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ITA 1011  Italian I (3)                                                                                       as required
This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Italian. At the end, students will be able to ask and answer simple questions, to use several verb tenses, and to understand conversations necessary to being a tourist in Italy. As part of the Humanities requirement, students will also read from Dante’s L’Inferno, and, through it, learn about Italy’s art, culture, history, and geography. Assignments include biweekly journals as well as a 1,500-word research paper on L’Inferno, three quizzes, and two hour-long exams on the language; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite: None

SLS 1011  American Sign Language I                                                                       fall
This course provides instruction in elementary communication with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. It emphasizes basic aspects of American Sign Language and attention is also given to deaf culture as well as issues and concerns of the deaf community; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: AH) Prerequisite: None

SLS 1012  American Sign Language II                       as required
This course builds on students’ basic knowledge of sign language. Emphasis on improving clarity, speed, fluency, and increasing expressive and receptive proficiency. Prerequisite: SLS 1011 or equivalent

SPA 1011  Spanish I (3)                                                                                 as required
This is the first course in a two course sequence and includes systematic introduction to the Spanish language and development of aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course also provides an introduction to the cultures of Latin America and Spain; 3 hours of lecture per week, laboratory may be required. Prerequisite: None