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Undergraduate Studies Catalog 2001-2003

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

103A Tower Fine Arts Building
(585) 395-2269

Chairperson: Elaine K. Miller; Professors: Patricia Siegel, Joseph Siracusa; Associate Professors: Miller, Andrea Parada, Victor J. Rojas; Assistant Professors: Donna Wilkerson.

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As the nations of the world become more interdependent, knowledge of the world's languages and understanding of world cultures become more significant for effective global communication and peaceful coexistence.

Careers
Foreign language majors enter the teaching field and many other professions. A second major or a minor in a foreign language is of great use in the humanities, fine arts, and social and natural sciences. All levels of business and government need people trained in foreign languages and accustomed to dealing with matters from a global perspective.

Courses
Language courses are given in the main fields of French and Spanish, from the beginning to the advanced levels. Basic courses in Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and American Sign Language are also offered.

Civilization and literature courses in the foreign languages are offered only in French and Spanish.

A series of culture courses in English (FCE) satisfies a college-wide need in the area of intercultural studies.

Foreign Language Competency Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts*
Students pursuing a bachelor of arts degree are required to demonstrate competency in one foreign language (see also Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in Chapter VI). This competency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  1. Successful completion of the second semester of the intermediate year of college instruction in a foreign language (212 course), or a more advanced course; or
  2. Successful completion of four or more years of one foreign language in high school and an appropriate score on a standardized test administered by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

*Notes Regarding Foreign Language Requirement

  1. Students who wish to take the standardized foreign language examinations may do so by making an appointment with the chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.
  2. Students who have successfully completed high school foreign language courses and who do not consider themselves qualified for placement according to the schedule listed, may request to audit foreign language skills courses for no credit.
  3. Transfer students from accredited colleges may transfer earned foreign language credit to SUNY Brockport under the same regulations governing all transfers of course credit.

Placement in Lower-division Language Courses

The following guidelines apply for placement in language courses:

  • 111 is open to students with 0-1 year of high school language.
  • 112 is open to students with 1-2 years of high school language.
  • 211 is open to students with 2-3 years of high school language.
  • 212 is open to students with 3-4 years of high school language.

For exceptions to this policy, consult the department. (Placement guidelines and plans for a placement exam are currently under review.)

Language Laboratories
A language resource center with equipment for use with a variety of instructional software is being developed and is currently housed in 110 Tower. Audio materials may be duplicated for student use at the Office of Audio Visual/Technical Services in Edwards Hall. Computer facilities in Dailey Hall offer instructional software programs on selected computers.

Study Abroad
The department sponsors semester-abroad and/or summer programs in Tours, France; Cuernavaca, Mexico; and San José, Costa Rica. Internships are available in Costa Rica and Mexico. Students may also participate in SUNY Brockport study programs in various other countries. Foreign language majors are expected to participate in a study abroad program.

Majors
Students may major or minor in French or Spanish, or double major in the two languages or in one of the languages and another field. Spanish offers two tracks: Language, Literature, and Civilization; and Bilingual-Multicultural Studies.

Credit by Examination
College credit and/or waivers of certain foreign language courses may be obtained by satisfactory scores on CLEP, Regents College Examinations, Advanced Placement Foreign Language Examinations of the College Board Examinations, and other examinations accepted by SUNY Brockport. The CLEP must be taken before taking 300- and 400-level courses.
Such credit and/or waivers will not reduce the number of credits required in course work for the major (30 credits in French and Spanish Track I; 36 in Spanish Track II) or minor (18 credits in French or Spanish Track I; 24 in Spanish Track II). For example, should test scores indicate that a student may be waived from a specific course required in the major or minor, that course will be waived, but the student must take an equivalent number of credits from among 300/400-level electives in the major or minor.

Honors
Each year, the department awards the Jorge Marti Prize to an outstanding student in Spanish, and the Eric Steel Prize to an outstanding student in French. In addition, the Departmental Scholar is selected from among seniors who expect to be graduated in May, August, or December of the corresponding year. He or she is selected on the basis of grade point average, grades in the foreign language major, and strength in other subjects.

Teacher Certification Program
Students interested in specific requirements in elementary and secondary education should consult with members of the Department of Education and Human Development. All French/Spanish transfer and SUNY Brockport students seeking certification in French or Spanish must pass a qualifying examination which covers listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing of French or Spanish. In addition, any transfer student wishing to complete teacher certification in French or Spanish who has not completed the French or Spanish major at Brockport must complete at least one 400-level French or Spanish course at Brockport.

Major in French 30 Credits

A. Prerequisites:
  1. 2.0 overall GPA
  2. 2.5 GPA in French courses taken at SUNY Brockport
   
B. Core/Required Courses12 Credits
Credits
  FRN 350 Communication in French
3
  FRN 351 Written Expression
3
  FRN 352 Literature and Culture of France
3
  FRN 353 Literature and Cultures of the Francophone World
3
  Total:
12
   
C. Elective Courses18 Credits (any six)
Credits
  FRN 399 Independent Study in French
3
  FRN 450 French Studies
3
  FRN 451 Doing Business in French
3
  FRN 452 Francophone Cultures Through Film
3
  FRN 453 French Women Writers
3
  FRN 454 France in the Americas
3
  FRN 455 French Attitudes
3
  FRN 456 Francophone Cultures in Africa
3
  FRN 457 French Thought in Social Context
3
  FRN 499 Independent Study in French
3
  Total

18

The following courses are not offered in Brockport. They are for credit only on the Tours program: FRN 302 French Grammar; FRN 312 French Civilization to 1945; FRN 320 Diction and Comprehension; FRN 321 Introduction to French Literature; FRN 322 Advanced Conversation; FRN 323 French Composition; FRN 324 Reading French; FRN 325 France Today.

D. Other Requirements:
  A 2.5 GP A in French courses. French courses with grades lower than "C" must be repeated.
   
E. Study Abroad:
It is expected that students majoring in French will participate in the Brockport-Tours program in Tours, France, or another study abroad program sponsored by SUNY, preferably in the spring of the junior year.
   
F. Teacher Certification: We strongly recommend that candidates seeking certification to teach French study another language as well.

NOTE: Students whose proficiency in French is beyond that expected from those who complete FRN 350 and FRN 351 must substitute those courses with 400-level French courses.

Minor in French 18 Credits
Core/Required Courses12 Credits

  • FRN 350 Communication in French
  • FRN 351 Written Expression
  • FRN 352 Literature and Culture of France
  • FRN 353 Literature and Cultures of Francophone World
    Elective Courses*6 Credits

*Please see elective courses in French identified under the major.

Major in Spanish 30 Credits
Track One: Language, Literature and Civilization

A. Prerequisites:
  1. 2.0 overall GPA
  2. 2.5 GPA in Spanish courses taken at SUNY Brockport
   
B. Core/Required Courses 15 Credits
Credits
  SPN 350 Communication in Spanish
3
  SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish
3
  SPN 352 Hispanic World Today
3
  SPN 353 Literature and Cultures of Spain
3
  SPN 354 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America
3
  Total:
15
   
C. Electives15 Credits (any five courses)
  *SPN 360 Spanish for Native Speakers
3
  SPN 399 Independent Study in Spanish
3
  SPN 450 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture
3
  SPN 451 Spanish for the Professions
3
  SPN 452 Hispanic Cultures Through Film
3
  SPN 453 Spanish-American Women Writers
3
  SPN 454 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
3
  SPN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture
3
  SPN 456 Literature and Culture of the Caribbean
3
  SPN 457 Contemporary Spanish Writers
3
  SPN 458 Contemporary Spanish-American Writers
3
  SPN 459 Mexico Today 3 SPN 460 Spanish Phonology
3
  SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar
3
  SPN 462 Spanish Language Variations in the U.S.A.
3
  SPN 499 Independent Study in Spanish
3
  Total:
15
  *Indicates by advisement.
   
D. Other Requirements:
A 2.5 GPA in Spanish courses. Spanish courses with grades lower than "C" must be repeated.
   
E. Study Abroad:
It is expected that students majoring in Spanish will participate in the Brockport program in San Jose, Costa Rica, or Cuernavaca, Mexico, or another study abroad program sponsored by SUNY.
   
