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AFS 180 - The Black Atlantic
The concept of the "Black Atlantic" was created by Paul Gilroy to counteract the divisive forces of nationalism and race, which gives rise in people of African descent to a 'double consciousness'. In the Black Atlantic, we seek to understand how the conceptualization of nation/culture around "race" creates a double consciousness and how, in spite of this, peoples of African descent have sustained cultural links that stretch across the Atlantic, uniting Africa, Europe and the Americas. Starting with possible pre-Columbian voyages, through the Middle Passage to the return voyages of contemporary Americans to Africa, we chart these connections across time and space. (McCorkle, annually fall)

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; McCorkle 

ANTH 102 - Archaeology & World Prehistory
This course seeks to replace myths of "killer apes" and "ancient astronauts" with archaeological reality. A broad survey of archaeological knowledge of both New and Old World prehistory provides a framework for analysis of major transitions in cultural evolution and of selected archaeological puzzles, such as the enigmatic markings of the Peruvian desert near Nazca. This course is designed for non majors who want a general understanding of what "happened" in prehistory. The course is also suitable for prospective majors who need an overview of the archaeological record against which to set more specialized courses in archaeology. (Clark, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Clark 

ANTH 110 - Introduction Cultural Anthropology
This course explores the anthropological understanding of human society through ethnographic case studies of particular societies. In the holistic approach of anthropology, the interrelations of kinship, economics, politics, and religion are stressed. Special emphasis is also placed on anthropological theories of human behavior and the wide range of creative solutions to the problem of social living devised by various cultures of the world. (Staff, offered each semester)

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Annear
  • 02 LEC TR 12-1 PM; Maiale  

ARAB 101 - Beginning Arabic I
This course will introduce students to the Arabic alphabet and script, phonetics, and elementary grammar and conversation. Students will develop the ability to communicate in the present tense, to employ different grammatical forms, to carry out and understand basic conversations. Multimedia technologies will be employed to improve listening comprehension and oral expression. Attendance at a weekly language table is required. (Staff, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM 

ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I
In this course students will be exposed to more complex grammar structures and they will expand their communication skills in increasingly complex and varied situations. Multimedia technologies will be employed to improve listening comprehension and oral expression. Attendance at a weekly language table is required. (Staff, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MWF 12-1 PM

ARTH 101 - Ancient to Medieval Art
This course offers a chronological study of principal monuments and developments in paintings, sculpture, and architectures from prehistoric to medieval times in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Islamic world. (Tinkler, offered annually) 

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Tinkler

ARTH 102 - Renaissance to Modern
This course is a chronological study of principal monuments and developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture from Renaissance Italy to contemporary America. (Leopardi, Szymanek, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MW 2:50-4:20 PM; Leopardi 

ARTH 201 - Black Arts in America
Using a loosely chronological framework, this course presents a series of topics on Black American art and its crucial role in the shaping of the history and development of American visual arts and culture. Beginning with the Harlem Renaissance, we will study the discourse around so-called 'New Negro' art as it was formulated throughout the 1920s and the rise of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s through contemporary practice. Importantly, this course will simultaneously engage with questions pertaining to the very category of 'Black Arts.' In our study of arts made by artists of the African and Caribbean diaspora in the U.S., we will be careful to consider the politics of identification across race as well as class, sex, and gender difference. (Szymanek, offered occasionally)

  • 01 LEC MWF 12-1 PM; Szymanek

ARTH 206 - Greece-Greek Revival in Architecture
In this course students will study the Classical tradition in its Greek and Roman contexts, examining both free interpretation of models and rigid following of rules - whether authentic or imagined - of an always contested Classical tradition. The course will spend significant time on the introduction of the Classical tradition into German, Russian, British, and American settings where it had never existed before. Issues of historical preservation will be examined. (Tinkler, offered alternate years)

