Course Descriptions
Courses offered by the World Languages Department are categorized in the following areas:
  • Linguistics
  • American Sign Langauge
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
For a list of Gen. Ed. courses offered by the World Languages Department, click here. For more information, please see the Registrar Office's webpages for the undergraduate catalog, and current course offerings.


LINGUISTICS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLLI 110 The Languages of the World (Gen. Ed. Goal 11)
A global perspective of the 5,000 or so languages spoken today. The course examines the fundamental structure of human language and the factors involved in language diversity. Major topics include: the internal organization of language, the genetic and structural relationships of the world’s major languages, myths and misconceptions about language, the writing systems of the world, linguistic trends in multilingual societies, the effect of mass communication on world linguistic geography. Related topics include bilingualism, literacy, language planning, and language policies, with an emphasis on non-Western European languages and cultures.

MLLI 350 Romance Linguistics
A survey of the emergence and the evolution of the Romance languages from their immediate parent, Vulgar Latin, and an analysis of their current structure. The course examines the internal and external causes that brought about the various changes in pronunciation, word inflection, and word order, and presents contemporary data from which to apply methods of linguistic analysis. The course also includes a component on language acquisition.

MLLI 495 Internship or Practicum in World Languages
A supervised practical experience which complements the course work of the student in a field study setting. The experience requires individual consultations with the advisor and a research project. Admission to the internship is limited to seniors from the World Language major and requires a 2.5 QPA. Offered on a quarter or full-semester basis, the internship counts as either one or two courses toward the major requirement, according to the number of hours devoted to the field experience.

MLLI 496 Internship in International Management
A semester of practical experience in an international business environment in this country or abroad, e.g., in a French or Spanish-speaking country. A written project is required. The students are advised and evaluated by members of the World Language and Economics departments. Admission to the internship is limited to seniors or second semester juniors and requires a 2.5 QPA. Students may earn up to 2 course credits applicable to the language minor and/or International Management Concentration, according to the number of hours devoted to the field experience. Credit will not be given for both MLLI 496 and MLLI 495.

Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairs.

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLSL 121 American Sign Language I (Gen. Ed. Domain I-C)
An introductorion to language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic American sign language vocabulary and syntax and an appreciation to deaf culture and deaf history. Opportunities to interact with the deaf community are provided. Students give class presentations and complete a research paper by the end of the semester.

MLSL 122 American Sign Language II (Gen. Ed. Domain I-C)
A continuation of the study of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Deaf culture. Students continue to expand vocabulary and concepts acquired in MLSL 121 American Sign Language I. Expansion of conversational range includes talking about other people and activities, giving directions, and making requests. Students develop discourse skills appropriate for establishing connections with deaf acquaintances and handling a variety of interruptions. Through in-class discussions and demonstrations, videotapes, and course readings, students are exposed to elements of Deaf culture and the Deaf Community.

Prerequisite: MLSL 121 American Sign Language I or permission of the instructor.

MLSL 211 Advanced American Sign Language III 
Designed to help students achieve superior levels of proficiency in expressive and receptive skills. Students gain practice in using advanced features of grammar, prosody and classifiers, as well as the vocabulary used in academic, professional, political and abstract discourse. Students learn to present on complex or abstract topics requiring lengthy, connected and detailed discourse. Exposure to a variety of American Sign Language users presenting on a range of topics and registers expands students’ receptive skills.

Prerequisite: Advanced American Sign Language II or equivalent skills as determined through assessment.

MLSL 212 Advanced American Sign Language IV
A continuation of MLSL 211 Advanced American Sign Language III. It is designed to help students achieve a professional level of proficiency in expressive and receptive skills.

Prerequisite: MLSL 211 Advanced American Sign Language III.

MLSL 311 American Sign Language: English Interpreting I
Designed to develop the cognitive and analytical skills required in interpreting (listening for meaning, recall, prediction, closure); paraphrasing and restructuring practice; written, spoken, and signed translation; practice in shifting linguistic register; expansion of English vocabulary; introduction to theoretical models of the interpreting process. Historical foundations of the profession will be reviewed.

Prerequisite: Advanced American Sign Language II or equivalent skills as determined through assessment.

