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School of Arts and Sciences | Modern Languages


Aims and Objectives

The goal of the Modern Languages Department is to prepare students to fulfill a role in the global community through the ability to communicate in more than one language and to understand and appreciate more than one culture and civilization.



Course Requirements


Students who have completed two units of the same foreign language in high school may not enroll in the elementary level (101-102) of that language for college credit. If students have had two years of the same foreign language in high school and wish to continue the same language at Ursuline, the intermediate level courses (103-104) will be the initial college courses. Requests for exemptions to these qualifications are to be referred to the department chair.

If students have had more than two years of high school language study, or an equivalent experience, they will be placed according to ability and preparation.

All modern language courses taught in the language fulfill the Ursuline Studies Program Stage II satellite requirements for Western Culture (WE).



Course Descriptions


FR 199, 299, 399, 499
External Learning Assessment (credit varies)
Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.

Italian
Note: All modern language courses taught in the language are approved Western Culture satellite courses for the Ursuline Studies Program (WE).

IT 101, 102
Elementary Italian (3, 3)
For those who have no previous knowledge of Italian. An introduction to the fundamental principles of grammar. Designed to enable students to understand, read, speak, and write simple Italian.

IT 103, 104
Intermediate Italian (3, 3)
Review and further study of essentials of grammar with emphasis on increased proficiency in oral and written Italian. Prerequisite: IT 101, 102, or two or more years of high school Italian, or permission of instructor.

IT 127
Preparation for Travel in Italy (3)
Intensive language preparation for travel/ study abroad.

IT 354
Italian Americans (3)
A consideration of the emigration of Italians to the United States and their influence on this country. Course given in English. Ursuline Studies Stage II American Culture satellite (AM).

IT 475
Academic Internship (credit varies)
An off-campus learning experience to provide the student with the opportunity to relate academic and educational goals to learning experiences and situations beyond the limits of the classroom.

IT 288, 488
Special Topics (3)

IT 199, 299, 399, 499
External Learning Assessment (credit varies)
Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.

Spanish
Faculty: Olga Lombardi, Ph.D. (Chair)
Note: All modern language courses taught in the language fulfill the Ursuline Studies Program requirements for Western Culture (WE).

SP 101, 102
Elementary Spanish (3,3)
For those who have no previous knowledge of Spanish. An introduction to the fundamental principles of grammar. Designed to enable students to understand, read, speak, and write simple Spanish.

SP 103, 104
Intermediate Spanish (3,3)
Review and further study of essentials of grammar with emphasis on increased proficiency in oral and written Spanish. Prerequisite: SP 101, 102, or two or more years of high school Spanish, or permission of instructor.

SP 125, 126
Spanish for the Professions (3,3)
Designed for the professional needs of those who must communicate with Spanish-speaking persons, especially in the areas of health care, business, welfare, law enforcement, and education. Drills in basic grammar, vocabulary building, and conversation applicable to realistic situations. Prerequisite: Two years of high school Spanish, one year of college Spanish, or an equivalent background in the language which the instructor judges sufficient.

SP 127
Preparation for Travel in Spain and Latin America (3)
Intensive language preparation for travel/ study abroad.

SP 354
Hispanics in the United States (3)
A consideration of the Spanish-speaking people who have emigrated to the United States and their influence on this country. Course given in English. Ursuline Studies Stage II American Culture satellite (AM).

SP 475
Academic Internship (credit varies)
An off-campus learning experience to provide the student with the opportunity to relate academic and educational goals to learning experiences and situations beyond the limits of the classroom.

SP 288, 488
Special Topics (3)

SP 199, 299, 399, 499
External Learning Assessment (credit varies)
Measurable and verifiable learning which has occurred outside of the traditional classroom. Numerical designation indicates level of proficiency in the topic. Courses for which there is an exact Ursuline College equivalent are listed by the appropriate numerical designation. "PL" is listed before all course titles for which credit is granted through external learning assessment.