Modern Languages and Literatures

ARAB 001: Elementary Arabic
4 credits - CRN 41095
The general objective of this course is to familiarize students with the sounds and the letters of Arabic, along with basic communication skills. Students are required to use Arabic in class discussion. Attendance and class participation are necessary to achieve the above-stated goals. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read, write, speak, and understand Arabic at the elementary level.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
ARAB 011: Intermediate Arabic I
4 credits - CRN 41096
Development of communication skills and cultural awareness through reading materials and viewing films. Grammar is presented in context. Emphasis on communicative ability in oral and writing skills, and on the use and cultural aspects of the language through authentic materials. Students learn how to communicate effectively and appropriately while satisfying their intellectual curiosity to learn about the civilization and culture, current as well as historical dimensions.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 001: Begin Chinese Reading and Writing I
2 credits - CRNs 40796, 41097
Introduction to the Chinese writing system and beginning character acquisition; reading practice with pinyin transcription system. (Fall) Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 003: Beginning Spoken Chinese I
2 credits - CRNs 40619, 41016
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese pronunciation, the pinyin transcription system, and modern colloquial Chinese; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 011: Intermediate Chinese Reading and Writing I
2 credits - CRN 40797
Continued focus on vocabulary/character acquisition and text-based reading and writing exercises using Chinese characters. Non-heritage speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Spoken course of the same level during the same semester as this Reading and Writing course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
CHIN 013: Intermediate Spoken Chinese I
2 credits - CRN 40622
Further development of communicative skills in Chinese using situational dialogues and class discussion; emphasis on oral proficiency. Not open to native speakers. Students are strongly encouraged to take Reading and Writing course of the same level during the same semester as this Spoken course.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
FREN 001: Elementary French I
4 credits - CRN 40113
Multimedia approach to the study of French. Introduction to French conversation, grammar, and culture.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
FREN 011: Intermediate French I
4 credits - CRNs 40623, 40850
Further acquisition of the fundamentals of French conversation, writing, and culture. Multimedia approach.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
GERM 001: Elementary German I
4 credits - CRN 42676
Fundamentals of German; reading and simple texts; simple conversation and composition; vocabulary building. Three class hours plus one laboratory or drill hour each week. No previous German required.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
GERM 011: Intermediate German I
4 credits - CRN 40116
Review of grammar, composition, reading of intermediate texts, vocabulary building.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
HEBR 001: Elementary Modern Hebrew I
4 credits CRN 40117
Class instruction will focus on the introduction of the Hebrew alphabet and basic vocabulary. Instruction will also emphasize the basics of Hebrew listening comprehension, vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar and speaking. Class activities are planned for an inclusive approach to different styles of learning. No previous study of Hebrew required.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
JPNS 001: Elementary Japanese I
4 credits - CRNs 40311, 40312, 40851, 40852
This course introduces the basic grammatical structures commonly found in daily situations in Japan. All four aspects of language skills are introduced. Hirangana, Katakana, and approximately 50 Kanji are introduced.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
JPNS 011: Intermediate Japanese I
4 credits - CRN 40129
Continuation of JPNS 002. This course introduces more complex grammatical structures and develops all four aspects of language skills. Slightly more emphasis on reading and writing. Approximately 100 Kanji are introduced.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MLL 075: Chinese Civilization
4 credits - CRN 43211
The development of traditional Chinese thought, beliefs, technology, and institutions from a historical perspective. (Crosslisted with ASIA 075 and HIST 075)
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
MLL 096: Understanding Hong Kong 
4 credits - CRN 43247
This course introduces Hong Kong, from its history as a vibrant British colony to its current status as a bustling territory mediating between China and the world. The learning objectives and outcomes consist not only of a knowledge of Hong Kong's significance for global commerce and culture but also of the ability to analyze primary and secondary sources as well as to conduct independent research. Course materials, which include wartime stories and autobiographical novellas, romantic comedies and marital arts films, are all available in English.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
RUSS 001: Elementary Russian I
4 credits - CRN 40626
Classroom and laboratory, audio, and video introduction to the fundamentals of conversational and grammatical patterns; practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, reading, and writing.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
RUSS 011: Intermediate Russian I
4 credits - CRN 43228
Classroom and laboratory practice in conversation. Development of reading and writing skills.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 001: Elementary Spanish I
4 credits - CRNs 40624, 42547
Basic conversational Spanish illustrating essential grammatical principles. Reading of simple texts and writing.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 011: Intermediate Spanish I
4 credits - CRN 42195, 40299
Limited review of elementary grammar concepts and introduction to more advanced grammar and vocabulary. Emphasis on discussion, reading, and writing about short literary works and current topics in the Spanish-speaking world.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
SPAN 012: Intermediate Spanish II
4 credits - CRN 40572, 41272
Continuation of SPAN 011.
Attribute/Distribution: HU
 
*Students with AP credit and/or language experience may be able to take 100-level language courses. Please contact the MLL Department for appropriate placement.