UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Courses

ARAB 101. Elementary Arabic I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Arabic was the language of instruction. This is an elementary course on the fundamentals of Arabic, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ARAB 102. Elementary Arabic II (4)

Prerequisite: ARAB 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Arabic was the language of instruction. ARAB 102 is the continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Arabic: grammatical structures, reading, practice in spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General …

ARMN 101. Elementary Armenian I (3)

Prerequisite: Not open to students who have attended schools where Armenian is the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Armenian, including alphabet and additional sounds, grammatical structure, reading, writing and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ARMN 102. Elementary Armenian II (3)

Prerequisite: ARMN 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students who have attended schools where Armenian is the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Armenian. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ARMN 310. Armenian Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Covers all aspects of the Armenian culture from ancient civilization to modern day life both in Armenia and in the diaspora. Introduces the Armenian culture, including language, literature, history (including waves of immigration to the U.S. and the genocide of 1915), religion, political parties, music, visual and …

ARMN 317DV. Equity and Diversity in School (3)

This course is intended to prepare teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curricular content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. The course will focus on the history and culture of the Armenian experience, and a comparative analysis will be made with other ethnic groups in California. This course …

ARMN 360. Changing Roles of Armenian Women (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. The course explores changing roles of Armenian women with particular emphasis on new definitions and options in the family, community and society. The course perspective is international and comparative, with significant focus on Armenia and the diaspora. Also, the course concentrates on the educational, …

ARMN 380. Contemporary Issues in Armenia and the Diaspora (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of contemporary domestic and international issues in Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, with emphasis on Armenians in America. Includes an analysis of Armenian genocide as a historical issue having contemporary relevance, and a focused examination of current-event issues such as immigration, assimilation, social and political activities …

ARMN 410. Seminar in Armenian Culture (3)

Prerequisites: ARMN 310; one other upper division Armenian course; Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examines in detail some fundamental aspects of Armenian culture that shaped the identity of the Armenians people through 3,000 years of history. The topics, which may differ from one semester to another, may include Pre-Christian culture; the impact of …

ARMN 417. Equity and Diversity in School (3)

Prepares teacher candidates to examine principles of educational equity, diversity and the implementation of curriculum content and school practices for elementary/secondary students. Focuses on the history and culture of a specific ethnic experience, and a comparative analysis is made with other ethnic groups in California. Engages students to examine, critique and reflect on their personal …

ARMN 440. Armenian American Child (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of the development of the Armenian child with particular emphasis on bicultural and bilingual issues that may influence educational progress. Culturally relevant socialization patterns of children from Armenia and the Armenian diaspora are examined. Intended for prospective teachers and students interested in human services. (Available for …

CHIN 101. Elementary Mandarin Chinese I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Mandarin was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, including grammatical structure, alphabet, writing and practice of the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

CHIN 102. Elementary Mandarin Chinese II (4)

Prerequisite: CHIN 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Mandarin was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Mandarin, including grammatical structures, reading, writing, practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative …

CHIN 201. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese I (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Mandarin. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

CHIN 202. Intermediate Mandarin Chinese II (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 201. Recapitulation of basic grammar, including intense practice in reading and writing, reading of short stories, poems and essays and analysis of the reading. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Mandarin. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

CHIN 312. Business Chinese (3)

Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or permission of instructor. This course is designed for students who have completed at least two years of Chinese study (or equivalent) and are interested in working or doing business with China. It focuses on developing Chinese language proficiency and business oriented vocabulary by using practical real world commercial applications. Students will …

CLAS 101L. Elementary Latin I (3)

Introduction to the structure of Latin, with emphasis on reading Latin and on the role of Latin to the development of English. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

CLAS 315. Greek and Roman Mythology (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of the myths of Greeks and Romans, and of their impact on the literature of the Western world. Conducted in English. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

CLAS 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Classics (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Selected topics in classics, with course content to be determined.