MLSL 312 American Sign Language: English Interpreting II
A study of theoretical models of the interpreting process as well as strategies in interpreting. It fosters development of skill in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting of narratives and dialogic texts. Students are exposed to strategies for interpreting for Deaf individuals with limited or no vision. Students also get practice in managing the logistics of a variety of environmental configurations.

Prerequisite: MLSL 311 American Sign Language: English Interpreting I.

MLSL 313 American Sign Language: English Interpreting III
A continuation of MLSL 312 American Sign Language: English Interpreting II. Students further their abilities in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting of expository and procedural texts, including academic texts and in interpreting for Deaf/Blind individuals. Students experience the dynamics of teamed assignments through reading and in-class application. Students continue to practice managing environmental logistics.

Prerequisite: MLSL 312 American Sign Language: English Interpreting II.

MLSL 314 American Sign Language: English Interpreting IV
Focused on interpreting in specialized settings, including K-12 classrooms, theatrical and musical performances, religious settings, and vocational rehabilitation settings. This course also covers: transliteration, working with a Deaf interpreter, video relay work, and sight translation of written documents.

Prerequsite: MLSL 313 American Sign Language: English Interpreting III.

MLSL 451 Interpreting Practicum and Seminar I
An observational practicum with an assigned practicum supervisor. Emphasis is on the Demand-Control Schema and professional ethics as a framework for observations. Fieldwork is augmented by a weekly seminar in which the interpreter’s role and responsibilities, ethical standards, and models of interpreting are discussed. Issues of selfcare are addressed.

Prerequisite: MLSL 212 Advanced American Sign Language IV and MLSL 314 American Sign Language: English Interpreting II.

MLSL 452 Interpreting Practicum and Seminar II
A practicum in which students continue to observe, but also provide interpreting under the supervision of professional interpreters; fieldwork is augmented by a weekly seminar. In addition to ethics and professional standards, the seminar addresses steps toward state and national credentialing, as well as business practices and continuing professional development.

Prerequisites: MLSL 313 American Sign Language: English Interpreting II

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CHINESE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLCH 171 - Elementary Chinese I (Gen. Ed. Domain 1-C)
An integration of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills, both oral and written, and an appreciation of Chinese cultures.

MLCH 172 - Elementary Chinese II (Gen. Ed. Domain 1-C)
A continuation of the study of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills, both oral and written, and an appreciation of Chinese cultures.

Prerequisite: Students must either complete MLCH 171 Elementary Chinese I or have the corresponding placement test score, or have prior approval of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

MLCH 271 - Intermediate Chinese I (Gen. Ed. Domain 1-C)
A review of basic grammatical structures and characters and continued work toward building competency in Chinese language and culture. Students add more characters to sharpen reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with the aim of transferring knowledge gained from the character pattern approach at the elementary levels to work with authentic Chinese texts at the advanced level.

Prerequisite: MLCH 172 Elementary Chinese II or prior approval of the instructor.

MLCH 272 - Intermediate Chinese II (Gen. Ed. Domain 1-C)
A continuation of the language and culture skill building beyond MLCH 271 Intermediate Chinese I for which vocabulary and character knowledge are expanded for the advancement of speaking and writing skills. Students work with simple authentic texts to further their knowledge of Chinese culture.

Prerequisite: MLCH 271 Intermediate Chinese I or prior approval of the instructor.

MLCH 371 - Advanced Chinese Composition and Conversation I
A focus on proficiency building in speaking, listening, reading, and writing with particular attention given to expanding vocabulary in speaking and writing to build on prior competencies. Students also further develop cultural awareness through study of authentic texts. Conducted mainly in Chinese.

Prerequisite: MLCH 272 Intermediate Chinese II or prior approval of the instructor.

MLCH 372 - Advanced Chinese Composition and Conversation II
A further development of spoken and written language, including a review of pronunciation and grammar. Attention is given to the finer points of sentence structure. Discussions and the development of speaking and writing skills are based on Chinese texts and on topics of contemporary interest.

Prerequisite: MLCH 371 Advanced Chinese I or prior approval of the instructor.

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FRENCH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLFR 101 Elementary French I (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
An integration of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Francophone culture. Note: Students with previous experience in the language are encouraged to take the placement test before enrolling in MLFR 101.

