Languages and Literatures

253.535.7216 www.plu.edu/languages/ lang@plu.edu
Paul Manfredi, Ph.D., Chair

Bachelor of Arts Degree

The department offers majors in French & Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, and supports a major in Chinese Studies. Minors are offered in Chinese, Chinese Studies, French & Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, and Latino Studies. All majors must complete a capstone senior project within the department. Majors must complete at least 12 semester hours in residence at PLU, of which 4 semester hours must be taken either in the senior year or upon return from a study away program. Minors must complete at least 8 semester hours in residence. Specific requirements (and variations from the above) for specific majors and minors are listed below.

Language Resource Center

The language curriculum at all levels features use of PLU’s state-of-the-art multimedia Language Resource Center, located in Hong International Hall. Advanced students have the opportunity to work as assistants in the center, gaining computer expertise while accelerating their language skills.

Placement in Language Classes

Students are encouraged to continue their language study at PLU. The placement survey must be taken before enrolling in a language course. The language placement survey and exercises may be found in Self-Service Banner at https://banweb.plu.edu/pls/pap/twbkwbis.P_GenMenu?name=homepage.

Advanced Placement Credit

Students with scores of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement Examination in areas represented in the Department of Languages and Literatures can receive four additional semester hours upon completion of the course (with a grade of C or better) into which they place through PLU’s language placement examination. Advance placement credit is not awarded for 100-level courses.

Hong International Hall

Students with an interest in foreign language and global issues are encouraged to apply to live in Hong International Hall, a living-learning community consisting of five language and cultural houses: Chinese, French & Francophone Studies, German, Hispanic studies, International Honors, Norwegian and The International Honors house. Located in the middle of upper campus, Hong is a hub for campus activities focused on language, culture and international issues that seeks to create “a supportive home and a hopeful environment that challenges residents and the campus to become fluent in languages and conversant with international issues.” Hong International Hall thus promotes global awareness through intentional language immersion and culture engagement. Go to the Hong International Hall website at www.plu.edu/residential-life/residence-halls/hong-international-hall/ for further information.

Senior Project

Students majoring in a foreign language enroll in 499 Capstone: Senior Project course listed in their language of study. The student presents a summary of the completed assignment at an open departmental forum. (4)

Prospective Teachers

Students preparing to teach in a junior or senior high school may earn either a Bachelor of Arts degree in French & Francophone Studies or Hispanic Studies along with certification from the School of Education and Kinesiology, or a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with a teaching major or minor in French & Francophone Studies or Spanish. A secondary teaching minor is also available in Chinese. Elementary teaching majors are available in all of the above languages.

To best prepare prospective language teachers to meet Washington State World Languages Endorsement Competencies, students are strongly encouraged to participate in one of PLU’s Study Away programs. See the Department of Education section of this catalog for certification requirements and the Bachelor of Arts in Education requirements.

Fields of Study

Courses in the Department of Languages and Literatures are offered in the following general fields in addition to elementary, intermediate, and advanced language:

  • Cultural History In English
    • LTST 241: Introduction to Latino Studies
    • LTST 341: Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S.
  • In Respective Language
    • FREN 310: French History/Culture, Society
    • HISP 321: Iberian Cultural Studies
    • HISP 322: Latin American Cultural Studies
  • Literature In English
    • CHIN 371: Chinese Literature in Translation
    • LANG 271: Literature Around the World
    • LTST 341: Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S.
    • LTST 342: U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies
  • In Respective Language
    • FREN 403: Topics in French Literature
    • FREN 404: Postcolonial Francophone Fictions and Criticism
    • FREN 405: French/Francophone Film
    • FREN 406: French/Francophone Feminisms
    • HISP 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
    • HISP 422: 20th Century Literature of Spain
    • HISP 423: Special Topics in Iberian Literatures & Cultures
    • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literatures & Cultures

Courses that Meet General Education (GenEd) Program Elements

  • Literature Requirement – LT
    All department literature courses, offered both in the original language and in English translation, meet this requirement.
  • Perspectives on Diversity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives – C
    The Cross-Cultural Perspectives element may be fulfilled by a foreign language course numbered 201 or above (not sign language) used to satisfy the entrance requirement, or completion through the first year of college level of a foreign language (not sign language) other than that used to satisfy the foreign language entrance requirement.
  • Perspectives on Diversity: Alternative Perspectives – A
    HISP 251, 252, and LTST 241, 341, and 342 meet this requirement.

