Foreign Languages

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Faculty and Staff


Pietro DiStravolo

Associate Professor of Language
Francis Hall 226
610-796-8207
pietro.distravolo@alvernia.edu

Lou Huan

Visiting Chinese Professor
Francis Hall 228
610-790-1965
lou.huan@alvernia.edu

Christine Poteau

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Francis Hall 225
610-230-5703
christine.poteau@alvernia.edu

Languages

FRENCH

FRE 101 (3 credits)

Elementary French I

Intro to basic skills of French speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis on competence in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension. For students with no previous background in French.


FRE 102 (3 credits)

Elementary French II

Continuation of French 101. Prerequisite: FRE 101 or equivalent.


FRE 201 (3 credits)

Intermediate French I

Review of grammar and syntax. Progressive development of the four basic communication skills. Introduction to literary readings. Prerequisite: FRE 102 or equivalent; or two years high school French.

FRE 202 (3 credits)

Intermediate French II

Continuation of French 201. Prerequisite: FRE 201 or equivalent.

GERMAN

GER 101 (3 credits)

Elementary German I

Introduction to basic skills of German speaking, listening, reading, writing. Emphasis on competence in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension. Prerequisite: no previous experience or one year high school German.

GER 102 (3 credits)

Elementary German II

Continuation of German 101. Prerequisite: GER 101 or equivalent.

GER 201 (3 credits)

Intermediate German I

Review of grammar and syntax. Progressive development of four basic communication skills. Prerequisite: GER 102 or equivalent.

GER 202 (3 credits)

Intermediate German II

Continuation of German 201.

ITALIAN

ITA 101 (3 credits)

Elementary Italian I

Introduction to basic skills of Italian speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis on competence in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, comprehension. No prerequisite.

ITA 102 (3 credits)

Elementary Italian II

Continuation Italian 101. Prerequisite: ITA 101 or equivalent.


LATIN

LAT 101 (3 credits)

Elementary Latin I

Introduction to basic forms, syntax and vocabulary. Selected prose readings. No prerequisite.

LAT 102 (3 credits)

Elementary Latin II

Continuation Latin 101. Prerequisite: LAT 101.

SPANISH

SPA 101 (3 credits)

Spanish for Beginners I

Introduction to basic skills of Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing. Emphasis on competence in grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and comprehension. For students with no previous Spanish background.

SPA 102 (3 credits)

Spanish for Beginners II

Continuation of Spanish 101. Prerequisite: SPA 101 or equivalent.

SPA 113 (3 credits)

Elementary Spanish I

Development of proficiency in basic communication skills. Emphasis on listening comprehension and oral expression. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school Spanish.

SPA 114 (3 credits)

Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of Spanish 103. Prerequisite: SPA 103 or equivalent.

SPA 107 (3 credits)

Spanish for Health Professionals

Designed to help students in health professions to develop proficiency in their communicative skills. Focus on vocabulary and situations encountered by health professionals. No prerequisite.

SPA 108 (3 credits)

Spanish for Health Professionals

Continuation of Spanish 107. Prerequisite: Spanish 107 or equivalent.

SPA 109 (3 credits)

Spanish for Law Enforcement I

Designed to develop basic communication skills dealing with the Law Enforcement profession. No prerequisite.

SPA 110 (3 credits)

Spanish for Law Enforcement II

Continuation of Spanish 109. Prerequisite: Spanish 109 or equivalent.

SPA 111 (3 credits)

Spanish for Teachers I

Designed to develop basic communication skills dealing with the education profession. No prerequisite.

SPA 112 (3 credits)

Spanish for Teachers II

Continuation of SPA 111. Prerequisite: SPA 111 or equivalent.

SPA 151 (3 credits)

Practical Spanish Conversation

An immersion setting in which students will learn related vocabulary and employ their language skills in real life experiences such as a one-week day camp for children in the Dominican Republic. This course satisfies human diversity requirement. Perquisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

SPA 201 (3 credits)

Intermediate Spanish I

Review of grammar and syntax. Progressive development of four basic communication skills. Introduction to literary readings. Prerequisite: SPA 102 or equivalent.

SPA 202 (3 credits)

Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of Spanish 201. Prerequisite: SPA 201 or equivalent.

SPA 203 (3 credits)

Spanish Conversation & Composition I

Progressive development of oral proficiency and writing skills with emphasis on current topics. Literary and cultural readings. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

SPA 204 (3 credits)

Conversation and Composition II

Continuation of Spanish 203. Prerequisite: SPA 203 or equivalent.

SPA 311 (3 credits)

Cultural Perspectives of Spain

Discusses history, geography, art and music, daily life, celebrations, foods, stereotypes, ethnic groups, current events and the role of women today in Spain. This course is primarily taught in Spanish and fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or permission of instructor.

SPA 312 (3 credits)

Cultural Perspectives of Latin America

Discusses history, geography, art and music, daily life, celebrations, foods, stereotypes, ethnic groups, current events and the role of women today in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. This course is taught primarily in Spanish and fulfills the human diversity graduation requirement. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or permission of instructor.

Contact Information

 
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Kevin Godfrey, Ph.D.
Chair of Humanities

     Francis Hall 216
     610.796.3016
     kevin.godfrey@alvernia.edu