Courses

  • ARAB-101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Masters Arabic alphabet, learn elementary formal grammar and develop reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARAB-102 Elementary Modern Arabic II

    Prerequisites:

    ARAB 101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to master Arabic alphabet, learn elementary formal grammar and develop reading, speaking, and writing skills.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARAB-201 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I

    Prerequisites:

    ARAB 102 or permission of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Develops proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Modern Standard Arabic. Develops listening comprehension skills with the use of authentic materials such as print media, audio, and video.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARAB-202 Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic II

    Prerequisites:

    ARAB 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking Modern Standard Arabic. Continues to develop listening comprehension skills with the use of authentic materials such as print media, audio and video.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARAB-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores Arabic culture as the system of shared ideas, attitudes, values, perceptions and meanings, explicit and implicit, which Arabs use to interpret the world which serve to pattern their behavior. Seeks to embrace and comprehend the complexity of Arab culture and to recount its attitudes, prejudices, folklore and so forth-from its pre-Islamic genesis (roughly 520 A.D) until present, through a broad and wide-ranging representation of Arabic literature.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARH-101 Art History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Western civilization from prehistoric caves to medieval cathedrals. Considers works from the Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Era, the Romanesque Period, and the Gothic Period in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-102 Art History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Considers work of painting, sculpture, and architecture from periods such as the Renaissance, the Baroque, the Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism, and Post-Modernism in their historical contexts. Introduces students to formal analysis, iconography, and critical thinking.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-H102 Honors Art History II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Post-Modernism.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-305 Art of Greece and Rome

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the civic, religious, and domestic art and architecture of the Ancient Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome. Considers temples, forums, basilicas, city planning, sculpture, pottery, wall painting, mosaics, and engineering achievements in their cultural contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-306 Art of the Middle Ages

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores both religious and secular art within the context of history of the middle ages. Works include mosaics, ivory carvings, manuscript illuminations, enamels, stained glass, altarpieces, fresco paintings, churches, monasteries from the early Christian, Byzantine, Barbarian, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-307 Art of the Italian Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines painting, sculpture and architecture of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in Italy in their cultural context. Artists include Giotto, Masaccio, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-308 Art of the Baroque & Rococo

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores painting,sculpture and architecture in Italy, Spain and Northern Europe during the 17th and 18th century. Works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, Velasquez, Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, Hogarth and others considered within their historical contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-309 Art of the 19th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and Impression in the European painting. Considers works by artists such as David, Ingres, Friedrich, Constable, Delacroix, Goya, Courbet, Millet, Daumier, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt within their historical contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-310 Modernism in Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines European painting and sculpture from around 1880 to 1940, including Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, The Bauhaus, Dada, and Surrealism. Considers works by artists such as Gauguin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, Mondrian, Duchamp, Magritte, Dali, and Ernst within their historical contexts.

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-311 American Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys American painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the colonial period through WWII. Considers works by artists such as Smibert, Copley, West, Stuart, Whistler, Sargent, Eakins, Homer, Ryder, Bierstadt, Cole, Inness, Sloan, Sullivan, Wright, Hopper, O' Keefe, Dove, Hartley, Bellows, Stieglitz, Weston, and Steichen.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-312 Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 14th,15th and 16th centuries in Northern Europe, within their historical context. Topics include the rise of oil painting, the development of woodcut and engraving, the effect of the Reformation on art. Artists include van Eyck,Bosch, Durer, Holbein and Brueghel.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-315 Modernism and Spanish Masters

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the Spanish contributions to Modern art with a specific concentration on the Spanish masters Goya, Picasso, Dali and Miro. Through these artists, the course will explore one of the most controversial periods of Spanish and European history, from the 19th through the dawn of the 20th century. The course is offered only at Suffolk's Madrid campus. Students will take advantage of the rich cultural offerings of the city by making frequent visits to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums. (Taught in Madrid)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • ARH-H315 Honors Modernism and Spanish Masters

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the Spanish contributions to Modern art with a specific concentration on the Spanish masters Goya, Picasso, Dali and Miro. Through these artists, the course will explore one of the most controversial periods of Spanish and European history, from the 19th through the dawn of the 20th century. The course is offered only at Suffolk's Madrid campus. Students will take advantage of the rich cultural offerings of the city by making frequent visits to the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums. (Taught in Madrid)

