Undergraduate Degree Program

Courses

Spanish

FL 111S, 112S Elementary Spanish I, II
Introduction to the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classes are structured to provide extensive oral practice in Spanish. FL 111S is a prerequisite for FL 112S. Offered annually. 3 credits each

FL 211S, 212S Intermediate Spanish I, II
A continuation of the study of the essentials of grammar and pronunciation, with continued emphasis on oral performance. Includes increased practice in composition and reading. Prerequisite: FL 111S, 112S or three units of high school Spanish. Offered annually. 3 credits each

FL 230S Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition
Intensive review of Spanish language structure with emphasis on composition and conversation. The course prepares students for more advanced study of Spanish and Latin-American cultures through extensive readings and in-class analysis. Generally offered annually. Prerequisite: FL 211S, 212S or equivalent. 3 credits

FL 231S Conversational Spanish
A course that builds students’ conversational skills in Spanish. While all four vital skills of language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are targeted, the course emphasizes proficiency in oral communication skills. Students are required to practice Spanish through class discussions, presentations and reports. Prerequisite: FL 211S, 212S, two years of successful high school Spanish or the equivalent with permission of the instructor. Generally offered annually. 3 credits

FL 244S Spanish/Hispanic Civilization and Culture (in English)
A survey of key aspects of Spanish and Hispanic culture and civilization. Includes an examination of the contributions of Spanish-speaking writers, artists, and essayists to the formation of the modern Spanish-speaking world. Course may fulfill three of the six-credit language/culture requirement at Albertus. This course may be counted toward the Spanish major or minor by students who read translated texts in the original and do all writing in Spanish. Generally offered annually. 3 credits

FL 290S Independent Study
An individualized program of study at the advanced intermediate level. A variety of student-oriented projects is possible, such as an intensive audiotape program or directed readings. Prerequisite: Spanish proficiency and permission of Department chairperson. Hours and credits to be arranged. 3 credits

FL 299S Introduction to Hispanic Literature
An introductory survey of Spanish and Latin American literature from medieval times to the present, including poetry, prose, and theater. Emphasis is on reading and literary techniques of interpretation and on familiarizing students with major works while building on Hispanic cultural literacy. The course prepares students for more advanced study of Spanish culture. Prerequisite: FL 230S, the equivalent, or permission from the instructor. Generally offered on the basis of student needs and interest. 3 credits

FL 340S Latin American Literature to Modernismo
An exploration of works of literature from the Spanish conquest to the late nineteenth century, with attention paid to the impact of colonialism on the present Spanish-speaking world. Major figures studied include Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Garcilaso de la Vega (El Inca), as well as the rise of Romanticism in Spanish America. Prerequisite: FL 299S or permission of the instructor. Generally offered on the basis of student needs and interest. 3 credits

FL 341S Major Latin American Writers
A study of the major works of Latin American literature from modernismo, through the “Boom” and the contemporary period. Students learn of the rise of independent forms of cultural expression from the diverse genres of poetry, prose, and theater. Writers studied include Rubén Darío, José Martí, Jorge Luis Borges, Alfonsina Storni, Juan Rulfo, Gabriel García Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, and Antonio Skármeta. Prerequisite: FL 299S or permission of the instructor. Generally offered on the basis of student needs and interest. 3 credits

FL 352S Medieval/Golden Age Spanish Literature
A study of significant aspects of medieval and Golden Age Spanish literature and culture. Major works studied include, but are not limited to, the anonymous Cantar de mío Cid, Don Juan Manuel’s Conde Lucanor, Calderon’s La vida es sueño, and excerpts from Cervantes. Special attention will be given to the role of misogyny in early modern culture, as well as the significant contributions of Muslims and Jews to the formation of Spanish culture. Prerequisite: FL 299S or permission of the instructor. Generally offered on the basis of student needs and interest. 3 credits

FL 354S Special Topics in Hispanic Literature
A study of significant areas of Hispanic culture through the exploration of a particular theme rather than genre or period. Topics ranging from year to year may include Women Writers of Latin America, Poetry and Politics, Social Drama, Creolization and Literature in the Caribbean. May be repeated for credit if topics differ. Occasionally offered in translation for non-Spanish majors. Prerequisite: FL 299S or permission of the instructor. 3 credits

FL 390S Independent Study
An individualized program of study at the upper level. A variety of student-oriented projects is possible, including directed readings or individual research. Prerequisite: Spanish proficiency and permission of the Department Chairperson. Hours and credits to be arranged. 3 credits

FL 391S Practicum
Supervised practical experience. With the approval of the Department’s Chairperson, a limited number of students may be placed in a variety of positions where the student’s principal activity will center on communication in Spanish. Suggested practica may include teaching practice at area schools or business internships with a focus on Spanish language usage. Student minors in Spanish are strongly encouraged to do a practicum. Prerequisite: 18 credit-hours in Spanish and permission of the Department. Hours and credits to be arranged.

