Catalog 2022-2023

Departmental Courses

Teaching Faculty

Associate Professor Rauh (Language Chair)

Description

These courses include courses in English as a second languages and literature in translation courses.

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Departmental Courses

ESOL 118

English for Academic Purposes

An intensive language course that teaches the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. The course includes relevant cultural material. Intended for students whose first language is not English. This course is a credit-only course and enrollment is based on a placement exam.

ESOL 119

English for Academic Purposes II

An intensive language course that teaches the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. The course includes relevant cultural material. Intended for students whose first language is not English. This course is a credit-only course and enrollment is based on a placement exam.

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Literature in Translation Courses

LITR 201

French Culture

This course explores different geographical areas in France as seen through an examination of the variety of French accents, foods, architectural styles, folklores, and legends with emphasis on the history of the French language (including L’Académie Française, language discrimination, inclusive language) and influences from neighboring countries. This course is taught in English. French students read the texts in French and other students in translation. (Note: This course will not count toward one of the 200-level French electives required in the Major and Minor)

Historical Perspectives HP
LITR 202

Existentialism in France

This class examines the existentialist trend in French theory and fiction. This course is taught in English and is cross-listed as FREN 202. Students enrolling in this course work entirely in English with the expectation that student knowledge of literary theory is at the second-year level.

Literary Studies LS
Values, Beliefs and Ethics VA
Writing Level 2 W2
LITR 231

Intro to French Cinema

This course is an introduction to French cinema and includes the history of the origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of several major masterpieces of French filmmaking. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor

Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor
Literary Studies LS
LITR 241

Holocaust Lit: French/Translation

This course offers a description of life during the Holocaust through the reading of testimonial texts originally written in French. We survey the events and questions leading up to the Holocaust and attempt to place them in a historical, religious, and political frame. Through the texts of witness-authors, we consider facets of the human tragedy that the Holocaust constitutes and how it was lived on a daily basis. The course thus studies individual experiences of the historical event that remains the paradigm of genocides of the XXth century. *Taught in English. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor

Sophomore standing or permission of instructor
Literary Studies LS
Writing Level 2 W2
LITR 331

Intro to French Cinema

This course is an introduction to French cinema and includes the history of the origins of French film, an explanation of how to analyze a film, a lexicon of French cinema terms, and an analysis of several major masterpieces of French filmmaking. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor

Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor
Literary Studies LS
LITR 341

Holocaust Lit: French/Translation

This course offers a description of life during the Holocaust through the reading of testimonial texts originally written in French. We survey the events and questions leading up to the Holocaust and attempt to place them in a historical, religious, and political frame. Through the texts of witness-authors, we consider facets of the human tragedy that the Holocaust constitutes and how it was lived on a daily basis. The course thus studies individual experiences of the historical event that remains the paradigm of genocides of the XXth century. *Taught in English when LITR students are enrolled. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor

Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor
Literary Studies LS
Writing Level 2 W2
LITR 390

Topics in Spanish

A topics course on the Spanish language. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different. Consult the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Cross-listed as SPAN 390. Prerequisite: SPAN 210, or SPAN 220, or consent of instructor

SPAN 210, or SPAN 220, or consent of instructor
LITR 402

Existentialism in France

This class examines the existentialist trend in French theory and fiction. This course is taught in English and is cross-listed as FREN 402. Students enrolling in this course work entirely in English with the expectation that student knowledge of literary theory is at the fourth-year level.

Literary Studies LS
Values, Beliefs and Ethics VA
Writing Level 2 W2
LITR 460

Topics in French Literature

A topics course exploring an author, movement, or genre in depth. This course can be repeated for additional credits as long as the section topics are different Recent section topics include French Literature and Film, Women Writers of France, French Short Story. Readings may be done in translation. Consult the online course schedule for information about the topics currently scheduled to be taught. Cross-listed as FREN 460.

Literary Studies LS
LITR 461

Translation Theory

This course studies the various theories pertaining to the translation of literature. Cross-listed as FREN 461. Prerequisite: Students should have completed the LA language capacity requirement in any language.

Students should have completed the LA language capacity requirement in any language.
Literary Studies LS
Writing Level 2 W2
LITR 488

Echoes of the Spanish Civil War

This course studies the Spanish Civil War using films and texts set during this period. We study not only what happened in Spain from 1936-1939, but also the circumstances that led to the war and the long-term consequences of this conflict. Historical information from before, during and after the war as well as the ideologies of both sides as expressed in songs, anthems and propaganda are examined. Cross-Listed as SPAN 488

Historical Perspectives HP
Literary Studies LS
Writing Level 2 W2
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