  • 01 LEC TR 8:40-10:10 AM; Tinkler

ARTH 209 - Chinese Pictures: 1000 Years
This course will explore a thousand years of Chinese pictorial arts, from 907 to the end of imperial rule in 1911, focusing on painting, calligraphy, and printmaking. Calligraphy (which has a pictorial component) and painting are regarded as the highest art forms in the earliest Chinese histories of art, while prints are often connected to the publishing industry. Material will be presented chronologically, but broader topics will include why calligraphy is regarded as art; subject matter in Chinese pictorial arts, including figural topics and landscapes; art criticism and theories on painting; social classes of artists; and artistic patronage and collecting. No prerequisites or co-requisites. (Blanchard; offered alternate years)

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Blanchard 

ARTH 237 - Princely Art
This course will focus on the Renaissance Court Culture of the cities of Milan, Mantua, Ferrara and Rome. The course is meant to examine art production within the strict confines of noble patronage by Italian princes. Particular attention will be paid to female patronage of Italian duchesses. All media will be taken under consideration - painting, sculpture and architecture - while paying particular attention to the ways in which artists responded to their patrons and introduced innovations eventually imitated by the merchant middle classes throughout the Italian peninsula. (Leopardi, offered alternate years)

  • 01 LEC MW 1:10-2:40 PM; Leopardi 

ARTH 282 - 20th Century American Art
This course traces the history of American art as it developed throughout the first half of the 20th century. Using a loose chronological framework, the course is a study of a series of major stylistic, technological, and ideological developments within American art and visual culture including those precipitated by the shift of the Western avant-garde art world from Paris to New York City with the onset of WWI. Spanning half of the century as well as a vast array of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture, the aim of this course is to familiarize students with notable movements and art world figures as well as the socio-political contexts that both made their innovations possible and expanded the field of possibilities for the very definitions of art and authorship as they continue to develop into the 21st Century. (Szymanek, offered regularly)

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; Szymanek 

ASN 101 - Trekking through Asia
Welcome to the "Asian Century." Asia has re-emerged as the center of the world, after a brief hiatus that started in the 18th century. With histories and religious traditions stretching back three millennia, today as we see cultures across Asia have transformed in ways to meet the demands of our rapidly changing world. China, Japan, and India are three of the world's top economies. Asia contains six of the world's ten largest countries, and is home to over half of the world's population and two of the world's major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. For decades Asian countries have been leaders in global manufacturing, and Asian universities are now renowned centers for scientific and medical innovation. Fifty percent of the declared nuclear-weapon states are also in the region. Simply put, Asia matters a great deal! In this course, we trek through the Asian past and present, exploring this vast and vibrant region. Through writings and travelogues that documented the peoples and lands of places stretching from the Sea of Japan to Persia, and from Java to the Mediterranean Sea, we will learn about the cultural systems that helped shape Asian societies. We will consider how these traditions contributed to and were changed by historical interactions in Asia itself and in relationship to the rest of the world. Join us on the journey! (Yoshikawa, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Yoshikawa
  • 02 LEC TR 2:50-4:20 PM; Yoshikawa

ASN 212 - Confucianism, Marxism, & Chinese Women
This course examines the interplay between Confucianism, Marxism, and Chinese women's experience, tracing their influence on women's roles and identities from imperial China to the present day. The course will address several key questions: How did Confucianism and Marxism influence public philosophy and the feminist movement in China? What are the similarities and differences between Confucian, Marxist, and Western feminist perspectives on women's issues? How do Chinese women negotiate their identities and interests amidst competing and conflicting discourses and practices? The course aims to provide students with a comparative perspective on the interactions between Confucianism, Marxism, and Chinese women, and help them understand the implications and relevance of these interactions for the future of China and the world. No prerequisites. (Zhou, offered alternate years)  

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Yoshikawa 

ASN 296 - China and the U.S.
Since the Nixon administration opened a new chapter with the People's Republic of China in 1972, China-U.S. relations have shifted from hostile relations to normalization and engagement. However, the relationship between the two countries has nosedived to the lowest point in four decades. The biggest challenge to the U.S. today is the communist China. Cooperation and competition between the two largest world's economies will determine the direction of Asia and the future of global development. The relationship between China and the U.S. has become one of the central global issues in the twenty-first century. By employing a perspective of cultural studies, this course will examine the development of China-U.S. relations since the establishment of the People's Republic of China, explore the roles of culture in shaping China-U.S. relations, discuss the relationship between characteristics of culture and the mindset of foreign policymakers, and analyze the future of China-U.S. relations and its implications to western hegemony and the international order. No prerequisites. (Zhou, offered alternate years) 

