Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

Mark DeStephano, S.J., Ph.D (1995) Chairperson

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures offers majors and minors in Spanish, Classical Languages, and Classical Civilization. Students may, with the permission of the Department and the Academic Dean, major in Modern Languages with a concentration in Italian and/or French.  Minors in French and Italian are also offered. All majors and minors must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in their major courses in order to be awarded their degree.

Requirements for Major in Spanish

Degree of Bachelor of Arts

Six of the required credits for the major may count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Select one of the following sequences:6
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II 1
Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I
and Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II 1
SP-243Survey: Literature of Spain I3
SP-244Survey: Literature of Spain II3
SP-245Hispanic-American Literature I3
SP-246Hispanic-American Literature II3
SP-Choose 8 Spanish Electives 224
Total Credits42
1

May count towards the Core World Language Requirement.

2

May include up to 5 Modern Language (ML), up to 2 Latin (LA), up to 2 Greek (GK), and/or up to 2 Classical Civilization (CC) courses.

Special Notes on Requirements for the Spanish Major

1

 Non-native speakers should register for SP-133/SP-134. Native speakers must register for SP-135/SP-136.

2

 Students without adequate preparation for SP-133/SP-134 must take SP-113/SP-114 first.

Special Note on Interdisciplinary Modern Language (ML) Courses

Courses labeled ML (Modern Language) are interdisciplinary in scope and may be taught in English. Majors in the department may apply up to 15 credits in these courses towards their major requirements. Selected assignments will be required in the departmental student’s major language. Modern Language majors may also apply any six credits in Classical languages or civilization towards their degree program.

Requirements for Classical Civilization Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in cursu classico

Six of the required credits for the major may count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
Intermediate Latin I
and Intermediate Latin II 1
Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Attic Greek I
and Elementary Attic Greek II
Intermediate Greek I
and Intermediate Greek II
CC-Classical Civilization Electives18
Total Credits30
1

May counts towards the Core World Language Requirement

Requirements for Classical Languages Major

Degree of Bachelor of Arts in cursu classico

Six of the required credits for the major may count towards the Core Curriculum Requirements.

Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
Intermediate Latin I
and Intermediate Latin II 1
Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Attic Greek I
and Elementary Attic Greek II
Intermediate Greek I
and Intermediate Greek II
LA/GKLatin or Greek Electives12
CC-Classical Civilization Electives6
Total Credits30
1

May count towards the Core World Language Requirement

Requirements for Minor in French

FR-133
FR-134
Intermediate French I
and Intermediate French II 1
6
FR-French Electives12
Total Credits18
1

May count towards the Core World Language Requirement

Special Note on Requirements for the Minor in French

1

Students without adequate preparation for FR-133/FR-134 must take FR-113/FR-114 first.

Requirements for Minor in Italian

IT-133
IT-134
Intermediate Italian I
and Intermediate Italian II 1
6
IT-Italian Electives12
Total Credits18
1

 May count towards the Core World Language Requirement.

Special Note on Requirements for the Minor in French

1

Students without adequate preparation for IT-133/IT-134 must take IT-113/IT-114 first.

Requirements for Minor in Spanish

Select one of the following sequences:6
Intermediate Spanish I
and Intermediate Spanish II 1
Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I
and Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II 1
SP-243Survey: Literature of Spain I3
SP-244Survey: Literature of Spain II3
SP-245Hispanic-American Literature I3
SP-246Hispanic-American Literature II3
Total Credits18
1

 May count towards the Core World Language Requirement.

Special Notes on Requirements for the Minor in Spanish

1

Non-native speakers should register for SP-133/SP-134. Native speakers must register for SP-135/SP-136.

2

Students without adequate preparation for SP-133/SP-134 must take SP-113/SP-114 first.

Requirements for Minor in Classical Civilization

Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
Intermediate Latin I
and Intermediate Latin II 1
Elementary Attic Greek I
and Elementary Attic Greek II
Intermediate Greek I
and Intermediate Greek II
CC-Classical Civilization Electives12
Total Credits18
1

Counts towards the World Language Requirement

Requirements for Minor in Classical Languages

Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Latin I
and Elementary Latin II 1
Intermediate Latin I
and Intermediate Latin II
Select one of the following sequences:6
Elementary Attic Greek I
and Elementary Attic Greek II 1
Intermediate Greek I
and Intermediate Greek II
LA- or GK-Electives6
Total Credits18
1

 May count towards the Core World Language Requirement.

