CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

101 Introductory French I (4)

A basic course designed to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and an awareness of francophone culture.

102 Introductory French II (4)

(PR: FREN 101 or placement) A continuation of FREN 101.

151 Accelerated Introductory French (4)

An accelerated course for students with previous study of French. Continues the development of fundamental skills with an emphasis on speaking and comprehension. Credit cannot be received for both FREN 151 and 102.

201 Intermediate French I (3)

(PR: FREN 102, 151, or placement) A study of French civilization with grammar review, pronunciation, and aural comprehension practice.

202 Introduction to French Studies (3)

(PR: FREN 201 or POI) This course explores the various cultural artifacts of France and francophone nations from the past and the present day, focusing specifically on those artifacts that speak to traditional—or imagined—notions of “Frenchness” in and outside of France. Drawing from a wide variety of areas such as literature, history, cinema, popular music, fashion, gastronomy, sports, and the media, students will be asked to understand, interpret, and analyze the ways in which France has had to re-define what it means to be French in the global, multicultural realities of the 21st century. Assignments will focus on strengthening the student’s oral and written skills in the target language.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

Special topics courses are those that cover subject matter that is not part of the regular curriculum. A special topics course must have the prior approval of the department and the Provost and may be offered twice. Students may enroll in and receive credit for an unlimited number of special topic courses as long as any prerequisites or other requirements are met.

301 Advanced French Composition and Conversation I (3)

(PR: FREN 202) An advanced course designed to develop oral and written proficiency in French. Continues the acquisition of language skills through discussions, oral presentations, and essays based on readings about contemporary France.

302 Advanced French Composition and Conversation II (3)

(PR: FREN 301) A continuation of FREN 301.

322 Introduction to French Cinema (3)

(PR: FREN 202 or POI ● XL: FILM 322) A survey of the history of French cinema from the silent era to the present day. Important genres, theories, and techniques from all periods will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the most representative French cinematographic schools and auteurs throughout history, including Truffaut and the nouvelle vague and Malle and the cinéma engagé.

333 Introduction to Literary Appreciation (3)

(PR: FREN 301 and 302) An introduction to the vocabulary and techniques of literary criticism and to the nature of the main literary movements.

343 French Apprenticeship (3)

(PR: FREN 302 and consent of the department) Students observe beginning language classes and eventually teach segments of the course and prepare audio-visual materials and tests under the close supervision of the first-year teacher.

391 Advanced Grammar and Phonetics (3)

(PR: 3 hrs at 300 level) A study of French grammar, syntax, and phonetics designed to address the difficulties encountered by the advanced students seeking to perfect their mastery of the language. (Alternate years)

398 Honors Research (3-6)

(CO: FREN 440) Departmental Honors: Students with a 3.20 GPA in all courses and a 3.40 GPA in all courses in the major field may, with the approval of departmental faculty, undertake an honors research program during the junior and/or senior years. This program must include a senior thesis or project of exceptional quality and an oral defense of the paper or project before departmental members. This defense is to be open to the College community, and honors students will participate in all other defenses within their discipline. Students who successfully complete the departmental honors research program will graduate with honors in the major field.

401 French Literature before 1600 (3)

(PR: FREN 333) A survey of French literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. (Alternate years)

402 17th Century French Literature (3)

(PR: FREN 333) An examination of French classicism and the relationship of literature to painting, architecture and music. (Alternate years)

403 18th Century French Literature (3)

(PR: FREN 333) The history of the Enlightenment in France through the works of Montesquieu, Voltaire, Diderot, Rousseau and Beaumarchais. (Alternate years)

404 19th Century French Literature (3)

(PR: FREN 333) A study of the major literary movements in France during the 19th century including romanticism, realism, symbolism, and naturalism. (Alternate years)

405 Contemporary French Drama and Poetry (3)

(PR: FREN 333) A survey of representative modern French poetry and theatre. (Alternate years)

406 French Novel: 20th Century (3)

(PR: FREN 333) A study of major authors and new developments in the novel during the 20th century. (Alternate years)

410 French Civilization (3)

(PR: 3 hrs at 300 level) A study of French civilization from prehistoric times to the present with emphasis on geography, history, social structure, and artistic contributions of the society. (Alternate years)

440 Senior Capstone in French (1)

(PR: JR or SR status) The Senior Capstone in French assesses overall knowledge of the French language and the culture and civilization of the French-speaking world. As a form of summative assessment of oral and written skills in the French language, the capstone project integrates communicative, linguistic, and intercultural competence.

442 Directed Study in French (3-9)

(PR: French majors who have completed FREN 301, 302, 333, and at least six additional hours beyond FREN 202) Readings and research on a topic approved by the department. A directed study requires a minimum GPA of 2.25 with course approval by the Provost. A maximum of nine hours credit may be counted towards graduation. Each directed study will culminate in a research paper or its equivalent. A department may, at its option, allow the hours earned in a directed study to count toward its major.

444 Internships (1-6)

See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-9)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-9)

See Catalog.

450 Seminar (1-9)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-9)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics in French (1-6)

(PR: FREN 202) Directed independent studies in areas of French civilization or foreign language teaching methods on topics approved by the department. Special topics courses are those that cover subject matter that is not part of the regular curriculum. A special topics course must have the prior approval of the department and the Provost and may be offered twice. Students may enroll in and receive credit for an unlimited number of special topic courses as long as any prerequisites or other requirements are met.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

101 Introductory Spanish I (4)

A basic course designed to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and an awareness of Hispanic culture.

102 Introductory Spanish II (4)

(PR: SPAN 101 or placement) A continuation of SPAN 101.

151 Accelerated Introductory Spanish (4)

An accelerated course for students with previous study of Spanish. Continues the development of fundamental skills with an emphasis on speaking and comprehension. (Credit cannot be received for both 151 and 102.)

