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Here is a description of all foreign language courses at SUNY Oneonta. Please note all prerequisites, and if you have any questions as to how to get into a course (e.g. how to demonstrate “equivalent proficiency”), please contact the department office at 436- 3409.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL101 Introduction to American Sign Language I: Study of the syntax of American Sign Language with emphasis on sentence structure, facial expression, body movement, markers, classifiers, quantifiers, and vocabulary. Practical applications are emphasized.

3 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

ASL102 Introduction to American Sign Language II: Study of the syntax of American Sign Language with emphasis on sentence structure, facial expression, body movement, markers, classifiers, quantifiers, and vocabulary. Practical applications are emphasized.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FLAN101 or equivalent (LA, FL2)

ARABIC

ARAB101 Introduction to Arabic I: An introduction to the basics of Arabic. The course will be proficiency based, covering all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). We will place considerable emphasis on active use of the language both in class and in daily homework assignments. By the end of the semester, students can expect to know the Arabic alphabet, to be able to read simple texts using a limited range of vocabulary and structures, to deliver an address about oneself in Arabic, and to engage in limited conversations with classmates, instructors and sympathetic native speakers. Students will also develop an acquaintance with some aspects of Arab culture through the exploration of Arabic- language media and Arabic- related web sites.
3 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

ARAB102 Introduction to Arabic II: A continuation of introductory Arabic. The course will be proficiency based, covering all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). We will place considerable emphasis on active use of the language both in class and in homework assignments. Students will review the material covered in Arabic 101 and further develop language skills and cultural competence.
3 s.h. Prequisite: ARAB101 or permission of instructor (LA, FL2)

ARAB103 Second Year Arabic I: The course will be based at the intermediate level, covering all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing), with new grammar and more reading, and beginning the study of Arabic calligraphy. We will place considerable emphasis on active use of the language both in class and in homework assignments, including short compositions.
3 s.h. Prequisite: ARAB102 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

ARAB104 Second Year Arabic II: This is a high intermediate level course in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will be advanced level based, covering all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). We will place considerable emphasis on developing reading and speaking and writing skills. By the end of the semester, students can expect to write a short composition.
3 s.h. Prequisite: ARAB103 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

FLAN165 English as a Foreign Language I: Helps foreign students improve their command of the English language. Includes reading, writing, listening, and comprehension skills. Emphasis on reading at the college level.
3 s.h. No prerequisite

FLAN166 English as a Foreign Language II: Continuation of FLAN165, designed to further improve English- language skills. Emphasis on writing at the college level.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FLAN165 or permission of instructor

FRENCH

FREN101 Introductory French I: French for beginners: for students who have studied no more than 2 years of high school French. Studies basic language skills, including comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Use of language laboratory and audio- visual materials.
4 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

FREN102 Introductory French II: A continuation of FREN101, including a review of basics covered in FREN101.
4 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN101 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

FREN103 Intermediate French I: Continued study of French grammar and language with emphasis on idiomatic expression.
4 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

FREN104 Intermediate French II: A continuation of FREN103.
4 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN103 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

FREN201 Advanced French I: A thorough review of French grammatical structures with an emphasis on written and oral expression.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

FREN202 Advanced French II: A continuation of French 201.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

FREN204 French Civilization I: A study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic, and literary development of the French nation, from prehistoric times to the French Revolution. FREN204/205 may be taken in any order.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN205 French Civilization II: A study of the political, social, intellectual, artistic, and literary development of the French nation, from the French Revolution to the present. FREN204/205 may be taken in any order.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN 208 Survey of French Literature I: A study of French literature from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA, AH2)

FREN209 Survey of French Literature II: A study of French literature from the French Revolution to the present.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA, AH2)

FREN210 Survey of Francophone Literature: A study of Francophone literature of Quebec, the French West Indies, Sub- Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia during the 20th century.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN219 French Phonetics and Conversation: A study of French phonetics, accent, and intonation patterns with an emphasis on oral expression and comprehension.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN201, 202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN220 Advanced Conversation and Composition: Intensive oral and written expression in French with role playing, debate, oral presentation, essays, and letter writing.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN219 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN299 Independent Study in French: Special studies under department supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in French and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisite: SoS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

