Modern Languages Summer Courses

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MLAL 2000 L21 - Texts and Contexts: Narratives of the Italian Nation
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course examines the way in which the literary and artistic forms of modern Italy represent political and social movements such as revolution, unification, modernization, and migration. We will focus on texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries that utilize differing modes -- such as fiction, nonfiction, film, poetry, and music -- and we will analyze how these texts draw upon, reflect and refashion the meaning of historical events. In juxtaposing texts of different types, we will explore the mechanisms by which symbols and ideas are inherited through and adapted to differing contexts. Taught in English.

CRN: 13876
Instructor: Lapenta Long, Kathleen
3 credits


MLAL 3077 V11 - The Great Russian Minds: Russian Personalism
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM-04:00PM

The fascinating philosophical tradition of Russian personalism defends human dignity, freedom, and respect for the individual. We use the late great scholar Sergei M. Polovinkin's (1935-2018) classifications to survey N. Lossky's intuitive personalism, N. Berdyaev's eschatological personalism, S. Bulgakov's sophianic personalism, P. Florensky's Christian personalism, and S. Frank's antinomical monodualism. Original texts in English translation. Lecture and discussion in English. No knowledge of Russian is required. Texts are available in Russian for those pursuing Russian credit. This is an OCS-accredited course

CRN: 14539
Instructor: Ossorgin VIII, Michael
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: COLI, OCST, RSTE, RUSS


MLAL 3492 V11 - Climate Change In Francophone Africa
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

This course will examine how climate change is affecting societies, cultures, and economies in the Francophone world, with a focus on Africa. Through case studies, we will explore the challenges of environmental transformations and the solutions proposed, both by the international community and by local populations. We will examine debates surrounding solutions to climate change, as well as related issues including water scarcity, food insecurity, migration, conflict, and urbanization. Course taught in English.

Canceled
Instructor: Dougnon, Isaie
4 credits


FREN 1001 L11 - Introduction To French I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center, Hybrid: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 03:00PM

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: 13826
Instructor: Evanson, Kari
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


FREN 1001 V11 - Introduction To French I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 03:00PM - 05:00PM

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: 13828
Instructor: Evanson, Kari
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


FREN 1501 L11 - Intermediate French I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13831
Instructor: Meyer, Jennifer
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


FREN 1502 L11 - Intermediate French II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Canceled
Instructor: Jordan, Joshua
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


FREN 1502 V21 - Intermediate French II
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13868
Instructor: Latour, Michael
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


FREN 2001 V11 - French Language and Literature
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Closed
Instructor: Clark, Andrew
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


FREN 2600 V11 - France: History, Culture, Civilization
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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)

Canceled
Instructor: Schreier, Lise
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ALC, INST, IPE, ISEU


ITAL 1001 V11 - Introduction To Italian I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 09:00AM - 01:00PM

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: 13852
Instructor: DeGregorio, Serafina
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


ITAL 1502 L11 - Intermediate Italian II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Canceled
Instructor: Valfredini, Alessia
3 credits


LING 2400 V11 - Analyzing Discourse: Text and Talk In Context
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

During this course students will acquire basic knowledge and skills for analyzing different types of discourse, including political debates, advertisements, and media texts, in order to reveal the underlying ideas, values and opinions of language users. We will explore how language can be used to subtly convey ideas, ideologies, and value and we will focus on uncovering how language and discourse construct identities, and produce, or reproduce, stereotypical and/or xenophobic perspectives.

Canceled
Instructor: Manatou, Evangelia
4 credits


MAND 1001 V11 - Introduction To Mandarin I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 01:00PM - 05:00PM

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: 13854
Instructor: Dong, Xinran
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


MAND 1501 V21 - Intermediate Mandarin I
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

Intermediate Mandarin I 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: 13869
Instructor: Shen, Lan
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CNST, IPE, ZLB1


MAND 1502 V11 - Intermediate Mandarin II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13855
Instructor: Huang, Yiju
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CNST, IPE, ZLB1


MAND 2001 V21 - Mandarin: Language and Literature
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13870
Instructor: Lai, Tinny
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: CNST, IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1000 V11 - Introduction To Healthcare Spanish
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 9:00PM

In this course, the basics of Spanish language will be taught addressing the needs of healthcare providers and patients alike in the healthcare setting. The syntax and vocabulary selected aims at a practical use of language that will allow the students to set the stage for the clinical encounter and, by the end of the semester, to successfully conduct the clinical interview with the patient. Attention will also be devoted to the socio-pragmatic aspect of language, providing the students with the cultural knowledge required when interacting with Hispanic patients in a healthcare context.

CRN: 14071
Instructor: Sanz-Álvarez, Arancha
3 credits


SPAN 1001 V11 - Introduction To Spanish I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: MTWThF, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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: 13856
Instructor: Romero, Patricia
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


SPAN 1001 L21 - Introduction To Spanish I
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: MTWTh, 02:00PM - 06:00PM

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: 13871
Instructor: Mihailovic, Jelena
5 credits

Fordham course attributes: ZLB1


SPAN 1501 L11 - Intermediate Spanish I
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13877
Instructor: Jacobs, Kristina
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1501 R21 - Intermediate Spanish I
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13872
Instructor: Urízar, Blanca
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1502 R11 - Intermediate Spanish II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13878
Instructor: Hernández-Martínez, Noelia
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1502 V11 - Intermediate Spanish II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 01:00PM - 04:00PM

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

CRN: 13881
Instructor: Lomas-Sampedro, Esther
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1502 V12 - Intermediate Spanish II
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13882
Instructor: Sanz-Álvarez, Arancha
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 1502 L21 - Intermediate Spanish II
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Lincoln Center: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

CRN: 13873
Instructor: Domenech-Romero, Maria
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 2001 L11 - Spanish Language and Literature
Summer Session I, May 31 - June 30, 2022
Online: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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

CRN: 13883
Instructor: Manatou, Evangelia
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 2001 V21 - Spanish Language and Literature
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: TWTh, 09:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Closed
Instructor: Severiche, Guillermo
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 2001 R21 - Spanish Language and Literature
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Rose Hill: TWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

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

CRN: 13874
Instructor: Bustos, Maria
3 credits

Fordham course attributes: IPE, ZLB1


SPAN 2405 V21 - Healthcare Spanish
Summer Session II, July 5 - August 4, 2022
Online: MTWTh, 06:00PM - 09:00PM

The course is specifically designed so that students that have never taken Spanish and students who have, or are heritage speakers, could take it. By the end of this course, students would be familiar with the vocabulary and basic grammar that would enable their understanding of Healthcare Spanish at an introductory level. The syntax and vocabulary selected for this course aims at a practical use of language that will allow the students to successfully conduct the clinical interview with the patient. Attention will also be devoted to the socio-pragmatic aspect of language, providing the students with the necessary sociocultural knowledge to succeed when interacting in a healthcare communicative context.

CRN: 14072
Instructor: Sanz-Álvarez, Arancha
4 credits


SPAN 2500 PW1 - Approaches To Literature
Summer Session III, May 31 - August 4, 2022
Online, Asynchronous

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: 14012
Instructor: Lehman, Sara
4 credits

Fordham course attributes: ALC, IPE, LAHA, LALS

Classes listed as either Lincoln Center or Rose Hill will meet on-campus only. Classes listed as "Online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during their scheduled meeting times. Students in different time zones should plan accordingly. Session III online courses are asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus at the times indicated; additional online work will also be required.