Chinese

Minor in Chinese
20 semester hours

Language
16 semester hours
CHIN 101: Elementary Chinese (4)
CHIN 102: Elementary Chinese (4)
CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese (4)
CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese (4)

Elective
4 semester hours; may be in additional CHIN course(s) or any CHSP course(s).

French & Francophone Studies

Major in French & Francophone Studies

French & Francophone Studies majors must…

  • complete a minimum of 36 semester hours beyond FREN 101-102, including:
    • FREN 201, 202, 301, and 499
    • Two of FREN 241, 302, 310, 311; 210, 211, 303, 304, 305, or 306
    • Three 400-level courses
  • begin their studies at the level determined by their results on the French placement test, if they have prior background in French.
  • take at least 12 FREN semester hours in residence at PLU.

French & Francophone Studies majors may…

  • count only one FREN 210, 211, 303, 304, 305, or 306 toward the major.
  • waive up to 8 semester hours from the 36 semester hours required for the major, depending on placement.

French & Francophone Studies majors are strongly encouraged to…

  • study in a French-speaking country on a semester program approved by French & Francophone Studies faculty.
  • take 4 semester hours of French in the senior year or upon return from a study away program.
  • explore residence options in the French Wing of the Hong International Hall.

Minor in French & Francophone Studies

French & Francophone Studies minors must…

  • complete 20 semester hours from regular program offerings or approved study away programs, of which at least 4 must be upper-division.
  • complete FREN 202.
  • begin their studies at the level determined by their results on the French placement test, if they have prior background in French.
  • take at least 8 FREN semesteer hours in residence at PLU.

French & Francophone Studies minors may…

  • count only one FREN 210, 211, 303, 304, 305, or 306 toward the minor.
  • waive up to 4 semester hours from the 20 semester hours required for the minor depending on placement.

French & Francophone Studies minors are strongly encouraged to…

  • study in a French-speaking country on a semester program approved by French & Francophone Studies faculty.
  • explore residence options in the French Wing of the Hong International Hall.

Hispanic & Latino Studies

The Hispanic and Latino Studies Program offers a major and minor in Hispanic Studies and a minor in Latino Studies.

The major and minor in Hispanic Studies combine the study of the Spanish language with courses in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian literatures, linguistics, and cultural studies. Primarily taught in Spanish, courses that count towards the major and minor include the study of advanced Spanish language and composition for heritage and second language learners, and engage topics that include, but are not limited to, social justice struggles present and past, migration, race, gender, sexuality, memory, trauma, and the politics of language.

The Latino Studies minor engages many of the same topics, but with a special focus on the experiences of Latino/a/x communities in the United States and its transnational and cultural borderlands. Elective courses offer interdisciplinary options organized around thematic lines of inquiry. The minor includes a Spanish language requirement, but its core and elective courses are primarily taught in English.

Courses marked with the HISP designation are taught in Spanish. Courses marked with the LTST designation are taught in English.

Major in Hispanic Studies
A minimum of 36 semester hours beyond HISP 102, including:

Language and Composition
4-12 semester hours of Spanish language and critical writing for second language or heritage learners. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult the Language Placement Guide for a recommendation on the appropriate level to start their studies.

  • HISP 201 (4)
  • HISP 202 or 252 (4)
  • HISP 301 or 351 (4)

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
12 semester hours

  • HISP 321: Iberian Cultural Studies (4)
  • HISP 322: Latin American Cultural Studies (4)
  • HISP 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (4)

Advanced Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Studies
8-16 semester hours, selected from the following:

  • LTST 341: Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S. (4)
  • LTST 342: U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies (4)
  • HISP 401: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (4) OR HISP 403: Advanced Spanish (Study Away) (4)
  • HISP 423: Special Topics in Iberian Literatures & Cultures (4)
  • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literatures & Cultures (4)

Capstone Project
4 semester hours

  • HISP 499

Latino Studies courses are taught in English. No more than one course taught in English may count towards the major.

Majors are strongly encouraged to pursue at least one semester of study in a Spanish-speaking country on a program approved by the Hispanic Studies faculty. Majors may not normally fulfill the requirements for the major through the election of 300-level courses during the senior year.

Continuation Policy

To remain in the Hispanic Studies major, students must maintain a 2.50 overall grade point average (GPA) and maintain a 2.50 GPA in all Hispanic and Latino Studies courses required for the major or the minor.

Minor in Hispanic Studies
20 semester hours beyond HISP 102, including:

Language and Composition
4-12 semester hours of Spanish language and critical writing for second language or heritage learners. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult the Language Placement Guide for a recommendation on the appropriate level to start their studies.

  • HISP 201 (4)
  • HISP 202 or 252 (4)
  • HISP 301 or 351 (4)

Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
4 semester hours

  • HISP 325: Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies (4)

Upper Division Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Studies
4-12 semester hours, selected from the following:

  • HISP 321: Iberian Cultural Studies (4)
  • HISP 322: Latin American Cultural Studies (4)
  • LTST 341: Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S. (4)
  • LTST 342: U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies (4)
  • HISP 401: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (4)
  • HISP 403: Advanced Spanish (Study Away) (4)
  • HISP 423: Special Topics in Iberian Literatures & Cultural (4)
  • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literatures & Cultures (4)

Latino Studies courses are taught in English. No more than one course taught in English may count towards the minor.

Minor in Latino Studies
24 semester hours, including:

Language
4 semester hours of Spanish language for second language or heritage learners. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult the Language Placement Guide for a recommendation on which course to enroll in.

  • HISP 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 252, 301 or 351 (4)

Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies
12 semester hours

  • LTST 241: Introduction to Latino Studies (4)
  • LTST 341: Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S. (4)
  • LTST 342: U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies (4)

Thematic Areas of Inquiry
8 semester hours; one from each line

  1. Special Topics in Latin American and/or Latino Studies. This line of inquiry examines Latin American and/or Latino experiences broadly, with possible areas of emphasis in cultural, historical, linguistic, political and sociological studies, and/or topics of indigeneity, coloniality, US intervention in Latin America, migration, exile, diasporic identities, borderlands, and/or transnational contact zones.
    • HISP 301: Hispanic Voices for Social Change
    • HISP 322: Latin American Cultural Studies
    • HISP 351: Hispanic Voices for Social Change for Heritage Speakers
    • HISP 433: Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture
    • HIST 335: Slavery, Pirates, and Dictatorships: The History of the Caribbean
    • NAIS 230: Indigenous Creation Narratives of the Americas
  2. Study of historically marginalized ethnic communities in the US. This line of inquiry examines the experiences of other ethnic communities in the US broadly, with possible areas of emphasis in Indigenous and Native American, African American, and Asian American cultural, historical, linguistic, political and sociological studies, and/or topics around indigenous epistemologies, intersectionality, critical race and identity studies, social and political struggles, structural forms of racism, classism, and discrimination, public policy, and social work.
    • ENGL 217: Topics in Literature: Emphasis on Alternative Perspectives
    • ENGL 396: Studies in Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
    • NAIS 250: Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies
    • POLS 365: Racial and Ethnic Politics
    • SOCI 332: Race and Ethnicity

Students may not apply more than two courses (8 semester hours) from all other major or minors.

*Students placing at the 301/351 level for the LTST language requirement may not use this course to fulfill Thematic Area of Inquiry 1.

CHIN 101 : Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required. (4)

CHIN 102 : Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 101. (4)

CHIN 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar: China through Film

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

CHIN 201 : Intermediate Chinese - C

Develops further the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese, using culturally authentic material. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. (4)

CHIN 202 : Intermediate Chinese - C

Develops further the ability to communicate in Mandarin Chinese, using culturally authentic material. Laboratory practice required. Prerequisite: CHIN 102 or equivalent. (4)

CHIN 287 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 288 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 289 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CHIN 301 : Composition and Conversation - C

Review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; reading of contemporary authors as models of style; and conversation on topics of student interest. Conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202. (4)

CHIN 302 : Composition and Conversation - C

Review of grammar with emphasis on idiomatic usage; reading of contemporary authors as models of style; and conversation on topics of student interest. Conducted in Chinese. Prerequisite: CHIN 202. (4)

CHIN 371 : Chinese Literature in Translation - C, LT

An introduction to the most important works and writers of Chinese literary traditions, from early times to the modern period. Poetry, prose, drama, and fiction included. Film presentations supplement the required readings. No knowledge of Chinese required. (4)

CHIN 387 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 388 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 389 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 487 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 488 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 489 : Special Topics in Chinese

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

CHIN 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

CHIN 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

FREN 101 : Elementary French

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (4)

FREN 102 : Elementary French

Essentials of pronunciation, intonation, and structure; basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: FREN 101 with C- or higher, French placement exam or instructor permission. (4)

FREN 201 : Intermediate French - C

Review of basic grammar, development of vocabulary and emphasis on spontaneous, oral expression. Reading selections which reflect the cultural heritage and society of the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 102 with C- or higher, French placement exam or instructor permission. (4)

FREN 202 : Intermediate French - C

Review of basic grammar, development of vocabulary and emphasis on spontaneous, oral expression. Reading selections which reflect the cultural heritage and society of the Francophone world. Prerequisite: FREN 201 with C- or higher, French placement exam or instructor permission. (4)

FREN 210 : French History, Culture, Society

An introduction to a decisive episode in French history; to an iconic aspect of French culture; or to social issues in contemporary France. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. (4)

FREN 211 : Francophone Africa in Global Context - C

An introduction to the study of Francophone Africa and African Diasporas with a focus on (post)colonial development. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. (4)

FREN 287 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 288 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 289 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

FREN 301 : Advanced French - C

Advanced grammar, composition, and conversation with an introduction to French literature and film. Prerequisite: FREN 202. (4)

FREN 303 : Topics in French Literature - LT

The exploration of an enduring aspect of the human experience in French literature from any era. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. (4)

FREN 304 : Postcolonial Francophone Fictions and Criticism - C, LT

Issues and debates in the fictions of French-speaking Africa, Asia, and /or the Americas, through the lens of postcolonial criticism. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. (4)

FREN 305 : French/Francophone Film - LT

The history of French cinema or the thematic study of film from any region of the French-speaking world, with an introduction to film analysis. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 306 : French/Francophone Feminisms - LT

The development of feminist thought in the literatures of French-speaking societies in Europe, Africa, Asia and/or the Americas. Course taught in English. No prerequisite. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 310 : French History, Culture, Society - C

An introduction to a decisive episode in French history; to an iconic aspect of French culture; or to social issues in contemporary France. Coursework in French. Prerequisites: FREN 202, 301, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 311 : Francophone Africa in Global Context - C

An introduction to the study of Francophone Africa and African Diasporas with a focus on (post)colonial development. Coursework in French. Prerequisites: FREN 202, 301, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 387 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 388 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 389 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 403 : Topics in French Literature - C, LT

The exploration of an enduring aspect of the human experience in French literature from any era. Coursework in French. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 404 : Postcolonial Francophone Fictions and Criticism - C, LT

Issues of identity and justice in French language literature/film from North Africa, West Africa, North America, and/or the Caribbean, with attention to historical context and aesthetic innovation. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 405 : French/Francophone Film - C, LT

The history of French cinema or the thematic study of film from any region of the French-speaking world, with an introduction to film analysis. Coursework in French. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 406 : French/Francophone Feminisms - C, LT

The development of feminist thought in the literatures of French-speaking societies in Europe, Africa, Asia and/or the Americas. Coursework in French. Prerequisites: FREN 301 or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (4)

