This course focuses on the development of oral and written fluency and the development of vocabulary and mastery of the language; to use the Spanish language strategically, to accomplish objectives, and resolve conflicts in culturally appropriate situations. Lab Fee
Extensive reading to further develop vocabulary and mastery of the language. Advanced prose selections from varied masters of the Hispanic world as cultural appreciation. Lab Fee
Comprehensive oral and written reviews of grammatical structures through varied short stories, conversations, and presentations. Lab Fee
Students learn to communicate effectively in familiar, conversational Spanish. This course stresses listening and speaking rather than grammatical structures. Lab Fee
Review of elements of basic and advanced grammar, conversation, and comprehension practices. Reporting on cultural aspects and simple short stories in the language for individual credit. Lab Fee
Introductory course stressing pronunciation, comprehension, basic grammar structures, and interesting cultural readings. Individual/small group sessions are important to modularized language and cultural development.
Students will discover whether their ancestors experienced prejudice and discrimination, why they did or did not, and how individuals and a society can resolve racial and cultural issues. Group relations in different countries will be analyzed with a major emphasis on African Americans, Hispanics, Europeans, Asians, and Gypsies in the United States.
This course analyzes from a cross-cultural perspective how individuals within the family structure are influenced by a society’s culture, institutions, and social groups. Topics include love, marriage, divorce, parenting, sexuality, conflict resolution, and aging. Since we do not formally prepare people for their role in marriage and the family – this is a must course. SOCI 201 is recommended prior to taking this course.
This course examines social problems through the lens of sociological theories, builds social awareness, and addresses strategies for action to address social problems. Topics vary, but generally include delinquent and criminal structures, substance abuse and addiction, the changing family, race and gender relations, issues in mental and physical health, the political system, the interrelation of population growth, environmental concerns, and the internationalization of the work force. SOCI 201 is recommended before enrolling in this course
Why do we behave the way we do? Why do people change? Why do people deviate? This course helps students to understand how they are influenced by group situations and relationships. The focus is on the study of cultures, institutions, and social groups. Basic principles for the study of society are explored.