Languages & Literature

LANGUAGES

Textbook required unless otherwise noted. Textbooks available at the Campus Bookstore 914-606-6475; call for hours. Books can also be ordered online at www.sunywcc.edu
Mandarin Chinese
12 sessions, Room TBD, $240
Beginning Level 1: CE-LANG 2900, Sat., Jan. 17-Apr. 4, 9:00-11:00 am. R Chen. #12849
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2901, Mon., Jan. 12-Apr. 6 (skip 1/19), 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #12850
Intermediate 1: CE-LANG 2902, Wed., Jan. 14-Apr. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #12851
Intermediate 2: CE-LANG 2908, Prerequisite: Intermediate 1 or basic knowledge of Chinese language. Uses same text as beginning classes. Fri., Jan. 16-Apr. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #12852
Advanced: CE-LANG 2903, Tues., Feb. 24-May 12, 7:00-9:00 pm. E Lu. #12853

French
Beginning:
CE-LANG 2500, $220, Room TBD.
Sec. A: 10 Tues., Feb. 10-Apr. 14, 6:15-8:15 pm. #13059
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Feb. 7-Apr. 18 (skip 4/4), 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #13060
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2501, $220, Room TBD.
Sec. A: 10 Thurs., Feb. 12-Apr. 16, 6:15-8:15 pm. #13061
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Feb. 7-Apr. 18 (skip 4/4), 12:15-2:15 pm. #13062
Advanced: CE-LANG 2502, $220, Room TBD.
10 Wed., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 6:15-8:15 pm, (no textbook). #83766

German
12 Sat., Jan. 31-Apr. 25 (skip 4/4), $215, Room TBD. A Leissl.
Beginning Level I: CE-LANG 2700, 1:30-3:00 pm, (+$13 for workbook provided by instructor) #12761
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2701, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm. #12762
Intermediate:
CE-LANG 2702, 10:15-11:45 am. #12763
Advanced: CE-LANG 2703, 8:30-10:00 am, (no textbook). #12764

Italian
12 Sat., Jan. 17-Apr. 18 (skip 3/28 & 4/4)
Room TBD. $220.
Beginning Level 1
: CE-LANG 2401,
9:00-10:30 am. F. Maddalena. #14647
Beginning Level 2:
CE-LANG 2402,
9:00-10:30 am
. J Spedaliere. #12888
Intermediate Level 1: CE-LANG 2403,
9:00-10:30 am. F Maddalena. #14610
Intermediate Level 2: CE-LANG 2404,
12:00 noon-1:30 pm. F Maddalena. #14648
Adv. Conversation & Grammar: CE-LANG 2406,
10:30 am-12:00 noon. J Spedaliere. #12889

Antologia del cinema italiano: Anthology of Italian Cinema
Throughout the first half of the 1970s, Italian cinema offered the movie-going public a uniquely diverse perspective into the realities (and surrealism) of those tempestuous and often bizarre years. Also in imitation of Janus – the Roman god capable of simultaneously seeing the past and the future – the Italian movie industry focused a cold, critical eye on its dark and not-so-distant history. Representing this cardinal revolutionary moment in Italian and world cinematic history, four films will be presented in Italian for viewing, analysis and discussion. Contingent on time and availability, the selected films will be chosen from those not viewed in the Fall 2014 semester and others.
CE-FILM 2015, 12 Sat., Jan. 17-Apr. 18 (skip 3/28 & 4/4), 12:15-1:45 pm, Room TBD, $220. J Spedaliere. #12890

Beginning Latin
Beginning Latin provides a key not only to a deeper understanding of modern English and the Romance languages, but also to the wide-ranging cultural legacy of ancient Rome. An introduction to the richness and beauty of classical Latin.
CE-LANG 2008, 6 Wed., Mar. 25-Apr. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. D Matson. #12856

