Courses

  • ARAB-101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Mastery of the Arabic alphabet and phonetics. Elementary formal grammar and the development of reading and writing skills. Conversation in the formal non-colloquial style. One language laboratory session per week. For students with no previous knowledge. .

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARAB-102 Elementary Modern Arabic II

    Prerequisites:

    ARAB 101 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

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

    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:

    This course will apply the communicative approach to further develop proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking in Modern Standard Arabic. The class will also stress comprehension listening drills. Material will include authentic Arabic texts, print media, audios, and videos. Activities include conversation practice and brief discussions of topics related to Arab society and culture.

    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:

    Continuation of skills development from ARAB 201.

    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:

    The subject of this course is the Arab Cultural History. The approach will be one which sees Arab culture as the system of shared ideas, attitudes, values, perceptions and meanings, explicit and implicit, which Arabs use to interpret the world and which serve to pattern their behavior. This approach of Arab cultural history encompasses a range of facets reaching from the most mundane aspects of their lives to the most transcendent of thoughts and aspirations. It includes an understanding of their art, literature, and history of a society, but also less tangible aspects such as attitudes, prejudices, folklore and so forth. This endeavor seeks to embrace and comprehend the complexity of Arab culture and to recount its history - from its pre-Islamic genesis (roughly the 520s A. D.) until the present - through a broad and wide-ranging presentation of Arab literature.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ARH-101 Art History I

    Credits:

    4.00

    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

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-102 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-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:

    An examination of the civic, religious, and domestic art and architecture of the Ancient Mediterranean cultures of Greece and Rome. Temples, forums, basilicas, city planning, sculpture, pottery, wall painting, mosaics, and engineering achievements will be examined 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:

    Religious and secular painting, sculpture and architecture and the minor arts in the context of medieval civilization. Examples of mosaic, ivory carvings, manuscript illumination, enamel work, stained glass, altarpieces, fresco painting, basilica churches, monasteries, and cathedrals from early Christian, Byzantine, Barbarian, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods included.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-307 Art of the Italian Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Painting, sculpture and architecture of the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries in Italy viewed in their cultural context. Issues covered include the search for ideal form, the tools of realism, changes in patronage, and the development of portraiture. 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:

    A study of 17th and 18th century painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, Spain and Northern Europe. Artists include Rembrandt, Rubens, Caravaggio, Bernini, Poussin, Velasquez, Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Chardin, and Hogarth.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-309 Art of the 19th Century

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Landscape painting and Impressionism in European painting. Artists include David, Ingres, Friedrich , Constable, Delacroix, Goya, Courbet, Millet, Daumier, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-310 Modernism in Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of European painting and sculpture from around 1880 to 1940, including Symbolism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, Constructivism, De Stijl, The Bauhaus, Dada and Surrealism. Artists include Gauguin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque, Malevich, Mondrian, Duchamp, Masson, Magritte, Dali and Ernst. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-311 American Art

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of American painting, sculpture, photography and architecture from the colonial period through WWII. Artists include the Freake limner, Smibert, Copley, West, Stuart, Jefferson, Whistler, Sargent, Eakins, Homer, Ryder, Bierstadt, Cole Church, Bingham, Lane, Hosmer, Inness, Sloan, Sullivan, Wright, Hopper, Sheeler, Davis, Shahn, O' Keefe, Dove, Hartley, Marin, Bellows, Riis, Hine, Stieglitz, Strand, Weston, Steichen and Lange.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    BFA Humanities Requirement,Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • ARH-312 Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Painting, sculpture, and architecture of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries in Northern Europe, viewed in their historical context. Issues included the invention of oil painting, the development of woodcut and engraving, the effect of the Reformation on art, and the relationship to the Renaissance in Italy. Artists include van Eyck, Durer 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:

    A study of European and American art since WWII, including Abstract Expressionism, Colorfield Painting, Pop Art, Minimalism, Neo-Dada, Happenings and Performance Art, Earth Art, Feminism, Neo-Expressionism and Post-Modernism. Artists include Bacon, Giacometti, Hofmann, Pollock, De Kooning, Frankenthaler, Rothko, Newman, Stella, Judd, Andre, Hesse, Calder, David Smith, Serra, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Smithson, Holt, Christo, Nevelson, Kaprow, Kosuth, Kruger, Sherman, Baldessari, Salle, Polke, 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:

    This course examines the art world of the past 20 or so years with special attention to the roles and exhibition practices of contemporary art museums and galleries. Questions addressed will include: Who are the major artists and what are the major trends in today's art world? What civic and educational roles have museums played historically, and what are their roles today? How do different approaches to exhibit display and interpretation fulfill those roles? Class visits and assignments at the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and other local venues will examine these issues in practical application. 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:

    This course covers women artists from the sixteenth century to the present as well as the new direction of 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:

    Gian Lorenzo Bernini was arguably the most important and influential figure in the world of 17th-century art. A master of technique, Bernini transformed cold marble into statues that seem to live and breathe. The eroticism of his Ecstasy of Santa Teresa raised eyebrows when first unveiled and continues to move and astonish those who see it today. As an architect he set new standards that helped define Baroque style. This seminar, designed for art history majors and minors, 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

  • 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:

    Continuation of ASL 101. Patterns of lexical and grammatical structure reviewed and extended. Additional materials on the Deaf community and its culture. One language laboratory session per week.

    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:

    Emphasis on developing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Audio-visual and textual materials based on French cultural themes. Weekly laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-102 Elementary French II

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 101. Offered every spring semester.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-201 Intermediate French I

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This writing-intensive course examines short readings, films, and print media in the development of language skills. Regular language laboratory sessions required.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-202 Intermediate French II

    Prerequisites:

    Take FR-201 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 201.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-205 The Francophone World

    Prerequisites:

    FR 202 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the francophone world through the media of literature and film. Selected works of francophone literature will be linked to writing exercises and conversation activities.

    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:

    A study in English or representative works by major authors from the middle ages to the present. Genres: drama, fiction, and poetry. Regions: Africa, Western Europe, North America and the Caribbean, and Vietnam.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B,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:

    A study of French literature from medieval times to the 18th 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:

    An analysis of the classic texts of French literature from nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries as they relate to important events in the art, culture, and history of France.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities Literature Requirement,BA FOREIGN

  • FR-314 Marie Antoinette, Fashion Revolutionary

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course aims to introduce students to the French Enlightenment and its culture leading up to the French Revolution through a focus on one significant figure: Marie Antoinette. A core concern will be the relationship of female image and the body politic in eighteenth-century France. Other topics to be discussed include women and power, political scandal and public opinion, fashion and self-representation, motherhood and domesticity, and revolution and gender iconography. In conclusion we will consider the legacy of Marie Antoinette as martyr and fetish object in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and focus on her continuing relevance today. 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

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

    Prerequisites:

    Take FR-205 or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic trends of French literature in the context of a general thematic. While giving critical attention to the theme of love and its manifestations in representative works, this exploration also provides a base from which the student can access the evolution of French Literature. We will situate each work we study in its proper historical context while paying close attention to the evolution of literary genres and parallel trends in the formal study of literary discourse. In this class we will address various thematics that accompany a traditional survey of literature course such as, critical discourse, aesthetic representation, literary movements, genre, constructions of sexual identities, sexual politics and 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

    Description:

    The aim of this course is to introduce students to major plays written in French from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, with a focus on both the works themselves and the socio-historical contexts in which they were written. Students will read, analyze, and produce scenes from the plays as well as produce, direct and perform select scenes at the end of the semester. Authors studied may include Moliere, Marivaux, Beckett, Ionesco, Sartre, Camus, Genet, Anouilh, Sarraute, Reza, and Schwarz-Bart. Normally offered every two years

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • FR-317 Drifting Far From Home: the Representation of Travel in French Literature

    Prerequisites:

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

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines literature written in the French language that focuses on the experience of travel. Primary texts will span from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, while secondary sources will explore the theoretical underpinnings of the concept of travel. Students will be encouraged to read the literature in light of theoretical considerations formulated to better understand the experience of travel and its literary and critical uses.

    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:

    This course examines literature written in the French language focusing on memoir, essays and autobiography. Authors such as Montaigne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Alphonse de Lamartine, Andre Gide, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Marguerite Duras, Simone de Beauvoir, Linda Le, Daniel Maximin, Assia Djebar, Maryse Conde and Annie Ernaux may be included. Our readings will be informed by a range of literary theory which will inform our discussion on the differences between autobiography and autofiction and 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:

    This seminar examines a range of topics in French and Francophone Studies. It 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:

    A study of French art, culture, history, literature and politics from the end of World War II to the present day, covering a wide range of topics. Taught in English.

    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:

    This course is an immersion program in Vichy, France through our partnership with CAVILAM. Students are housed with families, participate in excursions, and take classes that are conducted entirely in French. This is an excellent opportunity to improve one's proficiency in French, to learn more about French Studies, and to live in a French-speaking country.

    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:

    This course is an immersion program in Paris, France through our partnership with CCFS-Sorbonne. Students are housed with families, participate in excursions, and take classes that are conducted entirely in French. This is an excellent opportunity to improve one's proficiency in French, to learn more about French Studies, and to live in a French-speaking country.

    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:

    A major research project completed under the supervision of a regular faculty member offered every fall semester. Prerequisites: Senior standing & permission of the department chair.

    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:

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

    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:

    This course aims to introduce students to the French Enlightenment and its culture leading up to the French Revolution through a focus on one significant figure: Marie Antoinette. A core concern will be the relationship of female image and the body politic in eighteenth-century France. Other topics to be discussed include women and power, political scandal and public opinion, fashion and self-representation, motherhood and domesticity, and revolution and gender iconography. In conclusion we will consider the legacy of Marie Antoinette as martyr and fetish object in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and focus on her continuing relevance today. Normally offered alternate years. Cultural Diversity B. 4 credits.

  • 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

    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

    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.

    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. Cross- list with GVT 472/872

    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). Cross-list with ENST 420/GVT 420/620.

    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:

    Practice in both oral and written language skills. Audio-visual and textual materials based on Italian cultural themes. One language laboratory session per week.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ITAL-102 Elementary Italian II

    Prerequisites:

    ITAL-101 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Continuation of skills development from 101.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • ITAL-201 Intermediate Italian I

    Prerequisites:

    ITAL 102, or Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Review of grammar, practice in spoken Italian, with cultural and literary readings along with composition and translation. Language laboratory sessions as assigned.

    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:

    A chronological survey of Western music from Gregorian chant to the death of Beethoven. Assigned readings, critical listening, class discussion and concert attendance.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-102 History of Music II

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A chronological survey of Western music from Schubert to the present. Assigned readings, critical listening, class discussion and concert attendance.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-110 Music Theory

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Topics in music history and theory, including terminology, notation, scales, chords, and basic composition, score analysis and aural skills, historical periods and genres. Assignments include reading, writing, listening, and class discussion.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-211 Music of the United States

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Survey from Colonial times to the present. Various attempts to create an indigenous style. Folk, religious music and symphonies, jazz and American musical theater. Composers include Billings, Beach, Ives, Copland, Bernstein and others.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-212 Popular Music in the United States

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course covers various popular music styles that emerged in the United States of America in the twentieth century, including blues, music theater, jazz, country, rock and hip-hop. In addition to representative musical selections, emphasis will be placed on various social and cultural factors that helped foster these new popular music styles.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Humanities & History,Humanities Literature Requirement

  • MUH-221 History of Women in Music

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of music from the Middle Ages to the present presented in the lives and music of women composers, performers, and writers. Assigned readings, critical listening, class discussion and concert attendance.

    Term:

    Alternates Fall & Spring

    Type:

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

  • MUH-223 World Music

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Selected topics in the folk and traditional music of Africa, the Near East, the Far East, and the Pacific, examined in the context of their cultures and their roles in the life of the indigenous peoples of those areas. Assigned readings, critical listening, class discussion, and concert attendance.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

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

  • MUH-227 Jazz

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Evolution of jazz from blues and ragtime through Dixieland and the avant-garde experiments of today. Contributions of major soloists, arrangers and composers. Listening, reading and concert attendance.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

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

  • MUH-331 Music in Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class studies the history and development of film music through reading, lecture and class listening. We investigate the process of film scoring, and how music and its relationship to film have changed over the last century. The class includes discussion and evaluation of different compositional styles and practices to listening critically to film scores while viewing movies.

