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Course Offerings

100-level courses

101 Elementary I [Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish]
Introduces the structure and sounds of the target language. Develops the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a highly communicative and cultural approach. 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). 

Spring 2021 - 101-level: French, Spanish

102 Elementary II [Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish]
A continuation of 101. Prerequisite: 101 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

Spring 2021 - 102-level: Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Russian.

200-level courses

201 Intermediate I [Arabic,Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish]
Reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative and culture-oriented approach. Spanish sections may explore specific themes while grammar contents are the same. Prerequisite: 102 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

Spring 2021 - 201-level: French, German, Spanish, Arabic.

202 Intermediate II [Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish]
A continuation of 201. Prerequisite: 201 or its equivalent. 3 (3-0)

Spring 2021 - 202-level: French, Spanish, German.


300- and 400-level courses

Advanced courses, i.e. all 300- and 400-level courses, are conducted in the target language. 
Check SUNY Geneseo class search for course offerings at these levels each semester.

300 Conversation (French, German, Spanish) 
Intensive training in listening 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)

301 Written Communication (French, German, Spanish)
Develops advanced skills in oral and written expression in preparation for more specific upper-level courses (such as those on culture and civilization). Review of grammatical structure and vocabulary development. Prerequisite: 202, intermediate credit by examination, or Advanced Placement credit. 3 (3-0)

Spring 2021 - 301-level: French, Spanish.

302 Introduction to Literature (French, German, Spanish)
Development of reading, analytic, and critical thinking skills. Introduction to literature with emphasis on sociocultural aspects. Prerequisite: 301. 3 (3-0) 

Spring 2021 - 302-level: French, Spanish.

Note: All courses contingent upon sufficient enrollment and faculty availability.

For a listing of all other 300- and 400-level courses, please visit SUNY Geneseo's Undergraduate Bulletin.