F. Teacher Certification: We strongly recommend that candidates seeking certification to teach Spanish study another language as well.

NOTE: Students whose proficiency in Spanish is beyond that expected from those who complete SPN 350, SPN 351 and/or SPN 352 must substitute those courses with 400-level Spanish courses.

Track Two: Interdisciplinary Major in Bilingual-Multicultural Studies

I. Prerequisites:

  1. Complete, with a grade of "C" or better, 12 credits in Spanish, or equivalent through appropriate testing.
  2. Complete the communication skills core requirements or the equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.

II. Course requirements:
Option A (36 credits)

1. Required courses: (30 credits)
Credits
   
  a. Language proficiency (9 credits)
  SPN 350 Communication in Spanish
3
  SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish
3
  SPN 352 Hispanic World Today
3
   
  b. Language theory and practice (9 credits)
  SPN 460 Spanish Phonology
3
 

SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar

3
  SPN 462 Spanish Language Variations in the U.S.A.
3
   
 

c. Literature, culture and civilization (6 credits)

  Two 300/400-level courses in literature, culture or 6 civilization of Spain or Spanish America in Spanish
   
  d. Multicultural awareness (6 credits)
  FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the U.S.A.
3
  FCE 426 Foundations of Bilingual Education
3
   
2. Elective courses* (6 credits)
  Upper-division courses appropriate to bilingual-multicultural studies
6
   
  Total:
36

Option B (36 credits)
(For students seeking a bilingual-multicultural education extension certificate.)

1. Required courses (33 credits)
Credits
   
  a. Language proficiency (6 credits)
  SPN 350 Communication in Spanish
3
  OR (by advisement)
  SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish
3
  SPN 352 Hispanic World Today
3
   
  b. Language theory and practice (18 credits)
  SPN 460 Spanish Phonology
3
  SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar
3
  SPN 462 Spanish Language Variations in the U.S.A.
3
  EDI 421 The Bilingual Child
3
  EDI 422 TESOL: Materials and Techniques
3
  ENL 451 Linguistics
3
   
  c. Literature, culture and civilization (3 credits)
  One 300/400-level course in literature, culture or civilization in Spanish
3
   
  d. Multicultural awareness (6 credits)
  FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the U.S.A.
3
  FCE 426 Foundations of Bilingual Education
3
   
2. Elective course* (3 credits) 3 Upper-division course appropriate to bilingual-multicultural studies.
3
   
Total:
36

*Examples of appropriate elective courses for Options A and B:

  • AAS 317 Prejudice, Personality and Culture
  • ANT 331 Hispanics in the U.S.
  • ANT 402 Latin America
  • ENL 451 Linguistics,
    OR any other 400-level course in Linguistics
  • FCE 375 Latin-American Women
  • HST 494 History of Mexico
  • SOC 317 Prejudice, Personality and Culture
  • SPN 353 Literature and Cultures of Spain
  • SPN 354 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America
  • SPN 360 Spanish for Native Speakers#
  • SPN 399 Independent Study in Spanish
  • SPN 450 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture
  • SPN 451 Spanish for the Professions
  • SPN 452 Hispanic Cultures Through Film
  • SPN 453 Spanish-American Women Writers
  • SPN 454 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
  • SPN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture
  • SPN 456 Literature and Culture of the Caribbean
  • SPN 457 Contemporary Spanish Writers
  • SPN 458 Contemporary Spanish-American Writers
  • SPN 459 Mexico Today
  • SPN 460 Spanish Phonology
  • SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar
  • SPN 462 Spanish Language Variations in the U.S.A.
  • SPN 499 Independent Study in Spanish

# Indicates by advisement.

NOTE: Candidates must pass a language proficiency examination in English and in Spanish prior to student teaching. The examinations include listening comprehension, reading, writing, and oral proficiency. Half of their student teaching must be in a bilingual classroom setting.

Minor in Spanish 18 Credits

Track One: Language, Literature, and Civilization
Core/Required Courses 9 Credits

SPN 350 Communication in Spanish 3
SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish 3
SPN 352 Hispanic World Today 3

Elective Courses*9 Credits

* Please see elective courses in Spanish identified under the major. At least three of the nine elective credits must be at the 400-level.

Track Two: Interdisciplinary Minor in Bilingual-Multicultural Education 24 Credits

1. Prerequisites:

  1. Complete, with a grade of "C" or better, 12 credits in Spanish, or equivalent through appropriate testing.
  2. Complete the communication skills core requirements or the equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.
2. Course requirements (24 credits)
Credits
   
  a. Language proficiency (6 credits)
  SPN 350 Communication in Spanish or (by advisement)
3
  SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish
  SPN 352 Hispanic World Today
3
   
  b. Language theory and practice (6 credits)
  SPN 460 Spanish Phonology
3
  SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar
3
   
  c. Multicultural awareness (6 credits)
  FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the U.S.A.
3
  FCE 426 Foundations of Bilingual Education
3
   
  d. Methods in bilingual education (6 credits)
  EDI 421 The Bilingual Child
3
  EDI 422 TESOL: Materials and Techniques
3
   
  Total:
24

NOTE: Students seeking the bilingual-multicultural extension certificate to their secondary and special subject area must have half of their student teaching experience in a bilingual classroom setting. They must pass a language proficiency examination in English and in Spanish prior to their student teaching. The examinations include listening comprehension, reading, writing, and oral proficiency. Students seeking certification in bilingual-multicultural education French and/or Spanish must contact the Department of Education and Human Development regarding certification requirements as soon as possible.

Foreign Languages and Literatures Courses

FRN 110 Intensive French (A). An intensive course in which students will be immersed in the French language and culture. Emphasis is on interaction and communication in the classroom. Exercises in listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be reinforced with the use of video. 6 Cr. TBA.

FRN 111 Beginning French I (A). Prerequisites: None. An introductory course designed to develop language skills in French (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as an understanding and appreciation of French cultures. Content includes oral comprehension drills, pronunciation exercises, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings on French cultures. Succinct explanations in English are followed by group and individual practice in French. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

FRN 112 Beginning French II (A). Prerequisites: FRN 111 or one to two years of high school French or the equivalent. Continuation of FRN 111. Designed to further the development of language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as the understanding and appreciation of French cultures. Content includes regular and irregular verbs, vocabulary building, more complex sentences, and more complex readings on French cultures. Succinct explanations in English are followed by group and individual practice in French. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

FRN 211 Intermediate French I (A). Prerequisites: FRN 112 or two to three years of high school French or the equivalent. Continuation of FRN 112. Designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of French cultures. Content will include regular and irregular verbs in all tenses, advanced vocabulary and sentence formation, and more sophisticated reading on French cultures. Explanations in French or English are followed by extensive group and individual practice. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

FRN 212 Intermediate French II (A). Prerequisites: FRN 211 or three to four years of high school French or the equivalent. Continuation of FRN 211. Designed to further develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of the French-speaking cultures of the world. Language content will include the subjunctive. Extensive group and individual practice. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

FRN 302 Advanced Grammar (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212 or the equivalent. Advanced French grammar is designed to expand active vocabulary, including idioms; and will examine modern usage as the basis for oral and written language, and linguistic and cultural contrasts as reflected in the language. Emphasis on correct written expression. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 312 French Civilization to 1945 (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212 or the equivalent. Beginning in pre historic times and ending with World War II, students will explore artistic, social, political, and cultural events which have produced a rich and varied French culture. Reading of short literary texts and use of audiovisual materials. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 320 Diction and Comprehension (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212 or the equivalent. Practice in hearing and producing French speech sounds. Emphasis on accuracy to produce native intonations of words and cadence of connected speech. Listening comprehension of a variety of French accents. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 321 Introduction to French Literature (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212 or the equivalent. Introduction of elements of literary genres (fiction, poetry, and drama) used by representative masters of French literature. Presentation of films to illustrate various genres. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 322 Advanced Conversation (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212 or the equivalent. Total immersion in the French language, which fosters the application of the language in the cultural setting. Practice in four skills: speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. Students will learn to be at ease with French-speaking people. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 323 French Composition (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212. Provides active class discussion on a variety of topics geared to the readings in the course. Allows for practice with vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and grammatical structures. Requires weekly compositions. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr. Spring.