FREN 487 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 488 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 489 : Special Topics in French

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

FREN 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

FREN 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 4)

FREN 499 : Capstone: Senior Project - SR

To enable senior students in an academic unit to share their work and receive group criticism. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Capstone and may be followed by a specific title designated by the academic unit. (4)

HISP 101 : Elementary Spanish

Development of basic communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, through learning aspects of the cultures in which it is spoken. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult with the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. (4)

HISP 102 : Elementary Spanish

A continuation of HISP 101 or equivalent. Development of basic communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish, through learning aspects of the cultures in which it is spoken. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult with the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. Pre-requisite: HISP 101 or equivalent. (4)

HISP 103 : Accelerated Elementary Spanish

An overview of HISP 101 and 102 ideal for beginners or students seeking comprehensive review of introductory level Spanish. Development of basic communicative proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish, through learning aspects of the culture in which it is spoken. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult with the Language Placement Guide before enrolling.(4)

HISP 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

HISP 201 : Intermediate Spanish - C

A continuation of Elementary Spanish; reading selections which reflect Iberian, Latin American, and US Latinx cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult with the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. (4)

HISP 202 : Intermediate Spanish - C

A continuation of HISP 201 or equivalent; reading selections which reflect Iberian, Latin American, and US Latinx cultural heritage as well as contemporary materials. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. Students with prior background in Spanish should consult with the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. (4)

HISP 231 : Intensive Spanish in Latin America - C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201, 202, 251 or 252) and advanced (equivalent to 301 or 351) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student's background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 252 : Spanish for Heritage Speakers - A

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. The course affirms and builds upon the student's Spanish language abilities through conversation about literary and cultural texts, vocabulary expansion, composition and writing activities, and explicit study of grammar structures. Students cannot take both HISP 202 and 252 for credit. Heritage language students should consult the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. (4)

HISP 287 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 288 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 289 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 301 : Hispanic Voices for Social Change - C

HISP 301 is a content-based intensive reading and writing course that offers an examination of diverse texts from different times and places in Spanish speaking countries, to focus on how people establish different yet coherent strategies of resistance and adaptation which in turn respond to experiences of social injustice, inequality, geographical displacement and human rights violations in their respective communities. Prerequisite: HISP 202. (4)

HISP 321 : Iberian Cultural Studies - C

Interdisciplinary exploration of the construction of “Spanish” national identity through literary and cultural productions as it relates to religion, culture, race, class and gender. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 322 : Latin American Cultural Studies - C

Interdisciplinary exploration of the construction of “Latin America” throughout history as it relates to conditions of coloniality and negotiations of culture, race, religion, class, and gender. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 325 : Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies - C, LT

Acquaints students with techniques of literary analysis, as applied to examples of narrative, poetry, drama, and essay in the Spanish and Latin American literary traditions. Reading, writing, and speaking-intensive. Ongoing review of advanced grammar. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 331 : Intensive Spanish in Latin America - C

An intensive Spanish course offered in a Latin American country and geared to students at the intermediate (equivalent to HISP 201, 202 or 251, 252) and advanced (equivalent to 301 or 351) language level. Course includes four and one-half hours of class per day for a four-week period, a home stay, a service project, excursions, and guest lectures on a variety of topics related to the history and culture of the host country. Placement at the HISP 231 or 331 levels is determined by the student's background and experience in Spanish. Prerequisite: HISP 102. (4)

HISP 351 : Hispanic Voices for Social Change for Heritage Speakers - C

A course designed for students who have been exposed to the Spanish language at home. HISP 351 is a content-based intensive reading and writing course that offers an examination of diverse texts from different times and places in Spanish speaking countries, to focus on how people establish different yet coherent strategies of resistance and adaptation, which in turn respond to experiences of social injustice, inequality, geographical displacement and human rights violations in their respective communities. Students cannot take both HISP 301 and 351 for credit. Prerequisite: HISP 252 recommended, but not required. Heritage language students should consult the Language Placement Guide before enrolling. (4)

HISP 387 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 388 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 389 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 401 : Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics - C

