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Course Offerings

100-level courses

101 Elementary I [Arabic, Chinese, French, German, 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, 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.
 


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. 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, 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.
 


300- and 400-level courses

Note: Advanced courses, i.e. all 300- and 400-level courses, are conducted in the target language.  Advanced German courses are offered contingent upon sufficient student interest and faculty availability. 

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 at least once per year, German offered regularly.

301 Written Communication (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 fall semester, German offered regularly.

302 Introduction to Literature (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 spring semester, German offered regularly.

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

 

Graduate Courses

Updated information forthcoming.  
Note:  An undergraduate may apply to enroll in a limited number of graduate courses. Prerequisites for such courses must be met. See the Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements and procedures.