FREN312 Medieval French Literature: A study of selected authors of the Middle Ages.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN316 French Literature of the Renaissance: A study of selected authors of the 16th century.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN317 French Neo- Classical Literature: A study of selected authors of the 17th century.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN318 The French Enlightenment: A study of selected authors of the 18th century.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN319 French Literature of the 19th Century: A study of selected authors from the French Revolution to World War I.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN320 Modern French Literature: A study of selected authors of French expression from World War I to the present.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN322 Francophone Literature: We’ll explore the richness and diversity of francophone literature through texts and films from French- speaking areas such as Louisiana, Quebec, Haiti, Morocco, Algeria, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Course will be conducted in French.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: FREN208, 209, 210 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

FREN398 Seminar in French: Investigation or research of particular literary or cultural interests. Includes regular group meetings, but emphasis is on individual work.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SrS (LA)

FREN399 Independent Study in French: Special studies under department supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in French and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters. 1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: JrS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

GERMAN

GERM101 Introductory German I: German for beginners. For students that have studied 0- 2 years of high school German. Studies basic language skills, including comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Emphasis on oral appriach is stressed.
3 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

GERM102 Introductory German II: A continuation of GERM101.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: GERM101 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

GERM103 Second Year German I: Review of grammar and continnued development of language skills. Emphasizes reading and includes work in language laboratory.
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: GERM102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

GERM104 Second Year German II: Review of grammar and continnued development of language skills. Emphasizes reading and includes work in language laboratory.
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: GERM103 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

GERM201 Review of German Grammar
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]

GERM202/203 German Grammar & Composition I & II
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]

GERM208 Introduction to German Literature
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]

GERM212/213 Conversational German I & II
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]

GERM299 Independent Study in German: Special studies under departmental supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in German and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: SoS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

GERM399 Independent Study in German: Special studies under departmental supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in German and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: JrS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

HEBREW

HEBR101 Introductory Hebrew I: An introductory course that lays a broad foundation for understanding, speaking, reading and writing modern Hebrew. Includes basic vocabulary and grammar and use of language laboratory.
3 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

HEBR102 Introductory Hebrew II: A continuation of HEBR101.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: HEBR101 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

HEBR103 Second Year Hebrew I: Continued cultivation of basic language skills, with emphasis on vocabulary- building and speaking ability. Includes readings ain Hebrew prose andpoetry, oral discussion, written composition, and grammar review.
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: HEBR102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

HEBR104 Second Year Hebrew II: Continued cultivation of basic language skills, with emphasis on vocabulary- building and speaking ability. Includes readings ain Hebrew prose andpoetry, oral discussion, written composition, and grammar review.
[Offered on request as Individual Course Enrollment, contact Department Chair for more information.]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: HEBR103 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

HEBR299 Independent Study in Hebrew: Special studies under departmental supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in Hebrew and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: SoS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

ITALIAN

ITAL101 Introductory Italian I: Italian for beginners: for students who have studied no more than 2 years of high school Italian. Studies basic language skills, including comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on the present tense.
3 s.h. No Prerequisite (LA, FL2)

ITAL102 Introductory Italian II: A continuation of ITAL 101, including a review of basics covered in ITAL 101. Continues study of basic language skills, including comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on past tenses.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL101 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL112 Elementary Italian Conversation: Designed to help students improve their conversational abilities from the elementary to intermediate level. Includes class discussions, role- playing, debates and oral presentations. Some written work required, study of idiomatic expressions, vocabulary and some attention to grammatical structures.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL103 Second- Year Italian I: A continuation of ITAL 102, including a review of material covered in ITAL 102. Continues study of basic language skills, including comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, with emphasis on complex sentence structure.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL104 Second- Year Italian II: A continuation of ITAL 103, including a review of material covered in ITAL 103. Conversation, grammar review, composition, readings from Italian literature and culture at the high- beginner level, extensive use of web and audio- visual materials.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL103 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL201 Advanced Italian I: A thorough review of Italian grammar at the advanced level. Improves oral and written abilities through oral reports, study of grammar, conversation and reading. Emphasis on writing short compositions, short cultural and literary readings, and in- class conversation.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL202 Advanced Italian II: A continuation of Italian 201: a thorough review of Italian grammar at the advanced level. Improves oral and written abilities through oral reports, study of grammar, conversation and reading. Emphasis on writing short compositions, short cultural and literary readings, and in- class conversation.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