FLIT 150. Gateways to Western Civilization: Greece and Rome (3)

Prerequisite: May not be taken by students who have completed FLIT 350. Basic elements of modern civilization have their origins in Greece and Rome. Emphasis on historical development and on their impact on contemporary society. Conducted in English. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FLIT 234. Virtual Study Abroad (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course will give students a simulated experience of studying abroad via technology mediation and exposure to people and products from international cultures. Through the virtual exposure to global cultures and research projects, students will learn to use technology to access information sources, develop strategies to evaluate …

FLIT 250. Traditional Culture of Japan (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. The course explores the traditions that inform the values and aesthetics of present-day Japan and make one of the most technologically advanced nations distinctly Asian and traditional. It also examines the foreign influences on Japan, the modifications that were made to suit Japanese taste and influences of …

FLIT 260. Life and Thought in Modern Spain (3)

Prerequisite: Cannot be applied toward the major or minor requirements in Spanish. No knowledge of Spanish required. A study of the ideas and events that have influenced the development of modern Spanish intellectual and social life. Special emphasis will be placed on intellectual currents. Conducted in English.

FLIT 295A. Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introduction to masterpieces of European literature from the Middle Ages through the Classical period. Conducted in English. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

FLIT 295B. Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Introduction to masterpieces of European literature from Romanticism to the modern period. Conducted in English. (Available for General Education, Arts and Humanities.)

FLIT 331. Literary Masterpieces of Italian Humanism and Renaissance Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. No background of Italy or knowledge of the language required. This course offers students an in-depth study of major Italian literary masterpieces (fiction, poetry and drama) and aesthetic theories developed during the period of Humanism and Renaissance (1380-1550). Such a study allows students to appreciate the importance …

FLIT 370. Modern Japanese Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: No background knowledge of Japan or the language is required. Explores the country that quickly modernized and Westernized to become an economic and industrial force in the world and yet remains distinctly Asian. Examines the Japanese people and culture, their recent changes and the current critical issues …

FLIT 371. Modern Italian Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Survey of contemporary Italy. Captures the major literary and cultural aspects and examines the social relations, customs, traditions and productive forces that have contributed to the emergence of Italy as a leading industrial European country. Meets the upper division General Education writing requirements. Conducted in English. (Available for …

FLIT 380. Cultural Development of Modern Russia and Eastern Europe (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examines the cultural history and current developments of the Slavic people in the Russian States and Eastern Europe, and traces the role of these people in American culture and society. Conducted in English. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FLIT 381. Aspects of the Italian-American Experience in Cinema, Literature, Philosophy and Music (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course will examine different individuals within the Italian-American experience, exploring their contributions in the fields of cinema, literature, philosophy and classical music, and how through each we see an additional paradigm offered in and to the mainstream artistic and humanistic endeavor in the U.S. Conducted in …

FLIT 391. Cultural Theories and Methodologies (3-3)

Preparatory: FLIT 234. Intensive interdisciplinary study of an age, movement, problem or theme, with emphasis on the practices and methodologies of intercultural study. The topic of the seminar varies. May be repeated once for credit. (Cross-listed with HUM 391.)

FLIT 402. Japanese Literature (3)

Survey of Japanese literature from earliest times to the present, with particular emphasis on Japanese cultural values as applied to Western literary forms. Conducted in English.

FLIT 427. Drama from Ibsen to the Present (3)

Development of significant theater movements in Europe and America, including an intensive study of selected plays. Conducted in English. (Cross-listed with ENGL 427.)

FLIT 455. Women Writers of Asia (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of selected literary works by women of Asia. Examines the roles of gender and women’s creativity in response to the religious and ideological currents and social conditions in the region. Conducted in English.

FLIT 491. Capstone Seminar (3-3)

Prerequisite: FLIT 391. Intensive interdisciplinary study of an age, movement, problem or theme, with emphasis on the application of cultural theory in interdisciplinary study. The topic of the seminar varies. Students will complete a senior project, such as a research paper or a creative performance, that demonstrates the integrated knowledge, understanding and linguistic skills they …

FLIT 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Selected topics in Foreign Literature in Translation with course content to be determined. Conducted in English.

