Classical Language is to help students become articulate, knowledgeable and culturally aware, in accordance with the values and traditions of Saint Joseph’s University and the Society of Jesus.  We pursue this mission by:

  •             Fostering language proficiency
  •             Promoting an appreciation for the richness and complexity of language
  •             Deepening students’ understanding of cultural diversity
  •             Encouraging student engagement in active, collaborative and critical learning
  •             Emphasizing a learner-centered pedagogy and care for the individual

Art/Literature through Modern and Classical Languages in the GEP

(See Curricula)

Students who wish to satisfy the Literature/Fine Arts portion of the GEP by completing a course in Modern and Classical Languages should select one of the following:

Chinese
CHN 310Selections in Chinese Lit3
French
FRE 309Love and Hatred3
FRE 310Intro to Literary Analysis3
FRE 330Medieval to Early Mod France3
FRE 331France: Enlightenment to Today3
FRE 351French Canada3
FRE 352Francophone America3
FRE 402Advanced French Composition3
FRE 409Love and Hatred3
FRE 410The French Novel3
FRE 412Short Nar in Francophone Lit3
FRE 413French Poetry3
FRE 414The French Essay3
FRE 421Love & Desire Med Fr Lit & Cul3
FRE 422Fr Wom Writ of Mid Ages & Ren3
FRE 427The Age of Louis XIV3
FRE 434French Romanticism3
FRE 437Surrealism3
FRE 43820th Cent Fr Theater to Pres3
FRE 451Francophone Canada3
FRE 452Francophone America3
FRE 461Caribbean Francophone Liter3
FRE 462Contempry Francophone Cinema3
FRE 470Topics in French (when appropriate)3
German
GRM 305The Faust Legend3
GRM 309German Civilization & Culture3
GRM 310Selections in German Lit I3
GRM 320Contemporary German Cinema3
GRM 370Topics in German Culture3
GRM 402From Ger Enlightnmnt to Realsm3
GRM 403From Bismarck to Hitler3
GRM 404Mod in Lit of Erly 20th Cent3
GRM 405Lit of Ger-Speaking Countries3
GRM 406Phantms, Spirits & the Uncanny3
GRM 423German Short Story3
GRM 470Topics in German (when appropriate)3
Italian
ITA 306The Roman Experience3
ITA 309I giovani e l’Italia di oggi3
ITA 310Italian Stylistics3
ITA 315Italy Through Art3
ITA 340Italian Culture & Civilization3
ITA 345Art Fashion: la moda italiana3
ITA 360Modern Italian Culture3
ITA 365Italian Society and the Media3
ITA 370Topics in Italian (when appropriate)3
ITA 380Ita Journeys from Marco Polo3
ITA 402L'Italiano al Cinema3
ITA 420From Novel to Film3
ITA 425Art&Madman:Renaissance&Reform3
ITA 430Imges of Rome:Papl Rome - Pres3
ITA 435Rebels and Revolutionaries3
ITA 440Profane and Sacred Love3
ITA 445The Medici Court3
ITA 455Women's Voices3
ITA 460Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio3
ITA 465The Birth of a Nation: Italy3
Italian Studies
IST 350Mangia! Flavors of Italy3
IST 360Italian Identities3
IST 370Topics in Italian Studies (when appropriate)3
IST 375Shadow State: Mafia in Italy3
IST 420Italian Cinema and the Sacred3
IST 460The Art of Dante's Inferno3
Japanese
JPN 310Selections in Japanese Lit I3
JPN 330Japanese Film and Culture3
Linguistics
LIN 200Introduction to Linguistics3
Modern and Classical Culture
MCC 360Space & Place in Col Latin Am3
Spanish
SPA 310Intro to Lit of Sp-Spkng Wrld3
SPA 311Introduc to Spanish Literature3
SPA 352ModerntoPostModCityinSpCulture3
SPA 355Río de la Plata:Study Tour3
SPA 356Spain:Study Tour3
SPA 370Topics in Spanish3
SPA 410Old Wrld to New Wrld Hsp Lit3
SPA 411Mod Wld to Pres Wld in Hsp Lit3
SPA 420Major Latin American Authors3
SPA 421Shrt Mod Latn Am Novel & Film3
SPA 422Cult, Dictshp & Exile: 1973-853
SPA 423Latin Am Modern Short Story3
SPA 424Discourse of Lat Am Modernity3
SPA 425Imagery of the Conquest3
SPA 426Culture in Revolution3
SPA 427Iden & Power in Am:1350-16503
SPA 431Commonplaces of Colonial Exp3
SPA 440Major Spanish Authors3
SPA 443Gender, Sexlity & Soc Conflct3
SPA 447The Gen of 1898 & Modernismo3
SPA 448The Posguerra Generation3
SPA 449Spanish Literature and Film3
SPA 450Spain into the 21st Century3
SPA 451Narrative cine la Esp democrat3
SPA 452Hist. on Screen: Hist/Culture3
SPA 455Women in Spanish Literature3
SPA 470Topics in Spanish (when appropriate)3

Completion of GEP non-native language requirement

Most students fulfill their GEP non-native language requirement by taking a two-semester course sequence (101-102, 102-201, 201-202, 202-301) in the following languages:  American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.  Students placed in 301 (Conversation) are only required to take one semester of a non-native language. 

English as a Second Language

All international students whose primary language is not English or who have English language deficiencies ought to take ESL 201 and ESL 202, Composition and Critical Thinking for Non-Native Speakers of English, in their first two semesters. ESL 201 and ESL 202 will satisfy the GEP non-native language requirement for students whose native language is not English.

Non-Native Language Courses outside the University

Students wishing to study a non-native language to fulfill the General Education Program requirements on either the introductory or intermediate level not offered at Saint Joseph’s University may be permitted to pursue such study at a four-year college or university of their choice. Permission will come from the appropriate academic Dean with the approval of the chair of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages.

In such cases, the student will pay Saint Joseph’s University full tuition.  In addition, the student will pay the tuition for the course taken elsewhere.  When the student earns a C or above in the course(s) taken elsewhere, and all the course credits transfer back to SJU, Saint Joseph’s University will reimburse the student’s tuition for the course taken elsewhere is up to but not exceeding the amount of one fifth of the student’s semester tuition (excluding fees). If there is a tuition charge above this amount where the courses are being taken, the student will be responsible for the remaining charges.

If a student wishes to take language courses at other institutions beyond those which are required for the GEP, they may do so by following the pre-approved instructions for students taking courses elsewhere, but tuition costs for such courses will not be reimbursed by the University.

Upper Division Courses Taken in Study Abroad Programs

The Department will count a maximum of four upper division courses toward the major. This represents half of the upper division courses required. A total of three courses taken abroad may count for the minor.

Other Related Programs

In addition to the Spanish major and minor, a minor in Latin American Studies is also available. See the Latin American Studies Program website at: www.sju.edu/int/academics/cas/latinamerstudies.

A student may wish to consider a major/minor in Linguistics or TESOL. See the Advisor for Linguistics and TESOL Minors, Dr. Jennifer Ewald, for more information and visit the Linguistics Program website at: http://www.sju.edu/academics/cas/linguistics/index.html.

Modern Languages/Secondary Education Double Major

The Modern Languages/Secondary Education Double Major requires a course in culture and civilization in the modern language, as well as a course in basic or applied linguistics. The three Integrative Learning Courses for the Education Track are as follows: SPE 160/160F  Introduction to Special Education; SPE 310/310F Assessment: Identification and Progress Monitoring, and SPE 203/203F: Teaching in Inclusive Environments. The following are recommended for satisfying both Education and GEP requirements: first-year EDU 150/150F Schools in Society for the first-year seminar, EDU 157/157F Adolescent Development for the social and behavioral science requirement, and a Linguistics course for the Art/Lit requirement.

Teacher Certification for Secondary Schools

Students majoring in French, German, Italian and Spanish who complete the double major in Secondary Education may apply to obtain an Instructional I, Secondary Education (12) Teaching Certificate from the State of Pennsylvania. In addition to their Modern Languages advisor, Modern Languages/Secondary Education double majors will also be assigned an advisor from the Education Department who will guide them through their required Education courses. The Education advisor will also assist students seeking teacher certification in formally applying for the teacher certification program, usually in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to enroll in EDU 497 Secondary Student Teaching in their senior year. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to obtain teacher certification upon graduation.

Professor: Maria Marsilio, Ph.D.
Associate: Elaine Shenk, Ph.D.; Jennifer Ewald, Ph.D.; Konstantinos P. Nikoloutsos, Ph.D.; Kristen Grimes, Ph.D.; Kristin Burr, Ph.D.; Paola Giuli, Ph.D.
Assistant: Robert R. Daniel Jr., Ph.D.; Thomas Buckley, Ph.D.
Enrique Téllez-Espiga, Ph.D.; Theresa Zmurkewycz

Chair: Buckley

French

FRE 101 Beginning French I (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for beginning students with no experience with the French language.Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of FR101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the French 102 Placement, French 201 Placement, French 202 Placement or French 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 102 Beginning French II (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice mid/high level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 101 or French 102 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of FR102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the French 201 Placement, French 202 Placement or French 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 111 Adult Learner Beginning FRE I (3 credits)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Extensive oral drill and practice in conversation based on graded readings. Audio-visuals and language laboratory sessions. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 112 Adult Learner Beginning FRE II (3 credits)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Extensive oral drill and practice in conversation based on graded readings. Audio-visuals and language laboratory sessions. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 1015 or FRE 111

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 113 First Year French III (4 credits)

FRE 150 First Year Seminar in French (3 credits)

FRE 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice high/intermediate low level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 102 or French 201 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of FR201

Restrictions: Students with the French 202 Placement or French 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar, pronunciation, and writing will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the intermediate low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 201 or French 202 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of FR202

Restrictions: Students with the French 301 Placement attribute may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 301 French Conversation (3 credits)

This course is designed to help students improve their oral communication skills in French through participation in interactive tasks. Much attention will be paid to the practice of new vocabulary. Discussion of grammar and communicative strategies will be integrated as needed in order to facilitate students’ attempts at various rhetorical functions, such as describing, narrating, explaining, defining, expressing and supporting opinions, and tailoring the discourse to the audience and context. This course is aimed at developing the intermediate mid/high level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Counts toward the Francophone Studies Program.Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 202 or French 301 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of FR301

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 302 French Composition (3 credits)

This course is designed to improve students’ ability to communicate in written French and to develop the writing skills they will need to succeed in advanced French courses. Skills are developed through a process- oriented approach to writing, including steps related to vocabulary generation, organizing an outline, writing a draft, editing and revising, and writing a final version. Pre-req: completion of the GEP language requirement in French. Fulfills the GEP Writing-Intensive Overlay requirement.

