Fall 2022 – Humanities and Media Studies Electives  


HMS 203A – World Literature Survey I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Steven Doloff; M/W (11:00 AM - 12:20 PM)
3 credits

Students investigate a selection of major early Mesopotamian, European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and African literary works of mythology, epic poetry, drama and religious poetry, extending up to the early 17th century. These works are examined within a context of both lecture and class discussion.

HMS 205 – African American Studies– GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jayna Brown; W (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)
3 credits

In this interdisciplinary course, students read, view, and listen to a range of material-essays, poetry, art, films-related to the politics and culture of African American people. For the purpose of contextualizing African American aesthetics, as expressed in fine art, outsider art, music, and dance, we will examine central themes in U.S. black history, including slavery, urban migration, segregation, oppression, and ongoing struggles for freedom.

HMS 215 – Writing for the Professional

01 – Melissa Milgrom, Manhattan Campus; W (3:30 PM - 6:20 PM); Restricted to CM students
3 credits

Students learn effective business communication. The use of professional language and the principles of organization are stressed in the resume, cover letter, proposal, letter of refusal, memo, presentations, research report, and other documents.  The course also includes a focus on the electronic workplace and professional communication norms related to the workplace.

HMS 232A – Horror and Monstrosity – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Saul Anton; W (9:30 AM - 12:20 PM) 
3 credits

This course will serve as a general introduction to the issues of horror, monstrosity, and the abject in literature, film, and theory. Topics may include: the uncanny, the fantastic, catharsis, the sublime, the gaze, liminality, trauma, return of the repressed, projection, splitting, Freud's analysis of dreams, the gothic, etc. Materials will include historical materials, literary texts by authors such as Hoffman, Kafka, Gilman, etc., and films by Wiener, Hitchcock, Powell, Romero, Polansky, Argento, Barker, Scott, Jeunet, Gans, Park, etc. Specific texts and films may vary.

HMS 261A – Public Speaking – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Adeena Karasick; W (2:00 PM - 4:50 PM)
3 credits

This course is an introduction to effective public speaking as well as effective communication in small groups. All students will develop, organize, and deliver several types of speeches; study in workshop form the dynamics of various interpersonal communication situations, such as conflict management, job interviews, body language, and cross-cultural exchanges; and improve critiquing and listening skills. Students will complete research papers and lead mini-workshops about further aspects of interpersonal communication.

HMS 262A – Introduction to Acting – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Don Andreasen; M (9:00 AM - 11:50 AM) 
3 credits

The essential element desired in acting is to be truthful, to be believable.  This course will develop in the actor the ability to be genuine, to listen and respond in the moment.  The goal of the class is to develop fundamental acting skills including: voice, movement, expression, imagination, character development, trust and relaxation. Students will perform memorized scenes and monologues.  Additionally, we will work towards knowledge and growth in the Stanislavski and Meisner systems as well as the balance between truth & technique and the performance process itself.  

HMS 300D – Satire – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Evan Rehill; Th (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course reflects on art's exaggerations, incongruities, reversals, and parodies. Looking into these forms through lenses of popular (and unpopular) culture—science fiction, mystery, horror, camp, performative personae—we'll ask what satire reveals. What we have to say about it will manifest in a writing portfolio designed to continue/discontinue satire's traditions. 

HMS 306P – Identities in Migration– GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Arlene Keizer; Th (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

Migration—whether voluntary or involuntary, international or domestic—has become a formative experience in American life. This course surveys films, short fiction, novels, poetry, and performance–art works that represent and reflect upon the identity-transforming aspects of migration. We will analyze films and literary/performance works by Julia Alvarez, Li-Young Lee, James Baldwin, Ngūgī wa Thiong’o, Marjane Satrapi, Shailja Patel, John Okada, Baseera Khan, and others, alongside critical essays on the formal properties and socio-political contexts of migration stories. 

HMS 307P – Young Adult Literature – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Emily Beall; T (9:00 AM – 11:50 PM)
3 credits

This course covers a range of contemporary literature written for teens, including fiction, speculative fiction, memoir, poetry, graphic novels, and journals, with a few historical antecedents. The course investigates the ways teen identity is both reflected in and shaped by these works. It will consider questions of literacy, education, family, community, religion, gender and sexuality, violence and justice, censorship, immigration and home, utopias and dystopias, and works that cross over with adult readerships. Creative and critical assignments will enable students to explore works of interest and reflect on their own reading experiences as young adults.

HMS 308A – Shakespeare – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Steven Doloff; M (5:00 PM - 7:50 PM) 
3 credits

Students analyze and interpret representative Shakespearean plays as works of dramatic art and as reflections of the Renaissance climate. A research project is required of those who opt for three credits.

HMS-308B – Romanticism – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Ira Livingston; M (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course explores how key paradigms of modern Western Culture emerged during the Romantic Period in Britain and Europe (in the late 18th and early 19th century).  Along with visual art, we'll focus on poetry and fiction, hoping to validate Romantic poet Percy Shelley's claim that "it is impossible to read the compositions of the most celebrated writers of the present day without being startled with the electric life which burns within their words."  We'll consider questions such as: What stories does Romanticism tell about change, growth, creativity, identity, art?  What does ongoing revolutionary change feel like?  What values and new ways of exercising power accompanied the rise of capitalism, and how did these transform the status of the human body and sexuality?  How are relationships established between drugs and the Romantic Imagination, and among writing, fashion, and addiction?  And what resources for our own creative work, thought and politics can we find in these explorations?

HMS 312 – Future Worlds & Other Science Fictions – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jayna Brown; Th (9:30 AM - 12:20 PM) 
3 credits

Science fiction disorients us, unsettling our common sense notions of selfhood, nature, and progress; it can destabilize what we think we know about being human and about life itself. This course examines science fiction literature, film, and other media through the rubric of science studies, with three overlapping areas of exploration: biology, technology, and broader planetary ecologies. Though the focus of the course will be fiction, film, and media, we will use theories coming out of science studies and science fiction studies to analyze the course materials.

HMS 320B – Fiction Writing – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Evan Rehill; F (2:00 PM - 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course is an exploration of imaginative composition through analysis of passages from selected authors and regular creative writing.

HMS 320D – Screenwriting I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Don Andreasen; W (9:00 AM - 11:50 AM) 
02 – Monica Ríos; F (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)
3 credits

This course introduces students to the fundamental techniques of screenwriting. Topics covered include formatting, setting, location, narrative structure, conflict, character development and dialogue. In the first half of the course, students write their own short scenes. In the second half, they develop and expand those scenes into a script for a 10-15 minute short film. 

HMS 321 – Psychoanalysis and Cinema – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Chris Vitale; W (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

This course examines the ways critics have applied psychoanalytic theory to the study of film and the moving image. Starting with early cinema and the work of classic psychoanalytic theorists including Freud and Klein, the course will move to more contemporary films, as well as more contemporary theorists, including feminist, queer, and anti-racist theorists who use psychoanalytic methods. In the process, students will learn how to read films as social symptoms of the culture and time-period in which they were produced.

HMS 325C – Reporting the City – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Ellen Berkovitch; Th (9:30 AM - 12:20 PM)
3 credits

The class will provide a hands-on chance for students to learn and adopt the emerging modality of collaborative journalism. With collaborative journalism, we will ascertain how to engage community members historically being reported “upon,” to co-create questions and become collaborators in the reporting process.  Through this process, students will improve reporting skills and produce narrative storytelling using a range of media from written word to podcast to photo-essay. 

Fall will be an extremely rich time to report the city. We hope to work with some nonprofit community groups in Brooklyn on subject areas including housing, community health and local economies. The protracted public-health coronavirus crisis or its waning aftermath will frame our inquiry. 

Students will have a chance to interview, attend public events and shape an investigative approach to the city at a historic interval without equal. As a class we’ll explore the challenges of what it means to critically question and to work as a journalist in the context of an evolving crisis, and solutions-oriented times. We’ll deepen the obligations of belonging in the larger city. We’ll practice appreciative inquiry in the interest of modeling how an ensuing collaborative journalism newsroom in Pratt Brooklyn might function.

