ARABIC

ARAB 224 Arabic Level IV: Business Arabic
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills directed toward use of Arabic for business purposes, including language needed for business negotiations, financial situations, travel, and memo writing. Aspects of cultural and social appropriateness needed in business situations in the Arab world.

CHINESE

CHNS 224 Chinese Level IV Business Chinese
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills directed towards use of Chinese for business purposes. Course materials cover daily business dealings as well as national and international trade, living conditions, environmental, cultural, and social problems.

CHNS 281 Introduction to Chinese Food Culture
Selected topics on Chinese food history, production, preparation, festivals, as well as food in literature, film, business and folk beliefs. Discussion will also include civilization and food as cultural diplomacy.

CLASSICS

CLCS 234 Medical and Scientific Terminology from Greek and Latin Roots
Ninety to ninety-five percent of scientific technical vocabulary and medical terminology come from Latin and Greek roots and affixes. This course will enable students in scientific and medical disciplines to develop a foundational core of Greek and Latin roots and affixes from which they will be able to decipher and easily commit to memory the core terminology in the various sciences and medicine.

CLCS 385 Science, Medicine and Magic in the Ancient West
Study of the development of the idea of rationality in the West through examination of the evolution of Greek and Roman sciences, with emphasis on medicine and astronomy.

FRENCH

FR 224 Business French
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills will be developed toward use of French for business purposes. Course materials cover daily business dealings as well as national and international trade.

FR 324 Business French
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills at an intermediate level will be developed toward use of French for professional purposes. Course materials cover aspects of the French market economy, such as France’s majors industries and companies, entrepreneurship, marketing, professional correspondence, and intercultural communication in French-American professional settings.

FR 424 Business French
A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

FR 596 Translation: Theory and Practice
This course aims at reducing the gap between the academic subject of translation studies and the working practices of translation. Drawing upon examples from fiction or theoretical texts related to literature or linguistics, it will allow students to reflect on translation mechanisms and methodology by analyzing, describing, and producing some translations. This course will also help students gain a better understanding of the philosophies underlying the different translation strategies through the study of the main approaches to the field.

GERMAN

GER 223 German Level IV: Scientific
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills, directed toward use of German in science and technology. Work on grammar as needed. Use of materials from recent publications in science and technology. Introduction to general and technical vocabulary. Conducted primarily in German. Credit will not be given for both GER 20200 and 22300. Pre-req: GER 201

GER 224 German Level IV: Business German
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills directed toward use of German for business purposes. Work on grammar as needed. Course materials cover daily business dealings as well as national and international trade, living conditions, environmental and social problems. This course is an alternative to GER 202.  Pre-req: GER 201

GER 323 – German Level VI: Science and Engineering
Continued development of German speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities, using materials from recent publications in science and technology. Building of general and technical vocabulary. Conducted in German. This course is an alternative to GER 302.  Pre-req: GER 301

GER 424 Business German
A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking. Pre-req: 
GER 302

GER 524 German for International Trade
A broad spectrum of business and cultural materials to prepare students for work in international firms. Intensive study of technical terminology used in business transactions; stylistics in business correspondence and report writing; training for accurate oral expression in business negotiations. Pre-req: GER 424

RUSSIAN

RUSS 424 Business Russian
A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

SPANISH

SPAN 224 Spanish Level IV: Business Spanish
Practical reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills directed towards use of Spanish for business purposes. Course materials cover a variety of business aspects in several professions.

SPAN 321 Introduction to Spanish for the Professions
Continued work at the advanced-intermediate level with a focus on vocabulary and grammar for contexts in a wide variety of professional settings. Conducted primarily in Spanish.

SPAN 322 Spanish for the Health Professions
Intermediate level course directed towards the use of Spanish in the health care professions. It covers specialized vocabulary from the medical fields, as well as grammar and syntax with the goal of developing speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities. Students will have the opportunity to apply their skills in practical contexts and discuss cultural considerations.

SPAN 415 Spanish Translation and Interpretation
Introduction to the Translation and Interpretation Studies field for Spanish speakers. High level of competence in Spanish required. Overview of translation theory, methodology, and practice both in class and in real settings. Includes a service learning component. Conducted in English and Spanish.

SPAN 424 Business Spanish
A study of the terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including the interpretation and writing of business materials. Development of the four language skills, with emphasis on writing and speaking.

 

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