  • 01 LEC TR 2:50-4:20 PM; Zhou 

CHIN 101 - Beginning Chinese I
An introduction to modern Mandarin Chinese, the course teaches four skills, i.e., listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students acquire solid training and knowledge in pronunciation, writing, grammar, usage of words, and other fundamentals of general communication skills. The principal text is Integrated Chinese, Part 1-1, Simplified Character Edition, which introduces Pinyin Romanization System. Online learning programs, a CD, and a DVD accompanying the text are used to help students learn to read, write, and use approximately 250 characters. Students also acquire skills in Chinese word-processing and are able to use Chinese character input system to type characters and sentences. Laboratory is mandatory. (Zhou, Fall, offered annually) 

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM; Zhou 
  • 11 LAB; Wu 

CHIN 201 - Intermediate Chinese I
This course continues CHIN 102 and instruction is conducted half in Chinese. Students learn an additional 400 characters on top of the 550 characters they learned at the beginning level. They speak and write frequently in class and after class, acquiring a higher level of language proficiency in all four skills. They are expected to do Chinese word-processing and electronic communication with ease. The principal text is Integrated Chinese, Level 1-2, and Integrated Chinese, Level 2-1 Traditional/Simplified Character Edition, which is used along with online learning programs as well as CDs and DVDs accompanying the text. Instruction consists of three class contact hours and two lab sessions per week. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or the equivalent. (Zhou, Wu, Fall, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM; Wu 
  • 11 LAB; Wu

DAN 110 - Introduction Dances of African Diaspora
This course introduces students to dances and rhythms from Guinea, West Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Each dance practiced is presented as a language for communicating and preserving the values and traditions of each given community with respect to its lineage stemming from the African continent. In this studio-based course, students develop a theoretical framework for the dances through movement experiences, weekly reading, viewing and writing assignments, class discussion and witnessing live dance. No prior experience is required. (Johnson, offered annually) 

  • 01 MWF 11:20 AM-12:50 PM; Johnson   

ENG 175 - Travel Literature
The mobilities of populations have been crucial to the ways in which human beings have been organized across the planet - in empires, in nations, on continents, in hemispheres. Several factors encourage or deter mobility or travel - technological, economic, demographic, and so on. But travel inevitably introduces an encounter with otherness. We begin and end the course with an encounter with "America." We will encounter embodiments of racial and gendered otherness, but we will also examine the encounter between the human and the machine, the technological otherness of the android. The texts typically include Shakespeare's "The Tempest," Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe," Phillip Dick's "Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," Octavia Butler's "Kindred," and George Orwell's "Burmese Days." (Basu) 

  • 01 LEC TR 12-1 PM; Basu 

GER 101 - Beginning German I
German instruction endeavors to foster inter-cultural competence by infusing historical knowledge, cultural artifacts, and social structures into the very first lesson. Auf geht's!, the instructional materials for German 101 through 201, is a communicative-based text that offers many opportunities for intercultural investigation. Instruction is designed to improve all skill areas of language acquisition through level-appropriate reading, writing, listening, and oral assignments. (Offered every semester)

  • 01 LEC MWF 8:30-9:30 AM

GER 102 - Beginning German II
This course is a continuation of GER 101 and continues to pursue the goals established above. Prerequisite: GER 101 or the equivalent. (Offered every semester)

  • 01 LEC MWF 8:30-9:30 AM 

GER 301 - Introduction: German Area Studies I
This course represents students' first exposure to the field of German Area Studies. In addition to improving the students' ability to express their thoughts clearly, concisely, and correctly in spoken and written German, the class will introduce students to core issues of the field, i.e. the culture of German-speaking Europe in various forms and expressions. Besides learning about canonical texts and figures, students will also explore film, music, politics, and pop-culture as contributors to the culture of central Europe. In addition, the skills that constitute intercultural competence are also developed and honed via projects, for example the role of geography in the construction of German culture. Prerequisite: GER 202 or its equivalent, or permission of instructor. (Offered annually) 

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM 

GLS 101 - Introduction to Global Studies: Alcohol
For over nine thousand years human beings have produced alcoholic drinks in various forms. While some theories say our ancestors started to do so millions of years ago in a quest for calories, now alcohol is many things to many people: indispensable beverage, religious obligation or prohibition, sign of high or low culture, curse or blessing, and more. We will consider the historical, cultural, and political roles alcohol has played in multiple contexts as we engage the question of how this substance has both driven human development and also reflects the cultures which consume (or refuse to consume) it.