HMS 331C – Critical Game Design – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Basem Aly; W (5:00 PM - 7:50 PM)
3 credits

This course is designed for highly motivated active learners interested in exploring both the theory and practice of game design. You will rapidly prototype successive iterations of a game as you grapple with overarching ideas about play. Play is a fundamentally human trait manifested in spontaneous creativity, transgressive or appropriative actions, or the suspension of conventional norms. Playfulness is an attitude ideally suited to critical inquiry, while games are rule-based arenas for experimentation and social rituals of all sorts. Students will have ample choice in determining the focus of their classroom experience. You will mix theory and practice, analog and digital, theme and mechanics to your own specifications. No prior experience in game design or programming is necessary, and the extent of your technical, artistic or theoretical focus will be up to you. Ideally you'd be interested in exploring new ground, traveling just beyond your comfort zone, and prepared to have fun. 

Students will develop the ability to design, prototype and critique both digital and analog games through various lenses of critical theory. You will learn to use game design engines like Unity3D to rapidly prototype and play-test each others’ games. Students will deploy theories undergirding procedural rhetoric and playful engagement embodied in games such as enactments of power, fairness, narrative, and simulation. You will be assessed on the basis of your individual progress in learning implementing, and risk-taking as you develop games rooted in your own interests and experience. 

HMS 341B – Gender & Society in Japanese Cinema – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Ethan Spigland; T (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

new Japanese New Wave is currently taking the world by storm. With the international success of such directors as Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), Sion Sono (Cold FishNoriko’s Dinner Table), and Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Tokyo SonataCharisma), interest in Japanese cinema is at an all-time high. However, these directors did not emerge from a vacuum, but from a long and rich film tradition. This screening class will present a historical survey of the major trends in Japanese cinema from the twenties to the late seventies. We will study and view classic works by such acknowledged masters as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujiro Ozu, and Kenji Mizoguchi, but also groundbreaking films by lesser known directors. Special attention will be given to the Japanese New Wave and Underground films of the sixties and seventies, made by such directors as Yasuzo Masumura, Shuji Terayama, Nagisa Oshima, and Shohei Imamura. We will also introduce and discuss such popular and cult genres as “pink”, “yakuza”, “violent” and “monster” films. These films represent a fascinating alternate history of Japanese cinema, one that’s missing from most official accounts. Beyond merely undertaking a formal analysis of works by great “auteurs,” we will examine the social, economic, politicall, and cultural contexts in which these films were made. There will be a special emphasis on portrayals of race and gender in Japanese cinema and media.

HMS 360C – Intro to Performance Practice – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jennifer Miller; F (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)
3 credits

This class explores the art, the play, the technique and the rigorous fun involved in bringing a strong presence to the unique space of performing. The class begins with a focus on physical and vocal training, moving through improvisation, generation material, and working with prepared material. Time and timing, space, tenderness, chaos, intention, perception, lying, and the imaginary are examples of the kinds of ideas w might use as tools to move us into exploratory spaces. This class is required for the Performance and Performance Studies minor but open to non-minors as well. 

HMS 360D – Intro to Performance Studies – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Julia Steinmetz; T (5:00 PM – 7:50 PM)
3 credits

In this course, students will learn the fundamental concepts, terms, and theories in the field of performance studies. Students will learn how to use these frameworks to understand traditional performance arts as well as gain unique perspectives on their own major fields, on other art/design practices, and on everyday life, by learning to see the world performatively. This class is required for the Performance and Performance Studies Minor but open to non-minors as well. 

HMS 404A – Democratic Vistas – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Steve Doloff; W (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course looks at the first great age of American literature as it coincided with the country's greatest social upheaval, the Civil War. Representative authors will be examined as they express the intellectual contradictions of their times, from the most expansive social and metaphysical optimism to the darkest skepticism, and it is through this same split prism that America sees itself to this day.

HMS 405A – Harlem Renaissance – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Dexter Jeffries; M (5:00 PM – 7:50 PM)
3 credits

This course explores the historical, cultural and literary roots of the early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Dubois, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright and music/film of the era will be examined and discussed.

