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Modern Languages Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

COLI 3463 L11 - Diderot
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

From generative and scientific speculations on the body and life and the encyclopedic organization of all knowledge, to visual and theatrical tableaux and the deployment of dissonant narrative strategies, Diderot's literary, aesthetic, and scientific work make him one of the most important and interesting writers of the eighteenth century and force us to rethink the understanding of the body, the novel, the play, and the work of art in the eighteenth century and beyond. Diderot has also informed some of the most innovative texts in contemporary theory, philosophy, and art. In this seminar we will examine multiple works from Diderot's interdisciplinary corpus to gain intimate knowledge of his poetics and of his unique articulation of key Enlightenment issues in the discourses of science, aesthetics, music, and fiction. Works can be read in English or French.

CRN: 12976
Instructor: Clark
4 credits


FREN 1001 L11 - Introduction to French
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. n

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of French linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the French Language.

Closed
Instructor: Evanson
5 credits


FREN 1001 L21 - Introduction to French
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 1-5 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of French linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the French Language.

CRN: 12694
Instructor: Evanson
5 credits


FREN 1501 L11 - Intermediate French l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Hybrid, Lincoln Center: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12672
Instructor: Meyer
3 credits


FREN 1501 R21 - Intermediate French l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Rose Hill: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12639
Instructor: Latour
3 credits


FREN 1502 R11 - Intermediate French ll
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12469
Instructor: Jordan
3 credits


FREN 1502 R21 - Intermediate French ll
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Hybrid, Rose Hill: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in French.

CRN: 12640
Instructor: Latour
3 credits


FREN 2001 L11 - French Language and Literature
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts; composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

Closed
Instructor: Schreier
3 credits


FREN 2001 R21 - French Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts; composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

Closed
Instructor: Jordan
3 credits


FREN 2600 L11 - France: Literature, History, Civilization
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Using the modern notions of “civilization,” “culture,” and “literature” as organizing principles, this course explores political, social, and cultural changes in France since the 18th century. Critical readings of texts deploying the idea of “civilization” will help us learn about immigrant populations in France, French attitudes toward the formerly colonized, and how French identity itself was constructed. We will then analyze sociological and historical texts and films to understand how various writers and artists claimed certain ideas, tastes, and lifestyles to be representative of a unique and coherent French “culture.” The third part of the course will be devoted to several literary masterpieces and to the ways the French have politicized this patrimony. This course provides a solid foundation in French history and literature and a critical perspective on the complexities of contemporary France. (4 credits, taught in French)

CRN: 12411
Instructor: Schreier
4 credits


FREN 3265 L11 - Writing for Theater
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

In this course, you will study French cinema history by focusing particularly on the "Auteur theory" and the work of world-renowned French filmmakers. Taught in French.

CRN: 12682
Instructor: Godec
4 credits


FREN 3600 R21 - France Today
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course will explore the various “crises” affecting current French society. Questions of immigration, race, gender, economic inequality, and security, among others, have marked social discourse for the past 20 years. These microphenomena reveal trends and realities of a society facing various challenges. For each particular debate, we will bring in historical and sociological perspectives in order to better understand the implications. This course will concentrate primarily on a study of the press but also works of literature and film. We will learn to read the press with a critical lens in order to understand it not only as a fourth power but also as a shaper of dominant discourse. Taught in French.

CRN: 12642
Instructor: Evanson
4 credits


ITAL 1001 R11 - Introduction to Italian l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Italian linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the Italian Language.

CRN: 12478
Instructor: LaPenta
5 credits


ITAL 1001 R21 - Introduction to Italian l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Italian linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the Italian Language.

CRN: 13001
Instructor: Paronzini
5 credits


ITAL 1501 R11 - Intermediate Italian l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Italian.

CRN: 12479
Instructor: Valfredini
3 credits


LING 1500 L11 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introduction to psycholinguistics, also called the psychology of language. The course focuses on how the mind and brain acquire and process language across the lifespan and in different populations. Taught in English.

CRN: 12480
Instructor: Grey
3 credits


MAND 1001 L11 - Introduction to Mandarin
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWThF, 1-4 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing, and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Chinese Linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which, studied interdependently, comprise the Chinese Language.

CRN: 12482
Instructor: Dong
5 credits


MAND 1501 L22 - Intermediate Mandarin I
Session II, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts.

CRN: 12483
Instructor: Qu
3 credits


MAND 1502 L11 - Intermediate Mandarin II
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Intermediate Mandarin II will continue introducing students to the fundamentals of the Mandarin language, emphasizing the five main components of language acquisition (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and cultural competence) using a task- and content-based Mandarin learning program. Conducted in Mandarin.

