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FRE101 French Level I - Part I (3)
Basic French courses, emphasizing all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) fully integrated with a multicultural Francophone perspective. FRE101 is intended for students who have never studied French before. FRE102 is intended for those who have had less than two years of previous French language instruction in high school.

FRE102 French Level I - Part II (3)
Basic French courses, emphasizing all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) fully integrated with a multicultural Francophone perspective. FRE101 is intended for students who have never studied French before. FRE102 is intended for those who have had less than two years of previous French language instruction in high school.

FRE201 French Level II - Part I (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent. Students will continue the development of French language skills and vocabulary, integrated with short stories and contemporary readings which emphasize Francophone culture. There will be an increased attention to self-expression. FRE 201 is intended for students who have had two or three years of high school instruction in French.

FRE202 French Level II - Part II (3)
Students will continue the development of French language skills and vocabulary, integrated with short stories and contemporary readings which emphasize Francophone culture. There will be an increased attention to self-expression.

FRE252 Advanced Conversation & Composition (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. A course focusing on speaking and writing French through reading articles from print and electronic media, CD-ROM programs, the Internet, and French language chat groups. The course will include personal and business letter writing.

FRE255 Special Topics (3)
Courses of a practical nature will be available to allow for special interest development.

FRE301 Survey of French Civilization (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. A historical study of the many ways in which France has contributed to world culture through architecture, painting, sculpture, music, literature, folklore, science, philosophy, and education.

FRE302 Survey of French and Francophone Civilization II (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. An examination of selected sociological, political, cultural, and economic issues of contemporary France and Francophone areas.

FRE305 French Film (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. A study of French film, integrated with culture, language, and literature. Students will study a variety of cinematic works, with an emphasis on multiculturalism and marginalization.

FRE352 French Business and Technology (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. Students will study the economic aspects of France and Francophone countries, key French institutions and companies, business culture, and terminology. Students will have the opportunity to take the exam leading to the Certificat Pratique de Fran�ais des Affaires, an international Business French diploma granted by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

FRE355 Survey of French and Francophone Literature (3)
Prerequisite: FRE 202 or equivalent. A survey of the important literature written in French throughout the ages and across cultures. Students learn the terminology of literary criticism.

GER101 German Level I - Part I (3)
Introductory course to provide students with the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, reading, and conversation. The course is based on an individualized approach. GER 101 is intended for students who have never studied German before.

GER102 German Level I - Part II (3)
Introductory course to provide students with the fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, reading, and conversation. The course is based on an individualized approach. GER 102 is for those students who have studied German for less than two years.

GER201 German Level II - Part I (3)
Students will continue to develop German language skills and vocabulary. The course includes readings and focuses on self-expression. The German Level II sequence is normally for students who have had two to three years of high school instruction in German.

GER202 German Level II - Part II (3)
Students will continue to develop German language skills and vocabulary. The course includes readings and focuses on self-expression. The German Level II sequence is normally for students who have had two to three years of high school instruction in German.

JPN101 Japanese Level I - Part I (3)
An introduction to the Japanese language, including grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn to read and write both hiragana and katakana characters, and will be introduced to kanji characters.

JPN102 Japanese Level I - Part II (3)
An introduction to the Japanese language, including grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students will learn to read and write both hiragana and katakana characters, and will be introduced to kanji characters.

SPA101 Spanish for Beginners Part I (3)
Students will learn the fundamentals of grammar, reading, and conversation; with an introduction to Spanish and Hispanic cultures. SPA 101 is intended for students who have never before studied Spanish, SPA 102 is reserved for those who have completed SPA 101 at Thomas More College.

SPA102 Spanish for Beginners- Part II (3)
Students will learn the fundamentals of grammar, reading, and conversation; with an introduction to Spanish and Hispanic cultures. SPA 101 is intended for students who have never before studied Spanish, SPA 102 is reserved for those who have completed SPA 101 at Thomas More College.

SPA111 Spanish Level I - Part I (3)
An introduction to the Spanish language and Spanish and Hispanic cultures. It is intended for those students who have had some Spanish instruction in high school, but who would feel more comfortable starting with the basics.

SPA112 Spanish Level I - Part II (3)
An introduction to the Spanish language and both Spanish and Hispanic cultures. It is intended for those students who have had some Spanish instruction in high school, but who would feel more comfortable starting with the basics.

SPA201 Spanish Level II - Part I (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 101, 102, or the equivalent. A review of grammar, conversation and reading. Students will expand language skills acquired in SPA 101, 102. Increased attention will be given to understanding culture through authentic activities. Typically, students with three years of high school Spanish are placed in 201.

SPA202 Spanish Level II - Part II (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 101, 102 or the equivalent. A review of grammar, conversation, and reading. Students will expands language skills acquired in SPA 101, 102. An increased attention will be given to understanding culture through authentic activities. Typically, students with three years of high school Spanish are placed in 201.

SPA255 Special Topics (3)
Courses of a practical nature will be available to allow for special interest development.

SPA260 Spanish Conversation (3)
Students will develop speaking and listening skills through active participation. Discussions and activities are based on contemporary issues of interest to students.

SPA303 Advanced Spanish (3)
A language development course designed to practice all four language skills: speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Emphasis will be on control of grammatical structures while communicating ideas.

SPA304 Spanish Composition (3)
A course designed to develop both formal and informal writing skills, such as letters, journals and academic papers. Emphasis will be on writing in response to reading and on understanding reading and writing as complementary processes.

SPA306 Reading for Cultural Understanding (3)
Students will study literary and non-literary selections in order to prompt the discussion of different cultural aspects. Emphasis will be on a critical understanding of the student's own cultural assumptions vis-�-vis specific Hispanic and Spanish cultures.

SPA321 Spanish and Latin American Cinema (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 306. Representative works of current and traditional Spanish and Latin American cinema are studied.

SPA331 Business Spanish (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 306. Students will develop their communicative abilities in the context of the world of business conducted in Spanish.

SPA401 Introduction to Literature (3)
An introduction to classic works and writers in Spanish. Emphasis will be on understanding literature as art and as an aesthetic phenomenon full of sociocultural implications for both the reader and the writer. The survey includes Hispanic and Spanish authors' works of poetry, narrative, essays and theatre. Students will be introduced to the terminology necessary for exercises in literary criticism.

SPA411 Survey of Hispanic- American Literature (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 401. Distinguished authors of Spanish-American literature from the Pre-Colonial period to the present are studied.

SPA413 Analysis of Selected Iberian Masterpieces (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 401, 411. A study of a work or of several works from particular key periods in Iberian literature.

SPA431 Issues in Spanish Translation (3)
Prerequisite: SPA 306. An introduction to the principles of translation and translation theory, as well as practice in a variety of translation genres.

SPA435 Community Experience- Senior Seminar (1)
Prerequisite: SPA 431. Students will experience Spanish in the community.