HMS 431S – Money Matters for Artists:  Getting your Act Together Financially – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – David Thomson; M (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)
3 credits

How much do you know about the real world?  Things your parents didn’t teach you. This immersive course will give you the basics and more to create a financially sustainable life.  We will cover the nuts & bolts of budgeting (personally and professionally), taxes, student loans, credit & debt and health insurance.  Alongside this will be creating a personal philosophy to define your own success.  You will leave with a clear understanding of finance and roadmap of actions and resources for now and the future. Avoid the stress, take this course.

HMS 440C – Contemporary Media Theory – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Minh-Ha Pham; T (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

This course explores the transformation of society and consciousness by and as media technologies during the long 20th century; students will read some of the most influential works of media analysis written during the past century as well as explore cutting edge analysis generated during the last 20 years.

HMS 440F – Women in International Cinema – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Amy Guggenheim; M (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) 
02 – Amy Guggenheim; M (5:00 PM – 7:50 PM)
3 credits

This course considers the vision of prominent and pioneering films, with particular attention to the gaze, subjectivity, ambivalence, multiplicity of perspective, identification and disruption, as cinematic vocabulary and subject. We will look at films-- in the works of artists such as Agnes Varda, Lois Weber, Claire Denis, Marguerite Duras and Alain Renais, Julie Taymor, Susanna Bier, Rainer Fassbinder, Wong Kar Wai, Ang Lee and Todd Haynes-- with an emphasis on identity, sexuality and gender.

HMS 440K – Int. Film Theory – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Paul Haacke; Th (2:00 PM - 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course provides an intensive introduction to film theory and philosophy, contextualized in relation to movements in international film history. Topics likely to include approaches to the cinematic apparatus, montage and mise-en-scene, gaze and spectatorship theory, and approaches drawn from media studies, sound studies, psychoanalysis, semiotics, feminist, queer, and post-colonial studies. The course is required for the Cinema Studies minor but is open to non-minors as well. 

HMS 440S – Recycled Images – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Ethan Spigland; W (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

n this theory/production class we will study and make found footage films. The meanings of images are modified when placed in new contexts, transforming the viewer’s experience of and relationship to them. With archival footage, this re-contextualization alters our relationship to the past itself. We will examine the history of the found footage film and found object in art (collage, appropriation, the readymade, détournement), exploring issues of authorship, originality, cultural critique and historiography. The class is designed to be a hands-on production class. Class time will consist of screenings, discussion of readings and critiques of student work. Screenings will include films by Esfir Shub, Joseph Cornell, Jean-Luc Godard, Guy Debord, Rene Vienet, Craig Baldwin, Harun Farocki, Martin Arnold, Bruce Conner, John Akomfrah, Morgan Fisher, Christian Marclay and Cheryl Dunye.

HMS 441A – Global Cinema – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Amy Guggenheim; M (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM) 
3 credits

In this course, we will explore visions of iconic contemporary filmmakers from global cinema notable for their innovative cinematic representation of modern life. Through their works, selected for their capability to go beyond national and cultural boundaries, we will examine how the invention of new cinematic language is used evoke poignant insight into human experience, and potentially bear influence on our perceptions of reality. In modules organized by genres, we will develop methods of analysis through in-depth formal and thematic study of several films, extend our investigation in small research projects by students, and based on these studies and integrate theory with practice in applied creative workshops. A guest filmmaker may be invited to hold a post-screening master class with students. Advance viewing of films is expected. Requirements include a midterm essay project and a final creative or theoretical project based on the films from the course.

HMS 452P – Writing for Interior Design

01 – Pierre Alex deLooz; W (5:30 PM – 8:20 PM)
3 credits

Writing for Interior Design ranges from the conceptual and creative (incorporating writing into the design process itself) to the practical (the kinds of writing involved with communicating in the professional arena). This course activates core language and research skills from the Humanities in order to help advanced design students recognize and understand design literature, to use writing as a process tool, and ultimately to write about their own theoretical and real-world design work. 