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • ARH-316 Contemporary Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores European and American art since WWII, including Abstract Expressionism, Colorfield Painting, Pop Art, Minimalism, Neo-Dada, Performance Art, Feminism, Neo-Expressionism and Post-Modernism. Artists include Bacon, Giacometti, Pollock, De Kooning, Frankenthaler, Rothko, Stella, Judd, Calder, David Smith, Serra, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Smithson, Christo, Nevelson, Kosuth, Kruger, Sherman, Basquiat, Kiefer, and Haring.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-318 Art and Museums Today

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the art world of the past few decades with special attention to the roles and exhibition practices of contemporary art museums and galleries. Considers the major artists and trends in today's art world, the history of museums, and the effect of museums on art produced today. Students will visit local museums, including the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) individually and in groups. This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-321 Women, Art & Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys women artists from the sixteenth century to the present and examines new direction in art-historical scholarship developed by feminist art historians during recent decades.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Cultural Diversity Opt B,BFA Humanities Requirement,Cultural Diversity BFA,

  • ARH-347 History of Photography

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the study of photographs. The history of the medium in Europe and America from its invention to the present. Lectures address photographic theory and methodology, and photographs are studied both as art objects and as historical artifacts. Topics include portraiture, documentary photography and photojournalism, Pictorialism and art photography, landscape photography, and issues of gender, race,identity, and the body.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • ARH-401 Special Topic: Seminar in Art

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of instructor needed

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topic will vary from year to year.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Humanities & History

  • ARH-406 Seminar in Art History: Bernini

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the art of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, arguably the most important and influential figure in the world of 17th-century art. Designed for art history majors & minors, the seminar explores Bernini's career within the context of the religious, political, and artistic upheavals of his time; it also helps students develop research skills and provides a foundation that will be valuable for anyone pursuing a career in the world of art and museums.

  • ARH-502 Honors Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing & permission of the Dept.Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a departmental faculty member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-601 Art History I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of western civilization from prehistoric caves to the cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, early Islamic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ARH-602 Art History II

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of the art of Europe and America from the Renaissance to the present. Works of painting, sculpture, and architecture are presented in their historical context. Course covers the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Post-Modernism.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • ASL-101 Elementary American Sign Language I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introductory course for nonnative signers. Emphasis on receptive skills, vocabulary, and grammar. Introduction to issues important to the Deaf community. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,BA FOREIGN

  • ASL-102 Elementary American Sign Language II

    Prerequisites:

    ASL 101

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop receptive skills, vocabulary and grammar. Explores patterns of lexical and grammatical structure. Fosters awareness of issues important to the Deaf community.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-101 Elementary Chinese I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) with an emphasis on developing conversational skills by using fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in functional contexts. Basic reading and writing (in simplified characters) are also taught.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-102 Elementary Chinese II

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 101 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of Chinese 101 with emphasis on developing basic skills to read and write modern colloquial Chinese. The reading, writing and oral skills will be taught on the basis of fundamental grammatical patterns and vocabulary in context.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-201 Intermediate Chinese I

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 102 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasis on improving Chinese skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary and further study of grammar. Discussion of assigned readings primarily in Chinese.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-202 Intermediate Chinese II

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed in CHIN 201.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-211 Survey of Chinese Literature and Culture I

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This is an introductory and interdisciplinary course on Chinese civilization and traditional Chinese literature. It will provide the student with a brief introduction to the cultural legacy and literature of China from the archaeological origins of Chinese civilization to the present time. The diverse origins of China's civilization are stressed as topics in political, social, and economic history are explored, with a focus on developments in language, literature, and art. This course is a good introduction to further study of Chinese history and culture and, in particular, provides a valuable context for themes treated in Modern China.

  • CHIN-306 Advanced Conversation and Composition II

    Prerequisites:

    CHIN 305 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed from Chin 305.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • CHIN-314 Traditional Chinese Society From 1800-1949

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on traditional Chinese society from 1800 to 1949, taking up such areas as family and kinship, social mobility, education, economic and social differentiation, community and social life, and popular belief. Examining the practices and ideologies underlying each area will enhance our understanding of the nature of traditional Chinese society, and help explain how elements of Chinese traditional culture contribute to modern Chinese identity and everyday life.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • CHIN-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Asian Studies

  • FR-101 Elementary French I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Develops reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Explores audio-visual and textual materials based on French and Francophone cultural themes.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-102 Elementary French II

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Explores audio-visual and textual materials based on French and Francophone cultural themes.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-201 Intermediate French I

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Reviews grammar, practice speaking, and continues to explore authentic cultural and literary texts in this writing-intensive course. Examines short readings, films, and print media.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-202 Intermediate French II

    Prerequisites:

    Take FR-201 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to review grammar, practice speaking, and explore authentic cultural and literary texts in this writing-intensive course. Examines short readings, films, and print media.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-205 The Francophone World

    Prerequisites:

    FR 202 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the francophone world through the study of short stories, print media, and film, by engaging with the rich textured and diverse francophone literary canon. Teaches advance notions of French grammar, write compositions, and the art of conversation related to cultural themes.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-216 Masterpieces of French and Francophone Literature in English Translation

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Masterpieces of French and Francophone Literature in English Translation. Studies works translated into English by major authors from the Middle Ages to the present. Explores drama, fiction, and poetry from many regions of the world: Africa, Western Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and Vietnam.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • FR-220 French & Francophone Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Discusses and deepens understanding of French and Francophone cinema from its origins in the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Explores early works from France, by the Lumiere Brothers and Georges Melies as well as contemporary films from France, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Haiti, and Senegal.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • FR-305 Advanced Conversation and Composition And Grammar

    Prerequisites:

    FR 202 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course encourages the student to perfect conversational and writing skills in French. Authentic language and formal writing skills are detailed in this course. The development of oral proficiency is stressed with a focus on listening comprehension, reading and writing. This class is open to heritage speakers as well as those who have participated or are planning on participating in the CAVILAM, CCFS-Sorbonne, or Suffolk-Dakar Programs.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-306 Composition, Conversation and Advanced Grammar

    Prerequisites:

    FR-202;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course enhances students' conversational and writing skills in French. Authentic language and formal writing skills are detailed. The development of oral proficiency is stressed with a focus on listening comprehension, reading and writing. Advanced French grammar is stressed with a focus on written grammatical exercises. This class is open to heritage speakers as well as those who have participated or are planning on participating in the CAVILAM, CCFS-Sorbonne Programs.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-309 Survey of French Literature I

    Prerequisites:

    FR 202 or Instructors permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Analyzes and discusses canonical works of French literature from medieval times to the eighteenth century.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-310 Survey of French Literature II

    Prerequisites:

    FR-202 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Study, analyze and discuss canonical works of French-language literature from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries, as they relate to important events in the art, culture, and history of the Francophone world.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-314 Marie Antoinette, Fashion Revolutionary

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the French Enlightenment and its culture leading up to the French revolution through a focus on one significant figure: Marie-Antoinette. Examines the relationship of female image and the body politic of eighteenth-century France. Considers the legacy of Marie-Antoinette as martyr and fetish object in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and focuses on her continuing relevance today. Topics include: women and power; fashion and self-representation; motherhood and domesticity; and revolution and gender iconography. All work in French.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • FR-315 Mots Doux: Love, Lust and Literature

    Prerequisites:

    Take FR-205 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the theme of love and its manifestation in representative works while being aware of the evolution of French Literature. Addresses various thematics that accompany a traditional survey of literature course such as critical discourse, aesthetic representation, literary movements, genre, construction of sexual identities, sexual politics as well as representations of ethnicity, class, and culture.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-316 Masterpieces of Theatre

    Prerequisites:

    Take FR-205 and FR-305 or instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-318 Face in the Mirror: Writing & Reflecting the Self in French

    Prerequisites:

    FR-205 and FR-305 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines literature in the French language focusing on memoir, essay, and autobiography. Read authors such as, Montaigne, Rousseau, Lamartine, Colette, Duras, Beauvoir, Le, Chamoiseau, Djebar, Conde, Ernaux, Genet, and Satrapi. Develops an appreciation of the differences between autobiography and autofiction. Explores the question of truth and the fallibility of memory.

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-320 French & Francophone Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of French and Francophone cinema from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. We will explore early works from France by the Lumiere brothers and George Melies, as well as contemporary films from France and French-speaking countries, such as Algeria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Haiti, Senegal. All papers are written in French, and bi-monthly discussion sessions are conducted in French. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity B. 4 credits.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • FR-401 Special Topics in French and Francophone Studies

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines a range of topics in French and Francophone studies. Provides individualized guidance and promotes advanced-level research in the special topic area.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-410 Contemporary France

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Studies a specific theme related to art, culture, history,literature and politics from the end of World War II to the present day.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • FR-421 Sejour Linguistique en France

    Prerequisites:

    FR 201-202 or permission of instructor

    Credits:

    4.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Provides an immersion program in Vichy, France through a partnership with CAVILAM. Students are housed with families, participate in excursions and take classes that are conducted entirely in French.