Prerequisites: FRE 301 or French 302 Placement with a score of 1

Attributes: Undergraduate, Writing Intensive Course- GEP

FRE 309 Love and Hatred (3 credits)

Love and hatred are emotions that are at once universal and complicated. Studying these two themes will allow us to discover Francophone literature from diverse genres and time periods. In addition, the course will incorporate videos, music and art to enhance our understanding of the roles played by love and hatred in the Francophone world across the centuries

FRE 310 Intro to Literary Analysis (3 credits)

Study of variety of genres including theater, essays, fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on the methods for analyzing each genre . Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GEP. Pre-requisite FRE 301 or FRE 302 or placement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of FR310

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 315 Comp Stylistics & Translation (3 credits)

Students will compare the linguistic structures and modes of expression in English and in French, doing exercises in translation (English-French and French-English) as a means of acquiring a better understanding of both languages and improving their expression in written and spoken French.

FRE 320 History of the French Language (3 credits)

FRE 321 Love & Desire in Med Fr Lit (3 credits)

Study of the origin and development of the literature and culture of the Middle Ages. Students will read a selection of texts that evoke love and desire in a variety of thematic form and we will also examine representations of love in desire in music, images, and other cultural products and practicess. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 322 Making our Voices Heard (3 credits)

A study of representations of women in works written by French women writers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, with special emphasis on issues of female identity and voice in the texts. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement., Diversity course, Gender Studies course, Medieval, Ren & Reform Studies.

Prerequisites: FRE 301 or FRE 302

FRE 325 The Francophone World (3 credits)

This course is an introductory course for the Francophone Studies major while serving simultaneously as a language and culture course for French majors organized around the notion of “Francophonia.” There are four major intellectual components to the course: 1) the historical background of French and Belgian colonization (through research and readings), with particular reference to North America, to the Caribbean, to North Africa and to Subsaharan Africa; 2) a sampling of critiques of French colonialism; 3) select texts in postcolonial theory; 4) an overview of the contemporary Francophone world.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 330 Medieval to Early Mod France (3 credits)

This course offers a cultural orientation to the French nation, focusing on the development of languages, ideas, art, architecture and social, political and economic structures within the geographical area sometimes identified as "The Hexagon," from the tenth century to the seventeenth. Prerequisite: Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 331 France: Enlightenment to Today (3 credits)

This course offers a cultural orientation to France and the francophone world, focusing on the evolution of ideas, artistic and literary movements, and political, social and economic structures, from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first. Prerequisite: FRE 301 or FRE 302 or permission of the instructor. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: European Studies Course, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 340 Current Events in the Fr Media (3 credits)

FRE 351 French Canada (3 credits)

In this course, we will explore the culture, history, and literature of French-speaking Canada, concentrating specifically on Québec and Acadia. By focusing on questions of language, heritage, and identity, students will examine what it means to be a Francophone in Canada, deepen their knowledge of the unique cultural contributions made by these communities, and enhance their understanding of the complex identities of French speakers in eastern Canada.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

FRE 352 Francophone America (3 credits)

In this course, we focus on the question of identity: What does it mean to be a part of a Francophone community in the United States? By exploring the culture, history, and literature of Louisiana and New England—as well as the places where we see French influence in Philadelphia and at SJU— students will deepen their appreciation of the richness of Francophone communities in the United States and enhance their understanding of the challenges facing members of a group whose language and heritage sets them apart.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature

FRE 366 Current Events in Fr-LangMedia (3 credits)

This course is intended to give students a better understanding of the contemporary French-speaking world and its cultures through analysis and discussion of current events covered in the Francophone news media, both in France and elsewhere. The course will develop listening and reading skills, as well as writing and speaking skills. Pre-requisite FRE 301 or FRE 302.

Prerequisites: FRE 301 or FRE 302

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 370 Special Topics in French (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the French- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Pre-requisite FRE 301 or FRE 302.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of FR370

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 402 Advanced French Composition (3 credits)

FRE 403 A Just Society (3 credits)

This conversation course focuses on current events and contemporary culture, paying particular attention to ethical thinking and the notion of fairness as a principle of social organization. Discussion of controversial topics will be an important aspect of students’ work. The course will be informed by the work of John Rawls and others. Participants will be asked to reflect on and to analyze issues as they are represented in television news reports, newspapers and magazine article, popular songs, film and other media in French.

Prerequisites: FRE 301 or FRE 302

Attributes: Ethics Intensive (New GEP)

FRE 409 Love and Hatred (3 credits)

FRE 410 The French Novel (3 credits)

Reading, discussion and analysis of novels from a period ranging from the 17th century to the present. The period(s) of study will be selected by the professor. Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GEP. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 412 Short Nar in Francophone Lit (3 credits)

Reading, discussion, and analysis of short stories and folktales from a variety of French-speaking areas, including Europe, North America, Africa, and the Caribbean. We will seek to define the genres and examine how their content and form change over time and by region, which will foster an understanding of how the tales reflect the culture(s) in which they were produced. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 413 French Poetry (3 credits)

A study of the various forms of French poetry with a particular emphasis on the evolution of the genre from Romanticism to Modernism. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 414 The French Essay (3 credits)

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works of representative essayists from the 16th to the 21st century, including Montaigne, Pascal, Diderot, Gide, Camus, Sartre, Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 421 Love & Desire Med Fr Lit & Cul (3 credits)

Study of the origin and development of the literature and culture of the Middle Ages. Students will read a selection of texts that evoke love and desire in a variety of thematic form and we will also examine representations of love in desire in music, images, and other cultural products and practicess. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 422 Fr Wom Writ of Mid Ages & Ren (3 credits)

Please see the description for FRE 322. Students taking 422 will have additional reading and projects to do. If you have taken at least three 300-level courses, you should enroll in 422. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Diversity course, Gender Studies course, Medieval, Ren & Reform Studies.

Attributes: Diversity Course (New GEP), European Studies Course, Gender Studies Course, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 427 The Age of Louis XIV (3 credits)

A study of the growth of classicism and its various manifestations in the literary realm and the other arts. Selected works of Racine, Molière, Madame de LaFayette, Boileau, La Rochefoucauld, La Bruyère, Pascal, and La Fontaine will be studied. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 431 The French Enlightenment (3 credits)

FRE 434 French Romanticism (3 credits)

A study of the origins of French Romanticism, its philosophical background, and its various forms of expression from Chateaubriand to Gerard de Nerval. Although principal emphasis will be placed on the study of the major genres, developments in music and the visual arts during the period will also be studied.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. .

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 437 Surrealism (3 credits)

A study of the origins of surrealism and its philosophical background. Particular attention will be paid to the works of the founders, Breton, Artaud, Aragon, Soupault, Vitrac, Cocteau. Relationships with the visual arts, including film, will be studied. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 438 20th Cent Fr Theater to Pres (3 credits)

Study of the avant-garde theater from Jarry to Reza. Developments in content and structure, the influence of Antonin Artaud as well as metteurs-en-scene will be examined.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 451 Francophone Canada (3 credits)

Please see the description for FRE 351. Students taking 451 will have additional reading and projects to do. If you have taken at least three 300-level courses, you should enroll in 451.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

FRE 452 Francophone America (3 credits)

Please see the description for FRE 352. Students taking 452 will have additional reading and projects to do. If you have taken at least three 300-level courses, you should enroll in 452. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature

FRE 460 La Francophonie (3 credits)

FRE 461 Caribbean Francophone Liter (3 credits)

This course will teach students to read and appreciate contemporary francophone literature of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti by familiarizing them with the colonial and post-colonial history of the region, its cultural richness and its literary modes. Students will read works in different genres by major authors of the French Caribbean.Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: Africana Studies Course, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 462 Contempry Francophone Cinema (3 credits)

This course will teach students to read and appreciate contemporary francophone literature of Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti by familiarizing them with the colonial and post-colonial history of the region, its cultural richness and its literary modes. Students will read works in different genres by major authors of the French Caribbean. Fullfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

FRE 466 The Francophone Press (3 credits)

An introduction to the press of the French-speaking world. The work of the course may include library and internet research, extensive readings in French-language newspapers and magazines, viewings of television news, round-table discussions of current events and regular writing assignments. The course aims to familiarize students with the contemporary Francophone world and its information media. It is also designed to improve students’ general language skills in French. Pre-requisite FRE 301 or FRE 302.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 470 Topics in French (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the French- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Pre-requisite FRE 301 or FRE 302.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 471 Economic and Business French (3 credits)

An introduction to business notions and to social, economic and political problems in the francophone business world. The primary focus will be on France, although other French-speaking countries in Europe and elsewhere may also be covered. The course will emphasize the acquisition and use of fundamental economic and business concepts and vocabulary as tools for understanding the francophone business environment and communicating appropriately in a business setting. Prerequisite FRE 301 or permission of the instructor.

Attributes: Undergraduate

FRE 490 Internship (3 credits)

FRE 491 Internship (3 credits)

FRE 493 Independent Research in French (3 credits)

FRE 494 Independent Research in French (3 credits)

German

GRM 101 Beginning German I (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for beginning students who have limited experience with the German language. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of GR101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the German 102 Placement, German 201 Placement, German 202 Placement or German 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 102 Beginning German II (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice mid level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for beginning students who have limited experience with the German language. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: GRM 101 or German 102 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of GR102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the German 201 Placement, German 202 Placement or German 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 113 First Year German III (4 credits)

GRM 150 First Year Seminar in German (3 credits)

GRM 201 Intermediate German I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. A review of grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task- oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice high/intermediate low level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: GRM 102 or German 201 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of GR201

Restrictions: Students with the German 202 Placement or German 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 202 Intermediate German II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. A review of grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task- oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the intermediate low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Prerequisite: Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: GRM 201 or German 202 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of GR202

Restrictions: Students with the German 301 Placement attribute may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 301 German Conversation (3 credits)

This course is designed to help students improve their oral communication skills in German through participation in interactive tasks. Much attention will be paid to the practice of new vocabulary. Discussion of grammar and communicative strategies will be integrated as needed in order to facilitate students’ attempts at various rhetorical functions, such as describing, narrating, explaining, defining, expressing and supporting opinions, and tailoring the discourse to the audience and context. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: GRM 202 or German 301 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of GR301

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 302 German Composition (3 credits)

This course is designed to improve students’ ability to communicate in written German and to develop the writing skills they will need to succeed in advanced German courses. Skills are developed through a process- oriented approach to writing, including steps related to vocabulary generation, organizing an outline, writing a draft, editing and revising, and writing a final version.

Prerequisites: GRM 301 or German 302 Placement with a score of 1

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 303 From Bismark to Hitler (3 credits)

The period spanning 1871 to 1945 in Germany is a tumultuous period of transition in the country’s history. This course is intended to deepen the students’ knowledge of German history, literature, culture and politics. Readings, discussions and analysis both of a series of literary texts, as well as background readings on the time period. Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GEP. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval. This course is taught in German.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of GR303

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 305 The Faust Legend (3 credits)

A study of the Faust legend in German and world literature. Goethe’s Faust will be analyzed in depth. The concept of the Faustian as expressed in other literature, as well as in the opera and film, will be studied. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement. Taught in English, does not satisfy the German major or minor requirements.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 306 Advanced German Conv & Comp (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to improve the student’s oral and written command of German by further developing the four linguistic skills on an advanced level. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval.

Prerequisites: GRM 302 or GRM 1321

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 309 German Civilization & Culture (3 credits)

A survey of the culture and civilization of Germany and other German-speaking countries, their history, politics, economic and social aspects, art, and folklore through the reading of literary texts. Emphasis is placed on modern trends. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 310 Selections in German Lit I (3 credits)

An introduction to German literature with selected readings from the works of principal writers from various periods. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement of the GEP.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 320 Contemporary German Cinema (3 credits)

German Cinema as a mode of present-day artistic expression. Viewing and analysis of contemporary German movies by outstanding directors dealing with key issues in modern Germany. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 321 Getting to Know the Germ Media (3 credits)

The course will strengthen oral and written communication in German through discussion and analysis of the press, Deutsche Welle (German direct news broadcasts) using a variety of online news sources as well as German TV culture. The focus will be on contemporary culture and current events. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of GR321

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 330 German Business I (3 credits)

It is true that the world is increasingly more globalized, particularly with respect to business and economic issues. Therefore, it is essential, even for those not directly involved in the business world, to be familiar with its workings and language. Yet it is equally true, despite globalization, that linguistic, cultural and economic differences persist and play an important role in the business world. It is the aim of this course to offer students insights into Business German from a micro point of view. Initially, we will have a general overview of the German economy, before embarking on a more detailed exploration of German business writing (cover letter, resumes, business correspondences), as well as common German business practices. Particular emphasis will be placed on vocabulary building. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval.

Prerequisites: GRM 302 or GRM 1321

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 331 German Business II (3 credits)

The course deals with the multifaceted German business world on an advanced level. Emphasis will be placed on business correspondence, and the necessary oral proficiency skills required for successful commercial transactions. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval.

Prerequisites: GRM 302 or GRM 1321 or Language Placement with a score of GR331

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 370 Topics in German Culture (3 credits)

The course will survey the most significant aspects of German culture through time. It is designed to give a broad overview of important cultural movements and personalities. We will discuss the highlights of selected areas in the culture of the German-speaking countries: in art, architecture, literature, music, history, politics and science. In particular, we will study representative figures of these areas, especially those who have had an impact on European and world culture.

Attributes: Undergraduate

GRM 396 German AP Course (3 credits)

GRM 401 Medieval German Literature (3 credits)

GRM 402 From Ger Enlightnmnt to Realsm (3 credits)

Readings, discussion, and analysis of a series of literary texts, as well as background readings on the period spanning the German Enlightenment to the beginning of German Realism (1750-1850). Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 403 From Bismarck to Hitler (3 credits)

The period spanning 1871 to 1945 in Germany is a tumultuous period of transition in the country’s history. This course is intended to deepen the students’ knowledge of German history, literature, culture and politics. Readings, discussions and analysis both of a series of literary texts, as well as background readings on the time period. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of GR403

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 404 Mod in Lit of Erly 20th Cent (3 credits)

Readings, discussion, and analysis of selected works from Hauptmann to Mann. Focusing on the economic, social, and political issues of the pre-World War II era. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 405 Lit of Ger-Speaking Countries (3 credits)

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works by major authors, focusing on the social and cultural trends of the times. Fulfills the Art/Literature requirement of the GEP. Prerequisite: GRM 301 or departmental approval.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 406 Phantms, Spirits & the Uncanny (3 credits)

This course explores the fantastic in German literature, utilizing examples from Romanticism to the present. The fantastic will be investigated with respect to its function within individual works of literature as well as within its socio-historical context. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

GRM 420 Multikulti:German Migrant Lit (3 credits)

This course focuses on themes and texts of important “migrant authors” of Germany from the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will meet authors and texts that embody the struggles and successes of immigrants to Germany. It is designed to expose students to an array of selected German texts that are relevant to today’s way of life in Germany. Students will learn to analyze and interpret several works of literature, in relation to the historical and social events of the time. Fulfills the Diversity overlay.

Attributes: Diversity Course (New GEP)

GRM 423 German Short Story (3 credits)

Readings, discussion and analysis of representative short stories in the post-45 German-speaking world. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: European Studies Course, Undergraduate

GRM 470 Topics in German (3 credits)

GRM 490 Internship (3 credits)

GRM 491 Internship (3 credits)

GRM 493 Independent Research (3 credits)

GRM 494 Independent Research (3 credits)

Italian

ITA 101 Beginning Italian I (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for beginning students with no experience with the Italian language. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the Italian 102 Placement, Italian 201 Placement, Italian 202 Placement or Italian 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 102 Beginning Italian II (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice mid/high level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 101 or Italian 102 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of IT102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the Italian 201 Placement, Italian 202 Placement or Italian 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 111 Adult Learner Beginning ITA I (3 credits)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Extensive oral drill and practice in conversation based on graded readings. Audio-visuals and language laboratory sessions.Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 112 Adult Learner Beginning ITA II (3 credits)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Extensive oral drill and practice in conversation based on graded readings. Audio-visuals and language laboratory sessions.Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 1015 or ITA 111

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 113 First Year Italian III (4 credits)

ITA 150 First Year Seminar in Italian (3 credits)

ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice high/intermediate low level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 102 or Italian 201 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of IT201

Restrictions: Students with the Italian 202 Placement or Italian 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar, pronunciation, and writing will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the intermediate low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 201 or Italian 202 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of IT202

Restrictions: Students with the Italian 301 Placement attribute may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 206 The Roman Experience (3 credits)

This month-long, full-immersion course will improve students' command of Italian as it provides an enriching cultural experience. Students will discover what it means to live amidst ancient ruins, baroque basilicas, and artistic treasures as they navigate the eternal city. Through daily excursions and task-based activities students will acquire practical skills as they are immersed in Roman art, cuisine, culture and history. In particular, we will examine forces that have shaped the world we have inherited through units on the Jesuits in Rome. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Pre-requisite ITA 102 (for ITA 206) and ITA 301 (for 306). Both courses count toward the minor and major in Italian, and for the major in Italian Studies.

Prerequisites: ITA 102

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 240 Ital BegCult&Civilization Tour (3 credits)

ITA 301 Italian Conversation (3 credits)

This course is designed to help students improve their oral communication skills in Italian through participation in interactive tasks. Much attention will be paid to the practice of new vocabulary. Discussion of grammar and communicative strategies will be integrated as needed in order to facilitate students’ attempts at various rhetorical functions, such as describing, narrating, explaining, defining, expressing and supporting opinions, and tailoring the discourse to the audience and context.Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 202 or Italian 301 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of IT301

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 302 Italian Composition (3 credits)

This course is designed to improve students’ ability to communicate in written Italian and to develop the writing skills they will need to succeed in advanced Italian courses. Skills are developed through a process- oriented approach to writing, including steps related to vocabulary generation, organizing an outline, writing a draft, editing and revising, and writing a final version. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the GEP writing-intensive requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 301 or Italian 302 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of IT302

Attributes: Undergraduate, Writing Intensive Course- GEP

ITA 303 Advanced Italian Conversation (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ oral command of the language by means of an intensive practical presentation of the structures and stylistics of the language. We shall read both literary texts and short newspaper articles. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 304 Advanced Italian Composition (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ written command of the language by means of an intensive practical presentation of the structures and stylistics of the language. We shall read both literary texts and short newspaper articles. The course will be organized thematically around two main areas: issues in contemporary society and Roman literary and historical landscapes. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 306 The Roman Experience (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ oral and written command of Italian through an intensive full-immersion presentation of the structures and stylistics of the language. The course is organized thematically around two main areas: issues in contemporary society and Roman literary, artistic and social landscapes. Students will read twentieth-century writers’ appreciation of Rome, and newspaper articles on local cultural and social issues. While visiting sites described in the readings, interviewing the denizens on local issues, and observing the art and architecture that has left its imprint on western civilization as we know it, students will be asked to comment on their observations both in writing and in group conversation. They will acquire a very personal appreciation of the meraviglie di Roma and will formulate oral and written analyses on social, historical and artistic subjects. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit Requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 309 I giovani e l’Italia di oggi (3 credits)

This course offers a unique perspective on contemporary Italy by placing the young generation at the center of study. Students will to improve their communication skills while exploring a variety of narratives — songs, short stories, film, music, poems and newspaper articles—written by, for, or about Italian culture; the course will therefore introduce the analytical tools necessary for literary and film analysis. Political engagement, school life, adolescence, and generational conflicts are among the themes we will discuss. Class activities will provide students the opportunity to express and debate their personal views, which will guide the development and refinement of oral and written proficiency. The expansion of vocabulary and the study of grammar will be incorporated in the discussion of the trends and habits of the young Italian generation. Requirements include a variety of presentations, role-play dialogues, and creative and collaborative projects. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 301 and ITA 302

ITA 310 Italian Stylistics (3 credits)

This course introduces the fundamental principles and techniques of literary analysis in each of the major genres (lyric poetry, short story, theatre, epic poetry, novel), while presenting a sampling of masterpieces and authors from across the Italian literary tradition. By introducing students to the major writers and movements of Italian literature from the thirteenth through the twentieth centuries, we will examine the work of different styles and themes, with specific attention to historical and cultural frameworks. We will pay close attention to the vocabulary used in literary study, as well as to linguistic and stylistic difficulties in textural analysis. Pre- requisite: ITA 301 or permission of instructor. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 311 Italian Conversation & Comp I (3 credits)

ITA 312 Italian Conversation & Comp II (3 credits)

ITA 315 Italy Through Art (3 credits)

In this language and culture course students refine their skills while learning about Italy through the medium of art. The approach encourages the development of a critical understanding of individual works by introducing students to the visual language of art. As a survey course, the subject content is chronologically wide ranging, extending from Magna Grecia to the Novecento, and includes a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the artists covered are Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Cellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Canaletto, Guardi, Canova, Modigliani, and De Chirico. By analyzing a variety of cultural artifacts, students will build vocabulary and use advanced grammatical structures. We will also read critical articles on art history and study the University’s Art collection, which includes replicas of Michelangelo’s most famous sculptures. The course is complemented visits to the Barnes Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit Requirement.

Attributes: European Studies Course, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 320 Italian Through Film (3 credits)

Course aims to improve students’ speaking and listening skills and their understanding of Italian culture by viewing and discussing Italian film. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of instructor.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 330 The Ita Bus Wrld & its Lang (3 credits)

This course explores the language and culture of the Italian business world at an intermediate-high to advanced level. Besides developing writing and speaking skills—such as writing c.v., business letters and job descriptions; practicing job interviews, business meetings and presentations—the course analyzes socio-economic issues such as the position of women in the work force, the globalization of the markets of the European Union, and business etiquette through the analysis of Italian articles, the internet and visual materials (TV and movies). Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite: ITA 301 or permission of the instructor.

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 340 Italian Culture & Civilization (3 credits)

A survey of the culture of Italy, its geography, history, politics, outstanding personalities, arts, literature, economic and social problems, sciences, and education. Conducted in Italian. Fufills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 345 Art Fashion: la moda italiana (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to facilitate future educators in the teaching of foreign language and to allow those students, who are Education Majors and Minors, to fully comprehend how the multi-dimensional world of bilingualism plays and will continue to play a very important role in the future of this country. This course will examine the intricacies of acquiring a second language through the pedagogical years and into adulthood and will be taught in Italian. It will also examine the communication skills of Italian students learning English and of American students learning Italian. Emphasis shall be placed on the characteristics of interaction within the contexts that facilitate second language acquisition. Students will explore social, environmental and cultural differences and the roles they play in promoting or impeding L2 fluency and pronunciation. Theories and methodologies will be discussed, language classes observed and, eventually, students may have the possibility to teach specific grammar points in first year classrooms. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: (ITA 301 and ITA 302) or (Language Placement with a score of IT345)

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature

ITA 350 Topics & Meth for Teaching Ita (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to facilitate future educators in the teaching of foreign language and to allow those students, who are Education Majors and Minors, to fully comprehend how the multi-dimensional world of bilingualism plays and will continue to play a very important role in the future of this country. This course will examine the intricacies of acquiring a second language through the pedagogical years and into adulthood and will be taught in Italian. It will also examine the communication skills of Italian students learning English and of American students learning Italian. Emphasis shall be placed on the characteristics of interaction within the contexts that facilitate second language acquisition. Students will explore social, environmental and cultural differences and the roles they play in promoting or impeding L2 fluency and pronunciation. Theories and methodologies will be discussed, language classes observed and, eventually, students may have the possibility to teach specific grammar points in first year classrooms. Conducted in Italian. Prerequisite ITA 30 or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT350 or ITA 301

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 360 Modern Italian Culture (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to study some of the principal characteristics of contemporary Italian culture. The course explores such topics as regionalism, the formation of a national language, the question of national identity, terrorism, the separatist movements, gender relations, feminism, and popular culture. It studies Italian cultural trends in Italy today, outlines their history over the last one hundred years, and explores the future of Italian culture and society. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT360 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 365 Italian Society and the Media (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to develop advanced-level oral/aural and reading/writing skills while addressing key aspects of contemporary Italian culture through the consideration of exclusively authentic materials, such as Italian newspaper and magazine articles, Italian TV broadcasting, and Italian internet sites. We shall also learn how to critique the written and visual Italian media, as well as how to navigate Italian websites. Students will choose readings and topics initially within a given list of categories and, later, among a virtually endless variety of internet sources. Among the topics we may address are: style, fashion and design; geography, art and tourism; the environment; immigration and racism; the position of young people and women in Italian society; current Italian and international events from an Italian perspective. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT365 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 370 Topics in Italian (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the Italian- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT370 or ITA 301

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 380 Ita Journeys from Marco Polo (3 credits)

This interdisciplinary course investigates Italy’s dual role as the home of legendary travelers and the destination for tourists over the centuries. Through a variety of texts—travel diaries, letters to kings and queens, maps, travel guides and film—we will explore the reality and metaphor of travel in the lives and works of pilgrims, poets, explorers and artists. We will consider three historical periods: the age of discovery (ca. 1300-1600), the grand tour (ca. 1600-1800) and the age of global tourism (ca. 1800- present). The course concludes with a virtual tour of various regions of contemporary Italy. As a final project, students will author their own travel guide to the Italian city (or cities) of their choice. Recommended for students who wish to further their cultural and linguistic preparation before studying abroad, this content-based language course emphasizes the vocabulary and idiomatic expressions necessary for travel in Italy. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT380 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 401 Early Ita Cinema-Stage to Scrn (3 credits)

This course traces the birth and development of silent film, the transition to sound, and film under fascism, with emphasis on film’s relationship to theatre, literature and social and cultural history. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT401 or ITA 301

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 402 L'Italiano al Cinema (3 credits)

This course investigates major films as both aesthetic and cultural objects. It will introduce major directors, movements, and genres in Italian cinema from World War II to the present. We will study both "film d’autore" (Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Scola, Risi, Monicelli) and "nuovi registi" (Bellocchio, Giordana, Muccino). We will analyze typically Italian historical drama, "commedia all’ italiana" and postmodern pastiche and explore contemporary social issues such as regional, ethnic and gender diversity. We will read literary sources, screenplays and film criticism. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement..

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT402 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 410 Major Italian Authors (3 credits)

ITA 420 From Novel to Film (3 credits)

This course studies representations of Italian society from unification (1860) to the present in literary works and films. We shall consider films by contemporary Italian filmmakers (Visconti, Damiani, Rosi, Fratelli, Taviani), and the literary works on which they are based, including works by D’Annunzio, Pirandello, Levi, and Sciascia. While comparing cinematographic and literary techniques, we shall explore ideological and cultural currents, such as Romanticism, Risorgimento, Realism and Neo-realism. Topics discussed will include: the problems of unification; regionalism and separatism between industrial north and rural south; solitude and marginalization; the search for an identity. Conducted in Italian.Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT420 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 425 Art&Madman:Renaissance&Reform (3 credits)

What separates genius from madness? Is creativity inspiration or insanity? This interdisciplinary course examines tales of psychosis, violence and the making of artistic masterpieces. We will explore the lives and works of artists and poets, such as Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarotti, Vittoria Colonna, Benvenuto Cellini, Galileo Galilei, Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi. A variety of works [poetry, prose, painting and sculpture] will be studied against the backdrop of the crisis of the Italian Renaissance. We will look closely at Counterreformation intellectual debates, religious dissent and persecution. At the center of our inquiry is the figure of the artist—genius, madman, or both? This course will be complemented by guest speakers and a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: ITA 301 or Language Placement with a score of IT425

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature

ITA 430 Imges of Rome:Papl Rome - Pres (3 credits)

This course will interpret the symbolic and political importance of Rome in literary works and film. The course is organized historically: from the struggle over Rome within the Risorgimento movement to fascist and war-torn Rome; from the 50’s Rome of reconstruction to the economic boom of the 1960’s, to the socio-political problems of a new multicultural city in the 80’s and 90’s. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT430 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 435 Rebels and Revolutionaries (3 credits)

The course aspires to provide an understanding of the culture of Baroque, Enlightenment and Risorgimento Italy and of its influence on contemporary Italian culture (especially as regards definition of concepts of gender, language and national identity). It considers a variety of genres—novels, poems, essays and plays—in the context of ideological and cultural currents. Audio-visual materials (videos, movies, cd roms) will be used and a variety of subtexts and interdisciplinary relationships will be explored, especially with history, art and philosophy. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT435 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 440 Profane and Sacred Love (3 credits)

The course aspires to provide an understanding of the culture of Medieval and Renaissance Italy and of its influence on contemporary Italian culture. It focuses on how power and gender relationships are reflected in the literature—canzoni, sonetti, ballate, novelle. The works studied belong to the tradition of Courtly Love, Neo- Platonic love and the literature of the Renaissance courtesans and follows the evolution of concepts of sacred and profane love in Italian literature from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries. The course considers a variety of subtexts and interdisciplinary relationships especially with history and art history. Audio-visual materials (videos, movies, cd roms) will be used to bring home to the students the sights and sounds of this vibrant age. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT440 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 445 The Medici Court (3 credits)

For the Medici, art and propaganda went hand in hand. This interdisciplinary course investigates the city and family that nurtured artists and humanists [including Brunelleschi, Fra Angelico, Donatello, Botticelli, Poliziano and Michelangelo]. Tracing the rise and fall of the dynasty, we will consider how the Medici fashioned an enduring image of princely power though architecture and music. We will study a variety of texts, including painting, sculpture, poetry and intimate letters exchanged between family members. This course will be complemented by visiting the Medici Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT445 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 450 Italy in Age of Grand Tour (3 credits)

This course focuses on travel through Italy as an educational experience and cultural initiation and aims to improve students’ reading, writing and speaking skills in Italian, while familiarizing them with culturally important sites and encouraging them to think critically about the notion of the Grand Tour. Conducted in Italian Pre-requisite: ITA 301 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT450 or ITA 301

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 455 Women's Voices (3 credits)

We will investigate the relation between the emergence of a self-professed woman novelist and the changing ideologies concerning the moral and intellectual nature of women and their role in society. We will not only study the way prominent women intellectuals helped shape the debate on women’s condition and on women’s writing, but also their original contribution to the interpretation of twentieth century history (e.g. Fascism, the Resistance, the Second World War and the Holocaust). Among the literary theoretical issues we will encounter: the relationship of genre to gender, of gender to writing, and the role of gender values in historiographical representation. We shall read autobiographical and historical novels, as well as essays and non-fictional prose. The course will be complemented by a film and a lecture series. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of IT455 or ITA 301

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 460 Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio (3 credits)

This course explores intersections between the lives and the major works of the three "crowns" of Italian literature: Dante Alighieri [1265-1321], Francesco Petrarca [1304-1374] and Giovanni Boccaccio [1313-1375]. By reading selections from Dante’s Commedia, Petrarch’s Canzoniere and Boccaccio's Decameron, the course aims to contextualize and interpret the literary masterpieces that marked the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. We will touch on the social world in which the three crowns lived, highlighting the authors’ conceptions of politics, theology, philosophy and the visual arts. Throughout the course, particular attention will be granted to the rivalries, friendships and collaborations that unite the three crowns of Florence. Conducted in Italian. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

ITA 465 The Birth of a Nation: Italy (3 credits)

This course encourages a critical approach to the study of Italian unification in its aesthetic, cultural, and political dimensions as well as their repercussions on present-day Italian society and culture. The making of Italians, as Massimo D’Azeglio famously put it, would engage the best Italian minds for the following 150 years. The divisions between North and South, between Church and State, between the government and the people were created or compounded by the making of Italy. The course studies the debate on Italian Unification and the development of an Italian identity in a variety of historical artistic and literary sources, including diaries, letters, treatises, paintings, sculptures, poems and short stories.

ITA 470 Topics in Italian (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the Italian- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement..

Attributes: Undergraduate

ITA 490 Internship (3 credits)

ITA 491 Internship (3 credits)

Italian Studies

IST 150 Ital Cinema-Neoreal to Present (3 credits)

This course investigates major Italian films as both aesthetic and cultural objects. It offers an introduction to Italian cinema from the 1940’s to the Present, and also to Italian social and cultural history of that time. It introduces major directors, movements, and genres in Italian cinema, focusing on movies that not only are influential masterpieces, but also offer incisive interpretations of their cultural and social milieus, including regional, ethnic and religious diversity; gender diversity; social tensions and class issues. Visconti, De Sica, Fellini, Scola, Bellocchio, Giordana are among the directors we study.

Attributes: First-Year Seminar, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

IST 350 Mangia! Flavors of Italy (3 credits)

The expression “Mangia, mangia!” is commonly associated with American stereotypes of Italians. But is the perceived Italian love of food the same in the United States and in Italy? Is it an issue of quantity or quality? Of socio-economics, politics, or education? Is it global, local or both? In this interdisciplinary course, we will explore the role of food in Italian culture and in the shaping of Italian identity, in Italy and abroad. We will trace its evolution through a variety of texts: literature, works of art, music, and film, as well as family recipes. Guest lectures made by Italian chefs in Philadelphia, food tastings, and a visit to the Italian Market, will enrich the course. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement

IST 360 Italian Identities (3 credits)

In this course, taught in English, we will explore the complex nature of Italian Identities, focusing on race, sex and gender roles, religion, food, art and science. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Does not count toward a minor in Italian. Counts towards a major in Italian Studies and it may count toward the major in Italian, with permission of the Chair of Modern and Classical Languages.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

IST 370 Topics in Italian Studies (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the Italian-Speaking World. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Classes are taught in English.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

IST 375 Shadow State: Mafia in Italy (3 credits)

This course explores the nature of organized crime in Italy, its origins, its economic aspects, its connection with politics, its reality beyond stereotypes, and finally, the way it is portrayed in Italian Arts and literature. No pre-requisites required. Does not count toward a minor in Italian. May count toward the major, with permission of the Chair of Modern and Classical Languages. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

IST 420 Italian Cinema and the Sacred (3 credits)

Italian culture has been widely influenced by the sacred and many intellectuals have used the Bible as source of inspiration. In this course, we will analyze how Italian filmmakers have approached the dimension of the sacred and how they have depicted it in their movies. We will explore a range of directors from 1940’s Neorealism to the present in order to understand how the relationship with the sacred has evolved over time. Throughout our analyses, we will engage in dialogue with selected Italian writers in order to see how they have approached the sacred. The course also considers the role of Jesuits in Italian society through the study of a film set in a Jesuit monastery in contemporary Venice. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

IST 460 The Art of Dante's Inferno (3 credits)

An interdisciplinary reading of Dante's Inferno from the perspectives of the history of art, music and cinema provides the focal point for this course. Primary sources from across the fine arts span seven centuries of reception, and include architectural (Terragni’s ‘Danteum”), visual (medieval manuscripts, Doré, Greenaway), musical (Franz Liszt, Puccini) and sculptural (Rodin) interpretations of the poem. Visits to the Saint Joseph’s University art collection and to the Rodin Museum will complement the course. Taught in English. Fulfills the Art/Lit requirement of the GEP. Counts toward a major in Italian Studies. Counts towards a minor in Art History.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

Japanese

JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for beginning students with no experience with the Japanese language. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of JP101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students.

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension, with some focus on understanding Japanese characters. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice mid level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Prerequisite: Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: JPN 1011 or JPN 101 or Language Placement with a score of JP102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students.

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice high/intermediate low level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of JP201 or JPN 102

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the intermediate low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Prerequisite: JPN 201 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: JPN 1211 or JPN 201

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 211 Second Year Japanese I (3 credits)

JPN 212 Second Year Japanese II (3 credits)

JPN 301 Japanese Conversation (3 credits)

This course is designed to give the student the necessary practice in spoken and written Japanese with special emphasis on the more difficult modern Japanese grammatical constructions and idioms. Prerequisite: Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of JP301 or JPN 202

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 302 Japanese Conversat & Compos II (3 credits)

This course is designed to give the student the additional practice in spoken and written Japanese with increased emphasis on the more difficult modern Japanese grammatical constructions and idioms. Prerequisite: JPN 301 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: JPN 1311 or JPN 301 or Language Placement with a score of JP302

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, Undergraduate

JPN 310 Selections in Japanese Lit I (3 credits)

Introduction to Japanese Literature and its history. Selected readings of plays, essays, novels, short stories and poetry. Taught in Japanese. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of JP310 or JPN 301

Attributes: Asian Studies Course, GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

JPN 311 Selections in Japanese Lit II (3 credits)

JPN 330 Japanese Film and Culture (3 credits)

Russian

RUS 101 Beginning Russian I (4 credits)

Proficiency based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension as well as reading and writing. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice low/middle level according to ACTFL – American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. This course is reserved for students with no experience in the Russian language. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of RU101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 102 Beginning Russian II (4 credits)