Core Curriculum World Languages Requirements

Any six-credit sequence (e.g., parts I and II consecutively-in the same academic year) in one of the modern or Classical languages offered by the Department is required of all students who are Bachelor’s Degree candidates. This requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways and on a number of levels, namely:

  1. The Elementary courses (113-114) introduce the sounds, spelling and basic grammatical principles with emphasis on hearing and speaking the language. No student who has any previous study in the language is admitted to these courses. If students wish to continue further study in that language, they must register for the intermediate-level course or higher.
  2. Intermediate courses in a language (133-134, 135-136) seek to provide a solid foundation in all language skills, namely reading, writing, speaking and aural understanding and a foundation for continued study of a language on more advanced levels. Readings and material for oral practice include literature, past and present. Use of the language laboratory may be required at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: one or two years of secondary school or one year of college-level elementary language .
  3. With departmental permission, any two language or literature courses in the same language above the intermediate level, which are dedicated to advanced practice in language skills or to particular topics in the study of literature.
  4. Completion of the Advanced Placement Examination in language and/or literature, with a grade of 4 or 5. The student will be awarded three credits for each Advanced Placement Examination in Language and/or Literature that has been passed with a grade of 4 or 5. If the student successfully passed both the language and the literature AP examinations, this will be considered as the successful completion of the World Languages Core Requirement. AP students who are awarded three credits of the language requirement must take the additional three credits in the same language at the advanced level (i.e., over the “200” level).
  5. Students may not fulfill the Core World Languages Requirement with Classical Civilization courses.
  6. Students may fulfill the World Languages Core Requirement by taking any two-course sequence in American Sign Language (when offered).
  7. Students may fulfill the World Languages Core Requirement by taking the two-course sequence in “Romance Language Synthesis, I and II”.
  8. Students fulfilling the core requirement with an elementary or intermediate level course must complete both parts of the course consecutively (i.e. both parts of the course must be taken in the same academic year). Students failing to complete the core requirement consecutively must begin a new language in order to fulfill the requirement. Exceptions may be made in special cases.

Proficiency Examinations

All proficiency examinations have been eliminated. The only external examination accepted by the Department is the AP Examination, as explained above. Other than this, the language requirement must be fulfilled through coursework at Saint Peter’s University. The Department does not accept CLEP or International Baccalaureate tests for credit or for the fulfillment of the Core World Languages requirement.

CC Courses

CC-251. History of Greece. 3 Credits.

The political and cultural history of the Hellenic world from prehistoric times to the death of Alexander.

CC-252. History of Rome. 3 Credits.

Political and cultural history of the Roman world from the founding of the city to the death of Justinian.

CC-256. Greek and Roman Mythology. 3 Credits.

A study of Greek and Roman mythology; the theories of myth and their application to the specific cycles of myths; some reference to the use of myth in literature and art.

CC-257. The Theatre of the Greeks. 3 Credits.

Study of a representative group of plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, with emphasis on the history of the Greek theater, its place and function in Greek society, interpretation of the plays, and their influence on later drama.

CC-261. Archeology: Greece and Near East. 3 Credits.

A survey of the art and archeology of Greece, Asia Minor, and Egypt, beginning with the second millennium B.C., and ending in the early Christian era.

CC-287. The City of Rome. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the history of the City of Rome with emphasis on art and architecture. An artistic history of Rome from prehistoric times through the eighteenth century.

CC-489. International Travel Course. 3 Credits.

CN Courses

CN-113. Elementary Mandarin Chinese I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the tones, pronunciation, characters and basic grammatical principles of Mandarin Chinese. Only for students with no previous Mandarin.

CN-114. Elementary Mandarin Chinese II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the tones, pronunciation, characters and basic grammatical principles of Mandarin Chinese. Only for students with no previous Mandarin. Prerequisites: AN-113 OR CN-113.

CN-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To be determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor.

GK Courses

GK-111. Elementary Attic Greek I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the language. Attic grammar and syntax. Readings in simple Attic Greek. Readings in Plato's Apology and the Greek New Testament.

GK-112. Elementary Attic Greek II. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the language. Attic grammar and syntax. Readings in simple Attic Greek. Readings in Plato's Apology and the Greek New Testament. Prerequisites: GK-111.

GK-221. Intermediate Greek I. 3 Credits.

Further study of all forms and syntax of the ancient Greek language. Prerequisites: GK-112 OR 1-2 YEARS H.S. GREEK.

GK-222. Intermediate Greek II. 3 Credits.

Further study of all forms and syntax of the ancient Greek language. Prerequisites: GK-221.

GK-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To be determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor.

GK-477. Seminar Plato. 3 Credits.

In-depth study of selected works of Plato in Attic Greek. Prerequisites: GK-222 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

JP Courses

JP-130. Elementary Japanese I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic language skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing Japanese through a variety of media.

JP-131. Elementary Japanese II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic language skills of speaking, reading, listening, and writing Japanese through a variety of media. Prerequisites: JP-130 OR AN-130.

JP-135. Intermediate Japanese II. 3 Credits.

Further practice to master the basic concepts of rudimentary communication in Japanese. Prerequisites: AN-134 OR JP-134.

JP-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor. Prerequisites: AN-134 OR JP-134 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA Courses

LA-113. Elementary Latin I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Latin presented through exercises and brief literary selections.

LA-114. Elementary Latin II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammatical structures of Latin presented through exercises and brief literary selections. Prerequisites: LA-113.

LA-157. Intermediate Latin I. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures through exercises and the reading of Latin literary texts. Prerequisites: LA-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL LATIN.

LA-158. Intermediate Latin II. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced vocabulary and grammatical structures through exercises and the reading of Latin literary texts. Prerequisites: LA-157.

LA-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-492. Latin Authors: Ovid. 3 Credits.

Readings from Ovid's major works and discussion of his age and his literary artistry. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-493. Catullus Tibullus Propertius. 3 Credits.

This course studies the erotic poetry of Catullus and the Latin elegist from a literary and linguistic point of view. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-495. Latin Authors: Livy. 3 Credits.

Readings from the works of Livy and discussion of the intellectual and cultural context in which they were produced. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-496. Latin Authors: Horace. 3 Credits.

Study of the Horace's odes and the society in which he wrote them. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-497. Latin Authors: Seneca. 3 Credits.

Study of the literary art of Seneca and his contributions to Roman literature. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-498. Latin Authors : Augustine and Jerome. 3 Credits.

Examination of the times and works of two of the great figures of the Roman Catholic Church. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

LA-499. Latin Authors: Medieval Latin. 3 Credits.

Reading selections from a variety of Medieval Latin texts with attention given to changes in the language and its vocabulary. Prerequisites: LA-158 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

ML Courses

ML-101. The Epic: Ancient and Modern. 3 Credits.

In the course of reading epic poetry by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and also by modern wirters, we will seek to answer the question "What is an epic?" Prerequisites: LA-158 OR HP-158.

ML-110. American Sign Language I. 3 Credits.

This beginners' course develops expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary knowledge, and sensitivity to deaf culture. The history and social environment of the deaf community will be presented and discussed.

ML-111. American Sign Language II. 3 Credits.

This beginners' course develops expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary knowledge, and sensitivity to deaf culture. The history and social environment of the deaf community will be presented and discussed. Prerequisites: ML-110.

ML-112. American Sign Language III. 3 Credits.

Further practice of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, with additional attention to fluency and refinement of expression. Prerequisites: ML-111.

ML-113. American Sign Language IV. 3 Credits.

Further practice of expressive and receptive skills in American Sign Language, with additional attention to fluency and refinement of expression. Prerequisites: ML-112.

ML-125. Intensive American Sign Language. 6 Credits.

Intensive development of expressive and receptive skills, vocabulary, and sensitivity to deaf culture, and study of the history and social environment of the deaf community.

ML-151. Classics, Great Books and Ideas. 3 Credits.

Reading and discussion of great books of our civilization and intellectual tradition: Homer, Machiavelli, Sartre, among others.

ML-250. Educational Pedagogy of World Languages. 3 Credits.

Methods of foreign-language pedagogy, lesson planning, syllabi, classroom activities, and methods of evaluation. Taught in English; recommended for education majors and/or minors.

ML-251. Romance Language Synthesis I. 6 Credits.

Comparative, silmultaneous study of French, Italian, and Spanish, providing intensive practice in pronunciation, understanding, speaking, reading and writing each language.

ML-252. Romance Language Synthesis II. 6 Credits.

Comparative, silmultaneous study of French, Italian, and Spanish, providing intensive practice in pronunciation, understanding, speaking, reading and writing each language. Prerequisites: ML-251.

ML-258. The Baroque Aesthetic. 3 Credits.

Literature from the Age of Versailles, monarchy, and the Counter Reformation. Excerpts from French, Spanish, and Italian literary works of the Baroque.

ML-305. Romanticism. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary study of the Romantic Movement based on reading of primary texts and critical evaluations. Taught in English; individual projects in target languages.

ML-399. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor.

RS Courses

RS-113. Elementary Russian I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to Russian, with attention to listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes discussion of Russian and Slavic culture and civilization.

RS-114. Elementary Russian II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to Russian, with attention to listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes discussion of Russian and Slavic culture and civilization. Prerequisites: RS-113.

RS-132. Intermediate Russian I. 3 Credits.

Practice in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as a means of improving a command of syntax, grammar, an vocabulary. Prerequisites: RS-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL RUSSIAN OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

RS-133. Intermediate Russian II. 3 Credits.

Continued practice in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing as a means of improving a command of syntax, grammar, an vocabulary. Prerequisites: RS-132.

RS-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by the Chairperson and the Instructor.

SP Courses

SP-113. Elementary Spanish I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the basic grammar and vocabulary of spoken and written Spanish.

SP-114. Elementary Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Continued practice in the grammar and vocabulary of spoken and written Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-113.

SP-117. Spanish for Health Care Professions I. 3 Credits.

Grammar and vocabulary taught through dialogues and situations related to the healthcare professions.

SP-118. Spanish for Health Care Professions II. 3 Credits.

Further practice in grammar and vocabulary related to the healthcare professions. Prerequisites: SP-117.

SP-119. Spanish for Business and Finance I. 3 Credits.

Study of Spanish grammar, pronunciaton, writing, and vocabulary with an emphasis on business and financial usage. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-120. Spanish for Business and Finance II. 3 Credits.

Further study of Spanish grammar, pronunciation, writing, and vocabulary with an emphasis on business and financial usage. Prerequisites: SP-119.

SP-127. Intensive Spanish I. 6 Credits.

Intensive practice at the elementary level in the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Fulfills core language requirement.

SP-130. Language, Literature and Hispanic Heritage I. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive review of spoken and written Spanish, as Hispanic students explore their heritage through study and discussion, in Spanish, of issues of concern to their community, as expressed in literature, film and popular media.

SP-131. Language, Literature and Hispanic Heritage II. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive review of spoken and written Spanish, as Hispanic students explore their heritage through study and discussion, in Spanish, of issues of concern to their community, as expressed in literature, film and popular media. Prerequisites: SP-130.

SP-133. Intermediate Spanish I. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Spanish through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH.

SP-134. Intermediate Spanish II. 3 Credits.

Presentation of advanced grammar and vocabulary for improved listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Practical use of Spanish through dictation, oral and written exercises, sight-reading, and guided conversation. Prerequisites: 1-2 years of high school Spanish, Sp114, or Sp196. Prerequisites: SP-133.

SP-135. Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I. 3 Credits.

Provides instruction and practice in the elements of grammar, syntax, spelling, and formal knowledge and use of the language.

SP-136. Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II. 3 Credits.

Provides instruction and practice in the elements of grammar, syntax, spelling, and formal knowledge and use of the language. Prerequisites: SP-135 OR LS-135.

SP-180. Hispanic New York: Language and Culture. 3 Credits.

Study of Hispanic language and culture through New York Metropolitan venues taught in conjuction with AR-180. Prerequisites: AR-180.

SP-195. Spanish: Social Services I. 3 Credits.

Serves social workers, police officers, medical professionals, and those in related fields. Basic grammar structures and specialized vocabulary writing exercises, conversation, and role play. Fulfills core language requirement. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH.

SP-196. Spanish: Social Services II. 3 Credits.

Serves social workers, police officers, medical professionals, and those in related fields. Basic grammar structures and specialized vocabulary writing exercises, conversation, and role play. Fulfills core language requirement. Prerequisites: SP-195.

SP-198. Introduction to Hispanic Literature I. 3 Credits.

A basic introduction to the principal literary genres through readings in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 3-4 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-199. Introduction to Hispanic Literature II. 3 Credits.

A continued introduction to the principal literary genres through readings in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-198.

SP-243. Survey: Literature of Spain I. 3 Credits.

Origins and evolution of literature from xarcbas to contemporary works. Required for Spanish majors and minors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 SP-136 SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-244. Survey: Literature of Spain II. 3 Credits.

Origins and evolution of literature from xarcbas to contemporary works. Required for Spanish majors and minors. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-243 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-245. Hispanic-American Literature I. 3 Credits.

Development of Hispanic-American literature from its origins through the 18th century. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-246. Hispanic-American Literature II. 3 Credits.

Development of Hispanic-American literature from the 19th century to the present. Prerequisites: SP-245 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-248. Spanish Cultural History in Film. 3 Credits.

Examination of the rich cultural history of Spain as it has been presented through film. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-249. Cultural Geography of Hispanic America. 3 Credits.

A study, through readings and video, of the history, culture, and societal aspects of the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-250. Spanish Conversation I. 3 Credits.

Intensive practice in Spanish conversation through discussion of interesting topics, as well as review of critical grammatical structures and vocabulary to facilitate effective expression. Prerequisites: SP-114 SP134 OR 1-2 YEARS H. S. SPANISHL.

SP-251. Spanish Conversation II. 3 Credits.

Intensive practice in Spanish conversation through discussion of interesting topics, as well as review of critical grammatical structures and vocabulary to facilitate effective expression. Prerequisites: SP-250 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-260. Practical Writing. 3 Credits.

Practice in written expression in Spanish for everyday functioning in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-261. Spanish Composition. 3 Credits.

Elements of basic written expression in Spanish. Grammar, syntax, and basic stylistics. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-290. Advanced Grammar and Composition. 3 Credits.

An in-depth study of the finer points of Spanish grammar and their application in stylistics. Prerequisites: SP-134 SP-136 SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-292. Translation. 3 Credits.

Practice in technical, commercial, scientific translation, legal documents and business correspondence, Spanish English, English- Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR SP-199.

SP-293. Business Spanish. 3 Credits.

SP-294. Business Writing in Spanish. 3 Credits.

Review of Spanish grammar and syntax through the study of various forms of business writing, including letters, memos, bills, order forms, receipts, resumes, and other forms of correspondence. Prerequisites: SP-114 OR 1-2 YEARS HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH.

SP-300. Medieval Literature in Spain. 3 Credits.

Development of Medieval Spanish literature from the jarchas to La Celestina. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-301. Literature: Siglos de Oro of Spain. 3 Credits.

Analysis of representative texts from the principle authors and genres of the Spanish Golden Age. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-305. Spanish Novel Into Film. 3 Credits.

Consideration of the social, cultural, and historical condition of twentieth century Spain through several of its prominent novels, and their cinematic adaptation. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-310. Spanish Novel of the 19th Century. 3 Credits.

Study of the major novelists of 19th-century Spain, including Pardo Bazan, Blasco Ibanez, and Galdos. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-312. The Generation of 1898. 3 Credits.

Ganivet, Unamuno and other writers of the Generation of 1898. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-315. Aspects of Spanish Drama. 3 Credits.

Survey of the development of Spanish drama from its origins through the twentieth century. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-320. Marco Polo and the Silk Road. 3 Credits.

Exploration, through literature, art, film, and music, of Marco Polo's adventures along the Silk Road as he winds his way through Asia.

SP-352. Short Story: Spain and Hispanic-America. 3 Credits.

A study and analysis of nineteenth and twentieth century masterpieces of peninsular short narrative. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 SP-136 SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS H.S. SPANISH.

SP-353. 20th Century Literatire: Seminar in the "Isms". 3 Credits.

The period of the Avant-garde, Magic Realism, and the development of Hispanic-American literature from 1905-1940. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-354. The Art of Rhetoric. 3 Credits.

Practice in public speaking in Spanish, enhanced through careful analysis of the theory and masterpieces of the rhetorical art in the Hispanic tradition. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-355. Seminar: Literature of the Boom I. 3 Credits.

Analysis of several of the representative texts of the explosion of Hispanic-American literary production onto the world market, in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-356. Novel of the Cuban Revolution. 3 Credits.

Study of representative novelists of the Cuban revolution, including Sarduy, Pinera, and Arenas. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-357. Literature and Politics : Hispanic-America. 3 Credits.

Analysis of the expression of political ideologies in Hispanic America in and through literature of various genres, Nation-building and statecraft. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-358. Sex and Gender: Hispanic Literature. 3 Credits.

Examination of treatment in Hisanic literatures of sex and gender as key determiners of identity. Readings from Spain, Hispanic America, and U. S. Latino authors. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTORS APPROVAL.

SP-359. Seminar: Literature of the Boom II. 3 Credits.

Continued analysis of the representative texts of the explosion of Hispanic-American literary production onto the world market, in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-361. History and Culture of the Philippines. 3 Credits.

A survey of Filipino history from its origins to the present and examination of its culture, as expressed through its customs, art, music, film, and food.

SP-366. Mapping Asian and Latino Bodies. 3 Credits.

Creating "maps" of Asian and Latino Bodies in the cultural spaces of film, art, literature, and photography.

SP-370. Picaresque Literature. 3 Credits.

Study of the Picaresque genre through the analysis of representative works such as Lazarillo De Tormes, Guzman De Alfarache, and La Vida Del Buscon. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR SP-199 OR 3-4 YEARS HS SPANISH.

SP-376. Spanish Drama of the 20th Century. 3 Credits.

Analysis of the conventions of drama and the reader's role in interpretation, as applied to the works of Lorca, Valle-Inclan, and others. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-378. Spanish Drama. 3 Credits.

SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL;.

SP-379. Twentieth-Century Poetry. 3 Credits.

A wide range of Spanish poets, from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, will reflect changing literary movements in Spain, before and after the Civil War. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-380. The 20th Century Spanish Novel. 3 Credits.

Discussion of the socio-political and aesthetic context of the production of 20th-century Spanish novels of authors such as Cela, Delibes, and others. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-390. Spanish for Business. 3 Credits.

Specialized and technical vocabulary and situations relating to the Hispanic commercial world. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-391. Spanish Translation. 3 Credits.

Study of theories of translation and extensive practice in translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-392. Caribbean Literature. 3 Credits.

This course will explore aspects of Caribbean literature in Spanish from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. Readings will include essays, short stories, poems, and novels from the Encounter to the present. Taught in Spanish. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-399. Tutorial. 3 Credits.

Topics: To Be Determined by Chairperson and Instructor.

SP-400. Spanish Literature of the Philippines. 3 Credits.

A survey of the literature of the Philippines written in Spanish, this course will explore the nation's Spanish heritage in its aesthetic and sociohistorical context. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-482. The Poema de Mio Cid. 3 Credits.

Detailed analysis of the Poema and study of its socio-cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts, as well as of its contributions to world literature. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-490. Seminar: Don Quijote. 3 Credits.

Readings, research, and analysis of Cervantes' novel in its socio-cultural, political, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-492. Josi Marti and Modernismo. 3 Credits.

Critical reading of the works of Marti and the Modernistas with particular attention given to the movement's aesthetic innovations. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-494. Seminar: Medieval Prose. 3 Credits.

Survey of the origins and development of Spanish Medieval prose works in their socio-political, cultural, and aesthetic contexts. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-495. Libro de Buen Amor and La Celestina. 3 Credits.

In-depth analysis of the literary artistry of the Libro de buen amor and La Celestina, with discussion of cultural world in which they were produced. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

SP-496. Survey of U.S. Latino Literature I. 3 Credits.

Study of the major authors and works of U.S. Latino literature from its origins through the mid-twentieth century. Prerequisites: SP-134 OR SP-136 OR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL.

TG Courses

TG-113. Elementary Tagalog I. 3 Credits.

An introduction to Tagalog through intensive practice in the basic skills of listening, speaking, and writing, with additional discussion of Philippine history, culture, and civilization.

TG-114. Elementary Tagalog II. 3 Credits.

An introduction to Tagalog through intensive practice in the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with additional discussion of Philippine history, culture, and civilization. Prerequisites: TG-113.