FLIT 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)

No course description.

FREN 101. Elementary French I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where French was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of French, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FREN 102. Elementary French II (4)

Prerequisites: FREN 101. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where French was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of French, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FREN 200. Beginning French Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent. Not open to students who have attended schools where French was the language of instruction. Intended to develop students’ aural-oral skills and to improve their fluency in spoken French. May not be challenged. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FREN 204. Review of French Grammar (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 102. Recommended Corequisite: FREN 208. Extensive grammar study intended to clarify and deepen the students’ understanding of French grammar through a thorough review of its basic concepts. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in French. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

FREN 208. Intermediate French Reading and Writing (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 102 or equivalent. Students acquire the techniques and strategies necessary to read and write French at appropriate intermediate levels. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in French.

FREN 300. Advanced French Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Not open to students who have attended schools where French was the language of instruction. Intended to encourage majors and minors in French engaged in the junior-year program to further develop their ability to express themselves in the French language. May not be challenged.

FREN 306. Advanced Composition (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in French. Devoted to the analysis of types of French style and to the practical application of these type patterns in writing.

FREN 312. Readings in French for Business (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Preparatory: FREN 306. Readings and discussion of texts dealing with various aspects of business, designed to introduce the students to the basic vocabulary and structures of commercial French.

FREN 313. Beginning Commercial Correspondence (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 312. Introduction to the basic principles of business correspondence in French.

FREN 315A. Masterpieces of French Literature (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Introduction to the highlights of French literature from the Middle Ages to the Classical period.

FREN 315B. Masterpieces of French Literature II (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Introduction to the highlights of French literature from the 18th century to the contemporary period.

FREN 380. French Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Study of the historical, cultural and societal evolution of the French people from the earliest records to the contemporary period.

FREN 381. The Contemporary French World (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Advanced conversation, focusing on aspects of modern culture.

FREN 405. The Art of Translation (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or instructor consent. Examination of the similarities and differences between English and French idiom and syntax by means of translation exercises ranging from colloquial to literary in nature.

FREN 406. Textual Analysis and Composition (3)

Prerequisites: FREN 306 or FREN 313, and FREN 315A or FREN 315B. Preparatory: It is recommended that this course be taken before enrollment in FREN 415D, FREN 415F or FREN 415P. Assists students in acquiring literary analytical faculties and in applying these stylistic techniques to written analysis based on classroom discussion, explication in class and …

FREN 415D. French Drama (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Preparatory: FREN 406. Examination of French drama from the medieval period to the 20th century.

FREN 415F. French Fiction (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French. Preparatory: FREN 406. Study of selected French novels and short stories tracing the development of the genre from the Middle Ages to the present.

FREN 415P. French Poetry (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in French or instructor consent. Preparatory: FREN 406. Study of French poetry as a genre from its origins to its modern manifestations in the 19th and 20th centuries.

FREN 495A-Z. Topics in Francophone Studies (3)

Prerequisite: FREN 204 or FREN 208. This course explores problems faced on a daily basis in Francophone countries through a selection of short stories and films. Intensive study of selected themes and issues in Francophone countries will change from region to region such as the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia), the Sub-Saharan region (Mali, Chad, Cameroon, …

FREN 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in French Literature (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing; One upper division course in French literature. Selected topics in French literature with course content to be determined.

