Fall 2017 Course Offerings

Browse the Fall 2017 Course Offerings below.  The courses are listed by language. 

The information below may be subject to change.  For the most up-to-date course information, please check the Student Link. Students are responsible for checking the course prerequisites, class meeting times, and class meeting locations.

Updated on: 09/22/2017.


CAS LF111 1st Sem French
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
A multimedia approach for students who have never studied French. A variety of communicative tasks develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF112 2nd Sem French
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF111) or placement test results. Continues CAS LF 111. A multimedia approach which develops speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills, together with the grammar and vocabulary needed for more complex communicative tasks.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF113 A1 Rev French 1&2
Staff

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: placement examination results. Intensive French course for beginners or according to placement test results. Introduction to grammar, vocabulary, and structure of French, emphasizing the basic communication skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (If CAS LF 111, 112, 123, 131, 132, or a more advanced college-level course has been completed, this course cannot be taken for credit.)

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF211 3rd Sem French
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF112) or placement test results. Advances proficiency in speaking, writing, reading, and listening in a communicative classroom setting. Grammar studied is used in context through thematic discussions on topics ranging from daily life to Francophone culture, in short readings, and through diverse written tasks.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF212 4th Sem French
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF211) or placement test results. Advances four skills proficiency in a communicative classroom setting. Grammar is used in context through thematic discussions, the reading of a short novel, and in diverse written tasks. Fulfills CAS language requirement, prepares for Level 1 Advanced Courses (CAS LF 307 — LF 311).

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF305 A1 Adv Written Exp
4.0 Credits
Hennessey

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results. Intensive study of the art of writing through translation exercises and development of individual style through readings, analysis of writing styles, free composition and class discussion.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF306 A1 Adv Oral Expres
4.0 Credits
Lakin-Schultz

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results.  Advanced training in rapid and idiomatic French speech. Oral reports. Role playing; vocabulary building; targeted work on pronunciation, intonation, and aural comprehension. Lab required.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF307 A1 Fren Arts&Socty
4.0 Credits
Shiflett

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF212) or equivalent; or placement test results. Advanced study of French language through the analysis of a topic or theme in the arts and society. Students advance in speaking, reading, writing, and listening through the analysis of literary, historical, and cultural texts. Specific themes vary by semester.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Montaigne and the Invention of Social Media. There could be no Twitter without Montaigne. The social media platform relies on the literary genre of radical subjectivity that the French author, Michel de Montaigne, introduced into Western culture with his 1581 collection of essays, Les Essais. Montaigne invented the essay as we know it with this book. In doing so, he pioneered the practice of constructing oneself through language. In this course, we will explore questions such as: How does Montaigne “write” himself in his work? What persona does he create? How does he engage in a dialogue with the reader? Why do Les Essais continue to resonate with readers today?


CAS LF308 A1 Fren Film Media
4.0 Credits
Mattox

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF212) or equivalent; or placement test results. With the goal of better understanding French and Francophone culture and society, students study various media forms that can include film, written and broadcast press, television, podcasts, blogs, and social media.

Course Description (detailed description)
This course seeks to continue the development of students’ proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening through the exploration and examination of an array of contemporary Francophone movies and newspaper articles.  Films and newspaper articles will be selected and designed to highlight sociopolitical issues and their relation to cultural diversity in France and in the Francophone world.  Topics such as the struggle of exile and immigration, the condition of women, discrimination in the work environment, class diversity, and coming of age and identity, will be touched upon through a variety of film genres and newspaper articles.


CAS LF309 A1 Fren in World
4.0 Credits
Lakin-Schultz

Course Description (from the Student Link)

Prereq:(CASLF212) or equivalent; or placement test results. Advanced study of French through the analysis of images, short stories, excerpts of novels and films that address the relationship between France and its former colonies in West Africa.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Cross Continental Connections. French is spoken widely on the continent of Africa and while the number of speakers continues to grow, understanding the complicated history driving this ongoing linguistic influence allows us to develop a cultural fluency that is indispensable in Africa and Europe alike.  This course seeks to improve students’ proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening through the discussion of images, short stories, excerpts of novels, and films that address the relationship between France and several of its former colonies, notably in West Africa, from colonial times to the present.  Though we will begin with an introduction into French colonialism through the study of images and propaganda portraying the colonies, we will soon shift our focus to readings and films that address this relationship from an African perspective.  The course will progress chronologically ending with a study of the nature of this relationship in the 21st century through the readings of the Senegalese writer, Fatou Diome.  Themes explored include colonialism, education, African culture, migration, and cultural identity.


CAS LF310 A1 Fren for Profes
4.0 Credits
Guzman

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF212) or equivalent; or placement test results. Advanced study of French as used in the professions in the francophone world. Readings, discussions, and assignments develop linguistic skills and cultural competence: current political and economic issues, familiarity with major French-language newspapers, creation of French CV and cover letter.

Course Description (detailed description)
In this interactive course, we will explore science and technology in the francophone world.  Through a range of media, including journal articles and documentary films, students will learn about current research on the environment, healthcare, and emerging technologies in a cultural context.  Assignments will focus on stylistic tools useful in oral and written scientific communication and each student will do final research project based on a topic of interest.


CAS LF341 A1 Contemporary Trends in French Culture and Society
4.0 Credits
Hawkes

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results.  Through current articles and headlines, films and songs, this class explores the meaning and preservation of French “Culture” while investigating areas of social debate from a French perspective. Designed for but not limited to students returning from abroad.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF348 A1 Fr Civilization
4.0 Credits
Duséwoir

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results.  Examines France’s classic cultural symbols and evolution from monarchy into the revolutionary nation that introduced notions of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Survey of events in today’s post-modern and post-colonial state. Uses film, video, articles to explore contemporary culture and politics.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF350 A1 Intro Fr Texts
4.0 Credits
Nicholas

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results.  Development of techniques for reading and interpreting French literary texts. Special attention to the study of lyric poetry, drama, and short narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF350 B1 Intro Fr Texts
4.0 Credits
Kelly

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: At least one Level 1 Advanced Course (CAS LF 303, 307, 308, 309, 310,311) or equivalent; or placement test results.  Development of techniques for reading and interpreting French literary texts. Special attention to the study of lyric poetry, drama, and short narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF351 A1 Intro Fr Novel
4.0 Credits
Kline

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF350) Close readings in the French novel from its origins to the nouveau roman. Attention to narration, themes, symbols, and schools. Investigation of the roman d’analyse, Romantic prose, realist fiction, and other types of narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF452 A1 The Age of Versailles
4.0 Credits
Row

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF350) An interdisciplinary course examining the flourishing of the golden age of French spectacle through letters, poetry, drama, art, and music. How and why was power consolidated and spectacularly reinforced through art? Authors include Moliere, Racine, Corneille, Sevigne, LaFayette and more. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS LF 562.

Course Description (detailed description)
“Versailles” brings to mind the famed, glittering French palace, but in the 17th century it was also the seat of royal power, the performance site of French theater, ballet, and opera, the manifestation of ingenious developments in architecture, design and gardening, and the location of courtly gossip, intrigues and more. This interdisciplinary course examines the flourishing of the golden age of French spectacle through letters, poetry, drama, art and music. How and why was sovereign, Absolute power consolidated and spectacularly reinforced through art? Authors include Molière, Racine, Corneille, Sévigné, LaFayette and more.


CAS LF500 A1 Frnch Phonetics
4.0 Credits
Neidle

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: one CAS LF 300-level course and CAS LX 250 as either a pre-requisite or as a co-requisite. Students improve their pronunciation and aural comprehension by applying linguistic principles governing the articulation and distribution of French sounds, liaison, “mute e,” and intonation. Written exercises reinforce theoretical points; oral exercises and recordings allow focus on individual difficulties. Conducted in French. Also offered as CAS LX 372.

Course Description (detailed description)
(Conducted in French) Students improve their pronunciation and aural comprehension by applying linguistic principles governing the articulation and distribution of French sounds, liaison, “mute e,” and intonation. Written exercises reinforce theoretical points; oral exercises and recordings allow focus on individual difficulties.

Required texts :

(1) Carduner et Hagiwara, D’Accord – La Prononciation du français internationale: Acquisition et perfectionnement, ISBN-10: 0471097292; ISBN-13: 978-0471097297 (can be purchased over the Internet);

(2) Baudelaire, Les fleurs du mal.

(3) Ionesco, La cantatrice chauve et La leçon.

plus additional articles to be made available.


