Modern Languages

Coursework in the modern language familiarizes students with the language and culture of societies around the world.
Catalog Requirements Notice

The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the 2015-16 year.

Spanish Major

Assistant Professor G. Cummings, Chair

The number of courses required for the SPAN major is 14 (40 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (22 sem. hrs.)

SPAN 203 Advanced Grammar in Context (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 204 Conversation and Composition Through Film (3 sem. hrs.) SPAN 207 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 200 Spanish for the Professions (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 209 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 211 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 213 Spanish Translation (3 sem. hrs.)
NOTE: Students may substitute one of the above 200-level courses with SPAN 285
SPAN 401 Spanish Senior Thesis I (2 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 402 Spanish Senior Thesis II (2 sem. hrs.)

At least four of the following (12 sem. hrs.)

SPAN 305 Hispanic Culture & the Environment (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 310 The Hero in Hispanic Culture & Film (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 312 Modern Hispanic Popular Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 315 Hispanic Views on Gender & Feminism (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 316 Monsters in Hispanic Literature & Film (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 317 Afro-Hispanic History, Literature & Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 370 Literature and Film: Two Ways of Telling a Story (3 sem. hrs.)
SPAN 385 Topics in Spanish and Latin American Studies (3 sem. hrs.)

At least two of the following (all courses taught in English) (6 sem. hrs.)

ANTH 345 Maya Ethnography (3 sem. hrs.)
ENGL 380 Writing Literary Criticism: Methods and Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
FMS 220 Post-Colonial African Cinema (3 sem. hrs.)
FMS 281 Film and Literature (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 210 Women and Gender in Europe, 1550-Present (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 335 Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe, 1400-1800 (3 sem. hrs.)
HIST 372 Colonial Encounters (3 sem. hrs.)
INTL 151 Introduction to International Studies (3 sem. hrs.)
RELG 255 Islamic Civilization and Culture (3 sem. hrs.)

Study Abroad

At least one semester of study in a Spanish-speaking country is required. Courses taken abroad may be applied to fulfill requirements for the major.

French Minor

Total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18-20 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (14 sem. hrs.)

FREN 101 Introductory French I (4 sem. hrs.)
FREN 102 Introductory French II (4 sem. hrs.)
FREN 123 Intermediate French I (3 sem. hrs.)
FREN 124 Intermediate French II (3 sem. hrs.)

At least six semester hours at the 200-level or above, taught in French, normally taken off campus in a Wells-affiliated program or via cross-registration or by transfer credit. These courses must be approved by the minor coordinator. (6 sem. hrs.)

A period of study in a French-speaking country is strongly recommended.

German Minor

Total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18-20 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (14 sem. hrs.)

GRMN 101 Elementary German I (4 sem. hrs.)
GRMN 102 Elementary German II (4 sem. hrs.)
GRMN 123 Intermediate German I (3 sem. hrs.)
GRMN 124 Intermediate German II (3 sem. hrs.)

At least six semester hours at the 200-level or above, taught in German, normally taken off campus in a Wells-affiliated program or via cross-registration agreements. These courses must be approved by the minor coordinator. (6 sem. hrs.)

A period of study in a German-speaking country is strongly recommended.

Italian Minor

The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18-20 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (14 sem. hrs.)

ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I (4 sem. hrs.)
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II (4 sem. hrs.)
ITAL 123 Intermediate Italian I (3 sem. hrs.)
ITAL 124 Intermediate Italian II (3 sem. hrs.)

Two courses at the 200- or 300-level, taught in Italian, normally taken off campus in a Wells affiliated program, or via cross-registration agreements. (6 sem. hrs.)

Japanese Minor

The total number of courses required for the minor is 6, plus two one-semester-hour tutorials (20-22 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (16 sem. hrs.)

JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I (4 sem. hrs.)
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (4 sem. hrs.)
JPN 123 Intermediate Japanese I (3 sem. hrs.)
JPN 124 Intermediate Japanese II (3 sem. hrs.)
JPN 195 Tutorial in Japanese (1 sem. hr.-corequisite with JPN 123)
JPN 195 Tutorial in Japanese (1 sem. hr.-corequisite with JPN 124)

At least six credit hours at the 200- or 300-level, taught in Japanese, normally taken off campus in a Wells-affiliated program. Japanese Language C at Doshisha Women's College will fulfill this requirement; Cornell University's or other institutions' courses must be approved in advance by the minor coordinator. One course in Japanese culture is strongly recommended. (6 sem. hrs.)

Spanish Minor

Assistant Professor G. Cummings, Coordinator

The total number of courses required for the minor is 6 (18-20 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

The following (18-20 semester hours)

Six courses in the language, one of which must be a 3-semester-hour course at the 300-level. A semester of study in Spain or Latin America is strongly recommended.

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