Foreign Language Course Offerings

Please see the section on "Course Description Symbols and Terms" in The University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

FLNG315 Myth and History in European Cinema 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: HIST 103 or HIST 110 or one course in the Roots and Branches of Modernism Upper-Division Thematic.

Discusses the ways in which film reflects and shapes European society since World War I. Examines the relationships of history, politics, and cinema in Italy, France, Germany, Britain, and the former Soviet Union. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly FLNG 119.

FLNG340 Literary Masterpieces in Translation 3.0 Inquire

A stylistic and thematic analysis of major works in French, German, Hispanic, Italian, and other literatures in English translation. Course content varies each semester according to language area taught. Formerly FLNG 100.

FLNG398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly FLNG 198.

FLNG399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly FLNG 199.

FLNG610 Technology and Second Language Learning 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Study and practical application of research, theories, and issues related to second language learning methods and the introduction of technology into the curriculum. Course is taught in English. Formerly FLNG 310.

French Course Offerings

FREN101 First-Semester French 4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to French language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly FREN 001. CAN FREN 2.

FREN102 Second-Semester French 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: FREN 101 or equivalent.

Continuation of FREN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing French. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly FREN 002. CAN FREN 4.

FREN201 Third-Semester French 4.0 Fall
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101 and FREN 102. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly FREN 003. CAN FREN 8.

FREN202 Fourth-Semester French 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: FREN 201 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in FREN 101, FREN 102, and FREN 201. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly FREN 004.

FREN211 Conversational French 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.

Practice in the spoken language. Focus on comprehension, expression, and vocabulary-building. Formerly FREN 020.

FREN301 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly FREN 100A.

FREN302 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly FREN 100B.

FREN303 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

FREN 301 - FREN 303: Practice in speaking, writing, and reading. Focus on the development and accurate use of complex language patterns. These courses are non-sequential. Formerly FREN 100C.

FREN310 Business French 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or three yeras of high school French or equivalent.

A survey of French business practices. Designed for students interested in international business or affairs, or who intend to travel for business in French-speaking countries. The course includes films, readings, and class discussion focusing on the economic, political, and social aspects of French culture. Formerly FREN 115.

FREN330 French Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

An introduction to French history and geography as well as French art, literature, philosophy, education, economy, social classes, and politics. Formerly FREN 125.

FREN340 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, early French literature to the French Revolution. Formerly FREN 140A.

FREN345 Survey of French Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

A survey of French literature with special emphasis on genres, literary techniques, and methods of analysis, Romantic to Contemporary Period. Formerly FREN 140B.

FREN399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly FREN 199.

FREN420 French Linguistics 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

This course introduces students to the study of linguistics as it relates to French. Topics include the evolution of the language from Latin to modern French, as well as historical and contemporary states of the language as they relate to phonology, morphology, and semantics. Practical application of knowledge, and the improvement of students' pronunciation, are stressed. Taught in French. Formerly FREN 230.

FREN440 The French Theater 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

Varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose the work of a single author. Formerly FREN 200.

FREN445 Francophone Literatures and Societies 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303.

This course involves study of literature and society in Francophone Africa from the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria) through Senegal and West Africa to Madagascar and the Reunion Island, New France (Quebec), the French Caribbean, the South Pacific (Tahiti), and Souteast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia). Formerly FREN 220.

FREN450 The Seventeenth Century 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, or FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.

Study of the baroque and classic periods, including the waning of the seventeenth century. Major focus on theater. Formerly FREN 250A.

FREN455 The Eighteenth Century 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.

Study of the important trends of the period as seen through representative novels and plays. Formerly FREN 250B.

FREN460 The Nineteenth Century 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.

Study of the various literary movements across the century (romanticism, Parnasse, realism, naturalism, symbolism) in both prose and poetry. Formerly FREN 250C.

FREN465 The Twentieth Century 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Six units from FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; FREN 340 or FREN 345.

Varying content may include writers of prose, poetry, and theater and literary movements such as surrealism, existentialism, the New Novel, and feminism. Formerly FREN 250D.

FREN480 French Cinema 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

An introduction to French cinema as a narrative form, with emphasis on key films and directors from various periods of French film history. Formerly FREN 210.

FREN497 Writing Proficiency 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing; to be taken concurrently with another upper-division French literature course.

Writing essays in English on French literature. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly FREN 197.

German Course Offerings

GERM101 First-Semester German 4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to German language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 001.

GERM102 Second-Semester German 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: GERM 101 or equivalent.

Continuation of GERM 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing German. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 002.

GERM201 Third-Semester German 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101 and GERM 102. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 003.

GERM202 Fourth-Semester German 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: GERM 201 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in GERM 101, GERM 102, and GERM 201. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 004.

GERM211 Conversational German 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent. Should be taken concurrently with GERM 201 or GERM 202.

Intensive practice in the spoken language with the objectives of developing fluency and increasing vocabulary through the study of cultural topics. Formerly GERM 020A.

GERM212 Conversational German 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: GERM 102 or equivalent.

Further intensive practice in the spoken language. May be taken before or after GERM 211. Formerly GERM 020B.

GERM301 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly GERM 100A.

GERM302 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly GERM 100B.

GERM303 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

GERM 301 - GERM 303: Review of grammar and syntax; vocabulary-building practice in conversation; synopses of short stories and compositions in German. Emphasis on accuracy in grammar and expression. These courses are non-sequential. Formerly GERM 100C.

GERM325 Linguistics of Modern German 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

Study and practice of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern German. Contrastive analysis of the sounds of German and English. Formerly GERM 120.

GERM330 German Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

A survey of some of the great figures and periods of German art, literature, music, and public life which have made significant contributions to the development of civilization in German-speaking countries. Formerly GERM 125.

GERM340 Introduction to German Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes early German literature through the eighteenth century. Formerly GERM 140A.

GERM345 Introduction to German Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

An introduction to selected works of prose, lyric, and drama. Includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. Formerly GERM 140B.

GERM399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly GERM 199.

GERM455 German Classicism 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

Primary emphasis on the classical works of Schiller and Goethe, with attention given as well to Lessing and the Sturm und Drang movement as precursors of the period. Formerly GERM 210.

GERM460 German Romanticism 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

Study of prose and lyric works of Novalis, Tieck, Arnim, Brentano, Hoffman, Eichendorff, and other figures of the Romantic Period. Analysis of literary and intellectual trends within the period. Formerly GERM 220.

GERM465 Nineteenth-Century German Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

A survey of the development of prose, drama, and lyric after Goethe and the Romantics to the twentieth century, including representative authors of poetic realism and naturalism. Formerly GERM 240.

GERM470 Twentieth-Century German Literature Before World War II 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

Readings in prose, drama, and lyric of the Expressionists, Rilke, Mann, Hesse, Kafka, Brecht, and others. Formerly GERM 250.

GERM472 Twentieth-Century German Literature After World War II 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

Study of ideas and trends in the novel, drama, and poetry of Bachmann, B<148>ll, D<129>rrenmatt, Frisch, Grass, Hochhuth, Jelinek, Weiss, Wolf, and other contemporary authors. Formerly GERM 255.

GERM482 Weimar Cinema: From Caligari to Hitler 3.0 Inquire

Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of film classics from the Expressionist cinema, the Weimar Republic, and the Third Reich, with an introduction to the main currents in film aesthetics and theory from Kracauer to contemporary feminist film theories. Readings of major authors on films, including Brecht, Eisner, and Kracauer. Screening of films by Murnau, Lang, and von Sternberg. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 200A.

GERM484 The New German Cinema 3.0 Inquire

Class taught in English. All films have English subtitles. Historical survey of representative films from the post-war era, the New German, and feminist cinema, including study of their cultural and social significance, with a component of significant film aesthetics and theories from Kluge to contemporary feminist film theories. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly GERM 200B.

GERM497 Writing Proficiency 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing.

Writing essays in English on German literature and/or practice in translation from German to English. Ordinarily taken in conjunction with another upper-division German course. Purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly GERM 197.

Italian Course Offerings

ITAL101 First-Semester Italian 4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to Italian language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITAL 001. CAN ITAL 2.

ITAL102 Second-Semester Italian 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ITAL 101 or equivalent.

Continuation of ITAL 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITAL 002. CAN ITAL 4.

ITAL201 Third-Semester Italian 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101 and ITAL 102. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITAL 003.

ITAL202 Fourth-Semester Italian 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ITAL 101, ITAL 102, and ITAL 201. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly ITAL 004.

ITAL211 Italian Conversation and Phonetics 3.0 Fa/Spr

Intensive training in oral practice, aiming at correct pronunciation. Conversation designed to develop self-expression and to increase vocabulary. Formerly ITAL 020.

ITAL301 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly ITAL 100A.

ITAL302 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

ITAL 301 and ITAL 302: Emphasis on fluency and development of literary style; composition in the Italian language; review of grammar and syntax. These courses are non-sequential. Formerly ITAL 100B.

ITAL320 Advanced Italian Conversation and Phonology 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202, ITAL 211 or equivalent.

Continued intensive practice in the spoken language. Practice and review of phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntactics as they apply to the learning and teaching of Italian. Formerly ITAL 120.

ITAL330 Italian Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

Survey of some of the greatest figures in literature, philosophy, science, art, music, politics, geography, and history of Italy. Taught in Italian. Formerly ITAL 125.

ITAL340 Masters of Italian Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

Study of the most important writers of Italian literature from Dante to modern times. Emphasis on genre, textual analysis, and interpretation. Readings, discussions, and reports. Formerly ITAL 140.

ITAL345 Survey of Italian Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

The main literary and intellectual trends from Dante to the eighteenth century. Readings, discussions, and reports. Formerly ITAL 145A.

ITAL346 Survey of Italian Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

The main literary trends from the eighteenth century to the present. Readings, discussions, and reports. Formerly ITAL 145B.

ITAL360 The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization 3.0 Spring

A study of the major events in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy and their influence upon other European countries. Taught in English. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly ITAL 160.

ITAL399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly ITAL 199.

ITAL430 Italian American Studies 3.0 Inquire

This course is the study of the arrival, presence, and contributions of the Italian immigrants in the Americas, especially in the United States and California. The course emphasizes the complex dynamics of cultural assimilation and ethnic differentiation of Italian immigrants in the adopted countries. Formerly ITAL 225.

ITAL440 Development of Italian Drama 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly ITAL 210A.

ITAL441 Development of Italian Drama 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

ITAL 440 - ITAL 441: History of the Italian drama from the beginning to the twentieth century. Will include the Commedia dell'Arte and its influence on Western Drama, and the survey of operatic authors. Formerly ITAL 210B.

ITAL460 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly ITAL 297A.

ITAL461 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly ITAL 297B.

ITAL462 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. Formerly ITAL 297C.

ITAL463 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

ITAL 460 - ITAL 463: Study of a major figure, genre, movement, or period in Italian letters. Formerly ITAL 297D.

ITAL482 Italian Cinema <197> General History, Genres, and Trends 3.0 Inquire

The Italian Cinema as a creative art form has had a profound and lasting impact on world cinematography. The course wil include Italian film history and the study of major trends and techniques. The relationship of the Cinema to socio-political, economic, and literary events in Italy and the world will be studied: Neorealism, The Felliniesque, Spaghetti Western, Commedia all'Italiana, and more recent trends. Taught in English. Formerly ITAL 200A.

ITAL483 Italian Cinema <197> Great Film Directors 3.0 Inquire

Consists of a series of related in-depth monographic studies of such great film directors as De Sica, Visconti, Rossellini, Fellini, Antonioni, Bertolucci, Pasolini, The Tavianis, and Scola. Taught in English. Formerly ITAL 200B.

Spanish Course Offerings

SPAN101 First-Semester Spanish 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.

Introduction to Spanish language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 001. CAN SPAN 2.

SPAN102 Second-Semester Spanish 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.

Continuation of SPAN 101. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 002. CAN SPAN 4.

SPAN200 Conversational Spanish 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 201 or SPAN 202.

Intensive practice in the spoken language with the objectives of developing fluency and increasing vocabulary through the study of cultural topics. Formerly SPAN 020.

SPAN201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 003. CAN SPAN 8.

SPAN201N Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4.0 Fall
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. Formerly SPAN 003S.

SPAN202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills and cultural concepts introduced in SPAN 101, SPAN 102, and SPAN 201. This course includes composition and reading. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 004.

SPAN202N Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4.0 Spring
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

Further reviewing and expanding of language skills possessed by speakers of Spanish who have not studied the language formally. Builds on topics studied in SPAN 201N. This course includes composition and reading. Particular focus on the Mexican-American/Latino experience. This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 004S.

SPAN203 Reading and Conversation 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 201. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 202.

Reading practice and discussions designed to further acquaint the student with Hispanic culture and to improve comprehension and vocabulary in preparation for upper-division courses. Formerly SPAN 025.

SPAN301 Grammar and Composition 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.

Intensive review of grammar and its application in composition. This course or its equivalent is a prerequisite for all other upper-division courses. Required of all majors and minors. Formerly SPAN 104A.

SPAN302 Reading and Composition 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

Emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. Required of all majors and minors. Formerly SPAN 104B.

SPAN303 Advanced Oral Expression 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 321.

Intensive practice in the spoken language at an advanced level of proficiency. Guided conversations and discussions, debates, and speeches. Enrollment will be limited. Native speakers should consult with instructor before enrolling. Formerly SPAN 133.

SPAN320 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics 3.0 Spring
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

A survey of the fields of general linguistics. Theory and practice of language analysis. Relationship between language and culture. Principles of phonology, morphology, and syntax of Spanish language. Formerly SPAN 106.

SPAN321 Spanish Phonology 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 301 and/or SPAN 303.

Phonology (phonetics and phonemics), linguistic geography, and related areas as they apply to the learning and teaching of Spanish. Formerly SPAN 120.

SPAN331 Spanish Culture and Civilization 3.0 Fall
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.

Introduction to the historical and cultural heritage of Spain, to selected figures in the arts and public life, and to the ways and traditions of Spaniards today. Readings, reports, and discussion. Formerly SPAN 130.

SPAN332 Latin American Culture and Civilization 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.

A survey of the cultural, social, economic, and political heritage of Latin America and its evolution into contemporary Latin American society. Formerly SPAN 150.

SPAN341 Introduction to Latin American Literature 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. The works studied will be short stories, full-length plays, and Hispanic-American narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 341 and SPAN 342 are required of all majors and count as electives for the minor. Either fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. Formerly SPAN 105A.

SPAN342 Introduction to Spanish Peninsular Literature 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

Introduces students to the study of Hispanic literature and culture, and develops their skills in language comprehension and analysis of prose, poetry, and drama. Works studied will be the novel, one-act plays, and Peninsular Spanish narrative and lyric poetry. SPAN 342 is required of all majors and fulfills the prerequisite for all other upper-division literature courses. Formerly SPAN 105B.

SPAN354 Chicano Literature 3.0 Fall

A study of the Chicano people as reflected in selected films and literature. Reading, discussions, and reports will be in English. This is a service course for non-majors and not elective for a BA degree or minor in Spanish. This is an approved General Education course. This is an approved Ethnic course. Formerly SPAN 140.

SPAN371 Workshop in Hispanic Children's Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.

The student will explore the relationship between literature and culture. Oral expression will be enhanced through reading and individual and class projects. Practical implementation of knowledge through the interpretation of stories, creation of short plays and original skits for presentation at local elementary schools that have a substantial Hispanic enrollment. Formerly SPAN 135.

SPAN398 Special Topics 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See The Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. Formerly SPAN 198.

SPAN399 Special Problems 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading only. Formerly SPAN 199.

SPAN425 Spanish Teaching Methodologies 3.0 Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 320

This is a senior-level Spanish course that introduces students to current theories of foreign language learning and implications of key research for classroom practice. Students learn strategies for teaching Spanish, including the utilization of appropriate technology. In addition to lecture and discussion, students will complete the Early Field Experience hours required for entry to a credential program.

SPAN441 Hispanic Short Story 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Study of leading short story writers from Spain and Latin America, with background readings and reports on representative authors. Emphasis on contemporary works. Formerly SPAN 200.

SPAN442 Hispanic Theater 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Readings, discussions, reports, and oral interpretation of major dramatic works of Latin America and Spain. Formerly SPAN 204.

SPAN443 Hispanic Novel 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Analysis of representative novels from Latin America and Spain. Formerly SPAN 208.

SPAN444 Hispanic Poetry 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Study of the leading poets of Spain and Latin America. Formerly SPAN 214.

SPAN451 Literature of Mexico 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Readings and reports on literature of Mexico from pre-Columbian to contemporary literature. Formerly SPAN 209.

SPAN452 Viewing the Hispanic Caribbean 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).

Critical analysis of literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, utilizing reading, discussion, oral reports, and written projects. Formerly SPAN 210.

SPAN454 Chicano Literature 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

A study of the Chicano people as reflected in selected films and literature. Discussions will be in Spanish, readings in English and Spanish, reports in Spanish. Formerly SPAN 240.

SPAN461 Don Quixote 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Cervantes' novel and his amiable madman in the larger context of literature and culture. Commentary on contemporary history, society, and politics. Formerly SPAN 206.

SPAN470H Spanish Hornors Seminar 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302 with a grade of B or higher; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; three units of SPAN 321 or higher level. Minimum GPA in major of 3.5. Open only to students in the top 5 percent of majors in the program. Faculty permission.

A seminar for Honors students. The course focuses on major literary periods and authors from Latin America and Spain in conjunction with literary criticism and theory. Initial work on writing the Honors thesis. Formerly SPAN 270H.

SPAN471 Women and Literature in the Hispanic World 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Women in Spanish-speaking society. An approach to culture via a study of women as literary subjects and as writers. The idealization and reality of their existence as reflected through Spanish and Latin American literature. Formerly SPAN 250.

SPAN472 Oral and Written Traditions of the Spanish Speaking World 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Study of the diverse oral and written traditions that both predate and coexist with the literary tradition in Spanish. Topics may include oral narrative such as legends, myths, proverbs, religious beliefs; oral practices in verse such as the troubadour tradition, anonymous epic poetry, popular songs and ballads, and corridos; and written practices such as testimonies, autobiographies, and epistles. Formerly SPAN 230.

SPAN481 Film and Literature in Spain and Latin America 3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

Students will consider the elements that constitute literary and cinematic masterpieces by examining films based on a variety of texts: epic poetry, drama, short story, legend, novel, zarzuela, and filmscript. The films will represent the cultural and linguistic diversity in areas of Spain and Latin America. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly SPAN 260.

SPAN489 Directed Field Experience in Spanish 1.0-3.0 Inquire
Prerequisites: Recommended for majors and graduate students, some minors upon completion of SPAN 302 or equivalent or faculty permission.

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You mus t register directly with a supervising faculty member. Provides students with the opportunity to develop their language proficiency in Spanish and enables them to use their language skills in on-the-job situations. Limited to majors, graduate students, and selected minors upon completion of SPAN 302. May be taken for a maximum of 3 units. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly SPAN 289.

SPAN497 Writing Proficiency 1.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; upper-division standing. To be taken concurrently with any upper-division Spanish course.

Writing essays in English on Hispanic literature or culture. The purpose is to ensure ability to write correct English in a style suitable to general essay writing. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. Formerly SPAN 197.

SPAN499H Spanish Honors Thesis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: SPAN 470H with a grade of B or higher, faculty permission.

Independent Study. Completion of Honors thesis under the direction of assigned Spanish faculty. The thesis, based on studies begun in SPAN 470H, requires original work beyond that normally required in undergraduate work. Students present the thesis in a public lecture. Formerly SPAN 299H.

SPAN689 Internship 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Formerly SPAN 389.

SPAN697 Independent Study 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly SPAN 398.

SPAN698 Special Topic 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is a special topic offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and will vary from term to term and be different for different sections. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Formerly SPAN 397.

SPAN699T Master's Thesis 1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This course is offered as for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly SPAN 399.

FREN499H Senior Honors Thesis 3.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: Six units in FREN 301, FREN 302, FREN 303; 12 other upper-division French units; a grade-point average in the top 5% of French majors; an interview; faculty permission.

Intensive study of scholarly approaches to problems in French language, literature or culture and training in the use of secondary sources to back up original ideas, leading to the production and publication of a scholarly project involving substantial research and earning a grade of B or higher for the designation of Honors in the Major. To be taken under faculty supervision for a total of six units in consecutive semesters. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Formerly FREN 299H.

Latin Course Offerings

LATN101 First-Semester Latin 4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the Latin language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation and composition of Latin. This is an approved General Education course. Formerly LATN 001.

Japanese Course Offerings

JAPN101 First-Semester Japanese 4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the Japanese language and culture. Emphasis on the development of fundamental skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with clear understanding of basic sentence structures. Acquisition of Hiragana and Katakana characters (phonetic symbols). This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JAPN 001. CAN JAPN 2.

JAPN102 Second-Semester Japanese 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JAPN 101 or faculty permission.

Continuation of JAPN 101. Special attention to different verb forms and essential auxiliary expressions. Appropriate language use in a variety of social settings. Acquisition of 110 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JAPN 002. CAN JAPN 4.

JAPN201 Third-Semester Japanese 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JAPN 102 or faculty permission.

Review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to logical discourse development. Acquisition of 200 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JAPN 003.

JAPN202 Fourth-Semester Japanese 4.0 Fa/Spr
Prerequisites: JAPN 201 or faculty permission.

Continuation of review of major grammatical structures and further development of the student's cultural awareness and proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Japanese. Special attention to refining and expanding discourse. Acquisition of 300 Kanji characters (ideographic symbols). This is an approved General Education course. Special fee required; see The Class Schedule. Formerly JAPN 004.

JAPN330 Japanese Culture and Civilization 3.0 Fa/Spr

An introduction to Japanese history and geography, as well as Japanese art forms, literature, philosophy, education, economy, customs, language, and politics. Course also includes a comparison of Japanese and American organizational theories. This is an approved Non-Western course. Formerly JAPN 125.