CRN: 13280
Instructor: Lai
3 credits


MAND 2001 L21 - Mandarin Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A critical analysis of selected cultural and literary texts: composition, conversation, and review of pertinent grammatical structures.

CRN: 12665
Instructor: Lai
3 credits


MLAL 3043 L11 - Modern Chinese Literature
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course focuses on the linguistic study of the Chinese language. Students discuss the formal domains of language structure with a focus on Chinese and discuss contemporary research and theory in Chinese linguistics. We will address key topics in Chinese linguistics, like whether Chinese has morphology or a tense/aspect system. The course is taught in Chinese.

CRN: 12718
Instructor: Huang
4 credits


MLAL 3076 L11 - The Great Russian Minds: Mikhail Bakhti
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Mikhail Bakhtin sculpts psychology, literature, phenomenology, Judeo-Christian theology, class ideology, the history and theory of the novel, and cultural theory into a uniquely humanist philosophy. For Bakhtin, truth is dialogic. Multiplicity and difference thrive in the novel, the perpetually evolving, "unfinalizable," form that allows for the fullest individual and communal expression. We read from "Rabelais and His World," "The Dialogic Imagination," "Problems of Dostoevsky's Poetics," and "Art and Answerability." The scholarship situates Bakhtin's works in their philosophical and theological contexts. All works in English. Russian track available.

CRN: 13128
Instructor: Ossorgin
4 credits


MLAL 3525 R11 - Cultures of Sexual Dissidence in Latin America
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

In this course, we will explore an alternative canon of Latin American literary and cultural production, created by and about subjects whose sexualities have been positioned, from the colonial period on, as divergent from the "norm." Topics to be covered include theoretical approaches to "queer" studies rooted in the region (and tensions with queerness conceived as a North Atlantic epistemological framework), alliances between radical feminism and LGBTQ movements, debates about the cultural and aesthetic representation of trans people, the pros and cons of political militancy, and the relationship between sexuality and diaspora.

CRN: 12720
Instructor: Fischer
4 credits


SPAN 1001 R11 - Introduction to Spanish I
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWThF, 9 a.m.-Noon

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Spanish linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the Spanish Language.

Closed
Instructor: Romero
5 credits


SPAN 1001 R21 - Introduction to Spanish l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 2-6 p.m.

An introductory course that focuses on the four skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening providing students with a basic knowledge of Spanish linguistic structures, vocabulary and culture, which studied interdependently, comprise the Spanish Language.

CRN: 12759
Instructor: Sanz Alvarez
5 credits


SPAN 1501 R11 - Intermediate Spanish l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Spanish.

CRN: 12531
Instructor: Lomas-Sampedro
3 credits


SPAN 1501 R12 - Intermediate Spanish l
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Hernandez-Martinez
3 credits


SPAN 1501 R21 - Intermediate Spanish l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Spanish.

CRN: 12760
Instructor: Mihalovic
3 credits


SPAN 1501 R22 - Intermediate Spanish l
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. Conducted in Spanish.

CRN: 12761
Instructor: Severiche
3 credits


SPAN 1502 R11 - Intermediate Spanish ll
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: León Umaña
3 credits


SPAN 1502 R21 - Intermediate Spanish ll
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Urizar
3 credits


SPAN 1502 R22 - Intermediate Spanish ll
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Review of grammar. Intensive practice in conversation and composition. Reading and discussion of graded literary texts. The second semester continues and amplifies the work of the first. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Rubio
3 credits


SPAN 2001 R11 - Spanish Language and Literature
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Kasten
3 credits


SPAN 2001 L21 - Spanish Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Cruz-Malave
3 credits


SPAN 2001 R21 - Spanish Language and Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Study of selected literary texts and review of pertinent grammatical structures, textual analysis, composition, and conversation. Conducted in Spanish.

Closed
Instructor: Garcia
3 credits


SPAN 2500 PW1 - Approaches to Literature
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchornous

A basic course in Spanish literature. Close readings in the major forms, prose fiction, poetry and drama, and an introduction to the varieties of critical strategies for reading them.

CRN: 12832
Instructor: Lehman
4 credits


SPAN 2500 R21 - Approaches to Literature
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

A basic course in Spanish literature. Close readings in the major forms, prose fiction, poetry and drama, and an introduction to the varieties of critical strategies for reading them.

CRN: 12570
Instructor: Mendez-Clark
4 credits


SPAN 5090 R21 - Spanish for Reading
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TTh, 1-4 p.m.

 A course designed for graduate students seeking a reading knowledge of Spanish in their discipline. Some prior study of Spanish is desirable but not necessary.

Closed
Instructor: Lehman
0 credits