    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. 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:

    A continuation of 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:

    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-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:

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

    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:

    Further development of written and oral skills in various contexts. 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 will include regularly assigned essays, group discussions and debates.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    BA FOREIGN

  • 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:

    An exploration of some key Peninsular and Latin American cultural materials: works in four different literary genres (narrative, drama, essay and poetry), films, and songs. Development of specialized vocabulary and critical skills required in more advanced Spanish courses, through close readings and textual analysis.

    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:

    A survey of Hispanic Civilization emphasizing the contributions of Spanish-speaking peoples to the Western tradition in art, thought and letters. Concentration on the Iberian Peninsula, with an emphasis on the contributions of Christian, Jewish and Moslem cultures in Spain.

    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:

    A survey of indigenous and colonial Latin America highlighting Pre-Columbian history and culture: in particular the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec civilizations and the Spanish conquest. This course seeks to give students a general understanding of the foundational elements of Latin American society to enable them to better understand modern Latin American culture. Prerequisites: Spanish 202, 203 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years. 4 credits. Cultural Diversity B

    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:

    A historical and cultural survey of Latin America and the Caribbean from the era of independence (1800) to the present day. Among the themes examined will be post-colonialism and nation-building, economic development and modernization, race and ethnicity, authoritarianism and democratization, inter-American relations, and the contributions of Spanish-speaking minorities within the United States. Prerequisites: Spanish 202, 203 or Instructor's consent. Span 290 or 300 strongly recommended.

  • SPAN-305 Living in Translation

    Prerequisites:

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

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to some of the basic techniques applied in translating the written and spoken word. Examples will be drawn from literature, the mass media and professional sources. 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:

    This course integrates language learning with culture via the business context of the Hispanic world. Spanish for banking and finance, marketing and advertising, and international commerce will be highlighted. Through a wide range of assignments students will increase their cross-cultural understanding and written and oral proficiency in business Spanish. Normally offered alternate years.

    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:

    Authors from Latin America and the Caribbean will be examined in their historical and cultural contexts. Readings and class discussions will 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 Ines de la Cruz, Jose Marti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Giaconda Belli will be among some of the 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:

    The relationship between social history, cultural identity and artistic expression will be explored through a diversity of texts from Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean. Social justice, truth, mass culture and gender will be among the issues addressed. Readings will include novel, short story, poetry and drama. Films and documentaries will also be considered to 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:

    Through fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry and film, this course will explore the changing roles of women in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Special focus will be 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:

    An exploration of some of the major trends in twentieth century Latin American story telling. Readings reflect the vast array of voices and styles, beginning with the fantastic literature of the 1930's, the birth of magical realism and the more contemporary socio-political narratives. Authors will include Maria Luisa Bombal, 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:

    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. Discussions in English. All majors and minors are expected to complete their written assignments in Spanish. Cultural Diversity B. Prerequisite: None. SPAN 290 or 300 are strongly recommended. Normally offered alternate years. 4 credits.

    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

    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:

    This course examines the intersection between literature and film and the relationships between the written word and the cinematic image. The writers and cinematographers we will study represent mainstream as well as marginal voices which address issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and socio-economic class in South America, the Caribbean and Mexico. All texts available in both Spanish and English translation.

    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:

    This course will focus on the dynamic relationships that exist between art (both visual and lyrical) and the written word. By reading twentieth century authors from Latin America and the Caribbean and juxtaposing their work with that of other artists who explore similar themes, students will examine the multiple ways in which art and literature contribute to our understanding of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. Music, paintings, photography, poetry, and prose will be among some of the genres studied.

    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:

    One hundred and sixty years have passed since the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed. It is only fitting to analyze the profound changes that the gain/loss of these territories caused for the citizens of both sides of the border. This course will explore the literature, culture, and history of the United States- Mexico Border. Emphasis will be on contemporary border theater and film. The works of Salcedo, Mijares, Rascon Banda, and others will be studied as well as contemporary films and documentaries such as Senorita Extraviada", The Gatekeeper", Crossing Arizona", and much more.

    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-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