Course Offerings

100-Level
200-Level
300-Level
Graduate Courses

100-level courses

101 Elementary I (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

Introduces the structure and sound of the target language. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Culture-based readings and collateral laboratory assignments. This course is designed for students who have never studied the language before. In general, students who have a one-year high school equivalency may repeat this course, but for no credit. 3 (3-0).

French, German, and Spanish offered every fall; other languages are offered according to a regular rotation.

102 Elementary II (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

A continuation of 101. Prerequisite: 101 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

French and Spanish offered every semester, German offered every spring; other languages are offered according to a regular rotation.

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200-level courses

201 Intermediate I (Arabic,Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish)

Reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Oral and written exercises are included. Reading materials emphasize cultural and contemporary topics. Prerequisite: 102 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

French and Spanish offered every semester, German offered every fall; other languages are offered according to a regular rotation.

202 Intermediate II (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish)

A continuation of 201. Prerequisite: 201 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

French and Spanish offered every semester, German offered every spring; other languages are offered according to a regular rotation and contingent upon sufficient student interest and faculty availability.

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300-level courses

Note: Advanced courses, i.e. all 300-level and above courses, are conducted in the target language with the exception of French/Spanish 323. Advanced German courses are offered contingent upon sufficient student interest and faculty availability. Spanish 311 can be used as a composition prerequisite instead of Spanish 301.

300 Conversation (French, German, Spanish)

Intensive training in aural comprehension and oral expression, pronunciation, and intonation. Topics based on everyday situations. For credit in the major, minor, or concentration, only when taken in sequence (before or at the same time as 301) or during Freshman year. Prerequisite: 202 or its equivalent and permission of the department. This course is not intended for native speakers or students who have studied abroad in the target language. 3 (3-0)

Spanish offered every semester, French offered every spring, German offered regularly.

301 Composition (French, German, Spanish)

Designed to develop advanced skills in oral and written expression. Review of grammatical structure and vocabulary development. Prerequisite: 202, intermediate credit by examination, or Advanced Placement credit. 3 (3-0)

Spanish offered every semester, French offered every fall, German offered regularly.

302 Readings (French, German, Spanish)

Development of reading skills. Introduction to literature with emphasis on contemporary authors. Prerequisite: 301. 3 (3-0)

Spanish offered every semester, French offered every spring, German offered regularly.

For a listing of all other 300-level courses, please visit SUNY Geneseo's Bulletin.

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Graduate Courses

An undergraduate may apply to enroll in a limited number of 400-level graduate courses. Prerequisites for such courses must be met. See the Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements and procedures. Titles of currently offered 400-level courses are given below; consult the Graduate Studies Office for further information.

French 413 Contemporary French Civilization
French 416 Grammar and Syntax
French 417 Phonology
French 418 Advanced Grammar and Composition
French 419 History of the Language
French 423 Linguistics
French 425 Civilization
French 426 The French-Speaking World Outside Europe
French 450 Early French Literature
French 455 Classical Period and Enlightenment
French 460 From Romanticism to the Nouveau Roman
French 465 Selected Topics in French Literature

Spanish 413 Contemporary Spanish Civilization
Spanish 414 Contemporary Spanish-American Civilization
Spanish 416 Grammar and Syntax
Spanish 417 Phonology
Spanish 418 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Spanish 419 History of the Language
Spanish 423 Linguistics
Spanish 425 Civilization
Spanish 426 Spanish-American Civilization
Spanish 450 Medieval Spanish Literature
Spanish 452 Golden Age Spanish Literature
Spanish 453 Colonial Latin-American Literature
Spanish 462 19th-Century Spanish Literature
Spanish 463 19th-Century Latin American Literature
Spanish 472 20th-Century Spanish Literature
Spanish 473 20th-Century Latin American Literature
Spanish 482 Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures