Department ofLanguages & Literatures

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“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Nelson Mandela

Meet the Languages and Literatures Faculty.

CLAS 341 (LT):  Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Summer I 2014 (2 June - 28 June)

MTWR 8:30 – 11:20 am

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Dr. Tyler T. Travillian

 

Women and Gender in the Ancient World will investigate how the usual manner of speaking, writing, and living (i.e., the dominant discourse) in Greek and Roman antiquity chose to depict women; how these depictions play into creating what it means to be masculine and what it means to be feminine; and what we can know historically about women and their lives from and in spite of the limited and one-sided evidence.  We will learn about multiple views of men, women, and gender in the context of Greek and Roman society and history.  Ultimately, this investigation should urge you to reconsider how we choose to depict men and women today and how those depictions circumscribe the way we act and react with each other.

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HISP 101:  Elementary Spanish I
Summer I 2014 (2 June - 28 June)
MTWRF 11:30 am - 1:50 pm
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Interested in learning the third most spoken language in the world?  The Hispanic Studies Program introduces students to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The different courses offered allow students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Spanish and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.  PLU students in the Hispanic Studies Program are challenged to think critically in an increasingly global world and to see the complexity of Hispanic cultures from many perspectives. Understanding a language includes understanding the cultures and peoples who speak it.

This course will cover the essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure, along with basic skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must enroll in HISP 102 or higher.

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HISP 102:  Elementary Spanish II
Summer II 2014 (30 June - 26 July)
MTWRF 11:30 am - 1:50 pm
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Interested in learning the third most spoken language in the world?  The Hispanic Studies Program introduces students to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The different courses offered allow students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Spanish and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.  PLU students in the Hispanic Studies Program are challenged to think critically in an increasingly global world and to see the complexity of Hispanic cultures from many perspectives. Understanding a language includes understanding the cultures and peoples who speak it.

This course will follow up on HISP 101, expanding your knowledge in and exploring more deeply pronunciation, intonation, and structure, along with your skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Students with more than two years of high school Spanish must enroll in HISP 102 or higher.

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Visit the Hispanic Studies webpage.

HISP 201 (C):  Intermediate Spanish I
Summer I 2014 (2 June - 28 June)
MTWRF 11:30 am - 1:50 pm
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Interested in learning the third most spoken language in the world?  The Hispanic Studies Program introduces students to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The different courses offered allow students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Spanish and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.  PLU students in the Hispanic Studies Program are challenged to think critically in an increasingly global world and to see the complexity of Hispanic cultures from many perspectives. Understanding a language includes understanding the cultures and peoples who speak it.

HISP 201 continues from Elementary Spanish, deepening your understanding of the Spanish language and cultures.  Readings will reflect the Spanish cultural heritage including both historical and contemporary materials.

For more information on Hispanic Studies Summer courses, click here! (Link opens in a new window.)

Visit the Hispanic Studies webpage.

HISP 202 (C):  Intermediate Spanish II
Summer II 2014 (30 June -26 July)
MTWRF 11:30 am - 1:50 pm
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Interested in learning the third most spoken language in the world?  The Hispanic Studies Program introduces students to the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. The different courses offered allow students to lay the groundwork for fluency in Spanish and to enhance practical language skills for specific career purposes.  PLU students in the Hispanic Studies Program are challenged to think critically in an increasingly global world and to see the complexity of Hispanic cultures from many perspectives. Understanding a language includes understanding the cultures and peoples who speak it.

HISP 202 continues from HISP 201, deepening your understanding of the Spanish language and cultures.  Readings will reflect the Spanish cultural heritage including both historical and contemporary materials.

For more information on Hispanic Studies Summer courses, click here! (Link opens in a new window.)

Visit the Hispanic Studies webpage.