Portuguese
10 Sessions, 7:00-9:00 pm, $220, Room TBD. R Santos
Beginning: CE-LANG 2010, 10 Mon., Mar. 2-May 4. #12886
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2009, Wed., Mar. 4-May 6. #12885
Advanced: CE-LANG 2015, 10 Thurs., Mar. 5-May 7 (no textbook). #12887

Russian
7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $240. M Bolgova.
Beginning: CE-LANG 2800, 12 Wed., Jan. 21-Apr. 8. #12929
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2803, 12 Thurs., Jan. 22-Apr. 9. #12930
Advanced: CE-LANG 2804, 12 Tues., Jan. 20-Apr. 7. #12931

Russian Short Stories
Discover the best works of short fiction in Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. We’ll explore the culture of the duel, the role of chance, the riddle of death, anatomy of madness, imprisonment and survival, the pathologies of St. Petersburg, terror, and homo sovieticus. Examine the emotions and passions, customs and mores, and beliefs, fantasies, and dreams typical of Russian literature, and compare Russian and American ideas and values, considering cultural similarities as well as differences.
CE-LIT 2029, 5 Mon., 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $100 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). M Bolgova.
Part 1: Feb. 2-Mar. 2. #12932
Part 2: Mar. 23-Apr. 20. #13370

American Sign Language
2.0 CEUs. 6:30-8:30 pm, $199 (+ textbook), Room TBD. P Ditimi.
ASL 1: An Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL). Includes basic grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, numbers, and cultural information related to the deaf community. No prerequisites.
CE-LANG 1000, 10 Wed., Jan. 14-Mar. 25 (skip 2/18). #12799
ASL 2: A continuation of ASL 1. Expands vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and cultural awareness. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects. Prerequisites: ASL 1 or permission from the instructor.
CE-LANG 1001, 10 Tues., Jan. 13-Mar. 24 (skip 2/17). #12800

Spanish
10 sessions, Room TBD, $220 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor).
Beginning Level 1: CE-LANG 2104. E Vernon-Buffa.
Sec. A: Sat., Jan. 17-Mar. 21, 9:00-11:00 am. #12898
Sec. B: Mon., Jan. 12-Mar. 23 (skip 1/19), 6:30-8:30 pm. #12899
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2105. E Vernon-Buffa.
Sec. A: Sat., Jan. 17-Mar. 21, 11:15 am-1:15 pm. #12900
Sec. B: Tues., Jan. 13-Mar. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm. #12901
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2106.
Sec. A: Sat., Jan. 17-Mar. 21, 9:00-11:00 am, (no textbook). M Khalil. #12767
Sec. B: Thurs., Jan. 15-Mar. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. E Vernon-Buffa. #12902
Advanced: CE-LANG 2107
Sat., Jan. 17-Mar. 21, 11:15 am-1:15 pm, (no textbook). M Khalil. #12768

Ven Canta Conmigo
Singing is the easiest way to learn a romance language. Come learn Spanish through song!
CE-LANG 2118, 10 Fri., Jan. 16-Mar. 20, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $220 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). E Vernon-Buffa. #12903

Cuentos Cortos (Short Stories)
An intermediate course that focuses on Spanish short stories. Discover the beauty of each story as you discuss the themes and culture within each and improve your Spanish-speaking ability.
CE-LIT 2008, 10 Wed., Jan. 14-Mar. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $220 (+ textbook, + $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). E Vernon-Buffa. #12904

NEW! Zumba Spanish: Learning Spanish Through Lyrics of Popular Dance Music
In this class the Spanish language will be reviewed in songs that are used in various Zumba classes, as well as in movies, television, and other forms of mass media. After listening to the songs, the vocabulary and grammatical structures will be studied. Relevant cultural themes will also be discussed. Basic knowledge of Spanish is useful.
At Peekskill Center: CE-LANG 2119PE, 8 Wed., Mar. 25-May 13, 7:00-9:00 pm, $150 (+ $10 lab fee). #13001