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.

Myth and History in European Cinema
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: HIST 103 or HIST 110.

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. 2.0 hours lecture, 2.0 hours activity. Special fee required; see the Class Schedule. This course is also offered as HIST 315. (003772)

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. (003767)

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. (003773)

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. (003776)

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. (003782)

Arabic Course Offerings

First-Semester Arabic
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic Arabic language and culture. Emphasis of the course is on speaking and listening. Students learn through three hours of weekly sessions with a native speaker and self-instruction using texts and cassette tapes. (000680)

Beginning Arabic I
4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to Arabic language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (020747)

Second-Semester Arabic
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 101.

Continuation of ARAB 101 in the self-instructional format. (000681)

Beginning Arabic II
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 101A.

Continuation of ARAB 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020748)

Third-Semester Arabic
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 102.

Continuation of ARAB 102 in the self-instructional format. Emphasis on developing reading and writing. (000682)

Fourth-Semester Arabic
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 103.

Continuation of ARAB 103 in the self-instructional format. Further development of reading and writing. (000683)

Intermediate Arabic I
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 102A.

Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ARAB 101A and ARAB 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (020749)

Intermediate Arabic II
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: ARAB 201.

Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in ARAB 101A, ARAB 102A, and ARAB 201. This course includes composition and reading. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020750)

Conversational Arabic
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ARAB 102A.

Practice in the spoken language. Focus is on comprehension, expression, and vocabulary building. (020751)

Chinese Course Offerings

First-Semester Chinese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to Chinese language and culture. Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and awareness of cultural concepts. Emphasis of the course is on listening and speaking. About 100 Chinese characters are introduced for reading and writing. (001956)

Beginning Chinese I
4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to Chinese language and Culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Chinese. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020752)

Second-Semester Chinese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 101.

Continuation of CHNS 101. Emphasis on the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Development of reading and writing ability using about 200 Chinese characters. Rapid expansion of vocabulary, basic grammatical structures, and understanding of cultural aspects in language use. (001959)

Beginning Chinese II
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 101A.

Continuation of CHNS 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020753)

Third-Semester Chinese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 102.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills introduced in Chinese 101 and 102. Emphasis on developing writing and reading. (001962)

Fourth-Semester Chinese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 103.

Reviewing and expanding of language skills introduced in Chinese 101, 102, and 103. Further development of writing and reading. (001965)

Intermediate Chinese I
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 102A.

Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A and CHNS 102A. This course includes composition and reading. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020754)

Intermediate Chinese II
4.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: CHNS 201.

Students review and expand language skills and cultural concepts introduced in CHNS 101A, CHNS 102A, and CHNS 201. This course includes composition and reading. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020755)

Conversational Chinese
3.0 Inquire

Practice in the spoken language. Focus is on comprehension, expression, and vocabulary building. (020756)

French Course Offerings

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003787)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003792)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003795)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (003794)

Conversational French
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: FREN 102 or equivalent.

Practice in the spoken language. Focus on comprehension, expression, and vocabulary-building. (003800)

Composition and Conversation
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (003805)

Composition and Conversation
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (003806)

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. (003807)

Business French
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: FREN 202 or three years 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. (003809)

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. (003812)

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. (003815)

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. (003816)

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. (003825)

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. (003834)

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. (003826)

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 Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia). (003828)

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. (003817)

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. (003818)

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. (003819)

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. (003820)

French Cinema
3.0 Inquire

An introduction to French cinema as a narrative form, with emphasis on key films and directors from various periods of French film history. The class is taught in English. All films have English subtitles. (003813)

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. (003823)

Senior Honors Thesis
3.0 Inquire

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 public presentation 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. (003847)

German Course Offerings

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004199)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004201)

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. (020496)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (004204)

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (004203)

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. (004208)

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. (004209)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (020586)

Composition and Conversation
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (004211)

Composition and Conversation
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: GERM 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (004212)

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. (004213)

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. (004215)

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. (004216)

Sustainability, Technology, and Utopia in German Culture
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: GERM 201 OR GERM 202

This course focuses on ecological developments in German history and culture; it emphasizes the historical use of natural energy resources such as wind, water, and their contemporary use, and in addition to these the renewable energy of sun and biomass; the course analyzes the German forest as a significant place in German mythology, history, and contemporary culture; juxtaposed are such 20th century developments as architecture and design of the Bauhaus with ecological ways of architecture and design. Utopian concepts and their readings pertaining to sustainability and technology are discussed. (020677)

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. (004217)

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. (004218)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (004222)

The German Theater
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: GERM 201 or GERM 202.

A survey of the history of German theater from the Middle Ages to the present; including Passionsspiele, Wanderbuhne, the social position of actors; the development of regional theaters, the idea of a national theater and that of East and West Germany. However, varying content may emphasize the historical development of the theater or may choose a specific period or the work of a single author. (020680)

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. (004225)

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. (004226)

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. (004228)

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. (004229)

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, Boll, Durrenmatt, Frisch, Grass, Hochhuth, Jelinek, Weiss, Wolf, and other contemporary authors. (004230)

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. (004223)

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. (004224)

Contemporary German Cinema
3.0 Inquire

Class is taught in English; films in German with English subtitles. A historical survey of representative films and cinema cultures of Austria and Switzerland, and of the former two German states, East and West Germany from the 1980's to the present; including study of their cultural and social significance with a component of aesthetic changes in united Germany's cinematic culture after 1990, and a representation of Germany's multicultural society. (020681)

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. (004220)

Greek Course Offerings

First-Semester Greek
4.0 Inquire

Introduction to the ancient Greek language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition of ancient Greek. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020745)

Second-Semester Greek
4.0 Inquire

Continuation of GREK 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition of ancient Greek. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (020746)

Hebrew Course Offerings

First-Semester Hebrew
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic Hebrew language and Jewish culture. Emphasis of the course is on speaking and listening. This is an approved General Education course. (004419)

Beginning Hebrew I
4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the Modern Hebrew language and culture. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (020724)

Second-Semester Hebrew
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: HBRW 101.

Continuation of basic Hebrew language and Jewish culture, with emphasis on speaking and listening. This is an approved General Education course. (004420)

Beginning Hebrew II
4.0 Spring

Continuation of HBRW 101A. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Modern Hebrew. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (020725)

Third-Semester Hebrew
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: HBRW 102.

Continuation of HBRW 102 in the self-instructional format. Emphasis on developing reading and writing. (004421)

Fourth-Semester Hebrew
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: HBRW 103.

Continuation of HBRW 103 in the self-instructional format. Further development of reading and writing. (004422)

Italian Course Offerings

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005088)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005090)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005093)

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005092)

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. (005097)

Composition and Conversation
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (005100)

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. (005101)

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. (005102)

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. (005103)

Italy Today
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or faculty permission.

Through prose, poetry, film, music, art, and historical accounts, this course surveys contemporary Italian social, political, and cultural life from the fall of Fascism to the present. (020849)

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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. (005104)

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. (005106)

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. (005107)

The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization
3.0 Fa/Spr

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. (005108)

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. (005110)

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. (005115)

Cinematic Representations
3.0 Inquire

Course is taught in English. From the premise that the visual image is a most powerful tool in the creation and structuring of collective systems of values, this course focuses on the cinematic representation of Italian/Americans in the works of major American and Italian/American directors from the silent era to the present. The goal of this course is to explore to what extent recent films and televised series have been successful in rescuing Italian/Americans from negative ethnic typification. (020851)

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Development of Italian Drama
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (005113)

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. (005114)

Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (005116)

Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (005117)

Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

See description below. (005118)

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. (005119)

Italian Cinema - 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 will 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. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. (005111)

Italian Cinema - 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. The class is taught in English and all films have English subtitles. (005112)

Japanese Course Offerings

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). 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005334)

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). 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005335)

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). 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005336)

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). 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (005337)

Advanced Writing and Reading
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: JAPN 201.

This course provides intensive training in writing and reading Kanji characters in context. A variety of reading materials are reviewed, such as newspapers, magazines, literature, business correspondence, etc. Writing exercises focus on increasing use of Kanji characters. (020194)

Conversational Japanese
3.0 Inquire

Practice of conversational patterns in a casual format aiming at improving fluency in day-to-day interactions with native Japanese speakers. In an attempt to provide real conversational settings, there are hands-on activities such as singing, cooking, observing a tea ceremony, watching Japanese television programs, etc. (020181)

Japanese Linguistics
3.0 Inquire

This course first explores different approaches to grammar, such as Case Grammar, Relational Grammar, Transformational Grammar, etc. Students then examine syntax, phonetics, semantics, morphology, and the socio-linguistic aspect of the Japanese language. (020195)

Japanese Culture and Civilization
3.0 Inquire

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 Global Cultures course. (000993)

Japanese Lyric Poetry
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: JAPN 202

This course examines the socio-historic context of Japanese rhythm and poetic features as well as the literary significance of lyrics. Students are encouraged to pursue perfect pronunciation and knowledge (meaning, history, composer, singer, lyricist, etc.) behind the lyrics. Students are required to memorize ten different lyric poems. (020575)

Japan in Film
3.0 Inquire

This course is taught in English. It examines a variety of Japanese films involving the following cultural themes: roles of men and women, society, history, politics, education, theater, sports, music, industry, comedy, etc. In the process, the students examine and analyze the myths and realities of Japanese people as portrayed in the films. Discussions are designed to increase students' awareness of intercultural communication, to foster their preparedness for functioning in the complex order of Japanese society. All films have English subtitles. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. (020182)

Japanese Teaching Methodologies
3.0 Inquire

Prerequisites: JAPN 202 or faculty permission.

This course is for students who have attained an advanced level of fluency in Japanese or are native speakers of Japanese. While this course explores a variety of teaching methodologies, students analyze the gap between syntax and semantics to formulate concise explanations and develop skills best suited for teaching Japanese to non-native learners. 1.0 hours lecture, 6.0 hours supervision. (020183)

Internship
1.0-3.0 Fa/Spr

This internship is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (020594)

Latin Course Offerings

First-Semester Latin
4.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to the Latin language and culture. Emphasis on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation and composition in Latin. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (005390)

Second-Semester Latin
4.0 Inquire

Continuation of LATN 101. Emphasis is on the fundamental skills of reading, pronunciation, and composition in Latin. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. (020732)

Portuguese Course Offerings

First-Semester Portuguese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic Portuguese and Brazilian culture. Emphasis on speaking and listening. (007752)

Second-Semester Portuguese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PORT 101.

Continuation of PORT 101 in the self-instructional format. (007754)

Third-Semester Portuguese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PORT 102.

Continuation of PORT 102 in the self-instructional format. Emphasis on developing reading and writing. (007756)

Fourth-Semester Portuguese
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: PORT 103.

Continuation of PORT 103 in the self-instructional format. Further development of reading and writing. (007757)

Russian Course Offerings

First-Semester Russian
3.0 Fa/Spr

Introduction to basic Russian language and culture. Emphasis of the course is on speaking and listening. (008916)

Second-Semester Russian
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RUSS 101.

Continuation of RUSS 101 in the self-instructional format. (008920)

Third-Semester Russian
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RUSS 102.

Continuation of RUSS 102 in the self-instructional format. Emphasis on developing reading and writing. (008922)

Fourth-Semester Russian
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: RUSS 103.

Continuation of RUSS 103 in the self-instructional format. Further development of reading and writing. (008923)

Spanish Course Offerings

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (009113)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009118)

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. (009129)

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. 3.0 hours discussion, 2.0 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (009121)

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. (009123)

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (009120)

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. 2.0 hours activity, 3.0 hours discussion. This is an approved General Education course. (009126)

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. (009131)

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. (009137)

Reading and Composition
3.0 Fa/Spr

Prerequisites: SPAN 301.

Emphasis on fluency, style, and syntax. Required of all majors and minors. (009139)

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. (009153)

Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
3.0 Fa/Spr

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. (009142)

Spanish Phonology
3.0 Fa/Spr

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. (009150)

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. (009152)

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. (009155)

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. (009140)

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. (009141)

Chicano Literature
3.0 Fa/Spr

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 US Diversity course. This course is also offered as CHST 354. (001977)

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. (009154)

Special Topics
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (009157)

Special Problems
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (009158)

Spanish Teaching Methodologies
3.0 Spring

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 complete the Early Field Experience hours required for entry to a credential program. 3.0 hours clinical, 2.0 hours lecture. (020141)

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. (009159)

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. (009161)

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. (009167)

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. (009172)

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. (009168)

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. (009170)

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. This course is also offered as CHST 454. (001984)

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. (009165)

Spanish Honors Seminar
3.0 Inquire

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. (015816)

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. (009182)

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. (009178)

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. (009183)

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 must 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. A maximum of 3 units may be counted toward the major. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (009184)

Spanish Subject Matter Assessment and 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.

The course includes two components, the Spanish Subject Matter Assessment Exam and the Writing Proficiency Research Paper. The comprehensive exam covers Spanish language, Spanish linguistics, and Spanish and Latin American literature and culture. The Writing Proficiency Research Paper is an investigative/analytical essay in English on a major work of Hispanic literature. Students show mastery of the major areas of study in Spanish as well as the ability to investigate, plan and write essays using correct English and in a style suitable to literary analysis. This is a writing proficiency, WP, course; a grade of C- or better certifies writing proficiency for majors. (009156)

Spanish Honors Thesis
3.0 Inquire

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. (015815)

Internship
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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 6.0 units. (009196)

Independent Study
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (009199)

Special Topic
1.0-3.0 Inquire

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. (009198)

Master's Thesis
1.0-6.0 Inquire

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. (009203)