CAS LF556 A1 Fr Cinema/Lit
4.0 Credits
Kline

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF350) Analysis of classic French films by Vigo, Renoir, Carné, Malle, Bresson, Godard, and Truffaut as well as later twentieth and early twenty-first century works. Weekly screenings, reading of literary models and film theory. Also offered as CAS CI 562.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LF569 A1 Tpcs Francophon
4.0 Credits
Cazenave

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLF350) and one LF 400-level literature course. Topic for Fall 2017: Algeria in Words and Images: from Yesterday to Today. Close reading of selected short stories, novels, and films by major French and Francophone writers and filmmakers.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Algeria in Words and Images: from Yesterday to Today.  Close reading of selected short stories, novels, and films by major French and Francophone writers and filmmakers. Attention to postcolonial criticism, age, gender, and location; issues of colonial and postcolonial representations and imagery. Focus on re-appropriation of history, writing of colonial and post-colonial violence, exoticism, memory, migration.  Authors to be discussed: Albert Camus, Frantz Fanon, Assia Djebar, Leïla Sebbar, Leïla Marouane, Maïssa Bey, Boualem Sansal, Yahia Belaskri, Anouar Benmalek. Films by Merzak Allouache, Yamina Benguigui, Djamila Sahraoui, Michael Haneke, Alain Tasma.


GRS LF621 A1 Reading French
0.0 Credits
Huckle

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Designed for graduate degree candidates preparing for language reading examinations. Develops skills in interpreting written French with minimal phonological or cultural references. Practice in translating passages relating to the sciences and humanities. No previous knowledge of French required. Students will not receive graduate credit for this course and there is no tuition charge.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LF850 A1 Sem French Lit
4.0 Credits
Kelly

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Satisfies departmental theory requirement. Topic for Fall 2017: Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post-colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LS 850 C1.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LF860 A1 Sem French Lit
4.0 Credits
Row

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Topic for Fall 2017: Versailles and the Aesthetics of Power. An interdisciplinary course examining the Age of Versailles through letters, poetry, drama, art, and dance. How and why was power consolidated and spectacularly reinforced through aesthetics? Critical theories of sovereignty, power and theater. Authors include Doubrovsky, Benjamin, Marin, Foucault, Apostolides.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Versailles and the Aesthetics of Power. “Versailles” brings to mind the famed, glittering French palace, but in the 17th century it was also the seat of royal power, the performance site of French theater, ballet, and opera, the manifestation of ingenious developments in architecture, design and gardening, and the location of courtly gossip, intrigues and more. This course offers a theoretical framework for understanding the representation of power, theories of tragedy and comedy, and different forms of knowledge, subjectivity and desire. How and why was sovereign, Absolute power consolidated and spectacularly reinforced through art? What are the gendered and sexual dynamics of social relations under Louis XIV? Authors include Molière, Racine, Corneille, Sévigné, LaFayette as well as theoretical texts by Doubrovsky, Benjamin, Marin, Foucault, Apostolides.

CAS LI111 1st Sem Italian
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
For students who have never studied Italian, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures used in written exercises. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Readings on contemporary Italian culture. Meets four days a week. Lab required. (If CAS LI 131 or a more advanced college-level course has been completed, this course cannot be taken for credit.)

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI112 2nd Sem Italian
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLI111) or placement test results. Continues study of basic grammatical structures used in written assignments. Emphasis on speaking, aural comprehension, and pronunciation. Readings on contemporary Italian culture. Meets four days a week. Lab required.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI131 A1 Italian CFA 1
4.0 Credits
Coté

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: CFA students only. Specially designed for College of Fine Arts students. Grammar; special attention to phonetics; reading and writing.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI211 3rd Sem Italian
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLI112) or placement test results. Intended for students with a satisfactory background in elementary Italian who wish to continue study of grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking, pronunciation, and aural comprehension. Reading about Italian culture and contemporary short stories. Compositions and oral assessments including interviews and/or presentations. Meets three days a week.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI212 4th Sem Italian
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLI211) or placement test results. For students who wish to build active use of Italian in speaking, writing, and reading. Intensive practice of spoken and written language. More advanced readings from Italian culture. Writing involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns. Oral assessments including interviews and/or presentations. Meets three days a week. Satisfactory completion of CAS LI 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI313 A1 Media Pop Cultr
4.0 Credits
Raffo

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLI212) or placement exam results, or consent of instructor. Students analyze how print, audiovisual, and digital media impact Italian culture and society. Through viewing, discussing and writing, students examine how television, advertising, and folklore represent current social phenomena,and make comparisons between Italian and US culture.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI459 A1 Holocaust Lit
4.0 Credits
Harrowitz

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLL281 OR CASRN384) or junior standing or consent of instructor. A study of Primo Levi’s writings and scientific, theological, and philosophical approaches to the Holocaust. Other theorists (Arendt, Wiesel, Müller-Hill) and other survivors’ testimonies (Delbo, Borowski, Fink) are read in conjunction with Levi’s works. Also offered as CAS RN 459 and CAS XL 459.