HEBR 101. Elementary Hebrew I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Hebrew was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Hebrew, including grammatical structure, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

HEBR 102. Elementary Hebrew II (4)

Prerequisite: HEBR 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Hebrew was the language of instruction. HEBR 102 is the continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Hebrew: grammatical structures, reading, practice in spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General …

ITAL 101. Elementary Italian I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Italian was the language of instruction.  Study of the fundamentals of Italian: grammatical structures, reading, practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ITAL 102. Elementary Italian II (4)

Prerequisite: ITAL 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Italian was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Italian, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, …

ITAL 201. Intermediate Italian I (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 102. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Italian. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ITAL 202. Intermediate Italian II (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 201. Recommended Corequisite: ITAL 204. Brief review of grammar. Intensive practice in pronunciation and conversation. Reading of essays, short stories and plays, as well as study of some problems pertinent to Italian culture. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Italian. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ITAL 204. Intermediate Italian Grammar and Composition (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: ITAL 202. One-semester course for non-native speakers consisting of extensive grammar review and literary composition. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Italian. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

ITAL 290. Intermediate Reading and Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 202 or equivalent. This course offers the opportunity to increase functional language competence. Reading comprehension and communicative skills will be fostered with the use of active vocabulary, media presentations and performances. Guided conversations, reading, and pronunciation will emphasize the development of accurate idiomatic expressions. Use of Internet resources and multimedia materials will be …

ITAL 300. Advanced Conversational Italian (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 204. One-semester course intended to encourage students to further develop their ability to express themselves in the Italian language.

ITAL 305. Structure of the Italian Language (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 204. One-semester course devoted to the analysis of the structure of Italian.

ITAL 306. Translation and Style (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 204 or permission of the instructor. This course is designed to help students enhance their mastery of the Italian language through translation from English into Italian and Italian into English. This course is a study of the syntactic, morphemic and semantic structures of both languages. Texts to be translated will include literary excerpts, …

ITAL 396A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Italian Literature (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 204 or equivalent. Experimental topics in Italian literature or linguistics, with content to be determined.

ITAL 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Italian Literature (3)

Prerequisite: ITAL 315. Selected topics in Italian literature, with course content to be determined.

JAPN 101. Elementary Japanese I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Japanese was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Japanese, including grammatical structure, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

JAPN 102. Elementary Japanese II (4)

Prerequisite: JAPN 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Japanese was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Japanese, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, …

JAPN 201. Intermediate Japanese I (4)

Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent. Japanese students with sufficient oral fluency and knowledge of fewer than 100 kanji may enroll in 201 only. Study of grammar, sentence patterns and writing. May not be challenged. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

JAPN 202. Intermediate Japanese II (4)

Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent. Students with sufficient oral proficiency and knowledge of fewer than 250 kanji may enroll in 202 only. May not be challenged. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

JAPN 204. Kanji II (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 102 or equivalent. Can be taken concurrently with JAPN 201. Students learn to read and write 500 basic kanji characters, and learn to use them in context. The course will provide students with the opportunity to further their study of Japanese language and culture and to increase functional language competence. Reading comprehension and …

JAPN 205. Kanji III (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 201 or equivalent. Can be taken concurrently with JAPN 202. Students learn to read and write 750 kanji, and learn to use them in context. The course will provide students with the opportunity to further their study of Japanese language and culture and to increase functional language competence. Reading comprehension and writing skills …

JAPN 300. Advanced Japanese Conversation (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of second year sequence in Japanese. Designed to develop further the students’ ability to express themselves in spoken Japanese. Strongly recommended for students planning to participate in study abroad programs in Japan.

JAPN 304. Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of second year sequence in Japanese. Consisting of advanced studies in grammar, syntax, and kanji characters, with composition exercises designed to develop the students’ command of the written language.

JAPN 305. Language and Culture in Japanese (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 300 or equivalent. Practice in communication utilizing grammatical and socio-linguistic studies. Through video presentation, role play, interpretation exercises and other activities, the students describe the situation, identify any problems and practice solving problems or accomplishing goals in a non-confrontational manner appropriate in the Japanese social context.