    Term:

    Summer

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-422 Sejour Linguistique au CCFS-Sorbonne

    Prerequisites:

    FR 201 and FR 202 or Instructor's Consent. Can take course for 1 term for 16 credits or 2 terms for 32 credits.

    Credits:

    4.00-16.00

    Description:

    Provides an immersion program in Vichy, France through a partnership with CCFS-Sorbonne, l'Universite de Paris IV. Students are housed with families, participate in excursions and take classes that are conducted entirely in French.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-502 Honors Senior Thesis in French

    Prerequisites:

    Senior Standing and permission of Dept. Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Undertakes a major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member offered every fall semester.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Pursues advanced studies in an area of particular interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-T212 Business French Tutorial

    Prerequisites:

    FR-201 and FR-202 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    INSTRUCTOR'S CONSENT Tutorial studies of the terminology, organization and practice of business in the French-speaking world.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • FRST-319 Marie Antoinette: What Not to Wear

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the French Enlightenment and its culture leading up to the French revolution through a focus on one significant figure: Marie-Antoinette. Examines the relationship of female image and the body politic of eighteenth-century France. Considers the legacy of Marie-Antoinette as martyr and fetish object in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and focuses on her continuing relevance today. Topics include: women & power; fashion and self-representation; motherhood and domesticity; and revolution and gender iconography. All work in English.

  • FRST-320 French and Francophone Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of French and Francophone cinema from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. We will explore early works from France by the Lumiere brothers and George Melies, as well as contemporary films from France and French-speaking countries, such as Algeria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Haiti, Senegal. Class meetings will be held jointly with FR 320. All written assignments and class meetings are in English. Bi-monthly discussion sessions are in English. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity B.

  • GER-101 Elementary German I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practice in both oral and written language skills using German culture as background for language study. Emphasis on active use of German to master structure, pronunciation and vocabulary. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-102 Elementary German II

    Prerequisites:

    Ger-101 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 101. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-201 Intermediate German I

    Prerequisites:

    GER 102 or instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Four-skills approach (speaking, listening, reading, writing) utilizing authentic texts, recordings, and visual media. Grammar review, vocabulary expansion, and intensive practice. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-202 Intermediate German II

    Prerequisites:

    GER 201 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 201. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-216 Masters of German Literature in English Translation Masterpieces

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Discussion of works by major authors from the 18th century to the present. Drama, fiction, and poetry. The specifically German contributions as related to the European context. Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Buchner, Schnitzler, Kafka, T. Mann, Hesse, Brecht, Seghers, Grass, Boll, Wolf and/or others.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • GER-218 Grimms' Fairy Tales

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A critical reading of Grimms' Fairy Tales in the cultural, literary, and political context of the times in which they were collected, edited, and read. Comparisons will be drawn with 20th/21st century cinematic adaptations. The investigation will include uncovering reasons for the graphic violence present in the tales. The contributions of major folklore scholars will also be discussed. The texts will be read in English translation.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement

  • GER-301 German Civilization I

    Prerequisites:

    GER 202 or instructor consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of civilization in the German-speaking countries from the Reformation to German unification (1871). Major figures, movements, and periods. Art, literature, music, and philosophy in the context of political and economic developments. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • GER-302 German Civilization II

    Prerequisites:

    GER 202 or consent of instructor.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of civilization in the German-speaking countries from the late 19th century to the present. Major figures, movements, and periods. Art, literature, music, philosophy, and popular culture in the context of political and economic developments.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • GER-303 Advanced Conversation

    Prerequisites:

    GER 202, or Instructors consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Further development of speaking ability in various contexts (e.g., informal conversation, debate, discussion of current events in the German-speaking countries). Short texts and audio- visual materials as a basis for classroom activities.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-304 Advanced Composition

    Prerequisites:

    GER 202 or consent of the instructor

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Additional training in writing German. Practice in various modes (e.g., essay, poetry, dramas, short fiction). Some translation into English. Special attention paid to grammatical points where needed.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GER-306 German Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of films produced in the German speaking countries from the 1920's to the present. Includes the Weimar republic, the Nazi period, postwar production from both East and West Germany, and new trends since reunification. Film esthetics and socio-historical context. All films shown in German with English subtitles.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • GER-310 Masterpieces of German Literature

    Prerequisites:

    GER 202 or Instructor's Permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A reading of major works in the context of cultural trends and historical developments. Includes such texts as Goethe's Faust, Grimm's fairy tales, a selection of poetry, dramas, and short prose pieces, and at least one novel. GER 301 or GER 302 strongly recommended.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • GER-412 Contemporary Germany