Mts w/CAS RN459 Mts w/CAS XL459

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LI555 A1 Dante 1
4.0 Credits
Costa

Course Description (from the Student Link)
A close reading of one text, Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, with attention to its medieval contexts: philosophical, theological and historical. Analysis of the poetic means by which Dante represents both human evil and human hope. Bi-lingual text. Lectures and discussion in English. Also offered as CAS RN 555 and CAS XL 383.

Mts w/CAS RN555 Mts w/CAS XL383

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LI621 A1 Reading Italian
0.0 Credits
Coté

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: graduate standing. Designed for graduate degree candidates preparing for language reading examinations. Develops skills in interpreting written Italian with minimal phonological or cultural references. Practice in translating passages relating to the sciences and humanities. No previous knowledge of Italian required. Students will not receive graduate credit for this course and there is no tuition charge.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.

Linguistics courses

GRS LL691 Lang Teach 2
2.0 Credits
Chazal

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(GRSLL690) or consent of instructor. Fosters professional outlook on language teaching and learning. Students deepen their knowledge of instructional technologies, further develop proficiency-based pedagogy projects for their own courses, and prepare teaching philosophies, conference presentations, and other portfolio materials.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LL699 Teachng Coll Ll
2.0 Credits
Chazal

Course Description (from the Student Link)
The goals, contents, and methods of instruction in languages. General teaching-learning issues. Required of all teaching fellows.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.

CAS LP111 1st Sem Portugs
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Introduction to grammatical structures. Fundamental communications skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Exposure to the culture and civilization of the Portuguese-speaking world through media broadcast, literature readings, films, music, and videotapes. Lab required. Four hours weekly.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LP211 A1 3rd Sem Portugs
4.0 Credits
Bianconi

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLP112) or placement test results. Promotes cross-cultural understanding of the Luso-African-Brazilian cultures through authentic literary texts, multimedia, film and music. Completes study of grammatical structures and syntactical patterns. Emphasizes reading, writing and conversational competency. Conducted in Portuguese.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LP305 A1 Topicslang&Cult
4.0 Credits
Bianconi

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLP212) or advanced Portuguese proficiency. Taught in Portuguese. Can be repeated for credit as topics change. Explores historical, social, and political, aspects of Brazilian language and culture. Designed to increase fluency and accuracy in written and spoken Portuguese, broadening vocabulary and mastery of syntax. Topic for Fall 2017: Introduction to Brazilian History and Culture. Topic for Spring 2018: Language Through Brazilian Film.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LP310 A1 Brazilian Cinem
4.0 Credits
Lopes De Barros

Course Description (from the Student Link)
An overview of Brazilian cinema in the 60s, 70s and 80s, its discourse on revolution and marginality, as well as its connection to artistic, musical, and literary movements. Focus on the work of avant-garde filmmakers and younger generations. Also includes attention to Cuban cinema. Taught in English. Also offered as CAS CI 321.

Mts w/COM CI321 Mts w/CAS CI321

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.

CAS LS111 First Sem Span
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
For students who have never studied Spanish, or by placement test results. Introduction to grammatical structures. Emphasis on aural comprehension, speaking, and pronunciation. Introduction to Hispanic culture. Lab required.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS112 Second Sem Span
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS111) or placement test results. Completes study of basic grammatical structures. Emphasis on speaking and aural comprehension. Readings on contemporary Hispanic culture. Writing assignments. Lab required.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS123 A1 1st Yr Spanish
8.0 Credits
Griffin

Course Description (from the Student Link)
For beginners only. Intensive equivalent of one year of college Spanish.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS211 Third Sem Span
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS112) or placement test results. Completes study of grammatical structures of Spanish. Use of spoken language in conversation. Reading in Hispanic civilization and of contemporary short stories. Writing exercises involving more complex grammatical and syntactical patterns.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS212 Fourth Sem Span
4.0 Credits
Multiple sections are offered, please see Student Link for instructors