JAPN 400. Japanese Language and Society (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 304 or equivalent. The goal of this course is for students to learn how the Japanese people and society are depicted in the media, and to use Japanese skills for authentic communication purposes. The course will focus on advanced grammar, idioms and reading comprehension skills, enabling students to become better able to express …

JAPN 401. Introduction to Literature in Japanese (3)

Prerequisite: JAPN 400 or equivalent. In this course, students read authentic work of literature, beginning with poetry, essays and short stories. The goal of this course is for students to improve their facility to read and to recognize the subtle differences in the ways Japanese and Americans communicate, interact, and live their lives. This course …

KOR 101. Elementary Korean I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Korean was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Korean: alphabet and additional sounds, grammatical structure, reading, writing and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

KOR 102. Elementary Korean II (4)

Prerequisite: KOR 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral proficiency or who attended schools where Korean was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Korean, including alphabet and additional sounds, grammatical structure, reading, writing and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative …

KOR 201. Intermediate Korean I (3)

Prerequisite: KOR 102 or permission of instructor. Designed to develop intermediate or survival level skills in Korean on topics related to daily life and everyday situations. Emphasis will be placed on activities designed to enhance all four linguistic skills, namely, listening, speaking, reading, and writing as well as knowledge of the Korean people and their …

KOR 202. Intermediate Korean II (3)

Prerequisite: KOR 201 or permission of instructor. As a continuation of KOR 201, this course develops survival level skills in Korean that enable students to handle topics related to daily life and everyday situations with a complication. Emphasis will be placed on activities designed to enhance listening and reading comprehension and knowledge of the Korean …

PERS 101. Elementary Persian I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Persian was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Persian, including grammatical structure, alphabet, writing and practice of the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

PERS 102. Elementary Persian II (4)

Prerequisite: PERS 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Persian was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Persian, including grammatical structures, reading, writing, practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, …

PERS 201. Intermediate Persian I (3)

Prerequisite: PERS 102. Intermediate course designed to strengthen existing communicative skills and cultural knowledge in Persian. Emphasis on oral expression, vocabulary expansion, grammar and, more specifically, reading and writing. Introduction to reading of literature and culture. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies).

PERS 202. Intermediate Persian II (3)

Prerequisite: PERS 201. Intermediate course designed to strengthen existing communicative skills and cultural knowledge developed in PERS 201. Emphasis on oral expression, vocabulary expansion, spelling, grammar, composition and, more specifically, reading and writing and culture. Conducted in Persian.

SPAN 101. Elementary Spanish I (4)

Prerequisite: Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction. Study of the fundamentals of Spanish, including grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural Studies.)

SPAN 102. Elementary Spanish II and (4)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or instructor consent. Not open to students with oral and writing proficiency or who attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction. Continuation of the study of the fundamentals of Spanish grammatical structures, reading and practice in the spoken language. May not be challenged by exam. Credit will not be given …

SPAN 103. Elementary Written Spanish I (3)

Prerequisite: Open only to those with oral fluency in Spanish. Preparatory: Instructor consent, subject to verification of oral skills at the beginning of the semester. Emphasizes the development of reading and writing skills, and includes the study of specific areas of grammar. Reading selections emphasize Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish. May not be challenged. Credit …

SPAN 210. Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or SPAN 104 or equivalent. Not open to students who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction. Recommended corequisites: SPAN 220A and SPAN 220B. Intended to develop the students oral-aural skills and to improve their fluency in spoken Spanish. May not be challenged. (Available for General Education, Comparative Cultural …

SPAN 220A. Intermediate Spanish I (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or SPAN 104 or equivalent. Recommended Corequisite: SPAN 210. Improves listening and speaking skills, although reading and writing skills are strengthened as necessary. Review of basic grammar and introduction of more advanced grammatical structures and syntax. Vocabulary expansion. May not be challenged if principal schooling has been in Spanish. (Available for General Education, …

SPAN 220B. Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 220A or equivalent. Recommended Corequisite: SPAN 210. Improves reading and writing skills in Spanish and use of these skills in the context of an introductory study of Hispanic literature. Introduces critical theory as an essential to analysis. Reviews application of grammar skills to composition. Conducted in Spanish. May not be challenged …

SPAN 300. Advanced Conversational Spanish (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 220A or equivalent. Not open to students who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction. Recommended Corequisite: SPAN 220B. Encourages majors and minors in Spanish engaged in the junior-year program to further develop their ability to express themselves in the Spanish language. Strongly recommended for prospective teachers of Spanish. May …

SPAN 304. Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. One-semester course consisting of the study of difficult problems of syntax unique to the Spanish language, with composition exercises that develop students’ command of the written language.