FRN 324 Reading French (A). Prerequisite: FRN 211. Improves reading comprehension and introduces rudiments of written and oral textual analysis. Readings, which will be brief at first, will increase in length and difficulty throughout the semester. Short written assignments, oral presentation and a final exam. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 325 France Today (A). Prerequisite: FRN 211. An introduction to France, its people and its institutions. Concentration on France after World War II: the school system, political and cultural life, the economy, family life. Contrastive analysis of French and American cultures. Continued practice in oral and written French. Offered ONLY in the overseas program in Tours, France. 3 Cr.

FRN 350 Communication in French (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212. Intended to instill confidence in ability to express oneself orally in everyday, standard French. Vocabulary building and practice in idiomatic French. Attention to linguistic patterns related to French attitudes and behavior. Study of nonverbal communication and levels of spoken French. Video analysis. 3 Cr. Fall.

FRN 351 Written Expression (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212. Designed to introduce cultural topics which reflect a variety of writing styles. These pieces will be used to review grammar and to serve as a basis for short composition exercises. The emphasis on contemporary subjects will encourage class discussion. Class talks and dialogues as well as videos and recordings will reinforce speaking and comprehension. Media will be a part of the curriculum. 3 Cr. Spring.

FRN 352 Literature and Culture of France (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212. An introduction to France, its geography and its culture. Emphasis will be on the emerging nation, and the following periods will be included: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Classicism, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, the "fin de siecle," and the major 20th century movements to 1945. Readings will concentrate on important historical events and short literary pieces. Videos and recordings will be used. 3 Cr. Fall.

FRN 353 Literature and Cultures of the Francophone World (A). Prerequisite: FRN 212. Introduces principal French-speaking cultures outside France. Covers historical development. Uses materials from literature, cinema, music, social sciences, and popular culture. Contrastive analysis of Francophone and American cultures. Provides continued practice in oral and written French. 3 Cr. Spring.

FRN 371 Brockport Career Exploration Course in French (A). Prerequisite: Demonstrated advanced proficiency in French and instructor's permission. Offers juniors and seniors an opportunity for career exploration and skill development in French. 3 Cr. Every Semester and Summers, as Directed Study.

FRN 399 Independent Study in French (A). Prerequisites: Three 300-level French courses with 3.0 average in French and instructor's permission. Content to be identified in consultation with the instructor sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

FRN 402 Advanced Translation and Stylistics (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. Requires translation of literary texts from English to French and French to English. Includes use of video cassettes for translation of oral language. Requires consultations of dictionaries and grammars in library. 3 Cr.

FRN 450 French Studies (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. Closely studies a specific topic in French/Francophone language, civilization, or literature. The feature selected for analysis may be chosen from the historical or contemporary perspective and will give the opportunity to examine a particular aspect of Francophone reality in great depth. Requires practice in oral and written French at the advanced level. 3 Cr.

FRN 451 Doing Business in French (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. Designed to help students communicate in a French business environment by increasing their knowledge of French geography and economics; by helping them acquire the vocabulary and syntactical structures related to business, and by making students more aware of cultural differences in the conduct of business between the U.S. and France. Emphasis will be on the reinforcement of oral and written skills. 3 Cr.

FRN 453 French Women Writers (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. Studies the presence of eminent women in France's cultural and literary history, contributions they made, difficulties they encountered, and how they embody the French spirit as it lives today. 3 Cr.

FRN 455 French Attitudes (A). Prerequisite: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. Identifies the basic values underlying French culture and analyzes how these values affect the opinions, decision making, and behavior of French people in personal, social, cultural, political, and economic life. Differentiates between stereotypes and genuine cultural patterns. Compares aspects of the French value system with its American counterparts. Encourages cross-cultural investigation. 3 Cr. Fall.

FRN 456 Francophone Cultures in Africa (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. This course focuses on introducing African literature and culture as it is expressed in French. It deals mainly with North and West Africa between 1945 and our days. It further emphasizes the Francophone writers who represent a large part of African knowledge and thoughts. Through study of short passages by different authors, the students will analyze the issues mentioned and come to an understanding of the African contribution to French literature. 3 Cr.