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS211) or placement test results. Review of the structures of Spanish. Intensive practice of spoken language. More advanced readings from Hispanic culture. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of CAS LS 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS306 A1 Spanish Transla
4.0 Credits
Carrión-Guerrero

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the translation of written texts. Analysis of the theory and practice of translation as a catalyst of cultural transfer. Taught in Spanish. Two topics are offered for Fall 2017. Section A1: Translation Strategies: Viaje entre culturas. Examines the practice of transferring meaning from and into Spanish through a wide variety of texts and mediums. Students develop language skills and cultural awareness by exploring literary, technical, legal, and audiovisual texts. Section B1: Techniques of Literary Translation. Practice in the translation–from and into Spanish–of different forms of literary prose and poetry.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Translation Strategies: Viaje entre culturas. This course is an introduction to translation theory and practice, and investigates different texts including literary, technical, medical, legal, and audiovisual. Students will explore the key elements involved in transferring a message between cultures, while analyzing and solving translation problems within a team. Likewise, they will strengthen their communication skills and justify their decision making through oral presentations and discussions with their peers.


CAS LS306 B1 Spanish Transla
4.0 Credits
Basker-Seigel

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the translation of written texts. Analysis of the theory and practice of translation as a catalyst of cultural transfer. Taught in Spanish. Two topics are offered for Fall 2017. Section A1: Translation Strategies: Viaje entre culturas. Examines the practice of transferring meaning from and into Spanish through a wide variety of texts and mediums. Students develop language skills and cultural awareness by exploring literary, technical, legal, and audiovisual texts. Section B1: Techniques of Literary Translation. Practice in the translation–from and into Spanish–of different forms of literary prose and poetry.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Techniques of Literary Translation. Practice in the translation -from and into Spanish- of different forms of literary prose and poetry. Students continue developing language skills through in-class writing workshops in the production and revision of translations. Excerpts from novels and stories, poems, letters, speeches, plays, biblical texts and children’s literature. Discussion of essays about the theory and practice of translation. Writing will occur in a variety of forms, building grammar and vocabulary in Spanish and English, with attention to techniques of revision, basic problems of translation from and into Spanish, and the solutions found by major writers. Class discussion and student presentations on how translators transmit culture and written texts.


CAS LS307 A1 Span Lit & Arts
4.0 Credits
Hackbarth

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the analysis of literature in its relations to the arts and society. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Representations of the Spanish Civil War through Literature, Film and the Arts. Why does the Spanish Civil War continue to haunt us? In this advanced course of Spanish language we carefully analyze literary, filmic, and artistic productions from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Regime to unveil its underlying reasons. Section B1: Contar el crimen en Hispanoamerica. An intensive writing and conversation course that explores crime in the Spanish-speaking world through a variety of genres including short stories, theater, film and popular music. Section C1: Contar el crimen. This multi – faceted course in Spanish conversation and composition explores how writers of distinct genres narrate crime (murders, scams, frauds). We focus on original works written by journalists, authors of fiction, comic artists, psychologists and criminologists.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Representations of the Spanish Civil War through Literature, Film and the Arts. This advanced course of Spanish will allow students to study, analyze, and reflect on the cultural productions of a society divided into two ideologically opposing groupings not only during the period of the Spanish Civil War from 1936 – 1939 but until the death of its dictator, Francisco Franco. Students will be exposed to a wide range of fictional texts (literary and filmic), historical documents and artistic objects (posters, paintings, etc.), which will enable them to think across the field. This course is writing intensive and will guide learners to communicate more effectively, interact with global competence, and participate in communities locally and globally.


CAS LS307 B1 Span Lit & Arts
4.0 Credits
Dovidjenko Benavides

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the analysis of literature in its relations to the arts and society. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Representations of the Spanish Civil War through Literature, Film and the Arts. Why does the Spanish Civil War continue to haunt us? In this advanced course of Spanish language we carefully analyze literary, filmic, and artistic productions from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Regime to unveil its underlying reasons. Section B1: Contar el crimen en Hispanoamerica. An intensive writing and conversation course that explores crime in the Spanish-speaking world through a variety of genres including short stories, theater, film and popular music. Section C1: Contar el crimen. This multi – faceted course in Spanish conversation and composition explores how writers of distinct genres narrate crime (murders, scams, frauds). We focus on original works written by journalists, authors of fiction, comic artists, psychologists and criminologists.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Contar el crimen en Hispanoamérica. In this writing and conversation intensive course, we will explore crime in the Spanish speaking world through a variety of genres such as detective short stories, chronicle, theater and performance, film and popular music (romance, tango, salsa and ska). In the first unit, we will discuss the genre classic characteristics and variations, the logical deduction, its portrayal of the detective and the criminal, and its progressive evolution from pure mystery to social criticism. The second unit will be dedicated to less-discussed facets of crime: violence against women and minorities, state and institutional crime, impunity and punishment.