MLFR 102 Elementary French II (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
A continuation of the study of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Francophone culture.

Prerequisite: Students must complete MLFR 101 or have the corresponding placement test score or prior approval of instructor in order to enroll in MLFR 102.

MLFR 201 Intermediate French I (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
An intermediate French course in which students are trained to become independently functional in the French language and knowledgeable about Francophone culture and thought. Discussions, in French, are based on cultural readings, tapes, and films. The course also includes a comprehensive grammar review.

Prerequisite: MLFR 102 Elementary French II or the equivalent placement test score or prior approval of instructor.

MLFR 202 Intermediate French II (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
A continuation of intermediate French I. Students gain further training in order to become independently functional in the French language and knowledgeable about Francophone culture and thought. Discussions, in French, are based on cultural readings, tapes, and films. The course also includes a comprehensive grammar review.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I or the equivalent placement test score or prior approval of instructor.

MLFR 300 Business French
Practical study of the various types of French written communication involving the world of business, “la langue commerciale’’, with the acquisition of its specialized vocabulary and translations from French to English and English to French. Facts concerning the French economy and the principal commercial and industrial exchanges throughout the Francophone world are studied.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 301 Advanced French Composition & Conversation I
Designed to improve verbal fluency, listening comprehension, and written composition, with special attention to the finer points of grammar and elements of style. Classroom activities and assignments include small group improvisations, oral and written reports, and discussions on topics of contemporary French culture. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 302 Advanced French Composition & Conversation II
A further development of spoken and written language, including a review of pronunciation and grammar. Classroom activities and assignments include small group improvisations, oral and written reports, and discussions on topics of contemporary French culture. Conducted in French.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 303 French Culture and Civilization
The development of France and its civilization as seen chronologically through selected writings, from its beginnings to modern times. The geography of the country is also reviewed. This course, required of French majors, is open to non-majors. All readings as well as a substantial part of media presentations are in French.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 305 Contemporary Trends in the French-Speaking World
Conducted in French as a conversation class, an enhancement of the students’ command of colloquial French through discussions focusing on contemporary French and French-Canadian cultures and current events. As a point of departure for discussions, the course utilizes readings from a text on francophone cultures, current French newspapers and magazines, and records and tapes. Class activities include short exposes, debates and dialogues, and listening comprehension exercises. Non-majors are strongly encouraged to take this course to increase their fluency in French and their understanding of culture in the Francophone world.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 306 Major French Writers I
An introduction to French literature from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. This course is conducted in French.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 307 Major French Writers II
An introduction to French literature from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. This course is conducted in French. Major French Writers I is not a prerequisite for the course.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 452 French Intonation and Diction
A review of phonetics and intense practice in the correct speech patterns of the foreign language. Training in aural comprehension, memorizations and dramatizations, prepared or impromptu reports or debates, are some of the class activities.

Prerequisite: MLFR 201 Intermediate French I, equivalent placement exam score, or or prior approval of the instructor.

MLFR 490 Independent Study in French
An in-depth investigation into a topic in the areas of literature, culture, linguistics or pedagogy, selected by the student under the guidance of a member of the World Languages Department. Regular meetings with the faculty advisor are arranged. A written report is required. Limited to juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of French literature and culture. This course is not meant to be a replacement for major required courses.

MLFR 495 Internship or Practicum in World Languages
A supervised practical experience which complements the course work of the student in a field study setting. The experience requires individual consultations with the advisor, and a research project. Admission to the internship is limited to seniors in Modern Languages and requires a 2.5 QPA. Offered on a quarter or full-semester basis, the internship counts as either one or two courses toward the major requirement, according to the number of hours devoted to the field experience.

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PORTUGUESE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLPO 141 Elementary Portuguese I (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
An integration of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Brazilian and Portuguese cultures.

MLPO 142 Elementary Portuguese II (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
A continuation of the study of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Brazilian and Portuguese cultures.

Prerequisite: Students must either complete MLPO 141 or have the corresponding placement test score, or have prior approval of the instructor in order to enroll in this course.

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MLPO 341 Advanced Portuguese Grammar and Composition

Hybrid course with in-class meetings on Mondays, 6:30 - 9:50 pm on Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, March 10, March 24 and April 28th.

A composition and grammar course for students who control the basic structure of the language and need to develop control of written communication at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: Approval from the instructor.

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SPANISH COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MLSP 131 Elementary Spanish I (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
An integration of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Hispanic cultures. Note: Students with previous experience in the language are encouraged to take the placement test before enrolling in MLSP 131.

MLSP 132 Elementary Spanish II (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
A continuation of the study of language and culture designed to provide beginners with basic functional language skills and an appreciation of Hispanic cultures.

Prerequisite: Students must complete MLSP 131 or have the corresponding placement test score or have prior approval of instructor in order to enroll in MLSP 132.

MLSP 231 Intermediate Spanish I (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
An intermediate Spanish course in which students are trained to become independently functional in the Spanish language and knowledgeable about Hispanic cultures and thought. Discussions are in Spanish and based on cultural materials. The course also includes a comprehensive grammar review.

Prerequisite: MLSP 132 Elementary Spanish I or the equivalent placement test score or prior approval of instructor.

MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II (Gen. Ed. Goal 3)
A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I. Students gain further training in order to become independently functional in the Spanish language and knowledgeable about Hispanic cultures and thought. Discussions are in Spanish and based on cultural materials. The course also includes a comprehensive grammar review.

Prerequisite: MLSP 231 Intermediate Spanish I or the equivalent placement test score or prior approval of instructor.

MLSP 320 Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
An intermediate step between language-oriented courses and those dealing more exclusively with literature. In this course, students develop techniques for reading and interpreting Hispanic literary texts, including fictional narrative, drama, and lyric poetry. The course focuses on the consolidation of reading skills with an emphasis on acquisition of critical vocabulary and approaches to contemporary works from Spain and Latin America. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II or permission of instructor.

MLSP 330 Business Spanish
Practical study of the various types of Spanish written communication involving the world of business, with the acquisition of its specialized vocabulary and translations from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. The influence of cultural values on the business world in Hispanic countries is studied.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I
A continuation in the development of spoken and written language, including a review of pronunciation and grammar. Attention is given to the finer points of grammar. Compositions and class discussions are based on Hispanic themes and on topics of contemporary interest.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II, equivalent placement test score, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II
A further development of spoken and written language, including a review of pronunciation and grammar. Attention is given to the finer points of grammar. Compositions and class discussions are based on Hispanic themes and on topics of contemporary interest.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II, equivalent placement test score, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 333 Spanish Culture and Civilization
A survey of Spanish civilization from prehistoric times to the present, covering the major episodes in Spanish history and the predominant cultural currents and artistic developments. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 334 Spanish American Culture and Civilization
A survey of Spanish-American civilizations, studied chronologically from the pre-Columbian Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations to the twentieth century, with emphasis on the Spanish conquest, the colonial period and the wars of independence. The predominant cultural currents and artistic developments are studied. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 335 Major Hispanic Writers I
An historical and literary survey of peninsular and Latin American texts, focusing on works written during the evolution of the Spanish language in the Middle Ages through the colonial chronicles of the seventeenth century. Instruction and discussions are in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 336 Major Hispanic Writers II
An historical and literary survey of Spanish language texts of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth-century Spain and Latin America. Focus is on the literary periods of romanticism, realism/naturalism, and modernism. Instruction and discussions are in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II, or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 343 The Latin American Short Story: Love, Death, and Humor
An analytical study of selected Latin American short stories of the 19th and 20th centuries, with attention to the evolution of their forms and ideas within specific historical and social contexts. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II or permission of instructor.

MLSP 345 Tales of Mystery from Latin American
A close reading and analysis of selected Latin American mystery stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This course is designed for students to build vocabulary and gain practice in written expression. Readings and discussions are in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II or equivalent; or prior approval of instructor.

MLSP 362 Spanish Intonation and Diction
A review of phonetics and intense practice in the correct speech patterns of the foreign language. Training in aural comprehension, memorizations and dramatizations, prepared or impromptu reports or debates, are some of the class activities.

Prerequisite: MLSP 232 Intermediate Spanish II.

MLSP 431 Contemporary Trends in Spain
An advanced course designed to introduce students to philosophical and cultural concepts held in contemporary Spain. To this end, readings from both literary and non-literary sources are utilized with frequent reports, both oral and written, required in order to encourage the student to relate theory to practice.

