Foreign Languages Courses

LABORATORIES

The one-hour lab indicated for all foreign language courses is a period in which students are required to complete listening and speaking exercises using various technologies as instructed by faculty.

PLACEMENT

It is recommended that students with prior experience in a language offered by the College be evaluated by the Department of Foreign Languages in order to be placed in the appropriate course. If it is determined by the instructor and/or department head that a student's level is too advanced for the course in which he or she has enrolled, that student will be required to move to the appropriate level or be advised to take a different language. Students may earn up to six academic credits in Spanish or French by taking the College Board's College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test. Further information about the CLEP test is available at www.collegeboard.com/clep, or by contacting the department head.

Only students who have completed 101-102 level courses successfully at the College or at another collegiate institution or those who have received department permission (based on the placement test) may enroll in intermediate level language courses.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Arabic 101 introduces basic written and spoken Arabic to students who have had little or no previous knowledge of the language. The main focus of the course is to help students master the Arabic alphabet in written form and orally. The students will write simple sentences, understand selected principles of basic grammar, and will be introduced to the classical Arabic of the Qur'an as well as to a modern spoken dialect. Students will learn aspects of Arab culture.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/ ENGL 093 or higher placement.

ARAB 102 - Elementary Arabic

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Arabic 102 is a continuation of spoken and written Arabic for students who have successfully completed Elementary Arabic101. Students continue to develop basic communicative skills, both in standard modern written form and as a spoken dialect. Students will continue their study of the classical Arabic of the Qur'an, in addition to deepening their knowledge of contemporary Arab culture.

 Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ARAB 101 or equivalent

ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic

Credit Hours: 3

Arabic 201, the first course of the intermediate sequence of Arabic 201 and 202, is a continuation of Arabic 101 and 102. The course enables students to further develop the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and to understand key aspects of the Arab-speaking world and its culture(s). Students will be introduced to varied and complex topics, to language structures, and to written and aural texts of the modern standard Arabic.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ARAB 102

CHIN 101 - Elementary Chinese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Chinese 101 will introduce spoken and written Chinese to students who have had little or no previous knowledge of the language. Students will develop basic communicative competence in both spoken and written Chinese and are introduced to the cultural nuances that lie behind basic communication. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/093 or higher placement.

CHIN 102 - Elementary Chinese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of spoken and written Chinese for students who have completed Elementary Chinese 101. Students will develop basic communicative competence in both spoken and written Chinese and are introduced to the cultural nuances that lie behind basic communication. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

CHIN 101

CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Chinese 102. Building upon language skills acquired in the previous course, Chinese 201 will increase students' knowledge of the fundamental grammatical structures of Chinese and their ability to communicate in both spoken and written Chinese in a wide range of situations in daily, social and academic life. Students will be introduced to reading materials of increasing complexity on a variety of topics reflecting different aspects of traditional and modern Chinese culture.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

CHIN 102

CHIN 202 - Intermediate Chinese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Chinese 201. Building upon language skills acquired in the previous course, Chinese 202 will increase students' knowledge of the fundamental grammatical structures of Chinese and their ability to communicate in both spoken and written Chinese in a wide range of situations in daily, social and academic life. Students will be introduced to reading materials of increasing complexity on a variety of topics reflecting different aspects of traditional and modern Chinese culture. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

CHIN 201

FREN 101 - Elementary French

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary French 101 introduces basic written and spoken French to students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-are developed simultaneously. Communication skills and vocabulary are emphasized, in terms of both everyday oral performance and basic reading knowledge. Aspects of Francophone culture are introduced. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/ENGL 093 or higher placement.