HISP 401 is an advanced-level content-based course with an in-depth analysis of Spanish syntax, phonology, and morphology along with the evolution of the Spanish language, including the study of dialects and the history of indigenous languages. Prerequisite: HISP 301 or 351. (4)

HISP 423 : Special Topics in Iberian Literature & Cultures - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific aspect or topic in Iberian literary and cultural productions. Topics may include: Migration; Afro-Iberian Writers; Memory and Trauma; Iberian Cities and Andalusian Spectres. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 321 or 325. (4)

HISP 433 : Special Topics in Latin American Literatures & Cultures - C, LT

An opportunity to pursue an in-depth study of a specific topic, genre, or time period in Latin American literary and cultural productions. Topics may include: Memory, trauma, and testimonio in the Southern Cone; Mexican indigenismo and indigenist discourses; Caribbean and Central American migration and diaspora studies. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequisite: HISP 322 or 325. (4)

HISP 487 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 488 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 489 : Special Topics in Hispanic Studies

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

HISP 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

HISP 499 : Capstone: Senior Project - SR

An opportunity for students to integrate learning objectives and demonstrate competence in Hispanic and Latino Studies through a research project, experiential learning placement, or combined project with a complementary major. With the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will work individually and as a cohort to produce written and oral products in Spanish as a result of the semester's work. (4)

LANG 190 : FYEP190: Inquiry Seminar

A four-credit seminar to introduce students to the methods and topics of study within a particular academic discipline or field. Students practice the academic skills that are at the center of the General Education Program. (4)

LANG 271 : Literature Around the World - LT

Study of canonical, marginal, and/or emerging works of literature that together articulate a crucial development within an established tradition or shed light on contemporary challenges within a community, be it local, global, or virtual. All readings in English. (4)

LANG 287 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 288 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 289 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 291 : Directed Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with introductory study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as DS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LANG 387 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 388 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 389 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 487 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 488 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 489 : Special Topics in Languages

To provide undergraduate students with new, one-time, and developing courses not yet available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as ST: followed by the specific title designated by the academic unit. (1 to 4)

LANG 491 : Independent Study

To provide individual undergraduate students with advanced study not available in the regular curriculum. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as IS: followed by the specific title designated by the student. (1 to 4)

LANG 495 : Internship

To permit undergraduate students to relate theory and practice in a work situation. The title will be listed on the student term-based record as Intern: followed by the specific title designated by the instructor in consultation with the student. (1 to 12)

LTST 241 : Introduction to Latino Studies - A, LT

This course introduces students to the range of issues and analytical approaches that form the foundation of Latino studies. By tracing the history of the “Latino/a/x” concept in relation to key elements of sociocultural life, such as time, space, migration, identity, class, race, gender, community, power, language, nation, and rights, students will develop understandings of the particular ways in which Latino studies takes shape as a literary as well as intellectual, artistic and political enterprise. (4)

LTST 341 : Latino/a/x Experiences in the U.S. - A, LT

Exploration of the histories, experiences, and contributions of Latino/a/x communities in the United States as they appear in Latino literary and cultural productions. Course content is enriched through related community engagement experience. (4)

LTST 342 : U.S. Latino/a/x Literary and Cultural Studies - A, LT

Course introduces students to critical concepts in the field of Latino/a/x literature. Through an examination of narrative texts from different times and places, we will focus on how U.S. Latino/a/x writers reinscribe native roots, cultures, and languages in order to respond to the uncertainties of geographical displacement. English majors may count this course with prior approval from the chair of the English department. (4)

SOLU 101 : Southern Lushootseed: Introduction to Oral Language

Introduction to Southern Lushootseed language. Fundamentals of sound system, grammar, and basic speaking and listening comprehension, as well as cultural dynamics of the language and its users. (4)

SOLU 102 : Southern Lushootseed: Oral Language Dialogue

Continuing development of basic vocabulary, grammar, and speaking, with additional emphasis on dialogue. The course also further develops students' understanding of the cultural contexts of Southern Lushootseed language. (4)