SPAN 306. Advanced Composition (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 304 or upper division standing in Spanish. Analysis and evaluation of types of Spanish style and the practical application of these type patterns in writing.

SPAN 307. Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Literature (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 220B or equivalent. Reading, discussion and practical analysis of selected works of Hispanic literature to acquire the basic knowledge of the genres, archetypes and movements that are unique to it. Introduction to the analytical tools (terminology, critical approaches, research methodology, and term-paper format) necessary to the study of the above. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 310. Language and Contemporary Hispanic Life (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Advanced conversation focused on aspects of contemporary culture.

SPAN 315A. Literature of Spain I (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Introduction to the highlights of Spanish literature from its origins to the Golden Age period, including Cervantes.

SPAN 315B. Literature of Spain II (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Introduction to the highlights of Spanish literature from the Golden Age period to the modern period.

SPAN 362. Introduction to Spanish Translation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 304. A course designed to introduce students to written translation and prepare them to apply the basic techniques essential to translation in a wide range of fields. Discussion emphasizes the importance of cultural and linguistic differences that can affect meaning, and the role of the translator in the translation task. Practice includes speed-reading, …

SPAN 363. Literature of Latin America I (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. First part of a 2-semester course dealing with representative authors of Central and South America; the study of the cultural and social backgrounds of their work; and analysis of literary genres, such as native Indian elements and gauchesco literature.

SPAN 364. Literature of Latin America II (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Second part of a 2-semester course dealing with representative authors of Central and South America; the study of the cultural and social backgrounds of their work; and analysis of literary genres, such as native Indian elements and gauchesco literature.

SPAN 372. Introduction to Spanish Interpretation (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 304. A course designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of interpretation. The major goal is to familiarize students with basic methods and techniques of simultaneous, consecutive, and sight interpretation. These techniques include: active listening, memory enhancement, note taking, concentration and others. English into Spanish and vice versa. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 380. Latin American Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Evolution of Latin American civilization, with special reference to social, cultural and artistic elements.

SPAN 381. Spanish Civilization (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Study of Spanish customs and institutions in the light of their historical development.

SPAN 382. Literature and Society in Latin America (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Reading and discussion of selected works of fiction and non-fiction, with emphasis on their place in the development of Latin American literature, and their relationship to social and historical movements, the history of ideas and the development of the arts. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 383. Literature and Society in Spain (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Reading and discussion of selected works of fiction and non-fiction, with emphasis on their relationships to social and historical movements, the history of ideas and the development of the arts in Spain. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 400. Structure of the Spanish Language (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Scientific analysis of the structure of Spanish; comparison with traditional descriptions; and review of problems of usage in writing and speaking Spanish. Available for graduate credit.

SPAN 401. Language and Culture (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Linguistic study of the Spanish language in a social and cultural context. Topics covered may include the study of cultural influences on the development of the language and its varieties, languages in contact with other languages, bilingualism and socio-cultural factors in language use.

SPAN 408. Literature of the Middle Ages (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the literary and intellectual developments in Spain during the Middle Ages. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 409. Literature of the Renaissance (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the literary and intellectual developments in Spain during the Renaissance. Analysis of the development of major genres. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 411. Literature of the Golden Age (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the literary and intellectual developments in Spain from the end of the 15th century to the end of the 17th century. Study of the major trends in prose, poetry and drama. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 414. Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries: Spain (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the literary and intellectual developments in Spain during the 18th and 19th centuries. Study of the major trends in prose, poetry and drama. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 415. Literature of the 20th Century: Spain (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the literary and intellectual developments in Spain during the 20th century. Study of the major trends in prose, poetry and drama. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 425. Spanish Phonetics (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Spanish. Improves pronunciation, and consolidates and supplements basic theoretical knowledge about sounds, sound relationships and sentence inflection.