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of German culture, politics, and society from the end of World War II to the present day. Discussion of such topics as the post-fascist mentality, economic efficiency, re-education, Americanization, division and it's legacy, high culture, entertainment for the masses, environmental movements, pacifism, and multiculturalism. Taught in English.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • GER-419 East Germany and the Cold War

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    When the German Democratic Republic was founded in 1949, observers in the West viewed it as an artificial construct created to serve the needs of the Soviet empire. The self-image of the GDR as created by its leadership revolved around the idea of an anti-fascist German state designed as a bulwark against any revival of National Socialism. Over a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is possible to undertake a dispassionate analysis of the forty-year history of the 'other' German state as manifested in its cultural identity and political role during the Cold War.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • GER-420 The Greens and Environmentalism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The rise of the Green Party, from it's grass-roots beginnings to participation in the federal government. Background on the development of green consciousness in Germany and Europe since the early 20th century. Present governmental policies and programs (e.g. alternative energy sources, organic farming, recycling, dismantling of nuclear power).

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • GER-502 Honors Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the Dept. Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GR-101 Elementary Ancient Greek

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the basic syntax and vocabulary of Ancient Greek with an emphasis on reading some modified passages from genuine Ancient Greek texts as soon as possible. No background in grammar or Greek is assumed.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • GR-102 Ancient Greek II

    Prerequisites:

    GR-101

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of GR 101. During the semester we will complete our introduction to Ancient Greek and begin to read continuously a classic work of poetry, history, or philosophy in the original.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • HUM-103 Introduction to Asian Studies: Scope of The Discipline

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An interdisciplinary introduction to Asian Studies will touch upon the history, politics, economics, philosophy, geography, and culture of Asia. Sample topics include international relations, political economy, religious and cultural exchanges, Asian experience in America, and the role of Asia in the 21st century. Students will develop conceptual frameworks for exploring the subjects covered by the Asian Studies curriculum. Cross-list with AS100/HST100

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • HUM-502 Honors Thesis

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the Department Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ITAL-101 Elementary Italian I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practices and develops oral and written language skills. Explores the culture and language of Italy through audio-visual and textual materials.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ITAL-102 Elementary Italian II

    Prerequisites:

    ITAL-101 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues to practice oral and written language skills. Explores the culture and language of Italy through audio-visual and textual materials.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ITAL-201 Intermediate Italian I

    Prerequisites:

    ITAL 102, or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Reviews of grammar, practices speaking, and presents authentic cultural and literary texts and facilitates the writing of compositions.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • JPN-101 Elementary Japanese I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    For students with no previous knowledge. An introduction to features of spoken and written Japanese. Stresses grammar, oral performance and simple characters. One language lab session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • JPN-102 Elementary Japanese II

    Prerequisites:

    JPN-101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed from JPN 101. Emphasis on active command of spoken Japanese. Improvement in pronunciation and conversational skills. Further development in vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing. One language lab session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • JPN-201 Intermediate Japanese I

    Prerequisites:

    JPN-102 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Emphasis on improving Japanese skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Expansion of vocabulary and further study of grammar. Discussion of assigned readings primarily in Japanese. Work in the language lab (one hour per week) and use of sources from the Internet are coordinated with class work.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • JPN-202 Intermediate Japanese II

    Prerequisites:

    JPN-201 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills developed from JPN 201. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • JPN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's Permission required.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them

  • LACS-408 Latin America Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of films from Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, and other Latin American countries. Occasionally the course includes films produced in the United States that are directed by Hispanic filmmakers or that illustrate the significance of Hispanic culture in North America. Films in Spanish with English subtitles. All written assignments and class meetings are in English. Cultural Diversity B. Prerequisite: None. ENG102 or 103 are strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • LACS-416 Border Crossings: The Latino Experience USA

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

  • LACS-500 Honors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Chair

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Candidates must register for a special research project in the fall semester of the senior year and complete a senior thesis under the supervision of a faculty member participating in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • MUH-101 History of Music I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys Western music from CE800-1800, from Gregorian to Beethoven; selected major composers, representative masterworks, and the musical styles of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods; links the music to some of the major historical, cultural, artistic, and intellectual trends of these periods. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-102 History of Music II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys Western art music from 1800-present, from Schubert to Jennifer Higdon; selected major composers, representative masterworks, and the musical styles of Romantic, Contemporary, and post-Modern periods; links the music to some of the major historical, cultural, artistic, and intellectual trends of these periods. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-110 Music Theory

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Covers topics in music theory, including terminology, notation, scales, chords, and basic composition, score analysis and aural skills. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-211 Music of the United States