HMS 457P – Photographic Theory: The Optics of Race, Gender, and Imperialism  – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jon Beller; Th (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

This course considers the exponential expansion of photographic practices over the last two centuries through the lens of the most recent theoretical writings on photography. Particular attention will be paid to the escalating role of the photographic image (the "technical image") in the political organization of society, ranging from the experiential and the psychic to the geopolitical and genocidal. Our study entails a rigorous elaboration of the complex relationship between photography, racialization, imperialism, gender, sexuality, commodification, financialization, and the ubiquitous cybernetic interface known as the screen.

HMS 458P – Mutating Cities – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Youmna Chlala and Christoph Kumpusch; Tu (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

This course engages in a spatial investigation of contemporary cities as sites of exchange. Deploying an interdisciplinary approach that integrates architecture, critical theory, and art, the course explores the theoretical, conceptual, and experiential impacts of mutation(s) on cities. Each student will develop a self-directed project with a focus on a specific city, culminating in a video/film project with accompanying research. 

HMS 459P – Walkscapes – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jeffrey Hogrefe; T (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

New York City is a site of hospitality that can be observed, recorded, analyzed, and reimagined through the material practice of walking. In this interactive seminar, students collectively engage in the walking practices of the writers and artists associated with historic avant-garde movements including Dada, Surrealism, and the Situationists. Since the relationship between human behavior and the city is dynamic, the students' investigations and interventions will be informed by the concept of time and the manifestation of the past, present, and future.

HMS 460P – Mapping Lines of Flight – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jeffrey Hogrefe; W (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

In the maps of settler colonialisms, the straight line of the surveyor defined the borders and walls of the slave labor camp, the Indian reservation, and the modern city. While the maps of settler colonialism are rectilinear, hierarchical, and hegemonic, "mapping lines of flight" are, by contrast, rhizomatic, fluid, and open to new interpretations of community. Through readings in Black and Indigenous feminist and liberation practices, students will learn to write themselves into new maps in places of their own selection in their own language and from the own point of view. A world making and world shaping practice of liberation in communities of refuge, care, and joy in the Black and Indigenous enclave will be explored collectively and individually. 

HMS 460S – Dance Improvisation – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Jennifer Miller; F (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM)
3 credits

In this class we will develop skills and approaches used in improvising movement both for research and performance.  We will work to expand movement vocabulary, interrogate impulse, develop sensory awareness, and build collaborative skill.  We play with how we engage space, time, weight, and energy in making movement and movement choices. We will explore how performance scores serve us in making real time performances, and we will work to build an environment that brings out the unique dancer in each of us.  

HMS 463 – Postcoloniality and Aesthetics – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Karin Shankar; M (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM)
3 credits

"Postcoloniality" marks a temporal and epistemic shift from colonization, while stressing that colonial wounds continue to vibrate across time and geographies. In this course, we look at how art (film, dramatic texts, performance, and visual art), analyzed through the lens of post-colonial theory, allows us to understand the legacies of colonialism and the sites of exclusion and exploitation created by global capital today. The artists and scholars we will encounter this semester work in the postcolonial contexts of Asian, African, Latin-American, and Caribbean nations. Towards the end of the semester, we engage related fields of decolonial studies, Indigenous resurgence, and radical Black Studies. This is a praxis-based course. As such, assignments will include creative and artistic as well as analytical responses to course material.

HMS 490A – Electronic Music Production – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Chris Vitale; W (5:00 PM - 7:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course will introduce students to the theoretical and practical tools needed to produce electronic music in a studio environment. Students will learn basics of the physics of sound and music theory, and from there learn about the history and practice of electronic music production. In the process students will learn how to program analog subtractive hardware synthesizers, various forms of digital samplers and synthesizers (FM, additive, wavetable, granular, etc.), learn about modular synthesizers, use modern digital studio recording tools (ie: DAWs including Logic and Ableton, various plugin instruments and effects), how to apply various effects in recording processes (ie: reverbs, delays, compressors), music production tools (ie: sequencers, arpeggiators, chording tools), and basics of audio recording (ie: sound treatment, mic placement, etc.). Mid-term and final projects will allow students to experiment producing small compositions of their own, with a goal of students leaving the course with the tools to be able to compose and grow their own electronic musical practice on their own. 