  • 01 LEC MW 1:10-2:40 PM; Galloway
  • 02 LEC MW 2:50-4:20 PM; Galloway 

GLS 201 - Global Cultural Literacies
Global Cultural Literacies will examine cultural productions from around the world and the social/political/cultural forces that help shape world literature, such as socialism, anarchism, feminism, capitalism, migration, and various aesthetic movements. Students will develop an understanding of how cultural artifacts demonstrate and influence the production of meaning and worldviews. The course will present terms and techniques necessary for conducting literary analysis and offer insight into the fundamentals of language learning in languages other than English. This course is team taught by faculty from various Global Language departments. Students need either the prerequisite or the co-requisite to enroll. Pre-requisite: GLS101 or completion of any global language course at HWS -OR- Co-requisite: participation in a global language course while taking GLS 201. (Offered annually)

  • 01 LEC TR 8:30-10:10 AM; Wells 

GSIJ 213 - Transnational Feminism
Is woman a global category? How is gender performed differently across the globe? How do representations of first, second, and third-world women circulate transnationally? In this course, we will investigate how gendered bodies travel, perform, and are understood in a wide variety of national, diasporic, and global media contexts, from theater and film, to politics and popular culture. (Formerly WMST 213) (Martin-Baron, offered alternate spring semesters) 

01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Martin-Baron 

GSIJ 250 - Chicana Feminism & Visual Culture
This course lays the foundations for the study of Chicana feminism, women of color feminism, feminist visual cultural studies, and arts-based activism. This course traces the emergence of Chicana as an identity category and its challenges to Chicano and feminist activism; the radical ways Chicanas have employed visual, performance, and graphic arts as a means of educating and catalyzing social change; and the rich body of indigenous folklore that has both defined gender and sexual roles and provided the platform for defying them. Throughout the semester, we will draw from primary texts from the beginning of the Chicano movement, a rich selection of visual, performance, and graphic arts, and contemporary scholarship in women's studies, Chicana/o studies, and visual cultural studies. (Formerly WMST 150) (Martin-Baron, offered alternate fall semesters)

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; Martin-Baron 

HIST 231 - Modern Latin America
This course will trace out the historical construction of national and regional identities in Latin America through an examination of paradigms of modernity and marginality. It will focus on: the continuities and ruptures from Spanish colonialism to nation-state rule; the imposition of stability in Latin America, and the ideological foundations of the dominant, transnational paradigm of progress; identity politics and the rejection of European paradigms of progress; the coming and process of the global paradigm of Cold War, and its new models of anxiety, hope, and marginality in Latin America; the survival and even prosperity of Latin America's indigenous populations in the era of neoliberalism. In so doing, we will examine the possibilities for the most marginal of populations to represent themselves, and the limitations of such self-representation. (Ristow, offered annually).

  • 01 LEC MW 1:10-2:40 PM; Ristow 

HIST 283 - South Africa in Transition
After a long period of colonialist domination, exploitation, racial humiliation, and destructive wars, southern Africa is emerging as a land of renewed hope for peace, stability and prosperity. This transition is explored in this course from the late 19th century to the rise of Nelson Mandela. By placing greater emphasis on South Africa, the course investigates such themes as the rise and demise of apartheid, wars of national liberation, economic development, demographic and environmental concerns, and democratization and the construction of pluralist societies.

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Slade 

HIST 284 - Africa: From Colonial to Neocolonial
In the US media, the signifier `Africa' has become synonymous with images of warfare, poverty, disease, and famine. Undeniably, these features are commonplace in some African societies. However, what is insidiously missing in most accounts of the challenges facing much of the continent is a historical perspective that traces a genealogy of these problems. Events like the Rwandan Genocide are unproblematically explained as having been caused by 'ethnic conflict,' a calculus that does not consider the manner in which colonial encroachment fundamentally altered the socio-political landscape of the continent. In short, to understand modern-day Africa we need to be attentive to the processes that created its everyday realities. To this end, students will investigate the legacies of colonialism in key sites dotted throughout Africa, and examine how contemporary power relations [neo-colonialism] continue to impact the continent. 