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys American music from Colonial times to the present; various attempts to create an indigenous musical style; vernacular and art music genres including folk, concert, and religious music, jazz and musical theatre; includes music of Billings, Amy Beach, Ives, Copland, Bernstein, and Libby Larsen. Normally offered yearly.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-212 Popular Music in the United States

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Covers various popular music styles that emerged in America from 1850 to the present including minstrelsy, art song, piano music, band music, blues, jazz, country, rock and rap; includes representative musical selections, emphasis the social and cultural factors that foster the emergence and developed of these genres. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-221 History of Women in Music

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Surveys music in the lives of women, including composers, performers, producers, mothers, and educators from the Middle Ages to the present; examines issues of gender and control, perspective in historical narrative, and religious and secular traditions that impact the cross-cultural reception of women's music. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-223 World Music

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Covers topics in folk, traditional, and modern music of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe in the context of the cultures and lives of the indigenous peoples of those regions; examines how music interacts with the issues of race, gender, class, religion, politics, and social movements. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-227 Jazz

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Follows the evolution of jazz from blues and ragtime through Dixieland, Swing, Bebop, Cool, Latin, Modern, Free, Fusion, and Avant-Garde to Post-modern expressions of the present; the contributions of major soloists, arrangers, composers, leaders, and bands. Normally offered every year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-331 Music in Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Studies the history and development of film music in Hollywood through its major composers and styles, the techniques of film scoring, and how music and its relationship to film have changed over the last century; critical listening to movie music while viewing films. Normally offered every other year.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-502 Honors Thesis in Music History

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing & permission of the Dept.Chair.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member.

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Substantive reading/research in area of special interest directed by a faculty member.

  • SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Practice in both oral and written language skills. Class activities are organized around cultural themes that reflect the diversity of the Hispanic world and its interconnectedness with the rest of the world. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues skills development from 101. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-105 Overview of Spanish Culture

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course, open only to students from Maryville University of St. Louis, offers a broad survey of Spanish history and culture. It focuses principally on key elements of geography, history, sociology, politics and traditions. The course will place special emphasis on Spanish culture and its problematic modernization, which is an issue with very important consequences for the intellectual productivity of this country.

  • SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 102 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Reviews Spanish grammar and examines Spanish through authentic materials of cultural interest. Students develop written and oral skills through compositions and audio-visual materials. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-H201 Honors Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 102 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A systematic review of Spanish grammar and study of Spanish through materials of cultural interest. Development of written and oral skills through compositions and audio-visual materials. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continues skills development from 201. Students read a collection of short stories, write compositions, develop cultural insights through comparative and contrastive assignments, and practice listening and speaking skills in weekly conversation sessions.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-H202 Honors Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A continuation of skills development from 201. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-203 Intensive Intermediate Spanish

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 201 or or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A writing and reading intensive course for students who are thinking about minoring and possibly majoring in Spanish. There will be a brief review of grammar, but the primary materials will come from the textbook, LAZOS,with ancillary materials from the print media and audio-visual sources. A weekly tertulia will be required instead of language lab.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-210 Spanish in the Workplace

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish (201) at Suffolk or its equivalent elsewhere. Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. (This course is not for Spanish minors or majors, but may be taken as a free elective.)

  • SPAN-290 Advanced Composition & Conversation

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Develops written and oral skills in various contexts and registers. Emphasis on strengthening written skills and learning to speak clearly and persuasively in Spanish. Short texts and audio-visual materials provide the basis for classroom activities which include regularly assigned essays, group discussions and debates.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-295 Spanish in the Workplace

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish (201) at Suffolk or its equivalent elsewhere. Through a systematic review of grammar, a diversity of readings, and oral as well as written work, students will increase their lexical and grammatical knowledge of Spanish language specific to the workplace in order to communicate more easily and comfortably. Students will also be better prepared to deal with the specific themes related to business introduced in the course. (This course is not for Spanish minors or majors, but may be taken as a free elective.)