ITAL212 Conversational Italian: Designed to help students improve their conversational abilities from the intermediate to advanced level. Includes class discussions, role- playing, debates and oral presentations. Some written work required, and attention to vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and some grammatical structures.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL104 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

ITAL294 Special Topics in Italian: Group study of literature of culture in Italian under faculty supervision. May be repeated in successive semesters with different topics.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL201 or ITAL202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

ITAL299 Independent Study: Individual study of literature or culture in Italian under faculty supervision. May be repeated in successive semesters with different topics.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisite: ITAL201 or ITAL202 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

LATIN

LATN101 Introductory Latin I: An introduction to the language of the Roman Empire, the written language of Europe’s Medieval Period, and the parent of such modern languages as Spanish, Italian, and French. This course will introduce the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary, with the goal of reading simple Latin texts and exploring classical and medieval literature, culture and history.
3 s.h. No prerequisite. (LA)

LATN102 Introductory Latin II: Continuing study of the language of the Roman Empire, the written language of Europe’s Medieval Period, and the parent of such modern languages as Spanish, Italian, and French. This course will continue presenting the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary, with the goal of reading simple Latin texts and exploring classical and medieval literature, culture and history.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: LATN101 or permission of instructor. (LA)

SPANISH

SPAN101 Introductory Spanish I: Spanish for beginners; for students with no more than 2 years of high school spanish. Emphasizes oral abilities in the use of basic vocabulary and fundamental patterns of the language. Includes reading, writing, and use of state of the art language laboratory and audio- visual materials.
3 s.h. No prerequisite (LA, FL2)

SPAN102 Introductory Spanish II: A continuation of SPAN101; review of basics presented in SPAN101; emphasis on narration in the past tenses.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN101 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN103 Second Year Spanish I: A continuation of SPAN102; review of basics: emphasis on subjunctive mood, idiomatic expressions, and beginning readings in Spanish and Spanish American culture.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN102 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN104 Second Year Spanish II: A review of the basics of spoken and written Spanish, with readings, conversation, composition, grammar, and cultural explorations designed to raise language skills to the level required for entry into the major programs. May profitably be taken with SPAN 112.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN103 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN112 Elementary Spanish Conversation: Designed for non- majors with some previous Spanish study to complete their General Education FL2 requirement, this course will focus on conversation, practical language use, and cultural exploration, but some vocabulary and grammar review will be included. May also be taken by new majors concurrently with SPAN104 in order to brush up on skills before beginning the advanced language sequence.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: 2 years H.S. Spanish or SPAN102 or equivalent (LA, FL2)

SPAN201 Review of Spanish Grammar: A review of Spanish grammar for those who have already mastered the basics. The course will include intensive work on the past tenses, subjunctive, accent rules, and other difficult constructions. May profitably be taken with SPAN 202 or 215.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN202 Advanced Spanish Usage I: Improves oral and written abilities through oral reports, study of grammar, conversation and writing. Emphasis on writing short compositions, short cultural and literary readings, and use of the web in Spanish. Must be taken before SPAN203; may profitably be taken with SPAN201 or 215.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN203 Advanced Spanish Usage II: Improves spoken and written abilities through oral reports, study of grammar, conversation and writing. Emphasis on writing short compositions, short cultural and literary readings, and use of the web in Spanish, with the goal of achieving the skills necessary to do well in the upper- division courses. As the gateway to the Spanish major, a C+ or better in this course is a prerequisite to the 200- level content courses.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN202 or equivalent proficiency (LA, FL2)