FRN 457 French Thought in Social Context (A). Prerequisites: FRN 350, FRN 351, FRN 352, and FRN 353. A collage of literature, philosophy, and history to give students a broad perspective of the major intellectual currents in their social context. Readings will be selected from early periods to the 19th century. 3 Cr.

FRN 499 Independent Study in French (A). Prerequisites: Six credits of 400-level French with 3.0 average in French and instructor's permission. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

German

GRM 111 Beginning German I (A). Develops language skills in German (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as an understanding and appreciation of German culture. Includes oral comprehension drills, pronunciation exercises, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings on German culture. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in German. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr.

GRM 112 Beginning German II (A). Prerequisite: GRM 111 or two years of high school German or one semester of college German or equivalent. Provides a continuation of GRM 111. Further develops language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the understanding and appreciation of German culture. Includes regular and irregular verbs, vocabulary building, more complex sentences, and more varied readings on German culture. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in German. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr.

Italian

ITA 111 Beginning Italian I (A). Develops language skills in Italian (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as an understanding and appreciation of Italian culture. Includes oral comprehension drills, pronunciation exercises, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings on Italian culture. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Italian. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Fall.

ITA 112 Beginning Italian II (A). Prerequisite: ITA 111 or two years of high school Italian or one semester of college Italian or equivalent. Provides a continuation of ITA 111. Further develops language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the understanding and appreciation of Italian culture. Includes regular and irregular verbs, vocabulary building, more complex sentences, and more varied readings on Italian culture. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Italian. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Spring.

ITA 399 Independent Study in Italian (A). Prerequisites: ITA 212 and considerable study of literature. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

Spanish

SPN 111 Beginning Spanish I (A). Develops language skills in Spanish (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), as well as an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes oral comprehension drills, pronunciation exercises, sentence formation, vocabulary, verbs, and simple readings on Hispanic cultures. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Spanish. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 112 Beginning Spanish II (A). Prerequisite: SPN 111 or one to two y ears of high school Spanish. Provides a continuation of SPN 111. Further develops language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as the understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes regular and irregular verbs, vocabulary building, more complex sentences, and more varied readings on Hispanic cultures. Provides succinct explanations in English, followed by group and individual practice in Spanish. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 211 Intermediate Spanish I (A). Prerequisite: SPN 112 or two to three years of high school Spanish or two semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as an understanding and appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Includes regular and irregular verbs in all tenses, advanced vocabulary, sentence formation, and more sophisticated reading on Hispanic cultures. Provides explanations in Spanish or English, followed by extensive group and individual practice. Includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 212 Intermediate Spanish II (A). Prerequisite: SPN 211 or three to four years of high school Spanish. Continuation of SPN 211. Further develops listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the Spanish-speaking cultures of the world. Requires extensive group and individual practice and includes audio/video work. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 350 Communication in Spanish (A). Prerequisite: SPN 212 or equivalent. Drawing on a selection of multimedia, this bridge course rein forces students' oral and written language skills in order to prepare them for advanced-level work. Weekly reading, writing, listening, and oral assignments on a variety of topics are used to improve fluency and to build a more extensive vocabulary. Requires active participation in class discussions. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 351 Advanced Communication in Spanish (A). Prerequisite: SPN 350. Provides active discussion on a variety of topics or researched themes intended to help students achieve advanced communication skills in Spanish. Videos, current events, a literary reader, and newspaper and magazine articles are used for oral and written practice. Weekly compositions and oral presentations, and a research paper are required. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 352 Hispanic World Today (A,I,C,W). Prerequisite: SPN 212. Provides an introduction to the study of language, literature, culture, and civilization, drawing on selected materials and topics from the contemporary Hispanic world. Structured as a bridge course to advanced-level work in several ways: refinement of language skills, understanding of approaches to study in these areas, and acquisition of specific content knowledge. 3 Cr. Fall.

SPN 353 Literature and Cultures of Spain (A). Prerequisite: SPN 350 or SPN 352. Provides an introductory survey of the literature and cultures of Spain. Acquaints students with major literary figures and significant cultural and historical events from the Middle Ages to the present. 3 Cr. Fall.