  • SPAN-299 Translation Workshop

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course aims to introduce students to translation techniques through direct practice and to consider what makes a good translation. Material will be selected from a wide variety of sources and will increase in difficulty as the course goes on. The emphasis will be on translation from Spanish into English, but some work will be done on translation into Spanish. Students will be expected to complete regular homework assignments for which grades will be given. (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-H299 Honors Translation Workshop

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course aims to introduce students to translation techniques through direct practice and to consider what makes a good translation. Material will be selected from a wide variety of sources and will increase in difficulty as the course goes on. The emphasis will be on translation from Spanish into English, but some work will be done on translation into Spanish. Students will be expected to complete regular homework assignments for which grades will be given. (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-300 Intro to Cultural Texts

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203, 250 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores a selection of Peninsular and Latin American cultural materials. Primarily examines texts from different literary genres (narrative, drama, essay, and poetry). Develops critical skills required in more advanced Spanish courses, through close readings and textual analysis. Activities include regularly assigned essays, group discussions, and short scene work.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-301 Spanish Culture and Civilization

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203 or 250. Spanish 290 or 300 are strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the civilization and culture of Spain highlighting its historical development and cultural manifestations from pre-historic times to the nineteenth century. Students improve their four skills through activities that include discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on reading and films.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-302 Indigenous and Colonial Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 202, 203 or 250 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the complexity Latin America by examining its roots in pre-Columbian America and the impact of Spanish exploration and colonization. Places emphasis on cultural, economic, historical, philosophical, political and religious patterns that define the region. Includes class discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on reading and audio-visual material.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN,Diverse P

  • SPAN-303 Modern and Contemporary Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 202 or 203 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 290 or 300 strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the path taken by Latin American and Caribbean countries to build independent nations out of colonial territories highlighting the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, ethnic plurality, and cultural complexity in areas such as politics, religion, sociology, economics, customs, music & film. The cultural contributions of Spanish-speaking minorities in the United States are also addressed. Includes class discussions, oral presentations, and writing assignments based on readings and audio-visual material.

  • SPAN-305 Living in Translation

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 250, 290, or 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the process and theory of translation. Materials are drawn from the literary world, the mass media (i.e. advertising, marketing, news, entertainment), and professional sources. Students gain further insights about the linguistic, cultural, and ethical dimensions of the field. Additional grammar review provided as needed.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SPAN-315 Business Spanish

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Integrates language learning with culture via business context of the Hispanic world. Spanish for banking and finance, marketing and advertising, and international commerce are highlighted. Students increase their cross-cultural understanding and written and oral proficiency in business Spanish through a wide range of assignments.

    Type:

    Diverse Perspectives

  • SPAN-340 Hispanic Culture Today: Trans-Atlantic Perspective

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of key issues in Hispanic culture today through the study of literature, film, music and TV. The purpose of the course is twofold: To introduce the students to major themes in recent Hispanic society and culture and, to develop the necessary skills to read and analyze literary texts and other cultural forms. Topics to be discussed include dictatorship and democracy, women and representation, political and domestic violence, national identity, immigration, and mass culture. The selected materials will include texts by authors like Manuel Rivas, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Cristina Peri Rossi, Rosa Montero, Carlos Monsivais, and Roberto Bolano among others. (Madrid campus only)

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-350 Spanish Cultural Studies

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This is an interdisciplinary course that will examine the historical and socio-economic causes of contemporary Spanish culture. Material will be drawn from a variety of sources including: history, sociology, gender studies, literature and philosophy. Extensive reference will be made to the non-Western cultures which have made Spain what it is today. (Usually taught in English). (Madrid campus only)

  • SPAN-360 Madrid Cosmopolitan City

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN-290 or SPAN-300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the city of Madrid in terms of its historical, cultural, and social development. Contemporary aspects of the city such as its rise to prominence amongst the capitals of Europe and the phenomenon of recent immigration patterns will also be discussed. All classes will be conducted in Spanish. Specific grammar points will be reviewed as needed. (Madrid campus only)

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-370 Jewish, Islamic, & Christian Spain

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 350 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the diverse facets of Jewish-Muslim-Christian convivencia (dwelling together, coexistence). The course focuses on religious, cultural, economic and psychological aspects of contemporary Spain which owe their very existence to the history of multiculturalism in Spain. Visits to significant cities such as Toledo, will offer the student the possibility of experiencing first-hand the rich and diverse cultural heritage of present-day Spain. The primary goal of this course is to offer examples of peaceful and fruitful cooperation among the three major religions of the world and to prove that such an ideal is not a utopia. (Madrid campus only)

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-390 Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Literature

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 300; SPAN 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines authors from Latin America and the Caribbean in their historical and cultural contexts. Reading and class discussions consider the relationship between the writer and society by covering such topics as colonialism, the oral tradition, modernism and the emergence of new narratives in the twentieth century. The Inca Garcilaso, Sor Juana, Carlos Fuentes, Rigoberta Menchu, and Pablo Neruda are among some writers studied.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-402 Social Literature of Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 302 is strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the relationship between social history, cultural identity and artistic expression through a diversity of texts from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Social justice, mass culture and gender are among the topics examined. Readings include novel, short story, poetry and drama. Films and documentaries further illustrate the connections between society and text.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-405 Women's Voices in Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN-300; Spanish 302 or its equivalent is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the changing roles of women in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America through fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and film. Special focus is placed on the impact that changes in social ideology and culture have had on their identity and writings. Texts available in English.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-407 Latin American Short Narrative