CAS LS307 C1 Span Lit & Arts
4.0 Credits
Datel

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the analysis of literature in its relations to the arts and society. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Representations of the Spanish Civil War through Literature, Film and the Arts. Why does the Spanish Civil War continue to haunt us? In this advanced course of Spanish language we carefully analyze literary, filmic, and artistic productions from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco Regime to unveil its underlying reasons. Section B1: Contar el crimen en Hispanoamerica. An intensive writing and conversation course that explores crime in the Spanish-speaking world through a variety of genres including short stories, theater, film and popular music. Section C1: Contar el crimen. This multi – faceted course in Spanish conversation and composition explores how writers of distinct genres narrate crime (murders, scams, frauds). We focus on original works written by journalists, authors of fiction, comic artists, psychologists and criminologists.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Contar el crimen. How is crime narrated? What are the minds of criminals like? What are the minds of the detectives like? How does society punish crime? Why do some thieves become heroes in society? What relationships were there between the mafia’s culinary recipes and how they planned their crimes? Come to this class to explore and dig deeper into questions like these. This advanced, multi faceted course in Spanish conversation and composition will explore how writers of distinct genres narrate crime (murders, scams, frauds). We will focus on original works in Spanish written by journalists, authors of fiction, comic artists, filmmakers, psychologists and criminologists. The core of investigation and discussion will be the strategies of a variety of disciplines and sources to present crime and the meaning of these works in their specific social contexts. Students must be prepared to view films and read works of journalism and literature critically and analytically and be able to express their ideas both orally and in written form. Grammar topics will be addressed according to students’ individual needs.


CAS LS308 A1 Span Film&Media
4.0 Credits
Monet-Viera

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the analysis of films and media of the Spanish-speaking world: cinema, the internet, and social media. Two topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Politics, Passion, and Prayer in Latin American Film. An advanced language course, aimed at refining students’ oral and written proficiency through the analysis of film, especially the ways in which Latin American directors represent political crisis, romantic and familial relationships, and spiritual belief. Section B1: Gender, Sexuality, Culture, and Power in Spanish-Speaking Film. Combines oral and written proficiency, basic methods for film analysis, and examines how discourses on gender identity and sexuality intersect with structures of power in specific contemporary cultural contexts.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Politics, Passion, and Prayer in Latin American Film. LS 308 is an advanced language course, aimed at refining students’ oral and written proficiency through the analysis of Latin American film. This course will not only delve into the analysis of cinematography but will also broaden the students’ cultural awareness of Latin America, a continent stereotypically known for its passionate soap operas, dictatorships and political unrest, and high religiosity. As the title indicates, we will pay particular attention to the ways in which Latin Americans identify themselves in relationship to the nation, the beloved, and or/the spirit.


CAS LS308 B1 Span Film&Media
4.0 Credits
Ouedraogo

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of the Spanish language through the analysis of films and media of the Spanish-speaking world: cinema, the internet, and social media. Two topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Politics, Passion, and Prayer in Latin American Film. An advanced language course, aimed at refining students’ oral and written proficiency through the analysis of film, especially the ways in which Latin American directors represent political crisis, romantic and familial relationships, and spiritual belief. Section B1: Gender, Sexuality, Culture, and Power in Spanish-Speaking Film. Combines oral and written proficiency, basic methods for film analysis, and examines how discourses on gender identity and sexuality intersect with structures of power in specific contemporary cultural contexts.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Gender, Sexuality, Culture, and Power in Spanish-Speaking Film. This advanced language course aims at refining students’ oral and written proficiency through the analysis of Spanish-Speaking film. The course will introduce methods for film analysis and examine how discourses on gender identity and sexual orientation intersect with structures of power in specific contemporary cultural contexts.