SPN 354 Literature and Cultures of Spanish America (A). Prerequisite: SPN 350 or SPN 352. Provides an introductory survey of the literature and cultures of Spanish America. Acquaints students with the most significant historical and cultural eventsencounter between cultures, conquest, colonization, independence, and revolutionsand examines a selection of works by representative authors, including poetry, essays, plays, and short stories. 3 Cr. Spring.

SPN 360 Spanish for Native Speakers (A). Prerequisite: by advisement. Helps Hispanic bilingual students expand their knowledge of Spanish by exposing them to models of formal oral and written Spanish. Emphasizes grammatical structures, vocabulary, spelling, and reading comprehension. 3 Cr.

SPN 371 Brockport Career Exploration Course in Spanish (A). Prerequisites: Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Spanish and instructor's permission. Offers juniors and seniors an opportunity for career exploration and skill development in Spanish. 3 Cr. Every Semester and Summers, as Directed Study.

SPN 399 Independent Study in Spanish (A).Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

SPN 450 Topics in Hispanic Literature/Culture (A).Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Covers specific issues and topics in Latin-American or Spanish literature and culture. The topic and historical perspective chosen will be defined according to faculty and student interest. Requires active class discussion and advanced skill in written and oral Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 451 Spanish for the Professions (A).Prerequisite: SPN 350. Provides vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and cultural information useful in professions such as education, health services, business, and law enforcement. Extensive practice in specialized oral and written Spanish is given through simulations involving real life situations in intercultural settings. 3 Cr.

SPN 452 Hispanic Cultures Through Film (A).Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies Spanish and Spanish-American cultures through analysis of films concerning the Spanish-speaking world. Gives special attention to the political domain and the ways in which it affects people's lives, to the evolving role of women in a changing society, and to the influence of indigenous cultures. 3 Cr.

SPN 453 Spanish-American Women Writers (A).Prerequisites: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies outstanding women writers from Spanish America including Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (Mexico, 17th century), Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda (Cuba, 19th century), Gabriela Mistral (Chile, 19th century), Delmira Agustini (Uruguay, 19th century), Juana de Ibarbourou (Uruguay, 19th century), Alfonsina Storni (Argentina, 19th century), Elena Poniatowska (Mexico, 20th century), Rosario Castellanos (Mexico, 20th century), and Isabel Allende (Chile, 20th century). 3 Cr.

SPN 454 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S. (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Examines a vast collection of worksplays, novels, poems, essays, and filmsby the Hispanic community with particular emphasis on those by Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexican-Americans. Provides students with historical, social, and cultural contexts that condition the increasing Hispanic presence in the U.S. and inform some of the most relevant concerns present in these works. Explores the formation of cultural identity and degree to which gender, race, and social class influence this process. 3 Cr.

SPN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. An exploration of both the materials and the dynamics of popular culture in contemporary Hispanic societies. Analysis of forms such as telenovelas (soap operas), popular music, humor and cartooning, beliefs, and oral narratives; and attention to differing definitions and interpretations of the roles and functions of popular culture in societies. 3 Cr.

SPN 456 Literature and Culture of the Caribbean (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Covers literary contributions made by the Spanish speaking Caribbean (Cuba, Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico) to world literature, and culturally unique aspects of the region. Gives special emphasis to African heritage and women in society. 3 Cr.

SPN 457 Contemporary Spanish Writers (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies 20th century Spanish literature; e.g., essays, short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. Presents the historical and literary contexts in which the selected works emerge and discusses the relationship between the writers and their cultural environment. Designed to also develop analytical perspectives in literary criticism and to strengthen reading and writing skills in Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 458 Contemporary Spanish-American Writers (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies 20th century Spanish-American literature; e.g., essays, short stories, novels, poetry, and plays. Presents the historical and literary contexts in which the selected works emerge and discusses the relationship between the writers and their cultural environment. Designed to also develop analytical perspectives in literary criticism and to strengthen reading and writing skills in Spanish. 3 Cr.

SPN 459 Mexico Today (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Provides an introduction to contemporary Mexico: its history and geography; political, social, and economic systems; art, literature, and music; and people and their lifestyles. Uses films and slides to supplement course content. 3 Cr.