  • 01 LEC TR 8:40-10:10 AM; Slade 

HIST 297 - Pre-Modern Mediterranean Law
Starting with the creation of Roman Law, this class traces the major legal developments across the Mediterranean World until the Renaissance. The course focuses on the development of barbarian law, religious law (canon, rabbinic, and Islamic law), and English common law. The class also problematizes these changes by exploring dispute resolution and extra-judicial violence. 

  • 01 LEC MW 2:50-4:20 PM; Whitten  

INRL 140 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
An ambitious introductory course, aimed at teaching students basic theoretical and empirical concepts necessary for comparison across the world's political systems. Student will be introduced to the fundamental tenets of diverse political and economic systems and ideologies, explore the foundations of political order and disorder (including discussions of nationalism, state-building, globalization, revolution, and more), and consider the myriad ways in which relationships between state, society, and market are ordered. Theoretical discussions will be supplemented with empirical case studies from around the world. Combining theoretical insights with political, social, and economic history and current events will help students as they endeavor to understand just why it is that the world's political systems are organized the way they are. Also listed as POL 140. (Philbrick Yadav, Ost, offered each semester, subfields: CP)

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM; Philbrick Yadav 

INRL 180 - Introduction to International Relations
As a broad introduction to the study of international relations (IR), this course is designed to give students an understanding of the basic concepts of world politics, an appreciation of the evolution of the current state system, and a sampling of various approaches and theories of IR. Readings come from primary documents, as well as a standard text. The course is grounded in an awareness of current events. Students examine how the lens used to view the world shapes understanding of the world, its problems, and possible solutions. (Dunn and Yadav, offered every semester)  

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; Yadav 

INRL 248 - Politics of Development
This course examines contending historical and contemporary explanations for the phenomenon of absolute poverty and critically assessed policy solutions implemented to end this form of poverty in our time. The course contrasts micro-level approaches, which seek to built an "inclusive capitalism" through the extension of property rights and the enhancement of individual capacity with meso-level approaches that rely on a "developmental state" to guide markets, and macro-level approaches that seek to restructure the international regime on debt relief and intergovernmental development organizations. (Yadav, offered alternate years; Political Economy keystone course in INRL)

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Yadav 

INRL 285 - Borders, Belonging, and Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
This course examines the politics that have produced and sustained the Middle East and North Africa as a region from the late-colonial to the contemporary period. The course examines the role of borders and bordering practices, the dynamics of migration and the construction of national and transnational publics. Placing particular emphasis on the many ways in which the high politics of states shape the lived experiences of different communities in the region, it works to better understand how and why borders shape the rights and rights-claims of different communities of belonging. 

  • 01 LEC TR 1:10-2:40 PM; Philbrick Yadav  

JPN 101 - Beginning Japanese I
This course provides an introduction to modern spoken Japanese. (Klaus, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Klaus

LTAM 232 - The Latina Experience
Through the use of life stories (testimonies) and documentaries, students in this course will examine the experience Latinas in the context of the United States and the Geneva community. We will be exploring issues such as migration and immigration; biculturalism and bilingualism; labor and education, cultural production and social activism through the collection and analysis of testimonial texts, as well as the analysis and production of documentaries. 

  • 01 LEC TR 2:50-4:20 PM; Molina 

MDSC 130 - Introduction to Global Animation
This course provides an introduction to various media and their modes, methods, and themes. We will explore the role of the media in shaping social consciousness, global economies, and material culture. Examples drawn from film, television, print media, and digital environments will be contextualized, analyzed, and theorized as crucial elements of our media culture. Students will gain an appreciation for the social, cultural, economic, and political influences of global communications while performing close readings of conventional media objects. Writing assignments, exams, and projects will help to cement insights gained through close investigation of films, TV shows, advertisements, video games, music videos, and more.