CAS LS310 A1 Span for Profes
4.0 Credits
Castaño

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher, or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Advanced study of Spanish as used in the professions in the Spanish-speaking world. Analysis and discussion of intercultural professional communication, acquisition of specialized vocabulary. Topic for Fall 2017: Spanish for the Medical Professional. Focus on communication skills and cultural sensitivity in a medical setting, including medical and family history, current symptoms, and treatments.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Spanish for the Medical Professional. Students will develop a more advanced communicative and written competence in Spanish through a series of lessons designed specifically for today’s healthcare professional. This course is designed to improve your medical communication skills based on ACTFL Guidelines (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Students should have an intermediate to intermediate/advanced knowledge of Spanish grammar and conversation. However, the course will review essential components of grammar in the context of the medical interview and physical examination. Students will learn techniques for fluidity of patient interviewing, as well as for these key components: history of present illness, past medical/surgical history, medications, allergies, social history, and family history. Students will also become adept at discussing key clinical conditions/syndromes such as chest pain, abdominal pain, febrile illnesses, nutritional status, and mental health disorders. The course is designed to improve students’ performance in all areas of competence including writing, speaking, listening and reading; however, the emphasis will be on oral communication. Issues of cultural sensitivity between ethnic groups will also be discussed. There will be weekly written assignments based on material from the textbook. In addition, students will give oral presentations based on healthcare-related issues and practice role-playing. Finally, the course will allow them the opportunity to delve into specialized areas of interest based on student preference, such as complementary and alternative treatments, reproductive history, domestic violence, and/or healthcare delivery in unique settings.


CAS LS311 A1 Perform Spanish
4.0 Credits
Rodríguez Ballesteros

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS212) or Spanish SAT subject test score of 560 or higher; or placement test results. Not open to students for whom Spanish is a first language. Students may take up to two 300- level Spanish language courses (LS 306, LS 307, LS 308, LS 310, LS 311) before moving on to higher levels. Any combination of two 300-level courses may be taken for credit, provided the two courses have different course numbers; repeating a course with the same number is not allowed. Topic for Fall 2017: Spanish through Performance. Through scene-writing, drama exercises, improvisations and performances in Spanish, students develop communicative skills while consolidating grammar, building vocabulary, and working on pronunciation and intonation, and develop their cultural awareness by performing in situations from everyday life in the Hispanic world.

Course Description (detailed description)
Topic for Fall 2017: Spanish through Performance. Spanish through Performance is a dynamic language class designed to strengthen communicative skills. Performing in Spanish will help us hone our oral skills, allowing us to work closely on pronunciation and intonation. Through a variety of drama exercises, improvisations and performances students will gain fluency and confidence in self-presentation, debating, negotiating, counseling, persuading and expressing emotions. Spanish films and plays, among other cultural materials, will help us explore the topic of performance and identity in family, work and love relationships within the cultural context of the Hispanic world. We will pay special attention to the element of theatrical performance in everyday life situations and the creation of new identities.


CAS LS350 A1 Intr Hisp Texts
4.0 Credits
Smith

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: any 300-level Spanish language course or placement exam results. Development of techniques for reading and interpreting Hispanic literary texts; reading of lyric poetry, drama, and fictional narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS350 B1 Intr Hisp Texts
4.0 Credits
Iffland

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: any 300-level Spanish language course or placement exam results. Development of techniques for reading and interpreting Hispanic literary texts; reading of lyric poetry, drama, and fictional narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS350 C1 Intr Hisp Texts
4.0 Credits
Maurer

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: any 300-level Spanish language course or placement exam results. Development of techniques for reading and interpreting Hispanic literary texts; reading of lyric poetry, drama, and fictional narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS350 D1 Intr Hisp Texts
4.0 Credits
Smith

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq: any 300-level Spanish language course or placement exam results. Development of techniques for reading and interpreting Hispanic literary texts; reading of lyric poetry, drama, and fictional narrative. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS452 A1 Tpcs Lat Am Lit
4.0 Credits
Pineda

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) Topic for Fall 2017: Moving across Borders: Contemporary Mexican Literature and Film. Study of Mexican literature and film by exploring the concept of “borders” in geographical, psychic, and symbolic terms. Topics include but are not limited to: the US-Mexico border; the rural/urban divide, and the liminality between gender, class, and racial constructions. Taught in Spanish.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS455 A1 Spn Am Thru 19C
4.0 Credits
Staff

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) A close reading of representative texts of Spanish American literature from early writings of discovery and conquest through the nineteenth century. Emphasis on the development of the modern novel and on Spanish America’s quest for a cultural identity.

