Schedules and Course Descriptions

LLC Courses

 

Fall 2021

Schedule of Classes
Course Descriptions

 


Spring 2022

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Summer 2022

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Students not enrolled in a degree program who wish to study languages may enroll "non-degree" through the Office of General Studies and take individual courses. High school seniors who excel in their coursework may also enroll.

 

Fall 2021 - Class Schedules
Arabic
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
6730 AARA101 Elementary Arabic I 3 Monday, Wednesday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0019 Alsaedi, Rana
6760 AARA101 Elementary Arabic I 3 Monday, Wednesday 4:30PM-5:50PM HU0019 Alsaedi, Rana

 

French
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
6728 AFRE101 Beginning French I 3 Monday, Wednesday 1:10PM-2:30PM HU0113 Amegashie, Komla
1691 AFRE101 Beginning French I 3 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:20PM SL0205 Stelling, Louis
6754 AFRE101 Beginning French I 3 Monday, Wednesday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0113 Stelling, Louis
1692 AFRE102 Beginning French II 3 Monday, Wednesday 11:40AM-1:00PM ES0328 Amegashie, Komla
3490 AFRE102 Beginning French II 3 Monday, Wednesday 4:30PM-5:50PM HU0114 Amegashie, Komla
9352 AFRE201 Canadian Id in FRE-spkng World Taught in English 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:35AM-11:30AM HU0108 Oliveira, Geneviève
4778 AFRE221Y Intermediate French I 3 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0111 De Poortere, Machteld
1693 AFRE222Y Intermediate French II 3 Monday, Wednesday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0112 De Poortere, Machteld
6970 AFRE301 Structural Review of FRE 3 Tuesday, Thursday 1:30PM-2:50PM HU0116 Martin, Véronique
6272 AFRE341Z Intro to Global French OER, Taught in French 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30AM-10:25AM HU0108 Oliveira, Geneviève
5933 AFRE350Y French Conversation-COIL 3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30AM-11:50AM HU0116 Martin, Véronique

 

German
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
9819 AGER101 Elementary German I 4

Tuesday, Thursday

4:30PM-6:20PM HU0124 Bennett, Jennifer
Italian
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
5126 AITA100 Elementary Italian I-OER 3

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

9:30AM-10:25AM HU0019 Keyes, Patricia
7542 AITA100 Elementary Italian I-OER 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:35AM-11:30AM HU0019 Keyes, Patricia
7536 AITA101 Elementary Italian II 3 Monday, Wednesday 11:40AM-1:00PM HU0114 Pelosi, Olimpia
5124 AITA103 Intermediate Italian I 3 Monday, Wednesday 1:10PM-2:30PM HU0114 Pelosi, Olimpia
4082 AITA206Y Inter Conv& Oral Grammar 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:35AM-11:30AM HU0114 Pelosi, Olimpia
6643 AITA301Z Advanced Conv &Compos 3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM HU0108 Keyes, Maria
8467 AITA315 Italian Civilization
OER, Taught in English
3 Tuesday, Thursday 1:30PM-2:50PM HU0108 Keyes, Maria

 

Latin
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
3652 ACLL101 Elementary Latin I 4 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:50PM HU0108 Giglio, Charles

 

Portuguese
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
3240 APOR100 Elem Portuguese I 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:35AM-11:30AM HU0111 Bocskay, Stephen
7915 APOR101 Elem Portuguese II 3 Monday, Wednesday 4:30PM-5:50PM HU0111 Bocskay, Stephen
9331 APOR318 Afro-Luso-Brazilian Cinema
Taught in English, cross-listed with ALCS318
3 Monday, Wednesday 1:10PM-2:30PM HU0039 Bocskay, Stephen

 

Russian
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
2309 ARUS101 Elementary Russian I 3 Monday, Wednesday 8:00AM-9:20AM BB0362 Sergay, Timothy
2310 ARUS101 Elementary Russian I 3 Monday, Wednesday 1:10PM-2:30PM BB0368 Sergay, Timothy
4921 ARUS201Y Intermediate Russian I 3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM HU0041 Reis, Richard

 

Spanish
Class Number Course Info Course Name Credits Meeting Days Meeting Times Classroom Instructor
2528 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00AM-9:15AM HU0019 Thompson, Chelsea
4103 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:40AM-12:55PM CK0160 Seixas, Alice
5938 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Tuesday

11:40AM-12:35PM

12:00PM-12:55PM

HU0019

HU0019

Lawrence, Derek
5249 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Wednesday, Friday 3:00PM-4:50PM HU0027 Cuesta, Luis
2526 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Monday, Wednesday 6:00PM-7:50PM HU0019 Muñoz, Liza
8218 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Tuesday, Thursday 8:30AM-10:20AM HU0114 Álvarez, Irlanda
2527 ASPN100 Elementary Spanish I 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:10PM-2:25PM HU0019 Muñoz, Liza
2530 ASPN101 Elementary Spanish II 4 Tuesday, Thursday 8:30AM-10:20AM HU0111 Fanning, Caitlin
2531 ASPN101 Elementary Spanish II 4 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:50PM HU0116 Acosta, Soha
2529 ASPN101 Elementary Spanish II 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:40AM-12:55PM AS0015 Zazzarini-León, Bianca
4131 ASPN101 Elementary Spanish II 4

Wednesday, Friday

Tuesday, Thursday

11:40AM-12:35PM

12:00PM-12:55PM

LC0015

LC0015

Álvarez, Mirna
2532 ASPN101 Elementary Spanish II 4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00AM-9:15AM SS0255 Padilla Cruz, Nerisha
6629 ASPN105 Basic Spn for Heritage Spkr 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30AM-10:25AM HU0111 Leguisamón, Rocio
6274 ASPN200 Intermediate Spanish I 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30AM-10:25AM HU0112 Rubio, Sarah
2534 ASPN200 Intermediate Spanish I 3 Tuesday, Thursday 4:30PM-5:50PM BB0151 Feeney, Tara
2535 ASPN201 Intermediate Spanish II 3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30AM-11:50AM CK0160 Ramírez, Dora
2536 ASPN201 Intermediate Spanish II 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:25AM-9:20AM CK0160 Seixas, Alice
2537 ASPN205 Intm Spn for HeritageSpkr 3 Tuesday, Thursday 9:00AM-10:20AM HU0112 Feeney, Tara
2539 ASPN206Y Intrmdt Conv and Oral Gra 3 Wednesday, Friday 11:40AM-1:00PM HU0113 Padilla Cruz, Nerisha
2538 ASPN206Y Intrmdt Conv and Oral Gra 3 Tuesday, Thursday 9:00AM-10:20AM HU0019 Correa, Leonardo
6663 ASPN208 Comp&Conv non-Heritag 3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:35AM-11:30AM HU0039 Lansing, Elizabeth
6759 ASPN208 Comp&Conv non-Heritag 3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM HU0111 Correa, Leonardo
6630 ASPN209 Comp&Conv HeritageSpkr 3 Wednesday, Friday 11:40AM-1:00PM BBB003 Cuesta, Luis
9564 ASPN303 Intro to SPN Linguistics 3 Tuesday, Thursday 4:30PM-5:50PM LC003A Ramírez, Dora
6631 ASPN303 Intro to SPN Linguistics 3 Monday, Wednesday 11:40AM-1:00PM HU0115 Lansing, Elizabeth
9524 ASPN304 SPN for Healthcare Profess 3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30AM-11:50AM CK0147 Lawrence, Patrick
2540 ASPN310 Intro to Literary Methods 3 Monday, Wednesday 11:40AM-1:00PM HU0116 Kressner, Ilka
6778 ASPN310 Intro to Literary Methods 3 Wednesday, Friday 1:10PM-2:30PM HU0132 Cuesta, Luis
7057 ASPN322

Los Latinos en Estados Uni

Cross-listed with ALCS302

3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM HU0114 Serrano, Carmen
6275 ASPN403

Spanish for Teachers

Shared Resources with ASPN509

3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM SL0205 Lawrence, Patrick
9529 ASPN408

SPN 2nd Lang Acquisition

Shared Resources with ASPN558

3 Tuesday, Thursday 1:30PM-2:50PM SL0205 Lawrence, Patrick
9359 ASPN442

Code Switching

Shared Resources with ASPN510

3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30AM-11:50AM HU0108 Sayahi, Lotfi
6780 ASPN443

Translation in Theory & Prac

COIL, Shared Resources with ASPN606

3 Monday, Wednesday 6:00PM-7:20PM HU0115 Kressner, Ilka
8940 ASPN443

Latin American Theatre

Shared Resources with ASPN682

3 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0039 Serrano, Carmen
7059 ASPN509

