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FALL 2021

FRENCH

FREN 101: French Language I

FREN 102: French Language II

FREN 215: Intermediate French I

FREN 216: Intermediate French II

FREN 219: Intermediate French Composition

FREN 242: Intermediate French Oral Communication

FREN 245: Culture of the Francophone World

FREN 319: Advanced French Composition

FREN 345: French and Quebecois Cinema since 1950

FREN 430: French Applied Linguistics

FREN 450D: Special Topics - French Science Fiction from its origins to today

This course explores French science-fiction from its beginnings to the present. We will study the origins and evolution of this literary and cinematic genre from the fictions of Jules Verne and J. H. Rosny in the nineteenth century, to the modern French and Francophone dystopias of the 20th century. The methodological approach will be twofold: thematic (encounters with the alien other, man vs. machine, utopia/dystopia, etc.), and sociological (historical contexts, gender roles, evolution of science, etc.). Questions about the changing social impacts of literature and science help to frame class lectures and discussions, while film viewings explore the visual realm of the science-fiction imagination.

GERMAN

GERM 101: German Language I

HALQ'EMEYLEM

HALQ 101: Halq'emeylem Language I

HALQ 201: Intermediate Halq'emeylem I

HALQ 301: Advanced Upriver Halq'emeylem I

JAPANESE

JAPN 101: Japanese Language I

JAPN 201: Intermediate Japanese I

MANDARIN

MAND 101: introduction to Mandarin I

MAND 201: Intermediate Mandarin I

MAND 301: Advanced Mandarin I

PUNJABI

PUNJ 210: Intermediate Punjabi I

PUNJ 211: Intermediate Punjabi II

RUSSIAN

RUSS 101: Russian Language I

RUSS/ENGL 391: Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky in English

This course focuses on the major works of L.N. Tolstoy and F.M. Dostoyevsky, two of the greatest writers and thinkers of 19th century Russia, whose ideas have influenced the development of modern thought around the world. Their works will be examined as examples of great literature within their social and historical context.

SPANISH

SPAN 101: Spanish Language I

SPAN 102: Spanish Language II

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish II - Composition

This course is designed for students who have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish and who intend to improve and expand their speaking and writing skills. while at the same time gives them the opportunity to acquire new vocabulary, review grammar, practice their reading, improve their listening and comprehension skills, and expand their socio-cultural competence of topics related to the Hispanic world. To achieve these objectives students we will read news, cultural and short literary works; watch videos and short films, listen to podcasts in Spanish, and use online resources that may connect with their personal interests.

 

SUMMER 2021

(Early Summer Term only:  May 3rd - June 19th) 

FRENCH 

FREN 101: French Language I

PUNJABI

PUNJ 210: Intermediate Language I

PUNJ 211: Intermediate Language II

SPANISH

SPAN 101: Spanish Language I

SPAN 493: Spanish Language, Society and Migration

RUSSIAN

RUSS 102: Russian Language II

 

WINTER 2021

FRENCH

FREN 101: French Language I

FREN 102: French Language II

FREN 215: Intermediate French I

FREN 216: Intermediate French II

FREN 219: Intermediate French Composition

FREN 225: Francophone Language and Culture via Media

FREN 315: Introduction to Francophone Literature

FREN 325: Phonetics and Pronunciation: The Silky Sounds of French

FREN 342: Advanced French Oral Communication

FREN 415: Myths, Tales, and Legends in Francophone Literature

FREN 450C: Special Topics - Post WWII Literature in France

Conducted entirely in French, this course will examine the literary movements and social changes in post-war France through the analysis of several important texts. Topics may include the Holocaust, European diaspora, trauma, responsibility, testimony and national identity.

GERMAN

GERM 101: German Language I

GERM 102: German Language II

HALQ'EMEYLEM

HALQ 101: Halq'emeylem Language I

HALQ 102: Halq'emeylem Language II

HALQ 201: Intermediate Halq'emeylem II

JAPANESE

JAPN 101: Japanese Language I

JAPN 102: Japanese Language II

JAPN 202: Intermediate Japanese II

MANDARIN

MAND 101: Introduction to Mandarin I

MAND 102: Introduction to Mandarin II

MAND 201: Intermediate Mandarin I

MAND 202: Intermediate Mandarin II 

PUNJABI

PUNJ 102: Introduction to Punjabi II

PUNJ 210: Intermediate Punjabi I

PUNJ 211: Intermediate Punjabi II

RUSSIAN

RUSS 101: Russian Language I

SPANISH

SPAN 101: Spanish Language I

SPAN 102: Spanish Language II

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

SPAN 330C: Special Topics - Latin American Pop Culture 

This course aims to explore popular culture to understand contemporary life and national identity in Latin America by exploring popular culture production.  Students will be able to connect major historical political, economic and social trends to a variety of popular culture expressions in different regions of Latin America by analyzing cultural artifacts.Language of instruction: English  (Students from SPAN 330 will write their assignments and participate in discussions in Spanish)

 

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