Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Modern Languages

 

Faculty

L. Uribe, Chair;Jimia Boutouba, G.M. Caliendo, L. Casas, A. García-Lozada, J. Kazceki, P. Lapuerta, , G. Mejía, A. Morales, M. Passaro, C. Pesca, S. Tomoda (Dept. phone: 860-832-2875)


Department Overview

The Department of Modern Languages recognizes that the world in which we live and work is global, interdependent, dynamic, and pluralistic. We understand that communication involves the cultural, linguistic, and social dimensions of language. Our overall goal is to teach students to communicate beyond their native language in order to participate effectively in that world. To achieve these goals, instructors employ oral proficiency strategies, which promote correct oral use of the language. Writing and reading skills receive greater emphasis as the level of course work intensifies.

The Department of Modern Languages offers a wide variety of language, culture, and literature courses that not only provide students with an aesthetic appreciation of the representative languages but also give them a better understanding of self, of other cultures, and of the complexities of human nature.

The Department of Modern Languages assures the quality of its programs with a faculty whose deep commitment to teaching and research is matched by their linguistic expertise and knowledge of their discipline. As a vital part of CCSU's academic program, the Department of Modern Languages is proud of its dedication to language learning and international studies.

 

Programs

Major in French, BA (30 credits)

FR 125 Intermediate French I 3
FR 126 Intermediate French II 3
FR 225 Essential Skills in French I 3
FR 226 Essential Skills in French II 3
FR 301 Approaches to Reading French Texts 3
FR 302 Masterpieces of French Literature 3
FR 315 Aspects of French History & Culture 3
FR 316 Contemporary France 3
Directed electives 6

 

Major in German, BA (30 credits)


GER 125 Intermediate German I 3
GER 126 Intermediate German II 3
GER 225 Intermediate German III 3
GER 226 Intermediate German IV 3
GER 304 Literary Masterpieces to 1800 3
GER 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1800 3
GER 315 German Civilization to 1800 3
GER 316 German Civilization from 1800 to Present 3
Directed electives 6

 

Major in Italian, BA (30 credits)


ITAL 125 Intermediate Italian I 3
ITAL 126 Intermediate Italian II 3
ITAL 225 Intermediate Italian III 3
ITAL 226 Intermediate Italian IV 3
ITAL 304 Literary Masterpieces to 1700 3
ITAL 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1700 3
ITAL 315 Italian Civilization to 1861 3
ITAL 316 Italian Civilization from 1861 to Present 3
Directed electives 6

 

Major in Spanish, BA (30 credits)


 
For non-native speakers:
SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III 3
SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV 3
   or

For native speakers:
SPAN 190 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
SPAN 191 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
SPAN 290 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
SPAN 291 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3

 

15 credits from:
SPAN 300 Literary Analysis 3
SPAN 304  Literary Masterpieces to 1700: Spain 3
   or

SPAN 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1700: Spain 3
SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization 3
SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization 3
SPAN 375  Spanish American Literature I 3
   or


SPAN 376 Spanish American Literature II 3

and three credits of directed electives (selected in consultation with advisor)

For students with advanced preparation, appropriate substitutions will be made.

 

Major in French, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 36 credits)

FR 125 Intermediate French I 3
FR 126 Intermediate French II 3
FR 225 Essential Skills in French I 3
FR 226 Essential Skills in French II 3
FR 301 Approaches to Reading French Texts 3
FR 302 Masterpieces of French Literature 3
FR 315 Aspects of French History & Culture 3
FR 316 Contemporary France 3
FR 335 French for Oral Presentation 3
FR 336 French Composition & Translation 3
Directed electives 6


Major in German, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 36 credits)

GER 125 Intermediate German I 3
GER 126 Intermediate German II 3
GER 225 Intermediate German III 3
GER 226 Intermediate German IV 3
GER 304 Literary Masterpieces to 1800 3
GER 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1800 3
GER 315 German Civilization to 1800 3
GER 316 German Civilization from 1800 to Present 3
GER 335  Advanced German for Oral Expression
3
GER 336 Advanced German Composition
3
Directed electives 6

 

Major in Italian, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 36 credits)

ITAL 125 Intermediate Italian I 3
ITAL 126 Intermediate Italian II 3
ITAL 225 Intermediate Italian III 3
ITAL 226 Intermediate Italian IV
3
ITAL 304 Literary Masterpieces to 1700 3
ITAL 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1700 3
ITAL 315 Italian Civilization to 1861 3
ITAL 316 Italian Civilization from 1861 to Present 3
ITAL 335  Advanced Italian for Oral Expression 3
ITAL 336 Advanced Italian Composition
3
Directed electives 6

In addition, students in the major in French, German or Italian (certifiable for secondary teaching) must take:

SPED 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12) 4
RDG 440 Literacy in Secondary School 3
EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3
EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 3-9
ML 428 Methods and Materials for Teaching World Languages at Elementary School Level 3
ML 429 Seminar in Modern Language Teaching Methods 4
ML 440 Student Teaching Seminar in Modern Languages 1
ML 490 Teaching World Languages II: Acquisition in

Young Children for Teachers of World

Languages3
   or
LING 300 Language Acquisition 3
EDT 315 Educational Technology in the Secondary


School Classroom 1

For students with advanced preparation, appropriate substitutions will be made. No minor required.

