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CHIN 101 Chinese I (3-0-3)

Focuses on the speaking and understanding of the Chinese language and the acquisition of the fundamentals of Chinese grammar and characters. At the end of the course, the students will obtain the skills of making short conversations in Chinese, reading simple Chinese texts and writing basic Chinese characters. The curriculum also provides a brief introduction to the Chinese culture.

FREN 101 French I (3-0-3)

Introduces students to the basic principles of the French language such as day to day vocabulary, simple sentences and questions. Content includes oral and writing skills, basic grammar and cultural notions. This course is an introductory course that assumes no previous knowledge of the language.

FREN 102 French II (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: French 101 or placement test and the department’s approval.

Develops in depth the language skills covered in French I and explores more day to day situations. This course is the continuation of French I, students will improve their basic knowledge of the language and achieve an advance beginner level. Emphasis will be placed upon their oral and writing skills.

FREN 111 French For Professional Purposes (3-0-3)

Provides students with basic knowledge of French in a practical professional situation related to French business. The course will develop student's language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing and also interaction) through exercises and communicative activities and will initiate them to practical applications of French for professional communication, including conventions of correspondence, business etiquette, and travel.

FREN 122 French and Francophone Culture (3-0-3)

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 110

Focuses on French and Francophone Culture. Students will be exposed to French History, geography, politics literature, art, architect, music and economics. They will also understand the emergence of the Francophone community. The course will acquaint students with the different cultures of the French speaking as well as the role of the French language in shaping this community in all its diversity. Conducted in English.

FREN 201 Intermediate French I (3-0-3)

Prerequisite(s): FREN 102, FREN 270 or placement test and the department’s approval.

Aims to develop proficiency in the four basic communicative skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing French. The primary goal of this course is the development of a functional ability to use French. Knowledge of the grammatical structures taught in the first two semesters is assumed.

FREN 202 Intermediate French 2 (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: FREN 201 or replacement test and the instructor approval.

Aims to develop proficiency in the four basic communicative skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing French. The primary goal of this course is the development of a functional ability to use French. Knowledge of the grammatical structures taught in the first two semesters is assumed. . Grammar study, through some grammar exercises, is included but is associated primarily with the readings in French and with the re-writing of student projects. The course prepares students linguistically to attend an advanced level. This course is the continuation of FREN 201.

FREN 270 French Conversation (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 3 credits in any French course or a placement test and the department’s approval.

Aims to Develops abilities to speak and understand French in both conversational and formal contexts. It focuses on active communication skills while working on spontaneous conversations related to daily-life topics. Activities include oral presentations, collaborative projects, language journals, and other multimedia documents.

GRMN 101 German I (3-0-3)

Covers basic concepts of the German language, such as present and conversational past tense, word order in statements and questions, and expressing likes and dislikes. The course also explores cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries, such as the school and university system. The goal is to achieve basic fluency in spoken German and competency in the reading and writing of short texts.

GRMN 102 German II (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: GRMN 101, or placement test and the department’s approval.

Covers more advanced concepts of the German language, such as written past tense and the dative case. The course also explores more in-depth than German 101 certain cultural aspects of the German-speaking countries, for example fairy tales. The goal is to achieve an advanced beginner’s level of both spoken and written German.

GRMN 122 Germany in Europe: A Survey of History, Culture and Society (3-0-3)

Offers a survey of German history, culture, and society, with special emphasis on the developments in Germany since 1945. Focuses on topics such as Germany’s political system and the country’s position in Europe and the world, reunification and the resulting social problems, immigrant communities, and the German economy. Approaches these topics via primary texts as well as films and secondary materials. Also considers literary, philosophical, and historical texts. Taught in English.

GRMN 201 Intermediate German 1 (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: GRMN 102

Explores German-speaking cultures in connection with speaking, hearing, reading, and writing the German language. We will achieve command of grammatical structures of an intermediate level of difficulty and of vocabulary necessary for the comprehension of short (literary) texts. We will also focus on learning intercultural skills, based on growing linguistic and cultural knowledge. The course will cover the final three chapters of the main textbook Kontakte.  

GRMN 202 Intermediate German II (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: GRMN 201

Intermediate German II is the continuation of Intermediate German I. We will solidify our knowledge of German-speaking cultures in connection with writing, reading, hearing and speaking the German Language. At the end of the course, the students will be able to read a variety of longer texts, engage in more involved conversations, ask in-depth question, write essays on cultural topics, and have a significantly more comprehensive understanding of German-speaking cultures today. Intensive oral practice in class discussions will continue to develop communicative abilities.

SPAN 101 Spanish I (3-0-3)

Prepares students to apply the basic skills of communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Emphasizes fluency in the language through a communicative approach. Outlines basic vocabulary building and essential grammatical structures of the language.

SPAN 102 Spanish II (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or SPAN 121 or placement test and the department's approval

Expands the knowledge of the Spanish language by further developing the basic skills of communication: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasizes fluency in the language through a communicative approach. Advances the use of the Spanish in the classroom.

SPAN 122 – The Luso – Hispanic World (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: ENGL 110

Provides an introductory perspective on the issue and topics that shape the Luso – Hispanic World. Introduces the most relevant historical periods based on transatlantic approach. Examines foundational writings in relation to the cultural challenges in the region. Traces contemporary debates at national and global level. Conducted in English.