Aug 07, 2020  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 
    
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

World Languages

  
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    LAN 251 - Spanish 3 and Culture

    3

    This continues the work of LAN 152.  Extensive video/audio work is a major component of the course. Grammatical topics include the use of the preterite versus the imperfect, and the present subjunctive.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 152 with a C- or better or placement by exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 252 - Spanish 4 and Culture

    3

    This course continues the work of LAN 251 with extensive video/audio work. Grammatical topics include the compound tenses and the imperfect subjunctive.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 251 with a C- or better or placement by exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 281 - Arabic 3 and Culture

    3



    A continuation of LAN 182 in which students will be introduced to more challenging language functions and grammatical structures, such as expressing opinion and supporting it, describing events in the present, past and future, forms of the Arabic verb, and the passive.

     

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 182 with a C- or better or placement by exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 282 - Arabic 4 and Culture

    3

    A continuation of LAN 281, in this course, students will be exposed to more challenging reading texts which include more complex grammatical and lexical structures. The students will also focus on conversational activities based on topics related to the Arab culture. Through a Student Internship Program, LAN 282 students will assist lower-level students in a small group setting and/or one-on-one tutoring under the supervision and guidance of the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 281 with a C- or better or placement by exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 285 - Latin 3 and Roman Culture

    3



    Latin 3 reviews and introduces all remaining grammatical concepts of classical Latin. Students will also read authentic Latin texts such as excerpts from Caesar, Pliny, Livy, Cicero, Catullus, Ovid, and Martial. The study of English derivatives from Latin stems and Roman culture will complement the study of the language.

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:


    - Analyze some linguistic concepts in Latin that do not exist in the English language.
    - Apply, in their written and oral communication in Latin, linguistic concepts which do not exist in the English language.
    - Read with fluency significant, authentic Latin texts such as Cicero’s Orations.
    - Compare and contrast some key elements between their own cultures and Roman culture.
    - Demonstrate growth in cultural sensitivity.
    - Recognize that diversity encompasses diversity of many demographic variables, including race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, education, and geographic origin.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 186 with a C- or better or placement by exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 301 - Advanced Finnish I

    3

    This course is a continuation of Beginning and Intermediate Finnish I and II courses. It focuses on comprehension of higher level Finnish writing, such as short stories, short novels and newspaper and magazine articles. Continued refinement of conversation skills is also emphasized. Students will learn about important events and personalities in Finnish history. Advanced topics of grammar are included in the course.


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    LAN 310 - Advanced Spanish I

    3

    Advanced Spanish I is designed for students who have successfully completed Intermediate Spanish II, LAN 252 or passed the departmental placement exam. Both heritage speakers and foreign language learners will benefit from this course by working toward competence using advanced grammatical and lexical items to refine their communication skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will study the Spanish language and learn about its culture through a variety of projects and real-like activities, videos, newspaper articles, book reviews, and digital storytelling.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 252; or permission of course instructor.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 330 - Advanced Japanese I

    3

    Advanced Japanese I is a continuation course for those who have successfully completed Intermediate Japanese II or passed the departmental placement exam. The course focuses on acquiring more advanced literacy and conversational skills by constructing intermediate to advanced grammatical sentences and participating in role-playing in authentic dialogs. Students will practice/learn informal speech, basic honorific forms through Japanese movie, drama and reading passages. In addition, students will observe and analyze Japanese culture by comparing it to their own culture through a variety of projects and activities such as reading current Japanese events as well as popular culture aspects found online and used as a basis for discussion and writing assignments.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 233; or permission of course instructor.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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    LAN 331 - Advanced Japanese II

    3

    Advanced Japanese II is a continuation course for those who have either successfully completed Advanced Japanese I LAN 330 or passed the departmental placement exam. The course focuses on acquiring advanced literacy and conversational skills using challenging grammatical structures. Students will also study the Japanese language and culture through a variety of projects and activities such as watching Japanese movies/videos, reading current events and cultural information online, and communicating with native speakers by using online tools. In addition students will practice/learn informal speech, honorific and basic humble forms through Japanese movie, drama and texts.

    Prerequisite(s): Completion of LAN 330; or by departmental placement exam.
    General Education Elective(s): Humanities


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