FREN 102 - Elementary French

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary French 102 is a continuation of spoken and written French for students who have successfully completed Elementary French 101. Additional vocabulary and grammar concepts are introduced. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-continue to be developed. Additional aspects of Francophone culture are presented.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

FREN 101

FREN 201 - Intermediate French

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate French 201 is the first half of a two-semester sequence in Intermediate French. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-are emphasized, building on the students' existing skills in French developed in French 101 and 102. More refined grammatical structures are introduced as well as idiomatic expressions used in everyday French.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

FREN 102

FREN 202 - Intermediate French

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate French 202 is the second half of a two-semester sequence in Intermediate French. It continues to emphasize the four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-building on the students' existing skills in French. More refined grammatical structures are introduced as well as additional idiomatic expressions used in everyday French. Strong emphasis is placed on aural comprehension and oral presentation. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

FREN 201

HEBR 101 - Introductory Hebrew I

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Hebrew I introduces students with no prior knowledge of the language to basic forms, words and structures of the Hebrew language. Its main goal is to teach the fundamentals of writing and reading and provide students with basic abilities to hold simple conversations in Hebrew. Aspects of Jewish and Israeli culture and values that relate to the language are studied and discussed.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/ENGL 093  or higher placement.

HEBR 102 - Elementary Hebrew II

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of HEBR 101, Elementary Hebrew I, this course builds on the foundations of writing and reading acquired in the first semester and provides additional skills in these areas. A strong emphasis is put on listening and speaking skills and consequently most of class time is conducted in Hebrew. Aspects of Jewish and Israeli culture, history and values are integrated into the material. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

HEBR 101

ITAL 101 - Elementary Italian

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Italian 101 introduces basic written and spoken Italian to students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-are developed simultaneously. Communication skills and vocabulary are emphasized, in terms of both everyday oral performance and basic reading knowledge. Aspects of Italian culture are introduced.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/093 or higher placement.

ITAL 102 - Elementary Italian

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Italian 102 is a continuation of spoken and written Italian for students who have successfully completed Elementary Italian 101. Additional vocabulary and grammar concepts are introduced. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-continue to be developed. Additional aspects of Italian culture are presented. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ITAL 101

ITAL 201 - Intermediate Italian

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate Italian 201 is the first half of a two-semester sequence in Intermediate Italian. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-are emphasized, building on the students' existing skills in Italian developed in Italian 101 and 102. More refined grammatical structures are introduced as well as idiomatic expressions used in everyday Italian.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ITAL 102 

ITAL 202 - Intermediate Italian

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate Italian 202 is the second half of a two-semester sequence in Intermediate Italian. It continues to emphasize the four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-building on the students' existing skills in Italian. More refined grammatical structures are introduced as well as additional idiomatic expressions used in everyday Italian. Strong emphasis is placed on aural comprehension and oral presentation.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ITAL 201

JAPN 101 - Elementary Japanese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces basic modern spoken and written Japanese to students who have had little or no previous knowledge of the language. The course will focus on developing students' communication skills in Japanese, including writing, reading, listening and speaking in order for students to function using Japanese in a Japanese social environment. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture associated with the use of the language.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/093 or higher placement.

JAPN 102 - Elementary Japanese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Elementary Japanese 101. The course will focus on developing students' communication skills in Japanese including writing, reading, listening and speaking with more advanced basic expressions and more Kanji in order for students to function using Japanese in actual settings. Students will also learn aspects of Japanese culture associated with the use of the language. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

JAPN 101

JAPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

An intermediate course in spoken and written Japanese. The course will focus on developing more advanced communication skills in Japanese: writing, reading, listening and speaking. Students will also continue to learn about aspects of Japanese culture reflected in its language. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

JAPN 102

JAPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate Japanese 202 is a continuation of spoken and written Japanese for students who have had Japanese 201 or the equivalent. The course will focus on helping students continue to develop more advanced communication skills in Japanese: writing, reading, listening and speaking. Students will also continue to learn about aspects of Japanese culture associated with the use of the language. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

JAPN 201

SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Spanish 101 introduces basic written and spoken Spanish to students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-are developed simultaneously. Communication skills and vocabulary are emphasized, in terms of both everyday oral performance and basic reading knowledge. Aspects of Hispanic cultures are introduced.  

