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Foreign Languages

50:415:489 Epic in Text and Image 

Introduces students to some of the greatest epics of the Western tradition – The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Parzival, The Divine Comedy, and others – but also moves beyond the reading and discussion of the texts themselves to study responses to these classic stories in ancient and medieval visual arts.  By combining the reading of the texts with the study of related images and discussion of oral storytelling traditions that lie behind the epic texts, the course attempts to place the classic texts in the context of the evolution of storytelling, the history of the book, the history of storytelling, and the history of narrative media.

French

50:420:101 all sections Elementary French I

Lays a foundation for speaking, understanding, reading, and writing the language. Lab attendance required. For students with no knowledge of French or with no more than two years of high school French. Entering students with previous French study will be placed according to theresults of a proficiency exam. Students with three or more years of French in high school may not take 50:420:101 for credit. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

50:420:131 Intermediate French I

Completes the study of basic French grammar. Provides an introduction to reading short prose texts, with practice in speaking and writing. Prerequisite: 50:420:102 or 109 or equivalent; or sufficient score on proficiency examination. Lab attendance required.

 

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German

50:470:101 all sections  Elementary German I

Training in pronunciation, grammar, composition, conversation, and in the reading of simple texts. Lab attendance required. For students with no knowledge of German or with usually no more than two years of high school German. Entering students with previous German study will be placed according to the results of a proficiency exam. Students with three or more years of German in high school may not take 50:470:101 for credit. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

 

50:470:131 Intermediate German I

Practice in writing and speaking German, a review of grammar, and a study of significant texts. Prerequisite: 50:470:102 or equivalent or sufficient score on proficiency examination. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

 

50:470:132 Intermediate German II

Continuation of 50:470:131. Prerequisite: 50:470:131 or equivalent or sufficient score on proficiency examination. 

 

50:470:203,204 Verbal Skills in Everyday Situations I, II 

Practice speaking and understanding spoken German in everyday situations. Level and materials will be adapted to individual needs. Can be taken concurrently with Intermediate German or by more advanced students for additional practice with the spoken language. Prerequisite: 50:470:102 or permission of instructor.

 

470:301:01  Advanced Grammar

A comprehensive review of German grammar, including “advanced” elements that may have been learned incompletely or not at all in earlier courses. Intensive instruction and practice with communicating in written German, including such important writing tasks as telling the story of a life, applying for a job, describing something you have seen or someone who know, making an argument, and writing a report.


 

Spanish

940:101 all sections Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)

Training designed to lay a foundation for speaking, writing, reading, and understanding the language.

For students with no knowledge of Spanish or with no more than two years of high school Spanish. Entering students with previous Spanish study will be placed according to the results of a placement exam. Students with three or more years of Spanish in high school may not take 50:940:101 for credit. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

940:102 all sections Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)

Continuation of 50:940:101. Prerequisite: 50:940:101 or equivalent. 

For students with little knowledge of Spanish or with no more than three years of high school Spanish. Entering students will be placed according to the results of a placement exam. Students with four or more years of Spanish in high school may not take 50:940:102 for credit. Note that 50:940:102 is the minimum level for fulfilling the college general degree requirement in foreign languages. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

940:121 all sections Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)

This course aims to help students acquire communication skills in both oral and written Spanish through the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes. Prerequisite: 50:940:102 or equivalent, or sufficient score on placement examination. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here.

940:122 all sections Intermediate Spanish II (4 credits)

Continuation of 50:940:121. Grammar review with reading and oral practice. Prerequisite: 50:940:121 or equivalent, or sufficient score on placement examination. For more information on the foreign language requirement and placement testing, go here

940:203 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 credits)

This course aims to help students improve their comprehension and production of academic and non-academic texts and discussions focused on a wide variety of contemporary issues such as climate change, domestic violence, the role of technology in our lives or the growing presence of Spanish in the world.

940:204 Advanced Conversation and Composition  (3 credits)

Continuation of 50:940:203. This course will be focused on perfecting advanced vocabulary and grammar through a communicative framework fostering the use of language in real-life situations. 

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