SPAN204 Civilization of the Spanish- Speaking World: Introduces the rich and diverse cultural heritages of Spain and Spanish- America, including geography and key issues, moments and people in their history, society, popular culture, art and music. The course will be conducted in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN203 (LA)

SPAN208 Introduction to Spanish Literature: A sampler of narrative, poetry, and drama from Spanish and Spanish- American Literature. Provides background and teaches techniques of literary analysis in preparation for more advanced literature courses.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN201, 202, 203 or equivalent proficiency (LA, AH2)

SPAN210 Spanish for Business: An intermediate composition and conversation course focusing on situations involving Spanish in the workplace. Attention will be given to international business communication, communication with Hispanic Americans, and historical and intercultural issues affecting the business world. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN201, 202, 203 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN212 Conversational Spanish: Improves ability to speak and comprehend Spanish for students who have reached an intermediate level of oral proficiency. Includes class discussion, role playing, debates, and oral presentations. Primary emphasis on active skill of speaking. Not open to students of native or near- native speaking ability.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN201, 202, 203 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN214 Phonetics: A study of the sound system of Spanish. Also discusses Spanish phonology, dialects, and history of Spanish in Spain and Spanish America. Emphasis on classroom and laboratory practice to improve pronunciation.
[offered in SPRING semesters ONLY]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN201, 202, 203 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN215 Spanish for Bilinguals: Emphasizes improvement of skills in writing, reading, and oral communication, including vocabulary- building and stylistics. Addresses code switching, use of Anglicisms, and interference with English. Students make oral presentations, write compositions, and discuss readings about Hispanic culture.
[offered in FALL semesters]
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN201, 202, 203 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN217 Spanish for Teachers Mini: An intermediate- level conversation course meant to offer students focused practice with vocabulary useful for teachers of Spanish- speaking students. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
1 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency

SPAN218 Spanish for Food Service Mini: An intermediate- level conversation course offering focused practice with vocabulary and structures useful to both clients and managers in restaurant settings. Some written work will be required though the main emphasis will be on oral communication. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
1 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency

SPAN219 Medical Spanish Mini: An intermediate- level conversation course meant to offer students focused practice with vocabulary and structures useful to both providers and patients in health care situations. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
1 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency

SPAN220 A Taste of Translation Mini: An introduction to the art of translation with both oral and written practice. Includes simultaneous translation, radio and television broadcasts, newpaper items, stories and poems.
1 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN104 or equivalent proficiency

SPAN299 Independent Study in Spanish: Special studies under department supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in Spanish and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: SoS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

SPAN310 Spanish & Latin American Film: A film analysis course at the advanced Spanish linguistic level. Examines film as a representation of Latin American and Peninsular historical moments and cultural traditions. Films are organized thematically.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN204 or 205 (LA)

SPAN311 Survey of Spanish Literature: A survey of the literature of Spain from the Middle Ages to the present day. Readings may include El Cid, Don Quijote, the Spanish Romantics, Nobel Prize winner Camilo José Cela, and will touch on themes such as national identity and diversity, the representation of women, religion in the past and in the modern age, and cultural contact with the muslim world. Course will be conducted in Spanish, and essays of 6- 8pp will be required.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN313 Survey of Spanish- American Literature: Traces the development of Spanish- American literature from colonial through modern times, stressing significant writers and trends, and will cover the literature of the conquest, colonial times, the struggle for independence, modernism, realism, magical realism, and the contemporary period. Course will be conducted in Spanish, and essays of 6- 8pp will be required.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN321 Literature of the Golden Age: Study of representative literary works and ideological currents of 16th- and 17th- century Spain, a time of imperial strength followed by incipient political decline, of Spanish Humanism, and of Renaissance and Baroque aesthetics. Major emphasis will vary among likely topics such as: the rise of a national theater in the works of Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, and Calderón de la Barca; the genesis and development of the picaresque novel; the principal forms and themes of the poetry of Garcilaso, fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Francisco de Quevedo and Luis de Góngora; the Novelas ejemplares of Cervantes; the Novelas amorosas y ejemplares of María de Zayas. Course will be conducted in Spanish and among other work, students will be required to write a 10- 12pp research paper in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN322 Literature of the Generation of ’98: Close analysis of this rich literary period that forms the bridge between 19th and 20th century Spanish literature. Emphasizes works of Unamuno, Baroja, Azorín and Antonio Machado.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN323 Literature of th eMexican Revolutionary Period: Studies literature that reflects the impact of the Mexican Revolution. Considers works by Guzmán, Azuela, Yáñez, Fuentes, Revueltas, Usigli, Arreola, and other writing from 1910 to the 1960’s.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN325 Spanish American Regional Novel: A study of early 20th century Spanish American protest novels in which the natural environment affects culture and human existence; some regions represented are the Argentinian Pampas, the Colombian jungle, nad the isolated mountain villages of Mexico and Peru.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN326 Current Trends in Spanish- American Literature: Study of contemporary Spanish- American literature. Covers works from the early 1960’s to the present by Fuentes, Cortázar, Donoso, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez, Puig, Borges, Cabrera Infante, and others.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN327 The 20th- Century Novel in Spain: A study of post- civil war narrative by writers such as Cela, Goytisolo, Delibes, Matute, García Morales, and Rodoreda. The course may be general or special emphasis may be placed on women writers or a selection of novels and contemporary films.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN328 The 20th- Century Spanish Drama: A study of representative dramas by Spanish and/or Spanish American authors.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN330 Non- fictional Narratives: From the “Crónicas” of the Spanish conquerers in the 15th and 16th centuries to the “Nuevo Periodismo” of today, non- fictional narratives have played a principal role in the history of Spanish America and in the shaping and development of its culture and societies. This course will explore the varieties of non- fictional narratives developed in the region, their role in history, as well as their literary value. Conducted entirely in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN340 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean: Study of contemporary Hispanic Caribbean literature. Covers works of 20- th century Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Republic writers such as: Julia de Burgos, Pales Matos, Nicolás Guillén, Ana Lydia Vega, Rosario Ferré Cabrera Infante, Carpentier, Pedro Juan Soto, Juan Bosch, Luis Rafael Sánchez, and others.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: SPAN208 or equivalent proficiency (LA)

SPAN341 Miguel de Cervantes: A close reading of Cervantes’ comic masterpiece, Don Quijote, in the context of Renaissance Literature, the development of the European novel, and the society of Spain’s Golden Age. Other short texts by Cervantes may also be read. Course will be conducted in Spanish and among other work, students will be required to write a 10- 12pp research paper in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN342 Galdós and the Social Novel: A study of representative works by this great 19th- century Spanish novelist and short- story writer in the context of realism, naturalism, and the momentous issues in Spanish and European society and culture at the time. Course will be conducted in Spanish and among other work, students will be required to write a 10- 12pp research paper in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN394 Special Topics in Spanish: Special topics in the study of the Spanish language, literature, culture or linguistics. Offered according to interest of instructor, requests by students, and availability of instructor. Course will be conducted in Spanish and among other work, students will be required to write a 10- 12pp research paper in Spanish.
3 s.h. Prerequisite: C+ or better in SPAN208 (LA)

SPAN399 Independent Study in Spanish: Special studies under department supervision for students who have shown unusual ability in Spanish and other areas. May be continued in successive semesters.
1- 6 s.h. Prerequisites: JrS and permission of department and instructor (LA)

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP

FLAN395 Teaching Assistantship: Provides advanced Foreign Language students with the opportunity to perfect langauge skills while gaining insight into problems involved with foreign language teaching. Student conducts pattern drills and other exercises with beginning or intermediate students under supervision of instructor and generally assists in instruction of basic language skills course.
3- 4 s.h. Prerequisites: 6 s.h. beyond 104 level; GPA in the target language of 3.0 or better; JrS or SrS student majoring or minoring in Foreign Languages; written permission of instructor; other conditions according to College policy.