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., Sept. 20-Dec. 6, 9:00-11:00 am. R Chen. #83671
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2901, Mon., Sept. 15-Dec. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #83672
Intermediate 1: CE-LANG 2902, Wed., Sept. 17-Dec. 3, 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #83673
Intermediate 2: CE-LANG 2908, Prerequisite: Intermediate 1 or basic knowledge of Chinese language. Uses same text as beginning classes. Fri., Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm. R Chen. #83674
Advanced: CE-LANG 2903, Tues., Sept. 16-Dec. 2, 7:00-9:00 pm. E Lu. #83538

French
Beginning:
CE-LANG 2500, $220, Room TBD.
Sec. A: 10 Tues., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 6:15-8:15 pm. #83476
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 10:00 am-12:00 noon. #83477
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2501, $220, Room TBD.
Sec. A: 10 Thurs., Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 6:15-8:15 pm. #83478
Sec. B: 10 Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 12:15-2:15 pm. #83479
Advanced: CE-LANG 2502, $220, Room TBD.
10 Wed., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 6:15-8:15 pm, (no textbook). #83766

German
11 Sat., Sept. 20-Dec. 13 (skip 11/1 & 29), $215, Room TBD. A Leissl.
Beginning Level I: CE-LANG 2700, 1:30-3:00 pm, (+$13 for workbook provided by instructor) #83451
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2701, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm. #83452
Intermediate:
CE-LANG 2702, 10:15-11:45 am. #83455
Advanced: CE-LANG 2703, 8:30-10:00 am, (no textbook). #83460

Italian
12 Sat., Sept. 20-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29), Room TBD. $220.
Beginning Level 1
: CE-LANG 2401, 9:00-10:30 am. J Spedaliere. #83610
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2402, 10:30 am-12:00 noon. F Maddalena. #83612
Intermediate Level 1: CE-LANG 2403, 9:00-10:30 am. F Maddalena. #83842
Intermediate Level 2: CE-LANG 2404, 12:00 noon-1:30 pm. F Maddalena. #83843
Adv. Conversation & Grammar: CE-LANG 2406, 10:30 am-12:00 noon. J Spedaliere. #83609

Conversational Italian for Travelers
Using a conversational approach, you’ll learn introductory dialogues, verb conjugation and pronunciation. Learn to feel comfortable as a traveler to Italy or as a student of Italian culture.
At Mahopac: CE-LANG 2400MA, 7 Wed., Sept. 11-Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, $120. R Lundry. #83969

Antologia del cinema italiano: Anthology of Italian Cinema
Towards the end of the 1960s, the long-smoldering stew of socio-political turbulence came to a violent boil. Throughout the early 1970s, despite the communal cultural conflagration which ensued, Italian cinema continued to offer the movie-going public a uniquely diverse perspective into the realities (and surrealism) of those tempestuous and often bizarre years. Representing this monumental, revolutionary moment in Italian and world cinematic history, four films will be presented for viewing, analysis and discussion.
CE-FILM 2015, 12 Sat., Sept. 20-Dec. 13 (skip 11/29), 12:15-1:45 pm, Room TBD, $220. J Spedaliere. #83611

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., Oct. 1-Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $125. D Matson. #83461

Russian
7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $240 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). M Bolgova.
Beginning: CE-LANG 2800, 12 Wed., Sept. 17-Dec. 3. #83613
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2803, 12 Thurs., Sept. 18-Dec. 11 (skip 11/27). #83614
Advanced: CE-LANG 2804, 12 Tues., Sept. 16-Dec. 2. #83615

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., Sept. 29-Oct. 27, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $100. M Bolgova. #83616

Spanish
10 sessions, Room TBD, $220 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor).
Beginning Level 1: CE-LANG 2104. E Vernon-Buffa.
Sec. A: Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 9:00-11:00 am. #83482
Sec. B: Mon., Sept. 15-Nov. 17 6:30-8:30 pm. #83483
Beginning Level 2: CE-LANG 2105. E Vernon-Buffa.
Sec. A: Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 11:15 am-1:15 pm. #83484
Sec. B: Tues., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 6:30-8:30 pm. #83485
Intermediate: CE-LANG 2106.
Sec. A: Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 9:00-11:00 am, (no textbook). M Khalil. #83518
Sec. B: Thurs., Sept. 18-Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 pm. E Vernon-Buffa. #83486
Advanced: CE-LANG 2107
Sat., Sept. 20-Nov. 22, 11:15 am-1:15 pm. M Khalil. #83519

Canta Conmigo: Sing With Me!
Singing is the easiest way to learn a romance language. Come learn Spanish through song!
CE-LANG 2118, 10 Fri., Sept. 19-Nov. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm, Room TBD, $220 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). E Vernon-Buffa. #83487

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., Sept. 17-Nov. 5 (make-up class 11/12), 7:00-9:00 pm, $150 (+ $10 lab fee). #83741

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., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $220 (+ textbook, + $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). E Vernon-Buffa. #83488