Course Description (detailed description)
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CAS LS457 A1 20 Span Amr Lit
4.0 Credits
Iffland

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) Representative literary works written in Spanish America during the twentieth century. Special attention to the relationship between modernity and identity, and the connection of literature with other cultural expressions, particularly film.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS575 A1 Peninsular Lit
4.0 Credits
Smith

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) and two LS 400-level literature courses or consent of the instructor. Topic for Fall 2017: Women’s Poetry in Contemporary Spain (1880-2000). Including the poetry of Rosalía de Castro, Margarita Ferreras, Concha Méndez, Ángela Figuera Aymerich, Graciela Baquero.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS576 A1 Span Amer Lit
4.0 Credits
Borinsky

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) and two 400-level LS literature courses; or consent of instructor. Two topics are offered Fall 2017. Students may take one or both for credit. Section A1: Secrets in Latin American Literature and Culture. Readings in fiction and poetry with links to music, film and politics. Readings include Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez, El rufian moldavo by Edgardo Cozarinsky, poetry by Nicanor Parra, Borges and Juan Gelman and various films. Taught in Spanish. Section B1: The Sensorium of Modernity at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century. The impact of technologies of mechanical reproduction like photography, film, and the phonograph inaugurated new sensory environments that affected human consciousness and perception. This course studies Latin American literature in relation to this sensorium at the turn of the century. Taught in Spanish.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


CAS LS576 B1 Span Amer Lit
4.0 Credits
Pineda

Course Description (from the Student Link)
Prereq:(CASLS350) and two 400-level LS literature courses; or consent of instructor. Two topics are offered Fall 2017. Students may take one or both for credit. Section A1: Secrets in Latin American Literature and Culture. Readings in fiction and poetry with links to music, film and politics. Readings include Santa Evita by Tomas Eloy Martinez, El rufian moldavo by Edgardo Cozarinsky, poetry by Nicanor Parra, Borges and Juan Gelman and various films. Taught in Spanish. Section B1: The Sensorium of Modernity at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century. The impact of technologies of mechanical reproduction like photography, film, and the phonograph inaugurated new sensory environments that affected human consciousness and perception. This course studies Latin American literature in relation to this sensorium at the turn of the century. Taught in Spanish.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LS850 A1 Sem Tpcs SP Lit
4.0 Credits
Lopes De Barros

Course Description (from the Student Link)
May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Ruins and Ruinologies. The Third World as Ruins. Departing from Cuban Writer Antonio José Ponte, this course studies the “debris of the present”. The relationship between ruins and memory, catastrophe and hope, urban space and literature, cinema and ethnography in Latin America. Section B1: After Góngora. The major poems of Góngora and their afterlife in modern poetry, through commentary, translation, and other kinds of recreation. Section C1: Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post-colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LF 850 A1.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LS850 B1 Sem Tpcs SP Lit
4.0 Credits
Maurer

Course Description (from the Student Link)
May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Ruins and Ruinologies. The Third World as Ruins. Departing from Cuban Writer Antonio José Ponte, this course studies the “debris of the present”. The relationship between ruins and memory, catastrophe and hope, urban space and literature, cinema and ethnography in Latin America. Section B1: After Góngora. The major poems of Góngora and their afterlife in modern poetry, through commentary, translation, and other kinds of recreation. Section C1: Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post-colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LF 850 A1.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.


GRS LS850 C1 Sem Tpcs SP Lit
4.0 Credits
Kelly

Course Description (from the Student Link)
May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Three topics are offered Fall 2017. Section A1: Ruins and Ruinologies. The Third World as Ruins. Departing from Cuban Writer Antonio José Ponte, this course studies the “debris of the present”. The relationship between ruins and memory, catastrophe and hope, urban space and literature, cinema and ethnography in Latin America. Section B1: After Góngora. The major poems of Góngora and their afterlife in modern poetry, through commentary, translation, and other kinds of recreation. Section C1: Literary Theory from Structuralism to Post-colonialism. Survey of important theoretical works and trends from structuralism through post-colonial theory. Theoretical essays are read in tandem with literary works. Also offered as GRS LF 850 A1.

Course Description (detailed description)
N/A.