The Washington State University Tri-Cities Catalog

Foreign Languages and Cultures

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Foreign Languages and Cultures

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Associate Professor, Career Track: M. Pieracci; Assistant Professor, Career Track: J. Arellano Serratos.

WSU Tri-Cities, in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a formal minor in Spanish. Students interested in pursuing this minor should contact Academic Advising at 509-372-7440.




Courses

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French (FRENCH)

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 


110 [HUM] French/Francophone Film 3 French and Francophone Film. Taught in English.

120 [HUM] French Culture 3 Cultural history of France from beginnings to present; comparison of French and American cultures. Taught in English.

420 [CAPS] French Culture Through Wine 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. French societal and cultural heritage through the geography, history, production, legislation, and consumption of wine. Taught in English.


Foreign Languages And Cultures (FOR_LANG)

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 


101 [HUM] Introduction to the World of Languages 3 Taught in English. Explore the nature, history, evolution, acquisition, and use of language with examples from major foreign language groups.

110 [DIVR] Understanding World Cinema 3 Taught in English. Introduction to understanding world cinema from aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives.

110 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Introduction to Global Film 3 Taught in English. An introduction to the study of global film, situating stories and cinematic features within cultural contexts.

120 [DIVR] Introduction to World Cultures 3 An introduction to inter-/intra-cultural communication of foreign cultures, plus customs, art, music, religion, fashion, food, et al. Taught in English.

120 (Effective through Spring 2024) [DIVR] Introduction to Foreign Cultures 3 An introduction to inter-/intra-cultural communication of foreign cultures, plus customs, art, music, religion, fashion, food, et al. Taught in English.

130 [HUM] Global Literature in Translation 3 Taught in English. An introduction to the study of international literature; stories, cultures, and literary devices. (Crosslisted course offered as FOR LANG 130, HUMANITY 130).

300 Studies in Foreign Languages V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Languages not currently a part of the curriculum may be offered on demand. Not open to native speakers except with permission. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

495 Cooperative Education Internship V 1-6 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Cooperative education internship with academic, business, industry or government units. S, F grading.


Spanish (SPANISH)

Fall 2023 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 


101 First Semester 4 Fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

102 Second Semester 4 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 101 with a grade of C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 2 or higher. Continued development of basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

111 [ARTS] Understanding Latin American Film 3 Introduction to understanding Latin American film from aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives. Taught in English.

120 [HUM] Peninsular Spanish Culture 3 Introduction to Spanish culture. Taught in English.

121 [HUM] Latin American Culture 3 Contemporary social, political, and cultural issues in Latin America. Taught in English.

203 Third Semester 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 3 or higher. Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

203 (Effective through Summer 2024) Third Semester 4 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 102 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 3 or higher. Further development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

204 Fourth Semester 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 203 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 5 or higher. Continued practice in spoken and written language; selected texts in a cultural context. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

204 (Effective through Summer 2024) Fourth Semester 4 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 203 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 5 or higher. Continued practice in spoken and written language; selected texts in a cultural context. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

208 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 3 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Formal aspects of basic grammar combined with a strong writing component for language skills reinforcement in writing and speaking. For heritage/native speakers only.

208 (Effective through Summer 2024) Spanish for Heritage Speakers 4 Course Prerequisite: By instructor permission. Formal aspects of basic grammar combined with a strong writing component for language skills reinforcement in writing and speaking. For heritage/native speakers only.

306 Intermediate Reading and Translation 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 with a C or better, SPANISH 208 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 5 or higher. Vocabulary building, contrastive English-Spanish expressions, development of skills to increase reading speed and fluency.

307 Intermediate Speaking and Listening 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 with a C or better, SPANISH 208 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 5 or higher. Systematic development of speaking and listening proficiency; emphasis on pronunciation and phonetics. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

308 Intermediate Grammar and Writing 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 204 with a C or better, SPANISH 208 with a C or better, or WSU language placement exam score of 5 or higher. Writing practice in the language and active review of grammar. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

311 [ARTS] Studies in Latin American Film 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Variable content seminar. In-depth study of Latin American cinema that brings together the analysis of cinematography, cultural and sociopolitical backgrounds, and the impact and influences within an international context. Taught in Spanish. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

311 (Effective through Summer 2024) [ARTS] Latin American Film 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Variable content seminar that focuses on the study of culture through films; taught in Spanish. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

321 [DIVR] Latin American Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Study of Latin American culture. Taught in Spanish.

351 [ARTS] Introduction to Latin American Literature 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Introduction to literary analysis and the history of literature in Latin America. Taught in Spanish.

362 Spanish for Health Professions 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308 with a C or better. Specialized language training for health professionals focusing on the main systems of human anatomy. Not open to native speakers except with permission.

365 Spanish for Translation and Interpretation Professions 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308 with a C or better. Specialized Spanish language training in written translation; spoken interpretation techniques to facilitate high quality cross-cultural communication.

407 Advanced Speaking and Listening 3 Course Prerequisite: Spanish 307 with a grade of C or better. Systematic development of speaking and listening proficiency at the advanced level.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

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