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Foreign Language

Course Descriptions

*Meets Humanities requirement

FLN 101: *Elementary Spanish 5-0-5
This course is an introduction to the Spanish language and will include pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Focus will be on learning to speak, understand, read, and write in Spanish.

FLN 102: *Intermediate Spanish 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of Elementary Spanish. Prerequisite: FLN 101 or two years of high school Spanish or instructor approval.

FLN 111: *Elementary French 5-0-5
This course is an introduction to the French language and will include pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and culture. The focus will be learning to speak, understand, read, and write in French.

FLN 112: *Intermediate French 5-0-5
This course is a continuation of Elementary French. Prerequisite: FLN 111 or two years of high school French. (IN)

FLN 115: Cultural Studies in Spanish 3-0-3
This course is an intense immersion in Spanish culture through visiting museums, touring historical sites, and interacting with native speakers abroad. Focus will be on history, literature, and art. Prerequisite: FLN 101. (IN)

FLN 121: Elementary Arabic 5-0-5
Elementary Arabic teaches beginning Arabic to English-speaking students, following a culturally oriented method. It offers a unique blend of standard and vernacular Arabic, largely used in media, daily situations, and business correspondence. The vernacular is Egyptian, the most easily accessible Arabic vernacular even to Arabs. The course meets a variety of communication needs that non-Arabs often grapple with in their daily life in the Arab world.

FLN 122: Intermediate Arabic 5-0-5
Intermediate Arabic emphasizes the cultural significance of communication via language. Having broken the conventional language barrier in Elementary Arabic, this course helps decrease reliance on English for explanation by investing in the Arabic vocabulary learned in Elementary Arabic, and by creating simple situational dialogues and narratives. The ultimate goal is to enable students to read texts on familiar topics, learn the meaning of new words from context, and write paragraphs on familiar topics. Prerequisite: FLN 121. (IN)

FLN 201: *Spanish Readings 3-0-3
This course introduces students to Spanish culture and literature with a review of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisite: FLN 102 or instructor approval. (IN)

FLN 211: *French Readings 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to French culture and literature with a review of grammar and vocabulary. Prerequisite: FLN 112 or instructor approval. (IN)

FLN 299: Special Studies in Languages (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than three Special Studies courses in any one discipline. (IN)