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SPAN 101 - Beginning Spanish I

Tompkins Cortland / Community College | Winter 2018-19
December 18, 2018 — 
Section: BL1
4
credits

ITAL 380G - Writing On Italian Culture

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
In this course, students will complete a variety of written assignments and participate in classroom discussions based on excerpts from Italian blogs and newspapers, film, poetry, and short story. Emphasis is placed on developing and refining students' written critical responses to the objects of study. Requirements: readings, discussions, essays, quizzes, final project, final paper. Class taught online and entirely in Italian.
Section: 01
4
credits

SPAN 181B - Basic Spanish For Travelers II

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
Want to take your basic Spanish skills to the next level? Whether you're going on vacation or for study abroad, your time there will be much better if you strengthen your Spanish before you go. Students registering for this course should be able to comfortably use the present tense to introduce themselves, ask for information or advice, and make plans. In this course students will improve their communication skills with practice of more complex topics and grammar. There will be emphasis on restaurant and shopping situations, planning trips, etc. You will also learn about parts of the Spanish speaking world and will have an opportunity for more in-depth study of some of the places you plan to visit or have visited in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will learn through dialogues, role play, video clips, online activities, etc. Final grade will be based on participation in online activities, oral and written assignments, quizzes, and tests. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COURSE IS NOT INTENDED FOR THOSE WHO PLAN TO MAJOR OR MINOR IN SPANISH, AS IT DOES NOT OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF SPANISH GRAMMAR
Section: 01
4
credits

SPAN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
First part of communication-based, intermediate-level Spanish. Reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking skills emerge through practice in class and out. Students should have taken SPAN 115 or have a maximum three years of high school Spanish. Not open to heritage/native speakers. Please consult the department's language placement guidelines found at http://www.binghamton.edu/romance/placement.html. Students may be removed from this course if they exceed the appropriate level of experience.
Section: 01
4
credits

SPAN 250 - Advanced Grammar

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
Culture-based Spanish course: ability to understand and to participate in a casual conversation on current events, accompanied by practice in paraphrasing, as needed, to understand certain sophisticated or technical topics. Accuracy of expression through emphasis on correct grammatical expression and proficiency in the use of subject-verb and noun-adjective agreement and beginning ability to accurately use the subjunctive mood and appropriate choice of Spanish prepositions. Readings may be taken directly from the Internet. Emphasizes current events in the news as well as other topics of cultural, historical, political, economic and educational interest. Broadens students' active vocabulary and knowledge in the areas. Not for native Spanish speakers. In addition to all-class discussions, students practice in small groups during each class. Compose six 1.5-to-2 page essays during the course (with peer editing and revision). Students should have taken SPAN 215 or equivalent. Not for heritage/native speakers.
Section: 01
4
credits

SPAN 251 - Advanced Writing And Debate

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
This course will focus on improving students' writing and argumentation skills through several oral and written assignments, as well as introduce the basics of academic writing. Students will practice the different components of debate, such as formulating opinions, analyzing information, and interpreting non-fiction and fictional texts. Class and small-group discussion of topics selected for compositions that require a moderately sophisticated use of vocabulary and syntactical and grammatical structures. Open to all students. Students should have taken SPAN 250 or 212 or equivalent.
Section: 01
4
credits

TRIP 280F - Translating Ghost Stories

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
We will study the role of translation as we read selected ghost stories from the collection, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, a collection of almost five hundred stories of ghosts, demons, spirits, immortals, foxes, and other supernatural beings and strange events. The stories, from the collection, Liao Zhai Zhi Yi , by Qing dynasty Chinese scholar Pu Songling, have inspired generations of scholars and literary writers in China and abroad, including Mo Yan, Franz Kafka, and Jorge Luis Borges. We will ask questions, such as: How have stories from the seventeenth and eighteenth century China (Ch'ing Dynasty) been rendered for a present-day English-reading audience? What translation choices were made to render cultural elements - social, economic, and ideological traditions - specific to that era for the new audience? How do themes and motifs compare among stories? What relations can we find between translation and rewriting, oral and written traditions, source language and target language? No previous Chinese language knowledge is required for this course. Students with high Chinese language proficiency are encouraged to read the original Chinese texts in classical Chinese and the corresponding translation into vernacular Chinese.
Section: 01
4
credits

TRIP 38 - The Craft Of Translation

Binghamton / University Center | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
Certain challenges and themes recur in translation, whatever the situation and whatever the language pair. This course examines the craft of translation in the framework of cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary comparisons. Students explore the theory and practice of translation in a variety of media, including literary texts, news media, Internet, film, radio, TV, blogs, and video games. A wide variety of topics, such as how translation and interpreting shape our lives and transform the world, what is lost and found in translation, translating literature and cultural cues, fluency and transparency, register and tone, the author-translator-reader triangle, and translating humorous verses, puns and wordplays, will be examined through a list of selected readings from around the world to provide a foundational understanding of the crucial role that translators and interpreters play in our lives. This course will help students navigate through the seemingly infinite labyrinth of forking paths stretching from linguistic to extra-linguistic features in the realm of translation. Knowledge of another language in addition to English will be helpful but is not necessary. Students will write five (5) motivated questions of two (2) pages each and one (1) final essay of minimum ten (10) pages (excluding bibliography); all written work will be revised after consultation with instructor, and will count for a minimum of eighty (80) percent of the final grade.
Section: 38
3
credits

SPAN 101 - Beginning College Spanish 1

Morrisville State College / Technology College | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
Section: LN1
3
credits

SPAN 102 - Beginning College Spanish 2

Morrisville State College / Technology College | Winter 2018-19
December 17, 2018 — 
Section: LN1