201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)

(PR: SPAN 102, 151, or placement) A study of Hispanic culture accompanied by a thorough review of grammar and continued oral-aural work as well as continued practice in writing.

202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)

(PR: SPAN 201 or placement) A continuation of SPAN 201.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.

300 Introduction to Literary Genres (3)

(PR: SPAN 202 or POI) An introduction to the critical reading and analysis of poetry, narrative, and drama.

301 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I (3)

(PR: SPAN 202) An advanced course designed to develop skills in oral and written communication in Spanish. Discussions, oral presentations, and essays on material from Spanish magazine articles, short stories, and tapes.

302 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II (3)

(PR: SPAN 301) A continuation of SPAN 301.

308 Spanish for the Professions (3)

(PR: SPAN 202) This course is designed to allow students to acquire skills in the Spanish language as used in the professional world. They will become familiar with specialized terminology in different professional areas such as international business and advertisement, commerce and banking, health and medical care, among others. Students will practice the Spanish language in simulated work-type situations that are frequent in professional contexts: company meetings, professional presentations, formal/informal conversations with visitors, discussion of new regulations and legal procedures, exchanging ideas with colleagues, all within the context of the practices and traditions of Hispanic culture.

315 Spanish Civilization (3)

(PR: SPAN 300, 301 or 302, or POI) A study of Spanish civilization with emphasis on geography, history, social structure, and artistic contributions of the society.

316 Latin American Civilization (3)

(PR: SPAN 300, 301 or 302, or POI) A study of Latin American civilization from the pre-Columbian era to the present, including history, geography, politics, and artistic contributions of the society.

318 Political Violence and Culture in Latin America (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI ● XL: LAST 318) The 20th century saw Latin America preoccupied by the struggle over socialism and communism. This course will examine cultural representations of this struggle through film and short stories. Films will have subtitles, and short stories will be available in English and Spanish.

321 Survey of Spanish Literature I (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI) An introduction to Spanish literature from its beginnings through the 18th century.

322 Survey of Spanish Literature II (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI) An overview of Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.

324 Contemporary Brazilian Film (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI ) This course focuses on the development of Brazilian film from precursors of the “Cinema Novo” movement of the 1950s and 1960s to the recent resurgence in Brazilian cinematography since the late 1990s.

331 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI) An introduction to various genres written from the colonial period to modernism.

332 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI) An overview of the principal literary movements from modernism to the present.

333 Issues in Spain (3)

(PR: SPAN 300, 301 or 302, or POI; May be taken more than once for credit) This seminar focuses on issues in modern Spain. Possible topics include the role of Spain in the European Union, globalism, immigration, nationalism and identity, terrorism, post-civil war generation, gender and sexuality, and the role of the Catholic Church in the 21st century.

334 Issues in Latin America (3)

(PR: SPAN 300, 301 or 302, or POI; May be taken more than once for credit) This seminar focuses on issues in Latin America. Possible topics include the representation and voice of Latinos/Hispanics in the United States, interventionism, exile and migration, globalism, and indigenous cultures.

341 Business Spanish (3)

(PR: SPAN 202) A course designed to perfect skills in the language and procedures used by the Hispanic business world. Includes terminology and methods used in marketing, labor relations, international commerce, and banking; practice in interpreting and writing for business use; and acquaintance with the history, geography, culture, and economic status of the Spanish-speaking nations.

343 Spanish Apprenticeship (3)

(PR: SPAN 300, 301 or 302, or POI) Students observe beginning language classes and eventually teach segments of the course and prepare audio-visual materials and tests under the close supervision of the first-year teacher.

350 Latin American Cinema (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI; XL: LAST 350) This course focuses on the development of Latin American film in the major filmmaking countries: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. The course explores the nature of film itself, contextualizing cinematic production with historic, social, and aesthetic tensions in the construction of Latin American identity.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

(CO: SPAN 440) See Catalog.

440 Senior Capstone in Spanish (1)

(PR: JR or SR status) The Senior Capstone in Spanish assesses overall knowledge of the Spanish language and the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world. As a form of summative assessment of oral and written skills in the Spanish language, the capstone project integrates communicative, linguistic, and intercultural competence.

442 Directed Studies in Spanish (3-9)

(PR: SPAN 202 and SPAN major) Open to students planning to major in Spanish who will complete their major with a junior year abroad or for students taking Spanish as the second foreign language for a modern foreign languages major; readings and research on a topic approved by the department. See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-9)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-9)

See Catalog.

450 Seminar (1-9)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-9)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics in Spanish (1-6)

(PR: SPAN 202) Directed independent study on a topic approved by the department. See Catalog.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

318 Political Violence and Culture in Latin America (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI • XL: SPAN 318) The 20th century saw Latin America preoccupied by the struggle over socialism and communism. This course will examine cultural representations of this struggle through film and short stories. Films will have subtitles and short stories will be available in English and Spanish.

335 Introduction to Latin American Studies (3)

An interdisciplinary course that provides a general overview of the historical, political, sociological, religious, and cultural development of Latin America.

350 Latin American Cinema (3)

(PR: SPAN 300 or POI • XL: SPAN 350) This course focuses on the development of Latin American film in the major filmmaking countries: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. The course explores the nature of film itself, contextualizing cinematic production with historic, social, and aesthetic tensions in the construction of Latin American identity.

442 Directed Studies (1-6)

See Catalog.

444 Internships (1-6)

See Catalog.

446 Readings (1-9)

See Catalog.

448 Research (1-9)

See Catalog.

450 Seminar (1-9)

See Catalog.

452 Special Projects (1-9)

See Catalog.

458 Special Topics (1-6)

See Catalog.