FL 395 Departmental Seminar
An integrated study of a particular theme, topic, or genre. Possible topics include the Renaissance in Spain, Existentialism in the Contemporary Novel, Cervantes and the Rise of the Novel, among others. Prerequisite: Spanish proficiency and permission of the Department chairperson. 3 credits

Latin

FL 111L, 112L Elementary Latin I, II
Beginner level courses designed for students who have not studied Latin. Includes essentials of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Generally offered every year. 3 credits each

FL 211L, 212L Intermediate Latin I, II
A continuation of Elementary Latin, these courses review basic grammar and syntax. Selected Readings of graduated difficulty by Latin authors are introduced by the end of the course. P: FL 111L, 112L, or 2 units of high school Latin. Generally offered in alternate years. 3 credits each

Classics (Taught in English)

FL 250C Ancient Epic (Taught in English)
A study of the ancient epic through a careful reading in translation of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, and of Virgil’s Aeneid. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 253C Women in Greek Drama (in English)
This course is designed to introduce students to several plays of the three great dramatists of 5th century Athens. The course will focus on women as they are portrayed by male writers. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 275C, 276C Classical Civilization I, II (in English)
General survey of Greek and Roman literature in translation, from Homer to Tacitus. Generally offered in alternate years. 3 credits each

FL 277C Classical Mythology (in English)
Study of selected aspects of the gods (creation myths, the coming of Zeus and the Olympians, mystery religions), the sagas (of the Mycenaeans, Troy, Heracles, and the Argonauts), Roman mythology, and the transmission of mythology to later ages. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 278C Greek Tragedy (in English)
A study in translation of selected plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides that examines the development and influence of Greek tragedy. Plays differ from those treated in FL 275C, 276C. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 279C The Age of the Early Roman Empire (Literature, in English) II
This course is designed to introduce the students to the civilization of Rome during the period extending from roughly A.D. 40 to A.D. 140. It is above all a literature course with a principal approach to the early Roman Empire through the careful reading of several representative examples of the literature of the period. These include prose and poetry, novels, historical works, biographies, and satire. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 280C The Age of Augustus (in English)
An introduction to the most important literary works created during the last years of the Roman Republic and the principate of the Roman emperor Augustus, and to the historical and social material necessary for a deeper understanding of this time. The course covers roughly the years 60 B.C. to A.D. 14. Generally offered every two years. 3 credits

FL 390L or FL 390G
The student chooses, presents for approval, and carries out an original project dealing with the Latin or Greek languages, literatures, and/or cultures and civilizations. Generally offered on need and demand of the student. P: Approval of Department Chair. Hours and credits to be arranged.

French

FL 111F, 112F Elementary French I, II
Introduction to the basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. Classes stress oral as well as written practice. FL 111F is prerequisite for FL 112F. Generally offered on the basis of student interest. 3 credits each

FL 211F, 212F Intermediate French I, II
Review of the essentials of grammar and pronunciation with continued emphasis on conversation and composition. P: FL 111F and 112F or three units of high school French. Generally offered on the basis of student interest. 3 credits each

FL 244F French/Francophone Culture and Civilization (in English)
Course offers a review of basic elements of French and Froncophone culture. Includes a scrutiny of the French speaking peoples to appreciate those cultures and to contrast and compare with one’s own heritage. Generally offered on the basis of student interest. 3 credits

FL 390F Independent Study (Offered in special instances)
The student chooses, presents for approval, and carries out an original project dealing with French language, literature, and/or culture and civilization. P: Approval of Depart ment Chair. Hours and credits to be arranged.

Italian

FL 111I, 112I Elementary Italian I, II
Introduction to basic language skills: listening, reading, practice in speaking and writing simple Italian. Includes study of contemporary Italian culture and civilization. Generally offered every year. 3 credits each

FL 244I Italian Culture and Civilization (in English)
This course offers a review of basic elements of Italian culture. Students develop an appreciation and awareness of contrasts and comparisons with their own heritage. Generally offered every year. 3 credits

FL 390I Independent Study (Offered in special instances.)
The student chooses, presents for approval and carries out an original project related to Italian language, literature, or culture. P: Approval of Department Chair. Hours and credits to be arranged.