HMS 491A – The Artists' Book – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Adeena Karasick; M (2:00 PM - 4:50 PM) 
3 credits

This course develops critical frameworks for interpreting and creating artists' books; that is, artworks in which the book is a medium. We will study such books alongside histories of the field, theoretical writings, and critical commentaries. These studies will inform our endeavors to create, catalogue, and/or critique artists' books in which visual, verbal, and material elements are interwoven. Advanced students from various fields are encouraged to use and expand their own disciplinary perspectives. Visits to collections around New York City will supplement Pratt's resources.

HMS 492A – Animation Narrative – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Cecilia Dougherty; F (9:30 AM - 12:20 PM) – section restricted to DDA students
02 – Cecilia Dougherty; F (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM) 
03 – Shayla Lawz; F (9:30 AM – 12:20 PM) – section restricted to DDA students
04 – Shayla Lawz; F (2:00 PM – 4:50 PM) – section restricted to DDA students
3 credits

With an eye towards short animation, Animating Narrative focuses on the fundamentals of storytelling and how to employ strong narrative elements in visual work. While analyzing and deconstructing archetypal narrative forms, from classical mythologies to modern stories and post-modern hyperrealist tendencies, students will write and workshop their own stories, emphasizing how these stories might translate to a concise visual format.

Humanities and Media Studies – Foreign Languages

CHI 101 – Elementary Chinese I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Echo Sun; M/W (6:30 PM - 7:50 PM) ONLINE
3 credits

This is a course in conversational Mandarin, including basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language, and aspects of Chinese culture. 

FREN 101 – Intro to French I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Layla Zami; M/W (9:30 AM - 10:50 AM) HYBRID
3 credits

This course focuses equally on oral comprehension and speaking, reading, and written expression. Vocabulary is presented thematically in the context of everyday life in France. Students will develop writing skills and will enjoy French songs, poems, and readings on cultural topics. A feature-length French film will complete this introduction. 

FREN 201 – Intermediate French I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Layla Zami; M/W (11:00 AM - 12:20 PM) HYBRID
3 credits

French 201 is the first of two courses which comprise Intermediate French. The class is conducted as much as possible in French, and focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing. We begin with a review of basic pronunciation, vocabulary, verbs and grammar. Each chapter features a relevant short French film. Using cultural themes that introduce new vocabulary, we then move on to more complex grammar. French literature is introduced in poems and short stories for reading, discussion and written reaction. We conclude with a feature-length French film. 

ITAL 101 – Italian I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Barbara Turoff; M/W (9:30 AM - 10:50 AM) HYBRID 
02 – Caterina Bertolotto; M/W (11:00 AM - 12:20 PM) ONLINE – restricted to Architecture
03 – Caterina Bertolotto; M/W (9:30 AM - 10:50 AM) ONLINE – restricted to Architecture
04 – Barbara Turoff; M/W (11:00 AM - 12:20 PM) HYBRID – restricted to Architecture 
3 credits

This course introduces students to Italian, emphasizing comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing through the study of grammar and elementary composition and oral drills. 

ITAL 201 – Intermediate Italian I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Barbara Turoff; M/W (2:00 PM - 3:20 PM) ONLINE
3 credits

This course will build on skills learned in first-year Italian, continuing to emphasize comprehension, speaking, reading and writing through the study of readings, grammar, oral communication and writing. 

SPAN 201 – Intro to Spanish I – GenEd Post-Core Elective

01 – Alba Potes; Th (5:00 PM – 7:50 PM) HYBRID
03 – Alba Potes; Tu (5:00 PM - 7:50 PM) HYBRID
3 credits

This course is an introductory Spanish language course. It provides students with enough elements to be able to communicate basic ideas, to answer and to ask questions. Course content is taught through conversation and participation in dialogues, and students will do homework that reinforces the writing and the assimilation of the grammar.