SPAN 427. Literature of the 19th Century: Latin America (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Development of 19th century Latin American literature with emphasis on the historical and social context. Close examination of the post-independence ideologies that shaped the formation of the national identities and the modernization of the region.

SPAN 428. Literature of the 20th Century: Latin America (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Development of 20th century Latin American literature with emphasis on the major literary movements from the avant-garde through postcolonial and postmodern studies. Close examination of fiction and non-fiction texts that reflect the historical and political contexts, as well as the construction of the Latin American identity.

SPAN 450. The Latin American Novel (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Development of the Latin American novel from the colonial period to the present day. Emphasis on the “Nueva Novela” (Fuentes, García Márquez, Rulfo, Roa Bastos, Sabato, Vargas Llosâ and others.) Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 462. Advanced Spanish Translation: Legal and Business (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 362. A course designed to train students in written translation of legal, administrative, commercial and business documents. Students will develop the skills necessary for the acquisition of more advanced terminology in those fields. Discussion will emphasize the importance of accuracy in translation as well as ethical considerations that arise in legal and commercial …

SPAN 463. Advanced Spanish Translation: Medical and Scientific (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 362. A course designed to train students in written translation of medical and scientific documents. Students will develop the skills necessary for the acquisition of more advanced terminology in those fields. Discussion will emphasize the importance of accuracy in translation as well as ethical considerations that arise in medical and scientific documentation. Practice includes …

SPAN 472. Advanced Spanish Interpretation: Legal and Business (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 372. A course designed to train students in interpretation in the legal, administrative, business and commercial fields. Students will develop the skills necessary for the acquisition of more advanced terminology in those fields, essential for consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpretation. Discussion will emphasize the importance of interpreting accuracy as well as ethical considerations that …

SPAN 473. Advanced Spanish Interpretation: Medical and Scientific (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 372. A course designed to train students in interpretation in the medical and scientific fields. Students will develop the skills necessary for the acquisition of more advanced terminology in those fields, essential for consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpretation. Discussion will emphasize the importance of interpreting accuracy as well as ethical considerations that arise in …

SPAN 495A-Z. Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (3-3-3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307, SPAN 425. In-depth study of a selected theme or issue in Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics that is not covered in other Spanish undergraduate courses. Topics will change from semester to semester and be restricted in scope and aimed at gaining depth on a particular issue in the literatures, cultures, …

SPAN 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Hispanic Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Experimental topics in Hispanic literatures, cultures, and linguistics, with course content to be determined.

SPAN 497. Comparative Structure of Spanish and English (3)

Prerequisite: SPAN 425. Recommended for native speakers. Comparative study of the Spanish and English linguistic structures at the phonemic, morphemic, syntactic and semantic levels as they interact in the bilingual learning process.

SPAN 505. The Art of Translation (3)

Study of the morphemic, syntactic and semantic problems of translating Spanish into English and vice versa, complemented by practical work in both areas. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 506. Advanced Written Expression (3)

Advanced expository writing designed to take the student beyond the basic skills of clarity and organization to improved language mastery and use of stylistic modes. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 512. Golden Age Prose (3)

Study of the major trends in the prose literature of the Golden Age, including Cervantes and the novel, mystic prose, the essay and historiography. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 513. Golden Age Poetry (3)

Study of the principal trends and types of Golden Age poetry, including epic, lyric and drama. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 518. Spanish Neoclassicism and Romanticism (3)

Study of the aesthetic, social and philosophical ideas in the writings of major Spanish neoclassic and romantic figures. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 519. Spanish Realism and Naturalism (3)

Study of the major realistic and naturalistic authors. Analysis of the development of aesthetic theory and the influence of growing social consciousness and scientific theory on literature. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 520. Latin American Cinema and Literatures (3)