  • 02 LEC MW 2:50-4:20 PM; Patti 

REL 105 - Religion, Peace, and Conflict
What is religion? What counts as peace? How do religion and other social institutions contribute to, and are influenced by, peace or conflicts? This course explores on humans' search for meaningful and peaceful life and on the role of religion in such pursuit. It will first of all investigate the meaning, elements, and functions of religion in humans' pursuit of peace and meaning. It will then examine the meaning of peace and conflicts and the conditions that contribute to peace or conflicts. In turn, the course will look at the ways in which peace or conflicts may influence religion. Finally, the course will examine the role religion plays in peacemaking efforts.

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM; Kafrawi

REL 274 - Zionism, Israel, Mideast Conflict
An examination of the roots of Zionism - a complicated religious, ideological, and political movement. Such external factors as the Holocaust and the acute problems of the surviving refugees; the conflict between Jews and Arabs in Palestine; the breakdown of the British Mandate and the mutual rivalries of the Western powers in the Middle East; and the East-West conflict in the global scene are some of the historical forces which accelerated the creation of the Jewish state that are examined. But attention is also given to the internal intellectual and spiritual forces in Jewish life, which were at least as important and which constitute the ultimately decisive factor. (Dobkowski, offered occasionally)

  • 01 LEC TR 2:50-4:20 PM; Dobkowski 

REL 286 - Islam and Environment
The course offers an overview of key concepts in Islamic environmental ethics, Muslim responses to environmental catastrophes, and the link between local and global forces in Islamic societies and their impacts on environment. The course will begin with a comparative ethical approach on the relationship between humans and their environment by introducing the concept of the sacred. The foundations of Islamic ethics will follow. The course will also evaluate Muslims' treatment of their environment, as well as their responses to climate change and natural disasters using theological, ethical, textural, political, cultural, and civic approaches. Such discussions will be contextualized in the interplay between local factors that shape Muslims' attitudes and behaviors toward their environment and global forces, such as colonialism and capitalism, that exacerbate the use and abuse of nature. Social justice, sustainability, Islamic socialism and anti-capitalism, and disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of tsunamis are also key topics in the course.

  • 01 LEC MW 2:50-4:20 PM; Anwar 

RUS 101 - Beginning Russian I
An introduction to the Russian language designed particularly to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing. Weekly laboratory hour is mandatory.

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; Lemelin 

RUSE 101 - Blood and Ice: Russian Empires
The largest country in both Europe and Asia, Russia has dominated Eastern Europe and north Asia for over a thousand years. Through an examination of its long, varied, and frequently bloody history, we will investigate the nature of "empire" as defined and interpreted by the various political entities, which have ruled the Russian land.

  • 01 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Galloway 

SPN 204 - Bilingual Realities
This course will appeal to students who use Spanish in every-day life and bilingual contexts. We will study dynamic bilingual communication practices in academics, popular culture, creative writing, and public speaking. Through memoirs, manifestos, novels, music, film, and podcasts, we will explore diverse bilingual/bi-cultural life experiences and forms of expression. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to, migration, education, social media, art, and activism. We will practice conversational fluency, grammatical precision, persuasive writing, and vocabulary building. Readings may include the following: De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento by Julia Alvarez, Spanglish by Ilan Stavans and Poet X by Elizabeth Azevedo. Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 201, or the equivalent. (Farnsworth, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC MWF 9:40-10:40 AM; Farnsworth
  • 02 LEC MWF 10:50-11:50 AM; Farnsworth

SPN 231 - Spanish for the Professions
This course focuses on the use of Spanish in a variety of professional careers. Students explore the vocabulary and cultural implications of using Spanish in fields such as business, health care, the legal system, social services, and education. Class activities include role-playing, skits, translations, a video newscast project and a mock trial. Emphasis is placed on acquiring vocabulary, increasing cultural competence, and improving oral fluency. This course is recommended for students who intend to use Spanish in a professional field, students who intend to teach Spanish to English-speakers or English to Spanish-speakers, as well as bilingual students. Prerequisite: Completion of SPN 201, or the equivalent. (Travalia, offered annually)

  • 01 LEC TR 10:20-11:50 AM; Travalia