Methdlgy Teaching Span

Shared Resources with ASPN403

3 Tuesday, Thursday 12:00PM-1:20PM SL0205 Lawrence, Patrick
9360 ASPN510

Code Switching

Shared Resources with ASPN442

3 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30AM-11:50AM HU0108 Sayahi, Lotfi
9530 ASPN558

SPN 2nd Lang Acquisition

Shared Resources with ASPN408

3 Tuesday, Thursday 1:30PM-2:50PM SL0205 Lawrence, Patrick
9364 ASPN606

Applied Critical Theory: Translation in Theory & Prac

COIL, Shared Resources with ASPN 443

3 Monday, Wednesday 6:00PM-7:20PM HU0115 Kressner, Ilka
9365 ASPN682

Latin American Theatre

Shared Resources with ASPN443

3 Tuesday, Thursday 3:00PM-4:20PM HU0039 Serrano, Carmen

 

Fall 2021 - Course Descriptions
Arabic

AARA 101 Elementary Arabic I (3)

The objective of this course is the development of initial reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Attention will be given to the mastering of the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, and initial vocabulary. Cultural elements from different Arabic speaking areas will also be introduced. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities.

French

AFRE 101 Beginning French I (3)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

French 101 is for students with no previous study of French. This course emphasizes the development of practical communication skills through a variety of lively, interactive activities. By the end of the course, students should be able to talk about themselves, their immediate world, and their interests. The course also provides an introduction to the culture of France and other French-speaking countries. According to the University regulations, this course may not be taken for credit by students who have taken three years of high school French or passed the Regents examination within the past five years. Textbook: Chez nous, 5th edition. Prerequisites: for beginners, none; intended for students with no prior study of French. Students with prior study of French wishing to enroll in this course should make an appointment with Professor Susan Blood, [email protected].

FRE 102 Beginning French II (3)

French 102 is for students who have completed one semester of college French, such as 101, or one year of high school French. This course continues to emphasize the development of practical communication skills using a lively and interactive approach. Students expand their proficiency to be able to talk not only about themselves, but about the world. Students also increase their knowledge of French and francophone cultures. By the end of the course, students should have basic survival skills in French. Textbook: Chez nous, 5th edition. Prerequisite: AFRE 101 or permission of instructor. Students with placement questions should contact Professor Susan Blood, [email protected].

AFRE 201 Perspectives on the French World: Francophone Perspectives on Canadian Identity in the French-Speaking World (3)

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. Dany Laferrière is a distinguished author in Haiti, Quebec, and France. He was born in Haiti and immigrated to Canada more specifically Quebec in 1976 to escape the Duvalier regime. One of his most famous autofiction entitled The Enigma of the Return (2009) shows his desire to “not belong” to a specific culture. Immigrants oftentimes struggle with their identity when they arrive in their welcoming country. How to integrate into a new country and society with a strong and established culture such as Quebec? Does citizenship define who we are as people? On the other hand, Quebeckers wrestle as well regarding their own identity and the preservation of the French language. This course will demonstrate the social and political challenges immigrants face in Quebec, contemporary issues related to the multiculturalism policy in Canada, and the history of French Canadians and their own struggles to preserve their identity, culture, and language. May be repeated once for credit when content varies. May not be used to fulfill the requirements of the major in French.

AFRE 221Y Intermediate French I (3)

TAUGHT IN FRENCH. This four-credit course uses short-subject dramatic films, cultural readings and literary texts as well as opportunities for both face-to-face and on-line interactions with native speakers to provide a substantial review of the basics while expanding students’ knowledge of French vocabulary, structure, and functions. Students learn to express themselves in a more varied and meaningful way, while building their skills in listening comprehension and in cultural awareness. Text: Imaginez, 4th edition (Mitschke). Prerequisite: AFRE 102 or permission of the instructor.

AFRE 222Y Intermediate French II (3)

TAUGHT IN FRENCH. This four-credit course is a continuation of AFRE 221Y. For students who took AFRE 221Y last semester (with Dr. Pafundi), no new textbook purchase is required as students will continue to work with Imaginez, 4th edition. Students will increase their knowledge of the French language through more complex grammatical structures and vocabulary, short-subject films and current news articles. Text: Imaginez, 4th edition (Mitschke). Prerequisite: AFRE 221 or permission of the instructor.

AFRE 301 Structural Review of French (3)

TAUGHT IN FRENCH. Provides a thorough review of French structure for communication with increased accuracy in both speaking and writing. Students will not only improve their control of French grammar, but will also learn how the grammar functions in specific spoken and written contexts. Prerequisite(s): A FRE 222 or equivalent.