Studies the relationship between film and literature in Latin America, focusing on cinematic adaptations of literary works. Films are viewed by the students outside of the classroom. Class time is devoted almost entirely to discussions of readings and films. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 530. Spanish Dialectology (3)

Study of the objective, methods and issues involved in Spanish dialectology. Exploration of major differences between Iberian and Latin American Spanish, and in-depth analysis of phonetic, morphosyntactic and lexical characteristics of regional and national varieties, including the Spanish of the U.S. Students conduct a research project that includes a small-scale linguistic survey involving native speakers …

SPAN 560. Latin American Women Writers (3)

Topical study of selected works of Latin American women writers, exploring women’s literary traditions and their relationships to mainstream literary movements. Application of recent trends in literary theories and critical methodologies are emphasized. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 561. Spanish Women Writers (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Topical study of selected works of Spanish women writers, exploring women’s literary traditions and their relationship to mainstream literary movements. Application of recent trends in literary theories and critical methodologies are emphasized. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 580. Spanish Literature from 1898 to 1936 (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of social, philosophical and aesthetic issues as reflected in Spanish literature from 1898 to 1936. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 581. Spanish Literature Since 1936 (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the major works of Spanish literature from 1936 to the present, including those of writers exiled during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). All works are studied within the framework of life in Spain during and after the Civil War and in relation to the Spanish literary tradition. Conducted in …

SPAN 584. The Novel of the Mexican Revolution (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of selected novels that describe the revolutionary struggle during the years 1910-1915 and the profound changes that the revolution produced in Mexican society. Also emphasizes the novelists’ disillusion with many of the revolutionary governments. Conducted in Spanish. (Cross-listed with CHS 584.)

SPAN 587. The Contemporary Mexican Novel (3)

Prerequisites: SPAN 306, SPAN 307. Study of the recent trends in the Mexican novel through the reading of selected works by the best-known contemporary Mexican novelists. Conducted in Spanish. (Cross-listed with CHS 587.)

SPAN 594A-Z. Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (3-3-3)

In-depth study of an advanced selected theme or issue in Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics that is not covered in other Spanish graduate courses. Topics will change from semester to semester and be restricted in scope and aimed at gaining depth on a particular issue in the literatures, cultures, or linguistics of the Spanish-speaking world. …

SPAN 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures (3-3)

Prerequisites: Two upper division courses in the major; Senior standing. Study of experimental topics in the discipline of Hispanic literatures and cultures, with course content to be determined each semester. May be repeated once for credit. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 600. History of the Spanish Language (3)

Development of Spanish from Latin to the present. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 606. Seminar in a Genre (3-3)

Topics vary from semester to semester. May be taken for credit for a total of two times, or for a maximum of 6 units. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 607. Seminar in a Literary Period (3-3)

Period studied varies from semester to semester. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 608. Seminar in Selected Authors (3-3)

This course will focus attention on a specific author or group of authors, either in Spanish or Latin American literature. This course may be repeatable for credit only if the topic for the semester changes.

SPAN 609. Seminar in Style (3)

Review of principal stylistic theories and their application to Spanish. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 620. Spanish Literary Criticism (3)

Historical development of Spanish literary criticism, including analysis of representative critics. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 680. Selected Topics in Latin American Culture (3)

Preparatory: SPAN 380 or its equivalent, or instructor consent. Detailed analysis of the complex interplay of political, artistic and intellectual forces at work at any given moment in history. Period or area treated varies from semester to semester. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 681. Topics in Spanish Culture (3)

Preparatory: SPAN 381 or its equivalent, or instructor consent. Detailed analysis of the complex interplay of political, artistic and intellectual forces at work at any given moment in history. Period treated varies from semester to semester. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

Required for comprehensive examinations. Taken in final semester. Conducted in Spanish.

SPAN 699A-C. Independent Study (1-6)

Conducted in Spanish.