Proficiency based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension as well as reading and writing. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice mid level according to ACTFL – American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: RUS 101 or Russian 102 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of RU102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I (3 credits)

Proficiency based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension as well as reading and writing. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice high level according to ACTFL – American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of RU201

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II (3 credits)

Proficiency based instruction will encourage the development of speaking and listening comprehension as well as reading and writing. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is aimed at developing the novice intermediate low/mid-level according to ACTFL – American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. Pre- requisite: RUS 201 or equivalent. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: RUS 201 or Russian 202 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of RU202

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 301 Russian Conv & Comp I (3 credits)

This course is designed to give the student the necessary practice in spoken and written Russian with special emphasis on the more difficult modern Russian grammatical constructions and idioms. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of RU301

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 302 Russian Conv & Comp II (3 credits)

This course is designed as a follow-up to RUS 301, to give the student additional practice in spoken and written Russian with increased emphasis on difficult modern Russian grammatical constructions and idioms. Pre- requisite: RUS 202 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: RUS 1311 or RUS 301

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 310 Selections in Russian Lit I (3 credits)

Introduction to Russian literature and its history. Selected readings of plays, essays, novels, short stories and poetry. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement. Pre-requisite: RUS 202 or equivalent.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of RU310 or RUS 202

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 311 Selections in Russian Lit II (3 credits)

A continuation of RUS 310. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

Prerequisites: RUS 1331 or RUS 310

Attributes: Undergraduate

RUS 370 Topics in Russian (3 credits)

Spanish

SPA N001 Non-Credit:Spanish Special Top (1 credit)

SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is reserved for beginning students with no experience with the Spanish language. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of SP101

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the Spanish 102 Placement, Spanish 201 Placement, Spanish 202 Placement or Spanish 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II (4 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 101 or Spanish 102 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP102

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to Undergraduate Day Division level students. Students with the Spanish 201 Placement, Spanish 202 Placement or Spanish 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 111 Adult Learner Beginning SPA I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is reserved for PLS students with no experience with the Spanish language. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 112 Adult Learner Beginning SPA II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. This course is reserved for PLS students with no experience with the Spanish language.. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 1015 or SPA 111

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 113 First Year Spanish III (4 credits)

SPA 116 1st Year Span II (Non-Begins) (4 credits)

SPA 117 1st Year Span III (Non-Begins) (4 credits)

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 102 or Spanish 201 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP201

Restrictions: Students with the Spanish 202 Placement or Spanish 301 Placement attributes may not enroll.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar, pronunciation, and writing will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in the classroom. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or equivalent. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement. With some limitations, this course may count toward the Latin American Studies minor.

Prerequisites: SPA 201 or Spanish 202 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP202

Restrictions: Students with the Spanish 301 Placement attribute may not enroll.

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 210 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in classroom. This course is reserved for PLS students. Prerequisite: SPA 111 or equivalent. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

Proficiency-based instruction will encourage the development of speaking, reading, writing and listening comprehension. Instruction of basic grammar and pronunciation will accompany active student participation in task-oriented group work in classroom. This course is reserved for PLS students. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement.

Prerequisites: (SPA 201 or SPA 1211)

Restrictions: Enrollment is limited to PLS/HDC level students.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 212 Second Year Spanish II (3 credits)

SPA 301 Spanish Conversation (3 credits)

This course is designed to help students improve their oral communication skills in Spanish through participation in interactive tasks. Much attention will be paid to the practice of new vocabulary. Discussion of grammar and communicative strategies will be integrated as needed in order to facilitate students’ attempts at various rhetorical functions, such as describing, narrating, explaining, defining, expressing and supporting opinions. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Fulfills the GEP non-native language requirement. With some limitations, this course may count toward the Latin American Studies minor.

Prerequisites: SPA 202 or Spanish 301 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP301

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 302 Spanish Composition (3 credits)

This course is designed to improve students’ ability to communicate in written Spanish and to develop the writing skills they will need to succeed in advanced Spanish courses. Skills are developed through a process- oriented approach to writing, including steps related to vocabulary generation, organizing an outline, writing a draft, editing and revising, and writing a final version. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or permission of the instructor. This course satisfies the GEP Writing Intensive requirement component. With some limitations, this course may count toward the Latin American Studies minor.

Prerequisites: SPA 301 or Spanish 302 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP302 and ENG 101

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate, Writing Intensive Course- GEP, Writing Centered Course

SPA 303 Spa Conv for Heritage Speakers (3 credits)

This course is designed for Hispanic/Latino students whose family origin is a Spanish-speaking country and who speak Spanish in their households. The course aims to build vocabulary and will develop oral and writing skills through the study of culture and topics of current interest from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. This course is open only to native and heritage speakers of Spanish. With some limitations, this course may count toward the Latin American Studies minor.

Prerequisites: Spanish 303 Placement with a score of 1 or Language Placement with a score of SP303

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 304 Sp Comp for Heritage Speakers (3 credits)

SPA 306 Spanish Conv & Compoosition II (3 credits)

SPA 310 Intro to Lit of Sp-Spkng Wrld (3 credits)

Through literature we can explore both the culture of a people and the universal themes and struggles that unite us. The experience of literature is enhanced when one has the framework for understanding literary works in their contexts. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the reading and discussion of literature in Spanish. Students will read selections in both prose and verse. Authors and texts will vary but will represent the literatures of Latin America and Spain. This course is part of the Latin American Studies Program and as such will present a majority of works from Latin America. Satisfies the Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP310

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 311 Introduc to Spanish Literature (3 credits)

This course introduces students to major literary works and also “non-canonical” texts of Spain’s literature. Through a representative sampling of short stories, poems, essays, and plays, students are introduced to the analysis of the principal literary movements from medieval times to contemporary Spain. The course also examines non-canonical genres like comic, graphic novel, and flash fiction. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 312 Span Conversation & Comp II (3 credits)

SPA 320 Cur Evnts in the Sp-Lang Media (3 credits)

This course is designed to help students advance their communication skills in Spanish as well as their critical thinking skills as they research and discuss current issues in Latin America, as reported in the Spanish-language media. Topics will fall under a wide range of categories, such as ecology and the environment, social issues, international and domestic politics, culture (both popular and "high"), business and economics, and science and technology. Primary sources of information include Spanish-language online journals, radio and television broadcasts.Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 330 Spanish for Business (3 credits)

This course will acquaint the student with business terminology and phraseology used in Spain and Latin America. Business letters will be composed and answered in Spanish. Special information on such fields as advertising, foreign trade, transportation, money, banking, and finance will be presented and studied in Spanish. Problems of grammar and style will be studied as the need arises. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 301 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 331 Span for Internatnl Business (3 credits)

This course is principally for students who are majoring in the Haub School of Business. This class will assist students in a career in Business or International Relations. Comparisons will be made among the business practices of different Spanish speaking countries. All activities will be in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 301 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 340 Advanced Spanish Conversation (3 credits)

The purpose of this advanced level course is to help students improve their oral Spanish by engaging in a variety of interactive tasks. Students will build on their current knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary and will be encouraged to take linguistic risks. They will be given opportunities to create sustained discourse and to communicate in various contexts in order to accomplish a variety of communicative functions. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 301.

Prerequisites: SPA 1321 or SPA 1331 or SPA 1341 or SPA 302 or SPA 310 or SPA 311 or Language Placement with a score of SP340

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 341 Advanced Spanish Composition (3 credits)

This advanced level course is designed to build on students’ current Spanish writing skills. The course is aimed at improving students’ ability to communicate in written Spanish in various writing contexts. Students’ writing skills are developed through a process-oriented approach to writing. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 342 Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)

This course will provide a detailed review of Spanish grammar, analyzed on both theoretical and applied levels. We will consider discursive, lexical and syntactic topics related to the Spanish language that represent areas for linguistic analysis and are usually problematic for advanced English-speaking learners of Spanish. This course is designed to help students begin to develop skills in linguistic analysis as well as improve their knowledge about and use of Spanish grammar. This course will benefit students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish as well as students who are specifically considering careers in which Spanish will play a central role. Emphasis will be placed on the role of linguistics and grammatical competence in language teacher education. Students will consider how these topics affect the relationship between their understanding of grammatical structures and their actual oral and written proficiency. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. This course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: SPA 302

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 350 Intro to Latin Amer Cultures (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to orient students to the diverse peoples and places of Latin America. Students will use Spanish to discuss the geography, history, politics and cultures of the region. Some attention will be paid to current issues in Latin America, as reported in online news sources from the region. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303 (the latter as pre or co-requisite). This course satisfies the Non-Western Area Studies requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP350

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Non-Western Studies (GEP), Undergraduate

SPA 351 Introd to Spanish Cultures (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to orient students to Spain’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, varied terrain and dynamic history. Students will also discuss current issues and events, as reported in Spanish online news sources. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303 (the latter as pre or co-requisite). Students may not count both 351 and 356 for credit toward a Spanish major or minor. Both may be taken but only one may count for major/minor credit. The other may count for elective credit, and SPA 356 can satisfy the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP351

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 352 ModerntoPostModCityinSpCulture (3 credits)

Cities are the stage of social and political changes at the same time that these events transform the urban space. On occasion, alterations are sudden and traumatic such as the devastation and reconstruction after a war. However, transformations are most often caused by economic and social factors which are subtle and happen over a long period of time. For these reasons, the city has captivated the imagination of writers and filmmakers alike. This course examines representations of Spanish cities from the nineteenth to the early twenty-first century. The course will be divided into three periods in which Spanish society and its main cities underwent important changes. The first analyzes the incipient modernization of the society during the second half of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The second focuses on the years after the Civil War, examining the socioeconomic hardships of the 40s and 50s, the reconstruction of the urban space, and the rural immigration to Madrid and Barcelona due to the shift from an agricultural to an industrial economic model. Finally, the third period signals the incorporation of Spanish society into the global world during the last thirty years. The new democracy not only implied new rights, but also opening up to the free market and rampant capitalism which transformed the structure of society and cities.Fulfills the Art/Lit requirement.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 355 Río de la Plata:Study Tour (3 credits)