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/093 or higher placement.

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Spanish 102 is a continuation of spoken and written Spanish for students who have successfully completed Introductory Spanish 101. Additional vocabulary and grammar concepts are introduced. The four fundamental aspects of language learning-comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing-continue to be developed. Additional aspects of Hispanic cultures are presented.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SPAN 101 

SPAN 111 - Elementary Spanish for Healthcare I

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Spanish for Healthcare I introduces students to the spoken and written Spanish language as used in medical settings as well as to various aspects of the Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Designed specifically for students in the health care curricula or health care profession who have had little or no previous Spanish, this course focuses on language commonly used in health care settings and enables students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/ENGL 093 or higher placement

SPAN 112 - Elementary Spanish for Healthcare II

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of Spanish 111, Elementary Spanish for Healthcare II focuses on the spoken and written Spanish language in medical settings as well as to various aspects of the Spanish and Hispanic cultures. Designed specifically for students in the health care curricula or health care profession who have already taken Spanish 111, this course centers on language commonly used in health care settings and enables students to continue developing their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SPAN 111; although students who have successfully completed Spanish 101 may take Spanish 112 with permission of the department head. 

SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate Spanish 201 advances students beyond the basic language requirements of Spanish 101 and Spanish 102 by continuing to help them develop communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing so that they can communicate more efficiently in Spanish-speaking contexts. The course also aims at expanding the range of cultural and personal topics of discussion and at encouraging students to use the target language meaningfully and creatively. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SPAN 102 or permission of the Department Head

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Intermediate Spanish 202 advances students beyond the language requirements of Spanish 101, 102 and 201 by continuing to help them develop communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing so that they can communicate more efficiently in Spanish-speaking contexts. The course also aims at expanding the range of cultural and personal topics of discussion and at encouraging students to use the target language meaningfully and creatively. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SPAN 201 or permission of the Department Head

SPAN 205 - Spanish for Heritage Speakers

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Spanish 205 for Heritage Speakers is designed to meet the specific linguistic needs of students with a Spanish-language background. The course focuses on the issues most common to Heritage Spanish speakers, including syntax, grammar, spelling and punctuation. The course aims to refine and broaden students' oral, written, reading and listening skills in standard Spanish. Students will be introduced to the linguistic variations and cultural richness found throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisite:

SPAN 202 or demonstrated proficiency in Spanish, as determined by department head

SWAH 101 - Elementary Swahili

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Swahili introduces modern spoken and written Swahili to students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. The course focuses on developing students' communication skills in Swahili, such as would be useful to conduct daily activities in an East African cultural and social environment. These skills include speaking, listening, writing and reading. Students will also learn about aspects of culture associated with the use of the language.

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

ENGL 073 and ENGL 083/093 or higher placement.

SWAH 102 - Elementary Swahili

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

Elementary Swahili 102 is a continuation of spoken and written Swahili for students who have successfully completed the first semester of elementary Swahili. Students will continue to develop basic communicative skills, both in modern spoken and written Swahili. These skills include speaking, listening, writing and reading. Students will also continue to deepen their knowledge of contemporary East African culture. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SWAH 101

SWAH 201 - Intermediate Swahili

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course offers study of spoken and written Swahili beyond the introductory level. Students will continue to develop their intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will study Swahili grammar and will learn about East African culture by studying folklore, poetry, proverbs, kanga writings, and relevant films and music. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SWAH 102

SWAH 202 - Intermediate Swahili

3-1-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides intermediate study of spoken and written Swahili beyond the Swahili 201 level. Students will continue to develop their intermediate skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students will continue to study Swahili grammar while learning the meaning of African folklore and poetry, interpreting kanga writings in depth, and experiencing and discussing relevant films and music. 

Fulfills American/Global Diversity requirement.

Prerequisite:

SWAH 201