AFRE 341Z Introduction to Global French Studies (3)

TAUGHT IN FRENCH, OER course. Introduction to the field of linguistics through French and Francophone literature, film, music, and art. This course focuses on French cultural globalization and the impact of language contact, migration, and technology on the French culture. Required for the French minor. Only one version of AFRE 341Z may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: AFRE 222 or permission of instructor.

AFRE 350Y French Conversation (3)

TAUGHT IN FRENCH, COIL course. This course provides intensive practice in French conversation and focuses on developing listening and communications skills. Students will learn the strategies, vocabulary, and structures that will allow them to participate more fluently and confidently in a variety of spoken contexts. Students will watch and report on francophone news and current events. And through daily discussion of readings and other authentic materials, students will develop an understanding of how the healthcare system, higher institutions, work environment and regulations, family policy etc. shape daily life in France. They will also engage in debates in class and have one-on-one online conversations with a class of university students in France. This course is not for students whose native language is French. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.
NOTE: Check with instructor before buying textbook to confirm correct title and edition.

German

AGER 101 Elementary German I (4)

Beginner course for students with no previous German, designed to build up basic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing German for communication, while at the same time heightening intercultural competencies. A strong component of multi-media resources (i.e. online interactive audio and video activities, internet-based tasks, feature films, weblogs, etc.) complements work with the required readings. Grades are based on independent home study, completion of assignments, regular attendance, and enthusiastic student participation.

Italian

AITA 100 Elementary Italian I (3)

OER course. Beginner's course with audio-lingual approach. Fundamentals of language structure and sounds; emphasis on correct pronunciation and oral expression, graded readings. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken three years of high school Italian or passed the Regents examination within the past five years. Prerequisite: for beginners, none; for students with high school Italian, placement.

AITA 101 Elementary Italian II (3)

Continued study of basic language structure and sounds, emphasis on correct pronunciation and oral expression; graded readings, dictations, home compositions. Daily conversation in class. Prerequisite: AITA 100 or placement.

AITA 103 Intermediate Italian I (3)

The main objective of this course is to expand the students' linguistic and cultural horizons, and to combine the study of intermediate grammar with a wide array of cultural components, both social and literary. The course will entail an in-depth review of verbal forms (e.g.:Presente, Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto with emphasis on the Combination of Imperfetto and Passato Prossimo- Futuro Semplice and Anteriore, Condizionale Presente and Passato, Congiuntivo Presente and Passato), as well as it will focus on the main Parts of Speech (e.g.: Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, etc.). There will be daily conversations, dictations, compositions, and Italian readings. There will be 7 quizzes, 1 midterm and 1 comprehensive final. Prerequisite: Having taken and passed Italian 101, or permission of instructor.

AITA 206Y Intermediate Conversation and Oral Grammar (3)

Practice in conversational skills and techniques. Students will improve their conversational ability through class discussions, oral presentations and dialogues among other activities. Reading selections will provide material for conversation and written activities. Prerequisite: AITA 104 or permission of instructor.

AITA 301Z Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Intensive practice in speaking and writing in Italian. Prerequisite: AITA 207 or permission of instructor.

AITA 315 Italian Civilization: From Etruscans to Galileo (3)

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH, OER course. An introduction to Italian culture from the Etruscans to ancient Rome and Pompeii; from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with emphasis on the contributions of Dante, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Galileo, and the struggle between Church and State.

Latin

ACLL 101 Elementary Latin I (4)

Latin Is Fun, Book I helps students attain proficiency in four basic skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking Latin—through materials presented in visually focused contexts that students can easily relate to their own experiences. Students respond to easy-to-answer questions that require them to speak about their daily lives, express their opinions, and supply real information. This unique structure, which combines verbal and visual instruction, makes students increasingly confident in their understanding of the Latin language.

Portuguese

APOR 100 Elementary Portuguese I (3)

Beginner-level course. This course introduces students to the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) world. Emphasis is given to the development of the four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as the appreciation and awareness of Portuguese-speaking cultures. Portuguese will be the language of instruction. May not be taken for credit by native speakers. Prerequisites: None.