This course is a study tour of different geographical points of the Southern Cone region (South America): Montevideo, Colonia and Punta del Este (Uruguay), Buenos Aires and Iguazú Falls (Argentina). The aim of the course is to improve students' knowledge of Latin American socio-political, historical and cultural reality--of the Southern Cone region, in particular--, through the study of the history, geography and sociology of the region, as well as through the study of its literature, music, painting, and other artistic manifestations. Lectures, visits to museums and cultural sites, films, and meetings with local personalities will be part of our activities. Students will be able to focus on a field of interest in their research papers, sharing their findings with the class in oral presentations. Lectures, readings, journals, discussions, oral presentations, exams and papers will be in Spanish. This course counts toward a minor or major in Spanish, or it can be used as an elective course. Prerequisite:Fulfills the Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 356 Spain:Study Tour (3 credits)

Spain is one of the most dynamic countries in Europe today. It’s a mixture of the old and new. Some of the major influences of the ancient and contemporary worlds will be studied through history, literature, film, art, architecture, regional languages, politics, economic development and music. The highlight of the course is the experience in Spain itself. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 303 or permission of the instructor. Students may not count both 351 and 356 for credit toward a Spanish major or minor. Both may be taken but only one may count for major/minor credit. The other may count for elective credit. Fulfills the Art/Lit requirement.t.

Prerequisites: SPA 301 or SPA 303

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 360 Spanish in the Community (4 credits)

This service-learning course focuses on cultural, social, historical, linguistic, and political issues relevant to Latin communities in Philadelphia. The course is designed to promote solidarity with Latinos, learn about cultural norms and values, reflect on issues of social justice prevalent in these communities, and develop oral and written proficiency in Spanish. Class materials include both written and community texts, presentations, film and news media. Active participation in both the community and the classroom are key components of the course. In addition to classes on campus, each student will carry out three hours per week of work at a designated service placement site in a Latin community in or near Philadelphia. This class focuses on learning how to "read the texts" of your service experience, how to read the texts of concepts and theories and how to make connections between the two. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303. This is a Service Learning course. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 361 Faith, Just & SpSpking Com II (4 credits)

SPA 370 Topics in Spanish (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the Spanish- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP370

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 375 Translation (3 credits)

SPA 380 Intro to Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the study of language and principles of Spanish linguistics including: the sound system (phonetics and phonology), the formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as word and sentence meaning (semantics); in addition, we will discuss linguistic change throughout time (historical linguistics), linguistic variation in geographical space (dialectology) and within society (sociolinguistics), language use for communication (pragmatics), language learning (second language acquisition), and language teaching (pedagogy and applied linguistics). This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 301 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP380

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 401 Topics in Latin Am Cultures (3 credits)

This course is a focused study of select aspects of Latin American cultures. It is designed to help students build a framework for understanding some of the geographical, historical, social, and political circumstances that have shaped Latin American realities and cultural manifestations. The course will take a thematic approach, and topics will vary. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303 and at least one other SPA course at the 300 or 400 level. It would be helpful though not required that the student have some kind of introduction to Latin America prior to or concurrent with this course. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: Non-Western Studies (GEP), Undergraduate

SPA 402 Topics in Spanish Cultures (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth look at select aspects of Spanish cultures and civilization. It also provides a framework for understanding these cultural manifestations within their geographical, historical, political and social contexts. The course will take a thematic approach, and topics will vary. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303 and at least one other SPA course at the 300 or 400 level. It would be helpful though not required that the student have some kind of introduction to Spain prior to or concurrent with this course.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 410 Old Wrld to New Wrld Hsp Lit (3 credits)

SPA 411 Mod Wld to Pres Wld in Hsp Lit (3 credits)

SPA 420 Major Latin American Authors (3 credits)

An in-depth study of selected texts by major authors in different genres (poetry, fiction, essay, and theater) with special emphasis on the interrelationship of genre, form, and content. . Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: Language Placement with a score of SP420

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 421 Shrt Mod Latn Am Novel & Film (3 credits)

Analyzing these "novelas" we study the (re)construction of national identity through the modern literary discourse in particular, and the question of the development of Latin American identities, in general. Goals: throughout our literature readings and analysis we intend to answer questions such as how do these narrative texts articulate a discourse of Latin American identity; how is Latin America culturally different; what makes it culturally "the other" in relation to Occidental hegemonic cultures; should we talk about Latin American identity or/and regional/ national identities. Ways of approaching the identity questions may be: studying technical innovations that disarticulate the traditional realistic discourse of the novel of XIX century; seeing the ways these texts re-textualize the social history of Latin-America, like for example the testimonial novel; studying some examples of magical realism and the fantastic as forms of constructing/ textualizing our identities; mapping Latin American region, cities/country; studying the ways that Latin American people are constructed in this narrative, as well as their cultures, reaching the political, ideological, social subtexts of these novels. Possible authors: Gómez de Avellaneda, Bombal, Onetti, R. Castellanos, E. Garro, Sábato, Fuentes, Vargas Llosa, Carpentier, García Márquez, Rulfo, Benedetti, M. Traba, Peri Rossi, Cortázar, Galeano, T. Mercado, Giardinelli, A. Gorodischer, L. Heker, S. Molloy, G. Gambaro, I. Verolín, among others. Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 422 Cult, Dictshp & Exile: 1973-85 (3 credits)

In this course we study different aesthetical discourses of the dictatorship period between 1973 and 1985, in the Latin American Southern Cone. According to the theories of Jameson and Terdiman, among others, we consider these discourses as an arena of social and ideological struggle. We will elucidate the ways in which these cultural texts register and articulate that struggle in relation to the social and political situation of the region. In addition, we will consider the different ways social imaginary is refracted in those aesthetical products, reconstructing the ideologies within their subtexts. Some of the following cultural expressions of the period are selected to be studied in this course: Movies/Videos: Un lugar en el mundo, Los ojos de los pájaros, Missing, La historia oficial (The Official History), La noche de los lápices, Death and the Maiden, School of Assassins, Machuca. Literary Texts: narrative by Partnoy, Galeano, Traba, Benedetti, Valenzuela, Dorfman; poetry by Benedetti, Rosencof, Gelman, La canción de los presos (Anonymous). Lyrics: by D. Viglietti, M. Sosa, V. Jara, L. Gieco, Sting, among others.Fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 310 or SPA 350

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 423 Latin Am Modern Short Story (3 credits)

This course includes the reading of short stories and nouvelle within the boundaries of a social and ideological framework. The (re)construction of national identities through modern narrative discourse and the development of a Latin American identity in general will be discussed in this course. Authors: Darío, Quiroga, Felisberto Hernández, Borges, Bioy Casares, Mujica Láinez, Cortázar, Onetti, Poniatowska, Rulfo, Carpentier, Garciá Márquez, Galeano, Haroldo Conti, L. Padura Fuentes, R. Arenas, Irma Verolín, M. L.Valenzuela, R. Ferré, Zoé Valdés, A. Somers, Benedetti, Peri-Rossi, etc. Students’ tasks may include: journal of critical readings; mid-term and final exams; final research paper. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 424 Discourse of Lat Am Modernity (3 credits)

This course will focus on the use of the poetic discourse of Latin American Modernity as a means of constructing identity, from an aesthetical-ideological perspective. We will analyze this poetic discourse beginning with Modernism on through the Transitional Period and the Vanguard, ending with the poetry of social issues of the 70s.This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 425 Imagery of the Conquest (3 credits)

Most official histories of early contact between Europeans and Amerindians in Latin America will present a Eurocentric version of American reality. This course will explore Amerindian and mestizo perspectives as expressed through a variety of texts, such as narrative, poetry and song, illustrations and painting, maps, uprisings, and other forms of expression. The objective is to better understand pre-Colombian civilizations and the effects of European colonization on Amerindian cultures. The course will analyze how Amerindian and mestizo subjects authorize their voices, represent their own unique identities, and respond to the cultural changes brought about through conquest and colonization. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303 and at least one other SPA course at the 300-400 level. It would be helpful though not required that the student have some kind of introduction to Latin America prior to or concurrent with this course. This course satisfies the GEP Art/Lit and the Non-Western Studies requirements. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Non-Western Studies (GEP), Undergraduate

SPA 426 Culture in Revolution (3 credits)

In this course students will become familiar with three main milestones of Latin American history and culture in the 20th century: the Mexican, Cuban and Nicaraguan Revolutions. Beginning with a discussion of the concept of "revolution" and a brief historical introduction to these periods, we will focus specifically on the cultural policies of the new regimes, with particular emphasis on the literacy campaigns derived from those policies. Students will also become familiar with the different cultural manifestations of those periods, including literature, visual arts, and popular music. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303; and either SPA 310, 350 or 355 or permission of instructor. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: (SPA 310 or SPA 350 or SPA 355)

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 427 Iden & Power in Am:1350-1650 (3 credits)

In this interdisciplinary course, students will use both primary and secondary sources to examine the construction of identities and the relations between different kinds of power—for example, military, social, political—among three distinct peoples who built imperial states in the Americas: the Aztec, the Inca, and the Spanish. The first part of the course will address each of these three cultures in the era leading up to the Spanish exploration and conquest of the Americas. In the second part of the course, students will analyze changes in the construction of identity and power wrought by European-indigenous contact. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement. Latin American Studies.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 430 Nar of Euro Explor & Con in Am (3 credits)