SPN 460 Spanish Phonology (A). Prerequisite: SPN 350. Provides a description and analysis of the sound system of modern Spanish, based on structural phonemic theory. Also provides intensive drilling on various sounds and sound-variants of Spanish designed to correct problems of language pronunciation. 3 Cr. Fall.

SPN 461 Advanced Spanish Grammar (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Covers grammatical structures of Spanish and includes a study of Spanish morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Gives special attention to analysis and correction of interferences. Conducts discussions of specific structures in Spanish, followed by oral and written exercises, including translations. 3 Cr. Spring.

SPN 462 Spanish Language Variations in the U.S.A. (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Studies the varieties of Spanish spoken in the U.S. by Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans, Chicanos, etc. Provides an understanding of cultural, social, anthropological, linguistic, and historical factors that determine language variations. Provides practice in the varieties of Spanish spoken in the U.S. 3 Cr. Spring.

SPN 499 Independent Study in Spanish (A). Prerequisite: SPN 353 or SPN 354. Arranged in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

Foreign Cultures in English
(These courses are taught in English.)

FCE 201 Modern French Life (A,H,W,D). Provides a cultural investigation of contemporary France, its people and their value system. Gives particular attention to the effects of French childhood, family life and education on French behavior patterns. Also provides an inquiry into such areas as history, geography, intellectual life, daily living habits, interaction among the French, economy and politics. Explores similarities and differences between French and U.S. civilizations. 3 Cr.

FCE 375 Latin-American Women (A). Analyzes women's roles within the societies of the Caribbean and Latin America. Develops an under standing of the double standards imposed on men and women. Studies the impact of socialization and the development of a critical consciousness. 3 Cr.

FCE 399 Independent Study of Foreign Culture (A). Independent study conducted in English on some aspect of a foreign culture whose language is taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-3 Cr.

FCE 420 Multiculturalism in the USA (A). Studies how race, social class and ethnicity have influenced cultural interrelations of different minority groups within U.S. society. Analyzes the main theories on the subject, such as assimilation, amalgamation and cultural pluralism. Points out how social acceptance, economic possibilities, and political rights are related to those cultural aspects included in the aforementioned concepts. 3 Cr. Spring.

FCE 422 Women's Education in the Developing World (A). Cross-listed as WMS 422. This course looks at women's education in the developing world. It raises questions on social mobility, inequality, women's role in the economic and social development of the third world society. Recent research on the topic will be reviewed; case studies will be drawn from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A comparative analysis approach will be used through out this course. 3 Cr. Spring.

FCE 426 Foundations of Bilingual Education (A). Studies basic bilingual-multicultural topics; how they are closely related to all multilingual-multicultural societies, whether in the U.S. or elsewhere; and how such issues affect the conceptualization of national and international policies, political and social institutions, legal organization, philosophical ideas, and moral and religious concerns. 3 Cr. Fall.

FCE 499 Independent Study of Foreign Culture (A). Independent study conducted in English on some aspect of a foreign culture whose language is taught in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. 1-3 Cr. Every Semester.

Other Languages

ASL 111 Beginning American Sign Language I (A). Designed to develop language skills in American Sign Language. Video work is required. 3 Cr. Fall.

ASL 112 Beginning American Sign Language II (A). Prerequisite: ASL 111. Provides a continuation of ASL 111. 3 Cr. Spring.

CHN 111 Beginning Chinese I (A). Provides an introduction to modern Chinese. Emphasizes oral use. 3 Cr. Fall.

CHN 112 Beginning Chinese II (A). Prerequisite: CHN 111. Provides a continuation of CHN 111. 3 Cr. Spring.

JPN 111 Beginning Japanese I (A). Provides an introduction to modern Japanese. Emphasizes oral use. 3 Cr. Fall.

JPN 112 Beginning Japanese II (A). Prerequisite: JPN 111. Provides a continuation of JPN 111. 3 Cr. Spring.

RSN 111 Beginning Russian I (A). Provides an introduction to modern Russian. Emphasizes oral use. 3 Cr. Fall.

RSN 112 Beginning Russian II (A). Provides a continuation of RSN 111. 3 Cr. Spring.

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