APOR 101 Elementary Portuguese II (3)

TAUGHT IN PORTUGUESE. Portuguese 101 is the second semester of a beginner-level integrated skills language course. Class time is dedicated to interactive activities, which will allow students to acquire skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Through activities and readings, students are also introduced to many aspects of everyday Brazilian culture and cultures of other Portuguese-speaking countries. May not be taken for credit by native speakers. Prerequisite: APOR 100.

APOR 318 (=ALCS 318) Introduction to Afro-Luso-Brazilian Cinema (3)

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH. This course explores the Portuguese-speaking world through films focusing on countries such as Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, S. Tome and Principe. Through film analyses (e.g., film aesthetics, film narrative), readings (e.g., articles, reviews, critical essays) and discussions, the impact of a variety of topics on Brazil, Portugal and Lusophone African societies is explored, for example as the formation of national identity, popular culture, gender, race relations, social inequalities, traditions and historical events. Films are in Portuguese or Portuguese Creoles with English subtitles. Only one version of APOR 318 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing or permission of instructor

Russian

ARUS 101 Elementary Russian I (3)

A communicative introduction to Russian for beginners, designed to develop basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing while mastering the grammatical structures and concepts on which those skills depend. Content focuses on practical survival and social functioning in today's Russian-speaking world as well as aspects of Russian culture, society, and history. Native speakers of Russian may not take this course. Students with limited Russian abilities gained from growing up in families where Russian was spoken may be allowed to enroll in this course, but only with the advance permission of the program director: you must contact Professor Sergay at [email protected] Transfer students who have had one year of Russian-language study are advised to enroll in ARUS 201. Students who have been granted University in the High School credit for second-year Russian may not enroll in ARUS 101, 102, 201, or 202 for credit. Students who have had two or more years of college-level Russian-language study are advised to consider SUNY study-abroad options for more advanced Russian study. Language courses must be taken in sequence. A student may not earn graduation credit for a lower-level course taken concurrently with a higher-level course or after receiving credit for a higher-level course in the sequence.

ARUS 201 Intermediate Russian I (3)

Continuation of ARUS 102. Students are introduced to verbal aspect in Russian. They develop further skills in “motion verbs” and time expressions. They learn the forms and uses of the dative and instrumental cases, thus completing their introduction to the Russian declension system. Native speakers of Russian may not take this course. Students with limited Russian abilities gained from growing up in families where Russian was spoken may be allowed to enroll in this course, but only with the advance permission of the program director: you must contact Professor Sergay at [email protected] Transfer students who have had one year of Russian-language study are advised to enroll in ARUS 201. Students who have had two or more years of college-level Russian language study are advised to consider SUNY study-abroad options for more advanced Russian study. Language courses must be taken in sequence. A student may not earn graduation credit for a lower-level course taken concurrently with a higher-level course or after receiving credit for a higher-level course in the sequence. Prerequisite(s): ARUS 102 or permission of the director of the Russian program.

Spanish

ASPN 100 Elementary Spanish I (4)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

This is a beginner’s course using the communicative approach that will emphasize the acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary through an active process of student participation; it will focus on listening comprehension, correct pronunciation, and cultural knowledge. May not be taken for credit by heritage or native speakers of Spanish or students who have taken three years of high school Spanish or passed the Regents examination within the past five years. Prerequisite: for beginners, none; for students with high school Spanish, placement.

ASPN 101 Elementary Spanish II (4)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. A continuation of Spanish 100 which also applies the natural approach to learning and focuses on the active development of listening and reading comprehension, cultural knowledge, speaking and writing skills. Students are expected to attend regularly and participate in all class activities. Students may be assigned to view videos outside the classroom. May not be taken for credit by heritage or native speakers. Prerequisite: ASPN 100 or placement.

ASPN 105 Basic Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

Emphasizes the development of all four communicative skills (writing, reading, speaking, and listening), with special attention given to specific areas of language such as vocabulary building, grammar, and orthography. This course is for students who have fairly extensive exposure to Spanish at home and can understand the language, but who have little or no formal training in the language. Prerequisite(s): placement.

ASPN 200 (formerly ASPN 103) Intermediate Spanish I (3)

  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. A continuation of the active development of the four communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) within the context of the study of different topics of Hispanic culture. Course includes short compositions and students are expected to participate in all class activities. May not be taken for credit by heritage or native speakers. Prerequisite: ASPN 101 or placement.

ASPN 201 (formerly ASPN 104) Intermediate Spanish II (3)

  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Students will continue to work with the four skills as in ASPN 200, with emphasis on readings, short compositions, and class discussions. Students are expected to participate actively. May not be taken for credit by heritage or native speakers. Prerequisites: ASPN 200 (formerly ASPN 103) or placement.

ASPN 205 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3)

  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Este curso ofrece espacios de práctica y aprendizaje de estrategias comunicativas, tanto orales como escritas, a hablantes bilingües que han sido escolarizados en los Estados Unidos y cuyo contacto con el español ha sido en el hogar y/o en la comunidad. Al estudiar la gramática española y realizar actividades antes de venir en clase para luego poner en práctica lo que hayas estudiado, te permitirá aprender y desarrollar tus habilidades comunicativas en español. El curso también te ofrece la oportunidad de explorar, discutir y expresar en forma oral y escrita temas vinculados a la cultura latinoamericana, a la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos y a la herencia hispana. A través de lecturas, debates, proyectos de grupo y escritura de composiciones, durante el curso podrás desarrollar tu conocimiento y tus habilidades de interacción formal en español. El curso se dicta en español. Prerequisite: placement.

ASPN 206Y Intermediate Conversation and Oral Grammar (3)

  • General Education: OD
  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Primary emphasis on the active skill of speaking. Cannot be taken by heritage or native speakers. Prerequisite: ASPN 201 (formerly ASPN 104) or placement.

ASPN 208 (formerly ASPN 301) Spanish Composition and Conversation for Non-Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Formerly ASPN 301. Intensive study of the Spanish language with frequent short compositions, oral presentations, and video projects. Also includes some short readings and analysis and discussion of literary texts. This course is only for non-heritage speakers of Spanish; students with a heritage speaker background should enroll in ASPN 209. Only one of ASPN 208, 209, and 301 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: ASPN 206 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 209 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3)

  • General Education: LANG
  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Intensive study of the Spanish language with frequent short compositions and oral presentations. Also includes some short readings and class discussions of topics of special interest to heritage speakers of Spanish. This course is only for heritage speakers of Spanish, intended to meet their specific language needs; non-heritage speakers should enroll in ASPN 208. Only one of ASPN 208, 209, and 301 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: ASPN 205 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 303 (formerly ASPN 496) Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)

  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. ASPN 303 is a general introduction to Spanish linguistics. Students will be introduced to the different areas of linguistic specialization (general linguistics, phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, language change, and language variation) in order to prepare them for a more specialized study of these areas. Only one of ASPN 303 and ASPN 496 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): ASPN 208 or ASPN 209 or ASPN 301 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 304 Spanish for the Healthcare Professions (3)

Instructor: P. Lawrence, PhD, [email protected]

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course is designed for students who are planning to enter the healthcare field. The course offers a grammar review while introducing the students to a variety of materials encountered in healthcare interactions. Students will develop the needed linguistic and cultural skills to communicate successfully with Spanish speakers in the healthcare context including patient registration, history-taking, physical examinations, common procedures, diet and pharmacotherapy, and health education. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): ASPN 208 or ASPN 209 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 310 (formerly ASPN 223) Introduction to Literary Methods (3)

  • General Education: DP-HUM
  • Instructor: Staff

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This is a beginning literature course where students are introduced to the study of Hispanic literature. The course offers a critical introduction to a number of literary genres (poems, plays, short stories and novels) and popular culture (songs, cartoons), with a strong emphasis on analytical reading methods. Literary pieces will be examined by genre, thus highlighting some of the issues and assumptions that underlie literary studies at this level, as well as the practical aspects of literary analysis. Discussion of literary texts will be a significant component of this course so that students will be able to gain insight into the nuances of a literary text and develop a critical voice of their own. Prerequisite: ASPN 208 or ASPN 209 or ASPN 301 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 322 (=ALCS 302) Los Latinos en Estados Unidos (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. In this course we examine major U.S. Latino groups (Mexican-American, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican) and the major literary works produced by U.S. Latino writers from the 1960s to the present. Students will study demographic, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of these groups in the context of their interaction with mainstream society. Only one version of ASPN 322 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): ASPN 223 or ASPN 310 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 403 Spanish for Teachers (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Study of Spanish grammar with the needs of the beginning teacher in mind. Emphasizes those aspects of grammar that cause most difficulty to English speaking students. Prerequisite(s): this is a capstone course and requires senior Spanish major with Spanish Language, Linguistics, Teaching concentration and one 400 level Spanish linguistics course.

ASPN 408 Spanish Second Language Acquisition (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course presents a panoramic view of the major questions, research methods, and findings in the study of the acquisition of Spanish as a second, additional, or foreign language. The first part of the course explores fundamental concepts in the field of second language acquisition - such as interlanguage, language transfer, language universals, error analysis, and stages of development - and traces the development of the field from early behaviorist theories to contemporary approaches to learner language. The second part of the course delves into contemporary research on the acquisition of Spanish. Students will examine and analyze samples of learner language using tools typically employed in the field and will explore structures from all levels of grammar that present challenges to Spanish language learners. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): ASPN 303 or ASPN 496 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 442 Topics in the Spanish Language: Code Switching (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course will introduce students to the study of bilingual code switching. We will examine code switching from a macro-sociolinguistic level and a discursive level, and then center on its structure and possible outcomes. The focus will be on learning the different theoretical models to determine what counts as code switching and distinguish it from other language contact phenomena. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): ASPN 303 or ASPN 496 or permission of instructor.

ASPN 443 Topics in Hispanic Literature: Applied Critical Theory–Translation in Theory and Practice (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH, COIL course. Course designed to demonstrate how various theoretical approaches can be applied to specific Hispanic texts. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): This is a capstone course and requires senior Spanish major with Hispanic Literatures and Cultures concentration and one 400 level Spanish literature course.

ASPN 443 Topics in Hispanic Literature: Latin American Theatre (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Theatre can change the way we see the world. This course introduces students to theatre, performance art, and cultural politics within a Latin American and US Latinx context. We will read and discuss theatrical texts and performance art and consider sociopolitical issues related to race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and borders, among other topics. We consider themes and trends, as well as specific historical and cultural contexts in which the plays were written and performed. Without a doubt, students can be transformed through the process of reading, staging, and/or creating plays. Therefore, as a class we will build creative pieces in order to foster an artistic-intellectual community. The performance exercises will also help students identify theatrical forms and techniques. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Prerequisite(s): This is a capstone course and requires senior Spanish major with Hispanic Literatures and Cultures concentration and one 400 level Spanish literature course.

Spanish Graduate Courses

ASPN 509 Methodology of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course aims to develop the methodological tools which can be used to enhance communicative language teaching and learning in the Spanish classroom. It will review contemporary research on second language acquisition as it pertains to teaching Spanish and it will help students develop classroom management skills and maximal use of classroom materials.

ASPN 510 Topics in Spanish Language or Linguistics: Code Switching (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course will introduce students to the study of bilingual code switching. We will examine code switching from a macro-sociolinguistic level and a discursive level, and then center on its structure and possible outcomes. The focus will be on learning the different theoretical models to determine what counts as code switching and distinguish it from other language contact phenomena. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

ASPN 558 Spanish Second Language Acquisition (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. This course presents a panoramic view of the major questions, research methods, and findings in the study of the acquisition of Spanish as a second, additional, or foreign language. The first part of the course explores fundamental concepts in the field of second language acquisition - such as interlanguage, language transfer, language universals, error analysis, and stages of development - and traces the development of the field from early behaviorist theories to contemporary approaches to learner language. The second part of the course delves into contemporary research on the acquisition of Spanish. Students will examine and analyze samples of learner language using tools typically employed in the field and will explore structures from all levels of grammar that present challenges to Spanish language learners. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

ASPN 606 Applied Critical Theory: Translation in Theory and Practice (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH, COIL course. Course designed to demonstrate how various theoretical approaches can be applied to specific Hispanic texts.

ASPN 682 Topics in Latin American Literature: Latin American Theatre (3)

TAUGHT IN SPANISH. Theatre can change the way we see the world. This course introduces students to theatre, performance art, and cultural politics within a Latin American and US Latinx context. We will read and discuss theatrical texts and performance art and consider sociopolitical issues related to race, gender, sexuality, immigration, and borders, among other topics. We consider themes and trends, as well as specific historical and cultural contexts in which the plays were written and performed. Without a doubt, students can be transformed through the process of reading, staging, and/or creating plays. Therefore, as a class we will build creative pieces in order to foster an artistic-intellectual community. The performance exercises will also help students identify theatrical forms and techniques. May be repeated for credit with change of topic. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ASPN 897 Independent Study and Research (3-4)

Independent study in an area of special interest not treated in graduate courses currently offered. Designed exclusively for doctoral candidates.

ASPN 899 Doctoral Dissertation (3-12 L.E.U.)

Required of all candidates completing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

 

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