SPA 431 Commonplaces of Colonial Exp (3 credits)

In this course students think about how various spaces became places through human experience in Colonial Spanish America. They engage in reflective discussion about the physical conditions, value systems, beliefs and politics that created such places and, in some cases, have changed their meaning over time. They explore the dynamics of spaces endowed with different values by different peoples at different times. Through these discussions students think about some commonplaces of colonial experience, as well as the experience of colonial legacies and colonial places in the 21st century. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303 and at least one other SPA course at the 300 or 400 level. It would be helpful though not required that the student have some kind of introduction to Latin America prior to or concurrent with this course. This course Fulfills the Art/Lit and the Non-Western Area Studies requirements. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Non-Western Studies (GEP), Undergraduate

SPA 440 Major Spanish Authors (3 credits)

A study in depth of one or two major authors; the choice to be determined by the instructor. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 441 Love, Cortshp & Vio in Med Lit (3 credits)

SPA 442 Passions Hrt & Soul in Imp Spn (3 credits)

SPA 443 Gender, Sexlity & Soc Conflct (3 credits)

Reading, discussion, and analysis of selected works in 16th and 17th century Spanish drama. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 444 Don Quixote (3 credits)

SPA 445 Lit Spn of Ignatius of Loyola (3 credits)

SPA 446 Romanticism and Realism (3 credits)

SPA 447 The Gen of 1898 & Modernismo (3 credits)

A seminar course on some of the authors of this generation, Unamuno, Machado, María Martínez Sierra, and the impact of Modernismo on Spanish literature. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 448 The Posguerra Generation (3 credits)

An in-depth study of the contemporary figures of Spanish literature from the Spanish Civil War to Franco’s death. Emphasis will be placed on the new trends in the novel and the theater. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 449 Spanish Literature and Film (3 credits)

Films by contemporary Spanish directors (Buñuel, Saura, Camus, Erice) based on literary works from the 19th and 20th centuries (Galdós, Unamuno, Lorca, Delibes) comparing cinematographic techniques with their literary counterparts. Emphasis will be placed on a theoretical approach as well as the socio-political context of the respective works. This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 450 Spain into the 21st Century (3 credits)

A seminar on the cultural changes which have taken place in Spain since Franco’s death in 1975, as they are reflected in the contemporary novel, short story, and film. The objective of the course is to give a comprehensive understanding of the "New Spain" which has emerged in the last thirty years of Democracy. Our approach will be a critical analysis of the works paying attention to literary and cultural trends, themes and techniques within the context of the socio-political times. Readings, class discussions, oral presentations, and papers will be totally in Spanish.This course fulfills the GEP Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 451 Narrative cine la Esp democrat (3 credits)

This course examines narrative and film in Spain from the demise of the Franco dictatorship (1975) until today. In doing so, the course focuses on cultural and aesthetic renovations such as the cinema of Pedro Almodovar in the “movida madrileña” and the new representations of Spanish youth in the 1990s with the “generación Kronen.” This course also analyzes additional approaches for understanding Spanish culture through the social cinema of Fernando León de Aranoa, and the role of Franco's traumatic dictatorship in today's society. Finally, we will examine the current socioeconomic crisis in Spanish society and how it affects younger generations.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 and (SPA 310 or SPA 350 or SPA 355) and PHL 154

Attributes: Ethics Intensive (New GEP)

SPA 452 Hist. on Screen: Hist/Culture (3 credits)

This course examines Spain’s history and culture through the analysis of historical films. The course begins with an introduction to the concept of History and a definition of historical cinema. After this introduction the course will focus on some key historical periods of Spanish history such as the Conquest of America with Icíar Bollaín’s feature film También la Iluvía; the rise and decay of the Spanish empire in Alatriste by Augustin Díaz Yanes; and the Spanish Civil War with the analysis of José Luis Saénz de Heredia’s Raza, among others. The class also deals with cultural issues that have affected Spain throughout its history focusing on issues of national and regional identity such as, for instance, the separatist movement of part of Basque Country’s society and the terrorist group ETA in the documentary La pelota vasca by Julio Médem. In addition to introducing students to key moments and aspects of Spanish history and culture, this course invites students to think critically about History’s objectivity and how historical events are often shaped to satisfy current political projects. Other underlying issues will be reflected on whether film may be considered History. Fulfills the GEP Art/Literature requirement.

SPA 455 Women in Spanish Literature (3 credits)

Feminist interpretation of major works of a given period of Peninsular or Latin American literature. Choice to be determined by instructor. Prerequisite: SPA 310. This course fulfills the Art/Lit requirement.

Attributes: GEP Art/Literature, Undergraduate

SPA 456 Women's Voices in 20th Cen Fic (3 credits)

SPA 460 A Ling Approach to Oral Com (3 credits)

In this course, we will analyze communication from a linguistic perspective and also focus on the development of advanced oral communication skills. Drawing on current research in the field of linguistics (including discourse analysis, cross-cultural communication, semantics, pragmatics, etc.) we will explore various aspects of "communication" as well as study methods used to investigate oral communication. Significant class time will also be devoted to the continued development of students’ own communicative competence and oral language proficiency. Students will engage in activities aimed at developing their interpersonal and presentational communicative skills. This course will be beneficial to students who are majoring or minoring in Spanish as well as those who plan to use Spanish for personal or professional reasons outside the classroom. Because of its emphasis on communication skills for non-native speakers, this course is not open to native or heritage speakers of Spanish. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisite: SPA 302.

Prerequisites: SPA 302

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 461 Methods for Teaching Spanish (3 credits)

This course is designed for students who are potentially interested in teaching Spanish at the university, secondary or elementary levels. We will explore general aspects of Spanish phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics as they bear upon teaching the Spanish language. Topics discussed include second language acquisition, pedagogical theory, materials preparation and language teaching methodology. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303; and SPA 380.

Prerequisites: (SPA 380) and SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 466 Spanish Dialectology (3 credits)

In this course, students will become familiar with the range of dialect features exhibited in the Spanish spoken in Spain, Latin America, and the US. We will also discuss the relationship between language and dialect, examine the role of the standard language in both written and oral usage, and identify the factors that have contributed to the diversity of the Spanish language. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303 or Language Placement with a score of SP466

Attributes: Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 467 Lang Contact & Pol in U.S. (3 credits)

This course is designed to engage students in a review critical analysis of the history and politics of language contact within the context of the United States. Given the demographic shifts in population taking place currently in the U.S., the course will focus primarily on the contact between Spanish and English. We will discuss bilingualism and the characteristics of language contact, language ideologies, language planning and policy, Official English movements, and bilingual education. We will examine the language of hegemony used to maintain the dominance of English vis-a-vis Spanish (and other languages) present in our society. We will also do some comparative study connecting this reality to what is happening with Spanish in other situations of language contact. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Satisfies Diversity requirement. Latin American Studies.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Diversity Course (New GEP), Latin American Studies Course, Undergraduate

SPA 468 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology (3 credits)

This course consists of a theoretical investigation of the phonetic/phonological system of the Spanish language. Practical emphasis will be placed on aspects of the Spanish sound system that are typically problematic for the native speaker of English learning Spanish. The course will also consist of an investigation of some of the more salient features of Spanish dialectology at the phonetic and phonological levels. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 470 Topics in Spanish (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the literatures and/or cultures of the Spanish- speaking world. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. Prerequisites: SPA 302 and at least one 300-level SPA course in culture or literature (such as 310, 350, 355 or 356) or instructor's approval.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or Language Placement with a score of SP470

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 480 Topics in Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore specific topics within the field of linguistics as they relate to the Spanish language. Topics will vary according to the semester in which the class is offered; check the semester listing for current topic. This course also counts for a Linguistics minor. Prerequisite: SPA 302 or 303.

Prerequisites: SPA 302 or SPA 303

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 490 Spanish Internship I (3 credits)

This course is a practicum in which the student applies his/her communication skills in Spanish in a work environment related to his/her professional area. The majority of the work for this course is that performed at the internship site. The student is responsible for securing the internship site and will meet with the professor prior to the semester in which the internship is to take place in order to discuss the course requirements and expectations. During the practicum, the student will reflect upon his/her experience at the internship site in written assignments and in regular meetings with the professor. At the end of the semester, the student will submit a final paper or will deliver a final presentation based on his/her internship experience. This course is intended as an advanced course for Spanish majors or minors who have completed the other course requirements for the major or minor. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 491 Spanish Internship II (3 credits)

This course is a practicum in which the student applies his/her communication skills in Spanish in a work environment related to his/her professional area. The majority of the work for this course is that performed at the internship site. The student is responsible for securing the internship site and will meet with the professor prior to the semester in which the internship is to take place in order to discuss the course requirements and expectations. During the practicum, the student will reflect upon his/her experience at the internship site in written assignments and in regular meetings with the professor. At the end of the semester, the student will submit a final paper or will deliver a final presentation based on his/her internship experience. This course is intended as an advanced course for Spanish majors or minors who have completed the other course requirements for the major or minor. Prerequisites: SPA 302 or 303.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 493 Independent Research in Span I (3 credits)

Prerequisites: SPA 310; and 350, 351, 355 or 356; and 380. Also, non-heritage speakers of Spanish need to have taken SPA 302.

Attributes: Undergraduate

SPA 494 Independent Research in Spn II (3 credits)

Prerequisites: SPA 310; and 350, 351, 355 or 356; and 380.

Attributes: Undergraduate