 

Major in Spanish, BS (Certifiable for secondary teaching, 36 credits)

For non-native speakers:
SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III 3
SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV 3
 


or

 


For native speakers:
SPAN 190 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
SPAN 191 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3
SPAN 290 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3


3
SPAN 291 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3

 

SPAN 300 Literary Analysis 3
SPAN 304  Literary Masterpieces to 1700: Spain 3
   or


SPAN 305 Literary Masterpieces since 1700: Spain 3
SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization 3
SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization 3
SPAN 335 Advanced Spanish for Oral Expression 3
SPAN 336 Advanced Spanish Composition 3
SPAN 375  Spanish American Literature I 3
   or


SPAN 376 Spanish American Literature II 3
Directed electives  3

 

In addition, students must take:
SPED 315 Introduction to Educating Learners with Exceptionalities 3
EDTE 316 Principles of Learning (Sec/K-12) 4
RDG 440 Literacy in Secondary School 3
EDF 415 Educational Foundations 3
EDSC 425 Principles of Secondary Education 3
EDSC 435 Secondary Education Student Teaching 3-9
ML 428 Methods and Materials for Teaching World Languages at Elementary School Level 3
ML 429 Seminar in Modern Language Teaching Methods 4
ML 440 Student Teaching Seminar in Modern Languages 1
ML 490Teaching World Languages II: Acquisition in Young Children for Teachers of World Languages3
   or

LING 300 Language Acquisition 3
EDT 315 Educational Technology in the Secondary School Classroom 1

For students with advanced preparation, appropriate substitutions will be made. No minor required.

 

International Studies Major

In consultation with the program advisor, students may pursue a program focusing on an area within the framework of the international studies major. For additional information, see International and Area Studies.

 

Minor in Modern Language (18 credits)

FR 125 Intermediate French I 3
FR 126 Intermediate French II 3
FR 225 Essential Skill in French I 3
FR 226 Essential Skills in French II 3

 

or


 

ITAL 125 Intermediate Italian I 3
ITAL 126 Intermediate Italian II 3
ITAL 225 Intermediate Italian III 3
ITAL 226 Intermediate Italian IV  3

 

or


 

GER 125 Intermediate German I 3
GER 126 Intermediate German II 3
GER 225 Intermediate German III 3
GER 226 Intermediate German  IV  3

 

or


 

For non-native speakers:
SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III 3
SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV 3

 

or


 

For native speakers:
SPAN 190 Language for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I 3
SPAN 191 Language for Heritate Speakers of Spanish II 3
SPAN 290 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish I
3
SPAN 291 Hispanic Culture for Heritage Speakers of Spanish II 3

 

In Chinese, the required courses are:
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3
CHIN 125 Intermediate Chinese I 3
CHIN 126 Intermediate Chinese II 3
Directed Electives
6
 
In Japanese, students must take:
JAPN 125 Intermediate Japanese I 3
JAPN 126 Intermediate Japanese II 3
JAPN 225 Japanese Composition and Diction 3
JAPN 226 Japanese Structure and Idiom 3
 


and 6 credits from the following:
JAPN 335 Advanced Composition and Diction 3
JAPN 336 Advanced Structure and Idiom 3
HIST 354 History of Modern Japan 3
GEOG 435 Japan and Korea 3

All students in the minor must also take 6 credits of directed electives.

Language Placement Examination

Every student must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of one year of college-level study as part of general education.

The Department of Modern Languages tests achievement levels in French, German, and Italian by appointment. Testing for Spanish proficiency is done by appointment in The Learning Center, located in Copernicus. Students with skills in languages other than those listed above should arrange with the Department of Modern Languages for verification of their level of proficiency. These examinations serve for both exemption and placement. All students, including native speakers, with two years or fewer of previous foreign language study must take the exams.

Students with three or more years of successful secondary language study in one language are automatically exempt from further required coursework; they should take the exam if they expect to continue study in that language.

To register for an elementary language course, numbered 111 or 118, students may have no more than one year previous study of that language.

 

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