Prerequisite: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition & Conversation II, and one other 300- or 400-level Spanish course; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 432 Contemporary Trends in Spanish-American Thought
An advanced course designed to introduce students to philosophical concepts often held by the Latin American residing both within and outside the United States. Due to greater cultural contact with the United States, emphasis is placed on Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mexican views. While readings are assigned from literary and nonliterary sources, the thrust of the course is practical, with frequent reports, both oral and written. Conducted in Spanish. Readings in both English and Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and two other 300- or 400-level Spanish courses; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 433 Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature
An overview of the main literary currents in nineteenth-century Spanish literature with special attention focused on certain selected and representative works taken from the main genres. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and two other 300- or 400-level Spanish courses; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 435 The Boom in Latin American Literature
Selected readings in the literature of such noted Latin American authors as Borges, Donoso, Garcia Marquez, and Fuentes. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and two other 300- or 400-level Spanish courses; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 436 Cervantes
Readings and discussion of Cervantes’ works with special emphasis on his masterpiece, Don Quixote. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and two other 300- or 400-level Spanish courses; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 437 Spanish Theatre and Poetry of the Twentieth Century
A critical study of the main trends of Spanish theater and poetry of the twentieth century. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and two other 300- or 400-level Spanish courses; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 439 Intensive Analysis of Spanish Grammar
An intensive review and analysis of the grammatical and syntactical patterns of the Spanish language designed for those students primarily interested in the structural aspects of foreign language study. This course, while not required of all Spanish majors, represents an intermediate level in grammatical analysis between MLSP 331-2 (Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I and II) and MLSP 461 (Spanish Stylistics). Frequent compositions and grammatical exercises will be utilized.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I and MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 443 Spanish American Film
A study of Latin American and Caribbean cinema. The focus is on films that represent cultural values and issues in contemporary Latin American societies. Students learn to recognize cinematographic styles and techniques, as well as the differences among the cultures that are studied. Particular attention is paid to the themes of ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and politics. When appropriate, corresponding literary texts will be examined. Film viewing, class discussion, related readings and assignments are in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and one other 300- or 400-level Spanish course; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 445 Tales of the Fantastic from the Southern Cone
Selected twentieth-century short stories and novellas from Argentina and Uruguay, which focus on the scientific and psychological construction of alternate realities, are studied in their relation to the poetics of the fantastic. Classes are conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisites: MLSP 331 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation I or MLSP 332 Advanced Spanish Composition and Conversation II and one other 300- or 400-level Spanish course; or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 446 Testimonial Literature of the Dirty War
A study of the legacy of State Terrorism, in which works written by the survivors of the concentration camps in Argentina twenty years after the end of the Dirty War (1974-1983) constitute the primary focus of the coursework. Readings and course instruction are in Spanish.

Prerequisite: MLSP 332 Intermediate Spanish II or prior approval of the instructor.

MLSP 463 Seminar in Spanish
An advanced seminar on a topic - literary, linguistic, or cultural - directly related to Spanish or the Spanish-speaking world. Topics vary from semester to semester. Students are required to prepare several oral and written presentations to the seminar as well as a final written term report. Throughout the seminar, the emphasis is placed on originality, creativity, and scholarship. Conducted in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Open to junior and senior World Language majors who have completed at least 6 courses at the 300 level or higher, and to others with permission of the instructor.

MLSP 490 Independent Study in Spanish
An in-depth investigation of a topic in the areas of literature, culture, linguistics or pedagogy, selected by the student under the guidance of a member of the World Languages Department. Regular meetings with the faculty advisor are to be arranged. A written report is required. Note: Limited to juniors and seniors.

Prerequisite: Advanced knowledge of Spanish literature and culture. This course is not meant to be a replacement for major required courses.

MLSP 495 Internship or Practicum in World Languages
A supervised practical experience which complements the course work of the student in a field study setting. The experience requires individual consultations with the advisor, and a research project. Admission to the internship is limited to seniors in World Languages and requires a 2.5 QPA. Offered on a quarter or full-semester basis, the internship counts as either one or two courses toward the major requirement, according to the number of hours devoted to the field experience.

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