    Prerequisites:

    Spanish 300; or Instructor's consent; Spanish 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores some of the major trends in the twentieth century Latin American story telling. Readings reflect the vast array of voices and styles, beginning with fantastic literature of the 1930's, the birth of magical realism and the more contemporary, socio-political narratives. Authors include Isabel Allende, Julio Cortazar, Rosario Castellanos, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, Luisa Valenzuela, among others.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-408 Latin American Cinema

    Prerequisites:

    Take ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Begins with the Cuban revolution as a point of departure and examines films from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Students explore the relationship between film & society and consider how knowledge of a culture and its history is influenced and shaped by what is seen on the screen. Films in Spanish with English subtitles.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • SPAN-410 Representation and Reality in Spanish Cinema

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course offers the students a panoramic view of the most representative Spanish films from the 1950's until today, with special emphasis on its social, political, artistic and cultural context. Films will be viewed in Spanish with English subtitles. Conducted in English, the course will be open to both non-majors in Spanish as well as to advanced-level Spanish majors and minors, with the latter carrying out their written work and individual meetings with the instructor in Spanish.

  • SPAN-416 Border Crossings the Latino Experience in the USA

    Prerequisites:

    ENG-102 or ENG-103 or Instructor's consent. Span 302 is strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American & Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the myth of a singular Latino experience in the United States through a variety of genres and authors. Issues relating to culture, language, family, and religion are among some of the topics explored. Authors include Sandra Cisneros, House on Mango Street, Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Julia Alvarez, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Tato Laviera, and American.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • SPAN-417 Changes in Social Values in Spain 1975 - 2005

    Prerequisites:

    Take SPAN 290 or SPAN 300 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 350 is strongly recommended.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course we will study the transition of Spain from dictatorship to democracy from an interdisciplinary perspective based mostly on the analysis of literary works, film, visual arts and music besides relevant theoretical articles by major Spanish and international intellectuals. Youth culture (sex, drugs and rock and roll), the feminist movement, nationalistic demands, and Spain's subsequent incorporation into the European Union will be highlighted. (Madrid campus only)

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-418 Through the Eyes of the Storyteller / Latin American Fiction and Film

    Prerequisites:

    ENG 102 or ENG 103 or Instructor's consent. SPAN 300 and SPAN 302 are strongly recommended for Spanish and Latin American and Caribbean Studies majors and minors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the intersection between literature and film and the relationships between the written word and the cinematic image. The writers and cinematographers studied represent mainstream as well as marginal voices that address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic class in South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,Cultural Diversity Opt B,BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-425 Literature and Art in Latin America

    Prerequisites:

    Span 290 or Span 300; Instructor's consent; Spanish 302 is strongly recommended

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the dynamic relationships that exist between art ( both visual and lyrical) and the written word. Through a juxtaposition of work by twentieth century authors from Latin America and the Caribbean and other artists who explore similar themes, students examine the multiple ways in which art and literature contribute to our understanding of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Materials are drawn from the fields of music, photography, poetry, prose, theatre, and visual art.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-427 Border Theater in the New Millennium

    Prerequisites:

    SPAN 290 or 300 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the literature, culture, and history of the United States-Mexico Border, and analyzes the profound changes that the gain/loss of territories created by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo caused for the citizens in the region. Emphasis is on contemporary border theatre and film. Students read works of Salcedo, Galindo, Mijares, Rascon Banda, among others, and examine contemporary films and documentaries such as Senorita Extraviada, Victoria para Chino, and Crossing Arizona.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor consent required.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Students meet with a department member to pursue advanced studies in areas of particular interest to them.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • SPAN-I295 Spanish in the Workplace Internship

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Internship in Madrid, Spain. At least 12 hours a week working for an organization. Designed to give students an international professional learning opportunity. It takes place concurrently with SPAN 295.

  • SPAN-T301 Business Spanish Tutorial

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Tutorial studies of the terminology, organization and practice of business in the Spanish-speaking world.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

  • SPAN-T302 Business Spanish Tutorial

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent.

    Credits:

    1.00- 2.00

    Description:

    Tutorial studies of the terminology, organization and practice of business in the Spanish-speaking world.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring